“Fisher River Cree Nation has a history of maintaining community life with teachings about respect and sharing. The isolation created by Covid 19 has been a challenge to our way life and has meant we are unable to feast and share our stories. The recognition of the trauma created by residential and day schools has heightened our frustration and anger. I have learned from Fisher River that we can survive these major challenges by acting in positive ways that create hope for our youth. Our work together in Fisher River will enable us to engage in reconciliation.”
Commemoration Park Working Group
Please join representatives from FRCN and Cochrane Saxberg in a virtual community meeting on June 16th at 9:30 am to discuss the development of the FRCN Child and Family Law. This meeting will be the first of many in the community that will occur in the coming months.
There seems to be some confusion as what the Reconciliation Project is. For clarification purposes, the Reconciliation Project is separate from the Land Code Vote presently being discussed in the community. Yes, the two will eventually coincide in the future as will all community departments. Please note that neither the Reconciliation Process or Land Code Vote will abrogate or derogate from any aboriginal, treaty or other rights or freedoms that pertain to community members; nor will there ever be any form of taxation placed on community members; and, hereditary ownership of land will never be taken away from community members.
Fisher River Cree Nation is still looking for community members (ages 18-64) interested in participating in a working group to focus on the development of FRCN policies that will strengthen our governance structure.
Fisher River Cree Nation members are encouraged to read the Draft Consultation Policy & Draft Custom Election Code for input and information as part of Self-Government initiative.
For Immediate Release: