All band buildings will be closed for Thanksgiving on Monday, October 9th, 2017. We will resume our regular business on Tuesday, October 10, 2017.
To show our gratitude and appreciation, Chief and Council will be preparing and serving the Thanksgiving Feast. All staff and citizens are invited to join us on Monday, October 2nd at 5 p.m. down at the beach area.
Chi Miigwetch, we hope to serve you well!
Michipicoten First Nation is holding the MFN Family Well-Being Lodge Opening on September 5, 2017 at 3 Maple Street in Wawa. Join us for cake and coffee. There is a Door Prize!
On Wednesday, October 4th, 2107, a Sacred Fire will be lit at 6 p.m. at the Pow Wow Arbor in Michipicoten First Nation.
Moon Ceremony is a woman’s ceremony; men participate by keeping fire. The Moon Ceremony acknowledges that Grandmother Moon (Nookomis Geezis) is the caretaker of the water that lay on Mother Earth. Nookomis Geezis also takes care of the newborn in Creation.
We give thanks to Nookomis Geezis for her continuous work in keeping our water safe and clean for generations to come.
Ladies, you can bring: your skirt, tobacco/or your ties, your drum.
For more information contact, Teresa Black at 705-856-0129, extension 228.
MFN is trying to determine what level of interest there is for a prospector course offered free by the Ontario Geological Society.
There are three options:
- one-day course with a short field trip
- two-day course (weekend) with a field trip
- five-day course
If you would be interested in any of the above, please contact Leo Lepiano, Lands and Resources Consultation Coordinator at 705-856-1993, extension 221.
Come with us on a journey to explore a world of Anishinaabe traditions and natural wonders in the outdoors! Each day we’ll head outdoors to Learn-Play-Explore through hands-on experiences. Learn to dance our Anishinaabe dances including Men’s Woodland and Women’s Appliqué (Old Time Scrub), play baaga’adowe (Ojibwe lacrosse-stick ball game), Ojibwe moccasin game, anit-paginaatig (spear throw), listen to Anishinaabe history of the Great Lakes and much more. Also learn how to cook over an open fire. You will be able to touch, see, hear, smell and taste what the Great Lakes have to offer. Welcome to the Anishinaabe Aki (Land of The Anishinaabe).
Do you know a youth between the ages of 8 – 18? We want them to come and spend time with us in Michipicoten First Nation!
The next ASWCO Cultural Camp will take place September 15th –17th, 2017. We have three age groups. The camp has been specifically designed and created for First Nation, Métis, and Inuit youth age (8-11) (12-15) (16-18).
This incredible opportunity has been provided by the Aboriginal Sport & Wellness Council of Ontario in Partnership with Michipicoten First Nation, Ministry of Tourism Culture and Sport and Great Lakes Cultural Camps.
This unique cultural camp is open to First Nation, Métis, and Inuit youth age 8 -18 living in the ASWCO North Central Region living in: Animbiigoo Zaagi igen Anishinabek, Aroland, Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinabek, Consatance Lake, Deer Lake, Eabametoong, Fort Severn, Fort William, Ginoogaming, Gull Bay, Keewaywin, Long Lake 58, Marten Falls, McDowell Lake, Neskantanga, Nibinamik, North Spirit Lake, Ojibways of Pic River, Pic Mobert, Poplar Hill, Rocky Bay, Red Rock, Pays Plat, Webequie, Whitesand.
Living in Urban Centres: Geraldton, Thunder Bay
Or Belong to the Following Friendship Centres: Thunder Bay Indian Friendship Centre, Thunderbird Friendship Centre
Register soon to avoid disappointment. To register contact JP Chalykoff at 705.206.3100 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org or Heather Collins 807.728.3485 or by email email@example.com
Citizens of Michipicoten First Nation have been invited to tour the Prodigy / Magino Gold Project Mine Site. All citizens are invited to attend.
Mine Site Tour:
1. 8:00 a.m. Bus departs MFN
2. 9:15 a.m. Arrival at Prodigy Gold Exploration Office in Dubreuilville Industrial Pard for a review of the site plan, mineralized rock and safety briefing.
3. 10:00 a.m. Mine Site Tour
4. 12:30 Lunch and Debrief
5. 1:30 Return to MFN
6. 3:00 Chief and Council Debrief
Michipicoten First Nation Citizens are invited to attend the Annual Citizenship Meeting on Saturday, September 9th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Delta Hotel in Sault Ste. Marie.
- Presentation of Annual Audited Financial Statements
- Presentation of Annual TD Corporate Trustee Report
- General Information Session
A light lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Supercom will be presenting information on the East-West Tie Line Transmission Project in Sault Ste. Marie on August 27th, 2017; at the Delta Hotel.
Wednesday, August 9
Thursday, August 10
Friday, August 11