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From the band manager


UBC Lunch photos


electrical training photos

June 20 2011

6 HS year end celebration / public

works update / birthdays

7 guardian watchmen update / elders’ update / treaty update 8

9 cathy on canucks / discipline vs.

New youth Rec

punishment 10 gn school week at a glance


Leslie will be working from next week until September. Her job is to organize recreation activities for youth & children. These activities could include soccer, hockey, swims, field trips to do active things like hiking or canoeing, camping trips, or whatever else that is active that the Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw youth are interested in.


social development reminder


social assistance form

13 car wash ad 14 foot clinic notice

Leslie Taylor Child (Band Manager Les Taylor’s daughter) was hired last week as the new Youth Recreation Coordinator for the Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations! Seven other people applied for the job. Leslie was chosen because she is a Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Band member, she already has lots of ideas about recreation activities for the summer (including trips to the home lands!) and she is a great role model for other youth in the community. For example, she has graduated from high school and is taking college courses to work towards becoming a social worker. She volunteered at her church’s daycare in Victoria, and she recently competed in the Salmon Princess contest in Alert Bay.

digital storytelling workshop

15 first nations in the news 16

junior guardian watchmen job

posting 17

job search tips & tricks

18-19 local job postings 20

bus schedule

21 colouring 22 community events


If you are interested in volunteering your time to help Leslie supervise the youth or you want to be involved in planning activities or trips please let her know when you see her around. Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations Yo! News - 06/20/11 Page 1

$30 Bassinet / $60 Blackberry Flip <Bell> $25 Fish tank <tetra> / $45 Keybo 2

Contact Cara Anderson through Facebook, or 949-5963

$50 8 GB Mp3 player (headphones & USB cord incl.)

Contact Allison Henderson at 230-4538 (text) or call 949 5917

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: (250) 230-0940 Forestry and Economic Development Portfolio

Ernie Henderson: (250) 230-4198 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) 230-2155 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 / Cell: (250) 902-8221 Lorna Henderson, Housing ldhenderson@live.ca / (250) 902-2304 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 Cell: (250) 230-0087 Native Courtworker Office (250) 902-2223 Crystal Walkus, Treaty Resource Assistant criystreaty@gwanak.info 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

FROM THE BAND MANAGER ABORIGINAL DAY: I hope all of you take part in some of the celebrations out in Fort Rupert for Aboriginal Day. I am hoping next year we can plan our own celebration and I was hoping someone from here would take the lead in organizing activities for our band members. Perhaps next year we can plan this for our band members. We should take a great deal of pride in who we are as aboriginal people and celebrate our heritage. Please contact me if you want to help organize some activities and plan for those events. ELECTIONS: Please take notice that we need to have our elections very soon. The tentative dates will be: Nominations - Monday, June 27, 2011 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00pm @ Adult Education Center Advance Poll – Monday, July 11, 2011 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm @ Adult Education Center Election Day – Monday, July 25, 2011 from 8:00am to 8:00pm @ Adult Education Center. Please contact me if these dates conflict with anything!!! I’ll be formalizing these dates very soon. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: There will community consultation with respect to getting your imput into our new Economic Development Corporation and we need your imput on how that’s going to be run, so please ensure that you come out to theses very important meetings!! GUARDIAN WATCHMEN: Our Coastal Guardian Watchmen Program is starting very soon and I’m very excited that we can offer a little longer season this year. It is our hope to have this operation going all year round so we can monitor our homelands all year long. GARBAGE: I’ve noticed that people are just leaving garbage out on the road. It seems that every time we try to clean up the reserve people seem to think that they can replace with new garbage. It’s a never-ending battle!! Please be responsible and put your garbage where it suppose to go. This is including stoves, fridges and couches. If you need to get rid of it, please call Bob during working hours and arrange for pickup and disposal. Bob will provide you the truck to do this. All you need to do is supply the help to load and unload. Gila’kasla, Les Taylor

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UBC Community Appreciation Lunch

On June 14 four students and faculty members from the University of British Columbia came to Tsulquate to hold a thank-you lunch for Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw community members who have worked with people from UBC over the last few years. Johanna Mazur and Aftab Erfan (with baby Seff in tow) were the students, accompanied by Penny Gurstein (Chair of the UBC School of Community and Regional Planning) and Margot Young from the Faculty of Law. Natasha Walkus helped organize the lunch which was attended by over a dozen community members, plus those attending the electrical training who joined in with our group for lunch. Thanks to the folks from UBC as well as those Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw community members who took part in the lunch and/or the interviews.

