Additional Ideas: Small business, lodging resorts Protecting trees, plants and medicines, land resources/animal inhabitants Exploration of leasing cottage lots between Pic River and Black River More political statements, media relations/communications Specialized personnel Environmental activity clean up Relationship/trust building with community members, elders, youth Develop a consultation website Land Claim Lands and Resources Team updates What do you feel are some priority areas that the Lands and Resources department should focus on?
If not, what sort of information and in what format would you like to see information presented? Resource library Mail outs Memos/Newsletters Website/community access only area Fact sheets (simplified) Monthly updates Open house/information sessions Meetings PowerPoint presentations Get youth more involved (i.e.: school presentations) Educate the community/build awareness ? Is there adequate information available with respect to our Comprehensive Land Claim?
Comments: Should NOT give individuals any money, land, etc. This is not our land to sell. It belongs to past and future generations. We will pay for it in the long run if we take the cash individual. Provides only temporary support. Should be kept in trust to take care of future generations when there will be no status benefits available. Should be doing this already for kids without status. Does it matter what we say, the band does whatever they want with the money. Proposals should include who, what, when, where and why. Use the money to establish self government. No more dependence. If Pic River First Nation were to move on to negotiating a settlement of the Land Claim, what would this settlement look like?
How often are you prepared to be involved in community consultations sessions? Top answers given: Whenever I’m available/ as often as necessary 20% Once a month 7% Would like to attend, participate, get involved 6% Once every three months 4% None/never 3% *based on matching or similar answers given. Some respondents left it blank. Are you aware of the “Duty to consult and, if necessary, accommodate?”
Detailed breakdown of suggestions: Incentives: Draws, prizes for attendance and/or participation Providing refreshments or food Door Prizes Interactive: Work with smaller group sizes Open meetings, email mailing lists Guest speakers Workshops Target the youth population Educate our people, politicians and media Transportation services for those immobile Door to door Public invites, expressing explanations/awareness Coffee/Tea Social Comprehensive website Print: Improve and increase advertisements on the community channel External bulletins Reminder notices Electronic: Powerpoint presentations Facebook page Comprehensive website What are some of your ideas to encourage community involvement in consultation sessions?
Goals & Objectives Based on a compilation of input from community members during the strategic planning sessions, here are 3 broad objectives that were generated from the results. Over the next 5 years, the Lands and Resources department will strive to exceed and excel in each of these key areas. L ANDS AND R ESOURCES D EPARTMENT – 5 YEAR GOALS Relationship Building Community Awareness and Education Community Engagement and Involvement
Goals/Objectives #1 R ELATIONSHIP B UILDING The Lands and Resources Department will continue to build upon the positive relationships with third party interests currently operating and those who wish to operate in the future. The Lands and Resources Department will develop a relationship with Pic River First Nation community members, elders and youth. The Lands and Resources Department will foster a stronger working relationship with all other departments within the Pic River First Nation organization.
Goals & Objectives #2 The Lands and Resources Department will provide community members with a monthly fact sheet to highlight ongoing activity of staff members The Lands and Resources Department will host quarterly open house sessions to keep community members well informed of ongoing activity and developments. The Lands and Resources Department will be more involved and engaged in community activities and functions, including school presentations, recreation programs, social services programs, etc. The Lands and Resources Department will develop a comprehensive interactive website to ensure community members both on and off reserve can be well informed and aware of the latest development in Lands and Resources. C OMMUNITY A WARENESS AND E DUCATION
Goals & Objectives #3 The Lands and Resources Department will develop a traditional territory monitoring program which encourages community members to be more actively involved in understanding developments within our traditional territory. The Lands and Resources Department will engage the community in comprehensive land use mapping – using the previously gathered traditional land use and occupancy data collected in 1993 and 2005. The Lands and Resources Department will provide leadership and become a resource for any Land and/or Resource based committees initiated by the department or by community members (ie: Mouth of the Pic Committee, Land Claim Committee, etc.) C OMMUNITY E NGAGEMENT AND I NVOLVEMENT
This information was gathered in November 2008, during the Pic River First Nation strategic planning session as part of the Administration survey distributed to community members. All information was compiled and organized by the Lands and Resources Assistant, Juanita Starr, for community information purposes and to assist with the Strategic Planning Initiative for the Lands and Resources department. Need to measure the success of programs, projects and reporting procedures The suggested committee should not be made up of band councilors. More community members need to be involved ie: Youth, Elders Should be more focused with the community because this feels like this “fight” is not for the community. (Comment based on the Land Claim) There should be more involvement from the community regarding the Land Claim. A DDITIONAL COMMENTS / SUGGESTIONS :