The Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Chiefs and cabinet ministers met in Millbrook First Nation today, Dec. 14, to discuss opportunities and accomplishments related to economic development, education and culture, infrastructure, as well as social and justice matters.
“We have established a unique relationship here in Nova Scotia with the government,” said Chief Terrance Paul, co-chair of the assembly. “This annual meeting is a time for us to come together to discuss matters that are important to all of us and helps to strengthen and build our relationship as treaty partners.”
“Today’s meeting is one of the many ways we work together. We value our relationship with the Mi’kmaq and I always look forward to this day that brings together all the chiefs and cabinet ministers,” said Premier Stephen McNeil, who is also Minister of Aboriginal Affairs. “This meeting gives us an opportunity to discuss important issues and how we will continue to work together to build a stronger Nova Scotia for all.”
It was the eighth annual meeting of the assembly and the cabinet to review progress and set priorities. The meeting helps guide ongoing discussions on a variety of priorities.