Missanabie Cree First Nation

The MCFN Governance Capacity Development Project

Governance Coordinating Committee (GCC)

Jun 9, 2020
Kyle Bateson
Deb Ewing
Victoria Pezzo
Bobbi Fletcher-Decorte, Councillor Liaison
Natalie Gauthier (Project  Coordinator) 
List of Codes/Policies
Administration Code
Election Code
Citizenship Code
Land and Resources Code
Chief and Council Policy
Committee Policy
Communications Policy
Conflict of Interest Policy
Employment Policy
Financial Policy
Redress Mechanisms Policy
What the GCC Does
  • lengthy discussion over several drafts
  • agreement on wording is by consensus
  • final draft agreed to in principle by the committee
  • final drafts are forwarded to Chief and Council for their review and approval
  • agenda and minutes for each meeting are reviewed/amended and approved
How the GCC Works
  • meets by teleconference or in person in Sault Ste. Marie
  • review and updating of codes and policies
  • development of new codes and policies
  • review of relevant research, other codes and policies, including those of other First Nations
  • makes recommendations to Chief and Council re governance issues
Governance Working Group 2011 - Development of Governance Strategic Plan
           Governance Working Group: Louise Campbell, Jackie Fletcher, Jason Gauthier, Archie Nolan, Chief Kim Rainville,
                                                             Lori Rainville, Nolan Rainville, Elizabeth Angeconeb (recording)
Governance Coordinating Committee - Policy and Code Development
GCC 2011- 2013 - Louise Campbell, Deb Ewing, Jackie Fletcher, Jason Gauthier, Craig Gideon, Victoria Pezzo
GCC 2013-2016 - Kyle Bateson, Deb Ewing, Jackie Fletcher, Terri Fletcher
GCC 2016-2020 - Kyle Bateson, Deb Ewing, Jackie Fletcher, Victoria Pezzo
GCC 2020 - Current - Kyle Bateson, Deb Ewing, Victoria Pezzo
[GCC members are appointed by Chief and Council]
Project Coordinator
  • Research
  • Tracking of document changes
  • Administrative support
Communication with the Membership
  • Mail-outs of draft codes/policies with opportunity to comment
  • Regular updates in the newsletter; special governance edition
  • Contact information and opportunities for feedback posted in newsletter
  • Call outs for committee members
  • Focus groups; governance workshops at the annual gatherings
  • Staff training workshops
  • Annual report to the membership
Funding Support:
Funding for the Project is provided by INAC through the Professional and Institutional Development Program. Proposals are submitted on an annual basis.
The cost of the Project is also supported through a yearly contribution by MCFN through Rama funds.

Source: https://www.missanabiecreefn.com/governance-project

June 10, 2020
Inside this issue
Family Well-Being Worker

The Family Well-Being Worker will be providing support services to improve the quality of life for our elderly population of Missanabie Cree. 

Choose Life Coordinator

The successful candidate will be responsible for development and delivery of suicide prevention and intervention programs.


The community hub workers will be providing support services to the Missanabie Cree lovong in the hub city.


These positions will work at Island View Camp in Missanabie, These positions will assist with camp duties such as ground maintenance, cutting wood, cleaning cabins as well as the multipurpose, this position will also help with the community garden at Missanabie On.

Wurth Job Posting

In 2010, the Missanabie Cree First Nation successfully concluded an agreement with the Government of Ontario for a land transfer of 15 square miles of Crown land in the Missanabie area. 


SupervisorDirector of Operations. Location During COVID-19, this will be an entirely remote position, with available office space provided at SISCO office in London Ontario post-COVID-19.Summary. 

Lands and Resource Director

Missanabie Cree First Nation is looking for (5) Community Hub Workers in the following locations: London, Sudbury, Toronto, Wawa, and Thunder Bay. The Community Hub Workers will be providing support services to the Missanabie Cree living in their hub city.