The Native Council of Prince Edward Island
For Immediate Release
April 14th, 2014
Charlottetown, PEI – The Native Council of Prince Edward Island (NCPEI) proudly honours the service and achievements of Betty Ann Lavallée, National Chief of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP).
During her tenure as National Chief, Ms. Lavallée led the organization from a high risk investment for the federal government to a low risk. Her leadership with the staff and her commitment to the off-reserve Aboriginal Peoples of Canada have helped pave the way for the next seven generations.
“I am proud that I had the chance to work with Chief Lavallée during her time at CAP when I was the Youth Coordinator. I admire her commitment to the youth and to social issues that affect the family, and I wish all of the best,” states Jenna Burke, NCPEI Zone 2 Board Member.
Chief Lavallée has dedicated upwards of twenty years of her life to supporting and advocating on behalf off-reserve Aboriginal Peoples of Canada. Before becoming National Chief of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples, she had served as President and Chief of the New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples Council for thirteen years, and before that she had been the Vice President.
“I have the highest regard and respect for Chief Lavallée,” NCPEI Chief and President, Lisa Cooper, acknowledged. “I know how important family is to her, and I hope that her legacy is celebrated as she is a true example of a Mi’Kmaq woman, leading her people to a better future.”
In the spring of 2014, Chief Lavallée was chosen to be recognized as a Nation Builder in the spirit of the Famous Five. This great accolade honoured her dedication and commitment to the off-reserve cause.
In light of Ms. Lavallée’s accomplishments and dedication, The Native Council of Prince Edward Island will nominate National Chief, Betty Ann for the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples’ Aboriginal Order of Canada Award at the September 2015 AGA. “This nomination would be the best and truest way to honour all of her hard work and respecting her decision to be with her family at this time,” explains Chief and President Cooper.
For more information, please contact:
Director of Public Relations
Native Council of Prince Edward Island,
E-mail: email@example.com Website: www.ncpei.com
The Native Council of Prince Edward Island represents off-reserve Aboriginal status, non-status and Métis persons of all Nations living on Prince Edward Island.
Media Release 041415 CAP.pdf