Chief and Council Update | July 6, 2020

July 6, 2020

As we continue to deal with the global pandemic Acadia First Nation is working hard to safely reopen our businesses, offices and restore programming.

We are pleased to report that our gaming facilities are now fully open with all VLT machines operating. All gas bars, stores and restaurants are also open with social distancing policies in place.

As of today, (July 6) our Yarmouth, Medway , Wildcat and one of the Gold River offices are open by appointment only. Our deemed essential workers are now back full time working in these offices. The carpentry crew will gradually begin operations. While some of the crew will begin July 6 others will return as more projects start and as required.

Our membership clerk will return August 4. Our Hammonds Plains and Shelburne offices as well as the Gold River Health centre will reopen September 8.  The Yarmouth Youth Centre is also expected to reopen Sept 8. Decisions surrounding Forestry Operations are ongoing.

Our Commercial Fishing operations have continued to operate throughout the pandemic. Fishers requiring tags for the FSC (Food Social and Ceremony) should contact our Fisheries Department to arrange. A copy of the FSC plan can be found on our website.

School supply applications are available on the website. Most students would of received in the mail. Please ensure they are mailed back in before the deadline.

Decisions regarding the upcoming election will be forthcoming.

We thank you all for your patience over these last few months. As we progress into the “New Normal” we ensure you that Acadia First Nation remains strong and financially sound. While operations came to an abrupt halt disrupting main revenue sources we worked hard to mitigate the loss. Thank you to all staff who endured layoffs, reduced hours and to those who worked from home. You are appreciated.

Please practise proper hygiene and follow all public health directives. Together we will keep our communities safe.

Chief and Council
Acadia First Nation