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Yayu m a At t h e G wa’ s a l a -’ N a k wa x da’ x w S c h o o l


On April 13 the Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw School


Yayuma Photos


BladeRunners Graduation

APR 26 2011

6 Stewardship Update 7 Economic Development Update

hosted their annual Yayuma, or play Potlatch. As

8 Elders Update

usual they did a fantastic job of representing our

10 Mapakum: Story & Photos


Public WOrks Update

people and culture with skill and pride. In his wel-


Federal Election Information

come speech, Mike Willie said “Our kids have been


Building Bridges Workshop POster

14 Odds & Ends

working very hard for this day... To express them-

15 Social Assistance Form 16-17

Job Postings

selves like our old people used to express them-

18 Car wash ad

selves... This is what’s gonna help them succeed

20 Community Events



in life.” With Ernie Scow, Walter Brown, Buddy Walkus, William Wasden, Mike Willie and others helping out at the log, the students did dances ranging from the Hamatsa to the Nudzistala, Ladies’ Dance, Salmon Dance, Paddle Dance,



Dance, Hilikala, and a fun dance, plus several more. Can’t wait for next year’s Yayuma, good work students!

More Photos Inside...

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ON May 2nd:


See pages 11-12 for information about why to do it, where to do it, and how to do it.

BladeRunners Graduation

Dinner Photos on Pages 4-5

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) 949-8343 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 Education Portfolio

Terry Walkus: (250) 230-2459 Housing, Fisheries, Education, and Recreation Portfolios

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

Staff 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 chemphil@telus.net / (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 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 Silena George, Elders’ Coordinator (250) 949-7406 / silenag@gntreaty.org Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Health & Family Services Front Desk: (250) 949-8131 / Fax: (250) 949-6811 Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw School Front Desk: (250) 949-7743 / Fax: (250) 949-7422 Eke Me-Xi School (250) 949-8332

Yayuma Continued...






1. The crowd gathers 2. The Hamatsa led out by attendants 3. Ernie Scow, William Wasden, Buddy Walkus and Walter Brown at the log 4. Students doing the Ladies’ Dance 5. Sally Bruce dancing in audience 6. Lucy Scow 7. The huxw huxw dancer

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B l a d e R u nn e r s On April 20th ten community members re-

Jackie Sinclair, BladeRunners Coordinator, meeting Rose

ceived their completion certificates for the BladeRunners program in front of nearly thirty joyful parents, family, friends and staff. The students themselves cooked the meal for the graduation dinner, which was delicious! Donna Williams, BladeRunners Graduate

You may remember when we began recruiting community members to try out for the BladeRunners. The final 12 people that were chosen were: Zachary Brotchie , Reg Clayton, Rena Clayton, Michelle Dubitski, Allison Henderson, Jamie Walkus, Lisa Walkus, Sally Walkus, Francine Walkus, Raymond Walkus, Kathleen Williams, and Donna Williams. Unfortunately Raymond and Zachary were not present at the graduation ceremony. The BladeRunners coordinator was Jackie Sinclair, who has coordinated the same program in other towns and cities, including Campbell River. Jackie giving Allison her certificate

Over the last six weeks the BladeRunners have received training to prepare them to find jobs. They have received certificates in: First Aid Level 1 with Transportation Endorsement, WHMIS, FoodSafe, World Host, retail training, traffic control, and fire suppression. Kathleen Williams’ Collage

They have also been working on discovering their own strengths, skills, goals, etc. so that they have a better chance at succeeding not only in the workforce, but in life. One example of this work is the collages that each student did, showing insight into their own values and life experience.

