Freezing Pipes Update

We would like to retract our previous statement that community members are experiencing flooding. The issues are actually due to frozen pipes. This was a communication error and we apologize.

Please remember to keep your faucets running a little to help prevent freezing.

Natural Resources will be closed until noon today due to issues with the pipes. It is being worked on as best as possible. Updates will be provided as they happen.

For anyone experiencing frozen pipes, please call the Band Office, 418-788-2136, and speak to the receptionist. They will transfer you to the designated individual.

K4 (Nursery) Registration

The Alaqsite’w Gitpu School would like to announce that Friday, May 17th, is the deadline for K4 (Nursery) registration for the 2019-2020 school year.

Registration forms can be obtained from the AGS receptionist.  Students must be 4 years old on or before December 31, 2019, and must register with a Listuguj address.  The school will need to make a copy of the student’s Medicare Card, Birth Certificate, and Status Card.

K4 (Nursery) orientation will be held on May 31st at the AGS gym.  More details to follow.

For more information, please call 788-3100 or email jeff.grass@listuguj.ca.

Call for Tenders – Caplin Road Drainage Design

The Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government has released a call for tenders for the Caplin Road drainage project.  All offers must be submitted no later than 10:00 a.m. (Atlantic time) on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019.  All documents can be found by clicking the following link: http://www.seao.ca/OpportunityPublication/avisconsultes.aspx?Itemid=4aa78060-9117-43e6-bb71-ced39d979808

 

Head Start Registration 2019

Head Start applications can be picked up at 6 B Pacific Drive Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
 
For more information, you can contact them at 418-788-3041.

A’tugwaqann – Stories from Gespe’gewa’gi

Our stories hold important teachings about our worldview and the responsibilities we have for the land, each other and for future generations. Passing down and continuing to share our stories is vital and helps to ensure our youth and community members are reminded of our relationship to the land.  Bring us back to what it was like in your day.  We want to hear stories of memorable moments out on the land.  You can also share photos, drawings, poems or any artwork if you’d like.  Join us at the Honouring our Land Mawiomi where these stories and art pieces will be showcased. Contact Paige Isaac, paige.isaac@listuguj.ca for more information.

 

Search Warrants Result in Seizure and Arrests

LISTUGUJ POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

Search Warrants Result in Seizure and Arrests

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

On Thursday, February 28th, 2019, at approximately 1:30 hrs, the Listuguj Police Department enforced the Listuguj Cannabis Law by executing multiple search warrants within the Mi’gmaq territory of Listuguj.  The Riverside Casino and two residences in Listuguj were subject to investigation for offences under the Cannabis Act.  During the course of the operation, police have seized large quantities of cannabis bud, cannabis plants, cannabis concentrates known as shatter, cannabis infused edibles, cbd oil, cannabis accessories, hashish and currency.

Two (2) Listuguj residents have been charged with multiple offences under the Cannabis Act, the Criminal Code of Canada as well as the Controlled Drug and Substances Act.

The investigation is ongoing at this time and may involve additional persons being charged under the Cannabis Act.

The Listuguj Police Department want to remind the community of Listuguj that all sales of cannabis, in any form within the territory is illegal.  Any information obtained concerning the illegal sale of cannabis will be investigated thoroughly.

 

 

Trapper Metallic

Chief of Police

Listuguj Police Department

(418)788-2334

 

Click here to view official LPD media release – 2019-02-28

Recent Events in our Community

For many, the last week has been difficult as our community has experienced traumatic events and loss, affecting many families and friends.
 
I wanted to take this opportunity to express my sincerest of sympathies for those of you who are directly affected. I understand that these can be trying times, times that require intervention and support; and it is during these times we most often turn to our family, friends, and service providers in our community.
 
As leadership, I believe we have a responsibility to do our best to provide a safe and healthy community for our people; and set the example through our own actions. We cannot tolerate, and we cannot turn a blind eye to the violence occurring in our community. We must do what we can to address the issues, including demonstrating to our women and girls that they are valued and appreciated. They deserve our best. Our men and boys have a responsibility to act in a way that keeps our community and our people safe. For our community to continue moving towards healing, we all have a responsibility and we all must do our part.
 
We have a responsibility to our next generations. Openly, I wonder and hope for the time that all our kids grow up knowing what it means to be safe and supported.
 
I have had discussions with many about the importance of creating more avenues for teaching our values and respect for each other, at all levels and ages; and that we need to create more safe spaces within our community and places of healing and wellness. We need opportunities to come together in a good way. And we need to start now.
 
In closing, I want to thank the family members, friends, and service providers that are doing their best to support and help the many families affected. Your tireless commitment does not go unnoticed and you are appreciated for all you do and take on. On this family day I also want to remind you to hold your family a little closer, because we can all use a bit more love and support.
Darcy Gray
Chief of Listuguj

Community Call-Out for Radio-Canada Program

Radio-Canada would like to invite you to participate in a radio program about young people and their vision for Aboriginal communities in Canada.  They want to give our Listuguj youth a voice, whether their interests lie in language, education, poetry, music, sports, family, etc.

This series of programs recorded across Canada will broadcast in 2019 on CBC Radio-Canada.

They will be in the community from February 22nd to 27th.

Everyone is welcome to participate!

 

If you or someone you know would like to take part, please inbox the LMG Facebook page or contact:

Hilary Barnaby

Communications Officer

hilary.barnaby@listuguj.ca

418-788-2136