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Plumbing & Electrical training

Between June 7 and June 17, BC Housing offered two hands-on training courses (plumbing and electrical) to Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw community members. Instructors Dave Farrar and Jim Sawyer taught students how to fix leaks, install/repair faucets, tubs & toilets, and install & repair outlets, light switches, and stoves. On the last day Gary McDermott from the Industry Training Authority came and gave a presentation on how to get into the trades. Participants enjoyed the courses, especially the fact that they were so hands-on, with live wiring, sinks with running water, real stoves, real toilets, and lots of one-on-one instruction. To hear interviews with the participants, check out the website at http://www.gwanak.info/for-members/projects/bc-housing-training-2011

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Public Works

Update WATER RESULTS: The chlorine reading in our water system for this week is 0.70.

High school

Year End celebration will be on

TH U RSDA Y June 30th, 2011

Doors open at 4:00 p.m. Wakas Hall

The 2011 graduates are:

Walter Brown Pamela Charlie Scott Humchitt Medric Johnny


EMERGENCY PLANNING We have been given some course material on Emergency Management and Emergency Operations Centre Level 1 from Chuck Lok, our Regional Emergency Coordinator. Our committee is currently studying them and will do an exam in a couple of weeks. Chris Andrew and myself will be going down to Oyster River on June 25 to learn about Evacuations.


June 22~ Happy 12th Birthday Gabriel Harvey. We love you son. June 30~ Happy 10th Birthday Lucy Wallace. Love Aunty Tiff, Uncle David & all of your Wallace Family. Wud like 2 wish my son harvey a very happy birthday!! on monday from mom dad charlie daniel shayla jack king and malakai Happy 15th Birthday to my Daughter Jenni, June 24th 2011, love from dad.

Vincent Robinson

Corrine Walkus

David Walkus Patrick Walkus Florence Wilson

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Tre at y U pdat e U p d a t e Guardian Watch m e n

Well the 2011 Watchmen Season is starting! We have gone through the hiring process where we received 4 applications for 2 positions. I was pleased by the quality of applicants that we received this year but a little disappointed with the numbers. The successful candidates were Doug Johnny Sr. and Leslie Walkus. Doug has provided the program with leadership and experience that has proven itself by Leslie learning from Doug enough in his part time position last year to take all of the required training and pass for his certificates. It was decided to also hire a third person who will take some training right at the start of the season that will allow him to cover if either of the two other crew members can’t make it. The on-call person is Tom Henderson Jr. We will be heading out on our first patrols in the coming weeks after we have done all of the program training and the boat is mechanically checked out.

The Storytelling Film Project

Starting on July 8, 2011 several professional film makers will come to our community to offer a workshop to teach interested individuals how to create Digital Stories and Films. The Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations Treaty Office received funds to offer this training. The purpose is to create films that tell our stories about our families, our way of life (past and present), our lands and our community. For too long our people have been unable to live in our own homelands, our children have been unable to catch fish in the ‘hotspots’, or pick berries where their grandparents did for centuries.

I would also like to bring to the community’s attention the amazing opportunity for 2 youth in our community to participate in the Junior Watchmen program. This opportunity is open to any youth that are registered and/or attending High School or Post Secondary School. Please see the job posting for full details!!

Through this project we hope to provide an opportunity for our people to tell their own vivid stories by capturing the past and present on film. In these ways our children will want to watch and to learn about their own histories. There are many great stories to share and the film project is an opportunity to bring those stories alive.

We look forward to a tremendous season being our community’s eyes and ears in our Traditional Territories.

If you are interested, contact myself and watch for posters and postings about the project in the Band Office.


Gila kasla

Conrad Browne

Colleen Hemphill

Elders’ Update

Important Meeting on Wednesday the 29th at Noon at the Elders’ Centre. It will be regarding the Elders’ Trip. Everyone going on the trip (including escorts) MUST be there There is a big catering job on June 30th for the high school year end celebration, please help out. Also, we will still be having exercise classes on Mondays & Thursdays at 1pm ~ Silena George Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations Yo! News - 06/20/11 Page 7

The Gwa’sala-‘Nakwada’xw First Nations in partnership with Bliss Pictures are offering an

intensive Summer

Digital Storytelling

Film & Animation

Workshop FREE in July!

