Fort Chipewyan, AB – In response to the announcement that Mikisew Cree First Nation (MCFN) Chief Peter Powder will be stepping down, Fort Chip Métis President Kendrick Cardinal made the following statement:
“As Chief, Peter Powder brought a diverse set of experience and skills to leadership. He joined me to engage youth and together we were able to provide a unified approach to all issues affecting Fort Chip. And now, as Peter steps down to give full attention to his health and his family, we stand beside him still.”
He added, “Peter and I also worked closely to expand land and animal protections, as well as the security of our communities. His example of leadership will continue to be an inspiring example. The MCFN community is better for having had Peter leading—in fact, we all are. We wish him all the best.”
About Fort Chip Metis: Fort Chip Métis Local #125 (“Fort Chip Métis”) is located in the oldest consecutively inhabited settlement in Alberta. It was established to preserve and promote Métis Culture, and provides services for the Métis people of Fort Chipewyan. To learn more about Fort Chip Métis, visit www.fortchipmetis.ca.
Tammy Riel, Executive Director of Fort Chip Métis Association