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Henvey Inlet Wind Community Celebration

November 2, 2022- Alban Community Centre

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October 2022 Newsletter is now posted!

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Gas Bar - Open daily to serve the Community & Public

WINTER HOURS Beginning September 6, 2022

Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Henvey Inlet First Nation Trailer Park
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Trailer Park is now open & Closing Day is October 10, 2022


HIFN Wind Farm Legacy Trust Notice
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HIFN Lands Office Notice
A moratorium has been put in place on any recreational lot allocation requests until further notice. If you have any questions, please contact the Lands Office.

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  • The Anishinabek Creation Story

    There is more than one creation story for Indigenous Peoples around North America, including more than one story for each nation. Not to say any of one the stories is the ‘right’ one, they are versions adapted by the people in different parts of the land. The Creation story we have chosen to adapt, comes from Darlene Johnston, an Anishinabekwe, who is a Professor of Law at the University of Toronto, in a report she prepared for the Ipperwash Commission of Inquiry; “Connecting People to Place: Great Lakes Aboriginal History in Cultural Context”.

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  • Stories About Anishinabek Migration

    Preliminary Stories about Migration

    Since time immemorial, the Great Lakes region have been home to Indigenous Peoples, including the Anishinabek, and Haudenosaunee , often classified as Iroquois. They were known to occupy as far north as the southern shore of Georgian Bay, and on the north and south shores of Lakes Erie and Ontario, and eastward towards the modern city of Montreal. And to the North, East, South, and West, were the Anishinabek.

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  • Historical Research Project

    Historical Gaps Report

    Watch for a new historical report identifying historical information gaps and an overview of what we know about our history from documented sources.

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  • Emerging History

    The History Project

    A brief history of the area reveals that the early explorers showing up in the early 1600′s searching for a shorter route to the West didn’t know that they encountered very distinctive people along the waterways from Montreal leading to Lake Huron and beyond. Nor did they realize they were utilizing ancient trade routes long since established by the Anishinabek. The Beaver Clan People are identified as occupying the Lake Huron and French River System, in the Anishinabek Creation Story.

    The Amikwa (Beaver People) are one of the Clans first recognized by Europeans in the 1600′s, by Champlain. The Amikwa are Anishinabek, belonging to the Algonquin linguistic group whose numbers and territories were greater than other groups encountered at that time, in what later became Canada.  They are still here today!

    We have produced a historical information gaps report with assistance from the Province’s “New Relationship Fund”. Due to the volume high of information discovered, we extended this project with Band funding to produce a more comprehensive report.

    Watch for new suggestions to appear under the “Help Us Find Our Own Story” button as reports are posted.

    We are seeking additional funds to continue this project to publish our own story.  We expect this will take from 1-2 years.

    If you have any information that could assist us in our quest, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. We added a page that will also provide suggestions on the help that is required and how you can contribute to this project. Help us find our own Story.

    References for the data presented on the Creation Story and Migration:

    1. Connecting People to Place: Great Lakes Aboriginal History in Cultural Context

    Prepared For the Ipperwash Commission of Inquiry, by Darlene Johnston, B.A., L.L.B., LL.M. Professor of Law, University of Toronto

    2. History of the Ojibway People © 1984. William W. Warren. P. 30, 31, 124

     
  • Clans and Families - Yesterday and Today

    Clans/Totems

    The centre of the Anishinabek creation story is the raft which is Michilimackinac Island in the strait between Lake Huron and Lake Michigan. This Island is where the First Animals named in the creation story ventured out to find and transform their own Country. For instance, story has it, upon leaving Lake Huron, Beaver went traveling up French River, and created lakes, rapids, portages and dams along the way. During his lifetime, Beaver populated his country with many Beaver children.

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  • Pics are still needed for Heritage Collection Project 

    Community Wellness Worker Luana McQuabbie has started to compile a small collection of photographs from Community Members for the purpose of using them in the 2014 Community Calendar and to begin a Heritage Collection.vintage cameras - Heritage Collection Project  Henvey Inlet First Nation

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News

MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Friday, 09 September 2022 9:00 am

Attend in-person, by computer or by telephone
In person: At the Firehall
HIFN Chief and Council is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: MembershipMeeting
Time: Sep 9, 2022 09:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86310866922?pwd=ZTlDV0hMMHA5Q0VoNFRhaUh6Zmk1UT09
Meeting ID: 86310866922
Passcode: 600518

One tap mobile:
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HIFN Community Researcher Needs Community Input

Doreen Mckenzie has been hired as the Community Researcher for Henvey Inlet First Nation to create a Community Profile Booklet, She is requesting help from the Community, in regards to any and all information you may know regarding the history of the first families that lived here on French River #13- (Cantin Island) and Bekanon Reserve #2.

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Membership Code Meeting 

In person: At the Firehall

Topic: MEMBERSHIP CODE MEETING

Time: Jul 22, 2022 9:00 AM Eastern Time 

In person: At the Firehall

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Job Postings

Band Representatives (2 Positions)

Henvey Inlet First Nation is seeking Two full-time Band Representatives to join our Administration. The Band Representative reports to the Band Representative Lead and is responsible to represent and advocate for Henvey Inlet First Nation members that are involved with any child welfare agencies throughout Canada. This position requires exceptional interpersonal communication skills and strong organization skills

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Housing and Finance Assistant

Henvey Inlet First Nation is seeking a full-time Housing and Finance Assistant to join our Administration. The Housing and Finance Assistant reports to the Director of Finance/Administration and is responsible for coordinating preventative maintenance for all Band-owned housing units and supervising all housing maintenance and repairs. The Housing and Finance Assistant receives and reviews all housing applications and inquiries, and, in collaboration with the Housing Committee, recommends tenants to Chief and Council for vacant units in accordance with the rules and regulations set forth in the Housing Policy.

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Early Childhood Education Worker (2 Positions) *RE-POST*

Henvey Inlet First Nation is seeking a qualified full-time Early Childhood Education Worker to join our Administration. The ECE Worker reports to the Daycare Supervisor and is responsible for providing supervision and direct childcare to children attending the HIFN Daycare, in compliance with all regulatory standards required by federal, provincial and First Nations legislation, policies and procedures.

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Health News

Notice for Off-Reserve Members 

re: medical transportation

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Non-Insured health benefits – Program Updates

Non Insured Health Benefits has monthly updates and are posted to their website. Please click the following link to see the monthly updates and changes. https://www.sac-isc.gc.ca/eng/1578079214611/1578079236012

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Medical Van Schedule

For the clients who utilize the Medical Transportation Vehicle, this is a reminder that your appointments are to be booked for 10:00 am at the earliest and 2:30 pm the latest for either Sudbury, Parry Sound or Britt appointments!!!

Appointments will not be added unless between these times!!

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