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Annual General meeting

Peguis Surrender Claim Trust Annual General Meeting

Peguis First Nation Community Hall
Monday, May 12, 2014

Selkirk Friendship Center
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Winnipeg Indian & Metis Friendship Center
Thursday, May 15, 2014

MEETINGS START AT 6 P.M.
refreshments provided
Trust Office 204-645-3943 
PEGUISFIRSTNATION.CA
204-645-2359

 

Notice regarding income assistance

Notice Regarding Peguis Income Assistance Cheques and Service Canada

This is to give notice to Peguis band members who are eligible to receive income assistance, that income assistance cheques for the period April 1 – 15, 2014 will be issued Thursday 1:00 – 5:00 pm and Friday 9:00 – 5:00 pm at the Peguis Community Hall. All  income assistance clients and spouses must sign for and pick up their own cheques. All Peguis flood evacuees must pick up and sign for their cheques at the Peguis community hall. All cheques will be post dated to April 1, 2014. For this reason, income assistance recipients must cash their cheques upon receipt at the hall. A cash station will be set up for this purpose.

Proper identification is required. This must include a Manitoba Health Card with a local address on it, plus two of the following:

  • Social insurance card
  • valid Indian status card
  • valid Driver's license
  • Birth Certificate

If you choose not to cash your cheque immediately at the hall, then you will receive it on April 1, 2014 at the band office. The Social Department will be closed on Monday Mar. 31, 2014.

Service Canada

Service Canada will be in Peguis Mall on Thursday March 27, 2014 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. (Closed for lunch). Services will include: Social Insurance number, Canada Pension Plan, Pleasure craft license Information, Canada Education Savings Grant, Passport Applications, Employment Insurance, Old age security, Apprenticeship grants, Canada Learning Bond, Other Government of Canada Programs and Services. If you are in need of a Social Insurance number, please make sure you bring your original birth certificate.

2013 Peguis audit

FOR THE YEAR ENDED MARCH 31, 2013

Peguis First Nation is pleased to share the results of the annual audit with band members and with the public.

Download the financial information and audit results below for the year ended March 31, 2013.

Download Consolidated Financial Statements 2013 For Year Ended March 31, 2013

Download Schedule of Salaries, Honoraria, Travel Expenses, and Other Remuneration

Peguis Member to pitch business plan

Diandre Thomas-Hart’s Kanata of Youth web portal has been chosen as the best pitch among her classmates by a panel judges from the business community, clearing the way to a competition in Las Vegas next week. 18-year-old Thomas-Hart says initially it was her passion for learning that led her to take part in Youth Entrepreneurship Education Training at The University of Winnipeg’s Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre, and she’s confident her idea could help prevent loss of identity among other Indigenous youth.

Thomas-Hart says Kanata of Youth would be an online hub connecting youth to Indigenous cultural knowledge, where young people can log on to connect with Elders. She says she knows the importance of such a resource from personal experience. “It helps me in so many ways,” Thomas-Hart says, “I feel more complete as a whole person, knowing my spiritual background as an Aboriginal woman.”

View Press Release

new board & committee members

NEW Board & Committee Members

The Board & Committee members were selected by the Peguis Chief & Council and will be board & committee members for 3 years from January 6, 2014 to January 5, 2017. There will be mandatory Board & Committee training for each member to take in order to help with their position and roles and responsibilities.

Download the new Board & Committee Members

Joint Venture Announced

FN Developments Inc.Peguis First Nation - Manitoba Jockey Club Announces Joint Venture

For Immediate Release
December 19, 2013

Winnipeg –  Assiniboia Downs is being revitalized courtesy of a joint venture partnership between Peguis First Nation and the Manitoba Jockey Club.

FN Developments Inc. announced today it is undertaking a new business plan that will allow for the sustained and continued success of Assiniboia Downs, complicit with all applicable federal and provincial horse racing regulations.

The new and improved Assiniboia Downs will be a premier destination for both Manitobans and tourists and is poised to generate upwards of $100 million in infrastructure spending and jobs.

“Our initial development plan will see hotels, convention and retail space on the land adjoined to the Downs,” says Peguis First Nation Chief Glenn Hudson. “Peguis First Nation places great importance on building partnerships to advance our province’s economic development and we’re very excited to see the positive impact this new partnership has.”

