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Trust meeting

reminder September 29th


is the date for the Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Trust meeting, from 1-5 p.m. at the Wa’kas Hall. See pages 10-12 for the agenda, voting process, and description of the proposal to use Trust funds to help build a house for Marion Wamiss.


SEPT 7 2011

FROM the band manager

4 Elders’ Update 5-6

misc. notices


birthday wishes


letter to parents of nurs. children


social development form

10 trust meeting agenda 11 trust meeting voting process 12 trust fund proposal 13

student school support form

14 gn school important dates 15

johnson family potlatch notice

16 george family hitlugwila notice 17

sasamans job posting


local job postings


40 assets for teens

July 7 2011 Trust Committee meeting



public works update


mark your calendar


WATER RESULTS: The chlorine reading this week at the Band School is 0.07.

Very Special Happy “21st”

ROADS: Knopp Construction will be grading our roads in the very near future.

Rayman Walkus Who celebrated on

EMERGENCY PLAN UPDATE: The emergency committee is getting ready to take a two day course called EOC Essentials. This course will be at North Island College on Sept. 14 & 15th. It will give the committee members an understanding on how an emergency operations centre will work in the event of a disaster. The committee members will need to have this course as a prerequisite for more training in operations/planning/logistics and finance, which are parts within our emergency plan.

Birthday Wishes TO:

Mon. Sept. 5/11

Your Family Loves You Very Much!! From ~ Mom Lano, Siblings: Tanya (James), Lil Ed, Kortney (Jere), George, Caroline. Also fr. ur nephs & nieces (Missing you Gil. In our hearts ev’ryday) Take great care son. Fr. Mom

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Yo! News is prepared by Jessie Hemphill, Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Executive Assistant and Communications Officer. 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

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

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

Norman Charlie David Charlie

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 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 FINANCE CLERK: I’d like to welcome Janine Sheard to our team until Lucy gets back from her leave. Janine been hired to replace Lucy as our Finance Clerk. Welcome to our team!! To Lucy… I sincerely hope your trip goes well and look forward to your return. TRUST: I heard some disturbing news going around the reserve recently. I was told that the reason that I don’t have anything to do the Trust anymore was that I was asking for more money to add to my job as band manager. Nothing could be further from the truth. I received a letter from the Trust thanking me for my efforts and that my services were no longer required. I never have nor was I asking for more money from the Trust. There was a suggestion that because I was employed as a band manger perhaps the Trust should consider reimbursing the band for services rendered because it was taking up to 30% of my time. That does not mean extra pay, just that the band should be compensated for the work done for the Trust. The pay was to remain the same. We have purchased a Float camp recently and we have our first contract for some tree planters. We hope to have structures in place soon to accommodate band members and elders to attend the site as soon as we bring the camp up to a better standard. DRIVE SLOW: The kids are all going back to school now and I want to remind people driving cars to slow down to 25 km on the reserve and pay extra attention to the young ones on the road. FISHERIES & WATCHMEN: We will be winding down our fisheries and Guardian Watchmen Program soon and I sincerely hope that you can attend our season’s debriefing and presentation at year end to hear what the programs have accomplished and the direction we are trying to head in for the future. GARBAGE: The Fall clean up is coming up soon. Regarding debris on the side of the road- please contact Bob.. don’t just put it out on road. Les Taylor Band Manager Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations Yo! News - 07/09/11 Page 3

Elders’ Update Hello everyone! Well, looks like we're back to routine of Sept. 21st~ Elder's monthly lunch meet getting the kids and grandkids ready @ 12pm Elder's Centre, guest speakers and off to school already eh! Hope you will be there as well :) all had a wonderful summer. Here is a bit of what September activities look Sept. 28th~ Catering job for the Trust Committee. Start time is 9am as well.

like for you G&N Elders:

Mondays: Exercise class @ 1pm Elder's I will also be away Friday, September Centre with Sharon Whitehead (?) Be- 9th. ginning Sept. 12 There will hopefully be a second exerTuesdays: Swimming @ Port Hardy Pool cise class a week. Day & time to be de@ 11am-12pm Feel free to bring a friend termined. Look out for the next schedule or family member with you :)

in the next Newsletter.

