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OVER 160 SURVEYS!

Here’s what you told us: Thomas Jack, Gloria Brotchie, Cara Anderson, Lucy Scow and Lori Anderson have been busy surveying community members in the last two weeks to help us put together a human resources database. At last count, 169 people had been surveyed! Our target was 120, so we have done way better than we hoped!

YO! NEWS March 28 2011

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From the Band Manager Elders Update Public Works Update SA Form Job Postings Spring Colouring & Dot-to-dot Calendar

Deadline for next newsletter: April 7 E-mail submissions to jessieh@gwanakplan.org

The results of the survey have been very interesting. There will be a bigger report done when all the surveys are finished, but here are some interesting facts: - 51% of you have cell phones, not land lines - 19% of you have never been on S.A. - 79% of you did not finish high school - 66% of you have your First Aid Level 1 - The most common strength people have is the ability to work as part of a team - The most common weaknesses people have are organization, time management, anger management, and shyness. - 22% of you have a class 5 Driver’s License - 79% of you have the skills to do a good job interview. - The three most common barriers to getting the career you want are (in order): Lack of education, lack of work experience, and caring for dependents. - The GN jobs that people want the most are (in order): Youth worker, home maker, family support worker, and support worker at GN School. - 50% of you are looking for work. - 53% of you have fisheries experience. - 81% of you are interested in a career in engineering.

Spring Time is HERE! Happy belated birthday to Lily Johnny (Mar. 21) and Mary V. Rufus (Mar. 22). Happy birthday to Irene Sheard (Mar. 29)

It is very interesting to see the survey results come in, thanks to everyone who has participated so far! The prize draws will be announced in a week or so. 1 w1w

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

COUNCIL

Chief Paddy Walkus: (250) 949-1486 Sits on all committees / chief@gwanak.info Eddie Charlie Forestry and Economic Development Portfolio Ernie Henderson: (250) 230-8198 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

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 grace.smith176@gmail.com / (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 natashaw@gntreaty.org Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Elders Centre Front Desk: (250) 949-7406 Silena George, Elders’ Coordinator silenag@gntreaty.org

Housing, Fisheries, Education, and Recreation Portfolios

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 / Fax: (250) 949-6811


Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations Yo!News - 03/28/11

From the Band Manager’s Desk:

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e have been the lucky recipients of some extra funding from a couple of different places. The Sasamans Society (who just hired Gloria Walkus as their new Community-Based Collaborator to work with the Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations) have given us $5,000 to go towards youth activities. The Vancouver Island Health Authority has also given us $5,000 to go towards the Housing First Project. Thank you very much to both organizations, with every little bit of extra funding we are able to do more for our community, especially the youth. We are part of a group called Gwa’balis that is taking part in the Pacific Integrated Commercial Fisheries Initiative (PICFI, prounounced pick-fee). Through PICFI we will able to purchase many commercial fishing licenses and have them fished in the way that we want (for example, many small gillnetters to fill a quota instead of one big boat, so more fishermen can benefit). The PICFI program also has funding to help us purchase fishing equipment, do training, and set up a business to market and sell our seafood. This is an exciting project and I will share more information as we move farther along. The other nations in Gwabalis are Quatsino, Tlatlasikwala, Danakda’xw/Awaetlala and Mamalilikulla. If you want more information about PICFI, go to this website: http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/ picfi-ipcip/index-eng.htm The Human Resources Survey project is a huge success! I am learning many interesting things from the results, including the fact that the vast majority of you are willing to volunteer your time to train to work for the Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations in all of the different positions. We have been talking for a long time about job shadowing, and this survey is going to help us put that desire into action. Please remember that the Tsulquate Spring Clean-Up is happening on April 14-15. It is up to all of us to make sure our community reflects our pride and self-respect. Gila’kasla, - Les Taylor, Band Manager w3w


E L D E R S

Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations Yo!News - 03/28/11

Hello everyone!

Finally, spring has sprung! Here is just a little update as to what is in place or not in place as of yet ;) I am currently working on accommodations for the Elder’s Conference 2011. Here is who I have so far: Marion & Spruce, Sally & David, Mable J., Calhoun, Kenny, Mary M., Kathy, Mary H., Ernie H., John & Irene, Willie & Charlotte, Sara & Richard, Doug, Harry, Emma, William, Mary V., Bird, Dorey, Betty, Paddy, Nellie & Peewee. Please note that we only have room for a fraction of the elders we have on the entire list. So please sign up early! The next lunch meeting will be April 5, 2011 @ 12pm at the Elder’s Centre ELDER FUNDING FROM TRUST The Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Elders would like to thank everyone for their votes on the approval for their Grant Proposal. Please note that we have not yet received the funds and we will not receive them until April :) Just in case anyone has been wondering ;) ELDER ACTIVITIES We tried having a Bakwam’Gala Tea with Mike Willie again on the 17th. Unfortunately, we had zero show up. SO we have brain stormed a few different routes we would like to try. w4w


U P D A T E Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations Yo!News - 03/28/11

Here they are: we could make it dinner here @ the Elder’s Centre or take those of you interested out for coffee or lunch somewhere individually. What do you think? If you are interested, please call me here @ the Elder’s Building (949 7406) or Mike @ the School (949 7743). I look forward to hearing from you!

