LIVE STREAM INFORMATION: The link to view the community meeting online tomorrow at 5PM is http://www.fortnelsonshow.com/fnfn-stream. The link and password will be sent out in the Community Bulletin by 4PM today. If you've not received the bulletin by this evening, you can contact Renee Fnfn via Facebook message or text 2505004778 to receive the password. I will be available to provide the password until 6PM tomorrow. Please SHARE THIS INFORMATION with FNFN family and friends. Remember, it is up to you to ensure FNFN matters are kept private and confidential. Please refrain from sharing the password with non-FNFN members.
The link will not be active until 5PM local time (or just before the start of the meeting). Thank you for your patience.
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August 16, 2017
For Immediate Release
Fort Nelson First Nation announces new Chief for remainder of 2016-2018 term
Fort Nelson First Nation/Fort Nelson, BC: At a duly convened Council meeting on August 15, 2017, Fort Nelson First Nation Council unilaterally chose Harrison Dickie as Chief Councillor, effective immediately. This comes as a result of Chief Liz Logan’s resignation on August 8, 2017 citing personal and health related reasons.
In a letter to the Fort Nelson First Nation community dated, August 16, 2017 Chief Councillor Dickie expressed gratitude to Liz Logan for her years of dedication and public service to their community. He also expressed his thanks to Sharleen Gale for taking on the Acting Chief role over the past year.
A bi-election will follow in the coming weeks to fill the vacant Councillor position.
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Please see the community survey for the communities listed below, if there members come in and they have children who are partaking in any on reserve early learning childcare programs:
Also if there are any calls for me or Pam Wellard (who is assisting me on this project) regarding this survey/information collection project, please make sure we receive the call or message.
This is a time sensitive and very important matter, as the Government of Canada wants to hear from the communities we serve, in particular the early childcare providers/coordinators, parents and elders:
To provide the vision of Indigenous Early Learning Childcare as they are going to be collecting this information to frame the future of Indigenous Early Learning Programming. This is our chance for our wants and desires for our children to be included (especially the culture and language inclusion) in an Indigenous Early Learning Framework.
Also if there are members that come in and they have children who are partaking or will be partaking in on these reserves early learning childcare programs, please have them fill out the survey form.
Quality Assurance Officer
North East Native Advancing Society
10328 – 101 Avenue
Fort St. John, BC
Phone: 250-785-0887 Ext: 2203
The First Nations Land Management Act allows First Nations to get out from over 30 sections of the Indian Act. As the Land Code Coordinator it's my responsibility to contact as many FNFN members as possible and provide information on this initiative.
As history has shown the Indian Act has been used as a repressive tool to get us off our traditional lands and onto small parcels of reserves. It's been used to attempt "to kill the Indian in the child" through the residential schools. It has attempted to take our languages and cultures away. It's been a tool used to take who can be a member and who can't. I can go on and on but we all know the history. The Indian Act controls all aspects of reserve lands and as one of the attachments shows, is a strangehold on economic development.
The vision of the FNFN is: "A Nation, A People: strong, healthy, proud, and self-reliant". The Indian Act is an obstacle to achieving that goal as the FNFN currently has to go to the Minister of Indian Affairs for anything concerning reserve lands.
One aspect of this initiative is that the FNFN has to create its own Land Code. This defines how the FNFN will manage its reserve lands and reserve resources. The FNFN Land Code is currently being drafted by a team of 8 people, made up of FNFN departments and FNFN members.
The Land Code and the Individual Agreement (with the government of Canada) will be presented for a formal ratification vote that is currently planned for March 27, 28, 29, 2018. All the information will be provided in advance for the electors.
For those members that are in the Fort Nelson area, there is a Community working session today at 5 pm at Chalo MPA. We look forward to your participation.
Please contact me if you would like more information.
If you would like to sit down and talk, just phone or email.
Land Code Coordinator
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