Entries by Ann Jacques



Summer is in full swing, and we’ve had many great events and celebrations in the community! Indigenous People’s Day, the Listuguj Graduation Banquet, the Bike Rodeo, the NAIG athlete parade, and more! On behalf of the administration, we are incredibly proud of our local athletes and their accomplishments at the North American Indigenous Games in […]


Reintroducing Listuguj’s Comprehensive Community Plan

The comprehensive community plan (CCP) was developed in 2012 by Chief Dean Vicaire, his administration at the time, and was coordinated by Tracey Metallic in collaboration with Dalhousie University. The plan was put into motion to collect feedback from community members and to use this data as a tool for long-term community development. The plan […]


Donna Metallic – Helping Individuals Navigate the Criminal Justice System

“The Native Courtworkers” program is a part of The Native Para-Judicial Services of Quebec that offers support services to help Indigenous people involved in the criminal justice system. These could be victims, witnesses, and accused in both the Adult and Juvenile courts. This program is to ensure Indigenous clientele receive equal, fair, and culturally appropriate […]


Chief’s Corner with Chief Scott Martin – June 2023

On June 11th, we honored and acknowledged the events that took place in 1981 that strengthened our community. It was great to see so many people out for our Migwite’tm 81 Commemoration event. Thank you to all the sponsors and volunteers who made this meaningful event possible. On behalf of the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government, congratulations […]


2nd Dan Black Belt – Joey Caplin

Listuguj’s Joey Caplin is currently in grade 10 at Sugarloaf Senior High School, and will be going into Grade 11 in the Fall. His grandmother put him in Taekwondo when he was six years old because he was getting bullied. “It wasn’t for the sake of just being able to go fight someone, it was […]


Migwite’tm 2023

Chief MartinMigwite’tm 2023 SpeechJune 11, 2023 It’s inspiring to see Listuguj come together to honor our people who were involved in the 1981 raid. This year as the previous years, the commemoration carries a meaningful name: “Today we honor the day we became stronger.” When the rights of our Mi’gmaw Nation were challenged, our people […]

Indigenous Representation in the RCMP

The National Police Federation recently published a new book, “Why We Serve: Stories of Today’s RCMP Members – Celebrating 150 Years.” The book celebrates 150 RCMP members across the country. One of those members is Listuguj’s own, Mandy Barnaby. Barnaby has had several reputable careers in the community. She was the coordinator of Listuguj’s Youth […]

Meet the Culture and Language Revitalization Team – Audrey Isaac and Mary-Beth Wysote

The Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government would like to introduce Culture Coordinator, Audrey Isaac and Mi’gmaw Revitalization Coordinator, Mary-Beth Wysote. They are both new to their roles on the revitalization team, but among their impressive educational, cultural, and artistic backgrounds, they already have plenty of ideas when it comes to revitalizing culture and language in the community. […]



Chelsea Lee-Anne Cullins (Germain) is originally from Listuguj, and now resides in Millville, New Brunswick.  While working at the Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre in Fredericton, Cullins redesigned the centre’s website, and this kickstarted her drive to create her business, Claw Connections. The name “Claw Connections” has a special meaning behind it. The title, CLAW comes from Cullin’s […]