Resolution Number: 2012-09-10Annual Creefest Event
2012-09-10 EXCERPT:

Mushkegowuk Council 27th Annual Mamowihitowin

Resolution No. 2012-09-10

Attawapiskat First Nation

Kashechewan First Nation

Christina Wynne

Moose Cree First Nation

Fort Albany First Nation

June Markie

Missanabie Cree First Nation

Moose Cree First Nation

Taykwa Tagamou

Chapleau Cree First Nation

Missanabie Cree Certified copy of a resolution passed First Nation on September 14, 2012

September 14, 2012

Taykwa Tagamou Nation

WHEREAS our rich culture and tradition directs up to honour and celebrate the annual gatherings of our Grandmothers and Grandfathers through CreeFest; and

WHEREAS as our ancestors were guided, CreeFest continues to be strengthened and guided by the following priciples:

Preserve and practice our culture and spiritual beliefs

Uphold and promote our customary practices

Provide cultural and spiritual forums for the Youth

Celebrate life and unity

WHEREAS all Mushkegowuk First Nations, including the community of Moosonee have respectfully and successfully hosted CreeFest, making this a complete circle of honour and celebration for CreeFest; and

WHEREAS this Mamowihitowin of the Omushkegowuk acknowledges and commends the members of the planning teams, financial contributors, volunteers, all participants and the

Great Spirit for providing this celebration of our culture and life; and

WHEREAS this Mamowihitowin of the Omushkegowuk gracefully acknowledges, appreciates and honours citizens of Peawanuck, especially the elders, who have participated In CreeFest since its inception; and

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED in respect, honour and gratitude of Peawanuck's participation, this Mamowihitowin of the Omushkegowuk offers Weenusk First Nation to host the 2013 CreeFest, and if the Weenusk First Nation declines the offer, the Council of Chiefs will select the host Nation for 2013 CreeFest.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Mamowihitowin of the Omushkegowuk directs Mushkegowuk Council, in collaboration with the host community, to plan and deliver another successful showcase of CreeFest 2013.