The Sandy Beach Learning Pavilion Grand Opening was held on August 16, 2009 with Chief Joe Buckell, Councillors William & Myrtle Swanson, Linda Peterson and Kathryn Campbell and members of the First Nation in attendance.
To be an economic, independent, self-sustaining, self-governing First Nation where all Members share a strong cultural identity based on a profound understanding of who we are and on a clear sense of connection with our cultural origins. A community that lives in peace with all of creation, maintains a healthy balance between the individual and collective needs, and works productively with both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities, based on a sense of mutual respect and equality.
Where Members rightfully come together and virtuously establish a strong sense of self-esteem, respect for each other and who work together for the well being of all. A First Nation in which the youth have a positive future and the Elders hand over a strong and thriving community to the next generation.
MICHIPICOTEN FIRST NATION HAS ZERO TOLERANCE FOR VIOLENCE, BULLYING, DISCRIMINATION, HARASSMENT, INTIMIDATION OR ABUSE, EITHER PHYSICALLY OR VERBALLY as part of its Core Policies.
As an organization and a community, this not only applies to our staff and Chief and Council; it also extends to members, contractors, and visitors, both at the workplace and outside of the workplace and by any and all communications. Our members are asked to respect our policies and our staff, who work diligently and are dedicated to serving you. We are not always able to accommodate your expectations, however, that does not give anyone the right to abuse or intimidate. Michipicoten First Nation has policies, guidelines, and processes in place in order to facilitate all programming and benefits which are administered through our office and we adhere to those policies, guidelines, and processes to the best of our ability, to be fair and equal to all members. We hold ourselves to a high standard and appreciate all of our members who understand and support Chief and Council; the policies of our First Nation; our staff and others who work so hard on your behalf.
WARNING – Michipicoten First Nation does not accept solicitations, shipments or invoices by email or otherwise without an approved and pre-authorized purchase order. DO NOT SHIP PRODUCT without the required documentation. A contact name is NOT ACCEPTANCE of any solicitation.
The Dog Lake Survey plan for registration was submitted to Natural Resource Canada in November 2010 and it is anticipated that it will be accepted by Spring of 2011, after which Chief and Council will develop a policy with regard to the assignment of lots to members requesting vacation properties on Dog Lake.