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KZA-GBFN Announcements & News

September 22nd, 2021

George Jeffery Children’s Centre

Dear families,
 
The dates that George Jeffery Children’s Centre will be visiting Gull Bay First Nation Health Centre in 2021 are as follows:
September 20th, October 13th, November 9th, and December 7th

September 16th, 2021

Bus Practice

A practice run of the new bus route will take place Friday the 17th with Herman. The bus schedule will be delivered asap.

September 16th, 2021

Back to School

The new school year will begin for all grades on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. Schedules of the new school year will be hand-delivered ASAP. If you have any questions please contact the education team.

September 15th, 2021

Every Child Matters

We encourage all members to wear orange that day. Why orange? Because of Phyllis Jack Webstad from the Stswecem’c Xgat’tem First Nation, who went to St. Joseph Mission Residential School. On her first day of school, Phyllis wore an orange shirt that her grandmother had given her. It was immediately taken away, and that marked the beginning of Phyllis’s long separation from her family and community, a separation caused by actions of the federal government.

Orange Shirt Day is a time for us all to remember those events, their ongoing impact, and just as importantly the continuing strength and resilience of Indigenous peoples.

 

September 14th, 2021

COVID-19 case associated with Westgate High School

 

THUNDER BAY —  A person associated with Westgate Collegiate and Vocational Institute has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.

The Lakehead District School Board made the announcement Monday afternoon after it received notification from the Thunder Bay District Health Unit.

The board said it is working with TBDHU to investigate and to manage any potential exposures in the school as well as related settings, such as bus transportation.

Full Article: https://www.tbnewswatch.com/local-news/covid-19-case-associated-with-westgate-high-school-4328709

September 13th, 2021

Parvovirus

Attention members of GBFN, Parvovirus is in Gull Bay, and that is what is making the dogs sick. There will be a group in tonight, Monday, September 13th to vaccinate the dogs. It will only happen tonight.
Please make sure you are home and come out to assist us to give your dog the vaccine. Tell your neighbours, tell everyone.
Please note that the Lab Techs coming to Gull Bay are fully COVID vaccinated.
 

September 13th, 2021

Community Food Market

The Community Food Market has new hours! Every Wednesday from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm! Come down to the Administration Office beside the Community Garden and purchase some delicious fruits and vegetables!

 

September 9th, 2021

‘Every Child Matters’ Stat Holiday September 30th 

We encourage all members to wear orange that day.  Why orange? Because of Phyllis Jack Webstad from the Stswecem’c Xgat’tem First Nation, who went to St. Joseph Mission Residential School. On her first day of school, Phyllis wore an orange shirt that her grandmother had given her. It was immediately taken away, and that marked the beginning of Phyllis’s long separation from her family and community, a separation caused by actions of the federal government.

Orange Shirt Day is a time for us all to remember those events, their ongoing impact, and just as importantly the continuing strength and resilience of Indigenous peoples. 

September 3rd, 2021

Back to School

The School start date and schedule will be shared with parents as soon as in-person learning is confirmed.
 
Details are still being worked out by Lakehead District School Board.

August 27th, 2021

Notice of Nomination Meeting for the Gull Bay First Nation Elections November 2021

Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Electors of the Gull Bay First Nation Indian Band will be held in Gull Bay First Nation at the Gull Bay Recreation Hall on Saturday the 2nd day of October 2021, beginning at 2:00 p.m. and lasting for three (3) hours, for the purpose of nominating a Chief and Candidates for the positions on the Band Council of the said Band for the next ensuing term. There are Ten (10) Councillor positions and one position for Chief available.

Please note that any voter may nominate by using the mail-in nomination form that is included in this package. You can either deliver or mail in a written nomination form with a complete, signed, and witnessed voter declaration form to the Electoral Officer before the time set for the nomination meeting OR you may nominate your choice of Chief and Councilors at the nomination meeting. Other Mail-in nomination packages may be requested from the Electoral Officer 1-807-707-3747.

Full PDF: http://www.gullbayfirstnation.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Doc-Aug-26-2021-7-34-PM.pdf

August 27th, 2021

Request for Mail-In Ballot

Information for the elector:

The Band Council Election of the Gull Bay First Nation will be held on Saturday, November 20th, 2021. If you wish to vote by mail-in ballot, you must complete this form and send it to the Electoral Officer by mail or e-mail, or hand delivery.

Form: http://www.gullbayfirstnation.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Doc-Aug-26-2021-7-30-PM.pdf

August 24th, 2021

Gull Bay First Nation looks for more compensation for early-20th-century flooding – TBNewsWatch.com

GULL BAY FIRST NATION,  Ont. – The Chief of Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek, a First Nation 175 kilometres north of Thunder Bay, is calling a Supreme Court decision about another Northwestern Ontario First Nation “a huge legal precedent.”

https://www.tbnewswatch.com/local-news/gull-bay-first-nation-looks-for-more-compensation-for-early-20th-century-flooding-4245330

August 9th, 2021

Larger Land Base

As you may be aware since 2016 Gull Bay First Nation has been in litigation with Canada and Ontario pertaining to the size of our reserve as promised by the Robinson Treaty of 1850.

