A Communiqué from Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee
May 15, 2013 - Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee is asking the Anishinabek
Nation to assist in fund-raising efforts for evacuated residents of Pic Mobert First Nation.
Pic Mobert First Nation, located 270 kilometres north of Sault Ste. Marie, declared an emergency because of rising waters and the likelihood of flooding in the White Lake watershed. Some residents have been evacuated to Sault Ste Marie.
Chief Johanna Desmoulin has indicated that Pic Mobert has been able to negotiate some programming from INAC for which they are grateful. If your First Nation is able to assist Pic Mobert First Nation it would be appreciated if a brief memo was forwarded to Joanne Wilkinson, Regional Director General INAC, to express appreciation for their ongoing assistance to the First Nation during this crisis also indicate that your First Nation has generously assisted.
Any financial or resource support would be greatly appreciated.
Donations can be made directly at any Bank of Montreal
Pic Mobert First Nation
BMO 556 Queen Street E., Sault Ste. Marie
Branch # 412
Account # 1037-297
For contact information attached is an excerpt from Pic Mobert website. Miigwetch
UNION OF ONTARIO INDIANS
Head Office: Nipissing First Nation P.O. Box 711, North Bay, Ont. P1B 8J8
Phone: (705) 497-9127 Fax: (705) 497-9135
For your reference the following is an excerpt from Pic Mobert Website:
The Band Office,Health Centre and Ontario Works Training Centre are now closed until further notice due to a flood evacuate on. Essential services are being offered.
The Finance Department has relocated to Marathon and we will be processing payroll and essential cheques as usual. We do not have access to a main phone so in case of emergency you can call Elaine Stewart at 807-228-3492.
The Ontario Works department i s operatni g out of White River and in the case of an emergency you can contact Karen Gaudette at 807-822-2302. Jessy Sabourin is in the "Upper Reserve" at her house if clients need to drop off any paperwork.
People living in the "Odl Reverse" have been moved to Sault Ste Marie. Severalof the health staff are in the Sault with community members. Some of the health staff are in the community and we will keep you posted as to where they will be located.
Inquiries concerning water should be forwarded to Chris Bananish at 705-542-4551. Bottled water will continue to be delivered to all homes in the "Upper Reserve".
The elementary schools closed for this week. All children were given homework packages to complete for the rest of the week. Plan are being developed to continue school in another community if the "Old Reserve• is closed past this week.
The Economic Development department is operating out of White River andin the case of an emergency you can contact Donna Sutherland at 807-822-1554.
UNION OF ONTARIO INDIANS
Head Office Nipissing FilS!Nation P 0 Box 711, North Bay,Ont. P1B 8J8
Phone (7QS) 497-9127 Fax (705) 497-9135
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