April 10, 2002 - 3:22pm | by Anonymous
On the 2nd of April the community of Keewaywin had an election nomination meeting in Keewaywin. There was a lot of community participation in deciding on who should be running for chief and council.
Yesterday the mail in ballots were sent out to all community members that reside outside of the community. They are given the chance like all in resident community members to cast in their votes. The mail in ballots also includes a self addressed stamped envelope, so that all they have to do is mark an X besides the candidates that they wish to chose. And just drop it in at any mailbox, or you can just send it anyway you want. You may send it it by plane or have it hand delivered
Remember as soon as your mail in ballots come in the mail try to send it in as soon as you can, as we don't know when the mail for the ballots will come in. There is a deadline for the mail in ballots to be received which is on the 29th of April.
The following are the nominees for the upcoming election which will be held at the band office on the 30th of April 2002.
Running for Chief:
If you are one of the Keewaywin community members and your ballots come in late due to the mail service and you want to vote. Or you need more information. You can contact any of the election committee members.
Darren Potter (work) 807 771-1164
Dusty Kakegamic Leave message at 771-1210
Abraham Monias Leave message at 771-1210
April 10, 2002 - 6:36am | by Anonymous
April 9, 2002 at 3:21am, Nora Suggashie (maiden name–Meekis) passed away at her home in Deer Lake, Ontario. She was in her 50's and had been struggling with illness for a long time. The wake will be taking place at the house she shared with her husband, Charlie Suggashie.
There has been an outpouring of community support, not only from the from the family of Nora, but other community members as well. Our condolences go to the family during this difficult time.
Donations of food and flowers for the funeral are needed, as well as people willing to cook for the feast and during the wake.