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Qalipu First Nation gathering information on climate change

The Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Band has been receiving millions for its various programs and operations, but its predecessor, the Federation of Newfoundland Indians, continues to receive federal funding too as it goes about finalizing the band’s contentious enrolment process.
The Qalipu First Nation is conducting interviews to gather information that will be used to help communities adapt to climate change. - Gary Kean

The Qalipu First Nation has begun conducting interviews to gather information that will be used to help communities adapt to the challenges of climate change.

Interviews will be held in the communities of Lark Harbour, Cox’s Cove, Burgeo, St. George’s, Cape St. George, Stephenville Crossing, Lewisporte, Bishop’s Falls, and the Gander Bay area from Feb. 12 to March 29.

Interviews are open to members of the band and self-identifying Mi’kmaq aged 14 and over.

Topics of discussion will include extreme weather events such as flooding and the impact on water quality, community infrastructure, and emergency preparedness; coastal erosion and rising sea levels and the impact they may have on spiritual grounds and medicinal plant sites; forest use and the impact climate change may be having on this use, and plant and animal life.

To schedule an interview, residents of Lark Harbour, Cox’s Cove, Burgeo, St. George’s, Cape St. George and Stephenville Crossing are asked to contact research assistance Joanne Harris at jharris@qalipu.ca or call 709-634-4706.

Residents of Lewisporte, Bishop’s Falls and the Gander Bay area may contact research assistant Nancy Jeans at njeans@qalipu.ca or call 709-393-6771.

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