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About Listuguj

Listuguj is part of Gespe’gewa’gi – the Seventh District of Mi’gma’gi.

Modern map of Listuguj Territory

Modern map of Listuguj Territory

A vibrant Mi’gmaw community, Listuguj is located in the southwestern part of the Gaspé Peninsula (Québec).  The Appalachian Mountains surround us, and the Restigouche River runs along the southern border of our community.  The province of New Brunswick is just across the river.

As of July 23, 2014 Listuguj has a population of approximately 3,768 – there are about 2,060 Mi’gmaq people living in the community and 1,708 of our members live off reserve.  Just over half of the population is under the age of thirty.  In our community we speak Mi’gmaw, English and French; most of the fluent Mi’gmaw language speakers are over the age fifty.

How Canada saw our territory many years ago

How Canada saw our territory many years ago

The natural resources – land, waters, plants, animals, and fish – are important to us.  We have a land base of 4,016 hectares (9,923.8 acres); our use and development of the resources on our territory contributes to the wellbeing of our community, economically, socially, culturally, and spiritually.  We are proud of our culture, history, and our unique ways of living.