MANDATES

The Board of Directors of the Mi'kmaq Confederacy of PEI (the Confederacy) has granted the organization the following mandates:

Tribal Council:

The Confederacy is a tribal council that provides advisory services to member First Nations Councils in five key areas: band governance; community planning; financial; economic development; and technical services.

Provincial Territorial Organization (PTO):

The Confederacy serves as a provincial forum for the Lennox Island and Abegweit First Nations on political and policy issues.

Shared Programs and Services:

The Confederacy delivers shared programs and services on behalf of the Lennox Island and Abegweit First Nations, as well as programs and services to the broader Indigenous community on PEI.

Programs and Services

  • Aboriginal Sports Circle

    The PEI Aboriginal Sports Circle supports grassroots participation in sport for Aboriginals in PEI. We recognize that active engagement in sport opportunities helps build healthier communities and individuals. The Aboriginal Sports Circle includes representatives from Lennox Island and Abegweit First Nations, and the PEI Native Council, and helps young Aboriginal Islanders participate in local, regional and national sporting events, such as sports camps and training, tournaments and coaching.

    To learn more, contact: Aboriginal Sports Circle Manager, Lynn Anne Hogan at lahogan@mcpei.ca or 902-438-2108

     

     PEI Aboriginal Sports Circle       Michael Thomas Race Day

     Mi’kmaq Confederacy Charity Golf Tournament

  • Child and Family Services


    The Child and Family Services Program consists of two components: the Mi’kmaq Family PRIDE Program and the Designated Band Representative. The Mi’kmaq Family PRIDE Program is a family support and prevention program offered to children, youth and families who live on reserve. The Designated Band Representative is a role defined within the PEI Child Protection Act and supported by a Joint Working Protocol between the PEI Department of Child and Family Services and the Confederacy. Our vision is to provide a holistic and culturally sensitive approach to individual, family and community wellness, and risk reduction through prevention services and protection support.

    To learn more, contact: Kateri Coade Senior Child and Family Services Coord. kcoade@mcpei.ca

  • Economic Development

    The Confederacy provides advisory support to the Lennox Island and Abegweit First Nations and their economic development programs.

  • Education

    The Education Program supports the Lennox Island and Abegweit First Nations and the students under their care. Support is provided to address identified needs, providing advice and/or advocacy, and developing partnerships with educational stakeholders to ensure Mi’kmaq learners receive quality education and support services where needed. The Director of Education is responsible for overseeing all education programs of the Confederacy and advancing partnerships and initiatives between it and educational stakeholders. An Early Childhood initiative implements programs and oversees recommended services for pre-school-aged children to prepare them for elementary school. Our Transitions Coordinator supports successful transitions of Mi’kmaq learners. The First Nation Student Success Program supports students and staff of First Nation schools through assessments of Mi’kmaq learners to support academic needs; development of School Success Plans; and providing support to Band-operated school staff and students in literacy, numeracy and administration.

    To learn more, contact: Director of Education Allan Gillis at agillis@mcpei.ca or call (902) 438-2107

  • Employment Services

    The Employment Services program provides and administers employment-based programs and services to all Aboriginal people living on PEI including Status and non-Status First Nations, Métis and Inuit Peoples living on and off reserve across the entire province. As a client-focused program, emphasis is on providing the supports clients need to return to work, and or training. We partner with key players including: valuable employers, training institutions and government departments, to develop and roll out meaningful initiatives that are interesting, age related and support hands-on career exploration experiences, job opportunities, education and training choices. Services are delivered in both urban and rural locations. Service sites are on Lennox Island and Abegweit First Nations, Charlottetown, and Summerside.

    To learn more, contact: Senior Employment Coordinator, Curtis Reilly creilly@mcpei.ca

     

     Facebook: MCPEI Employment Services    Twitter: MCPEI Skills Partnership Fund

  • Health

    The Health program manages a wide range of programs and services designed to support the health and wellbeing of Lennox Island and Abegweit First Nation members living on-reserve, including: Health Policy; Jordan’s Principle program; Indian Residential School program; and Health Promotion. The Health program manages a wide range of programs and services designed to support the health and wellbeing of Lennox Island and Abegweit First Nation members living on-reserve, including: Health Policy; Jordan’s Principle program; Indian Residential School program; and Health Promotion. To assure our work focuses on the true needs of PEI First Nation communities, we work closely with them to identify common health issues, concerns and priorities and the best ways to address them. Over the years, we have successfully helped them access more health services and supports; increase rights awareness; increase capacity to better manage their own unique health and safety concerns; and improve the overall members’ health. We also advocate for First Nation communities to ensure their voices are heard at the provincial, regional and national level.