A team of professional filmmakers & animators will work with 8 adults & youth (ages 16-35) who will write, shoot, record audio and edit community-oriented digital stories. As many as possible will be done in the Kwak’wala language. The films will premiere at a community screening on July 24th, 2011 for all to see. We will provide the tools + the guidance, you just need to come with ideas + make a film! To find out more, or to fill out an

application form

for this great opportunity, please contact: Colleen Hemphill @ 250 949-8424 or Catrina Longmuir (Producer, Bliss Pictures) at 778.235.7541 / clongmuir@gmail.com. Application forms are available also at the Band Office.

2-3 participants from this workshop may have the opportunity to participate in a professional documentary shoot this fall, with filmmaker Lisa Jackson (also one of the workshop instructors).

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In your words

Cathy Swain shares her thoughts on the Canucks’ loss, and an anonymous parent shares their thoughts on the differences between punishment and discipline. Share your own thoughts with Yo! News by sending them to jessieh@gwanakplan.org

Cathy on the Discipline vs.


This is to thank each and every one of you who got together and cheered on the Vancouver Canucks! While it is sad that they didn’t win the Stanley Cup, it’s totally awesome that they made it to the Stanley Cup Finals in the first place! It is terribly sad to see what happened in Vancouver AFTER the game was finished. And I was very, very, very sad about seeing the coverage about it all on TV, the newspapers, on the Internet. What happened would, I believe, have happened whether the Canucks won or lost though. As the rioters had the materials with them to start the fires and cause destruction / with them before they went to watch the game. What’s great about it all though, is the fact that people are using the Internet to find out who the culprits are that caused thousands of dollars worth of damage (I even heard that it was over a million dollars), what’s great is that tons and tons of people came together to clean up that mess. And that there may be a rally to honor those wonderful people in Vancouver who went downtown to clean it up. It’s possibly going to be next Saturday (June 25th)! Anyway, I strongly agree with what Allison Henderson suggested on Facebook, that we should have a parade of sorts to honor the Vancouver Canucks and the other teams who played in the play-offs for that matter. Wear our team colors! We all saw many, many people getting into the spirit and being proud of OUR Vancouver Canucks! So they didn’t make it and win the Cup, BUT they did bring us together, right? I have been a luke-warm fan up to this past year but have been so inspired by their team effort that I have become a full-fledged Canuck fan! I look forward to going to Vancouver to watch more hockey games with more people! And to even go on road trips to go watch games elsewhere! Calgary, Edmonton….They’re not that far away and are drive-able! Go Canucks Go! Let’s have a potluck get-together at Tsulquate park on the next beautiful sunny day! Who’s in with this idea? Call (949-7797 or text 230-8191) if you want in on this awesome idea of Allison’s!


This generation is different than the last, in a sense that they can get away with more. For example, they have easy access to alcohol and drugs at such a young age, it can be challenging for them to really pay attention. Discipline sounds like a harsh word, as if discipline and punishment are the same. They’re not. Discipline is different than punishment because it teaches children to learn from their mistakes rather than making them suffer for them. In fact, imposing suffering actually shifts the focus from the lesson that needs to be learned to who is in control. As a result, punishment focuses on the parent being responsible for controlling a child’s behaviour, rather than the child controlling his/her own behaviour, which is the focus of discipline. They hit their own learning moment, adding more character to their foundation. To do this in the ‘right way’ goes so much further and they fare so much better in the long term. My hope is that they’ll stop for a minute and realize the need to respect people who provide safety, security and guidance to ensure their well-being. My hope for them is to be more determined, independent so that their impact in this workd is very meaningful. When they don’t have this, they come across as lazy, no drive or motivation to make it. They have it within them; that powerhouse within to where they hit those learning moments, to practice the resilience, life skills to “who they are meant to be”. They need to know that anything worth achieving is worth working for, step by step. Overall I have to keep believing they can change for the better, because better is possible.

