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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.

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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

Health Centre Vehicles up for Closed Bidding

All vehicles sold in its present condition • For band members only • Can be viewed at the Health Centre

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. We are only authorized to test On-Reserve residents. Click for more info.

Dr. Butcher's Clinic has been CANCELLED

Dr. Butcher's clinic here in the health centre has been cancelled until further notice. Click for more info.

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. Click to watch the video.

What You Need To Know About CORONAVIRUS

Attention DPCN members: Please read this document to find out more about Coronavirus (Covid-19). Click for info.

2-Day Suicide ASIST Training Workshop

Dates: April 2nd & 3rd

Driftpile Cree Nation and the Family Violence Prevention office is hosting a 2-day workshop. Luncheon and door prizes daily. 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.

Introduction to Cree

First Tuesday of Every Month

The sessions will be once a week every Wednesday of each month from 5PM to 7PM. 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.

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

INFO ABOUT COVID-19 AND HOW TO HELP PREVENT THE SPREAD

Merchandise Bingo

2-Day Suicide ASIST Training Workshop

Date: April 2nd and 3rd, 2020
Time: 9am - 4pm
Location: Driftpile Community Hall

Luncheon and door prizes daily
We are hoping to get at least 30 committed individuals (Community members and Staff) to sign up.

Call Renee Chalifoux, Candace Chalifoux, Neil Laboucan @ 780-355-3866 to add your name on the list.

2-Day Lateral Violence Training Workshop

Date: March 30th and 31st, 2020
Time: 9am - 4pm
Location: Driftpile Community Hall

Luncheon and door prizes daily
We are hoping to get at least 30 committed individuals (Community members and Staff) to sign up.

Call Renee Chalifoux, Candace Chalifoux, Neil Laboucan @ 780-355-3866 to add your name on the list.

Healthy Relationship Workshops for Youth

Day 1: Senior High (grades 10, 11 & 12)
Date: March 23rd, 2020
Time: 11am - 2pm
Location: Youth Rec Gym (NLC Campus Gym)

Day 2: Junior High (grades 7, 8 & 9)
Date: March 25th, 2020
Time: 11am - 2pm
Location: Youth Rec Gym (NLC Campus Gym)

Day 3: Grades 5 & 6 Intermediate (age appropriate content)
Date: April 2nd, 2020
Time: 11am - 2pm
Location: Mitatikaw Sipiy School Round Room

Workshop Facilitator: Northern Haven Out Reach & Red Cross Society - Slave Lake

*** Permissions Forms required, please call Renee Chalifoux, Candace Chalifoux, Neil Laboucan @ 780-355-3866 ***

Luncheon and door prizes daily
Open to all Driftpile Community Member Youth (Parents welcome to attend)

Family Skate

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

INTRODUCTION TO CREE

Start Date: December 4th 2019
Time: 5PM to 7PM
Place: Driftpile Community Hall
Instructor: Angeline Bellerose

OPEN TO ALL COMMUNITY

Anyone interested in learning the Cree language please contact Mike Ward @ 780-335-3931. The sessions will be once a week every Wednesday of each month from 5PM to 7PM. Light refreshments will be provided.

Driftpile Cree Nation

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DIABETES RETINOPATHY CLINIC

When: October 22nd & 23rd 2019
Where: Driftpile Health Center

IF YOU ARE LIVING WITH DIABETES YOU SHOULD HAVE YOUR EYES CHECKED ONCE A YEAR

Book Your Appointment with Theresa
(Please Let us know if you need transportation)
780-355-3931

Any questions about Diabetic Retinopathy or the clinic, please contact Robin Giroux @ 780-507-2458

Karaoke Night!

COME ENJOY THE FUN

Date: November 28th, 2019
Time: 5PM - 8PM
Place: Driftpile Hall

Canteen will be run by the Youth Coucil. All proceeds go towards the group for future trips and conferences.

3 age categories:

  • 13 - 17
  • 18 - 27
  • 28 and up

Prizes:

  • 1st - $300
  • 2nd - $200
  • 3rd - $100

Call Lloyd for more information @ 780-355-3931

MACLEAN DAY SCHOOL SETTLEMENT

The day school settlement was approved by the courts in Ottawa.

There will be a 90-day opt-out period and 120-day appeal period fo rthose not happy with the settlement.

After the 210 days, the applications will then be available to everyone who attended the day school in Driftpile.

Currently, this is the only information we have available.

We will inform everyone when the applications become available and will make appointments to assist with filling them out.

Thank you kindly,

Lynn Bellerose - Social Development

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

ORANGE T SHIRT DAY

When: September 29th 2019 from 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Where: Driftpile Community Hall

Join us for brunch at the Community Hall.

  • Opening Prayer
  • Greetings from Leadership
  • Honor Song/Drum Group

Honoring Residential School Survivors and those we have lost.

CONTACT
Avis Giroux or Nancy Chalifoux at 780-355-3931 for more info.

DRY MEAT-MAKING WORKSHOP

Please arrive at the Church Addition at 10:00AM on September 3rd.

An apron is recommended. Also, if possible bring your own knives and a knife sharpener.

Come and enjoy a cultural tradition and learn the teachings and skills of making dry meat so that you too can pass this skill onto your family members.

IRS Program
Nancy Chalifoux/Avis Giroux
Maggie Willier Wellness Centre
780-355-3931

BACK TO SCHOOL FAIR

Date: August 29th

Time: 5:00PM - 8:00PM

Location: Driftpile Community Hall

Open to students living on-reserve from Head Start to Grade 12, to provide supportive networks for students. Only students in attendance will be given a backpack.

Barbecue at 6:00PM

If you have any questions please call:
Robin or Shawna at the Health Centre
(780) 355-3931

SELFCARE HEALING GATHERING

Date: August 26th, 27th & 28th

Time: 9:00AM - 4:00PM

Place: Community Hall

Snacks will be provided.


Facilitator(s):

Marvena Pewapsconias (Traditional Fire Keeper)

Yvonne Pasimin (Reiki Master)

Priscilla Pasimin (Rattle Holder)

Everyone is welcome to receive teachings and healing.

Contact Wilma at 780-355-3931 for more information.

Reclaiming
Jordan's
Principle

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