Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) and Social Assistance

This is an important notice to social assistance recipients who have applied for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB). Please note that social assistance clients are not eligible for CERB. 

However, if you have applied for CERB, you may have still received the benefits. In this case, you are no longer eligible for social assistance while you are collecting CERB as you do not meet the program requirements. At this time, the federal government has not released a process for paying back these funds.

Once you have exhausted the CERB for the amount of weeks in your claim, you may complete a new application for social assistance. If you have any questions, please contact Listuguj Social Assistance at 418-788-2909.

Migwite’tm 2020

Given the circumstances with the COVID-19 outbreak, the LMG is unable to host the annual Migwite’tm commemoration event.  This year, the LMG is taking a different route by hosting a virtual and socially distanced event to remember and honour June 11, 1981.  On the evening of June 11, 2020 we will be hosting fireworks (time and location will be announced shortly).

Colouring Contest:

The colouring pages can be downloaded below. Once you have finished your colouring page, take a photo of it and send it to Macy Metallic or Emma Metallic at macy.metallic@listuguj.ca or emma.metallic@listuguj.ca or via the LMG Facebook page. With each colouring page that is submitted, your name will be entered into a draw for a chance to win a prize! Contest deadline is June 11, 2020 at 11:59pm.

#Migwitetm2020 Photo Contest:

Send us a photo of your best catch, best river view, or what do you do to honour and remember Migwite’tm ’81. You may post your photos (old or new!) to Facebook or Instagram using the #Migwitetm2020. Once your photo is posted, your name will be put into a draw for a chance to win a prize! Contest deadline is June 11, 2020 at 11:59pm.

From June 1981, a story of resistance to on-going settler state acts of violence in Listuguj was told and an evolving memory of resilience was shared for the generations to come. We hope to not only remember and honour those who witnessed and experienced the raid but to also start to think about ways in which new and untold stories can be told from this event.

 

Download and print colouring pages here:

Migwite’tm Colouring Page 1

Migwite’tm Colouring Page 2

Migwite’tm Colouring Page 3

Community Reminder – Be Prepared

This is an important reminder for community members and residents to always be prepared in the event of an emergency. As long as the threat of covid-19 exists it’s important to remain vigilant, continue to take the necessary precautions, and maintain your emergency response kits in the event that you or a member of your household tests positive for covid-19.

The Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government recommends that all households prepare an emergency response kit with two weeks worth of supplies. LMG recommends that you consider adding the following to your kits:

  • Water
  • Food (non-perishables)
  • Crank or battery-operated flashlight, with extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Special needs items (i.e. medication, infant formula)
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Important family documents (i.e. copies of birth and marriage certificates, passports, licenses, wills, a certificate of possession, and insurance)
  • A copy of your emergency plan

Before shopping for these essential items, please take a moment to read these quick shopping tips to reduce your risk of exposure to the virus.

It is important to wear a face mask where physical distancing (2m/6ft) is not possible, such as grocery stores, convenience stores, or when in public spaces.

To ensure maximum protection of yourself and others, please take a moment to learn how to properly use a non-medical mask. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to put on a non-medical mask or face covering. Click here to learn how to make your own cloth face covering, which includes a few options.

These preventative measures are important to protect the health and safety of not only you and your family, but your fellow community members as well. We are all in this together. Be prepared, and stay safe.

The LMG will continue to provide updates surrounding LMGs Response to COVID-19. Please refer to the LMG website and social media pages for up-to-date information.

LMG Reopening

Based on the most recent information received by Public Health, the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government will resume the LMG Reintegration Plan. Directors and immediate supervisors will begin re-calling in staff for Monday, June 8, 2020. Please speak with your immediate supervisor for additional information.

Community Update – Checkpoint Measures

On Thursday, May 28, 2020, additional measures were implemented at the checkpoints to protect our community members and residents. At the time, the potential risk of exposure to COVID-19 was unknown, and Listuguj implemented strong measures as a precaution. The Unified Command reassessed these measures based on current information received from Public Health, and these precautionary measures are no longer deemed necessary. Effective Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at 9:00 a.m., special permission to enter Listuguj will no longer be required. The checkpoints will continue to monitor and limit travel within Listuguj, to essential travel only. If you have any additional questions, please contact the Executive Office at 418-788-2136.