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GwaÕsala-ÔNakwaxdaÕxw School Week at a Glance: June 20 - 24

Monday - June 20 National Aboriginal Day Awareness Day @ Fort Rupert *All students participating

Tuesday - June 21 National Aboriginal Awareness Day ***School is Closed***

Thursday - June 23 Education Celebration 10:00 to 3:00 pm -certificates -public speaking -grade 7 grad -LUNCH -report cards

Friday - June 24 Last Day for Students

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We really need the Hydro Bills brought in as soon as possible. If you fail to bring them in the first month and you bring in the bill the following month I may not be able to pay it, you will be responsible to pay the bill yourself! Please remember to do the monthly declarations as soon as possible. It has been place for about a year now and some of you still aren't doing them until the day of assistance. Therefore you have to wait for a cheque to be processed! So do them right away they are left at the front desk at all times for you to fill out! Thank you, Pat

Declaration Cut-Off Dates:

June 24 (for 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!

Car Wash Wash $5 Wash & Vacuum $10 Wash, Wax & Vacuum $15 Interior & Windows $20

Cash only in advance Contact Herb Lancaster

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First Nations In the News First Nations issues are all over the news lately, from the fact that the Canadian Human Rights Act now applies on-reserve, to the name change from Indian Affairs to Aboriginal Affairs, the Auditor General’s report on on-reserve poverty, the Prime Minister’s new CanadaFirst Nations Joint Action Plan, and new information about child poverty. If you view the Yo! News online, you can just click on the links to view the articles!

Human Rights Act “Canadian Human Rights Act Takes Effect in First Nation Communities - AFN Calls on Canada to work with First Nations” Assembly of First Nations, June 16, 2011 http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/June2011/16/c6890. html

“First Nations gain ability to confront local governments over human rights” By The Canadian Press (The Tyee), June 17, 2011 http://thetyee.ca/Blogs/TheHook/Aboriginal-Affairs/2011/06/17/ FNConfront/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_ campaign=Feed%3A+thehookblog+%28The+Hook%29

Politics, Treaty & Land Claims “Ottawa, native leaders commit to sweeping overhaul of reserve life” By John Ibbitson (Globe & Mail), June 9, 2011 http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-native-leaders-commit-to-sweeping-overhaul-of-reserve-life/article2053099/

“Plans for Harper’s native summit begin to take shape” Heather Scoffield (The Canadian Press), June 3, 2011 http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/plans-for-harpersnative-summit-begin-to-take-shape/article2046349/

“Defeatist attitude biggest obstacle to tackling native problems” By Adam Radwanski (Globe & Mail), June 8, 2011

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/adam-radwanski/ defeatist-attitude-biggest-obstacle-to-tackling-native-problems/article2052659/

“Aboriginal Affairs: A new name with an uncertain meaning” By Bill Curry (Globe & Mail) May 18, 2011 http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/aboriginal-affairsa-new-name-with-an-uncertain-meaning/article2026696/

“First Nations people now covered under rights act: But who will pay for cost to comply with act?” CBC News, June 17, 2011

“Getting the Yale Agreement Right: Not just aboriginals close to Yale have ties to the great canyon fishery. Who gets included?” By Hugh Brody (The Tyee), June 13, 2011

Youth & Children

“Checking the right wing’s math on First Nations tax exemptions” By Danie Wilson, June 15, 2011

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/story/2011/06/17/ human-rights.html

“BC remains worst in Canada for child poverty” By Ainslie Cruickshank (The Tyee), June 15, 2011

http://thetyee.ca/Blogs/T heHook/BC-Politics/2011/06/15/ C h i l d P o v e r t yF i r s t/?u t m _ s o u r c e = t w i t t e r fe e d & u t m _ medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+thehookblog+%28The+ Hook%29

“Native children ask United Nations to probe education problems” By Tanya Talaga (Queen’s Park Bureau), June 8, 2011


“Half in poll unsure what causes FASD But 88% say don’t drink alcohol if pregnant” By Mia Rabson (Winnipeg Free Press), March 3, 2011 http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/special/fasd/what-is-fasd/halfin-poll-unsure-what-causes-fasd-117302203.html

“Ab. youth need opportunities, Premier says” By David Proctor (Metro Vancouver), June 10, 2011




Miscellaneous “Despite years of talk and billions of dollars, conditions on reserves have worsened, AG says” By Sharon Kirkey (Postmedia News), June 9, 2011 http://www.canada.com/life/Despite+years+talk+billions+dol lars+conditions+reserves+have+worsened+says/4918716/story. html#ixzz1Pq8zNrvO

