Call for Tender for Sanitary Lift Station Upgrade

This a call for tender for the Sanitary Life Station Upgrade.

For details, click here.

 

See below the link for MERX:

https://www.merx.com/solicitations/open-bids/Rehab-of-Seven-7-Wastewater-Pumping-Stations-Phase-1/0000266480?origin=0

 

See below the link for SEAO:
https://www.seao.ca/OpportunityPublication/avisconsultes.aspx?Itemid=061554d4-5fd0-497e-91b2-e2f1d9445d6d

Community Announcement – 2023 Lobster Fall Fisheries

Community Announcement – 2023 Lobster Fall Fisheries

The 2023 Lobster Food Fishery will begin September 24, 2023 at 6:00am and end October 8, 2023 at 2:30pm. The effort allocated for this season will be 235 traps for a total of 14 days. The LMG will fish 60 tags, and the remaining 175 tags will be divided amongst the Fishers. Vessels and Fishers must register with the Natural Resource Directorate (NRD). Community members who want tags can register at the NRD. Please see the attached Schedule.

If you have questions or concerns, do no hesitate to contact the Natural Resources Directorate at (418) 788-3022. Please note, no disrespectful behaviours towards employees will be tolerated, and could result in denial of service.

Fishers and Vessels registration will open on August 28th, 2023 close on September 6th, 2023 at 4:30pm AST.

Tag Holder Registration will open on September 12th, 2023 and close on September 15th, 2023 at 5:00pm AST.

Vessel Registration and Vessel Safety Rules

If you are a vessel owner, and would like to participate in the fall lobster fishery, you must meet the following conditions:

  1. Vessels must be owned by a Listuguj band member (proof of ownership is required).
  2. Vessels must be registered with the Natural Resource Directorate via the “VESSEL REGISTRATION form”.
  3. Vessels need to meet the safety and environmental requirements outlined in Transport Canada’s Small Vessel Compliance Program (https://tc.canada.ca/en/programs/small-vessel-compliance-program).
  4. Vessel owners must register with Transport Canada. The NRD can assist you in your registration.
  5. Each registered vessel cannot have more than three (3) fishers. There are no limits on deckhands.
  6. The Natural Resource Directorate will be responsible for accepting or denying vessel registrations based on the conditions outlined above.
  7. The Natural Resource Directorate will be responsible to notify the vessel owners on the status of their vessel registration.

Complete Gespe’gewa’gi Fisheries Vessel Registration Form online:
https://forms.office.com/r/rEtyUwt07i

The Fisheries Coordinator, Rachel Barnaby, will contact you if your registration was accepted.

Fisher Registration Rules

If you are a community member who would like to fish lobster this fall, you must meet the following conditions:

  1. Properly fill out a “FISHER REGISTRATION form”.
  2. Have access to a proper lobster-fishing vessel that is registered with the Natural Resource Directorate upon meeting the criteria outline in the Vessel Registration and Vessel Safety Rules.
  3. Must be a Listuguj band member.
  4. All fishers are required to sign a Lease Agreement.
  5. All fishers are required to honor individual tag holder agreements.
  6. All fishers must respect the Conservation Harvesting Plan, Order in Councils, License Conditions, and Lease Agreements.
  7. All traps must be tagged using the Gespe’gewa’gi Fisheries Tag provided by the Natural Resources Directorate.
  8. All Fishers must have access to their own fishing and safety gear.
  9. If multiple fishers are sharing one vessel, there cannot be more than three (3) fishers per vessel. There are no limits on deckhands.
  10. All fishers must be onboard to check their respective trap. Fishers cannot check the traps of another fisher. Special circumstances must be pre-approved with the Ranger Department if a fisher cannot check their respective traps.
  11. The Natural Resource Directorate will be responsible for accepting or denying Fisher registrations based on the conditions outlined above.
  12. The Natural Resource Directorate will be responsible to notify the Fishers on the status of their fisher registration.

If you are interested in Fishing, please complete the online FISHER Registration (attached link):
https://forms.office.com/r/vqf1FYJAhf

The Fisheries Coordinator, Rachel Barnaby, will contact you if your registration was accepted.

Community Tag Distribution Rules

If you wish to receive a tag, and have a fisher catch lobster for you, you must register in person at the natural resource building from Tuesday September 12th, 2023 to Friday September 15th, 2023 during regular working hours (8:30am – noon; closed for lunch; 1:00pm to 5:00pm).

  1. A total of 235 tags are dedicated to the fall lobster fishery. A total of 60 traps will go to LMG and 175 traps are available for community access.
  2. To request a tag, community members must register in person at the designated date, time, and location. The Natural Resource Directorate will communicate the date, time, and location via LMG website, LMG Facebook page, and CHRQ.
  3. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis.
  4. Community members must identify a fisher of choice from the list of registered fishers approved by the Natural Resource Directorate.
  5. Due to limits on tags per fisher, there is no guarantee that a community member will get their fisher of choice. Community members may have to select another available fisher.
  6. The Natural Resources will give tags to fishers directly.
  7. Each tags represents 20 lbs of lobster total over a 14-day fishery.
  8. Any community member who registered for a tag cannot get lobster from the community line-up or elder delivery. Your lobster must come directly from the Fisher.

