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Edition 11 - Issue 126

Now available online at: www.timiskamingfirstnation.ca/news.html

T F N N ew s l e t t e r Kawasikotctc Kizis (Breaking up of Ice Moon) April 29, 2011

TFN Council Tel: Fax:

819-723-2370 819-723-2799

Seniors and Elders Elections

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:

Starting: May 2, 2011 Ending: September 2, 2011

705-647-4969

Recreation Center Tel: Fax:

Summer Hours are as follows

819-723-2291 819-723-2353

When: Thursday May 5, 2011 Time: 1:30 pm Where: Seniors Unit 15 Algonquin Ave.

TFN Offices Summer Hours

Monday to Thursday:

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

Fridays:

8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Friday afternoon:

Closed

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

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

819-723-5333 Ext. 226

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


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May 2, 2011 TFN Community Hall 819-622-0100

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“Kizhaay Anishinaabe Niin” I am a Kind Man Initiative Friday May 13, 2011 Feast 6:00 pm Community Hall I choose a good life with her

Key Note Address by: Mr. Richard Dokis (Nipissing First Nation)

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 This Workshop is to engage men and boys 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 For further information or to sign up contact Dan Lavigne at the Administration Office at 819-723-2335


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

Group activity example Purpose Materials Description Group discussion Participant feedback Participant plans/ideas Promoting community involvement Engaging men

Specific Meeting Remedial Plan Wednesday May 18, 2011 6:30 pm TFN Community Hall All are encouraged to attend this meeting


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Drum Teachings Workshop (Grandmother Drum - Pow-Wow Drum) Saturday June 7, 2011 1:00 pm to 4:00 Recreation Center Teaching Given by Kirby Mianscum The Powwow Drum (Grandmother Drum) (The TFN has recently purchase a Grandmother drum)

Boys between the ages of 5 and 10, are you interested in learning how to sing and drum? ďƒœ This age group must be accompanied by an adult.

Boys between the ages of 11 and 15, are you interested in learning how to sing and drum?

If you are interested, we will be forming 2 drum groups, one for each age group, For more information please contact Dan at 819-723-2335 It has been said that a Powwow can't happen without a drum, because it signifies the heartbeat of the Anishnabe nation. Also, it is believed to carry the heartbeat of Mother Earth, and thereby calls the native spirits and nations together. It has also been said that a woman brought the drum to the Anishnabe people, and there for a woman spirit lives inside the drum. It is then fitting, for it to be treated with respect and care, and there are strict behavior expectations of anyone coming in contact with the drum. It is often said that the drum helps bring the physical and mental side of a person back in touch with his or her spiritual or heart side. Like many things in the Anishnabek culture, the drum is beneficial in bringing balance and rejuvenation, through one's participation in the heartbeat, by dancing, singing or listening.

In order to be part of any new Drum Groups you must attend the above Workshop


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Would you like to be the Chief of Timiskaming First Nation for a day? Well you can! If you are in Grade 8, Secondary I OR in Grade 12 / Secondary 5 All you have to do is enter this contest. There are two prizes, One for each grade segment. Your entry must consist of a 200 word essay. (Typed & double spaced) In your own words and opinion tell us:

Submissions must be handed into one of the following people by May 13th, 2011 Ms. Carole Furoy; Mrs. Rachele Perreault-Simpson; Mrs. Briar Giroux


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TFN Departments and Health Awareness Day Saturday May 28, 2011 10:00 am to 3:00pm Kiwetin School Lunch will be provided (donations are more than welcome) Information Booths Prizes (Booths and Attendance) ALL ARE WELCOME!! Mother Earth Cross Word Puzzle

The A.I.H.P. team would like to wish you a happy spring clean up. Just a reminder that we will be taking the grades 5-6, to tour the Hydro on May 11th and the Grades 7-8 on May 12th. Answers to the cross word in the next newsletter, Your A.I.H.P. Team Ada and Lindsay 819-723-2019


