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                 Welcome to the Mi'kmaq Confederacy of PEI


Working together to improve 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.







26 June 2014 



Aboriginal Women’s Association of PEI: Acting Executive Director -- One Year Term

The Aboriginal Women’s Association of PEI is seeking a qualified individual who will take a lead role as the Acting Executive Director in implementing AWAPEI’s plans and securing future years’ funding for general operations and provincial initiatives. The Executive Director will work closely with the Executive Council and Board of Directors to ensure all aspect of the organizations vision and goals are followed and implemented.

...to Continue CLICK HERE


12 June 2014

Attention ALL Artists on PEI!!

The Challenge: To create designs for our Pow Wow T-shirt!

The Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI is seeking a talented Artist to create a unique design for our Charlottetown Mi'kmaq Confederacy of PEI Pow Wow T-shirt. The overall design must include the name of our Pow Wow, the MCPEI logo, and must represent First Nations’ culture. 

The winning Artist will receive $100.00, and will be spotlighted at the 2014 Charlottetown Mi'kmaq Confederacy of PEI Pow Wow being held in the PEI 2014 Celebration Zone. 

Deadline: 15 July 2014

For more information, please CLICK HERE


09 June 2014

Robert Irving and "Fish Friends" release salmon into Mooney's Pond

52 PEI schoolchildren from grades 1 to 5 released salmon into Mooney's Pond on Friday, 06 June. They raised the fish in their classrooms, learning a lot about conservation, along the way. The day was also marked by a BBQ, a scavenger hunt, and a trail walk, to enhance the conservation message.

Chief Brian Francis, Abegweit First Nation, and Robert Irving, of Cavendish Farms, were there to assist the children in the fish release. Cavendish Farms, in partnership with Abegweit First Nation, has supported the ‘Fish Friends’ program in eight PEI schools over the last several months. The program, which allows children to raise salmon in the classroom from eggs to fry, incorporates learning activities, and encourages conservation practices. 

For more information, CLICK HERE
For more photos, please CLICK HERE.  All photos courtesy of Patricia Bourque.



04 June 2014

Red Clay Pow Wow Trail

Join the Red Clay Pow Wow Trail! Get your Red Clay Pow Wow Trail Card stamped at 2 or more Pow wows and be eligible for a prize - The more stamps  you get, the bigger the prize! CLICK on POSTER for more details



26 May 2014

Calling all Mi'kmaq Artists and Craftspeople!

Mi'kmaq Confederacy is issuing a call out to ALL Mi'kmaq Artists and Craftspeople to be a Craft Demonstrator within the PEI 2014 Canada Pavillion. Click on POSTER for more details




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 DiverseCity Multicultural Festivals: Callout for Participants and Volunteers

This year’s festivals will be taking place on the following dates and at the following locations:
Charlottetown - Sunday, June 29 - Richmond St. (Victoria Row)
Montague - Saturday, July 12 - Waterfront Park
Summerside - Saturday, July 19 - Water St. (b/w Spring & Summer Streets)
Please see HERE for more information






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