Qalipu First Nation wishes to share with its members, partners and community that on August 5, 2016 Annie Randell resigned from her position as CEO with Qalipu to pursue another employment opportunity. Randell was the Band’s CEO, responsible for day to day operations, since its inception in 2011. She was also very involved with the aboriginal rights movement with the Federation of Newfoundland Indians for over 20 years, and was part of the team that achieved recognition for the Qalipu First Nation.
Rob Dicks, Director of Operations said that, business will proceed as usual and there will be no impact to member programs and services.
“Logistically, its business as usual.” Dicks said. “From the point of view of administration, all accommodations are in place to ensure there is no interruption to our day to day operations. We have a strong senior management team in place. I expect that business will continue uninterrupted until accommodations are made for a replacement.
Brendan Mitchell, Chief of the Qalipu First Nation, wished Randell the best in her future endeavors.
“Annie Randell accomplished a lot in her time with us and over the years when Mi’kmaq people were fighting for recognition from the government. On behalf of Council, staff and membership, we thank Annie for her service and wish her all the best in the future.”