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New Fishing License Available for 2017 Season


Qalipu First Nation
would like to announce the availability of a Communal Commercial Fishing License.
Details are as follows:

Area 13B – One License Available

Includes:  Groundfish, Lobster and Bait

Successful applicant will be designated to fish this license 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 will be renewed annually on the basis that the fisherperson meets the following criteria:

  • Member of Qalipu First Nation Band
  • All regulations of governing agencies of these licenses are followed
  • Licenses 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.  Printed applications are also available at the Corner Brook and St. George’s offices.

Please submit applications by e-mail to mmacdonald@qalipu.ca or mail to:
Please note that the deadline to apply is: Friday March 3, 2017 @ 4pm

Qalipu First Nation
3 Church Street
Corner Brook, NL  A2H 2Z4
Attn:  Mabel MacDonald

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RCMP/Qalipu First Nation Summer Student Program

The Qalipu First Nation and the RCMP are working together to build a worthwhile work experience for aboriginal youth who are interested in a career in policing and/or justice. This exciting job opportunity will provide students with an insightful look at working with the RCMP as a possible career choice. This nine-week opportunity runs from June-August 2017. Successful applicants will attend a one week training session at the RCMP Headquarters in St. John’s prior to being placed at the RCMP detachment closest to their location.

The deadline to apply is March 10, 2017

For eligibility criteria, salary and other information including how to apply please visit www.qalipu.ca/youth-programs
Or contact:

Vickie MacDonald,
Employment Coordinator
vmacdonald@qalipu.ca

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New Dates Added – End of Enrolment Community Sessions

The Qalipu First Nation and the Federation of Newfoundland Indians will be hosting nine community sessions during February and March 2017.  The community sessions are being arranged to provide members and applicants with an opportunity to receive information about the enrolment process and to raise questions and concerns. The agenda for the community sessions will be structured as follows:

  • Opening prayer and welcoming remarks
  • History of the enrolment file
  • Present status of the enrolment file
  • Appeals process overview
  • Questions and answers

Chief Mitchell, who will be accompanied by Elders and the Qalipu Ward Councillor, will lead the community sessions.  Information will also be shared with members and applicants regarding support services that are available to help them through this difficult time.

The next round of community sessions will take place from February 19 – March 7, 2017 as per the following schedule:

Community Where? When?
 

Benoits Cove

 

Town Hall Feb 19, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
 

St. John’s

 

 

Innovation Hall, Room IIC2001 at the Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation

 

Feb 22, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
 

Gambo

 

Smallwood Interpretation Centre Feb 25, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
 

Appleton

 

Appleton Recreation Centre Feb 25, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
 

Grand Falls-Windsor

 

Mount Peyton Hotel

Newfoundland Room

Feb 26, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
 

Corner Brook

 

 

Pepsi Centre (Room 2)

 

Feb 27, 2017 @ 7:00 pm

 

Port Saunders

 

 

Recreation Centre

 

March 5, 2017 @ 2:00 pm

 

Burgeo

 

Jolly 50 Plus Club

Main Street

 

 

March 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm

 

Gambo

 

Smallwood Interpretation Centre

 

March 12, 2017 @ 2:00 pm

 

Appleton

 

Appleton Recreation Centre

 

 

March 12, 2017 @ 7:00 pm

For more information regarding the community events, please contact:

Mabel MacDonald, 634-5111 or email mmacdonald@qalipu.ca

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End of Enrolment Community Sessions

The Qalipu First Nation and the Federation of Newfoundland Indians will be hosting nine community sessions during February and March 2017.  The community sessions are being arranged to provide members and applicants with an opportunity to receive information about the enrolment process and to raise questions and concerns. The agenda for the community sessions will be structured as follows:

  • Opening prayer and welcoming remarks
  • History of the enrolment file
  • Present status of the enrolment file
  • Appeals process overview
  • Questions and answers
  • Closing prayer

Chief Mitchell, who will be accompanied by Elders and the Qalipu Ward Councillor, will lead the community sessions.  Information will also be shared with members and applicants regarding support services that are available to help them through this difficult time.

The first round of community sessions will take place from February 13 – 16, 2017 as per the following schedule:

Date Time Community Meeting Location
Feb 13, 2017 7:00 pm Flat Bay Flat Bay Band Office
Feb 14, 2017 7:00 pm Port au Port East Port aux Port Leisure Club
Feb 15, 2017 7:00 pm St. Georges Ktaqmkuk Mi’kmaq Museum
Feb 16, 2017 7:00 pm Stephenville Lions Den

Community sessions will also be held in Corner Brook, Grand Falls-Windsor, Appleton, Gander Bay, and Hawkes Bay.  Further details on these sessions will be released in the coming days.

