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Upcoming Christmas Dinners and Land Designation Meet and Greets

NCN Chief and Council will be discussing Land Designation for Mystery Lake Urban Reserve (Round 2), the NCN Community Store (Round 1) and updates on the NCN Strategic Plan. NCN Citizens are invited to attend. Supper or lunch will be provided. Turkey hampers will also be handed out.

Nelson House: December 9, 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Gilbert McDonald Arena
Leaf Rapids: December 10, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Leaf Rapids Town Center
Thompson: December 10, 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Thompson Legion Hall
Winnipeg: December 16, 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Marlborough Hotel

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ELECTION ORDER and Call for Nominations – Nisichawayasi Nehetho Culture and Education Authority Board of Trustees

October 30, 2015 - NCN Chief and Council passed a Council Resolution issuing an Election Order for the Nisichawayasi Nehetho Culture and Education Authority (NNCEA) (formerly known as the Nisichawayasihk Education Authority) Board of Trustees 2015 - 2018 Term of Office.  The election date is set for Thursday, November 26, 2015 to elect five (5) NNCEA Board of Trustees with an advance poll to be held on Monday, November 23, 2015... (More)

To read the complete 2015 NNCEA Board Election Order click here.

Important Changes to NCN Income Assistance

October, 2015 - From May 5, 2015 to July 15, 2015, a compliance review team from Indian Affairs came to Nelson House to review the Social Assistance program. As a result, to ensure recipients of social assistance receive ongoing support they are required to: 1) Receive an interview each year to assess their family situation 2) Provide two pieces of identification to put on file 3) Supply an income tax assessment for each year 4) Give personal bank statements and provide proof of assets. 

If you own a business, you will be required to provide additional information. To find out more aboutthe new requirements, click here.

Vote in the Federal Election!

October, 2015 - Citizens are reminded to vote in the upcoming Federal election. ELECTION DAY IS OCTOBER 19, 2015 and can be done at the Gilbert MCDonald Arena 8:30 am to 8:30 pm. To find out more about voting and advance polls, click here.

Assembly of First Nations Congratulates NCN's Kevin Hart elected as AFN Manitoba Regional Chief!

July 23, 2015 - Nominated by NCN Chief Marcel Moody, Kevin Hart of the Nischawayasihk Cree Nation was elected AFN Manitoba Regional Chief yesterday at the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs 27th Annual General Assembly in Opaskwayak Cree Nation, Manitoba. He will be serving his first term as Regional Chief of Manitoba and was currently working at Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs.
ead more at: READ MORE

Nisichawayasihk Education Authority Elections Update

June 19, 2015 - The Court has set August 10, 2015 for the hearing of the motion for the mandatory interim injunction. No date has yet been set for the school board elections or the nominations for school board. READ MORE

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – Nisichawayasihk Trust Community Approval Process (CAP) and Taskinigahp Trust Community Involvement Process (CIP)

June, 2014 – Applications for the use of Nisichawayasihk Trust and Taskinigahp Trust monies for the year 2016 fiscal year are now being accepted. Application forms are now available on the NCN Trust Office's website @ www.trustoffice.ca and from Lorraine Parisien at the Trust Office. Application submission will be accepted up until 2:00 p.m. on September 11, 2015.

Important Updates on PDA Supplement 2, NCN Constitution, Housing and Infrastructure

May 2015 - Information materials have been distributed and are now available to NCN Citizens regarding recent updates to important topics in the community. These topics will be discussed in more detail at the Meet and Greet Meetings. The following update newsletters and information materials are also availble online:

NCN Submits Consolidated 2014 Financial Audit to Receive Federal Funding

March 06, 2015 - Although we are opposed to the Federal legislation, NCN has been forced to submit a consolidated audit so that our funding will be reinstated. Relying upon the Access to Information Act we have "redacted" (removed) certain information related to NCN Construction LP and another business we own. Chief and Council hopes the federal government will act fairly and reasonably so NCN will not have to seek an injunction from the Court to protect its proprietary information. Remuneration Schedule and Chief and Council Expenses have also been reported. Read more

To view the NCN March 2014 Consolidated Financials click here

To view the NCN 2014 Remuneration Schedule and Expenses Chief and Council click here

Report Water Leaks and Check for Drain Blockage

As part of the Housing Authority's and Public WorksDepartment's ongoing six-to
ten-week review and audit of household water leaks (started Feb.17), high amounts of grease have been reported in drains and sewer pipes.
NCN Residents are reminded: putting bacon grease; animal fat, or automotive grease down drains can severely clog sewage lines.
This can also cause toilet and sewer line blocks that prevent proper flushing resulting in foul sewage back-up into resident's house and crawl space. Fat, oil and grease should be properly disposed of in the trash and not poured down drains or toilets. The Authority asks for the cooperation of homeowners while the two auditors visit houses to perform the necessary water review – to improve water services in the community.

Contact Carson McDonald, Housing Maintenance Coordinator if you have concerns with drains or leaks: 204-484-2395

NCN Membership Department Reminds Parents to Register Children with NCN Registry

It's important and easy for NCN parents or guardians to take the time to register their child with the NCN registry. When children are not registered, it affects their non-insured health benefits coverage like prescribed medication, dental work, glasses, ambulance service and coverage for medical appointments to Thompson or Winnipeg. Your child depends on you!

Register them today with Melissa Moore, Membership Clerk at the NCN Government Office: 204-484-2332

Available NCN Job and Training Opportunities

Interested in working for NCN or NCN-related organizations? Please view our current job opportunities.

Chief and Council to Revise Schedule 

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.

Questions and Answers Document Available

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.

Feedback requested

NCN Citizens are again invited to provide input using the same comment form (paper or online) used in Round 1.The form provides a section on each chapter of the Constitution for your comments.


Click here to visit our Constitution Development and Review page.

Read the November issue of Achimowina – NCN's community, government, business, arts and events news. Click here.

Community Consultants Hired to Inform and Update NCN Citizens

NCN has hired 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:

  • Monica Linklater (Nelson House)
  • Fonda Berard (Nelson House)
  • Lisa McDonald (Nelson House)
  • Donna Moore-Linklater (Nelson House)
  • Ryan Spence (Nelson House)
  • Alan Linklater (Leaf Rapids)
  • Jeremiah Spence (Thompson)
  • Earl Hart (Winnipeg and also consults with NCN Citizens in Brandon)

They assisted with going door to door to meet with our Citizens to inform and explain the changes in NCN 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.

Nisichawayasihk Education Authority (NEA) Board of Directors Election and Treaty Land Entitlement Trustees (TLE) Election Postponed

On November 21, Chief and Council officially announced the postponement of the election for both Nisichawayasihk Education Authority Board of Directors and the Treaty Land Entitlement Trustees. This decision was made to avoid legal and technical challenges and election appeals. In the coming months Chief and Council will consider the issues and discuss options to meet NCN Citizens needs and determine a revised election date.

Please stay tuned for more information on future election dates for both the TLE and NEA elections or contact the NCN Government Office for more information


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