Read the March 2019 issue of Achimowina – NCN’s community, government, business, arts and events news.

Featured Story

Official Grand Opening of the Norman Linklater Memorial Multiplex

NCN Citizens gathered on March 13 to celebrate the community’s brand new multiplex. As they crowded through the lobby and into the open gymnasium space, people were pleased by the size and quality of the new building. 

With tears from the family and a countdown from the crowd, a beautiful wall mural in the lobby was unveiled. It includes a write-up of Chief Linklater’s accomplishments and his headdress in a glass case. 

In part, the mural reads, “Norman dedicated his entire life to preserving Nehetho culture and pushing our Nation towards selfsufficiency, with his tenacity, wisdom and savvy political skills. 

He was a steadfast leader and a great champion of our Nation. It was during Norman’s years of leadership that NCN began its first steps towards selfgovernment and economic sustainability. His legacy can be seen in our Land Code and Constitution, developed with his guidance 25 years after he held office.” 

Chief Linklater passed away on October 17, 2017. He served as Chief of Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation from 1990-1994, and also served as CEO and a councillor for ten years. 

Everyone enjoyed a delicious feast and musical entertainment. 

“Right on, guys, way to go, NCN. You should be proud,” said Councillor Jeremiah Spence, who served as emcee for the evening. Chief Marcel Moody and Norman’s family officially marked the opening of the facility with a ceremonial ribbon cutting. 

In honour of Chief Norman Linklater, let’s use our new multiplex with pride and respect, so that it can serve our community for years to come. Read the Newsletter for the complete story.


  • Vigil Honours Tragic Passing of Marcus Spence
  • Eliminating Violence In Our Community
  • Actions Chief and Council are Taking to Reduce Violence in NCN
  • NCN Community Violence Survey
  • NCN Local Sale of Liquor and Cannabis Survey
  • NCN Citizens Complete Management, Leadership and Strategy Training
  • Local Artist Turning Heads at University
  • Federal Indian Day School Class Action
  • NCN Citizens Hilda Anderson-Pyrz and Jenny Lay brought world wide attention to the difficulties that Indigenous women around the world can face
  • NCN Zamboni to the Rescue
  • NNCEA Evaluates Main Areas Schools Need to Improve
  • OPCN and NCN Address Concerns For Both Nations
  • Three Cheers for Parks and Rec!
  • RCMP Fishing Derby the Biggest Yet
  • Seeds of Science
  • Students Learn About NCN Community Priorities and Speak Out on Youth Concerns
  • NNOC Basketball Teams Challenge in Zones
  • NCN Minor Hockey Midget Team Competes in Finals
  • NCN Hockey Players Compete for KJHL League Championships
  • NCN Hockey Bantam Player Continues as Champ
  • NCN’s Vern Anderson Recipient of the Frontier Achievement Award 2019


  • Nisichawayasihk Construction Receives COR Certification

Read the February 2019 Achimowina Newsletter