Schedule for July 6th

Deer Lake, North Spirit Lake, Fort Severn, Poplar Hill, Keewaywin
First Nations


Keewaytinook Okimakanak Offices in Balmertown and Sioux Lookout  


Time (CDT)


First Nations /
Sioux Lookout


10:00 a.m.


Name tags, information packages, photo ops
Website tours (projected in board room\e-centres)
Demonstrations & visiting
On-line congratulations at work stations

On-line congratulations

Photos posted


11:00 a.m.

Opening Ceremonies (see agenda below)

Gifts and presentations


12:00 noon

Traditional feast


1:00 p.m.

Open forum: "Kuh-keh-nah - can everybody benefit from it in our community?"

Hosted by Darlene Rae, Moses Kakekaspan and Madeline Stoney

1:30 p.m.

Telehealth Demonstration



2:00 p.m.

Information, tours, demonstrations & visiting

3:00 p.m.

Chiefs Conference with Minister Nault


Opening Ceremonies Agenda - July 6, 2001
Starting at 11:00



MC: Geordi Kakepetum
Executive Director
Keewaytinook Okimakanak
  1. O Canada

  2. Welcome & Opening Remarks:
    Geordi Kakepetum

  3. Remarks (2 minutes)
    • Bob Nault, MP Kenora Rainy River, Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs
    • Goyce Kakegamic, Deputy Grand Chief, Nishnawbe Aski Nation
    • Duncan Wilson, Mayor, Red Lake
    • Ken Thomas, Special Advisor, Assembly of First Nations
    • Peter Barber, Development Officer, Ministry of Northern Development & Mines

  4. Presentations and gifts

  5. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony (North Spirit Lake and Balmertown)

    Fred Kakegamic, Elder
  1. Welcome:
    • Elder
    • Counsellor

  2. Tours of community
    (on-site & projected, hosted by e-Centre Manager or designate)

  3. Ribbon Cutting
    (live with Balmertown in NSL)


      * Taped community video meeting will be aired.