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THE SOUTH – SHAWANONG (Continues from March 25 Newsletter)

It’s always right, because that’s your guide. When that is disrupted, kids grow up without any direction, without any spirit nurturance. And they grow up to be teenagers, and they’re into all kinds of dangers and distractions. Why? It’s because there’s no spirit foundation. Their spirits have not been nurtured. And their youth, their wandering stage, becomes very distant. They have a long way to go before they catch up with themselves again, and the truth about who they are. As a youth, I have to find people to help me in that time of continued growth, so I hook up with like-minded people to give me that nurturance that I think I need. And when our elders come in and say: “We have something for you; this is a gift I have for you; take a look at it; see what you think of it” - they’re not saying, “I want you to follow these teachings.” No. The elders are inviting them; as an elder, I invite the youth to be a part of my journey. And with that invitation, most of the time, they join me, just to hear out what has life, what has meaning, what has purpose. And their lives begin to change. They begin to take accountability, to form a life style. They’re planning now to be a better parent, to have a career, all of that. That becomes their truth. And so, looking at this life’s journey, how it used to be, and how it is today, where do we find the balance? We need to go back to our humble beginnings. We need to make contact with our ancestors, and say, “Please, have pity on me; pray that I will find my journey.” And so the youth reminds us to be mindful in our struggles, to remember our humble beginnings as the child, and to nurture the youth themselves, who are searching, because they are still growing and in need of our guidance and protection. That is why summer is the time of continued nurturance, where we learn to cultivate our spirits. The gift of cedar was given to help us in this direction.

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The Cedar Grandmother was asked by Creator, “Will you walk with these two-leggeds? Will you provide them with your medicine when they are hurting and when they are ill?” Our Grandmother agreed, and so to this day we honour that cedar tree, because she is the Grandmother who comes to us free of charge to administer that medicine when we ingest her and drink of her sacred teas. And so we are reminded that spirit lives inside of us, and that to nurture spirit means we must be mindful of it, lest it should run away. Grandmother Cedar helps us; with her medicine she takes from us all those things that we don’t need on our journey. Once we’re ready to give them up, she takes them from us and makes us anew. That is why cedar is considered a cleansing medicine for body and soul. THE WEST –SHANGABIHANONG The western direction is the adult stage, the berry stage. It is here that the growth from summer has come to ripen. It is the time of harvest, and so for much of creation the physical journey is over, and that life crosses back into the spirit world. As we move through adulthood, death and loss become more and more visible. In the light of death, it is important that we accept that constant change is here with us. The west also represents the heart, the evaluator of what’s going on in my life. As adults, we need to be in touch with this evaluator, because it helps us to see the cycle of life, to appreciate and enjoy the fruits of life, and to accept aging and change, making peace with our lives and deaths. We are given the responsibility to nurture our hearts, so that we may be in balance, and see the Medicine Wheel for what it is. And so to help us we have been gifted the medicine of sage. When we smudge ourselves, burn the sage and bring the smoke over our bodies, we are given the gift of clearing our minds and hearts, so that we may prepare well for the rest of our journey.


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Department Updates SALE OF TOBACCO AND VIDEO LOTTERY IN THE COMMUNITY TIMISKAMING FIRST NATION, NOTRE-DAME-DU-NORD

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Notre-Dame-du-Nord, April 27 avril 2011 – In response to a request by the Timiskaming First Nation Band Council to put an end to the illegal activities that are taking place on the Timiskaming First Nation territory, the Timiskaming First Nation Police, will enforce the laws governing the sale of tobacco products and the operation of video lotteries. Any illegal practices related to these types of activities will not be tolerated by the Band Council and is fully committed to the law enforcement authorities to ensuring the well-being of the community. Merchants and businesses must abide by the existing laws governing the sale of cigarettes and the operation of video lotteries. Violators are liable to prosecution. Furthermore, drug-related and other types of offences remain a priority, and law enforcement authorities will continue to fight crime. This approach illustrates the level of commitment of all partners in their fight against crime to ensure the safety and well-being of the community. Source : Floyd Mc Bride, Police Chief Timiskaming First Nation Police

