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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.      

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YOGA 4 ALL Classes start February 2nd 2016 ! Every Tuesday 12 - 1 February 2016 Monday

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Classes will be held at FWFN Community Center Cultural Room Come dressed in comfortable clothing that will allow you to move and relax.


MEMBERSHIP NOTIFICATION  

                                2016-­‐02-­‐05  

Department:   OFFICE  OF  THE  CHIEF          Date  Prepared:    February  5,  2016       Subject:   ACTING  CHIEF            Prepared  by:    Kristy  Boucher                       Please  be  advised  that  as  of  February  5  until  February  14,  2016,  Chief  Collins  will  be  away  from  the  office.         During  this  time,  the  Acting  Chief  will  be  Councillor,  Michele  Solomon.    I  would  personally  like  to  thank   Michele  for  accepting  the  additional  role  and  providing  her  guidance  and  support  during  this  time.         To  reach  Councillor  Solomon,  please  contact:       Kristy  Boucher,  Communications  Officer/Executive  Assistant-­‐Office  of  the  Chief   807.623.9543  Ext.  217   KristyBoucher@fwfn.com     Michele  Solomon,  Acting  Chief/Councillor  FWFN     807.632.2744   MicheleSolomon@fwfn.com       Respectfully,    

Chief  Peter  Collins   FWFN  


MEMBERSHIP NOTIFICATION

2016-CO-1

Department: Communications Subject:

Live Streaming-Chief & Council Meetings

Date prepared:

01/20/16

Fort William First Nation Registered Band Members now have the capacity to view FWFN Chief and Council meetings live on www.fwfn.com effective, Wednesday January 27, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. In order to start this process, there are a couple steps that need to be taken first. 1. Go to www.fwfn.com , click on the yellow BROADCASTS link at the top of the home page. 2. You will need to create an account to access this Member ONLY porthole. Click on New User. 3. Fill out the New User Registration page including your Status Card Number. The registrations are held for approval by the Communications Officer. 4. Once you have been approved for access, follow the same process as Step 1. 5. Then enter your user name and password, you will be redirected to the BROADCASTS page where you will find the current Council Agenda (posted prior to the meeting) and the Live Stream viewer. 6. Council will begin live streaming at 5:30 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) on the scheduled date of the Council Meeting. Please note: Submission of your Status Card # is ONLY needed for the initial sign up registration process and is not

required for any subsequent log in. All information is kept confidential and secured and is removed from the system once verified by the Communications Officer.

If you have any questions about this process or encounter any technical difficulty, please contact: Kristy Boucher Communications Officer & Executive Assistant-Office of the Chief. KristyBoucher@fwfn.com 807.623.9543 Ext. 217


CAREGIVERS’ ONLINE SUPPORT GROUP You’re the Heart of the Health Care System; You Don’t Have to Feel Alone. Hospice Northwest’s new online support group connects caregivers through sharing experiences and offers emotional and informative support.

Topics include but are not limited to:

Tips on how to Navigate the Health Care System Further Education about Specific Conditions Transitioning from Home to Long Term Care Stress/Anger Relieving Activities Changes to the Relationship First Hand Experiences Financial Information Self Care

Please call (807) 626-5570 ex. 5572 or e-mail caregivers@hospicenorthwest.ca for more information


Ratification Communication Information Session Monday, February 29, 2016 Fort William First Nation Fort William Community Centre 400 Anemki Place, Fort William First Nation 6 to 9 P.M. Presentations on the First Nation Educational Landscape, Anishinabek Approach to Education – Education Negotiations Overview, The Proposed Anishinabek Education System, and First Nation Constitution Requirement

All Fort William First Nation Citizens! Get involved, join the discussion. Get prepared to cast your vote on the proposed Anishinabek Education System—November 28, 2016!

