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 Treasury Board to deal with 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
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.
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.
Election Appeal Hearing Scheduled
An appeal UNDER SECTION 20(5) OF THE NCN ELECTION LAW has been brought before the Appeal Committee for review. The appeal was filed on August 28th by Carl Francois and Conrad Spence against the results of the August 12th and 21st Chief and Council elections. Public notice and Information poster have been placed in the community and announced on NCN Radio. The complete public notice and directions are available at the link below.
• Notice and Directions for the Election Appeal Committee hearing
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.