This joint venture real-estate development was made possible by the Government of Canada settling the Peguis First Nation Treaty Land entitlement claim in 2009.

“We’re happy to be able to support development of new jobs, infrastructure growth and economic stability that will be appreciated by future generations and will become a great source of pride for all Manitobans,” Chief Hudson says.

The proposed project will offer Manitobans a unique mix of business and entertainment opportunities, making it a full service destination.

“The Jockey Club could not be happier with this outcome and what it means for Assiniboia Downs and Manitobans,” says Darren Dunn, Chief Executive Officer of the Manitoba Jockey Club. “We are grateful for the partnership which has been solidified here today and are committed to ensuring this project not only comes to fruition, but is a success for everyone to share in.”

FN Developments will announce detailed development plans in early 2014, along with plans for community consultations and stakeholder meetings.

 

Media Inquires:
Nikki Chenier-Leiter
(204) 415-6652 or
(204) 960-2242
nikkic@boomdonenext.com

Peguis New Horizon

Peguis New Horizon, Vol.7 Issue 3, December 2013

The latest issue of the New Horizon is available for community members.

The issue features the Peguis Youth Recognized at Youth Awards Gala, Chief Peguis Investments Corporation, MAYAA 2013 Winner Jessica Spence, Geothermal Heating, plus much more.

Download the Peguis New Horizon

 

atco partners with Peguis

ATCOATCO SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES PARTNERS WITH PEGUIS FIRST NATION

Will work together to pursue community infrastructure projects in Manitoba.

ATCO Sustainable Communities announced today that it has signed a Relationship Agreement with Chief Peguis Investment Corp., the economic development arm of the Peguis First Nation to work together to provide infrastructure solutions to communities throughout Manitoba. Located 190 km north of Winnipeg, MB, Peguis is the largest First Nation community in Manitoba.

The agreement includes a commitment from both groups to pursue projects in the province ranging from community planning and development to building community infrastructure and housing to developing power generation solutions.

Peguis First Nation has a long history of building relationships and forging alliances with others to pursue the economic development of our community,” said Chief Glenn Hudson of Peguis First Nation. “This agreement will support our efforts to develop capacity in training, jobs and construction opportunities which will give us a solid foundation for the future.

Download Press Release

Red river college

The Red River College – Peguis Fisher River Campuses are offering a number of part-time course during the day, evenings and Saturdays. For more information on the courses being offered, please see the Red River College - Peguis Fisher River Campuses Facebook page at the following link:

https://www.facebook.com/rrcpeguis/events

MAYAA 2013

Awards 2013The Manitoba Aboriginal Youth Achievement Awards 2013 took place Thursday, November 21, 2013 at CANAD Inns Winnipeg.

Presenters: 2011 MAYAA AWARD WINNERS
KIINNAN STEVENSON-FRENCH, SHANNON BEAR, CHELSEY MEADE, JORDAN ULRICH

Guests Included:
20 GRADE 12 STUDENTS, 10 SCHOOL STAFF, YOUTH WORKERS FNET, PAM FAVELL/CRYSTAL GARSON, JEAN BUCK - BUS DRIVER

Mentors:
MIKE SUTHERLAND, DAVE BIRD, WAYNE MANNINGWAY, MARCEL MERCREDIE, KEITH FLETT, KEN PRINCE, SHARON SUTHERLAND, SHARON STEVENSON, LORI SINCLAIR, MARILYN SPENCE, NANCY HARASIMEW, GERILYN COCHRANE

Peguis Planning Committee:
Annette Spence, Cheryl Bear, Pam Favel, Wayne Stranger, Myrna Korbitiuk, Sharon Stevenson

Sponsors:
PEGUIS CHIEF & COUNCIL, PEGUIS SCHOOL BOARD, PEGUIS GAMING COMMISSION, PEGUIS SURRENDER TRUST, PEGUIS TRAINING & EMPLOYMENT, MANITOBA FIRST NATIONS EDUCATION RESOURCE CENTRE, ROYAL BANK, LIFE BENEFITS INC.

