Read the January 2016 issue of Achimowina – NCN’s community, government, business, arts and events news.

Featured Story

Province and NCN Sign Historic Land-Use Management Agreement

In November 2015, Premier Greg Selinger verbally committed to funding land use planning with Northern First Nations. Among a group of Northern First Nation leaders and conservationists at the announcement, was NCN’s Deputy Chief Ron Spence, councillor Willie Moore and Ed Vystrcil. The First Nations’ leaders were appreciative of the province for their commitment to Indigenous land use planning that will allow First Nations to create jobs in their communities, while protecting and preserving their traditional lands as Land Use Plans are intended to guide responsible resource development within the traditional territories of each First Nation.

After hearing from First Nations about the importance of Land Use Plans, Selinger made a commitment to provide support for Indigenous land-use planning. This led to the Province and NCN signing a Memorandum of Understanding on January 18th 2016. The MOU lays out a clear path for the province and NCN to work together toward the implementation of a land-use plan. Read the Newsletter for the complete story.

Recognized as a Leading Progressive Nation


  • Indigenous Victims of Homicide – Gone But Not Forgotten
  • Schools Warn Parents of Child’s Poor Attendance
  • Annual Science Fair Set to Showcase Student Innovation
  • Okawemateh Sakihewewin Circle Hosts Popular Event to Create Awareness of Violence
  • Voice of Our Youth: Negative Attitudes Toward Syrian Refugees – Kendra Brightnose
  • NCN Youth Sage Parisien Wins MAYAA Award
  • Community Meet and Greets Recap NCN Reserve Land Designations
  • Schools Ask You to Help Your Child Prevent the Spread of the Flu
  • Protect Yourself: Health Advisors Warn of Syphilis Outbreak in the North
  • Obituary: Bill Penner, Giroux, Manitoba June 24, 1933 – December 30, 2015


  • NCN Citizens Encouraged to Seek Jobs with New Working Warriors Job Search

Read the January 2016 Achimowina Newsletter