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GN & Laichwiltach Family Life Society are starting the

BladeRunner Program

To Promote Youth Employment WHEN: March 14 to April 21, 2011 (six weeks ($300.00 Training Allowance provided bi-weekly) WHERE: Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Computer Lab (a.k.a. GN College) WHY: To give our youth the skills to seek and obtain employment and the ncessary life skills to compete in the work force; plus on-going support and follow-up (18 months total support) WHO CAN APPLY: • First Nations • 18 to 30 yrs. • Must not be eligible for or receiving Employment Insurance benefits • Unemployed • Not attending high school • Have limited or no work experience • Have barriers to employment HOW TO APPLY: 1. Complete an application by March 1 at 4:00 pm (sharp) Application forms are on page or at the front desk of the Band Office 2. Interviews to begin March 2 at 1:00 p.m. and will continue through until March 4 until 11:00 a.m. (if necessary) 3. The selection will be made by March 4, 12:00 noon. Class will begin March 14, precisely at 9:00a.m.! FOR MORE INFORMATION: please do not hesitate to contact Jackie Sinclair using this toll free number 1-877-777-8222 or email: lifeskills_lfls@shawbiz.ca Supported by:




p2 Staff Contact Information p3 From the Band Manager p4&5 Elders’ Update + Council p6 How The Gwa’sala People Began to Fish at Long Lake p7 Ec. Dev. Update p8 Odds & Ends p9&10 GN Trust Vote Info p11&12 Job Postings p13&14 BladeRunner Application p15 Kingcome Flood Fundraiser p16 Social Assistance Form p17-19 Valentine’s Activities p20 Calendar

Deadline for next newsletter: February 25 E-mail submissions to jessieh@gwanakplan.org

In Your Words: Margaret Mabel Joe posted the following on the Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Facebook Page:

“Belated birthday wishes to my son Tyrell Joe & a bday to my nephew Clarence Charlie for the 20th & My Gran Marion & Mother inlaw Maggie Joe & Annie Lee Charlie On the 27th too... that is from the Joe/Walkus Family ♥ Congratulations to my Brother James & Tash On their Wedding for the 18th!” DID YOU KNOW: The March 3rd Trust vote will have a raffle for an iPod, phone, and netbook computer! See page 9 for more info...

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 every second week and posted to the Gwa’sala’Nakwaxda’xw website. If you have questions or comments about this newsletter, contact Jessie at (250) 9498343 or e-mail jessieh@gwanakplan.org. 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. Anybody is welcome to make submissions to the newsletter, including announcements, lost-and-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) 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


Chief Paddy Walkus: (250) 949-1486 Sits on all committees Eddie Charlie Forestry and Economic Development Portfolio Ernie Henderson: (250) 230-2155 Health & Social Development, Housing, Fisheries, Education, Ec. Dev., Treaty and Finance Portfolios Crystal Walkus: (250) 230-4445 Ec. Dev., Personnel & Policies, and Recreation Portfolios

Gary Walkus: (250) 230-7770 Health & Social Development Portfolio Robert Walkus: (250) 230-1525 No portfolios assigned yet Terry Walkus: (250) 230-2459 Housing, Fisheries, Education, and Recreation Portfolios

Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Band Office Phone: (250) 949-8343 / Fax: (250) 949-7402 Les Taylor, Band Manager manager@gwanak.info / (250) 902-2307 Margaret Bernard, Finance finance@gwanak.info / (250) 902-2308 Conrad Browne, Economic Development ecdev@gwanak.info / (250) 902-2301 Pat Dawson-Hunt, Social Development patriciad@gwanak.info / (250) 902-2309 Colleen Hemphill, Treaty colleenh@gntreaty.org / (250) 949-8424 Jessie Hemphill, Communications & Exec. Assistant jessieh@gwanakplan.org / (250) 949-8343 Lorna Henderson, Housing lornah@gwanak.info / (250) 902-2303 Nicole McLelland, Natural Resources Manager nmclelland@cablerocket.com / (250) 974-8424 / Fax: (888) 345-5063 Grace Smith, Education graces@gwanak.info / (250) 902-2320 Ted Stevens, Forestry forestry@gwanak.info / (250) 949-8393 Bob Swain, Public Works (250) 230-0087 Elisha Taylor-Child, Native Courtworker etaylor-child@nccabc.ca / (250) 902-2223 Crystal Walkus, Treaty Resource Assistant crystalw@gntreaty.org Natasha Walkus, Treaty Resource Assistant tashtreaty@gwanak.info Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Elders Centre Front Desk: (250) 949-7406 Silena George, Elders’ Coordinator silenag@gntreaty.org

Victor Walkus: (250) 230-3723 Health & Social Development, Housing, Forestry, Ec. Dev., and Recreation Portfolios

Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Health & Family Services Front Desk: (250) 949-8131 / Fac: (250) 949-6811


Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations Band Office News - 02/14/11

From the Band Manager’s Desk: Please be advised that we are having a community cleanup again in March or April. I am hoping that as a community we can take some pride in our community and help with this event. Last time we tried to have a cleanup only 3-4 people helped. We are truly trying to make this a community event. Please come out and help!!! The District of Port Hardy is sending us a draft contract regarding animal control. The Band Council will be signing said contract. The Band will be paying the District of Port Hardy on a fee-for-service basis to impound stray dogs on the reserve (stray meaning not on a leash or otherwise under your control and supervision). So if your dog is missing, you can be assured that the dog has probably been impounded. It has come to my attention that some housing contractors are seeking to have their 30-day holdbacks right away. The reason the holdback is in place for 30 days is to ensure that all the contracted work is completed and the inspections are done. If we can issue the holdback before 30 days we will try to accommodate. At our most recent Council meeting, individuals who are selling drugs and alcohol on the reserve were discussed. The individuals were identified and I was instructed to write them a letter and put them on notice. This was done and I hope this conduct will cease. We have struggled far too long with alcohol and drugs issues here and we are trying our very best to stop the cycle. Please let those individuals know that you as well are upset at this activity. We as a community are the best people to try and stop this debilitating and perpetual activity of ensuring our people remain in their addictions. In the last few weeks we have been meeting with: the RCMP to try and sort out our policing issues; the Ministry of Aboriginal Relations & Reconciliation to try and address our housing and employment issues; BladeRunners to try and get a program going to train youth in life skills and employment readiness; and many other people and organizations. Our staff is trying their best to engage the community with our attempts to move forward in a positive manner for your benefits. There are community meetings and band members are attending them. Please come out and find out what is going on. We value your input, so please come out and give us your valuable ideas. Gila’kasla! - Les Taylor 3

Elders’ Update

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ello everyone. I hope you all are in good health & are keeping warm in this winter crisp. I would just like to take this time & thank all the Elders that have been involved with the recent activities, especially catering & cleaning of the Elder’s Centre. I would also like to encourage each & every one of you to come and attend the Life Skills workshop that will be every Tuesday from 1-3pm. As well as the Grief workshops every Thursdays from 1-3pm both facilitated by Val Joe. There is childminding available. There is a great Diabetic prevention program running as well with Andrea. Richard & Dodie will be taking care of those activities until Andrea returns back to work. There’s workout sessions every Tuesday & Thursday from 2-3pm @ the 1st Choice Fitness Gym and swimming every Friday @ 11am-12pm. I do encourage all the Elders to go and take part of these fun activities. As you all already know I have been doing home visits quite regularly. If I have not yet made it to your house, you may have not been home or you may have been taking a nap :) No worries. I can come and see you @ your home another time. The home visits went great with Mike Willie a couple of weeks ago. I look forward to working with him in getting the Elder’s Bakwamkala Teas up and running again this year. Thank you very much Boss lady (Lily Johnny) for being able to whip up some bannock for the Elder’s catering on Feb. 9th :) Please feel free to call or come by my office just to chat or if you need help with something I might be able to assist you with. I am in the office from 8:30am-4pm (I am in through lunch as well) (250) 949-7406 Gilakasla, ~ Silena 4

