Aboriginal Awareness Week, which takes place May 25-28, offers a great opportunity to celebrate the Mi’kmaq of Epekwitk (PEI), home of the traditional and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq people.

This week provides us with the chance to share our Mi’kmaq language, culture, and history, with a look to our future. This future is one where we envision reconciliation at the forefront as we build a better and stronger tomorrow together.

This year, the Epekwitk Assembly of Councils, through L’nuey, is launching a new initiative during Aboriginal Awareness Week to show its appreciation for the work being done to advance reconciliation by individuals, businesses, and organizations here on PEI.

The inaugural “Reconciliation Recognition Award” will be given to recipients based on a series of criteria that serves to recognize, respect, and include the Epekwitk (PEI) Mi’kmaq people, stories, history, or land in such a way that it creates a positive and inclusive Island community with lasting impacts for future generations.

This year’s recipients have been selected by the Epekwitk Assembly of Councils and will receive their award at a small ceremony to be held in the Assembly Chamber at the new Epekwitk Assembly of Councils building the morning on May 27, 2021.

It is the hope of the Epekwitk Assembly of Councils and L’nuey to make this an annual Aboriginal Awareness Week event.

2021 recipients will be announced on May 27 during Aboriginal Awareness week on L’nuey’s social media platforms: Facebook (L’nuey PEI), Instagram (@lnuey.ca) and Twitter (@lnueypei).

Nuta’ykw Ila’matuti  – “We all need Reconciliation”