Annual General Meeting 2014
Qalipu 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.
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.
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.
Edible Wild Plants Workshop (Published July 24, 2014)
The Western Environment Center (WEC) in partnership with Food Security Network NL and the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Band is pleased to announce that they will be holding an Edible Wild Plants Workshop on the Blow Me Down Nature Trail on Wednesday, July 30th. Click here for registration form. Read
Corner Brook Aboriginal Women’s Association (CBAWA) Mass for the Feast of St. Anne DeBeaupre (Published July 24, 2014)
CBAWA is organizing the Mass for the Feast of St. Anne – Patron Saint of the Aboriginal People on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at the Holy Redeemer Cathedral, Mount Bernard Avenue, Corner Brook, starting at 5:00 p.m. Bishop Peter Hundt will be the presider and Father Edward Terry will be the homilist. Weather permitting there will be a smudge at 4:30 p.m. prior to Mass. This event is open to the public.