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Elders Having


Public Works Update: The chlorine level in our water system for this week is 0.10. I am currently working on our Fire Safety survey for the community. I do the survey in the afternoon so that I can attend to other maintenance duties in the morning. The emergency planning committee also meets on the first Tuesday of the month at the Youth Center, 10 - 11 am. The committee is open to anyone interested so please feel free to join us. I would like to thank Simon Paul for finding one of the ropes that we use for our funerals. He told me that he seen some kids playing with it so he took from them and gave it to me. Two of the ropes went missing at our last funeral. Thanks Simon. 5

- Bob

Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations Band Office News - 02/14/11

How the Gwa’Sala People Began to Fish at Long Lake


fire. They asked the man his long time ago the name. Gwa’Sala people lived on the islands “I am Sugwalis, he said, “I at the mouth of Smith Inam from the ‘Nakwaxda’xw let. One day two brothers people.” saw mergansers swimming by. They were beautiful with The brothers said to Sugwatheir red and black feathers. lis, “That’s not the way of The brothers admired them the salmon in our river.” and wanted to eat them. They pushed their canoe into the water and “Then show me how the salmon are in your river,” Sugwalis said. paddled after the birds. That’s how they learned about Smith Inlet. First they followed the mergansers into the mouth of the Inlet. They saw a long beach there, and salmon. Then the mergansers swam far up the Inlet to the head. The brothers saw a big river there, the Nekite, but the Mergansers kept swimming on. They saw another river where small dog salmon spawn late in the fall, but the mergansers swam further. The brothers followed the mergansers into a channel where the water ran fast towards them, but it was wide enough for them to pass through into the quiet water of a lagoon on the far side. They paddled on after the mergansers, and soon they saw smoke across the water ahead. They were very surprised at that and said to each other, “Let’s stop there and see what is going on.” They let the mergansers swim away, tied up their canoes, and went ashore. They started walking towards the smoke. There was a large, strong river there and they saw a man making λubakw (barbequed salmon) in a way they had not seen before. He had clamped the salmon horizontally on their stakes around the

The brothers pulled out a stake and reclamped the salmon on it not sideways but vertically. “There,” they said, “that’s the way of the salmon in our river.” That is how the brothers began to fish in the river at Toksi, where the river flows from Long Lake into Wyclese Lagoon. The brothers returned to their people on the islands at the mouth of Smith Inlet. They told them about everything they had seen and said that everyone would be better off up the Inlet. Then all the people moved to Toksi. There, at the river, they all came together. This story was told by Harry Walkus (Gixsistalisama?i Wak’as). It was published in 1997 in “Gwa’Sala Nakwaxda’xw Stories, Volume 1: In Our Own Words”. Chief Harry Walkus lived in both Ba’as and Takush. His father was Chief George Walkus of the Gwa’Sala people and his mother was Louise Walkus of the ‘Nakwaxda’xw. His first wife was Mary Charlie. She died in 1972. Harry Walkus died in 1994. 6

Economic Development

U p d ate

Hello again from the Ec Dev department! We continued to have meetings after our last update. All our time over the last three meetings has been spent learning what the “economic development corporation” might look like, and also how the need for separation of politics from business affects what the corporation looks like. I have and continue to be as diligent as I can be about ensuring the Band’s assets will be protected from any future liability (legal issues) as well as best suited to ensure the least amount of tax that gets taken by the government. We had two guests (Ken & Kenny) come to talk to community members and they met with Chief and Council as well. Both meetings were well attended and lots of information was shared. There are copies of the presentation at the front table in the Band office. The next few meetings will be spent looking at the corporate structures and ensuring that all interested Band members truly understand the “whys” and “hows” of them.

