Aims and Objectives

Aims & Objectives:

 

  1. To aid and assist all off-reserve people of Aboriginal ancestry in Prince Edward Island to form local organizations for the purpose of advancing their general living conditions and achieving a level of self-government;
  2. To work with all levels of government, public and private agencies, and private industry to improve social, educational and employment opportunities for off-reserve Aboriginal peoples of Prince Edward Island;
  3. To foster and strengthen language, cultural identity and pride among Aboriginal peoples of Prince Edward Island;
  4. To inform the general public of unique needs of the off-reserve Aboriginal peoples of Prince Edward Island and their efforts to achieve full participation in self-government and in the economic, social and political life of the province;
  5. To co-operate with all other Aboriginal organizations whose aims are similar to those of the association;
  6. To foster and establish a relationship with the Mi’kmaq Grand Council and other Aboriginal groups in dealing with the treaty rights and land claim issues which affect the Mi’kmaq and other Aboriginals of the Native Council of Prince Edward Island;
  7.  To assist and give a collective voice to the Mi’kmaq and other Aboriginal persons living off reserve in Prince Edward Island;
  8. To advocate and hold all levels of government accountable on behalf of the Mi’kmaq and all Aboriginals on Prince Edward Island for treaty rights and land claims;
  9. To provide resources and a community setting for the Mi’kmaq and all Aboriginals on Prince Edward Island (off-reserve) in exercising traditional rights, customs and practices; and
  10. To advocate on behalf of and to give a collective voice to the Mi’kmaq and other Aboriginal persons living off reserve in Prince Edward Island, including bringing court proceedings on their behalf.  

 

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