Attention: All Bigstone Cree Nation Community Members and Affiliates

The selection and funding approval for all Bigstone Cree Nation Trust Proposals for 2016-2017 have now been made and ready for voting. It will not require a referendum vote which is a majority vote of 50% plus 1 of all BCN members and affiliates to approve the Trust Proposals. It will only require a “simple majority” vote which must be more than half of the total number of votes, however many votes there are. This means that the highest number of votes would be enough to approve the Trust Proposals.

Please be advised that VOTING for the Bigstone Cree Nation Trust (s) Proposals will take place at the following locations:

Chipewyan Lake – Tuesday, May, 2, 2017 @ M.D. Community Hall – 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Calling Lake – Tuesday, May 9, 2017 @ M.D. Community Hall – 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Edmonton – Wednesday, May 10, 2017 @ Bigstone Corporate Office – 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Wabasca – Tuesday, May 16, 2017 @ Bigstone Administration Office – 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Slave Lake – Wednesday, May 17, 2017 @ Slave Lake Inn – 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Wabasca – Tuesday, May 23, 2017 @ Bigstone Administration Office – 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Fort St. John, British Columbia – Thursday, May 4, 2017 @ Pomeroy Hotel & Gaming Centre – 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Information and Ballot Packages will be mailed to those that have a current address recorded at the BCN Membership Department. You can choose to vote and mail your ballots into us or drop by and vote in person. All material is at the voting venue.

For more information, contact: Yvon Jeanotte @ (780) 999 -5532 or Mabel Gladue @ (780) 891-4805

Proposals for “Programs and Services for the benefit of BCN beneficiaries” are currently being accepted for consid­eration for the 2016 net income (see below) available in ac­cordance with all Community and Nation Trust Agreement. The Trust Proposal Application is available at the BCN Trust Office at Wabasca in the old pharmacy building, BCN admin office at Wabasca, the Calling Lake admin office, and the Edmonton Corporate office. Proposals can also be downloaded from the website

Please submit your proposals to the following designates no later than Monday, January 16, 2017:

Yvon Jeannotte, Community Trust Administrator

Edmonton Corporate Office 16310 – 100 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta

T5P 4X5 Tel: 780-341-2777 Fax: 780-341-2778 Email: yvon.jeannotte@bigstone.ca

Mabel Gladue, Communication /Project Coordinator

Wabasca Administration Office P.O. Box 990, Wabasca, Alberta

T0G 2K0 1-780-891-4805 Fax: 780-891-3834 Email: mabel.gladue@bigstone.ca


Proposals can be addressed to any of the following Trusts:

Community                                                                  Estimated Revenue for 2016

Calling Lake Community Trust                                    $ 125,000.00

Chipewyan Lake Community Trust                            $ 120,000.00

Wabasca/Desmarais Community Trust                     $ 114,000.00

Off-Reserve Members’ & Affiliates Trust                    $ 113,000.00

Bigstone Cree Nation Trust                                            $ 851,000.00