Notice to Residents of Eel Ground First Nation

Memo:  Re: Routine Water Maintenance:

Please be advised that Maintenance on the Eel Ground First Nation Water System has been scheduled from Monday, June 3rd until Friday, June 7th, 2019Flushing of Fire Hydrants and the system throughout the community will occur during this time.  Some discolouration of water may occur during the flushing. Work will be carried out daily between 9am to 4pm.

Thank you.

Registration Deadline is approaching: May 3rd, 2019.

Five Facts about the Federal Indian Day Schools Settlement

The Federal Indian Day Schools Settlement was designed to:

1.  Meet the needs of an aging population: We lose as many as 2,000 survivors each year. The IDS process is specifically designed to provide payment as quickly as possible to those who are eligible.

2. Be inclusive and accessible: The settlement includes ALL individuals who attended a Federal Indian Day Schools, including First Nations, Inuit, and Métis. The baseline harm for claims is such that nearly everyone who is eligible for the settlement will be eligible for at least “level 1” compensation ($10,000).

3. Treat Class Members with dignity and respect: The IDS claims process is designed to be simple, culturally sensitive, non-adversarial, and user-friendly. There are minimal verification requirements.


“It’s important for me that the claims process is being designed to

be simple and respectful – no one is going to be cross-examined.

This is what it means to treat survivors with dignity and respect.”

– Roger Augustine

4. Respond to new information: The list of federally-run Indian Day Schools is an evolving list. There is a built-in process to update it as needed. Anyone who believes there should be a school added to the list can contact Class Counsel.

5. Provide direct support to Class Members and keep them informed: Class Counsel is committed to providing as much support to Class Members as they need throughout this process. We will remain accessible and available to Class Members, to help in any way they, no matter where they live. Our support is free.


“Having direct support throughout the settlement process is vital

for survivors. Class Counsel have visited many of our communities

and have listened to our stories. I know they will continue to

listen, keep us informed and provide the support we need.”

– Mariette Buckshot

Deadline to Register is May,3rd, 2019.

Please see pdf Poster link below for printable copy of this information.





Here are a few job listings that might be of interest:

They are located at: The Algonquin Resort in St. Andrews "By-The Sea", NB.

Pdf Copies of opportunities are in links below. To apply, please visit  

For further information or inquiries, please contact Erin Hood, Human Resources Manager

at 506-529-7175 or



Natoaganeg First Nation Housing Department

The Natoaganeg Housing Department has partnered with NB Power to bring the Community Outreach Program to Natoaganeg (Eel Ground).

Starting Monday March 25th, 2019 our housing maintenance crew will be going to each home to install energy efficient upgrades. (LED light bulbs, Shower Heads, Faucet Aerators, and Pipe Insulation.)

The program is free and available to all community residents.

If you have any further questions or concerns please contact the Housing Department.


Mark Metallic, PTech

Housing Technologist

*** If you would not like to participate, please contact the

Band Hall Receptionist: 1 (506) 627-4600

 to have your home removed from the program list. ***



Indian Day Schools Class Action information sheet and Registration Form.

Please click document link below for pdf printable copy.

General information is also available at the following website:


Due to the severe weather conditions the offices of Eel Ground (Natoaganeg) First Nation will be closed for the day.

Wednesday January 9th, 2019. 

MEMO: To Members of the Eel Ground First Nation

RE: Business Development Request

Dear Members,

We are writing to advise that Council received a request from a member to construct a Medical CBD Cannabis office in the community.  This would not be for recreational sales, which are presently full managed by  the Government of New Brunswick and available locally as of October 12, 2018.

The proposed facility would provide medical Cannabis as prescribed by a physician as part of individual case management plan, if required, as a Harm reduction option and alternative Anxiety medication and potentially to opiate Methadone.

The facility would potentially also provide potential opportunities for employment for members and would generate HST Revenue for the benefit of Community programs.

The project would fill a medicinal need that Cannabis NB cannot guarantee at this time.  Presently Veterans affairs assists eligible veterans with access to the treatment of PTSD, anxiety, per case plans. The project would also offer occupations and manage therapy, Mental health counselling, Natural healing options and products.

Council is seeking community input from our members because we are aware that Cannabis is used medically or recreationally, is not supported by all members.

We are working to organize an information session with our Community Health Center and would like to hear from the community. 

Please take the time to look at the attached questionnaire and return to us, anonymously if you prefer.



Chief and Council

Eel Ground First Nation


You can click the link below for a printable copy of the questionnaire which asks the following:

Questions are:

1. Would you support the concept of having a Medical Facility in Eel Ground that could prescribe Medicinal Cannabis?

2.Would you use further information from a medical physician in regards to treatments available? ____Yes     ____No

3.Any other comments that you would like to share:


Thank you.


Crown Land Royalty Allocation Forms will be issued, for the 2018-19 season, starting November 5th, 2018. Final deadline for requests for applications is January 31, 2019. Forms can be picked up from the receptionist at the Band Administration Building. 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.

Thank you,

Chief & Council

Please click the link below for information regarding: BAND COUNCIL RESOLUTION:

By-Law NO 20-2018-1


Short Title: This By-law may be cited as the "Eel Ground First Nation Removal of Trespassers By-law".

September 24th, 2018

To: Eel Ground Residents

Re: FALL Garbage Collection “Big Garbage Day”

     Please note, that the fall garbage collection for this year is scheduled for Thursday, OCTOBER 18th, 2018. 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. Bike tires at Sportcheck Douglastown or incline sports Chatham.

*Paint can be brought to Doran’s Recycling 390 Radio Street Miramichi.

Please note: There will be a Household Hazardous Waste & E-Waste Collection: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29th, 2018 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.

Hazardous waste products should clearly bear the words of “Danger“; “Poison“; “Caution“; and “Warning“. These products should also be labeled with one of the following symbols: Toxic/Poisonous, Flammable, Corrosive or Reactive.

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

Thank you


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