Community Garden Vandalism

We are sad to report that the community garden was vandalized last night by a vehicle that drove over it repeatedly. Especially during this time of crisis, the community garden has the opportunity to thrive and become an important food source for Listugujewaq.

We are asking all community members to please respect this area and the hard work that goes into maintaining it.

New COVID-19 Screening Facility

A new COVID-19 screening facility will be established today at the CLSC in Pointe-à-la-Croix. If you or a member of your family are showing two of the following symptoms, please contact Tele-Care 811, 1-877-644-4545 or your primary health-care provider for further direction:

  1. fever above 38°C or signs of fever (such as chills);
  2. a new cough or worsening chronic cough;
  3. sore throat;
  4. runny nose;
  5. headache;
  6. a new onset of fatigue;
  7. a new onset of muscle pain;
  8. diarrhea;
  9. loss of sense of taste or loss of sense of smell; and
  10. in children, purple markings on the fingers or toes. In this instance, testing will be done even if none of the other symptoms are present.

Checkpoint Update

LATEST UPDATE: http://listuguj.ca/community-update-checkpoint-measures/

 

Thursday, May 28, 2020, the Unified Command added additional measures at the checkpoints to protect the health and safety of Listuguj community members and its residents. These measures are necessary to protect against the growing spread of COVID-19 cases across the bridge, resulting from a confirmed travel-related case at the Campbellton Regional Hospital. As of Sunday, May 31, 2020 there are now 12 active cases in the Campbellton Region.

This is a reminder that until Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. the only authorized persons to enter Listuguj are:

– Registered Band Members;

– Listuguj Residents;

– LMG Essential Service Personnel; 

– Food Distributors; and

– Emergency Vehicles.

These measures will be reassessed by the Unified Command on Tuesday, June 2, 2020.

 

**Please note, food distributors delivering essential goods to local convenience stores have been added to the list of authorized personnel. Checkpoint supervisors have contacted store owners to coordinate these deliveries.

Contact Tracing

Update as of May 31, 2020:

Public Health officials have contacted all those who may have come into contact with the confirmed case. All those who were asymptomatic tested negative for COVID-19 at this time, but are required to continue monitoring for symptoms until their 14-day incubation period is over. As a result, New Brunswick has changed their testing process to test only those who present two or more symptoms at a given time and walk-in testing is no longer available.

If you are experiencing symptoms and would like to schedule an appointment to get tested, please contact your health care provider, the Listuguj Community Health Services (Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.), or the Quebec Hotline available 24/7, at 1 (877) 644-4545.

 

 

Public Health Officials have performed contact tracing and have contacted those who may have come into contact with the confirmed case. These individuals have been contacted and were instructed to get tested. While waiting for a test, it’s important to self-isolate and monitor your conditions.

Additional test centers have been set up within the region, one in Point-à-la-Croix, one in Campbellton, and one in Dalhousie. If you believe you have been exposed to COVID-19 and would like to get tested, please contact your health care provider, the Listuguj Community Health Services (Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.), or the Quebec Hotline available 24/7, at 1 (877) 644-4545.

Checkpoint Reminder

On Thursday, May 28, 2020, the Unified Command added additional measures at the checkpoints to protect the health and safety of Listuguj community members and its residents. These measures were necessary to protect against the growing spread of COVID-19 cases across the bridge, resulting from a confirmed travel-related case at the Campbellton Regional Hospital.

 

This is a reminder that until Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. the only authorized persons to enter Listuguj are:

– Registered Band Members;

– Listuguj Residents;

– LMG Essential Service Personnel;

– Food Distributors; and

– Emergency Vehicles.

 

These measures will be reassessed by the Unified Command on Tuesday, June 2, 2020.

 

**Please note, food distributors delivering essential goods to local convenience stores have been added to the list of authorized personnel. Checkpoint supervisors have contacted store owners to coordinate these deliveries.