The next Council meeting will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 10 am in the Qalipu Community Room. 1 Church Street, Corner Brook. To register please contact Tina Diamond at 634-5111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Details are as follows:
Area 13A – One Licence Available
Groundfish except Lumpfish; Lobster; Herring; Mackerel; Capelin; Scallop; Whelk
Area 13B – One Licence Available
Groundfish; Lobster; Bait; Herring; Mackerel; Capelin; Squid
Successful applicant will be designated to fish this licence by paying an annual administration fee to Qalipu First Nation Band. The purchase and maintenance of all fishing gear is the responsibility of the designated fisherperson. This designation may be renewed annually on the basis that the fisherperson remains compliant with QFN’s Fishing Designation Policy and meets the following criteria:
- Member of Qalipu First Nation Band
- All regulations of governing agencies of these licences are followed
- Licences are utilized annually
- Administration Fees are paid on time
Any member of the Qalipu First Nation Band interested in such a designation is encouraged to print and complete this application and indicate in which opportunity they are interested. Printed applications are also available at the Corner Brook and St. George’s offices.
Deadline to apply is: Friday, January 25, 2018 @ 4pm
Please submit applications by e-mail, fax, mail, or hand-delivery to:
Fax: (709) 639-3997
Qalipu First Nation
3 Church Street
Corner Brook, NL A2H 2Z4
Attn: Mabel MacDonald
In February, 2019, the Essential Skills for Atlantic Fisheries will offer a program to help prepare individuals for a career in the fishing industry. The program consists of six weeks classroom training, 2 weeks paid on-the-job training and 6 weeks paid work placement.
Participants must be currently unemployed/underemployed, be eligible to work in Canada, able to withstand physically demanding work and interested in working in the fishing industry.
For more information, or to apply, please contact ESAF Project Coordinator Julia Dyke at 709-765-5254 or email email@example.com
In June 2018, the Department of Justice and Public Safety announced that the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador will partner with Indigenous governments and organizations in NL and the University of Saskatchewan to help send Indigenous students from this province to law school. The trilateral partnership will improve access to legal education and create new employment opportunities for members of Indigenous governments and organizations.
The University of Saskatchewan has committed to reserve two seats in the College of Law program annually for Indigenous students from Newfoundland and Labrador. The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador will allocate and fund two articling positions with the Department of Justice and Public Safety for those students upon graduation. Indigenous governments and organizations will encourage applicants to apply to law school and fund/identify funding opportunities for educational expenses.
In 2019, will we see the first two Indigenous students enter the program under this partnership?
Applications to the University of Saskatchewan’s law program are being accepted until February 1, 2019. Please click here for more information on admission requirements and deadlines.
Note: The last LSAT test date for applicants is January 2019!
Please help share the word so that Indigenous students have the chance to take advantage of this incredible opportunity.
Indigenous Arts & Stories invites self-identified First Nations, Métis and Inuit youth (ages 6 to 29), to submit a piece of writing or artwork exploring Indigenous identity, history or culture.
Know someone who should submit? Spread the word!
Win up to $2000!
For more information please visit: http://www.our-story.ca/
Have we got an opportunity for you!
The Black Bear Program is a summer employment program for indigenous youth, age 16+, that combines culture and teachings with basic military training. The six-week program takes place from early July to mid-August at 5th Canadian Division Training Centre located in Oromocto, NB.
And get this, participants get paid $4,200! That’s a summer job you won’t find anywhere else. Meals and accommodations are provided while at the camp, and your transportation to and from Oromocto is covered too.
If you’re ready for a challenging experience that develops hands-on skills, encourages teamwork, improves physical fitness and promotes cultural awareness, get in touch with us to register for an upcoming information session.
Please contact Employment Coordinator Vickie MacDonald at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, visit this link http://www.army-armee.forces.gc.ca/en/5-cdn-div-training-centre/aboriginal-programs.page
|Black Bear Program Information Sessions|
|Qalipu Community Room at 1 Church Street, Corner Brook||January 21, 2019||6:00-7:00 PM|
|People of the Dawn Indigenous Friendship Centre, 90 Main Street, Stephenville||January 22, 2019||6:00-7:00 PM|
|Ktaqmkuk Mi’kmaq Museum, 183 Main Street, St. George’s||January 23, 2019||6:00-7:00 PM|
|Sinbad Hotel Boardroom, 133 Bennett Drive, Gander||January 24, 2019||2:00-3:00 PM|
|Qalipu Community Room, 28 Hardy Avenue, Grand Falls-Windsor||January 24, 2019||6:00-7:00 PM|
Respond to pollution events and contribute your skills to pollution response planning by working with the Canadian Coast Guard Environmental Response team this summer! Students who are hired as part of the Environmental Response Student Recruitment could find themselves headed toward full-time employment or participating in an entry level developmental program upon graduation. Find out more here
Gain real time experience in search and rescue operations and provide assistance to mariners in distress! Every summer, students are hired for the Inshore Rescue Boat Student Program. Here, students are trained in search and rescue operations, and are assigned as crew members to Inshore Rescue Boat stations. Find out more here
The “Transitions to Work” program is a community partnership between the Qalipu First Nation’s Education & Training Department, the Gander Women’s Centre, and the Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour (AESL). The program will provide employment readiness training and supports for Non EI eligible women so that they can access entry level employment.
Participants to the program will hone their skills in problem solving and workplace communications, learn budgeting skills, benefit from career exploration through identifying personal strengths, and obtain workplace certificates such as First-Aid and WHIMIS.
If you or someone you know would be interested in participating in this program, please check out the poster below for more information.
Artist Panel: Resurgence and Media: Creative Practices in Indigenous Storytelling
Friday 30 November, 1-2:30 pm Grenfell Art Gallery
Featuring artists Douglas Walbourne-Gough, Logan MacDonald, Meagan Musseau, and Melissa Tremblett in discussion about their diverse practices in relation to the transmission and revitalization of Indigenous stories and experiences.
Visiting Opening and Artist Talk
Friday 30 November, 4:30-7 pm
As always, these events are free, and all are welcome!
Visiting reflects and unpacks indigenous/settler identity, pan-indigenous cross-cultural exchange, cultural revival, and queerness. Not to provide answers, but to explore endless possibilities that reflect the diversity of individual experiences. While mediating these experiences through installation, drawing and photography, these works contemplate the dynamics of community and belonging while negotiating access and viewership.
Visiting: Logan MacDonald is presented by Grenfell Art Gallery in collaboration with Identify: A Celebration of Indigenous Arts and Culture and Eastern Edge Artist-Run Centre. In this exhibition MacDonald looks at manipulated landscapes, earthworks, structures and signage established by Indigenous communities as a means to assert property against encroachment. These moments of intimacy and movement draw connections between body and land as both sites of colonization and resilience in queer and Indigenous people.
– Emily Critch, Curator
This is one of the 200 exceptional projects funded through the Canada Council for the Arts’ New Chapter program. With this $35M investment, the Council supports the creation and sharing of the arts in communities across Canada.
World Children’s Day shines light on every child and their right to live in a world, safe from harm, where they are able to fulfill their full potential (UNICEF). In recognition of this special day, Qalipu First Nation’s Community Development team visited children at Stepping Stones Daycare, Corner Brook, to craft little shakers and sing songs. Smiles and music filled the room as children played their new instruments for the first time.
For more information about World Children’s Day, please visit