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Weekly Newsletter December 11-18 Go Paperless! Benefits •

• Reduce your carbon footprint & save trees! Receive the FWFN Newsletter delivered to your in-box every Thurs! • Stay connected to your First Nation! It’s easy!

Visit www.fwfn.com & enter your email address on our home page to sign up. Please consider the environment with this important service, if you receive our newsletter electronically & live on reserve-please email info@fwfn.com with your name & address to be removed from home delivery. BANKING INFORMATION REMINDER: Please ensure that your current banking information is updated with FWFN Finance Department. FWFN ONLY accepts the following: 1. Voided cheque. 2. Bank-stamped completed form. This can be faxed directly to

our office from financial institution if they provide this fax service. 3. If an account-holder fills out a direct deposit form via their personal online bank profile, the original/online direct deposit form with original signature of account-holder must be provided. This form can be either dropped off in person at the Band Office or mailed in.

Income statements for Ontario Works are to be handed in Dec 7-14 distribution is Dec 30/16. Any statements late cheque pick up will be Jan 4/16.

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Anishinabek Dental Hygiene Clinic We are now accepting new clients to our clinic! Who is eligible? Registered Indians of all ages are welcome to receive Dental Hygiene (DH) services. All that is required is the participants registered status number by which your DH can access his/her Non-Insured Health Benefits. Services available: Oral Examination & Assessment Scaling (cleaning) Stain removal/Polishing Pit and Fissure Sealants Desensitization Fluoride Application Oral Hygiene Instruction Where to go, Dental Hygiene services can be accessed at Fort William First Nation’s Health Centre within the Anishinabek Dental Hygiene Clinic. To schedule an appointment please call Desiree Morriseau-Shields R.D.H. @ 807-622-8802 Ext. 807


Fort William First Nation Youth and Social Development invite families to our

Children’s Christmas Party Saturday, December 12th, 2015 Location: Community Center (Bingo Hall) Time: 12:00p.m.-3:00p.m. Babies to 17yrs!!

Activities 12 Stations of interactive activities that include sing along, crafts, clowns, cookie decorating, photo booth, and many more fun filled things to do!! Please remember that we want to ensure safety for everyone at this event so we are asking children 12 and under be supervised and accompanied by their parents, guardians…..if you can’t make it to this fun event with your child…please ensure a grown-up 18+ will accompany them. We are always looking for volunteers assist us at our events, if you are interested please contact Amanda at 622-7336 or 708-3470.


Merry Christmas

FORT WILLIAM FIRST NATION HEALTH CENTRE Christmas Draws

Come down to the Health Centre Monday December 14th to Thursday December 17th to fill out a ballot for your chance to win a Turkey or Ham!

Draws will be held daily at 3:30pm


FWFN Community Meeting 2015 -2019 Economic Development Plan Final

When:

Monday, December 14, 2015 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Where:

Cultural Room FWFN Community Centre

Presented by:

Michael Pelletier, Director of Economic Development Ian Craven, MNP

For more information please contact: Michael Pelletier Sr.-Director of Economic Development 807.623.9543 Ext. 204 or MichaelPelletierSr@fwfn.com


EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING

Starting January 4, 2016 Employment and Training will be open Monday and Wednesday 11 am – 6 pm Closed for lunch 4 pm – 5 pm

Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday 9 am – 4 pm Closed for lunch 12 pm – 1 pm

We are adjusting the hours for community members to utilize our available services.

For any questions or concerns contact Ginger Randle @ 807-622-6931 gingerrandle@fwfn.com


EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING

Look what is happening in January!!

We are looking for community members who would be interested in joining TOASTMASTERS. We would like to begin a club on Fort William First Nation and support each other in this enriching endeavor. Contact Ginger Randle, Employment and Training Coordinator for more information

gingerrandle@fwfn.com or 807-622-6931


EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING

OPPORTUNITY!!

We are looking for individuals who are actively seeking employment and are interested in applying to participate in the Targeted Wage Subsidy Program.

To qualify for this program you must be; • A Fort William First Nation Band Member • 18 + • Unemployed or Underemployed • Have received EI Benefits in the past 2 years

Let’s see what we can do for you!! Please call Ginger Randle, Employment and Training Coordinator 807-622-6931 or gingerrandle@fwfn.com


FULL MOON CEREMONY (December) Little Spirit Moon (Mnidoo-Giisoons)

A time for women to come together to honour Grandmother Moon and ourselves; to pray for renewed strength, guidance, and direction in our lives; to pray for all of our families, our communities, and whatever else we may be having difficulty with, in our lives.

When: Tuesday, December 22, 2015 Where: 892 Squaw Bay Rd. Time: 5:30 p.m. Please bring a skirt, a blanket for outside, warm clothes, yellow cloth and some tobacco for your tobacco tie(s). Need to come dressed for the cold weather!!! Meegwetch!!!

ALL WOMEN WELCOME!!!

I CAN BE REACHED AT 252-5392 DURING THE DAY OR CALL 622-3168 AFTER 4:15 P.M.

Hope to see all you beautiful ladies out at the Full Moon Ceremony!!!


FWFN Community Newsletter Fort William First Nation Health Centre 622-8802

BOOKING THE MEDICAL VAN Just a friendly reminder to the community that the Medical Van will not be available during Christmas Holidays as the office is closed. The Medical Van will resume on January 4 th 2015.

AFTERHOURS TAXI SLIPS Taxi slips will only be issued to Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre with return trip. Those accessing this service are required to provide documentation that they attended the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre and were seen by the attending physician . This documentation must be provided within 24 hours.

