LOCAL BUSINESS OWNER SPOTLIGHT – MARCY ISAAC

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When Marcy Isaac completed massage school, she always knew that she wanted to return home to Listuguj and open her own massage clinic, and that’s just what she did. After finishing school, Isaac moved back home and worked at the Listuguj…

JUSTIN CALDWELL – 20 YEARS AT CHRQ

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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…

“YOU CAN NEVER FINISH A DICTIONARY.”

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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…

“If we don’t exercise our rights, then they won’t be there for us.”

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When JD Wysote isn’t fishing snow crab for the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government, he can often be found hunting, trapping, and tanning animal hides. He started tanning hides around three years ago when he realized that he wanted to utilize…

Decolonizing Our Education

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Jacob Gale is the Treaty Education Lead at the Listuguj Education Training and Employment Centre (LETE). Here he works and collaborates with a team featuring, Jeanette Henry, Paige Isaac, and Patrick Wilmot. Often when people think of…

BRANDON MITCHELL – COMBINING CULTURE AND CREATIVITY  

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Many of you may know Brandon Mitchell from his time working at Alaqsite'w Gitpu School as the art and technology teacher, since then he has gone on to be a very successful creative writer and illustrator. At a young age, Mitchell always…

INTRODUCING THE NEW MUSIC PROGRAM AT ALAQSITE’W GITPU SCHOOL

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Former Youth Care worker Douglas Pictou is the Performing Arts teacher at Alaqsite'w Gitpu School. Last year he solely taught Mi'gmaq hand drumming to the students, and this year, he will be the music teacher from grade four to eight. Pictou…

Elawsimgewei Gina’muo’guom – Encourage, Empower, Educate

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The Elawsimgewei Gina'muo'guom isn't just your typical education institution when it comes to adult learning, it's a safe haven and a place for students to learn about themselves and grow as individuals. As the name loosely translates, it's…

CHEY DESIGNS – CRAFTING MEANINGFUL INDIGENOUS FASHION

Cheyenne Isaac-Gloade is originally from Listuguj and now resides in Millbrook, Nova Scotia. She always had a passion for Mi'kmaq art and fashion and her goal was to become a fashion designer. She could often be found sketching and…

“You Have to Find Humor in Painful Things”

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What better way to kick off Listuguj's first Pow-Wow in two years than kicking it off with a live performance from the hilarious, Don Burnstick? The last time Burnstick was in Listuguj was in 2017 for National Addictions Awareness week…