Christmas Disbursement Application 2016/2017

Wednesday, November 16, 2016


Dear Band Members,

On behalf of our Chief and Council, I am pleased to announce we will be providing Christmas assistance of $150 per Sipekne’katik band member. Those Sipekne’katik band members who have custody and/or control of other Sipeknekatik band members 17 years old and younger will receive an additional $150 dollars per “minor”. (For example: a single parent family with three children who are registered Sipekne’katik band members will receive a total payment of $600)

Enclosed with this letter is the application that must be completed and submitted to the Band no later than January 6, 2017 at 12:00 noon. The Band will not accept any late applications under any circumstances.

Submission Criteria

All applications must be signed and dated. The Band reserves the right to request documentation such as, and not limited to, a court order or proof of marriage, or proof of child custody. For families that have both the mother and father living at the same residence the Christmas Disbursement payment will be issued in the mother/wife’s name.

You can send your application by using the following methods:

1. Mail to:
Attention: Nina Jackson
522 Church Street
Indian Brook First Nation, Nova Scotia
B0N 1W0

2. Hand delivery to the Band Office marked as Attention: Nina Jackson
3. Fax to: 902-758-2017
4. Scan/Fax to email to


Christmas Disbursement payments will be released at the band office from December 5 to December 16, 2016, and again on January 3 to January 27, 2017. Band members will be responsible for making suitable arrangements to collect their payment. If you wish to have your payment mailed, please check the box provided on the application page. Otherwise, band members will be expected to pick up their payment in person at the Band Office. It will be at Band’s discretion to release any and all payments. Finally, please be advised that payments not picked up by January 27, 2017 will be cancelled.

If you need assistance with your application, Nina Jackson will be available throughout this process.

In the Spirit of Christmas

Chief Mike Sack