Students graduate from Red River College Introduction to Trades Program
Tristan Sinclair and Kellie Sinclair were among the proud graduates at the spring convocation of the Red River Community College held at the Centennial Auditorium in Winnipeg on Tuesday June 11.
They received certificates in the Introduction to Trades, Carpentry program which was offered at the Peguis cabinet shop over the past year.
The Introductory to Trades Program gives students a chance to learn the basics of ten trades that are open for enrollment at the Red River College. More: http://me.rrc.mb.ca/Catalogue/ProgramInfo.aspx?RegionCode=WPG&ProgCode=INTTF-CT
Back row (L-R): Alex Murdock, Tristan Sinclair, Wrightman McKay
Front row (L-R): Sandy Murdock, Kellie Sinclair
This year's events include: Monster Bingo, Men's Fastball Championships, Women's Fastball Championships, Slo-Pitch Championships, Minor Fastball Championships, Clifford Maytawashing Memorial Square Dance Competition, Native Games, Golf Tournaments, Wonder Shows, Fireworks, Kids Fun Days plus much more.
The SURRENDER CLAIM TRUST ANNUAL ACTIVITY REPORT 2012 is now available for members to download.
The Treaty Land Entitlement 2012 Annual Report is now available for members to download as well as the T.L.E. Trust 2012 Annual Report.
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.
2nd Annual Country Rock Radio Poker Golf Tournament
Date: July 16, 2013
Type: Two-Man Best Ball
Location: Fisher Branch Golf & Country Club
Entry Fee: $100.00/team
Round of Poker Hands: $25.00
The Peguis Pow Wow 2013 will be held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 12, 13 & 14, 2013. Grand entry will be as follows: Friday, July 12, 2013 at 7 pm, Sat, July 13, 1 and 7 pm and Sunday 1 pm. The Pow Wow committee has decided that the Pow Wow will be held at the site where it has always been, without the arbor. We are praying for good weather, but in case it does rain, we will be able to utilize the open air hall. If the Pow wow was held on Tue, Wed, Thurs, we would not be able to use the open air hall, because of events occurring at that time. This is the reason we are having the Peguis Pow Wow on the dates of Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We understand there are other Pow Wows happening at that time, however, we feel this is the best decision for Peguis Pow Wow 2013.
We would like to request anyone interested helping with planning or assisting during the Pow wow 2013, please feel free and welcome to come and help. We will be posting when our meeting are: The next meeting is planned for Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 7:00 pm. Peguis Community Hall. The following is a list of appointed members: Lloyd Stevenson, Garry Sinclair, Alice Flett, Linda Olson, Cheryl Bear, Patricia Stevenson, Lloyd Sinclair, Elder Myrtle Thomas, the following are current active members: Cheryl Bear, Patricia Stevenson, Lloyd Sinclair and Ernest Stevenson was requested by the committee to assist and our Elder Myrtle Thomas. So we are asking anyone interested please come and assist with the Pow Wow. Meegwetch
The Peguis Arbor
Peguis Pow Wow 2012 was the last time we had the honour of utilizing the Peguis Pow Wow Arbor. Based on the condition of the arbour and for the safety of our guests, visitors, dancers, drums and community members a decision was made to take down the Arbor. The arbor was dismantled in the fall of 2012. The plan that the committee has decided on to ensure the arbor is built properly and built to last for the future generations, is as follows: After this years Pow Wow 2013, we will begin work on the site, work up the ground, put material in place to ensure proper drainage when it rains, have appropriate slope to maximize drainage. After the site is prepared then we are planning to let it settle for the winter of 2013. In the summer of 2014, we are planning on starting to build the arbor, it is our intention to have the arbor built and ready for use for Peguis Pow Wow 2014. There are always issues that may arise to prevent this for happening, issues, such as, funding, timing in getting drawings plans done up and approved and construction of the arbor. It is our intention and belief that the arbor be built to last, this project will not be rushed and like our elders tell us, if we want to do something do it right the first time. This is our plan for the Pow Wow arbor. There are more details, however, we wanted to communicate to the community and public what is happening with our arbor. The Pow Wow committee will be hosting a community meeting in the future to show the drawings and details and provide an opportunity for the community to have input, date to be announced. Meegwetch.
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.
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.”
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.