Police Report Kookum of the
Crime on the Rise North, Marlene J.
Page 4 Carriere, Page 3
Volume 3 Issue 16 July 10, 2009
Opaskwayak Indian Days
2009, Theme is ‘Year of the
Student’, so here at Natotawin,
we will be featuring student
profiles during the course of
the Summer Student Program
made possible by Opaskwayak
Cree Nation Employment
&Training and all the business-
es and organizations giving
these students employment.
Turn to page 6 and 7 for an
inside look at what these stu-
dents will be doing this sum-
Inside.... Moose Park is the
Opaskwayak place to be.
Nomination Horseshoe Tournaments,
Fishing Derby’s, BBQ’s and
Meeting Date family gatherings at
Page 2 COMMENTARY Friday - July 10, 2009
Quote of the Week...
You can never learn less; you can only learn more.
Located at the Otineka
Opaskwayak Cree Nation
Tel: (204) 627-7066 ex;066
Fax: (204) 623-5263
Hi people. My name is Dale Toll Free 1-888-763-1566
Shane Flett. My grandparents are
John and Agnes Flett, Albert and If you have any concerns or
Evelyn Ballantyne. My parents are comments you can E-mail;
Ernie Flett and Donna Flett. I was email@example.com
raised on Mikisew street and went
to school at Iskonikan school and Natotawin Editor
at Joe A. Ross school where I Gabriel Constant
graduated from. Staff Reporter-Farrah Jebb
Growing up, I was interest- -Gabriel Constant
ed in writing poetry, writing my Photos - Farrah Jebb
own music on piano and guitar, Graphics -Gabriel Constant
and writing short stories. When I Webmaster
was in my early years I got pub- -Gabriel Constant
lished in the International Library
for a poem I made up. It's kind of The Natotawin is Published
inspirational; if anyone likes, they weekly every Friday.
can check it out at Deadline for all Submissions
www.poetry.com and enter my is Wednesdays @ noon
name in the search engine Dale
Flett. It's call inspiration. Natotawin is printed by the
Inspiring myself, I just
wrote and wrote my own stories. I Distributed at these
wrote even if no one had ever locations;
read my stories and poems. In OCN Shell
school, I took as much English Otineka Mall
courses as I could have. My Food Court
teachers had helped me and Tim Hortons
taught me through what I didn't Big “E” Mart
understand. Now I know more Opaskwayak Convenience
how to write and spot errors. Miss The Pas Restaurant
Venus House Pizza
Through the years I have
worked at the golf course cooking, Ciirculatiion:1000
bar tending, custodial work, and
serving people at the kiosk. I also s
recently worked at the Kikiwak Inn s w
as a prep cook and dishwasher.
The Natotawin would like to
Following that, I went back to thank it’s sponsors and
school to finish my grade 12 and contributors for the 2009/2010
Last year I started to think Opaskwayak Educational
about my life. I started to ask Paskwayak Business Development
myself questions like what am I Corp LTD.
going to do? What is my life going The Rod McGillivary Memorial
to be in the next few years? I Care Home.
thought serious about my life and Hilda Young Child Care Center
Band Development Authroirty
it clicked, I have to become some- OCN Lands
thing I like to do. To write. I want- CWO/Public Works
ed to become educated in OCN Child & Family Services
English, journalism, and media Community Services&Admin
studies like broadcasting. It has Aseneskak Casino
Employment & Training
became my Dream.
July 10, 2009-Friday local Page 3
IN HONOR OF OUR ANCESTORS, GRANDMOTHERS AND
HEALING OF THE SEVEN GENERATIONS IS
THE INDIGENOUS GRANDPARENT'S RIGHTS WALK
The Healing of The healthy foundations of
Seven Generations is sponsor- Indigenous culture, language,
ing the Indigenous tradition and knowledge are
Grandparent's Rights Walk the main ingredients to
from Kitchener to Ottawa from rebuilding our grandchildren's
July 4 - 20, 2009, which will lives!
