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Allan Gillis


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Allan Gillis joined the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of Prince Edward Island in 2009 as the organization’s Director of Education.  Allan is a graduate of the University of Prince Edward Island and completed a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Teaching at Fordham University, New York City. He resides in Summerside with his wife and three children.
Allan has considerable experience in the field of education. He taught for six years in New York City and upon his return to PEI, was employed as the Director of Education with the Lennox Island First Nation for fourteen years where he administered all areas of education within the First Nation. 
As the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of Prince Edward Island Director of Education, Allan works closely with the Abegweit and Lennox Island First Nation to address identified needs or in a capacity of providing advice and/or advocacy.  As well, the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of Prince Edward Island Education Program is mandated to develop partnerships with the PEI Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, the PEI Department of Innovation and Advanced Learning, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, as well as other educational stakeholders to ensure Mi’kmaq learners receive a quality education and support services where needed.  Allan oversees this mandate on behalf of the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of Prince Edward Island.     
Allan has been a champion for Aboriginal education within Prince Edward Island and may be contacted at the Summerside Mi’kmaq Confederacy of Prince Edward Island office.