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Fort William First Nation Chief and Council would like to honour all Band Members that have graduated from Grade 8, 12, GED and Post Secondary educations for the

2015 year.

We are extending an

invitation to all graduating band members to a feast August 10th, 2014 Symposium to commence at 5:00PM. The ceremony will be held at the Community Hall, all students in attendance will be honored with a gift from our Chief and Council. Attendance is mandatory; FWFN will require documentation for proof of graduation. Please contact the individual below for more details on how to submit documentation and to sign up for the banquet no later than: Friday July 31, 2015, 4:00pm Our youth are our future, let us come together to Honour their accomplishments. Please contact: Shannon Crews at 623-9543


Annual Fort William First Nation Graduation Ceremony and Career Fair “Honouring Our Youth” Catering Tenders Required!

Date of Event: August 10, 2015 Time of Event: 5:00pm, dinner to commence at 6:30pm Location or Event: FWFN Community Centre Hosted by: Chief and Council (Shannon Crews) Services required:  Buffet table setup  Traditional Dinner  Table setup and take down  Silverware  Napkins  China, etc.

Who and How Many will attend? Estimated number of persons to be served: 200 including students their guests, Chief and Council and all other invited guests. Please submit your bid, a menu and price per plate before July 31, 2015 and submit your bid to: Organizer / Main point of Contact: Shannon Crews Successful bidder will get the confirmed number of guests that will be attending.

Fort William First Nation Casino Rama Funds Education Awards Award Category


Award Amounts

Secondary (High School)

A maximum of three awards of $750.

Post Secondary - College

A maximum of three awards of $1000.

Post Secondary - University

A maximum of three awards of $1500.

General Educational Development (GED) Programs

A maximum of three awards of $350.

Post Secondary – Community College

A maximum of three awards of $400.


A maximum of three awards of $500.

Special Needs

A maximum of three awards of $750.

Program Award Descriptions: The Fort William First Nation Education Award program has been created as an incentive and reward for students who are graduating from a respective award category. More information on each category is available. The Casino Rama Education awards are separate from the regular FWFN graduating awards. Program Award Eligibility:  Member of the Fort William First Nation.  Selection is based primarily on academic excellence. Awards will be given to the highest three grade mark averages in each award category.  Everyone is encouraged to apply. Closing Date: Students must complete an application package by July 31st, 2015. How to apply: Application packages can be picked up at: Fort William First Nation C/O: Michael Pelletier Jr. Suite 200, 90 Anemki Drive Fort William First Nation, ON, P7J 1L3 Email: Or call/fax requesting to receive an application in the mail/fax Phone: (807) 623-9543 ext. 239 Fax: (807) 623-5190


Award Category:

Name of School/College/University: Band #: ____________________

Student #:

Have you applied for or received any other type of incentive grant from the FWFN Education Department for completing this diploma/degree: Yes:




If yes, indicate date applied/received and amount:

Please be sure to include copies of the following documentation: Graduation Diploma/Degree Official Transcripts Awards/Honors Certificates Letter of Reference Brief Essay (100 words) stating why you should receive this award _________________________ SIGNATURE OF STUDENT

_____________________ DATE

NOTE: Please review the Education Award program information sheet for program description, eligibility criteria and application closing date.

ADDRESS: _____________________________ _____________________________ _____________________________ ______________________________



MEMORANDUM To: FWFN Members From: Kristy King Date: July 16, 2015 Re: Staff Announcement-Fabian Bannon Cc: Chief & Council

Fabian Bannon Fabian Bannon joined True Grit Consulting Limited’s team in June 2015 as a Survey Technician. Fabian came to True Grit with a broad range of survey experience and is an excellent addition to our team. He is very motivated, organized and ambitious. Fabian is currently working on various survey projects for the Company including one in Mishkeegogamang Ojibway First Nation. Some of Fabian’s responsibilities include: performing legal surveys for the purpose of creating survey plans, establishing new property limits or re-establishing existing property limits; operating survey equipment including total stations, data collectors, global position system (GPS) receivers, precise levels and other field equipment; and performing and checking mathematical computations (calculating angles and distances to re-establish or set new boundary corners, level note reductions, traverse closures) utilizing calculators, data collectors and computer programs to properly complete the surveys and assess the accuracy of field measurements and existing surveys. We wish Fabian much success in his new position.

MEMORANDUM To: FWFN Members From: Kristy King Date: July 16, 2015 Re: Staff Announcement-Scott Michon Cc: Chief & Council Scott Michon

True Grit Consulting Limited, partner of Fort William First Nation (Oshki Aki LP) welcomed Fort William First Nation member Scott Michon to the team in May 2015 as an Environmental Technician. Scott is a graduate of Confederation College Applied Arts and Technology’s Environmental Technician program (2014). He is an integral part of True Grit’s team and is known for his enthusiastic attitude and team spirit. Currently Scott is working in Attawapiskat First Nation on a large remediation project. Some of Scott’s responsibilities are: completing groundwater, surface water, and soil monitoring and sampling; operating various types of equipment including hand augers, samplers, filters, and field meters; supervising field investigation programs including hand auguring, test pitting, borehole drilling, and monitoring well installations; documenting field conditions, key site features, field testing results, and project progress to facilitate the completion of an environmental report; and tabulating field and laboratory data into a spreadsheet and reports, comparing results to applicable environmental criteria or standards. We wish Scott the very best in his new career with True Grit!

