The Native Council of PEI reflects on Mi'kmaq Month Activities
For Immediate Release
October 31st, 2014
Charlottetown PEI - The Native Council of Prince Edward Island wishes Islanders a fun and safe Halloween. As many from within the membership have been preparing for this fun and tasty eve of spooky outfits and scary surprises, the Native Council of PEI has been very busy as well. October is Mi'kmaq History Month and to honour this, the Native Council of PEI has hosted Open Houses along with participating in other related events.
The Native Council of PEI staff attended and supported several great events: Sisters in Spirit, the unveiling of the Michael Thomas Statue in Stratford and the UPEI PowWow. During this month of Mi'kmaq tribute, our staff has worked closely with several Native Council of PEI members to compile and preserve historic documents and photos for a future digital exhibit.
"I am very pleased with our current and new staff as we all put our everything into advocacy, programs and services. October has been a busy and productive month as staff met with other Provincial, Federal and Aboriginal organizations throughout the Maritimes. We are pleased that our Tripartite funding has been renewed and that other grants have been approved for services," explains President and Chief Jamie Thomas.
The Native Council of Prince Edward Island has seen an increase in interest, both in their online presence and in-house queries. This is believed to in part by their increased public presence and active advocacy for the off-reserve Aboriginal status, non-status, Métis and Inuit population of Prince Edward Island.
"We are pleased with the reception of our Talk and Tea sessions, our Elders Gatherings and meetings with, and tours, offered to potential and current partners. We are seeing an increase in membership applications along with increased involvement with the private and public sector. We encourage anyone to drop in and learn more about the Native Council of Prince Edward Island and if you are a resident of PEI and of Aboriginal decent, please fill out a membership application and become a part of our expanding family,." states/invites Director of Public Relations, Andrew Sark.
"We thank all Members, partners and affiliates for their contributions, support and cooperation. We wish you and all Islanders alike, a fun and safe Halloween," concludes President and Chief Jamie Thomas.
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