Henvey Inlet First Nation

Health Concerns

What are the impacts on health due to noise?

A heated debate about health problems associated from being too close to the turbines is occurring in the media; newspapers, online, YouTube, etc.  

Honestly, there is so much information circulating about health issues that it is hard to know which side to believe.  

The Government is armed with studies that claim that they are safe.

Direct Employment for HIFN Member

How many actual jobs will be created and what skills are required?

For Henvey Inlet Members, over 100 jobs could be created in various fields. With proper education and training, servicing and maintenance could be taken over in 5 years, construction jobs will be numerous and tower site preparation and installation could also be taken over in 5-7 years.

If the size of the project grows a cement factory will be needed and yard and crane garages and operators will be required. Food, catering, security and site preparation and maintenance jobs will be created.  

As the project progresses we will begin posting guaranteed jobs well in advance of the opportunity.

Important Wind Farm Notices

UP-DATED ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT

Based on a dialogue with Canada Wildlife Service and comments from our 3rd party experts, AECOM has added new mitigation to the Final EA Report on the windfarm proposed for Reserve No. 2. The addendum mitigation is intended to deal with species at risk (“SAR’s”).

Employment Gains

Employment gains are short term because only a few people with specialized skills from the power company or turbine manufacturer are required for maintenance once the installation is done.

Open Council and Community Input Meetings

The period for reviewing the Environmental Assessment reports and Environmental Protection Land Laws for the wind project is coming to a close soon. There have been informational mail outs which included forms for input and there have been open public meetings.

UPDATE on the Wind Farm Environmental Permit

At the Community Input meeting on Sunday, January 24th, our Lands Advisory Committee advised that HIFN’s draft Environmental Permit was still being reviewed by HIFN’s 3rd party experts (Arcadis and Savanta).

News

New Membership Code Working Group

Membership Code Committee Henvey Inlet First Nation

Our Membership Code was adopted in 1987 and has never been updated. It is urgently in need of review and restatement to keep up with recent developments within our lands, changes in the laws which determine who is entitled to Indian Act status, and to better reflect our culture and beliefs.

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Memorandum - Extension

To: Members of Henvey Inlet First Nation
From: Millie Pawis, Director of Finance/ Administration
Date: May 14, 2021
Re: EXTENSION - 2021/22 Post Secondary Application Deadline

Please be advised that the deadline to submit an application for Post Secondary Assistance has been extended to June 18, 2021 at noon.

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Statement of the Votes Henvey Inlet First Nation March 18, 2021

Elected CandidatesHenvey Inlet First Nation Statement of Votes March 18 2021

To the Office of Chief:

McQuabbie, M. Wayne

To the Office of Councillor: 

Name: Brennan, Patrick
Name: Fox, Lionel
Name: Cantin, Brenda
Name: Ashawasagai, Carl
Name: McKenzie, Doreen
Name: Kagagins, Maureen

This count was diligently conducted in accordance with the Indian Band Election Regulations.

Number of valid ballots cast for councillor: 386

Number of rejected ballots for councillor: 7

Click Here to Read The PDF Results

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Job Postings

Maintenance Assistant

Henvey Inlet First Nation is currently seeking a full-time Maintenance Assistant to join our Administration for an 18-month maternity leave contract. The Maintenance Assistant reports to the Maintenance Supervisor and is responsible for the maintenance of all current and future band-owned buildings and grounds including HIFN Administration Office, Commercial Rental Offices, Health Centre, Daycare, Playground Areas, 4-Plex, Ball Field, Pow Wow Grounds, Helipad, 8-Plex, Learning Centre, Lands Office, and Fire Hall.

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Trust Coordinator/Membership Clerk

The part-time Trust Coordinator/Membership Clerk will serve two primary purposes.

The first primary purpose is to support Henvey Inlet First Nation Administration as it relates to support the Henvey Inlet First Nation Windfarm Legacy Trust (“the Trust”) Board of Trustees. For these responsibilities, they will report directly to the Board of Trustees through the Corporate Trustee and will responsible for coordinating and liaising with the Board of Trustees and Membership to assist in fulfilling the terms and conditions of the Trust Deed.

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Water Treatment Operator Trainee

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 June 2021 to March 2021. The Water Treatment Operator Trainee reports to the Water Treatment Plant Operator and is responsible for learning the quality control measures that go into providing Henvey Inlet First Nation with safe, potable drinking water.

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Early Childhood Education Worker

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 – 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

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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