Christmas Gesture 2018 NOW OPEN

Christmas Gesture Application

Applications are being accepted beginning October 3, 2018 to November 16, 2018.  If your application is submitted EARLY on or before October 31, 2018 you become eligible for 1 of 7 cash prizes!

1st Prize – $300

2nd Prize – $200

3rd Prize – $150

4-7th Prize – $100 each


Early bird – Oct 31/18

Final deadline – Nov 16/18

Application Deadline is always the third Friday in November of each year.


Congrats to the winners of the early bird draw as listed below in order from 1st – 7th place.  The draw was conducted at a special meeting of the Trustees on November 17, 2017 at 5pm.  The process was anonymous as applicants were identified by a numbered list and numbers were drawn to choose winners.  Trustees present were; Austin Henry, Megan Huff, Kristen Hendrick, and Monty McGahey II as well as council members.

1st     Christopher Young   $300
2nd   Patricia Burch            $200
3rd    Laurel Henry              $150
4th    Lana McGahey           $100
5th    Carol Morrison          $100
6th    Kristopher Deleary   $100
7th    Leona Grosbeck         $100


The Goodwill Gesture began as a Land Claim Trust initiative. In 2006, the Clench Fraud Trust joined the Xmas Household Giveaway initiative and shared the costs with the Land Claim Trust.  Since 2007, the Clench Fraud Trust has taken on the giveaway as the sole funder.  Giveaways are a traditional means used by the Anishinaabek to share resources amongst nation members.  This is an opportunity for the Clench Fraud Trust to continue these traditions as per section 6.7 h.