VENTE DE TABAC ET LOTERIE VIDÉO DANS LA COMMUNAUTÉ TIMISKAMING FIRST NATION DE NOTRE-DAME-DU-NORD Notre-Dame-du-Nord, le 27 avril 2011 ‑ À la demande du Conseil de bande Timiskaming First Nation, la Police de Timiskaming First Nation s’assurera de faire respecter les lois régissant la vente de tabac et l’exploitation de loteries vidéo dans le but de mettre fin aux activités illégales sur le territoire de la communauté de Timiskaming First Nation. Les pratiques illégales associées à ce type d’activités ne sont pas tolérées par le Conseil de bande et il offre son entière collaboration aux agences d’application de la Loi pour le bien-être de la communauté. Les commerçants doivent se conformer aux normes en vigueur relativement à la vente de cigarettes et à l’exploitation de loteries vidéo. Les contrevenants pourraient être traduits en justice si les lois ne sont pas respectées. De plus, les infractions, notamment en matière de stupéfiants demeurent une priorité et les intervenants continueront leur lutte contre ce type de criminalité. Cette approche démontre l’importance que les partenaires accordent au bien-être de la communauté en menant cette lutte contre les activités criminelles. Source : Floyd Mc Bride, Chef de police Timiskaming First Nation Police


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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.

Animal Vaccination and Registration coming in June, all TFN residents who have domestic animals must have them registered. More information will be posted in the next Newsletter.

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

Everyone is welcome to attend

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 28 and May 5) at Marni’s Gym in New Liskeard

EDUCATION AND FINANCIAL NEWS As it has been reported on various occasions, the TFN leadership and administration have been working towards resolving many issues in regards to Education. Many of these issues are direct results of the August 2010 Education Assembly. They affect our youth, the quality of education they receive and the financial standing of the TFN education department. Though there is a lot of work to be done, the team has been making constant efforts since last Fall with very real and interesting progress. The following letter from Indian Affairs (INAC) clearly demonstrates the advancements being made for our community. Arriving at such an accomplishment with INAC takes a lot of effort. They do not readily give into demands. Therefore, this good news also serves to show the team work executed between our administrative staff, namely the finance and education departments. WAY TO GO TEAM!


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Kiwetin Saints Challenge Staff

Recently the Kiwetin Saints Men’s & Ladies’ Basketball teams played a “fun” exhibition game against the Kiwetin staff. Though the way the staff played, it appeared for a couple of moments to look more like a rough Saturday night hockey game!! It was a hard fought contest. The students were almost able to pull off the upset against the staff. Some thought that Ms. Lavictoire & Ms. JenniLee should of had more fouls called against them but we think Ms. McAnaul did a fantastic job refereeing the game though we wonder which rule was referenced that allowed the students’ free throws to count for 3 points each!! We would like to thank all our team members for a wonderful season and look forward to the warm May weather for our upcoming track & field events. Meegwetch, Your Coaches: Ms. McAnaul & Mr. Perry

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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 Meeting is scheduled for the following date:

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

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Learn a little today and use it a lot Anishnabe 1-Anamikewinan/animwewinan - Greeting talk 1-Kwekwe, pôjô - Hello 2-Mino kîjigan - Nice day 3-Kwey niwîdjiwagan - Hello my friend 4-Kwey kakina awiyâgog - Hello everyone 5-Kidanamikâwinom - Greetings 6- Mino kîjiganishin - Have a nice day 7-Kwey ekishebawâgag - Good morning 8- Mino kisheba wîsinin - Have a good breakfast 9-Mino abitozini wîsinin - Have a good lunch 10-Kwey e ishkwa abitozig - Good afternoon 11-Kwey e ani-awegag - Good evening 12-Kwey e ani-pagishimog - Good evening 13- Mino onâgoshin - Good night 14- Mino nibân - Have a good sleep 15- Mâdjâshin - Good-bye 16- Apîch mina - Until next time 17- Kiga wâbaman mînawach - I`ll see you again 18-Ayângwâmîzon - Be careful