Lobster Cooking and Distribution Rules

  1. Cooking will occur each day of fishing. All lobster will be cooked at the Natural Resource garage building. Doors will open at 5pm on all days.
  2. Doors will open at 5pm on weekdays and 5pm on weekends.
  3. Community members must arrive on-site to receive cooked lobster.
  4. First come, first serve basis!
  5. Lobster availability depends on weather conditions and catches.
  6. Must be 18 years of age.
  7. Schedule changes will be posted on CHRQ.

Elder & Disability Delivery Rules

  • The LMG will deliver lobster to elders and disability patients on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for the duration of the fall lobster fishing season.
  • The Natural Resources Directorate will follow the Elders and Disability patients list obtained from the Heath Directorate.
  • Elders, Disability patients, or their respective caretakers must contact Sylvia Barnaby at the Natural Resources Directorate at 418-788-3022 (ext 3258). No other employee will accept names for delivery.
  • To be on the delivery list, YOU MUST CALL EACH DELIVERY DAY before noon.
  • 45 names will be taken each day. Those who call after the daily list is full will have their name put on the list for the next delivery day.
  • If no catches are received on any elder’s delivery day, the next day of landings will be designated an elders delivery day.
  • Elders who registered for a tag CANNOT receive elders’ delivery. They must get lobster directly from the Fisher.

 

 

Call for Tender – Listuguj Healing Center

SEAO and MERX are looking for a call for tender for the construction of the Listuguj Healing Center (Turtle Lodge)

 

For details, click the links below:

SEAO – Click here.

Merx – Click here.

Healthy Breakfast

There will be a Healthy Breakfast tomorrow at the Elder’s Lodge starting at 8:30AM.
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Land Management Act Lunch and Learn Sessions

Lunch and Learn Information Sessions on Land Management Act will be coming up on January 19th and 31st.

 

Chief and Council Working Conditions 2020-2022

On November 25, 2020, the newly elected Chief and Council conducted their first Duly Convened meeting.  One of the priority of discussions was Council-working conditions.  Chief and Council consider it necessary to establish a framework of working conditions applicable to Councillors currently in office during their term from November 2020 ending at the next general elections.  

Councillors had the opportunity of opting for a two-year contract, which ends at the end of their mandate in November 2022.  The purpose of the Working Conditions for Councillors is to provide political support on various governance issues and files.

During the councillors working contracts, they must complete the following:

• Councillors must have regular office hours and be reasonably available on an “on-call” basis, no less than 35hours a week
• Councillors who hold an assignment must submit a weekly activity report to the Office of Chief and Council
• Councillors must provide regular reports to Council
• Council must provide regular reporting to the Community
• Workplans must be developed for the files they are working on and submitted


Working conditions for Councillors are not requirements of all council.  Should a councillor wish to select the two-year contract and commit fulltime, the opportunity is there.

Working Files/Responsibility

Full-Time Council Working Files:

Chief Darcy Gray

  • AFN Cannabis Committee
  • AFN National Fisheries Committee
  • AFNQL Fisheries Portfolio Holder
  • APC Executive Committee
  • APC Finance and Audit Committee
  • FNEC Chiefs Committee
  • GMRC Board of Directors
  • GNB Enhancement Agreement Negotiations
  • GNB Enhancement Committee
  • Mi’gmawei Mawiomi (MM) Chair
  • MM Chiefs Executive Committee
  • Moose Harvesting Protocol
  • Police Negotiations with Public Security (Complete)
  • Relationship Building throughout Mi’gma’gi
  • Various Negotiation Teams and Committees

 

Councillor Ali Barnaby

  • Contact for Hydro Quebec
  • Develop a Healthy Living Strategy
  • Human Resource Committee, Acting Chair
  • Intergovernmental Affairs
  • Membership Bill-S3
  • Mi’gmawei Mawiomi Secretariat, Steering Technical Committee Youth Member
  • New Brunswick File:
    • Access to New Brunswick (Complete)
    • Campbellton and Pointe-à-la-Croix Relations
    • Campbellton Regional Chamber of Commerce, Member
    • GNB Enhancement Agreement Negotiations
    • Government Relations
    • NB Forestry
    • Point of Sale Taxation
    • Renaming of Squaw Cap
    •  Vitalite Health
    • Working Group Responding to the Restigouche River Waterways Park
  • Policy and Procedure Development
    • Committee Structures
  • [Defunct – no longer existing or functioning] Customary Election Code Committee, Member

Councillor Brian Caplin Jr.

