Commercial Space for Lease in Grand Falls – Windsor

Location: 28 Hardy Avenue

Available: July 1, 2017

Approximately 790 square feet is available which is suitable for office or retail space.  Common Kitchen and bathroom areas.  Wheelchair accessible.  Large parking lot.  Centrally located.  Heat and light included.

For more information, please contact Rob Dicks at 634-6895 or email

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Patient Advisory Council

To improve our healthcare system, NL SUPPORT is seeking 4 young adults ages 19 to 30 to sit on their Patient Advisory Council. This Council consists of a group of people from across the province that help NL SUPPORT make informed decisions about healthcare research. No work or volunteer experience is necessary. This is a great opportunity for any indigenous young adults to get their voices heard and help make a change to the healthcare system.

The Patient Advisory Council meets four times a year, and all accommodation and travel costs are covered if you do not live in St. John’s. Orientation for new Council members will be Thursday November 2nd, 2017, and the next Council meeting will be Friday November 3rd, 2017.  For more details about the Council, what to expect, and what will be expected of you click the following link:

If you are interested in joining the Patient Advisory Council please contact Eva Vat at 709-864-6654 or before the deadline: October 6th, 2017.


2016-17 Annual Report now Online

The Annual General Assembly for the Qalipu First Nation will take place on September 30, 2017 at 1:30 PM at the Holiday Inn Express in Deer Lake.  All members are invited to attend and are reminded that their registration number will be required to sign in.

The 2016-2017 Annual Report is now available to view on our website.  Please click here to view.

Note: Print copies will be available at the AGA.


Corner Brook Aboriginal Youth Group

The Corner Brook Aboriginal Youth Group invites all aboriginal and non-aboriginal people ages 9-17 to attend our weekly meetings on Thursday nights, starting September 14,  from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.  Meetings are held at the Qalipu Community Room, 1 Church Street, Corner Brook.

Anyone interested in learning about all aspects of our traditional Mi’kmaq culture and to have fun please register.  For additional information please contact Lorraine Stone at 634-2221 or email or

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Qalipu to Hold Annual General Assembly

Please be advised that the Qalipu First Nation will hold its Annual General Assembly (AGA) to discuss the activities of the Band for the fiscal year of 2016-2017.  The AGA will be held on September 30 at 1:30 pm in Deer Lake at the Holiday Inn Express.  All members are invited to attend and are reminded that their registration number will be required to sign in.  The Annual Report will be published on our website on September 15 and copies of the report will also be made available at the meeting.

Consolidated Financial Statements for the year ended March 31, 2017 are now online.  Please click here to view.

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RNC Corner Brook Region Receives Donation for Junior Police Academy

(CORNER BROOK, NL) – August 24, 2017 – The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) is pleased to announce a three year financial commitment by Crosbie Group Limited towards the Corner Brook Region Junior Police Academy.

For over a decade, the RNC Corner Brook Region Junior Police Academy has provided a unique camping experience for children aged 9-12 years old through a four day/three night camp held in Gros Morne National Park.  Through the Junior Police Academy, the RNC has fostered stronger and healthier relationships between the participants and the police by breaking down historical barriers with youth from the Crestview Community and the Qalipu First Nation.

Today Crosbie Group Limited presented the RNC with a cheque for $11,000 for the 2018 Junior Police Academy.  Furthermore they have generously committed to providing financial contributions for the 2019 and 2020 Junior Police Academy.  This contribution by Crosbie Group Limited provides the financial security to ensure the continuation of the Junior Police Academy for the next three years in the Corner Brook Region.


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Annual Aboriginal Youth Achievement Awards

The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples is currently seeking nominations for its Annual Aboriginal Youth Achievement Awards.  Recognizing youth for their achievements is a great way to build self-esteem; and more importantly, it establishes role models so others can see that their goals are tangible.


Please click here for the Award Application Form which outlines the criteria and selection process.



