Ginoogaming Christmas Updates 2012
December 19, 2012: Ginoogaming First Nation Chief and Council and Staff have released a Christmas update on some of the programs and services being offered to community members. For anyone who did not get a copy or who was not able to attend the information booklets are available for download on the website here:
If you have any follow up questions from the reports pleace contact the program managers at the Band Office, Health Centre, Headstart, Multi-purpose Centre or Timber Claim Trust office.
Chief, Council and Staff would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!
December 4, 2012: Attention all GFN members please be advised that the former High School is now being used as a Multi Purpose Centre located at 100 Balsam Street. The centre has offices to serve GFN peoples and has Ontario Works, a Cultural department and Employment Training department.
You can contact the staff by e-mail or calling 807-876-1660 or 807-876-1649.
Ontario Works Administrator- Elizabeth Ferris: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ontario Works Case Worker Simone Echum
Ontario Works Employment case worker Diane Gustafson
Cultural Coordinator Victor Chapais email@example.com
Employment Community Coordinator Maureen Echum firstname.lastname@example.org
The fax number at the their office is 807-876-9938.
"More and more it is becoming clear that the Municipality of Greenstone is emerging as the gateway to the Ring of Fire." These words were used by Greenstone Mayor, Renald Beaulieu, while briefing Councillors on recent developments concerning the Municipality.
The first development is the Noront Resources (NR) announcement that their "base case" is predicated on transporting Ring of Fire ore using the proposed North-South Corridor (with a southern terminus in Greenstone's Nakina ward. The second is that the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) is now considering an East of Lake Nipigon transmission corridor.
OCTOBER 5, 2012: Ginoogaming First Nation has released their first edition of the CIA (Cultural Impact Assessment Newsletter). The newsletter is especially made for all GFN band members and provides readers with information and an update on the project activities from May to August 2012.
To read a full version of the newsletter click here
For more information on the CIA project visit here or contact staff on the right hand side.
GFN CIA Steering Committee Members
Peter Rasevych, CCEM
Denny Michano, Assistant CCEM
Troy Echum, Assistant CCEM
David Charles, GFN Elder representative
Jerry Echum, GFN Council representative
Cassy Echum, GFN youth representative
Marriane Echum, GFN youth representative
Cecil Mendowegan, GFN member-at-large representative
Tammy Lehtinen, Premier Gold Mines Inc.
Contact: GFN CIA office at (807) 876-2242
A delegation of Government officials and Indigenous Peoples from Chile met with Matawa First Nations Chiefs to exchange information and discuss issues surrounding sustainable mining in Aboriginal territories.
Read more here.
The Chief and Council will be holding a community meeting about Employment and Training opportunities for our people. We are asking for you attendance at this meeting, you will be asked to update your resumes, education and certificates.
Date: September 12, 2012
Time: 1:30 PM
Place: Ginoogaming Community Hall
Door prizes and refreshments will be served.
Aboriginal Skills Advancement Pilot Project (ASAPP) Meeting
Date: September 13, 2012
Time: 10:30 AM (Lunch provided at noon)
Place: Ginoogaming High School
There will be 3 door prizes for $50 each.
Come learn about Kiikenomaga Kikenjigeqen Employment and Training Services new training initiative for individuals living in Matawa communities. The program will provide 100 learners from the Matawa First Nations with access to skills and academic upgrading required to meet industry standards and employment opportunities in the Ring of Fire.
For more info see here or contact Maureen Echum, ECC.
THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO, CANADA - AUGUST 6, 2012: Last week several representatives from Ginoogaming First Nation attended the 24th Annual General Meeting in Webequie First Nation. The delegates included Chief Celia Echum, Councillor Maurice Waboose, Cecile Mendowegan, and Kristin Gagnon.
A wide range of topics were discussed including the Ring of Fire, Education and Training, Social and Health and Communications. Program managers from Matawa provided program updates and the Chiefs Councils passed more than 20 resolutions to move several major inititatives ahead. For more highlights see Annual Report and Chiefs Council Report below:
THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO, CANADA - JUNE 22, 2012: Six Northern Ontario First Nations who will be impacted by the proposed mines and infrastructure development in the Ring of Fire are in the final stages of issuing a 30-day eviction notice to all mining companies with exploration and development camps in the region. The forthcoming eviction notice for a moratorium on all Ring of Fire mining activity will come from the First Nation communities of Aroland, Constance Lake, Ginoogaming, Longlake #58, Neskantaga, and Nibinamik. Other First Nations in the area will also have the opportunity to sign on before it is distributed.
See our new Ring of Fire section for more background information.
The Ginoogaming Timber Claim Trust administers a variety of programs which have been implemented since 2002. The main programs that are administered through the Trust Office are proposals, education and recreation as well as their funeral program. The Ginoogaming First Nation Chief and Council are responsible for administering the Housing and Health Program with funds provided by the Trust.
The Trust recently released their June 2012 newsletter which can be viewed here.
The newsletter features updates on disbusements, investments as well as community highlights. Congratulations to all the graduates for their hardwork in school.
If you have any questions please contact Debbie Charles at 807-876-1678, Toll Free: 1-866-882-0305 or email: email@example.com .
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