As well, we are seeing the compensation for loss of use of those reserved lands that were promised by the Crown when the treaty was signed.

Since November of 2020 I have been in Mediation/Negotiations with both Canada/Ontario and 3 other First Nations from the Robinson Superior Treaty Area.

Please be advised that there is an offer to settle this claim from both Canada and Ontario. The First Nation is planning to have community information sessions about the claim subject to COVID-19 restrictions.

Should you have any questions or concerns about the offer to settle this claim please direct them to myself at: 1-807-627-6937

 – Chief Wilfred N. King, B.A., H.B.A., LL.B

August 4th, 2021

Celebrating Lounge

Thursday September 30, 2021 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us online for an exciting pajama party with Turtle concepts. Every attendee will receive custom loungewear and a snack to enjoy during the session.

To register, please visit https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/celebration-lounge-night-4-dilico-youth-conference-tickets-163691649129

August 4th, 2021

Celebrate marching to the beat of your own drum… and making one!

Thursday September 23, 2021 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Join us online for a great evening with turtle concepts and elder Beatrice Twance-Hynes. Each youth will receive a kit and guided teachings to make their own drum.

To register, please visit https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/march-to-the-beat-of-your-own-drum-night-3-dilico-youth-conference-tickets-163691492661

July 29th, 2021

COVID-19 Walk-In Vaccinations

Good news! No appointments! Just walk in and get your first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine!

Anyone 12+ can walk into the CLE Coliseum Clinic and get vaccinated!

Mon, Wed, Fri – 9am – 4pm

Tues, Thurs – 11:30am – 6:30pm

July 28th, 2021

Ontario will have different rules for unvaccinated students this September

TORONTO — Ontario’s top doctor says thousands of unvaccinated students will face different isolation rules compared to their vaccinated peers in September.

Dr. Kieran Moore said the province’s outbreak management plan for the new school year applies separate sets of rules based on vaccination status – and cautioned those who have yet to receive a vaccine they will be forced to learn from home if they’re exposed to COVID-19.

Fully immunized students and staff would face minimal interruption from work or school if they come in contact with a “high-risk” carrier of the virus and test negative for COVID-19, Moore said

July 26th, 2021

Get Vaxxed and Get Back! 

For those still looking to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, appointments can be made on the med van when there’s space available.

Book Soon!  

July 22st, 2021

Join the Dilico Family! 

Dilico is looking for Foster Homes! 

July 21st, 2021

IMMEDIATE JOB POSTING

An immediate position is available with the GBFN Health Centre. A Night Security Guard with a rotational schedule. Please submit your resume to the KZA Government Office.

July 21st, 2021

How to obtain proof of your Vaccination

Please note that this is the ONLY acceptable proof that will make you eligible for cross-border travel.

Follow the link below and enter the information found on your health card.

https://covid19.ontariohealth.ca/ 

July 9th, 2021

TBTE Driller Helper Job Posting

To work under the direct supervision of the Drilling Supervisor and assist Drillers to drill and backfill boreholes. To assist in taking geotechnical and environmental field samples.

May 31st, 2021

KZA Health Clinic Suboxone Program

Start your healing Journey Today!

Running Monday through Friday. For more information contact Jo-Ann CHN at 982-2104 ext 312

March 19th, 2021

Job Posting: Operator in Training
 
The mandate of the Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation (OFNTSC) is to provide engineering and technical advisory services to all Unaffiliated First Nations and Tribal Councils in Ontario. The OFNTSC requires the services of an Operator-In-Training that will assist a First Nations’ Water Treatment Plant Operator. The position will be located in an Unaffiliated First Nation community participating in the OFNTSC’s HUB program.
 
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Ontario Extends Reopening Ontario Acts Order

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Gull Bay First Nation will be featured on a new show called, Power to the People, which starts premiering January 28th on APTN. Host, Melina Laboucan Massimo explores how Indigenous people, values and wisdom are guiding the way to a sustainable, clean energy future. Watch the clip to see Canada’s first fully-integrated remote renewable energy micro grid.

In 2008, Clara Weistche from Waskaganish demonstrated how she singes and cooks moose nose. Watch the CBC Indigenous video below!

Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek -
Gull Bay First Nation

Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek – Gull Bay First Nation is an Ojibway Nation located on the western shores of Lake Nipigon and the surrounding territory. It is roughly a 200 km drive north from the closest urban city of Thunder Bay, Ontario and has a registered population of approximately 1,375 Citizens residing on and off reserve.

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Mailing Address

PO Box 29100

1186 Memorial Avenue

Thunder Bay, Ontario

P7B 6P9

 

Phone: 807.982.0006

Toll Free: 1.855.982.0006

Fax: 807.982.0009

Email: info@gbfn.ca

Business Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-4:30pm