Henvey Inlet First Nation

Chief's Letter to Members

TO ALL MEMBERS
Re: HIFN WINDFARM LEGACY TRUST VOTE, October 20, 2020

Our windfarm project has finally commenced full operation and we are beginning to receive income from Nigig Power Corporation, which is a 50% owner of the project.

The windfarm has a contract to sell electricity to Ontario that will run until 2039. During that period, HIFN will receive income from Nigig and from the rent which the project pays directly to the First Nation. Financial projections for these two income streams are in the Windfarm Trust Community Meeting documentation on HIFN’s website and the backgrounder slide deck included in this voting package.

Council has engaged in extensive community consultation on how to use and manage these income streams. Based on that consultation and advice from the Band’s lawyers, auditors, and financial consultants, Council has adopted two objectives:

  1. IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR ALL PRESENT MEMBERS

    Regular payments to registered members, on or off-reserve Enhanced community facilities and member programs and services

  2. PROVIDE SAME BENEFITS TO FUTURE GENERATIONS

    After the energy sales contract ends in 2039, continue the member and community support indefinitely, if possible

The proposed payments to registered members will be at the rate of $500.00/month for each adult, $600.00/month for seniors over the age of 60, and $100.00/month for minors (held back until age 21 or age 18 if they have a high school diploma). If we put the Nigig income steam and surplus rent in trust and manage it prudently, the Band will be able to make these payments to members throughout the term of the energy sales contract and for many generations of members thereafter.

More detail on the Windfarm Legacy Trust proposal is contained in the enclosed backgrounder slide deck, notice and draft of the land law Council will enact if the proposal is approved, and the draft Trust Settlement Agreement. This package also includes a mail-in ballot which must be received before Sunday, 13 December 2020.

You can also vote in person at the Firehallon on that date.

A special Zoom and in-person Community Meeting will be held on Monday, 02 November 2020, at 2:00 pm, to go over the model one last time before the vote. If the Trust is approved by the membership, its first task will be to issue 15-month catch-up payments to each member. We anticipate the Trust will be able to get these catch-up payments out to members before Christmas.

CLICK HERE for the .pdf letter from the chief.

News

COMMUNITY MEETING - Monday, 09 May 2022

When: Monday, 09 May 2022
Time: 6:00 p.m.

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Windfarm Legacy Trust Logo Contest!

Help us create an extraordinary logo for HIFN Windfarm Legacy Trust. This logo will be the face of the Trust. Any registered Member of HIFN can apply. We strongly encourage our youth to apply, lets see your creativity! Please submit your logo to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or you can mail to address provided. Deadline for Contest is December 5, 2021. Please CLICK HERE to view flyer for more info on how and when to submit your submission.

PROPOSED CANNABIS LAND LAW COMMUNITY MEETING #2

Tuesday, 19 October 2021
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Attend in-person, by computer or by telephone

  1. In person: At the Firehall

  2. By computer: Click this live link (Control + Click) to launch Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82850396002?pwd=VDE2dlhoTEV0OExHMDR0TXowSGFvUT09 If you don’t have Zoom on your computer, the link will install it for you – just accept the installation Meeting ID: 828 5039 6002 Passcode: 801859

  3. By mobile phone: Click one of these one-tap mobile phone links + 16475580588,,82850396002#,,,,*801859# Canada + 16132093054,,82850396002#,,,,*801859# Canada No long distance charges (you may incur small data charges, depending on your mobile plan)

  4.  By direct dial telephone: Dial by your location (not toll-free): + 1 613 209 3054 Canada + 1 647 558 0588 Canada Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kcTjfgRZPl

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Job Postings

General Carpenter/Apprentice

Pickerel Contracting Ltd. is currently seeking a full-time General Carpenter/Apprentice to join our crew. The General Carpenter/Apprentice reports to the Site Supervisor and is responsible for assisting with constructing and maintaining residences and buildings. The General Carpenter/Apprentice will also assist with building, restoring and/or installing of structural woodwork and related materials of active projects. This position requires excellent physical stamina and a strong work ethic.

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Water Treatment Operator Trainee

Henvey Inlet First Nation is seeking a Water Treatment Operator Trainee to join our Administration for a short-term contract May 2022 to March 2023. The Water Treatment Operator Trainee reports to the Water Treatment Plant Operator and is responsible for learning the quality control measures that go into providing Henvey Inlet First Nation with safe, potable drinking water. The Water Treatment Operator Trainee will be
expected to engage in the continuous learning and training required to prepare for successful completion of the Operator in Training Exam. This position requires a high degree of self-motivation and a strong work ethic.

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Trailer Park Manager 

Henvey Inlet First Nation is seeking a Trailer Park Manager to join our Administration for a short-term seasonal contract from May 2022 to October 2022. The Trailer Park Manager reports to the Director of Finance/Administration and is responsible for overseeing all daily business operations for the trailer park and marina. This position requires excellent customer service and time-management skills and a high degree attention to detail.

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Gas Bar Attendants - multiple vacancies

Henvey Inlet First Nation is seeking multiple, casual Gas Bar Attendants to join our Administration. The Gas Bar Attendant reports to the Gas Bar Manager and is responsible for the sale of fuel and other automotive products and in-store merchandise, including tobacco products. The Gas Bar Attendant is also responsible for processing all point-of-sale transactions via cash, credit, or debit card using an electronic scanner and cash register.

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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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