“‘Number One Tool’ for First Nations? Facebook” By Andreas Krebs (The Tyee), May 30, 2011 http://thetyee.ca/Mediacheck/2011/05/30/FNFacebook/

“BC First Nations aren’t dupes of US green movement: Chiefs” By Geoff Dembicki (The Tyee), June 14, 2011

http://thetyee.ca/Blogs/TheHook/Environment/2011/06/14/ green-movement-dupes-chiefs/?utm_ source=twitterfeed&utm_ medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+thehookblog+%28The+ Hook%29

“‘Generation of Hope’ Looks Back on Elders’ Experience” By Adrian Chamberlain (Times Colonist), June 5, 2011 h t t p ://w w w . t i m e s c o l o n i s t . c o m /m o b i l e /i p h o n e /s t o r y . html?id=4896429

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Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations: Coastal Guardian Watchmen/Stewardship Program Summer 2011

JOB POSTING: JUNIOR GUARDIAN WATCHMEN The Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations is pleased to offer two (2) full time Junior Guardian Watchmen positions for the summer of 2011(July & August). The successful candidates will be people who have shown an aptitude toward and awareness of the current Guardian Watchmen program. The successful candidates WILL BE REGISTERED AND ATTENDING HIGH SCHOOL OR POSTSECONDARY SCHOOL and will be open to the required training and willing to continually learn in their positions. SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES SHOULD HAVE THE FOLLOWING;  Willingness to learn  Proven punctuality and reliability  Open mind to new/different situations  No alcohol or drug issues ADDITIONAL TRAINING THAT MAY BE CONSIDERED;  Any accredited boat operating certificate  Biology, oceanography, forestry, fishery certificates or diplomas Guardians must be willing to be away from home for days at a time, living in cramped conditions in potentially inhospitable areas. The work will require literacy and the ability to input data into a database. For a full Junior Watchmen job description please email ecdev@gwanak.info THE WAGE FOR THIS POSITION IS $12.00/HR. COMPETITION CLOSES JUNE 27, 2011 ALL RESUMES MUST BE DELIVERED TO: Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Band Office 180 Tsulquate Reserve Port Hardy, BC V0N 2P0 ATTENTION: CONRAD BROWNE

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Job search

tips & tricks

Last week I had the privilege of conducting 15 job interviews, and helping four people with resumes and cover letters. I have noticed a few key things that might help you if you are looking for work:

Read the posting thoroughly

Many times it seems like people have not read all of the details on the job posting. Then they come into the interview asking questions that were answered on the posting. This makes it seem like the applicant doesn’t pay attention. A big no-no is to come in without a cover letter if the posting asks for one.

Prepare for the interview

Once you have read the posting, do even a tiny bit of research. Find out about the company/office where you’re applying, see if you can talk to others who have the same job that you are applying for. The more research you do, the more you will shine in the interview.

Tailor your cover letter

If you can, try and make a resume that is specific to the job you’re applying for. For example, if you’re going for a construction job, highlight your construction experience and don’t put so much detail about your office experience. If you can’t tailor your resume (not enough experience to pick and choose) at least make sure your cover letter is specific to the job, and talks about why you would be the best candidate for that particular job.

Looks count

I am amazed by how many people have shown up to job interviews in jogging pants, track suits, ball caps, t-shirts, or other casual clothes. When you go to a job interview, make sure you dress as nicely as you can. That means no t-shirts, no sneakers, no stains/rips, and definitely no cleavage.

Have confidence

Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw community members, have more confidence! So many of you have all the training and experience you need, but when you come into an interview with a quiet voice, very short answers to questions, or if you don’t show up because you’re worried you’ll do badly, you sell yourself short. Good luck! ~ By Jessie Hemphill Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations Yo! News - 06/20/11 Page 17


J o b P o s t i ng s

Job: Petroleum Delivery Driver

Company Name : Chevron Canada Ltd Date Posted : 6/16/11 Full/Part-Time : Part-time Location : Port Hardy Salary : DOE Details : Full time truck driver for local petroleum deliveries. Class 1 or 3 license and a clean drivers abstract required. Position starts immediately. Apply to Jeff Houle, Commission Agent, Chevron Canada Ltd. Contact : Apply with resume in person at 6740 Bear Cove Rd or Fax: 250-949-6381 or email: jdwork@xplornet.com

