On Reserve Lands Update
Round 2 for Land Designation for the WCFN 2018-2019 is starting this year, funding has been approved.
Alberta Indian investment Corporation will be holding a 2-day workshop at the Woodland Cree Health Centre on April 18th and 19th for applying for small business loans. Start planning on a small business idea or proposal asap!
A meeting will be held prior to the the workshop to share information mark your calendars for February 12th, 2018 in the council chambers at 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Solar installation at the Band Office was completed in January 2018!
Thank you to the Solar Trainees for completing the installment training! Jeffery Courtoriellie, Harry Laboucan. Jeremy Laboucan, Joshua Whitehead, and Vernon Whitehead! You guys did a great job! The Solare Distributors really enjoyed working working with the group and it was a first time the had a full attendee complete the project. Give yourself a high-5 to your forehead! Jk Again great job guys!!
More Solar installations to come for the First Nation this year for administration buildings.
I’d like to wish everyone a happy new year and more things to come from the on-reserve side of the WCFN lands Department.
Off Reserve Lands Update
AER Pilot Project
We are excited to announce we are concluding our pilot project. With upmost respect we would like to thank our elders for their input and involvement, this would not be possible without you. Woodland Cree First Nation started a joint learning process regarding land reclamation, remediation, and indigenous traditional knowledge. These were just a few of the first steps taken to implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), and to work with communities to ensure that traditional knowledge is reflected in our day-today process and decisions. The final draft will be provided in March 2018.
Please contact AER & WCFN Consultation office.
AER 24/7 emergency #1-800-222-6514
WCFN Consultation Office 780-629-3803
Provide the location, pictures and notes if possible.
Identifying Culture Camps/Hunting Camps
Please notify the WCFN Consultation Office. of any hunting or culture camps so we could identify and protect them.
Hunters and Trappers
Please contact the WCFN Consultation Office to report kills so we can monitor the wild life population. We are also excited to announce that we are starting up our WCFN trappers committee. Trappers Committee consists of
President- Joe Whitehead Jr.
Vice- President- William Whitehead
Secretary -Pearl Carifelle
Board Member- George Merrier Jr.
Board Member- Edward Whitehead
Board Member- Peter Sawan Jr.
Board Member- Eddie Sawan
Treasurer- Lawrence Lamouche Jr.
With the successful trip last year from Fort. Vermillion to Garden River the C, L & E Dept. along with Councilor Frank plan on going with Treaty 8 from Garden River to Fort Chip this year. Anyone is welcome to go along. For more information please call Lawrence Lamouche at the Band Office.