TECHNICAL SERVICES

The services offered cover a wide range of activities such as:

  • Civil engineering
  • Architecture
  • Building mechanics
  • Environment
  • Five-year plans on community assets
  • Training and maintenance plans

Regardless the scope of activities, our technical services are able to offer, with our knowledge and experience, professional expertise capable of providing the most competent support to Band Councils, while respecting their integrity.

The work by our technical services takes on many forms:

  • Land surveying
  • Preparing plans and specifications
  • Providing estimates
  • Bidding scenarios
  • Inspecting
  • Supervising projects
  • Conducting environmental assessments
  • Feasibility studies

The basis of our intervention mode can be characterized by the fact that our technical services rely on the knowledge acquired concerning communities and their existing environment. With a multidisciplinary approach, our technical services are able to offer Band Councils solutions to various problems by taking into account distinct aspects such as environmental impacts, maintenance, price/quality ratio, future development, etc.

SOCIAL SERVICES

The Grand Conseil de la Nation Waban-Aki social services are offered as part of the Child and Family Services Five-Year Action Plan:
Improved approach focussed on prevention. The primary mission of FNCFS (First Nations Child and Family Services) is to create a more stable, secure and dynamic family and social environment for children from the Wôlinak and Odanak communities. In fact, there are now two family rooms. Specific objectives:

  • Promote the sense of belonging and community identity;
  • Create healthy and cordial community relations;
  • Increase youth presence in the community;
  • Reduce drug and alcohol addiction;
  • Support family development and promote parenting.

HOMECARE SERVICES

This is first and foremost a team based service. Whether it is a home support worker, a nurse, a service technician, they form a team with a single objective, ensuring that the basic needs of each client are met.  The homecare services clientele include:

  • Registered members of both communities of Odanak and Wôlinak;
  • People with disabilities;
  • People with temporary or chronic physical health problems (e.g. fracture, recent surgery);
  • New mothers (e.g. caesarean section, multiple pregnancy, single-parent without family).

Homecare services include:

  • Assisted living:
    • Housekeeping;
    • Laundry assistance;
    • Cutting and storing wood;
    • Preparing meals;
    • Grocery assistance (transportation and assistance);
    • Taking out trash and recycling;
    • Shoveling balconies;
    • Thorough housekeeping (twice per year).
  • Personal hygiene:
    • Bath assistance;
    • Oral health;
    • Skin care;
    • Washing and hairstyling;
    • Diet;
    • Mobility;
    • Accompanying for walks.
  • Helping getting dressed and home respite services:
    • Babysitting-respite services (assistance provided to a caregiver who is absent).

COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES

Communications services are designed to assist the Odanak and Wôlinak Band Councils and the various related organizations. They evidently serve our departments in terms of communications. Whether for coordinating community newspapers, monitoring information or organizing press conferences, the Grand Conseil communications services are able to assist as much in terms of public relations, graphic design and social communications. In this sense, advisory and technical services are offered.

TRANSLATION SERVICES

We offer specialized translations services for First Nations. We offer both French to English and English to French translation services. Our services are provided with specific knowledge of First Nations, their organizations and their issues. We offer a professional and personalized service.

COMPUTER SERVICES AND NETWORK MANAGEMENT

The Grand Conseil de la Nation Waban-Aki is responsible for various information technology services. This Department provides user support, network administration, the purchase of computers and electronic equipment, etc. This Service meets the needs of the Grand Conseil and is offered to the Odanak and Wôlinak Band Councils, as well as to related organizations.

HUNTING AND FISHING

The Grand Conseil de la Nation Waban-Aki manages the hunting and fishing agreements for the Odanak and Wôlinak Abenaki communities. The Grand Conseil manages the sale of permits, receives sturgeon and yellow perch fishing reports, issues community licenses, provides gill net and hoop net tags, records game animals and informs hunters and fishers of the existing hunting and fishing agreements.

Ndakinna Office

TERRITORIAL CONSULTATIONS SERVICES

The Department’s mandate is to respond to consultation requests sent by different promoters and to contribute through historical research towards affirming Abenaki traditional territories.

The Department maintains close relationships with the members and elected officials of the Abenaki Council of Odanak and the Abenaki Council of Wôlinak in order to communicate information relating to the various consultation requests. Thus, a monthly information bulletin was created so that members and elected officials may be aware of consultation requests received, subsequent follow-ups and other relevant information. These meetings are attended by the Department.

Territorial Consultations Section

GEOMATICS SERVICES

The Grand Conseil has a complete and independent geomatics department to meet the high demand from various services and departments. This service is also available to the Abenaki Councils of Odanak and Wôlinak. We have the necessary physical, technological and technical resources for identifying GPS positions in the field, transferring geomatics data as well as designing, producing and printing specific maps according to various needs.

For additional information concerning our services :
Telephone :  819-294-1686
Fax :  819-294-1689
GRAND CONSEIL DE LA NATION WABAN-AKI
10175 Kolipaio, Wôlinak (Qc)
G0X 1B0