    To learn more, contact: Director of Health, Roseanne Sark at rsark@mcpei.ca or (902) 438-2117.

     

    Jordan’s Principle Facebook page.

  • Indigenous Justice Program

    The Indigenous Justice Program works to create an environment that allows Aboriginal people to self-administer justice by building a traditional justice system based on holistic community values.

    To learn more, contact: Senior Indigenous Justice Coordinator, Loretta Carroll,  lcarroll@mcpei.ca

     

    MCPEI Indigenous Justice Program.

  • Integrated Resource Management

    The Integrated Resource Management (IRM) division is responsible for providing technical advice and assistance for all aspects of resources and resource management including environmental issues. This is reflected by the world view of the Mi’kmaq that views Mother Earth holistically, and that all things are interconnected. Accordingly, the scope of work includes: Marine Fisheries; Food Social and Ceremonial Fisheries (FSC); Watershed Management; Species at Risk; Aquaculture; Hunting; Trapping; Forestry; Non Timber Forest Products (NTFP); Crafts; Culturally Important Wildlife; Fresh Water Fishing; Agriculture; Land Management; Land Use; Duty to Consult (DTC); Drinking Water; Wastewater Management; Wind and Solar Energy; Oil and Gas exploration; Climate Change; and other Environmental Issues as they arise.

    To learn more, contact: Director of  Integrated Resource Management, Randy Angus at rangus@mcpei.ca, (902) 367-3660

    @MCPEIIRM

  • Parks Canada-Mi'kmaq Confederacy Strategic Initiatives

    The Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI and Parks Canada regularly work together toward the accomplishment of their mutual goals. Among those goals are the active engagement of PEI First Nations in the management of the Prince Edward Island National Park and National Historic Sites; and the presentation of Mi’kmaq history and culture – at Parks Canada sites and beyond. Since 2005, the Mi’kmaq Confederacy and Parks Canada have co-funded and cooperatively managed a position dedicated to the accomplishment of their common objectives: the Manager, Strategic Initiatives, Mi’kmaq Confederacy – Parks Canada. The Manager plays an active role in all aspects of the Confederacy – Parks Canada relationship including promoting effective communication on consultation or engagement issues and developing and managing, for the partners, projects which aim to achieve their mutual goals in a variety of areas.

    To learn more, contact: Manager, Strategic Initiatives, Mi’kmaq Confederacy-Parks Canada, Jesse Francis at jfrancis@mcpei.ca or (902) 438-2105.

Mi'kmaq Confederacy of PEI VISION STATEMENT

PEI Mi’kmaq are self-determined and self-sufficient; and the Mi’kmaq community is understood, prosperous, safe and culturally vibrant.

News

Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI Charity Golf Tournament

An incredible end to an awesome day!!!!! Jake Sark from Abegweit First Nation got a Hole-In-One on hole #15 using an 8 Iron (rental clubs from Fox Meadow). This was Jake’s 2nd round of golf this season!!!! Huge thank-you to AON for sponsoring this prize!!! Huge thank you to all of our golfers, sponsors, the […]

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Pink Shirt Day February 23rd.

MCPEI staff honouring Pink Shirt Day because every child deserves to be safe! Shout out to Sheena Jadis of Jadis Custom Design for creating our pink shirts in such a short time, Thank you!

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L’nuey PEI Special Announcement

Lennox Island First Nation Chief Darlene Bernard and Abegweit First Nation Chief Junior Gould will be joined by the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Canada and Minister responsible for Parks Canada and MP Robert Morrissey for a special live announcement on Wednesday, January 19th at 11AM AT. You can watch […]

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Events

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, September 30, 2022, 11:30AM

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, September 30, 2022, 11:30AM Location: Outside of the Provincial Administration buildings in Charlottetown (across from Rochford square).   For the second annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Chief Darlene Bernard and Chief Junior Gould will join Premier King and Senator Francis to observe a moment of silence for […]

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Treaty Day events on October 1, 2022

The event takes place from 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. at the Government Office Courtyard (near flagpole/off Fitzroy St.)  Event Description: This event is to commemorate the fourth annual Treaty Day, a day that celebrates the Mi’kmaq people, culture and heritage and relationship between the Mi’kmaq and the Crown. The intention is to increase awareness and understanding […]

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People

  • Chief Darlene Bernard Chief Darlene Bernard
    Board of Directors Co-Chair

    Chief Darlene Bernard

    Board of Directors Co-Chair

    Chief Darlene Bernard

    Chief Darlene Bernard was elected Chief of the Lennox Island First Nation on 08 June 2019.

  • Chief Junior Gould Chief Junior Gould
    Board of Directors Co-Chair

    Chief Junior Gould

    Board of Directors Co-Chair

    Chief Junior Gould

    Chief Junior Gould was elected Chief of the Abegweit First Nation on 14 June 2019.