FWFN Snack Program The Education Department is in the initial stages of implementing a grab and go snack bag for students from JK to Grade 12. The funding is not 100% secure but we are in the preparation stages for the program. If your child is registered they will receive a snack bag prepared in accordance with Canada’s Food Guide, and program guidelines. We hope to have this program start the first week of school. Shayla and another student will be going door to door in the community to give a brief explanation and to help you complete the registration forms. Only children registered will be able to participate.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Myra Bannon or Brittany Collins. Registration forms are available at the Band Office reception desk.

FORT WILLIAM FIRST NATION 90 Anemki Drive, Fort William First Nation, ON P7J 1L3 807.623.9543 | |

Diabetes Health Services Foot Care Clinic The Diabetes Health Services Program is offering an advanced foot care clinic. Available to clients receiving care or services with Dilico and residents of Dilico’s affiliated First Nations.

Date: July 24, 2015 Time: 9:30 am to 3:00pm Place: 131 North Archibald Street

Please contact John at 626-5249 to book an appointment.



Chief Peter Collins-FWFN DATE: TIME: LOCATION:

Week of July 20th 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Chief’s Office-90 Anemki Drive (2nd Floor)


Week of August 4th 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. On & Off reserve members that are unable to travel to the office. (FWFN & City of Thunder Bay)

CONTACT: Kristy King-Communications Officer/Executive Assistant-Office of the Chief to schedule your appointment. 807.623.9543 Ext. 217 or

JOB POSTING Position Title:

Program Support Clerk Permanent Position

Position Description:

The Program Support Clerk will be responsible for filing correspondence, receipts and other records in alphabetical, numerical or any other required ordering system for the Social Services Department.

Major Responsibilities: • Accurate and appropriate filing of correspondence, invoices and receipts • Locate filed materials upon request, ensuring that materials are given only to authorized users • Use standardized filing methods and procedures, e.g. alphabetical, numerical • Keep accurate and complete records and forms of filed items • Create new files and records as necessary • Other responsibilities and directives as assigned • A full job description is available upon request. Qualifications: • High school diploma, GED or other equivalent • Experience as a File Clerk preferred • This position will be subject to drug testing. 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, July 31st, 2015. Please direct your application to the attention of: Michael D. Pelletier Jr. Human Resources Manager P: 807-623-9543, F: 807-623-9543 ext. 239 E: 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.

Memorandum To: From: Date: Re:

FWFN Community Governance Committee July 13, 2015 Off-reserve consultation re Draft FWFN Citizenship Code

All off-reserve FWFN members are invited to a presentation and discussion about the FWFN Citizenship Code – Draft for Community Comment. This meeting will take place:

Thursday July 16th, 2015 5:30 – 8 pm Waverley Library public meeting space (downstairs) 285 Red River Rd, Thunder Bay Light Refreshments Served

Download a copy of the FWFN Citizenship Code here: More information: Damien Lee Governance Coordinator Fort William First Nation 807-623-9543 x 204


Come watch the FWFN students build a new WigWam and a birch bark canoe under the instruction of Darren Lentz & Gail Bannon!


Monday to Thursday-Starting July 20th 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (WigWam Making) 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. (Birch Bark Canoe Making) Mount McKay-Anemki Wajiw Gail R Bannon-Culture & Recreation Coordinator 623.2089

St. Anne's - 16th Sunday - July 19, 2015 1st Reading: Jeremiah 23:1-6. In this reading the shepherds who neglected the flock are severely indicted by God. At the same time God promises to send shepherds who will care about his sheep. 2nd Reading: Ephesians 2:13-18. By his death Christ broke down the wall that divided Jews from gentiles, and he united all peoples as children of the one Father. Gospel Mark 6:30-34. In this Gospel we see the care of Christ for his apostles as well as his compassion for the people who were "like sheep without a shepherd".

Gospel Challenge: In today's Gospel, people follow Jesus everywhere, to listen to his wisdom, to be healed of their sicknesses, and freed from their demons. There are so many searching people in the world today, hungering for instruction, good people are looking for direction. They may be parents who are sick with grief over the future of a troubled child; a man stripped of his dignity due to unemployment; a woman facing a pregnancy alone; elderly people who can feel the surge of life leave their declining bodies; people who are angry and confused because they believe that the Church is no longer dependable. They are people looking for answers and for meaning. They are like sheep without a shepherd, and Jesus looks to us to shepherd them.

PASTOR'S LOG- LAST WEEK JULY 20-24: - Parish Finances: Sunday Offerings, July... $ 353.10 - Gelineau Fisher of Longlac #58 died last week. He is the artist who painted the big pictures of kateri and the spiritual journey of our community, on the two large doors at the back of our Church. He also painted the picture of Our Lady of the Snows Church in Armstrong. May he rest in peaee. WEEKEND PARISH MINISTRY SCHEDULE July 18, Sat., Reader - Bob Carroll;

Edith Hoshizaki; Lucy Day; July 19., Sun., - Readers -1. Gail Roussin. 2. Esther Diabo Hosts - Kwan-Sui Crowe; Cup - Rita Fenton

Week of July 17- 23  
Week of July 17- 23