YOUTH AWARD WINNERS CATEGORY PARENTS/GRANDPARENT
JESSICA SPENCE PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENT - SENIOR DENISE SPENCE/ JESSIE CRATE
ERICA DANIELS ARTISTIC - VISUAL MICHAEL RYAN DANIELS
WAYS OF OUR PEOPLE GROUP:    
KIINNAN STEVENSON-FRENCH EMPLOYMENT IN A TRADITIONAL FIELD SHARON/HOWARD FRENCH
TYLER WOODHOUSE EMPLOYMENT IN A TRADITIONAL FIELD ANNETTE SPENCE
JOSEPH SUTHERLAND EMPLOYMENT IN A TRADITIONAL FIELD MIKE/SHARON SUTHERLAND
EVAN BIRD EMPLOYMENT IN A TRADITIONAL FIELD MELANIE HART
CLARENCE COCHRANE EMPLOYMENT IN A TRADITIONAL FIELD ALEX COCHRANE
DAVE GOVEREAU EMPLOYMENT IN A TRADITIONAL FIELD DAVE/FRAN GOVEREAU
JOSH ROBINSON EMPLOYMENT IN A TRADITIONAL FIELD PAULINE/RICHARD ROBINSON
MERVIN MURDOCK EMPLOYMENT IN A TRADITIONAL FIELD NANCY/MERVIN MURDOCK
ELJAY COCHRANE EMPLOYMENT IN A TRADITIONAL FIELD MELISSA COCHRANE
THEOREN SPENCE EMPLOYMENT IN A TRADITIONAL FIELD MELVIN SPENCE
CHRISTIAN COCHRANE EMPLOYMENT IN A TRADITIONAL FIELD PEARL/FARON COCHRANE
GARRETT PRINCE EMPLOYMENT IN A TRADITIONAL FIELD LORI/KEN PRINCE
MARK FLETT EMPLOYMENT IN A TRADITIONAL FIELD KEITH/DELORES FLETT
ERIC SINCLAIR EMPLOYMENT IN A TRADITIONAL FIELD FERN/PHILLIP SINCLAIR

Using Water to fight water

U.S. Flood Control Corp.
Awarded Highest Level Certification for Perimeter Barrier Flood Protection

Click here to view web verison: http://usfloodcontrol.createsend1.com/t/ViewEmail/t/9FE6568BC93ED59A

Tiger DamsThis designation was awarded after rigorous testing by The Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) and FM Approvals, one of the world’s largest commercial insurance companies.

Perimeter barrier performance testing was conducted at the US Army Corps of Engineers’ Engineering and Research Development Center (ERDC) located in Vicksburg, MS.

During testing, Tiger Dams™, the world’s most rigorously tested reusable flood control product, were set up in 1/5 the time of sandbags at less than 1/3 the cost and vehemently withstood high velocity riverine currents, giant logs, underwent intensive wave testing and were over-topped without failure. (see video)

Chief Glenn HudsonChief Glenn Hudson discussed how the First Nation having their own stockpile of flood fighting equipment gives them independence in the fight against flooding and the fact that all First Nations should have a similar stockpile.

MEDIA LINKS:

TIGER DAM™ FM APPROVALS: MEDIA VIDEO
http://vimeo.com/album/2561629/video/76455956

TIGER DAM™ FM APPROVALS: PROMOTIONAL VIDEO
http://vimeo.com/album/2561629/video/75436478

TIGER DAM™ STANDARD INFORMATION
http://www.usfloodcontrol.com/StandardInformation.pdf

TIGER DAM™ STANDARD BROCHURE
http://www.usfloodcontrol.com/TigerDamBrochure.pdf

TIGER DAM™ ARTICLE: OGM - TURNING THE TID
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http://usfloodcontrol.createsend1.com/t/t-l-sljlkt-l-jl/

Peguis Health Centre newsletter

Health NewsVolume 1, Issue 6 | November 2013

The latest issue of the Peguis Health Centre Newsletter is available for download.

This issue features: MBTeleHealth, Fathering tips, What is CPNP, CPNP Schedule, Diabetes 101, Postpartum Depression, Teen Talk.

Download this issue

 

 

bed bugs: fact sheet

Bed BugsWhat are Bed Bugs?