Wednesdays: Coffee/Tea time 11am-? There you have it folks. Hope to see all and Home Visits in afternoon.

the Elders participate in the fun activities I have planned for the next month.

Thursdays: Swimming @ Port Hardy Pool @ 11am-12pm

Have a great day!

Sept.13th~ catering for the Economic


Development meeting for lunch. We will

Silena George

begin cooking and preparing food @ 9am


in Elder's Centre kitchen.

Coordinator Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations Yo! News - 07/09/11 Page 4


School Yearbooks

Study Hall

Are Here! with Charles Willie Precious Memories For Only $10

Available at the Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw School office

Mother’s cross R.I.P. Edith Helen Walkus

will resume on Sunday, September 11

at Eke Me Xi from 6 - 8 p.m. normal days are Sundays to Thursdays from 6 - 8 p.m.


Smokehouse On Sept. 5th Vivian & Janet Paul’s smokehouse burned down. Here is what a couple of you had to say on the Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Facebook page: “Knowing how important fish is in our lives and also how hard Vivian and Janet both worked on their fish, Bob and I will donate six of our frozen fish to them, once someone builds them a smokehouse. No, this is not a challenge to anyone else, it’s just a contribution. If anyone else can, that would be great, I know that six fish is not much, but who knows? If a few people donate one, two, three fish, it just might add up. We both totally admire them for their commitment and dedication to fish preservation.” - Cathy Swain

“Thank you Ernie, Leroy, Andrew and William for helping with the cross and to Peggy and Ashley for helping cook, Tommy and Simon for the burning ceremony, and Irene for hosting us. Thank you Hazel for helping with the food and flowers. And Janet for your support and guidence. Without all of you it wouldn’t have been the success it was. And to my Brother Sam and my partner Michael for paying for the cross to be made.”

- From Florence Walkus The Greyhound bus departure time from Port Hardy has been changed to

9:15 a.m.

“just to let it out there. if anyone able to help out vivian clean up the fire area from his smoke house/shed. i saw him cleaning up. would be nice to help clean it up faster for them .” - Anonymous

found pot

I have a large blue canner (pot) that I washed out. It was left at the hall after the funeral service for Gordon Clayton. Contact me if you’d forgotten your pot at the hall (best way to ensure the right person gets the pot is to tell me what kind of soup was in it).

- Cathy Swain

World Suicide Finance Update Prevention Day Sept. 10th

Goodbye Lucy, Hello Janine! “As many of you know, I have been working as Margaret’s Assistant in the Finance Office for the past five years in between travelling and going to school. I will be leaving again on September 10th, this time to travel to South Africa. I will be back March 1st, 2012, in time for the fiscal yearend and the audit. Janine Sheard will be working half-time at the office, helping Margaret with many of the Finance Office duties while I’m away. It has been a pleasure working with everyone in the office and community. I wish everyone Happy Thanksgiving, Halloween, Christmas, New Years and Valentine’s Day :)”

- Lucy Hemphill Finance Office Assistant We are providing kites so that people can write the name of the person they are remembering and other special additions and fly them at noon! Kite flying at 12 NOON Sept. 10th, 2011

“Hi this is Janine and I am excited to start as the new Finance Clerk at the Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw band and working in the community and gaining experiance from all the wonderful workers here :)”

Port Hardy

- Janine Sheard Finance Clerk

Family Place Partnership Project 250-902-6061 Fort Rupert - Kwakiutl Heath Clinic 250-949-6625 From Cathie Wilson Crisis Line Coordinator Crisis Line: (PH) 250-949-6033 Office Phone: 250-949-8333 Website: www.nicccs.org

Traditional Foods

Conference The conference will take place on:

Hockey season September 29th & 30th “Rep tryouts in Port McNeill all week! We have kids trying out in each age group. Come out and support our children, I’m sure each of them would love to see our community behind them in their triumphs. I also have house hockey forms. If anyone needs any, contact me at (250) 230-4445 (call or text) :D”

- Crystal Walkus

The Campbell River Indian Band and Cape Mudge are hosting a conference on traditional foods. If you are interested in attending please go online to register (www. indigenousfoodsvi.ca) by September 10th. For more inabout the conference please contact Lavern at the Laichwiltach Health Centre, (250) 286-9766.



