The Listuguj Education, Training and Employment’s Mi’gmaq Immersion Program is Seeking Silent Speakers

Do you think you are a Silent Speaker? Do you want to build confidence to speak and use your language?

We want to organize a language program especially for you!

 

Who is a silent speaker?

A silent speaker is someone who understands a language well but does not speak it. There are many different kinds of silent speakers.

 

Examples:

  • Residential school survivors who spoke their language before attending
  • People who grew up hearing a language and understand it but do not speak
  • People who grew up with a fluent speaker in the home and understand the language but do not speak
  • People who have studied extensively and have developed a high level of ability in reading and writing their language but do not speak
  • Speakers who moved away from the community for some time and do not feel comfortable speaking now that they have moved
  • Speakers who speak a different dialect of the same language and do not feel comfortable speaking within a community where another dialect is more
  • Speakers who simply haven’t spoken for years because they haven’t really had anyone to speak

 

Who is NOT a Silent Speakers?

  • A new language
  • Language learners with beginner or intermediate language proficiency.
  • Someone who lost their abilities due to stroke or other health
  • A speaker who can speak comfortably in most

 

Kindly return completed surveys to the Listuguj Education Complex, (418) 788-2248 or email to kammy.vicaire@listuguj.ca.

 

Download and fill out Silent Speakers Survey here.

Paper copies are also available in the reception area of the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government Administration building.

2019 Sneaker and School Supplies Reimbursement Program

Community Notice:

The sneaker and school supplies vouchers/reimbursements begins today, August 12th at the Education Complex for Nursery to Grade 12.

 

Hours are from:

Monday to Thursday:  8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Friday from 8:30 to 12:00 p.m. (until Labour Day)

 

To be eligible for the voucher or reimbursement, students are required to:

  1. Reside in Listuguj and attend the Alaqsite’w Gitpu School, Sugarloaf Senior High School or approved transfers to other schools.
  2. Provide a June school report card. (provincial school students only)
  3. Provide an updated copy of status or medicare card.

 

For students who attend provincial schools in Quebec, proof of registration will be required.

 

A reminder that before a voucher can be released or reimbursement made, we will require the students June report card and updated valid ID.

 

Reimbursements will not be processed for those students who were issued a voucher.  If a voucher has been issued but not cashed, the voucher must be returned before a reimbursement can be made.

 

The Voucher/Reimbursement program will run from August 12th to September 30th.   For more information, call the Education Complex at 418.788.2248.

Canada Post Awards for Indigenous Students

What are the Canada Post Awards for Indigenous Students?

The Canada Post Awards for Indigenous Students celebrate the hard work and determination of Indigenous peoples who have embraced a renewed pursuit of learning. The awards are open to all First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples who have been out of school for at least one year, who have since decided to return to an educational system, and who have been back at school for at least one full year.

The Canada Post Awards for Indigenous Students are granted annually to select applicants from across the country, and recipients are awarded $2,000 in recognition for their efforts. These awards are just one way Canada Post celebrates diversity and proudly shows its commitment to making a difference in our communities.

 

Are You Eligible?

You meet the eligibility criteria if…

  1. You are Canadian and a member of a First Nation, Métis, or Inuit community.
  2. You have been out of school for one year or more.
  3. You returned to school and completed one full year of studies between January 2018 and August 2019.
  4. You have never received this award in the past (previous award recipients are not eligible).

 

How To Apply

1. Write an essay which details your efforts to get an education.

Be sure to include any challenges you have faced in order to pursue your education, why you were out of school for one year (or more), and what life was like during that time. Your essay should also include the reason(s) you decided to return to school, any extraordinary challenges you might now be facing, and how you’re dealing with those challenges. Tell us how your life has changed since you’ve returned to school and what your next steps will be. Your essay should be typed, double-spaced on letter-sized stationery, and no more than five pages long.

 

2. Complete an application form and return it by August 31, 2019. Be sure to include:

  • Your essay,
  • School transcripts or a school letter confirming you have completed one year of studies between January 2018 and August 2019 (photocopy acceptable), and
  • A clear photocopy of your membership card or an official letter from a community member confirming that you are First Nation, Métis or Inuk.

 

Click here to download the application form.

Complete application packages are to be received by August 31, 2019.

Request for Proposals – Mi’gmaq Immersion Program Evaluation

The Listuguj Education, Training & Employment Directorate is requesting proposals for Mi’gmaq immersion program evaluation.  This Request for Proposals is open to universities, research centers and professionals with extensive experience in second language immersion pedagogy, native languages, language preservation, evaluation research with relevant educational and professional qualifications.

All proposals must be submitted on or before July 25th, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. ADT.  See RFP below for details.

Click here to download the Request for Proposals – Mi’gmaq immersion program evaluation.

Request for Proposals – Nursery Classrooms Addition

The Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government (“Owner”) requests Proposals from professional, qualified, experienced companies to design, engineer, procure, construct, deliver, erect, commission, start-up, and test the completed Project consisting of all necessary labor, materials, machinery, supplies, furnishings, facilities, tools, services, equipment, and necessary to build approximately 1,800 square feet Classroom extension to the existing Listuguj Education Complex Building that will be located at 1 Riverside East, Listuguj, Quebec, G0C 2R0. The Owner prefers Contractors to install prefabricated modular units. The units must be made operational by September 1, 2019, and commissioned on or before September 30, 2019.

 

Click here to download the Request for Proposals – Nursery Classrooms Addition

Click here to view the LMG Tender Policy

 

 

Request for Proposal – Noon Day Lunch Services

The Listuguj Education, Training and Employment Directorate (LETE) has released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the provision of noon day lunch services for the Alaqsite’w Gitpu School and the Mi’gmaq Immersion Program.

The request for proposal has been amended.  The new closing date is August 2nd, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. This amendment changes the information appearing in Section 2.2 and Section 2.7 of the Request for Proposal for the provision of Noon Day Lunch Services for the Alaqsite’w Gitpu School and the Mi’gmaq Immersion program.

Please download the request for proposal below for more details.

Amended Request for Proposal – Noon Day Lunch Services

Original Request for Proposal – Noon day lunch services