Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs Congratulates Regional Chief Paul Prosper on Senate Appointment
July 7, 2023
Treaty One Territory, Manitoba
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 1, 2023
Treaty One Territory, Manitoba – The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) joins the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) in celebrating the appointment of Regional Chief Paul Prosper of Nova Scotia to the Senate of Canada.
Regional Chief Paul Prosper has been serving as the Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief for Nova Scotia and Newfoundland since September 2020. As a Mi’kmaw Lawyer and the former Chief of Paqtnkek, Regional Chief Prosper brings with him extensive expertise in Indigenous legal matters, coupled with his valuable contributions in research, governance, and negotiation.
Grand Chief Cathy Merrick extends her heartfelt congratulations to Regional Chief Prosper, who officially commenced his duties as a Senator on July 6, 2023. The AMC commends Regional Chief Prosper on his exceptional achievement and applauds his dedication to advancing the rights and well-being of First Nations communities across the nation.
Grand Chief Cathy Merrick stated, “Regional Chief Prosper’s appointment to the Senate is a testament to his remarkable leadership and unwavering commitment to advancing the rights of First Nations Peoples across Turtle Island. His vast knowledge and experience will undoubtedly make a significant impact on policies and legislation affecting First Nations. I congratulate Regional Chief Prosper and look forward to witnessing his continued advocacy and wish him success in his new role as a Senator.”