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
Kelsey Gladue: Health Career Prep Program
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
Alma Auger: The Wabasca Iskwewak Society
Sharlene Alook: Treaty Day
Priscilla Auger: University and College Prep – Academic Upgrading Sponsorship Program
Attention: Mabel Gladue, Trust Administration
Wabasca, Alberta T0G 2K0
For more information contact Mabel @ (780) 891-3836 Ext: 265
TRUSTEES FOR BIGSTONE CREE NATION’S TRUST
Gordon T. Auger
To view a PDF of the original agreement, please click here.