An Addressment by MMS

The Ango’tmeq Nm’tginen Unit, led by Director Juliette Barnaby with Scott Metallic as Coordinator, Nathalie English managing Consultations and Accommodations (C&A), and supported by Executive Assistant Santana Gedeon and C&A Assistant Julia Anglehart, conducts over 100 provincial and federal consultations yearly. The team integrates a balanced “Two-Eyed Seeing” approach while prioritizing water-first and conservation approaches and supports the unit’s broader initiatives.
The AN Unit responds to the various Natural Resource activities that impact the Rights and Titles of the Mi’gmaq Nation throughout the territory of Gespe’gewa’gi. These recommendations are then brought to the Chiefs Executive Committee (CEC) level for the Chiefs to ratify.
Noteworthy achievements include delaying vacation lease draws and opening discussions for better terms, contributing to the Hydro Carbon agreement to end oil production and plan for the decommissioning of active wells in Gespe’gewa’gi and advocating for the protection of the caribou population, which has dwindled to just over 30, by participating in workshops for a protection plan with the federal and provincial governments.
The AN unit also engages in various regional and environmental management tables, including sustainable development, forestry, wildlife management, water councils, and protected areas. Despite limited resources, the unit is expanding collaborations with local scientific organizations to manage the workload more efficiently and effectively to continue its advocacy for the Mi’gmaq Nation.

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