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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.
Thanks to Petrieâ€™s Cycles and Fort William First Nation
with Quintin Golka and Nick Sherman
February 6 Definitely Superior Art Gallery 250 Park Ave Thunder Bay
7PM | $10
FWFN MOUNTAIN BINGO CALENDAR OF EVENTS
FEBRUARY 2016 Sunday
½ PRICE NIGHT
14 15 CLOSED VALENTINES SPECIAL EVENT
19 DRAW NIGHT
2ND CHANCE JACKPOT
Mini Monster $23,000
February 2016 Events February 4th ½ price night – all regular books are ½ price
FEBRUARY 14TH !! COME CELEBRATE LOVE DAY WITH US!! FREE DABBERS WHILE QUANTITES LAST DRAWS FOR SPECIAL VALENTINES PRIZES! Spread the love with your neighbours on our Good Neighbour Event! For every bingo winner on all our REGULAR GAMES we will give your neighbours (one person on each side of you) $10.00 CASH! Good neighbours chosen by our staff! February 19th Draw Night - $1000.00 to be given away in random draws
FEBRUARY 20TH MINI MONSTER-PENNY AUCTION-BAKE SALE-50/50 DRAW ALL PROCEEDS TO SUPPORT THE LITTLE NHL 2016 TEAMS! $23,000.00 IN PRIZES DOORS OPEN AT 2PM SALES OPEN AT 4PM COME OUT AND SUPPORT THE LITTLE NHL TEAMS AND A CHANCE TO TAKE HOME SOME GREAT CASH AND PRIZES February 26rd 2nd Chance Jackpot – of $1000.00 on the final jackpot game
WWW.MOUNTAINBINGO.COM Thank you for supporting FWFN and playing at Mountain Bingo!!!!!
APRIL 20 TH - 21 ST, 2016 THUNDER BAY, ON | VALHALLA INN
GROWING WITH OUR FORESTS
OUR FORESTS, OUR FUTURE GENERATIONS 2 Day Conference | Register Online: www.nadfevents.org
Who Should Attend? Community Leaders First Nation Representatives Tribal Council Representatives Exploration Companies Forestry & Mining Companies Service Providers Equipment Suppliers & Manufacturers Forestry & Mining Consultants Banks Law Firms
Tradeshow & Career Fair Open to General Public & Free Admission Wednesday April 20, 2016 | 10:00am - 6:00pm Thursday April 21, 2016 | 10:00am - 4:30pm
For more information: Denise Hardy E-Mail: DHardy@nadf.org Phone: 807-623-5397
For more information or to register visit
Exhibitor & Sponsorship opportunities available. Supporting Aboriginal Success
When registering, enter promo code for your chance to win a prize!
AGES 4-12 WEDNESDAY RD
4:30 – 6:00PM FWFN Community Centre – Elder’s Side
TO REGISTER CALL FWFN HEALTH CENTRE RECEPTION – 622-8802 BEFORE MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1ST 2016 AT 4:00PM
PARENT(S)/GUARDIAN(S) MUST BE IN ATTENDANCE WITH CHILD(REN)
FWFN Health Department
Family Support Workers
Lake Superior Fat Bike Ride Saturday, February 6, 2016 Noon - 4:00 p.m. Fort William First Nation Community Centre Noon – 1:00 pm: Fat Bike Demo 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm: Fat Bike Off-Road Ride* 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm: Hot Chocolate & Hangs with Minnesota Musician & Cyclist, Ben Weaver Everyone welcome. A limited number of fat bikes will be available for a $50. rental fee.*All participants must sign a waiver. If you’re under 18, you need parental consent.
A Volunteer Run Event to Support the Awareness and Protection of Our Waterways. Thanks to Definitely Superior Art Gallery, Fort William First Nation, Petrie’s Cycles and Ben’s partners: Salsa Cycles, Banjo Brothers, Granite Gear, Angry Catfish Bicycle Shop, Swrve & Great Lakes Commons.
Fort William First Nation
Youth & Social Development -‐ Youth Centre
107 Mission Road 577-‐8026
February 2016 Sun
2 Prevention Night “Mental Health info Session
3 Youth Centre 6:00p.m.-10:00p.m. Pre-Teens -11-12 yrs. 5:00-7:00p.m. Prevention Night
4 Youth Centre 6:00p.m.-10:00p.m. “Crafts”
5 Youth Centre 6:00p.m.-10:00p.m. Movie Night-Drop In
6 Youth Centre 6:00p.m.-10:00p.m. Pre-Teens -11-12 yrs. Welcome 5-8p.m. “Culture or Rec. Nights”
9 Prevention Night
11 Youth Centre 6:00p.m.-10:00p.m. Cooking, Nutrition & Healthy Eating
12 Youth Centre 6:00p.m.-10:00p.m. Movie Night-Drop In
15 Family Day 6:00p.m.-9:00p.m. Community Centre Square Dance and Chilli Bar
16 Pre-Employment Information (Ginger) 6:00p.m.-8:00p.m. YC open till 10:00p.m.
10 Youth Centre 6:00p.m.-10:00p.m Pre-Teens -11-12 yrs. 5:00-7:00p.m. Prevention Night 17 Youth Centre 6:00p.m.-10:00p.m Pre-Teens -11-12 yrs. 5:00-7:00 p.m. Prevention Night
18 Youth Centre 6:00p.m.-10:00p.m. “Crafts”
19 Youth Centre 6:00p.m.-10:00p.m.
13 Youth Centre 6:00p.m.-10:00p.m. Pre-Teens -11-12 yrs. Welcome 5-8p.m. “Culture or Rec. Nights” 20 Youth Centre 6:00p.m.-10:00p.m. Pre-Teens -11-12 yrs. Welcome 5-8p.m. “Culture or Rec. Nights”
23 Prevention Night “Sexual Health” 6-8p.m. YC open till 10:00p.m.
24 25 26 27 Youth Centre Youth Centre Youth Centre Youth Centre 6:00p.m.-10:00p.m 6:00p.m.-10:00p.m. 6:00p.m.-10:00p.m. 6:00p.m.-10:00p.m. Pre-Teens -11-12 yrs. Cooking, Nutrition & Movie Night-Drop In Pre-Teens -11-12 yrs. 5:00p.m.-7:00p.m. Healthy Eating Welcome 5-8p.m. Prevention Night “Culture or Rec. Nights PINK SHIRT DAY Pizza Night PINK SHIRT DAY – Wednesday, February 24th, 2016 – Wear a Pink shirt to Youth Programming for a draw
Pink Shirt Day: is a campaign to raise awareness over the major problem of bullying in schools, workplaces, homes and over the internet. For more information on this initiative, please click on the following link http://pinkshirtday.ca/about-us/ Reminder: Dance Lessons will begin Saturday, February 6th, 2016 for Children and Youth – please sign up with Amanda at 708-3470 before it is too late – spaces are limited
Fort William First Nation Youth & Social Development
More details of activities and location posted soon. Activities will be a mix of day time and evening activities.
MUST REGISTER!! Registration forms can be picked up at Fort William First Nation Band office. Registration deadline will be Friday, February 26th, 2016. No late registrations accepted after this date.
Fort William First Nation Youth and Social Development
We are looking for children and youth who are interested in participating in dance lessons to register. Location: FWFN Arena Gymnasium Date: Saturday Evenings Time of classes and age group are the following; Class #1 Ages 6-‐9 years 6:00p.m. – 7:00p.m. Class #2 Ages 10-‐14 years
Class #3 Drop in 15+
Please note: Class #1 – children ages 6-‐9, must be accompanied with parent at session.
Starts: Saturday, February 6th, 2016 to Saturday, March 26th, 2016 A mix of Jazz and Ballet All you need is comfortable gym clothing (can purchase body suit, tights and ballet slippers – not necessary)
Limited Seating per Class Please register asap because limited seats are available. Registration deadline is Wednesday, January 28th, 2016 Please call or text Amanda with your name at 708-‐3470 to see if there are available spots left.
FORT WILLIAM FIRST NATION Youth and Social Development Family Day Activity
Presents our 1st Ever
Family Square Dance Night &
Chill Bar Monday, February 15, 2016 at the community Center 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….
Fort William First Nation Youth & Social Development Cultural Programming FWFN Community Center
(photo - Crescent Lake ) Sun
2 Youth Language Class Drum Social 5 - 6 pm 5 - 9 yrs old 7—9 pm 6 - 7pm 10 -14yrs old 9 Youth Language Class Drum Social 5 - 6 pm 5 - 9 yrs old 7—9 pm 6 - 7pm 10 -14yrs old 16 Youth Language Class Drum Social 5 - 6 pm 5 - 9 yrs old 7—9 pm 6 - 7pm 10 -14yrs old
23 Drum Social Youth Language Class 7—9 pm 5 - 6 pm 5 - 9 yrs old 6 - 7pm 10 -14yrs old
4 Anishinaabemowin 7—9 pm
Sewing Social 12 6—9 pm
Sewing Social 19 6—9 pm
Anishinaabemowin 7—9 pm
Jewelry Making Demo
25 Anishinaabemowin 7—9 pm
Sewing Social 26 6—9 pm
29 Drum Social 7—9 pm
11 Anishinaabemowin 7—9 pm
Sewing Social 5 6—9 pm Moccasin Class*
All Classes are held at FWFN Community Center
*must be registered in the Moccasin Making Class.
For more information please call Gail R Bannon at 623-9543 or 622-4998 or email at email@example.com
Jewelry Making Demo - February 18th Come out and learn how to make *** Earrings
Regalia Making Workshop
If you are interested in making your own Regalia, come to the community center on Thursday Evenings between 6pmâ€”9 pm and Sign up with Bess Legarde or Gail Bannon
Things to keep in mind
Style MENS & WOMANS TRADITIONAL
MENS & WOMANS TRADITIONAL
Colors Men's / BOYS GRASS
Men's / BOYS GRASS
Regalia Classes start on March 3rd 2016 *REMINDER - sign up early as space is limited - REMINDER* For More information please call Gail Bannon at 623-9543 or 622-4998 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
February 2016 Sunday
Office Hours: M,W 11 am – 6 pm T,Th,F 9 am-4 pm
2FNPREP 9 – 12:15
3FNPREP 5–7 Safe Food Handling 9 - 4
4FNPREP 9 – 12:15 Safe Food Handling 9 - 12
5 FNPREP 9 – 12:15
9 FNPREP 9 – 12:15
10 FNPREP 5–7
11 FNPREP 9 – 12:15
12 FNPREP 9 – 12:15
17 FNPREP 5–7
18 FNPREP 9 – 12:15
19 FNPREP 9 – 12:15
16 FNPREP 9 – 12:15 Youth Employment night 6 – 8:30
23 FNPREP 9 – 12:15
24 FNPREP 5–7
25 FNPREP 9 – 12:15
26 FNPREP 9 – 12:15
Toastmasters to be announced Garden development to be announced
INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE LECTURE SERIES
A BALANCING ACT Wednesday, February 10, 2016 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Lakehead University ATAC 1001
Shawn will speak to Indigenous research methodology and epistemologies, particularly in ways of knowing and conducting research used by Indigenous peoples. Dr. Shawn Wilson, BSc MA PhD
Director of Research Gnibi College of Indigenous Australian Peoples Southern Cross University Opaskwayak Cree from Northern Manitoba Author of Research is Ceremony
Everyone Welcome! e: email@example.com w: aboriginalinitiatives.lakeheadu.ca Lecture intended for students, faculty and community organizations engaged in research with Indigenous community.
JOB POSTING Position Title:
Director of Finance and Administration Permanent Position
The Director of Finance and Administration will have overall operational responsibility and oversight of the Finance and Administration Departments.