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 culture@timiskamingfirstnation.ca


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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

Anishnabe Long-Term Care Centre Would like to thank all the ones who donated baked goods for the Bake Sale at the Nursing home April 21st, 2011 PROFITS MADE: Cake contest

$156.50

Bake Sale $112.50 Draw for a Chocolate Bunny and Duck $300.00 Cake decorating contest winners are: 1st Place: Janet Wabie 2nd Place: Debbie Chevrier 3rd Place: Carol Wabie All winners won Tim Horton’s Card of $15, $10 and $5 dollars! All profits go toward the Residents activities! Thank you, Merci, Chi-Meegwetch


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Canadian Diabetic Association Daily foot care As always, prevention is the best medicine. A good daily foot care regimen will help keep your feet healthy. Start by assembling a foot care kit containing nail clippers, nail file, lotion, a pumice stone and a non-breakable hand mirror. Having everything you need in one place makes it easier to follow this foot care routine every day:

1. Wash your feet in warm (not hot) water, using a mild soap. Don’t soak your feet, as this can dry 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

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your skin. While your feet are still wet, use a pumice stone to keep calluses under control. Dry your feet carefully, especially between your toes. Thoroughly check your feet and between your toes to make sure there are no cuts, cracks, ingrown toenails, blisters, etc. Use a hand mirror to see the bottom of your feet, or ask someone else to check them for you. Clean cuts or scratches with mild soap and water, and cover with a dry dressing suitable for sensitive skin. Trim your toenails straight across and file any sharp edges. Don’t cut the nails too short. Apply an un-perfumed lotion to your heels and soles. Wipe off excess lotion that is not absorbed. Don’t put lotion between your toes, as the excessive moisture can promote infection. Wear fresh clean socks and well-fitting shoes every day. Whenever possible, wear white socks – if you have a cut or sore, the drainage will be easy to see.

Best advice Do wear well-fitting shoes. They should be supportive, have low heels (less than 5 cm high) and should not rub or pinch. Shop at a reputable store with knowledgeable staff who can professional fit your shoes. Do wear socks at night if your feet get cold. Do elevate your feet when you are sitting. Do wiggle your toes and move your ankles around for a few minutes several times a day to improve blood flow in your feet and legs. Do exercise regularly to improve circulation. Do inspect your feet daily and in particular, feel for skin temperature differences between your feet. Don’t wear high heels, pointed-toe shoes, sandals (open toe or open heel) or worn-out shoes. Don’t wear anything tight around your legs, such as tight socks or knee-highs. Don’t ever go barefoot, even indoors. Consider buying a pair of well-fitting shoes that are just for indoors. Don’t put hot water bottles or heating pads on your feet. Don’t cross your legs for long periods of time. Don’t smoke. Smoking decreases circulation and healing, and significantly increases the risks of amputation. Don’t have pedicures by non-healthcare professionals.


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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.

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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."

Job Opportunities The following positions are being posted at the Georgia Pacific Englehart OSB facility to be filled in the near future: Mill Buyer Asset Availability Leader Electrician Heavy Duty Mechanic Millwright Site Energy Manager Environment Manager Maintenance Planner Maintenance Area Leader Shift Team Leader If anyone is interested in these positions they can forward their resume to: Tammy Mazzetti Sustainable Forestry Manager Georgia Pacific – Englehart, Ont. Tel: 705-544-6153 Fax: 404-654-4972


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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES The TFN is an equal opportunity employer and where members with equal qualifications will be given priority.

