Council Members in attendance: Chief
Patrick Glassford, Reid Godin and George Tennescoe.
Chief Patrick Glassford
Opening prayer: George Tennescoe
Acceptance of the Agenda: Motion by Ray Pappin and seconded by Randy
Reading and approval of Minutes of June 22/03.
Motion to accept the Minutes as read. Motion by Richard Turcotte
and seconded by Dwight Laderoute.
The mass mailout to members of Aug.11/03 regarding the hunt was read.
The moose draw and process of Aug.13/03 to be held at the Golden Sands
Note: A comment from the floor stated that PFR would not allow hunting this
year and the Chair said he would do a follow up on this concern.
Note: A comment from the floor stated that there was
concern with locked gates on roads
leading to and from the hydro line in the Park
Note: A comment from the floor was concerned with
the old railway right of way. He
uses it to get to his camp with an a.t.v. However
during the winter the right of way is used as an official snowmobile trail and
he’s not allowed to use his a.t.v. on the trail, even though, in his opinion
he’s not doing any damage to the trail.
I.D. Cards were explained. The
GGL cards are O.K. from last year. They can be used on snowmobile trails and can
be used on the purchase of railway tickets.
The Chair will be meeting with Ken McWatters to discuss monitoring.
!5 calves is the limit inside the Park and 15 calves is the target
outside the Park.
Bear can be hunted as of Sept. 01/03.
Community Hunt with the BAFN
After much discussion on the joint hunt, the Chair explained the reason for this type of hunt. Essentially, traditionally it’s been a practice for members of AGGLFN and members of the now BAFN to hunt together as friends or family.
Breaching of the roads in the Park was
discussed and explained. At this point in time, the Provincial Parks Authority
look after this and there’s little that we can do.
After some discussion it was agreed to extend the contest until the Nov./03 meeting and to beef up the prize from $100.00 to $100.00 plus 10% of all profits made in the next year.
New Council Members
Motion to accept Emmett Godin Jr. and Richard
Turcotte as interim members on the GGLFN Committee.
Motion by Robert Godin
Seconded by Carl Turcotte
In favour- All
The update was presented by George Tennescoe and was focused on a
chronology from April 01/03 to the present.
Background: Co-operative Land Claim negotiations amongst all
parties ground to a halt March 31/02.
In Sept./02, the ANTC put forward a proposal to re-establish the Algonquin Negotiations. On Nov.29/02, by their letter of commitment, Pikwakanagan agreed to work co-operatively with the ANTC. About the middle of Dec./02, Pikwakanagan then announced to the Nation that they, the ANTC, the Gov’t of Ontario and Canada had agreed to have an Independent Negotiator represent the Algonquins’ Land Claim. Billy Diamond then came on board as that Independent Negotiator until March 31/03.
Current: Beginning April 01/03 both Governments agreed to a 6
month funding arrangement of $500,000.00 along with other terms and conditions.
For various reasons past and present, the first work plan and budget were
not approved and as a result the Governments laid down their expectations
concerning work and expenditures. Early in May/03 Billy Diamond presented his
consulting contract for the term April 01- Sept.30/03.stating that if his
services were too expensive or the terms unacceptable to let him know right away
and he would gracefully bow out. On July 08/03 the ANTC signed his contract.
On July 28/03, Pikwakanagan formally cut their working relationship with
Billy Diamond and on July 29/03 the ANTC followed suit. On Aug. 01/03 ONAS was
advised by the chief negotiator for Ontario that the joint negotiation plan
previously agreed to for funding no longer applied as no formal meetings had
happened. On Aug. 22/03 Billy
Diamond requested immediate payment of his contract for the full amount April
01-September 30/03, of $250,000.00. Since Aug.01/03 Dr. Billy Diamonds position
as Independent Negotiator for the Algonquins has been filled by Bob Potts, a
senior partner in a law firm and who has extensive experience in the negotiation
of land claims.
We have not received any negotiation funding for the 6 month period
April 01-Sept. 30/03.
Dr. Billy Diamond was let go the end of July, after 4 months into a 6
Dr. Billy Diamond is requesting $250,00.00 immediate payment and we’ve
not received any funding for that period of time.
Bob Potts is now filling the role as Independent Negotiator for the
Chair then gave an update on the negotiators meeting held Friday Sept.05/03.
Funding for April 01-Sept.30/03 is on hold and is a possibility.
The purpose of Fridays meeting was to present to the government
negotiators a progress report. This being done, they will now take it to the
next level for an assessment.
If the Land Claim Negotiations is allowed to continue, the Eligibility
portion of the work plan is required to be completed by March 31/04 and
Pikwakanagan and ANTC are expected to be in agreement.
When those present were made aware that their Chair had been doing Nation business for the past 5 months with no funding they quickly mobilized and did the following:
Motion to firstly, raise money to run an office by asking each household for a
$25.00 donation and secondly, that the proceeds ($107.00) from to-days 50/50
draw be the first donation to the Chair.
Seconded by Richard Turcotte
There was $214.00 taken in by the draw.
Ray Proulx won the 50/50
draw of $107.00 and immediately donated it to the Chair.
An additional $20.00 was received in donations to the Chair.
Total donations to the Chair $234.00.
Ray Pappin has a rifle for sale.
Next meeting to be held at the Petawawa Legion Hall Nov.23/03 at 2:00
Chair and Council will meet at 1:00 p.m., same date, same place.
The meeting adjourned at 3:15 p.m.
- 88 Members
Closing prayer: George Tennescoe.
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