Community Cleanup Reminder

A friendly notice that Public Works will be going around each day picking up garbage, starting May 16th to the 27th, 2022.
Please have trash separated. Recycling, Trash, and Hazardous waste materials.
Wela’lioq

LOBSTER AND CRAB DISTRIBUTION

Listugujewaq….get ready for the Spring Feast coming to you door!

Continuing with the Mi’gmaq Principle of Tan telipti’taqati’gw (Sharing) the Gespe’ge- wa’gi fisheries will be doing its yearly delivery of lobster and snow crab.

Members of the Scientific Team and community helpers will begin door to door delivery at 1:00 pm this Friday May 6th. There will be 1 bag per household.

If you cannot be home, the delivery team is requesting: – to leave a large, covered pot on your porch.
– to tie your dog, if you have one

The Scientific Team will be packing the food, preparing the bags and using 5 trucks to deliver them to around 900 homes in the community.

Thank you for helping us to make the job of these 13 workers and volunteers, safe and smooth.

Denny Isaac Associate Director

Send Off Ceremony Today

The Natural Resources Directorate and Office of Chief and Council will be having a sending off Ceremony today Friday April 8th, 2022 at 2:00pm to 3:00 pm at Alaqisitew Gitpu School for the fishers of Listuguj. Please Join us today!

Fisheries Science Training Program

The Natural Resources Directorate  is offering a Fisheries Science Program. The program explores three separate curriculums that include Marine Safety, Scientific Skills and Swift Water Safety. Attached below is a link to the application form/questionnaire and poster for further details.

Minimum education requirement: High school – Minimum age requirement: 18 years of age

NRContact: Maureen Isaac/Maureen.isaac@listuguj.ca

9 seats available One application for the 3 programs.

Deadline for registration: March 16th 2:00pm

Click for Application and Questionaire

LMG Invitation To Bid (Boat Rental for Fishing Zone 12 Snow Crab – 2022 Season)

 

Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government

Natural Resource Directorate

LMG INVITATION TO BID LETTER FORM

 

ACCEPTING BIDS FOR:
Boat Rental for Fishing Zone 12 Snow Crab – 2022 Season
LINK TO BID FORM: BID NO.

<Click here for Rental Bid Form>

2022-01
BID OPENING DATE TIME
February 1st, 2022 8:30am EST
BID CLOSING DATE TIME
February 28th, 2022 5:00pm EST

 

To Whom It May Concern:

The Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government will be accepting bid proposals for “Boat Rental for Fishing Snow Crab” for the upcoming 2022 Snow Crab season in Area 12. The purpose of this project is to secure “Boat Rentals of Snow Crab Quota”. The key project tasks and components include 1) Fishing quota and 2) landing at agreed upon ports.

Please Consider the Following:

  • Bids received after the bid closing date and time listed above will not be accepted.
  • Successful bidders will be required to sign a contract with the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government.
  • The Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government will supply tags to successful bidders.
  • All bids received by the aforementioned deadline shall be reviewed by LMG Director of Natural Resources. You are reminded to bid only on the items designated in the work form. All additional items and tasks will be considered separately from the base bid, should the owner request additional work or delete any tasks from the original scope of work.
  • LMG has the right to reject any and all bids at their discretion.

If you are at all interested in submitting a bid, please complete the online form in the provided link above. Please complete all required fields.

If selected, you will receive a Bid Award Notice, which will advise the contractor of the date, time, and location of the project kickoff that must take place before work can start. After the kickoff, LMG will issue a Notice to Proceed.

Thank you for your time and your consideration of this Invitation to Bid. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Fisheries Coordinator, James Metallic-Sloan, at 418-788-3022 or by email at james.metallicsloan@listuguj.ca.

Sincerely,

Fred Metallic

Director of Natural Resources

Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government

INVITATION À SOUMISSIONER DU LMG

OFFRES ACCEPTÉES POUR:
Location de bateau pour la pêche du crabe des neiges dans la Zone 12 – Saison 2022
Soumettre votre soumission ici: Numéro de soumission
<Cliquez ici pour le formulaire d’offre de location> 2022-01
Date d’ouverture des soumissions Heure
1 février, 2022 9:00am EST
Date de clôture des soumissions Heure
28 février, 2022 5:00pm EST

 

Madame, Monsieur,

Le gouvernement Mi’gmaq de Listuguj (LMG) va accepter des propositions de soumission pour la “location de bateaux pour la pêche au crabe des neiges” pour la prochaine saison de pêche au crabe des neiges 2022 dans la zone 12. Le but de ce projet est d’obtenir un quota de “Location de bateaux pour la pêche au crabe des neiges”. Les principales tâches et éléments du projet comprennent 1) le quota de pêche et 2) le débarquement dans les ports convenus.

