A’tugwaqann – Stories from Gespe’gewa’gi

Our stories hold important teachings about our worldview and the responsibilities we have for the land, each other and for future generations. Passing down and continuing to share our stories is vital and helps to ensure our youth and community members are reminded of our relationship to the land.  Bring us back to what it was like in your day.  We want to hear stories of memorable moments out on the land.  You can also share photos, drawings, poems or any artwork if you’d like.  Join us at the Honouring our Land Mawiomi where these stories and art pieces will be showcased. Contact Paige Isaac, paige.isaac@listuguj.ca for more information.

 

Community Notice – Employment Opportunity

 

Nasco Inc. – Founded in 1998, Nasco was first and foremost implicated in asphalt paving.

 

Nasco Inc. is currently looking to fill the following positions:

Employees without CCQ competency certificates:

– Flagman 2
– Scale clerk 1
– Truck driver 2
– Loader operator 1

 

Employees with CCQ competency certificates:

– Loader operator 1
– Roller operator 1
– Water truck operator 1
– Laborer 2

 

The deadline to apply is Friday, October 5th, 2018.

 

For further information, contact:

Charles Basque

Department of Capital and Infrastructure

Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government

(418) 788-3022

 

Click here to view Community Notice of Job Opportunities with Nasco Inc.

Call for Tenders – Environmental Rehabilitation

The purpose of this call for tenders is to obtain proposals in order to carry out the environmental rehabilitation of the site of the former municipal garage located at the intersection of Dundee Road and Road 132 in Listuguj, Quebec.

Overall, the work consists of performing rehabilitation works by excavation of the existing contaminated soil, followed by the backfilling of the excavations to the current ground level.

The submission must be submitted in a sealed envelope and must be submitted at the offices of Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government no later than 10:00 am Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on October 5th, 2018 (the “closing of the call for tenders”) at the following address:

 

Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government
Natural Resource Building
44, Dundee Road, Listuguj (Quebec) G0C 2R0

 

At the attention of Mister Bassem Abdrabou. Any submissions received after the closing of the call for tenders will not be opened and will be returned as such to the tenderer. No fax submission will be accepted.

All technical questions could be sent to Mrs. Sandra Fournier from Petrosol inc. by email:
sfournier@groupepetrosol.com.

A recommended site visit will be held on the site on October 2nd, 2018 to validate the actual structures in place and the work to be done. Bidders must confirm their presence at this visit at least 48 hours in advance to Mister Bassem Abdrabou by email: bassem.abdrabou@listuguj.ca.

Click here to read the Call for Tenders – Environmental Rehabilitation

Atlantic Salmon Unites Mi’gmaq, Anglophone and Francophone Organizations of the Restigouche River Watershed

March 6, 2018 (Listuguj, Quebec) – On February 14th and 15th, interested groups from the Restigouche River Watershed gathered together for the 4th annual Salmon Summit. Listuguj Fisheries, in partnership with the Gespe’gewaq Mi’gmaq Resource Council (GMRC) and the Restigouche River Watershed Management Council hosted a two-day workshop in Campbellton, New Brunswick. The goal of the workshop was to strengthen relationships between all interested parties, as they moved forward in a united fashion, for Restigouche River Atlantic Salmon.

 

Dr. Alistair Bath, a human dimension’s in wildlife resource management expert, facilitated the workshop. Dr. Bath, from Memorial University, has over 35 years of experience bringing together groups around the world. “I think the group really focused on a lot of common ground and there are a lot of things that are really positive to move forward,” said Dr. Bath. “Governments really listen if a diverse group of interest can actually reach an agreement. I have had ministers of environment not change words of single management plans because, why pick a side when there is a diverse group that has agreed on something, let’s just accept that.”

 

During the two-day workshop, the groups planned ways to continue working together in a positive manner and strengthening their relationship. The groups formulated a vision statement during the workshop and it aims at “fostering relationships built on mutual respect of diverse cultures to enhance Atlantic salmon and its habitat for future generations.”

 

Science Director, Carole-Anne Gillis says, “The salmon is the one that brings us all together. We all care for it. It is what binds us even though there have been conflicts. No matter the differences in ways of knowing, we create a respectful space to learn from another. Locally, we strive to continue building these meaningful relationships.”

 

If you would like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with biologist Carole-Anne Gillis please call 1-418-750-5314 or email gilliscaroleann@hotmail.com.

Listuguj Fisheries Department to be present at 2018 Career Fair

The Listuguj Fisheries Department will be present at this year’s Career Fair, March 23rd, 2018 at the Listuguj Community Development Centre (Bingo Hall).  They would like to encourage Listuguj youth to visit their booth and learn more about a career in Fisheries.

The Listuguj fleet consists of seven snow crab vessels and two shrimp vessels.  The snow crab season lasts about 12 weeks from April to June, and the shrimp season lasts about 6 months from April to September.  A vessel may catch between 250,000 lbs and 400,000 lbs in one full season of fishing.

Deckhand training is offered and may run for about 12 weeks during the winter months.  During this course, students will acquire certification in the following areas: marine first aid, radio communication skills, general deckhand skills, net/trap mending skills, safety training, vessel mechanical maintenance training, basic navigation skills, and fish handling.

Captain training is also available to deckhands who have accumulated enough sea-time and have shown the initiative and leadership skills.

As an example of the potential financial rewards from becoming a fisher, Listuguj snow crab employees are paid a weekly salary advance to financially support you throughout the season. The Captain is advanced $1,200 per week while Deckhands are advanced $750 to $950 per week based on years of experience. At the end of the season, depending on the pounds your boat harvested, you may receive an adjustment less your total pay advances.  During one season (12 weeks), Deckhands could earn between $40,000 to $70,000 and Captains $60,000 to $100, 000.

Are you considering a career in commercial fishing? The life of a fisher can be demanding but the financial rewards can be exceptional. Plus, you are directly contributing towards the future growth and diversification of your community.

Visit their booth at the Career Fair to learn more!

Fisheries: Community Call Out

The Listuguj Natural Resources Department is seeking Listuguj community members, interested in forming a Fisheries Committee. The committee will be responsible for the oversight of the fisheries strategic directions and the implementation of policies and procedures.

To apply, submit a 1 page letter of interest that describes your contribution to the committee.

Honorarium will be provided for each selected committee member.

Deadline to apply will be Monday, August 28th at 12pm. Letters of interest can be dropped off at Natural Resources building or emailed to kirt.dedam@listuguj.ca.