Well it’s April, spring is finally here, and I’m happy to say there is still much good news to report on.
In this edition of Maw-pemita’jik Qalipu’k, I’m really excited to share that Qalipu will be hosting an Indigenous Tourism Forum on May 4th at Marble Inn in Steady Brook. The forum will feature guest speakers from the Gros Morne Institute for Sustainable Tourism, Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador, and there will be an exciting tourism announcement by Qalipu Chief Brendan Mitchell and Parks Canada Superintendent Geoff Hancock. Finally, delegates will benefit from an afternoon of specialized training with Cal Martin of Frog in the Pocket. Find more details and a link to apply on page 7.
Did you hear that we have a new Band Manager? Keith Goulding has been a dedicated and strong leader as a Director at Qalipu for the past six years. This April, he stepped up to take on the prominent position of Band Manager, leading staff and working with the Chief and Council. Find the press release on page 2.
On page 3, find out about upcoming workshops and training opportunities happening soon with Qalipu and the Cultural Foundation. Here, you’ll also find links to the latest Council Meeting Report, and reports on all the End of Enrolment Community Tours.
On page 8, we finally get around to congratulating one of our own community leaders, Judy White, who recently became the CEO for the Assembly of First Nations. Ben Bennett, Ward Councilor for her home community of Flat Bay, wanted to make sure congratulations was announced by the Band. Congratulations Judy!
How about a good Mi’kmaq ghost story? Check page 5. Try page 9 for the point of view of one of our members, Brenda Paul, on the Daniels Symposium she recently attended with Chief and Council.
Find all this and lots more in Maw-pemita’jik Qalipu’k.
All the best,