Entries by Mike Isaac

Chief’s Message (July 9)

Things are finally starting to slow down a little around the LMG. “I’m happy with the process which was done with the settlement agreement,” said Chief Scott Martin. The bulk oif PCD payments have been processed so far, and LMG staff are able to start focusing on other matters. Martin also said he’s happy to […]

Chief’s Message (June 24)

“At this time of year – with all the activities, and all the money that will be going around – please party responsibly,” said Chief Scott Martin. “It’s a busy time of year.” With all the graduations, the first round of the Settlement Agreement Funds going out, and good weather – there are plenty of reasons […]

Arrested in 1981

There are still some in Listuguj who were arrested when the Quebec Provincial Police raided the community in 1981.  Rene Martin was one. You can see the police pulling his hair in the opening of Alanis Obomsawin’s film, “Incident at Restigouche.” Rene Martin and his partner Joyce Metallic — now of 43 years – were […]

Migwite’tm’nej 2015

Even though weather prevented people from marching this year, Migwite’tm’nej still brought people together to remember the 1981 raids. “Today is a very sad and special day for our community,” said Madelien Germain, from the stage in the Bingo Hall. “Some of the men that were brutally abused, beaten … Some women were also abused, […]

First PCD Payments

The first Per Capita Distribution (PCD) funds for the settlement agreement went out on Friday, June 19. Approximately 1,100 people received $14,951.41. Registered band members as of May 29,2015 have five years to apply. Minors have five years to apply following their 18th birthday. Payments are expected to be going out for the next 23 […]