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Halloween Crafts, Costume Ideas, Cut Out Masks, Activities and More! Pages 13-29

NEWS

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OCT 24 2011

Vote for wakas hall colour

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misc. notices

8 Indoor soccer tournament sched

Vivian & Janet’s Our parents were told that their shed and their smoke house would be rebuilt within a week. It has been a while now since theirs burnt down. They are disappointed because the burnt rubbles still there.

We love our parents so much and wish community would do what they said they would do. We did our utmost best to help replace some of their lost items. Please find it in your hearts to help them; they still hurt today for their loss. Gilakasla; The Paul Girls.

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call for bids: wakas hall painting

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job postings

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halloween goodies

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mark your calendar

Service for roy jack Maggie Joe’s Son 7 p.m. tonight at the wakas hall

People walked off with salvagable items; the items still belonged to them, things that they paid for out of their own dollars. They are on pension and that isn’t enough to buy back what was taken or was lost in the fire. It is a shame how people are; especially towards elders’. It would be nice if their shed & smoke house be rebuilt soon. There are a few caring community members that offered them fish to replace what they lost. They don’t have any means to work on the fish because they don’t have their buildings. That is all our family would like is respect to our parents. They just recently moved back home. Their care and well being is a great concern to us; our father had hurt himself already trying to clean up by himself.

training program notice

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Smokehouse To Community Members:

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donations appreciated

Very Special Happy

Birthday Wishes TO:

Caroline J.A. Walkus Who celebrates on

Tues. Nov. 1/11 Your Family Loves You Very Much!!

From ~ Mom Lano, Siblings: Tanya (James), Lil Ed, Kortney (Jere), Rayman, and George. 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


Vote for your favourite colour

for the wakas hall repainting! The next two pages show SIX colour choices for the Wakas Hall repainting project. Several designs have been submitted (Thanks to Walter Brown for providing the Thunderbird design used in these examples) and if you have one you’d like to submit, please get it in to the Eke Me-xi school ASAP. The designs will be painted in the middle of the white circles, but we need to pick colours for the top and bottom parts. Please vote on which colour is your favourite by entering the vote at the Band Office front desk, or online on the Gwasala Nakwaxdaxw and Eke Me Xi Facebook pages. On November 14th at 4 p.m. voting will end. Four people will win a $10 Overwaitea gift card for voting, and the winner will be announced shortly afterwards. If you have any questions contact Jamaine Campbell at the Eke Me-xi School, 9498332. Happy voting!

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elders’ update

Me-xi students. Cooking will begin at 10 a.m.

Hello G&N Elders!

The Elders have been asked to cater for the

Please feel free to join in.

Sacred Wolf meeting they will be having FriHere is what we have in store for the next

day Nov. 4th. Cooking will begin at 9 a.m.

couple weeks.

This is for about 20-30 people. Your help is greatly appreciated and welcomed :)

Tomorrow (Tuesday the 25th) is the clam digging trip with Dorey Brotchie & the stu- I had gone around with Matt, the new Comdents from Eke Me-xi. We are to leave by 12 munity Health Nurse, to a few home visits with noon so if you would like a ride, please be @

elders to see how they are doing and what type

the Elders Centre by 11:30am Bag lunches will

of help they need (medical~wise). We made

be provided. Please keep in mind we will re- great progress and we will be going around turn around 9:30 @ night.

to see more of you once he returns. He will be working out of the Health & Family Services

Just an FYI there will be a Housing Commit- twice a week. tee meeting here at your Elders Centre starting at 6pm Wednesday Oct. 26. It is open to Please feel free to come in and see me for what the community if you have questions or con-

ever reason you wish to :)

cerns on that matter, please feel free to come on down.

My door is always open and we can easily put on some coffee or tea to chit chat. Or feel free

Thursday, Oct. 27, is the Elders Halloween Party starting at 12 noon. There will be food,

to call me as well at 949-7406 :)

games & prizes. Please come on down and have some fun. There will also be costumes you can

Have a great

take home after the party is done so you can

week everyone.

dress up for Halloween as well :)

- Silena George

Nov. 2 will be the next hot lunch with the Eke Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations Yo! News -24/10/11 Page 6


Hydro Bills I need a copy of your hydro bills with the stub attached, please bring them in as soon as you recieve them!

-Pat Dawson-Hunt

Christmas Forms Santa is checking his list twice, and he needs help from

parents! Christmas Forms are at Health and Family Services Front Desk, Please fill them out as soon as you can. Thank you!

- Eleanor Wilson

George HiŁUGᵂila Is currently on hold until further notice. Diabetes Prog. Update

Diabetes clients we will be having a get-together on Thursday October 27 at 11 a.m. Please call and leave a message for Andrea or Arlene at 250-949-8131 if you are attending. I will be away on Tuesday, October 25 and Wednesday, October 26 and Arlene will be back on Thursday October 27. Thank you and hope to see you there!

- Andrea Walkus-Andrews

Staff Holidays Grace Smith will be away on holidays from October 31 to November 10.

Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw School

Soccer tournament

The school is looking for volunteers for the soccer tournament on November 2, 3 and 4. We need help in the kitchen, bannock makers, referees and anybody who is willing to do any other jobs. Please contact Reed at the school if you are interested.

- Reed Allen

Quonset hut cleanup Saturday Nov. 5th 10:00am Volunteers Needed Calling all • CARPENTERS • HOCKEY MOMS • HOCKEY DADS • ELDERS • TEENAGERS • CHILDREN • EVERYONE! We want to clean the Quonset Hut so Kids can play hockey in a safe dry place off of the road. We’ll have snacks and coffee. If everyone volunteers just a couple of hours each we can get everything done in one day!


You are invited to The GwaÕsala-ÔNakwaxdaÕxw School

Indoor Soccer Tournament 2011 Primary Division (Gr. 2 / 3)

Junior Division (Gr. 4 / 5)

Senior Division (Gr. 6 / 7)

Wednesday, November 2

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call for bids: Wakas Hall Painting

October 24th, 2011

The Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw Band and Eke Me-Xi School invites submissions for the painting of the interior of the Walkas Hall. The hall is approximately 8400 sq feet and will need to be primed. Following the primer coat 1 or 2 additional coats of paint will be need to be applied. All paint and painting equipment will be supplied.

Qualifications: • • •

2 years painting experience. Access to scaffolding. Professional work ethic

Sealed submissions, clearly marked Eke Me-Xi Hall Painting Project can be dropped off at the Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw band office to be placed in the Eke MeXi mail box. Submission Deadline: Monday, November 14th, 2011

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Declaration Cut-Off Dates:

October 21 (for November 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 - 24/10/11 Page 11


Local

J o b P o s t i ngs

Job Title : Seafood Processors

Company Name: Keltic Seafoods Date Posted : 10/19/11 Full/Part-Time : Seasonal Location : Port Hardy Details : 10-12 labourers needed for fish processing and general labour. Require steel toe gumboots. Other gear will be provided. Must be available on call for day or afternoon shifts. Work will be fairly steady for the next month. Contact : Please phone Vern Sharp at 250-949-0184

Job Title : Clerk Cashier

Company Name : Tru Hardware Date Posted : 10/19/11 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Location : Port Hardy Details : Customer Service; Operating computerized till; Day End Procedures; Taking customer orders. Duties would include all day to day procedures as required in a hardware store. Additional Info : Please apply in person with resume. Would prefer experience but would be willing to train the right person. Must be energetic outgoing and a team player. Contact : Apply in person to Terry or Vera Smyth, Tru Hardware Store, Port Hardy

Job Title : Retail Clerk

Company Name : Old Schoolhouse Store Date Posted : 10/18/11 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Location : Port Hardy Salary : DOE Details : Clerk, cashier, customer service, stock shelves, dust. Must be flexible able to work morning shift 6 am to 2 pm or 2 pm to 10 pm shift. Must have transportation to work. Contact : Apply in person: 4950 Beaver Harbour Store, Port Hardy

Job Title : Traffic Control Person

Company Name : Domcor Health & Safety Date Posted : 10/14/11 Full/Part-Time : Seasonal Location : Port Hardy Salary : $13/Hr Details : Looking for traffic control personnel in Port Hardy or the surrounding areas ASAP. Must have own transportation. Vehicle, first aid certification, and experience an asset. Contact : Email resumes to bonnielogan@domcor.ca or fax to 250-286-3197 ATTN Bonnie Logan

Job Title : Fitness Attendant

Company Name : First Choice Fitness Date Posted : 10/14/11 Full/Part-Time : Part-time Location : Port Hardy Salary : $9/Hr Details : Cashier, take messages,assist clients, some clean up. Must be responsible with money,have transportation to/from work, obtain criminal record check (free); be flexible,available for evenings & weekends Prefer related experience/interest Contact : April or Ruth - Phone: 250-949-6446 or in person 6885 Market St.(Robert Scott Gym) Pt.Hardy BC

Job Title : Drywaller/ Painter

Company Name : Agency Posting Date Posted : 10/12/11 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Location : Port Hardy Salary : DOE Details : Experienced reno/ construction person needed with at least 2 years experience in drywalling and painting. Must have steel toed boots, high vise vest and hard hat. You have to be willing to travel. Please quote job # 15179 when applying. Contact : Drop off resumes to NIEFS, 870C 13th Avenue; Fax: 250-286-3447; or E-mail: jobs@niefs.net

Job Title : Janitor

Company Name : Ana’s Hardy Clean Date Posted : 10/18/11 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Location : Port Hardy Salary : DOE Details : Must be able to lift 20 kg. perform all janitorial duties and provide criminal record check. Require steel toe boots and own transportation to work sites. Contact : Fax resume to 250-949-7620.

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

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halloween

treats: CRAFTS COSTUMES PUMPKINS AND MORE! From: http://www.marthastewart.com http://familyfun.go.com http://www.bluebonkers.com

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COSTUMES hULA gIRL

Acces s or ies How-To

Tools and Materials • • • • • • •

1. Cut ribbon to desired lengths for lei, headpiece, and bracelets. For lei, make about six evenly spaced crimps in ribbon, securing each with transparent tape so it will lie flat around neck.

