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Edition 11 - Issue 125

Now available online at:

T F N N ew s l e t t e r Kawasikotctc Kizis (Breaking up of Ice Moon) April 15, 2011

TFN Council Tel: Fax:

819-723-2370 819-723-2799

TFN Administration 819-723-2335 Tel: 819-723-2353 Fax: Police Tel: Admin: Fax:

819-723-2323 819-723-2810 819-723-2734

Health Center Reception: Fax: CHR: Med. Tran. N.N.A.D.A.P. Brighter Futures: Mental Health

819-723-2260 819-723-2272 819-723-2487 819-723-2599 819-723-2153 819-723-2381 819-723-2152

Social Services Tel: Fax:

819-723-2955 819-723-2925

Kiwetin School Tel: Fax:

819-723-2533 819-723-2578

A.L.T.C.C. Tel: Fax:

819-723-2225 819-723-2112

Radio Station Tel: Fax:

819-723-2121 819-723-2167

H.R.S.D. Tel: Fax:

819-723-5333 819-723-5211

TFN Newsletter Tel: Fax:

819-723-2260 819-723-2272

Outreach Center New Liskeard, On. Tel:


Recreation Center Tel: Fax:

819-723-2291 819-723-2353

Seniors/Elders Unit Tel: 819-723-5223 Parajudicial Services Tel: Income Security Tel: Economic Development Tel:

819-723-2313 819-723-5333 Ext. 232

Activities During March Break During the March break, Harold and the Social Development Department (Culture) took the opportunity to spend a day with the youth of our community. We went snowshoeing, learned how to set rabbit snares as well as spent some time in the bush and played Lacrosse. A very special thanks to Helen and Ralph McKenzie for all their help.

Ralph and Helen helping prepare rabbit snares

Learning how to set a rabbit snare

Boil Water Advisory for the Timiskaming First Nation A Boil Water Advisory is in effect for residents of the Timiskaming First Nation. This is a precautionary measure since we are having difficulties with maintaining chlorine levels. Please bring water to a complete boil for a minimum of 5 minutes before using. Tune into CHNT for further updates

819-723-5333 Ext. 226

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Kiwetin News Basketball Tournament Kiwetin Saints Boys & Girls Basketball Teams Our Saints girls and boys basketball teams put forth their best efforts at the recent English Catholic Central School Tournament. Both teams enjoyed very spirited and entertaining games. Some of our students had siblings and relatives, who attend TDSS, stop by on their spares and lunch to watch and cheer our teams! It was fantastic to know that former Kiwetin students show great support to our current students. In addition to TDSS students, some community members were able to catch some of our games as well. Our Saints played very energetic games and exhibited great sportsmanship. We even enjoyed some lighthearted moments when we scooped up the ball and scored unimpeded by the opponents (their defence did not block our shot since we were shooting at our own net!!). As the basketball season winds down, our athletes are looking forward to the upcoming track & field season in 2011. Thank you to all our student-athletes for their commitment to themselves, their teammates and our school and thank you for the excellent manner in which you represented our school and community during not only the ECCS tournament but throughout the year. Thank you from the Kiwetin Saints Basketball Coaches, Carrie McAnaul, Kevin Jamieson & Craig Perry

Kiwetin School Parent Committee Estelle Wabie for Head Start- Kindergarten Twyla Wabie for Grades 1 & 2 Robin Chevrier for Grades 3& 4 Christine Chevrier for Grades 5&6 Lynn Simpson for Grades 7&8 Harold McKenzie and Wanda King are the two members representing the community at large The two Parent Committee members who are on LEA are: Harold McKenzie and Christine Chevrier

The next Parent Committee Meetings is scheduled for the following date:

Tuesday May 3, 2011 All meetings will be in the Kiwetin School Library starting at 4:30 pm

Local Education Authority (LEA) Elections Tuesday April 26, 2011 6:30 pm Administration Office (18 Algonquin Ave.) For further information please contact Arline Chasle at 819-723-2335

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Local Artist Visits Kiwetin Jacques Baril is a local artist who visited Kiwetin last week to work on a project for the school that involved all of the students. The project is now on display at the school (between the school and Pidaban). Community members are invited to have a look at it! The students are proud of their work and we encourage you to see this lovely piece of Art! He will return in May to finalize the project. Thank you Mr. Baril for sharing your talent with our students!

