Y O! NEWS
Nov 9 2011
3 public works & misc. updates 4-5
“Living the Good life” MONDAY, Nov. 14
• Informational Road Block at the Church Parking lot 4:00—6:00. • Education Workshop with Dr. Gabor Mate at the Port Hardy Civic Center. 7:00pm doors open with an 8:00pm start time.
TUESDAY, Nov. 15
• Educational Workshop for all Service Providers and Support Workers with Dr. Gabor Mate at the Port Hardy Civic Center. 9:00—3:00 • Family Fun Swim at the Pool 3:15-4:15 Bus pick up at 3:00 at the youth center. All children not accompanied by an adult must be 7 and older and have a signed permission slip.
6 trust update & art of sewing 7 disbursement application form 8-11 wakas hall repainting & clean up 12 diabetes program update 13
14-15 municipal election candidates 16-19 social development form & notices 20
21 remembrance day colouring 22 mark your calendar
municipal elections Every three years everyone in BC elects a mayor &
council (or Regional District Area Director, if they’re not part of a town/city) and a school trustee.
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 16
If you live on-reserve you can vote for a school trustee and area ‘C’ director. See pages 14-15 for candidate information. This election will be held on November 19 from 8am-8pm at the Eke Me-xi School.
THURSDAY, Nov. 17
If you live in town, you can vote for the mayor, school trustee, and six councillors. You can vote at the Municipal Hall (near the Civic Centre) or at the Ft. Rupert School. Here are the voting dates and times: Nov. 9 8am-8pm Nov. 17 9am-4pm Nov. 18 9am-4pm Nov. 19 8am-8pm To be eligible to vote you must be 18+ years old. You have to have lived in BC for 6 months before the vote, and in Port Hardy for at least 30 days before the vote.
• Family Pictures at Health and Family Services 2:00-5:30 • Family Movie Night at Health and Family Services 6:00-8:30 All children must be accompanied by and adult.
• Community Lunch and Information Health Fair 10:00-3:00 Guest speakers, special presentations and an opportunity for community members to share their thoughts about what “Living the Good Life” means.
Soccer Challenge! Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw School Staff challenge the parents to a friendly game of soccer at lunch on Thursday (Nov. 10)
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To vote, just go to one of the voting locations with two pieces of ID, they don’t have to be picture ID. One piece should have your address (a hydro or phone bill would work, as long as your name is on it) but if you don’t have anything with your address on it, you can sign papers instead that swear you are a resident. For more info go to www.porthardy.ca.
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 email@example.com. 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 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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: (250) 902-8392 David Charlie: (250) 949-9413
Staff Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Band Office Phone: (250) 949-8343 / Fax: (250) 949-7402 Les Taylor, Band Manager email@example.com / (250) 902-2307 Margaret Bernard, Finance firstname.lastname@example.org / (250) 902-2308 Conrad Browne, Economic Development email@example.com / (250) 902-2301 Pat Dawson-Hunt, Social Development firstname.lastname@example.org / (250) 902-2309 Colleen Hemphill, Treaty email@example.com / (250) 949-8424 Jessie Hemphill, Communications & Exec. Assistant firstname.lastname@example.org / Cell: (250) 902-8221 Lorna Henderson, Housing email@example.com / (250) 902-2304 Nicole McLelland, Natural Resources Manager firstname.lastname@example.org / (250) 974-8424 Fax: (888) 345-5063 Grace Smith, Education email@example.com / (250) 902-2320 Bob Swain, Public Works Cell: (250) 230-0087 Native Courtworker Office (250) 902-2223 Natasha Walkus, Treaty Resource Assistant firstname.lastname@example.org Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Elders Centre Silena George, Elders’ Coordinator (250) 949-7406 / email@example.com 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
Christmas Hampers Hamper Forms will be brought into the Gazette office
by the 25 of November and will be distributed to the homes on the December 17 between 9 am and 3 pm and you must be home to receive your hamper. To receive a hamper, call 949-8343 and leave your name at the front desk along with your childrens names and ages. In order to receive a gift your child must be under the age of 12, and you also have to be in need of a hamper. Thank you.
Public works BY update BOB
WATER RESULTS: The chlorine reading for this week at #207 is 0.51.
- Patricia Dawson-Hunt
WAKAS HALL: The Hall is in need of a new phone, anyone out there want to donate one?
