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Premier Furey and Minister Dempster Congratulate New Leadership Team of Miawpukek First Nation

by ahnationtalk on June 6, 202424 Views

June 5, 2024

The Honourable Dr. Andrew Furey, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Honourable Lisa Dempster, Minister of Labrador Affairs and Minister Responsible for Indigenous Affairs and Reconciliation, congratulate the elected Chief and council members of Miawpukek Mi’kamawey Mawi’omi.

The following individuals were declared elected on June 4 by Miawpukek Mi’kamawey Mawi’omi:

  • Chief: Brad Benoit
  • Council: Frank Benoit, Susan Hill, Mike Drew, Barry Joe, Yvonne John, Fernando Jeddore

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador thanks the former members of the council for their role in serving the interests of their community. The Provincial Government also extends appreciation to all individuals who advanced their names as candidates in the election.

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“Congratulations to Chief Brad Benoit on his re-election and to the council members who are taking on an important responsibility. I am looking forward to working with the leadership team and building on the partnership which we have established with the Miawpukek First Nation.
Honourable Dr. Andrew Furey
Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador

“Chief Benoit and the newly-elected members of the council have earned the trust and support of the people of Miawpukek Mi’kamawey Mawi’omi. It is an honour and a privilege to serve and work on behalf of the people of your community. We share the responsibility of working together to advance the priorities and vision of the council and the Mi’kmaq people.”
Honourable Lisa Dempster
Minister of Labrador Affairs
Minister Responsible for Indigenous Affairs and Reconciliation

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