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Graduation By Jessie Hemphill

Sage & Sweetgrass

During the graduation ceremony Jackie shared encouraging words with each BladeRunner, saying “I hope this program takes you to places you’ve never even thought of yet... I love all you guys.”To Sally she said “I have watched you grow... I cannot imagine this program without you in it. You made us laugh.” To Kathleen she said “I knew the minute that I met you in the interview that you are a natural leader, a huge role model for your com-

Les Taylor giving Jackie a gift of appreciation from the band

munity. I knew you were going to be a strength to be reckoned with.” and to Reg Jackie said “I’m truly honoured to have met a young person with such wisdom. You are a role model for young men. You are a teacher, and your wisdom is going to completely change lives.”

Jamie & Reg Excited to Graduate

The students shared their thoughts about the program. Allison said “I wanted to give up... It was very hard for me being out in public. I’m glad to have conquered that through this program.” Donna said “Throughout these six weeks we grew together, we became a family.” Rena said “It’s an honour to have done this class. I’m so proud of each and every one of you. I would recommend this program to everyone else... It saddens me that this is ending The Smiling Graduates!

already, it went by so fast.” Parents also shared their thoughts. Ernie Henderson said of Allison “She’s already talking about moving down island. Thank you Jackie for being there for her. I’m proud of every one of you. You did well.” Now that the program is over, Jackie will help the students find local jobs and some will be doing more training through the next few months.

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S te war ds h i p u pdate Hello everyone, happy Spring to all!!

With the changing of the season we will be beginning this year’s Guardian Watchmen program soon! This year we will be working on improving some of the work that we were able to accomplish last year. The application deadline for the watchmen positions is today (Monday) at 4 pm. We are still seeking final funding confirmation and when we have that we will be able to indicate how long of a season the crew will have out on the water. In the next edition of the newsletter I will give you a better understanding of some of the projects and activities that we hope to undertake this season. We will be expanding the program in a few exciting ways, until next time...

Gilakas’la Conrad Browne Guardian Watchmen/Stewardship Program Manager Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations Yo! News - 04/26/11 Page 6

Economic Development Update Hello again from the economic development department. It has been some time since I have given you an update so here we go... After our last community meeting for economic development I have been working on getting proposals from companies to come and help us get our economic development corporation setup. This work can be quite costly so I wanted to be sure to do my best due diligence work. I will have received 4 different companies’ proposals that I have looked at really closely. The next step is to approach Chief and Council with the proposals and the reasons why I think one is better than the others. When Chief and Council give their consent I will then open a relationship with the successful company and we will begin the work of creating the corporation. I want to be clear that we already have the funding in place from Coast Opportunities Fund to do this work and we will not be accessing any funds from the Trust or other Band money. One very important component to the building of the economic development corporation is having community awareness and understanding of the work that is being done, to help with this we will be having more community meetings in the weeks to come so please look for the invitations in newsletters, on the website, facebook, twitter as well as being posted around the reserve. There will also be some training offered in the future around what company directors do, what trustees do, what a board of directors do as well as what Chief and Council do as it pertains to the development corporation. I would like to thank all of the band members who took the time to fill out the survey a few weeks ago, the information that you provided will help me to pinpoint areas where I can spend time working with people around some of your ideas for businesses as well as potential job opportunities. Gilakas’la Conrad Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations Yo! News - 04/26/11 Page 7

ELDE R S ’ Up d a t e Hello everyone! I hope you all had a great long weekend. Here are a few activities and events we will have to look forward to:

April 27 : Fundraiser for Willie & Charlotte Come to the Elder’s Centre to raise $ so they can fly back to Alberta on Thursday. If you have any donations of baked goods or food, please send it to the Elder’s Centre for 11am :) We will also be doing a car wash this day as well. Vacuum available for interior cleaning for an extra cost. Please bring your dirty cars by! Volunteers needed & greatly appreciated! :D

Friday & Saturday, April 29 & 30: Alfred Potlatch Please call me by Wednesday afternoon & let me know if you require a ride to the ferry in Port McNeill. I will arrange rides if I have enough people needing them.

Wednesday, May 4/11: Catering The job is for Treaty, for about 20 people. Please be @ the Elder’s Centre by 9am to help cook. If you are able to bake a dessert, please let me know.

