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For Immediate Release -- August 16, 2016
Annual Mi'kmaq Confederacy of PEI Pow Wow begins today in Charlottetown
10 August 2016
Shocked and Disappointed
City council rejects development proposal by Mi'kmaq Confederacy of PEI
As the leaders of the two Mi'kmaq Governments on Prince Edward Island - the Abegweit and Lennox Island First Nations - we want to set the record straight about a proposed new building on the Charlottetown waterfront. The Band Councils of Lennox Island and Abegweit are the duly elected representatives of their respective members. Contrary to a mistaken view set out in an opinion letter in the Guardian last week, the Band Councils represent all their members, both on and off reserve. This has been confirmed by the Supreme Court of Canada. The two Band Councils are the formal representatives of the Mi'kmaq citizens of Prince Edward Island, they are the leaders of the Mi'kmaq Nation in this territory. The Band Councils, collectively, also form the Board of Directors of the Mi'kmaq Confederacy of PEI. The Confederacy is a multi-functioning not for profit organization that serves as the common voice of the two First Nations, and strives to improve outcomes for the indigenous Mi'kmaq population. It also offers services to benefit the Aboriginal community as a whole...TO CONTINUE
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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.
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.