Gespe’gewa’gi : Our District Territory

Gespe’gewa’gi includes what is known today as north and north-central New Brunswick, the Gaspé Peninsula, parts of the mainland of Québec, as well as the islands and surrounding waters.

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Ango’tmeg Nm’tginen

Is the natural resource unit of the Mi’gmawei Mawiomi Secretariat.

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Gespe’gewa’gi Management Plan

The Gespe’gewa’gi Management Plan (GMP) is regarded as being the umbrella tool for land and resource management, and ultimately, governance in the territory.

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Statement of Claim

 

Me’mnaq Ejiglignmuetueg Gis Na Naqtmueg

“Our Territory: We Have Never Given it Away or Left it.”

The Nm’tginen, researched and developed with the mandate of Mi’gmaq leaders, community members, Elders and focus groups, is
the result of extensive communications and consultation with the communities of Gesgapegiag, Gespeg and Listuguj. The result of
our work leads us to submit this Statement with confidence that we believe honours and celebrates the tenacity and resilience of
a People who prevail over a tumultuous history yet to be reconciled. The Nm’tginen is neither final nor concluded; our People will
continue to assert our Rights and Title forever.

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Gespe’gewa’gi Constitution : the Chicoine-Mitchell-Vicaire Commission

The Chicoine-Mitchell-Vicaire Constitutional Commission (CMVCC) was established on March 26, 2013 by the Mi’gmawei Mawiomi Assembly.  The mandate of the the CMV Constitution Commission is to

develop and implement a community based communication strategy to educate and familiarize the Mi’gmaq on the general content of a constitution and gather our communities’ expectations and aspirations for a Mi’gmaq Constitution.

The Constitution Commission is named after the signatory Elders of our Political Accord signed in 2000: Albertine Chicoine of Gespeg, Eva Mitchell of Listuguj and Alma Vicaire of Gesgapegiag.

The Mi’gmawei Mawiomi (MM) believes it is through a Constitution that the appropriate structures of Mi’gmaq Governance shall be established.  The Commission is still in the initial stages of naming individuals to act as commissioners.