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Forms can be picked up at the Administration office

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“Kizhaay Anishinaabe Niin” I am a Kind Man Initiative Feast Friday May 13, 2011 6:00 pm Community Hall Key Note Address by: Mr. Richard Dokis (Nipissing First Nation)

I choose a good life with her

I admire her strength

“Kizhaay Anishinaabe Niin” I am a Kind Man Initiative Workshop Saturday May 14, 2011 9:00 am Kiwetin School The Kizhaay Anishinaabe Niin Workshop is to engage the men and boys of the TFN to speak out against all forms of violence and abuse against women This workshop is open to everyone, Men, Women, Youth (Boys and Girls) Please sign up on or before Wednesday May 11, 2011

I respect his mother

For further information or to sign up contact Dan Lavigne at the Administration Office at 819-723-2335

I embrace my responsibilities

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“Kizhaay Anishinaabe Niin� I am a Kind Man Initiative Purpose: The purpose of the Kizhaay Anishinaabe Niin programme is to engage the men and boys of Aboriginal communities to speak out against all forms of violence and abuse against Aboriginal women Goals: To provide education and support for Aboriginal men and boys to address issues of violence against Aboriginal women To re-establish traditional responsibilities by acknowledging that our teachings have never tolerated violence and abuse towards women To inspire men to engage other men to get involved and stop the abuse To support Aboriginal men and boys who choose not to use violence Kizhaay Workshop Outline Core Topics Power and control wheel Equality wheel Pre-contact, contact, post-contact, future

Community Action Plan Community resource person Organizing a committee Media coverage Networking Creating a safe environment Establishing ground rules Addressing challenging questions/statements Handling disclosures Promoting a safe environment Facilitator role

Group activity example Purpose Materials Description Group discussion

Seven Grandfather Teachings Wisdom, Love, Respect, Bravery, Honesty Humility, Truth

Participant feedback Participant plans/ideas Promoting community involvement Engaging men

TFN Offices Summer Hours Starting: May 2, 2011 Ending: September 2, 2011 Summer Hours are as follows Monday to Thursday:

8:00 am to 12:15 pm 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm


8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Friday afternoon:


This includes Band Office, Council Office, Health Center Ni Dakinan (Natural Resources and Heritage Dept.)

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Department Updates TFN Police Update

 Just a brief update on the Timiskaming Police. A new vehicle has been ordered and should be delivered by mid-April.

 The interviews for new Police Officers were completed on March 14th, 2011 and the results are as follows, Mr. Robert Tebiscon and Mr. Trevor Polson were the successful candidates and have been hired. Congratulations guys and welcome aboard!

Public Works Update

New hours for the town dump. Starting the 5th of April 2011, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:00-noon till 4:00pm, Saturday 9:00am to 4:00pm.

There will be a spring clean up day Monday May 2nd; this day is strictly for spring clean up and large items. We will not be picking up regular garbage on this day.

The Public Works Department is taking bids on the 1998 Red Ford pickup that is at the warehouse, it currently has a storage plate on it and could be plated without needing a safety check. Anyone interested in this vehicle can contact me at the Band Office. We will be taking bids till 4:00pm April-26th 2011, truck will be sold as is.

Social Development Department

Good Day all, I have been very busy with meetings, this newsletter I will identify the ones I have attended: Policy development on Human Resources and Finances, Pow Wow meeting, Community Care Committee meeting and the Seniors/Elder’s committee, for whom I would like to pass a message. Seniors Committee Elections will be held on April 19th For the positions of:

President Vice President Secretary/Treasurer When: Tues. April 19th at 1:00 p.m. Where: Seniors Unit 15 Algonquin Ave.


All nominations and elections will take place on this day.

I would like to apologize for the cancelation of this week’s Thurs. night Bingo, the department is making management changes and the BINGOs will resume next Thursday April 21st. Just another reminder on BINGO’s, that Sabrina and Mr. Craig Perry will be having a mini monster Easter BINGO on Sunday April the 24th. For more information please contact the office. Meegwetch, again for all your kind support. Harold McKenzie, Social Development Coordinator

