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Tansi

The Driftpile Band is situated 30 kms. west of Swan River (or 3 hours and 15 minutes northwest of Edmonton)

The Driftpile Reserve itself is over 15,000 acres in size and sprawls along 10 kms of sandy shoreline on the south side of Lesser Slave Lake.

Highway #2 runs directly through the reserve and provides good access to the lake.

Info Video about COVID-19

ATTENTION DPCN MEMBERS:
Please watch this video for info about the coronavirus, COVID-19, and how to help prevent the spread of the virus.
Watch the video below.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIESAT DRIFTPILE CREE NATION CLICK FOR MORE INFORMATION

The Driftpile Band also enjoys a stable political environment and welcomes
the prospect of developing tourism on the reserve.
With relatively high unemployment, the project represents
badly needed jobs and economic opportunity for the
future growth and development of the band.

NEWS & EVENTS

Off Reserve COVID Relief Program 2020

DCN has been granted Federal funding from the Government to support off reserve members to provide off reserve adult members with financial support. Click for details.

Orange T-Shirt Day

September 29th

Save the date! Honouring residential school survivors and those that did not make it. Click for details.

Drive-In Movies September 25th & 26th

Join the community next Friday and Saturday for drive-in double feature movies! Click for details.

Tipi Building

Tipi building on Wednesday. It was an amazing experience for many to experience the construction of a tipi and everything that goes with it. Click to watch the video.

Funeral Services for the late Shirley Ann Kellington

Funeral services taking place on September 11th and 12th. Click for more details.

Agricultural Benefits Claim: Voting Reminders

This is a reminder to those members who live on reserve, in the local area, or those who choose to travel to the Nation to vote. Click for more info.

Notice: Members with Children Attending PRJH School

Bussing services provided from Driftpile to PRJH has been suspended until further notice. Click for more info.

Support Is Available: Missing or Murdered Family Members

Laurie Davies of the FILU will be at the Driftpile Health Centre on SEPTEMBER 15th & 16th, 2020. Click for more info.

Mold Information with Household Cleaning Tips & House Care Worshop

September 26th & 27th

What is Mold? Recognizing mold, what should I do if I find mold? 2 day workshop to answer these questions and more! Click for more info.

Request for Proposal - DCN Electoral Officer

DCN invites qualified individuals to submit proposals for services of Chief Electoral Officer for the upcoming Nation Elections. Click to read the notice.

MSS School Re-Entry Plan

Information for students and parents for the 2020/2021 school year. Click to read the letter.

Cultural Support After Hours

Available to all patients, health facilities, staff & community members across Alberta. Click for more info.

Notice: DPCN Parents with Children Registered in Sporting Activities

For those DPCN Members that have their children registered for individual sporting activities, such as hockey, dance, gymnastics for the 2020-2021 season, you must apply with DPCN social development for their registration fees. Click to read the notice.

Notice: Voting Process/Information Package, Agricultural Benefit Claim Qs

This notice will assist members in regards to which department to contact with questions for the voting process/information package, membership address updating or the Agricultural Benefit Claim. Click to read the notice.

Safety Tickets

Any Driftpile Cree Nation member in need to renew their safety tickets, please complete an HRD application. Click for more info.

Local Current Fraud Awareness

Good Day Driftpile Residents, here is some important information to read up on and ensure you do not become a victim of this most current scamming operation. Click to read the notice.

Driftpile Nation Agricultural Benefits "Cow's and Plows" Claim

Please note that this notice applies DCN members only. We will be following up with more details shortly, but wanting to also keep everyone updated with the latest information. If you should have any questions related to the Claim, please email Agricultural Benefits at dcnagben@gmail.com. Click to read the notice.

ISC - Alberta Region Mental Health Supports

The First Nations & Inuit Health Branch has various supports for mental health in the Alberta region. Click for the list of supports.

Re: Lakeshore Police Services

An announcement from the Office of Chief & Council regarding the nation's relationship with Lakeshore Regional Police Services. Click for details.

Cree Sun-dance

Interested in experiencing Cree Sun-dance? Click for details.

Election Code

Please let membership know how you would like to have a copy of the proposed election code sent to you. Click for details.

HRD Employment Van Utilization

Please contact the Social Development Office if you are interested in utilizing the van. Click for details.

DPCN Health Centre In-Person Client Care

In-person client care at the Driftpile Cree Nation Health Centre starts on June 8th. Click for more info.

Dr. Butcher's Clinic is now OPEN

Dr. Butcher's clinic here in the health centre is now open. Click for more info.

ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE OFFICE OF CHIEF AND COUNCIL

Driftpile Cree Nation Chief and Council are pleased to announce a new Industrial Park Infrastructure project. Click to read the announcement.

Consultation & Lands Office Move

We are updating our band members on the office move. We are now located next to the Regional Police Building. Our new office phone number is 587-749-0490 (local calling number). Click for more info.

Users Fee Policy Repeal

September 5th 2019

Please be advised that effective immediately, the User Fee Policy will no longer be in effect. Click for more info.

