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
Bigstone Cree Nation community members are urged to start voting regarding the approved Trust Proposals 2017. Voting Deadline: May 31, 2017
Click here to Print, then fill in the Off Reserve Members’ and Affiliates’ Trust Ballot 2017
Please use the respective color ballot for your community. The Bigstone Cree Nation Trust Ballot 2017 must also be filled out along with your respective community ballot.
Please mail the completed Trust Ballots to:
Attention: Mabel Gladue, Trust Administration
Wabasca, Alberta T0G 2K0
For more information contact Mabel @ (780) 891-4805
TRUSTEES FOR OFF RESERVE MEMBERS’ AND AFFILIATES’ TRUST
Gordon T. Auger
Ralph R. Cardinal