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Special Chiefs Winter Assembly

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The NAN Special Chiefs Winter Assembly has been confirmed for January 30, 31 & February 1, 2018 in the traditional territory of Fort William First Nation at the Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre in Thunder Bay, ON.


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 Chiefs /Proxies. Travel days are Monday, January 29 and Friday February 2, 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 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 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 Jackie Shewaybick and she can be reached by email nan%23on%23ca|jshewaybick or phone at (807)625-4951 /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 January 12, 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 January 12, 2018

If there are any priority issues or items that you wish to discuss at the NAN Special Chiefs Winter Assembly, please contact Charlene Yerxa by email nan%23on%23ca|cyerxa or by phone at (807) 625-4914 / 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.

To download Registration Form click here

To download Draft Proxy Letter click here