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Long before the arrival of Europeans, the numerous family clans of the Kaministikominahiko-skak Cree Nation, also known as the John Cochrane First Nation lived in the Cumberland Delta on the island of Cumberland House and the surrounding areas and along the North Saskatchewan River. There were hundreds of families spread across many miles living in their Traditional territories.

Upcomming Band Meeting

JOHN COCHRANE FIRST NATION
Sub Office 304D 1401 -28th St. E. Prince Albert, Sask. S6V 6Z8

General Membership Meeting
11:00 am, Monday, Sept 6, 2010
Little Hall, Next to the Catholic Church Rectory

AGENDA

1. Opening Prayer
2. Review and Adoption of Agenda
3. Report on Indian Government Commission Meeting in Saskatoon (Jan,2010)
4. Report on Meeting with the Pine Bluff Band ( April 19,2010)
5. Issues Surrounding Band Membership in the FSIN
6. Discussion on Legal Challenges
7. Resolutions
7. New Web Page- (johncochrane.ca). Check it out.

CHIEF LONECHILD BREACHES FSIN (Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations) CONVENTION

Chief Lonechild has unlawfully assumed authority and mandate to determine the status of the John Cochrane membership and participation in the FSIN.

In an official response from the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) May 31, 2010, Chief Lonechild stated “Our office is bound by the FSIN Convention which mandates us to promote the interests of FSIN signatories, we will not and cannot recognize the John Cochrane First Nation at this time”, Lonechild went onto state “it is our mandate to promote the interests of bands who are able to qualify as bands in Saskatchewan”.

Report Regarding Meeting Between the Cumberland House Cree Nation and John Cochrane Band

JOHN COCHRANE FIRST NATION
Kaministikominahiko-skak Cree People
Sub Office – 304D, 1401- 28th St. E.,
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
S6V 6Z8

April 20, 2010
Chief Guy Lonechild, FSIN
And The Indian Government Commission

Dear Chief Lonechild,

Pine Bluff Chief Refuses to Sign Protocal Agreement

PROTOCOL AGREEMENT
April 19, 2010

Between

Kamectagwacagasihk Cree People
(Cumberland House Cree Nation)

And
The John Cochrane First Nation
(Kaministikominahiko-skak Cree people)

Whereas, Chief John Cochrane affixed his mark to a Treaty 5 adhesion on September 7, 1876; and

Whereas, Chief John Cochrane affixed his mark to a Treaty 5 adhesion on behalf of the Kamectagwacagasihk, the Cree people who lived in the vicinity of Pine Bluff, and the Kaministikominahiko-skak, the Cree people who lived on the Cumberland Island; and

Letter to FSIN Chiefs

JOHN COCHRANE FIRST NATION
Kaministikominahiko-skak Cree People
Sub Office – 304D, 1401- 28th St. E., Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, S6V 6Z8

October 30, 2009

To: Chiefs of Member Nations – Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations

Tansi Chief,

On behalf of the John Cochrane First Nation Kaministikominahiko-skak Cree people I wish to provide you with some background on John Cochrane First Nation, our traditional territories and why we have been in a 134 year battle with the federal government for reinstatement of our Treaty rights.

John Cochrane First Nation - Open Letter to President Obama

JOHN COCHRANE FIRST NATION
Kaministikominahiko-skak Cree People
Sub Office – 304D, 1401- 28th St. E., Prince Albert, Saskatchewan Canada S6V 6Z8

December 1, 2009
President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

Dear President Obama,

JCFN Motion Removed From Agenda of FSIN Chiefs Fall Assembly

FSIN Removes John Cochrane Motion From Agenda
Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at 13:36

A Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations senator says there was a violation at the FSIN's legislative assembly in Saskatoon today when an item was removed from the agenda by amendment.

The John Cochrane First Nation was seeking membership into the FSIN, but that resolution was removed from the agenda.

Senator Sol Sanderson says there is a process followed to put an item on the agenda in the first place.

He says it is vetted through the Senate, which is to ensure there are checks and balances.

Upcoming Band Meeting Regarding HINI Swine Flu Pandemic

JOHN COCHRANE FIRST NATION
Sub Office – 304D, 1401-28th St. E., Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, S6V 6Z8, Tel: (306) 922-7998

John Cochrane First Nation will hold a general information meeting Wednesday September 16 at 1:00 pm at the Cumberland House LCA Hall on the H1N1 Swine flu pandemic.
Nancy Dorion, Registered Nurse and health educator, will give a presentation and provide updated information on the pandemic followed by a question and answer session.

Press Release - first Nation Deaths on Saskatchewan Roads

JOHN COCHRANE FIRST NATION

Sub Office – 304D, 1401- 28th St. E. , Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, S6V 6Z8, (306) 922-7998

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

SASKATCHEWAN CHIEF CALLS FOR A NATIONAL CONFERENCE TO DEAL WITH THE DRAMATIC INCREASE OF FIRST NATION DEATHS AND SERIOUS INJURIES ON CANADIAN HIGHWAYS