Message From the Chief


Chief Sheppard wishes to advise the youth members of Qalipu that the Provincial Government is currently seeking applications from youth interested in serving on the Youth Advisory Committee. This committee’s mandate is to identify and discuss key issues facing the youth of the province and to provide advice to the Minister on Government’s youth related programs, policies and services.

Please see the following information and application which must be submitted by November 30, 2014.

Click here for Information and the Application for NL Youth Adivsory Committee

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IMG_6938_2Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nations Band finalize a Socio-Economic Agreement for the Maritime Link Project
October 08, 2014 – Corner Brook, NL – The Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Band (QMFNB) is pleased to announce the finalization of a Socio-Economic Agreement for the Maritime Link Project. This agreement builds on the positive relationship that has developed with Emera Newfoundland and Labrador over the past two years.

The agreement includes provisions to follow through on commitments made during the federal Environmental Assessment process to consider current use of land and resources for traditional purposes and monitoring of potential interactions, as well as promote training, employment and business opportunities for members of Newfoundland’s Qalipu Mi’kmaq.

“Our agreement with Emera Newfoundland and Labrador is a significant milestone for the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nations Band and demonstrates the relationship we have fostered,” said Chief Brendan Sheppard, “Through the development of the Maritime Link Project and the local opportunities that arise from it, we can now strengthen the Qalipu Strategic Plan under Economic Development and Community Economic Development plans.”

Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nations Band is encouraging all members to update their profiles in the GINU database, to ensure access to opportunities associated with the Maritime Link.

“We are proud to say that this agreement is built on our company’s guiding principles of mutual respect, early engagement, openness, and building long term relationships.” said Rick Janega, CEO and President, Emera Newfoundland & Labrador. “This project provides significant regional economic benefit and this agreement helps support the project being on time and on budget through increased access to local resource capacity.”

Emera Newfoundland & Labrador is designing, constructing and will own the 500 MW +/- 200kV Maritime Link Project. This is a high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission electric project that will connect the island of Newfoundland and Nova Scotia for the first time. The project includes two 170 kilometre subsea cables and approximately 400 kilometres of overhead transmission line.
News and Updates (Published October 27, 2014)
As part of our continuing effort to keep members of the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation current on the latest news and events we have compiled a News and Updates email to be sent out to our members periodically.  If you would like to receive this email with recent news and updates, please make sure you have your email address filled out in the Ginu Database.  Click here to read the latest News and updates that was sent out to members on October 27, 2014.   Read

Office Space Available for Lease (Published October 23, 2014)
Majestic Premises located at 1 Church Street, Corner Brook, NL has office space for rent. Pricing can be on a month-to-month basis or lease term, the rental space can be with or without internet access, furnished or not furnished, 95% of the offices in this building have a window, the building has central air conditioning and heating, secured space, entire space is newly renovated with ceramic tile flooring and a kitchen area for use by tenants. Visit our website at A nice space, 16 X 36, for continued community events is available. Heat and lights are included in all monthly prices.

Space overlooks the Majestic lawn in the town site area of the city. Professional service tenants renting the ground level space. The space is not wheel chair accessible.

Size Monthly Price without extra’s Internet per month Parking per month Furnished per month Bundled Price per month
8′ X 10′ $125 $30 n/a $25 $160
8′ X 11′ $135 $30 n/a $25 $170
12′ X 12′ $200 $30 n/a $35 $250
13′ X 12′ $225 $30 n/a $35 $270
14′ X 12′ $240 $30 n/a $35 $285
16′ X 17′ $300 $30 $40 $50 $400
Executive Suite $500 $30 $40 $50 $620
16′ X 36′ Opening space $500 n/a n/a n/a $500

*HST is applicable to all prices. * Furnished means a desk, chair and File cabinet. To view pictures click here. Call Mabel MacDonald at 634-5111 for further information.


Qalipu Donation to Canadian Diabetes Association (Published August 18, 2014)
Each year the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Band raises money for select Charities of Choice as a way to give back to the community. Qalipu Staff chose the Canadian Diabetes Association as one of the Charities for 2013-2014. Staff from Qalipu office locations in Glenwood, Grand Falls-Windsor, Corner Brook, and St. George’s participated in this meaningful effort. Fundraising consisted of summer weekly barbeques, recycling collection, potluck dinners, etc.  Through the dedicated efforts of the Qalipu’s staff, a donation of $3000 was presented to Ms. Leanne Madore, a representative of the Canadian Diabetes Association from Western Health in Corner Brook, NL, by Chief Brendan Sheppard. The Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Band would like to thank everyone who supported the fundraising events and a special thank you to the staff for making this donation to the Canadian Diabetes Association possible.


Qalipu Donation to ALS Society of Newfoundland and Labrador (Published August 18, 2014)
ALSEach year the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Band raises money for select Charities of Choice as a way to give back to the community. The Qalipu Band Council chose the ALS Society as one of the Charities for 2013-2014. This fundraiser was carried out by Qalipu staff at the request of council in addition to staff’s own fundraiser for the Canadian Diabetes Association. All of the profits from the sale of promotional items were donated to the ALS Society.  These promotional items included Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Band branded shirts, hats, flags, coasters, calendars, and tote bags. Qalipu staff have these items for sale at all four of our office locations in Glenwood, Grand Falls-Windsor, Corner Brook, and St. George’s. Qalipu’s staff was able to raise $1200 for the ALS Society. The donation was presented to Cheryl Power of the ALS Society of Newfoundland Labrador, by Chief Brendan Sheppard. The Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Band would like to thank all those who purchased our promotional items which made it possible to give this donation to the ALS Society.





WISE NL Aboriginal Youth Conference (Published October 2, 2014)
The Women in Science and Engineering NL (WISE NL) Conference is for female AND male high school students who are interested in learning more about career options in science and engineering. Students will be encouraged to consider a career in these fields through professional development activities, mentoring and knowledge of the opportunities available. Students can bring this information back to their school and promote opportunities in their home communities among their peers…  Read
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