Off Reserve COVID Relief Program 2020

September 17, 2020:

Attention Valued Member

Driftpile Cree Nation has been granted Federal funding from the Government to support off reserve members to provide off reserve adult members with financial support.

We will require your patience while we tabulate the amount which will depend on the total number of off reserve members and/or the amount of family units. We do anticipate that this will be provided in either a cheques form or a gift card.

In order to provide this support off reserve members are required to:

  • You must be a full member on the band list
  • You must provide your status card and 2 pieces of government issued ID

For those who reside out of province or the general area of our Nation can submit the required documents via email at socialdir@dpcn.ca or fax (780) 355-2734. You will be required to also provide your complete mailing address and contact information.

Due to COVID we are practicing safe distancing so cheques will be mailed out through the postal service. We will not replace nor be responsible for any lost cheques. We cannot guarantee delivery nor the time frame as to when you would receive the cheques.

For inquiries please contact Karen Cunningham, Social Development Director at (780) 355-3866.

Driftpile Cree Nation would like to thank Sucker Creek First Nation for their time and efforts to include our Nation in the proposal in for this funding.

Orange T-Shirt Day

September 29, 2020
Community IRS Members Invited To Attend

Event: Walk Thru Luncheon
Where: Driftpile Church Addition


Agenda:

11 - 11:45AM
- Leadership Address
- IRS Address
- Drummers

11:45 - 1:30PM
Distributions of
- Stew & Bannock (Pre-Packaged)
- Orange T-Shirt
- No deliveries available/only attendees receive T-shirts


Due to the COVID Pandemic, we are taking safety precautions to keep the community members as safe as possible.

Contact: Avis Giroux or Nancy Chalifoux for more info @ (780) 355-3931

Drive-In Movies September 25th & 26th

Tipi Building

Tipi building on Wednesday. It was an amazing experience for many to be part of the actual construction of a tipi, to learn what each part of the tipi represents, and to see the accomplishment on the faces of the students and parents that were present.

One of the benefits of having your education centre in your community is the inclusion of culture, language and land based learning which the school is offering the students.


This video is a half hour long but every stage of the structure was captured for those who have never learned how to build a tipi and want to learn the basics.
Tipi Building Video

Funeral Services for the late Shirley Ann Kellington

Are as follows:

Wake:

Friday September 11, 2020
Leaving High Prairie at 4:00PM
If you would like to follow please wait at the High Prairie Days Inn parking lot.

Funeral:

Saturday September 12, 2020
11:00AM
Driftpile Community Hall


COVID-19 Measures in place - Screening will be done both days.
No Children Permitted - Designated Family Children Only

Agricultural Benefits Claim: Voting Reminders

Notice: Members with Children Attending PRJH School

NOTICE:
Driftpile Community Members with children attending the PRJH School in High Prairie

Due to an individual testing positive for COVID-19 at Prairie River Junior High School in High Prairie, the bussing services provided from Driftpile to PRJH has been suspended until further notice. Bussing will still be provided to the other schools during this time.


Thank you and please ensure safety precautions are taken during this school year.

Support Is Available: Missing or Murdered Family Members

If you have a Missing or Murdered family member

Support is Available
*amended date*

Laurie Davies of the Family Information Liaison Unit (FILU) will be at the Driftpile Health Centre on * SEPTEMBER 15th & 16th, 2020 *.

Laurie is part of an Indigenous Team that assists families in a culturally safe manner to gather information on a Missing or Murdered family member.

Support is also available to assist these family members on their healing journey.

All information is confidential between the families and the FILU.

Cultural/Emotional Support will be Available


For more information contact:
Avis Giroux or Nancy Chalifoux @ (780) 355-3931

Mold Information with Household Cleaning Tips & House Care Worshop

Mold Aware/Household Care

What is Mold? Recognizing mold, what should I do if I find mold? Tools and safety gear, health risks of mold, when to bring in a mold remediator, preventing mold, tips, tricks, and hacks for cleaning!

Please contact the Housing Assistant, Tracy Chalifoux for more information or to sign up for this workshop. There will be a limit of 25 participants for this course.

Door prizes total value $200
Major prizes for adult community members valued at: $350, $175, $125
Course designed for either new or existing tenants.

SEPTEMBER 26TH & 27TH


Course Descriptions

Day 1 (Sept 26) - Do it yourself Home Repair Workshop - Itinerary

  • 9:30AM - Sign in and greeting
  • *Media presentation with hands on practice throughout the day
  • 9:45 - drywall patch, tape and mud
  • 10:20 - caulking sink
  • 10:45 - replace doorknob
  • 11:00 - door prizes & 10 minute break
  • 11:10 - clean dryer vent
  • 11:15 - re-check drywall patch, sand and mud
  • 11:40 - furnace filter
  • 12:00 - Elders blessing and lunch (provided by the community)
  • 12:45 - replace kitchen taps
  • 1:05 - clean gutters and gutter patch
  • 1:25 - how to fix a toilet
  • 1:45 - roofing shingles video and discussion
  • 1:55 - smoke detectors & CO2 detectors
  • 2:05 - clean washing machines
  • 2:15 - plastic window insulation
  • 2:30 - how to stop drafts around door
  • 2:50 - door prizes and break
  • 3:00 - replace window screens
  • 3:20 - drywall sanding/mud if required
  • 3:35 - paint tutorial
  • 4:00 - checklist for home repair, handout
  • 4:10 - 4:30 - certificates and Major prizes 1st, 2nd, 3rd

