Annual General Meeting 2014


Annual General Meeting 2014Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Band held our second Annual General Meeting in Corner Brook on July 6th, 2014. With over 135 Members in attendance, the meeting was informative with Work Force Qalipu and Service Qalipu presenting an overview of their program activities. The Finance Department presented the Consolidated Financial Statements for the Fiscal year 2014.

Members were given the opportunity to ask questions relating to activities of Qalipu and the Enrolment process. Questions that were asked related to the topic of Secure Cards, Education & Training, Finances, Taxation, Culture and Non Insured Health Benefits, and Enrolment.

You can view a copy of the Annual Report here and a copy of the Consolidated Financial Statements here.

Latest News


Request for Proposals for Banking Services (Published July 2, 2014)
The Band is seeking proposals from commercial banking institutions for a full range of cash management services for the Band and its four associated entities: the Federation of Newfoundland Indians (FNI), MAMKA, Qalipu Development Corporation (QDC) and Mi’kmaq Commercial Fisheries (MCF).   Read

Second Annual General Meeting (Published June 16, 2014)
Members of the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Band are invited to the second Annual General Meeting of the Band to discuss the activities of the Band for the fiscal year of 2013-2014.

Copies of the Annual Report is available here and will also be available at the session.
Please note that Membership Identification will be required.

Sunday, July 6, 2014, 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Pepsi Centre, Main Level, Room 2, Corner Brook, NL

Qalipu and Newfoundland and Labrador English School District Partnership (Published June 4, 2014)
The Newfoundland and Labrador English School District is pleased to welcome Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Band in a new partnership for the delivery of the Residential Outdoor Education Program.“Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation is pleased to be providing funding to support the program including a cultural interpreter position to deliver Mi’kmaq teachings and other cultural activities. These teachings introduce students to the long and rich history of the Mi’kmaq people that includes unique cultural, social, political and spiritual traditions, and values of respect and caring for the environment. The Band seeks to promote the involvement of youth and Elders through these cultural activities,” says Chief Brendan Sheppard, Chief of the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Band.

The curriculum-based program, which started in 1997 as a collaboration with Parks Canada, is based at Killdevil Camp in Gros Morne National Park and provides every student in the Western Region with an opportunity to participate in an intensive 2.5 day learning adventure that brings their learning into the great outdoors.

“We are pleased to welcome Qalipu as an additional partner. Aside from greatly enriching the program experience, aboriginal culture and history are a big part of the Grade 5 social studies curriculum. Students really connect with this cultural learning – particularly for the many who have Mi’kmaq ancestry,” says Margaret McKeon, Outdoor Education coordinator with the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District.

Approximately 900 students, 200 parent chaperones and 40 teachers will participate this year at Killdevil and at a similar program in Red Bay.

Mitch Blanchard, Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation – 634-8046;
Margaret McKeon, NLESD Western – 632-0668;




8th Annual Bay St. George Powwow (Published July 8, 2014)
Join us for the 8th annual Bay St. George Powwow from July 11-13. Everyone is welcome. You do not need to be aboriginal to attend. Click here to view the Schedule

MI’KMAQ UTOPIA ART SHOW (Published June 19, 2014)
Featuring artwork by Marcus Gosse. The purpose of this art exhibition titled, “Mi’kmaq Utopia”, displays themes of peace, friendship, family, harmony, love, joy, sharing, and tranquility within “Mi’kma’ki”, or, the Mi’kmaq Territory( places where the Mi’kmaq have lived in large concentrations-Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, and Maine).
Where: Stephenville Legion – Regional Museum of Art and History
When: Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 – Starts at 7:00PM (Opening Night)
Free admission, refreshments, and original artwork for purchase   Read






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