Feedback from Questionnaire Handed out to  Members at Community Meeting  May 2016 :

 

 

1. WHAT DOES COMMUNITY MEAN TO YOU?

 

  • It is a home to me, place to be with my family and friends
  • To work together
  • A social group of any size whose members reside in a specific locality, share government, and often have a common cultural and historical heritage
  • Community surrounding help to one another
  • Everyone coming together as one, a sense of belonging and having pride of where you come from
  • People working together to build a brighter future
  • Proud to be an O’Chiese member
  • Group of people x2
  • People living together
  • Home and safety
  • Representation
  • Is where there should be no conflict
  • My home
  • Want to see a lot more jobs
  • The people sharing ideas
  • Important
  • A lot of people being together in one group, participating in any events, socializing among each other
  • It is the place I grew up in
  • Our land, our Nation
  • O’Chiese great place to be a first Nation
  • Members involvement
  • A group of people with common ideas and goals
  • Homeland, proud of O’Chiese
  • Friends and family with a commonality
  • People working together to build strong relations
  • Action-Communities of people trying to bring about change
  • Helping the community grow
  • I like the way O’Chiese is right now
  • Community is where we gather together as one to support each other
  • Given me a job!
  • Unity, culture, wisdom, knowledge
  • Community to me is helping each other and be there for one another
  • Unity, working together.  Talking and motivating in a positive direction.  Working well together.
  • Community for me is family, kids and helping each other
  • Family
  • Community to me is people coming together as a whole to achieve great things to happen and that the people can benefit from
  • A Nation working together for a better more healthy tomorrow
  • Work and stay off drugs
  • Community is an establishment that is united
  • I’m here to learn everything with people??

 

 

2.  WHAT DO YOU THINK COULD HELP O’CHIESE COMMUNITY GROW MORE UNITED?

 

  • Car wash or laundrymat
  • More meeting, programs, gatherings that members could be interested in and enjoy
  • Stay off drugs
  • Discussing the community’s issues ex) drug, alcohol, and all that is in the negative field.  To find a solution or cure for our issues
  • Having more sweats and culture activities.  Getting all the young people involved as a community.  Just having more and doing more old ways.  We need more of the old ways.
  • Helping each other out.
  • Positive awareness, team work, working together not against.
  • Help each other, don’t judge, treat every member equal
  • Teach the community to be sustainable by growing their own food.
  • ?
  • Keep drugs off Nation
  • Be more positive and pro-active
  • Maybe more jobs and training
  • Communication and respect
  • I don’t understand the question
  • Work towards a common goal and celebrate when goals are achieved.  Sometimes it’s the smaller achievements that are overlooked but need verification too.
  • Yes Unity
  • A clean environment is good for healthy minds and bodies
  • Members working together with Leaders, Elders
  • More teaching youth, children
  • Hands-on learning
  • Bringing events to community
  • Communicating with each other
  • A better gathering with others
  • Communication, advertising?
  • More people to work in high paying jobs
  • More jobs
  • Not sure?
  • Volunteering/participate
  • Equality for all people, not unequality, look at all the people instead of picking relatives and friends for job or any opportunity.
  • Helping one another
  • Less gossiping, more physical events (social), department team building
  • Talk to each other more often
  • More education
  • Communication and understanding along with taking an open-minded standpoint
  • More positive feedback from Members, thinking of our youth, taking them on trips like what they do with our Elders
  • I would like to see back Elder Day
  • Grow garden in the community.  O’Chiese to have own big whole garden.
  • Programs designed for people to get to know each other i.e. groups
  • To work together, to get along, not to talk about each other
  • Work together as a team
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3.  WHAT DO YOU SEE AS YOUR ROLE IN THE COMMUNITY?

 

