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Another first for Membertou

Membertou has achieved yet another certification in relation to its financial management may not seem like exciting news to the average resident. But in addition to the vote of confidence it represents in the Mi’kmaq community’s practices, becoming the first band in Canada to be certified by the First Nations Financial Management Board will mean a lot as Membertou tries to do business.


Membertou puts First Nation development on national stage

MEMBERTOU — Membertou may be ready as early as next year to join 51 other First Nations that have taken control of reserve lands to chart their own economic future and become less dependent on federal money.

This week, the reserve hosted the annual general meeting of the Lands Advisory Board, a national organization that helps First Nations develop a land code that takes the power to manage lands away from the federal government and places it in the hands of the community.


Membertou officially opens its first school

MEMBERTOU — The First Nations community celebrated the official opening of its very first school during an hour-long ceremony Monday.

Named officially Maupeltuewey Kina’matno’kuom, it translates into “the place where we learn,” in Mi’kmaq. Grade 6 student Kaleigh Paul was part of the opening ceremonies, singing "O’ Canada" with her classmates. Students in Grade 4 and Grade 5 also sang the national anthem.