Port au Port Indian Band holding emergency meeting

Frank Gale
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PORT AU PORT  The Port au Port Indian Band is holding an emergency meeting and election of officers.

The meeting is taking place at the Community Centre in Port au Port East next to St. Thomas Aquinas School at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

It is important for anyone who is a member of the Port au Port Indian Band, or who has ever been, to attend. The band’s boundaries extend from Gaudon’s Brook Bridge at the entrance to Kippens out to Campbell’s Creek.

Members and/or members of your family may have been inadvertently omitted from the submitted membership list that went to the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada.

As a result of recent changes for qualification, you or your family member’s status with Qalipu Mikmaq First Nation Band may need additional information.  To insure your continued status please attend this important meeting. 

Organizations: Port au Port Indian Band, Community Centre, Aboriginal Affairs Qalipu Mikmaq First Nation Band

Geographic location: Port au Port East, Kippens

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Recent comments

  • Richard
    January 24, 2014 - 14:58

    Good grief...the best kept secret in Western NL. My father and mother live in Kippens all of their lives and knew nothing about this??? Unbelievable isn't it?

  • june woods
    December 14, 2013 - 15:51

    We've moved out of the provience, so if you please, i would like to know whats happing? and what i can do? thank you

    • Betrayl
      December 16, 2013 - 10:50

      Sign up with www.mfnan.org they will fight for your rights.

  • Pearl
    December 14, 2013 - 10:01

    i wish i could be there , it not right what the goverment is trying to do , it;s our right they can not take that from us.

  • Betrayl
    December 14, 2013 - 08:13

    Well now, Isn't this becoming abit of a fiasco Chief BS?

  • Lisa ( Tourout) Jomphe
    December 13, 2013 - 21:22

    What about the people who live out of province and feel they want to hold on to their status. How are they suppose to prove they too have a right to be part of this band? We are who we are and have a right to this. Why should we be excluded? I was home two years ago and I did not keep any receipts to prove that. How can I further my application? I don't know how to complete this last phase.

    • talking smoke
      December 14, 2013 - 08:18

      Well Lisa you are in a unique situation the same as thousands more. If you live outside the province, were never a member of one of the recognized bands; never self-identified in some government document as aboriginal then the likelihood of you attaining membership are nil to none. If you were a member of a band and live away then you have to prove that you visited here on a regular basis; took part in aboriginal stuff; communicated with members of the band and not just family members. So the bottom line is that most who lived away from here are basically out of luck according to the government. A single trip home just won't cut it.... The saving grace is that you can apply directly to the government for your status if you are well documented and fail to get into the Qalipu Band...