Message from the Chief – May 10, 2024

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As we approach Mother’s Day, we are filled with gratitude and admiration for the mothers, grandmothers and all those who identify as women that play a pivotal role in shaping our communities. It is a time to honor and celebrate their remarkable strength, resilience, and nurturing spirits.

In our culture, matriarchy plays a central role. Women are life-givers, caretakers and decision-makers. They hold positions of leadership and authority, not as a deviation from tradition but as a continuation of it. Our matriarchs carry the knowledge of our ancestors and pass it along to future generations with grace and wisdom.

Water embodies life, and women are our water carriers. Just as water sustains the earth, women nourish our physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.

On behalf of Qalipu First Nation, we wish all mothers, grandmothers, and maternal figures a Happy Mother’s Day.