Henvey Inlet First Nation

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

News

MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Friday, December 09, 2022 9:00 am

Attend in-person, by computer or by telephone
In person: At the Firehall
HIFN Chief and Council are inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: General Membership Meeting
Time: Friday December 9, 2022 09:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Draft Membership Code Consultation Meeting 

In person: At the Firehall

Topic:  DRAFT MEMBERSHIP CODE MEETING

Time: November 28, 2022 12:00 PM Eastern Time

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Draft Membership Code Consultation Meeting 

In person: At the Firehall

Topic:  DRAFT MEMBERSHIP CODE MEETING

Time: November 27, 2022 12:00 PM Eastern Time

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Job Postings

Secondary School Bus Driver *RE-POST*

Henvey Inlet First Nation is currently seeking a Secondary School Bus Driver to join our Administration for a temporary, short-term contact for up to 6 months. The Secondary School Bus Driver reports to the Education Counsellor and is responsible for transporting students of various ages to and from their homes and respective schools in a timely and safe manner and in accordance with MTO driving regulations, Ontario Traffic Laws and safe driving practices.

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Housing and Finance Assistant

Henvey Inlet First Nation is seeking a full-time Housing and Finance Assistant to join our Administration. The Housing and Finance Assistant reports to the Director of Finance/Administration and is responsible for coordinating preventative maintenance for all Band-owned housing units and supervising all housing maintenance and repairs. The Housing and Finance Assistant receives and reviews all housing applications and inquiries, and, in collaboration with the Housing Committee, recommends tenants to Chief and Council for vacant units in accordance with the rules and regulations set forth in the Housing Policy.

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Early Childhood Education Worker (2 Positions) *RE-POST*

Henvey Inlet First Nation is seeking a qualified full-time Early Childhood Education Worker 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 – Program Updates

Non Insured Health Benefits has monthly updates and are posted to their website. Please click the following link to see the monthly updates and changes. https://www.sac-isc.gc.ca/eng/1578079214611/1578079236012

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Medical Van Schedule

For the clients who utilize the Medical Transportation Vehicle, this is a reminder that your appointments are to be booked for 10:00 am at the earliest and 2:30 pm the latest for either Sudbury, Parry Sound or Britt appointments!!!

Appointments will not be added unless between these times!!

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