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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).

~ Vision ~

The vision of Native Council of Prince Edward Island is to have a strong political and structured organization that can deal effectively with other Governments, pursue renewal, while expanding some of its current activities. The Native Council of Prince Edward Island wishes to become strong in its economic development capacity to develop business, tourism, and services for the organization and its members. The council would also like to establish social activities which nurture forth Aboriginal identities, Aboriginal excellence in sports, as well as cultural sensitive programs for children, mother, youth, adults, and Elders. The Native council of Prince Edward Island regards both traditional and contemporary activities as beneficial.

~Holding on to Our Future~

Latest News

Media Release - April 14th, 2015 NCPEI honours National Chief

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:

Andrew Sark                                                                                                                                  

Director of Public Relations

Native Council of Prince Edward Island,                                                                                      

Telephone: 902-892-5314
Fax:  902-368-7464
E-mail: andrew@ncpei.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.
 

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Media Release 041415 CAP.pdf

Attached Files:
Family Violence ToolKit

Greetings Members,

The Family Violence ToolKit has been added to our Resources Tab, click here to follow:

http://www.ncpei.com/resources/family-violence-tool-kit

 

Kelewatl Commission is now issuing Food Fishery Designations

Greetings Members

The N.C.P.E.I Kelewatl Commission is now issuing Food Fishery Designations for the 2015 fishing season. Designation cards, Guidelines, Report cards and Tags are now available for pick up. New to the 2015 guidelines is the section on Striped Bass. The Native Council signed an agreement with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans this year for the retaining of Striped Bass. Designated members will be able to retain 3 striped bass per day. This fishery requires tags and there is a size limit, maximum length 65cm. The season is from April 1st to and including October 31st. Members are reminded to call the NCPEI main office to make an appointment with the Kelewatl Commissioner, Jordan Crane concerning this designation.

Also, Jordan Crane and Andrew Sark will be at the Portage Office in West Prince, Zone 1 on Thursday April 9th from 11am until 6pm to issue Food Fishery designations and take membership inquires.

A new Kelewatl Commission Food Fishery Designation Card has been developed by Jordan and Andrew. The new secure cards are valid until March 2018, please call 902-892-5314 for inquires.

Zone Meetings Called for all Zones, Elder and Youth Meetings Called

Zone Meetings Called - Meeting Notice                   

Zone 1 Board of Directors, Wilma Nelson and Julia Ross have called a Zone meeting to elect Presidents for each local and to provide an update on the NCPEI. Locals one and two boundaries will also be established. The meeting is at the Portage Satellite office, April 8th at 6PM.

Zone 2 Board of Director**, Jenna Burke has called a Zone meeting to fill one Board of Director vacancy. There will be an update on the NCPEI after the election. The meeting is at the NCPEI main office, April 10th at 6PM.

Zone 3 Board of Director**, George Cheverie has called a Zone meeting to fill one Board of Director vacancy. There will be an update on the NCPEI after the election. The meeting is at the Dr. Roddie Centre, April 9th at 6PM.

Elder’s Meeting called to select an Elder Representative - Board of Director at the Portage Satellite Office on April 24th at 1PM. Elders can connect to the meeting by phone at the NCPEI Main Office at 1PM April 24th .

Youth AGA will be from 11AM April 11th to 3PM April 12th at the NCPEI Main Office, please see the youth notice below. To sign up, email youth@ncpei.com or call 1-877-591-3003 to register before April 9th.

**Letters with intention to run, and resume, for the vacant Board of Director positions must be received before 5PM, April 7th, 2015 at NCPEI main office, 6 F.J. MacAulay Court in person, or email to andrew@ncpei.com**

 

 

Youth AGA Called - April 11th and 12th

                 

The Youth AGA will be held on April 11th opening at 11AM and continuing overnight to April 12th , closing at 3PM, held at the NCPEI Main Office. Youth are asked to register before April 9th by emailing youth@ncpei.com or by calling 1-877-591-3003.

Youth are asked to bring bedding such as sleeping bag, pillow, air mattress, toiletries, change of clothing including outdoor wear, beauty or handsome supplies for photo ops. Also, you may bring your gaming console and games and or a favorite movie. The projector will be setup along with sound.

Volunteers and Donations are Required - We are looking for Volunteers for the Youth AGA sleep-over along with assistance purchasing and preparing meals. Please contact the Walking the Red Road Staff to volunteer your time or resources. Every effort required and appreciated! youth@ncpei.com or tammy@ncpei.com

 

For a PDF version of these notices pleasre click the link below:

 

 

 

Attached Files:
Native Council of PEI Elects New Leadership - Media Release

Native Council of PEI Elects New Leadership

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Charlottetown, PE - March 22, 2015 - The Native Council of Prince Edward Island would like to congratulate newly elected President and Chief, Lisa Cooper, and Vice President, Raymond Guimond as the result of elections held during the NCPEI Special Assembly on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at the Hillsborough Community Centre.

President and Chief Cooper holds a Diploma in Public Administration, Bachelor of Arts Degree, Bachelor of Education Degree and a Masters of Education from the University of Prince Edward Island. She has a long history with the Native Council, being both an active volunteer and the previous Director of Operations.

“This has been a trying time for the Native Council,” explains President and Chief Cooper, “but now we can move forward and start building the organization back up. People are ready for change, and I am excited for the future of the Native Council and to be part of that change.”

“I would like to thank the members who have put their trust in us to lead the Native Council of PEI,” states Vice President, Raymond Guimond, “There is a lot of work to be done and we have to come together as a community to move forward. We all have a responsibility to the Council."

The Native Council has experienced a divided membership over the past few months. “I know members will be watching in the months ahead as I’m held accountable to my promise of rebuilding a stronger organization, and I welcome the challenge,” said President and Chief Cooper. “I look forward to working alongside Vice President Raymond Guimond and the Board of Directors as we continue advocating for the rights of the off-reserve Aboriginal Peoples of Prince Edward Island."

For further information, please contact the Native Council of Prince Edward Island Main Office at: Telephone: 902-892-5314 or toll free, 1-877-591-3003 or visit our website at www.ncpei.com.

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The Native Council of Prince Edward Island is a Community of Aboriginal People residing off-reserve in traditional Mi'kmaq territory. The Native Council of Prince Edward Island represents some 4000 Status, Non-Status, Métis and Inuit people residing on Epekwitk (PEI) and is the self governing authority for all off-reserve Aboriginal people in the province.

~Holding on to Our Future~