Henvey Inlet First Nation


RE: Open Council Meeting to table the draft Henvey Inlet First Nation Cannabis Law, 2021, on Thursday, 19 August, 1:30 pm at the HIFN Administration Office

Members of our First Nation have raised numerous concerns about the impact of the legalization of marijuana and proposals to grow it for commercial purposes or sell it from locations on our land. In response, Council gave the members a commitment that we would not issue any cannabis permits or licenses until the members had an opportunity to vote on how this matter should be managed.

We have now prepared a draft land law for that Community Approval Vote, which will be tabled in an open Council meeting on Thursday, 19 August 2021 at 1:30 pm. A copy of the draft HIFN Cannabis Law, 2021 is attached. Note that there may be changes in the final version as “tabled” next week.
“Tabling” is a formal procedure required under our Land Code to start the Community Approval Vote process.

The tabling resolution will:

  • establish the official version of the draft Land Law for membership review, Community Meetings and the vote
  • set the dates for the Community Input Meetings (2 meetings are proposed) and the Community Approval Vote, and specify how each of them will be conducted
  • request that the Lands Advisory Committee initiate a review the draft Land Law and provide its advice to Council.

If you wish to make a presentation to Council during the open Council Meeting on Thursday, 19 August 2021, please ensure you give notice to Millie Pawis, Director of Finance and Administration, by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday 18 August 2021.

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Pursuant to the Framework Agreement on the Management of First Nation Land and subsection 20(3) of the First Nations Land Management Act, S.C. 1999 c. 24, Henvey Inlet First Nation has authority to enact land laws to create offenses punishable on summary conviction and to provide for the imposition of fines, imprisonment, restitution, community service and any other means for achieving compliance with such land laws.



Statement of the Votes Henvey Inlet First Nation March 23, 2023

Elected CandidatesHenvey Inlet First Nation Statement of Votes March 23 2023

To the Office of Chief:

McQuabbie, M. Wayne

Number of valid ballots cast for chief: 392

Number of rejected ballots for chief: 2

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Draft Membership Code Community Consultation April 12 2023 Membership Notice

Draft Membership Code Community Consultation April 12 2023 Membership Notice


To: Voting Members of Henvey Inlet First Nation

From: Membership Committee

Date: 2023-03-08

Re: Draft Membership Code Community Consultation

Aniin Bozhoo Henvey Inlet Membership,

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2023 HIFN Chief and Candidate Brochures

Peter Brennan Wayne McQuabbie  

2023 HIFN Councillor Candidate Brochures

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Job Postings

Ontario Works Administrator

Henvey Inlet First Nation is seeking a full-time Ontario Works Administrator to join our Administration. The Ontario Works Administrator reports to the Director of Finance/Administration and is responsible for the financial management and administration of the Social Assistance Program to ensure effective, efficient and accurate operations in accordance with the Ontario Works (OW) directives and current legislation. The Ontario Works Administrator is also responsible for assessing eligibility requirements of applicants seeking assistance based on the Ontario Works Act. This position requires exceptional organizational and interpersonal communication skills.

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Community Access Worker

Henvey Inlet First Nation is currently seeking a full-time Community Access Worker to join our Administration. The Community Access Worker reports to the Band Representative Lead and is responsible for facilitating and supervising access visits for families with children in care. This position requires strong observational and analytical skills and exceptional interpersonal communication skills.

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General Carpenter

Pickerel Contracting Ltd. is currently seeking a full-time General Carpenter to join our team. The General Carpenter reports to the Site Supervisor and is responsible for assisting with construction and maintaining residences and buildings. The General Carpenter will also assist with building, restoring and/or installing of structural woodwork and related materials of active projects. This position requires excellent physical stamina and a strong work ethic.

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Health News

Notice for Off-Reserve Members 

re: medical transportation

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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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