Read the November 2018 issue of Achimowina – NCN’s community, government, business, arts and events news.

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NCN Women’s Shelter Improving Lives and Safety for Families

Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation welcomed everyone to the grand opening and ribbon cutting of its Women’s Shelter, Tuesday, November 6th at 2:00 p.m.

“We have recognized the need for a safe space like this in our community for many years,” says Chief Marcel Moody. “A dedicated, secure space for healing is crucial for women and their children who are dealing with domestic violence, abuse and trauma. This women’s shelter will create a brighter future for our Citizens.”

Festivities at the grand opening included an opening prayer, ribbon cutting and Cree blessing of the women’s shelter. Attendees heard from Chief Moody, Indigenous Services Canada and Canada Mortgage and House Corporation (CMHC) before the closing prayer and community feast.

“Through investments in affordable housing, our Government is providing assistance to those who need it most here in Nelson House, and in all corners of the country,” says Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for CMHC. “Projects like the Women’s Shelter provide safe and affordable places to live, and offer culturally appropriate supports that are key to a better life for the women and children who call them home.” Read the Newsletter for the complete story.


  • Chief Moody Speaks on Education and CFS Reform at AMC Assembly


  • Shelter Opening Honours Traditions
  • Citizen Profiles: Randy Sawatzky, Inez Vystrcil-Spence and Bonnie Linklater
  • Chief and Council Honour Veterans and Families at Remembrance Day Service
  • Funding for Highway Signage for First Nations Communities
  • NCN Dog Shelter Built
  • Chief and Council Get to Work on Planning Path for Next Four Years
  • NNCEA Board Election Results
  • Action-Packed Month
  • A Spooktacular Time for NCN Families
  • NCN Minor Hockey
  • A Fantastic Fall with Parks and Rec
  • NNCEA Board Reflects on Highlights from Past Three Years
  • Give your Input! Take the Community Priorities Survey

Read the November 2018 Achimowina Newsletter