Annual Fishing Plan Community Meeting

The Natural Resource Directorate (NRD) hosted a meeting with community salmon harvesters on May 22, 2019 at the Natural Resource building. A total of 18 community members were in attendance.

The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the annual fishing plan as per the Mi’gmaq Salmon Law. A presentation was given that covered the areas of salmon history, the current management regime, scientific activities, stock status, and the 2019 draft-fishing plan. A good and open discussion followed.

Many of the proposed changes were generally accepted, with some feedback to consider. The NRD has recorded all the feedback it received and will review the plan to accommodate the community needs.

A second meeting is scheduled for tomorrow, May 23, 2019 at the Elders Lodge. The meeting will begin at 5:00 p.m. Supper is provided. We hope to see you there.

Thank you to all who attended, as your feedback is critical in developing and managing community based fisheries!

 

Natural Resources Directorate Staff

Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government to Review the Code of Conduct

Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government to Review the Code of Conduct

 

On Tuesday, May 21st, 2019, Chief and Council met at a Duly Convened Chief and Council meeting and discussed the recommended changes to the Code of Conduct.

 

During this meeting, it was determined that there will be no changes made to the Code of Conduct at this time. Instead, Council suggested and agreed to review the Code of Conduct in full detail through discussion and collaboration, to make sure that the document is in the best interest for Listuguj members. To do so, Council will take part in council training prior to the review of the document and to ensure that it is within Listuguj Mi’gmaq values and of best interest for the members of our community.

 

Furthermore, to stay consistent with the current requirements of the code, if there are any proposed changes brought forward by council, it will be first brought to community members of Listuguj through a general assembly before these changes can be implemented. The overall goal continues to be the development and implementation of strong laws, by-laws and operational codes that are in line with Listuguj Mi’gmaq values and that are supported and acknowledged by the community of Listuguj.

 

 

 

For more information:

 

Jill Martin, OCC Coordinator                                      Mike Isaac, Communication Manager

jill.martin@listuguj.ca                                                  misaac@listuguj.ca

(418)-788-2136 (2026)                                                 (418)-788-2136 (2168)

 

 

 

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Lands & Membership Out of Office

We would like to inform the community that the Lands & Membership department will be out of the office for training the week of June 3rd, 2019.  Services will resume on Monday, June 10th, 2019.

To make an appointment with either Shoshana Isaac or Tina Barnaby, please call 418-788-2136.

Junior University Health Science Summer Camp 2019

 

 

Junior University Health Science Summer Camp 2019

Information & Application Package

                                                                                        

Dalhousie’s Faculty of Medicine Indigenous Health Program is happy to be accepting applications for the 2019 Junior University Health Science Summer Camps (Formally the Indigenous Health Science Summer Camp).  Indigenous Nova Scotian students from across Nova Scotia who are interested in a career in health are invited to apply for this unique opportunity.   The purpose of the camp is to increase interest in the health professions within the Indigenous community.  The camp will introduce youth to a variety of health professions through fun, hands-on and interactive programming.  The camp will also consist of personal development, cultural and recreational activities such as drumming, swimming and other outdoor activities.

 

Youth can apply for the one or all of the following summer opportunities:

  • Halifax, Dalhousie University – July 7-11, 2019 (Grade 8, 9, 10, 11)
  • Antigonish, St. FX University – July 16-19, 2019 (Grade 8, 9, 10, 11) *
  • Sydney, Cape Breton University– July 22-25, 2019 (Grade 8, 9, 10, 11) *

*In collaboration with PLANS (African NS Health Science Summer Camp)

Accepted students will arrive on the first day of the camp and remain on the respective campus until the final day.  This is an overnight camp – accommodations, meals and snacks are provided.  Participants will be responsible for their transportation to and from home.

 

Application Process

Submit the following by Monday, May 27th, 2019:

  • Completed application form with signatures from student and parent/guardian
  • Personal letter of interest (maximum 1 page; typed or hand written) describing the following:
    • What you like to do for fun, where you live and your community, what your favorite school subjects are, and why you would like to attend the camp.
  • Completed Student Reference Form from a one of the following: principal, vice-principal, teacher, guidance counsellor, Student Support Worker, or Regional Educator.
    • For Grade 10 and 11 students’ proof of enrollment in science classes must also be included (i.e. transcript, letter from teacher, PowerSchool print out)

 

For further information, please feel free to contact me at 902 494-7700 or by email at joe.maceachern@dal.ca.