2 rope-style mop heads 2-inch-wide cloth ribbon 1 pack gift bows 1 pair flip-flops 2 cereal boxes (1 small, 1 mini) 1 roll paper towels 1 box brass paper fasteners

Skirt How-To 1. Cut two rope-style mop heads down their center seams to create four panels; line up side by side. 2. Cut a piece of 2-inch-wide cloth ribbon the length of the panels, plus 12 inches on each side for tying.

2. Affix self-adhesive gift bows in assorted sizes and colors to each ribbon; loop ribbons and secure ends with double-sided tape. 3. Decorate flip-flops by affixing one large gift bow to the top of each strap.

3. Using a hot-glue gun, apply glue to the edges of the panels; fold ribbon in half over edges.

Superheroes

no-sew adult costumes

Try glueing rubber creepy-crawlies to your legs with eyelash glue... Or making a bird’s-nest hat out of spraypainted moss and feathers. You could also turn a pair of glasses into a bird mask... the possibilities are endless!

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PUMPKINS lollipop

holder

1. Cover every other rib of the pumpkin with lowtack masking tape, and then, using a flexible tape measure, make dots every 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 inches down the side of the pumpkin. Punch through dots, fill with pops.

Spider squash

Using this template, carve spiders into green squash (acorn, kabocha) for a spooktacular effect!

This template is for personal use only, not for commercial use.

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DECORATIONS clothespin bat 1. Draw bat-shape onto black construction paper andcut out 2. Paint clothespins black 3. Hot-glue onto blackpainted clothespins to create these easy bat clisp for anywhere in your home!

spider egg sac Tools and Materials

• 1 foam egg • White batting • 1 white stocking • Plastic spiders in various sizes • Hot glue gun • Pushpins or adhesive hooks

Pet Masks 1. Create a colour photocopy of your favorite photo of your dog or cat, enlarging it as needed. Or, for a more human touch, copy photos of friends and family members. 2. Cut out the face; mount it onto cardboard with spray adhesive. Cut around the face with a utility knife. 3. Paint a thin dowel in a color of your choice; when the paint dries, hot-glue the dowel to the back of the mask using a narrow strip of cardboard. 4. Make small slits in the mask to see through.

Spider Egg Sac How-To 1. To Make each egg sac, wrap a foam egg in white batting. Pull a white socking over the ball. 2. Position smaller plastic spiders inside, between batting and stocking; hotglue larger ones on the outside. 3. Hang from ceiling using pushpins or hooks.

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DRACULA MASK

CUT HERE

CUT HERE

Cut out the eye holes and glue a popsicle stick to the bottom of the mask.

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Still can‛t decide what to be this Halloween? Unscramble the words below to find 15 ghoulishly good costume ideas!

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BLACK CAT MASK

CUT HERE

CUT HERE

Cut out the eye holes and glue a popsicle stick to the bottom of the mask.

© FamilyFun www.familyfun.com

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cat-face jack o’lantern template

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MUMMY MASK

CUT HERE

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Cut out the eye holes and glue a popsicle stick to the bottom of the mask.

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The Witch's Brew

This kooky witch is cooking up something spooky. Help her complete this mysterious potion by finding 4 bones, 4 worms, 3 mushrooms, and 2 snails in the picture. Then have fun coloring it in!

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PRINCESS MASK

CUT HERE

CUT HERE

Cut out the eye holes and glue a popsicle stick to the bottom of the mask.

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FLASHLIGHT MASK GHOST

Cut out the black shape and cut out the white areas. Place over the front of your flashlight, fold back the tabs and tape them down as shown.

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SKELETON MASK

CUT HERE

CUT HERE

Cut out the eye holes and glue a popsicle stick to the bottom of the mask.

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SPOOKY PUMPKINS

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Enlarge or reduce as desired. Print faces and cut out.

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR OCTOBER

October 25: Elders’ clam digging trip with Eke Me-xi students October 26: Housing Committee Meeting, 6-8 p.m. October 27: Elders’ Halloween Bash 12 p.m. (no children) & Diabetes Client get-together at 11 a.m. October 31: Deadline to register: Shellfish Aquaculture Technician Training

NOVEMBER

POSTPONED : November 5 George Family Hitlugwila November 2: Elders hot lunch with Eke Me-xi students November 2-4: Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw School soccer tournament November 4: PHSS School Photo retakes NOVEMBER 5: Quonset Hut clean-up at 10 a.m. November 7: Emergency Planning Management Committee meeting 10 a.m. November 7-8: Community Clean-up November 11: Remembrance Day November 18: PHSS Pro-D Day November 21: PHSS Report Cards mailed home November 24: PHSS Parent-teacher interviews

DECEMBER

DECEMBEr 16: Last day before Christmas Holidays for Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Staff

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Yo! News - Oct. 24/11  

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

Yo! News - Oct. 24/11  

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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