Entries by clabillois

GMRC Shares Knowledge with Indigenous Land Based Masters Cohort

Did you know Atlantic salmon have ear bones called otoliths? Students from the University of Saskatchewan’s Indigenous Land Based Masters cohort learned this fact yesterday at the Aboriginal Heritage Garden in Ugpi’ganjig. Staff from the Gespe’gewaq Mi’gmaq Resource Council met with the students yesterday to share their knowledge on the research being conducted. One of […]

Sharing Traditional Knowledge

During the past two days, Clifford Paul, Unama’ki Institute of Natural Resources (UINR) Moose Management Coordinator was in Listuguj sharing his knowledge on Netugulimg and Etuaptmumg, with the GMRC staff. Netugulimg is principle of using gifts provided by the creator for the self-support and well-being of the community without jepordizing the integrity of the environment. […]

March 22 World Water Day

The Gespe’gewaq Mi’gmaq Resource Council (GMRC) is celebrating World Water Day with the official launch of our video produced on climate change. World Water Day is recognized each year on March 22 by the United Nations. The theme this year is focused on groundwater, which makes up almost all the freshwater in the world. As […]

Cumulative Effects on Salmon and Salmon Habitat

A cumulative effects collaborative research planning hybrid workshop was held on Tuesday, March 15th. The Gespe’gewqaq Mi’gmaq Resource Council hosted the workshop at the Quality Inn in Campbellton, NB. The goal of the workshop was to focus on cumulative effects on salmon and salmon habitat. The workshop brought together groups from the Matapedia-Restigouche Watershed Organization, […]

Listuguj Career & Trades Fair

The Gespe’gewaq Mi’gmaq Resource Council (GMRC) will have an information booth at the upcoming Listuguj Career & Trades Fair. We are looking forward to meeting with the youth and sharing information about the exciting careers available with GMRC.  The career & trades fair will be held on Friday, March 25th starting at 9:30 am and […]

Accounting clerk Job Posting

The Gespe’gewaq Mi’gmaq Resource Council is hiring an Accounting clerk. Position Description Job Title: Accounting Clerk Department: Finance Reports to: Executive Director Effective Date: May 2, 2022 Job Summary: The Accounting Clerk will perform assigned duties within accounts payable and receivable, payroll, and inventory functions. Supervisory Responsibilities: none Duties/Responsibilities: ● Calculate, prepare and issue documents […]

Invasive Species Week

Concern is growing about the increasing presence of invasive species being found in Gespe’gewa’gi. Throughout the week of February 28th until March 4th, the Gespe’gewaq Mi’gmaq Resource Council will be launching a campaign to raise awareness of invasive species, highlight some of the species found in our territory, and share information on how to help […]

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

The United Nations recognizes February 11th as International Day of Women and Girls in Science. The Gespe’gewaq Mi’gmaq Resource Council (GMRC) research department has been growing, and women have been filling those roles. We would like to recognize the important contributions Research Director Carole-Anne Gillis, Biologist Billie Chaisson, Project Manager Miriam Lebeau, GIS Technician Pascale […]

World Wetland Day

February  2 is World Wetlands Day!  Did you know that in addition to providing a home for a wide array of species, storing more carbon than forests and mitigating flood risks, wetlands provide benefits to salmon by contributing to cold water refuges? In the Restigouche watershed, many of the cold streams that provide critical resting […]

Fish Parasites

The Gespe’gewaq Mi’gmaq Resource Council (GMRC) has received reports from community members about parasites being found on smelts. These parasites are known as copepods, and are commonly found in smelts. We want to inform our community members they have no adverse effects on humans if you thoroughly cook your fish.