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Membertou First Nation and Eskasoni First Nation have joined forces to create a company that they hope will tap into opportunities from major Atlantic Canadian projects.
Chief Terrance Paul of Membertou and Chief Leroy Denny of Eskasoni signed a memorandum of agreement Tuesday, officially launching Memski Project Inc.
Dear Canada: May I call you “Can” for short? I am from a small Mi’kmaq community called Potlotek on an island on the edge of the continent - Turtle Island, as it is known by so many of our indigenous brothers and sisters. My name is Lindsay R. Marshall and I am the band manager of Potlotek. Read more at www.capebretonpost.com
MEMBERTOU — Membertou broke ground on a project that will link the community to the province’s highway and nearby reserve lands.
Elder Katy McEwen, left, performs a smudging ceremony in Membertou on Wednesday afternoon with Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan, centre, Membertou Chief Terry Paul and Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter. Erin Pottie - Cape Breton Post
MEMBERTOU — Front-end loaders tore through soil beside Highway 125 on Wednesday afternoon, their drivers oblivious to the dignitaries speaking at a podium on the opposite hillside.
The dignitaries stood on the spot where a multimillion-dollar interchange will connect the busy highway to the First Nation community of Membertou.
“This will provide numerous job opportunities,” said John Duncan, minister of aboriginal Affairs and northern development.
MEMBERTOU — Membertou has become the first aboriginal community in Canada to obtain a loan from the First Nation Financial Authority after becoming a borrowing member.
Membertou was approved for a $10-million loan from the not-for-profit organization which provides low-rate loans, investment options, and capital planning advice to First Nation governments. First Nation communities join as borrowing members
MEMBERTOU — Terry Paul has been elected chief of Membertou First Nation for his 15th consecutive term.
This marks his 28th year as leader of the Mi'kmaq community adjacent to Sydney.
His only rival, Darrell Bernard, claimed 247 of the 614 votes. Bernard will continue in his role as one of 12 band councillors.
MEMBERTOU — Chief Terry Paul has an electoral record that would likely make many politicians envious.
Membertou Chief Terry Paul is congratulated on his re-election by Darrell Bernard on Thursday. Bernard, a longtime band councillor, lost the run for chief but was re-elected to council. Steve Wadden - Cape Breton Post
Two Nova Scotian women are amongst the 15 taking part in the Coady International Institute’s Indigenous Women in Community Leader (IWCL) program.
This is the second year for the program. Last year, Paqtnkek First Nation’s Rose Julian took part as the lone Nova Scotia participant but this year, Pictou Landing First Nation’s Crystal Denny joins Membertou’s Rebecca Scirocco-Paul as part of program. Read more at thecasket.ca
In 1995, the Mi’kmaw community of Membertou had low economic prospects and morale. But a powerful wake-up call has since turned it into a modern model of Aboriginal economic development, one that looks to balance integrity and fairness for community and partners alike …