Jun 23 2017
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The Qalipu Cultural Foundation regrettably wishes to inform its members of the recent resignation of its Chair, Sherry Dean. Since being elected to the position of Chair in 2015, Sherry has worked diligently to see that the Foundation’s mandate was met, often above and beyond the necessary.  The Board shall miss her enthusiasm and dedication. […]

Jun 22 2017
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The Qalipu Cultural Foundation regrets to advise members and the public that the Gros Morne Indigenous Cultural Festival, originally scheduled to take place August 4-6 in Cow Head, has been cancelled. Event organizers planned this event to bring indigenous peoples from across the province together to share elements of their culture with each other, the […]

Jun 1 2017
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The Gros Morne Indigenous Cultural Festival is being planned to bring indigenous peoples from across the province together to share elements of their culture with each other, the people of our province, and park visitors.  It will also be a significant opportunity for our people; artisans, story-tellers, knowledge keepers, musicians and crafts people, to share […]

Oct 24 2016
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 […]