Suicide Prevention workshop Suicide affects us all! Do you feel all alone? Does any-
BEAR AND COUGAR SIGHTINGS: If anyone sees any bears or cougars please notify the Conservation Officer at 250-949-2800. They would like to hear from the people who have actually seen the animal, and probably ask you some questions. They don’t want to hear about it from someone else.
body really care? Why is this happening to me? Real questions deserve real answers.
You are invited to a special presentation by Pastor Paul Archambault on “To Save a Life”, with guest speakers. Please join us at Wakas Hall on Thursday, November 17th, 2011 at 9:30, with lunch to follow. Part of the National Aboriginal Addictions Awareness Week activities.
potlatch notice I am having a potlatch on November 27 and would
greatly appreciate if you could help out with donations. I also need help from someone or a few people to help set up the Wakas Hall. It’s for my parents and my late husband, William S. George. You can get ahold of me at 949-2649. Thank you.
Patient travel I just want to mention on there about Patient Travel
and how important it is to bring back all the Doctor notes back. I was told if I didn’t get those back I won’t be able to do their next travel. That was right from the boss who looks after all Patient travels. And also to mention I’ll be off work on Nov.14th using my overtime. And again on Nov.18/21/22/23 I will be using the rest of my holidays for these days.
COMMUNITY CLEAN UP: Once again the large bins are here for Tsulquate community members to use for any large garbage that you may have. No cardboard is allowed in the bins, you can either burn it or fold it up and take it to the bin by the Municipality office near the swimming pool. TVs and appliances are also not allowed in the bins. I will take these away with the Band truck. EMERGENCY PLANNING: We are looking for people who interested in helping out in the Emergency Social Services part of our Emergency Plan and also in the Search and Rescue area. If interested please give me a call at 250-230-0087
garbage bins Please note that the garbage bins MUST be locked
after using, to prevent the bears, cougars or other wildlife from being attracted to the garbage. Please don’t send children out to dump garbage if they can’t close the bins afterwards.
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The conservation officer comes around randomly to see if we’re locking our bins. So far we are only locking them 10% of the time, and we could get fined for not locking them.
elders’ update Hello everyone!
A big thank you to Dorey for bringing us out on his boat to gather clams for the Elders. Also a big thank you to the
I hope you all remembered to turn your students of Eke Me-xi for coming along clocks back an hour on Sunday :)
and helping dig the clams for the Elders. I do look forward to the next trip, which
The next Elder’s lunch will be Thursday is yet to be determined. Nov. 17/11 @ 12noon. The film crew will be hosting this lunch for you Elders to show you their film projects and also see if any of you are interested in being interviewed for their films. Please feel free to come and enjoy one another’s company. I will be cooking as well :)
The Elder’s Halloween party was a great hit once again. The Elders whom were all able to make it, sure enjoyed themselves, as did I. I do believe we will keep You will be pleased to find out that our clam digging trip went very well near
it a tradition to having the Elders Halloween bash every year. (continued...)
the end of last month. We were able to gather enough clams to feed most of you elders a little taste for dinner. If you did not receive clams, it may have been nobody was home at the time we were disbursing them. Don’t be alarmed. We will go out again and I do have record of who did not get any and exactly who did.
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Thank you to those that have been able to help out with catering, cleaning or just making some bannock :) Please feel free to send your child/grandchild down on your behalf to help with this kind of stuff, I know some of you may not be able to get around as much in the cold weather. Please call me if you are interested in attending swimming. I do have swim cards specifically for the Elders. I can
Elders regional workshop December 2,2011 7 Hills Golf Course 9:30 to 3:30
come along with you as well. Come and Learn About Financial Christmas is nearing! Please get your
Benefits for You! Pensions, Medical
wish list in by Friday, Nov.18/11. As I
Assistance, Housing, Safety.
will be heading to the North Pole to help
Bring your Questions
Santa & his elves make all your gifts! The sooner, the better!
Lunch Served, Everyone Welcome
Please let me know asap if you would
Speakers and Resources:
like to attend the Elder’s regional meet-
• Elders Advocacy
ing on Friday, December 2, 2011 and
• Service Canada
rides will be provided! Gilakasla - Silena George
• Service BC • VIHA Social Services RSVP. Reena.Preece@VIHA.ca 250-902-6071 Hosted by the Mt. Waddington Regional Health Network
Trust Update Trust Christmas Disbursements 2010
Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw School CHRISTMAS DISBURSEMENTS: Christmas disbursements will occur on DECEMBER 6 from 9am - 4pm at the Wakas Hall. If you can’t make it on the 6th, you can pick it up on the 7th as there will be disbursements for children in care on that day, also from 9am-4pm at the Wakas Hall. The disbursements are $200, to go to each registered member of the Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Band. The amount of the disbursement will increase slightly in 2013.