take approximately fifteen days The Indigenous
of walking. The Kookums Grandparent's Rights Walk is
(grandmothers in the Cree lan- about our grandchildren's
guage) and Moosims (grandfa- future and children of the Marlene J. Carriere, OCN Memberwill be participating in the walk
thers) will begin walking from future. Indigenous history designed to intentionally assim- Indigenous grand-par-
Victoria Park in Kitchener. A shows that our ancestors were ilate, civilize and colonize enting is an honor and a
sunrise ceremony will begin the healthy people who lived off Indigenous nations through cul- responsibility to raise and nur-
Walk. This Press Release is the the land, lived a harmonious tural, biological and psycholog- ture our grandchildren in a
formal invitation to include all life giving respect for one ical genocide, treaties, Indian healthy, safe and growing
Kookums and Moosims and another in the community, and Act, Christianity, residential environment. We understand
grandchildren to the Walk. lived by the natural laws of the schools and adoption tactics. the intergenerational effects of
The intent of the Walk is land. Our grandchildren's lives Government acts, laws residential school, treaties,
to bring awareness the role that have been burdened with a and policies were forced and dis-possession, and in-effec-
grandparents have in our com- history of residential schools, imposed on Indigenous peo- tive government policies. We
munities and the importance for treaties, and foreign acts, laws ples. These imposition laws walk with the pain and
our grandchildren to start pick- and policies which discon- were the beginnings of the dif- wounds of our ancestors and
ing up their seeds of life, which nected and displaced our ferent types of abuses that led our families who were dis-
are left behind through the grandchildren from their his- to broken spirits, broken fami- placed and dis-honored in
teachings. It is time for our tory, culture, traditions and lies, broken communities, and society. We are picking up our
sacred bundles to be shared language. Indigenous peoples broken nations. There are so bundles and healing those
with our grandchildren. It is are familiar with these govern- many tragedies in this world wounds of the past. We are
time for change! Strong and ment policies which were regarding children and it is growing and our children are
through these children that have growing with us. This is what
returned to help those in need. Indigenous Grand-parenting
It has been spoken through is all about; culture, tradition,
Elders, Kookums and Moosims language, customs, spirit,
that our grandchildren are hurt- prayer, sacred bundles, song
ing. Our grandchildren are not and All of Creation.
learning their language, culture, Contact Marlene J.
traditions and history; therefore Carriere (a kookum of the
generations of children are left north), Norma Geauvreau, or
without a life of knowing Who George Appleton, Sr. at The
They Are. There have been Healing of the Seven
generations of children who Generations in Kitchener at
were separated through differ- (519)570-9118 for more infor-
ent systems of society, such as mation.
child and family apprehensions, N y a : W e h ,
foster care and adoptions, resi- Kinanaskomitin,
dential schools, taken from tra-
Miigwetch, Thank -You,
ditional lands and put in
Page 4 community July 10, 2009-Friday
OCN/The Pas RCMP Report ing all playgrounds in the area.
The girl was eventually located at
Between midnight and
noon on July 3rd an unlocked
If anyone has information regarding this incident, please con- a residence on Cathedral Avenue vehicle parked on Settee Avenue
tact The Pas and OCN RCMP at (204) 627-6200 or call and returned to her parents. was entered and a wallet with a
Crimestoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). On July 1st, 2009 during Harley Davidson Logo was stolen.
On July 3, 2009 at 2:50 pm
Sometime on June 23rd a a dog being loose and trying to the fireworks show at midnight in
Police rec'd a report that a female
residence in the 400 block of bite people. Police and the Devon Park a light green bag
had uttered a forged document (
Valley View Trailer park was bro- Opaskwayak Cree Nation dog purse with one button and a flap being a prescription) The forgery
ken into and several items were catcher arrived and made sev- was stolen. was discovered by a local
taken including a bag of dog eral attempts to snag the ani- Sometime between July Pharmacist who had noted the dis-
food, an X-Box video game con- mal. The dog continued to be 2nd,2009 6:00 PM to July crepancy in handwriting of the
sole, and a portable phone. highly aggressive and was 3rd,2009 11:00 AM a fence was Doctor from the Walk-In clinic.
Sometime between 1:00 eventually pepper sprayed. spray painted near the 1100 Upon arrival an adult female was
After being sprayed the owner Block of Halcrow Avenue in The A/C for Uttering a forged docu-
PM to 2:00 PM on June 27th,
was able to get the dog back Pas , MB. ment and transported and lodged
2009 a window was smashed on
Early in the morning on pending Investigation. The adult
a resident on Mikisew in into the residence. Animal con-
female was later released on a
Opaskwayak, MB. trol will be following up with July 2nd, 2009 The Pas RCMP
Promise to Appear in Provincial
Some time between the the owner to determine what to was called to Hone Street for a
Court for the 24th August, 2009.
