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Please see the PDF link for full Document regarding Eel Ground First Nation Community Update Memo, April 5th, 2020. It also includes on pages 3 and 4 the Band Council Resolution made for the Health and Safety of Eel Ground First Nation Members and permanent residents.

The memo speaks to the need to aggressively continue to apply Stay at Home and Physical Distancing Directives as the next 3-4 weeks are critical in NB to limit the rate of increase and demand on the Health Care System. A couple other key messages are:

1) the Curfew to restrict community access to non residents not providing essential services,

2) that Income Assistance and other aide have been mailed out and that process will continue to take place for the foreseeable future and

3) it is being recommended that those that have to go out use a face covering and that we assume we all could be carriers with out knowing.

Wela’lin, Chief George H. Ginnish

March 30th, 2020

There will be Emergency Aid to Individuals from Funds from Indigenous Services Canada delivered today. This will be the last hand delivery and further assistance will be mailed out. This assistance is for Registered Band Members residing on Eel Ground First Nation.

Please see pdf links below for the memo and further emergency contact information.

Recycling Program Temporarily Suspended:
In order to reduce the risk of spreading the Covid-19 to sorting facility staff, the processing facility that the Greater Miramichi recyclables are sent to has temporarily closed.
Effective March 30th, 2020 the Residential Curbside Recycling program will be temporarily suspended until further notice. Garbage will be collected on a weekly basis during this time. Residents are encouraged to stockpile their recyclables as long as possible to be recycled at a later date. If you do put out your recycling bin if it's picked up it will be going to the landfill and NOT to a recycling facility.

Memo to: Resident Members, Eel Ground First Nation

Emergency Assistance for Households, March 19th, 2020

Please be advised that the Band will be assisting each of our Households later today with funds to aide them in purchasing essentials. Public Health and all levels of Government are advising everyone to STAY HOME and limit interaction to an absolute minimum i.e.: Grocery and Drug Store. The coming weeks will be critical in slowing the transmission of Covid-19 and we all need to do our part. Please read the information that was distributed by our Health Centre as it shares important “What to do info” should you get sick and need medical attention. We will provide updates as necessary and please message or call Staff if you have questions. The Household Assistance will be delivered House to House starting this afternoon. We will put them in the mail if there is no one home after a couple tries. We will use the same process for Income Assistance next Monday. Stay safe, Stay Home, we need to focus on reducing spread so the most venerable are not at risk. Wela’lin!

 

Chief George Ginnish for Council & Staff!

MEMORANDUM

TO:    Members, Staff and Visitors

RE:     Covid-19 / Corona Virus Response

This global pandemic requires concerted efforts to limit gatherings, to slow the spread of this virus that is especially lethal to the elderly and the immune-compromised. Action now by all levels of government will ease the stress on the healthcare system. As such, all Band travel and non-essential meetings will be postponed. Additionally, a health information package will be distributed house to house by the Health Centre. Further notices will be posted as the situation continues to evolve.

In an effort to help slow the spread, and limit transmission of Covid-19, and to protect the most vulnerable, we are enacting the following precautionary measures immediately:

  1. Schools/Headstart/After School Program will be closed from March 16th to March 27th, 2020. All staff with children, or with health issues that would endanger them, will be given extraordinary leave
  2. Self isolation if you are exhibiting flu like symptoms, and contacting 811 if you feel you might have been exposed.
  3. Following a 5-6 foot distancing protocol; respecting each other’s space. Plus washing your hands often with soap and water.
  4. Requiring advance appointments at any Band administration office for the next 2 weeks. There will be no walk-ins from the 16th to the 27th of March, 2020. You are encouraged to conduct business by telephone, teleconference or email. Income Assistance will be distributed starting Monday, March 23rd, at 1:00pm. Clients will be let in individually for cheque pick up.

We realize this is disruptive, but it is necessary and we must do our part to protect the vulnerable. We will update as further information becomes available.

 

Chief George H. Ginnish

For Chief and Council

Eel Ground First Nation

 

MEMORANDUM:

Crown Royalty Allocation Forms will be issued for the 2019-20 season starting November 5th, 2019. The final deadline for requests for applications is Friday, January 31st, 2020. Forms can be picked up from the receptionist. Only one form per registered member will be issued and must be picked up by the member themselves. We do make exceptions for Elders and Handicapped individuals if proper authorization is received.

Cheques can be picked up after 1:00pm on Cheque issue day.

Completed Form Received By:                            Cheque Issued:

Nov. 8th …………………….............………………………… Thurs.  Nov. 14th

Nov. 15th …………………………............…………………… Thurs. Nov. 21st

Nov. 22nd ………………………...........……………………... Thurs. Nov 28th

Nov. 29th …………………………............…………………….Thurs. Dec. 5th

Dec. 6th ……………………………............……………………  Thurs. Dec. 12th

Dec.13th ………………………………...........………………..  Thurs. Dec. 19th

Jan. 10th ……………………………...........…………………..  Thurs. Jan. 16th

Jan. 17th ………………………………...........…………………  Thurs. Jan. 23rd

Jan. 24th ……………………………...........……………………  Thurs. Jan. 30th

Jan 31st …………………………………...........………………..  Thurs. Feb. 6th, 2020.

To: Eel Ground Residents

Re: FALL Garbage Collection “Big Garbage Day”

Dear members,

Please note, that the fall garbage collection for this year is scheduled for Thursday, OCTOBER 17th, 2019. All household items such as appliances and furniture will be accepted.

Items that will NOT be picked up are as follows; paint cans, car parts, tires, computers or any other toxic waste. Tires can be returned to any tire dealer to be recycled.

Please note: There will be a Household Hazardous Waste & E-Waste Collection: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28th, 2019. Time: 8:00 a.m. to 12 Noon Location: Saint Mary's Catholic Parish, 360 Newcastle Blvd., Miramichi. You must transport your items to this location.

*If you would like to learn more about:  Recycling, Composting, Household Hazardous Waste etc. check out the "Greater Miramichi Regional Solid Waste Commission" Website at:

http://greatermiramichirsc.ca/en/solid-waste-services

Thank you.

August 12th, 2019

Memo re: New Housing Application Forms

New Housing application forms for 2019-20 are now available at the front desk of the Natoaganeg (Eel Ground) First Nation Band Administration Hall.

They are due to be returned no later than: September 30th, 2019.

Thank you.

The Natoaganeg Powwow will be held at our Powwow Grounds located at 46 Riverview Road East, Eel Ground NB overlooking the Miramichi River. This event is open to everyone; there is no admission fee. It is a Drug & Alcohol Free Event. See our Powwow link for downloadable printable copies of the Schedule of Events and Poster.