George Gordon First Nation

 

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Friday, November 25, 2016

All members of the George Gordon First Nation,

As of November 22nd, 2016, the leadership of the nation has been restored to reflect the results of the March 31st, 2016 election.

This has been a difficult time for the community and the leadership sends our deepest apologies for the negative impact that the legal process has caused for our members. Business will be conducted in the same manner prior to the court decision of October 28th, 2016.

Christmas will be upon us soon. Please make plans to meet us at one of the Christmas meals in Regina, Saskatoon or our community.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Respectfully,

Chief Bryan McNabb, Jr.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Response to the October 28th, 2016 Court of Queen’s Bench Decision Re: March 31st, 2016 Election

George Gordon First Nation November 25th, 2016: The purpose of this COMMUNIQUÉ is to provide our community with an update.

A Notice of Appeal was filed with the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal on November 7th, 2016 and was recently served on all parties. Affidavits of service were filed with the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal this week, which had the effect of staying (halting) the execution of the Honourable Madam Justice L.M. Schwann’s Judgment dated October 28th, 2016 pending the disposition of the appeal.

The appeal will now progress through the court system.

A motion to Amend the Style of Cause, Stay, and to Extend Time for Appeal was filed in the Court of Appeal and was originally to be heard on November 23rd, 2016. That motion was adjourned to be heard on Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 at 10:00 am.

The officials elected on March 31st, 2016 are now back in office and the Department of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada’s website is now populated reflecting this outcome.

Thank you for your time.

Heather Montana, Director of Operations
George Gordon First Nation
Telephone: (306) 835-2232 Fax: (306) 835-2036

Monday, August 19, 2016

Response to the October 28th, 2016 Court of Queen’s Bench Decision Re: March 31st, 2016 Election

Please find here a communique to provide our community with an update.

Monday, August 19, 2016

Back to Our Roots

Back to Our RootsPat Malbeuf is a member of the George Gordon First Nation she has been hosting a week long traditional culture camp every summer for George Gordon this year Pat partnered with Touchwood Child and Family Services along with Gordon Wellness and had hosted her culture camp "Back to Our Roots" for the week of August 15th to August 19th, 2016 where she and other facilitators implemented cultural teachings to the community some of the teachings offered FSC training, hunting, beading, quill work, cultural genealogy, self-awareness, horse teachings, medicine walks, archery, storytelling, survival skills, different ceremonies and the sweat lodge. To finish off the five-day camp a sweat and feast were held. For the next following 3 years a camp will follow until 4 camps have been completed within our community.

Saturday, September 10 and Sunday, September 11,, 2016

NAIG Softball Tryouts

NAIG Softball TryoutsNorth American Indigenous Games tryouts for Softball will be hosted on September 10th at Crescent Acres Park in Prince Albert and on September 11th on Ochapawace First Nation at the School Diamonds. Registration fee is $50.00 – Cheques made payable to FSIN.

Under 16 Boys & Girls Registration at 9:30 AM, Trials 10am-12pm

Under 19 Boys & Girls Registration at 1:00 PM, Trials 1:30-3:30pm

Friday, July 29, 2016

Annual Family Camp

July 25th – 29th We held our annual Family Camp at Kinookimaw Beach with 250-300 band members joining us for the week. This was made possible with funding from CDC, BHP, NCBR and the Wellness Center. Kinookimaw is near Regina Beach, families set up camp and taken part in a variety of activities for the week such as, canoeing, paintballing, volleyball tournaments, dream catcher making, treaty tipi teachings, wild life teachings, stages of men & women, bracelet and necklace making and a balloon release, there was meals cooked and served every day for the campers. Everyone enjoyed their happy camping!

Thursday, April 14, 2016

2016 GGFN C&C Swearing In Ceremony

Watch this video of the celebration of a new Chief & Council for George Gordon First Nation. Music for the Credits performed by Grey Buffalo Singers. Enjoy! - Rodger W. Ross

Friday, April 8, 2016

Pipe Ceremony & Swearing In Ceremony

All member of the George Gordon First Nation are invited on Monday, April 11, 2016 to a Pipe Ceremony & Swearing In Ceremony for our newly elected leaders and returning council. See all the details here.

Pipe Ceremony & Swearing In Ceremony Full Agenda

This event starts at 9:00 a.m. with a Pipe Ceremony and concludes with a luncheon at noon on Monday, April 11, 2016. Please see the entire Agenda here.

Friday, March 11, 2016

2016 George Gordon First Nation Candidate Forum Live Stream

The 2016 George Gordon First Nation Candidate Forum is scheduled for March 14, 2016 and will be streamed live from the GGFN Education Centre Gym. Tune in to listen to our 2016 candidate platforms.

About Us

George Gordon First Nation is located 8 km south of the village of Punnichy and 125 km northeast of the City of Regina. The total land area of the reserve is 145 square kilometers.

Land Holdings
Main Reserve:  14,438 hectares (35,678 acres)

Kinookimaw Lands:
(Last Mountain Lake Reserve):  508.2 hectares (1,256 acres)
Regional ContextManaged together with:

  • Day Star
  • Kawacatoose
  • Muscowpetung
  • Muskowekwan
  • Pasqua First Nation
  • Piapot

Treaty Four Ground Reserve:
37.1 hectares (92 acres)
Located at Fort Qu'Appelle
Held together with 32 other Treaty Four First Nations


 

Community Vision StatementChief George and Daughter

Saulteaux (nākawē)
Kika mâmawi ôsihtomin ânîn cî-isi mino-pimâtising
Kanosimowinan sikwâ kihcî kikentâsowin kika
mâmawitômin cî-wâpicitôwat Mâmawêkamik ômâ
Anisinabê cî-mino pamêhâtôwat Anîn cî-isi-mino-pimâtisiwat


Cree (nēhlyawēwin)
Kahkiyaw kika-mā-mawi-atoskātēnānaw ka-kichi
itēyihtākwahki tanisi ta-isi-miyo-pimātisiyahk ōtē nikān
ta-mamitonyihmamihk kiskēyihtamowin ta-wīcihitoyahk
kakiyaw ta-mā-mawi-māmitonēyihtamahk kēsi-miyo-
pimātisiyahk


Together we will build our future on the values, knowledge
and potential of our people by encouraging a balanced approach
to life-long learning.