It was once told that the Great Creator wanted to give a gift of strength, beauty, and longevity so he created the Rocks. Mother Earth was so happy that she hid some all around her. Only upon seeking could the Peoples find all of rocks beauty. To remind us of Rocks beauty Mother Earth made the ground of such beauty that all would remember the beauty buried and springing forth all around them. This too is like Region 5’s influence on OCIP. A firm, strong, lasting, influence of such beauty and longevity that it is never lost; for we see it’s influence all around us. The strength has been felt from the first days. Is it any wonder that such strong leadership has come from Region 5, Ones like John Larabie whom led both this Region and OCIP to greatness, or Present Vice, Chief Mona Denomme who leads OCIP by her wisdom and compassion, etc. Now, just like the great hidden Rocks by Mother Earth being made visible, new Leadership is arising in Region 5’s Governor, Tim Denomme. Just like how every rock has its own shining glory all of these Leaders brings different beauty to OCIP, but each one brings Strength for OCIP. This is what we needed in the Past and what we Certainty need in the Future. So as we look out at Region 5, let us view its strength, beauties, and longevity to make us all ready to face the future.
Region 5 Governor
Important Covid-19 Funding Update
OCIP is pleased to announce that it has been able to secure a limited amount of funds for a final round of Covid-19 Community support for its members. This Community support will be in effect from January 16th ,2023 till March 31st ,2023. This support is to help alleviate some of the further burden of the Covid-19 pandemic. OCIP has heard the continued calls of its members and in conjunction with all 9 regions and CAP with support from Governmental sources is now able to offer this Final round of Community Support. It MUST be noted that Funds are limited and timing is critical as the March 31st ,2023 deadline is firm. Therefore, OCIP has adopted the following protocols.
a) All information must be completely filled out with all Supporting documentation
b) All applicants hereby agree to follow the guidelines given by OCIP in a “Timely Fashion”
c) All applicants understand fully that March 31st ,2023 is the closing date and agree to have All documents, claims, requests for information, receipts, etc. to their OCIP Representative no later than March 20th ,2023 to ensure processing, mailing, delivery, etc. by OCIP before the March 31st ,2023 closing date.
d) All applicants agrees and understands that OCIP reserves the right to review, allow or disallow all claim(s) made depending on eligibility and/or Available funds.
Please review the list below to see if you have these needs,
- Emergency response staff
- Housing and shelter
- Essential goods
- Health and medical
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Transportation and delivery of goods
- Support for Elders, Youth, persons with disabilities, and vulnerable community members
- Educational support for children and youth
- Communications and utilities
- Cultural and spiritual supports
- Other activities related to supporting COVID-19 preparedness and response measures