Pic Mobert Initiates Development of Constitution

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THUNDER BAY – The Pic Mobert First Nation Chief and Council have initiated the development of a constitution for the Pic Mobert First Nation.  A constitution is a foundational document in building a Nation, and sets the basis for our Nation to pass and enforce laws. It is also required for self governance in education, including participation in the ratification vote for the Anishinabek Education System that will be held in November.

Chief and Council will be asking our Band Members to consider ratifying our constitution through a community vote, that will be held this summer. The ratification vote will be held on July 29th & 30th, 2016 during the powwow.

In preparation for the ratification vote, constitutional workshops for the Pic Mobert First Nation will be taking place in Pic Mobert, Thunder Bay and Sault Ste. Marie.

A Constitutional workshop/information session with Elders, Council and Staff will be taking place in Pic Mobert at the school gym on Thursday, June 2nd, 2016, 2:30 pm.Constitutional workshop/information session number two (2) will be taking place in Pic Mobert at the school gym on Monday, June 20th, 2016, 6:00 pm.

Mail in ballots/packages to be mailed to off reserve band members on June 20th, 2016

Constitutional workshop/information session number three (3) will be taking place in Sault Ste. Marie at the Days Inn on Thursday, June 23rd, 2016, 6:00 pm.

Community workshop/information session number four (4) will be taking place in Thunder Bay at the (To be announced) on Thursday, July 7th, 2016, 6:00 pm.

An information booth will also be located at the powwow grounds on Friday, July 29th and Saturday, July 30th, 2016.

Voting day for the ratification of the constitution will be in Pic Mobert at the Community Center on Friday, July 29th, 2016 from 4:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m, and on Saturday July 30th, 2016, from 9:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m.

Results will be announced at the Powwow grounds on the evening of Saturday, July 30th, 2016.

For further information, please watch our website, www.picmobert.ca, or call or email Louis Kwissiwa at:

Cell: (705) 943 6958
Email: louiskwissiwa@gmail.com

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