Bed bugs are small, brown insects about the size of an apple seed at adult stage, that feed on human blood. After a feeding, they swell in size and can become bright or dark red. Bed bugs are wingless and cannot fly or jump. They are usually found near areas where people sleep.

How do I know if I have Bed Bugs?

Potential signs of bed bugs include:

  • Unexplained bite marks or red bumps on your skin.
  • Black or dark red spots on bed linens, mattresses or box springs.
  • Cast off skins from nymphs.
  • Live or dead bed bugs.

If there are a lot of bed bugs, a musty or sweet odour, like coriander, may be present.

More information is available by downloading the Bed Bugs: Fact Sheet

Surrender claim audits and minutes

Surrender Claim TrustSurrender Claim Audits and Summary of Meeting Minutes

The Surrender Claim Trustees are pleased to provide the following information regarding Trust actions.


View Summary of Surrender Claim Trustee Meetings 2011

View Summary of Surrender Claim Trust Meetings 2012

View Summary of Surrender Claim Trust Meetings 2013

View Financial Statements 2010

View Financial Statements 2011 & 2012

Any members who want a copy of the meeting minutes can be obtained by contacting Trust Administrative Assistant Debbie McElhinney at 204-645-3943.

Miigwech

Peguis Surrender Claim Trustees

Minister kevin chief visits peguis

Minister Kevin ChiefOn Friday, September 27, 2013, Minister Kevin Chief visited Peguis First Nation. Minister Kevin Chief stopped in at Country Rock Radio for an on-air interview to answer some community submitted questions followed by a quick tour of Peguis including the new Peguis Arena site. Peguis Headstart provided a lunch of stew and bannock to Minister Kevin Chief, Deputy Minister Jan Sanderson, the Minister’s assistant Sarah along with staff and other invited guests.

A presentation at the Peguis Community Hall began at 2:00 p.m. to introduce the new department for Children and Youth Opportunities. This department focuses on maximizing positive opportunities for Manitoba’s children and youth. Kevin Chief was appointed Minister of Children and Youth Opportunities by Premier Greg Selinger on January 13, 2012. MLA Tom Nevakshonoff also stopped in to show his support and speak to community members.

Picture from left to right: Councillor Mike Sutherland, Chief Glenn Hudson, MLA Tom Nevakshonoff, Minister Kevin Chief.

For more information about the Children and Youth Opportunities department, please visit:
http://www.gov.mb.ca/cyo/index.html

Premier Visits Peguis

PremierPremier Greg Selinger and MLA Tom Nevakshonoff paid a visit to Peguis First Nation on Thursday, September 19, 2013.

In a meeting with Chief and Council, an update was given about the new Peguis Arena, roads, Bi-Pole 3 Project, gaming, Flood issues, TLE Land Conversion and other future Peguis endevours.

Picture from left to right: Councillor Louis J. Stevenson, Councillor  Darlene Bird, Premier Greg Selinger, Chief Glenn Hudson, MLA Tom Nevakshonoff.

 

Housing & Flood housing List

Housing List

Stevenson , G. Larry
Stevenson, Lisa C.
Flett, Lloyd D.
Michell, Cheryl D.
Spence, Robyn M.
Daniels, Derwin & Denise
Beck, Arlene & John
Cook, Tim
Delorme, David
Manningway, Jim & Joanne
McCorrister, Jamie & Tammy
Nicholas (Stevenson), Linda
Robinson, Pauline
Sinclair, Theresa
Stevenson, Angela D.
Stevenson, Dwayne & Leah
Felix, Laura
Quesnel, Angela
Sutherland, Sharlene
Stevenson-Spence, Arlene
Gleich, Bertha
Stevenson, Burnell & Geraldine
McPherson, Claudia
  Hudson, Tammy
Wilson, Walter & Steena
Sutherland, Iona
Flett, Gladys
Peebles, Barry
Thompson, Frances
Cook, Sylvia
Sutherland, Kim A.
Bear, Elaine
Bird, Illa
Spence, Peter
McCorrister, Debbie
Flett, Jacqueline
Flett, Tracy
McPherson, Larry
Stevenson, Terry & Addie
Stevenson, Aldona
Prince, Reta
Cook, Wayne & Lisa
Pudlo, Mary
Thomas, Karen
Daniels, Dave & Jen


