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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.

CAP/CIP Fund Allocation Update Community Meeting - January 19, 2015, 4:00 P.M. in Nelson House

Tansi, Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation Citizens: NCN Chief and Council have decided to postpone the Wuskwatim PDA supplemental Agreement meet and greets scheduled for Winnipeg, Leaf Rapids and Thompson. New dates will be announced for these locations shortly.

Chief and Council will be proceeding with the community meeting as scheduled, January 19, 2015 at 4:00 P.M. in Nelson House at the United Church, to explain where the Nation is at with CAP/CIP fund allocation process.

Please note, this will be a community meeting rather than a Meet and Greet as originally proposed. All NCN Citizens are encouraged to attend. For more information, please contact the NCN Government office (204) 484-2332.

NCN Set to Disclose Finances to Comply with Federal Financial-transparency Rules

Chief Marcel Moody responded publicly to recent comments by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada's request to disclose First Nation financial reports. NCN was one of the 61 of 582 First Nations across Canada that had not yet complied with new federal legislation by the deadline set by the Harper government without consideration of any individual First Nation circumstances.

Chief Moody declared NCN has always been in favour of accountability and transparency in its governance and funding relationships with the federal government. However, NCN does not believe the federal government has any right to information about its private business interests. Read the Full story

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.

Important Changes Coming to Mail Services!Canada Post

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

Election Appeals Withdrawn. Election Law Review Considered

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

Chief and Council Assign Deputy Chief and Portfolio Designations

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

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

NCN Members Elect Marcel Moody for Chief

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)

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.

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