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“I would like to wish my daughter Shania a happy 12th Birthday on September 16th... Lotsa love from dad and the siblings.” - from Darcy Walkus “I would like to wish princess Ariana a HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY (Sept. 7 th) also Alvin and my Aunty Linda for the same day. :-) I would like to send a birthday wish to my other princess Hannah, HAPPY 5TH BIRTHDAY (Sept. 22nd) I hope my princesses have the most wonderful birthdays. :)” - from Missy henderson

“Happy Birthday to my big bro John Wallace Sr (Sept.16) from Sis Tiff, David & family:) Happy Birthday to my handsome husband David Charlie Sr (Sept.22). Lotsa love from your wifey, & allllllllllll your kids & grandbabies:) You are simply thee best!” -From Tiffany Wallace-Charlie “I would like to wish all the September babies a HBD :) G.Son Victor Henry Robert Walkus(1), Maggie & Tom Rufus(3), Tamara & Silas Walkus(5), Alvin Walkus & Linda Paul Henderson(7), Logan Rufus(10), Randy Walkus(15), Odessa Hall(16), G.daughter Louisa Walkus-Geisbrecht & David Charlie(22), Tamara Powell(27), Eileen Rufus(29)” - From Lorna Henderson

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Gwaʼsala-ʼNakwaxdaʼxw School 250 949-7743

Dear Parents of Nursery children: School begins for Nursery children on September 12th or 14th. Classes run Monday to Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m. If there are too many students for one afternoon class, the children will be divided into a morning and afternoon class. This will be done on a Þrst come, Þrst choice basis.

Please note: All children must be fully toilet trained before they can attend class. They must be completely out of diapers or pull-ups. The children will need a pair of runners for classroom and gym use. These are to be kept at school so be sure to mark your childʼs name on them. It is helpful to have an extra set of old clothes which are kept at school in case they are needed. It is important that the childrenʼs names are on all of their belongings and also on their bag. The children are invited to bring one fruit to put in our sharing basket. This fruit will be cut up and shared at snack time. Beverages are provided. If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at the school. Maria Bocskei

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Declaration Cut-Off Dates:

September 23 (for October 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 - 07/09/11 Page 9

AGENDA Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw Trust Committee All Band Meeting on September 29, 2011


September 29, 2011 at the Wakas Hall, Tsulquate Reserve 1:00 – 5:00 pm

REGISTRATION, REPORTING & DISCUSSION Registration 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Meeting will start when 25% of eligible voting

Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Band Members arrive

2:00 – 2:15 Annual Report

including 2010 financial statements

2:15 – 3:00

Investment Strategy & December Disbursement

3:00 – 3:15 Discuss plans for Community Building

VOTING ON MARION WAMISS’ HOUSE 3:15 – 3:20 Overview of Voting Process Present item (Marion Wamiss’ house) 3:20 – 4:00 to be put to vote, then question & answer period 4:00 – 4:30 Vote 4:00 Door Prize Draw & Refreshments Start 4:30 – 5:00 Count Vote 5:00 Announce Results & Adjourn Meeting For more information about the Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw Trust please call Robert Walkus, Trust Chair at (250) 230-2155 or visit www.gwanak.info/for-members/gn-trust Posted on August 30, 2011

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VOTING PROCESS Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw Trust Committee All Band Meeting on September 29, 2011

