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Attention: All Bigstone Cree Nation Community Members and Affiliates

The voting process has now concluded.  Voting by membership was satisfactory but not excellent.  Most votes came from Off-Reserve Membership.  There was some interest illustrated by the On-Reserve Membership, both in Wabasca and Calling Lake.  Chipewyan Lake membership demonstrated the most interest.  All the proposals were passed in accordance with the Referendum that was recently passed.  Bigstone Trusts is now following the “Simple Majority” voting system.

Approved Trust Proposals 2017

Proposals Submitted Recommended by Trustees Membership Vote Approved by Membership Not Approved

Total

49 41 40 41

1

Nation Trust

22 16 16

16

Off Reserve Members & Affiliates Trust

11 11 11 11

Wabasca/Desmarais Community Trust

10 9 9 8

1

Calling Lake Community Trust

3 3 3 3
Chipewyan Lake Community Trust

3

2 2 2
 The annual call for Trust Proposals starts in October and ends in January every year. There were a total of 49 trust proposals submitted with 41 recommended by the BCN Trustees and approved by membership with 40 being approved by simple majority vote. Only one (1) trust proposal was not approved.

Bigstone Cree Nation Trust Proposals Voting Results 2017

Bigstone Cree Nation Trust

$200,000.00

$20,000.00 $100,000.00 $15,700.00 $200,000.00 $60,000.00 $60,000.00

$50,000.00

Bigstone Cree Nation Trust

1

2 3 4 5 6 7

8

Programs

Road Maintainence BCN Post Secondary Graduation Sports & Rec. Eskwewak Pekewee Group Home Treaty Day Celebration Fire Dept. Gear

Neepinise Family Healing

Yes

No Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes

No

Off-Reserve Ballots

168

33 162 39 157 44 147 54 158 43 162 39 168 33 160

41

Calling Lake Ballots

43

2 35 10 38 7 34 11 37 8 39 6 38 7 39 6

Chipewyan Lake Ballots

37

2 26 13 29 10 20 19 27 12 30 9 28 11 27 12
Wabasca/Desmarais 132 4 87 49 86 50 74 62 94 42 104

32

101 35 82 54

Votes

380

41 310 111 310 111 275 146 316 105 335 86 335 86 308 113

Total Count

421 421 421 421 421 421 421

421

Successful

90.3% 9.7% 73.6% 26.4% 73.6% 26.4% 65.3% 34.7% 75.1% 24.9% 79.6% 20.4% 79.6% 20.4% 73.2%

26.8%

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

 

$70,000.00

$100,000.00 $25,000.00 $20,000.00 $200,000.00 $30,000.00 $25,000.00

$200,000.00

Bigstone Cree Nation Trust

9

10 11 12 13 14 15

16

Tribal Justice Program Reclaiming Community Identity Urban Medical Transport High School   Grad. Incentive Elder’s Lodge Deficit Community Engagement Health Career Preparation

Academic Upgrading

Yes

No Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes

No

Off-Reserve Ballots

149

52 130 71 170 31 172 29 162 39 101 100 163 38 174

27

Calling Lake Ballots

38

7 40

5

40

5 41 4 42 3 34 11 42 3 41

4

Chipewyan Lake Ballots

24 15 21 18 35 4 28 11 34 5 20 19 29 10 29

10

Wabasca/Desmarais

92

44 72 64 89 47 95 41 107 29 57 79 91 45 111

25

Votes

303 118 263 158 334 87 336 85 345 76 212 209 325 96 355

66

Total Count

421

421 421 421 421 421 421

421

Successful

72.0%

28.0% 62.5% 37.5% 79.3% 20.7% 79.8% 20.2% 81.9% 18.1% 50.4% 49.6% 77.2% 22.8% 84.3%

15.7%

Yes

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

There were 16 trust proposals approved by simple majority vote under the BCN Trust with 421 total BCN membership votes. The majority of the votes for each of the approved trust proposals were more than 50% of the total votes – a simple majority vote.

 

Off-Reserve Members’ and Affiliates Trust

$65,000.00

$52,376.00

$82,000.00

Off-Reserve Members’ Trust

1

2

3

Programs:

School Fees 2017 Education Incentive Jr/Sr High

Urban Action

Yes

No Yes No Yes

No

Votes

176 25 160 41 143

58

Total Count

201 201

201

Successful

87.6% 12.4% 79.6% 20.4% 71.1%

28.9%

Yes

Yes Yes

For the Off-Reserve Members and Affiliates Trust there were a total of 201 membership votes. Three (3) of the Trust Proposals were approved and passed for funding by simple majority vote.

Calling Lake Community Trust

Calling Lake Community Trust

1 2

3

Programs:

Power & Propane Subsidy Neepinise Family Healing

Events Funding-Treaty Days

Yes

No Yes No Yes

No

Votes

40

5 44 1 43

2

Total Count

45

45

45

Successful

88.9%

11.1% 97.8% 2.2% 95.6%

4.4%

Yes

Yes

Yes

The Calling Lake Community Trust had a total of 45 BCN membership votes. Three (3) of the Trust Proposals were approved and passed for funding by simple majority vote.

 

Chipewyan Lake Community Trust

$80,000.00

$80,000.00

Chipewyan Lake Community Trust

1

2

Programs:

Electrical Subsidy

Propane Subsidy

Yes

No Yes

No

Votes

38

1 38

1

Total Count

39

39

Successful

97.4%

2.6% 97.4%

2.6%

Yes

Yes

The Chipewyan Lake Community Trust had a total of 39 BCN membership votes. Two (2) Trust Proposals were approved and passed for funding by simple majority vote.

Wabasca/Desmarais Community Trust

$0.00

$48,395.00 $50,000.00

$50,000.00

Wabasca Community Trust

1 2 3

4

Programs:

Community Engagement Pekewee Group Home Health Career

GED Program

Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes

No

Votes:

67

69 86 50 94 42 105

31

Total Count:

136

136 136

136

Percentage:

49.3%

50.7% 63.2% 36.8% 69.1% 30.9% 77.2%

22.8%

Successful:

NO

Yes Yes

Yes

The Wabasca/Desmarais Community Trust had a total of 136 BCN membership votes passing 3 of the 4 approved Trust Proposal submissions by way a simple majority vote.

 

Yvon Jeannotte, Community Trust Administrator

Main Administration Office, P.O. Box 990, Wabasca, Alberta T0G2K0

Tel: 780-891-3836 Ext: 264,  Fax: 780-891-2059 Email: yvon.jeannotte@bigstone.ca

 

Mabel Gladue, Communication /Project Coordinator

Main Administration Office P.O. Box 990, Wabasca, Alberta, T0G 2K0

780-891-3836 Ext: 265,  Fax: 780-891-2059 Email: mabel.gladue@bigstone.ca

 

Handbook

http://www.bcntrust.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/TRUST-HANDBOOK-AND-GUIDELINES_17_OCT_2016.pdf

 

Application

http://www.bcntrust.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Trust-Proposal-Application1-Oct-2017.pdf