Entries by Ann Jacques

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JUSTIN CALDWELL – 20 YEARS AT CHRQ

If you’ve ever turned on your radio to CHRQ 106.9 FM or checked them out on Facebook, then you’re more than likely familiar with Justin Caldwell. Caldwell has been working with CHRQ for the past 20 years in the community of Listuguj. Originally from Matapedia, QC, his radio career began when he went to school […]

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STANLEY BARNABY – AN ADVOCATE FOR INDIGENOUS PEOPLE AND COMMUNITIES

Originally from Listuguj, QC, Stanley Barnaby is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at the Joint Economic Development Initiative (JEDI) located in Fredericton, NB. His extensive educational background, work experience, and passion for advocating for Indigenous people and communities led him to this highly regarded position. Barnaby became interested in this field when he was in […]

Chief’s Corner with Chief Darcy Gray – October 2022

October is Mi’gmaq History Month, and it is a month for our community to reflect on our culture, rights, and ancestors. We are grateful for all those who have kept, and are keeping our Mi’gmaq language, stories, history, culture and practices alive. They have kept the foundation strong for us to continue to build on. […]

Chief’s Corner with Chief Darcy Gray – September 2022

September is an exciting time for our community as we prepare for back-to-school, our annual harvests, the completion of our Long-Term Care Facility, and Mi’gmaq History Month.  During the Fall months, community members can expect foods from our community in distribution, as well as part of our food sovereignty initiative. This includes: tiam, jagej, and […]

Chief’s Corner with Chief Darcy Gray – August 2022

In August we had the opportunity to reunite with friends and family at our 30th Annual Traditional Mawiomi.  People from coast to coast joined us to pray and celebrate, as we reopened for our first public gatherings since March 2020.  This year we saw approximately 6,000 people in attendance, making this Mawiomi one of the […]

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“YOU CAN NEVER FINISH A DICTIONARY.”

In 1993, Diane Mitchell got the idea for the Mi’gmaq-Mi’kmaq Online Talking Dictionary when her daughter was only two years old. They were living in Southern Ontario at the time, and Mitchell realized that her daughter would not have access to their language. With the help of her tech-savvy husband, Sean Haberlin, website developer, Dave […]