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Councillor suggested that all this should be accompanied by a media campaign to which Kim agrees.
Another Councillor stated that a budget is needed and then make a decision on moving forward.
Kim advised that an approximate budget would be $45,000.00 plus an extra $5,000.00 to pay for administrative assistance from Joan Holmes & Associates, total budget would be $50,000.00.
Kim was thanked for his presentation and left at 12:15 pm.
Mark LaForme (DOCA) out at 12:15 pm.
MOTION NO. 7
MOVED BY ARLAND LAFORME SECONDED BY ERMA FERRELLThat the MNCFN Executive Finance Council gives approval to proceed with the Aboriginal Title to Water Claim at this time and submit it to Canada and Ontario as soon as possible, in the amount of $45,000.00 (Forty Five Thousand Dollars) for preparation of the Water Claim Legal Opinion and an additional $5,000.00 to Joan Holmes & Associates for a total of $50,000.00 (Fifty Thousand Dollars) In Trust to Kim Fullerton, Barrister & Solicitor, with funds to come from Casino Rama. And further, that MNCFN is updated quarterly with respect to the expenditures for budgeting purposes.
Carried 2nd Reading Waived LUNCH BREAK 12:15 TO 1:15 PM
AGENDA ITEM NO. 10 – CASH FLOW & FINANCIAL STATEMENTSThis item has already been dealt with.
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AGENDA ITEM NO. 11 – HEALTH CANADA – FIRST NATIONS & INUIT HEALTH BRANCH
– CONTRACT AMENDMENT (FNIHB) (TWO COPIES OF AGREEMENT TO BE SIGNED BYCHIEF & COUNCIL) Councillor stated that AIAI got administration fees for administering this program, and MNCFN should get these fees as well. Executive Director informed that the SHS Department got dollars for health consultation. Councillor stated that if MNCFN funded this program then we (Council) should be reimbursed.
Councillor questioned again, who is representing New Credit at the Chiefs of Ontario (COO)?
Executive Director informed that the Communications Director had a difficult time trying to get information from COO on climate change.
It would seem that AIAI is very disorganized as they do not even have a schedule yet for climate change. It was suggested that there is a breakdown at COO, First Nations and AFN. New Credit needs to be able to access information.
Executive Director will follow up regarding the administration fees.
MOTION NO. 8
MOVED BY CECIL SAULT SECONDED BY BRYAN LAFORMEThat the MNCFN Executive Finance Council signs and dates the Health Canada- First Nations and Inuit Health Branch Agreement 1516-ON-000121- Amendment 0002. Amendment inclusive
of the following:
Carried 2nd Reading Waived DIRECTION NO. 4 That the MNCFN Executive Finance Council gives direction to the Executive Director to find out if MNCFN is receiving administration fees as AIAI received these fees for administering these dollars. This information will come back to Education & Social Services Council Meeting on Monday, November 9, 2015.
DSED in at 1:35 pm.
AGENDA ITEM NO. 12 – 839 CO. (BACK-UP TO FOLLOW) This item has been deleted.
DSED informed that Ontario has committed $3.5 Million and Canada has been approached to match the same amount of dollars. As the Host First Nation (New Credit) we will have to be the Guarantor. Councillor echoed that as Guarantor this means that New Credit is taking its political role to bring in American counterparts. It does not mean we have to put any dollars up front.
However, the Guarantor will have to put in some dollars at some point. New Credit will be the key body and will be very professional. Chief reiterated that New Credit would be in on it from the ground floor. Brian Finnigan (Legal Counsel) is working on the MOU right now.
Councillor was concerned about the dollars being the sole responsibility of New Credit. She would also like to see the MOU before making any decisions.
MOTION NO. 9
MOVED BY SHARON BONHAM SECONDED BY CECIL SAULTThat the MNCFN Executive Finance Council endorses a Memorandum of Understanding with Aboriginal Sport and Wellness Council of Ontario for MNCFN to sign as Guarantor for the 2017 North American Indigenous Games (NIAG).
Carried Opposed: Councillor Erma Ferrell – concerned about the dollars being the responsibility of New Credit; should wait for Brian Finnigan’s (Legal Counsel) response.
This item will come back to the next Infrastructure & Development Council Meeting on Monday, November 2, 2015 for 2nd Reading.
AGENDA ITEM NO. 14a) – SPECIAL CHIEFS ASSEMBLY ON THE SALE OF HYDRO ONEPROXY FOR COUNCILLOR CLYNTEN KINGMOTION NO. 10
MOVED BY LARRY SAULT SECONDED BY ARLAND LAFORMEThat the MNCFN Executive Finance Council approves Councillor Clynten King to be Proxy for Chief Bryan LaForme at the “Special Chiefs Assembly on the Sale of Hydro One” on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 being held in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
Carried 2nd Reading Waived AGENDA ITEM NO. 14b) – CLIMATE SUMMIT FOLLOW-UP Councillor Larry Sault informed that he was invited to speak at a MOECC meeting in Thunder Bay at the Treaty 3 Climate Summit and will get all the proper documentation and times of the meeting.
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AGENDA ITEM NO. 14c) – COUNCIL BOOKLET – COUNCILLOR ERMA FERRELL WOULD
LIKE PERMISSION TO SEND THIS BOOKLET TO OTHER FIRST NATIONSDIRECTION NO. 5 That the MNCFN Executive Finance Council grants permission to Councillor Erma Ferrell to share the Booklet titled “Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation – Council General Information – Internal/External dated December 2013” with other First Nations.
AGENDA ITEM NO. 14d) – CHIEF & COUNCIL ORIENTATION Councillor suggested that new Council should do a Personality Profile course/workshop. The LDM Coordinator has a contact number for someone who does these kinds of workshops.
Executive Director has met with the Communications Director and HR Manager and they are already planning. For example, booking of rooms if Council Orientation is going to be off-site; a Facilitator is needed; need a proposed Agenda which should be two tiered: 1) Administration and 2) Political and a date is needed to finalize the Agenda.
The reports from each of the Directors can be done by the Executive Director.
Chairs for Executive Finance, Education & Social Services, Executive Finance and Infrastructure & Development have to be appointed. Cheque signers are needed.
This will come back to the next Infrastructure & Development Council Meeting on Monday, November 2, 2015 for further discussion and approval.
The Swearing In Ceremony will take place on Monday, December 14, 2015 at the New Credit Community Centre. Executive Director will bring back a name of the person who will be officiating the Ceremony.
DIRECTION NO. 6 That the MNCFN Executive Finance Council gives direction to the Executive Director to arrange an external meeting for approximately 2 to 3 days for the Chief and Council Orientation of New Council. Rooms will be booked, a Facilitator is required, Agenda is required, Chairs for Executive Finance, Education & Social Services, Regular Council and Infrastructure & Development will be chosen, cheque signers are needed etc. It is noted that the Executive Director will do the presentation on all the departments.
Council moved to an In-Camera session at 2:25 pm.