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.
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
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.
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.