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2019 Keewaywin Conference

The 38th Annual Keewaywin Conference has been confirmed for July 16, 17 & 18 in the traditional territory of Kingfisher Lake First Nation.

CONFIRMATIONS/REGISTRATION

Chiefs/Proxies are asked to complete the attached Registration Form to confirm his/her attendance and forward to the attention of Narene Barkman via email nbarkman@nan.on.ca or by fax (807) 623-7730.

TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS

Travel will be covered for Chiefs /Proxies. Travel days are Monday, July 15, 2019 and Friday, July 19, 2019. Air travel will be booked by NAN staff or for the use of a personal vehicle; mileage will be covered and based on the NAN rate. As required by NAN Chiefs Finance Committee, the most economical arrangements will be made to keep the overall costs to a minimum.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Accommodations for Chiefs/Proxies, Elders, and guests of NAN will be booked by NAN Staff.

PROXIES

If you are unable to attend, a proxy may be sent. Proxy notice must be sent in advance on letterhead and signed by the Chief and Council or a quorum of the Council. This letter will ensure that the proxy has full conference privileges to act on your behalf. The designated proxy should bring the original letter to the meeting. A sample Proxy Letter is attached.

Please send proxy letters to the attention of Narene Barkman via email nbarkman@nan.on.ca or by fax (807) 623-7730.

NAN ELDERS COUNCIL

The NAN Elder’s Council is invited to attend and NAN will cover their travel expenses and accommodations. Elders contact is Narene Barkman and can be reached at 807-625-4945 direct line, NAN Toll Free 1-800-465-9952, or via email nbarkman@nan.on.ca

First Nations and Tribal Councils bringing additional Elders are responsible for all expenses incurred including travel, accommodations and honorarium.

NAN WOMEN’S COUNCIL / NAN YOUTH COUNCIL

The NAN Women’s / Youth Council are invited to attend and NAN will cover their travel expenses and accommodations

Women’s / Youth Council contact is Donna Simon and can be reached at 807-625-4984 direct line, NAN Toll Free 1-800-465-9952 or via email dsimon@nan.on.ca

RESOLUTIONS – DEADLINE: WEDNESDAY June 14, 2019

The Resolutions Co-Chairs will be Luke Hunter and Wendy Trylinski. Resolutions to be considered at the Assembly can be forwarded electronically to Luke Hunter (lhunter@nan.on.ca) or Wendy Trylinski (wtrylins@nan.on.ca) or via fax to 807-623-7730.

ANNUAL REPORT 2018/2019 CHIEFS ADVANCE COPY, PROGRAM AND RESOLUTION REPORTING

NAN Annual Report 2018/2019 Chiefs Advance Copy will be provided to NAN Chiefs.

A complete Annual Report 2018/2019 with audited Financial Statements and NAN Program and Resolution Updates will be distributed to the Chiefs at registration.

DRAFT AGENDA DISTRIBUTION & FORMAT

Keewaywin Conference Draft Agenda will be provided to NAN Chiefs. NAN-Affiliated organizations that paid their fee in advance to present their Annual Reports & Audits, and provide an advanced copy of their Reports will be scheduled in the agenda.

KEEWAYWIN AWARD AND BANQUET – NOMINATIONS DEADLINE: FRIDAY June 7, 2019

The Keewaywin Awards nomination form is now available, attached and downloadable from the NAN website at www.nan.on.ca . The following awards are available: NAN Elder, NAN Woman, Emile Nakogee Award for Outstanding Leadership and the NAN Youth Awards for Academic, Athletic, Leadership/Community involvement and Cultural. The criteria for each award is included in the attachment. Deadline date to submit Keewaywin Awards nominations is Friday June 7, 2019.

The Keewaywin Awards and Banquet will be held on the evening of Wednesday, July 17, 2019.

If you require any additional information or require clarification, please contact Charlene Yerxa or Wendy Caruk at (807) 623-8228 or NAN Toll Free 1-800-465-9952