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Financial Update

The finance department is presently working on the year end March 31, 2011. For last fiscal year 2010/2011 TFN will be implementing changes in the presentation of the audit. We will be including TCA (Tangible Capital Assets) requested by INAC. Our balance with District School Board One at March 18, 2011 was $944,993.21. We have made two substantial payments for DSB in the amount $500,000 and $300,000 at March 31, 2011, so the remaining balance is $133,993.21 and one bill to follow in May. We managed successfully to make these payments by collecting money from our Accounts Receivable which included (DIAND, CMHC and the insurance - Construction of Police Station). Meagan Wabie is away this week on ACCPAC training for Accounts Receivable. Angie Polson is in her last week of class at Northern College. She is also taking ACCPAC training in May and will be returning to Northern Collge in the fall. I'm very happy to say that Finance has made many changes including updating the TFN Financial Policy. We are gearing up for another prosperous year. Kelly Bahm

Update from the Housing Department I officially started working as Housing Administrator on November 6, 2010. The housing needs and demands in the community are very high with the constant request for repairs. The following is a list of what I’ve been doing since I started; Planning and organizing the clerical aspects of the department, this includes filing Meetings with the Housing Committee to make amendments to the housing by-law (will be presenting the changes to Council then to the Community) Familiarizing myself with the different programs and projects Committee meetings regarding the issues surrounding homelessness in the community Sending registered letters for overdue accounts (rent arrears) Making payment agreements for overdue accounts (rent arrears) Attended regular Directors/Managers - staff meetings Finalizing retrofit “B” project Training with representatives from CMHC Attended a workshop in Montreal in November sponsored by AFNQL. The workshop was to introduce the participants to the Regional Tripartite Committee and an action plan was presented for 2010-2011 fiscal year. Different presentations were given to the assembly from INAC, CMHC throughout the 2 days such as; ministerial loan guarantees program, homeownership, the benefits of developing a community housing plan and support for on-reserve homeownership Working with the maintenance/repairs department on a daily basis As you can see it’s been very busy and challenging. I get a lot of support from my supervisor and the rest of the staff including the maintenance guys. Darlene (Darlo) Chevrier Housing Administrator

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Home Maintenance Tips for Spring Spring is the time to asses winter damage, start repairs and prepare for warmer months. Inspecting your home on a regular basis and following good maintenance practices are the best ways to protect your investment in your home. A regular schedule of seasonal maintenance can put a stop to the most common – and most costly problems, before they occur. By following these maintenance tips, you will ensure how to keep your home a safe and healthy place to live. Clean windows, screens and hardware, and replace storm windows with screens. Check screens first and repair or replace as needed. Shut down and clean furnace humidifier, and close the furnace humidifier damper on units with central air conditioning. Check air conditioning system and have serviced every two or three years. Clean or replace air conditioning filter, if applicable. Examine the foundation wall for cracks, leaks or signs of moisture, and repair as required. Repair and paint fences as necessary. Re-level any exterior steps or decks which moved due to frost and settling. Check eaves troughs and downspouts for loose joints and secure attachment to your home, clear any obstructions, and ensure water flows away from your foundation. Open valve to outside hose connection after all danger of frost has passed. Undertake spring landscape maintenance and, if necessary, fertilize young trees.

Thursday Night 6:30 pm Sharp Entry Fee – $20

Any student looking for volunteer school hours can call Dan at 819-723-2335

Extra 2 Strips - $5.00 Extra 4 Strips – $10.00 Specials & Jackpots - $1.00 each

Megwetch, Thank You, Merci

New Programs and New Rules..!!

Dan Lavigne Cultural Coordinator 18 Algonquin Ave Timiskaming First Nation, Quebec (819)723-2335

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Council Portfolios Portfolio

Portfolio Holder

Health and Social Services (medical transportation, health and environmental health, social services, 1st line services)

Kim McLaren Therese Renaud

Governance and Public Security {public security under the Amanda McBride domain of Chief and Council} (electoral code, membership, by- Lloyd Fraser laws, lands and trusts, membership and emergency preparedness) Community Services (housing social assistance, social devel- Therese Renaud opment, culture, youth, seniors , sports and recreation) Kim McLaren Education (school, adult education and post secondary)

Shelley Chief Amanda McBride

Community Development (economic development, HRSD, capacity building)

Gerald Handbury Shelley Chief

Capital and Natural Resources (construction, public works, roads, bridges, infra-structure, capital planning, environment, forestry, mining)

Lloyd Fraser Gerald Hanbury

Call for Bids Greenhouse and Materials as a whole (Items will not be sold separately) Deadline: April 29, 2011 at 4:00 pm Description: The Timiskaming First Nation is selling all of the Greenhouse structure, equipment and Materials. Dimensions of the small greenhouse are not available, the large greenhouse are as follows: Height 16ft, Length 72ft, With 27ft totaling 21384 cu. ft.. Some of the equipment and materials are: Wood stove (never used), watering hoses, heaters (never used), etc. All installations and Materials must be removed from the present lot at bidders own expense. All interested persons must contact or make an appointment to view the Greenhouse with Cherie Stanger at 819-723-4010 ext. 226.

