January 20, 2021
Fort William First Nation has implemented the following measures for the safety and wellbeing of our community and its members.
1. Security Check-points: all those accessing Fort William First Nation will be expected to provide the following information: for Members including community members (your name and phone number, you will also be screened for COVID-19 symptoms. Non-members accessing the First Nation for work purposes will be asked to provide their address of work and your employer name.
2. Return from Travel, work outside of the Thunder Bay area or incarceration: Those members who are returning to Fort William First Nation due to travel, working outside the Thunder Bay Area or who have been incarcerated are requested to self-isolate for 14 days upon return and to identify that they are self-isolating to the checkpoint staff upon entry to the First Nation. This is done to enable the First Nation to provide follow up services to these members.
2. Chief and Council letters of authorized access: for those members who have requested letters for non-members to gain access to the First Nation, these letters have specific identifying information (the name of the individual, the address they are accessing and the purpose for access), those that are going outside of their stated purpose will be subject to being charged with Trespassing and their letter for access will be revoked. This means that these individuals are to access only the home specified on the letter they are not to be wandering the community for any other purpose other than that stated in the letter.
3. By-Law enforcement: By-law officers will be completing rounds of the community and enforcing the by-law orders in place for Fort William First Nation. These officers will also be patrolling the areas outside of the security checkpoint and will be issuing trespass notices to those non-members accessing areas of the First Nation without a letter signed by Chief and Council approving their access.
We thank you for your co-operation in working together to keep our community safe during this trying and difficult time.
Mike Pelletier, CEO