(Photo: John Murvin Vicaire)
The Mi’gmaq Creation story tells of the formation of Mi’gma’gi, and the creation of its seven districts. Listuguj is located in Gespe’gewa’gi (“The Last Land”), the seventh and largest district of Mi’gma’gi. Gespe’gewa’gi has been Mi’gmaq and Listugujewaq traditional territory since time immemorial. It includes what is now known as the Gaspé Peninsula, parts of mainland Québec and Maine, and northeastern New Brunswick. Listuguj is comprised of 4,058 members; 2,108 members living on reserve and 1,950 members living off reserve.
Listuguj is not an individual community in isolation, but rather an integral part of Gespe’gewa’gi and Mi’gma’gi. This Plan reinforces Listuguj’s assertion of Mi’gmaq nationhood on traditional lands by providing a community Vision and a course of action that supports self-reliance, cooperation, and self-governance locally in Listuguj, regionally in Gespe’gewa’gi, and nationally in Mi’gma’gi.
(From Listuguj Mi’gmaq Community Plan 2014)
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