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Membership Working Group- Community Engagement Session

The Membership Working Group will be having a Community Engagement Session for Reviewing the results of the online survey

Tuesday July 12, 2022 @ 11:00am Lunch Provided

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July 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 is now open & Closing Day is October 10, 2022


HIFN Wind Farm Legacy Trust Notice
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  • The Anishinabek Creation Story

    There is more than one creation story for Indigenous Peoples around North America, including more than one story for each nation. Not to say any of one the stories is the ‘right’ one, they are versions adapted by the people in different parts of the land. The Creation story we have chosen to adapt, comes from Darlene Johnston, an Anishinabekwe, who is a Professor of Law at the University of Toronto, in a report she prepared for the Ipperwash Commission of Inquiry; “Connecting People to Place: Great Lakes Aboriginal History in Cultural Context”.

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  • Stories About Anishinabek Migration

    Preliminary Stories about Migration

    Since time immemorial, the Great Lakes region have been home to Indigenous Peoples, including the Anishinabek, and Haudenosaunee , often classified as Iroquois. They were known to occupy as far north as the southern shore of Georgian Bay, and on the north and south shores of Lakes Erie and Ontario, and eastward towards the modern city of Montreal. And to the North, East, South, and West, were the Anishinabek.

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  • Historical Research Project

    Historical Gaps Report

    Watch for a new historical report identifying historical information gaps and an overview of what we know about our history from documented sources.

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  • Emerging History

    The History Project

    A brief history of the area reveals that the early explorers showing up in the early 1600′s searching for a shorter route to the West didn’t know that they encountered very distinctive people along the waterways from Montreal leading to Lake Huron and beyond. Nor did they realize they were utilizing ancient trade routes long since established by the Anishinabek. The Beaver Clan People are identified as occupying the Lake Huron and French River System, in the Anishinabek Creation Story.

    The Amikwa (Beaver People) are one of the Clans first recognized by Europeans in the 1600′s, by Champlain. The Amikwa are Anishinabek, belonging to the Algonquin linguistic group whose numbers and territories were greater than other groups encountered at that time, in what later became Canada.  They are still here today!

    We have produced a historical information gaps report with assistance from the Province’s “New Relationship Fund”. Due to the volume high of information discovered, we extended this project with Band funding to produce a more comprehensive report.

    Watch for new suggestions to appear under the “Help Us Find Our Own Story” button as reports are posted.

    We are seeking additional funds to continue this project to publish our own story.  We expect this will take from 1-2 years.

    If you have any information that could assist us in our quest, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. We added a page that will also provide suggestions on the help that is required and how you can contribute to this project. Help us find our own Story.

    References for the data presented on the Creation Story and Migration:

    1. Connecting People to Place: Great Lakes Aboriginal History in Cultural Context

    Prepared For the Ipperwash Commission of Inquiry, by Darlene Johnston, B.A., L.L.B., LL.M. Professor of Law, University of Toronto

    2. History of the Ojibway People © 1984. William W. Warren. P. 30, 31, 124

     
  • Clans and Families - Yesterday and Today

    Clans/Totems

    The centre of the Anishinabek creation story is the raft which is Michilimackinac Island in the strait between Lake Huron and Lake Michigan. This Island is where the First Animals named in the creation story ventured out to find and transform their own Country. For instance, story has it, upon leaving Lake Huron, Beaver went traveling up French River, and created lakes, rapids, portages and dams along the way. During his lifetime, Beaver populated his country with many Beaver children.

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  • Pics are still needed for Heritage Collection Project 

    Community Wellness Worker Luana McQuabbie has started to compile a small collection of photographs from Community Members for the purpose of using them in the 2014 Community Calendar and to begin a Heritage Collection.vintage cameras - Heritage Collection Project  Henvey Inlet First Nation

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News

Community Engagement Session

The Membership Code Working Group is holding a Community Engagement Session to review the results of the Online Survey.

Tuesday July 12, 2022 @ 11am

Lunch to be provided, CLICK HERE to view flyer.

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.

Job Postings

Senior Office Manager

Pickerel Contracting Ltd. is currently seeking a full-time Senior Office Manager to join our team. The Senior Office Manager reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for overseeing all administrative, clerical and office support services for Pickerel Contracting Ltd., ensuring all directives are met. The Senior Office Manager will perform various human resources tasks including full-cycle recruitment, onboarding/offboarding, employee training, policy implementation, workplace investigations, and benefit administration, ensuring compliance with all applicable health and safety and employment legislation.

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Early Childhood Education Worker (2 Positions)

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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Executive Assistant

Henvey Inlet First Nation is seeking a full-time Executive Assistant to join our Administration. The Executive Assistant reports to the Director of Finance/Administration and is responsible for providing high-level administrative support to the executive team. The Executive Assistant serves as a primary contact for all internal and external requests for senior management and acts as a liaison to Chief and Council, community members and all other organizations and government agencies.

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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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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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