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Weekly Newsletter November 6-12 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 & 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 reserveplease email with your name & address to remove yourself from home delivery.

!!!!!ATTENTION!!!!! COACHES – MANAGERS – TRAINERS Fort William First Nation is now Seeking all those interested in coaching for the LITTLE NHL 2016! All those interested must have or attain the following: Hockey Canada Coaching Level 1 * Speak Out * Police Check * Standard First Aid or Hockey Trainers Certificate

MANDATORY MEETING! Monday November 9th FWFN Community Center Cultural Room 6:30pm Contact: Cheryl Szyja – 626-3981 Or Via Email @

MEMORANDUM TO: FWFN Membership FROM: Office of the Chief DATE: November 3, 2015 RE: MOECC: Notice of Refusal-Horizon Wind Inc. Cc: FWFN Chief and Council I would like to take the time to extend a sincere thank you to those who were so instrumental in their dedication and efforts to stop the Horizon Wind Inc. project in the traditional territory of Fort William First Nation. On October 31, 2015-Fort William First Nation was officially notified from the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) that they have completed their review of the Renewable Energy Approval (REA) application for the proposed Big Thunder Wind Park. The result of their review was that the MOECC has issued a Notice of Refusal for this renewable energy project. This application was denied as the proponent has not provided the ministry with certain specific information in response to the ministry’s detailed inquires on the potential impacts of the project on moose and moose habitat. It is because of the hard work of many of our members, The Nor’Wester Mountain Escarpment Protection Committee, the legal team representing Fort William First Nation and Fort William First Nation Chief and Council who remained so strong in having their collective voices heard. On behalf of the community of Fort William First Nation, I am happy to announce that this win will protect the habitat of the moose population and the traditional territory of Fort William First Nation for our future generations to enjoy. Chi Miigwetch,

Chief Peter Collins FWFN

Fort William First Nation


Sunday November 15 @ 7:00pm -8:00pm Community Centre Fort William First Nation

We are looking for individuals 15+ years in age (due to the nature of some of the material), who are interested in the art of Anime. Light refreshments will be available.




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

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS Based out of the University of Manitoba, but with partners and affiliated organizations across the country, the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation is the permanent home for all statements, documents and other materials gathered by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC).


SESSION TIMES 9:00 am to 12:00 pm LUNCH 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Health Supports will be available on site and lunch will be provided

When: November 9, 2015

Where: Thunder Bay, Ontario

Host: Lakehead University Location: Lakehead University (Faculty Lounge - UC 1029G) Contact: Sheila Pelletier-Demerah, Admin Assistant (1-807-343-8085)

For more information contact: Rose Hart, Community Engagement Coordinator Telephone: 1-204-480-1093 Toll Free: 1-855-415-4534 Email:

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NCTR Collateral Poster Template 11” x 17” CMYK 0.125” May 13, 2015


JOB POSTING Position Title:

Director of Finance and Administration Permanent Position

Position Description:

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, November 6th, 2015. 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: 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.


M ental Health and Addictions Coordinator Term position until December 2016 LOCATION:

Union of Ontario Indians Head Office Nipissing First Nation, North Bay, ON

PURPOSE: Under the direction of the Health Director, the Mental Health and Addictions Coordinator will be responsible for undertaking research related to mental health and addictions, and for providing training, engagement and consultative services to leaders within the organization, front line staff and citizens, to benefit Anishinabek communities. MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: • • •

Undertakes research in mental health and addictions Researches and develops best practices within First Nations and partners who provide Mental Health and Addictions services to Anishinabek First Nation citizens; Provides training and support to leaders, front line staff and citizens that support a comprehensive understanding of: o The service gaps that exist in providing services to Anishinabek First Nation citizens; o The current and future needs of Anishinabek First Nations in the areas of Mental Health and Addictions; and Identifies existing initiatives both on and off reserve that contribute to the provision of mental health and addictions services for First Nations citizens including: o Culturally appropriate mental health and addictions services for First Nations citizens; and o How partnerships or collaboration can occur to eliminate the existing gaps and ensure future programs and services are aligned to avoid the creation of new gaps in services. Develops reports related to research outcomes and recommendations for changes to or development of, programs and services; and data base of existing initiatives.


Post-Secondary education diploma or degree in Social Work or relevant field. Solid working knowledge of the Anishinabek Nation and an understanding of key health issues facing First Nations in the area of mental health and addictions. Knowledge of jurisdiction perspectives between Canada in relation to First Nation health. Knowledge of provincial and federal health programs currently delivered in First Nations. Excellent research and analytical skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills.

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

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Demonstrated ability to foster and maintain good working relationships within the workplace and with member First Nations, levels of government and key partners. Ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks and demands. Sound operational knowledge of various computer applications (MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel). Experience in preparing and delivering key communication tools such as briefing notes, correspondence, work plans, presentations, proposals, etc. Must possess valid Ontario driver’s license and be insurable. Available to travel extensively and subject to irregular hours.

ACCOUNTABILITY: This position reports to and works under the direction of the Health Director. SALARY:

Commensurate with experience and education.


Tuesday, November 10, 2015 @ 4:30 p.m. (Applications received after this date and time will not be considered.)

Please send a cover letter with your resume 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 E-mail:

Fax: (705) 497-9135

For inquiries about this position, please feel free to contact Jamie Restoule, Health Director at (705) 497-9127 / 1-877-702-5200, ext. 2242 or by email at

Individuals of First Nation ancestry are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to UOI member First Nation applicants. M iigw etch to all w ho apply; only those selected for an interview w ill be contacted.