BEFORE THE MEETING: 1. Check the Band Membership List (posted at the Band Office) to see if you are registered to vote. Contact Sandra Charlie, Membership Clerk, at (250) 949-8131 with questions about band membership. WHEN YOU ARRIVE: 1. Go to the registration desk and sign-in with your ID (If you don’t have ID, there will be people at the Registration Desk to vouch for your identity) 2. You will receive a numbered orange card which represents your vote 3. Once 25% of voting Band Members arrive (and this is doublechecked) the Electoral Officer will start the meeting DURING THE VOTE: 1. You will get a chance to hear about proposals and ask questions before the Electoral Officer calls the vote 2. Then you go back to the registration desk with your orange card 3. At the registration desk you will sign-in again and trade your orange card for your ballot 4. You will write or to vote yes or no for the proposal in a secret ballot (any other marks besides or will void your ballot) AFTER YOU VOTE: 1. You will bring your ballot back to the Electoral Officer, who will count all the votes with the help of 5 Trustees 2. The Electoral Officer will do a second count for accuracy 3. If 50% plus 1 of the votes are in favour, the proposal is approved. If 50% or less votes are in favour, the proposal is rejected 4. The Electoral Officer will write a report to the Trust Committee with the result 5. The Trust Committee will report the result to the community For more information about the Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw Trust please call Robert Walkus, Trust Chair at (250) 230-2155 or visit www.gwanak.info/for-members/gn-trust Posted on August 30, 2011

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MARION WAMISS’ HOUSE Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw Trust Committee All Band Meeting on September 29, 2011


To build a new home for Marion Wamiss

WHO does it benefit?

Elder Marion Wamis

WHAT does it cover?

Trust fund request to top up government funding of only $35,000 to build Marion a nice home to live in.

$35,000 to be funded through government housing subsidy, $68,000 to be funded by your Trust dollars

CAST YOUR YES OR NO VOTE ON SEPTEMBER 29, 2011 AT THE WAKAS HALL FROM 1-5 P.M. For more information about the Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw Trust please call Robert Walkus, Trust Chair at (250) 230-2155 or visit www.gwanak.info/for-members/gn-trust Posted on August 30, 2011 Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations Yo! News - 07/09/11 Page 12

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GwaÕsala-ÕNakwaxdaÕxw School Phone 250 949 7743 Fax 250 949 7422 Strong Together In All We Do!

Here are the dates and times students begin school...please mark your calendar!! School starts on Tuesday, September 6th at 9:00 am for students in Grades 1 to 7 only. Students will be dismissed at 10:30 am. Students in Kindergarten will start school on Monday, September 12th. They will begin the year with a half-day schedule (9:00-12:00) and start a full day on Monday, September 19th. The four year old children in Nursery will start school on Monday, September 12th. Nursery classes will be held in the afternoons (1:00-3:00) from Monday to Thursday. ALL NURSERY KIDS MUST REGISTER IN PERSON. THEY NEED BIRTH CERTIFICATE, CARE CARD AND STATUS NUMBER. *All students need to bring a pair of indoor shoes to keep at the school!! *A back pack will be provided for each student. Thank you from the staff!

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George family


N o v e m b e r 5 2 011 3:00pm at THE FORt Rupert big house We would like to invite everyone to come and witness the naming of four of my mothers grandchildren, for more information you could check out the facebook event, I posted it on the Gwasala Nakwaxdaxw facebook page. - From Walter Brown

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_________________________________________________________________________________ Mailing Address: PO Box 221 | Campbell River, BC | V9W 5B1

Job Posting Position: Initiatives Coordinator Expected start date: Oct (annual contract basis) Hour of work: up to 30 hrs per week with flexibility Salary: Commensurate with experience Deadline extended to: Sept 19th, 2011 Interview date: Sept 22nd, 2011

______________________________________________________________________ Sasamans Society is seeking a dynamic individual to join our team in a part-time contract capacity. The successful candidate must enjoy challenges and have an outgoing and professional personality and requires a high level of flexibility. The main function of this position will be to collect and analyze information from current aged out youth and previous adults of children in care and issues affecting First Nations and urban Aboriginal agencies spanning from Comox to Kingcome Inlet. Individual must be very flexible with travel. Preference will be given to someone of Aboriginal ancestry. This position is based out of Campbell River. Knowledge and Experience:  University degree with emphasis in community research and/or equivalent combination of experience and education  Experience in facilitating focus groups for the purpose of documenting information is essential  Demonstrated experience in conducting individual interview with a variety of age groups  Excellent communications skills in both writing and verbal.  Demonstrated experience working with Aboriginal agencies and First Nations communities Please send your cover letter and resume attention Pauline Janyst, edsasamans@shaw.ca or P.O. Box 221, Campbell River, B.C. V9W 5B1 Only those shortlisted will be contacted. If you require further information about the society, please email or call Pauline.

