Events and Happenings

April 10 – the Jane Glassco Northern Fellowship will be accepting applications until June 1/17 – the organization is a policy and leadership development that brings together young northerners aged 25 to 35, who want to build a strong North that benefits northerners.  The 2-year long Fellowship incorporates self-directed study, collective learning, and mentorship, with the aim of empowering young northerners to build a healthy, self-reliant and sustainable North.  Applicants should be interested in professional development, education and lifelong learning, public policy, Indigenous knowledge, northern issues and priorities.  If you are interested in applying, please e-mail info@gordonfn.org or ask at the Band office.

April 26 – the National Indian Brotherhood Trust Fund is now open for individual application – applications will be accepted for education programs aimed at education, healing, and reconciliation.  Preference will be given to applicants who are former Indian Residential School students.  They recommend that applicants prepare and gather the following electronic documents prior to starting online application process:  (a) confirmation of First Nation/Metis citizenship; (b) confirmation of enrollment in post-secondary/certificate/training; (c) previous years transcripts or grades and (d) support letter from an Elder or cultural support.  Please note that the Individual call for applications is a highly competitive process and funding is not guaranteed.  If you interested in this program, please contact the JMRFN for additional information or assistance in applying.

May 4 – JMRFN is advising community members not to dump vehicle oil or batteries in the land fill – please bring it to JMRFN Public Works building before May 8th so it can be safely disposed of.  Thank you for your cooperation.

May 5 – JMRFN Public Works employees will be picking up large items such as appliances, etc. from May 15th to the 19th – community members are advised to place all items for disposal near their residences where they can safely be removed.  Your cooperation will be appreciated.

May 17 – MLA Shane Thompson will be having Public Meeting Luncheon on Wednesday, May 17/17 – please contact Constituency Assistant Maya Echtay at (867) 695-3780 for more information.  (Postponed until July 2017)

May 25 – Jean Marie River First Nation Chief & Council and staff would like to take this opportunity to thank all the JMR membership who took the time to attend the Dehcho Process / Comprehensive Land Claims information sessions on May 2oth and 21st.  We are appreciative of the members who sacrificed their long weekend to join us for discussions on these very important topics.  As per members’ directives during last weekend’s Information Sessions, we will be identifying funding that can be utilized to send more delegates to the Dehcho First Nations Assembly scheduled for June in Fort Providence – please refer to this site for additional information in the coming weeks.