Call for Tender – Social Services Building Construction

The Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government has released a call for tender for the construction of the new Listuguj Community Social Services building. This new building will address the growing needs of the directorate by bringing its programs together under one roof. The deadline to submit a bid is Friday, May 14, 2021.

Please see links below for more details on the call for tender.

SEAO : https://www.seao.ca/OpportunityPublication/ConsulterAvis/Recherche?ItemId=5e8dd9c0-93e4-472f-9479-55c060dbbca3&callingPage=2&searchId=9d4b19ac-efa7-4fb3-87ab-ad1000936bea&VPos=200

MERX : https://www.merx.com/solicitations/open-bids/Social-Services-Building-Listuguj-New-Construction/0000197532

Updated Listuguj COVID-19 Travel Guidelines

The Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government is concerned with the uptick in travel related cases in the territory. In an effort to protect community against potential exposure to the new variants, our government is announcing the following measures which take effect April 14, 2021:

  • Travel outside the region is prohibited and limited to essential travel only. This includes travel to obtain medical care and services, to appear in court, or for child custody arrangements.
  • Listuguj residents traveling home from an ‘orange’ or ‘red’ zone for non-essential reasons must quarantine for 14 days upon return. Please make arrangements to have your groceries and essentials in place before you come home.

Additionally, Listuguj residents travelling home from an ‘orange’ or ‘red’ zone for essential purposes are strongly encouraged to self-isolate for 14 days upon return. We encourage all Listuguj residents and staff to take precautionary measures in keeping our community, most vulnerable and Elders safe.

With the presence of the new variants in the territory, we are asking community members to remain vigilant while accessing essential goods and services in the region. If you exhibit COVID like symptoms, please consult the Government of Quebec’s online self-assessment tool: https://covid19.quebec.ca/surveys/cdd2/introduction.

The Listuguj COVID Hotline is still available Monday to Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at 581-884-2771 should you have any further questions. Ways you can use the hotline:

  • To access accurate up-to-date information related to Listuguj’s COVID Response.
  • To access information related to support and services available to Listuguj Residents (e.g. mental health services, health contacts, etc.).
  • To provide information about potential breaches of our measures.

LETE Learning Hub Update

On April 6, 2021, Listuguj high school students returned to in-class learning in New Brunswick based on the Group A/B scheduling. For continuing support, the learning hub at the LMDC remains open. As the A/B scheduling will continue for the foreseeable future, students are still responsible for the online remote content on the days they do not attend SSHS. The Listuguj Education, Training and Employment anticipates a seamless and positive transition. Students should feel welcomed and supported through their daily activities. We will continue to support individuals’ social, emotional, and academic success.

As term 2 is coming to an end, attendance at both sites will be reflected in the students’ school checks. SSHS is hosting virtual parent and teacher meetings on Thursday, April 15, in the evening, and Friday, April 16, in the morning. Parents/Guardians will need to contact SSHS to schedule a meeting at 506-789-2125.

LETE wants to hear from parents of all students to share your child(ren)’s successes as well as any concerns. Please feel free to contact Tammy Barnaby at tbarnaby@lete.listuguj.ca or 418-788-2248.

Important Message from Listuguj Health and Safety

Pleased be advised that certain respirators and face masks have recently been recalled by Health Canada. We encourage all community residents to read through these recalls carefully and inspect their masks accordingly.

The first recall is for KN95 respirators. The products in this recall do not all meet the minimum 95% filtration rate that is required. Do not use these masks in situations where a minimum 95% filtration rate is required (such as health care settings). A full list of products and manufacturers can be found here: https://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2020/73137a-eng.php

The second recall is for disposable masks that contain graphene or biomass graphene, which is reported to have antiviral and antibacterial properties. There is a potential that wearers could inhale graphene particles from some masks, which may pose health risks. While Health Canada continues their investigation, they are recommending that these masks not be used. Consult your health care provider if you have used graphene face masks and have health concerns, such as new or unexplained shortness of breath, discomfort or difficulty breathing.

For more details on this recall, please visit: https://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2021/75309a-eng.php

Message from Chief Darcy Gray to Our Fishers

Our snow crab fishery is in full swing. On behalf of Council and the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government, I’d like to wish a safe and prosperous season to our snow crab harvesters. Wela’lieg to our fishers for their contributions to community.

 

LMG Radio Show – Agnutamaqan

The Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government is pleased to announce that the first episode of our new radio show, Agnutamaqan, will air on CHRQ today, April 7th, at 11:00 a.m. If you miss it, the show will be replayed on Friday, April 9th, at the same time. Each episode, we will welcome new guests to talk about exciting news at LMG and in the community.

COVID-19 Travel Guidelines Reminder for Easter

With the number of COVID-19 cases rising in the surrounding area, the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government urges all Listuguj residents to stay local this Easter. Before making plans to shop or travel, please keep in mind that the Bas Saint-Laurent region in Quebec will be classified as a Red Zone as of 9:00 p.m. tonight and should be avoided. This region includes cities such as Rimouski, Amqui and Matane. Visit the Quebec Alert Levels Map for more details.

All COVID-19 Travel Guidelines listed here still apply.

Remember to always wear a mask in public, continue practicing social distancing, proper cough etiquette, and good hygiene practices.

Survey – Mi’gmaw Language Home Kit Pilot Project

In early 2021, the Mi’gmaw Language Revitalization Program introduced the Mi’gmaw Language Home Kit Pilot Project. 200 Mi’gmaw Language Home Kits were distributed on a first come, first served basis, due to a limited amount of kits. With this initiative, the Mi’gmaw Language Revitalization & Culture Project Coordinator would like community members feedback on the Mi’gmaw Language Home Kits. Furthermore, the feedback from this survey will help guide the creation of the next Mi’gmaw Language Home Kit.

Thank you for participating in the survey. To show our appreciation, you will be entered into a draw to win a gift basket.

If you have any questions about the survey, you can email migmawrevitalization@listuguj.ca.

Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2HQBBYM

 

Listuguj High School Students Return to In-Class Learning in NB

 

 

For more details on the New Brunswick Travel Registration process, visit: https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/corporate/promo/travel-registration.html

COVID-19 Vaccination Update

Since Quebec Public Health now recommends a maximum 16-week interval between doses of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine, the Listuguj Community Health Center will continue to administer the FIRST dose to Community Residents.  You are encouraged to call the Health Center at (418) 788-2155 to add your name to the list for the FIRST dose.

We thank everyone for their involvement in this community vaccination process and ask that you continue to monitor the official LMG updates on when we will begin administering the SECOND dose, which we anticipate will happen sometime in May.  Thank you and remember to continue to follow all Public Health guidelines related to this Pandemic to protect yourself, your family, and your community.

For more details on the vaccine, please review the following info sheet.