Mawiomi Cafe: a chance to listen

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By creating a relaxing atmosphere, with snacks, coffee, and calming music, the Mi’gmawei Mawiomi Secretariat (MMS) hoped to get a sense of what is most important to the three communities it serves – Gesgapegiaq, Gespeg, and Listuguj. The…

A healthier community

At the end of February, the Listuguj Community Health Services (LCHSS) kicked off it’s new Smoking Cessation initiative. Coordinators Corey Metallic and Wanda (Beddase) Metallic hosted a Brunch at the Elders lodge to kickoff the program. …

Lobster Fishing Plan

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The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) wants Listuguj to reduce its efforts in the lobster fishery this year. The “Effort Based Management” system used by DFO has been in place for nearly ten years, but it’s the first time it’s…

Trapper Metallic is the new Chief of Police

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Trapper Metallic is the new Chief of Police for the Listuguj Police Department (LPD). He was appointed on Feb. 6. “This is a position I was never really considering this early in my career,” he said in an interview with the Nujignua’tegeg.…

Helping a friend in need

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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…

There are no closets in tipis

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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…

HIV/AIDS workshops at AGS

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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.…

Small change to the food bank

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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…

2016 In Review

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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…