Welcome to the McLeod Lake Indian Band Elders webpage. The Elders program is currently very active and have monthly meetings that take place in Prince George or McLeod Lake. Our program is to provide services to Elders that are 60 years of age and older, our program is not funded from Aboriginal Affairs and takes fundraising, proposal writing and contributions from the McLeod Lake Indian Band.
When a member of the McLeod Lake Indian Band reaches the age of 60, they are considered an Elder of the McLeod Lake Indian Band as decided by the McLeod Lake Indian Band. If you are a McLeod Lake member and you have reached the age of 60 years, please contact the MLIB Office to inform the elder coordinator.
ELDERS GATHERING 2020
Each year the McLeod Lake Tse’Khene Elders have attended the Vancouver Gatherings held in Vancouver as well as Vancouver Island. On our November 2019 meeting in McLeod Lake the elders had a vote on where to travel for this year’s gathering. The vote was unanimous to attend the National Elders Gathering in Canada 2020, the place has not yet been announced and I will keep you updated.
TRADITIONAL STORYBOOK PROJECT
The Tse’Khene Elders will be creating their own children’s storybooks, having the elders working on a project with the youth that has Cultural/Traditional content, and build a library within the McLeod Lake community for future generations to learn from is the ultimate goal. The storybooks will include berry picking, fishing with nets, activities at the cabin, hunting trips with family, trapping and or growing up in McLeod Lake.
ELDERS COUNCIL/SPECIAL GROUP
The Tse’Khene Elders will be creating a separate group for decision making purposes, this was initiated because the McLeod Lake Indian Band has 64 Elders and growing, therefore, creating a side group will help the decision process.
Acting Elder Coordinator – Jenine Solonas
My name is Jenine Solonas I am a member of the McLeod Lake Indian Band, and I have been working with the Elders since January of 2019, My Grandfather was Antoine Solonas and my Grandmother was Harriette Benoit Ahuille. I reside in McLeod Lake for almost 15 years now, I truly am blessed to live in the beautiful country and on our Traditional Territory. Being here allows me to connect with our people, land, animals and the water, I enjoy the simple life of picking berries, fishing, hunting and working for the people of McLeod Lake Indian Band.
I will be continuously keeping this site active with calendar of events, news, pictures etc..
I can be reached at the McLeod Lake Office at (250) 750-4415 ext:103 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org