Veuillez considérer ce qui suit :

  • Les soumissions reçues après la date et l’heure de clôture des soumissions indiquées ci-dessus ne seront pas acceptées.
  • Les soumissionnaires retenus devront signer un contrat avec le gouvernement Mi’gmaq de Listuguj.
  • Le gouvernement Mi’gmaq de Listuguj fournira des étiquettes aux soumissionnaires retenus.
  • Toutes les soumissions reçues dans le délai susmentionné seront examinées par le directeur des ressources naturelles du LMG. Nous vous rappelons de ne faire des offres que sur les éléments désignés dans le formulaire de travail. Tous les éléments et tâches supplémentaires seront considérés séparément de l’offre de base, si le propriétaire demande des travaux supplémentaires ou supprime des tâches de l’étendue originale des travaux.
  • LMG se réserve le droit de rejeter n’importe laquelle de ces offres à sa discrétion.

Si vous souhaitez soumettre une offre, veuillez remplir le formulaire en ligne en cliquant sur le lien ci-dessus. Veuillez remplir tous les champs obligatoires.

Si vous êtes sélectionné, vous recevrez un avis d’attribution de marché, qui informera le contractant de la date, de l’heure et du lieu du lancement du projet qui doit avoir lieu avant le début des travaux. Après le lancement, le LMG enverra un avis de procédure.

Merci de votre temps et de votre considération pour cette Invitation à soumissionner. Si vous avez des questions ou des préoccupations, veuillez contacter le coordinateur des pêches, James Metallic-Sloan, au 418-788-3022, ou par courriel, james.metallicsloan@listuguj.ca.

Sincèrement,

Fred Metallic

Directeur des ressources naturelles

Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government

Residential Garbage Pickup & Access to Transfer Site

The LMG Public Works wants to remind our community members that Residential Garbage Pickup is scheduled for Thursdays only from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

*Reminder* There will be no Garbage pickup except for Thursdays.   

For your convenience, the Community Transfer site is available during regular business hours from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

On behalf of Public Works, they would like to thank everyone in advance for their understanding and cooperation.

 

Second Call-Out for Available Housing Units

This is a second notice to apply for the Rapid Housing program that allows for community members in a vulnerable situation to access new affordable housing units.

Please fill out the application by Thursday, October 7th, 2021.

Housing Units will be given to applicants who fit the program’s criteria fixed by the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) and the Listuguj Housing Policy. Please note that filling out an application does not guaranty a unit. Sending a letter to Chief and Council will provide NO further impact or influence on the applicant’s priority. Selection is made by the RHI committee.

Main Selection Criteria:

  • Total household revenue of under $35,000 per year, for the last two years,
  • Being in severe housing need, such as but not limited to experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

If you’ve already filled out the form during the first call-out and that your situation remains the same, you do not need to fill out another form. All applicants with a completed application will be given equal consideration by the RHI committee. If your situation has changed, please contact Jennifer Jerome at Natural Resources Building (418-788-3022)

For more information or to submit a completed application, contact Jennifer Jerome at the Natural Resources Building 418-788-3022

Commencement of Fall Lobster Fishery Sunday September 26, 2021

September 24, 2021, Listuguj, QC –

 

On Sunday, September 26, the Listuguj Mi’gmaq First Nation will launch its fall lobster fishery. We will launch our fishery in keeping with our inherent rights and responsibilities in our ancestral lands and waters of Gespe’gewa’gi.

Mi’gmaq are the sovereign nation of present-day Mi’gma’gi, also known by Canadians as Atlantic Canada. Mi’gma’gi is comprised of seven districts, and Listuguj is situated in Gespe’gewa’gi, the largest of the seven. What is less well-known Canadians is that still today, Mi’gmaq have sovereignty, that is jurisdiction and laws. What this means is that Mi’gmaq have an inherent right to govern our own affairs on lands and waters including how we make decisions about communal lobster fisher.

In Mi’gmaq, some Elders have described our authority this way: “Weja’tegemgeg wesgijinuiteg Nnu, Mi’gmawa’j, ne’gaw geggung aq e’w’g assusuti siawiango’tmn sipu’l, nme’jg, nipugtl, wi’sisg, aq sisipg ula tet Gespe’gewa’gig, lluignegewei maqamigew Migma’gig. Ula assusuti wejiaq Gisu’lg.”  In English, this teaching translated this way: “Ever since the Mi’gmaq were born, we have always had and used our authority to continue to care for the rivers, fish, woods, animals, and birds, here in Gespe’gewa’gi, the Seventh District of Mi’gma’gi. Our authority comes from the Creator.”

