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.
Trust Office 204-645-3943
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:
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 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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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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.
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.”
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:
The 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
20 GRADE 12 STUDENTS, 10 SCHOOL STAFF, YOUTH WORKERS FNET, PAM FAVELL/CRYSTAL GARSON, JEAN BUCK - BUS DRIVER
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
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|
U.S. Flood Control Corp.
Awarded Highest Level Certification for Perimeter Barrier Flood Protection
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This 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 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.
TIGER DAM™ FM APPROVALS: MEDIA VIDEO
TIGER DAM™ FM APPROVALS: PROMOTIONAL VIDEO
TIGER DAM™ STANDARD INFORMATION
TIGER DAM™ STANDARD BROCHURE
TIGER DAM™ ARTICLE: OGM - TURNING THE TIDE
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.
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:
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 Summary of Meeting Minutes
The Surrender Claim Trustees are pleased to provide the following information regarding Trust actions.
Any members who want a copy of the meeting minutes can be obtained by contacting Trust Administrative Assistant Debbie McElhinney at 204-645-3943.
Peguis Surrender Claim Trustees
On 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:
Premier 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.
|Stevenson , G. Larry
Stevenson, Lisa C.
Flett, Lloyd D.
Michell, Cheryl D.
Spence, Robyn M.
Daniels, Derwin & Denise
Beck, Arlene & John
Manningway, Jim & Joanne
McCorrister, Jamie & Tammy
Nicholas (Stevenson), Linda
Stevenson, Angela D.
Stevenson, Dwayne & Leah
Stevenson, Burnell & Geraldine
Wilson, Walter & Steena
Sutherland, Kim A.
Stevenson, Terry & Addie
Cook, Wayne & Lisa
Daniels, Dave & Jen
Sutherland, Cheryl & Albert
McCorrister, Ryan & Steph
Stevenson, Darren Wayne
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:
Directors of Communication
Peguis First Nation
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.
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.
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.
The final draft of the Peguis Comprehensive Community Plan is now available for download. The Peguis Comprehensive Community Plan was developed by:
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.
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.
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.