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We, Andrea and Monica would like to thank each and everyone who help us get to the Provincials in Joliette, Quebec by their generous donations. Also would like to thank the TFN Sports department for their donation and Sabrina Wabie for allowing us the sponsor special at the Bingo. It was a great experience to represent our region as we played and defeated Outaouais by 62 and our 2nd game we lost in shoot out 6-5 against Montreal. Each player of the Uniprix team was awarded with a bronze medal. Thank you again! Andrea & Monica

Aboriginal Inland Habitat Program (A.I.H.P) Kwe Kwe

We, the Aboriginal Inland Habitat Program (A.I.H.P) team, have been developing capacity and participating in matters related to the conservation and protection of fish habitat. Workshops and trainings that we have attended have enabled us to teach the youth through the Youth Engagement Strategy (Y.E.S) about fish habitat management. The Y.E.S program allows us to take the youth on educational field trips and do presentations in the classroom. To date we have been to Hill’s Lake Fish Hatchery and the Recreau-des-Quinze hiking trails for a nature walk. For our next learning adventure we have planned a tour of Hydro Quebec! More details will follow in Kiwetin School Notes.

May 2010 - Hill's Lake Fish Hatchery October 2010 - Nature walk at Recreau-des-Quinze

To contact your A.I.H.P team please call Ada Chevrier or Lindsay Polson-McLaren at 819-723-2019 or e-mail us at

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Social Insurance Number Card The Timiskaming First Nation strongly encourages all students of employment age (16+) (or any person) who still do not have their Social Insurance Card to apply now. Forms are available at the Post Office or can be down loaded on-line at . There is NO charge for the first card. You will need any 2 of the following documents: Driver’s License Health Card Birth Certificate (Born in Quebec) A Quebec birth certificate issued prior to January 1, 1994 is not acceptable. If your proof of birth was issued prior to this date, you must obtain a new one from the Registrar of Civil Status. Status Card: If you wish to have your Indian status shown on your SIN record, you must also submit a Certificate of Indian Status (issued by Indian and Northern Affairs Canada or at the Band Office) A fast, convenient, and simple way to apply is in person, where as it does not require you to part with your valuable identity documents. It also ensures that you have met all the required criteria. Remember to take your documents with you.

Easter Mass Schedule

Community Notice Handicraft Course We are currently looking for people interested in taking a Handicraft Course here in the Community. If you are interested in taking this course please contact Laurette or Therese at the Administration Office at 819-723-2335

Palm Sunday 17 April 10:30 AM Holy Thursday 21 April 3:00 OR 4:00 PM (To be Announced) Good Friday 22 April No Services Holy Saturday 23 April No Services Easter Sunday 24 April 1:30 PM

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Community NOTICE The TFN Economic Development Department has begun to prepare for 2011 forestry opportunities and is currently seeking individuals to participate in a training course for underbrushing provided by Rexforet. Training is open to all members wishing to learn this field of work. All interested persons are to apply in person and fill in the required documents at 6 Kateri Street or call Cherie Stanger at (819) 723-4010 ext. 226 before Friday, April 26th, 2010. We are also looking for forestry workers with experience who have successfully completed their phase 2 training to possibly do forestry work for the upcoming season. All those interested are also asked to apply in person at 6 Kateri Street, Timiskaming First Nation. 7th Environmental Awareness Day March 30th, 2001 On behalf of Ni Dakinan Staff, I would like to thank:            

Kiwetin Children & Teachers All Participants of Booths Kiwetin Staff O & M Boys Cooks CHNT Radio Station Staff TFN’s Newsletter TFN’s Council & Staff Members of TFN Community Progigraph Wapikoni Ni Dakinan - Natural Resources & Heritage Staff

