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E-News for Thursday
January 21, 2021

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PLEASE NOTE: Events listed below may get postponed or possibly cancelled. Please always check with the events directly for updated information. Thank you.

1) L’nuey launches new Foundational Terms campaign on Aboriginal and Treaty Rights

Beginning Friday, January 15, 2021, Islanders will start to see a number of videos, as well as digital and print materials, highlighting a special initiative which focuses on Aboriginal and Treaty rights. L’nuey is launching this campaign with the goal of increasing public and community understanding of foundational terms.

A video describing Aboriginal and Treaty Rights will premiere on L’nuey’s social media platforms launching the campaign, which will run until February 14, 2021.

The campaign will highlight a number of foundational terms and concepts such as: Aboriginal Rights, Treaty Rights, Self-Governance, Section 35 of the Constitution Act, the Marshall Decision, the Sparrow Decision, the Indian Act, and the Mi’kmaq-PEI-Canada Framework Agreement.

The campaign is meant to inform and expand upon Islanders knowledge of the foundational terms connected to Aboriginal and Treaty Rights and how they pertain to the Mi’kmaq of Prince Edward Island. Legal and historical background surrounding Aboriginal and Treaty Rights is complex. Ensuring individuals, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous, have the information to develop an informed perspective is essential for short and long-term success of all relationships as well as an important step in the reconciliation process.

The Foundational Terms campaign is a follow up to L’nuey’s previous Treaty Day campaign which launched in October of 2020, with the purpose of educating Islanders about the Peace and Friendship Treaties.

“These terms are key to understanding past, present, and future matters involving Indigenous people, which are relevant to all Canadians,” said Chief Junior Gould of Abegweit First Nation. “We need to bridge the gap of understanding in order to move forward in a positive and informed way,” he added. “This campaign will give Islanders a chance to involve themselves and learn more.”

“I encourage all Islanders to take this opportunity to increase their understanding of the terms and concepts related to Aboriginal and Treaty Rights, and how they apply to the relationship between Mi’kmaq and non-Mi’kmaq people,” stated Chief Darlene Bernard of Lennox Island First Nation. “This can help people better understand the context of our current situation, our past, and how we can work together in the future on the road to reconciliation.”

L’nuey would like to recognize and thank both Loretta Gould for her artistic collaboration and inspiration and Lennox Island band member Rebecca Thomas for her skilled and talented narration of the Aboriginal and Treaty Rights Foundational Terms video.

Understanding the terms connected to Aboriginal and Treaty Rights will help to set a course for a brighter future together. For more on Aboriginal and Treaty Rights terminology, visit

For more information, contact: Sean Doke at or 902.330.4420

L’nuey is an initiative focused on protecting, preserving, and implementing the constitutionally entrenched rights of the Mi’kmaq of Prince Edward Island.
#Mikmaq #LnuProud #Epekwitk #AboriginalRights #TreatyRights #Reconciliation #WeAreAllTreatyPeople #PeaceAndFriendship

Related Article

CBCPEI, Jan 19, 2021 - L'nuey rolling out educational videos on Indigenous rights 

(Source Facebook post-January 13, 2021 News release/website)


2) Snoga in the Park presented by Discover Charlottetown

Founders’ Food Hall and Market
January 23, Saturday at 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Price: Free · Duration: 1 hr

It's baaack! Discover Charlottetown presents Snoga in the Park, a refreshing, unique + FREE way to experience the magic of winter in Charlottetown.

Join certified yoga instructor, Erika Killam of 3e Yoga, for Snoga in the Park outside Founders' Food Hall & Market every Saturday at 11:30am from January 9th to February 27th, 2021. Most of the time will be spent exploring active yoga poses to keep the body warm from the inside out. All ages welcome! No registration necessary, just show up warmly dressed and ready to soak up the good vibes. Snowpants & boots are highly recommended. No yoga mat necessary either 🙂

Please arrive a few minutes early and met Erika and your fellow yogis in the outdoor lounge area. This will make meeting friends for Snoga and a snack every Saturday a cinch!

Head to for more info.

(Source Facebook event/ website)


3) Reminder: Order Print Materials for Family Violence Prevention Week 2021 by January 29

You can now order print materials for Family Violence Prevention Week 2021 using a hardcopy order form or the online form at Hardcopy forms should be submitted to

Deadline for orders: January 29, 2021. All items available while supplies last. Orders will be available for contactless pick-up at the Sherwood Business Centre or interoffice delivery on and after February 1, 2021.

Contact if you require a hardcopy order form.

(Source PAC E-Bulletin January 2021)


4) 2021 PEI Winter Woodlot Tour

215 Buffalo Road
Rustico, PE
*Access via Rte 243 (Church Rd)

Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 9 AM–1 PM
Price: Free · Duration: 4 hr
Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook

Join us for the 2021 PEI Winter Woodlot Tour! While this year's event may look a little different, we are planning to provide the same fun, family-friendly experience including knowledgeable presenters and demonstrators, hot apple cider, snowshoeing, and much more.

This is a free, family-friendly event and all are welcome! There is no pre-registration required, however, we do ask that all attendees bring a face mask and follow COVID-19 social distancing guidelines. Contact tracing information will be taken upon entry. Hope to see you there!

Visit our website for more information!

(Source Facebook/website)

5) 29th Annual Daniel O'Hanley Memorial Lecture - Online Event

The Latin American Mission Program (LAMP) is presenting the 29th annual Daniel O’Hanley Memorial Lecture on Sunday, February 7, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the lecture will be held on-line.

The lecturers are Dr. Andrea Reid, a citizen of the Nisga’a nation, and her spouse, John-Francis Lane. They live in British Columbia. Both were brought up in West Prince, PEI.

The topic of the lecture is Indigenous Fishery: Rights, Resilience, and Revival.

Andrea Reid is Assistant Professor with the University of British Columbia’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries She leads the Indigenous Fisheries Research Unit. John-Francis Lane is a conservationist with a B.Sc. in Natural Resource Conservation from the University of British Columbia. He is currently pursuing a Master of Science in conservation science.

Please register for this event via the Eventbrite link on this event page or below at:
Once registered, a Zoom link will be emailed to your inbox one hour prior to the event's start time. If you don't yet have a Zoom account, register for a free account online at: (Source email/Facebook event


6) Job Posting - PEI Literacy Alliance

Looking for a great job with a great team?

We're hiring!

To apply visit: Job Postings - PEI Literacy Alliance

(Source email notice)


7) PEIBWA Activities/News


8) PEI Status of Women Teleworking Re: COVID-19 Response

To contribute to PEI's collective effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, and in light of our caregiving responsibilities, staff of the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women will be tele-working as much as possible. This may affect when and how we are able to respond to requests. Thank you for your patience.

Afin de contribuer à l'effort collectif des insulaires de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard pour ralentir la propagation de COVID-19, et tenant compte de nos responsabilités pour aider les enfants et les aîné(e)s de nos familles, le personnel du Conseil consultatif sur la situation de la femme de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard fera du télétravail autant que possible. Cela peut affecter quand et comment nous sommes en mesure de répondre aux demandes. Merci de votre patience.
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