Lane Closures on JC Van Horne Bridge – July 15 to 19, 2019

There will be lane closures on the JC Van Horne Bridge this week for annual maintenance.  Here is the schedule:

  • Monday July 15th to Thursday July 18th, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm to 6:00 am
  • Friday July 19th, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

During this period, a single lane will be closed with alternating traffic directed by flag persons. Motorists should expect short delays.  Sidewalks will remain open. Cyclists or pedestrians may be affected for sweeping operations and may need to use the alternate sidewalk of the bridge.

The schedule may change depending on weather conditions.

nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up


A Downstream Documentary Productions and National Film Board of Canada

co-production in association with CBC Docs

A film by Tasha Hubbard
2019 | 98 minutes

Screening in Campbellton, NB from July 12th to 17th!

North Shore Cinema
52 Roseberry Street
Campbellton, New Brunswick

July 12th to July 17th
6:55pm and 8:50pm nightly

See theatre website for details.

On August 9, 2016, a young Cree man named Colten Boushie died from a gunshot to the back of his head after entering Gerald Stanley’s rural property with his friends. The jury’s subsequent acquittal of Stanley captured international attention, raising questions about racism embedded within Canada’s legal system and propelling Colten’s family to national and international stages in their pursuit of justice. Sensitively directed by  Tasha Hubbard, nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up weaves a profound  narrative encompassing the filmmaker’s own adoption, the stark history of colonialism on the Prairies, and a vision of a future where Indigenous children can live safely on their homelands.


Watch the trailer here.

Tatamagouche Centre 2019 Peace and Friendship Youth Alliance Gathering

The Tatamagouche Centre in Nova Scotia is pleased to announce their 2019 Peace and Friendship Youth Alliance Gathering! This gathering is focused on widening the circle of indigenous and settler youth engagement in indigenous rights and in living as treaty people.

This gathering will be an empowering opportunity to envision and build sovereignty and self-determination among the youth of the Wabanaki nations.

Youth (aged 18-39) can apply to participate in this program. Indigenous youth will be prioritized, and they will ensure that the majority of participants are Indigenous.

If costs are a barrier, please note that the Office of Chief and Council also accepts sponsorship requests. For sponsorship application information, please contact Jill Martin at 418-788-2136.

You can apply in any of these ways:

  • by completing the on-line application form
  • call them at 902-657-2231 to set up a phone call to discuss your participation
  • text them at 902-977-0477. Let them know your name and your interest in being part of the gathering, and they will get back to you.

RCMP’s National Youth Advisory Committee

Apply to be a part of the RCMP’s National Youth Advisory Committee for 2019-2020!

The RCMP’s National Youth Advisory Committee (NYAC) plays an essential role in shaping how the RCMP supports youth. NYAC members from across Canada discuss important issues that they face in their respective communities and provide valuable input to RCMP policies, programs and strategies.

Canadians between the ages of 13 and 21 can apply by September 12, 2019.

New this year: Submit your application by July 31, 2019, to be a part of the first selection round! This gives you a better chance of being selected.

Request the application package via email at

Learn more about the NYAC on the RCMP website.

Your voice matters. Apply today!

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.

Summer Hours 2019

The Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government summer hours are now in effect until September 2nd, 2019. Our hours of operation are as follows:
Monday to Thursday – 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday – 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

7th First Nations Youth Summit – Culture, Health Mobilization, Wellness

We want representation from all the nations of Quebec and Labrador!  This is a call to the Abenaki, Anishnabe, Cree, Maliseet, Mohawk and Mi’kmaq to register for the next Youth Gathering to be held at Pikogan from August 16 to 18, 2019.  Send an email to to register.  The deadline is July 14th, 2019.

So far , we have representatives from the following nations : Innu, Wendat, Naskapi, Atikamekw.

The summit aims to create more community leaders. The guest speakers are familiar with the realities and challenges of the communities and will offer young people ideas of activities and events on the themes of culture, health-wellness.  In addition, at the beginning of the Summit, young people will receive basic training on how to develop projects to allow the participants to achieve their goals!

* Different projects: walking, forest expeditions, cultural events, creation of youth committee, program for healthy life habits, political leadership, etc. *

Everything is possible!