List of winners for the door prizes: 1.Binocular - Beecky Chief 2.Soccer Ball - Shawna Polson-Wabie 3.Basketball - Sorel Saile 4.Basketball - Nolan Cook-Tebiscon 5.Cooler - Monica Chief 6.Inflatable Boat - Maureen Peltier 7.Volleyball & Badminton Set - Katy Pellerinn 8.Pink Tackle Box - Bradley Robinson 9.Red Tackle Box - Marshall McKenzie 10.Chair - Kaelan Chief 11.Tent - Carol Gratton

Donations:  Ni Dakinan Projects - Gifts for all Kiwetin Students (Poster Contest)  TFN’s Health Department - Lunch & Traditional Supper  Amanda McBride - $200.00 (Door Prizes)  Arthur Wabie - Tim Horton Coffee  TFN’ Health Department - CDs’  ESRI Canada - Calendars  First Nations Quebec & Labrador Sustainable Development Institute (FNQLSDI) - Mascot

Door Prize from the Anishinabek Fisheries Stainless Steal Cup - Carmen Walther (Kiwetin School Teacher)

Kitci Meeg8etch!! Linda McMartin, GIS Coordinator Ni Dakinan - Natural Resources & Heritage

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Community Announcements TFN Pow-Wow Committee Meeting Wednesday May 11, 2011 TFN Administration Office 6:30 pm If you require further information or if you are interested in being a part of this committee, you can submit your name to Dan Lavigne at 819-723-2335.or just come out to the meeting

Exercise Night with Marni Wednesday 5:00 to 6:00 pm (April 13-20-27 and May 4) at Kiwetin School Gym Thursday 5:00 to 6:00 pm (April 14-21-28 and May 5) at Marni’s Gym in New Liskeard

Everyone is welcome to attend

Full Moon Ceremony

Tai-Chi for Seniors

Saturday April 18, 2011 7:30 pm

Every Tuesday 10:00 to Noon TFN Community Hall Health benefits include: improved circulation, balance and posture; increased strength and flexibility; and reduced stress.

at Marilyn Chevrier-Wills Lodge (Full Moon Lodge) On Richard’s Road

Please bring you own cloth and tobacco

All are welcome to attend! Baby Sitting Services For more information please call the Senior Unit at 819-723 5223

Anyone needing a baby sitter can call Karly at 819-723-2450

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Community Notice Due to the increase of Bill-C3 applications, the assistance required and the soon approaching summer hours. The lands and membership department will be available to issue status cards Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please phone the front desk at the Band Office at 819 723-23353 to schedule an appointment. Please note applications for Bill C-3 can be done online or printed out from the following website By mail: call 1-800-567-9604 * I also will be out of office from Monday, April 25th to Friday, May 6th, 2011. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. Jessica Chevrier Membership Clerk

Specific Meeting Remedial Plan Wednesday May 18, 2011 6:30 pm TFN Community Hall All are encouraged to attend this meeting Meegwetch ! On behalf of the Men’s Hockey & Baseball teams, I would like to say thank you to Gwen & Alan Moonie for their sponsorship for the 20102011 season’s. On April 1-3, 2011 the Men’s Hockey team played in the Ron Baker Memorial Tournament in New Liskeard, ON. The weekend results were not in our favor this time but we had plenty of exercise and fun. King’s Smoke Shack contributed $ 300.00 for the entry fee and beverages for the team !

Once again Thank you for your all your financial contributions. Simon Chief – Team Rep.

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Pictures from March Break culture outing

5 Stage Reverse Osmosis Water System No more systems held in stock Available on order only

All are invited to

References Available 15 systems installed on the TFN

Join us in worship, teaching and preaching

For information or to purchase Call Francis Robinson at 819-723-5173

of the Word on Tuesdays at 7:00 pm at Karen Polson’s home 30 Richard’s Rd.

l O Note: With seller installed - an option is to return the unit. If not satisfied for the purchase price LESS $5:00 per week usage.



John 3:16-17 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved."

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Pow-Wow Fundraiser Jail & Bail Friday April 29, 2011 TFN Community Hall Starting at 9:00 am Help bail out your favorite Jail Bird or keep them in jail‌..

Our fundraiser will be a success because of you Please support your TFN Pow-Wow Committee

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Winter Tires Just a friendly reminder, now that Spring has sprung it is time to change your vehicle’s tires. As of March 15th, 2011 you were allowed to remove your winter tires and re-install your All-Season tires. For those people who have “studded” tires, you have until May 1 st, 2011 to have them removed.

