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Chief Michael Augustine Legal Defence Trust Fund

The Chief Michael Augustine Legal Defence Trust Fund was established in 1995 by the APC Chiefs.

The Fund was created as a response to the overwhelming legal costs associated with defending Aboriginal and Treaty rights cases. The legal defence costs were simply too high for one organization or community to handle.

This Fund has been named after the Mi'kmaq chief, Michael Augustine, who signed the treaty of 1760.