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.