29th and 30th of June, a truck do with the dog. Dog owners report of a loud party. Police The female is not a local resident.
was damaged while parked at are reminded to keep their ani- attended the residence and On July 4th, 2009 at 8:30
Missinippi Airways parking lot. mals tied up when outside requested that the party be shut am Police rec'd a report of a
The truck may have been their homes for the safety of down and that people be sent stolen Dodge Caravan from a resi-
backed into. others in the area. home. Police have been called to dence on Riverside Drive,
On June 30, 2009 before Some time between the same residence on Hone Opaskwayak. Investigation later
1:30 am and 9:30 am on the Street several times in the last revealed the van was taken with-
the fireworks began a home on
1st day of July, a van window two months for loud parties and out the Owner's Consent and driv-
Bignell was vandalized when
as a result a excessive noise en South of Town on Hwy # 283
someone threw a rock through was smashed while it was
and dropped off at a Bracken Dam
the window. parked along the 100 block of bylaw ticket was issued for $500.
address where it was recovered at
On June 30 2009 Patrick Avenue On the date of July the
9:30 am. The driver then had the
between 7:00 PM and 9:50 On July 1st, 2009 at 2nd 2009 an unknown person vehicle keys forcibly removed form
PM a window on a vehicle 11:20 PM The Pas RCMP was broke into a shed, stole a jerry him and he walked South on Hwy
parked on Brenley was smashed called to the Tremaudan area can of gasoline and lit a vehicle # 283 back towards Town. A
out. of The Pas for a report of a on fire, killed a dog and ran- Warrant is currently being sought
On June 30th, 2009 The missing 6 year old girl. Police sacked another vehicle at the as the adult male is known to
Pas RCMP was called to Young conducted extensive door to same property located on Sayese Police. Damage to the van is esti-
door checks as well as check- Road. mated at $3,000.00.
Street in Big Eddy for a report of
Just a Friendly Reminder
To the Community:
Please help keep our water ways and
parks nice and clean…please pick up
after your event…Let's be proud of our
beautiful area…so that we may enjoy
it for many years to come!
Natural Resources Council
NOTICE TO ALL OCN MEMBERS
All Off Reserve members requiring an election package
please ensure your address is updated.
Family members please notify all members living off
reserve to contact the Electoral Officer to verify their
For more information please contact the election staff:
Stephanie Connors, Electoral Officer
623-3423 or 620-1739 or toll free 1-800-442-0459
Lori Lathlin, Deputy Electoral Officer
Samantha Fidler, Deputy Electoral Officer
at 627-7130 or 1-800-265-9638
July 10, 2009 - Friday commun it y Page 5
Page 6 July 10, 2009-Friday Page 7
Pictures and Profiles of Opaskwayak Cree Nation
Summer Students by
Natotawin Student Profiles of our 2009 Summer Students
Dale Flett Part 1
Suzie Q Jebb River Lathlin Molly Young
What are your plans for the school What are your plans for the What are your plans for the school
Business Administration at UCN Finish my grade 12
The Pas What is your position right now?
It is my job to take pictures of Trudy Young I am Allen aka "Slade" Bignell
Day camp councillor
the E & T student summer What are your plans for the school What is your position right now? What is your position right now?
employees of different busi- year? What are your plans for the Medical File Clerk Shoe person ha ha
When will you be starting?
nesses and organizations across Plan to take early childhood educa- school year? Starting grade 12 at the end of
OCN and The Pas. I treked over tion Well I plan to… Why are you choosing this path? When will you be starting? august
to the Joe A. Ross school, the The medical field interested me Like 1 hour and 57 minute ago it is
GLMC, the Youth Centre, What is your position right now? What is your position right now? and I want to see how they operate 11:57 July 7/ 09 Why are you choosing this path?
through out the mall, Rod Receptionist, Rod McGillivary Care My passion right now is profes- here at OHA. To further my schooling and finish
Mcgillivary Care Home and more Home sional wrestling. Shane’s Music. Why are you choosing this path? my grade 12.
to conglomerate information Why are you choosing this path? Do you have anything to say to peo- It's what I want.
about the students from OCN Graduate from computerized busi- ple that may help in anyway? Do you have anything to say to peo-
When will you be starting?
