“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…

NR Scientific Research members saved the life of DFO officer

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"The fact that you have put your own life in danger to save me is remarkable and I'm deeply touched by your actions. In doing so, you gave me the chance to continue my wonderful life and for that, I will be forever grateful. You have shown…

LOCAL BUSINESS OWNER SPOTLIGHT – LLOYD ALCON

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Lloyd Alcon has had many impressive job titles under his belt, but now he's focusing on his businesses. He is the owner of LCA Rentals and Outdoor Services, LCA Solutions Inc., and is the Chief Executive Officer/Part Owner of Initiative Concrete…

GIVING CHILDREN A HEAD START SINCE 2001

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Listuguj celebrates and offers many programs for the youth in the community.  One of these programs is Head Start. Head Start began back in 2001.  It was initially held in what is currently the Haven House building. It eventually…

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…

Opening of the Eastern Door – Women’s Gathering

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Families First Support Services hosted the Opening of the Eastern Door event in August.  Guest speakers at this event included Elder Janie Meader and Shinead Meader from Membertou, Dr. Andrea Colfer from Elsipogtog, Karen Bernard from Waycobah,…

Listuguj Police Department Debuts Axon Body Worn Cameras

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Listuguj, QC - Earlier this month, the Listuguj Police Department announced that going forward, 14 frontline members will be equipped with Axon body-worn cameras. The cameras will be used during their day-to-day operations, to continue…