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Logo Contest for the Eastern Door and the North Hockey Team

The Eastern Door and the North (EDN) Hockey Team is calling upon the artistic talents of the First Nations and Inuit to create a new and colourful logo that they will proudly wear at the upcoming National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (NAHC) in 2019.

For professional or amateur artists, designers, painters or graphic designers, this is an exceptional opportunity to showcase their talent for the benefit of sports and the youth since the winning logo will become the official emblem of EDN Hockey Team. It must therefore reflect Quebec First Nations and Inuit culture, identity and athletic excellence.

MAIN DETAILS

From November 7 to November 26, 2018.

It is open to all First Nations and Inuit.

GRAND PRIZE

Use of the logo to represent the EDN Hockey Team and a gift card of your choice (iTunes, sports store or Amazon) worth $200.

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SECOND PRIZES

2nd place: one gift card of your choice (iTunes, sports store or Amazon) worth $100

3 rd place: one gift card of your choice (iTunes, sports store or Amazon) worth $50

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

See the rules on the website of Team PEN-EDN.

Paving Project Update

Gwe’ Listuguj,

As the Director of the Capital & Infrastructure Team, I would like to take this opportunity to give my great appreciation to my Team for their hard work and dedication in realizing the paving project.

The completion of Phase 1, the paving of nine roads, is the kick off for our three year paving initiative program within the community. Our goal is to have all Listuguj roads paved by 2020.

The following roads were chosen as Phase 1 for the infrastructure plan, and as the season went forward the Team started the preparation for the drainage on the remaining streets.

  • Pguman
  • Glitaw
  • Qasgusi
  • Church Crescent
  • Old Mill Road
  • Martin Lane
  • Nation Lane
  • Dedam Part 1
  • Isaac Part 2

Since our initial meeting with our funder in late spring, the Team has been striving to put the first asphalt layer in place before snowfall.  To achieve this, funding had to be put in place, infrastructure had to be prepared, design and finally, awarding the contract via public tender.  What you currently see is the base layer for these roads and the final finished layer will be placed in the spring when weather permits.

Phase 2 paving is planned to start in summer 2019. We will be confirming the streets that will be paved during phase 2 by spring, once the planning is complete.

Finally, we encourage community members to please reach out should they have any questions or concerns about the paving projects. Please address them to Mr. Charles Basque/Civil Engineer Technician at his email Charles.Basque@listuguj.ca.

We have many more success stories that we will be sharing with you periodically.

This is just one of many to come.

 

Wela’lioq,

Jody Mitchell

Capital & Infrastructure Team

 

 

CanWEA Awards Mesgi’g Ugju’s’n for Wind Energy Project

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Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA)

Awards Mesgi’g Ugju’s’n for Wind Energy Project

 

Gesgapegiag, November 1, 2018—The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA), during the 34th Annual CanWEA Conference and Exhibition held in Calgary from October 23rd-25th, awarded Mesgi’g Ugju’s’n Wind Farm (MU) for Wind Project. Among the finalist were Parc éolien Mont Sainte-Marguerite, Pattern Energy and Parc éolien Nicolas-Riou, EDF Renewable Canada and Alliance éolienne de l’Est.

 

In Calgary attending the event, MU Chair and a Mi’gmaq from Gespeg, Nadia Robertson said that, “Receiving this award and being acknowledged for our Wind Project gives the Mi’gmaq communities of Gesgapegiag, Gespeg and Listuguj great pride and I feel that it will resonate in Canada and generate inspiration for other communities but mainly for our people in Gespe’gewa’gi. This project is a success because when the project started, “we weren’t thinking of building a Wind Farm, we had the intention on building a Nation”.”

 

Accompanying Ms. Robertson were Anthony Jerome, Gesgapegiag Councilor; Sky Metallic, Listuguj Councilor; Donald Jeannotte-Anglehart from Gespeg, Jeannette Martin, MMBC Board of Director; and Christianne Bernard, MMBC Chief Executive Officer. However, this success also recognizes all the tremendous efforts of former employees in management, administration, construction, environmental monitoring, and every individual that participated in this project, including and former leadership. These individuals have passed the torch to the present leadership, management, administration and operations workers, including the service technicians who are from the communities and region. Together with Innergex and all the operations staff, MU will continue to achieve milestones.

 

The wind farm project was started by the Mi’gmaq, and later selected Innergex through a vetting process, as their partner. The partners began constructing the 150 MW project in the Regional County Municipality of Avignon, Quebec in 2015, and kick started the operations in December 2016. Mesgi’g Ugju’s’n means “Big Wind” in the Mi’gmaq language, and it is the first wind farm developed in the Gaspésie in partnership with an Indigenous community. During construction, the project employed 389 people – 113 of whom came from Mi’gmaq communities, and an additional 225 from the surrounding region and province. The project will generate more than $200 million in revenue for the Mi’gmaq communities over the coming decades.

