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Pink Shirt Day February 23rd.

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MCPEI staff honouring Pink Shirt Day because every child deserves to be safe! Shout out to Sheena Jadis of Jadis Custom Design for creating our pink shirts in such a short time, Thank you!

L’nuey PEI Special Announcement

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Lennox Island First Nation Chief Darlene Bernard and Abegweit First Nation Chief Junior Gould will be joined by the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Canada and Minister responsible for Parks Canada and MP Robert Morrissey for a special live announcement on Wednesday, January 19th at 11AM AT. You can watch […]

Mi’kmaq Printing and Design launches new website

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The following is distributed by the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI For Immediate Release Charlottetown, PEI – 16 November, 2020 Mi’kmaq Printing and Design launches new website just in time for the holidays  An exciting new chapter for the social enterprise, as they continue to grow and provide opportunities for the Epekwitk Indigenous community  On Thursday, […]

P.E.I. moves to adopt Indigenous courtwork system

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Stu NeatbyThe Guardian Published on July 8, 2020 CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — The P.E.I. government is working to implement a program that could help Indigenous Islanders better navigate the criminal justice system. The province’s most recent budget included a $100,000 allocation to work with the federal government to develop an Indigenous courtwork program. The program would see Indigenous individuals […]

Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI Appoints Acting Executive Director

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Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI Appoints Acting Executive Director On behalf of the Epekwitk Assembly of Councils, Chief Darlene Bernard and Chief Junior Gould announced the appointment of Lori St. Onge as the Acting Executive Director for the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI.  Ms. St. Onge will continue in her role as the Director of Indigenous Justice […]

Bill S-3 – “A huge victory for Indigenous women in this country”

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The following is distributed by the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI For Immediate Release Charlottetown, PEI – 20 August 2019 Bill S-3 – “A huge victory for Indigenous women in this country” On August 15, 2019, the Government of Canada fully implemented the Bill S-3 amendments to the Indian Act.  In bringing the Bill fully into […]

The Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI congratulates participants in the Abegweit First Nation Election

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The Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI congratulates participants in the Abegweit First Nation Election; Junior Gould – elected Chief Charlottetown PEI,  — June 15, 2019 The Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI is congratulating the participants in the Abegweit First Nation election, held June 14, 2019. Voting in the election was open to all Band members, on and […]

The Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI congratulates participants in the Lennox Island First Nation Election

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The Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI congratulates participants in the Lennox Island First Nation Election; Darlene Bernard – elected Chief Charlottetown PEI,  — June 9, 2019 The Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI is congratulating the participants in the Lennox Island First Nation election, held June 8, 2019.  In particular, the Confederacy welcomes the election of Darlene Bernard […]

Aboriginal Awareness Week: Islanders express strong support for the Mi’kmaq people

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Aboriginal Awareness Week: Islanders express strong support for the Mi’kmaq people However, lack of knowledge of Mi’kmaq issues presents a risk to governments May 22, 2019 – Charlottetown, PEI While Islanders are supportive of the Mi’kmaq and issues such as reconciliation, self-government and the recognition of Aboriginal and treaty rights, Islanders are also expressing the […]

Statement to the Community from the PEI Mi’kmaq Leadership/the Abegweit and Lennox Island Councils On the Mill River Case

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As many of you are aware, our appeal of the “Mill River” duty to consult case was in the Prince Edward Island Court of Appeal last week.  On Tuesday our lawyers made their presentation to support our position that the Province breached its duty to meaningfully consult the Mi’kmaq before the sale of the Mill […]