This series of online forums/virtual town halls will provide opportunities to learn about Anishinaabe Governance and what our own governance system and laws can mean for future generations of Anishinabek.
The Governance Summit Series:
- April 29 – Foundations of Anishinaabe Governance
- May 27 – Relationships: Structures, Roles & Responsibilities
- June 24 – E-Dbendaagzijig Naaknigewin: Citizenship & Belonging
- July 22 – Leadership, Decision-Making & Accountability
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE?
Registration is reserved, exclusively to:
- Citizens of the 39 Anishinabek Nation-affiliated First Nations.
- Citizens of those First Nations who have successfully ratified and are implementing Anishinaabe Governance.
- Chiefs and Councillors.
Space is limited. Please register here today!
The future of the Indigenous Studies Program as well as the approximately 140 students who were registered in the Indigenous Studies program at the University of Sudbury is in jeopardy.
The Anishinabek Nation Leadership Council has identified this as an opportunity for the Anishinabek Educational Institute (AEI) or other bodies or partnerships to explore securing the University of Sudbury Charter, which has been made available to Indigenous communities in order to ensure the continuation of the Indigenous Studies Program.
The Anishinabek Nation and Iroquois Caucus Alliance on Radioactive Waste have grave concerns that the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) will develop self-serving policies which will potentially impact the safety and health of all occupants of this land.
On this Earth Day and Great Lakes Day, the Anishinabek Nation and Iroquois Caucus Alliance on Radioactive Waste are looking to the public for assistance in carrying forward their message as they call for protection of our Great Lakes Basin and Mother Earth in order to bring healing and restoration.
“Much like Mother Earth, the Great Lakes face many issues that include pollution and invasive species, demonstrating why a dedicated day is an added necessity to raise awareness and encourage all inhabitants of this land to take care of them in order to bring healing to Mother Earth,” says Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Glen Hare. “We need to protect our water bodies from anything that can harm them, and that includes toxic pollution such as nuclear waste. We have made our objections to putting the nuclear industry in charge of Canada’s Radioactive Strategy and believe that Canada should have an independent agency in place whose only concern is the environment and its inhabitants and not if the nuclear waste industry has any future or not.”
Read the full news release here:
“As First Nations people, we have a sacred responsibility to our lands and waters and call on all levels of governments to invest in renewable power generation and storage solutions alongside efficient energy transmission and distribution be utilized in place of nuclear energy,” says Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald. “Indigenous Peoples around the world are consistently sounding the alarm that water needs to be protected and we as First Nations people have a sacred relationship with water. Storing nuclear waste close to our water sources is not an acceptable option. We use days such as Great Lakes Day and Earth Day to raise awareness and encourage everyday Canadians to learn and join us in our calls to protect Mother Earth for future generations.”
A meeting of the Electors of the Magnetawan First Nation will be held at the Community Hall on Thursday, May 20th, 2021 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm.
Nominations are open for 1 Chief and 2 Councillor positions.
On-reserve registered voters may nominate candidates verbally at the nomination meeting on May 20, 2021. COVID-19 health and safety measures will be practiced at the nomination meeting.
On-reserve voters may also nominate by using a mail-in nomination form.
Off-reserve registered voters will receive a notice of nomination in the mail. To ensure your address is up-to-date contact band membership or the electoral officer Vaughn Johnston.
To contact Mr. Vaughn Johnston email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The province-wide ‘emergency brake’ shutdown and stay-at-home order that began on Thursday, April 8th at 12:01 am has been extended to 6 weeks. This is due to the alarming surge in COVID-19 case numbers and record-high hospitalizations recently. ICUs across the province are filling up and many PHUs are at or above capacity.
Read about variants of concern across Ontario, see a summary of new, active cases and total ICU beds occupied as of Monday, April 26, 2021:
First Nation Community Cases, VOCs in FN Communities, Confirmed Cases by Region & Community:
Chief and Council appointed Vaughan Johnson as the electoral officer and revised the tenure date from October 26, 2021, to June 30, 2021.
Mr. Vaughan Johnson advised that he would not be available to conduct the Magnetawan First Nation election on June 26, 2021. Mr. Johnson identified that he is available to conduct the Magnetawan First Nation election on Saturday, July 3, 2021.
The Chief and Council of Magnetawan First Nation agree to amend the election date to take place Saturday, July 3, 2021.
To read the full report click the pdf below:
Below is the statement from the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police on Ontario’s new enforcement measure regarding the COVID-19 stay-at-home orders released on Friday, April 16, 2021.
The administrative assistant/clerk will assist the Band Representative with administrative/clerical tasks. He or She will be responsible for providing the Band Representative with support with filing, drafting letters, arranging, and scheduling appointments, note-taking, data collection, and file organization.
For complete details on responsibilities, qualifications, and how to apply click the PDF below:
The Employment Support Worker is responsible for the Employment Assistance service delivery of the Ontario Works Program at the First Nations level. Under the direction of the Magnetawan First Nation Ontario Works Administrator, the Employment Support Worker will provide employment and career counseling to Ontario Work recipients.
For complete details on qualifications, responsibilities and how to apply click the PDF below: