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The 1700 member 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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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.

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Driftpile Cree Nation HRD is Hosting a Heavy Equipment Operators Course

In order to qualify you MUST have the following:

  • Valid Driver's License (Mandatory)
  • Be willing to work camp jobs and/or relocate
  • Be eligible for HRD funding (Mandatory)
  • Possess the following safety tickets (Can be obtained through the training)
    • H2S
    • Standard First Aide
    • Ground Disturbance
    • CSTS
    • A minimum of grade 11 education

If you are interested you must do the following:

  • Submit a recent resume and cover letter
  • Complete a HRD application
  • A copy of all current safety tickets
  • Copy of valid driver's license

We will ONLY be selecting 12 Trainees for this opportunity. An interview process will take place to select those who have been short listed for a possible seat in the training. DPCN personnel policy will be adhered to while training.

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION IS OCTOBER 26TH 2018 @ 12:00PM

No late applications will be accepted

If there are any questions regarding the training, you can direct your questions to either Caroline Badger, HRD Officer or Karen Cunningham, Social Development Director. Either can be reached at the Social Development office. 780-355-3866

We thank all those that apply however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Driftpile Cree Nation

Employment Opportunity: Recreation Assistant

Driftpile First Nation Social Development is seeking a Recreation Assistant. Under the supervision of the Director of Social Development, the incumbent will carry out and perform the following duties, roles and responsibilities:

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Preparation and delivery of sustainable recreation and support programs that enrich and strengthen family
  • Actively participate in activities with youth and families
  • Supervision of the youth
  • Act as a chaperone when needed
  • Coordinate and assist with fundraising activities and fundraising projects
  • Recruitment of volunteers
  • Responsible for ensuring safety guidelines are maintained
  • Prepare grant applications and proposals
  • Provide parents with information and encourage involvement regarding programs
  • Coordinate workshops with the Right to Play coordinator as it pertains to the social development of children and their families
  • Implement program plans and carry them through
  • Provide monthly reports and budget forecasts
  • Responsible for all aspects of the Recreation facilities (building, baseball diamond, skating rink, concession, etc.) along with the Right to Play Coordinator
  • Assist with the coordination of sporting leagues with local communities

Qualifications:

  • Self motivated, reliable and responsible with a genuine interest in helping people
  • Life Skills Coach certification with one year Administrative experience or diploma in a Recreation, Physical Education or Management discipline
  • Proven experience in proposal writing and accessing of funds is an ASSET
  • Knowledge of current programs geared to family support and recreation
  • Current First Aid & CPR certification
  • Clear CWIS, CPIC and drivers abstract must be provided with resume
  • Class 4 drivers license is an ASSET
  • Computer knowledge, excellent organizational skills and excellent communication skills

Salary: Negotiable (Benefit package available)

Please submit resumes to:
Karen Cunningham, Director of Social Development
Box 30
Driftpile, AB
T0G 0V0
Phone: (780) 355-3866
Fax: (780) 355-2734
Email: socialdir@dpcn.ca

Closing date: October 22nd, 2018 @ 12:00PM

Applications will be screened, only those selected for an interview will be contacted

Driftpile Cree Nation

Band Member Engagement Session
Regarding Band Membership Code

The leadership would like to extend and invitation to the band members of Driftpile Cree Nation to attend a Band Membership Code Review being held in the Driftpile Community Hall on Saturday November 24, 2018 at 1:00 pm.

The goal of this meeting is to review the DRAFT Band Membership Code and the 1986 Band Membership code for the purpose of combining the two documents into one usable and easy to navigate document.

In order to ensure the goal of the session is met, this meeting will be chaired and individuals will only be allowed to speak on the topic at hand. Anyone disrupting the meeting will be asked to leave.

Any REGISTERED Band member wanting copies of the two documents under review are directed to contact the Executive Assistant Trina Scott at 780-355-3868 or make your request via email at executiveassistant@dpcn.ca.

 

We apologize in advance, however due to the high volume of attendees expected at this event, ONLY REGISTERED BAND MEMBERS WILL BE PERMITTED INTO THE HALL. Please bring your photo identification (preferable your status card) and leave children at home or with an alternate caregiver.

Band Member Engagement Session
Saturday November 24, 2018 at 1:00 pm
Driftpile Community Hall

Driftpile Cree Nation

The leadership of Driftpile Cree Nation (the "Nation") would like to share with its Members information that is sharable regarding our ongoing Agricultural Benefits claim, following the Community meeting on July 23, 2018, where leadership and the legal team for the Nation met with interested Band Members to give a brief overview of the current claim and to answer some questions regarding the Specific Claim process.

On August 14, 2018 the leadership and legal team for the Nation met with the Government of Canada and their negotiation team with a view to discussing what steps would be needed to be done after Step 1 is approved and in order to outline the respective roles and obligations of each of the parties throughout the pre-negotiation process; and to discuss the Negotiation Process with the Government of Canada in greater detail.

The nine (9) step Specific Claim Negotiation Process is attached to this Notice for our Members to review.

Currently, the Driftpile Cree Nation is awaiting the approval of Step 1 in the Specific Claim Negotiation Process, that is, the Claim is awaiting formal acceptance by the Government of Canada. While our leadership is hopeful that the Government of Canada will accept the Nation's Claim soon, there is unfortunately nothing that they can do to speed up the process and they request the continued patience and co-operation of the membership at this time.

Thank you.

The Specific Claim Negotiation Process: Step by Step

This flow chart outlines the steps usually taken in the negotiation process for specific claims.

Step 1: Claim Accepted for Negotiation Following a historical and legal review, specific claims are accepted for negotiation when Canada concludes it has an outstanding lawful obligation to the First Nation.

Step 2: Joint Negotiation Protocol Agreement Reached This is an agreement that sets out the process and "ground rules" for negotiations. It includes studies, timetables, etc.

Step 3: Studies/Research on Compensation Research and studies help negotiators determine the amount of compensation that should be paid to a First Nation when its claim is settled.

Step 4: Discussions on Compensation The negotiators review the studies and work to reach consensus on how much compensation would be fair to settle the claim.

Step 5: Settlement Proposal and Drafting of a Final Settlement Agreement The negotiators agree on the key terms of a proposed settlement. The settlement agreement is then drafted.

Step 6: Settlement Agreement Initialed by Negotiators Negotiators for the First Nation and the government initial the agreement.

Step 7: First Nation Ratification Vote First Nation members have an opportunity to say yes or no to the settlement agreement through a community vote.

Step 8: Ratification by Canada If approved by the First Nation membership, the next step is for the First Nation leadership and the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development to sign the settlement agreement.

Step 9: Implementation of the Agreement Either land is transferred or cash is paid, as appropriate tot he specific claim.

Driftpile Cree Nation

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: PROJECT COORDINATOR/MENTOR

Driftpile Cree Nation HRD is seeking a project coordinator/mentor for the Heavy Equipment Operators course.

In order to qualify you MUST have the following:

  • Valid Driver’s License. (Mandatory)
  • Must have your own transportation
  • Must have a minimum of 5 years experience operating heavy equipment.
  • Be eligible for HRD Funding. (Mandatory)
  • Possess the following safety tickets: H2S, Standard First Aide, Ground Disturbance, CSTS
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • The ability to write reports
  • Possess excellent organizational skills
  • Supervisory skills

If you are interested you must do the following:

  • Submit a recent resume and cover letter
  • Complete a HRD Application
  • A copy of all current safety tickets
  • Copy of valid driver’s license

We will ONLY be selecting 1 Project Coordinator/Mentor for this opportunity. An interview process will take place to select the successful candidate. DPCN personnel policy will be adhered to while training.

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION IS
OCTOBER 24TH, 2018 @ 12:00 NOON

No late applications will be accepted.

If there are any questions regarding the training, you can direct your questions to either Caroline Badger, HRD Officer or Karen Cunningham, Social Development Director. Either can be reached at the Social Development office. 780 355 3866.

We thank all those that apply however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.