AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Congratulates Newly Elected AFN Regional Chief for Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, Paul Prosper

Published: Sep 04, 2020News

(Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde congratulates AFN Regional Chief Paul Prosper who was elected by the First Nation Chiefs in the provinces of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland today.

“Regional Chief Prosper is a welcome addition to the AFN Executive Committee and I congratulate him on his new role,” said AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde. “As he was the Chief of the Paqtnkek First Nation in Nova Scotia for many years, I have known Regional Chief Prosper for a long time, and I know he is strong voice, with the dedication to his people that is the hallmark of an effective advocate. I look forward to working together with Regional Chief Prosper to pursue the priorities of First Nations in the East as well as First Nations across the country.”

Regional Chief Prosper is Mi’kmaq and has served his people as Chief of the Paqtnkek First Nation since 2013. A lawyer by trade, the Regional Chief has extensive experience working with Canadian and Mi’kmaq law. He has taught Mi’kmaq Governance and Aboriginal and Treaty Rights for Cape Breton University.

Over the years, Regional Chief Prosper has worked with or for numerous First Nations organizations including the Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq, the Nova Scotia Aboriginal Title Project, the Mi’kmaq Legal Support Network, the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI, and as a Legal Advisor for the Treaty & Aboriginal Rights Research Centre of Nova Scotia.

The AFN is the national organization representing First Nations citizens in Canada. Follow AFN on Twitter @AFN_Updates.

For more information please contact:

Michael Hutchinson
Interim Communications Director
Assembly of First Nations
613-859-6831 (cell)
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Karen Joyner
Communications Officer
Assembly of First Nations
613-292-0857 (cell)
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