MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF
I’m pleased to greet you today, back home in Newfoundland after a visit to Canada’s west coast for the 39th Annual General Assembly of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) in Vancouver. The AFN represents some 900,000 First Nations people in Canada, across hundreds of communities and I’m pleased to say that the Qalipu First Nation, and its membership, is now a part of that family.
Welcome to the latest edition of Maw-pemita’jik Qlaipu'k, our Indigenous community newsletter.
On Page 7, find important details on our upcoming election which will take place this fall. We’ve included information on the Amendment Vote that will be held at the same time as the general election. If membership votes ‘yes’ to accept the proposed changes, we will see positive changes to the way we deliver elections, including increased voter participation and accessibility, accurate and timely results, and a substantial cost savings that can be put back into our communities. Please take a few minutes to read the Question and Answers which summarize what this Amendment Vote is all about. Along with this information, we’ve also provided a link to apply for a mail-in ballot, and a reminder how to update your address if you’ve moved.
- September 27 @ 7:00 pm
- September 30 @ 1:00 pm
- October 6 @ 10:00 pm