Henvey Inlet First Nation

Instructions:

The Land Code Committee has been meeting since September 2006 to develop a draft set of Land Codes for review by Chief and Council, the Community and an independent Verifier.  A community consultation process will then occur.  If all of the noted stakeholders are satisfied with the content of the Draft Land Code the community will vote on whether to adopt a community driven Land Code Process or remain under the management of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada.  

The meeting minutes are stored on the right.  You can read the minutes and/or Print or Save a copy for your records.  Look for the “Printer Friendly”  link on the top right hand side of each page.

Check out the mug shots of the Land Code Committee Members.

More information about this process and the background on the First Nation Lands Management Act can also be found on this site.

Introduction to the Developmental Phase from 2006 – 2009

Framework Agreement on First Nations Land Management

The Henvey Inlet First Nation (HIFN) Land Code Committee started the process of implementing a Land Code for the community as one of the steps in transferring land management authority from Indian and Northern Affairs to the Band under the Framework Agreement as ratified by the First Nations Land Management Act (FNLMA).  The process formally began in 2006 when Henvey and the First Nations Land Management Resource Centre signed a Community Action Plan agreement on April 1st, 2006.

The Framework Agreement provides guidelines First Nations are required to follow to complete the land code process such as outlined below:

Drafting a Land Code:

  • Identifying the First Nations Land to be managed by HIFN.

  • Sets out general rules and procedures for the use and occupation of lands.

  • Provides the procedures for making and publishing new First Nation Land Laws.

  • Provides financial accountability for revenues from the land (excluding oil and gas revenues, which stay under federal law).

  • Provides a community process to develop rules and procedures for Matrimonial and Real Property Laws and Estate Laws, and other Lands related matters.

  • Identifies a dispute resolution process.

  • Allows the delegation of land management responsibilities.

Environmental Assessment:

  • To ensure all HIFN Lands are clean of contaminants before transfer.

  • If contaminants are found in this first phase of the Environmental Assessment, it is the Minister’s responsibility to have the sites cleaned up.

Individual Agreement:

 An Individual Agreement between Henvey Inlet First Nation and the Minister will be negotiated to deal with the following matters;

  • The reserve lands to be managed by HIFN, reserve lands which are described in the legal land descriptions to be completed by Natural Resources Canada.

  • The specifics of the transfer of the administration from Canada to HIFN.

  • The developmental and operational funding to be provided by Canada to HIFN for land management.

Community Ratification Process

  • HIFN members 18 years and older vote to ratify the Land Code and Individual Agreement before HIFN can assume control over its lands.  The community ratification process has a provision for the role of a Verifier to   oversee the voting process.

Verification

  • An independent person (Verifier) has been selected by HIFN and Canada to confirm the Community Ratification Process and Land Code are consistent with the Framework Agreement.

  • The verifier monitors the community ratification process to ensure regulations are followed.

Transfer of Land Management:

  • If HIFN does ratify the Land Code and Individual Agreement, management control over FN land and resources is transferred from Indian Act control to HIFN.  The transfer of management authorities does not alter the title of Reserve lands.  It remains registered in the Band’s name in the Land Registry nor does it cause or cure land title issues that must be settled via the Land Claims process.

Where is HIFN in this process?

Since September 2006, the Land Code committee went through three readings of a Draft Land Code. The committee of seven (previously 9) HIFN members drafted and edited the Land Code to suit HIFN.  The final draft Land Code was ready for Band Members to examine in 2009. Community consultation was ongoing throughout the process.      

HIFN also completed an Environmental Assessment.  The documents are available for viewing at the Land Code Office. The first phase identified the location of environmental contaminants such as derelict vehicles or environmental toxins from a dump site. The second phase will correct or remove identified contaminants or environmental hazards.

Contact:  Land Code Office:  (705) 857-1727 / 1729 or Toll free:  1 (877) 257 – 1727

Framework Agreement on First Nations Land Management

Under Construction!!
CLICK HERE for the “Introduction to the Development Phase 2006-2009“)

The Operational Phase under the First Nations Land Management Act began in January 2010.
Watch for new postings to include Members of the Lands Advisory Committee, Meeting Minutes and new information as it emerges.

Here are the headlines from July 9, 2003 – Turtle Island Native Network
TAKING CONTROL OF RESERVE LANDS !
Choices for First Nations Regarding Land Management Issues

Indian Act vs. First Nations Land Management Act
A step toward self-government.
No more Indian Act control over management of lands.

Henvey Inlet’s Land Code passed in the December 7, 2009 vote.

Here are the results:
Yes = 186
No = 24

News

Community Information Session

Community Information Session regarding CNR Land Claim Children's Trust accounts will be on

When: Monday August 12, 2019
Time: Starting at 1:00pm
Location: HIFN Fire Hall

CLICK HERE to see the Info Session Flyer

2019 TREATY PAYMENT

Please be advised that the cash distribution of the TREATY PAYMENTS for HENVEY INLET FIRST NATION will be held at the HEALTH CENTRE on Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 between the hours of 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm.

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Statement of the Votes

231 Henvey Inlet First March 21, 2019

To be completed by the Electoral Officer after the counting of the votes. The numbers on the Statement of the Votes submitted by Deputy Electoral Officers from other polling stations must be included in the numbers provided on this report. Ensure that the form is signed and witnessed.

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Job Postings

General Carpenter Assistant - Repost

Pickerel River Contracting is currently seeking a full-time  to join our crew. The General Carpenter Assistant reports to the Site Supervisor and is responsible for assisting with constructing and maintaining residences and buildings.

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Water Treatment Operator Trainee - RePost

Henvey Inlet First Nation is seeking a Water Treatment Operator Trainee to join our Administration for a short-term contract funded by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada from August 2019 to March 2020.

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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 – JULY 2019 CHANGES

NIHB Medical Transportation to access Interval/Safe Houses

Section 12.1 of the NIHB Medical Transportation Policy Framework has been amended to remove the exclusion of transportation to “interval/safe houses” under the MT benefit. To view the 2019 Changes CLICK HERE

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Medical Van Schedule

Please be advised of the Medical Bus schedule, also please contact the Health Centre in advance, preferably 3 days before if you have to cancel an appointment.

Schedule is as follows:

  • Monday - Sudbury
  • Tuesday - Parry Sound
  • Wednesday - Britt
  • Thursday - Sudbury
  • Friday - Emergencies Only