Our inherent right comes from the Creator, from our relations with our territory and waters. In 1999, the Supreme Court of Canada (Marshall 1999) recognized that the Mi’gmaq have a treaty right to fish and sell fish in pursuit of a moderate livelihood. Aside from the treaty right, the Supreme Court recognized that the Peace and Friendship Treaties signed in 1700s, were as valid today as the day they were signed.

From the perspective of the Mi’gmaq, Peace and Friendship Treaties allowed settlers to establish communities, governance institutions, and put in place legislation to govern the activities of its citizens. Nowhere in the Treaties does it say that the Crown (present day Canada) can exercise exclusive jurisdiction over fish and fisheries. In fact, Treaties are to be interpreted as a framework for recognizing British and Mi’gmaq sovereignty- including our laws and governing structures.

Today, we exercise our fishing rights in the fishery. The right to access, manage and make decision in accordance with our inherent right, jurisdiction and sovereignty. As a community we pass laws (Salmon, Lobster, etc) and we put in place governance structures for the effective exercise of our jurisdiction.

With that said, in 2019, Listuguj passed a Lobster law, which states that when interpreting our law one must be mindful of the following principles:

Ango’tmu’q: “Taking care of something in a careful manner.” Ango’tmu’q also suggests “acknowledgement” and “responsibility” when using the resources of the territory, e.g., “I take care of it.” As Mi’gmaq, we acknowledge our territory, our lands, waters, and all life forms that have sustained our nation for generations;

Apajignmuen: “Sharing” and “giving back” to one’s community, thereby strengthening relations. Mi’gmaq customary practices, ceremonies, and feasts, as well as information sessions and meetings, are ways of giving back. Apajignmuen also implies having gratitude, being aware, and being grateful for what has been given to you;

Gepmite’tmnej: “Respect.” In caring for the lobster, we need to respect that everybody brings knowledge and has a role to play in fishery management. We need to recognize and incorporate both Indigenous and scientific knowledge into decision-making processes; and

Welte’tmeg: “We agree in thought.” This is a form of consensus-building to reach a shared agreement. Elders emphasize that, as Mi’gmaq, we need to work together to come to an agreement about how best to take care of the lobster. We can achieve welte’tmeg through building awareness, education, sharing, and exchange of views. Welte’tmeg requires that we be open to other views, experiences, and possibilities.

With these principles in mind, it is the responsibility of the LMG Natural Resource Directorate to develop annual fishing plans. Under the Listuguj Lobster Law, the fishing plan promotes a sustainable fishery, with safe and equitable community access across the Bay of Chaleur.

The Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government supports community members who participate in our community management system in the following ways: registering as a fisher, registering their vessel, fishing regulated tags, and give back to the community.

As a self-governing community, it is our responsibility to promote sustainable access with proper monitoring and enforcement.

The fishery is governed by the community’s own law—the Listuguj Lobster Law—and is monitored by the community’s own enforcement agency—the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Rangers.

This year the fishery will run from September 26th, 2021, to October 10th, 2021.

Second Call-Out for Available Housing Units

This is a second notice to apply for the Rapid Housing program that allows for community members in a vulnerable situation to access new affordable housing units.

Please fill out the application by Thursday, October 7th, 2021.

Housing Units will be given to applicants who fit the program’s criteria fixed by the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) and the Listuguj Housing Policy. Please note that filling out an application does not guaranty a unit. Sending a letter to Chief and Council will provide NO further impact or influence on the applicant’s priority. Selection is made by the RHI committee.

Main Selection Criteria:

  • Total household revenue of under $35,000 per year, for the last two years,
  • Being in severe housing need, such as but not limited to experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

If you’ve already filled out the form during the first call-out and that your situation remains the same, you do not need to fill out another form. All applicants with a completed application will be given equal consideration by the RHI committee. If your situation has changed, please contact Jennifer Jerome at Natural Resources Building (418-788-3022)

For more information or to submit a completed application, contact Jennifer Jerome at the Natural Resources Building 418-788-3022

Final Day for Lobster Tag Registration

A reminder that Natural Resources will be Registering Lobster tags one last day today September 23,2021 at the Natural Resource Building, 44 Dundee Rd from 8:30am – 12:00pm, 1:00pm – 4:30pm.

Those who want to register for tags, can do so by calling Paige Boyd at 418 788 3022 or visiting the office.

See the PDF for complete details below

Tag Holder Information Sheet 2021