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The NAN Chiefs Spring Assembly is scheduled on May 9, 10 & 11 2017 in the traditional territory of Mattagami First Nation at the Days Inn in Timmins.


Chiefs/Proxies are asked to complete the attached registration form to confirm his/her attendance and forward to the attention of Jackie Shewaybick via email nan%23on%23ca|jshewaybick or by fax (807) 623-7730.

Travel Arrangements

Travel will be covered for the attending Chiefs/Proxies. Travel days are Monday May 8 and Friday May 12, 2017. 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 for Chiefs/Proxies, Elders, and guests of NAN will be booked by NAN Staff.


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 Jackie Shewaybick via email nan%23on%23ca|jshewaybick or by fax (807) 623-7730.


The NAN Eider's Council is invited to attend and NAN will cover their travel expenses and accommodations. First Nations and Tribal Councils bringing additional Elders are responsible for all expenses incurred including travel, accommodations, and honorarium.

Elders Council registration contact is Jackie Shewaybick and she can reached via email nan%23on%23ca|jshewaybick her direct line (807) 625-4951 or by calling NAN toll-free 1 (800)465-9952.

Women's Council and Youth Council

The NAN Women’s Council and the  Oshkaatisak (Young Peoples) Council are invited to attend and NAN will cover travel expenses and accommodations. NAN staff will contact Women’s Council and Oshkaatisak members directly to register and make arrangements

Resolutions - Deadline: Friday April 21, 2017

Resolutions to be considered at the Assembly can be forwarded electronically to Luke Hunter at nan%23on%23ca|lhunter via fax at (807) 623-7730.

Open Call to Chiefs for Agenda Items - Deadline: Friday April 14, 2017

If there are any priority issues or items that you wish to discuss at the Winter Chiefs Assembly, please contact Wendy Caruk by email nan%23on%23ca|wcaruk or by phone at (807) 625-4933 / 1 (800)465-9952.

If you require any additional information or require clarification, please contact Charlene Yerxa, by email nan%23on%23ca|cyerxa or phone at (807) 625-4914 /1 (800)465-9952.


To download Registration Form: click here

To download Draft Proxy Letter: click here