Chief Paddy has asked me in the past about Own Source Revenues (OSR) and how this will affect the Band in the future. I have done research and will continue to do more to learn as much as I can about this. What we know so far is the Government is instituting OSR on Bands that sign Treaty and OSR allows the Government to start to decrease the payments that the band has traditionally received for different programs. What is still very unclear is how much of a “claw back” the government will try and at what rate? My initial understanding is the amount the government stops paying is tied directly to the amount of money that the Band earns as income to the Band. The “claw back” will be gradual and over time. Again I will do more research and use this column to pass along what I learn. We will continue to inform all Band members of the work that we are doing. Please continue to read this newsletter and you can also get updates on our website www.gwanak.info/ or on Facebook. If you have any questions please give me a call at the office, (250) 902-2301 or drop by.

The work we are doing right now is vital, as we move forward with the process the steps will begin It is an exciting time to get involved with the to cost money. If you have any questions or con- Economic Development of the Gwa’salacerns now is the time to get involved! It would be ‘Nakwaxda’xw people. a shame to see all of the work and money spent is Gilakas’la potentially wasted by members coming at the last minute with concerns or statements of them not Conrad knowing what is going on. All of the work that is being done is to help move the Nations forward in a positive and economically viable way, while protecting all Band members from potential legal and tax problems.



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Odds & Ends Henderson memorial Feast

To honour Ruby May Joseph, Kenneth (Butch) Henderson, Annie Brotchie, Sarah Lysne, and Lucy Smith

The feast will take place on Saturday, March 26 at the Kwanwatsi Bighouse in Campbell River, starting at 10:00am

Bob Swain (Public Works) is coming around in the next few weeks to check on your fire extinguishers & smoke alarms.

Canadian Aboriginal

Writing & Arts Challenge

If you are between 14-29, you could win up to $2,00 in this contest. Go to www.gotoinfo.ca/ writingandarts for more information!


If you are newly-eligible for Indian Status under the new Bill C-3 (thanks to the MacIvor court case), applications for registration will be accepted starting today! To register or find out more, go to www.inac-ainc.gc.ca

In Your Words: Cathy Swain posted the following on the Gwa’sala’Nakwaxda’xw Facebook Page:

“We need to be able to go to First Choice Fitness for FOUR days a week! Any takers? I’m addressing this to the various departments within our community! I wonder if anyone would be interested in an evening session? I say that is because I am looking for a job. If/no, I get a job I won’t be able the daily sessions!

Why actively WHEN to attend

There were 28 people at last Thursday’s session. Not sure about how many were at this Tuesday’s session! Each week there are DIFFERENT people coming out to see what the excitement is all about! With the weight challenge and all at the Fitness Centre, and with everyone working on getting into shape, there is more and more involvement! What a way to address boredom! What a great way to work on our physical aspect of our health! Thank you, from Cathy Swain”

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


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GwaÕsala-ÔNakwaxdaÕxw TRUST VOTE on Grant Proposals VOTE ON MARCH 3 rd 1:00 PM

GN Membership Ð VOTE March 3rd YOUR Vote needed to spend TRUST FUNDS to better our community. From Elders to Youth - lives will be enriched by voting YES to these 4 proposals More details on all proposals and question & answer period March 3rd at the meeting #1 Youth Sports Grant Proposal WhatÕs the Purpose? To fund youth sports & recreation activities in the amount of $200,000 for 2011. This grant amount is in addition to the regular fund raising activities that occur throughout the year. Who does it benefit? All of the GwaÕsala-ÔNakwaxdaÕxw youth on & off reserve and their families. What does it cover? Sports & Rec Coordinator position, Sports Activities & Registrations, Band Bus to support youth transportation, bus driver training, Day Camps, Sports Days, Equipment, Carnival Bracelets, and more fun youth activities. #2 Elders Grant Proposal WhatÕs the Purpose? To support Elders activities & events throughout 2011 in the amount of $200,000. Who does it benefit? All of the GwaÕsala-ÔNakwaxdaÕxw Elders What does it cover? 12-passenger, accessible van, Annual Elders Retreat, Monthly Elders adventures ie. Museum, Culture Events etc., Upgrades to Elders facility ie. Flooring, new appliances, woodstove, furniture, Fitness Centre drop-ins. #3 Culture Grant Proposal WhatÕs the Purpose? Revitalize our culture through activities & events in the amount of $140,000. Who does it benefit? All GwaÕsala-ÔNakwaxdaÕxw members. What does it cover? Healing Feast Ð rebirth & coming together as a community, Carved masks, reposition our totems, canoe repair, trip to our traditional territories, language revival, traditional food gathering.