For more information regarding the community events, please contact:

Mabel MacDonald, 634-5111 or email mmacdonald@qalipu.ca

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End of Enrolment Support

On January 31, 2017, approximately 101,000 letters were mailed to applicants, including current members, informing them of the decision of the Enrolment Committee.  All those who have applied for membership, except those previously rejected, will learn if they are eligible or ineligible for Founding Membership and next steps.

Applicants and current members are advised that the first point of contact for information regarding the end of enrolment decision letters, questions about the appeal process, and to make a request for a copy of your applicant record, is the Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation help line at 1-800-561-2266. 

At Qalipu First Nation, we are doing everything we can to offer support for our members and applicants.  We have put in place an End of Enrolment Support Team including Enrolment Assistants that will be available to take your call or meet with you in one of our five office locations – St. George’s, Stephenville, Corner Brook, Glenwood and Grand Falls-Windsor.

Applicants with the right to appeal the decision of the Enrolment Committee are reminded that our Enrolment Assistants cannot file an appeal for you.  However, they will be available to do the following:

  • Provide general information regarding the appeals process.
  • Provide general information regarding the enrolment process.
  • Help you to understand your decision letter.

To contact our End of Enrolment Support Team:

Flat Bay (709) 647-1370
St. George’s (709) 647-3514
Glenwood (855) 263-6440
Grand Falls-Windsor (709) 489-2898
Stephenville (709) 643-3774
Corner Brook 1-844-368-7160
(709) 634-4010
Toll Free 1-855-263-6440 or 1-844-368-7160.

We ask that you keep in mind that these individuals are here to help provide support; they are not involved in the processing, or decision, of your application.

For more information including End of Enrolment and appeals related Questions & Answers, the history of the Mi’kmaq movement in Newfoundland, Messages from the Chief, the Agreements and related documents that are referenced in your decision letter, please visit our website www.qalipu.ca.  Once on the site, a pop-up will appear containing all available information.

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Qalipu First Nation 2017 Traditional Land Use Study

Qalipu First Nation will be conducting interviews in communities along the south shore of the Bay of Islands from January 30th to February 24th. The purpose of these interviews is to gather information from Qalipu members about their experiences on the land. Topics will include hunting, fishing, gathering, farming and camping. This study will document how Qalipu First Nation Band members traditionally interacted with their environment and will allow for the preservation of this valuable information for future generations.

To participate in an interview, individuals must be Qalipu Band members and at least 18 years of age.

Please contact Project Coordinator, Sara Leah Hindy, at shindy@qalipu.ca or 634-9653 if you would like to participate in this study.

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North American Indigenous Games Team 2017 Looking for Athletes

The North American Indigenous Games(NAIG) is the largest continental sporting and cultural gathering of Indigenous people, welcoming more than 5,000 athletes, 2,000 volunteers and a number of spectators and dignitaries from across North America. The City of Toronto will be Host to this years NAIG that will take place from July 16 – 23, 2017.

BSG Aboriginal Sport and Recreation Circle is planning to enter teams (male and female) in the sports bolded below:

SPORT AGE CATEGORY YEARS OF BIRTH
Archery 16U, 19U 2001 & later, 1998 & later
Athletics 14U, 16U, 19U 2003 & later, 2001 & later, 1998 & later
Badminton 16U, 19U 2001 & later, 1998 & later
Baseball (Male) 17U 2000 & later
Basketball 14U, 16U, 19U 2003 & later, 2001 & later, 1998 & later
Boxing1 17-18, 16 can upgrade 2000-1999, 2001 upgrade
Canoe/Kayak 14U, 16U, 19U 2003 & later, 2001 & later, 1998 & later
Box Lacrosse (Female TBD)2 16U, 19U 2001& later, 1998 & Later
Golf 16U, 19U 2001 & later, 1998 & Later
Rifle Shooting 16U, 19U 2001 & later, 1998 & Later
Soccer 16U, 19U 2001 & later, 1999 & later
Softball 16U, 19U 2001 & later, 1998 & Later
Swimming 14U, 16U, 19U 2003 & later, 2001 & later, 1998 & later
Volleyball U16, 19U 2001 & later, 1998 & Later
Wrestling 16-18, 15 can upgrade 2001–1999, 2002 upgrade

If you are interested in trying out for our NAIG team, please check out the application which can be found hereNote: For volleyball, we will only be sending U19 teams (male and female).

For more information contact:

St. George’s Ward Councilor
Arlene Blanchard White
ablanchard-white@qalipu.ca

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