Peguis has become a prosperous and financially independent First Nation, where citizens have access to an environment that is physically, socially and spiritually healthy, and where everyone has the possibility to develop their full potential. OBJECTIVES FOR THE NEXT MANDATE
Along with ensuring responsible and transparent governance of Peguis affairs and programs, I have specific objectives for my next mandate.
In particular, I feel that it is my responsibility to ensure that all business ventures our community invested-in under my leadership are underway and generating good stable revenues in the coming years.
HERE ARE MY SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES FOR DIFFERENT AREAS: Social Health OBJECTIVE 1:
TO COMPLETE PHASE II OF THE PEGUIS MULTIPLEX CENTRE
• I believe that our people — especially our youth — need a place for social and physical activities, which will help to restore and maintain our health and spirit socially, emotionally and physically as individuals, but also as a people.
• I will work to implement the construction of phase II of the Peguis Multiplex Centre.
• I will also ensure the construction of two (2) new Senior Centres: one in Peguis and one in Selkirk.
TO FINALIZE IMPORTANT BUSINESS VENTURES INITIATED UNDER MY LEADERSHIP
Working with Council, I will ensure that these projects are fully developed and start to generate stable sources of revenue for Peguis’ people.
BELOW ARE SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES FOR INDIVIDUAL PROJECTS: ASSINIBOIA DOWNS
The first phase of the development plan for the Downs is comprised of hotels, convention halls and retail space on the land adjoining the Downs.
This important investment will create jobs and revenue for our community. This will be one more significant step towards the path of financial independence as a people, for the benefit of future generations.
During my next term, I will ensure the implementation of Phase I of the development plan for the Downs, of which Peguis will benefit greatly.
This acquisition represents one more step towards the repatriation of land in our traditional Treaty 1 Territory.
This property is a tremendous asset for our community and will generate revenues for years to come.
I want to use my next mandate to ensure that this property is developed to its full potential in terms of revenue for our community.
The business development of this prime land has the potential to bring many jobs and huge sources of income to our communities for generations to come.
I will ensure a full closure of this dispute with the federal government, either with a final court judgment or with an out-of-court settlement from the current negotiations.
Housing OBJECTIVE 3:
TO COMPLETE ALL CURRENT HOUSING PROJECTS IN THE NEXT FISCAL YEAR AND TO DEVELOP NEW ONES Many families already enjoy new housing, but there is still much work to be done. I will ensure the completion of all housing projects currently under construction within this current fiscal year, in addition to 50 plus homes each year.
Peguis currently offers innovative renovation and down payment programs to off-reserve citizens. I will continue to work with our governing committees to improve and expand our housing program for on-and-off-reserve citizens.
OBJECTIVE 4: WE WILL CONTINUE TO IMPROVE THE ADMINISTRATIVE PERFORMANCE OF THE BAND OFFICE AND TO GUARANTEE ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY
I want to use my next mandate to finalize the implementation of the new financing plan and complete my commitment to take Peguis out of co-management this coming April.
Under my leadership, Peguis’ debt went from $40 million down to $8.5 million. In accordance with our new financial plan, I will continue to work with councilors on the complete elimination of our debt.
RE-ELECT - CHIEF GLENN HUDSON ON
MARCH 24, 2015