The Canada Post Office in Nelson House is moving from its current location on October 24 and will be closed for 3 days until October 27. It will reopen at a temporary location... Read More
On September 19, 2014, in Nelson House an Election appeal hearing was held in response to objections recently filed regarding the 2014 Chief and Council Election process.
The Election Appeal Committee heard oral presentations and reviewed written submissions on concerns around procedural and jurisdictional issues... Read More
At the September 25, 2015 Chief and Council meeting Councillor Ron Spence, after receiving the most election votes for Council and in accordance with the NCN Election Law, was nominated for Deputy Chief. Spence agreed and was unanimously appointed.
Chief and Council Portfolio designations have also been assigned. For more information on 2014 portfolio assignments, please click here.
In addition to the specific portfolio assignments, Council is establishing a Council Planning and Priorities Committee to handle strategic planning and a Treasury Board to deal with all financial matters. The changes will also include renaming the current Finance Committee to NCN Treasury Board. The Council members on these two key Committees will be:
Treasury Board: Chief Marcel Moody, Councillors, Shirley Linklater, Willie Moore and Deputy Chief Ron Spence
Planning and Priorities: Chief Marcel Moody, Councillors Joe Moose, Bonnie Linklater and Deputy Chief Ron Spence
Timing of the Constitution and Hydro-related-agreements review process is under discussion by Chief and Council and may result in a new process schedule. Watch for an update.
Any further changes to the draft Constitution resulting from the Round 2 meet and greets will be communicated before a vote.
The Questions, Answers and Comments document is available for download by clicking here or on the thumbnail at right. Printed copies will be available at the Implementation Office or the
NCN Government Office.
Click here to visit our Constitution Development and Review page.
Marcel Moody was elected Chief of Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation in the 2014 NCN general election, taking 913 votes compared to 379 votes for William Elvis Thomas and 326 votes for Jim Moore.
Four of Six Councillors Re-elected
Four of six incumbent councillors were re-elected including Ron Spence (565 votes), Shirley Linklater (559 votes), Patrick Linklater (514 votes) and Joe Moose (429 votes). Newcomers Willie Moore (544 votes) and Bonnie Linklater (433 votes) took the other two seats.
• More 2014 Election Results
• To view the 2014 Election Report, please click here.
• Further details regarding the Election proceedings and process can be read in the NCN Electoral Officer's Narrative Report on 2014 NCN Election (PDF)
Six Community Consultants Hired
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 review of the draft 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.