Each member of Council is responsible for participating on one or more committee(s). Committee participation is a great way for community members to bring the voice of the membership to current issues and priorities, and help provide valuable context for decision-making.
Anishinaabemwin Committee – Chair: Councillor June Commanda
Works on opportunities to encourage Anishinaabemwin, provides input into the Language & Culture Strategy and language translations.
Culture & Pow Wow Committee – Chair: Councillor Corey Goulais
Assists in the planning and coordination of the annual pow wow and provides input into cultural plans & initiatives.
Economic Development – Chair: Councillor Jane Commanda
Assists with identifying EcDev opportunities and projects for NFN, and with reviewing the Business Licensing law.
Education Committee – Chair: Deputy Chief Muriel Sawyer
Reviews education reports and strategies from external agencies (school boards, Kinoomaadziwin Education Body) and provides input for recruitment strategies at Nbisiing Secondary School.
Finance & Audit Committee (Internal) – Chair: Deputy Chief Muriel Sawyer
Reviews, reports and makes recommendations to Chief & Council on the financial administration matters of NFN. The Committee will assist the Council in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities for the financial reporting process, the system of internal control, the audit process, and the process for monitoring compliance with laws and regulations and the code of conduct, including risk management. The Committee is the liaison between the Chief & Council and management, and other resources including the external auditors.
Housing & Planning Committee * – Chair: Councillor Michael Sawyer
Provides input into housing needs and projects on NFN, and addresses community development from a grassroots perspective, including addressing community policy and/or advocacy matters.
* Formerly 2 committees: Housing Committee & Community Development Committee
Lands & Bylaw Committee – Chair: Councillor Brian Couchie
Promotes responsible stewardship of our lands, waters and natural resources by drafting land laws and policies.
Natural Resources Committee – Chair: Councillor Corey Goulais
Provides input into responsible harvesting of NFN’s natural resources, as well as NFN’s Fisheries Law & Justice Circles.
Social & Wellness Committee * – Chair: Councillor Rick Stevens
Addresses community policy and/or advocacy matters with regard to community safety, recreation, sport and leisure to enhance community wellness. Provides input into Wiidooktaadyang service
delivery, child protection and other community health issues.
* Formerly 2 committees: Community Wellness Committee & Health and Social Services Committee