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Listuguj Mi’gmaq: Commercial Fisheries Send-Off Ceremony

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by ahnationtalk on March 23, 2023153 Views

March 23, 2023

There will be a Commercial Fisheries Send-Off Ceremony on Friday, March 31st in the AGS Cafeteria.

Offoflng tobacco when gathering food from our territory is based on the Mi‘lgmaq Principle of Ta’n Telmi’watmg Goqwei, (Giving Thanks). It’s our responsibility to uphold and honor this tradition and pass it on to our children.

Please join us at the Send-Off Ceremony for the 2023 commercial fishing season and make your tobacco offering to show gratitude:
– to the sea that provides for our people.
– to the commercial fishers, and their support staff.
– to those who signed the Treaties and exercised our Aboriginal rights.

Your tobacco offerings will be put into a Sacred Bundle that fishers from each of the Listuguj vessels will bring to the sea on behalf of our community.

This event is organized by the Office of Chief & Council, the Natural Resources Directorate, and the AGS to create an opportunity for community members, students, and Elders to wish the Listuguj fishers a good season, a safe trip, and a safe return back home.

Sending-Off Ceremony

Location: AGS cafeteria

Date: Friday, March 31st

Time: from 2:00 to 3:00 pm


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