Ginoogaming First Nation band members are invited to attend Open House for Cultural Impact Assessment

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GFN GINOOGAMING FIRST NATION – All Ginoogaming First Nation band members are invited to attend the very first OPEN HOUSE event for the Cultural Impact Assessment (CIA) program that will be operating over the coming year (until April 2013).

This will be the first of a total of 5 Open Houses for the CIA which will take place over the upcoming year. It will be held at the Nimiki Migizi Secondary School gymnasium, located on Ginoogaming First Nation.

What is the CIA?

Would you like to participate in it? To find out, please come out to this event. There will be a community feast, traditional drumming and spiritual ceremonies, and $300 in door prizes, and of course snacks and refreshments.

For anyone who cannot be there, please keep informed through CIA updates on the Ginoogaming First Nation web site, the upcoming CIA newsletter, the CIA Facebook group, and media releases.

We need to make sure that all GFN members are informed, and there is plenty of opportunity to become involved.

You will find out everything that you need to know regarding Premier Gold Mines Inc. and the Hardrock Drilling Project. It would be most beneficial for the community to have Elders, youth, women, hunters, trappers, fishers, and everyone, to come out to participate. There is a focus on our traditional Anishnaabe culture, values, and ways and how these are impacted.

We will be looking for representatives to fill positions on the CIA Steering Committee, which will be meeting monthly for the next year. Required is an Elder representative, a member-at-large representative, and a youth representative.

We will be looking for individuals and groups who would like to participate in the upcoming interview and focus group research. The CIA research will examine traditional Anishnaabe values and culture as it relates to the land, the water, the fish, the animals, the trees, and the health of the people.

Miikwech! Come on out, fill your stomach, and join the fun!

Opening Ceremony/Introductions: 2:00-2:30pm
Presentation: 2:30-3:30pm
CIA Steering Committee selections: 3:30-3:45pm
CIA Research Participant Registrations: 3:45-4:00pm
Feast: 4:00-5:30pm
Door Prizes: 5:30-5:45pm
Closing Ceremony: 5:45-6:00pm

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