Monday, May 8/11: Exercise Class Sharon Whitehead will begin the Elder’s Exercise classes with you elders @ 1pm here @ the Elder’s Centre. We will continue these classes every Monday for the month of May to see how this time & day works for everyone. We will be swimming every Thursday @ 11am at the swimming pool. Please call me every Wednesday by 2pm to let me know if you will need a ride. I can arrange with North Island Transportation to pick everyone up here @ the Elder’s Centre. If you have any questions or concerns PLEASE DON’T HESITATE to come & see me or call me :) Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations Yo! News - 04/26/11 Page 8

Public Works Update

By Bob Swain

WAKAS HALL Due to lack of funding for hall upkeep, Cathy and I decided to donate the proceeds from our Household Sale toward a hot water tank for the Women’s bathroom. So, once the tank has been ordered and paid for we’ll contact the plumber to install it. We will finally have hot water in the women’s bathroom to the right of the stage!

FIRE SAFETY On April 18th at the Health & Family Service’s Community Lunch I was able to share information at to the results of the fire extinguisher and smoke alarm inspections that I did in most of our homes in February, 2011. The Fire Chief was also there to encourage community members to use safe cooking practices.

EMERGENCY PLAN On April 21st, there was a meeting at the Elder’s Centre to target staff and community members to get involved with working and helping with the Emergency Plan. Two names were brought up and they’ve accepted to be a part of this, Chris Andrew will be in charge of Search and Rescue; and Jessie Hemphill will be in charge of Communications and Transportation. We are still open for more community and staff involvement, please check with me, thank you. Water results: Chlorine reading - 0.066 Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations Yo! News - 04/26/11 Page 9

History of Mapakum + Story Mapakum on Deserters Island was an old halibut fishing station long before it became a reserve in 1888. The fishing village had nine houses with gardens and it was also used as a sealing station. In 1914 Chief George Pudlidagame told the Royal Commissioners, “That Island out there where we have our fishing station: we fish for halibut on that island (Deserters Island) – There are two things we get there, the halibut and the seaweed… There are nine houses there.” These photographs were taken around 1940. Some of the houses in the pictures belonged to Ed Walkus, Long Harry, Alfred Charlie and Willie Seaweed. Ann Brotchie tells this story about Deserters in Gwa’Sala ‘Nakwaxda’xw Stories. I remember one time my Dad caught a big lingcod, while we were staying at Deserters. He wanted my cousin to clean it at the water’s edge. At Deserters there is a high bank overlooking the beach, and some of us were watching my cousin from up there, when we saw a huge halibut swimming at the surface quite a distance away. It was heading towards us. We yelled at our cousin and my Dad said, “Stay there and get your gaff ready.” I guess the halibut had smelled the blood from the cod that was being cleaned. It came to the shore right where my cousin was standing, and he gaffed it. Well, then there were rocks flying around on the beach and we screamed and screamed.

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What you need to know about the federal election on may 2 On May 2 Canadians will choose who will lead our country. Elections Canada lists these reasons why you should vote: •

The right to vote is a fundamental democratic right that is protected by the Canadian

Charter of Rights and Freedoms. It is the cornerstone of democracy.

When we vote, we choose who’ll make laws/policies that govern how we live together.

The legitimacy of a government lies in the fact that it is elected.

While democracy involves much more than holding elections every five years, voting is a

powerful way to send a message to governments and politicians.

Compared to other forms of political participation, voting does not require a lot of time or

effort – in other words, it is one of the easiest ways to have a say in how your society is


Why is the youth vote important? •

Only 37.4% of 18 to 24-year-olds voted at the 2008 general election. That means over 60% of

young Canadians did not participate in selecting our government.

When politicians know in advance that young people don’t vote, they may be less

responsive to issues that matter to younger Canadians.

