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Welcome to the Native Council of Prince Edward Island (NCPEI).  The Native Council of Prince Edward Island is a Community of Aboriginal People residing off-reserve in traditional Mi'kmaq territory. NCPEI is the self governing authority for all off-reserve Aboriginal people living on Epekwitk (PEI).

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The Native Council of Prince Edward Island responds to 55th Annual Premiers ( First Ministers ) Conference and the national crisis regarding missing and murdered Aboriginal Women
News Release
The Native Council of Prince Edward Island 
 
For Immediate Release
September 2, 2014
 

Charlottetown, PEI -- The tragic homicide of Sagkeeng First Nation’s Tina Fontaine sparked renewed demands for a National Inquiry into the missing and murdered Aboriginal women epidemic in Canada. Currently there is no promise of an inquiry so an expedited  and effective response is being sought out by Aboriginal leaders and advocacy groups across the country.

There was considerable progress made during the 55th Annual Premiers Conference hosted by Prince Edward Island, held in late August, 2014 regarding the acknowledgement of missing and murdered Aboriginal women in Canada and proposed ways in which to effectively address it. Michele Audette, President of the Native Women's Association of Canada, expressed sincere appreciation for the movement by Canadian premiers as led by the Honourable Robert Ghiz, to address this crucial issue with a National Round Table discussion if a National Inquiry does not proceed. Such a discussion hosted on a National level would be a great starting point and step in the right direction if the National Inquiry does not proceed. During discussions, the premiers committed to creating a socio-economic action plan for Aboriginal women concentrating on education, housing and employment.

President and Chief Jamie Thomas explains, "We are greatly concerned for those who are most vulnerable, especially when they take to the streets for any reason. We aim to provide alternative measures and counsel for anyone, especially Aboriginal women and children who are or feel that they are in danger. Off-reserve Aboriginal persons are at considerable risk when they take to the streets. Even in this age of information and ease of access thereof, many Aboriginal persons in questionable living arrangements are left in the dark, unsure of where to turn or who to turn to when help is needed. In response to the horrific incidents affecting Aboriginal women and girls across the Nation, we along with our community partners will continue to do everything possible for those in need in Prince Edward Island."

In response to the Premiers Conference outcomes, The Native Council of Prince Edward Island wishes to remind its members, and would-be members alike, that there are in house and cooperative services to assist and direct those experiencing abuse- and addiction-related issues. In addition, it is hoped that new funding and opportunities will become available to strengthen, expand and create new programs for Aboriginal women.

The Native Council of Prince Edward Island offers in-house service and visitation service to its membership including: Hep'd up on life, National Native Drug and Alcohol Program, Young Aboriginal Mothers Program, Employment and Training Services, Nanegkam Housing Program, Membership Services and Walking the Red Road Program. " All staff are dedicated to the health and well-being of our membership and those who qualify for membership and we look forward to hearing for them. Our mission is to help our membership and be there for them when they have questions, concerns and issues. Our dedicated staff is very motivated and highly professional", explains Director of Administration and Program Development Darragh Murray.

There are many ways to contact the staff at the Native Council of Prince Edward Island. Please visit the website at www.ncpei.com or call us at (Central-East 902-892-5314) or (North-West 902-859-1472). You can also find us on Facebook and on Twitter @NativeCouncilPE.

Please contact us today to inquire about eligibility for membership and for more information please call or email our Director of Communications, Andrew Sark at andrew@ncpei.com or 902-892-5314.

Nominate a Young Aboriginal leader for 2014

Nominate a Young Aboriginal leader for 2014! – Fill Out the Form Below!

Recognizing youth for their achievements is a great way to build self-esteem; and more importantly, establishes role models so others can see that their goals are tangible. Understanding how important this is for our youth, the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples’ National Youth Council (NYC) established this unique awards program to honour and show appreciation to both achievements and efforts.

To view the 2013 winners, please click here

To view the 2012 winners, please click here

The deadline for submissions is Monday, September 6th, 2014, at 11:59 p.m., Eastern Standard Time (EST). Please note that late submissions will not be accepted.

For those who wish to send their applications in by mail: application packages must be received in full by the deadline or post marked by the deadline. Please email or mail the completed application and attachments to: sean@abo-peoples.org with the subject line: “Re: 2014 Youth Awards – [Applicant's Name], or Sean Kerr at 867 St.Laurent Blvd. ♦ Ottawa,ON ♦ K1K 3B1, Attention: Youth Awards.

Downloadable PDF Form

 

22nd Annual Abegweit PowWow- Panmure Island Schedule
Everyone is welcome to join in our 22nd Annual Abegweit PowWow
 
Thursday, August 14th
  • PM Lighting of the Sacred Fire Ceremony
 
Friday, August 15th:
  • PM Campers and vendors set up
  • PM Evening event TBA
Saturday, August 16th:
  • 8AM breakfast
  • AM- Vendor sales and social
  • 12PM Grand Entry
  • PM Traditional and inter-tribal performances and dances
  • 5PM Supper
  • 7:15PM BINGO
Sunday, August 17th:
  • 8AM breakfast
  • AM- Vendor sales and social
  • 12PM Grand Entry
  • PM Traditional and inter-tribal performances and dances
  • 4PM Closing and donation-giveaway ceremony
  • 5PM PowWow Feast

 

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Bingo 6F.J. McAulay Court 6PM

World Hepatitis Day at the Native Council of PEI

To read our official News Release Please click the link below. Adobe Reader is required!

Hep'd up on life july 26th.pdf

 

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