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The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP) National Youth Council is the representative body for the rights and interests of Non-Status and Status Indians, Southern Inuit and Métis Aboriginal youth living off-reserve in Canada.
Notice of Candidates for National Chief & National Vice-Chief
The call for nominations for the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples 2020 election of the National Chief & National Vice-Chief has now closed.
The candidates for National Chief are as follows:
Elmer St. Pierre
The candidates for National Vice-Chief are as follow:
The election of the National Chief & National Vice-Chief will be held at the 2020 Annual General Assembly on October 2-3, 2020
Notice of Election – CLOSED
Per Section 4.06 of the General Operating By-Laws of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples:
Notification of Intention to Run for Office: In order to be eligible for election to the office of Chief or Vice-Chief, an individual must, no later than by 11:59 pm National Head Office time 21 days prior to the date of the CAP Annual General Assembly at which they are to seek election, deliver to the head office of the Congress a printed, written or typewritten, or electronic notice personally signed by the individual and directed to the attention of the Chief Executive Officer, stating their intention to run for the office of Chief or Vice-Chief. No election candidate is permitted to run for both offices.
Deadline: Notice of Intention to Run for Office for National Chief or National Vice-Chief must be received no later than 11:59pm EST on September 11, prior to the CAP Annual General Assembly on October 2nd and 3rd, 2020.
Representing Aboriginal People Living Off-Reserve Since 1971
The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP) is one of five National Indigenous Organizations recognized by the Government of Canada. Founded in 1971 as the Native Council of Canada (NCC), the organization was originally established to represent the interests of Métis and non-status Indians. Reorganized and renamed in 1993, CAP has extended its constituency to include all off-reserve status and non-status Indians, Métis and Southern Inuit Aboriginal Peoples, and serves as the national voice for its provincial and territorial affiliate organizations. CAP also holds consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), which facilitates its participation on international issues of importance to Indigenous Peoples.
News and Updates
Canada and the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples Sign Political Accord
From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada
December 12, 2018 — Ottawa, Ontario — Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada
On December 5, 2018, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, Carolyn Bennett, and National Chief Robert Bertrand and National Vice-Chief Kim Beaudin of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples signed the Canada-Congress of Aboriginal Peoples Political Accord.
Congress of Aboriginal Peoples Celebrates Breakthrough Political Accord with the Federal Government
December 5, 2018 (Ottawa, ON) – The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples’ National Chief, Vice-Chief and Board of Directors joined in celebration today for the signing of a renewed Political Accord with the federal government. The Accord has been the subject of negotiations with government over the past year.