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REEES Regional Partners

Regional Partners are an essential and valued part of the FNIGC survey process. The following organizations and individuals are responsible for the administration of the REEES in their respective regions.

Alberta First Nations Information Governance Centre (Alberta)

The Alberta First Nations Information Governance Centre (AFNIGC) is the regional centre in Alberta for the First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC). The AFNIGC was established by the Alberta First Nations of Treaty No. 6, Treaty No. 7 and Treaty No. 8 to meet Alberta First Nations Information Governance needs, with accountability back to leadership. The AFNIGC promotes, protects and advances the First Nations Principles of OCAP™, the inherent right to self-determination, and jurisdiction in research and information management.

Bonnie Healy, REEES Project Director
Phone: 403-238-9155
Fax: 403-539-0363
Email: mparsons [at] afnigcab [dot] org

Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (Manitoba)

The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) is the forum for the Chiefs of 64 First Nations in this region of six numbered treaties and five languages (Cree, Dakota, Dene, Ojibway, OjiCree). AMC was established in 1989 to be a forum to promote and preserve our inherent Aboriginal & treaty rights and work together to improve the quality of life of the First Nation citizens in Manitoba. The AMC is proud of our partnership with the University of Manitoba in the establishment and ongoing cooperation in the work of the Manitoba First Nations Centre for Aboriginal Health Research (MFN CAHR), and we work together on the RHS and other research to improve the lives of Manitoba First Nations.

Leona Star, REEES Regional Coordinator
Phone: 204-956-0610
Fax: 204-942-0441
Email: lstar [at] manitobachiefs [dot] com
Website: www.manitobachiefs.com

Chiefs of Ontario (Ontario)

The Chiefs of Ontario is a coordinating body for 134 First Nation communities located within the boundaries of the province of Ontario. The purpose of the Chiefs of Ontario office is to enable the political leadership to discuss regional, provincial and national priorities affecting First Nation people in Ontario and to provide a unified voice on these issues. The main objective of the Chiefs of Ontario office is to facilitate the discussion, planning, implementation and evaluation of all local, regional and national matters affecting the First Nations of Ontario. The Chiefs of Ontario office has become a vehicle to facilitate discussions between the Ontario government and First Nation people of Ontario.

Carmen Jones, REEES Regional Coordinator
Phone: 416-597-1266
Fax: 416-597-8365
Email: Carmen [dot] Jones [at] coo [dot] org
Website: www.chiefs-of-ontario.org

Union of New Brunswick Indians (New Brunswick)

The objectives of the Union of New Brunswick Indians (UNBI) includes fostering and promoting self-determination of the Indian People of New Brunswick in the presence of all of their Aboriginal, treaty, and residual rights.

Peter Birney, REEES Regional Coordinator
Phone: 506-458-9444
Fax: 506-458-2850
Email: peter [at] unbi [dot] org
Website: www.unbi.org

Dene Nation, Denendeh National Office (Northwest Territories)

Formerly the Indian Brotherhood of the NWT, the purpose of the Dene Nation is to retain sovereignty of the Dene Nation by strengthening the Dene and Dene spiritual beliefs. The organization was formed in 1970 to address concerns about Treaties 8 and 11. It continues to negotiate with the federal government on behalf of the Dene Nation.

Edith Mack, REEES Regional Coordinator
Phone: 867-873-4081
Toll-free: 1-866-511-4081
Fax: 867-920-2254
Email: rhs [at] denenation [dot] com
Website: www.denenation.com

Union of Nova Scotia Indians (Nova Scotia)

The Union of Nova Scotia Indians (UNSI) is a tribal organization that provides political leadership and a unified voice for the Mi'kmaq Naiton of Nova Scotia. The Union works to improve the welfare and well-being, and economic and social conditions of Nova Scotia Indians. UNSI promotes the rights and interests of Indian People, and initiates programs for their advancement.

Mindy Denny, REEES Regional Coordinator
Phone: 902-539-4107
Fax: 902-564-2137
Email: mdenny [at] unsi [dot] ns [dot] ca
Website: www.unsi.ns.ca

First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Service Commission (Quebec and Labrador)

In the context of a holistic approach, the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Service Commission (FNQLHSSC) promotes, supports and ensures (assists) First Nations and Inuit communities in the improvement of our global health and well-being, to live our lives to the fullest in positive and creative lifestyles. Its mission is to improve the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well being of First Nation and Inuit individuals, families and communities in respect of their local autonomy and culture. By helping the communities that wish to initiate, develop and promote comprehensive health & social programs and services as designed by First Nations and Inuit organizations recognized by our First Nations and Inuit.

Jonathan LeClerc, REEES Regional Coordinator
Phone: 418-842-1540
Fax: 418-842-7045
Email: jleclerc [at] cssspnql [dot] com
Website: www.cssspnql.com

Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (Saskatchewan)

The mandate of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) includes: the protection of Treaties and Treaty Rights; fostering progress in the economic, education and social endeavors of First Nation People; co-operation with civil and religious authorities; the adherence to democratic procedure; and the promotion of respect and tolerance for all people.

Allery Carrier, REEES Regional Coordinator
Phone: 306-956-6924 (ext. 329)
Fax : 306-244-4413
Email: allery [dot] carrier [at] fsin [dot] com
Website: www.fsin.com

Council of Yukon First Nations (Yukon)

The Council of Yukon First Nations (CYFN) is the central political organization of the First Nations of the Yukon. It houses a number of departments, programs and Councils, including the Health and Social Development Department, which coordinates all issues and activities pertaining to health development within CYFN.

Bonnee Bingham, RHS Regional Coordinator
Phone: 867-393-9249
Fax: 867-668-6577
Email: bonnee [dot] bingham [at] cyfn [dot] net
Web: www.cyfn.ca

First Nations Health Council (British Columbia)

The First Nations Health Council was created in February 2007 to implement the Tripartite First Nations Health Plan on behalf of B.C. First Nations. The purpose of the plan is to improve the health and well-being of First Nations and to close the health gap between First Nations and other British Columbians

Maya Nakajima, Senior Project Coordinator
Phone: 604-693-3264              
Fax: 604-913-2081        
Email: Maya [dot] Nakajima [at] fnha [dot] ca
Website: www.fnha.ca