It's only been day one and they ple that may help in anyway?
explaining who, what, where and ness skills I'll be training all I can for about Do you have anything to say to
drill me to wash, wash, wash my Don't stop attending school so you
why they are working in the Do you have anything to say to 5 years, later I'm going to train in people that may help in anyway?
hands before I do will finish and be on your way to all
positions they are in; as well as people that may help in anyway? Calgary with Lance Storm at his Work hard and don't give up.
anything. LOL. the open doors.
where they are headed in life wrestling school "SWA" (Storm's
and what kind of inspirational Do your best! Wrestling Academy)
advice they have to offer to
ambitious students. These are Why are you choosing this path?
their words of support: I choose this path because it is
what I want to do with my time
here on earth. Plus I want to win
my championship belts as well as
make my mark on this world.
Do you have anything to say to
people that may help in anyway?
Well, Thank you for all the help
J.R. Cook AKA "balla Jay" Alyssa whitehead-Nelson Franklin Lathlin
Holly Pelly's my name you give me.
What are your plans for the school year? What are your plans for the school What are your plans for the school What are your plans for the
Colin Partrige Administrative assistant year? year? school year?
Practice every morning. Possibly I am going to the University of
What are your plans for the school What is your position right now? from 7 am to 9am to couch again Winnipeg for an education degree.
Cashier at Shane's Music
What is your position right
year? What is your position right now?
Keep focus on my studies What is your position right now? Day camp councillor now?
Why are you choosing this path? Day camp councillor Why are you choosing this path? Maintance at the mall
What is your position right now? I'm choosing the path because theirs a I love helping and tewaching children. Why are you choosing this
Administrative assistant at the lot of opportunities in the field I'm aim-
Why are you choosing this path? path?
Mcgillivary Care Home ing for.
I am choosing this path because I Do you have anything to say to people It was the only cool job.
Do you have anything to say to people
enjoy working with children. that may help in anyway?
Why are you choosing this path?
that may help in anyway? Graduate and get a job... it's nice to
Summer employment experience
Do you have anything to say to peo- feel independent and to have your Do you have anything to say to
Go back to school. Always be your true to
yourself. ple that may help in anyway? own things... and treat people the way people that may help in anyway?
Do you have anything to say to people A picture of Summer Student
that may help in anyway? If you keep on trying you can do it and it Coordinators Danielle Nasecapow and Yes, going out tp the parents. Pick up you would like to be treated along Do it yourself or don't bother
We can help by helping one another will be worth it in the long run. Shirley Lathlin your kids on time! the way. doing it.
Page 8 ads July 10, 2009-Friday
Fishing Derby Fundraiser ATTENTION OCN MEMBERSHIP
July 18, 2009 2 - 6 pm
The availability of Sturgeon appears to have increased;
Moose Park, Opaskwayak, MB however this is because of the low water levels on the
Saskatchewan River. This does not mean that the
$20 per rod.
Sturgeon population is on an increase.
First Fish Caught $75
Most Fish Caught $200
Largest Pickeral $150 Sturgeon remains to be regarded as a Species At Risk
Largest Jackfish $150 with a view, by government, to have Sturgeon labeled an
Largest Other $150 endangered species. Should Sturgeon become an endan-
Fifth Fish Caught $50
gered species our ability to catch Sturgeon for food and
BBQ Food and beverages to be sold.
Tickets can be purchased from Lyle/Sheryl Crain, Steve Lathlin,
cultural purposes will be denied.
Kendall Henderson, Jaime Clemons, Bill/Darlene Fontaine or Evelyn
Lathlin The Natural Resource Council (NRC), in consultation with
Rules: No early fishing allowed, coolers will be inpected for live the Commercial Fishermen's Co-op, is recommending the
fish, all fish brought in must be alive and in case of a tie-length of following practice to ensure that Sturgeon numbers are
fish(es) will be tie breaker.
not further impacted. The recommendation is:
That anyone fishing within OCN Traditional Territories,
begin the practice of 'catch and release' of any Sturgeon
caught that is
below 15 pounds and over 80 pounds.
