Please Check Here for Updates on the Qalipu Enrolment Process
The Enrolment Committee is reassessing the applications of people who were denied founding membership in the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation in 2017. The Enrolment Committee expects to be finished those reassessments in Winter 2020.
These applicants were sent information about the Wells Implementation in a letter dated January 31, 2019. They were offered an opportunity to submit additional documentation to meet the self-identification criterion.
Update for individuals affected by the implementation of the Wells decision in the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation enrollment process: the Enrollment Committee decision letters will be sent on July 13, 2020. For more information, visit: Canada.ca/qalipu-first-nation
If your address has recently changed, please update it by contacting the Government of Canada’s Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation line at 1-800-561-2266.
*Update March 27, 2017 – Deadline for applicants/members to file an appeal has been extended to April 13, 2017
“Although the ‘Instructions for Submitting and Appeal’ indicates that your Appeal Notice must be witnessed, all appeal notices completed by applicants eligible to appeal (witnessed or not witnessed) and submitted on or before April 13, 2017, will be considered by the Appeal Master.”
Federation of Newfoundland Indians (FNI) Appealing on Behalf of Some Applicants, Notifications Arriving in the Mail *April 7, 2017
Important Notice: Eligibility to Appeal *March 15, 2017
Public Notice Changes to Appeal Deadline *Feb 20, 2017
Information on Criteria of Group Acceptance through Residency *Feb 14, 2017
Public Notice Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Enrolment Process Applicants Found Ineligible Based on Self-ID *Feb 10, 2017
Membership Search Service – Were You Already a Member of an Existing Band?
If you were a documented band member in one of Newfoundland’s Mi’kmaq bands prior to the signing of the Agreement in Principle (AIP) on June 23, 2008, then your name should be on the master list of band members that was compiled at that time. The Mi’kmaq bands of Newfoundland that were recognized for inclusion at the time of the AIP included the Federation of Newfoundland Indians (FNI), Ktaqamkuk Mi’kmaq Alliance, Benoit First Nation and Sip’kop Mi’kmaq Band.
End of Enrollment Support Team
At Qalipu First Nation, we are doing everything we can to offer support for our members and applicants. We have put in place an End of Enrolment Support Team including Enrolment Assistants that will be available to take your call or meet with you in one of our four office locations – St. George’s, Corner Brook, Glenwood and Grand Falls-Windsor.
To contact our End of Enrolment Support Team:
St. Georges: 709 647 3514
Glenwood: 855 263 6440 (toll free) or 709 679 2338
Grand Falls-Windsor: 709 489 2898
Corner Brook: 844 368 7160 (toll free) or 709 634 4010
*Toll Free (in Newfoundland only)
Are you looking for more information about Enrolment? Find it here:
Are you interested in the history leading up to the creation of our First Nation, including where we are today? Click the link below for a summary:
Would you like to review all the details of the Agreement and related documents? Find these documents here:
- Agreement for the Recognition of the Qalipu Mi’kmaq Band
- Amendment to the Agreement for the Recognition of the Qalipu Mi’kmaq Band in relation to Conne River
- Accelerated Process of Enrolment
- Exclusion of Sop’s Arm
How about the Supplemental Agreement?
What has Chief Mitchell been saying about the end of Enrolment? Click on the links below to hear from our Chief in news items posted by the Qalipu First Nation.
Message from the Chief – March 31 2017
Statement Regarding Ottawa Meeting
Qalipu First Nation Disappointed by Enrolment Outcome
Christmas Greetings from the Chief
Chief to Demonstrators: I have an obligation to act in the best interest of our First Nation
Video: Chief Mitchell talks Enrolment at Corner Brook Café