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NAN Chiefs Spring Assembly

The NAN Chiefs Spring Assembly will be held on May 8, 9 & 10, 2018 in the traditional territory of Mattagami First Nation at the Senator Hotel & Conference Centre in Timmins, ON.

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

TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS
Travel will be covered for Chiefs /Proxies. Travel days are Monday, May 7 and Friday May 10, 2018.  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 Miranda Echum via email nan%23on%23ca|mechum or by fax (807) 623-7730.

ELDERS
The NAN Elder’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. Elder’s Council registration contact is Narene Barkman and she can be reached by email nan%23on%23ca|nbarkman or phone at (807)625-4945 /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 20, 2018
Resolutions to be considered at the Assembly can be forwarded electronically to Luke Hunter at nan%23on%23ca|lhunter or via fax at (807)623-7730.  

OPEN CALL TO CHIEFS FOR AGENDA ITEMS – DEADLINE: FRIDAY April 20, 2018
If there are any priority issues or items that you wish to discuss at the NAN Chiefs Spring Assembly, please contact Wendy Caruk by email nan%23on%23ca|wcaruk or by phone at (807) 625-4933 / 1 (800)465-9952.  Open call for agenda items is for Chiefs only.

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.

Registration Form

Draft Proxy Letter