by Crystal Dorey; Communications Officer, KMKNO

AFN National Chief Shawn Atleo addresses the audience at 2012 Nationhood Conference. Photo by Crystal Dorey.

With the historic signing of the Nationhood Proclamation in 2008, the Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Chiefs and Kwilmu’kw Maw-klusuaqn Negotiation Office have committed to bringing the Mi’kmaq leadership together each year in a two day governance conference. The Mi’kmaq leaders met on March 27 and 28, 2012 at the Membertou Trade and Convention Centre to discuss the next steps and the importance of moving forward with a true Mi’kmaq governance structure.
This year’s conference marked the fourth time that the 13 Chiefs, all Band Councillors, the Grand Council and members of Mi’kmaq Organizations have come together at a Nation, to reflect on the work done over the past year and to discuss what need ...

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