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  • Abegweit GED Grads 2016

    Abegweit GED Grads 2016

    Photos courtesy of Patricia Bourque. For more photos CLICK HERE: https://www.flickr.com/photos/patriciabourque/sets/72157667031015350/

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    Last updated: Mon, 05/02/2016 - 14:55

  • Chief Ramjattan; Premier MacLauchlan; Chief Francis; MCPEI Employment Services team

    Aboriginal Mentorship Program MOU signing

    These photos courtesy of Patricia Bourque

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    Last updated: Tue, 11/17/2015 - 10:41

  • Chief Brian Francis; Chief Matilda Ramjattan; Premier Wade MacLauchlan,

    Provincial Cabinet meets with PEI Mi'kmaq Governmenents

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    Last updated: Wed, 09/16/2015 - 08:44

  • Booth visits

    MCPEI Annual Gathering 2014

    The Mi'kmaq Confederacy of PEI hosted their Annual Gathering on Friday, 17 Oct 2014. It was widely attended by Mi'kmaq Community members and was well-received. All Programs shared their year's achievements through booth displays and a Corporate Video (see www.mcpei.ca/videos). A delicious hot turkey dinner was enjoyed and many door prizes were awarded.

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    Last updated: Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:58

  • Avondale Golf Course flag

    MCPEI Annual Golf Tournament 2014

    The day was blustery and cold, with intermittent hail, but...that didn't dampen the spirits of the die-hard golfers! Our annual tournament was well-attended and all who went enjoyed the day (if not the weather!), raising funds for the MCPEI Aboriginal Sport Circle program Youth in Sport project.

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    Last updated: Thu, 09/25/2014 - 11:39

  • MCPEI Charlottetown Pow wow

    MCPEI Charlottetown Pow wow 2014

    The weather was beautiful for our 6th Annual Pow wow! Held in the PEI 2014 Celebration Zone, at the Charlottetown waterfront, Drummers, Dancers, food - all came together to celebrate Mi'kmaq Culture.

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    Last updated: Tue, 08/19/2014 - 09:17

  • Michael Thomas Statue

    Michael Thomas Statue Unveiling 2014

    Attended by Chief Ramjattan, Mi'kmaq Elders, Community members, Mi'kmaq Confederacy staff and Stratford Council and community members, it was a beautiful fall day for the Michael Thomas statue unveiling. After the statue was unveiled, Mi'kmaq Elder Judy Clark performed a smudge ceremony to bless the statue. Lone Cry Singers provided music, including the Honour Song.

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    Last updated: Mon, 10/20/2014 - 13:48

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    Opening of 2015 PEI Legislature

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    Last updated: Mon, 06/15/2015 - 15:34

  • Mi'kmaq Confederacy exhibit space

    Our Exhibit in the PEI 2014 Canada Pavilion

    Our exhibit opened Canada Day to a great crowd! Many visitors and Islanders alike stopped by to find out more about the Mi'kmaq of PEI and what the Confederacy does.

    (Items shown in photos are on a temporary loan for the exhibit -- many changes to the space will happen in the next few weeks!!)

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    Last updated: Wed, 07/02/2014 - 14:04

  • Ribbon cutting

    PEI 2014 Canada Day Celebration

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    Last updated: Wed, 07/02/2014 - 13:37

  • Visiting the craft shop

    Annual Forum of MCPEI Board and Provincial Cabinet

    03 June 2014, was marked by the occasion of the Annual PEI Provincial Cabinet and MCPEI Board of Directors Forum. The beautiful weather highlighted the event, which was attended by the Honourable Robert Ghiz and several members of his Cabinet, as well as Chief Brian Francis, Abegweit First Nation, Chief Matilda Ramjattan, Lennox Island First Nation, and Band Councillors Debbie Bernard, Stephen Bernard and Danny Levi. After the meeting, the Premier and Cabinet were treated to a tour of Lennox Island, and some Mi’kmaq cultural activities.

    Photos courtesy of Patricia Bourque.

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    Last updated: Mon, 06/09/2014 - 14:48

  • Signing the Guest Book

    Guest Book Signing at Province House

    Chief Brian Francis, Abegweit First Nation, joins His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada; the Honourable H. Frank Lewis, Lieutenant Governor of PEI; Premier Robert Ghiz; Mayor Clifford Lee, Charlottetown; and Mayor Régis Labeaume, Quebec City, in signing the City of Charlottetown’s Guest Book at Province House.

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    Last updated: Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:52

  • Happy National Aboriginal Day cake

    National Aboriginal Day 2014

    The day was cold and drizzly but that didn't dampen the spirits of visitors attending our 2014 National Aboriginal Day celebration!

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    Last updated: Tue, 06/24/2014 - 15:58

  • Looking at the fish tank

    Robert Irving and "Fish Friends"

    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.

