November 3, 2021

In accordance with the provisions of the specific claim housing trust, approved by the membership on December 9th, 2005, Fort William First Nation (FWFN), as beneficiaries of the trust, hereby calls for a Trustee Vote by members to elect trustees to act on behalf of the FWFN Specific Claim Housing Trust.

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The remaining assigned duty of this trust is to oversee the per capita distribution to those eligible members who reached the age of eighteen (18) years of age and whose funds were set aside in trust for this purpose.

Upon vacancy by any trustees, replacement of those trustees must be done by way of vote by the community membership in a band membership meeting as per section 5.8 of the FWFN Specific Claim Housing Trust. In accordance with section 5.6 of the FWFN Specific Claim Housing Trust, three members shall be on-reserve members and two shall be off-reserve members. Members interested in reviewing the terms of the trust are welcome to review a copy of the trust agreement upon request to myself at 807-623-9543 ext. 233 or [email protected]

A Call for Expression of Interest to fill the five (5) vacancies was sent in the summertime and the following individuals have come forward:

On-Reserve
Tanya Fenton
Ian Bannon
Fay Morriseau

Off Reserve
Savannah Upton
Sarah Levesque
Roy Pelletier
Domenica Ward
Amanda Korhonen

The off-reserve applicants will need to be voted upon at a duly convened meeting occurring on December 6th, 2021. The on-reserve applicants will fill the trustee seats by default as there are only three seats for on reserve members. Eligible voters may in vote in advance and up to the close of the scheduled December 6th meeting by visiting https://www.onefeather.ca/nations/fortwilliam. Electronic polls opens November 29th at 9:00am and will close December 6th at 9:00pm. Please visit the link above anytime and click the RED button to activate your profile and then vote electronically when the poll opens.

Best regards,
Michael D. Pelletier
Chief Executive Officer
807.623.9543 Ext. 233
Email: [email protected]

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