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Voters, Please Check In!

An election for Qalipu Chief and Council is coming up in October 2021.

Voting will take place over the course of a seven-day voting window and will be done over the phone or online using a PIN that will be sent to voters in the mail.

We need your mailing address to send your voter information package and PIN.

The first draft of the voters list is now online.  This will be updated weekly as voters update their profiles.

If you see the words “contact us” next to your name it means we have incomplete information on your file, and you may have trouble voting in the upcoming election.  If you see these words please, give us a call at (709) 647-3009 between the hours of 9:00 and 4:00, Monday to Friday, to discuss and make updates.

Every voter should verify that we have your correct mailing address, please review your membership profile in ginu here: https://qalipu.ca/login-options/

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10 Year Celebration

Qalipu First Nation Invites All of You to Celebrate 10 years with us in Food, Song, Dance, and More across Ktaqmkuk on Wednesday, September 22, 2021! Times may vary by location beginning 11:00am and 12:00PM see invitations below. Please call (709) 634-5163 if you have any questions.


Corner Brook at Majestic Lawn
Glenwood at Band Office
St. George’s at Band Office
Grand Falls-Windsor at Band Office
Stephenville at Kin Square
No’kmaq Village at Powwow Grounds Updated: 11:30 am – 12:30pm
Penwaaq L’nu’k at Mi’kmaw Centre


Notice of Candidate Withdrawal – Gander Bay Ward

A notice has been put forward to the Qalipu Electoral Officer, Carol Lahey on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at approximately 10:30AM that Candidate Dean Gillingham who was nominated for the Gander Bay Ward has withdrawn his candidacy.  As required under Section 22 of the Custom Rules Governing Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Band Elections Gillingham’s Letter of Withdrawal has been received by the Electoral Officer.

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Qalipu First Nation Launches COVID-19 Small Business Support Fund

Qalipu First Nation is pleased to announce the launch of the COVID-19 Business Support Fund for member-owned businesses. The Band will distribute the funding as non-repayable grants of up to $10,000 for small businesses that qualify. The fund, made available through Indigenous Services Canada, aims to support small businesses that have been negatively impacted by the pandemic.

Manager of Tourism and Community Development Angela Brockway will receive and process applications starting on Friday, September 17, 2021. She noted that the application is straight forward and that the Band hopes to help as many as possible with the funds available.

“To be eligible, the business must have been in operation for a year, still financially viable and expecting to continue operations, and be able to use the fund to prevent layoffs or other negative impacts due to the pandemic. We also stipulate that the business has not already received any other non-repayable COVID-19 business funding.”

Covid-19 Small Business Support Fund Application
Covid-19 Stimulus Development Fund Declaration
Small Business Support Budget Form

To discuss, please contact abrockway@qalipu.ca or call 709-634-5041


Random Draw Process for Residential Home Heat & Energy Rebate Ended

Following the closure of applications for the Residential Home Heat and Energy Rebate that was announced August 11, 2021 and ended on September 1, 2021 a total, near 1100 applications, were submitted by members.

Our Health and Wellness department would now like to let our members know that the Rebate Draw for the Program that occurred September 8th has neared the end of its process review. Successful applicants are beginning to be contacted and will continue throughout the upcoming week.

An extended thank you to all members who took the time to apply and we look forward to delivering further support programs to our members as they become available.

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Bird Heavy Civil Ltd. Indigenous Scholarship Winner

Our Education and Training department Congratulates James Adey, scholarship winner of Bird Heavy Civil Ltd. Indigenous Scholarship!   Client Service Officer, Ashley Young and Manager of Post-Secondary Education, Kristina Duffy present James with his winnings. The department also extends a thank you to BIRD Construction for their continuous support by offering this scholarship.

Click here to view more Scholarships & Bursaries!

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Annual General Assembly – Central Region – October 3, 2021

Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Band will hold its Central Region Annual General Assembly (AGA) to discuss the activities of the Band for the fiscal year of 2020-2021. The AGA will be held on October 3, 2021, at 1:00pm in Grand Falls-Windsor, NL at the Mount Peyton Hotel.

Members of the Band are invited to pre-register for the meeting if attending in person. Please be advised that attendance is limited due to COVID-19 restrictions that are currently in place. To pre-register, please call (709) 634-5163 or email communications@qalipu.ca

Members are encouraged to tune in to a live stream of the meeting which is accessible through the ginu membership database. If you need help accessing your profile or have questions about how to view the live stream, please contact our Indian Registration Administrator at 709-634-4010 or toll free (Newfoundland only) at 1-855-263-6440.

The Annual Report will be published on our website including our 2020-2021 audited financial statements, copies will be available at the meeting and presented. Annual Reports will also be available at all Qalipu office locations at that time.