Henvey Inlet First Nation

Lands Advisory Committee Advice and Recommendations

Draft land law 2020/21-001: the Henvey Inlet First Nation Windfarm Legacy Trust and the distribution of wealth from the wind energy centre.

Purpose
The proposed land law will:

  • authorize Band Council to establish the Henvey Inlet First Nation Windfarm Legacy Trust substantially in accordance with a draft Trust Settlement Deed attached as Schedule “A” to the Land Law; and
  • require Band Council to dedicate the income stream it receives from Nigig Power Corporation to the Trust for the balance of the FIT contract, which terminates in 2039, together with any surplus of rent the Band receives from the windfarm project.

The proposed HIFN Windfarm Legacy Trust will have two objectives:

  1. To improve the quality of life of current HIFN members through regular payments to all members and through support for improved infrastructure facilities, programs and services for members; and
  2. To provide the same benefits to future generations.

The payments to all registered members will start 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), subject to review every 5 years. The starting amounts for the member payments were developed through a series of four community meetings with members. Council has received professional advice that, if the windfarm performs as projected, it should be possible to provide these member payments throughout the FIT contract period and for many generations afterward.

The Trust proposal is being submitted to a Community Approval Vote, and Council will only enact the draft land law if the proposal is approved.

Benefit to Henvey Inlet First Nation

The proposed new Land Law will create a legacy fund which will improve the quality of life for all current members and ensure the windfarm project wealth also benefits future generations. The proposed Trust will protect a substantial portion of HIFN’s windfarm wealth from political influence and is the best mechanism to ensure future generations actually receive the same benefits. The Trust will include checks and balances against improvident withdrawals or uses of Trust funds, including the establishment of a Windfarm Legacy Trust Advisory Committee consisting of members who do not sit on Trust or the Council, which will be responsible to review withdrawals from the Trust and trustee appointments. The First Nation’s legal and financial advisors have advised that the Trust will be tax-neutral, avoid government funding clawbacks for “own-source revenue,” and will provide full transparency to HIFN.

Recommendation

The Lands Advisory Committee has reviewed the draft land law entitled “The Henvey Inlet First Nation Windfarm Legacy Trust And The Distribution Of Wealth From The Wind Energy Centre” and recommends its enactment IF the HIFN Windfarm Legacy Trust proposal is approved by a Community Approval vote.

MOVED BY: Wayne Richer
SECONDED BY: Grace Contin
CARRIED.
TRUE COPY OF RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE LANDS ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON 22 OCTOBER 2020, A QUORUM BEING PRESENT.

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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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