Member Profile Update March 28

As of noon today we have had 5,682 members update their profiles. We are approaching one-third of the 16,000 members targeted through this initiative.

The web site has been experiencing an average of 10,434 visitors per day during the past fourteen days. Not everyone is visiting to update their profiles. Many visitors are looking for information on membership, training and employment.

We are greatly encouraged by the level of interest in matters pertaining to Qalipu and the number of members who have already successfully updated their profiles. If you or someone you know hasn’t taken the time to do the update, please make the effort to do so and encourage others to do so as well.

We need accurate information in order to be able to contact you and to create our voter’s list.


Qalipu Member Profiles

As of March 23rd 3,419 Qalipu members have updated their membership profiles thereby ensuring their information is up to date. That is over 15% of registered members. Spread the word to family, friends and all Qalipu members you know. Remind them to update their Membership Profile.

Qalipu is in the process of establishing a Voter’s List for the first ever election for the new Band as well as building a picture of its workforce. That’s why it is so important to update your profile. Do your part to make Qalipu a success!

During the week ofVisitors by Day of Week, March 12-18, 2012 March 12-18 we had 3,859 unique visitors to our site. Members have been busy visiting the site every day of the week with most of them visiting on the weekend. The chart graphically shows the number of visitors each day.



Our callers have been hearing some very positive comments during the past week. Some members have said:

I am

• excited about the services after all these years of waiting

• using the Internet for the first time to update my profile

• glad the band is reaching out to its members

• excited that this has finally become a reality

• amazed by the number of people that are a part of this band

 The lady works on the database1-800 number is very nice.

 This is wonderful. I have been wondering how we can get updates and information about the band.

 Update your profile and tell your friends, family and other Qalipu members to do the same.



An E-Mail Address is Important

Callers are actively dialing members this week encouraging them to login to the new Membership database to update their profiles. The profile asks you to enter an e-mail address. This is needed so that Qalipu can e-mail you information on programs and services, update you on new initiatives, and generally keep you up-to-date on the progress we are making as the new Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Band (QMFNB). You will also need you e-mail should you forget the password to your Profile.

If you don’t currently have an e-mail address you can get one free at any of the sites listed below. Once you have your e-mail address, please update that information in your profile.

If you don’t have an email, free email accounts may be created at online services such as:

1. GMX Email

2. Gmail by Google

3. Yahoo Email

4. Hotmail by Microsoft

5. ICloud by Apple for those with Macs or iOS devices



Welcome to the Qalipu Blog.

We have a new Membership and Labour Force database which will help Qalipu provide services to members.  All members are encouraged to complete their profile in that database. Recently QMFNB sent letters to members over the age of 18 encouraging you to login and update your profile.  Please do so ASAP.  You may receive a call over the next few weeks checking to confirm your profile or to see if you need help in completing it.


In the meantime check back here regularly for updates.  Please encourage other Qalipu members to visit this Blog and to link it in any Blogs that you are managing.  We will be updating regularly to keep you informed of the progress we are making with getting member profiles in the database.


Let’s put social networking to work!



Ottawa, Ontario (February 1, 2010) – The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and NonStatus Indians, and Brendan Sheppard, President of the Federation of Newfoundland Indians (FNI), today announced an accelerated process for updating the membership list for the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Band to be established in early 2010 for the Mi’kmaq of Newfoundland.

“Our government’s work with the Federation of Newfoundland Indians is a demonstration of what can be accomplished when two parties work together to find a solution,” said Minister Strahl. “This accelerated process will ensure that eligible members of the Mi’kmaq of Newfoundland become members of the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Band as quickly as possible.”

Today’s announcement ensures the creation of the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Band will not be delayed and provides for the amendment of the membership list every four months after the Band is established, until the backlog of applications has been addressed. The date of the first Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Band election will also be extended to permit those added to the Band list under this process the opportunity to run for office and vote in the first election.

“I am pleased with the solution reached by both parties to address the overwhelming response to the registration process for the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Band,” said Brendan Sheppard, President of the Federation of Newfoundland Indians. “The number of applications received by the Enrolment Committee reflects the tremendous interest in the formation of the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Band. This arrangement should provide comfort to those who filed completed applications by November 30, 2009 in that they will not have to wait long to be added to the Band list once they are approved for membership.”

November 30, 2009 marked the conclusion of the first stage of the enrolment process held under the Agreement for the Recognition of the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Band. This historic process received overwhelming support and the uptake among the Mi’kmaq population was significantly higher than expected. As of November 30, 2009, nearly 26,000 applications had been received and approximately 11,000 had been approved for the initial members list by the Enrolment Committee, chaired by Mr. Tom Rideout.

Membership for the proposed Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Band

November 30, 2009 marks the conclusion of the first stage of the enrolment process held under the Agreement for the Recognition of the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Band. This historic process has received overwhelming support and the uptake among the Mi’kmaq population is significantly higher than expected. As of November 30, 2009, close to 25,000 applications have been received and approximately 11,000 have been approved by the Enrolment Committee, chaired by Mr. Tom Rideout.

In the coming weeks, the Enrolment Committee will finalize the initial list of members for the establishment of the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Band which will take place in early 2010.

The government and the Federation of Newfoundland Indians will continue to work together to see how the process for updating the membership list can be accelerated.


Inscriptions pour l’appartenance à la bande de la Première

nation Qalipu Mi’kmaq La première étape du processus d’inscription tenu conformément à l’accord pour la reconnaissance de la bande de la Première nation Qalipu Mi’kmaq se termine le 30 novembre 2009. Ce processus historique a reçu un appui impressionnant. La population mi’kmaq ayant répondu avec enthousiasme, le nombre d’inscriptions est beaucoup plus élevé que prévu. Au 30 novembre 2009, près de 25 000 demandes ont été reçues. Le comité d’inscription, présidé par M. Tom Rideout, a confirmé l’inscription d’environ 11 000 membres.

Dans les semaines à venir, le comité d’inscription achèvera la liste préliminaire des membres pour la création de la bande de la Première nation Qalipu Mi’kmaq, qui aura lieu au début de 2010.

Le gouvernement continuera de travailler avec la Fédération des Indiens de Terre-Neuve pour trouver un moyen d’accélérer le processus de mise à jour de la liste des membres.