For more information please contact Murray Waboose at (8o7) 623-8887, toll free at 1877-409-6850 or email at murray.waboose@anishinabek.ca


CONTRACT POSTING      

Contract Title:         Contract  Description:  

Accountant for  Proposal  Reviews   An  Accountant  is  needed  to  review  financial  statement  of   prospective  economic  development  projects.    This  review   will  be  completed  to  determine  their  financial  viability.     The  primary  category  of  proposal  the  Accountant  will  be   responsible  for  is  economic  development.  

Major  Responsibilities:   • The  Accountant  facilitates  the  financial  review  of  proposals  for  economic  development   opportunities  that  will  benefit  the  community;   • Make  recommendation  of  proposals  to  Director  of  Economic  Development.     • Provides  timely  advice  and  information  on  economic  development  proposals,   requirements,  and  procedures;     • Handles  confidential  financial  records  and  grant  materials  with  great  discretion;     Qualifications:   • Undergraduate  or  graduate  degree  in  accounting  required;       • Chartered  Professional  Accountant  designation  preferred;       • Five  (5)  years  of  experience  at  a  senior-­‐level  finance  or  accounting  position.   • Knowledge  of  finance,  accounting,  budgeting,  and  cost  control  principles  including   Generally  Accepted  Accounting  Principles.   • Extensive  knowledge  of  contract  development,  proposal  development,  and   assessment  or  evaluation  methodology.         Compensation:                 Will  be  negotiated.           Closing  Date:   Applications  must  be  received  by  4pm  on  Friday,  February  12th,  2016.     Please  direct  your  application  to  the  attention  of:       Michael  Pelletier  Jr.,  Human  Resource  Manager   P:  807-­‐623-­‐9543  ext.  239,  F:  807-­‐623-­‐5190   Email:  mdpelletier@fwfn.com     When  hand  delivering,  ensure  that  your  application  is  date  stamped  and   a  copy  provided  to  you.   We appreciate all applications. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


JOB POSTING Position Title:

Student Nutrition Coordinator Part-time Position, 10-20 hours per week Contract ending July 8th, 2016

Position Description:

The Education Department is looking to hire a community member as the Student Nutrition Coordinator. This position’s duties includes: keeping work areas clean; packing nutritionally approved snacks; distribution of snack bags; registrations of student for program; monitoring and facilitation of food distribution; menu planning; ordering or purchasing food; preparing snacks for three sites. The successful candidate will work to build and support the student nutrition program in Fort William First Nation.

Major Responsibilities: • Works with the Education Manager to identify “start-up” needs and arrange for delivery. • Develop registration form for parents to identify food allergies. • Prepares food for cooking by washing, peeling, shredding, slicing, and mixing various food items. • Possesses ability to work well in teams, familiarity with proper nutrition and Canada food group, and special dietary needs. • Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required. • Prepare monthly menus for students. • Keeps within the established budget for food purchase. • Communicate and forward monthly plan to manager one week before the end of each month. • Order and purchase food products as per the menu plan. • A full job description is available upon request. Qualifications: • The successful applicant must undergo a criminal records check, a pre-employment drug testing. • Safe food handling course (training will be provided). Wage Rate:

$13.00 per hour

Closing Date:

Applications, consisting of a cover letter and resume with three (3) references, must be received by 4pm on Friday, February 12th, 2016. Please direct your application to the attention of: Michael Pelletier Jr. Human Resources Manager Ph: 807-623-9543 ext. 239, F: 807-623-5190 Email: mdpelletier@fwfn.comWhen hand delivering; ensure that your application is date stamped and a copy provided to you.

We appreciate all applications. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Employment and  Training    

First Nation  Pre  Employment  Program    

 

Join us  for  SPROUTING!!  

& YOGURT  MAKING   February  26,  2016  at  10  am   @the  Community  Center   Learn  to  sprout  your  own  healthy,  fresh  and  tasty  food.      