Afterhour’s On-Call 472-7701


DO YOU PLAY HOCKEY????? REGISTER NOW FOR THE LITTLE NHL 2016 SATURDAY DEC. 12/15 12-3PM A TABLE WILL BE SET UP AT THE CHILDRENS CHRISTMAS PARTY THIS MAY BE OUR LAST CALL OUT TO PLAYERS!

REQUIREMENTS TO REGISTER: ***these requirements are mandatory for any and all players*** -$75.00 registration fee/ player – families registering 3 or more kids will be $50.00/player (Bingo balls program can be utilized for this and paper work will be available) Player or one of parent MUST be registered status with an Ontario First Nation - birth certificate -Midget open to players born in 1998,1999,2000 - status card -Bantam open to players born in 2001-2002 - health card - Peewee open to players born in 2003-2004 - Atom open to players born in 2005-2006 - Novice open to players born in 2007-2008 - Tykes open to players born in 2009-2010-2011

NO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER DEC.30TH!!!! Parents please keep in mind that we will need your full cooperation with fundraising events and getting children to practices. This is necessary for the kids to have the best success with their teams. Please keep in mind we will be asking you to provide some donations via time or baking to help offset the costs of the trip. Please come out to register so that we can get started on the planning of events to fundraise. We need all the help we can get to make this year’s trip a success!

QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, OR CONCERNS CONTACT: CHERYL SZYJA 626-3981 OR VIA EMAIL: Cheryl@fwfn.com


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY UNION OF ONTARIO INDIANS Requires a REGIONAL COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR LOCATION:

Union of Ontario Indians Fort William First Nation Office Fort William First Nation, Thunder Bay, ON

Purpose: Under the direction and supervision of the Ratification Communications Coordinator, the Regional Communications Coordinator is responsible for building eligible voter awareness and knowledge of the Anishinabek Nation Education Agreement (the “ANEA”), the Education Fiscal Transfer Agreement (the EFTA”) and the Education Implementation Plan (the “EIP”). Duties and Responsibilities (includes but not limited to): Coordinating and Supporting Regional Communications Teams by: • • • •

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Implementing education ratification communications in assigned region(s) and as part of the overall ROJ ratification communications team; Implementing the governance negotiations communications to ensure programs complement each other; Ensuring each eligible voter is mailed an information kit; Assisting in arranging regional meetings, on-Reserve and off-Reserve meetings including general community meetings and meetings with specific First Nations Groups (Elders/Seniors groups, Youth groups, Parents groups, Educations Councils, Chief and Council, and other community groups); Arranging for meetings in each participating First Nation and in off-Reserve locations; Communicating with all participating First Nations and off-Reserve third party participating organizations; Communicating with all eligible voters; Assisting with the training and guidance for Regional Communications Teams; Coordinating the Regional Communications Teams; Scheduling and coordinating regional communications and work plans, one for each Regional Education Council.

Coordinating and Supporting Restoration of Jurisdiction activities and initiatives by: •

Researching, developing and implementing marketing communications plans for ROJ department initiatives;


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Developing and producing promotional items; Administering and supporting community outreach activities (such as coordinating speaking engagements, customizing presentations, and fulfilling information and education materials orders); General departmental communications, administration and project management support for ROJ department (including; general logistics support, project management, document and materials editing and development.); Managing logistics of engagement activities such as "call to action" events, community consultations, and outreach initiatives; Supporting departmental research including; compilation of relevant information to support ROJ activities; Managing and coordinating communications and program databases; Performing other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: • • • • • • • •

Minimum education required is Post-secondary graduate in Business Administration and/or Marketing Must have excellent relationship management and communication skills Must be able to work independently and in a team environment Minimum Experience Required is 2-3 years related experience, including in leading and facilitating teams or groups Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills Excellent research and organizational skills essential Computer software skills required (Microsoft Office) Other skills and requirements include: o Must be competent with the English language, in both written and verbal form o Knowledge/awareness of Anishinabek language(s) and culture is required o Travel out of town and working irregular hours is required, with an ability to work extended hours on occasion when required

Accountability: This position reports to and works under the direction of the Ratification Communications Coordinator. Salary:

Commensurate with qualifications and work experience

Deadline for Applications: Monday, December 14, 2015 @ 4:30 pm (Applications received after this date and tim e w ill not be considered.)

UNION OF ONTARIO INDIANS

P.O. Box 711, North Bay, Ontario, P1B 8J8 Phone: (705) 497-9127 Fax: (705) 497-9135


Please send your resume with a cover letter and three employment references to: Glenda St. Amour, Executive Director of Administration Union of Ontario Indians P.O. Box 711, North Bay, ON, P1B 8J8 Phone: (705) 497-9127 / 1-877-702-5200 Email: glenda.st-amour@anishinabek.ca

Fax: (705) 497-9135

For inquiries about this position, please feel free to contact Dave Shawana, Restoration of Jurisdiction Director at (705) 497-9127 / 1-877-702-5200, ext. 2257 or by email at shadav@anishinabek.ca

Individuals of First Nation ancestry are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to UOI member First Nation applicants. Miigwetch to all who apply, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

UNION OF ONTARIO INDIANS

P.O. Box 711, North Bay, Ontario, P1B 8J8 Phone: (705) 497-9127 Fax: (705) 497-9135


St. Anne's Church would like to thank everyone who participated and supported our Annual fundraiser. We are so overwhelmed with the tremendous support received from our community, Chi-Megwetch goes out to our Chief and Council, FWFN Band Office, Mountain Bingo Workers, Marostica Motors, and all our local businesses who supported this event. We also thank everyone who donated the lovely baskets, food, baking and their time to help us out. This is what happens when a community comes together to help each other. ChiMegwetch, May God Bless you All!!!

Merry Christmas

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