________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Street Address: 680 Head Start Crescent | Campbell River, BC | V9H 1P9 | Phone: 250.914.2212 | Fax: 250.914.2215

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Job Title : Bartender

J o b P o s t i ng s

Company Name : Quarterdeck Pub Date Posted : 9/2/11 Full/Part-Time : Part-time Location : Port Hardy Salary : DOE Details : Part time weekend evening Bartender required immediately, must have serving it right certification. Contact : Drop off resume at the Quarterdeck Pub or E-mail info@quarterdeckresort.net

Job Title :

Prep Cooks

Company Name : Agency Posting Date Posted : 9/1/11 Full/Part-Time : Part-time Location : Port Hardy Salary : DOE Details : Restaurant is looking experienced qualified employees who have prior experience and Foodsafe. Duties will include food prep, cleaning, cooking and sanitizing. Contact : Drop resume off at NIEFS , 129 8950 Granville Street or fax 250-949-5797 or e-mail phinfo@niefs.net

Job title: Employment Readiness Co-ordinator Instructor

Company Name : Kwakiutl Band Council Date Posted : 9/2/11 Full/Part-Time : Contract Location : Port Hardy Salary : TBN Details : 4 month temp position to provide instruction/ support in Adult Basic Education & MS Office courses to prepare adults for employment. Must be flexible, have DL (prefer class 4) Experience or degree in Human Services or Education is an asset. Deadline for applications is Aug 16 at 4 pm. For more information, contact NIEFS Port Hardy by email: phinfo@niefs.net Contact : Lavina Hunt: Fax 949-6066 email social-dev@kwakiutl.bc.ca or 99 Tsakis Way, Fort Rupert, BC

Job Title : Cook

Company Name : RSD Road Building Ltd Date Posted : 8/31/11 Full/Part-Time : Seasonal Location : Port Hardy Details : Experienced camp cook for barge camp on a 14/7 shift. Small crew (6-10 people). Boat or fly in to camp at Mereworth Sound from Port Hardy. Contact : Send resumes and references via email: rbe@telus.net

Job Title : Cleaner Sanitizer

Company Name : Keltic Seafoods Ltd Date Posted : 8/31/11 Full/Part-Time : Contract Location : Port Hardy Salary : TBD Details : Looking for experienced cleaners to work with a dynamic sanitizing group over the next 4 to 6 weeks. Experience working in a fish or food processing facility is preferred. Meticulous and physically demanding work. Contact : Please send resume by email: gord@kelticseafoods.com or Fax:250-949-8825

Job Title : Lot Attendant

Company Name : E J Klassen Motorcade Date Posted : 8/30/11 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Location : Port Hardy Salary : DOE Details : Duties: wash, vacuum, shampoo, steam clean interior of vehicles, polish exterior, pickup & deliver parts, and shuttle service for clients. General lot duties includes vehicle lockup/waste disposal. Prefer clean DL. Must be willing to work in all weather. Contact : Apply in person with resume and ask for Ernie or Cory Klassen at 9445 Granville St. Port Hardy

Job Title :

Forklift Driver

Company Name : Keltic Seafoods Ltd Date Posted : 8/29/11 Full/Part-Time : Seasonal Location : Port Hardy Salary : TBD Details : Looking for an experienced ticketed forklift driver for general process duties which includes tote moving. Contact : Send resume to gord@kelticseafoods.com or Fax: 250-949-8825

