Lobster Season is Open

The lobster season opened on September 20. Those with tags can fish for three weeks until October 10th. And those without tags can get cooked lobster at the Natural Resource building. “A person can come everyday,” said Kirt Dedam, the…

Education Deficit

An unexpected number of new students attending post-secondary school this fall created some confusion leading up to the council meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 12. Council voted to increase their deficit to approximately $700,000, so that all students…

Over $70,000 for the Community Park

Over $70,000 has been raised for the new community park, and Kangaroo playgrounds has been contracted. There should be people on site within four to six weeks. This has been made possibly largely by a $60,000 donation from Invenergy – a…

Mi’gmaq Language Workshop

The 3rd Mi’gmaq language workshop was held at the Bingo Hall on July 30. The goal is to encourage people to learn Mi’gmaq, by sparking their interest. “I personally think that we have plenty of resources needed to learn the language,”…

Windfarm Groundbreaking

The official groundbreaking ceremony at the Mesgi’g Ugju’s’n Wind Farm was on June 22. Nearby Chiefs and councils were in attendance, along with members of Innergex Renewable Energy, nearby mayors and MLAs, the Assembly of First Nations…

Welfare Suspension Resolved

Chief Scott Martin sent an open letter to the Department of Social Development of N.B over potential suspension of “welfare” payments to registered band members who receive Per Capita Distribution payments from the Settlement Agreement. The…

Migwite’tm’nej 2015

Even though weather prevented people from marching this year, Migwite’tm’nej still brought people together to remember the 1981 raids. “Today is a very sad and special day for our community,” said Madelien Germain, from the stage in…

First PCD Payments

The first Per Capita Distribution (PCD) funds for the settlement agreement went out on Friday, June 19. Approximately 1,100 people received $14,951.41. Registered band members as of May 29,2015 have five years to apply. Minors have five years…

Fishing Quota Allocation

A portion of Listuguj’s fishing quota has been allocated to Kildare Fisheries in Prince Edward Island. Chief and Council made this decision early May. “The last few years we could only fish 75 per cent of the quota with our boats,” said…

Settlement Deadline

The Governement of Canada signed the Settlement Agreement on April 29, 205. This is the “effective date.” The cutoff date to confirm Listuguj membership is now May 29, 2015. Delays from the Canadian Government pushed this date back further…