  • Business Projects
  • Campbellton and Pointe-à-la-Croix Relations
  • Economic Development
  • Elders
  • Healing Lodge and Turtle Lodge
  • Housing
  • Investment Committee
  • Listuguj Economic Recovery Task Force
  • Moose Harvesting Protocol
  • Point of Sale Taxation (NB – QC)
  • Relationship Building throughout Mi’gma’gi
  • Team Building
  • Tourism Committee, Member (Battle of Restigouche)
  • Vacation Lots (MMS)
  • [Defunct – no longer existing or functioning] Listuguj Finance and Audit Committee, Member
  • [Defunct – no longer existing or functioning] Customary Election Code Committee, Member

Councillor Chad Gedeon

  • Finance Signing Authority
  • Human Resource Committee, Member
  • Hydrocarbon Consultation Negotiations MMS (Complete)
  • Language and Culture File:
    • Healing Arbour (Complete)
    • Healing Lodge
    • Language Committee, Member
    • Mi’gmaq Revitalization Project
    • Territorial Acknowledgements
  • LMDC Board of Directors
  • MMS Finance Committee Member
  • Tourism Committee, Member (Battle of Restigouche)
  • Mawiomi Treatment Services, Board Member for Listuguj
  • [Defunct – no longer existing or functioning] Finance and Audit Committee, Member
  • [Defunct – no longer existing or functioning] Harmony Committee

Councillor Sky Metallic

  • Campbellton and Pointe-à-la-Croix Relations
  • Community Judicial System
  • Contact for Hydro Quebec
  • Finance Signing Authority
  • Fisheries Negotiations for Lobster and Snow Crab (Completed)
  • Forestry Negotiations for Natural Resources
  • Human Resource Committee, Member
  • Investment Committee Member
  • Membership Bill S-3
  • Mi’gmawei Mawiomi Secretariat, Steering Technical Committee Member
  • Moose Harvesting Protocol
  • Policing Tripartite Negotiations (Completed)
  • Public Security File
  • Rangers Agreement Negotiations
  • Restigouche River Watershed Board, Member
  • RRA Executive Committee, Member

Councilor Kevin Methot

  • Hexo Relations
  • Public Security
  • Restigouche River Watershed Board Member (Proxy)
  • Rangers Agreement Negotiations

Councillor Alexander Morrison

  • Alliance with Traditional Government
  • Cannabis Strategy
  • Consultation and Accommodation
  • Economic Development
  • Elders
  • Fisheries Negotiations for Lobster and Snow Crab (Completed)
  • Forestry Negotiations for Natural Resources
  • Listuguj Gaming Commission
  • Membership (Bill-S-3)
  • Mi’gmawei Mawiomi Secretariat, Steering Technical Committee Member
  • Rangers Agreement Negotiations
  • [Defunct – no longer existing or functioning] Customary Election Code Committee, Member

Part-Time Council Working Files:

As indicated in the Councillor Working Conditions, Councillors can opt for a Part-Time Council option. They are placed on assignments on a part-time basis, which will occupy and increase their duties and responsibilities to the LMG’s Council.

Councillor Annette Barnaby

  • LMDC Board of Directors
  • Assists in Community Event Planning

Councillor Dr. Cathy Martin

  • Chief and Council Guidelines
  • Land Code

Councillors

The remaining council members did not opt for the Council Working Conditions; as a result, they will receive a monthly Honorarium for their participation in meetings identified by the Office of Chief and Council, however they participate in other files/committees:

Councillor Gordon Isaac Sr.

  • Housing
  • Infrastructure

Councillor George Martin

N/A

Councillor Wendell Metallic

  • Commercial Fisheries
  • Economic Development
  • Intergovernmental Affairs
  • Rangers Agreement Negotiations

Councillor Sheila Swasson

  • N/A
  • [Defunct – no longer existing or functioning] Finance and Audit Committee

 

 

 

 

National Addiction Awareness Week

Please see the following poster with information on events for Nation Addiction Awareness Week.

 

November Holidays

A notice for community members,

All LMG offices will be closed on Monday, November 7th for Chief’s Day, and on Friday, November 11th for Remembrance Day.

Plant Giveaway Location Change

On April 22nd starting at 1:30pm, LCHS staff will be giving out house plants for Earth Day 2022. The location is now at the Elder’s Lodge.

On April 22nd starting at 1:30pm, the Listuguj Health and Community Services Directorate (LHCS) will be giving out house plants for Earth Day 2022.

The location is behind The Elder’s Lodge and it is a first come first serve and only until supplies last basis.

For more information contact Monica Barnaby at 418-788-2155 or monica.barnaby@listuguj.ca

 

 

Notice from the Capital & Infrastructure Department

The Capital & Infrastructure department wish to inform the Public that they are back at 44 Dundee (Natural Resources Building) for our regular business hours.

Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

 

We want to thank everyone for their patience while we awaited the repairs to our offices.

 

Wela’lioq.