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Niski Pîsim March 2022



ansi and welcome to another edition of the Acimowin. The above photo is of Councilor Katherine Swampy in Edmonton at the Pakistan Canada Association of Edmonton in celebration of International Womens Day which was on March 8, 2022. The Facebook: @samsoncreenation Samson Management Ltd. Corporate Administration Staff also wore purple to celebrate the day. From there, Maskwacis is still under the Covid 19 health regulations as stated from Maskwacis Health Services on March 9 with the Four Nations Directors Twitter: @SamsonCree of Emergency Management in accordance, you can read that on page 24. With that, please continue to wear your mask, get vaccinated and stay out of large indoor settings with lot’s of people. Instagram: @samsoncreenation

Vision Statement Samson Cree Nation is a healthy, educated, knowledgeable and industrious community. Mission Statement Samson Cree Nation is a Sovereign Nation that is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all our People by maximizing our Human Resources and respecting our Cree Language and Traditions of our Peoples.

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Table of Contents

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SCN Covid 19 Colour Code Flag System for your window. Covid 19 Timeline.

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Request For Proposals.

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Samson Councilor Katherine Swampy. Home Test Kit Instructions.

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Indian Day School Support Services Information. Day Scholar Settlement Information. SCN Celebration 2022 Information. First Nations Drinking Water Settlement Website. Baseball Registration Form.

The Samson Cree Nation Acimowin (Newsletter) Communications Coordinator, Delorna Makinaw. Email:

Events Planner Email: Samson Communications Department: Box 159 Maskwacis, AB T0C 1N0. Ph: 780-585-3793 ext. 233 or 266. SCN Departments: Please send your announcements, events or information to the Acimowin Newsletter Editor for publication. Email: Ph: 780-585-3793 ext. 266 The Acimowin is released bi-weekly every month. Advertisers please call the Communications Office. Community events can be forwarded to the Newsletter Please make it a JPEG format to save paper. HAWK 93.5 FM Radio To advertise with the only central Alberta First Nations radio station please call: 780-585-4295. Email: Web:

Contact: Robert “Bobby Jack” Ward.

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Maskwacis Covid 19 Timeline Total Cases

December November October September August July June May April March February January 2021 December November October September July March 2020

December November October September August July June May April 4528 March 4415 February 3341 January 2022 2847 2777 2718 2254 2215 2166 2150 2070 1993 Variant Declared 1900 1854 1448 485 317 19 7 3 Pandemic Declared

Total Cases

9000 8750 8500 8250 8000 7750 7500 7250 7000 6750 6500 6250 6000 5750 5500 5250 5000 4750 4500 4250 4000 3750 3500 3250 3000 2750 2500 2250 2000 1750 1500 1250 1000 900 800 700 600 500 400 300 200 100

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March 6, 2022 Source: Samson Cree Nation Facebook page. “Katherine Swampy is with Sajida Asghar and Bean Gill at Pakistan Canada Association of Edmonton. Thank you very much for arranging this, and inviting me to speak. I had a lovely afternoon at the PCAE where we had some amazing speakers sharing inspiring and empowering. Happy International Womens Day!”


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FN Drinking Water Settlement Do you need help with a claim? Contact the Administrator for help with the process: 1-833-2524220 14 Samson Communications Department @SamsonCreeNation

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Federal Indian Day School Class Action July 13, 2022 is your last day to submit a claim. McLean Class Action on Indian Day Schools. If you attended a Federal Day School you may be eligible for compensation.

March 8, 2022 Source: Samson Management Ltd. Facebook page. “Happy International Womens Day! From Management Ltd. Corporate Administration Staff. #Empowering Women #International Womens Day Ph 1 844 3815 January 20, 2022 Samson Cree Nation has a New App available for download on Apple. Do you want to stay informed on nation news, media releases and interviews? Download the app now. Notifications for emergencies. Job Opportunities. Available on cell phones and tablets. Samson Communications .

