Archive Media Releases - 2005
April 15, 2005
New Executive Chair Announced for the Mi'kmaq-Nova Scotia-Canada Tripartite Forum
Mr. Simon is currently in his 4th term as Regional Chief for Nova Scotia and Newfoundland with the Assembly of First Nations. Early in his career, Mr. Simon worked as a reporter with The MicMac News for 10 years, and was later founding editor of the Mi'kmaq Maliseet Nations News. Mr. Simon went on to become a Self-Government Advisor for The Confederacy of Mainland Mi'kmaq and one of the first employees for the Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nation Chiefs as a Policy Analyst.
"Mr. Simon's leadership abilities will be beneficial to the Forum," said Minister Scott. "His experience and knowledge will be an asset to his new role. I am confident the Forum will build upon its past accomplishments and continue to work together to discuss and resolve issues of mutual concern."
"I think the chiefs have chosen wisely in their selection of Mr. Simon as the new Executive Chair of the Tripartite Forum, " said Michael Baker, Nova Scotia's Minister of Aboriginal Affairs. "He has shown his ability to work with a wide variety of groups and has a strong background in dealing with First Nations issues."
The Mi'kmaq-Nova Scotia-Canada Tripartite Forum was formed in 1997 as a partnership between the Nova Scotia Mi'kmaq, the Province of Nova Scotia and the Government of Canada, to strengthen relationships and to resolve issues of mutual concern affecting Mi'kmaw communities.
Jeff Bishop, Communications Officer
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