This recommendation is not intended to deny members
their Aboriginal or Treaty Right to fish; however it is
intended to encourage all resource users the opportunity
to fulfill their Aboriginal responsibility to Creator for the
gifts bestowed upon us.
Let us share this responsibility to ensure resources for
our children's children. Should you have any questions in
regards to this please feel free to contact Mary, Diane or
Elizabeth at 627-7087.
July 10, 2009-Friday faith Page 9
Subtle Wisdom, Read: Mark 8:34-38
If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me;
and where I am, there My servant will be also.-
When I was in college, my co-worker Bud,
a fork-truck driver, often enriched my life with
his pithy wisdom. We were eating lunch one day,
sitting on the back of his fork truck, when I
announced that I was transferring to another
"Why?" he asked.
"All my friends are transferring," I
Bud chewed his sandwich for a moment
The Special Passover Supper -Exodus and then replied quietly and with subtle irony, "I
guess that's one way to pick a school."
12:1-28 His words struck me with rare force. Of
course, I thought. But is this the only way to
choose a school? Will I follow my friends for the
The Lord said to Moses and remember. You must remember rest of my days, or will I follow Jesus? Will I seek
Aaron in the land of Egypt, it by having a special supper in His face and His will and go where He wants me
"Speak to the people of Israel. honor to the Lord." togo?
Tell them that on the tenth day of Then Moses called for all Twenty-five times in the New Testament,
Jesus said to His desciples. "Follow Me." In
this month, every man must take the leaders of Israel. He said to Mark 8:34, He said, "Whoever desires to come
a lamb for those of his father's them, "Go and choose lambs for after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his
house, a lamb for each house. your families, and kill THE cross, and follow Me." No matter what others do
Your lamb must be perfect, a PASSOVER LAMB. Take a or what direction their lives may take, we must do
what He asks us to do.
male lamb one year old. Keep it small branch and put it in the The words of an old song come to mind:
until the fourteenth day of the blood of the pot. Spread some "My Lord knows the way through the wilderness;
same month. Then all the people of the blood on the wood pieces all I have to do is follow!"-David Roper
of Israel are to kill it in the on the top and sides of the door.
evening. Then none of you go outside the As I walk along life's pathway,
"Then they must take some door of his house until morning. Though the way I cannot see,
of the blood and put it on the For the Lord will pass through I shall follow in Christ's footsteps,
wood pieces at the sides and top to kill the Egyptians. But when For He has a plan for me. -Thiesen
of the door of each house where He sees the blood around your
they will eat it. They must eat door, the Lord will PASS OVER To find your way through life, follow Jesus.
the meat that same night, made the door. He will not let the one
ready over fire. They will eat it who destroys come into your
with bread made without yeast houses to kill you. 19th Annual Guy Hill Gathering
and with bitter plants.” You must remember this as July 31 - August 3, 2009
"Eat it with your shoes on a law for you and your children Schedule of Events @ Guy Hill
your feet and your walking stick forever. You must remember Clearwater Lake, MB
in your hand. And you must eat this special time when you go to
Friday, July 31st, 2009
it in a hurry. It is the time the the land that the Lord has prom-
1:00 p.m. - General Meeting @ the Big Tipi
Lord will PASS OVER. For I ised to give you. When your I.A.P. John Merasty
will go through the land of Egypt children ask you, "What does 2:00 p.m. - Sharing Circles and Sweats
on that night. And I will kill all this special time mean to you?'
the first-born in the land of you will say, 'It is a PASSOVER Saturday, August 1st, 2009
Egypt, both man and animal. I GIFT to the Lord. Because HE 1:00 p.m. - Sharing Circles and Sweats
will punish all the gods of Egypt. PASSED OVER the houses of 6:00 p.m. - Feast
I am the Lord. But the blood will the people of Israel in Egypt.
