Renewed CAP-Canada Political Accord

December 12, 2018 (Truro, NS) ─  The Native Council of Nova Scotia’s (NCNS) National organization, The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP) has signed a renewed Political Accord with the federal government last Wednesday, December 5, 2018, in Ottawa, ON; Chief Lorraine Augustine, of the NCNS, was also present during the process as a member of CAP’s Board of Directors.

CAP has been the national voice for 47 years advocating for the off-Reserve Status and non-Status Indians, Metis, and Southern Labrador Inuit Indigenous Peoples across Canada.

The Political Accord was signed by CAP’s National Chief Robert Bertrand and Vice-Chief, Mr. Kim Beaudin, as well as the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown Indigenous Relations.

The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples have been negotiating with the federal government for the past year.  The signing of the Political Accord marks a breakthrough for the rights, interests, and needs of the off-Reserve Status and Non-Status Indians, Metis and Southern Inuit Indigenous Peoples of Canada.  The Accord is an acknowledgement of the federal governments responsibilities to the off-Reserve Indigenous Peoples.

Chief Augustine is honoured to be a part of the CAP’s negotiating team.

Pictured below is the negotiating team; from left to right in the back row is Erik Anderson, Lisa Cooper, Todd Russell, Chief Lorraine Augustine, and Frank Weldon. In the front row, from left to right is CAP’s Vice-Chief, Mr. Kim Beaudin, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown Indigenous Relations and National Chief Robert Bertrand.



Satellite Offices

235 Charlotte Street, Unit 1
Sydney, N.S. B1P 1C4
Tel: 902-567-1240
Fax: 902-564-1123

180 White Point Road
PO Box 2028
Liverpool, N.S. B0T1K0
Tel: 902-354-2751
Fax: 902354-2757

 

140 Thorne Ave, Unit C
Dartmouth, N.S. B3B 1Z2
Tel: 902-405-4730
Fax: 902-405-4731

Digby Resource Center
1 Birch Street
Digby, N.S. B0V 1A0

Coldbrook Outreach
11 Opportunity Lane
Coldbrook, N.S. B4R 1B9

Head Office

129 Truro Heights Road,
P.O. Box 1320,
Truro, N.S.
B2N 5N2

Toll Free: 1-800-565-4372
Direct: 902-895-1523
Fax: 902-895-0024