December 2, 2013: The Nisichawayasihk Education Authority in conjunction with NCN Chief and Council are hosting a Christmas Dinner and Dance, Saturday, December 7 from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. in the Eton Room on the Mezzanine level of the Marlborough Hotel. NCN Citizens in Winnipeg and vicinity are cordially invited to attend. Attendees are encouraged to RSVP to 204-805-1884 or email here by Wednesday, December 4 to confirm the number of people in your group who will be attending. Space is limited, so don’t be disappointed. Attached is an invitation to the event. Click here or on the thumbnail above to view
NELSON HOUSE, Manitoba, October 29, 2013: In NCN's October 28 vote, a total of 439 NCN electors voted to approve all but two proposed amendments to the Election Code. Voters rejected amendments to allow NCN Citizens convicted of a crime to run for office eight years after their conviction, and turned down mail-in ballots. Full details are available in the attached news release. Click to download.
A breakdown of votes cast for and against each amendment are outline in the
table below. Click here to view the official vote results.
Chief Primrose was honoured
July 4 at the Manitoba legislature with the presentation of a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. He was one of 28 distinguished Manitobans receiving the award presented by Premier Greg Selinger on behalf of the Province of Manitoba.
The Canadian medal "honours significant contributions and achievements by Canadians". The Chancellery of Honours at Rideau Hall administers the medal which is being awarded to 60,000 citizens and permanent residents of Canada who made a significant contribution to their fellow countrymen, their community, or to Canada over the previous sixty years.
NCN has hired seven Community Consultants in casual, part-time positions for a six-to-eight month period to assist with several projects.
The consultants hired and where they will work are:
- Lisa McDonald (Nelson House)
- Donna Moore-Linklater (Nelson House)
- David Spence (Nelson House)
- Ryan Spence (Nelson House)
- Alan Linklater (Leaf Rapids)
- Jeremiah Spence (Thompson)
- Earl Hart (Winnipeg)
They immediately assisted with the
Oct. 28 Election-code Amendments vote by going door to door to meet with our Citizens to explain the changes and answer questions.
Other projects they'll be involved in over the next few months include:
- The proposed NCN Constitution
- Potential amendments to various NCN Trusts
- The Wuskwatim Investment and
PDA Supplement #2,
- Section 35 consultations related to other projects including the CRD Final License, the proposed Keeyask, Conawapa and Bipole III projects.
They're working under the general supervision of the Wuskwatim Implementation Manager.
Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation's latest business enterprise, the new Family Foods Store in Thompson, officially opened Aug. 19 with a ribbon cutting. Click for more information and photos.