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Harvey Walkus Memorial

Floor Hockey Tourney Wakas Hall, Tsulquate Reserve, Port Hardy B.C February 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 2011

We would like to take this time to invite your team to enter our 2011 Harvey W. Memorial floor hockey tournament. We postponed last year’s tournament due to loss of our loved ones on Jan.1st and have been having our tournaments for a while now for Harvey. We had this time set for a while for this tournament. We are taking the first 10 ladies teams, and the first 12 men’s teams. Entrance fee for ladies is $200 and men’s $250 with half entrance fee due February 21st 2011 which is non-refundable and other half before the first game. With cash and trophy prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd. place teams, with trophies for all-stars, MVP, MSP, MST, etc. The Cash prize with 10 ladies will be 1st - $1000, 2nd - $ 700, 3rd - $300..and men’s with 12 men’s will be 1st - $1800, 2nd - $800, 3rd - $ 400. We will have Billeting available for our out of town teams, with breakfast and dinner without charge for teams South of Port McNeill or North of Port Hardy. Please know we will not tolerate anyone under the influence of alcohol or drugs, players or fans. This is a Memorial tournament. If you would like further information please contact us if you would like to enter your team or teams. Thank you for your time, and hurry, these spots are filling up fast! Gary Walkus: H: 250-949-9549 / C: 250-230-7770 gnunited07@hotmail.com Darcy Walkus: H: 250-949-9498 / C: 250-949-1487 mrwalkus@hotmail.com


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Staff Contact Information Ec. Dev. Mtng. Notice Treaty Update & EBus The Great Shakedown Port Hardy OCP Poster FN Support Worker Posting Calendar

Deadline for next newsletter: January 27 E-mail submissions to jessieh@gwanakplan.org


You may have noticed that this newsletter is now called Yo! News instead of the Band Office News. This is because people are more familiar with that name, since it’s what the newsletter used to be called. Also, it’s important for everybody to know that this is our COMMUNITY’S newsletter, not just the Band Office. Hope you like the change!



your support to reach $2,500 in donations before Thursday to keep it open! Call Rob Lind at 949-0343 or stop by Robert Scott to donate.

Do you have pictures you’d like to see in the newsletter? E-mail them to jessieh@gwanakplan.org


STAFF CONTACT INFO Yo! News is prepared by Jessie Hemphill, Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Executive Assistant and Communications Coordinator. This newsletter is delivered to all houses on the Tsulquate Reserve about every second week and posted to the Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw website.

Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Band Office Les Taylor, Band Manager manager@gwanak.info / 902-2307 Margaret Bernard, Finance finance@gwanak.info / 902-2308 Conrad Browne, Economic Development ecdev@gwanak.info / 902-2301

If you have questions or comments about this newsletter, contact Jessie at (250) 949-8343 or e-mail jessieh@gwanakplan.org.

Pat Dawson-Hunt, Social Development patriciad@gwanak.info / 902-2309

The purpose of this newsletter is to keep Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw community members informed about what is happening in the Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Band Office and the surrounding community.

Jessie Hemphill, Communications & Exec. Assistant jessieh@gwanakplan.org / 949-8343

Anybody is welcome to make submissions to the newsletter, including announcements, lostand-found, photographs, bakwam’kwala words, stories, legends, drawings, etc. etc. etc. Other ways to stay connected to the Gwa’sala’Nakwaxda’xw community are: Website (www.gwanak.info)

Colleen Hemphill, Treaty colleenh@gntreaty.org / 949-8424

Lorna Henderson, Housing housing@gwanak.info / 902-2303 Grace Smith, Education graces@gwanak.info / 902-2320 Ted Stevens, Forestry forestry@gwanak.info / 949-8393 Bob Swain, Public Works 230-0087 Elisha Taylor-Child, Native Courtworker etaylor-child@nccabc.ca / 902-2223

Facebook (User: Gwasala Nakwaxdaxw) Twitter (User: Gwasnakw) Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations Band Office PO Box 998 154 Tsulquate Reserve Port Hardy, B.C. V0N 2P0 Front Desk Phone: (250) 949-8343 Fax: (250) 949-7402

Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Elders Centre Front Desk: (250) 949-7406 Silena George, Elders’ Coordinator silenag@gntreaty.org Crystal Walkus, Treaty Resource Assistant crystalw@gntreaty.org Natasha Walkus, Treaty Resource Assistant tashtreaty@gwanak.info

Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Health & Family Services Front Desk: (250) 949-8131 Sandra Charlie, Health Director scharlie@gwanakhealth.info / 902-2286


Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations Band Office News - 01/24/11

Do you have ideas for the future of our community? Do you care about what kinds of business ventures our band gets involved with? Do you have questions about economic development? Then please come out to Economic Development meeting! It starts at 5:30 TONIGHT (and next Monday) and dinner will be served. It will be at the Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Elders’ Centre. Honoraria for Elders. Hope to see you there! Economic Development: Improving the well-being of a community by getting involved in economic activities such as partnerships or independent businesses.

Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Council Portfolios:

Finance (Ernie) / Health & Social Development (Ernie, Gary, Victor) / Housing (Ernie, Terry, Victor) / Forestry (Eddie, Victor) / Fisheries (Ernie, Terry) / Education (Crystal, Ernie, Terry) / Economic Development (Crystal, Victor, Ernie, Eddie) / Treaty (Ernie, Crystal) / Personnel & Policies (Crystal) / Recreation (Crystal, Terry, Victor) (My apologies to the family of the late John Walkus for not removing his name from the Council Portfolio section of the last newsletter. - Jessie H.) 3

Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations Band Office News - 01/24/11

INTRODUCING T.A.C. : THE GN TREATY ADVISORY COMMITTEE The TAC members go to monthly TAC meetings where information is shared. TAC members are asked to express their opinions, concerns and to ask questions about important topics which come up in our treaty negotiations. TAC Members are: • Bob Swain • Betty Walkus • Dorey Brotchie • Lucy Scow • Donna Williams • Mary V. Rufus • Michael George • Blanche Charlie • Sandra Charlie • Kathy Walkus • Paddy Walkus • Tom Henderson. • Staff include Natasha Puglas and Colleen Hemphill. We would like to acknowledge our TAC members and thank them for their time, commitment and for sharing their thoughts. Be sure to check out future Newsletters for one-on-one interviews with TAC members. If you want to know more about the Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw Treaty Advisory Committee, you can contact Natasha Walkus, Treaty Resource Worker, at tashtreaty@gwanak.info. (Reprinted from the Jan. 17 Newsletter, with the names of TAC members added.) IN YOUR WORDS: Crystal Walkus posted the following on the Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Facebook Page: “hey jessie just a few ideas to post!! http://www.ebus.ca/index.html this is a site for online upgrading and education im pretty sure its free but you can double check :D and also a reminder that in order to keep your spot on the housing list you need to renew your application with the housing manager every 2 years!! not only a letter ...but the actual application..” Questions or comments? E-mail jessieh@gwanakplan.org


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How to Participate

On January 26 , 2011 a locally-driven, province wide “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” drill will take place called The Great British Columbia ShakeOut. All residents, agencies, businesses, and organizations across British Columbia are encouraged to take part in the largest earthquake drill in Canadian history! The following instructions can assist those wishing to coordinate a drill for their respective agency, business, organization and/or group. Going forward, you can customize and build a drill that suits your specific needs. You can also find additional drill options for those who want a greater challenge at www.ShakeOutBC.ca. Simple Drop, Cover, and Hold On Drill: This drill uses simple steps to inform individuals how to perform Drop, Cover, and Hold On – a quake-safe action designed to protect people from falling furniture and flying objects that can become projectiles during ground shaking. BEFORE the Drill 1. Register as an official participant at www.ShakeOutBC.ca (Please note: individuals, families and businesses should only register once). 2. Download posters and flyers to assist in promoting the drill at www.ShakeOutBC.ca . 3. Inform your team:  The date and time of your drill.  How to correctly perform Drop, Cover, and Hold On, wherever they are.  Your expectations for their participation (i.e. Drop/Cover/Hold On, gather at a central location for a head count, post-drill discussions).  Encourage everyone to invite friends, families, and neighbors to register as individuals, businesses, agencies or organizations at www.ShakeOutBC.ca, so they participate too and receive information directly on how to be safe during an earthquake. 4. (Optional) Download realistic sound effects and safety information to play during your drill by downloading recordings from www.ShakeOutBC.ca/drill/broadcast. DURING the Drill 1. Announce that the earthquake drill has begun or begin playing downloaded recording and direct participants to Drop, Cover, and Hold On.  Count seconds out loud for the duration of the quake. This will help keep people focused and calm and will help you identify how long the earthquake lasts. The longer it lasts, the more cautious everyone will need to be.  When the shaking stops (or when the all clear sounds) count to 60 to give things a chance to settle. Suggest that while under a sturdy desk or table they look around at what might fall on them in a real earthquake. 2. After at least one minute or once the sound effects recording has ended , announce that the shaking is over and that everyone can stand up again. Thank them for participating. 3. Encourage everyone to discuss their experiences with one another. AFTER the Drill 1. Ask for feedback on how the drill went. 2. Schedule the next drill for one year later (or sooner ). 3. Share photos and stories at www.ShakeOutBC.ca. 4. Encourage all to prepare at home.  5

Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations Band Office News - 01/24/11

Questions or comments? E-mail jessieh@gwanakplan.org


Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations Band Office News - 01/24/11

