Bkejwanong News

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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Community Audit Presentation

Community Audit Presentation – Wednesday January 25, 2017 at 5PM @ the Walpole Island Sports Complex. Light snacks and beverages will be provided. Meeting is open to WIFN Band Members upon verification of Walpole Island Membership (Certificate of Indian Status).

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Bkejwanong Kinomaagewgamig Grade 8 student inspires food bank drive

Students at Bkejwanong Kinomaagewgamig collected 1547 items for the Social Services Food Bank.  Grade 8 student Noodin Miskokomon inspired his fellow students to participate in the food bank drive. “You just feel good when you know that you are helping somebody,” says Noodin, “I felt really great when this started and how many goods we’ve…

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Herb Gray Parkway Trail Opening

Walpole Island Chief Dan Miskokomon and Council Members attended the Opening of the Herb Gray Parkway Trail in Windsor on November 9, 2016. The new, 17-kilometre multi-use trail is the first trail that has been incorporated into a major provincial highway project in Ontario. Steven Del Duca, Ontario Minister of Transportation, was accompanied by Drew…

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Grand Bend Wind Farm Grand Opening

Walpole Island First Nation Chief & Councillors attended the Grand Bend Wind Farm Grand Opening on Thursday, October 6, 2016. After a tour of the Grand Bend Wind Farm, the Chief and Councillors attended the Ceremony & Lunch at the Oakwood Resort in Grand Bend. Myrna Kicknosway offered the Opening Prayer and Animikeence Plain &…

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New Indigenous Name for Walpole Island Elementary School

New Indigenous Name for Walpole Island Elementary School, “Bkejwanong Kinomaagewgamig” Walpole Island Elementary School changes name to “Bkejwanong Kinomaagewgamig” Walpole Island First Nation, Ontario – The Walpole Island Board of Education (BOE) is pleased to announce the new name of the Walpole Island Elementary School. As of Friday, June 10th, 2016, the school will be…

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Audit Presentation to Community

Attention W.I.F.N. Membership From Chief & Council Below are brief details regarding the upcoming Community Meeting.   AUDIT PRESENTATION Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015 5:00PM Walpole Island Sports Complex     If you would like a copy of the Audit, please call 519-628-5700.   The audit is available to WIFN members upon verification of Walpole Island…

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Christmas Distribution 2015

  ATTENTION WIFN BAND MEMBERS Merry Christmas to all Walpole Island Band Members from Chief and Council for the holiday season. Please note that we will be distributing a $30 President’s Choice Gift Certificate to the Walpole Island Band Membership. It will be a $30 Certificate per household (adults only) provided by the Bkejwanong Trust.…

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