Showcase your Art at the Ke’tipnemk (Harvest) Fundraising Dinner and Silent Auction

On October 14th, 2017, there will be a silent auction of fine art and craft as part of our dinner fundraising event in support of The Qalipu Cultural Foundation. The Qalipu Cultural Foundation was formed in 2014 to support Mi’kmaq culture in Newfoundland and Labrador. The Foundation exists to ensure cultural documentation, and promote the involvement of youth and Elders in cultural activities within the Band. We strive to inspire our people to proudly embrace their heritage, to empower them to continue the traditions of our ancestors and restore the spirit of Mi’kmaq culture in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Art is a conversation starter, a focus for discussion and often a display of pride that allows us to demonstrate who we were, who we are and who we plan to become. By supporting this Event with your fine arts and crafts you are supporting your community.

We are inviting artists of aboriginal heritage to submit traditional and contemporary pieces of fine art and crafts for silent auction to help raise funds for this event. Artists will have the option of receiving 50% of the final selling price of the work or donating the entire amount and receiving a charitable tax receipt.

If you are interested in submitting work, please email images of the work you would like to submit along with the title, medium, size, reserve, retail value and brief statement to:

Deadline: 4 p.m., September 15, 2017

If your work is selected, it must be presentation ready (i.e., works on paper should be matted at the very least). We are organizing a drop-off location for works by artists on the East Coast.

For further information, please contact:



Mitch Blanchard
Resource Coordinator
Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Band
Qalipu Cultural Foundation


Register Now! Dancers and Drummers of the New Dawn

Qalipu First Nation is pleased to announce that it will be offering the Dancers and Drummers of the New Dawn program at the Bay St. George Cultural Center from August 28th to 31st. This program will help raise awareness on the issues of violence and bullying through a mix of educational presentations, cultural activities, and teachings in drumming and dance. In turn, youth will be provided with opportunities to gain valuable knowledge, engage in cultural practices, form friendships, and feel empowered.


  • DDOND began as a concept to empower youth to become advocates for healthy relationships. This would be achieved through a combination of information sessions, cultural teachings and lessons in dancing and drumming.
  • Last summer, the first phase of this program, DOND, was implemented. Girls, ages 11-15*, learned valuable information about violence and bullying, participated in cultural activities and learned fancy shawl dancing.
  • This summer, we have added a drumming component to the program and are inviting applicants of any gender to register. We also hope to extend the program from two days to four, providing more opportunities for learning and interaction among our youth participants.


To express your interest in participating in this program, please call Sarah Leah Hindy at 634-9653 or email  To access the registration form, please click here


Maw-pemita’jik Qalipu’k August 2017 Newsletter


August already! This will be the last newsletter until October as we prepare for the upcoming Annual General Assembly and publication of the Annual Report.  Details on this meeting will be advertised in the near future and I hope that many of you will come out for a chance to meet face-to-face and hear about the good work the Band has been doing in the past year.

You will be able to tell from this edition of Maw-pemita’jik Qalipu’k how inspired I am by Eastern Owl, an all female group of musicians that is helping to shape Mi’kmaq culture in Newfoundland today.  I met them at the Miawpukek First Nation 22nd Annual Powwow in Conne River where they performed on Friday night.  Five of the seven ladies in this group are from Conne River and I have to say, it was heartwarming to see the community pride when they took the stage.  The Conne River community was very warm and welcoming and I will definitely go back again! Some of the kind people that I met are featured on page 5.

Have you heard that Qalipu is working toward the establishment of an Elders Advisory Council? Chief and Council are eager to hear your thoughts on the initiative (page 3) so please, submit your thoughts and spread the word around your community for people who are not online to get all the news.  You can also share that Qalipu offers an Elders Mailout for members of the Band over the age of 65 who would like to get their communications by mail.  Signing up for this service is as simple as giving me a call (709) 634-5163. 

In this edition of Maw-pemita’jik Qalipu’k find out who won medals at the North American Indigenous Games, get news from the Health Division, learn more about our new branch, Experience Qalipu, get the scoop on the establishment of a new Friendship Centre, an initiative led by the Bay St. George Cultural Circle, and so much more.  Please read on and stay in touch.

Click here to view this month’s newsletter