JOB POSTING: FIRST NATION SUPPORT WORKER Port Hardy Secondary School: Eke-Me-Xi (30 hrs/wk)

JOB SCOPE: • • • • • •

Reports to the School Principal Assists the teacher in providing educational programs to students Works with students individually and in groups Works under the direction of teachers Ability to work without supervision Performs duties of a confidential nature


Supports the education program of all students Assists students with school work and monitors their progress Works with school staff to support transition from Eke-Me-Xi to Secondary Schools Maintains student records including First Nations Programs data collection Performs other duties as required


• Secondary school graduation (with Dogwood Certificate or equivalent) • One year post-secondary applicable to work situation including courses in First Nations Studies, Anthropology, English, Mathematics, Sociology, and Psychology • Extensive knowledge of Kwakwaka’wakw culture • Ability to assist students in their school work in the area of mathematics, language arts, social studies, and science • Ability to understand and effectively carry out oral and written instructions • Ability to use a computer (word processing) for record keeping and instructional programs • Good interpersonal and communication skills • Two to three years recent experience working with First Nations students

Submit letter of application, resume and two reference letters by mail or fax only to: Grace Smith Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nation PO Box 5120 Port Hardy, BC V0N 2P0 Fax: (250) 949-7402

Applications should be received no later than 3:00 pm on Monday, January 31, 2011. We thank all who apply for this position. However, only those short-listed for an interview will be contacted. Succesful candidate will have a 3 month probationary period. 7

Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations Band Office News - 01/24/11

JAN/FEB CALENDAR For more events, be sure to check out the calendar at www.gwanak.info !

Sun Jan. 23 12-4pm Drama @ Rob. Scott

Monday Jan. 24 5:30 pm Ec. Dev. Planning Meeting & Dinner

5-8pm Floor Hockey 5-7pm Basketball & @ R. Scott 7-9 pm Indoor Socer @ R. Scott






Jan. 25

Jan. 26 Jan. 27 Jan. 28 Jan. 29 2pm Diabetes 10am Council 1-3pm Loss & 11am Free Swim 9am-12 Prevention @ First Meeting Grief Support Boxing & Choice Fitness Group @ Elders’ 1-3pm Life Skills 12-4pm 10AM BC Centre Support Group @ Open Gym 5-7pm Floor Hockey SHAKEOUT Elders’ Centre @ R. Scott & 7-9pm Badminton EARTHQUAKE 5-7 pm Fl. Hockey @ R. Scott DRILL! & 7-9pm Badminton 5-7pm @ R. Scott Volleyball & 8-12 S.A. Day midnight Dry Dance 5:30 pm Port Hardy @ R. Scott 5-7pm Boxing & Comm. Plan Mtng. 7-9pm Indoor Soccer @ Guidos @ R. Scott

6:30 pm Port Hardy Comm. Plan Mtng. @ Malone’s % % %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% % PHSS Exams &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&& Jan. 30 12-4pm Drama @ R. Scott 5-8pm Floor Hockey @ R. Scott

Jan. 31 5:30 pm Ec. Dev. Planning Meeting & Dinner

Feb. 1 2pm Diabetes Prevention @ First Choice Fitness

5-7pm Floor Hockey 5-7pm & 7-9pm Badminton Basketball & @ R. Scott 7-9pm Indoor Soccer @ R. Scott

Feb. 2

Feb. 3 10am Council Meeting

1-3pm Loss & Grief Support Group @ Elders’ Centre

5-7pm Boxing & 7-9pm Indoor Soccer @ R. Scott 5-7 pm Floor Hockey & 7-9pm Badminton @ R. Scott

5-8pm Floor Hockey @ R. Scott

Feb. 7 5-7pm Basketball & 7-9pm Indoor Soccer @ R. Scott

Feb. 8 2pm Diabetes Prevention @ First Choice Fitness 5-7pm Floor Hockey & 7-9pm Badminton @ R. Scott

Feb. 5

GN Time Sheets Due

9am-12 Boxing & 12-4pm 11am Free Swim Open Gym @ R. Scott 1-3pm Life Skills Support Group @ Elders’ Centre 5-7pm Volleyball & 8-12 midnight Dry Dance @ R. Scott

FN Support Worker Job Posting Closes!

Feb. 6 12-4pm Drama @ R. Scott

Feb. 4

Feb. 9 10am Council Meeting

Feb. 10 1-3pm Loss & Grief Support Group @ Elders’ Centre

5-7pm Boxing & 7-9pm Indoor Soccer @ R. Scott 5-7 pm Floor Hockey & 7-9pm Badminton @ R. Scott

Feb. 11 11am Free Swim

Feb. 12 9am-12 Boxing & 1-3pm Life Skills 12-4pm Support Group @ Open Gym Elders’ Centre @ R. Scott 5-7pm Volleyball & 8-12 midnight Dry Dance @ R. Scott


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