Long Range Small Business Awards Nomination

We are honored to announce that Indian Head First Nation has been nominated for a small business week award in the Non-Profit Category for the Long Range Small Business Awards!

Thank you to our Nominator(s), Band Members and Community Members for your overwhelming amount of support!

🪶 Our executive has been working very hard to get this Band rolling again and they deserve the nomination. We’re looking forward to great things for all of us!

Voting will open from Sept 11th-21st. We will post a link when the date comes closer.

Wela’lin 🌱


United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is about the respect and recognition of the human rights of Indigenous peoples.

On June 21, 2021, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act received Royal Assent and came into force.

This Act provides a roadmap for the Government of Canada and First Nations, Inuit and Métis to work together to implement the UN Declaration based on lasting reconciliation, healing and cooperative relations.

On June 21, 2023, the UN Declaration Act Action Plan, developed in consultation and cooperation with First Nations, Inuit and Métis from across Canada, was released.

The implementation of the Action Plan and the UN Declaration will contribute to the Government of Canada’s continued efforts to break down barriers, combat systemic racism and discrimination, close socio-economic gaps, and promote greater equality and prosperity for Indigenous peoples.

Click the following link to see a short video explaining what UNDRIP is:


See the following link to download the UNDRIP document:

MHRRA – Language Practicum

Go To Person Practicum

The Mi’kmaw Heritage Research & Restoration Association is seeking two (2) people from our community who have participated in an MHRRA Mi’kmaw Language Culture Camp to engage in a private Facebook practicum. It involves listening to nine (9) lessons (see dates below).

After listening to a lesson taught by Curtis Michael, the participant is required to upload their response to the lesson within ten (10) days. Upon completion of the nine lessons, a participant will receive a certificate that recognizes them as a Go To Person for help with the foundational components of the Mi’kmaw language and casual daily expression.

As space is limited, please contact Chief Charlie White (643-4423) to express your interest. Details will be provided to the selected individuals.

Note: as this is facilitated through Facebook, those who do not use that network will not qualify to participate in this practicum.

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Language Camp now open to the public!

Indian Head First Nation (IHFN) and the Mi’kmaw Heritage Research & Restoration Association (MHRRA) are hosting a free Mi’kmaw Language Camp, to be held at the People of the Dawn Indigenous Friendship Centre in St. George’s from August 1st to 5th. With instruction provided by Dr. Bernie Francis, Curtis Michael, April Maloney and Simon Francis, this is a great opportunity to learn the basics of Mi’kmaw. Local language apprentices Marcella Williams and Shane Snook will also be assisting.

Classes are now open to the public, whether they are status or non-status, but space is limited. Please contact Chief Charlie White (709-643-4423) to sign up, which will be done on a first come, first served basis. Details may be found on the attached poster, which you can also download and print to share. Some snacks and meals will be provided, with graduation to occur at the end of the day on Monday, August 5th.

Want to learn Mi’kmaw?

IHFN is proud to offer its members the opportunity to take part in a Mi’kmaw Language Camp! Facilitated by the Mi’kmaw Heritage Research and Restoration Association, this free series will provide 40 members with a basic introduction to the Mi’kmaw language.

For more details, check out the event listing on our community calendar! This event runs from August 1–5, 2019 and registration is open, so contact Chief Charlie White soon if you are interested! (See the calendar for contact details.)

UPDATED JULY 18! Details have changed, so be sure to check out the above link to our calendar for the latest info!

Reminder: Voices of our Ancestors 3

The annual Aboriginal Showcase is just about upon us. This even, organized and run by the Bay St. George Mi’kmaq Cultural Revival Committee, features local indigenous artists, musicians, craft makers and more! And this year it’s grown!

On Saturday, May 4, it’s a variety show on the main stage of the Arts & Culture centre, with doors opening at 7pm. Along with performers, there will also be vendors selling local art and craft!

On Sunday, May 5 at 3pm, there will be a screening of The Country, a documentary about the Mi’kmaq of western Newfoundland. This film, which originally aired in 2018 on the CBC Documentary channel, features a number of Mi’kmaq from and living in Bay St. George.

Come out and help support local artists and craftmakers, and enjoy the shows! You can purchase tickets from the Stephenville Arts & Culture website.