The Art of sewing
Students of all ages love to sew. Dianne’s class has been learning how to sew sequins and beads. Once that part of their project has been completed, they move on to the sewing machine. What are they making? Why, that’s a surprise!
The guidelines for the disbursements are the same as last year. If you have any questions please call Robert Walkus, Trust Chair, at (250) 230-2155. If you have questions related to membership, please call Sandra Charlie at (250) 949-8131. Use the form (opposite page) to apply for the disbursement. OTHER TRUST NEWS: Marion Wamiss’ house will not be built until 2012 since the weather is too bad to start new construction. Gary’s program (Culture) is helping out with the costs for this years Christmas Dinner. The healing feast, also part of this program, will take place in the new year. Keep an eye out for a call for bids for catering and other activities to do with that dinner. The Emergency Fund is being carefully monitored to make sure that there is enough to get through Christmas and New Years, a time when there is typically many emergencies. Since the Trust Committee is working on the investment strategy right now, which will guide them in deciding how to choose proposals to fund, no new proposals will be accepted until this strategy is finalized. Hopefully new proposals will be accepted around summertime, 2012. Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations Yo! News -9/11/11 Page 6
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Vote for your favourite colour
wakas hall repainting! Quonset hut cleanup
Saturday Nov. 12th 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! The Quonset Hut is the old hall, by the old school site.
The next two pages show seven 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 on the poster at the Band Office front desk, Health & Family Services front desk, Eke Me-xi School, 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, 949-8332. Happy voting! Right now the voting results are as follows: #1 orange & white: 2 votes #2 brown & white: 1 vote #3 red & white: 11 votes #4 blue & white: 11 votes #5 green & white: 7 votes #6 all blue: 1 vote #7 all red: 0 votes This repainting project is part of the Gwa’sala’Nakwaxda’xw Band Trust Youth Sports & Recreation project. Go to www.gwanak.info/for-members/gn-trust for more info.
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call for bids: Wakas Hall Painting 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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Fitness Programs: Tuesdays at 1 p.m. for diabetes prevention Fridays at 1 p.m. for diabetes clients Old Robert Scott School
Swimming is also an option to getting fit!
Please call me at 250-902-2275 if you are interested in these programs
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Treaty update Treaty has often been a topic of discussion lately after the British Columbia Treaty Commissioner, Sophie Pierre, spoke about the necessity of the Governments to get serious in their negotiations or consider “..shutting them down,” ! She and the four other BCTC Commissioners traveled to Ottawa to meet with Prime Minister Harper. The aim is to get the negotiations to a higher level and to insure that those sent to our Negotiation Table are equipped with a mandate to negotiate.
Treaty Open House, March 21 2011
monthly Main Table Negotiations and monthly meetings with the Treaty Advisory Committee (TAC) members in the Elders Center. The dialogue with the community members has been very useful to our negotiations. Many community members have come forward to speak about matters that concern them. We are listening and bringing their concerns to the Treaty Negotiation table.
Negotiation meeting June 1, 2011
Very often the Federal and Provincial negotiators bring fixed positions or they cannot discuss certain topics until they bring them back to their “systems” to get permission to speak. This has led to a dreadfully slow pace of negotiations and only two treaties in almost 20 (Maanulth and Tsawassen). Another serious issue brought forward by Chief Commissioner Sophie Pierre is the matter of ‘loans’, that our loans should be forgiven due to the situation explained above, whereby the negotiators do not have the mandate to address our rights and title in a manner satisfactorily to us.
Treaty Open House, March 21 2011
We talked about how we need to get access to land immediately for new houses and for economic development purposes. To that end at the Main Table we have attained a Treaty Related Measure from the Federal Government to help cover costs necessary to identify the actual lands that could be available to suit our needs. At the next TAC meeting we will discuss further development of our own “constitution”. This work is ongoing and is exciting because we are able to talk about laws that will be clearly written, based on wisdom of our Elders and insure good governance for our community. We received funds in the form of a Treaty Related Measure from the Federal Government to help get this work done as well.
