Resolution Number: 2008-11-17Continuation Of James Bay Employment And Training
2008-11-17 EXCERPT:

Mushkegowuk Council 23rd Annual Assembly

Resolution No. 2008-11-17

Attawapiskat First Nation

Greg Koostachin

Kashechewan First Nation

Attawapiskat First Nation

Fort Albany First Nation

George Lazarus

Moose Cree First Nation

Moose Cree First Nation

New Post First Nation

Chapleau Cree Firsl Nation

Missanabie Cree First Nation

Certified copy of a resolution passed on November 14, 2008

November 14, 2008

Chapleau, Ontario

Continuation of James Bay Employment and Training

WHEREAS the proper skills and training of a Mushkegowuk workforce is an essential aspect of Nation Building; and

WHEREAS James Bay Employment and Training (JBET) has been highly successful in preparing members of the Mushkegowuk First Nations for employment with the DeBeers Victor Project and other opportunities; and

WHEREAS JBET funding will end March 31, 2009; and

WHEREAS there will be continuing resource development in the Mushkegowuk homeland; and

WHEREAS there will be a continuing need for the Mushkegowuk people to have a trained work force in preparation for approved resource development projects;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Chiefs and delegates of this Assembly direct the Grand Chief, Deputy Grand Chief and the present Board of JBET to lobby for and pursue continuing funding for JBET to ensure that the Mushkegowuk people will receive training to meet the skill requirements of approved resource development projects.