Some say that young people don’t vote because politicians don’t care about youth issues or

don’t talk to young people in their own language. But by not voting, young Canadians lose

an important opportunity to make their voices heard by politicians.

Aboriginal people were not allowed to vote in a federal election until 1960! We were the last group of people to be allowed to vote, after women, racial minorities such as Hindus and the Japanese, and religious minorities like the Mennonites. Make up for lost time and let your voice be heard! Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations Yo! News - 04/26/11 Page 11

how to vote on may 2nd Whether you live on or off reserve, if you are in the Port Hardy area you may vote from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at: Port Hardy Civic Centre 7400 Columbia St. Port Hardy on Monday May 2. For any election-related information (including where to vote if you don’t live in Port Hardy or Tsulquate) go to www.elections.ca

To vote on election day: •

You must be registered to vote; if you aren’t, you can register now, or register at

your polling place, just before you vote.

You must prove your identity and address by providing either: •

A piece of ID with your photo, name and address (like a Driver’s License)

OR show two pieces with name & address (like a hydro bill & status card)

OR take an oath and have an elector who knows you vouch for you

Our candidates:

John Duncan

Mike Holland

Ronna Rae-Leonard

Sue Moen

Conservative Party

Liberal Party

New Democratic Party

Green Party

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Building Bridges through Understanding the Village Traditionally we had many, many words and ways of treating our children to affirm our belief that they are our sacred gifts. This experiential workshop will help us to understand traditional Aboriginal ways and values.

About the facilitator: Kathi Camilleri is an Aboriginal


woman who has worked coordinating healing programs in the Aboriginal Community for 14 years. Across Canada and to rave reviews, she facilitates experiential workshops regarding Canada’s policy of assimilation and colonization with social workers, foster parents, health care workers, church communities, students and frontline workers and communities in healing. Participants say that Kathi “is easy to learn from because of her gentle ways and her respect for all people.”

Monday, May 9, 2011 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Wakas Hall 180 Tsulquate Reserve FREE, open to the public, space is limited Register by Monday, May 2 Contact Caitlin Hartnett 250-949-2872 | caitlin.hartnett@nic.bc.ca

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Special note to participants: This workshop generates deep discussions about residential schools which may trigger unresolved grief and loss issues for some. Please take this into careful consideration before choosing to attend.

Odds & Ends Don’t forget about KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION. If your child is entering Kindergarten at the Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw School next year, you MUST register your child before April 29!

Port Hardy is currently #1 in a contest to be named the Ultimate Fishing Town: Canada. We have over 12,000 votes! Voting is open until May 3rd to name the top 20 towns. You can vote four times per day per email address. Go to www.wfnfishingtown.ca to vote or for more details.

Don’t forget about Mother’s Day, coming up on May 8th. Show your Mom some love with breakfast in bed, cleaning up the house, or whatever ways you can find to show her she’s special!

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Declaration Cut-Off Dates:

May 20 (for June 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! Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations Yo! News - 04/26/11 Page 15

L o c a l SUMMER STUDENT JOBS! Job Title : Museum Assistant Company Name : Port Hardy Museum Date Posted : 4/20/11 Full/Part-Time: Full-Time Location : Port Hardy Details : Summer positionmust be returning student 16-30. Welcome visitors, act as docent, operate gift shop, organize photos. Related experience preferred. Apply with CL, resume & ref. Wage depends on funding. Apply by 5pm Apr 30. Start June 1. Contact : Apply to Jane Hutton: PH Museum 7110 Market Street, Box 2126 Pt.Hardy BC V0N 2P0; email phmachin@telus.net Job Title :Visitor Cntr Counsellors For: PH Chamber of Commerce Date Posted : 4/20/11 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Location : Port Hardy Salary : $11.00/HR Details : Two positions for Visitor Centre Counsellor. 30 -35 hours per week. Starts May 15th until August 31st. Must apply in person. No phone calls please. Positions are ONLY AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS returning to school in the fall of 2011. Contact : Bring resume to Port Hardy Chamber of Commerce, 7250 Market Street, Port Hardy, BC Job Title : Chambermaid Company Name : Orange Tabby B & B Date Posted : 4/21/11 Full/Part-Time : Seasonal Location : Port Hardy Salary : DOE Details : Strip beds and remake, clean bathrooms, wash & vacuum floors. Do laundry. Must have transportation, be able to work independently and efficiently. Must have clean and tidy attire. Must be a friendly, morning person. Contact : Contact James or Susan by Phone: 250-949-8510