Flood List

Cochrane, Vickie
Sutherland, Cheryl & Albert
McCorrister, Ryan & Steph
Favel, Melissa
Govereau, Tracy
Thomas, Tiffany
Moberly, Laurette
  Favel, Ramona
McCorrister, Kristen
Favell, Jill
Flett, Victoria
Stevenson, Darren Wayne
Thomas, Eric

Chief glenn hudson resigns from tcig

Chief Glenn Hudson resigns from the Tribal Council Investments Inc. Board

Winnipeg, MB August 9, 2013-Chief Glenn Hudson has resigned as the Chair and President of the Tribal Council Investments Inc (TCIG), effective July 31, 2013. Chief Hudson is citing family and personal reasons for that decision:

Due to family and personal reasons, I came to the conclusion that I am no longer able to serve the TCIG group further. I thank the Board of Directors for appointing me Chair and president of the company and I wish them the best in their continuing work to strengthen company operations” said Chief Hudson.

TCIG is a diversified investment holding company owned by the 7 Tribal Councils of Manitoba. Chief Hudson from Peguis First Nation was the Interlake Reserves Tribal Council representative on the Board of Directors. He served as Chair and President for the past four months.

For more information:
Chantal Dubois
Directors of Communication
Peguis First Nation
204-803-8715

About TCIG:
www.tcig.biz

Surrender Claim Trust Newslettter

Surrender 2013Surrender Claim Trust Newsletter | Summer 2013

The latest issue of the Surrender Claim Trust Newsletter is now available for download. Included in this issue is Chief Peguis Investment Corporation, Surrender Claim Trust 2012 Funding Directions, Investment Review Summary, an update on the Multiplex Arena, plus much more.

 

Download the Newsletter

 

Peguis Food Bank Opens

The Peguis Food Cupboard is open and needy families and individuals are being served with food, baby supplies and hygiene products that otherwise are hard to come by if you are on social allowance or low income. The work to establish the food bank was begun by Dawn Nykoluk and Mary Favell who are both enrolled in the Red River College Business Administration class in Peguis.

We began looking at the food bank as something that is needed in Peguis which we could organize,” said Nykoluk.
We talked to Sylvia Mckay of Community Services who filled in the forms and got the okay from the Council to proceed.”

Nykoluk is the volunteer coordinator of the food bank.

Tina Bear was glad to be at the Peguis Mall to pick up a care package of food and supplies.
This is going to help us out a lot,” she said.  “The food bank is something I need because my cupboard is bare today.

The Winnipeg Harvest group from Winnipeg supplied the food and personal articles.

Winnipeg Harvest currently includes 7 First Nation communities, Peguis being one of them,” said Karen Flett of Winnipeg Harvest. The Peguis Food Cupboard will receive a weekly shipment of food and products. The initial shipment which arrived yesterday is sufficient for 40 families, the priority going to those with children.

There are 1,095 individuals, 851 dependents and 758 children currently living on social allowance in Peguis, said Peguis Social Services director, Sylvia Mckay.

The Food Cupboard is located at the Peguis Mall directly across the hall from the Post Office. The food bank will distribute food and supplies each Wednesday. More information about the food bank can be obtained from the Social Department at 204.645.2359.

 

EOLFN Research project

Peguis has teamed up with Lakehead University's Centre for Education and Research on Aging and Health (CERAH) on a 5 year research project with the goal of improving the end-of-life for people living in our community. Three other First Nations in Ontario are also participating in this project: Naotkamegwanning First Nation(Whitefish Bay), Fort William First Nation and Six Nations of the Grand River Territory.

Each community is working towards developing their own palliative care program and team to care for people who are dying. There is a growing need for palliative care programs in First Nations communities due to an aging population and an increase of chronic and terminal disease. In addition, First Nations people are expressing a desire to die at home in their communities; however there are many barriers to good quality care in First Nations communities; including lack of palliative care services and funding.

With everyone's assistance we can work together to meet the needs of our community.

