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XXXVI Keewaywin Conference


The location of the XXXVI Keewaywin Conference has been changed to Lac Seul First Nation on August 8, 9 & 10, 2017.

If you have already confirmed your attendance, NAN staff will contact you directly to make the necessary changes for you to travel to Lac Seul/Sioux Lookout. If you have not registered, please contact Jackie Shewaybick at 807-252-8342 /nan%23on%23ca| jshewaybick as soon as possible. Any other inquires can be directed to Charlene Yerxa at 807-625-4914 / nan%23on%23ca|cyerxa


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, August 7 and Friday August 11, 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 July 28, 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.


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 memo: click here