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Job Title : Prawn Unloader Company Name : WB Landscaping Date Posted : 4/20/11 Full/Part-Time : Seasonal Location : Port McNeil/Hardy Salary : $10/HR to start DOE Details : Unload prawns from hatch. Physical labour, including running loaded dolly up dock ramp to truck. Must be prepared to work in freezer hatch (warm clothing essential). On call position for prawn season, May and June. Contact : To apply phone Wayne Beckett: 250-956-2524 Job Title : Bottle Return Clerk Company Name : Kinsmen Return It Center Date Posted : 4/19/11 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Location : Port Hardy Salary : TBN Details : Dutiies include:Running till and doing bottle clerk duties. Shift is 32 hrs/week from Thursday to Sunday. Start ASAP. The location is behind the courthouse in old NI Mall. Contact : Apply in person with resume to Rod Inglis: 77 Trustee Road, Port Hardy BC Job Title : Cuberman Company Name : Gold Band Shake & Shingle Date Posted : 4/19/11 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Location : Port Hardy Salary : DOE Details : Cube & grade cedar blocks and shakes. Must be experienced, fit with a strong back. Require steel toe safety boots. Start ASAP. Contact : Bruce Evans Phone: 250-9021009 Fax: 250-949-2689 Job Title : Head Bottle Clerk Date Posted : 4/15/11 Company Name : Kinsmen Return It Center Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Location : Port Hardy Salary : TBN Details : Duties include: supervise staff at bottle depot, run till, do bottle clerk duties. Shift is Thursday - Sunday, 32 hours per week. Contact : Apply in person with resume, 25-B 9300 Trustee Road (behind Court House in old mall). Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations Yo! News - 04/26/11 Page 16

P o s t i ng s Job Title : ECE Company Name : Rainbow Country Daycare Date Posted : 4/19/11 Full/Part-Time : Contract Location : Port Hardy Salary : DOE Details : This is a 6 month temp. position working in Infant Toddler & 3-5 yr olds programs. Must have ECE Certificate, First Aid, criminal record check, Dr. note of health. Start ASAP. Apply by Apr 29 w/resume in person or by ph/fax/ email/mail. Contact : Marne Smith 8870 Central St. Pt.Hardy BC PH: 250-949-6021 Fax: 250-949-6720 rainbowdaycare@telus.net Job Title : Relief Cook Company Name : Rainbow Country Daycare Date Posted : 4/19/11 Full/Part-Time : Casual Location : Port Hardy Salary : $13/hr Details : Shop, prepare and serve snacks and lunches, clean up for 5 days a month. Must follow menu, work independently. Require DL and vehicle, “FoodSafe” certificate and Criminal Record check. Apply in person with resume or by ph/ fax or email Additional Info : Apply by April 29. Contact : Marne Smith 8870 Central St. Box 170 Pt.Hardy Fax: 250-949-6720 Ph: 250-9496021, rainbowdaycare@telus.net Job Title : Nat. Resource Worker Company Name : Strategic Forest Mgmnt Date Posted : 4/15/11 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Location : Port McNeill Salary : TDB Details : Seasonal and FT positions in forestry/silviculture. Physically fit, experience with trucks, ATVs, boats, float planes an asset. Prefer NIC Natural Resource Certificate. Enthusiastic team players. Submit resume & CL by email as attachment in PDF or MS Word format with “Application” in the email subject line before Friday 22 April. Contact : Apply as instructed by email: Tracy O’Malley tracy.omalley@sfmi.ca.