Peguis comprehensive community plan

CCP Final Draft

The final draft of the Peguis Comprehensive Community Plan is now available for download. The Peguis Comprehensive Community Plan was developed by:

  • The Community Trust Board and the Financial Trust Board of the Treaty Land Entitlement Trust
  • The Peguis First Nation Band Administration and Program Support
  • The approximately 600 community members who provided their input, including 200 youth

This is the draft final version of the Peguis Comprehensive Community Plan. This draft is intended for final review by the community members, staff, chief and Council and the Treaty Land Entitlement (TLE) Boards of Trustees who have funded and spearheaded this long-term planning initiative.

This draft has been produced after extensive review by Peguis program staff and interested community members, and represents a strong community consensus about what the important issues and challenges are, and which steps are needed to create the community we want.

Peguis Annual Audit

FOR THE YEAR ENDED MARCH 31, 2012

Peguis First Nation is pleased to share the results of the annual audit with band members and with the public.

NOTE: It has been brought to the attention of BDO by the Peguis First Nation Finance Department that there is an overreporting of the travel disclosed as being paid to Councillor Mary T. Bear. To view the letter of correction, please click here.

Download the financial information and audit results below. For audit results for past years, please view past Peguis New Horizon issues located under the "Downloads" section on the right side of the page.

Highlights of 2012 AuditPeguis First Nation Consolidated
Financial Statements
schedule of salaries, honoraria, travel ,
& other remuneration

 

Peat Mine in Manitoba Sacred Site

Media/Video

  • Protest of Peat Mine - Video Part 1 | Video Part 2
  • APTN Interview | Chief David Crate of Fisher River Cree Nation and Councillor Mike Sutherland of Peguis First Nation - Video

Berger Peat Mine Road Blocked by Peguis First Nation

Peguis First Nation, together with cottagers, property owners, and Fisher River First Nation, are blocking the road into Washow Peninsula Tuesday April 16, 2013.  Berger Peat Moss Ltd ignored provisions in its environment licences for a new peat mine, and is clearing forests and road building. Their clearing and road building should not happen before the required plant study and inventory, including for medicinal... View Notice

Berger Peat Moss Clear Cutting Despite Licence Requirements

Berger Peat Moss is clear cutting Manitoba forest. Manitoba Conservation issued a road building permit to Berger January 1, 2013.  Berger Peat Moss’ new environment licence, issued late February, after a year and half of appeals, is for a new peat mine in Washow Peninsula on Lake Winnipeg, Manitoba. The company was road building the day after the licence was issued.  Clear cutting started recently... View Notice

Manitoba Disregards Peguis First Nation Again, Peat Mine Road Building Starts

The Manitoba government has decided to disregard the Peguis First Nation assessment of traditional use, impacts on aboriginal rights, and environmental effects from two peat mine proposals.  After twenty months of licence appeals, community consultations projects, and extensive technical work by Peguis the peat mine licence appeals were refused by Manitoba Conservation.  Licences were issued for two new peat mines in Peguis territory and Peguis treaty land entitlement area, February 22, 2013... View Notice

Sunterra Peat Mine in Manitoba Sacred Site

Peguis First Nation has advised the Manitoba government about discovery of several sacred artifacts buried at the Sunterra peat mine operation inside Peguis traditional territory and treaty land entitlement notice area. Treatment of these artifacts has been described as sacrilegious, showing little or no respect for the spirituality of Anishinabe Peoples. First Nation lands and resources are not protected by the Manitoba government, and it seems nor are these sacred artifacts... View Notice

Kapyong Barracks Victory

Peguis First Nation & other Treaty 1 First Nations won an important victory with the Kapyong Barracks.

On December 13, 2012 the Honourable Justice Hughes of the Federal Court Trial Division issued Reasons for Judgment and Judgment regarding the Treaty One First Nations and the Kapyong Lands (the “Judgment”). At issue are the Treaty One First Nations rights pursuant to Treaty No. 1 to acquire Kapyong Barracks located in central Winnipeg and Canada’s duty to consult and accommodate.

The Federal Court determined that Canada had a duty to consult and that Canada failed to fulfill this duty in a meaningful way and the 2007 decision of Canada to sell Kapyong to Canada Lands Corporation was denied.

For more information please view the Press Release and Decision below, as well as Chief Glenn Hudson's Interview with NationTalk.

View DecisionAMC Press ReleaseChief Glenn Hudson Interview

 

 

 

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