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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.

During his last days, Beaver traveled to Lake Nippissing as his final resting place. Upon his death, human children emerged from his remains. This is the case for many of the totems we know today, and has been recognized throughout history. Laws, governance, land use and occupancy practices and other social customs and mores were strongly entrenched in ancient traditions. For example, marriage within clans was a serious taboo.

For example, in one story, recorded by Warren, when the newcomers arrived, they were met by a Crane and Bear - totem families who received them. “...when the white man first came in sight of the ‘Great Turtle’ island of Mackinaw, they beheld walking on the pebbly shores, a crane and a bear who received them kindly, invited them to their wigwams, and placed food before them.”

Clans are closely related to Anishinabek identity, and totems are passed down through the father. In her report, Darlene Johnston states, “In tracing the connection between Anishnaabek [sic] peoples and Great Lakes landscapes, it is vital to attentive to the evidence of totemic identity. It is important to understand that totemic identity is a matter of inheritance, not choice. Anishinaabeg [sic] totems are patrilineal, which means that children are born into the totem of their father.” Furthermore, any person belonging to the same totem or clan was considered to be a close relative, and remains so today.

Early documents from the Jesuits in 1640 make reference to totems, including Kinounchepirini (Pike People) who were located along the Ottawa River. Between the Hurons and French River were the Ousaouarini (possibly Birch Bark People), the Outchougai (Heron people) and the Atchiligouan (possibly Black Squirrel). The Amikouai (nation of the Beaver) were located north of the French River, the Oumisagaiat the Mississagi River and the Baouichtigouian, ‘the nation of the people of Sault, at Sault Ste. Marie.

Later in the decade, another account from the Jesuits, indicates several more clans, along the south shore of Lake Huron: Ouachaskesouek, Nigouaouichirinik (possibly Carp), Outaouasinagouek (Black squirrel), Kichkagoneak (possibly Bear), and Ontaanak (who are allies of the Hurons).

Clans and Families

Watch for new information on our historical family connections with the Clans, a listing of all the known Clans and historical and present day families, and how to trace the connection with the families who presently make up our Band.

We will continue to seek sources of any information and strive gain as much information from our own Elders and Families.

Watch for new suggestion on How You Can Help to fill in the blanks in our history.

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  • 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
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  • Band Rep. On Call Schedule
  • Self Care Day- March 18
  • Breakfast with Louise- March 20

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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.

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Robinson Huron Treaty Settlement Update Sunday February 25 2024

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Administration Manager

 

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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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February 2024 Newsletter

 

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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!

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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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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!

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

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

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HENVEY INLET FIRST NATION

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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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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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Announcements

Membership Portal Now Active

 

Membership Portal is Now Active!

Henvey Inlet's Membership Portal is now operational!

You can register/create an account by clicking here

Please give 1 to 2 business days to receive your confirmation e-mail of registration.

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March Newsletter

 

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

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

Read more

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

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

Read more

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