#4 Emergency Fund Grant Proposal WhatÕs the Purpose? $40,000 disbursed quarterly to fund member emergencies not covered under any other department Who does it benefit? Any band member that has an emergency What does it cover? Emergencies that are not covered by band administration.

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GwaÕsala-ÔNakwaxdaÕxw Trust Voting Process for

March 3 , 2011

MARCH 3rd VOTING PROCESS The Trust Agreement outlines specific voting requirements for Band members to vote on Trust projects and any allocation of Trust funds. The following is the voting process that will be followed at the March 3 meeting and at future Trust Committee meetings. ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥

Current Band membership list from INAC posted for all Band members to check their voting eligibility in preparation for the vote March 3, Band Members to stop at the registration desk to check in with Electoral Officer Electoral Officer registers eligible Band Member by having them sign beside the official Band List 2 Trustees from the GwaÕsala-ÔNakwaxdaÕxw Community will sit beside the Electoral Officer to valid members who donÕt have ID All eligible Band members will be issued a "numbered orange card" by the Electoral Officer Electoral Officer will count the registrants from the signature and they should equal the number of orange cards distributed Once quorum is established Ð 25% of Band members eligible to vote Ð the Electoral Officer announces this to the group The meeting occurs where Band members have a chance to ask questions regarding the proposals to be voted upon and answered by the individuals submitting the proposal. The vote is called by the Electoral Officer. People with orange cards will return to registration desk where they will sign back in beside their name on the Band List once again and are given a ballot by the Electoral Officer All eligible members vote via secret ballot Ð indicating Yes or No for their support for Trust fund expenditures The ballot is collected and placed in the ballot box by the Electoral Officer The ballot box is kept locked and in the control of the Electoral Officer The Electoral Officer and 5 Trustees count and record the ballots together nd The Electoral Officer conducts an independent 2 count to ensure accuracy The Trust proposal is approved when 50% + 1 vote is in favour of the Trust project. If 50% + 1 votes are not received, the proposal is not approved. The Electoral Officer provides a written report to the Trust Committee on the results The Trust Committee reports on the results to all Band members

Note: any addition, other than a check or X to indicate your vote on the ballot will be considered a spoiled ballot and the vote will not count.

**Check the voting list posted at the Band office to ensure you are eligible to vote** If you have any questionsQuestions regarding eligibility, please contact Crystal Walkus,10 or comments? E-mail jessieh@gwanakplan.org Trustee at 250-230-4445 or Sandra Charlie, Membership Clerk at 250-949-8131

Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations Band Office News - 02/14/11

J o b

P ostings

Job Title :

Service Clerk

Employer: Supreme Convenience Date Posted : 2/3/11 Full/Part-Time : Part-time Location : Port Hardy Details : Run till, make ice cream, rent and return videos, general cleaning duties, sell lottery tickets. Willing to train. Start ASAP. Contact : Apply in person with resume to Charity: Manager, 7185 Market Street, Port Hardy

Job Title :


Employer: Quarterdeck Pub Date Posted : 2/3/11 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Location : Port Hardy Details : Server position available immediately, prev. serv. experience would be an asset. Contact : Drop resume to front desk of Quarterdeck Hotel, 6555 Hardy Bay Road, Port Hardy