Hand-Held Cell Phones While Driving Hand-Held Cell Phone Since April 1, 2008, use of any type of hand-held device with a telephone function has been prohibited while driving. The law bans use of any type of device with a telephone function that can connect to a telephone network, whether or not it has been activated. These include: 

conventional cell phones;

wireless information devices (BlackBerry);

cell phones with a transmitter-receiver function (walkie-talkie), such as the TELUS Mike or cell phones that are linked to the 10-4 service provided by Bell. This type of device is prohibited, even if the cell phone function has been deactivated;

devices that display emails or that enable a user to browse the Internet.

This ban does not apply to drivers of emergency vehicles in the performance of their duties. (For example: police, firefighter, ambulance vehicles or any vehicle identified by the SAAQ as an emergency vehicle.) Simply holding this type of device in your hand while driving, regardless of use, is an offence. A “hand-held device” means one where the entire device is held in the hand to make a call.

Penalties Use of any type of hand-held device with a telephone function has been prohibited while driving. Committing an offence under this law will result in the following: 

a $ 80 to $100 fine;

3 demerit points. Other fees may be added to the fine provided under the Highway Safety Code (contribution to the IVAC crime victims compensation program, registry fees, etc.).

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES CONTRACT Kiwetin School (JK to Grade 8) TFN is an equal opportunity employer where members with equal qualifications will be given priority. TITLE: Supply Teacher (Maternity Leave) (Core French (K to 8) – and Phys Ed (K to 3)) (Full-time equivalent position) and qualified supply Teachers in all areas SUPERVISOR: Kiwetin School Principal SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Kiwetin School Principal, the teacher will be responsible for all aspects of planning, preparation, instruction, communication, record keeping for students in their class. DUTIES (but not limited to): Teaching of Primary/Junior/Intermediate research and general resource skills as necessitated by Ontario curriculum expectations Responsibilities will also include: aspects of planning, preparation, instruction, communication, and record keeping REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor of Education Background check must be attached to be considered 3 references required DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted up to Friday, April 29, 2011 at 4:00. Starting date: Immediately after interviews Titles: Outreach Worker (1 position) 1 year contract with possibility of renewal Supervisor: Front Line Coordinator Summary of responsibilities Under the authority of the Coordinator-Clinical Counsellor, the incumbent is responsible to conduct socially oriented activities in accordance to the techniques specific to his/her field of study and to intervene with youth, adults and vulnerable families or those affected by various social problems. Duties and responsibilities include preparing people of disengagement, providing support, direction, assistance and advocacy services to a wide variety of clients including mentally ill individuals, those with addiction problems, and clients who are establishing and maintaining a stable living environment, accessing or following through with treatment(s) or who do not adequately utilize needed services. The Outreach Worker assists in the development of supportive relationships in the community, including with service providers. He/she will need to develop a trusting relationship with clients that are the most in need of services in the community. The Community Outreach Worker needs to be present and involved with the community members and to be a resourceful individual, as clients will go to him/her for advice. He/she will also need to observe the clientele and their environment. Title: Crisis Intervention Worker (1position) 1 year contract with possibility of renewal Supervisor: Front Line Coordinator Summary of responsibilities Under the authority of the Coordinator-Clinical Counsellor, the incumbent is responsible to conduct socially oriented activities in accordance to the techniques specific to his/her field of study and to intervene with youth and vulnerable families that are affected by various social problems. The Crisis Counsellor will provide comprehensive, short-term crisis services to children, families and individuals in need of immediate assistance. Depending on the situation, the Crisis Counsellor will refer the clients to the appropriate services or support the clients in need. Family, conjugal violence, suicide, children or parents in need of respite are examples of situations that may occur. Crisis Counsellors assist individuals undergoing anxiety, stress, and grief or experiencing other intense emotions surrounding a traumatic event. The purpose of a Crisis Counsellor is to promote a safe environment for individuals to discuss their feelings and then, ultimately, help them develop strategies to deal with events in their life. Title: Family Worker (1 position) 1 year contract with possibility of renewal Supervisor: Front Line Coordinator Summary of responsibilities Under the authority of the Coordinator-Clinical Counsellor, the incumbent is responsible to conduct socially oriented Continued on next page

