Smudging by burning sage is an ancient healing practice of the Cree and Ojibway peoples of the plains. Sage is often burned to start a ceremony or to mark a significant moment, in this case, the sharing of knowledge and news about our journey at the Peguis Treaty Land Entitlement Trust. 

Tawow pihtikweh (Cree), Pintigen (Ojibwe),  Welcome. 

There are two sets of trustees in the Trust and they, along with Chief and Council, work together to make sure that the Trust objectives are achieved based on procedures stated in the Trust document. The Financial Trustees are responsible for the financial administration of the Peguis First Nation Trust, including the Implementation Account and the Community Fund Account. The main job of the Community Fund Trustees is to decide what is “beneficial” and who gets money from the trust. Depending on the amount of monies to be spent on and the nature of the expenditure, they may recommend to the Financial Trustees or the Council or the Council and the community what is to be financially supported.

The following diagram explains the structure of the Trust and the Trustee selection process.