Student Transfer

On October 29, 2012,  the LMG signed an Order in Council  fully supporting the Alaqsite’w Gitpu School (AGS) as the sole educational provider for students in Nursery to Grade 8 unless an established and comprehensive program or curricula not currently offered at the AGS is offered at a local/provincial school (such as total French delivery).


The AGS Student Transfer Committee meets with parents once a year to determine whether a transfer to another provincial school will be in the best interest of the student.   The deadline for student application is June 15th and the meeting with the committee is held the first week in August.


The application forms are at the AGS. For more information contact Jeff Grass at 418.788.3100.

Social Services Temporary Relocation

Listuguj Community Social Services will temporarily relocate their offices to the band office for the next one to two weeks. 


We are sorry for the inconvenience and if you have any questions please contact the Listuguj Band Office at 418-788-2136

Community Notice: Freezing Pipes

The Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government would like to advise the General Public that there has been and several reports of residential water and sewer lines freezing through the Community over a period of 3 to 4 weeks due to the environment and fluctuation of temperatures.

Rest assured that the Public Works Department is doing everything possible to address this issue.

To avoid this, we are recommending to keep a constant slight flow of water in your home only if you will be away for an extended period of time.

Should you notice a decrease in water pressure at any time please contact the Capital Directorate at the Natural Resource Building 418-788-3022 during regular business hours or the Listuguj Police Department  418-788-2003 in the evening/weekends.

Open Letter to Prime Minister Harper

The Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government recently sent an open letter to Stephen Harper regarding it’s issues with Bill C-51. Below is a link to the official letter that was sent.



Click here to view the open Letter To Harper for C-51

Walgwan Newsletter: March 2015

Having a loved one battling addiction is difficult to witness whether you are a grandmother, mother, father, brother or sister. We often feel powerless and don’t know what to do to get through to those closest to us. It is difficult to see those we love self-destruct and as loving family members we only want the best for our loved ones. Getting together, working together and being together can make a world of difference for everyone involved in the battle of addiction.

At Walgwan Centre we realize that we all have to work together to make a difference in not only working closely with the person battling the addiction but with the family as well. It is a very important component in our program and emphasis is put on the family aspect throughout the youth’s treatment and aftercare plan. We work closely with the referral source and other identified agencies and significant family members in strengthening and/or re-establishing a cohesive family dynamics for all those involved.


Click here for the Walgwan newsletter for March 2015

Instructional Video for SCIS Registration

Need your status card renewed? The following is an instructional video on how to apply for your Secured Certificate of Indian Status (SCIS).  Simply follow the instructions to apply using all the information provided within the video. Any questions can be directed to AANDC and their number can be found within the video.


 In English:


 In French: 




 Click here for the Secure Certificate of Indian Status (SCIS) Adult Application for Applicants sixteen (16) Years of Age or Older and Guarantor Declaration

Click here for the Secure Certificate of Indian Status (SCIS) Parent or Legal Guardian Application for Applicants Fifteen (15) Years of Age or Younger or a Dependent Adult




Help Prevent Sewer Backups

The Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government would like to advise the General Public to refrain from flushing disposable wipes which include the cottonelle wipes, rags, and any other fabric type product in your toilet. 

These products do not break down in the system and as a result it will clog up your sanitary/wastewater pipes, causing unpleasant sewer backups in your residence. 

This type of damage is rarely covered by the insurance companies, and these actions also cause serious malfunctions in the Sewage Lift Stations consequently creating a significant expense to the Homeowner and the LMG. 

Your cooperation on this potentially serious issue would be greatly appreciated.



Jody Mitchell

Director of Capital & Infrastructure

Community Release: Updated PCD Information



All NEW Listuguj members must register by April 30, 2015 to receive Settlement Funds


March 13, 2015 (Listuguj, Gespe’gewa’gi) –All NEW Listuguj members have until April 30, 2015 to register and ensure their name is on the Listuguj band list in order to receive a per capita distribution from the Settlement Agreement.  This does not apply if you are already a registered member.