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

Fort William First Nation

Remembrance Day Service Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 Mt. McKay Cenotaph 10:15 AM Following the ceremony, a community Luncheon will take place at FWFN Community Center.

If you wish to lay a Wreath to Honour a Fallen Soldier please contact Cathy Banning at 807-630-1864 or email

Fort William First Nation Health Centre (807)622-8802 Programs are subject to change. 1







Wednesday Little Ducklings Ages:0-18 Months 1:00pm-3:00pm 4-6 Year Old Family Program Community Centre 4:30pm-6:00pm






Adult Life Enrichment Program Ages: 60+ Community Centre 11am-2pm




Anishinabek Dental Hygiene Clinic

Anishinabek Dental Hygiene Clinic


6 Anishinabek Dental Hygiene Clinic *Must Pre-Book Appointment*



13 Anishinabek Dental Hygiene Clinic *Must Pre-Book Appointment* 20



Little Ducklings Ages:0-18 Months 1:00pm-3:00pm






Adult Life Enrichment Program Ages: 60+ Community Centre 11am-2pm


7-9 Year Old Family Program Community Centre 4:30pm-6:00pm Anishinabek Dental Hygiene Clinic Little Ducklings Ages:0-18 Months 1:00pm-3:00pm 10-12 Year Old Family Program Community Centre 4:30pm-6:00pm


5 Anishinabek Dental Hygiene Clinic *Must Pre-Book Appointment*

Parent’s N Tot’s Community Centre 11:00am-2:00pm Anishinabek Dental Hygiene Clinic 55+ Program Community Centre 12:00pm-1:30pm Anishinabek Dental Hygiene Clinic *Must Pre-Book Appointment*


Anishinabek Dental Hygiene Clinic *Must Pre-Book Appointment*

27 Anishinabek Dental Hygiene Clinic *Must Pre-Book Appointment


Anishinabek Dental Hygiene Clinic *Must Pre-Book Appointment*



November 19

We are happy to announce that the program has been expanded to two nights a week!

The new dates and times are Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 4:00pm to 5:30pm Starting November 10th & November 12th

at the Community Centre – 400 Anemki Drive in the GED room. Please come to the KNET door on the side of the building. Come out for HOMEWORK HELP & PIZZA! For more information contact: Brittany Collins Education Assistant Phone: (807) 623 – 9543 ext. 205 Email:

YOUTH MEETING 12-24 years of age


____________________________________________________ For more information please contact:

Renee Boucher Director of Youth & Social Development 623.9543 Ext. 260

Youth and Social Development invite all our families to Movie nights at the Community CentRE on the following days; Monday, November 9th, 2015 2015

Monday, December 14th,

Monday, January 11th, 2016 2016

Monday, February 8th, Monday, March 7th, 2016

*Early Movie for Little Ones Will be at 5:30 p.m. (This movie time available for babies up to 4 years with parents/guardian)

*Family Movie will begin at 6:45 p.m. Children ages 12 and under must be accompanied with Parent/Guardian 18+ There will be a small cost of $2.00 at the door “One of our goals in developing our New Youth and Social Development Department would be to include, support and encourage fun family activities together at all our events and programming from time to time, in hopes of strengthening and nourishing family interactions�

Youth and Social Development

Up Coming Youth Programs for NOVEMBER at the Youth Center Prevention/Education and Awareness Tuesday Nights 6:00p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 10th, 6:00p.m.-8:00 p.m. Cooking, Nutrition and Healthy Eating “Making an Easy Afterschool Snacks” Tuesday, November 17, 2015 6:00p.m.-8:00p.m. Addictions Awareness Month “Peer Pressure and Youth” Tuesday, November 24th, 2015 6:00p.m.-8:00 p.m. Diabetes Awareness Month “Diabetes and Youth – healthy vs unhealthy snacks”

Movie Night Drop-In at the Youth Centre Friday Nights

We will once again be offering our Movie Night Drop in Nights from 6:00p.m.-9:00p.m. Remember to bring your own movies and make sure movies are rated appropriately Don’t forget, we start our first movie right at 7:00p.m. so please be courteous to others who are here on time and make sure you are in the center before so as not to disturb the movie that has started.

Youth Notes We would like to welcome Mikayla Collins from Westgate High School who is doing her student co-op with our department. You will see Mikayla helping at our nightly prevention and movie drop in Fridays!!!! • If you haven’t already seen some of the new changes here at the Youth Centre, be sure to come this Friday to check out the new color and new furnishings. I would like to also say at this time thank you so much for all your input and patience as we continue to move forward with the center.

Did you know November is also Cyber Safety Month……here is a few tips and links for youth and older youth to watch out for your younger siblings? Use Strong Passwords Use different user ID / password combinations for different accounts and avoid writing them down. Make the passwords more complicated by combining letters, numbers, special characters (minimum 10 characters in total) and change them on a regular basis. Be Social-Media Savvy Make sure your social networking profiles (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, MSN, etc.) are set to private. Check your security settings. Be careful what information you post online. Once it is on the Internet, it is there forever! Secure your Mobile Devices Be aware that your mobile device is vulnerable to viruses and hackers. Download applications from trusted sources. For more detailed information please go to this link

“One of our goals in our Youth and Social Development department is to provide our youth with prevention, education and awareness information that closely affects their everyday lives”

Week of November 6-12  
Week of November 6-12