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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.

However, according to Darlene Johnston’s report, “While the last four hundred years have been dramatic and challenging, the Anishinaabeg [sic] have continued to survive in the Great Lakes region by drawing upon thousands of years of accumulated knowledge and tradition.”

Based on her research, Johnston validates the ancient beginnings of Anishinabek history dashing the myth that our history began only when the Europeans arrived.  Our Creation originates in the same lands we continue to occupy.  The centre of the creation story originates Michilimakinac Island between Lakes Huron and Michigan.

The Anishinabek who occupied a larger territory than just the Great Lakes. They weren’t always known by their own name, and went by many different names ascribed by European settlers. She dispels the myth that small scattered Bands or Tribes replaced each other giving the impression of inconsistent occupancy over recorded history. Over the past four hundred years, Darlene Johnston says in her report “our ancestors have been given a confusing array of names by newcomers.” (Algonquin, Ojibway, Chippewa to name a few, ).

Confusion over Names for the Same People

Another name for the peoples belonging to the vast category of First Nations included the term ‘Algic’ which describes a widespread groups of people with similar language and customs with significant populations.  That’s according to William W. Warren, History of the Ojibway People, © 1984, a forerunner of methodical and verifiable techniques for the collection of oral history written in 1852. This book is still referenced by scholars as it set the first standards for documenting consistent themes expressed in various ways by different story tellers. In his book, Warren writes, “....nearly every tribe originally first discovered by the Europeans residing on the shores of the Atlantic, from the Gulf of St. Lawrence, south to the mouth of the James River in Virginia, and the different tribes occupying the vast area lying west and northwest of this eastern boundary to the banks of the Mississippi, from the mouth of the Ohio to Hudson Bay, belong to the Algic family.”  Warren goes on to say, “ The Ojibways form one of the principal branches of the Algic stock, and they are a well-marked type, and present the most numerous section or tribe of this grand division of the aboriginal inhabitants of North America.”

Anishinabek territories began to dwindle in size as more newcomers arrived, populations declined dramatically due to the introduction of old world diseases and settlers and colonists encroached upon our lands.

The Beginning of the Story about The Robinson Huron Treaties

They were signed between newcomers and the Anishinabek. Ancestors of Henvey Inlet First Nation and Lower French River Reserve in 1850.  The same peoples who resided here since pre-confederation trace their roots in this territory back further than recorded history.

Our research will demonstrate the we were not opportunistic immigrants from other areas who occupied land in the generation or two preceding the treaties as if often portrayed by colonist Governments of the day. Treaty notes and Government diaries of the era blatantly express this type of opinion.

Our historical research will reinforce the long term use and occupancy of the lands by the peoples depicted in the creation story.  This is where we emerged from in our creation myths.

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  • Offices Closed Friday March 30 and Monday April 1
  • Story Telling Gathering- March 5
  • RSV Vaccine for those 60 yrs and older- March 5
  • Foot Care- March 6 & 7
  • Men's Circle- March 12 & 26
  • March Break Activities- March 11 to 14
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  • Self Care Day- March 18
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March Break Activities 2024

 

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March 11 to 15, 2024: All activities have deadline to sign-up of February 29, 2024 with an exception of Prize Bingo with a deadline of March 4th to sign up.

Monday March 11, 2024- Community Breakfast @ 9am at Fire Hall followed by a Prize Bingo for School aged Children, Tuesday March 12, 2024- Trip to LNHL Departing at 6:45am and returning home at 9:45pm, Wednesday March 13, 2024- Kings Buffet Lunch and Bowling Bus departs at 10am from Fire Hall with Lunch at 11 am (King's Buffet) and bowling (Plaza Bowl) at 1pm, Thursday March 14, 2024- Urban Air/Science North Bus departing at 7:30am from Fire Hall and returning at 3:30pm.

