A first of its kind in Canada, the Bigstone Cree Nation’s Off Reserve and Affiliate Trust is designed to support and protect our people regardless of where they reside. This trust is accessible to those whom chose to relocate off reserve, offering greater freedom to our members with support of their home, nation, and peoples. This trust generates money in interest and no more than half of the account balance is ever drawn in one fiscal year; therefore, the funds will continue to grow and benefit Bigstone Cree Nation members, never to deplete.
To access these funds, Bigstone Cree Nation members and affiliates are welcome to submit proposals. Each year, Bigstone Cree Nation members and affiliates vote by simple majority on submitted proposals, and those proposals approved by popular vote receive project funding.
2017 Member Approved Off Reserve and Affiliate Trust proposals are:
Chester Auger: Off Reserve School Fees Support 2017
Priscilla Auger: Education Incentive – BCN Jr. & Sr. High School Students
Gwen Muskwa: Urban Action Group for Bigstone Members
Attention: Mabel Gladue, Trust Administration
Wabasca, Alberta T0G 2K0
For more information contact Mabel @ (780) 891-3836 Ext 265
TRUSTEES FOR OFF RESERVE MEMBERS’ AND AFFILIATES’ TRUST
Gordon T. Auger
Ralph R. Cardinal