Henvey Inlet First Nation Dodems
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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”.

Other creation stories are similar to the one recounted by Dr. Johnston. Most elements are similar to a version by Anishinabek scholar and author Basil Johnston, of Cape Croker. For example, a flood and  a grain of sand are a common thread, along with Muskrat being the successful diver of that grain of sand. The difference in Basil Johnston’s story, is in the beginning, a pregnant Sky Woman lands on Giant Turtle’s back, and rubs the rim of Turtle’s back with the grain of sand from Muskrat, creating ‘Turtle Island’ or what is now, North America, where she gives birth to twins - the Anishnaubaek.

A Starting Point for Our Creation Story – French River and Henvey Inlet First Nations

The birds, animals and fish were created before human beings. Human beings were created after the big flood. While the earth was flooded, the land animals floated upon a large wooden raft. The leader, the Great Hare “Michabous”, knew there was land somewhere under the water, and the animals needed it if they were to survive. Michabous asks many animals to dive into the water to bring up only a little soil. He promises that if he can get but a small grain, he will be able to make enough land to support all the animals.

First, Beaver is asked to dive for the sand, after a long time, he comes up empty-handed. Next is, Otter is called upon. Otter is also unsuccessful. Finally, Muskrat volunteers to dive down for sand. Since Beaver and Otter are strong and failed, the other animals don’t have much faith in Muskrat.

Muskrat dives, and stays under water for a whole day, and finally shows up at the edge of the raft, nearly drowned. The animals pull him onto the raft, and open all his tightly closed paws. In the last paw they find a grain of sand.

Good to his promise, Michabous, took the grain of sand, and let it fall on the raft, where it grew in size.

Once it began to grow, the Great Hare took more grains from there, and scattered them about, which caused the mass of soil to grow larger and larger. It grew to the size of a mountain, and Michabous walked around it to enlarge it still. When he thought it large enough, he sent Wagosh (Fox) to inspect the work, with power to enlarge it more, Wagosh obeyed, and found the place was large enough for him to hunt his own prey, and told Michabous the place was large enough for all the animals. Upon hearing this, the Great Hare toured his own creation and found it incomplete, and since then he hasn’t been able to trust any of the other animals, and to this day he continues to increase what he’s made and is on constant move around the earth.

After Michabous’ creation of the earth, the other animals found places most favoured by them for pasture or hunting prey. When the first ones died, Michabous caused the birth of men from their carcasses. Appropriately, those early men, derived their origins from a bear, others from a moose and still others from various animals.

Our Clans and historical connections to the land and each other is revealed in the study of the Clan system, and the threads it weaves through our Band and families to this day .

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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
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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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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

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  • 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 1, 2023

Supreme Court of Canada Hearing

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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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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

 

 

 

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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

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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

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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

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Member Portal Temp Page

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

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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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