Job Title : Campground Host

Company Name : Port Hardy RV Resort Ltd Date Posted : 8/29/11 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Location : Port Hardy Salary : TBD Details : Campground host needed whose duties include reservations, reception, and fee collections. Year round accommodations provided. Ideal for retired or semi-retired couple with no pets. Contact : Send resumes to P. H. RV Resort Box 1230 Port Hardy V0N 2P0, porthardyrvresort@gmail.com F:250-949-8118

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Job Title : Sawyer/ Trimmer

Company Name : Gold Band Shake & Shingle Date Posted : 8/26/11 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Location : Port Hardy Salary : $18.75/ hr plus Details : Must be experienced sawyer/ trimmer and have CSA safety boots. Bonus of $7-$12 per square above minimum production level. Contact : Scott Sparling: Fax: 250-9492689 Phone 250-949-2688 or cell 250-902-1009

Job Title : Chambermaid

Company Name : Providence Place Inn Date Posted : 8/26/11 Full/Part-Time : Part-time Location : Port Hardy Salary : $9/ hr Details : A housekeeper is needed. Must be energenic and reliable. Willing to train the right person Contact : Contact Julie by phone 250.949.0314 or drop off resume in person to 7050 Rupert Street, Port Hardy

Job Title : Hatchery Technician

Company Name : NVISEA Quatse River Hatchery Date Posted : 8/26/11 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Location : Port Hardy Salary : DOE Details : Hatchery Technician needed whose duties include fish husbandry, crew supervision, fish transport and releases, data recording, general maintenance and public tours. Additional Info : Assets include swift water rescue, first aid, adult and juvenile species identification and computer skills. Contact : Ken Fuller, Manager, NVISEA PO Box 1409 Port Hardy V0N 2P0 250-949-9022 email nvisea@island.net

Job Title : Inside Sales Rep

Company Name : Monk Office Date Posted : 8/22/11 Full/Part-Time : Part-time Location : Port Hardy Salary : $9.50/ hr Details : This position is for 15 Hr/week. Duties include inside sales, cash, bank deposit, computer skills. Must be able to work independently, have knowledge of technology & computer skills; be reliable and responsible. Contact : Apply in person with resume to Angie the Store Manager by Sept 23 7160 Rupert Street, Port Hardy

Job: Construction Contractor

Company Name : Quatsino Museum & Archives Date Posted : 9/1/11 Full/Part-Time : Contract Location : Quatsino Details : Accepting bids from contractors for construction of a new museum building. Access to Quatsino is by water only. Barge service is available. Bids must include all costs incl. transport of materials to site-with no additional expense. Bid is subject to grant funding. Deadline for completed application package is Nov 1, 2011. Submit bids or questions to contact below. Contact : Dianne/Perrie McGhee Ph:250902-0735 Fax:250-902-0833,Box 100,Quatsino BC V0N 2V0 quatsino.museum@recn.ca

Job Title : Warehouse/ Driver

Company Name : Island Foods Ltd Date Posted : 9/6/11 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Location : Port McNeill Salary : TBN Details : Must have a valid class 5 driver’s licence. Contact : Email resume to sandy@islandfoods.bc.ca Fax 250-956-3288 Phone 250-956-3328 Pat or Barry

Job Title : Cleaning Person

Company Name : Pacific Coastal Airlines Date Posted : 8/22/11 Full/Part-Time : Part-time Location : Port Hardy Salary : $11.94/hr Details : Pacific Coastal Airlines is seeking a part-time cleaning person. Must be able to work weekends and on call. Duties include making beds, laundry and other general cleaning duties as assigned. Contact : Please send resume by Sept. 15th gord@pacificcoastal.com

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ALL POSTINGS FROM www.niefs.net North Island Employment Foundations Society

40 Developmental Assets® for Adolescents (ages 12-18) Search Institute® has identified the following building blocks of healthy development—known as Developmental Assets®—that help young people grow up healthy, caring, and responsible.