 

The Mi’gmawei Mawiomi Business Corporation (MMBC) is the general partner of the Mi’gmawei Mawiomi Resources Limited Partnership (MMRLP), whose three shareholders are the Micmac Nation of Gespeg, the Micmacs of Gesgapegiag and the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government. It is MMBC who manages the MU Wind Farm for the Mi’gmaq and Innergex manages the operations.

 

For more information please contact:

François-Olivier Gagnon
Project and Communication Officer

fogagnon@mmcorporation.ca

418 759-3070

418 392-0901

 

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Medical Transportation Reminder

The Medical Transportation Program does not provide benefits to clients to pick-up new or repeat prescriptions. This includes insulin, penicillin, heart medication, or cannabis, to just name a few. Please refer to the Medical Transportation Policy Framework clause below:

12. EXCLUSIONS
12.1 Certain types of travel, benefits and services will NOT be provided as benefits under the NIHB Program under any circumstances and are not subject to the NIHB appeal process.These include assistance with:

a) Compassionate travel;
b) Appointments for clients in the care of federal, provincial or territorial institutions (e.g., incarcerated clients);
c) Court-ordered treatment/assessment, or as a condition of parole, coordinated by the justice system;
d) Appointments while travelling outside of Canada, other than as outlined in Section 1 (General Principles);
e) Travel for clients residing in an off-reserve location where the appropriate health services are available locally;
f) Travel for the purposes of a third-party requested medical examination;
g) The return trip home in cases of an illness while away from home other than for approved travel to access medically required health services;
h) Travel only to pick-up new or repeat prescriptions or vision care or medical supply and equipment products where a fitting is not required;

Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government Approves Financial Administration Law

 

COMMUNITY RELEASE

 

Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government Approves Financial Administration Law

 

October 15th, 2018, Listuguj, QC – Listuguj Chief and Council, with continued commitment to improving governance and financial practices, approved the Listuguj Financial Administration Law. Working with the First Nations Financial Management Board (FNFMB), the LMG will work towards full implementation of the law, including reviewing policies, procedures and practices to improve accountability to the community. This law replaces the Financial Administration By-Law, allowing us to take further control over our own finances and strengthen our commitment to transparency and improving financial management.

Under this Law, the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government, should the LMG chose to do so, will be able to apply for 10-year grant funding from Indigenous Services Canada and allows for more borrowing options through the First Nations Finance Authority.

“We believe that through this commitment to implement improved financial practices and reporting to community that it will strengthen community members’ confidence in the LMG, and the many community driven initiatives we have under way. No doubt there’s a long way to go but we are certainly on our way,” said Chief Darcy Gray.

 

You can learn more about the FNFMB by visiting their website: https://fnfmb.com/en.

Additional information on the FNFA can be found at their website: https://fnfa.ca/en/.

 

Click here to read the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government Financial Administration Law.

 

 

Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government Proposes a Solution for Campbellton Memorial Civic Centre Leisure Cards

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government Proposes a Solution for Campbellton Memorial Civic Centre Leisure Cards

 

October 12, 2018, Listuguj, QC – The Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government has proposed a solution in regards to the implementation of leisure cards at the Campbellton Memorial Civic Centre.  The LMG will contribute $20,000 on behalf of all Listuguj members to the Civic Centre pending the creation of a management committee on which the LMG will have at least two seats.

 

Listuguj members will still need to register for a card, but they will not be charged.  This does not provide exemption from registration fees, any other associated user fees, ticket prices, etc.  If the City of Campbellton accepts this proposal, a process will be implemented to reimburse members who’ve already purchased leisure cards.

 

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For more information, please contact Mike Isaac, Communications Manager, at 418-788-2136 or misaac@listuguj.ca.

 

Councillor Alcon Resigns His Seat On Council

 

COMMUNITY RELEASE

 

COUNCILLOR ALCON RESIGNS HIS SEAT ON COUNCIL

 

October 10, 2018 (Listuguj, Quebec) – The Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government regrettably announces the resignation of Councillor Lloyd Alcon who confirmed his resignation from the Council effective October 3, 2018.  His resignation was accepted October 10, 2018 at a Duly Convened Council Meeting.

 

At this time, Chief and Council will remain at eleven (11) seats for council and one (1) seat for Chief.  A by-election will not be necessary.  The Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government would like to take this time to thank Lloyd for his dedication to Listuguj.  His presence and contribution to Council and the community will be missed.  The council wishes him success in his next endeavours.

 

For more information on this matter, you can contact the Office of Chief and Council at 418-788-2136 or at jill.martin@listuguj.ca.

 

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