Algonquin Nation Secretariat Supports Rally In Opposition to NSDF Project




Algonquin Nation Secretariat Supports Rally in Opposition to NSDF Project

Anishnabe Algonquin Traditional Territory (February 13, 2024) – The communities represented by the Algonquin Nation Secretariat are joining the many voices in support of the rally planned for February 14, 2024 at Parliament Hill, Ottawa in opposition of the approval of the Near Surface Disposal Facility (NSDF) at the Chalk River Laboratories Site.

The NSDF plan is to house nuclear waste from the Chalk River Laboratories site in a facility that is very close to the Kichi Sipi (Ottawa River). The lack of meaningful consultation with the Algonquin communities has been voiced by several leaders and remains an issue. Being so close to the Kichi Sipi is a huge concern for the Algonquin People. The Kichi Sipi is the backbone of our Territory and watershed is vital to all the people and animals of the area. The River is an important piece of the Anisihabe identity and there are many sacred sites close to the planned facility.

The Algonquin people are not alone in their opposition to the NSDF project. They join the over 150 municipalities in Quebec and Ontario as well as the Anisknabek Nation and Iroquois Caucus in opposing the NSDF project.

The February 14 rally will being at 1:00pm at Parliament Hill in Ottawa and will include a press conference at 11:30am.

For more information:
Grand Chief Lisa Robinson

Job Posting

Full time position

The Algonquin Nation Programs and Services Secretariat (ANPSS) is seeking a competent, dedicated individual to:
Lead and manage the development and delivery of quality programs and services for the members of the ANPSS consistent with the Vision, Mission, and recently approved Strategic Plan, including the development of a capable organization.

Our office is located on the Timiskaming Reserve, adjacent to Notre Dame du Nord, Quebec, 25 minutes from the town of New Liskeard, Ontario, and 30 minutes from the town of Ville Marie, Quebec.

• Oversee the development and delivery of new programs and projects, consistent with the ANPSS Strategic Plan
• Recruit and train new personnel and develop the organizational capacity to achieve the planned priorities and goals
• Coordinate a mutually beneficial working relationship with the member communities to assure alignment with their priorities, and identify new priorities and opportunities, including funding
• Develop and implement a communications plan to ensure the flow of relevant information between Board and member First Nations, including website postings and developments
• Obtain the funding required to support the new work of the ANPSS, and assure effective and accountable management of all funding, including compliance with funding agreements
• Oversee mutually beneficial partnerships with key external organizations
• Lead the annual review of the strategic planning and update strategic priorities, goals, and action plans
• Coordinate and support the effective operations of the Board and its committees
• Represent the best interests of the ANPSS internally and externally, as required

• The Executive Director reports to the Executive Management Committee and the Board of Directors

The ideal candidate will have….
A proven track record in the leadership, development and management of an organization delivering diverse programs, preferably a First Nation organization
• University degree is preferable, in any one of Indigenous Studies, Community Development, Social Services, Education, Political Science, Administration, Accounting.
• A diploma, certificate or accreditation in business administration, project management, continuous improvement, HR management, or other related expertise is an asset
• A good working knowledge of federal and provincial policies, programs and funding related to First Nations
• Excellent leadership, inter-personal, and negotiation skills
• Strong analytical, organizational and proposal writing skills
• Working knowledge of organizational finances
• Good oral and written skills in English are essential. Knowledge of Anishinaabe or French an asset.

Preference will be given to an Anishinaabe or other First Nations candidates

• The ANPSS provides competitive compensation, based on qualifications and experience.

Please forward your resumé in confidence to:

Algonquin Nation Programs and Services Secretariat
33 Richard Rd, Notre Dame du Nord
Quebec J0Z 3B0
Attention: Annie Presseault
Phone: 819-723-2019


Job Posting


Manager-Community Profiles & Economic Development (ANPSS)
Full time position

POSITION: Manager – Community Profiles & Economic Development (ANPSS)


The Manager will work directly with department directors of the member communities to develop and put in place the tools and systems that will:

• Provide relevant, accurate and timely data, profiling community demographics and key indicators and trends, to inform the decisions of the administrative and political leadership of the member communities.
• Provide coordination to support regional economic development and support for band-owned businesses and local entrepreneurs.
• Establish secure back-up data systems with and for the member communities. _________________________________________________________________


A. Academic, technical and professional qualifications:
1. A university degree with a major in any one of Social Services, Community Development, Economics, Statistics, Political Science, Indigenous Studies, Administration.
2. A diploma, certificate or accreditation in business administration, project management, continuous improvement, or other related expertise is an asset.

B. Work experience and job skills:
A proven track record (i.e. 3 – 5 years of superior performance) in …
1. Managing the planning, development, design, implementation, and regular evaluation of data gathering systems that profile key outcomes and trends in all aspects of community life and development.
• The management of data systems and projects, including designing, generating and analyzing customized reports for the administrative and political leadership of each member community, and overseeing secure data back-up systems.
• Developing the appropriate policy framework to govern the collection, storage, access and use of all collected data.
2. Relevant work experience related to FN economic development initiatives, including a good knowledge of UNDRIP.
3. Managing and developing personnel in a strong teamwork environment.
4. Strong communications skills, orally and in writing.
5. Strong interpersonal skills and credibility and trust in relations with administrative and political leadership in FN organizations and communities. Good skills in interest- based problem solving.
6. Planning and managing unit finances.

And be a person of good character who can consistently represent the best interests of the ANPSS in all internal and external dealings.

Preference will be given to an Anishinaabe or other First Nation candidates.

Please Forward your resume in confidence to:


Algonquin Nation Programs and Services Secretariat
33 Richard Rd
Timiskaming First Nation Quebec
J0Z 3B0

Attention: Annie Presseault
Phone: 819 723-2019


Wills and Estates Workshop

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Wills & Estate Workshop
For: ALTCC Residents & TFN Elders & Seniors
At: ALTCC Dining Room
Date: Friday October 27, 2023
Time: 10:00am to 11:30am
Facilitators: RoseLyn Tebiscon & Dianna Wabie
Contact: Annie McKenzie @ 819-723-2019 or RoseLyn Tebiscon @ 819-723-2335
Lunch will be provided


AGA 2023

Copies of minutes and financial statements are available for review at the ANPSS office

Note: There are some issues with certain versions of Google Chrome – the AGA will take place on Thursday November 16 (9:00am – 4:30pm) and Friday November 17 (9:00am to 12:15pm) at the Polydium – 85 rue Cote

AGA 2023 Link to poster

NSDF Concerns Press Conference & Press Release

On June 20, 2023 a press conference was held where Algonquin Chiefs raised concerns about a proposed a near-surface nuclear waste disposal facility (NSDF).

The video can be viewed at the following link:
Algonquin Chiefs Raise Concern

The press release can be viewed at the following link:



Watch here.

“Nigi-Kidonan” is a powerful short film produced by ANPSS that centres around the crucial issue of language revitalization. In a world where many indigenous languages are facing extinction, this film highlights the importance of preserving and celebrating the unique languages and cultures of different communities.

Funded by the Government of Canada, “Nigi-Kidonan” tells the story of the challenges faced by indigenous communities in preserving their languages and the importance of intergenerational knowledge sharing. The film is a beautiful tribute to the resilience and strength of indigenous communities in their efforts to preserve their languages and cultures. It serves as a reminder of the importance of supporting language revitalization efforts and recognizing the value of diverse languages and cultures.

Overall, “Nigi-Kidonan” is a must-watch for anyone interested in language revitalization and preserving cultural heritage. It is a powerful reminder of the importance of language and the role it plays in shaping our identities and communities