St. George's Indian Band

Phone: (709) 647-3022

E-mail: karenw@eastlink.ca

 

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Council News

(L-R) Directors Melvin White, Marlene Farrell; Acting Chief of the St. George’s Indian Band Council and  Chairperson of the Courthouse Restoration Committee, Karen White; and MHA Joan Burke

Plaque Presentation,

August 2007

On Sunday, Aug. 12, 2007, during a special attraction of that year’s annual Blueberry Festival  called  “Open Doors”, a plaque presentation was made to the St. George’s Indian Band from the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador.  The plaque was presented in recognition of the St. George’s Indian Band’s contribution to the province through the successful restoration of a recognized Heritage Structure, the Old St. George’s Courthouse, now the K’Taqmkuk Mi’kmaw Museum. The plaque was presented on behalf of the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador by the honourable Joan Burke, our Member of the House of Assembly and was accepted on behalf of the St. George’s Indian Band by Acting Chief of the St. George’s Indian Band Council and Chairperson of the Courthouse Restoration Committee, Ms. Karen White.

Election Year 2008!

The St. George’s Indian Band will be holding their Annual General Assembly on Sunday, November 15, 2009 @ 2:00 p.m. at the K’Taqmkuk Mi’kmaw Museum, St. George’s, NL.

This year is election year, so we encourage all members to please attend.

Nominations will be taken from the floor for the following positions:

Chief                                          Vice-Chief                               Secretary

Treasurer                                 Four Directors    

Elder Representative        Youth Representative

 

If you are interested in offering yourself for any of the above positions, please attend your Annual General Assembly.

If you are interested in offering yourself for any of the above positions but you are unable to attend the Annual General Assembly, then you must submit your nomination papers to the St. George’s Indian Band Council at P.O. Box 262, St. George’s, NL, A0N 1Z0, prior to the Annual General Assembly.

In your nomination papers, please state clearly which position on the Band Council you are offering yourself for and ensure that your nomination papers include your signature and the signatures of a mover and a seconder.  Nominee, mover and seconder must be members in good standing of the St. George’s Indian Band.

St. George’s Indian Band General Public Meeting held June 01, 2008, at the K’Taqmkuk Mi’kmaw Museum.  Highlights are below:

Membership Clerk

Yvonne MacDonald has been hired through a Job Creation Partnership project as a Band Office Clerk in an effort to help people ensure their files are in good order for application to the Qalipu First Nations.  Details . . .

 

Aboriginal Day 2008

Aboriginal Day Celebrations will be held on Saturday, June 21, 2008 .  Details . . .

 

FNI Annual General Assembly

The Federation of Newfoundland Indians Annual General Assembly will be held in Corner Brook, June 14 and 15.  Delegates attending will be Acting Chief Karen White; Vice Chief, Simeon Lee; Secretary, Mary Garnier and Director June Galpin.

 

First Aid Course

Ten members of the St. George’s Indian Band recently received FNI funded First Aid Training.  If members are interested, please advise as this training usually takes place annually.

 

Ancestor Certificates Notice

Vital Statistics have started requiring death certificates of ancestors before they will issue a birth certificate. 

 

Summer Students

Funding has been provided by the Federation of Newfoundland Indians Youth Program to hire three students for the summer.   These students will be working in the Museum Gift Shop and they will provide tours of the museum.  Start Date for the students is June 30 and the closing date is August 22, 2008.  Details . . .

New Date For Applications To Qalipu First Nations

Applications will be available to people who want to apply for membership with the Qalipu First Nations sometime in the month of September. TBA. 

 

Update Band List

Members are encouraged to ensure Band Mailing Lists have the correct information and to pass this on to anyone they know who didn’t attend the meeting and their relatives living out of town.  Members were also advised to pick up their file at the Museum for application to the new Qalipu First Nations.  Only copies of their genealogy charts and their birth certificate will be kept on file at the office of the membership clerk.

 

Housing Repair Program

Housing Repair Program will soon be available to low income Aboriginal People (income $35,000 and lower).  The grant is up to $8000 and this program will be administered by The Federation of Newfoundland Indians.

 

MAP Project

The final report for phase I  of the MAP (Museum Assistance Program) has been completed by Treasurer, Shelley Garnier. 

 

Web Site

Thanks to a generous donation from St. George’s Indian Band member, Rita Hall, the St. George’s Indian Band will have its’ own web site.  Violet Dawson has been hired to work on collecting data for the new web site.  The web site is being developed by Mark German, Turtle Technologies.