Scott Simms

Your member of parliament for


Coast of Bays-Central-Notre Dame

Scott Simms

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Coast of Bays-Central-Notre Dame

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Simms Congratulates Chief Mi’sel Joe

Simms Congratulates Chief Mi’sel Joe

For Immediate Release

Grand Falls-Windsor, NL – June 30, 2017 – Scott Simms, Member of Parliament for Coast of Bays-Central-Notre Dame, would like to congratulate Chief Mi’sel Joe of the Miawpukek First Nation at Conne River on being appointed today as a Member of the Order of Canada.

“Chief Joe is certainly worthy of this prestigious award for his contributions to the people of the Miawpukek First Nation as well as the Mi’kmaq people of Newfoundland and Labrador,” said Simms. “Under his leadership, his community is considered a model for other reserves across the country.”

Created in 1967, the Order of Canada, one of our country’s highest civilian honours, recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. Close to 7,000 people from all sectors of society have been invested into the Order.

Since 1973, Chief Joe has been involved in First Nation politics, first as a councillor. After the death of his uncle, Chief William Joe in 1982, he became Traditional Saqamaw and the Newfoundland District Chief for the Mi’kmaq Grand Council in Conne River. Chief Joe is currently in his 11th consecutive two-year term as Administrative Chief.

“This award is most deserved, and as Newfoundlanders and Labradorians we all should be proud of Chief Joe’s accomplishment,” said Simms.

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Media contact:

Kevin Higgins
Constituency Assistant to
Scott Simms, MP
(709) 256-3130