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20 Oct 2014

Photos of Michael Thomas Statue Unveiling in Stratford, PE



More PHOTOS can be found HERE and HERE


20 Oct 2014

Photos of the Mi'kmaq Confederacy of PEI 2014 Annual Gathering 


More Photos can be found HERE and HERE


14 Oct 2014

Photos of our N'in na L'nu: The Mi'kmaq of Prince Edward Island exhibit opening 


For more PHOTOS please CLICK HERE



10 Oct 2014

Exhibition on PEI Mi'kmaq launches @ Canadian Museum of History; Award winning book published in French

This Friday a locally developed exhibition on the history of the Mi'kmaq of Prince Edward Island will be launching at Canada's most-visited museum, the Canadian Museum of History in the heart of the National Capital Region.,,,To CONTINUE





08 Oct 2014    

Exhibition on PEI Mi'kmaq to launch at the Canadian Museum of History;

Atlantic Book Award winning book to be published in French edition

This Friday, October 10th,  Ni'n na L'nu: The Mi'kmaq of Prince Edward Island will be launching at Canada's most-visited museum, the Canadian Museum of History in the heart of the National Capital Region. The exhibition will be on display at the Canadian Museum of History from October 10, 2014 to January 18, 2015...To CONTINUE


30 Sept 2014

PEI Chiefs recognize Treaty Day, October 1

On October 1, 2014, PEI Mi'kmaq leadership and community members will be celebrating Treaty Day. Treaty Day has been celebrated by the Mi'kmaq since 1986.

October 1 marks the date in the Treaty of 1752 when - in order to preserve good harmony - the promises of the Crown would be recognized and the friendship between the Mi'kmaq and the Crown would be renewed.  

In 1993, the Government of Nova Scotia and the Mi'kmaq Grand Council proclaimed Treaty Day in that province; however, as of yet it has not been recognized on Prince Edward Island....to CONTINUE






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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.







22 Oct 2014

Island Media Arts Festival (IMAF) Screening "Our Home and Native Land"

As part of the festival, on Sunday, 26 Oct 2014, at 2pm, IMAF is screening “Our Home & Native Land”, a slate of short films by Indigenous filmmakers from across Canada.

The feature of the afternoon is “Arctic Defenders,” by award winning documentarian John Walker.

The Event on Sunday is Free admission.





You are invited to attend:




For Immediate Release                                                       October 7, 2014


The following is distributed by Abegweit First Nation

 Abegweit First Nation Enhances PEI's Trout Population

 Scotchfort PE, --- October 7 , 2014

The first of 35,000 speckled trout will be released by Abegweit First Nation on Tuesday, October 7th at Mooney's Pond.  The initial 8000 speckled trout, raised at Abegweit's Enhancement and Biodiversity Hatchery, will be released into the Morell River at 5 different sites. The fish are progeny of speckled trout captured from the Morell River one year ago.

The release is part of a program that Abegweit First Nation began two years ago to aid in stream enhancement projects across PEI and were raised in partnership with the Province of PEI Department of Agriculture and Forestry, PEI Wildlife Federation, Morell River Management Co-op, the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI  and Cavendish Farms.

“The young fish are up to 5 grams of weight now, and have an excellent chance of survival” notes hatchery manager Scott Taylor. “They are healthy and will make a positive impact on trout fishing in the future.”

"Helping to repopulate the Island's trout population is in tune with the Mi’kmaq views on conservation, protection and stewardship of the environment," said Chief Brian Francis. "We are proud to put our values into action with such a valuable project."

Abegweit First Nation will be stocking over 35,000 trout across the Island over the next few weeks. The release on the Morell starts at Mooney’s Pond at 10:00 a.m.


For more information contact

Scott Taylor at 902 676-2321 or cstaylor@abegweit.ca



Attention News Editors                                            October 6, 2014


Media Advisory: The following is distributed by Abegweit First Nation


Abegweit First Nation to Release Speckled Trout at Mooney's Pond


Scotchfort PE, --- October 6 , 2014

Photo Opportunity:

·       Abegweit First Nation will releasing the first of over 35,000 trout at Mooney's Pond on the Morell River at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 7.

·       Any media wishing to take photos or video should arrive by 9:45 a.m.

·       A media release will be issued on October 7, 2014.


Location: Kings County near St. Teresa

Directions: 3 km West of St. Teresa on highway #22 to the Trailhead at the Interpretive Center, a brown building by the highway.

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For more information contact

Scott Taylor at 902 676-2321 or cstaylor@abegweit.ca


 03 Oct 2014

You are invited to the 9th Annual Sisters in Spirit Vigil, Saturday October 4th at 4:00 p.m., Green Shores Park in Summerside PEI...CLICK HERE for more information.




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