New First Nation school opens

PICTOU LANDING — Students and staff are realizing their dream for a new Pictou Landing First Nation School. They began occupying their new Pre-Primary to Grade 8 facility on February 11. “We’re very pleased,” said principal Irene Endicott as she marveled at how the completed school mirrors what they hoped it would look and function like...

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Chief Paul reacts to threats and Facebook posts

Chief Andrea Paul of Pictou Landing First Nations says she has been receiving lot of hateful feedback after her enraged Facebook post about Northern Pulp and calling into question the effect of lobbyists. “… These money hungry White men would sell their children for money. Greedy F***ers,” Paul wrote on her personal Facebook page following...

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Chief Paul welcomes focus report request

PICTOU LANDING –The chief of Pictou Landing First Nation says she agrees with Environment Minister Margaret Miller’s decision on the environmental assessment of Northern Pulp’s waste water proposal. Andrea Paul was responding to Miller’s request announced last Friday seeking a focus report with more information on the proposed new treatment facility and the impacts on...

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Pipeline break in Pictou Landing

A pipeline break has been reported near Indian Cross Point in Pictou Landing this morning before 10 a.m. “Bruce Chapman notifies me about the break,” said Andrea Paul, cheif of Pictou Landing First Nations. The site is about a half a kilometre from the road but not in the same site as the previous break....

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Sacred fire at First Nation

PICTOU LANDING – A traditional sacred fire was celebrated last week at the Pictou Landing First Nation. Everett Savary was one of four people known as fire keepers who tended and fed a sacred fire inside a teepee. He shared his knowledge of the ancient Mi’kmaq ceremony. The others were Darren Bernard, River Paul and Brandon Bernard. They...

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Opportunities for progress

Opportunities came in droves to Pictou Landing First Nations last week as an opportunity and career fair set up in the community gymnasium. The fair featured universities from across the province as well as employers and training programs that will give those in the community an opportunity for employment when the remediation of Boat Harbour...

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