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Robinson Huron Treaty Settlement Update Sunday February 25 2024

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Henvey Inlet First Nation General Members Meeting February 12th 2024

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  • Band Council Meeting- February 12
  • Employment Opportunities
  • Offices Closed for Family Day- February 19
  • Foot Care- February 7 & 8
  • Diabetic Bingo- February 12
  • Men's Circle- February 6 & 12
  • Wills and Estates Presentation and Workshop- February 20, 21 & 22
  • Wind Farm Legacy Trust payment is April 1, 2024
  • Day Care Newsletter
  • Band Rep. On Call Schedule
  • Self Acre Day- February 8
  • Valentines Luncheon- February 14
  • Pizza Crust Making Workshop- February 29
  • Breakfast w. Louise- February 14 & 28
  • Social Drop In- February 8 & 22

and more!

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If you would like more details about programs, call the Health Centre at 705.857.1221

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This month's highlights:

  • Knitting Workshop
  • Employment Opportunities
  • Information Highway- Review of 2023 and upcoming 2024
  • 7 Grandfather Teaching Award Recipients
  • Wind Farm Legacy Trust payment is April 1, 2024
  • Day Care Newsletter
  • Canadian Fire Arms Safety Course & Hunters Education Course
  • Full Moon Ceremony
  • Men's Circle

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HENVEY INLET FIRST NATION General Members Meeting December 18th, 2023 6PM

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December 18th, 2023 6PM

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Update for Robinson Huron Treaty Beneficiaries December 1, 2023

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Update for Robinson Huron Treaty Beneficiaries

December 1, 2023

Supreme Court of Canada Hearing

As you know, Ontario appealed the decision of Justice Hennessy’s stage 1 and 2 decisions to the Ontario Court of Appeal. That Court upheld Justice Hennessy’s Decision and Ontario appealed that Decision to the Supreme Court of Canada.

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December 2023

 

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This month's highlights:

  • Offices Close for Holidays starting Dec. 20 @11am- Reopen Jan. 8, 2024
  • Employment Opportunities
  • Foot Care- Dec. 6 & 7
  • Community Christmas Party- Dec. 16
  • Education News
  • Day Care Newsletter
  • Ontario Works Bingo
  • Bun Venture Cooking
  • Bake N Share
  • Christmas Bingo
  • Call for nominations for 7 Grandfather Teachings awards

and more!

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If you would like more details about programs, call the Health Centre at 705.857.1221

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Membership Portal is Now Active!

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March Newsletter

 

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This month's highlights:

  • Daylight Savings begins Sunday March 10
  • Employment Opportunities
  • Offices Closed Friday March 30 and Monday April 1
  • Story Telling Gathering- March 5
  • RSV Vaccine for those 60 yrs and older- March 5
  • Foot Care- March 6 & 7
  • Men's Circle- March 12 & 26
  • March Break Activities- March 11 to 14
  • Wind Farm Legacy Trust payment Schedule
  • Day Care Newsletter
  • Band Rep. On Call Schedule
  • Self Care Day- March 18
  • Breakfast with Louise- March 20

and more!

Please download and read the newsletter for more information.

If you would like more details about programs, call the Health Centre at 705.857.1221

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March Break Activities 2024

 

March Break Activities 2024

March 11 to 15, 2024: All activities have deadline to sign-up of February 29, 2024 with an exception of Prize Bingo with a deadline of March 4th to sign up.

Monday March 11, 2024- Community Breakfast @ 9am at Fire Hall followed by a Prize Bingo for School aged Children, Tuesday March 12, 2024- Trip to LNHL Departing at 6:45am and returning home at 9:45pm, Wednesday March 13, 2024- Kings Buffet Lunch and Bowling Bus departs at 10am from Fire Hall with Lunch at 11 am (King's Buffet) and bowling (Plaza Bowl) at 1pm, Thursday March 14, 2024- Urban Air/Science North Bus departing at 7:30am from Fire Hall and returning at 3:30pm.

Flyers posted below!!

Cover pageMarch Break Community Breakfast 1Community Kids Bingo FlyerLNHL Trip March Break

March Break Lunch and Bowling Urban Air Science North March BreaK

 

 

 

Read more

Robinson Huron Treaty Settlement Update Sunday February 25 2024

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Robinson Huron Treaty Settlement Update

Community Conversations

Confidential meeting for registered Henvey Inlet First Nation Band Members only.

