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

15th COVID 19 UPDATE July 16, 2020

We met yesterday to approve new policies of the First Nation that we would implement upon reopening the Administration. These policies are required in order to ensure the safety of our staff and visitors to our offices.

A new Preventing COVID 19 in the Workplace Policy, Personal Protective Equipment in the Workplace Policy, and Heat Stress Prevention and Hot Weather Policy were all on the agenda. These will be made available upon re-opening the Administration.

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14th COVID 19 UPDATE July 2, 2020

In keeping with the Premier Doug Ford's gradual re-opening of the province, we have made the decision to keep everything status quo until July 15, 2020.

  1. QUESTIONNAIRE
    A total of 22 questionnaires were submitted and reviewed at the Council meeting of June 30, 2020. It was clear that members do not want anyone entering the Pickerel R Trailer Park or the leased lands. It was evident that members would like to see the security remain in place still. However, in keeping with the Province and what is going on around us, we are going to remove the security effective July 15, 2020.

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    12th COVID 19 UPDATE June 11, 2020

    Although, by the authority of the Premier Doug Ford, it's been reported that implementation of Phase 2 of the Province's strategy to reopen ce1tain businesses and service providers, we will continue to operate the status quo. Restricted access to our community will remain in place, with services.

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Job Postings

Daycare Cleaner

Henvey Inlet First Nation is seeking a part-time Daycare Cleaner to join our Administration. The Daycare Cleaner reports to the Daycare Supervisor and is responsible for cleaning the HIFN Daycare building at the end of each business day. The Daycare Cleaner will perform general cleaning duties including sweeping and mopping floors, cleaning and stocking restrooms, washing walls and windows, cleaning the kitchen and fridge, disinfecting all surfaces and toys, and trash removal. 

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Nutritional Services Worker

Henvey Inlet First Nation is seeking a full-time Nutritional Services Worker to join our Administration. The Nutritional Services Worker reports to the Daycare Supervisor and is responsible for planning and preparing nutritional meals and snacks for the children of Henvey Inlet First Nation Daycare. This position requires great attention-to-detail and excellent time-management skills.

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Early Childhood Education Workers

Henvey Inlet First Nation is seeking three (3) qualified full-time Early Childhood Education Workers 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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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