Treaty Open House, March 21 2011
On the local ‘front’, our Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw Nations ‘table’ is still rolling along; we continue to have
We will continue to meet with the TAC members and plan a large community-wide meeting on treaty in the near future. I hope this update has helped to inform and please contact me if you have questions or concerns: Colleen Hemphill, Chief Negotiator at email: firstname.lastname@example.org or 250 949-8424
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VOTE November 19th
HORY, Andrew x Area C Director Mt. Waddington Regional District
Hello, My name is Andrew Hory. I am running for Area C Director of the Mt. Waddington Regional District. If elected I will be representing Area C, which includes the Gwa'sala-'Nakwaxda'xw First Nations, at the Regional District. It is important to me to know and be known by the people I would represent. I would like to visit the community over the next few weeks to ask for your votes, but also to ask for your stories. What is important to you? What issues would you like to see brought forward? I have grown up on the North Island along side the North Island First Nations. I have seen rascism, I have seen the affect of the cultural damage inflicted by the government and people of Canada, but I have also seen a people coming back together, regaining their identity, and moving forward while honouring the past. I would like to be your representative at the Regional District and bring a new message of cooperation and respect to the North Island. Please vote for me on November 19th. If you have comments, ideas, or issues you’d like to see addressed, please take a moment to contact Andrew Hory to share those thoughts. Thank you.
Integrity • Vision • Creative Solutions Facebook: Andrew Hory, Candidate for Area C Director Email: email@example.com
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municipal elections 2011: School trustee candidates Apart from food,shelter and love I believe education is the single most important thing we can give any child. Public education means all children have equal opportunity and a fair chance at building a bright future.Education is the foundation on which everything else stands. I have lived on the North Island since 1973, 38 years. My children grew up and went to school here,first at Robert Scott and then at PHSS. For 18 of those years I have been a Trustee. I am experienced,capable,caring, most of all passionate about public education and access for all. There is one question trustees need to ask when making any decision, “Does this decision further the education of students?” I am 100% committed to kids coming first in the BC education system.
In 1984,as a trustee I brought forward the first Race Relations policy in SD 85. In 2005 I saw that policy extensively revised, with a great deal of input from the First Nations Education Council. Diversity month, celebrated in all district schools was originated by me. I have served on the FNEC for more than 10 years, during this time I have been involved in both Enhancement Agreements. I have brought many things forward including Aboriginal Scholarships. I also spent a year 199596 teaching ABE English at the adult college at Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw. I am respectfully asking for your support in the upcoming School Trustee election in Port Hardy 19th November. Sincerely
- Ann Hory
ELECT JEFF FIELD FOR SCHOOL TRUSTEE
• Resident of the Port Hardy area since 1973 • 35 years experience as an educator in • School District # 85 • Member of the First Nations Education Council • An advocate for a strong public school • system to meet the needs of all students • An advocate for adequate provincial funding • to meet the needs of education in rural areas • An advocate for responsible, democratic • decision making by local School Boards
[Editor’s Note: Leighton Wishart is the third candidate for School Trustee, but he did not submit anything for the Yo! News, nor did Norm prince nor Rod Sherrell, also candidates for area c director.] Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations Yo! News - 9/11/11 Page 15
Vote for Jeff Field Saturday, November 19th!
