The Native Council of Prince Edward Island would like to congratulate Dwight Dorey for his election as National Chief for the Congress of Aboriginal People!
September 25, 2015
The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples Annual General Assembly has voted in their National Chief, Dwight Dorey from New Germany, Nova Scotia. He has been nominated to become the CAP’s National Chief for the next term. Dwight was the National Chief for CAP, serving a term from 1999 – 2006!
The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP) is one of five National Aboriginal Representative Organizations recognized by the Government of Canada. Founded in 1971 as the Native Council of Canada (NCC), the organization was originally established to represent the interests of Métis and non-status Indians. Reorganized and renamed in 1993, CAP has extended its constituency to include all off-reserve status and non-status Indians, Métis and Southern Inuit Aboriginal Peoples, and serves as the national voice for its provincial and territorial affiliate organizations. CAP also holds consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), which facilitates its participation on international issues of importance to Indigenous Peoples.
The Congress also administers the Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy (ASETS) which links training to labour market demand. ASETS is designed to help Aboriginal people who live off-reserve prepare for and find high-demand jobs.
Congratulations Chief Dwight Dorey!