Call Ginger  Randle  @  807-­‐622-­‐6931      gingerrandle@fwfn.com  


Fort William  First  Nation   Youth  &  Social  Development  

    MUST  REGISTER!!   Registration  forms  can  be  picked  up  at  Fort  William  First  Nation  Band  office.     Registration  deadline  will  be  Friday,  February  26th,  2016  

March Break  Activities  2016   Day  Time   Activities    

Tuesday,  March  15,   2016     Swimming  at  Canada   Games  Complex   1:00  p.m.  –  4:00p.m.   Light  Snack  Will  be   provided         Transportation:   Buses  will  start  doing   pick-­‐ups  from   12:00p.m.-­‐1:00p.m.   Stop  Locations  will  be     Squaw  Bay  Church  Area   Mountain  Road  –  Sky   Hill  Area    

Evening   Activity    

Wednesday,  March  17,   2016     Sledding  at  Centienielle   Park   6:00p.m.  –  8:00p.m.   Light  snack  will  be   provided  on  site         Transportation     Buses  will  begin  pick  up   at  6:00p.m.  –  7:00p.m.   Stop  Locations  will  be     Squaw  Bay  Church  Area   Mountain  Road  –  Sky  Hill   Area    

Day Time   Activity  

  Friday,   M arch   19,  2016   Thursday,  March  18,     2016       Movie   N ight  at   Old  Fort  William   Community  Center   Outdoor  Activities  and   Snack   and  Refreshments   Native  Encampment   will  be  served   Tour   6:00p.m.   –  8:00p.m.   1:00p.m.  –  4:00p.m.     Light  Snack  will  be     provided  on  site     Transportation:   Buses  will  start  doing   pick-­‐ups  from       12:00p.m.-­‐1:00p.m.   Transportation   Stop  Locations  will  be     Squaw  Bay  Church  Area   Buses  will  begin  pick  up   at  6:00p.m.  –  7:00p.m.   Mountain  Road  –  Sky   Stop  Locations  will  be     Hill  Area   Squaw  Bay  Church  Area     Mountain  Road  –  Sky  Hill   Area    

SCHEDULE SUBJECT  TO  CHANGE    

Evening Activity      


March

Break Activities

• All children  must  be  signed  up  before  the  registration  deadline  –  this   is  necessary  for  us  in  our  planning  and  transportation  arrangements   • Please  ensure  all  information  is  up  to  date  on  the  registration  forms       i.e.  correct  emergency  contact  numbers  if  an  emergency  situation   should  arise  –  we  need  to  be  able  to  contact  someone  immediately   • Children  10  and  under  must  have  parental  supervision/Guardian   18+      at  all  activities  scheduled  No  Exceptions   • Transport  times  are  an  approximate  time  frame  –  A  bus  will  go   around  to  each  location  –  if  your  child  (10  and  under  parental   supervision)  is  waiting  at  the  end  of  the  driveway,  the  bus  driver  will     pick  you  and  your  child  up  –  they  will  not  wait  at  homes  for  people   • We  will  provide  a  light  snack  at  all  the  daily  scheduled  activities   • Please  ensure  you  and  your  child  are  dressed  appropriately  for  the   weather  –  some  activities  are  outside  and  it  is  the  responsibility  of   children  to  ensure  proper  clothing   • Please  try  and  leave  digital  devices  home  as  we  are  not  responsible   for  lost  or  stolen  items   • Please,  let’s  try  to  keep  our  week  smoke  free  for  the  children   • Depending  on  weather  and  registration,  some  activities  may  change   –  we  will  keep  parents  posted  if  this  happens.    All  activities  subject   to  change.   • We  are  only  able  to  allow  one  parent  at  activities  unless  driving  on   own     And  once  again…..don’t  forget  to  register  for  March  Break  activities  and  have  completed  and  dropped  off  at   the  Fort  William  First  Nation  Reception  (upstairs)by  Friday,  February  16,  2016    


Fort William  First  Nation   Youth  and  Social  Development  

March Break  –  2016    

Registration Form  

Personal Information   Child’s  Name:        

_______________

Date of  Birth:    

Age:    

___________

 

Phone Number:      

Work  Number:      