Major Responsibilities: • Provide overall strategic leadership to the Finance and Administration Departments. • Responsible for the preparation and administration of all related budgets, long and short-term planning; • Develop and assist in the implementation of related goals and policies / procedures; • Seek out finance and administration opportunities and funding sources; • Represent FWFN with potential partners; • Attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the fields of finance and administration. • Maintain files; prepare correspondence, and other duties as required. • Perform related duties and responsibilities as required. Qualifications: • Undergraduate or graduate degree in accounting required; • Chartered Professional Accountant designation required; • Five (5) years of experience in a senior-level finance or accounting position. • Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. • Knowledge of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development of Canada’s government funding and reporting structure. • This position will be subject to a pre-employment drug screen and criminal records check. Salary:
To be negotiated.
Job Posting Closing Date:
Applications, consisting of a cover letter and resume with three (3) references, must be received by 4pm on Friday, January 29th, 2016. Please direct your application to the attention of: Michael D. Pelletier Jr. Human Resources Manager Ph: 807-623-9543 ext. 239, Fa: 807-623-5190 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
CONTRACT POSTING Contract Title:
Newsletter Delivery Person
The Delivery Person will be responsible for the delivery of newsletters over established routes. It is preferred that they have access to a vehicle. They are expected to operate it in a safe manner at all times, obeying all rules of the road.
Major Responsibilities: • Operate and drive automobile to pick up and deliver newsletters. • Perform pre-trip inspection of vehicle. • Deliver newsletters over established routes. • Operate vehicle in a safe manner, obeying all rules of the road. • Report vehicle defects, accidents, traffic violations, or damage to the vehicles. • Communicate effectively with the public, customers, and co-workers both verbally and in written form. • Ensure that material is properly protected from the outdoor elements. • Deliver to product and proper paperwork to our customers in a courteous and timely manner. • Provide feedback to supervision regarding customer problems, mechanical problems, or delivery problems. Qualifications: • Valid Driver's License • Clean Driver's abstract • Demonstrated organizational skills with strong oral and written communication abilities • High level of personal integrity • Strong work ethic • Must be able to work with little supervision; must be self-directed & reliable. • We will consider applicants that do not have a license however they must have assistance from someone who meets the above criteria. • Compensation: $300 per delivery. One delivery per week. Closing Date:
Applications, consisting of a cover letter & resume with three references, must be received by 4pm on Friday, February 5th, 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: email@example.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
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.orgWhen 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.
Department: Communications Subject:
Live Streaming-Chief & Council Meetings
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
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
TRIPLE P PARENTING PROGRAM 6 SESSIONS
TUESDAYS JANUARY 26TH – MARCH 1ST 2016
12:30-2:00PM FWFN Community Centre – Elder’s Side LIGHT LUNCH PROVIDED CALL FWFN HEALTH CENTRE TO REGISTER @ 622-8802
Career Fair - Victoriaville Contact Centre Friday, Jan. 29, 12 pm - 7 pm Saturday, Jan. 30, 9 am - 12 pm VXI is coming to Thunder Bay to gauge the workforce and to find the very best that the area has to offer We are looking for fun, creative and talented professionals to fill Customer Service Representative Positions and Department Manager Positions including: Account Associates, Operations Team Leaders, Trainers, Contact Centre QA Representatives, HR Professionals, and Talent Acquisition. What’s in It for You: • A Values-driven organization built on teamwork, integrity, excellence, agility and Inventiveness! • A great work environment • Represent Fortune 500 Companies • Competitive salary • Medical, dental and vision benefits • Career Growth opportunities...90% of our leaders were hired internally What We Require From You: • Customer Service Representative must have a high school diploma/GED • Professional level positions – Bachelors Degree Preferred/some college required • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written • Must pass a background check
Submit your resume at the Career Fair or by emailing email@example.com Application forms are also available at the Career Fair Apply at the Career Fair and enter to win an iPad Mini, one will be drawn each day Free parking available in the Victoriaville Parkade, tokens will be provided