Oct 24 2016

On October 22th, 2016 Qalipu Cultural Foundation (QCF) hosted its second annual fundraising gala, the Ke’tipnemk Dinner and Silent Auction. Jennifer’s Restaurant was radiating with the soft light of the candles, as the tables were dressed with the traditional Mi’kmaq colours of the medicine wheel; red, white, black and yellow. In addition to an elegant three […]

Oct 24 2016

On October 20-23 at Killdevil Camp eighteen Qalipu First Nation members the retreat allowed senior Band members to become engaged in cultural sharing activities such as medicine identification, smudging, ceremonies (sunrise; water), talking circles, oral history and storytelling, crafts and games, and other cultural Mi’kmaq teachings. This project provided seniors with the opportunity to be […]

Oct 25 2015

The evening of October 24th, 2015 marked the Qalipu Cultural Foundation’s inaugural fundraising gala, the Ke’tipnemk Dinner and Silent Auction. Jennifer’s Restaurant was aglow with candlelight and traditional Mi’kmaq colours, adorned with artwork donated for silent auction by aboriginal artists of the province, and bubbling with the chatter and good spirits of the 120 attendees. Sherry […]

Feb 5 2015

An Elders Symposium (Stephenville) and a Cultural Symposium (Grand Falls) were hosted by the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation and Cultural Foundation this past year, a first for the newly established Foundation.  Each of these events were well attended and received positive reviews from participants. Tyrone Mulrooney, participant in the Cultural Symposium, commented on the positive […]

Feb 5 2015

During winter and spring 2014 volunteers were interviewed and gave generously of their time and knowledge as Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation updated the Traditional Use Study (TUS).  This study contains valuable data on land use for hunting, fishing and gathering, sacred ceremonies, and edible plants and berries.  The compilation of this data is an invaluable […]

Feb 5 2015

Over this past year we’ve hosted, supported and partnered with various organizations and groups to offer Culture and Heritage School Outreach Programs that include: curriculum delivery, cultural teachings, drum making and mini powwow. Our planning committee met recently to begin planning for the current school year.  Interest in the program has grown since its inaugural […]