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    Last updated: Mon, 06/09/2014 - 15:08

  • Aide to Ambassador, Ambassador Heyman, Chief Ramjattan, Mrs. Heyman, Consul General Riley

    US Ambassador to Canada and US Consul General visit with MCPEI

    The Mi'kmaq Confederacy of PEI and Mi'kmaq Legends were honoured with a visit by His Excellency Mr. Bruce Heyman, US Ambassador to Canada, Consul General Richard Riley, and Mrs. Vicki Heyman at the end of August 2014.

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    Last updated: Tue, 09/02/2014 - 12:26

  • Round dance - coming together

    Mi'kmaq Legends at Public Service Week 2014

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    Last updated: Wed, 06/18/2014 - 10:15

  • PEI Museum and Heritage Award Photos

    PEI Museum and Heritage Awards

    Mi'kmaq Confederacy programs and staff win Heritage Awards at the PEI Museum and Heritage Awards ceremony at the Eptek Centre in Summerside, PE

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    Last updated: Fri, 02/21/2014 - 17:28

  • Mi'kmaq Confederacy Challengers Luncheon

    Mi'kmaq Confederacy Challengers! Go!PEI Luncheon 2013

    Mi'kmaq Confederacy staff enjoying the Go!PEI Winter Challenge Grand Prize luncheon and presentation. 02 May 2013

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    Last updated: Fri, 05/03/2013 - 12:27

  • Canadian Armed Forces information booth and helpers

    National Aboriginal Day 2013

    The Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI held its 9th annual National Aboriginal Day celebration in Summerside last Friday, the 21st of June.

    Again this year, this free, family-friendly event welcomed the public. The festivities included the very entertaining traditional drumming, singing and dancing, a short play, games, freebies, food and fun. The event also hosted information resource booths from the Canadian Cancer Society and the Armed Forces. The RCMP also had an officer in red serge present to add colour and engage participants and visitors.

    MCPEI Executive Director, Sandra Gaudet, was there to enjoy the event and help out with organizing the 3-hour celebration.

    “It’s a real celebration of culture and tradition of the Aboriginal people of PEI. I think it was very successful, a wonderful day, the weather co-operated. There was a really nice mix of First Nations people as well as non-Aboriginal guests. We are pleased to see that.”

    National Aboriginal Day, on the grounds of the Lefurgey Cultural Centre in Summerside, began with a prayer and a smudge ceremony with Elder Methilda Knockwood- Snache.

    Sandra says, “She did a beautiful job of not only performing the ceremony but she explained the meaning of it as she went along, so I think that was very helpful, particularly for non-Aboriginal people.”

    Tabatha Bernard is Human Resources Advisor and Executive Assistant to Sandra Gaudet. From Lennox Island First Nation, she says the afternoon was nothing short of fabulous.

    “People came from as far away as Lennox Island and the Abegweit First Nation, as well as non-Aboriginals. It is really great to have people coming together and celebrate this important day.
    The highlight for me was to have everyone together and watch the young performers. I thought it was really excellent to have them here to perform; it was really great.”

    MCPEI would also like to thank the Lefurgey Cultural Centre for partnering on National Aboriginal Day.

    17 years ago, the Government of Canada declared the first day of summer National Aboriginal Day. The purpose of the day is not only for Aboriginal people from across Canada to share and showcase their heritage but also to encourage all Canadians to explore and celebrate the various cultural traditions of Canada’s First Nations peoples.
    In May of 1996, the Government of Canada declared the first day of summer National Aboriginal Day. The purpose of this day is not only for Aboriginal people from across Canada to share and showcase their heritage but also to encourage all Canadians to explore and celebrate the various cultural traditions of Canada’s First Nations peoples.

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    Last updated: Tue, 06/25/2013 - 15:59

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    MCPEI Annual Gathering 2013

    The Mi'kmaq Confederacy programs and services held their Annual Gathering on 18 October 2013, at the Rodd Charlottetown Hotel. Information was shared about this past year’s highlights, a hot meal was enjoyed and many door prizes were won!

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    Last updated: Wed, 10/23/2013 - 11:21

  • Ovide Mecredi

    Ovide Mercredi Rotary Luncheon -- 24 June 2013

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    Last updated: Wed, 10/23/2013 - 12:22

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    Aboriginal Awareness Week 2008

    The Mi’kmaq Confederacy of Prince Edward Island led formal celebrations for Aboriginal Awareness Week in May 2008.

    Aboriginal Awareness Week kicked off May 20 when Premier Robert Ghiz read a declaration to officially proclaim the special week in the Provincial Legislature. Chief Brian Francis and Chief Darlene Bernard were in the public gallery to hear the declaration, as were staff members of MCPEI and the Aboriginal Women’s Association.

