Chief & Council
Welcome to Listuguj. As a First Nation government, we are working towards a vision for Listuguj that is rooted in our history and our distinct Mi’gmaq culture and heritage. Today, we face many challenges; however, our community spirit is alive and strong.
We continue to fight for the recognition and respect of our Aboriginal and Treaty rights; we are working towards our financial autonomy through community economic operations; and we are fostering alliances with other First Nations, provincial and federal governments.
We are proud of what we have accomplished thus far as a community, as a government, and as Mi’gmaq who have lived in this territory for generations.
We, the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government (LMG), strongly believe in our culture and tradition, our Aboriginal and Treaty rights, and most of all, our People. Through good Mi’gmaq government, we believe that consistent progress can be achieved toward fulfilling our Vision.
Our Vision is to foster and revitalize our way of life with, and for, our People, as described below:
- To practice, revitalize, and encourage, through a traditional learning environment, our Mi’gmaq identity including its spirituality, culture, values, language, and traditions; and to share this knowledge with our surrounding brothers and sisters.
- To be personally responsible for a stable, loving family life within a strong community, and to serve as constant role model; to maintain personal peace and harmony.
- To protect our rivers, lakes, land, forests, and wildlife, while at the same time managing our activities consistent with our environmental values; to maintain a healthy natural environment.
- To assure justice for all, and to maintain a justice system consistent with our Mi’gmaq culture.
- To provide quality health, social, and educational facilities, as well as services for those most in need.
- To encourage an open-minded attitude and positive community spirit by nourishing healthy, cultural, spiritual family units; to maintain peace, order and harmony within the community.
- To govern in a democratic, consensual manner consistent with Mi’gmaq culture and governing institutions, and to freely exercise our inter-governmental relations with other governments.
- To live and celebrate our Aboriginal and Treaty Rights and enjoy the recognition of these Rights, both internally and externally.
- To uphold our own Mi’gmaq education system, one that is designed, managed, and delivered by us, in accordance with our culture and First Nation needs.
- To create and manage our own vibrant, self-sustaining economy promoting long-term employment for our people.
Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government
The Chief and Council are the elected officials of the Band, under Section 74 of the Indian Act. One Chief and twelve Councilors are elected by band members in elections, which are held every two years. Quorum is set at seven people.
Elders’ Representative to the LMG Chief and Council
In recognition of the role that Elders have in our community, the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government Council has a seat at the Council table for an Elder. The Listuguj Elders’ Council, through consensus, nominates an Elder to participate at the regular Council meetings as an ex officio member. At meetings, an Elder provides guidance to issues and community concerns by sharing cultural knowledge and wisdom.
Chief of Listuguj
Members of Council
- Capital and Infrastructure
- Listuguj Community Health Services
- Listuguj Community Social Services
- Listuguj Education Directorate
- Natural Resources; and
- Public Security.
Under each of these Directorates there are numerous programs and services, which can be explored on this, the LMG Website. Each Directorate reports directly to the Band Administrator (Band Manager) who in turn reports to the Chief and Council. The LMG is committed to providing as much employment as possible to Listuguj community members.
- Gespe’gewaq Mi’gmaq Resource Council (GMRC)
- Gignu Youth re-adaptation Centre Home Centre Jeunesse
- Listuguj Mi’gmaq Development Centre (LMDC)
- Mawol’tijig Mi’ju’ajijg (Child Care Centre)
- Mi’gmawei Mawiomi Secretariat (MMS)
- Listuguj Pointe-à-la-Croix Economic Development Corporation Inc. (LPALC)
- Listuguj Public Works Infrastructure Inc.
- Listuguj Continuing Care Inc.
- Assembly of the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador (AFNQL)
- Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs Secretariat (APCFNC)
- First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Economic Development Commission, Inc. (FNQLEDC, Inc.)
- First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission (FNQLHSSC)
- Secretariat aux Affaires Autochtonnes (SAA)