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Chiefs Fall Assembly

The NAN Chiefs Fall Assembly has been confirmed for November 13 & 14, 2019 in the traditional territory of Fort William First Nation at the Delta Waterfront Hotel in Thunder Bay, ON.

CONFIRMATIONS/REGISTRATION

Chiefs/Proxies are asked to complete a registration form to confirm his/her attendance and forward to the attention of Narene Barkman via email nbarkman@nan.on.ca or by fax (807)623-7730.

Download Registration Form

TRAVEL/ACCOMMODATION ARRANGEMENTS

Travel / Accommodations will be covered for Chiefs /Proxies. Travel days are Tuesday, November 12 and Friday, November 15, 2019. 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.

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 nbarkman@nan.on.ca or by fax (807) 623-7730.

Download Proxy Letter template

ELDERS

The NAN Elder’s Council is invited to attend, their travel expenses and accommodations will be covered. Narene Barkman is the contact for the NAN Elders registration she can be reached by email nbarkman@nan.on.ca or phone at (807)625-4945 / 1 (800)465-9952. First Nations and Tribal Councils bringing additional Elders are responsible for all expenses incurred including travel, accommodations, and honorarium.

WOMEN’S COUNCIL & 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 October 25, 2019

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

OPEN CALL TO CHIEFS FOR AGENDA ITEMS – DEADLINE: FRIDAY November 1, 2019

If there are any priority issues or items that you wish to discuss at the NAN Chiefs Fall Assembly, please contact Wendy Caruk by email wcaruk@nan.on.ca 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 cyerxa@nan.on.ca or phone at (807) 625-4914 /1 (800)465-9952.