Job Title : RCA / HSW

Company Name : We Care Health Services Date Posted : 6/14/11 Full/Part-Time : Casual Location : Port Hardy Salary : $14.25/ hr Details : We Care Comox Valley provides care to individuals in their home or in the community. Home Health Care is a ever changing field and being able to provide for people’s needs are what we do best. We are a growing company and want to add some more wonderful people to our staff. We are currently looking for staff with flexibility in their availability and a vehicle to travel in the community. Contact : Fax resume to 250-334-8571 toll free 1-888-334-8571 or Email: shelley_trimblett@ wecare.ca

Job Title : Delivery Driver

Company Name : Road Ranger Freight Date Posted : 6/14/11 Full/Part-Time : Part-time Location : Port Hardy Salary : $3/ waybill Details : This part-time, 4 - 5 hours per day, position is delivering freight in Port Hardy and surrounding area. Must have steel toed boots and a Class 5 Drivers License. May suit semi-retired person. Position starts immediately. Applicant must be capable of lifting, have a clean drivers abstract and able to drive a 3 tonne van. Preferences given to those that live or are willing to relocate to Port Hardy. Apply with resume, references and drivers abstract. Contact : Apply with Dorothy Morton by Phone: 250-830-7394 or Fax: 250-923-1247

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Company Name : Bear Cove Cottages Date Posted : 6/14/11 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Location : Port Hardy Salary : $10/ hr Details : Looking for a reliable chambermaid 30-40 hours a week. Must have transportation. Will train the right candidate. Contact : To apply, contact: 250-949-7939

Job: Construction Contractor

Company Name: Quatsino Museum and Archives Date Posted : 6/13/11 Full/Part-Time : Contract Location : Quatsino Salary : TBD Details : Accepting bids from contractors for construction of a new museum building. Bid is subject to grant funding. Bids must include all costs incl. transport of materials to site-with no additional expense. Apply ASAP. Spec sheet available on requestsee contact below. Deadline Sept 1 but apply ASAP-may award contract early depending on bids--prefer to start early for weather window. Contact : Dianne or Perrie McGhee Phone: 250-902-0735 Fax: 250-902-0833

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Company Name : Gold Band Shake and Shingle Date Posted : 6/13/11 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Location : Port Hardy Salary : $5/sq-$200/day guarantee Details : Cube & grade cedar blocks and shakes. Must be experienced, fit with a strong back. Requires steel toe safety boots. Start ASAP. Contact : To apply contact Scott - Phone: 250-902-1009 Fax: 250-949-2689

Job Title : Office Coordinator

Company Name : Stepping Stones Centre Date Posted : 6/10/11 Full/Part-Time : Part-time Location : Port Hardy Salary : $14-$17.50/HR Details : Be responsible for all aspects of running the office including bookkeeping, payroll, billing, filing, ordering, mail, Central Registry and receptionist duties. Successful candidate will also assist with special projects. Must demonstrate professional conduct, respect and an ability to work with a variety of people •Bookkeeping experience with Simply Accounting. Excellent communication and organizational skills Contact : E-mail niecds@telus.net

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Job Title : Barista

Company Name : Cafe Guido Date Posted : 6/10/11 Full/Part-Time : Part-time Location : Port Hardy Salary : DOE Details : Busy cafe accepting applications for barista. FoodSafe req’d. Strong customer service skills & upbeat attitude appreciated! Contact : E-mail resume to cafeguido@yahoo.com

Job Title : Delivery Driver

Company Name : Busy B’s Distributing Ltd. Date Posted : 6/10/11 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Location : Port Hardy Salary : $10/HR Details : Deliver orders on the North Island. Some shipping and receiving & inventory counting. Must have clean Driver’s abstract. Must be reliable, responsible with great customer service skills; work well alone or with others. Require Class 5 DL & steel toe boots. Start asap. Contact : Apply in person with resume 5715 Hardy Bay Road, Port Hardy BC Attn Lynea Borg

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Labourer x 4

Company Name : Community Fisheries Development Date Posted : 6/10/11 Full/Part-Time : Seasonal Location : Port Hardy Salary : $468.00 Details : JCP Project Bear Cove Harbour File #010906238.26 wk. This is a work experience with a living allowance only: Applicants must be either currently on EI or have been on EI in the last 3 years & other specific guidelines apply. Job entails dock construction experience & skills enhancement. Must be willing and able to do heavy lifting, use power and hand tools, and work in all weather. Job is from June 27-Dec 24 / 4 days per week. Apply by June 21. Contact : Phone Bob Grant on: 250-9541534 or Email: bgrant@island.net