All the complete job postings are available at the band office

Title

Community Economic Development Officer (Full time/permanent)

Department

Economic Development

Line of authority

This position reports to the Director of Economic Development, the Director General, TFN Council, and the membership of the Timiskaming First Nation

Summary: Render quality services under the Community Economic Development Program, delivery of community economic development opportunities for the betterment of the community of Timiskaming First Nation while aiming for self-sufficiency. Deadline: Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 12:00 noon Title

Environment Monitor (Full time/permanent)

Department

Natural Resources & Heritage Dep’t

Line of authority

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

Duration:

Full time (6 months probation) On-the-job training available

Summary: 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 in 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 field guides. Assist with report production if needed Deadline: Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 12:00 noon

Title:

Health Director (Full time/permanent)

Under the direction of:

General Director

Summary: The Health Director plans, coordinates and controls the activities of the Health Programs provided to community members. Work closely with the community First Line services. Deadline: Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 12:00 noon

Title:

Student Summer Employment Program Coordinator (Project)

Department

Social Development

Line of Authority

Under the direction of the Social Development Coordinator

SUMMARY Performs all aspects of coordination of students under the Summer Student Employment Program of the Timiskaming First Nation Deadline: Friday, May 18, 2011 @ 12:00 noon


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Public Works Assistant (Full-Time / Temporary) Director of Public Works

Summary: The Public Works Assistant and the Public Works Director will provide services to the Timiskaming First Nation management in areas of Reserve water system, wastewater collection, roads and bridges maintenance. Other responsibilities for the Public Works Assistant and its’ personnel will be, to accomplish department objectives and goals within guidelines established by the Director of Public Works and/or TFN Council Deadline: Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 12:00 noon

Title

Recreation Facilitator (Project)

Department

Social Development

Line of Authority

Under the supervision of the Social Development Coordinator

Summary: The TFN Recreation Program will offer the community members a recreational program with planned and organized activities free of charge or at a minimum cost. Deadline: Friday, May 18, 2011 @ 12:00 noon

Title

Sports Coordinator (Project)

Department

Social Development Coordinator

Line of Authority

Under the supervision of the Social Development Coordinator

Summary: The TFN Sports Coordinator will address the issue of inactivity and boredom amongst the children and youth (6 – 16 yrs) by organizing and encouraging physical activity that will lead to a healthier life style. Deadline: Friday, May 18, 2011 @ 12:00 noon

Applicants should be aware that the TFN has a pre-employment drug testing program. All Positions have a 6 month probation period, 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: hr@timiskamingfirstnation.ca


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TFN Newsletter and

Wabikone Kizis

Learning Resource Center 18 Algonquin Ave.

Flower Moon

Notre Dame du Nord, QC - J0Z 3B0 Tel:

819-723-2335

Fax:

819-723-2353

New Moon: May 3 First Quarter: May 10 Full Moon: May 17

May Activity Calendar

e-mail: newsletter@timiskamingfirstnation.ca

Last Quarter: May 24

Wabikone Kizis – Flower Moon – wabi-ko-nee key-sis - May - The fifth moon of Creation is Flower Moon, where all plants display their Spirit sides for the entire world to see. This life giving energy is one the most powerful healing medicines on Mother Earth. During this moon we are encouraged to explore our Spiritual essence. Manadjitaganiwan

Metisowini Kijigan

Anjeni Kijigan

Sozep Kijigan

Ishpiniganiwan

Chibayatigo Kijigan

Mini Kijigan

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Council Meeting

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18 Remedial Plan Meeting

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Bingo 6:30pm Community Hall

6 TFN Algonquin Mother Earth Water Walk 10:00 am

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Bingo 6:30pm Community Hall

Mother’s Day

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5 Spaghetti Lunch

Council Meeting

Full Moon Ceremony

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I am a Kind Man Initiative Feast

Spring Bingo Drum Workshop

I am a Kind Man Initiative Workshop

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Bingo 6:30pm Community Hall

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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: newsletter@timiskamingfirstnation.ca

Submissions deadline for next Newsletter: Wednesday May 11, 2011 at 12:00 pm. The Newsletter will be circulated on Friday May 13, 2011

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