Henvey Inlet First Nation

Proposed New Law Governing Ratification Votes


Proposed New Law Governing Ratification Votes

As most of you will be aware, HIFN’s Membership Code Working Group has developed a new “restated” membership code intended to replace our existing 1987 Code. The Restated Code will complete the process of taking sovereignty over membership, get rid of the old code’s reliance on the Indian Act and give effect to with our own beliefs about who belongs on our membership list.

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However, neither the Indian Act nor our 1987 Code contain rules on how to do a membership code amendment. We have encountered this issue in some other matters, such as making environmental laws. We need to adopt our own amending formula, based on our inherent jurisdiction and custom, to address these situations.

The proposed law: A new draft law entitled “HIFN Member Ratification Protocol” is included in this Notice, which states that, where no voting formula is prescribed by law, a matter must be approved by a majority of 50% plus one of the votes of the eligible voters AND, to ensure matters are not decided by too small a voter turnout, a vote will only count if a minimum of 10% of the eligible voters cast votes. These rules are the same as for member approval for a land law under our Land Code (2nd try). We want to use this previously-approved standard more broadly.

Community Meetings: Community Meetings to discuss the HIFN Member Ratification Protocol will be held prior to the vote, which you can attend in person or online by Zoom:

Community Meeting #1
Tuesday 19 September 2023, dinner for those who attend in person at 5:00 pm, meeting starts at 6:00 pm

Community Meeting #2
Sunday 24 September 2023, lunch for those who attend in person at noon, meeting starts at 1:00 pm

Voting: You can vote on the new law anytime on-line through OneFeather.ca, by mail-in ballot or in person at the Firehall on Sunday 15 October 2023 between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm.

If the eligible voters approve the “HIFN Member Ratification Protocol”, Council will enact it as a law of our First Nation pursuant to our inherent jurisdiction to pass laws governing ourselves on internal matters.


Chief M. Wayne McQuabbie

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Membership Code Meeting #2

September 24th, 2023, 1PM

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Membership Code Meeting

September 19th, 2023, 6PM 

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13 September 2023



Member Ratification Protocol Referendum Community Meeting #2 Sunday 24 September 2023

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Job Postings

Secondary School Bus Driver

Henvey Inlet First Nation is seeking a Secondary School Bus Driver to join our Administration for a temporary, 9-month contract for the 2023-24 school year. 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. This position requires excellent organization, communication and customer service 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 physical stamina and a strong work ethic. Potential for advancement.

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Adult Education Teacher

Henvey Inlet First Nation is seeking a temporary, part-time Adult Education Teacher to join our Administration for a six-month contract. The Adult Education Teacher reports to the Education Counsellor and is responsible for planning, organizing and implementing an appropriate instructional program in a learning environment that guides and encourages adult students to develop and fulfill their academic potential. The Adult Education Teacher is also responsible for supervising and evaluating students’ progress and understanding of the school board’s curricula while maximizing student-learning experiences. This position requires excellent interpersonal communication skills and strong leadership skills.

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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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