Job: 2nd Loader/Landing Man

Company Name : Olympic Forest Products Date Posted : 6/8/11 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Location : Port Hardy Salary : Union Rate Details : Bucking, stamping & duties required as 2nd Loader and Landing Man/DLS Bundler Bucker. This is shift work in a Vancouver Island logging camp. Must have hard hat, steel toe safety boots & raingear. Contact : Please send Patrick Davidson your resume by Fax to 604-681-8906

Job Title : Housekeeping

Company Name : North Shore Inn Date Posted : 6/8/11 Full/Part-Time : Part-time Location : Port Hardy Salary : DOE Details : PT to FT position. General housekeeping; cleaning rooms and hallways in a hotel setting including vacuuming and laundry duties. Willing to train. Start ASAP. Apply in person. Contact : Please bring your resume and see Sun at 7370 Market Street Port Hardy

Job Title : Auto Detailer

Company Name : E J Klassen Motorcade Date Posted : 6/8/11 Full/Part-Time : Part-time Location : Port Hardy Salary : DOE Details : A great part time position washing and detailing vehicles one day per week which could be Saturday or Monday. Will train. Must have DL. Apply in person. Contact : Bring resume with Attn: Cory or Brent at 9045 Granville St. Port Hardy.

Job: Campground Host/Hostess

Company Name : Quatse River Campground Date Posted : 6/10/11 Full/Part-Time : Seasonal Location : Port Hardy Salary : $11/HR Details : Summer student position June 27th - August 26th 2011 40hrs/week. Will need computer skills in (Excel, Word, Outlook).Knowledge of North Island geographic attractions, use of gas powered yard equipment &janitorial duties Contact : Please apply in person at Quatse River Campground 8400 Byng Road Pt Hardy Attention Ray or Dianne Volk

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Regular EVENTS Monday

Arlene Clair (LPN) In-office 1pm Free Elders’ Exercise Class @ Elders’ Centre


11am - 2pm Ripple Effect Program @ Youth Cntr. (age 18+) 2pm Diabetes Prevention Exercise Class @ F.C. Fitness Bingo



10am Council Mtng.

11am Free Elders’ Swim

1-4pm Tanya Petryk (Nurse Practitioner) In-office

11am - 2pm Ripple Effect Program @ Youth Cntr. (age 18+)

3pm Age 7-12 Movie Night @ Youth Cntr. 5pm Age 13+ Movie Night @ Youth Cntr. 7pm Aquafit @ PH Pool Bingo

1pm Free Elders’ Exercise Class @ Elders’ Centre


11am Free Swim @ PH Pool 1:30-4pm Youth Support Group @ Youth Cntr. (age 13+) Bingo

2pm Diabetes Prevention Exercise Class @ F.C. Fitness

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 (laura_burns@telus.net) for details. June 23: Bowling Ages 7+ 3:30-4:30pm | June 28: Swimming Ages 7+ 3:15-4:15pm

ELDERS: June 29: Mandatory Elders’ Trip Meeting at noon | June 30 Catering dinner for High School Year End Celebration, start at 9am

OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS & DEADLINES: June 21: National Aboriginal Day (offices closed)| June 22: Treaty TAC Meeting | June 23: Education Celebration @ Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw School 10am-3pm | June 23: Foot Care 8:30am-4:30pm | June 24: Last day of school for Gwa’sala’Nakwaxda’xw School | June 25: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to help put up new playground equipment at the Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw School | June 27: Nominations for Band Council 6pm-9pm @ Adult Education Centre | June 27: Last day to apply for Junior Guardian Watchmen position | June 30: High School Year End Celebration, 4pm @ Wakas Hall | July 1: Canada Day (office closed) | July 1617: Filomi Days

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Yo! News - June 20/11  

Another issue of the biweekly newsletter that goes out to all houses on the Tsulquate Reserve, home of the Gwa'sala-'Nakwaxda'xw Nations.

Yo! News - June 20/11  

Another issue of the biweekly newsletter that goes out to all houses on the Tsulquate Reserve, home of the Gwa'sala-'Nakwaxda'xw Nations.

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