Job Title :

Fisheries Monitor

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Job Title :

Ford Parts Manager

Job Title : Community Collaborator

Employer: Archipelago Marine Research Ltd. Date Posted : 2/8/11 Full/Part-Time : Seasonal Location : Port Hardy Salary : $15.80 to Start Details : We are hiring reliable and enthusiastic people to work as Fisheries Observers within our Dockside Monitoring Program in Port Hardy. Observers are responsible for monitoring the offload activities of commercial fishing vessels. Refer to our website for qualifications, training requirements, and terms of employment. www.archipelago.ca Contact : To apply: e-mail: brianw@archipelago.ca fax: 250-949-7151

Employer: Dave Landon Motors Ltd Date Posted : 2/7/11 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Location : Port Hardy Details : Experienced Ford Parts Manager required for our busy all makes department. The successful candidate must be energetic, sales driven and have exceptional customer service skills. Previous Ford experience is required. The manager must be responsible for the following. Creating annual sales plans, hiring employees, dealing with and resolving customer concerns, actively manage costs, inventory control and mix, organization, training, assisting staff, increasing sales. Contact : Contact Todd Landon, Dealer Principal at 250-949-6393 or dlsales@telus.net 11

Employer : Rainbow Country Daycare Society Date Posted : 2/3/11 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Location : Port Hardy Salary : $17-18/hr Details : Must have ECE Certificate or Diploma. Comfortable working in an infant and toddler program. Able to plan and implement daily activities, field trips, etc. Employment to start Feb 21. Please call for further information. Contact : Apply to Marnie Smith Email: rainbowdaycare@telus.net or Phone: 250-949-6021 or Fax: 250-949-6720

Employer : Sacred Wolf Friendship Cntr. Date Posted : 2/3/11 Full/Part-Time : Part-time Location : Port Hardy Salary : $20/hr Details : Gather information via community sessions/interviews to identify child & family wellness needs. Must be familiar with non-profit, aboriginal agencies, history/issues. Criminal record check required and aboriginal ancestry preferred. Require excellent written and verbal communication as well as organization, time management skills. 1 yr plus contract from present to Mar 31, 2012. Contact : Apply to Janet Hanuse, Sacred Wolf Friendship Center, 145 A-8950 Granville St or email edswfc@telus.net

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Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations Band Office News - 02/14/11

P ostings

Job Title : Mental Health Outreach

Job Title : Relief Housekeeper/Chef

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Company Name : Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Band Date Posted : 2/3/11 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Location : Port Hardy Details : Duties include: Provide counselling to individuals, families and community, make home visits as required, accept referrals. Must have strong interpersonal skills, be culturally sensitive and be an effective team member. We require post secondary education/training and clear criminal record. Must be drug and alcohol free, be a positive role model, and be able to understand community needs. Valid Drivers Licence required. Contact : To apply hand in envelope to Health and Family Services by 4pm. Feb 18th.

Auto Detailer

Date Posted : 1/28/11 Company Name : EJ Klassen Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Details : Duties include washing & vacuuming client vehicles, undercoating, rustproofing, polishing. Deliver vehicles and pick up parts. Applicant requires clean Driver’s License Contact : Apply in person with resume 9045 granville St Port Hardy Attn Ernie or Cory Klassen

Job Title : Construction Contractor

Employer: Quatsino Museum Date Posted : 2/2/11 Full/Part-Time : Contract Location : Quatsino Details : Request for contracts and interested parties to submit bids for construction of new museum in Quatsino. Call Perrie McGhee 250902-0735 for bid details or questions. Bid information sheets also available at Pt. Hardy NIEFS. This is an open bid for all work and materials. Bids received until Feb 26, 2011. Contact : Contact: Perrie McGhee: Ph: 250-902-0735 Fax: 250-902-0833 or Box 28 Quatsino BC V0N 2V0

