Chief Dean Vicaire Appointed Interim-Co-Chair for APC
On March 19-21, 2013 Chief Dean Vicaire attended a gathering of the Atlantic Policy Congress (APC) in Halifax Nova Scotia.
There Chief Vicaire was able to help change policy and take a huge step forward for the Mi’gmaq of the Gespe’gewa’gi. The policies that governed the APC and its boundaries inadvertently excluded the Mi’gmaq people of Gespe’gewa’gi; therefore there was a proposition to change the policy currently being used to include the Mi’gmaq of the Gespe’gewa’gi which will adopt the boundaries of the traditional Mi’gmaq territory.
Following this decision to adopt the traditional boundaries, Chief Vicaire was then nominated and unanimously chosen to be on the executive committee, shortly after he was nominated and chosen to sit as the interim Co-Chair for the APC. This will be implemented until a formal election is done in the upcoming months.