Cabinet, Mi’kmaq Chiefs Hold Annual Meeting

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Cabinet, Mi’kmaq Chiefs Hold Annual Meeting

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 2015293 Views

May 22, 2015

Provincial cabinet ministers and Nova Scotia’s Mi’kmaq Chiefs met in Halifax today, May 22, to discuss social and justice issues, education and culture, as well as land and natural resources.

“This meeting is demonstration of the nation-to-nation relationship that we have built with the provincial government,” said Chief Terrance Paul, co-chair of the Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Chiefs. “It is important for both sides to come together to discuss issues of priorities for everyone living in this province.”

“Our relationship with the Mi’kmaq is critical to the future of our province,” said Premier Stephen McNeil, who is also Minister of Aboriginal Affairs. “This annual meeting is an opportunity for us to sit together and work to ensure a vibrant and prosperous Nova Scotia for all.”

It was the sixth annual meeting of the assembly and the provincial cabinet to review progress and set priorities. The meeting helps guide ongoing discussions on a variety of issues, including governance and the economy.

Government is engaged with the Mi’kmaq in a number of processes, including the Made-in-Nova Scotia Process, the Mi’kmaq-Nova Scotia-Canada Tripartite Forum and the Terms of Reference for a Mi’kmaq-Nova Scotia-Canada Consultation Process.

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Media Contacts: Kelly Bennett
902-424-6627
Cell: 902-717-0952
Email: [email protected]

Crystal Dorey
Mi’kmaq Rights Initiative
Cell: 902-957-0549
Email: [email protected]

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