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Job Title : Contractor Company Name : Quatsino Archives Assn. Date Posted : 4/18/11 Full/Part-Time : Contract Location : Quatsino Salary : TBN Details : Construct simple 6 in 12 sloped metal roof over 800 sq. ft. flat roofed building. Requires 2 ft. overhang on all sides and finished end walls. Work site is 20 minutes by boat from Coal Harbour. Starting date based on grant funding approval. Call Donnie @949-6843 with any questions and for copy of Terms of Reference. Contact : Email quatsino.museum@ recn.ca or call Donnie @949-6843 Job Title : Mechanic Company Name : Triport Marine Date Posted : 4/14/11 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Location : Port Hardy Salary : $12.00-$28.00/DOE Details : Repair outboards, sterndrives, engines, boat trailers & related repairs. Must have valid min.Class 5 DL, experience with tools, be physically fit. Willing to train. Must have steel toe boots. Start ASAP. Contact : Fax resume to 250-949-6251 Job Title : Jman Electrician Company Name : K&K Electric Ltd Date Posted : 4/14/11 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Location : Port Hardy Salary : $30.00/HR + Benefits Details : Well established electrical contractor has a position for Journeyman Electrician. Services include residential, commercial and light industrial installations & maintenance. Require valid driver’s licence, electrical trade cert & BCTQ Contact : Fax resume to 250-949-9230 or email to kkelec@cablerocket.com ALL POSTINGS FROM: www.niefs.net North Island Employment Foundation Society

Car Wash Wash Wash & Vacuum Wash, Wax & Vacuum Interior & Windows

$5 $10 $15 $20

Cash only in advance Contact Herb Lancaster

Cell: 230-7350 or drop by house #226

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Regular EVENTS Monday 8am Hot breakfast @ W. Hall


Wednesday Thursday

11am 10am Life Skills Council Mtng. @ Youth Cntr. 3pm Age 7-12 1pm Free 2pm Diabetes Movie Night Elders’ ExerPrevention @ Youth Cntr. cise Class @ Exercise Class 5pm Age 13+ Elders’ Centre @ F.C. Fitness Movie Night @ Youth Cntr. Bingo 7pm Aquafit @ PH Pool

11am Free Elders’ Swim


11am Free Swim @ PH Pool

2pm Diabetes 1pm Youth Prevention Support Group Exercise Class @ Youth Cntr. @ F.C. Fitness Bingo 6pm Life Skills @ Youth Cntr.


Special EVENTS YOUTH ACTIVITIES: Every week there is either free bowling on Thursday @ 3:30pm (NI Lanes) OR free swimming on Tuesday at 3:15pm (PH Pool). Contact Laura Burns (laurahb@live.com) for details. EMERGENCY PREPARATION: There is usually an Emergency Planning meeting or event on the first Tuesday of every month. OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS & DEADLINES: April 29, last day to register your child for kindergarten at the GN School | April 29 & 30, Alfred Potlatch in Alert Bay | May 2, Federal Election, vote at the Civic Centre from 7am-7pm | May 4, Elders’ catering job starts at 9am | May 4, Port Hardy Community Plan BBQ & Mtng, 4-8pm @ Civic Centre | May 8, Mother’s Day | May 9, Building Bridges Workshop 9am-3pm @ Wa’kas Hall Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations Yo! News - 04/26/11 Page 20

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Yo! News - Apr. 26/11  

Another issue of the biweekly newsletter that goes out to every house on the Tsulquate Reserve, home of the Gwa'sala-'Nakwaxda'xw Nations!

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Another issue of the biweekly newsletter that goes out to every house on the Tsulquate Reserve, home of the Gwa'sala-'Nakwaxda'xw Nations!

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