As ratified by community members, $60 million from the Settlement Agreement will be distributed to all Listuguj members who are alive as of the “Effective Date”.  The “Effective Date” is the date that Canada signs the Agreement.  LMG has been assured that Canada will sign the Agreement in early April.  LMG will provide a grace period of several weeks and a cut-off date of April 30, 2015 to finalize and confirm membership registration. LMG will calculate the per capita distribution based on the number of members on the band list on April 30, 2015.

LMG wants to ensure all new members are registered.  This can include babies who are born up to or on the “Effective Date” but who are not yet registered.  It can also include anyone currently registering with Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC). 

Please note the following important details regarding member registration as it relates to the Settlement Agreement per capita distribution:

  • If you are the parents of a baby born in Québec, the certificate of live birth is sent by the hospital to Services Québec.  You must fill out the Application for Simplified Access to Birth-related Government Programs and Services so that Services Québec can send the birth certificate to the federal department of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development (AANDC).  AANDC will then send you an application for registration for Listuguj membership.  You must ensure you have submitted this application and confirm that your child is on the band list by April 30, 2015.
  • To speed up this process, parents of newborns can pick up their child’s birth certificate in person at the provincial Vital Statistics Office (for Québec births, the office is in Québec City, for New Brunswick births, the office is in Fredericton), then have it delivered to the band office.  Parents need to fill out the Child Application for Registration under the Indian Act-Parental Consent form. The band office will then send the information to the Québec regional office.  The Québec regional office will inform the band office when the newborn is to be added to the band list.
  • Getting a birth certificate can also be obtained quickly over the Internet.  If the baby was born in Québec, see the Québec Ministere du Travail, de l’Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale web site for instructions. 
  • If you are the parents of a baby born in another province, you must ensure you fill out the required paperwork so that the birth information is sent from the provincial ministry to the AANDC head office in Gatineau, Québec
  • If you are the parents of a baby born outside Canada or an individual who is registering for Listuguj membership and you live outside Canada, you must register directly through the AANDC head office in Gatineau, Québec
  • Bill C-3 applicants must fill out the required application forms online, by mail or in person at a regional AANDC office or the AANDC head office in Gatineau, Québec.  Bill C-3 applicants could also go to the LMG office with their long form birth certificate and identification and get application forms.  Please note, this process takes time.  If someone is just starting this process, it is unlikely that membership will be approved before April 30, 2015
  • For all other individuals who want to be considered for Listuguj membership,  email, call or visit the LMG office for more information or to apply

Please note that anyone with an application for membership that is still pending from AANDC after April 30, 2015 will not be eligible for the per capita distribution.

LMG will be contacting AANDC to explain the situation regarding Listuguj membership, the per capita distribution and the cut-off date of April 30, 2015.  LMG will urge AANDC to make Listuguj membership registrations a priority.

If you are having difficulty getting your Listuguj membership confirmed, please contact Gino Clement at the LMG office.


For more information on the per capita distribution, please contact:

Mike Isaac, Communications Officer or 418-788-2136

Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week 2015 was a Great Success

Once again Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week 2015 was a great success.  The staff enjoyed a variety of gifts/treats throughout the week.  We ended the week with a draw from the donations received by local businesses.  We would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who have contributed one way or another.   A special thank you goes to the following business:  Woodpile Handicrafts; Listuguj Health Directorate; Pop Shoes; Pizza Delight; Chez Wes and Picaboo Graphik. 


Wela’lieg ms’t wen!!




Congratulations Ms. Connie Martin

On behalf of the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government & the Finance Department, we would like to extend our heartiest congratulations to Ms. Connie Martin for obtaining her Certified Aboriginal Financial Manager (CAFM) designation. Connie successfully completed the CAFM program in 2014 & officially graduates February 19, 2015. We know a great deal of hard work, perseverance, along with sacrifices, were put into reaching this goal that she has set out for herself & we would like her to know we are all extremely proud of her & her accomplishment.

For the past 22 years Connie has provided LMG & the community with exceptional service in the Finance Department. She has consistently demonstrated professionalism, leadership & integrity within her line of work which is directly attributable to her success. We know she will continue to use her knowledge & skill set to contribute to the financial growth & successful management of our community.

Congratulations Connie!

 Click here to see the official document from the Director of Finance