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The Aboriginal Affairs Secretariat offers a centralized point of contact for First Nations, Aboriginal organizations, and government departments in Prince Edward Island.   

The Secretariat's main role is to manage and coordinate government's activities related to Aboriginal Affairs and to provide a means by which to promote inter-departmental communication and cooperation on governmental matters and issues of public interest. The Secretariat's core activities include: policy and program development, dissemination of public information, promoting public awareness, and policy advice regarding the legal duty to consult. 

 
The Aboriginal Affairs Secretariat works on behalf of the Province to implement the Canada/ Prince Edward Island/ Mi'kmaq Partnership Agreement signed in 2007.  A representative from the Secretariat sits on the Coordinating Committee as well as Policy and Planning Forums created under this agreement.
 
The division is also responsible for regulating all archaeology conducted within Prince Edward Island under the Archaeology Act.  Responsibilities include archaeological site management and protection, procedures, consultation with various groups having archaeological interests, and education.


                         


       Aboriginal Affairs                                                              Archaeology

 
John J. Sark Scholarship winners recognized in the Provincial Legislature by Premier Ghiz.
Premier Ghiz with scholarship recipients Olivia Phillips and Bradley Cooper


On November 25, 2014 Premier Ghiz recognized the 2014 recipients of the John J. Sark Scholarship at UPEI.  The recipients are Bradley Cooper, Olivia Phillips and Jill Martin.

 


Consultation Agreement Signed between the Mi'kmaq, provincial and federal government


Aboriginal Affairs Working Group Economic Development Website
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