Henvey Inlet First Nation

Henvey Inlet First Nation Community

Introduction

Henvey Inlet and French River No.13 have a very interesting past, but very little of it is presented here. In fact, most of our story is unknown to mainstream Canada, and sadly, to most of our Members. It has yet to be written.

We set up a new Emerging History Page to post what we know and to seek the help of Band Members and others who possess either oral or printed history to help us tell our own story.  Please go to the new page for an update on this important project.

Community Profile

The Henvey Inlet, French and Pickerel Rivers were all used in the past for fishing, hunting, trade, and logging.  Of course the first settlers of this area were Ojibway.  Before the Robinson-Huron treaties the Ojibway lived in a various locations around this diverse and beautiful land, from the Atlantic Ocean to the Prairies.

Henvey Inlet First Nation is comprised of three separate reserve properties.  Henvey Inlet Reserve No. 2 is located on the North East shore of Georgian Bay approximately 90km of Sudbury on the west side if highway 69 and 71km North of Parry Sound, at approximately 40 degrees 50’ North latitude and 80 degrees 40’ west longitude.

French River reserve No.13 which is 11km north of the Henvey Inlet #2 reserve, is east of highway 69 on Pickerel River, approximately 45 degrees 58’ North latitude and 80 degrees 30’ West longitude.

Cantin Island is part of the French River Reserve No.13 and is located North of the mainland portion and separated by Pickerel River and is bordered by the French River on the North Side. Cantin Island Reserve No.13 is presently being used for seasonal camping and recreational cottages only.

The main village is on the French River Reserve No. 13, along Pickerel River Road.  At the present time there are 50 houses, most have been built within the last 10-15 years.  A 4000 square foot Public Works garage and a 1200 square foot commercial building were built around the same time (1993).

Currently the Band Office is located in our commercial building the old Band Office is leased by our Tribal Association. The Public Works building is used by Henvey Inlet Fire and Rescue along with their First Response team, the building is also used for community events.  

More housing is in the planning stages for along the Pickerel River Rd and in the subdivision should population continue to increase. There is a small population at the Henvey Inlet Reserve No. 2, however there is no other development other than the 12 members homes at this time.

There is a population of about 150 members on reserve and 450 off reserve. There are also a few people that live just outside the reserve boundaries on the North side of the French River No.13 at the Pickerel River landing along with tourists in mostly the summer months.

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Announcements

Membership Code Working Group Memo

First survey on Membership will be available on April 25th through One Feather an online survey tool. Members must sign up through One Feather in order to access survey.

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Henvey Inlet First Nation Pow Wow 2022

June 11 & 12, 2022

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2022 Pow Wow Fundraiser

Cash Draw 1st - $5000 Cash, 2nd- PS5 Ext Package, 3rd- $1000 Cash

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May 2022 Newsletter is now posted!

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Gas Bar - Open daily to serve the Community & Public

Monday to Friday: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. & Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Masks required!


Henvey Inlet First Nation Trailer Park
information
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Trailer Park opening day is May 20, 2022 & Closing Day is October 10, 2022

Season Opening Meeting is on May 22, 2022 at 10:00am located at the O&M Building

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HIFN Wind Farm Legacy Trust Notice
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News

COMMUNITY MEETING - Monday, 09 May 2022

When: Monday, 09 May 2022
Time: 6:00 p.m.

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Windfarm Legacy Trust Logo Contest!

Help us create an extraordinary logo for HIFN Windfarm Legacy Trust. This logo will be the face of the Trust. Any registered Member of HIFN can apply. We strongly encourage our youth to apply, lets see your creativity! Please submit your logo to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or you can mail to address provided. Deadline for Contest is December 5, 2021. Please CLICK HERE to view flyer for more info on how and when to submit your submission.

PROPOSED CANNABIS LAND LAW COMMUNITY MEETING #2

Tuesday, 19 October 2021
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Attend in-person, by computer or by telephone

  1. In person: At the Firehall

  2. By computer: Click this live link (Control + Click) to launch Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82850396002?pwd=VDE2dlhoTEV0OExHMDR0TXowSGFvUT09 If you don’t have Zoom on your computer, the link will install it for you – just accept the installation Meeting ID: 828 5039 6002 Passcode: 801859

  3. By mobile phone: Click one of these one-tap mobile phone links + 16475580588,,82850396002#,,,,*801859# Canada + 16132093054,,82850396002#,,,,*801859# Canada No long distance charges (you may incur small data charges, depending on your mobile plan)

  4.  By direct dial telephone: Dial by your location (not toll-free): + 1 613 209 3054 Canada + 1 647 558 0588 Canada Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kcTjfgRZPl

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Job Postings

General Carpenter/Apprentice

Pickerel Contracting Ltd. is currently seeking a full-time General Carpenter/Apprentice to join our crew. The General Carpenter/Apprentice reports to the Site Supervisor and is responsible for assisting with constructing and maintaining residences and buildings. The General Carpenter/Apprentice will also assist with building, restoring and/or installing of structural woodwork and related materials of active projects. This position requires excellent physical stamina and a strong work ethic.

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Water Treatment Operator Trainee

Henvey Inlet First Nation is seeking a Water Treatment Operator Trainee to join our Administration for a short-term contract May 2022 to March 2023. The Water Treatment Operator Trainee reports to the Water Treatment Plant Operator and is responsible for learning the quality control measures that go into providing Henvey Inlet First Nation with safe, potable drinking water. The Water Treatment Operator Trainee will be
expected to engage in the continuous learning and training required to prepare for successful completion of the Operator in Training Exam. This position requires a high degree of self-motivation and a strong work ethic.

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Trailer Park Manager 

Henvey Inlet First Nation is seeking a Trailer Park Manager to join our Administration for a short-term seasonal contract from May 2022 to October 2022. The Trailer Park Manager reports to the Director of Finance/Administration and is responsible for overseeing all daily business operations for the trailer park and marina. This position requires excellent customer service and time-management skills and a high degree attention to detail.

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Gas Bar Attendants - multiple vacancies

Henvey Inlet First Nation is seeking multiple, casual Gas Bar Attendants to join our Administration. The Gas Bar Attendant reports to the Gas Bar Manager and is responsible for the sale of fuel and other automotive products and in-store merchandise, including tobacco products. The Gas Bar Attendant is also responsible for processing all point-of-sale transactions via cash, credit, or debit card using an electronic scanner and cash register.

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Health News

Notice for Off-Reserve Members 

re: medical transportation

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Non-Insured health benefits – Program Updates

Non Insured Health Benefits has monthly updates and are posted to their website. Please click the following link to see the monthly updates and changes. https://www.sac-isc.gc.ca/eng/1578079214611/1578079236012

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Medical Van Schedule

For the clients who utilize the Medical Transportation Vehicle, this is a reminder that your appointments are to be booked for 10:00 am at the earliest and 2:30 pm the latest for either Sudbury, Parry Sound or Britt appointments!!!

Appointments will not be added unless between these times!!

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