LMCP Spotlight Winner for February

Donna Metallic, February LMCP Spotlight Winner

Congratulations Donna Metallic, our February 2020 spotlight winner!! Donna does amazing work at highlighting our LMCP’s action areas. She was nominated for empowering Mi’gmaq women by promoting and guiding others through a healthy lifestyle.

Thank you Donna for working towards our vision for future generations .

Reminder that nominations for March 2020 are now being accepted! Fill out a form here and spotlight someone who deserves recognition!

Alexandra Barnaby Willett

Listuguj Mi’gmaq Community Plan Coordinator

Elders Care Facility Project

The Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government is pleased to announce that the proposal submitted by ASHINI CONSULTANTS Inc. (for Professional Services, Design and Supervision) for the Elders Care Facility Project has been accepted. We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate them. We look forward to collaborating with them in bringing this project to fruition.

We would like to thank all other participants their efforts and encourage them to participate in our future projects.

Bring Starr Smith Home

 

For Immediate Release

 

Wagmatcook, NS – Concerned family, friends, and the community of Wagmatcook ask for your help locating Starr Smith.

Starr Smith, Wagmatcook First Nation

She was last seen January 25th, 2020 in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality, traveling with Michael “Mike” O’Neil, who is originally from Saint Stephen New Brunswick. She has not had any contact with family or friends since, which is extremely out of character for her. O’Neil’s criminal history has family very concerned for Starr’s safety. He was last confirmed to be in St. Andrew’s, New Brunswick on January 29th and is driving a stolen vehicle (Jeep Grand Cherokee, black in colour) from Wagmatcook.

“This is not like Starr to have no contact with us” says sister of Starr, Sunnie Smith. “If she is seeing or hearing this, we want her to know we love her and want her to come home.”

“The entire community is terribly worried for her safety, and wish for her safe return as soon as possible,” said Chief of Wagmatcook First Nation Norman Bernard.

Starr is described as 5’3” tall, 250 pounds with brown hair, brown eyes and glasses. Identifying features: Black glasses, 2 nose rings (stud and septum), multiple tattoos. Tattoos easily seen: Moon on index finger, Dove on wrist, Flower on arm, two holding hands on arm, mind over matter on arm.

Please share this information on social media with the hashtag #bringStarrSmithhome, and please report any sightings of her to the RCMP immediately.

 

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Media Contact: Sunnie Francis Smith

Mobile: 902.304.8874

 

Medical Taxi Phone Currently Out of Order

UPDATE:

The Medical Taxi phone has been fixed. Clients are welcome to continue calling 506-789-3143 to use this service. Thank you for your patience.

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The Medical Taxi phone is currently out of order. If you require a ride to a medical appointment, please contact Bonnie Isaac at 418-788-2155 until further notice.

Medicare Renewal

The Listuguj Community Health Services in conjunction with the Régie de L’assurance Maladie Quebec would like to inform Listuguj residents of the importance of keeping your Quebec Medicare Cards up-to-date.

Be advised that in the event that you do not have a valid Medicare card and require emergency treatment at the hospital or a Doctor’s office, the hospital or Doctor will bill you directly.  It is important to know that the Listuguj Health Department and Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government are not responsible for charges billed to you as a result of an invalid or expired Medicare card.  It is the responsibility of every adult to make certain that they keep their Medicare cards and those of their children up-to-date.

To apply, renew or if you lose your Medicare card, call this toll free number: 1-800-561-9749.  If you need a temporary, renewal, name change or a new application for a Medicare card, please present yourself at the Listuguj Community Health Services and the Medical Transportation Assistant/Navigator, Stacy Martin, will assist you with the application process.

Your RAMQ card is the best card to have on hand in case of emergency.

Listuguj Community Health Services (LCHS)

Elders Care Facility Update

We want to thank all the participants in responding to our RFP and submitting their proposal for the Elders Care Facility. We appreciate the work and the time that went into your proposals.

We are currently in the process of reviewing all the received proposals in terms of Experience, Price and Time. We will get back to you within the next few days.

