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XXXVII Keewaywin Conference

The XXXVII Keewaywin Conference will be held on August 14, 15 & 16, 2018 in the traditional territory of Chapleau Cree 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 nan%23on%23ca|nbarkman or by fax (807) 623-7730.

TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS
Travel will be covered for Chiefs /Proxies. Travel days are Monday, August 13, 2018 and Friday, August 17, 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 Narene Barkman via email nan%23on%23ca|nbarkman 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 nan%23on%23ca|nbarkman 

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

WOMEN’S COUNCIL
The NAN Women’s Council is invited to attend and NAN will cover their travel expenses and accommodations.
Women’s 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 nan%23on%23ca|dsimon 

RESOLUTIONS – DEADLINE: WEDNESDAY JULY 11, 2018
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 (nan%23on%23ca|lhunter) or Wendy Trylinski (nan%23on%23ca|wtrylinski) or via fax to 807-623-7730.

ANNUAL REPORT 2017/2018 CHIEFS ADVANCE COPY, PROGRAM AND RESOLUTION REPORTING
NAN Annual Report 2017/2018 Chiefs Advance Copy will be provided to NAN Chiefs.
A complete Annual Report 2017/2018 with audited Financial Statements and NAN Program and Resolution Updates will be distributed to the Chiefs at registration.

DRAFT AGENDA DISTRIBUTION & FORMAT
NAN 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.

ELECTIONS
The Chief Electoral Officer will oversee all aspects of the election process and will deal with any and all issues during the campaign period and election process. For more information on the elections:  www.nanelection.ca 

KEEWAYWIN AWARD AND BANQUET – NOMINATIONS DEADLINE: FRIDAY JULY 6, 2018
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 July 6, 2018.

The Keewaywin Awards and Banquet will be held on the evening of Wednesday, August 15, 2018.

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

Registration Form

Proxy Letter