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Employment Opportunities For Qalipu Students

Employment Opportunities for Qalipu Students

Would you like to work in with an organization known throughout the world?

Parks Canada, in partnership with Qalipu Mi’Kmaq First Nation Band is offering unique employment opportunities to Qalipu students.

Be part of protecting and presenting this beautiful part of Canada; come join our team!

 Positions

Student Park Communicator

Greet visitors and provide information and orientation related to facilities, services, programs, regulations, and safety precautions in person or by telephone. Collect revenue suing a point of sale system and complete daily sales deposits.

(Bilingual candidates and students may be given preference)

Campground Janitoral Student

Interact with other park employees and visitors as a member of the Visitor Experience Team. Perform a variety of duties to ensure parks facilities and campgrounds are clean and accessible for our visitors.

(Must have a driver’s license)

Student Heritage Communicator

Deliver on-site programs for specific audience needs using a variety of new and innovative approaches.  Greet and orient visitor, respond to questions and provide information about National Historic Sites, Gros Morne National Park, other sites in the Field Unit, Parks Canada, and the surrounding areas.

(Bilingual candidates may be given preference)

Student Field Technician

Collect field data, including monitoring on a daily basis and recording, and other resource conservation activities such as surveys.

(Must have a driver’s license)

Locations:

Gros Morne National Park, Port au Choix National Historic Site, L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, Red Bay National Historic Site.

Period of Employment: Mid-June – Labour Day

Hours of Work: 37.5-40 hrs. /wk.

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Live lobsters caught in Bar Harbor, Maine

Qalipu First Nation Would Like to Announce the Availability of Two Communal Commercial Fishing Licenses

Qalipu First Nation would like to announce the availability of two Communal Commercial Fishing Licenses.

Details are as follows:

Area 13A – St. George’s Bay – Two Licenses Available

Licence #1:  Groundfish except Lumpfish, Herring Fixed Gear, Mackerel Fixed Gear, Eel, Lobster, Snow Crab (Queen), and Bait.

Licence #2:  Herring Fixed Gear, 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 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 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 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: Monday March 20, 2017 @ 4pm

Please submit applications by e-mail, fax, mail, or hand-delivery to:

Email: jstrickland@qalipu.ca
Fax: (709)639-3997

Qalipu First Nation
3 Church Street
Corner Brook, NL A2H 2Z4
Attn:  Jonathan Strickland

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Arctic Hare
Credit: Darroch Whitaker | Parks Canada

Citizen Scientists Wanted: Have you Seen an Arctic Hare?

Little is known about arctic hare populations in Newfoundland. In 2012, the Species Status Advisory assessed arctic hare and determined their analysis was “data deficient”. Since 2012, little has been accomplished to improve our understanding of arctic hare populations in Newfoundland. The Qalipu Natural Resources division is working to improve our understanding of arctic hare, and you can help!

If you spot an arctic hare while travelling through arctic-alpine or exposed barren areas, please complete our sighting report form to let us know about it. The information you provide is considered “citizen science data”. This important data is used to compliment long-term research and provides for additional surveillance of artic hare populations on the island of Newfoundland. You can find our sighting report form here.

Identifying Characteristics

The arctic hare is the largest of the North American hares weighing between 3.5 – 6.0 kilograms when fully grown. Their winter coat is pure white with the exception of black tips on their long ears. In our province, which is the southernmost limit of the hares’ North American distribution, the hares’ habitat is primarily barren within the vicinity of boulder fields.  Subsequently, their summer coat is typically bluish gray with white underparts.

Where you Might Spot an Arctic Hare

On the island of Newfoundland, the population is restricted to arctic-alpine areas of the Long Range Mountains, interior western plateaus or exposed coastal barrens including areas in Gros Morne National Park, the Long Range and Annieopsquotch Mountains, and the Buchans – Topsail plateau. Unfortunately there has been no island-wide distribution surveys since 1981, so the extent of the core population of the arctic hare outside the Long Range Mountains and Buchans – Topsail plateau remains largely unknown. (Hearn, 2012)

For more information on the arctic hare click here.

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Membership Search Service

The Federation of Newfoundland Indians is pleased to offer a membership search service to applicants of the Qalipu enrolment process through our End of Enrolment Support Team.

If you were a documented band member in one of Newfoundland’s Mi’kmaq bands prior to the signing of the Agreement in Principle (AIP) on June 23, 2008, then your name should be on the master list of band members that was compiled at that time.  The Mi’kmaq bands of Newfoundland that were recognized for inclusion at the time of the AIP included the Federation of Newfoundland Indians (FNI), Ktaqamkuk Mi’kmaq Alliance, Benoit First Nation and Sip’kop Mi’kmaq Band.

Why does this matter?

Applicants to the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation could satisfy the enrolment criteria of Self Identification, or obtain 9 points toward the 13 point criteria of Group Acceptance, through their documented membership in one of Newfoundland’s Mi’kmaq bands prior to the signing of the AIP.

Were you a member yet did not meet self-id or did not receive 9 points for your membership?

To request a search for your name on the master list to verify your membership in a recognized Mi’kmaq band prior to the signing of the AIP, please contact a member of our End of Enrolment Support Team at the contact information below.  Please note, you will be asked to complete a Request to Search Membership form to process your search request, and you will be verbally notified of the result.

End of Enrolment Support Team

Flat Bay (709) 647-1370
St. George’s (709) 647-3514
Glenwood (709) 679-2142 or (855) 263-6440
Grand Falls-Windsor (709) 489-2898
Stephenville (709) 643-3774
Corner Brook (709) 634-4010 or (844) 368-7160

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Group of young students and designers.They working on new project.

Mawio’mi 2017: Resource Innovation in Newfoundland and Labrador. Indigenous Youth Invite

The Qalipu First Nation is pleased to announce that registration is now open for its sixth annual Aboriginal Business Forum, Mawio’mi 2017: Resource Innovation in Newfoundland and Labrador. The Forum this year will be comprised of three event filled days; day one will feature a Youth Innovation Challenge, day two will showcase presentations from industry innovators in the Resource Sector, while day three will offer students an entrepreneurial workshop.

This year’s business forum will provide a unique opportunity for 26 youth from across the province. Qalipu First Nation will partner with Allen’s Fisheries and the College of the North Atlantic to offer the students an innovation challenge. The facilitated session will expose the post-secondary students to real-world industry situations while encouraging innovative solutions. This year’s participants will build skills as leaders, team players, innovative thinkers and entrepreneurs in solving this year’s industry challenge. On the final day of the Business Forum, the students participate in a seminar titled, “Introduction to Entrepreneurship as a Viable Career Option”, hosted by Chelsey Paterson of the Newfoundland and Labrador YMCA.

Qalipu First Nation is inviting youth to apply to attend this three-day forum being held March 21st-23rd, 2017 in Gander, NL.

*Open to all interested youth between 18-29

Applicants must be:

  • Between the ages of 19 to 30.

If you are interested in applying for this exciting opportunity, you will need to submit a:

  • Verification of enrollment at a post-secondary institution

Limited space is available so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible, but no later than 12 P.M. on Thursday, March 16, 2017. Accommodations, meals and a travel subsidy will be provided. Please note that the hotel requires a credit card for incidental purposes.  If you’re interested in this opportunity, please apply to: Mitch Blanchard via email mblanchard@qalipu.ca with subject line “Miawio’mi 2017 – Youth”

We would like to thank all applicants for their interest. Successful applicants will be notified by March 16th, 2017. Confirmation of attendance is required by March 17th, 2017 @ 4 P.M.

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