This newsletter is bursting at the seams with news from the Band and the indigenous community, pictures, information on upcoming opportunities and a few updates.
On page 2, find an announcement from Band Manager regarding changes to the departmental structure of the Qalipu administrative body in a piece called Departmental Changes.
Something you won’t want to miss are details on the recent Blanket Gifting Ceremony. This tradition of the Dakota Tipi First Nation was brought to us by a community member who gifted the Qalipu Chief a beautiful star blanket. Find this story on page 8.
Bernadette “Bernie” Hanlon dedicated her life to supporting and encouraging the aboriginal people of Newfoundland both culturally and in working with them to meet their educational dreams. The Bernie Hanlon Memorial Scholarship was created to help a Qalipu funded student attending college or completing an undergraduate degree to continue to pursue those dreams. This year’s winner of the scholarship is Alison Bennett. You’ll find her story and other student success stories on page 10.
The Ke’tipnemk Fundraising Dinner and Silent Auction for the Qalipu Cultural Foundation was a great success this year. The food, the music, the artwork! This is a wonderful event, year after year. On page 13-14, we share a few pictures, thank our sponsors, and announce the fundraising total dollars raised!
Please enjoy this edition of Maw-pemita’jik Qalipu’k. Remember to send your stories, pictures, and feedback to Alison at firstname.lastname@example.org