Employer: Great Bear Nature Tours Date Posted : 1/27/11 Full/Part-Time : Seasonal Location : Central Coast, BC Details : As the Relief Housekeeper/ Chef, you will work as the Lodge Chef when the fulltime chef has their days off, and the Lodge Housekeeper when the fulltime housekeeper has their days off. Great Bear Nature Tours is seeking a highly motivated candidate to work as the Relief Housekeeper/ Chef at our ecotourism lodge on the central coast of British Columbia. Contact : Email resume and references to Adele de Wit / Marg Leehane at info@greatbeartours.com

Field Station Manager

Employer : Salmon Coast Date Posted : 2/2/11 Full/Part-Time : Contract Location : Echo Bay Salary : $30,000/YR Details : Minimum 2 yr. contract. Shadow acting manager for 1.5 months. Start May 2011. Handyman, bookkeeping, computer skills, strong interest & knowledge of BC coast. Willing multitasker, maintain grounds etc. Assets: sense of humour, fundraise, blog. Require own boat & marine safety-min PCOC & Marine radio operator certificate, valid first aid. Apply by Feb 15, 2011 with cover letter, resume and 3 references (min. 2 work related). Contact : To apply send application to: info@salmoncoast.org

For more postings anytime, go to:


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


GWA’SALA-‘NAKWAXDA’XW NATION & LAICHWILTACH FAMILY LIFE SOCIETY’s BladeRunner Program Application Form Do not write in shaded areas

Are you:  First Nations youth, 18 to 30 yrs  must NOT be eligible for or receiving Employment Insurance benefits (within the last 3 years)  unemployed  not attending high school  have limited or no work experience  have barriers to employment

Date interviewed: ___________________________ Active Status: ________ 1 – open – enrolled in program 2 – closed – not to be contacted 3 – dropped out of program

PERSONAL INFORMATION Name: _____________________________________________ Address:

Date of Birth: _____________________________ Native Heritage: Non-Status______

PHONE NUMBER: _________________________ Band name: ______________________________

Metis ______ Status ______

Status number:

Social Insurance Number: Volunteer work: (yes/no) _____ If yes, where? What type of volunteer work?

Getting and keeping a job can be difficult. What would you say are the reasons you are not working right now?

How did you learn about this program? ( ) Gwa’Sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw Nation ( ) Canada Employment ( ) Other: ___________________


) Social Worker


) Friend

What is your program goal?

What type of work should be avoided (i.e. height, power equipment, noise, dust, heavy lifting, prolonged standing/sitting, etc.)

Can you name 3 job areas that interest you (i.e. retail, forestry, aqua marine culture)?


BladeRunner Program Application: Page 1

BladeRunner Program Application: Page 2

Have you attended other employment, modified or upgrading training programs in the past? If so, please state name of program, dates you attended and outcome/result:

Please write a brief paragraph on the word “commitment” and what it means to me… (please use back of paper)


Application deadline is March 1 at 4:00pm Interviews begin March 2 at 1:00 p.m.

Signature of applicant


Selection to be made March 4th by 12:00pm. Class begins March 14th, 9:00 a.m. sharp


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Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations Band Office News - 02/14/11 Declaration Cut-Off Dates:

February 18 (for March 2011) March 25 (for April 2011) Declarations received after this date will result in delayed cheque issue!

