Read the September 2022 issue of Achimowina – NCN’s community, government, business, arts and events news.
A Historic Win Brings NCN Its First Female Chief
Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation Citizens have voted in Angela Levasseur as their new Chief.
After elections on- and off-reserve on August 24 and 25, Levasseur was named the first Nisichawayasi Asiniskow Nehethowuk Ithiniwuk Okemawin (female Chief).
Levasseur brings an impressive background to her new role.
Just this past spring, she became NCN’s first Citizen to obtain a law degree, when she finished her studies at the Mitchell Hamline School of Law in Minnesota. Levasseur worked as a teacher for more than 20 years, including many years at NNOC, and most recently, she had been working with MKO in support of Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls.
NCN’s new chief has already made clear that one of her priorities is housing.
“There is no reason why we cannot build apartment buildings and homes for singles and Elders… where there is a will, there is a way! A huge part of the solution is prioritizing our spending on what matters most such as housing,” she said in a Facebook post on August 22.
She has also called education and training, reconciliation, and self-sufficiency for all Citizens as main concerns for her term in office.
Former Chief Marcel Moody did not seek re-election, but becomes Deputy Chief as he received the highest number of votes for Councillor. Three councillors were re-elected (Jeremiah Spence, Cheryl Moore and Ron D. Spence), and they are joined by Shirley Linklater, a former councillor,
and Kim Linklater, who has worked for many years in the NCN government office.
KITITAHWINAOW ACHIMOWIN COMMUNITY
- OKIMAHKAN OTY’AMIWIN From the Chief
- Complete Election Results
- Chief Levasseur Sworn in at Inauguration
- NCN Meet and Greet with RCMP
- NCN Youth Centre a Blast for Kids
- NCN Powwow 2022 A Success
- WELCOME BACK to School
- Report Moose Harvest to NCN LER
- Citizen Profile: Kendra Brightnose
- It’s That Time! Back to School
- Call for 2023 CAP-CIP Funding Applications – Deadline Extended
- D’Arcy Noah Linklater Kamunitowe Pemohtet (Spiritwalker)
- Celebrating Summer with Parks and Rec
- Heading into Cold and Flu Season