Winter Powwow

As the “Summer Powwow” nears, Lita Isaac often wakes up at 5 a.m. “Your mind wakes you up,” she said. “‘What has to be done?’” Isaac has been helping organize the Listuguj Powwows for 26 years now, since the beginning. “Sometimes…

Forest Kindergarten: natural learning

The importance of Language and Culture is urged wherever it can be seen or heard. Whether it’s the Mi’gmaq Word of the Day, language classes at the Education Directorate or the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Development Center. Several years ago, the…

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…

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…

Remembrance Day: Honoring our Veterans

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November 11th is a day to remember those who fought for our future and safety.  The Listuguj Veteran’s Committee held the Remembrance day ceremonies at the Listuguj Community Development Center this year. It started at 10:30 a.m. Half…
Salmon Summit 3

Salmon Summit 3

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The Salmon Summit has been held in Listuguj for three years now. It was created to bring people and organizations with interests in the Restigouche watershed together. Over the course of two days, Salmon Summit 3 was held at the Bingo Hall.…
Photo by Denise Barnaby

The importance of thermal refuges for Salmon

Salmon are sensitive to everything in the environment, even relatively small differences in the  the temperature of the water. “Anything above 23 celsius, they have a hard time doing their biological function,” said Carol-Anne Gillis,…

Training the next round of firefighters

The last time Listuguj had a firefighter training course was roughly 15 years ago. As years passed the number of firefighters we had slowly dropped. “We keep on getting volunteers that quit, every year,” said Garry Caplin, Listuguj Fire…
Tanya Barnaby and Christine Metallic of Families First Support Services.

Traditional Parenting: Helping people heal together

The Traditional Parenting Program offers a supportive group, without judgement, for anyone struggling with any aspect of parenting. Coordinators Tanya Barnaby and Christine Metallic try to offer tools, but ultimately, the group develops on its…

‘Nnui’sultinej Let’s speak Mi’gmaq

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There is a red line at the Listuguj Education Complex that can’t be missed.  The line divides three classrooms from the rest of the building, creating the only English-free zone in Listuguj. Anyone crossing that line has to speak only in…