Welcome to Miawpukek First Nation!

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Miawpukek Mi’kamawey Mawi’omi is a First Nation Reserve located at the mouth of the Conne River on the south coast of the island of Newfoundland. Over the years the community has seen a steady growth in Government, Social reforms, Health, Education, Economic Development, Culture and Traditions. We believe that we will “secure our future by investing in our past.”

Miawpukek First Nation Mission Statement
Our Mission Is To Preserve, Promote And Advance

The Culture, Health, Economic, Educational And
Social Well-Being Of Our People – Including
Our Language, History And Spirituality.


Miawpukek First Nation Job Posting

Public Works
Supervisor - MFN Waterline Installation

Supervisor for Miawpukek Public Works.

18 Weeks with Potential for longer

$18.62/hr as per band salary scale

Who do you report to:
MFN Water and Sewer Manager

Application deadline:
June 30, 2017

Expected date of interviews:
July 4, 2017

Expected start date:
July 10, 2017

Job Requirements:
Under general supervision, direct, coordinate and supervise the staff in the installation of waterline laterals. Functional areas of responsibility include the installation and possible relocation of water distribution lines. Ensure compliance with operational requirements in area of responsibility, evaluate, and determine manpower, materials and equipment required for projects.

Key Tasks & Responsibilities:
• Supervise and direct the implementation of changing out of waterline laterals from copper to plastic.
• Directs and coordinates staff, operations and activities of Waterline lateral crew.
• Functional areas of responsibility include the installation, repair, expansion, and relocation of water distribution facilities.
• Plan, prioritize, assign, supervise and review the work of assigned staff in waterline lateral replacement operations.
• Monitors water systems for safe and efficient repair and relocation services, performs and keeps accurate records of all materials and work completed.

• Experience in supervising community or municipal water system maintenance;
• Certification in water distribution a definite asset
• Ability to carry out physical labour in safe and effective manner;
• Strong experience in municipal waterline installation and fittings;
• Ability to lead and supervise a team. .

Please submit a completed application accompanied by a cover letter and resume (resume must include 2 reference letters from previous employers). For more information or to obtain a copy of a detailed job description, please contact Shayne McDonald or Tanya Organ.

Pursuant to Miawpukek First Nation's Preferential Hiring Policy, this position is open to on reserve members of the Miawpukek First Nation. Other applicants may be considered if MFN does not receive any applications from ON Reserve Members.
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This notice is to request nominations from the community for a new member for the Grand Council.

The Grand Council is a traditional senior level of government for the Mi’kmaq people and is made up of representatives from the district councils in Mi’kma’ki.
Currently, Melvin Jeddore and Misel Joe are Keptins and have held these positions since the early 1980’s.

Keptin Melvin Jeddore has nominated his nephew, John Nick Jeddore for this position; however, in keeping with our ongoing accountability & transparency, the Chief would like for the community to have an opportunity to either confirm the current nomination or put forward other nominees.

Since the Indian Act and introduction of elected Chief & Council, the role of the Grand Council has changed. The Grand Council now focuses on the spiritual needs of the community. They meet approximately 2-3 times per year around religious holidays. These positions, when chosen, are for life.

The first district Chief, Maurice Lewis was appointed in 1860 by Grand Chief from Cape Breton who came to Newfoundland to install the first district Chief. The gold medal that was given to Chief Maurice Lewis, cost $45 at that time to make. Which was a huge amount.

This position was renewed in 1974 by Grand Chief Donald Marshall. The medal that was hung in St. Anne’s Church by Chief Noel Jeddore when he left Conne River in 1920, was given to Chief Billy Joe.

In 1983, Chief Donald Marshall returned to Conne River to appoint Chief Misel Joe as the new district Keptin of Newfoundland. This is where the medal remains today.

The nominees will be forwarded to the Grand Council who will make the final decision as to who gets appointed. It will not be a decision made by Miawpukek First Nation.

Please forward your nomination to Alma Benoit at ac.vo1498602961gnfm@1498602961tione1498602961ba1498602961
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