Pjila’si / Welcome

On behalf of the Women of the Aboriginal Women's Association of Prince Edward Island (AWAPEI) who live in Mi'kma'ki Territory , in the land of the Mi'kmaw, and who in their language called Prince Edward Island "Epekwitk" which means "Lying in the water" , welcome to Our Home on the Web.

AWAPEI is a non-profit organization. It unites all Aboriginal Women from across the Island representing many Aboriginal nations , sometimes spanning three or four generations. Since 1986 , it has continued to build and strengthen aboriginal women from across Prince Edward Island in accordance with the vision: "Stronger Women Create Stronger Communities".

AWAPEI is also our connection to the voice at the National level with our membership to Native Women's Association of Canada. The membership gives Aboriginal Women many other opportunities , and a chance to share in the voice on a National level in Canada.

Come and be part of the Aboriginal Women's Association of PEI !

Mn'st Nogemaq / All My Relations

Judith Clark - (AWAPEI - President)

Latest News

 

 

Labor Market Development - LMD Information Bulletin - May/June 2016 Issue 

In this issue .....the expiry of your status card & Canada Child Benefit (Read More)

 

 

Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

Implementation of the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement, the largest class-action settlement in Canadian history, began in 2007. The agreement includes individual and collective elements to address the sad and terrible legacy of Indian Residential Schools (Read More)

 

Child Protection Act review goes to Public Consultations

Islanders are being asked to weigh in on the province's Child Protection Act starting in February.

The newly-appointed Child Protection Act Review Advisory Committee, which has been tasked with studying the act and looking at whether legislative or policy changes are needed, is accepting written submissions and hosting public meetings across the province (Read More)

 

Matrimonial Real Property on Reserves

In collaboration with First Nation people, communities and groups, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) developed legislation to address a long-standing and unacceptable legislative gap regarding matrimonial real property on reserves (Read More)

 

Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Navigator

APC continues to provide NIHB navigator services to the Atlantic. The NIHB Navigator is responsible for advocating on behalf of and supporting Atlantic First Nations clients , communities and organizations to resolve non-insured health benefits (NIHB) and other health related issues. The role of the NIHB Navigator is to assist those having difficulties understanding and accesssing the NIHB services that are currently available. The Navigator can also assist in appealing decisions relating to NIHB programs.

 

Aboriginal Women's Association of PEI stand by our motto:

"Stronger women create stronger communities."