It seems like it has been ages since we have had nice weather! Since the sun has been coming around to play more often, there will be walking club on nice days @ 1pm meeting @ the bridge. If you require assistance, please call me ahead of time so I can come pick you up or help you. The Life Skills and Grief & Loss workshops have been moved down to the Youth Centre. Please mark on your calendars: Elder’s exercise session every Thursday @ 11am-12pm! Once we have our funding in place, we will start up weekly swims, exercise classes & other adventures. Please be sure to come to the next meeting to give your ideas of events & activities we can do in the near future. We will also start nominations of escorts also. CATERING We have a catering job April 7th. Please come to the Elder’s Centre at 9am sharp to help out. I think that about wraps it up for now. Have a great week everyone! Gilakasla Silena George, Elders Coordinator w5w


Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations Yo!News - 03/28/11

Public Works Update The chlorine level for this week is 0.93. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS UPDATE:

I ‘ve been promoting the level one emergency plan that we now have. I had an information table set up at the Health and Wellness Day on March 16 and at the community lunch on March 17. I explained about the plan and had a volunteer sign up sheet. Altogether twenty people signed up. I have set up a training session called Neighbourhood Preparedness Program which will be taught by Chuck Lok, who is the Regional District of Mount Waddington Emergency Coordinator. The session will take place at Wakas Hall on April 4 at 10 - 12. See you all there. I also attended a meeting with the District of Port Hardy about how emergencies can be handled better that affect our communities. We are working on having a joint emergency plan, current contact information, phone trees and having a brochure to hand out to our communities. I was involved on a conference call with PEP, INAC, Regional Districts and First Nations on Vancouver Island. The call was to get feedback on how everything was handled here in regards to the earthquake in Japan which generated the tsunami wave to come towards us on Vancouver Island. Thanks, Bob Swain, Public Works

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Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations Yo!News - 03/28/11 Declaration Cut-Off Dates:

April 22 (for May 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, or else your Hydro will not be paid for! w7w


J o b Job Title :

P o s t i n gs

Shingle Sawyer

Company Name :Gold Band Shake and Shingle Date Posted: 3/9/11 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Location : Port Hardy Salary : DOE Details : Saw & trim an ongrade product. Must be experienced. 20+ sq/per day. We do not want a shingle block cutter. Must have steel toe safety boots. Start ASAP. Contact : Contact Bruce Evans: Phone: 250-902-1009 or Fax resume to: 250-949-2689.

Job Title :

Student Workers

Company Name : Keltic Seafoods Ltd Date Posted : 3/24/11 Full/Part-Time : Seasonal Location : Port Hardy Salary : TBD Details : “Expressions of interest” are now being received for “Student Summer jobs”. These positions will be in a variety of fish processing, dock, and other fish industry departments. Additional Info : Requirements: Punctual, must be reliable, able to follow instructions, physically capable, able to work days, evenings, and weekends, and transportation home following evening shifts. Contact : Fax: 250-949-8825 or email: gord@kelticseafoods.com

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Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations Yo!News - 03/28/11

Visitor Centre

Company Name :Port Hardy Chamber of Commerce Date Posted : 3/22/11 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Location : Port Hardy Salary : $11.00/hr Details : 2 Positions for Visitor Centre Counsellor. 30 -35 hours per week. Starts May 15th untill August 31st. Must apply in person. No phone calls please. Contact : Bring resume to Port Hardy Chamber of Commerce, 7250 Market Street.

Job Title :

Blast Operator

Job Title :

Rendering Operator

Company Name : Keltic Seafoods Ltd Date Posted : 3/24/11 Full/Part-Time : Seasonal Location : Port Hardy Salary : DOE Details : General maintenance of commercial refrigeration & fish processing equipment. General maintenance of boiler equipment and other equipment as required. Class 5 power engineer’s certificate and/or Refrigeration Operator certificate. Fork lift or similar equipment experience.*Note: If a certified qualified applicant is not forthcoming, non certified applicants will be considered to enter into a contract training program leading to certification. Contact : Fax: 250-949-8825 or email: gord@kelticseafoods.com. Company Name : Keltic Seafoods Ltd Full/ Date Posted : 3/24/11 Part-Time : Seasonal Location : Port Hardy Salary : DOE Details : Duties Include: general maintenance of rendering and boiler equipment. Rendering plant production worker; scheduling of workers in rendering plant, general maintenance of other equipment as required by the company. Class 4 or 5 power engineer’s certificate preferably with refrigeration endorsement. Fork lift or similar equipment experience. Gas and Arc welding an asset but not necessary. Contact : Fax: 250-949-8825; email: gord@kelticseafoods.com

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Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations Yo!News - 03/28/11

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Job Title :

Cashier

Job Title :

