Qalipu First Nation is pleased to announce that we now have support in place to assist applicants with understanding, and responding to, the self-identification reassessment letters that were recently sent out to applicants previously denied on the self-identification criterion.
This reassessment is the outcome of a court case, Wells et al. v. Canada, the result of which was a change to the timeframe within which self-identification documents had to be dated, and addition of the right to an appeal for applicants denied on the self-identification criterion. Recipients of these letters which were mailed on January 31, 2019 now have the opportunity to submit additional self-identification documents or indicate the documents on their file that fit within the new timeframe.
The deadline to respond to the reassessment letters is May 13, 2019.
Did you receive a letter? Are you wondering if you should have? Are you confused about what the letter means and how to respond?
Our support team is now in place to help. Please reach a member of the team to set an appointment in an office near you, or to talk through your questions over the phone. Please see below for team contact information:
|Office Location||Support Team Member||Telephone Number||Email Address|
|Corner Brook (Band office, 3 Church Street)||Nancy O’Connellfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Flat Bay (Band office, 10 Band Rd.)||Kim Longemail@example.com|
|Grand Falls-Windsor (Band office, 29 Hardy Avenue)||Nellie Powerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Port au Port (Mi’kmaq Centre, 811 Oceanview Drive, Cape St. George)||Myra Benoit
Barbra Benoit McAlinden
|Stephenville (90 Main Street)||Helena Reardonemail@example.com|
|St. George’s (Ktaqmkuk Mi’kmaq Museum, Main St.)||Melissa Whitefirstname.lastname@example.org|