Health Card  Number:    

Family Doctor:      

___________

Thursday

Friday              or  All  4  Days  

Please circle  the  days  your  child  will  be  attending   Tuesday  

Wednesday

Medical Information  

1. Is your  child  presently  on  any  medication(s)?  

£ Yes  £ No   (If  so,  medication  must  be  administered  by  a  parent)    

2. Does your  child  have  any  allergies?    

£  Yes   £No   (If  so,  please  list  the  allergies  and  what  treatment  is  required  in  case  on  emergency)                                                                                           3. Is  there  any  other  medical  condition  we  should  be  aware  of?  (If  so,  please  describe)                                                                                           4. Person  to  contact  in  case  of  emergency:   Name:            Phone  Number:               Name:            Phone  Number:               Parental  Consent   I              give  permission  for  the  above  named  child  to  participate  in   recreational  and  cultural  activities  both  on  and  off  the  property  of  Fort  William  First  Nation,  realizing  that   the  activities  may  involve  transportation  which  is  provided  by  Fort  William  First  Nation.  I  understand   that  participation  is  voluntary  and  agree  that  should  an  accident  occur  while  engaged  in  such  activities,  I   will  not  hold  Fort  William  First  Nation  or  it’s  designates  liable.  I  also  give  consent  to  the  person  in  charge   to  attend  to  my  child  if  he/she  should  need  medical  attention.   Parents  Signature:    

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Doors open @ 2:00 p.m. Paper Sales starts @ 4:00 p.m.

Book Prices 12 up ...50.00 9 up ...30.00 6 up ...20.00 Specials ...10.00 Early Birds...10.00

Loose Paper Specials ...2.00 1st Jackpot ...2.00 2nd Jackpot ...3.00 Bonanza ...1.00

TEDS Prices Basic ...85.00 Early Birds...10.00 Special ...30.00 Bonanza ...8.00 1st Jackpot ...6.00 2nd Jackpot ..9.00

Penny Auction • Bake Sale • 50/50 Draw $23,000 PRIZE BOARD

Licence # 7861

**12 UP or TED Basic must be purchased in order to play**


FORT WILLIAM FIRST NATION Youth and Social Development Family Day Activity Presents our 1st Ever

Family Square Dance Night &

Chilli Bar Monday, February 15, 2016 at the Community Centre 6:00p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Dance Caller: Sandy Beginners and Experienced Dancers Welcome Lots of Prizes!!! Prizes for the first 20 participants who sign in to participate in the square dance Other Prizes for: Attendance draw prize, On spot dancers, best dressed Cowboy/Cowgirl, family participation, best couple‌.


YOUTH & SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT & COUNCIL PORTFOLIO MEETING THURSDAY  FEBRUARY  11,  2016   6:00-­‐9:00  P.M.   FWFN  COMMUNITY  CENTRE   CULTURAL  ROOM     PARTICIPATE  IN  DISCUSSIONS  ABOUT:   • ADDICTIONS   • COMMUNITY  WELLNESS   • RECREATION   • CULTURE   • BINGO  BALLS  PROGRAM     For  more  information  please  contact:   Renee  Boucher   Director  of  Youth  &  Social  Development   807.623.9543  Ext.  260   ReneeB@fwfn.com    


FORT WILLIAM FIRST NATION HEALTH CENTRE

Fit Nish Program @ FWFN Arena Gymnasium January 18, 2016 6pm-7pm January 25, 2016 6pm-7pm February 1, 2016 6pm-7pm February 8, 2016 6pm-7pm February 22, 2016 6pm-7pm L ose yourself in the m usic.. F ind yourself in shape


AGES 4 – 12 WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 17 & 24 2016 4:30PM – 6:00PM FWFN Community Centre – Elder’s Side  

PARENT(S)/GUARDIAN(S) MUST BE IN ATTENDANCE WITH CHILD(REN)

FWFN Health  Department    

Family Support  Workers  


Week of February 12-18  
Week of February 12-18  
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