  • Councillor Sheri Bernard Councillor Sheri Bernard
    Board of Directors

    Councillor Sheri Bernard

    Board of Directors

    Councillor Sheri Bernard
  • Councillor Chris Jadis Councillor Chris Jadis
    Board of Directors

    Councillor Chris Jadis

    Board of Directors

    Councillor Chris Jadis
  • Councillor Jacob Jadis Councillor Jacob Jadis
    Board of Directors

    Councillor Jacob Jadis

    Board of Directors

    Councillor Jacob Jadis
  • Councillor Madlene Sark Councillor Madlene Sark
    Board of Directors

    Councillor Madlene Sark

    Board of Directors

    Councillor Madlene Sark
  • Off-Reserve Councillor Wendell Labobe Off-Reserve Councillor Wendell Labobe
    Board of Directors

    Off-Reserve Councillor Wendell Labobe

    Board of Directors

    Off-Reserve Councillor Wendell Labobe
  • Chelsey Andrews Chelsey Andrews
    Human Resource Manager

    Chelsey Andrews

    Human Resource Manager

    Chelsey Andrews
    Phone: 902-626-2882
    Email: candrews@mcpei.ca
  • Allan Gillis Allan Gillis
    Director of Education

    Allan Gillis

    Director of Education

    Allan Gillis

    Allan Gillis joined the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI 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.

    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 PEI Education Program is mandated to develop partnerships with the PEI Department of Education, Early Learning and Culture, the PEI Department of Workforce and Advanced Learning, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, as well as other educational stakeholders to ensure Mi’kmaq learners receive a quality education and support services where needed.

    Allan has been a champion for Aboriginal education within Prince Edward Island and may be contacted at the Summerside office of the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI.

    Phone: 902-438-2107
    Email: agillis@mcpei.ca
  • Roseanne Sark Roseanne Sark
    Director of Health

    Roseanne Sark

    Director of Health

    Roseanne Sark

    Roseanne Sark, positioned as Director of Health at Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI, serves in areas of policy, program development and health promotion. She is also a Certified First Nation Health Manager from the National First Nations Health Managers Association(FNHMA). Roseanne has a Bachelor’s degree from Carleton University, and is certified in Reality Therapy and Conflict Resolution, and is an Indigenous Justice Circle Keeper. In her capacity, she gladly serves the interest of PEI First Nations as co-chair of the Health Policy Planning Forum, which is the Health Tripartite here in PEI.

    Phone: 902-438-2117
    Email: rsark@mcpei.ca
  • Loretta Carroll Loretta Carroll
    Director of Indigenous Justice

    Loretta Carroll

    Director of Indigenous Justice

    Loretta Carroll

    Loretta Carroll is a member of Lac Seul First Nation NWO and originally from Sioux Lookout ON and Winnipeg MB.  She relocated to PEI in the Fall of 2020.  She works as the Senior Program Coordinator of the Indigenous Justice Program at the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI.

    She has worked at various law firms in Manitoba, the Court of Queen’s Bench in Manitoba, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Hospital and Manitoba Teachers Society.  She has come full circle working in law, health and education.  She has served many Boards and been part of Senior Teams for over 20 years.

    Her passion is Justice and she enjoys working directly with community.

    Phone: 902-439-6353
    Email: lcarroll@mcpei.ca
  • Randy Angus Randy Angus
    Director of Integrated Resource Management

    Randy Angus

    Director of Integrated Resource Management

    Randy Angus

    Randy has over 40 years experience in the Maritimes fishery and aquaculture industry. He has extensive experience in working with both the public and private sectors in resource management, and has a diverse background that covers a variety of species and organizations. He has worked in the administration of research and hatchery facilities, and has over 6 years of experience in Community development, 7 years climate change research, and sustainable development projects.

    He has experience in planning, negotiating, and financing multi-partner projects. He also has experience in regional development projects, and negotiations with all levels of government.

    A firm believer in life long learning, Randy looks forward to new opportunities and activities. He enjoys contributing to the Confederacy team in the protection, enhancement and strengthening of the Mi’kmaq Nation in Prince Edward Island.

    Phone: 902-367-3660
    Email: rangus@mcpei.ca

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Contact Us

Email: communications@mcpei.ca Toll-free: 1-877-884-0808

Mi’kmaq Confederacy Summerside Offices 200 Read Drive Summerside, PE C1N 5N7 Tel: (902) 436-5101 Fax (902) 436-5655
Mi’kmaq Confederacy Charlottetown Offices 8 Stan MacPherson Way Charlottetown, PE C1A 0J7 Tel: (902) 626-2882 Fax: (902) 367-3779