Office Administrator

Company Name : Overwaitea Foods Date Posted : 3/18/11 Full/Part-Time : Part-time Location : Port Hardy Salary : Depends on Location Details : OVERWAITEA FOODS Port Hardy is looking for great people in our Customer Service Team.If you have open availability (able to work any shift during the day, evening or weekend) and love to help people we want to hear from you! No experience necessary as we love to train the right people! Contact : Everyone must apply online: http://porthardy.overwaiteajobs.com

Company Name : Wholesale Petroleum Date Posted : 3/18/11 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Location : Port Hardy Salary : DOE+ Benefits Details : Run a busy front office in Port Hardy. Must have current computer skills, Excel, Word, keyboarding & office skills. Position includes full benefits. Apply by March 31, 2011. Contact : Submit resume to: Jeff HouleBox 604 Pt.Hardy BC V0N 2P0 or Fax: 250-949-6381

Job Title :

Boomman/Person

Company Name : Olympic Forest Products Date Posted : 3/18/11 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Location : Coastal BC Salary : Union Rate Details : All duties pertaining to sorting bundles, building booms, operation of boom boats, dozers, winders, tugs and augering equipment. Requirements: Vehicle, driver’s licence, hard hat, boots, and raingear. Contact: Fax resume-Attn: Patrick Davidson at 1-604-681-8906 w9w

Job Title :

Grocery Clerk

Job Title :

Bakery Clerk

Company Name : Overwaitea Foods Date Posted : 3/18/11 Full/Part-Time : Part-time Location : Port Hardy Salary : Depends on Location Details : OVERWAITEA FOODS Port Hardy is looking for great people in our Grocery and Non-Foods Departments. We are always looking for new team members so we can ensure our customers always have a great experience shopping at our store. If you have open availability (able to work any shift during the day, evening or weekend) and love to help people we want to hear from you! No experience necessary as we love to train the right people! Contact : Everyone must apply online: http://porthardy.overwaiteajobs.com

Company Name : Overwaitea Foods Date Posted : 3/18/11 Full/Part-Time : Part-time Location : Port Hardy Salary : Depends on Location Details : OVERWAITEA FOODS Port Hardy is looking for great people in our Fresh Foods Departments. We are always looking for new team members so we can ensure our customers always have a great experience shopping at our store. If you have open availability (able to work any shift during the day, evening or weekend) and love to help people we want to hear from you! No experience necessary as we love to train the right people! Contact : Everyone must apply online: http://porthardy.overwaiteajobs.com


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Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations Yo!News - 03/28/11

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

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Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Sat

March 27

March 28

March 29

March 30

March 31

April 1

April 2

Hot Breakfast 8-9am @ Wa’kas Hall

11-2pm Life Skills Workshop @ Youth Centre

10am Council Meeting

11am-12 Free Exercise Class @ F.C. Fitness (Elders Only!)

11am-12noon Free Adult Aquafit

12 noon Elders Lunch

3-5pm Movie Night for age 7-12 and 5-7pm for ages 13+ @ Youth Centre (dinner provided)

2-3pm Free Exercise Class @ First Choice Fitness

April 3

April 4 Hot Breakfast 8-9am @ Wa’kas Hall

April 5 11-2pm Life Skills Workshop @ Youth Centre

10-12pm Emergency 2pm Free Exercise Class @ First Choice Fitness Training @ Wa’kas Hall 3:15-4:15 pm Free

April 11 Hot Breakfast 8-9am @ Wa’kas Hall

1-4pm Youth Support Group @ Youth Centre (age 13+)

2-3pm Free Exercise Class @ First Choice Fitness Bowling 3:30-4:30 ages 7+

April 6 10am Council Meeting 3-5pm Movie Night for age 7-12 and 5-7pm for ages 13+ @ Youth Centre (dinner provided)

Swim ages 7+

April 10

6-8pm Life Skills Workshop @ Youth Centre

April 7

9am Catering @ Elders’ Centre 11am-12 Free Exercise Class @ F.C. Fitness (Elders Only!)

April 8 11am-12noon Free Adult Aquafit

April 9

1-4pm Youth Support Group @ Youth Centre (age 13+)

2pm Free Exercise Class @ First Choice Fitness 6-8pm Life Skills Workshop @ Youth Centre

5:30-7:30pm Social Sustainability mtng. @ Market St. Cafe April 12

April 13

April 14

1pm Life Skills Workshop @ Youth Centre

10am Council Meeting

2pm Free Exercise Class @ First Choice Fitness

3-5pm Movie Night for age 7-12 and 5-7pm for ages 13+ @ Youth Centre (dinner provided)

11am-12 Free Exercise Class @ F.C. Fitness (Elders Only!) 2pm Free Exercise Class @ First Choice Fitness

April 16 April 17 11am-12noon Free Adult Aquafit 1-4pm Youth Support Group @ Youth Centre (age 13+)

Bowling 3:30-4:30 ages 7+ 6-8pm Life Skills Workshop @ Youth Centre

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Yo! News - March 28/11