Bkejwanong News

Team Bkejwanong raises $1459.90 for the Heart & Stroke Fundraiser

Congratulations to Team Bkejwanong who participated in the Heart & Stroke Big Bike Fundraiser. The group raised $1459.90. Team Bkejwanong included Portia Shipman, Julie Jones, Dustie Greenbird, Serena Williams, Shawnna Smith, Denise Kicknosway, Ashley Shipman, Daintry Kewayosh, Loretta White and Elizabeth Altiman. What a fun event and a good cause!

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Energy Plan Survey

We have recently developed and launched a survey to assist with the development of our community energy plan!  A community energy plan is a document that identifies our future energy needs and goals based on our community vision and values.  In order to create this plan, we need everybody to share their ideas and opinions…

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We Are Still Here – May 10 Community Screening

Our beautiful SUPERSTARS! Chimiigwech to Susie Jones, Sylvia Deleary, Geraldine Robertson for being apart of the documentary “We Are Still Here” and attending our community screening. Miigwech to director Dwayne Cloes for creating such an honest and true film about a truly dark time of our history. Not only did we learn more about the…

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Introduction to NWMO

Introduction to Nuclear Waster Management Organization Due to growing concern from our community and other First Nations communities over nuclear waste issues in our traditional territory, we are participating in an educational process with Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO).  We have heard many concerns over safety of current and potential storage methods for nuclear waste,…

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Chief Miskokomon receives “Alumni of Distinction” Award

Our Gimaa has been selected as a 2017 Recipient of the St. Clair College Alumni of Distinction Award. The St. Clair College Alumni Association and St. Clair Foundation annually recognize accomplished graduates with the Alumni Award of Distinction. This is the Association’s highest honour. Chief Dan Miskokomon was one of the first Native students to…

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WIFN hosts Treaty Council Meeting

Walpole Island First Nation hosted the THREE FIRES ANISHINAABEG OF WAAWAYAATANONG TREATY COUNCIL meeting at the Governance Building on March 7, 2017. Aamjiwnaang First Nation, Chippewa of the Thames First Nation, Caldwell First Nation, Chippewas of Kettle & Stony Point First Nation, and Walpole Island First Nation (Bkejwanong Territory) are part of the Treaty Council.…

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WIFN Court welcomes visitors

On the first Thursday of the month, the Governance Building is a busy place because  WIFN Court is in session.  For one day a month, the Council Chambers are transformed into a Satellite Court for Sarnia.  Operating since 2012, Walpole Island Band Members attend court proceedings in both Criminal and Family Law Matters right here…

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DBEN-DAAG-ZID “Inclusion: We all Belong” FIRST NATIONS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS Conference

Walpole Island First Nation hosted the second Annual Dben-Daag-Zid – Special Needs Conference from March 2 to 3, 2017.   The conference was held at Bkejwanong Kinomaagewgamg (formerly Walpole Island Elementary School). Beverly “Kitsy” Wrightman, one of the event organizers, said she wanted to host a conference that would increase awareness regarding special needs from a…

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WIFN General Assembly & Open House

Walpole Island First Nation held the General Assembly & Open House on February 15, 2017. The Open House featured WIFN Departments who presented information on their programs and services.  There was also information on the wind farm partnerships. Chatham-Kent Community Health Centres also shared information on their Walpole Island expansion project.  

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