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

Featured Story

Urban Reserve Celebration Marks Historic Milestone

NCN celebrated a milestone occasion for the Mystery Lake urban reserve in Thompson on September 28, 2016. The event was highlighted by gifts, remarks from First Nations’ leaders and a free feast, followed by a night of top-notch musical entertainment headlined by award-winning country star Charlie Major.

Charlie Major’s song called “A Night to Remember” may not be about these festivities, but this event really was a day and a night to remember. NCN Chief and Council hosted the memorable and historic event to mark the Addition to Reserve of 4.21 acres of land at Mystery Lake Hotel Complex. The ceremony kicked off with an Opening Prayer by Elder Jimmy Hunter-Spence. The Master of Ceremonies was Morris Shannacappo.

The importance of the occasion was noted in speeches by Chief Marcel Moody, Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation; Mayor Dennis Fenske, City of Thompson; Darryl Neufeld, Indigenous Northern Affairs Canada; Minister Eileen Clarke, Indigenous Municipal Relations, Province of Manitoba and Kelly Bindle, Manitoba Legislative Assembly; Grand Chief Sheila North Wilson, Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak; Grand Chief Derek Nepinak, Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs; Manitoba Regional Grand Chief Kevin Hart, Assembly of First Nations; Julyda Lagimodiere, Manitoba Metis Federation; Chief Nelson Genaille, President, Treaty Land Entitlement Committee and Ryan Land, Vale, Thompson, Manitoba. Read the Newsletter for the complete story.

A Reason to Celebrate Achievements


  • Notice: Be Flu Smart – Get the Shot
  • Nelson House Teachers and School Staff Learn The Ripple Effect of CPR Training
  • Nisichawayasihk First Nation Safety Officer Graduates
  • NCN Students and Workers Learn About the Harm Caused by Domestic Violence
  • Nischawayasi Nehetho Culture and Education Director Gets Right Down to Business
  • 2016 Mystery Lake Urban Reserve Celebration
  • Schools Kick Events Into High Gear
  • NCN Holds Successful Zone 11 Cross Country Meet – Provincial Meet Cancelled
  • Drinking and Driving Not Worth It
  • Portraits of Our NCN Elders: Annie Spence
  • NCN Hockey Rookies Join the Norman Northstars AAA Team
  • Voice of Our Youth: Flora Jane Hart: A Truly Amazing Woman – Rikki Nicole Tait
  • Voice of Our Youth: My Kokum: Helen Linklater – Scott Linklater
  • Orange Shirt Day Held at OK School


  • Lest We Forget: A Time to Remember Our NCN Veterans and Northern Manitoba Soldiers of World War I and World War II
  • NCN Christmas Cheer board – Making a List and Checking it Twice
  • Reminder Halloween Safety Tips for Families

Read the October 2016 Achimowina Newsletter