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Sayers for Chief 2013

Sayers for Chief 2013

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Published by: Amy Sayers on Sep 06, 2013
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Lyle Sayers indizhinikawz.Ketegaunzeebee in doon jibaw. Ajijaak indoo daim. Inini indow.During my tenure as Chief, I havecome to better understand, respect andappreciate the unique nature of this beautiful community of Garden River.Every day is a challenge but it is alsoexciting and hopeful. Anything is possibleif we work together with an open heartand mind.We have moved forward on many frontsand we will continue to expand to ensureyou as citizens of our First Nation haveaccess to the best possible services.Health Care, Education, Early Child Care,Training & Employment have remainedtop priorities.We have fought on many levels alongsidethe North Shore Tribal Council, theAnishinabek Nation, Chiefs of Ontarioand the Assembly of First Nations to protect and maintain your Inherent andTreaty Rights.In our efforts to protect our Rights westood shoulder to shoulder with the Idle No More Movement in communicatingto the highest seats of government thatour Treaty Rights will not be taken away by any piece of legislation. I am proudthat many of you, at the grassroots levelstood up for our rights with pride. Iwas honoured to join the many Idle NoMore events in Ottawa and here on our homelands, sharing with the general public the critical issues that face all of usas a people.While we have achieved some success,we cannot afford to rest or becomecomplacent. The Federal and ProvincialGovernments’ policies and legislation aredesigned to diminish our rights. We cannot be misled by hallow and shortsighted policies that threaten the land and water that affect our future, our children andgrandchildren. It is up to us, right now,to determine what will and what will nothappen on our territories – our homelands.These lands and resources extend beyondthe boundaries of this reserve and includethe recognition of our Treaty Lands.
I will continue to provide inuential
leadership to move our communityforward. I intend to achieve this as I havealways done, by putting the community
and people rst. This is the key to a nation
 built to last.Please contact me at my home if you wish to discussyour concerns or if you just have a question.
Proudly served 17 years as Chief and 8 years on GRFN Council
5th Term as Chairperson North Shore Tribal Council
Vice-Chair, Anishinabek Police Service
Shingwauk Education Trust/ Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig Board(WINHEC Accreditation 2012) Please visit www.shingwauku.comfor more info.
Financial Advisor, North Shore Tribal Council, Mamaweswen
Executive/Financial Director, Assembly First Nations (1980-88)
Proud Husband, Father and Grandfather of 4 and 1 more on the way!
Completion of Comprehensive Community Plan
Drafting of Land Use Policy
On-going negotiations of Western Boundary
Joint Action Plan on return of Squirrel Island to Reserve Status
Drafting of Housing Policy/Authority
Refurbishing of Ojibway Park Destination Point
Solar/Green Energy of First Nation Government Buildings
Apprenticeship Partnerships Agreements with Sault College
Robinson-Huron Treaty Annuities Claim on Treaty Payments
 Negotiated increased permit fees with Union Gas
ducation and Economic Development iskey in creating opportunities for sustainable
economic self-sufciency for our citizens. Our 
strategy to engage and consult with our citizensis important to move important projects forward.We have been discussing the feasibility of aHotel/Conference/Casino as a destination placeunder the jurisdiction and regulation of GardenRiver. More community input will follow on thisinitiative.
As in the past, I want to acknowledge and recognizeour staff and the hard work they do on behalf of theFirst Nation. The programs and services deliveredand administered by our staff is indicative of their dedication and commitment to quality of life for our citizens. I also want to acknowledge staff thathave retired and wish them well in the future. Chi-Migwetch for your contributions to the developmentof our growing community! We have also lost somegreat people who gave so much to the community – we will always remember them for their value andknowledge. They are part of our history and we’llalways be grateful.

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