Counsellor on site:
mark for you the houses where He killed the Egyptians but
Nancy Martin, Wichiwaywin
you live. When I see the blood I saved our homes.' And the peo-
will PASS OVER you. And no ple bowed to the ground and For more information regarding activities
trouble will come upon you to worshiped. planned contact:
destroy you when I punish the Then the people of Israel Edwin Jebb @ (204) 623-0535
land of Egypt.” went and did what the Lord had John Merasty @ (306) 960-7499
"This day will be for you to told Moses and Aaron. Phil Michel @ (204) 677-1600
Page 10 not i c e July 10, 2009-Friday
Oid Princess Candidate Johnnie Opaskwayak Educational Authority would Opaskwayak Cree Nation Housing Authority, Inc.
like to welcome the new principal of Joe A. Ross Property Services Clerk
Nasecapow, Miss Opaskwayak Health
Authority would like to thank every- School, Ms. Marguerite Allard.
Otineka Mall – lower level.
Ms. Allard has over 19 years of administra-
one who came out to support the tive experience, working in the public school system
Fishing Derby held on July 1st at OID and as a municipal administrator. She brings with her The Opaskwayak Cree Nation Housing Authority requires a
Park. a wealth of experience and skills. Ms. Allard holds a Property Services Clerk:
The following were the winners: Bachelor of Education - with Distinction - from the
University of Saskatchewan; a Local Government Qualifications:
First Fish - Scott Delf The successful candidate must have several years experience in
Administration Certification from the University of
Most Fish (Tied) Regina; and a Masters of Education from the property management. Considerable experience utilizing Microsoft
Gabe SImard and Shaun Ballantyne University of Alberta.
Office (Word, Excel, Outlook and Internet); experience with data-
base programs including Aboriginal Information Systems Program.
Biggest Pickerel (Tied) We welcome her to our learning community. The ability to exercise initiative and work independently; ability to
Charlotte Constant and John George maintain confidentiality; demonstrated effective interpersonal and
Sinclair Otineka Development Corp. written and oral communication skills are essential.
Last Fish - Quinton Martin Seeking bids to remove cement pad for Duties:
Youngest Fisherman garbage bins behind the old SAAN The incumbent will provide direct assistance to the OCN Director of
Gabe SImard Housing and the OCN Board of Directors. The incumbent ensures
store, and rebuild pad on the North that the CMHC Units meet housing standards. Ensure repairs and
Biggest Other Species maintenance of each unit as per budget and the maintenance fees
Johnnie Moore Side of building (behind OCN Shell). from Social Services.
Hidden Times Deadline for submissions is July 24,
Maintain the daily CMHC activities and the CMHC tenants various
Greg Ducharme and John George 2009 @ 4 p.m. requests. The incumbent must ensure that all Tenancy Agreements
Sinclair For more information, please contact are up to date. Must be able to work in a team environment and
Once again, thank you for your sup- John McGillivary at 627-7230. under minimal supervision. Must have demonstrated ability to set
priorities, work under pressure to meet deadlines. Ensure all units
Thank You. are updates every month and provide information to other depart-
Johnnie Nasecapow and Family ments who are affected by these changes. Based on Operating
Agreement budgets, identify which unit could be repaired within
Northern lights Sound Lost each fiscal year. Prepare all Annual Project data reports at year-end
for CMHC headquarters and the auditors. Also include other hous-
Music from the A blue Lumix Camera in Bracken ing duties that may be assigned from time to time as the need arises.
Your cover letter and résumé must clearly indicate how you meet the
Dam the night of June 26, 2009.
70's,80's,90's and today's qualifications.
Has my Graduation pictures in it,
hits if found please return it. The
SALARY: Commensurate with education and experience.
Weddings, Pre - back screen appears white and CLOSING DATE: July 15, 2009
Weddings,Birthdays,for any blurry when turned on. Greg Ballantyne
special occasion,for book-
Director of Housing
$100 Cash Reward. P.O. Box 10580
ings No Questions asked upon safe OPASKWAYAK CREE NATION, MB.
Call: Christopher C. Head return or if possible, return the
"We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for fur-
@ 620-4136 (cell) memory card. ther consideration will be contacted."
Tables & chairs for sale
The Otineka Mall is selling their table and chairs. The
tables are $60.00 and the chairs are $20.00. Please
contact Paywahpun at 627-7230.
July 10, 2009 - Friday employment Page 11
postage meter, etc. to ensure good working OPASKWAYAK Opaskwayak Cree Nation Housing
OPASKWAYAK HEALTH order Authority, Inc.
AUTHORITY Assist in ordering of office supplies and office
External Job Posting equipment Maintenance - Minor Repairs Person
Other Duties: REQUIRES: Two (2) Board of Otineka Mall - lower level.
