On November 2, 2004, the minister of INAC, Andy Scott presented BILL C-20 to the House of Commons in its first reading. Click here to read the entire bill.
From the introduction of the bill ...
An Act to provide for real property taxation powers of first nations, to create a First Nations Tax Commission, First Nations Financial Management Board, First Nations Finance Authority and First Nations Statistical Institute and to make consequential amendments to other Acts ...
This enactment strengthens first nations’ real property tax regimes and creates a first nation bond financing regime, and creates four institutions to support those regimes, to promote first nations’ economic development and to strengthen first nations’ statistical capacity. ...
For the past year or so, Pikangikum has undergone a huge change for the better. Our Lord Jesus Christ has blessed the youth in our community with spiritual gifts and is empowering our youth. Almost everyday, we hear someone getting saved by giving their life to Jesus. It is just awesome how the numbers are growing.
It has come to a point where the church where these youth meet almost every night has become too small to hold all of the youth. There are times when some people simply return home due to the lack of adequate space. It has come to the point where we need a bigger space to meet. It has been prophesied numerous times to us that outside help was going to come in and assist us in getting a bigger place to have church because more young people are on their way.
The youth of the church with the assistance of the church elders are going to try and raise money to put a down payment on a bigger place. We will kindly accept financial contributions made by anyone who's heart is in helping the youth of our community.
AND ALSO KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR OUR RADIO BROADCAST COMING UP IN THE NEW YEAR.
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Neskantaga will be hosting a Sobriety Pow Wow on November 19 - 21, 2004
The purpose of the pow-wow include:
For those that will be coming in to our community, we encourage you to contact us so we can make appropriate local transportation and accommodation arrangments.
The airport is approximately 10km from the community. We do not want anyone to be stranded at the airport.
Neskantaga Health and Social Services
This event is sponsored by Neskantaga Otaminoweshonia Cultural Projects and Health & Social Services.
The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) presents:
First Nations Youth Art Contest!
The community of Constance Lake First Nation is uniting with various local organizations in the area in a battle against the abuse of prescription drugs in their community. Although not a new phenomenon, the illegal sale and use of prescription drugs such as Oxycodone, Oxycontin and Percocet is becoming a growing concern to local council and healthcare workers.
Constance Lake officials are alarmed at the increasing supply of prescription drugs coming into their community on a regular basis. According to sources, individuals are coming into the community with as many as 900 tablets for sale at one time and at a cost of $9 per tablet. Community members have been warned that a No Tolerance policy has been adopted and shall be strictly enforced within the community against any individual found selling or abusing these drugs.
Says Chief Arthur Moore of Constance Lake First Nation: “The major challenges of this drug problem are accessibility and tolerance. We want to see more stringent policies being implemented by local pharmaceutical outlets when it comes to the sale and filling of their prescriptions. The abuse of these drugs can be linked to various health and social problems in the area such as break-ins, and not just on our reserve but in the surrounding towns too. We would like to encourage as many people as possible to unite with us in this No Tolerance campaign and contact the authorities immediately if they see anyone abusing or selling prescription drugs.”
The community of Constance Lake is currently working closely with various other First Nation communities who are struggling with similar problems. Other organizations who are joining the campaign include; The Notre Dame Hospital in Hearst, on-reserve Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service, Ontario Provincial Police, Crime Stoppers and Matawa First Nations Management Services.
The post office at the North Pole is ready and Santa's dedicated Postal
Elves are raring to go! Click here to read more.
Ottawa - The post office at the North Pole is ready and Santa’s dedicated Postal Elves are raring to go! Santa’s local post office is ready to receive the more than a million letters that he gets each year, and he is eager to begin reading each one. Children from around the world are encouraged to send Santa their holiday letters – or that special list – at his exclusive postal code at the North Pole. They can send their mail to:
NORTH POLE H0H 0H0
Santa reminds all his young friends that it is very important to include a complete return address, so that Canada Post can deliver his reply.
Children will also want to check out Santa’s special web page (click here) where they can play some really cool games and discover easy holiday recipes and crafts. They can also send Santa an e-mail from this special Canada Post site.
ARTS, CRAFTS & HERITAGE
Friday, November 12/04
Networking workshop (9am - 5 pm)
Saturday, November 13/04
Arts & Crafts Market (9am - 5 pm)
Coffee House 7pm - 10 pm
226 S. May Street
Thunder Bay, ON
Workshop: FREE Booths:$25/table Coffee House: Donation
Anyone interested in attending the workshop or having a table at the Arts & Craft Market, please register as soon as possible. Limited spaces and booths (booths are on a first come first serve basis) Please contact Jeanette Posine @ email@example.com or Sally Ledger @ (807)623-3442.
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Women Aflame committee presents the First Aboriginal Women's Christian Conference on November 26,27 & 28 at the Thunder Bay Christian Fellowship in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Nightly services begin at 7:00 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend the evening services.
Saturday Workshops will be held at West Thunder Community Centre beginning at 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Workshop topics: Parenting, Raising Teenagers, Being a Survivor of Abuse, Role and responsibilities of a Parent, How to have a successful Marriage and much more..all topics will be biblical based upon the Word of God.
Special Guest Speakers: Glenda Bird from North Battleford, Sask.
Ardelle Bourassa, Winnipeg, Man.
For further information please contact: Alicia Thunder 807-577-8627
Irene Linklater- 807-767-7202 or Helen Yesno -807-473-5287
1st NAN Women's Gathering 2004
Travelodge Airlane Hotel, Thunder Bay, ON
November 22-26, 2004.
Updates, Workshops & Presentations:
*Residential Schools *Self Government *Family Violence *Parenting *Home/Small Business *FAS/FAE (Fetal Alcohol Syndrome/Fetal Alcohol Effects *Leadership (Running in First Nations Elections *Health *Youth & Bullying......and many more...
If you are interested in attending this event, please contact your Chief and Council. Invitations and registration forms are being sent to NAN First Nation Councils-delegates to be selected by Council recommendation.
Contact Equay-wuk (Women's Group):
Felicia Waboose Liza Angeconeb Darlene Angeconeb