External Assets


1. Family support—Family life provides high levels of love and support. 2. Positive family communication—Young person and her or his parent(s) communicate positively, and young person is willing to seek advice and counsel from parents. 3. Other adult relationships—Young person receives support from three or more nonparent adults. 4. Caring neighborhood—Young person experiences caring neighbors. 5. Caring school climate—School provides a caring, encouraging environment. 6. Parent involvement in schooling—Parent(s) are actively involved in helping young person succeed in school.

Empowerment 7. Community values youth—Young person perceives that adults in the community value youth. 8. Youth as resources—Young people are given useful roles in the community. 9. Service to others—Young person serves in the community one hour or more per week. 10. Safety—Young person feels safe at home, school, and in the neighborhood. Boundaries & 11. Family boundaries—Family has clear rules and consequences and monitors the young person’s whereabouts. Expectations 12. School Boundaries—School provides clear rules and consequences. 13. Neighborhood boundaries—Neighbors take responsibility for monitoring young people’s behavior. 14. Adult role models—Parent(s) and other adults model positive, responsible behavior. 15. Positive peer influence—Young person’s best friends model responsible behavior. 16. High expectations—Both parent(s) and teachers encourage the young person to do well. Constructive Use of Time

17. Creative activities—Young person spends three or more hours per week in lessons or practice in music, theater, or other arts. 18. Youth programs—Young person spends three or more hours per week in sports, clubs, or organizations at school and/or in the community. 19. Religious community—Young person spends one or more hours per week in activities in a religious institution. 20. Time at home—Young person is out with friends “with nothing special to do” two or fewer nights per week.

Commitment 21. Achievement Motivation—Young person is motivated to do well in school. to Learning 22. School Engagement—Young person is actively engaged in learning. 23. Homework—Young person reports doing at least one hour of homework every school day. 24. Bonding to school—Young person cares about her or his school. 25. Reading for Pleasure—Young person reads for pleasure three or more hours per week.

Internal Assets

Positive Values

26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31.

Caring—Young person places high value on helping other people. Equality and social justice—Young person places high value on promoting equality and reducing hunger and poverty. Integrity—Young person acts on convictions and stands up for her or his beliefs. Honesty—Young person “tells the truth even when it is not easy.” Responsibility—Young person accepts and takes personal responsibility. Restraint—Young person believes it is important not to be sexually active or to use alcohol or other drugs.

Social 32. Planning and decision making—Young person knows how to plan ahead and make choices. Competencies 33. Interpersonal Competence—Young person has empathy, sensitivity, and friendship skills. 34. Cultural Competence—Young person has knowledge of and comfort with people of different cultural/racial/ethnic backgrounds. 35. Resistance skills—Young person can resist negative peer pressure and dangerous situations. 36. Peaceful conflict resolution—Young person seeks to resolve conflict nonviolently. Positive Identity

37. 38. 39. 40.

Personal power—Young person feels he or she has control over “things that happen to me.” Self-esteem—Young person reports having a high self-esteem. Sense of purpose—Young person reports that “my life has a purpose.” Positive view of personal future—Young person is optimistic about her or his personal future.

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september 10: World Suicide Prevention Day. Write the name of someone you’d like to remember, on a kite which will be available at the Family Place starting at noon. september 11: Study hall with Charles Willie starts, Sun-Thurs, 6-8p.m. @ Eke Me-xi School September 12: First day of school for Kindergarten & Nursery students at Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw School. Kindgergarten goes from 9 a.m. - noon and Nursery is 1 p.m. - 3 p.m (Monday to Thursday only for Nursery) september 13: Economic Development Committee lunch meeting (and Elders’ Catering) SEptember 14-15: Emergency Planning Committee members in EOC Essentials course at North Island College September 19: Full-day kindergarten starts for Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw School. september 21: Elders’ monthly lunch meeting September 24: Johnson Family Potlatch in Fort Rupert SEptember 29: Trust Meeting 1-5 p.m. @ Wa’kas Hall september 29-30: Traditional Foods Conference in Campbell River


November 5: George Family Hitlugwila 3 p.m @ the Ft. Rupert Big House November 7-8: Community Clean-up

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