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Welcome to Listuguj. As a First Nation government, we are working towards a vision for Listuguj that is rooted in our history and our distinct Mi’gmaq culture and heritage. Today, we face many challenges; however, our community spirit is alive and strong.
We continue to fight for the recognition and respect of our Aboriginal and Treaty rights; we are working towards our financial autonomy through community economic operations; and we are fostering alliances with other First Nations, provincial and federal governments.
We are proud of what we have accomplished thus far as a community, as a government, and as Mi’gmaq who have lived in this territory for generations.
We, the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government (LMG), strongly believe in our culture and tradition, our Aboriginal and Treaty rights, and most of all, our People. Through good Mi’gmaq government, we believe that consistent progress can be achieved toward fulfilling our Vision.
Our Vision is to foster and revitalize our way of life with, and for, our People, as described below:
- To practice, revitalize, and encourage, through a traditional learning environment, our Mi’gmaq identity including its spirituality, culture, values, language, and traditions; and to share this knowledge with our surrounding brothers and sisters.
- To be personally responsible for a stable, loving family life within a strong community, and to serve as constant role model; to maintain personal peace and harmony.
- To protect our rivers, lakes, land, forests, and wildlife, while at the same time managing our activities consistent with our environmental values; to maintain a healthy natural environment.
- To assure justice for all, and to maintain a justice system consistent with our Mi’gmaq culture.
- To provide quality health, social, and educational facilities, as well as services for those most in need.
- To encourage an open-minded attitude and positive community spirit by nourishing healthy, cultural, spiritual family units; to maintain peace, order and harmony within the community.
- To govern in a democratic, consensual manner consistent with Mi’gmaq culture and governing institutions, and to freely exercise our inter-governmental relations with other governments.
- To live and celebrate our Aboriginal and Treaty Rights and enjoy the recognition of these Rights, both internally and externally.
- To uphold our own Mi’gmaq education system, one that is designed, managed, and delivered by us, in accordance with our culture and First Nation needs.
- To create and manage our own vibrant, self-sustaining economy promoting long-term employment for our people.
Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government
The Chief and Council are the elected officials of the Band, under Section 74 of the Indian Act. One Chief and twelve Councilors are elected by band members in elections, which are held every two years. Quorum is set at seven people.
Elders’ Representative to the LMG Chief and Council
In recognition of the role that Elders have in our community, the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government Council has a seat at the Council table for an Elder. The Listuguj Elders’ Council, through consensus, nominates an Elder to participate at the regular Council meetings as an ex officio member. At meetings, an Elder provides guidance to issues and community concerns by sharing cultural knowledge and wisdom.
The Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government (LMG) is comprised of eight Directorates, which provide for all community programming and services under the management and direction of the elected Chief and 12 Members of Council. The LMG Directorates include:
- Capital and Infrastructure
- Listuguj Community Health Services
- Listuguj Community Social Services
- Listuguj Education Directorate
- Natural Resources; and
- Public Security.
Under each of these Directorates there are numerous programs and services, which can be explored on this, the LMG Website. Each Directorate reports directly to the CEO who in turn reports to the Chief and Council. The LMG is committed to providing as much employment as possible to Listuguj community members.
The Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government has alliances with organizations and political bodies at the local, regional, and national levels. It is by working together that we may advance the collective interests of our People.
- Gespe’gewaq Mi’gmaq Resource Council (GMRC)
- Gignu Youth re-adaptation Centre Home
- Mawol’tijig Mi’ju’ajijg (Child Care Centre)
- Mi’gmawei Mawiomi Secretariat (MMS)
- Listuguj Pointe-à-la-Croix Economic Development Corporation Inc. (LPALC)
- Listuguj Public Works Infrastructure Inc.
- Listuguj Continuing Care Inc.
- Assembly of the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador (AFNQL)
- Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs Secretariat (APCFNC)
- First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Economic Development Commission, Inc. (FNQLEDC, Inc.)
- First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission (FNQLHSSC)
- Secretariat aux Affaires Autochtonnes (SAA)
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:
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.
|Full-Time Council Working Files:
Chief Darcy Gray
|Councillor Ali Barnaby|
|Councillor Brian Caplin Jr.|
|Councillor Chad Gedeon|
|Councillor Sky Metallic|
|Councillor Alexander Morrison|
|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.
|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:
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