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.


2nd Miawpukek Chase the Ace Fundraiser 2016

Week 11 – May 23rd , 2016

Total ticket sales were $140.00

50% of sales goes to Arena Fundraiser which equals $70.00

Total funds raised from CTA Lotto #2 for arena to date is $1042.50

Ticket winner Allison Mcdonald won $28.00 (20% of ticket sales)

$42.00 (30% of ticket sales) went into the jackpot totaling $1625.50

Allison cut the pack and revealed the 3 of hearts.

Winning a total of $28.00

Chase the Ace Fundraiser Information
CTA tickets sold every Sunday from 4:30 – 6:30pm.
Ticket sales close at 6:30 pm.
Tallying and draw happens shortly after.
The Miawpukek Arena Development & Fundraising Committee would like to thank everyone for volunteering your time to sell tickets and present the winnings each week.

If you would like to volunteer to sell tickets or for more information contact Colleen at 882-2470 or ac.vo1464562312gnfm@1464562312rct1464562312
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Bus Service Tender

Miawpukek Fisrt Nation is seeking tenders to provide School Bus Services to pick up and drop school age children on a daily basis, and other required school bussing services.

5 year contract starting in September 2016,

Based on Approved Contractual Amount.

Scope of Work:
Provide daily bussing service for St. Anne School with 2 morning runs, 4 lunch runs for the first year only, and 2 evening runs.
Provide bussing for approximately 137 students in first year and 172 students for the remainder of contract. This will require the contract to supply two (2) 72 passenger busses with one being available in year one and the other being available in year 2.

• Bus driver(s) must have Class 2 license.
• Clear driver abstract and Criminal Records check.
• Bidder must provide References.
• Up to date OH&S and relevant safety certificates.
• Compliance with Provincial school bus legislation.

Vehicle Requirements:
MFN will require two 72 passenger school busses that are CSA D250 certified with a minimum of 5 years useful life as a school bus remaining. New bus is preferred but the minimum acceptable is 5 useful years life as a school bus remaining on vehicle.

Tender deadline:
June 10, 2016

Approximate Expected Start date:
September 06, 2016

Lowest Bid may not be awarded Tender.
Successful bidder will be selected by Selection Committee using a set evaluation criteria which will include price, vehicle useful life expectancy, quality of proposal, understanding of MFN bussing requirements as weighting factors.

Eligible bidder must be a MFN member resident on reserve or an aboriginal business located on reserve.

Please submit Bid to Front desk at the MFN Band Office.

For more information please contact Rod Jeddore at 709-882-2747 or Rocky John at 882-2470.
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Emergency Relief Fund Auction Payments

On May 19, 2016, Miawpukek First Nation came together to show our support for the people affected by the devastating fires in Fort McMurray by hosting an Emergency Relief Fund Auction.

During the auction it was mentioned that all funds needed to be paid by Friday, May 27, 2016.

Please visit the Band Office and ask to see Siobhan Jeddore.

We are accepting accepting CASH and DEBIT (Debit will be for this AUCTION ONLY.)

The sooner we collect the money owing, the sooner we can help out those in need.

Thank you
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Miawpukek First Nation
Election & MRP Referendum

Nominations - Thursday, June 2nd from 9:00 am to Noon (Great Hall)

Candidate speeches - Thursday, June 2nd from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. (Great Hall)
(Please Note: Speeches will begin at 1:00 pm with the first person nominated and will proceed in sequence of nominations).

Election - Friday, June 3rd - 8:00 am – 8:00 pm (Great Hall)

Referendum – Friday, June 3rd – 8:00 am – 8:00 pm (Great Hall)
(Matrimonial Real Property By-law) Referred to below as “MRP’

Note: A copy of the MRP document has been previously forwarded to each household; however, another copy will be forwarded to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to review the document and forward questions/comments to Tanya Organ - Justice Department prior to voting day.

In the polling station, there will be two groups of workers and two separate polling stations.
Band Council Election - Chief & Council (Mary Stride, Gloria Benoit, Alma Benoit)
Referendum (Matrimonial Real Property) - Dan Jeddore, Tanya Organ, Kyrian Benoit, Robert Benoit
Both polling stations will be clearly marked.
If the polling stations are full, please be patient and wait for your turn to proceed.
A copy of the duties of Chief & Council members available upon request and will be forwarded to each household.

If you would like to nominate an individual for Chief or Council member, please remember to bring another person with you when you nominate so they can second your nomination. The individual being nominated, has to accept before ‘noon’ on nomination day.

If you think you are going to be nominated and you will out of the community during nominations, you can sign an affidavit informing the Chief Electoral Officer (Mary Stride) that should you be nominated, you will accept. An affidavit will be dated, signed and witnessed upon request.

Alma Benoit
Election Coordinator
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New School Community Information Session

This is to inform you that there is a community information session scheduled for Tuesday, May 31st at 1:00 pm in the Great Hall.

If you are interested in the progress of the New School construction, please attend our monthly session.

It is important that we keep the community informed and welcome questions and/or comments during these sessions.

Following this session, an update will be forwarded to the community.

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