Media Links – 2021

November 8, 2021
Abegweit First Nation marks National Indigenous Veterans Day
CBC News

October 1, 2021
Prince Edward Island celebrates Treaty Day
Government of PEI News Release

September 30, 2021
Moment of silence, flags lowered in P.E.I. for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
Saltwire

September 30, 2021
City of Charlottetown raises Mi’kmaq flag in honour of first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
Saltwire

September 29, 2021
Treaty education agreement with P.E.I. government ‘essential’ says Lennox Island Chief –
Saltwire

September 30, 2021
Epekwitk (PEI) Commemorates Inaugural National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (PDF)

September 29, 2021
Island Morning: Chief Junior Gould reflecting on TRC day
CBC Island Morning

September 28, 2021
Island Morning: Chief Darlene Bernard speaks on how to mark the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
CBC Island Morning

September 29, 2021
Chief Darlene Bernard Presents to Standing Committee on Health and Social Development (PDF)

September 9, 2021
P.E.I. to recognize National Day of Truth and Reconciliation
CBC News

September 9, 2021
Epekwitk Assembly of Councils Responds to Premier King’s Announcement Proclaiming September 30 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation a Statutory Holiday (PDF)

August 14, 2021
Public basket-weaving events showcase Mi’kmaw cultural heritage
CBC News

July 24, 2021
Duty to consult: What it means for properties like the former Prince Edward Home site in Charlottetown
CBC News

July 22, 2021
Timely and appropriate’ to include Mi’kmaq in P.E.I. land use decisions, says chief
CBC News

July 16, 2021
P.E.I. committee questions ‘evergreen’ status of TRC recommendations
Saltwire

July 18, 2021
Conserving the coast: First Nations, state governments working towards new national park reserve on P.E.I.
Saltwire

July 18, 2021
Public event brings Indigenous culture to downtown Charlottetown
Saltwire

July 16, 2021
The road to reconciliation: P.E.I. Mi’kmaq place names unveiled by Stratford council, committees
Saltwire

July 1, 2021
Darlene Bernard honoured at Summerside’s civic ceremony on July 1
SaltWire Network

July 1, 2021
Healing together: Lennox Island Mi’kmaq, supporters mark July 1 with Resiliency Day ceremonies in P.E.I.
SaltWire Network

July 1, 2021
Hundreds stand with Indigenous community on Canada Day in Charlottetown
CBC News

June 28, 2021
Chief Junior Gould of Abegweit First Nation on PEI speaks about Canada Day celebrations
CBC Maritime Noon

June 28, 2021
P.E.I. Mi’kmaq chiefs, communities taking different approaches to Canada Day
CBC News

June 27, 2021
P.E.I. chief says collaboration on UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People will be key
SaltWire Network

June 23, 2021
Epekwitk Assembly of Councils Receives Eagle Donation from Island Nature Trust (PDF)

June 21, 2021
Mik’maq hope to protect heritage with proposed P.E.I. national park reserve
CBC News

June 16, 2021
Abegweit First Nation and Parks Canada partner for P.E.I. weddings, events
CBC News

June 10, 2021
UPDATED: P.E.I.’s Mi’kmaq chiefs, residential school survivors honour the past and look to the future: ‘The time for real change is now’
SaltWire Network

June 10, 2021
Emotional vigil held in Charlottetown for victims, survivors of residential schools
CBC News

June 8, 2021
‘I was living in fear’: Lennox Island woman shares her experience in the residential school system during recent ceremony
SaltWire Network

June 8, 2021
Survey Launched For Proposed Prince Edward Island Park Reserve
National Parks Travler

June 7, 2021
Lennox Island chief says no reconciliation until all residential schools searched, bodies identified and returned
SaltWire Network

June 4, 2021
Help shape the future of a new national park reserve in Prince Edward Island
Parks Canada

June 3, 2021
P.E.I. senator sponsors bill creating national day for truth and reconciliation
CBC News

