February 2017

Tripartite Forum Meeting Schedule –February 2017

The Tripartite Forum Secretariat Office will be closed on Friday February 17, 2017 to Tuesday February 21,2017 in conjunction with a CMM staff day and the Nova Scotia Heritage Day. The Office will reopen at 8:00am on Tuesday February 21,2017.

The Culture and Heritage Working Committee will have a two day work planning session in Millbrook on Wednesday February 8, and Thursday February 9, 2017 at 10:00 am for a two day work planning session. CANCELLED (WILL BE RESCHEDULED AT A LATER DATE)

Education Working Committee Friday February 10, 2017 at 10:00am in Eskasoni at the Elders Centre in Eskasoni.(CANCELLED TO BE RESCHEDULED AT A LATER DATE)

Justice working committee Wednesday February 15, 2017 CANCELLED- To be Rescheduled at a later date

Health Working Committee Tuesday February 21, 2017

Please Note that the Calendar has been updated until March 2017 as committees have yet to pick meeting dates for the new fiscal year. Please contact the Secretariat office if you plan on attending a committee meeting. This ensures there is enough room and to ensure the meeting is still scheduled. All are welcome


March 24, 2016
June 10, 2016
September 9, 2016
November 18, 2016
January 6

All proposals are due, to the project manager no later than 4:00pm on the day of the deadline

Project Fund Committee Meetings
April 7, 2016
June 16, 2016
September 16, 2016
November 24, 2016
January 10

2016-2017 Working Committee Work Plans
-2016-17 Fiscal Year-

All meetings begin at 10:00 a.m. unless specified otherwise. All Tripartite Forum Working Committee (WC) meetings are open to community members if they wish to attend as guest observers. If you are interested in attending a meeting as an observer, you must RSVP with the Tripartite Forum Secretariat Administrators first.

If you wish to attend a meeting and have a committee-related topic added to the agenda, approval must be granted by the working committees' co-chairs.

The Tripartite Forum Secretariat Administrators can be contacted by calling (902) 895-6385, toll-free at 1-877-892-2424, or by email using denise@tripartiteforum.com or sam@tripartiteforum.com.

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Welcome Message from Executive Chair Morley Googoo,
AFN Regional Chief for Nova Scotia-Newfoundland

Kwé aqq Pjila'si! (Hello and Welcome)

It is my pleasure as the newly appointed Tripartite Forum Executive Chair to welcome you to the Mi’kmaq • Nova Scotia • Canada Tripartite Forum website. We are pleased that you have taken the time to learn more about the important working relationship the Mi’kmaq of Nova Scotia have developed with our government partners, the Nova Scotia Office of Aboriginal Affairs and the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC), formerly known as Indian and Northern Affairs Canada.

In this website you will find important information which sets out the purpose of the Tripartite Forum as well as our identified priorities in four key areas: individual and community capacity, skill development and labour force participation; youth employment, governance participation and physical activity; community plans, priorities and input; and improved relationships through the achievement of jurisdictional clarity.

My role as Executive Chair will be to facilitate and chair Executive, Officials, Steering Committee and Working Committee meetings. I look forward to making connections among the individuals, organizations, and issues while ensuring fair allocation of time available and fostering collective and professional exchange.

I encourage you to browse through the various sections of this website, as it offers a calendar of events, committee updates, reports, media releases, photos, employment opportunities, an interactive language page, and links to other First Nation organizations. For your convenience we have included a downloadable Tripartite Forum newsletter, which is published quarterly. Here you will find important updates and news on Tripartite Forum projects and activities.

If you have any questions or comments, please visit our contacts page and get in touch with the Tripartite Forum members, who will be pleased to assist you.
We’lalin and thank you very much for your time.

Yours in Unity,

Morley Googoo
Executive Chair, Mi'kmaq - Nova Scotia - Canada Tripartite Forum
Regional Chief, Assembly of First Nations for Nova Scotia and Newfoundland

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