Dibaajimoonwinan, Community Outreach
Reg Canard, Skills Development Officer will be available to meet with individuals from Wahnapitae First Nation
Date: September 27, 2016
Time: 9:30am to 12:00pm
Location: Band Office
September 29, 2016
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm - Joint Content of Agreement
2:30 pm to 4:00 pm - Ratification Vote Information Session
Centre of Excellence, 259 Taighwennini Trail Rd. Capreol, ON
Ways to vote:
Mail in Ballot (underway), at the Information Sessions
Off-Reserve: November 28-29, 2016, On-Reserve: November 30, December 2, 2016
Update: Wahnapitae’s Community Energy Plan
As you may remember Wahnapitae is working to create a Community Energy Plan. Several of your neighbours have contributed their energy (electricity, fuel oil and propane) billing information to Marilyn. This, along with information gathered from Hydro One (electricity provider) is being used to create a community energy baseline. The baseline determines how much energy the community used from 2013 to present. This information will help us to compare the community’s energy use to the energy use in surrounding communities. As we move forward, this information can be used to measure the success of installing energy conservation measures or renewable energy projects by measuring the change in annual energy use.
Ratification of self-government agreement on education
Dear Chief Roque and members of Council:
As you are aware the Anishinbek Nation is on the final stretch to ratification of self-government agreement on education. It was years ago that Grand Council provided a mandate to negotiate and move toward restoration of jurisdiction in matters of education for our children. We have seen our negotiators work hard in the intervening years to provide us with an opportunity to make a difference for generations to come. Now is the time to stand up and declare to all who will listen that this is the right and only way for us to proceed.
In saying this I am asking you to be a champion for this agreement. Wherever the opportunity presents itself I would like you to speak on behalf of this agreement so that all of the Chiefs and Councils of communities that are in the ratification process leave no doubt about where they stand. I am still surprised at the number of our citizens that do not know of our process or how close we are to moving away from the Indian Act where education is concerned...CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING the letter from Grand Council Chief, Patrick Wedaseh Madahbee
CLICK HERE for a list of dates and locations as to when your Community Information Meetings is taking place this fall 2016.
Community Plan Energy Plan
Community Plan Energy Plan - July 2016 update
In the spring of 2016, Wahnapitae First Nation initiated the development of its first ever Community Energy Plan.
The purpose of the Community Energy Plan is to support the community’s exploration of different renewable energy opportunities that could support a number of key community goals, including:
- creating new employment opportunities
- establishing new revenue sources
- reducing energy costs for the Nation and members
- supporting a more environmentally sustainable future
In May, sessions were held with the community, staff and Elders. The input collected has been used to help refine the scope of the Community Energy Plan, which continues to progress well.