REQUIRES: RECEPTIONIST - Greet patients and schedule appointments for Directors - Member OPASKWAYAK, Manitoba
TERM POSITION monthly physician clinics and direct patients to The Opaskwayak Cree Nation Housing
(To October 2, 2009 with possibility appropriate areas The Opaskwayak Health Authority requires a Maintenance
of extension to March 31, 2010) As assigned Person:
Salary: To commensurate with education and
Authority Board of Directors
LOCATION: O p a s k w a y a k experience within budget is seeking a member the Qualifications:
Health Authority - Otineka Mall DEADLINE: July 15, 2009 @ 4:00 p.m. Opaskwayak Cree Nation to The successful candidate should have
knowledge and experience in corrective
Basement "NO" late submissions will be considered. be a part of the Opaskwayak and preventative maintenance of OCN
Please send resume, cover letter and three (3) Health Authority Team. Housing Units. Experience with work
Summary of Responsibilities: current references marked ACONFIDEN- orders, estimates and quotes are an
Under the supervision of the TIAL@ to: asset. The ability to exercise initiative
Executive Assistant, the Receptionist Opaskwayak Health Authority QUALIFICATIONS: and work independently; ability to
greets people arriving at the OHA C/O Lucille Dorion, Personnel/Payroll The Opaskwayak Health maintain confidentiality; demonstrated
office, directs visitors to appropriate Manager Authority Board of Directors effective interpersonal and written and
person or service, answers and for- Box 10280 oral communication skills are essential.
is looking for an OCN Band The applicant must also have a certifi-
wards telephone calls, takes mes- Opaskwayak, MB
sages, schedule appointments and R0B 2J0
Member who is knowledge- cate in Facilities Tech.
performs other clerical duties as able in the Health Field and Duties:
The incumbent will provide direct
assigned. also possesses basic busi-
OPASKWAYAK CREE NATION ness skills and familiarity in
assistance to the OCN Director of
Housing and the Property Services
QUALIFICATIONS: CHILD & FAMILY SERVICES budgets, financial statements Clerk.
The successful candidate will be a Maintain the daily activities and ten-
graduate from Grade 12 or GED
and with Contribution ants various requests. The incumbent
REQUIRES: Agreements. must ensure that all work is done cor-
equivalent. The successful candidate
must have experience in
SOCIAL WORKER-PERMANENT rectly and in a timely fashion. Must be
able to work in a team environment
WordPerfect, Microsoft, Excel and
Previous Board experience is and under minimal supervision. Must
Lotus and be familiar with Print a definite asset.
Winnipeg, Manitoba have demonstrated ability to set priori-
Artist Programs. The successful ties, work under pressure to meet dead-
candidate should have the ability to lines.
communicate well in written and SUMMARY: The selected candidate will Your cover letter and résumé must
oral communications, along with The primary responsibility of the Social Worker be required to attend all the clearly indicate how you meet the qual-
is to provide culturally appropriate services to
excellent interpersonal skills and
the children and families of Opaskwayak Cree
Opaskwayak Health Authority ifications.
good organizational skills. An asset SALARY: Commensurate with educa-
Nation by implementing the Child & Family Board of Directors meetings. tion and experience.
would be the ability to speak and
understand Cree. Services Act and the standards and objectives Regular Board Meetings are CLOSING DATE: July 15, 2009
set by Opaskwayak Cree Nation Child & held every third Wednesday Apply to:
Family Services. Greg Ballantyne
Your cover letter and resume must of every month at 4:30 p.m. Director of Housing
clearly indicate how you meet the P.O. Box 10580
Investigating all Child Protection Matters and LENGTH OF TERM: 4 OPASKWAYAK CREE NATION, MB.
DUTIES: The candidate shall be ensuring good case work through: Year Term with end date of "We thank all who apply and advise
responsible to: - Case Planning August 2013 that only those selected for further con-
Greet the Public: - Case Management sideration will be contacted."
