Resolution Number: 2004-09-14Mushkegowuk Territory Transportation Study
2004-09-14 EXCERPT:

Mushkegowuk Council 19th Annual Assembly

Resolution No. 2004-09-14

First Nation

First Nation

Fort Albany First Nation

Moose Cree First Nation

New Post First Nation

Chapleau Cree First Nation

Missanabie Cree First Nation

Chief Leo Friday Kashechewan First Nation

Sinclair Williams, Delegate Kashechewan First Nation

Adopted by Consensus

Certified copy of a Resolution passed on Sept. 16, 2004

September 16, 2004

Cochrane, Ontario

Mushkegowuk Territory Transportation Study

WHEREAS Mushkegowuk Council through Assembly Resolution No. 1995-10-09 endorsed a study to be undertaken to examine the development and construction of a permanent all season road to link the communities of Moosonee, Albany, Kashechewan and Attawapiskat following the Ontario Government's implementation of the Highway Traffic Act in the Mushkegowuk Territory;

WHEREAS Mushkegowuk Council Motion No. 2003-12-200 supported a feasibility study to connect the communities of Attawapiskat, Kashechewan and Fort Albany to the communities of Moosonee and Moose Factory via an All Weather All Season Road and further that said Road be connected to Ontario's Provincial Road System with an All Weather All Season Road constructed to Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) standards and report the findings and recommendations of the proposed All Weather All Season Road to Mushkegowuk Council by December 2004 complete with funding commitments, First Nati.on and regulatory approvals and implementation plan;

Resolution No. 2004-09-14, cont.

WHEREAS Mushkegowuk Council recognizes the economic and community development benefits that improved transportation access will provide to First Nation residents and businesses in the above communities;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Mushkegowuk Council conduct a Transportation Study to provide a detailed inventory and cost-benefit analysis of the current transportation system and services in the Mushkegowuk Territory and to initiate the construction phase with the First Nation communities and public and private sector funding sources. The selected consultant will assess potential transportation alternatives within the region and the impact on current service providers. The Study will identify the lowest cost solution that will produce the largest benefits for the residents, communities and governments.

FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that Mushkegowuk Council request the necessary funding to undertake the Transportation Study and subsequent implementation funding from the federal and provincial governments including Industry Canada, FedNor, Indian and Northern Affairs, Ministry of Northern Development and Mines, Ministry of transportation, Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation and other departments, ministries and the private sector.