Priority #2


Get control of resource development in Gespe’gewa’gi




We have a duty of eco-stewardship and to protect the future of Gespe’gewa’gi and our children.




Safe and sustainable natural resource development in Gespe’gewa’gi. Gives the Mi’gmaq of Gespe’gewa’gi a larger role in where and how development can occur in Gespe’gewa’gi. Taking care of the current needs and well-being of our Mi’gmaq citizens as well as future generations.


Goal #1 Pursue the Tri-Partite Negotiations for Rights and Reconciliation

The first goal will help us move further towards reconciliation. It will help us open up opportunities to develop and establish Mi’gmaq governance in Gespe’gewa’gi.

It is the best current road to implement our Indigenous rights and title over Gespe’gewa’gi. While also opening ways to develop and establish Mi’gmaq governance.

We are currently establishing a process for developing and authorizing MM mandates.

This will help us:

  • Address the Mi’gmaq Fisheries

  • Integrate Québec into the process

You can also check out our Negotiations page for more information.


Goal #2 Develop and implement the mechanisms to ensure the Mi’gmaq become to eco-stewards over Gespe’gewa’gi

The second goal is designed to strengthen, develop, and protect the ecology of Gespe’gewa’gi, including waters, wind, and marine life.

We need to establish avenues for acceptable resource development and assume full responsibility as eco-stewards of Gespe’gewa’gi.

To do this, we need to:

  • Continue conversations with Québec and our Mi’gmaq citizens

  • Develop and implement a notification protocol with Québec to advise us of major impact projects

Our goal is to have our MM become a recognized party to the decision-making process in the implementation of The Act to Implement the 2030 Energy Policy in Gespe’gewa’gi, including the development regulations.

Keep an eye open on our Calendar for any citizen engagements for more information.


Goal #3 Complete our Gespe’gewa’gi Management Plan, including a MM Land Management Policy


Our third goal is to develop an MM Interim Land Management Plan and Policy.

Having an MM Land Management Plan and Policy will help us obtain full recognition from Québec and federal governments.

An Interim Land Management Policy is designed to identify appropriate areas for future development.

Our goal is to gain control over the management and development of the lands, waters, and air of Gespe’gewa’gi because we have a duty of eco-stewardship and to protect the future of Gespe’gewa’gi and our children.

Keep an eye open on our Calendar for any citizen engagements for more information.


Goal #4 Re-familiarize the MM regarding the MMS land alienation process and technology


What is a land alienation process? …


Goal #5 Upgrade our ability to deal with major requests for consultation and accommodation


Our fifth goal is meant to develop and improve our Consultation and Accommodation unit.

Right now, consultation requests are often too tight. We have limited resources to conduct analysis and present information to communities.

With that being said, we will be revisiting the Bilateral Agreement on C&A with Québec. While also moving towards training and developing staff.

The goal is to have:


Goal #6 Stop Chaleur Terminal Inc. from transporting their bitumen oil via rail through Gespe’gewa’gi


Our sixth goal is designed to permanently stop Chaleur Terminals Inc. from transporting their bitumen oil via rail. The risks associated with transporting this oil through Gespe’gewa’gi are too great to allow such project to continue.

Our main action steps are to:

  • Prepare media communication

  • Continue to deliver the message about stopping the transport of this oil through Gespe’gewa’gi.

Check out our Gnua’taqan Newsletter where we talk about Oil & Gas: Iganiga’tunej Samqwan Special Issue, November 2017