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The following is distributed by the Mi'kmaq Confederacy of PEI
For Immediate Release
PEI Mi’kmaq Chiefs object to the sale of Mill River Crown Land
Charlottetown PEI,  --- January 12, 2017


The Mi’kmaq First Nation Governments of Abegweit and Lennox Island are shocked and thoroughly disappointed to hear that the Provincial Government is proceeding with the sale of the Provincial Crown Land that includes the Mill River Golf Course and Mill River Provincial Park. The First Nations have repeatedly stated, both verbally and through formal correspondence, the objection of the PEI Mi’kmaq to the conveyance of the over 400 acres of Provincial Crown land. On several occasions the Mi’kmaq Governments have advised the Province that a sale would impact negatively on the constitutionally protected Aboriginal and Treaty rights of the Mi’kmaq People. In addition, the Mi’kmaq have asserted Aboriginal title to all of Prince Edward Island...TO CONTINUE 



10 Jan 2016

The Chiefs and Councillors of the Lennox Island and Abegweit First Nations (the Board of Directors of the Mi'kmaq Confederacy) meet with the Provincial Cabinet in Charlottetown to discuss matters of importance to PEI's Indigenous population.



09 Dec 2016


Chief Brian Francis and Chief Matilda Ramjattan with Premier Wade MacLauchlan and AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde at the First Ministers meeting on climate change in Ottawa


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                 Welcome to the Mi'kmaq Confederacy of PEI


Working together to enhance the lives of

Mi’kmaq on Prince Edward Island, now and in the future.


 The Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI (MCPEI) is a common forum for the two PEI First Nations to address outstanding issues related to Aboriginal and treaty rights. It is a tribal council and provincial territorial organization (PTO) governed by a Board of Directors with membership from the band councils of Abegweit and Lennox Island First Nations. 
MCPEI promotes knowledge and understanding of Mi’kmaq rights by conducting research, developing and implementing initiatives, and building relationships necessary to resolve issues in a cooperative manner.  It provides a common forum for the two First Nations of PEI (Abegweit and Lennox Island First Nations), and is the unified voice for the advancement of Treaty and Aboriginal rights.   


MCPEI is guided by the following core values: 

Respect: we honour and value the diverse viewpoints and beliefs of all individuals, and promote collaborative relationships that are based on trust, understanding and acceptance.  

Tradition: we strengthen, promote, preserve and protect Mi’kmaw culture, beliefs and heritage for current and future generations.

Excellence: we are committed to developing, delivering and maintaining services of the highest quality.

Integrity: we are dedicated to ethical and professional conduct in all aspects of our activities, practices and interactions.

Sensitivity: we are compassionate, mindful and understanding of others’ feelings and circumstances; and will conduct ourselves in a way that is encouraging and supportive.


MCPEI Vision Statement

PEI Mi’kmaq are self-determined and self-sufficient; and the Mi’kmaw community is understood, prosperous, safe and culturally vibrant.







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