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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 - 9/11/11 Page 17
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Job Title : Barista
Jo b P ost i ngs Job Title :
Company Name : North Coast Backpackers Date Posted : 11/7/11 Full/Part-Time : Part-time Location : Port Hardy Salary : TBD Details : PT or could be FT position if desired. Must be willing to work evenings and weekends. Duties include make special teas/ coffees, serve customers, cashier and closing. Must have “FOODSAFE’ certificate & experience. To start asap. Contact : Apply in person with resume, Rob or Savannah, 101-8636 Granville Street
Company Name : Old Schoolhouse Store Date Posted : 11/2/11 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
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Company Name : Mount Cain Date Posted : 11/1/11 Full/Part-Time : Seasonal Location : Woss Salary : TBD Details : No experience necessary, training provided. Must be 14 yrs or older, be available most weekends and have reliable transportation to and from the hill. Must be able to stand outside in all weather loading people onto T-bars. Successful applicants will receive season’s pass, accommodations plus bonus for those who work all season. Mount Cain is open Saturdays, Sundays and some Mondays. Contact : Please send your resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more info visit www.mountcain.com
Company Name : Quarterdeck Inn Date Posted : 11/7/11 Full/Part-Time : Part-time Location : Port Hardy Salary : DOE Details : Part time weekend clerk required for 3pm - 11pm shift. Other shifts may be available for sick leave or requested time off by other employees. Contact : Apply in person at the Front Desk, 6555 Hardy Bay Road. Company Name : Chevron Date Posted : 11/2/11 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Industry : Retail & Wholesale Location : Port Hardy Salary : $9.50/ hr Details : Duties include cleaning, stocking shelves, serving customers. Must be reliable. Shifts are 10 pm to 6 am or 11 pm to 7 am Sunday to Wednesday - 32 hrs/ week. Apply in person with resume. Contact : Apply in person with resume to Bryleigh Cullen - Manager, 8905 Granville Street, Port Hardy
Job Title : Labourer
Company Name : Before & After Renovations Date Posted : 11/2/11 Full/Part-Time : Casual Location : Port Hardy Salary : $15/ hr Details : Temporary labourer needed for approx. 1 week to assist installing siding and drywall. Must be able to lift & carry 80-100 pounds. Must be comfortable working at heights, have steel toe safety boots. Zero tolerance for drugs/alcohol. Contact : Phone Mike McBride: 250-2302964 or email email@example.com
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Job Title : Custodians
Company Name : School District 85 Date Posted : 10/31/11 Full/Part-Time : Casual Location : Port Hardy Salary : $20.52/ hr Details : On call custodians for all NI SD 85 schools. Require good health, fitness, stamina to perform routine cleaning duties; criminal record check; prefer recent institutional experience. For more Information call Darby Gildersleave 250-949-8155 Ext.222 Contact : Applications online at www. sd85.bc.ca, School Board office or any NI school.
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On November 11, especially, but also throughout the year, we have the opportunity to remember the efforts of these special Canadians. In remembering, we pay homage to those who respond to their country’s needs. On November 11, we pause for two minutes of silent tribute, and we attend commemorative ceremonies in memory of our war dead.
Port hardy remembrance day ceremonies take place at 11am at the cenotaph in Carrot park. Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations Yo! News - 9/11/11 Page 21
MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOVEMBER
November 11: Remembrance Day (offices & schools closed) November 12: Quonset Hut (old hall) clean up, 10am November 14: Road Block (church parking lot) 4-6pm. Dr. Gabor Mate workshop at Port Hardy Civic Centre. Doors open at 7pm, starts at 8pm. Last day to vote for a colour for the Wakas Hall. November 15: Dr. Gabor Mate workshop at Port Hardy Civic Centre, 9am-3pm. Family fun swim 3:15-4:15 pm, pick-up at youth centre at 3pm. November 16: Family pictures at H&FS 2-5:30pm. Family movie night at H&FS 6-8:30pm. November 17: Community lunch & health fair at H&FS 10am-3pm. Municipal elections advance poll for those living in town, 9am-4pm at PH town hall. Elders’ Lunch, 12 noon at the Elders’ Centre. November 18: PHSS Pro-D Day. Municipal elections advance poll for those living in town, 9am-4pm at PH town hall. Deadline for elders to submit Christmas wish list to Silena. November 19: VOTING DAY for municipal elections, 8am-8pm. To vote, go to Eke Me-xi if you live on-reserve, or Port Hardy Municipal Hall (by the Civic Centre) if you live in town. November 21: PHSS Report Cards mailed home November 24: PHSS Parent-teacher interviews. Last day to sign up for Christmas Hamper. November 27: Mona George’s potlatch at the Wakas Hall.
DECEMBER DECEMBEr 2: Elders’ Regional Workshop at Seven Hills Golf Course, 9:30am-3:30pm. DECEMBEr 6: Trust Christmas Disbursements at the Wakas Hall, 9am-4pm. DECEMBEr 7: Trust Christmas Disbursements for children in care at the Wakas Hall, 9am-4pm. DECEMBEr 16: Last day before Christmas Holidays for Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Staff DECEMBEr 17: Christmas Hampers delivered between 9am-3pm. You must be home to receive your hamper.
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Another issue of the biweekly newsletter that goes out to every house in Tsulquate, home of the Gwa'sala-'Nakwaxda'xw Nations.