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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.


What Keeps Membertou and its Members Growing

NationTalk’s Nick Ashawasega recently spoke with Dan Christmas, Senior Advisor for Membertou with extensive experience working with one of the leading examples for community development. Listen to hear more on what keeps Membertou and its members growing. Also, Dan will also be accepting on behalf of Chief Paul, this year’s Inaugural Aboriginal Economic Development Corporation Award for 2014 which is brought to us by CCAB and Sodexo Canada!  Listen at


Membertou proud of its new elementary school

Pride was evident when the Cape Breton Post was given a tour of the still under construction, 29,000-square-foot First Nation facility on Tuesday. Heavy equipment lumbered around the grounds which will eventually house a track and a baseball diamond. Although focused toward students from kindergarten to Grade 6,  the facility is also geared toward the community. Read more at