  • My role is to be there for my family, to guide them, teach them what is right and wrong
  • To teach Saulteaux.  Used to teach it at Headstart.  To speak fluently.
  • I see myself as a role model.  As a band member I sit on various boards and committees.
  • As Elder
  • More Elder involvement
  • Encourage of our youth, inspire them to stay in school, have talks when I come across our youth
  • Role model and supportive role among the education team
  • O’Chiese Elders
  • A Father, keeping my family together, and a Labourer
  • Elder, a young one, with advice to youth
  • Nothing
  • I am an Elder.  I can support and talk to people
  • Support for youth/adults.
  • n/a
  • sending Elders to work, preserve our forest
  • Chief Darren Whitford said, “We the people are the heart of the Nation”. (Finance).
  • Partnership
  • N/A
  • I work for the O’Chiese Business Centre, my position is-
  • I’m a single stay at home parent
  • Community member
  • To be a Leader
  • I see myself as a good role model. I help a lot in ceremonies a lot of people look up to me
  • Older people need to understand that the youth look up to them
  • A Leader to our future children
  • A person who listens without judgement and sets an example
  • To help others
  • Encouraging our youth in being successful
  • Helping and keeping our drinking water safe
  • Healthy, helping out
  • To work and provide for our next generation
  • To give help to members and access to their medical concerns
  • Chief/council
  • To help people who need it
  • Helper
  • My role is teaching young children their language
  • Helping members
  • My role as a community member is making sure my kids as a mother achieve great things and go far in life.  Also to help people who need it.
  • Be a role model for our younger generation
  • Happiness
  • My role would have to be keeping that communication between members, Leaders, Managers
  • Elder
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4.  HOW CAN YOU HELP BUILD A STRONGER COMMUNITY?

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  • Talk to young people (Elder)
  • Myself, I think I can help promote positivity by doing special activities.  A positive community is important.
  • To talk together and help
  • To help out where help is needed and to share my knowledge
  • Just doing our part in any way you can no matter what it may be.
  • Being a team player
  • More love, not hate, love one another
  • Motivation, positive awareness
  • Eliminate the drug use, jealousy, hate
  • Stick with the policies and guidelines
  • Communication
  • Support Chief and Council for positive changes (Elder)
  • By working together
  • Help get drugs off reserve
  • Find more jobs
  • Commitment and dedication.  See the positive in every day.  Stay positive even in tough times.
  • Working together
  • Keeping young and old informed in important community events
  • Work together as one
  • More education t our children, more development, vision to learn our saulteaux, cree language
  • Loving one another
  • Better communication with band members and Chief and Council
  • More positive gestures and communication, socialize among one another
  • By working together
  • Try to get along with one another
  • More interaction within people.  Less hatred, more love with the people
  • Letting our people work all the jobs
  • Mom group
  • Get the drugs/drug dealers out of the community
  • Get all the drugs/dealers off the reserve
  • Encourage others to take part
  • Offer my support and I care for all my community young people
  • Stop drinking
  • Volunteer
  • Volunteer
  • More teaching from Elders to youth
  • Attend more community and provide feedback
  • Treat everyone fairly, communicate amongst members in a positive attitude
  • To talk to more Elders
  • Support/hire a Gardener for garden in the community
  • Bringing people together with ideas
  • Do not be judgemental to younger people because it pushes them away
  • Listen to what people are saying, be positive

 

 

5.  ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE?

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  • Be positive, tell your children yes or no from the time they are able to understand you, what is good or bad.  Help them.  Don’t help them to be bad.  Tell them what is wrong, what is right. Be courteous to the Elders.  Respect everyone.
  • Share your story and what you’ve learned with the younger teenagers.  Parents need to take responsibility for kids ex) bus, help get kids ready for school.
  • Help young people in community to guide them
  • Our community is prospering and growing tremendously.  Keep up the good work.
  • Thank you for offering this survey.   I feel people should always ask questions and question their response to everything.
  • Proud to be a member of O’Chiese First Nation
  • Keep fit and have fun
  • More cultural based workshops and Elders to take a gift and tobacco as offering for knowledge instead of money
  • Help people
  • I would like to tell people to offer more care and kindness to all community members.
  • Knowledge of sports
  • Not to put band members down when they ask for help
  • Communication with others
  • More sports eg)  volleyball
  • More hands-on  training
  • I’m very proud to be a member of O’Chiese to teach our youth our culture
  • ------ the bingo hall!!!
  • More preventions
  • I think public places to “hang out” or “meet” up for coffee would contribute to building community.  A barber shop, small coffee shop, playgrounds, green spaces, park benches, and common areas would assist in getting people together as a community.
  • Volunteering where needed
  • Keep drugs off our reserve
  • Kept up with updates and change
  • More training/teaching
  • Build up yourself, everyone is deserving of kindness.  Build each other up and our community will succeed.
  • More jobs, more workshops
  • I would like to share that the community sure has to offer more things for the youth and young kids like to have a lot of extra activities especially outdoor ones
  • Share and talk to another person for help
  • I really enjoy being employed for O’Chiese First Nation
  • Would like to see a curfew for youth

 

 

LANGUAGES REPORTED SPOKEN ON 44 QUESTIONNAIRES (NOT EVERYONE ANSWERED EVERY QUESTION)

English 27

Saulteaux 20

Cree 12

Ojibeway 3

Stoney 1

Gibberish 1