Greetings from the Chief
I am pleased to offer this newsletter as an opportunity to foster communications between the membership and the Moosomin First Nation. The purpose of the newsletter is to provide information to the membership regarding program delivery of the Moosomin First Nation. This administration has developed various strategic plans to maintain a healthy community environment in order to sustain physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health of the membership. We have also submitted proposals to acquire funding to address the various issues that affect our community. Please find the enclosed copy of the updates regarding the portfolios that are assigned from the Chief’s office and updates from each program manager.
From the Office of Chief Bradley Swiftwolfe
NEW JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR MOOSOMIN BAND MEMBERS IN THE JOBS SECTION OF THIS WEBSITE AND ALSO AN OPPORTUNITY FOR MEMBERS IN THE EVENTS SECTION.
31st Edition July 2016
“Moosomin First Nation: Promoting and protecting cultural values, language and traditions while ensuring Treaty Rights are respected and upheld“
SUMMER STUDENT EMPLOYMENT
Moosomin First Nation is pleased to once again be able to hire Moosomin band members and Moosomin students between 15 and 29 years of age who were in school / training this past spring and intend to return to school/training this fall. Proposals were funded under Canada Summer Jobs and the federal Youth Employment Strategy; and, the Specific Claim Advancement of Education funds will be used for students who do not fit the funded criteria. Employment ranges from 2 weeks to 8 weeks. Please ensure that you have a Social Insurance Number (SIN) if you are interested in a summer student job.
Moosomin First Nation is working to strengthen the financial reporting and accountability systems of the Band. The Chief and Council have been working with the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, as well as the First Nations Financial Management Board to develop a Financial Administration Law. This Law will be introduced to the membership in a future meeting. A Law of this nature will also allow the Band to develop Assessment and Taxation Laws for development of Lands and the charging of taxes to developers and contractors who are non-Band Members.
First Nations across Canada who want to be leaders in economic development through their lands and resources are taking steps to implement their own Finance Laws. These Laws provide the structures necessary for First Nation financial institutions to consider providing investment capital and borrowing to Band’s who use their positive financial position to leverage resources for economic development.
HAVE A SAFE AND ENJOYABLE SUMMER!
REMINDER: YOUR SAFETY IS OUR CONCERN!
The construction site at the T-road has been experiencing unauthorized access some evenings and weekends. This site is very dangerous, with the depth of the hole, the rebar and the equipment. The barriers around the site are in place for your protection. Gabriel Construction and Moosomin First Nation are asking for your cooperation to staying away from this site as we don’t want to see anyone hurt. The new Sewage Pumping Station is scheduled for completion this fall, so safety at the site over the summer requires everyone’s attention.
SPORTS AND RECREATION UPDATE
July is here and we have our development league starting up in which we have five reserves playing. This is a 6 week league where all reserves will have a chance to host. The Bands participating in the league are: Little Pine, Pound maker, Sweetgrass, Mosquito and Moosomin. League play starts July 6th. For more information you can contact me @ Ian Osecap 306 480 0197. We also have a program for adults. Signs are up at the band office for events. We will also be hosting a soccer clinic in North Battleford on July 21st - Free of charge. All activities will be posted on the Moosomin sports n rec page and at the band office. Thanks and enjoy your summer!
Ian Osecap, Sports and Rec Coordinator
Our last day of operation was June 27th and we ended our year with a barbeque. Thanks to the Parents that joined us and also filled out the evaluation forms. Your feedback is very important to us. We are closed for holidays and will reopen on August 2, 2016. If you want to register your child/ren, you can contact me at 306-386-2061 for more information. Hope you all enjoy this beautiful summer!
Respectfully, Valerie Osecap – Daycare Coordinator
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NOTICE TO MOOSOMIN BAND MEMBERS:
Effective immediately, Band Member Support funds will only be provided in cases of medical/health emergency under Policy. This is due to the high number of requests and the limited funding available. We thank you for your understanding.
Chief and Council – July 20, 2015