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    Last updated: Sat, 03/07/2009 - 01:18

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    Annual General Assembly 2008

    MCPEI’s Annual General Assembly was held on October 25th at the Delta Prince Edward Hotel in Charlottetown with over 300 people in attendance, making it our biggest and best AGA to date.

    The entrance way to the ballroom was decorated with large-scale reproductions of the front pages of the new Kwimu Messenger, which gave those in attendance a warm and proud welcome.

    A lovely meal and many award presentations topped off what many felt was the very best Annual General Assembly to date.

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    Last updated: Sat, 03/07/2009 - 01:08

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    MCPEI Christmas Card Contest 2008

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    Last updated: Fri, 02/20/2009 - 14:27

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    Memorandum of Understanding 2008

    On February 15, 2008, the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of Prince Edward Island entered into Memorandums of Understanding with five business organizations to improve access to economic opportunities for Aboriginals living on and off reserve in the province.

    Partnerships were signed with Active Communities, Central Development Corporation, Junior Achievement of PEI, ProfitLearn PEI and Resources West. By partnering with these organizations, MCPEI is committing to further enhancing Aboriginal access to employment opportunities, capacity building, entrepreneurship, as well as other programs designed to assist Island companies and employees.

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    Last updated: Sat, 03/07/2009 - 15:14

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    National Aboriginal Day

    Prince Edward Island’s largest National Aboriginal Day celebration was hosted by the MCPEI on June 21 at Summerside Credit Union Place.

    Several hundred people attended the festivities, hosted by Chief Darlene Bernard and Chief Brian Francis, as well as the staff of MCPEI. National Aboriginal Day is a celebration of the cultural and economic contributions made to Canada by First Nations peoples living on and off reserve.

    “A strong PEI economy needs a strong Aboriginal economy and vice-versa,” she said.

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    Last updated: Sat, 03/07/2009 - 15:08

  • National Aboriginal Day 2008

    National Aboriginal Day 2008

    Prince Edward Island’s largest National Aboriginal Day celebration was hosted by the MCPEI on June 21 at Summerside Credit Union Place.
    Several hundred people attended the festivities, hosted by Chief Darlene Bernard and Chief Brian Francis, as well as the staff of MCPEI. National Aboriginal Day is a celebration of the cultural and economic contributions made to Canada by First Nations peoples living on and off reserve.

    The celebration kicked off with a barbecue and featured many guest speakers, including Chief Bernard, Chief Francis, Hon. Carolyn Bertram, as well as many others. The featured entertainment came in the form of the Lone Wolf Singers, and hoop dancer Jill Buckshot from Quebec.

    Chief Francis highlighted many of the successes experienced by the PEI Mi’kmaq in recent years, including the university graduation of four PEI Aboriginals, including his own daughter Kateri, a 2008 graduate of Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

    “The message that can be taken from the success of these graduates is…if you can dream it, you can do it. It takes hard work and commitment, but the opportunities are there for us,” said Chief Francis.

    Chief Bernard talked about the positive contributions made by the Aboriginal economy to the PEI economy, and how the two should work hand in hand for the betterment of all of PEI.

    “A strong PEI economy needs a strong Aboriginal economy and vice-versa,” she said.

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    Last updated: Mon, 05/06/2013 - 13:52

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    National Day of Action 2008

    On May 29, 2008, the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of Prince Edward Island (MCPEI) hosted a traditional bannock breakfast to mark National Day of Action. The event took place at the Ogosig Native Friendship Centre in Charlottetown featuring many special guests, including Chief Darlene Bernard of Lennox Island First Nation, Chief Brian Francis of Abegweit First Nation, Charlottetown MP Shawn Murphy, as well as PEI Cabinet Ministers Hon. Carolyn Bertram and Hon. Richard Brown.

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    Last updated: Fri, 02/20/2009 - 09:21

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    Partnership Agreement 2007

    In December 2007, members of three levels of governments came together in Charlottetown to sign the historic Canada/PEI/Mi’kmaq Partnership Agreement.

    The Partnership Agreement was signed by Hon. Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Hon. Robert Ghiz, Premier of Prince Edward Island, as well as Chief Darlene Bernard, Chief of Lennox Island First Nation and Chief Brian Francis, Chief of Abegweit First Nation. The historic agreement formally acknowledged the traditional Mi’kmaq Governments and their important role in building a strong and positive future for members of PEI First Nations.

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    Last updated: Sat, 03/07/2009 - 15:11

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    MCPEI Christmas Card Contest 2007

    Each year, the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of Prince Edward Island sponsors a Christmas Card Contest for Aboriginal students who are asked to create a card which reflects their culture and heritage. The winning entry is converted into a Christmas card which MCPEI mails each Christmas to our friends and clients.

    On this page and the one below, you will view the many contributions we have received over the past few years. We hope you enjoy the contributions and understand why choosing our winning entries is such a difficult decision.

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    Last updated: Wed, 03/04/2009 - 15:27