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  • SEP
    28 2015
    COMMUNITY EVENT: Tribal North, Northern Matt & Bridge and Northern Frontier Presentations Rec Centre 10:30 am Lunch to be served
  • DEC
    12 2011
    December 12 : The website now includes confirmed PCD dates and PCD distribution locations. Keep checking for the latest updates. Every location will also show a maP.
  • MAY
    17 2011
    SCFN TRADITIONAL LANDUSE STUDY will be released presenting the results of the TLU interviews completed in the Spring of 2011. Featured report to be added soon. SCFN Members access only.
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    03 2011
    SCFN OFFICIAL YOUTUBE CHANNEL now live. Covers topics such as First Nation Governance, Culture, Traditions and Language. Follow the progress made by the the Assembly of First Nation in Ottawa.
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    03 2011
    REDESIGN OF SCFN.CA now live featuring new content, archive images, historical facts and much more. Soon launching SCFN YouTube and Twitter Channels in addition to Facebook.

REGIONAL COUNCIL - SCFN SUB-OFFICE

The Regional Council was incorporated as a non-profit body in 1971. It is run by a five-member Board of Chiefs comprised of the Chiefs of each of the five member First Nations – Driftpile, Kapawe’no, Sawridge, Sucker Creek and Swan River.

The first of its kind in Canada, the council is now more than 35 years old and serves as a successful model of self-determination and Indian Government for Canada. The Regional Council was created out of the recognition of the need for a united approach and the desire to contribute to the success and autonomy of its member First Nations by improving the economic and social conditions of its peoples. There were four early objectives of the work:

THE FOUR INITIAL OBJECTIVES

  • To encourage, assist and support the economic development of the member First Nations in areas that improve opportunities to develop their Primary Industries (Forestry, Fishing) their Secondary Industries (Manufacturing, Processing) and Commercial Enterprises.
  • To improve social, educational, and cultural opportunities that lead to the enrichment of its Member First Nations.
  • To improve communication among Member First Nations, and with other First Nation organizations, governments, outside communities, and private industries.
  • To engage in new opportunities that contribute to the development and enhancement of the Member First Nations.
In the beginning, the work of the Regional Council focused mainly on the implementation of the promises made in Treaty VIII and the various services required by its member communities. Over time, however, as the organization has proven its ability to manage and deliver programs, the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) has transferred responsibility to the Regional Council. Now, through multi-year contracts with this Federal Department of Indian and Northern Affairs, the Regional Council has been delegated the authority, responsibility and financial resources to administer services for its peoples on-reserve.

ROLE OF THE REGIONAL COUNCIL

The Regional Council advocates on behalf of its peoples, administers and delivers programs that contribute to the success and autonomy of its Member First Nations. Through the Master Agreement with the Canadian Federal Government and through third-party agreements the Regional Council is responsible to provide the overall governance and monitoring of the following programs delivered by its Member First Nations on reserve:

PROGRAM GOVERNANCE AND MONITORING
  • ABORIGINAL HUMAN RESOURCES AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
  • ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTORATE DIVISION
  • FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION
  • HEALTH SERVICES
  • MEMBERSHIP, LANDS AND ESTATES
  • TECHNICAL SERVICES
  • TREATY AND ABORIGINAL RIGHTS RESEARCH (TARR)
  • CRIME PREVENTION

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"Ka-kí-kiskéyihtétan óma, namoya kinwés maka aciyowés pohko óma óta ka-hayayak wasétam askihk, ékwa ka-kakwéy miskétan kiskéyihtamowin, iyinísiwin, kistéyitowin, mina nánisitotatowin kakiya ayisiniwak, ékosi óma kakiya ka-wahkotowak." "Realize that we as human are on Earth for only a short time and must use this time to gain wisdom, knowledge, respect and understanding for all human beings since we are all relatives."
Cree Elders' Heritage - Words of Wisdom