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We are a Policy Research and Advocacy Secretariat for 32 Chiefs (of Mi'kmaq, Maliseet, Innu, and Passamaquoddy), Nations, and Communities in Atlantic Canada, Quebec, and Maine.

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APC Media Release - Chiefs express frustration over lack of action in Potlotek First Nation

For Immediate Release – September 14, 2017
 
Atlantic Chiefs express frustration over lack of action in Potlotek First Nation
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia Chiefs in Atlantic Canada are expressing frustration and concern over
Canada’s lack of action to address serious water conditions in Potlotek First Nation. It’s been one
year since residents of the Cape Breton indigenous community raised serious concerns about the
quality of their drinking water, and this week, the community has been advised by Health Canada not
to drink the water, bathe in it or even wash clothes in it. To date, no clear action plan has been
committed and no funding confirmed to address these repeated water issues.
 
Briefing Note TITLE: First Nations Clean Water Initiative – Atlantic Region

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First Nations Clean Water Initiative - Atlantic Region Breakfast

On July 10, 2017, the Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs Secretariat (APC) held a breakfast meeting at Dalhousie University to discuss the First Nations Clean Water Initiative -Atlantic Region (FNCWI-AR) that aims to ensure safe drinking water for First Nations communities now, and for generations to come.

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APC Marks 25th Anniversary with historic signing of MOU with Ulnooweg

The Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs (APC) recently celebrated its 25th anniversary at a gathering on June 28th, 2017 that welcomed employees, Indigenous entrepreneurs, government officials, as well as business and academic partners. To mark this historic milestone APC and its long-standing partner, Ulnooweg Development Group, signed an official Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). 

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APC Media Release - Chiefs express frustration over lack of action in Potlotek First Nation