Entries by Mike Isaac

Listuguj takes ownership of group home

Soon, the Gignu Group Home will be run entirely by the community. On January 19th, Integrated Health and Social Services Centres (CISSS) signed over the responsibility to the LMG. The transfer has been in the works for over ten years. Nearly 20 people gathered at the newly constructed building to witness the official signing. There […]


Helping a friend in need

Almost immediately after hearing the news about their friend, Dylan Montgomery, several students jumped into action. Montgomery was recently diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma. Montgomery and his family have been travelling back and forth from Halifax every week since Christmas. “We wanted to make him happy,” said Embrey Isaac. Isaac and her classmates organized a bake […]


There are no closets in tipis

The HIV/AIDS workshops at AGS opened the door for a broader conversation about acceptance and inclusion. Gina Metallic spoke to the students about two spirit issues. “It is recognized in our tradition, and the fact that two spirit people were always part of the community and always part of the circle,” she said later in […]


HIV/AIDS workshops at AGS

The annual HIV/AIDS workshop at Alaqsite’w Gitpu School focuses on more than safe sex. It uses the opportunity to discuss other important aspects of growing up – recognizing what an unhealthy relationship actually is, and self-acceptance. “What we’re really trying to do, is create that network with our students,” said Lynn Labillois. “So growing up, […]


Small change to the food bank

The Listuguj Community Social Services has an active program (initiative to fight poverty) for community members in need. The initiative is funded by Quebec and Labrador Social Services Commission, and through this, the community food bank was created in April 2016. The food bank is typically held on the third Tuesday of every month, however […]

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2016 In Review

NEWS AFN National Chief  Visits Listuguj Issue 26, Aug. 2016 The Assembly of First Nations National Chief, Perry Bellegarde, visited Listuguj during the Powwow weekend last year. It was his first time in the community. Bellegarde met with people from the community, and heard the concerns of various organizations. He spoke at the Powwow, and […]


Fire Fighters graduate from first course in 15 years

Firefighters from the first course offered in Listuguj in 15 years graduated just before the new year. The graduation was held on Dec. 16 at the Bingo Hall. The 10-week course began in September. They could be seen running various training exercises throughout that time. Some of the new firefighters, like 18-year-old Cody Duguay tried […]

Mesgi’g Ugju’s’n Wind Farm at full capacity

It may have been too dangerous to visit the windfarm, because of a snow storm, but the celebration went on anyway. It had been set for years – December 1st, 2016 was the day to commemorate all the work that went into making the Mesgi’g Ugju’s’n Wind Farm a reality. It is now running at […]