* Note each topic may take a little less or a little more time, but we will start and end on time! *

Day 2 (Sept 27) - Mold Aware/Mold Care Workshop Itinerary

  • 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM - Sign in and greeting
  • 9:30 - 11:00 - Power point & discussion on mold: what is mold, recognizing mold
  • 11:00 - 11:15 - door prizes, break
  • 11:15 - 12:15 - Power point & discussion: tools required, when is a remediator required, safety gear and cleaning, mold prevention
  • 12:15 - 1:00 - Elder blessing and lunch provided by community
  • 1:00 - 2:00 - Power point & discussion: tips, tricks, and hacks for household cleaning
  • 2:00 - 2:15 - break and final door prizes
  • 2:15 - 3:00 - Power point & discussion: go through home checklist and take home handout, hand out course completion Certificates, Major Prize draws 1st, 2nd, 3rd

MSS School Re-Entry Plan - 2020/2021 School Year

Notice: DPCN Parents with Children Registered in Sporting Activities

For those DPCN Members that have their children registered for individual sporting activities, such as hockey, dance, gymnastics for the 2020-2021 season, you must apply with DPCN social development for their registration fees.

You must include proof of registration, costs and the address and contact of where the payment will be sent to.

NO LATER THAN AUGUST 31, 2020

Click Here for the Application Form

Please note that we have only set aside a set amount for these registrations. First come first served. Any incomplete application will not be processed. Also, you must be in good standing with the Driftpile Cree Nation in order to be eligible. The maximum amount eligible is $500 per fiscal year.

Contact social development for the application @ (780) 355-3866 or by emailing Karen Cunningham at socialdir@dpcn.ca.

If you have any questions please contact Karen Cunningham at the contact number or email listed above.

REMEMBER IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THAT THE APPLICATION AND THE REQUIREMENTS ARE COMPLETE.

Cultural Coordinator

Cultural Coordinator sending request out to those interested in experiencing Cree Sun-dance.

June 26-28, 2020
Alexander First Nation

Those interested in attending please contact:
Fred Campiou @ 780-265-0289

**Those selected will be contacted**

Acknowledgement and Recognition of Lakeshore Regional Police Services

DPCN Health Centre In-Person Client Care

Dr. Butcher's Clinic Is Open

Election Code

DPCN Residents Only | COVID-19 Daily Testing

Daily testing for COVID-19 On-Reserve (without having to call 8-1-1) will be starting April 17th, 2020. If you have any of the following symptoms contact the Health Centre (780) 355-3931 for a pre-screening and appointment schedule. We are only authorized to test On-Reserve residents.

** You must be symptomatic to be tested! **

COVID-19 Symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Runny Nose
  • Sore Throat
  • Shortness of Breath

Anyone with symptoms can call (780) 355-3931 for a PRE-screen; However,
Targeted High Risk Population Priorities include:

  • 65 years or older
  • Home Care Clients
  • Group Home/Shelter Workers
  • First Responders (Fire/Police)
  • Health Care Workers

ANYONE SUFFERING SEVER SHORTNESS OF BREATH CALL 9-1-1

ANYONE WITH SYMPTOMS ARE LEGALLY REQUIRED TO SELF-ISOLATE FOR 10 DAYS FROM ONSET OF SYMPTOMS OR UNTIL SYMPTOMS ARE GONE, WHICHEVER IS LONGER

CONSULTATION & LANDS OFFICE MOVE

Tansi, we have moved!

Dear DCN Band Members,

We are updating our band members on the office move. We are now located next to the Regional Police Building. Our new office phone number is 587-749-0490 (local calling number).
*Note* If you would like to sign up for site assessment visits; please visit us at the office, or call us during work hours from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm or email your contact info to: cons.research@dpcn.ca.

Sincerely, Danielle Thunder

Driftpile Cree Nation

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USERS FEE POLICY REPEAL

Please be advised that effective immediately, the User Fee Policy will no longer be in effect. In an effort to provide fair and equal services to all members, the decision will not impact the services that have been provided to the community members previous to this notice.

Moving forward, there will be no refunds and all outstanding balances will be waived. In addition, any serivces that have been suspended for lack of payment will be restored as of today.

It is the intention of leadership to always ensure that the safety and quality of services meets the needs of each and every community member.

Should you have any questions regarding this notice, please feel free to contact Darlene McLean, CAO at 780-355-3868 or 780-516-4927.

In the spirit of community and wellness,

Darlene McLean, CAO
Driftpile Cree Nation

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