Archive for December, 2014

December 19, 2014 – Emergency Contact Information during Holiday Closure

The following is Emergency Contact Information for our Executive Director, Grand Chief, Victims Services, and other departments: Donna Seary, Executive Director Phone: (705) 266-3868 Email: Lawrence Martin, Grand Chief Phone: (613) 294-0514 Email: Sam Wesley, Victims Services Phone: (705) 658-2164 Cell: (705) 336-8605 Email: Vern Cheechoo, Director of Lands and Resources Phone: (705) 360-3858 Email: Ryan…read more →

December 19, 2014 – Office Closure

Please be aware that the Mushkegowuk offices’ will be closing at 3:00PM today, December 19, 2014.  The offices will also be closed during the holidays beginning Monday, December 22, 2014 to Friday, January 2, 2015. We will resume regular working hours on Monday, January 5, 2015.  Emergency Contact Information are as follows: Donna Seary, Executive Director Phone: (705) 266-3868 Email:…read more →

December 5, 2014 – Update on Personal Education Credits

On November 20, 2014 the Supreme Court of British Columbia issued an order which allows former students of Indian Residential schools to continue to submit their Personal Credits Acknowledgement and Personal Credit Redemption Forms for processing until a final decision is made on a deadline extension. For more information on the personal credits program, applications and timelines please contact the administrators for the program,…read more →

December 4, 2015 – Inquiry on Suicide Report Released

At the recent Mushkegowuk Council of Chief’s meeting, the draft report of the People’s Inquiry on Suicide, “Nobody Wants to Die – They Want the Pain to Stop” was presented by lead Commissioner Mike Metatawabin. After much deliberation and recognizing the importance of this inquiry and its findings, the Chiefs have directed the Commission to make one more round of community hearings so that the…read more →

December 2, 2014 – Mushkegowuk Chiefs Taking Action on Hospital Services

The Mushkegowuk Council of Chiefs are taking a strong stand on the worsening conditions of First Nation health services and the future of the regional hospital in Moose Factory, Ontario. The newly elected Grand Chief, Lawrence Martin, stated that “The quality and variety of health care services available to the people in the North of Ontario continue to decline. The…read more →

December 1, 2014 – Trick or Treaty? Screening

Film Screening – Trick or Treaty?, A film by Alanis Obomsawin will be having a screening tonight at the TCJMC Community Hall on December 1, 2014 @ 7:00PM The documentary Trick or Treaty? by Alanis Obomsawin follows the course of Indigenous leaders in their quest for justice and fairness as they seek to establish dialogue with the Canadian government.