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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).

~Holding on to Our Future~

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J. Elmer and Elise Hynes award, valued at $1500
Upcoming student award at UPEI.
It is the J. Elmer and Elise Hynes award, valued at $1500, it will be granted this fall to a first year OR returning, full time, undergraduate, First Nations student at UPEI.
 
Application guidelines as follows;
- Actively involved with their community
- Good academic record
- Demonstration of leadership qualities
- 1 page (or close to it!) personal essay outlining the above and how/why else the applicant feels they qualify for this award.
- Resume
- Letter of reference
 
Application deadline is Oct. 1st  Any questions, just call or e-mail.  Students are welcome to drop by and see me as well if they need or want help/info on this award.  I'm located in Room 236 Kelley Bldg.
 
For more information contact Sherri
Aboriginal Academic Advisor
Webster Academic Services
University of Prince Edward Island
 

Vision Session

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1:30 P.M., CONFEDERATION CENTER OF THE ARTS

One hundred and fifty years ago, 23 men met for the Charlottetown Conference that led to Canadian Confederation. Visions of Canada began before them and continue since.

The women’s organizations that planned A Bold Vision want to celebrate the historic accomplishments of the Charlottetown Conference and acknowledge that in 1864 the voices and experiences of women, Aboriginal peoples, and many more were excluded from the formal discussions.

We asked what would a vision for Canada look like that includes the voices and experiences of women from across Canada?

On the final day of A Bold Vision conference, we invite members of the public, women and men, girls and boys, to attend a historic public session with the 23 visionaries.

Join twenty-three Canadian women from every province and territory, leaders in many fields — from human rights to climate change, from business law to rocket science as they share their collective vision for the country. They will share their unique ideas about how that vision can be achieved, drawn from their personal vision papers, their conference experience and interaction with other visionaries.

You can expect to hear audacious imagination, seriousness and hope as the 23 diverse women visionaries set forth their visions for the next 150 years — to include peace, friendship, reconciliation, justice, equality, equity, solidarity, community, collaboration, good governance, and more.

This event will also formally launch A Bold Vision anthology, a collection of essays, interviews, poems and artwork. Books will be on sale for $22.95+tax.

http://aboldvision.ca/vision-session/

Youth program to continue under volunteer Board Director

We are pleased to announce that one of our Board of Directors here at the Native Council of PEI, has volunteered to take over the former CCAY youth program. Richard Cooper will host a youth program here at the Charlottetown office in place of the old Cultural Connections Youth Program. Richard will also maintain the youth facebook page and a website tab will be launched soon. For more information on youth activities please contact Mr. Cooper by email at richardcooper@ncpei.com. please note that in light of this change and the expiry of CCAY funding, we have retired the old youth program email, youth@ncpei.com.

BBQ at Portage Office from 3-5PM

There will be a BBQ on Thursday September 4th after school 3-5PM. This is sponsored by the Walking the Red Road Program. Hope to see you there !!

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.