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Missanabie Cree First Nation

About Missanabie Cree First Nation

History
 
In 1906, under the terms of Treaty 9, the Crown promised to set apart reserves for each band based on one square mile of reserve land per family of five or 128 acres per person. Since 1906, there have never been any lands set apart for the use and benefit of the Missanabie Cree, and as a result, the First Nation suffered and continues to suffer significant damages. With no land base, and their traditional livelihood of hunting and fishing undermined with the creation of the Chapleau Game Preserve, the people began to leave the Missanabie area in search of economic opportunities to support their families.
 
The Missanabie Cree First Nation has filed a claim with Canada on the basis that they have an outstanding entitlement to land under the terms of Treaty Nine, and that both Ontario and Canada, who were signatories to the Treaty, have breached their treaty obligations by failing to set aside land for the Missanabie Cree. Canada accepted the TLE claim for negotiation under the Specific Claims policy. Discussions are continuing.
 
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. The Missanabie Cree First Nation is in discussions with the Government of Canada to have this land designated as a reserve under the Additions to Reserve Policy.  The Missanabie Cree are also negotiating with the Government of Canada for loss of use compensation under their Treaty Land Entitlement claim.
 
Missanabie Cree First Nation Vision Statement
 
We are the Anishnabe of the Missanabie Cree First Nation whose vision is to have a united and self-governing body that will determine our destiny guided by the seven laws.

We have a vision of a leadership that is open, honest, trustworthy;

a leadership with conviction, accessible to the people;

a leadership that is progressive yet respectful of our traditions, values and beliefs;

a leadership with confidence, always watchful and assertive in protecting and preserving the treaty and aboriginal rights of our people;

a leadership that is directed by our people and with exclusive accountability to our people and our people alone.

We have a vision of our community re-established on the traditional lands that were once the homeland of our ancestors where institutions of our government, economy and education can once again thrive.

We have a vision of a people where individuals and families can stand strong and find healing through tradition and spirituality;

individuals and families who are loving and compassionate.

We have a vision of a people who are bi-cultural and bi-lingual;

a people who can walk in both worlds contributing to our well-being, the well-being of our brother and sister First Nations;

contributing and competing globally.

We have a vision of a Nation of people who respect the dignity of all;

a people who find balance through equality of all ages, male and female alike.

We have a vision of people who respect the environment, harvesting and reaping the resources of the land in a sustainable manner as responsible stewards for the use of future generations.

We are the Anishnabe of the Missanabie Cree First Nation whose vision it is to regain and restore our rightful place and through the strength of our people, never again be denied our place in society.

August 20, 1998

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.

COMMUNITY HUB WORKER

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

Assistants

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. 

SISCO - RESEARCH ASSISTANT CONTRACT OPPORTUNITY

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.