If you do not get this form in EVERY MONTH by the cut-off date, you might not get your cheque! Please remember to bring in your BC Hydro bills as well. Questions or comments? E-mail jessieh@gwanakplan.org



Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations Band Office News - 02/14/11

Valentine’s Day Crafts! Heart-Shaped Tea Bag Warm someone up by adding a handwritten note to a tea bag. Cut two hearts out of red construction paper using a heart-shaped crafter’s hole punch (available at crafts stores). Use a metallic pen to write a short message on one of the hearts. Next, remove a tea-bag tag and, at the end of the string, affix two hearts, back-toback, using double-sided tape or a stapler. Package bags to give as a present, or steep one in hot water and serve. http://www.marthastewart.com/photogallery/valentines-dayprojects-for-kids#slide_16

Heart Garland Tools and Materials: • Card stock or construction paper • Scissors • Stapler • Glue stick 1. Create a heart-shaped template, or print out the heart garland template, and place it on a stack of 4 sheets of card stock. Staple the center of the hearts and cut out the shapes. 2. Make a 1-inch vertical cut at the pointed end of a heart; cut heart to about 1 inch wide all the way around the inside. Make two 1/2-inch horizontal cuts from the center of the point of the heart. Repeat with other hearts. 3. Link two hearts through the cuts at the points; glue and trim the cut ends to create a point. Continue the process until all the hearts linked.



Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations Band Office News - 02/14/11

Blossoming Brooch This flower pin makes a pretty gift for Mom. 1. Machine-baste 1 yard of lace trim (see the Guide) 1/4 inch from its unfinished edge. Knot at one end. 2. Gently pull unknotted end of thread while pushing trim, a few inches at a time, in the opposite direction, until trim bunches at knotted end.


3. Coil along sewn edge, brushing on craft glue periodically to secure, until entire trim resembles a carnation. Tie thread end; trim

4. Cut a 1 1/2-inch circle from felt. Using a hot-glue gun, affix felt to back of coil; then glue a pin to the felt.

Heart Bookmark This practical valentine befits your favorite bookworm.


http://www.marthastewart.com/goodthings/blossoming-brooch?backto=true&backtourl=/ photogallery/valentines-day-gifts#slide_38

To make the diminutive page keeper: Create a template of a heart, about 1 1/2 inches wide. Cut out with a utility knife, and trace onto heavy card stock. Copy it at 80 percent, cut out, and trace onto decorative paper, such as wrapping or origami paper. Cut out both hearts, and use a glue stick to secure smaller patterned heart to center of the larger one; let dry. Finally, trace bottom half of inner heart with a utility knife, cutting through card stock beneath. Then your valentine can slip pages between the hearts. http://www.marthastewart.com/good-things/heart-bookmark?backto=true&backtourl=/photogallery/valentines-day-projects-for-kids#slide_15 Questions or comments? E-mail jessieh@gwanakplan.org


Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations Band Office News - 02/14/11


Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations Band Office News - 02/14/11

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








Feb. 13

Feb. 14

Feb. 15

Feb. 16

Feb. 17

Feb. 18

Feb. 19

1-3pm Healthy Cooking Class @ HFS

1-3pm Life Skills Support Group @ Elders’ Centre

1-3pm Healthy Cooking Class @ HFS


Grief & Loss Support Group

@ Elders’ Centre

11-12 noon Aquafit Swim @ PH Pool PRO-D DAY School Dist. #85

2-3pm Free Exercise Class @ First Choice Fitness

Cut-off Day for SA Forms!

Harvey Walkus Memorial Floor Hockey Tournament Feb. 20

Feb. 21

1-3pm Healthy Cooking Class @ HFS

Feb. 22

1-3pm Life Skills Support Group @ Elders’ Centre

Feb. 23

Feb. 24

10am Council Mtng.


1-3pm Healthy Cooking Class @ HFS

@ Elders’

SA Cheque Pick-up

Grief & Loss Support Group


Feb. 25

Feb. 26

8:30am-3:30pm 8:30am-1pm Language Language Workshop Workshop 11-12 noon Aquafit Swim @ PH Pool 5-11pm Potluck & Dance @ Bear’s Place (R. Scott Gym)


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GN Newsletter - Feb. 14/11  

Another issue of the bi-weekly newsletter delivered to all houses on the Tsulquate Reserve.

GN Newsletter - Feb. 14/11  

Another issue of the bi-weekly newsletter delivered to all houses on the Tsulquate Reserve.

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