The NCPEI represents off-reserve aboriginal peoples in a variety of ways. Whether we are dealing with various government agencies, local businesses, or Aboriginals seeking information on their status, the Native Council offers you a variety of other services which include, Employment and Training Initiatives, Youth Programs, Fisheries, Housing and more.
Most of the members of the Native Council of Prince Edward Island (PEI) descend from the original Mic'maq people who inhabited the Island for untold centuries. They were an independent and powerful people who thrived in this rich land by hunting, fishing, gathering, and trading with other aboriginal nations. Some of our members continue to live in the traditional way, while others work in the modern economy.
This report is written as a result of the many dialogues and discussion with NWMO, and Mawiw's focus group. The focus group was formed following the initial NWMO presentation held in July of 2009 in Fredericton. This introductory meeting with NWMO was a presentation to Mawiw's board members, Chiefs, technicians, Mawiw executive, and band councillors. Our task within the focus group was to ensure all information provided by NWMO was properly analysed and discussed as to allow for proper feedback to be included in this final report.
The Union of New Brunswick Indians Board of Directors authorized the establishment of the UNBI Training Institute in 1994 as a key component of the UNBI's activities. Its purpose is to provide post-secondary and other educational opportunities for the people, and by the people, of the First Nation communities. At present the UNBI Training Institute is delivering courses such as Diploma in Early Childhood Education, and a Certificate in Home & Community Care as a Personal Support Worker.
The Lands Program administers and manages land transactions for The CMM's six member communities. The program provides quality land management advice and administrative support pertaining to reserve additions, pre-reserve designations and lands referendums. The Lands Management Program is available to member communities for updating land encumbrances, facilitating community land issue settlements, updating community mapping, researching historical land use and responding to Indian Land Registry queries.