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Samson Cree Nation: Pediatry

PEDIATRIC CLINIC NOW OPEN Dr. Heather Dreise Pediatrician Location: former MYI Building Hours: Tuesday & Thursday 9 AM to 4 PM For Appointments call 780-585-4062. Walk Ins are available.

The Acimowin (Samson’s local newsletter) Submission Dates for 2022 March Friday March 11 Friday March 25 April Friday April 8 Friday April 22

May Friday May 13 Friday May 27 June Friday June 10 Friday June 24

Integrated Family Services (IFS) Ph: 780-5852254 Email: MMIWG 24/7 Toll Free Support Phone Line: 1-844-413-6649 Maskwacis Mobile Mental Health: Call us at any time on our hotline 780-362-2150 or Email : SCN Community Wellness: Client Support Services Ph: 780-335-5953. Outreach 780-3357439. Respite Care 780-335-9687. 18 Samson Communications Department @SamsonCreeNation

From the Office of Samson Gas Utility Box 1200 Maskwacis, AB T0C 1N0 Ph: 780-585-3793 Email: gasutility. Lyle Littlepoplar, Manager 1-780-335-6073 Everette Omeasoo, Supervisor 1-780-312-9748 Gas Co-op Shop 780-585-3547 Please Leave A Message Email: Please call EXT#215, Cell 780-335-6073 or Email: If you have any questions on this matter. Thank you. FN Drinking Water Settlement Do you need help with a claim? Contact the Administrator for help with the process: 1-833-252-4220 Samson Cree Nation Urban Office in Edmonton. Location: 12046 - 77 St. Edmonton. Ph: 780-477-6648 ext. 257

Please be advised that the Samson Cree Nation Personnel Department has a New Email Address: Anybody applying for a job or submitting their documents to Personnel Department can send to the email provided. Thank You.

The Samson Cree Housing Department is now located at the Trades Centre (on Cranes Road). New phone number: 780-585-3919 The Samson Community Initiatives Program 780-585-0111 Check them out on Facebook. @samsoncommunityinitiativesprogram

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February 25, 2022 Job Opportunity: Outreach and Land Camp Instructors. Do you have experience working with Indigenous youth? Are you interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education? Do you like to travel, learn from different people and places and facilitate community engagement? Would you like to combine these interests to provide meaningful experiences for youth in rural, remote and Indigenous communities this summer? If your answer is Yes then the Actua Instructor Team might be for you. Acuta, Canada’s leading STEM outreach organization, is looking for instructors for the summer of 2022. Website for registration: 20 Samson Communications Department @SamsonCreeNation

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Job Description: Summer Job in Jasper National Park. Office Administrator support / liaison assistant. This would entail helping with the office administration and/or conducting light liaising duties in support of our program. Benefits: $16.49 to $18.91 per hour. Shared housing is available. Wilderness environment. Requirement: Enrolled in an active post secondary education program.




March 2022 Wednesday




Andrea Dion: Tax preparation Starting 1 Feb. 28, 2022, at the Maskwacis Mall. $20 for Workers, Free for Elders, Income Support Clients.




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Start: May 1, 2022. Please reply by March 15, 2022. Mark Young, Parks Canada Email: Ph: 780-883-0602





April 2022 Wednesday


Andrea Dion: Tax preparation Starting Feb. 28, 2022, at the Maskwacis Mall. $20 for Workers, Free for Elders, Income Support Clients.

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Professionals Day.

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►Jim O Cultural Centre News: Samson Band Members $150 Non Refundable. Non Samson Band Members $150 Non Refundable. $50 Damage Deposit. Centre must be cleaned after use, kitchen cleaned up, floors swept, chairs put away. Call 780585-3793 ext. 159. No Double Booking. No Smoking. No Public Phone. ►Samson Trades: High volume of calls due to not changing furnace filters, please do not pour grease down the drains, the Housing department has moved into the Trades Center.

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