Read more

Administration Manager

 

Administration Manager *Re-Post*

Henvey Inlet First Nation is seeking a full-time Administration Manager to join our Administration. The Administration Manager reports to the Director of Finance/Administration and is responsible the overall planning, coordination and continuous development of Henvey Inlet First Nation administrative support, operations and shared services departments. The Administration Manager will directly supervise and support the administrative support staff during day-to-day operations to ensure Henvey Inlet First Nation membership and clients are served in a timely and professional manner. This position requires exceptional interpersonal communication and organization skills and a high-level of professionalism.

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Henvey Inlet First Nation General Members Meeting February 12th 2024

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HENVEY INLET FIRST NATION

General Members Meeting

February 12th, 2024 6PM

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February 2024 Newsletter

 

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Here's your copy of February's newsletter: February 2024

This month's highlights:

  • Band Council Meeting- February 12
  • Employment Opportunities
  • Offices Closed for Family Day- February 19
  • Foot Care- February 7 & 8
  • Diabetic Bingo- February 12
  • Men's Circle- February 6 & 12
  • Wills and Estates Presentation and Workshop- February 20, 21 & 22
  • Wind Farm Legacy Trust payment is April 1, 2024
  • Day Care Newsletter
  • Band Rep. On Call Schedule
  • Self Acre Day- February 8
  • Valentines Luncheon- February 14
  • Pizza Crust Making Workshop- February 29
  • Breakfast w. Louise- February 14 & 28
  • Social Drop In- February 8 & 22

and more!

Please download and read the newsletter for more information.

If you would like more details about programs, call the Health Centre at 705.857.1221

Read more

January 2024 Newsletter

 

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Here's your copy of January's newsletter: January 2024

This month's highlights:

  • Knitting Workshop
  • Employment Opportunities
  • Information Highway- Review of 2023 and upcoming 2024
  • 7 Grandfather Teaching Award Recipients
  • Wind Farm Legacy Trust payment is April 1, 2024
  • Day Care Newsletter
  • Canadian Fire Arms Safety Course & Hunters Education Course
  • Full Moon Ceremony
  • Men's Circle

and more!

Please download and read the newsletter for more information.

If you would like more details about programs, call the Health Centre at 705.857.1221

Read more

HENVEY INLET FIRST NATION General Members Meeting December 18th, 2023 6PM

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HENVEY INLET FIRST NATION

General Members Meeting

December 18th, 2023 6PM

Attend in-person, by computer or by telephone

Read more

Member Portal Temp Page

 The Member Portal Page is temporarily disabled while technical issues are being addressed.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Update for Robinson Huron Treaty Beneficiaries December 1, 2023

 Robinson Huron Treaty Litigation Fund Logo - Henvey Inlet First Nation Notice To Members Update for Robinson Huron Treaty Beneficiaries December 1, 2023

Update for Robinson Huron Treaty Beneficiaries

December 1, 2023

Supreme Court of Canada Hearing

As you know, Ontario appealed the decision of Justice Hennessy’s stage 1 and 2 decisions to the Ontario Court of Appeal. That Court upheld Justice Hennessy’s Decision and Ontario appealed that Decision to the Supreme Court of Canada.

Read more

December 2023

 

December 2023 Newsletterdecmonth2023

Here's your copy of December's newsletter: December 2023

This month's highlights:

  • Offices Close for Holidays starting Dec. 20 @11am- Reopen Jan. 8, 2024
  • Employment Opportunities
  • Foot Care- Dec. 6 & 7
  • Community Christmas Party- Dec. 16
  • Education News
  • Day Care Newsletter
  • Ontario Works Bingo
  • Bun Venture Cooking
  • Bake N Share
  • Christmas Bingo
  • Call for nominations for 7 Grandfather Teachings awards

and more!

Please download and read the newsletter for more information.

If you would like more details about programs, call the Health Centre at 705.857.1221

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