Greet people coming into office,
- Court Work
DEADLINE: July 17,
direct them to appropriate persons Priti Shah of PRAXIS Conflict Consulting
- Prevention and Community Development 2009 at 4:00 p.m. LEGAL DUTIES & LIABILITIES OF
or services, and provide general BOARDS:
information in person and by phone
Operate the telephone system to The Social Worker will work co-operatively NO late submissions will be What Every Board Member Should
answer, screen and forward tele- with Management, the Child & Family Services considered Know
Team Leader, Resource Coordinator,
phone calls, take messages and pro-
Adoptions Specialist and all collateral agen-
Please send resume and Wednesday August 26 , 2009, 8:30 am - 3
vide information as required cover letter marked "CONFI- pm
Dispatch Medical Van: cies. Kikiwak Inn, Opaskwayak Cree Nation, The
Receive requests from community
DENTIAL" to: Pas
members for Medical Van QUALIFICATIONS: Opaskwayak Health _ Assessing Your Board’s Vulnerability to
Process and transmit information Authority Board of Directors Liability
- BSW with two years direct First Nations Child _ The Role of the Board versus the Role of
and instructions to co-ordinate the
Welfare experience or
C/O Delores Lathlin the Board Member
activities of Medical Van drivers Box 10280 _ Gaining Board Member Commitment
Mail/Fax Distributions: other related combinations of education _ Board and Executive Director: Moving
Once each morning and afternoon, and experience. Opaskwayak, MB R0B 2J0 from Competition to Cooperation
collect mail - Familiar with Child and Family Services Act. OR _ Recognizing to Whom the Board is
Sort and record all incoming and - Ability to speak Cree is an asset. Hand Deliver to Opaskwayak _ What are the Duties of Directors? How
- Must possess Case Management Skills. can the Duties be Implemented?
- Good Oral/Written Communication Skills.
Health Authority _ Potential Liabilities Arising from Manitoba
Ensure timely delivery of all mes- Lower Level, Otineka Mall and Canadian Law
sages and mail to appropriate staff - Applicants subjected to Police Check and
_ Risk Management and Liability Protection
Photocopy and fax any necessary Child Abuse Registry Check. _ Insurance and Indemnification
documents as requested - Valid Manitoba Driver's License. _ Evaluation, Screening and Monitoring
- Travel as required. _ Developing a Board Due Diligence Checklist
Leave Form Distribution: To the Patients of Cree Nation Who Should Attend?
Distribute, record and receive Tribal Health Centre Dental Ø This session will be of interest to new or
Applications for Leave from OHA SALARY: Clinic: experienced Board Members, Executive
To commensurate with Education & Directors, CEOs, CAOs, CFOs, COOs,
staff I wish to annouce that I have Trustees, Chiefs, Committee Members and
Record the distribution of cheques Experience. other staff members and volunteers working
resigned from my position as
and Purchase Orders closely with Boards.
Dentist at Cree Nation Tribal
Health Centre. My last day of How Do I Register?
July 15, 2009 by 4:00 p.m. · Please deliver your registration and cheque,
work will be August 05, 2009. I
Office Supplies and Equipment: cash or money order for $ 250 .00 to:
Ensure that the OHA entrance/exit would like to Thank You all for PRAXIS Conflict Consulting, 481 Brock
SUBMIT RESUMES TO: Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3N 0Z2.
doors are locked upon departure your trust and patronage over
· For an early bird fee of $ 200 .00 registra-
from work and that all equipment Diane Deschambeault, CISW, BISW
the years. It has been a great tion and payment must be received in the
and machines are turned off at the Executive Director privilege for me to work for PRAXIS office for the workshop by July 10 ,
2009. No extensions on this deadline will be
end of each work day Opaskwayak Cree Nation Child & Family Cree Nation Tribal Health granted.
Ensure the supply of letter and legal Services Centre and Swampy Cree · Fee includes light refreshments, resource
paper available at all times for staff manual valued at $55.00 and personal action
P.O. Box 10550 Tribal Council for the past 22 plan. Lunch on your own.
Periodically check the photo copier OPASKWAYAK, MB R0B 2J0 years. I will miss you all. Cree · Cancellation Policy: NO REFUND although
to ensure paper trays are full Nation Tribal Health is looking the fee is transferable to another person.
Periodically perform routine tests of · Inquiries can be directed to Priti Shah by
Only candidates selected for an interview will for a replacement dentist. phone (204) 477-5985, fax (204) 477-6400
office equipment including the copi- be contacted. or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org,
er, fax machine, printers, shredder, Dr. Lisa Cohoe
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