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

January 2023 Newsletter is now posted!

Please click here to read the newsletter


Gas Bar - Open daily to serve the Community & Public

WINTER HOURS Beginning September 6, 2022

Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Hours are tentative and can change due to staff shortage.


HIFN Wind Farm Legacy Trust Notice
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HIFN Lands Office Notice
A moratorium has been put in place on any recreational lot allocation requests until further notice. If you have any questions, please contact the Lands Office.

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HIFN Emergency Land Law 2022/23-001 - HUNTING
This emergency Land Law is in effect from October 12, 2022 to December 12, 2022. Chief and Council will be holding 2 Community Consultations on this topic to allow feedback, these dates will be announced in the near future for members to attend.

To view the notice and map CLICK HERE


HIFN Lands Advisory Committee Notice
The HIFN Lands Advisory Committee is looking for a New Committee Member to join. For more info on how to apply, please see flyer.

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News

MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Friday, December 09, 2022 9:00 am

Attend in-person, by computer or by telephone
In person: At the Firehall
HIFN Chief and Council are inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: General Membership Meeting
Time: Friday December 9, 2022 09:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Draft Membership Code Consultation Meeting 

In person: At the Firehall

Topic:  DRAFT MEMBERSHIP CODE MEETING

Time: November 28, 2022 12:00 PM Eastern Time

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Draft Membership Code Consultation Meeting 

In person: At the Firehall

Topic:  DRAFT MEMBERSHIP CODE MEETING

Time: November 27, 2022 12:00 PM Eastern Time

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Job Postings

Secondary School Bus Driver *RE-POST*

Henvey Inlet First Nation is currently seeking a Secondary School Bus Driver to join our Administration for a temporary, short-term contact for up to 6 months. The Secondary School Bus Driver reports to the Education Counsellor and is responsible for transporting students of various ages to and from their homes and respective schools in a timely and safe manner and in accordance with MTO driving regulations, Ontario Traffic Laws and safe driving practices.

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Housing and Finance Assistant

Henvey Inlet First Nation is seeking a full-time Housing and Finance Assistant to join our Administration. The Housing and Finance Assistant reports to the Director of Finance/Administration and is responsible for coordinating preventative maintenance for all Band-owned housing units and supervising all housing maintenance and repairs. The Housing and Finance Assistant receives and reviews all housing applications and inquiries, and, in collaboration with the Housing Committee, recommends tenants to Chief and Council for vacant units in accordance with the rules and regulations set forth in the Housing Policy.

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Early Childhood Education Worker (2 Positions) *RE-POST*

Henvey Inlet First Nation is seeking a qualified full-time Early Childhood Education Worker to join our Administration. The ECE Worker reports to the Daycare Supervisor and is responsible for providing supervision and direct childcare to children attending the HIFN Daycare, in compliance with all regulatory standards required by federal, provincial and First Nations legislation, policies and procedures.

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Health News

Notice for Off-Reserve Members 

re: medical transportation

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CLICK HERE to read this notice.

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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