The Maritime Aboriginal Peoples Council (MAPC), a regional Aboriginal Peoples Leaders Institution, established by the Native Council of Nova Scotia, the Native Council of Prince Edward Island and the New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples Council, represents the Traditional Ancestral Homeland Mi’Kmaq, Maliseet, and Passamaquoddy Aboriginal Peoples of Canada.
The Objectives of the Maritime Aboriginal Peoples Council are:
- To Profile the reality that there reside in the three Maritime provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, Aboriginal Peoples who continue to live on their traditional ancestral homelands undisplaced to Indian Act reservations.
- To continually advance and promote the Aboriginal Treaty and other rights of the Aboriginal Peoples enshrined in the constitution of Canada which belong to the beneficiaries and heirs of the community of Aboriginal Peoples who reside throughout the Maritime provinces as represented by our three Aboriginal Representative Organizations at the Provincial level.
- To promote, advance, advocate and protect common regional matters, issues, Aboriginal, Treaty and other rights of the Aboriginal Peoples residing on their traditional ancestral homelands in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.
- To ever remain vigilant and take any and all measures available at law and at the political level to ensure that decision makers do not subject our community to disadvantage, stereotyping, vulnerability, social, economic and political prejudice.
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