We encourage you to keep checking our website for any updates and any future projects.

Please contact me if you have any questions or require further information.

 

Thank you all,

 

Wessam Toulan

wessam.toulan@listuguj.ca
Project Manager

Listuguj Community Health Services

Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government

Autism Intervention Specialized Training

The Post-Secondary Student Support Program is looking to sponsor 6 community members who have work experience caring for children to participant in the upcoming Autism Intervention Online program. For more information, or to register, visit https://unb.ca/cel/career/behavioural-intervention/autism-intervention-program.html.

Those who are interested are also required to apply for funding. Please contact Jeanette Henry, Post-Secondary Manager for a funding application at 418-788-2248 or email Jeanette.henry@listuguj.ca.

 

 

Indian Day School Class Action Settlement – Assistance Waiver

Any community member requesting the assistance of an LMG employee to complete forms in regards to the Indian Day School Class Action Settlement is required to sign the following waiver.

Click here to download the Waiver for Day School Class Action Settlement

The waiver forms will also be available at the front desk.

 

Chief Darcy Gray Community Announcement

 

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT:

After careful consideration and discussion with my family, I have decided that these will be my last few weeks as Chief, and I will not be running for re-election.  The culture of lateral violence within our community politics has impacted both myself and my family in unimaginable ways. Lateral violence has been an ongoing, increasingly worrisome trend since my first term as Chief. First and foremost, I play the role of a dad, a husband, and a son, and the protection of my family will always be my number one priority. Recent threats of violence towards my wife, my kids, and myself – have ultimately led me to my decision, as I cannot help but believe that these threats will no doubt continue.

This decision for me brings with it a great sadness because, over my two terms as Chief, we’ve seen tremendous growth and opportunity for Listuguj. For example, we have doubled the number of employment opportunities within our community; we have fought to establish good governance practices, and we have prioritized community engagement and input at all levels of policy and law development. This has led to the creation of our Listuguj Mi’gmaq Community Plan, Economic Development Strategic Plan, Listuguj Land Use Plan, LMG Housing Policy, Listuguj Lobster Fishing Law, Listuguj Cannabis Law, the Drinking Water Protection Law, and the yet to be approved Listuguj Custom Election Code – to name a few.

I want to take this time to acknowledge the hard work and efforts of our LMG staff who have brought in millions of dollars of increased funding for our programs and services, and who have fought for our inherent rights to self-governance through the implementation of our rights written in Treaty. In addition to this, I’m especially proud of the Listuguj Community Health Services as they advance in building the long-promised Listuguj Long-Term Care Facility – I look forward to this becoming a reality. As Chief, I will miss working with everyone who day in and day out continue to work above and beyond to make our community a better place.

My dad taught me that you should always leave something better than you found it. And as I take this opportunity to reflect on my time as Chief, I am proud of all that we have accomplished. My wish for Listuguj is that despite my decision we continue to work towards a healthier and stronger community. It’s time that we as a community look inwards and start the conversation of addressing the toxic culture of our politics. We often say that our youth are our future, but we must be mindful of what we are handing off to our next generation of leaders. Lateral violence is a product of the Indian Act and I believe that our community has the strength to move beyond it. Let’s make Listuguj something that the next seven generations can be proud of.

 

In Peace and Friendship,

 

Darcy Gray

LMCP Spotlight Nominations

The Listuguj Mi’gmaq Community Plan Coordinator is accepting nominations for their LMCP Spotlight! If you spot a community member highlighting any of our community plan’s action areas, we would love to know!

The LMCP Spotlight is to encourage community members to know and implement the LMCP. One of the main purposes behind the initiative is to recognize hard work and showcase that the plan is comprehensive. The entire community together will make it successful.

Requirements: The nominee must be a Listuguj Band member and must be highlighting one of the LMCP’s 4 action areas.

  • Healthy Community
  • Environmental and Natural Resource Stewardship
  • Entrepreneurship and Employment
  • Mi’gmaq Laws and Governance.

Find the nomination form here or contact Alexandra.willett@listuguj.ca.