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activities in accordance to the techniques specific to his/her field of study and to intervene with youth and vulnerable families that are affected by various social problems. Family Support Workers assist families who are experiencing problems, visiting them regularly to offer practical help and emotional support. The aim is to allow children to remain with their families rather than being taken into care. The Family Support Worker role will vary depending on the particular needs of the family. Challenges facing the clients may include drug and alcohol abuse, a parent in hospital or prison, marital or financial difficulties and/or a child or parent with a disability. A key part of the work will involve helping parents enhance their home management and parenting skills. It involves developing physical and emotional caring skills, learning how to educate children through play, understanding effective ways to deal with behavior difficulties, gaining control of the family budget and encouraging parents to attend workshops aimed at improving their parenting skills. The intervention will occur primarily within the family’s home and include prenatal, parenting, health and nutrition education. The Family Support Worker will be required to assist Social Workers in assessing a family’s needs when a child has returned home after being in care. They will plan and participate in programs with parents/care-givers For a full job description please contact the Timiskaming First Nation Human Resources Deadline for application: Wednesday April 20, 2011 @ 4:00 pm


Environment Monitor Under the direction of the Ni Dakinan (Natural Resources & Heritage Dep’t)


Full time (6 months probation) On-the-job training available Summary description: Under the supervision of the department coordinator, the environment monitor will: Be directly involved into the forestry harmonization process Assist meetings on harmonization with MNR/industries Sample snowshoe hares for the 2011-2012 national contamination project Verify information on the field Proceed with sampling of sites (soil, water, vegetation) Follow established guidelines and procedures for sampling Monitor progress of areas determined to have possible contamination Participate in the production of a field guides Assist with report production if needed Eligibility Requirements: Have a good knowledge of forestry terms and practices Knowledge of soil and water sampling Knowledge of TFN area and history of territory occupation Knowledge of local plants and animal species Knowledge of Algonquin and French languages would be an asset Have a driver’s license Working Conditions:

Full time work week with availability some evenings and weekends. Exposure to adverse weather conditions. Forest field work to be performed. Application deadline: Friday, April 29th, 2011 Possible interview date: early May 2011 Tentative starting date: as soon as possible Applicants should be aware that the TFN has a pre-employment drug testing program Anyone interested in the above positions are invited to submit their Resume along with a cover letter, all pertinent documentation, and reference list to: TIMISKAMING FIRST NATION Attn’: Nancy McBride 18 Algonquin Avenue (TFN) Notre-Dame du Nord, QC J0Z 3B0 OrEmail to: Note : The Timiskaming First Nation reserves the right to a pre-selection of interested candidates. Only those retained will be contacted for an interview.

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TFN Newsletter and

Kawasikotctc Kizis

Learning Resource Center 17 Algonquin Ave. Notre Dame du Nord, QC - J0Z 3B0 Tel:




Breaking up of Ice Moon

New Moon: Apr. 3 First Quarter: Apr. 11 Full Moon: Apr. 18


Last Quarter: Apr. 25

Activity Calendar


Kawasikotctc Kizis (kawa-see-ko-toch key-sis) April – Breaking up of Ice Moon The fourth moon of Creation is Breaking up of Ice Moon, when sucker goes to the Spirit World in order to receive cleansing techniques for this world. When it returns to this realm, it purifies a path for the Spirits and cleanses all our water beings. During this time we can learn to become healed healers.


Metisowini Kijigan

Anjeni Kijigan

Sozep Kijigan


Chibayatigo Kijigan

Mini Kijigan

























Recreation Bingo 6:30pm Community Hall

Jail and Bail

7th Environmental Awareness Day




Kiwetin Parent Committee 4:30 pm (library)


Recreation Bingo 6:30pm Community Hall

Council Meeting

10 Mass 10:30




Recreation Bingo 6:30pm Community Hall

Council Meeting





Palm Sunday Mass 10:30 am

Mass 3:00 or 4:00 pm Recreation Bingo 6:30pm

Council Meeting





Mass 1:30pm Council Meeting







If you have dates of up coming community events that you would like to see on the calendar, please contact Dan Lavigne at : 819 -723-2335 or by e-mail:

LEA Elections 6:30 Admin. Office

Submissions deadline for next Newsletter: Wednesday April 27, 2011 at 12:00 pm. The Newsletter will be circulated on Friday April 29, 2011

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