Maw-pemita’jik Qalipu’k November 2016 Newsletter



In this edition of Maw-pemita’jik Qalipu’k discover a new take on medicine wheel teachings through the wise words of our friend Brad Firth, aka Caribou Legs, in my editorial “God Shots”.

On page three, check out some great snapshots of some of the work that has been keeping our Chief and Council busy for the past month, and learn about the Seniors Mentoring and Leadership Project recently held at Kildevil Lodge.

Have you heard about the important appointment of our Western Region Vice Chief, Erica Samms-Hurley, to the Canadian Institute Health Research Advisory Board? Find the story on page four.

On page five we’ve got the popular Mi’kmaw language lesson from Dean Simon and on page six our Tourism Development Officer Tara Saunders explores the question ‘What is authentic indigenous art?’ through her discussion with local artist Jordan Bennett.  If you’re an artist who has a different opinion on the subject, get in touch with Tara for a new perspective in a future newsletter.  Reach her by email at or by phone at (709) 634-5972.

You won’t believe the success of the Qalipu Cultural Foundation at this year’s Ke’tipnemk Fundraising Dinner and Silent Auction.  Get the scoop from Chairperson Sherry Dean on page seven, along with a link to a photo gallery on our Band’s Facebook page.

Find all this, and a little more in this edition of our monthly newsletter.  Please enjoy and remember, you’re encouraged to get in touch with your thoughts or contributions to the next edition of Maw-pemita’jik Qalipu’k (The Caribou are Travelling Together).



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