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.




Friday, 09 September 2022 9:00 am

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In person: At the Firehall
HIFN Chief and Council is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
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Time: Sep 9, 2022 09:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

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HIFN Community Researcher Needs Community Input

Doreen Mckenzie has been hired as the Community Researcher for Henvey Inlet First Nation to create a Community Profile Booklet, She is requesting help from the Community, in regards to any and all information you may know regarding the history of the first families that lived here on French River #13- (Cantin Island) and Bekanon Reserve #2.

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Membership Code Meeting 

In person: At the Firehall


Time: Jul 22, 2022 9:00 AM Eastern Time 

In person: At the Firehall

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Job Postings

Band Representatives (2 Positions)

Henvey Inlet First Nation is seeking Two full-time Band Representatives to join our Administration. The Band Representative reports to the Band Representative Lead and is responsible to represent and advocate for Henvey Inlet First Nation members that are involved with any child welfare agencies throughout Canada. This position requires exceptional interpersonal communication skills and strong organization 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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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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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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