Resolution Number: 2003-09-21Hospital Staff In Attawapiskat
2003-09-21 EXCERPT:

Mushkegowuk Council 1 ath Annual Assembly

Attawapiskat First Nation

Kashechewan First Nation

Fort Albany First Nation

Moose Cree First Nation

New Post First Nation

Chapleau Cree First Nation

Missanabie Cree First Nation

Chief Theresa Hall Attawapiskat First Nation

Chief Mike Metatawabin Fort Albany First Nation

Adopted by Consensus

Certified copy of a Resolution passed on September 11, 2003

Resolution No. 2003-09-21


WHEREAS the James Bay General Hospital serves the Attawapiskat First Nation community; and

WHEREAS the Native status employees at the James Bay General Hospital Attawapiskat Wing must pay income tax; and

WHEREAS the Indian Act provides tax exemption for status Indians deriving their income on reserve;

WHEREAS as First Nations people we have always felt that the government, be it federal or provincial, should not have the right to impose upon our Treaty and Aboriginal Rights;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Chiefs in Assembly direct the Grand Chief and the Deputy Grand Chief to meet with the appropriate provincial government personnel to initiate dialogue to work towards resolution to the problem of taxation of Native employees at the Attawapiskat Wing of the James Bay General Hospital.

September 11, 2003

Chapleau, Ontario