Update from Chief Cheechoo – February 3, 2023
As you may know, a set of Membership Meeting Regulations was first prepared in 2012 and was approved by the Membership in a vote, since then the Membership has approved a few amendments to these Regulations, but not since 2016.
These regulations dictate how we organize the Regular and Special Membership Meetings. Like with any set of MCFN Regulations, only Membership can make amendments, and only by a motion at a Membership Meeting followed by a vote at a subsequent Membership Meeting.
The Membership Meeting Regulations cannot be amended by Moose Cree employees or by the Council.
Another amendment has been proposed through a motion at a previous Membership Meeting. This proposed amendment, if approved, will connect Membership in various communities such as Moosonee, Kapuskasing and Timmins via online video conferencing platforms to Membership meetings that are held in Moose Factory. Here is the wording of that motion:
To amend the Membership Meeting Regulations to include a section that requires MCFN to do the following for every Regular and Special Membership Meeting:
The next Regular Membership Meeting will be held on the evening of Thursday, February 23, 2023 at the Thomas Cheechoo Jr. Memorial Community Centre. The Membership present at this meeting will vote on whether or not to approve this amendment as described above.
As Chief, I think this would be a great amendment to the Membership Meeting Regulations as it would allow us to use the technology that we now have available to connect with each other as Moose Cree people in different communities.
If you have any questions please send them to .
Thank you and I look forward to seeing you at the meeting on the 23rd.
Chief Mervin Cheechoo
Moose Cree First Nation