The Treaty Land Entitlement 2012 Annual Report is now available for members to download.
Peguis First Nation Custom Election Code Draft 9 Community Meetings
Currently, of the 617 First Nations in Canada, 239 hold elections under the Indian Act and the Indian Band Election Regulations, 342 select their leadership according to their own community or custom election codes and 36 conduct elections under their self-goverment regime. Peguis First Nation is one of those who still conducts its elections under the antiquated Indian Act. Many Peguis First Nation citizens want to opt out of the Indian Act in favour of their own custom election code. The Council has authorized the Peguis Governance Committee to lead a process of community discussions to replace the Indan Act band election regulations with our own custom code.
The Committee will be holding community meetings on the revised draft 9 of the Peguis Custom Election Code in the coming weeks. The meetings are aimed at creating awareness and input into the code as a made-in-Peguis alternative to the Indian Act election regulations and the one-size-fits-all approach that Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development is currently promoting. Please come out and talk to the committee about how we can improve our elections. Make your voice heard and help us make our community stronger.
Community meetings on custom election code
May 29, 2013
Peguis Community Hall May
6:00pm - 8:00pm
SURRENDER CLAIM TRUST GENERAL MEETING
SATURDAY, May 25th, 2013
10:00 a.m. - 3:00pm, PEGUIS COMMUNITY HALL
The Peguis Chief & Council is please to announce that they have appointed a new Recreation Board for the Peguis Community as of April 23, 2013. The new board members consist of: Lezley Sutherland, Bernie McCorrister, Maynard Cameron, Dave Bird, and Barry Mann.
The Recreation Board will be meeting with Adrienne Manningway in establishing a recreation plan for the Peguis First Nation community. The new Rec members are committed to start every type of recreation program available in our community as long as funding is available, some sports such as a Fastball League, Slow-pitch league, Soccer, Archery, Lacrosse, Track & Field club, Outdoor Education, Wilderness program,Senior/Elder programs and any other type of recreation program that community members can think of.
The Recreation Board members will be in place for 3 years and they have big plans along with the new Arena to be finished this December 2013.
Watch for Recreation meetings to take place soon.
All homeowners are responsible for checking their crawl spaces and/or basements to ensure your sump pumps are in working condition. As a home owner you are also responsible to move your belongings to higher ground. If flooding does occur proper procedures dictate that Housing or Maintenance must be contacted, not Emergency Services.
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
Current weather conditions have not elevated therefore, the status for the Emergency Operation Centre is not justified in being operational 24/7 at this time.
RE: Crossings Out
The Emergency Operation Centre is warning the public about 3 crossings that have washed out. The 3 crossings are Abe McPherson's crossing, Les Daniels crossing and Pine Cone Dary Bar crossing. For pictures, please visit the E.O.C. page.
Peguis First Nation is proud to begin the process of training 15 local band members to participate in the Geothermal Trades Training Program. This program is a community partnership involving Peguis Band, C.P. Construction L.P, Peguis Training & Employment, Public Works, and also Peguis Housing. The 5-week training program, which begins today, will consist of installation and maintenance of geothermal for 50 units within Peguis First Nation and 50 units within Fisher River Cree Nation. Successful completion of this training program may lead to a long-term employment opportunity for individuals.
“C.P. Construction is pleased to be part of this pilot project that will benefit the community of Peguis in so many positive ways,” said Glen Cochrane, General Manager of C.P. Construction L.P., “It also gives our local members the opportunity to expand their horizons as far as employment goes, seeing this project is recognized internationally.”
With an amazing winning streak season, sweeping of the KJHL Playoff's and an impressive representation in the 2013 Western Keystone Cup, the Peguis Juniors have made the community of Peguis proud.
This year’s Peguis Juniors are one of the best teams to come out of Peguis First Nation, ending the regular season in first place with a 24 game winning streak. The previous provincial record for straight wins, 18 consecutive wins, has been smashed by this year’s Peguis Juniors with an amazing 36 consecutive wins.
Tom Nevakshonoff Recognizes Juniors
Tom Nevakshonoff's Private Members Statement on April 17, 2013, link.
CBC Radio Interview with Farron Cochrane
Listen to the CBC Radio interview with coach Farron Cochrane, link.
HOCKEY IN PEGUIS FIRST NATION
Check out a great video about Farron Cochrane, his family and hockey in Peguis First Nation, link.
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.
Pamela Palmater visited Peguis First Nation today to speak to students at Peguis Central School. The event was open to Grades 9 - 12 students and the general public. Pamela spoke about Indigenous Sovereignty and the Idle No More movement.
Pamela Palmater is a Mi’kmaq lawyer from Eel River Bar First Nation in northern New Brunswick. Dr. Palmater is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at Ryerson University, Chiar in Indigenous Governance, and Academic Director of the Centre for Indigenous Governance. As a media political commentator, Pamela Palmater has appeared on Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), CBC, CTV, and InFocus. In the past several months, Pamela has been seen on tv speaking about the Idle No More movement as it unfolded.
After a dinner with Elders at Peguis Central School, Pamela jumped on the airways at Country Rock Radio to speak to the community at large.
Peguis First Nation would like to thank Pamela Palmater for her visit to both the students at Peguis Central School and the community. For more information about Pamela Palmater, please visit the links below.
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pamela.palmater | Twitter: @Pam_Palmater
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
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.