 

Thanks,

Joe MacEachern

 

Indigenous Health Program Manager

Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University

5849 University Avenue

Halifax NS B3J 1B6

Office : 902-494-7700

Cell : 902 717 0075

Email – Joe.MacEachern@dal.ca

Dalhousie University

 

Click here to download the application form and student reference form.

Land Use Planning Radio Interview

Tune in to CHRQ 106.9 FM today, May 1st, at 11:45am and tomorrow, May 2nd, at noon to listen to a brief interview that Paige Isaac, Land Use Planning Coordinator, had with Jeanette Bear from Tobique.
 
Hear more about their experiences with the Land Use Planning process and see what their community would like to prioritize.

Update Your Address to Stay Informed on Community Initiatives

The Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government recently sent out two packages to off-reserve members concerning the Listuguj Lobster Law and the Listuguj Election Code.  The purpose of these mail-outs was to further engage and update our members on community projects.

While preparing these packages, a technical error occurred which resulted in names and addresses being switched.

If you received a package with either the wrong name or address, please contact Tina Barnaby at 418-788-2136 or tinabarnaby@listuguj.ca. Also, please take this time to update your address if you’ve recently moved and did not receive these packages.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Indian Day School Class Action Settlement

The following is important information regarding the McLean v Canada (Court File No. T-2169-16) Federal Indian Day Schools class action.  On March 12, 2019, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, Carolyn Bennett, announced an out-of-court Settlement with Class Members in relation to Canada’s establishing and funding of Federal Day Schools (“Indian Day Schools”) and its subsequent control and management of the schools, known in the north as Federal Day Schools.

To join the class action, click the following link: https://ca.gowlingwlg.com/dayschoolclassaction/

As part of the Settlement, Canada will provide compensation to eligible Survivor Class Members.  Compensation ranges from $10,000 for harms associated with attendance at an Indian Day School to $200,000 for repeated incidents of sexual abuse and/or physical assault causing long-term injury.  The baseline harm for claims is such that nearly everyone who attended an Indian Day School will receive a single payment reflecting the most severe harms they suffered, irrespective of the number of schools attended.

The process to claim compensation will be simple, culturally sensitive, non-adversarial, and user-friendly.  There will be minimal verification requirements, and the documentation people may be asked to provide (for example, photos or personal correspondence) will not require a difficult process or third-party to obtain.

In recognition of the intergenerational trauma caused by the Indian Day Schools, the Settlement also provides for a $200M Legacy Fund that will be used to support commemoration projects, health and wellness projects, and language and culture initiatives.  More information on the Legacy Fund is available on the IDS website.

The Notice below provides information on the Settlement Agreement and next steps, including the Settlement Approval Hearing scheduled to be heard on May 13, 14 and 15, 2019 at the Federal Court, 363 Broadway, Winnipeg, MB  R3C 3N9.

Notice of Certification and Settlement Approval Hearing – Long Form

Notice of Certification and Settlement Approval Hearing – Short Form

These notices are also available in Mi’gmaq.  They can be found here:

Mikmaq Notice of Certification and Settlement Approval Hearing – Long Form

Mikmaq Notice of Certification and Settlement Approval Hearing – Short Form

Flood Warning

Community Announcement:

We will be expecting approximately 60 mm of rain over the weekend.  Capital & Infrastructure have been working to remove the water from our pump stations to make room for this significant rainfall.  They will continue to monitor the water levels in the community over the weekend.

The LMG is asking community members who experience flooding in their basements due to rising waters to please call (418) 788-2215.

This number will be in use starting tomorrow morning, April 19th, 2019.  If you experience flooding this evening, please contact the Listuguj Police Department at (418) 788-2334.

Community Notice from the Listuguj Community Health Services

Community Notice:

The Listuguj Community Health Services would like your help in compiling influenza stats for the community.  If your child or yourself were diagnosed with Influenza since October 2018, please contact Robin Clement or Caroline Jacques at 418-788-2155 to answer a few short questions.  Thank you!