BCN Trust

The largest of our trusts is The Nations Trust. The Nations Trust is designed to never deplete; because no more than half of the account interest on the funds will ever be used in one fiscal year, the account continually replenishes through accumulating the remaining half of bank interest on the saved monies. This protects the long-term interests of our members and our children. Any monies that are not used within the calendar year are returned to the trust account.

However, the contract governing this trust is impossibly restrictive, prohibiting our nation’s access to the funds we lawfully own. To date, Bigstone Cree Nation has never successfully accessed The Nations Trust and the likelihood of accessing funds decreases each year.

 

2017 Member Approved Proposals for the BCN Trust are:

 

Donald Gladue: Road Maintenance

Mike Beaver: Reclaiming Bigstone Cree Nation Community Identity

Sheryl Alook: Pekewee Service Society Group Home

Jennifer Gladue: Neepinise Family Healing Centre – Community Support Services Programming

Kelsey Gladue: Health Career Prep Program

Donald Alook: Funding for Sports and Recreational Activities

Albert Gladue: Fire Department Gear

Shelly Gladue: Elders Lodge Program Deficit

Sharlene Alook: Community Engagement Open House

Ray Yellowknee: Bigstone Cree Nation Tribal Justice Program

Chester Auger: BCN Graduation and Special Contingency

Samantha Bow-Noskiye: Urban Medical Transportation

Gwen Muskwa: Urban Action Group for Bigstone Members – High School Graduation Incentive

Alma Auger: The Wabasca Iskwewak Society

Sharlene Alook: Treaty Day

Priscilla Auger: University and College Prep – Academic Upgrading Sponsorship Program

 

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 Out the Bigstone Cree Nation Trust Ballot – 2017

  Please mail the completed Trust Ballots to:

Attention: Mabel Gladue, Trust Administration

Box 990

Wabasca, Alberta   T0G 2K0

For more information contact Mabel @ (780) 891-4805

TRUSTEES FOR BIGSTONE CREE NATION’S TRUST

Gordon T. Auger

Clara Moberly

Stella Noskiye

Gloria Anderson

Barrie Houston

 

To view a PDF of the original agreement, please click here.