May 31, 2021
Sir John A. Macdonald statue to be removed from Charlottetown corner
CBC News

May 30, 2021
Epekwitk Mi’kmaq Chiefs respond to City Council’s vote to remove Sir John A. statue (PDF)

May 30, 2021
Epekwitk Assembly of Councils Responds to Recent Findings of Remains of 215 Children in Kamloops BCP.E.I. First Nation to honour residential school victims from Kamloops, B.C.
CBC News

May 30, 2021
P.E.I. First Nation to honour residential school victims from Kamloops, B.C.
CBC News

May 28, 2021
4 P.E.I. groups recognized for reconciliation work on the Island
CBC News

May 28, 2021
A part to play: Four organizations honoured for work towards reconciliation with P.E.I. Mi’kmaq
SaltWire Network

May 27, 2021
Introducing the First Ever Recipients of the Reconciliation Recognition Award (PDF)

May 25, 2021
Epekwitk’s Mi’kmaq History Comes to Life Once Again for Aboriginal Awareness WeekA part to play: Four organizations honoured for work towards reconciliation with P.E.I. Mi’kmaq
SaltWire Network

May 20, 2021
L’nuey Announces Inaugural Reconciliation Recognition Award for Aboriginal Awareness Week (PDF)

May 18, 2021
Sir John A’s beer rebrand a ‘great show of respect,’ says Mi’kmaw chief
CBC News

May 12, 2021
Statement by the Epekwitk Assembly of Councils Regarding Environmental Bill of RightsEpekwitk Assembly say they weren’t adequately consulted on P.E.I. environmental rights bill
SaltWire Network

May 12, 2021
Epekwitk Assembly say they weren’t adequately consulted on P.E.I. environmental rights bill
SaltWire Network

May 11, 2021
Sir John A. Macdonald statue resolution an opportunity for education, Mi’kmaw leader says
CBC News

May 10, 2021
Abegweit First Nation gets land, money for corridor to connect to Hillsborough River
CBC News

May 10 , 2021
P.E.I. students relive ‘grand tragedy’ of Indigenous history through blanket exercise
CBC News

April 23, 2021
P.E.I. school forging a path toward reconciliation with help from Lennox Island
CBC News

April 8, 2021
Epekwitk Assembly to launch campaign touting livelihood fishery as beneficial to the whole Island
PEICanada.com

March 30, 2021
Lennox Island Ice Walk gives chance to ‘chart a new course together,’ chief says
CBC News

March 24, 2021
164 hectares of land added to P.E.I. National Park in Greenwich
CBC News

March 19, 2021
Lennox Island to mark lives lost in ‘treacherous’ walk across ice before causeway built
CBC News

March 19, 2021
Reserves on Prince Edward Island
The Canadian Encyclopedia

March 12, 2021
L’nuey leader Jenene Wooldridge joins powerful list
Island Morning with Mitch Cormier

March 11, 2021
City still considering John A. Macdonald statue options, Charlottetown mayor says
CBC News

March 5, 2021
P.E.I. Mi’kmaq chiefs, senator, denounce new DFO regulations on moderate livelihood fishery
The Guardian

March 4, 2021
P.E.I. Mi’kmaw chiefs denounce DFO’s ‘moderate livelihood’ fishery plan
CBC News

March 4, 2021
Epekwitk Assembly of Chiefs Denounces DFO Announcement (PDF)

February 11, 2021
Canada supports the nation rebuilding efforts of Indigenous groups in Atlantic Canada to advance self-determination and reconciliation
Government of Canada

January 28, 2021
Mi’kmaw leaders, city at odds over changes for Charlottetown’s John A. Macdonald statue
CBC News
Statement from the Epekwitk Assembly of Councils

January 13, 2021
L’nuey Plans to launch Foundational Terms Campaign (PDF)

January 11, 2021
Charlottetown council criticized for slow pace on updating text at John A. Macdonald statue
CBC News

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