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Healing and

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March 5 2012

3 Misc. + Eric Magnuson Visit 4 public works + Social Dev.

5 Eke Me-xi thank yous + rotary club 6 patient traVEL UPDATE 7



On March 3 over 150 people gathered in the Wakas Hall to take part in a cultural celebration and healing feast. This event was funded by the Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Trust Culture Grant, with Gary Walkus, Trustee, at the helm of the organizing committee.








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Others who helped organize include Lucy Scow, Betty Walkus, Ernie Scow and Buddy Walkus (pictured above), Charlies Willie who MC’ed, Johnny Henderson who organized the feast of traditional foods for both lunch and dinner, and Ollie & Libby Walkus who organized the gifts. Of course, many, many others helped out as well and many thank-yous were offered up throughout the day. The purpose of the feast was to come together, united as the Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations, celebrating the fact that we have made it through hardships while keeping our culture and community spirit alive. Charles Willie said “That was the intent of today, was to come together as one, to come together and heal as one... Just let go of whatever you need to let go, and at the end of the day you can say this is who I am, this is who I want to be.”

Dances included: the memorial song; 4 welcome songs, including a ‘Nakwaxda’xw welcome dance with a newly composed song, check it out on the gncommunications Youtube channel online!; Hilikala; Nudzistala dance; children’s hamatsa; ‘Nakwaxda’xw, Gwa’sala and Dzawada’enuxw ladies’ dances; salmon dance; Sisiwala dance; paddle dance; Tlasala dances; Echo mask dance; Maxinuxw (killer whale) mask dance; Dzunuqwa mask As the day unfolded, the Gwa’sala and ‘Nakwaxda’xw dance; and fun dances, including one created especially “treasure boxes” were opened and many songs and for this feast. (please excuse the spelling on the names dances were performed by community members. of the dances, and feel free to e-mail me the correct ones) Charles Willie said “The intent of the dance program is to show all the different connections, the various families, that are part of the Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Na- (More on page 10) tions.” Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations Yo! News - 05/03/2012 Page 1

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) 230-4649 Ec. Dev., Personnel & Policies, and Recreation Portfolios

Gary Walkus: (250) 230-2479 Health & Social Development & Ec. Dev. Portfolios

Robert Walkus: (250) 230-2155 Education Portfolio

Victor Walkus: (250) 230-2335 Health & Social Development, Housing, Forestry, Ec. Dev., and Recreation Portfolios

Norman Charlie: (250) 902-8492 Ec. Dev., Recreation & Education Portfolio,

David Charlie: (250) 949-9413 Fisheries 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 Linda Paul, Treaty Administrative Assistant kasalas4859@hotmail.com / (250) 902-2311 Jessie Hemphill, Communications & Exec. Assistant jessieh@gwanakplan.org / Cell: (250) 902-8221 Lorna Henderson, Housing l.d.henderson7@live.ca / (250) 902-2304 Nicole McLelland, Natural Resources Manager nmclelland@cablerocket.com / (250) 902-2310 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 / (250) 902-2305 Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Elders Centre Janine Sheard, Elders’ Coordinator (250) 949-7406 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

Swim & Skate Eric Magnuson Visit: A report While the schools are closed there will be Public Swimming at the pool on Tuesday from 11:00-12:00 sorry this was a family swim slot that has been changed to everyone welcome and again on Wed. from 1:45-3:15pm Also there will be stick times at the arena Tuesday and Wednesday 1:00-2:30

Parenting group

On March 1 Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations got a visit from Eric Magnuson and Bill Guerin from Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC, the new name for INAC). Mr. Magnuson (below right) is the Regional Director General (a.k.a. big boss) for British Columbia. Mr. Guerin is the Community Development Director, who deals with many things from status cards to CCP.

Laura’s Parenting Group starts Tues and Weds with lunch and child care provided. Starts at 9-3pm in the Elders Building..Everyone is invited to attend.

Treaty Related Measures Every once in awhile a treaty topic needs more research or discussion. The Treaty Office identifies the need and enters into an agreement or TRM with the federal government. Presently we have two TRM’s – one that looks at governance matters and one that looks at economic development and land expansion. The activities that we are doing under governance are: • • •

Building and developing our own Constitution that reflects our traditional ways Looking at what is needed for our government, programs and services, and staffing, after the treaty is negotiated Making a plan for the future on how to strengthen governance with traditional ways to achieve community goals

The activities that we are doing under economic development TRM are: •

Looking at areas that could meet the community and economic development priorities of the community. This includes identifying additional lands for housing.

For more information about these TRMs, contact Colleen Hemphill, Chief Negotiator at chemphil@telus.net or Jessie Hemphill at jessieh@gwanakplan.org. There have been and will be community events that tie in to these two projects, stay tuned!

The purpose of their visit was to get to know our community face-to-face. They are doing visits to many other communities across BC. During their afternoon here, they met with band office staff, health & family services staff, Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw School staff, and council (Chief Paddy was at the First Nations Summit meeting in Vancouver). Staff introduced themselves, explained what they do for work, and asked questions about different AANDC programs. They also shared a lot of ideas for how to help our community. The main messages that we got across were that we need more support for housing, at least a housing assessment and planning process to begin with. The other big thing is that we need a Human Resources Worker, to help community members get training and work. It was a great opportunity to have the ear of someone in AANDC with the ability to make big changes. We gave Mr. Magnuson a gift to take home, a binder full of information about our community including a map of our home lands, a summary of our Comprehensive Community Plan, a copy of the North Island Regional Protocol Agreement, and a copy of the 1994 RCAP report about the relocation of the Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw.

Jessie Hemphill

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Public Works Social Assistance update BY Update

Reminder to everyone who is on my program, it is renewal time again.


WATER RESULTS: The chlorine level in our water system for this week is 0.05 which was taken at our Health Centre. COMMUNITY GARBAGE: Our community clean up is scheduled for April. Please don’t put anymore garbage along the road until it is time to be picked up in April. There are some community members who recieved funding from the Band and said that they would clean up the reserve. we will be asking those people to help out in April. I will take away fridges, stoves, hot water tanks, washers, dryers, tv’s and computers for free. Fox Disposal charges $5.00 each for couches, box springs and mattresses. It is not safe to burn any mattresses or couches. There are chemicals in the material that is very toxic if inhaled.

Please call the front desk @ 949 8343 for an appointment before Mar.31/12. If you don’t get into see me before that date you will not get April 2012 cheque. We will not see you either, you will have to book an appointment. Bring in your id’s, one has to be a picture! If you had a baby, bring in their birth certificate or medical card for copies. Bring in your hydro bill. Please bring in your hydro bill each month as I need to attach the stub with the payment. Be sure to fill out the Monthly Declaration before the last Wednesday of the month, preferably the middle of the month. Bring in your BCFB. Sincerely,

Patricia Dawson Hunt Social Dev. Administrator

Bob Swain Public Works Open & unclipped Bin # Location By out of 25 times 1 Old school site 11 (8 last time) 2 New house 10 (11 last time) 3 Betty & Dorey 8 (13 last time) 4 Bunny Jackson 11 (13 last time) 5 Harriet Henderson 8 (11 last time) 6 Maggie Jack 12 (12 last time) 7 Herb Lancaster 15 (15 last time) 8 Ernie & Mary 19 (19 last time) 9 Crystal Walkus 7 (7 last time) 10 Crystal Walkus 13 (13 last time) 11 Lloyd & Shannon 7 (7 last time) 12 Chris & Andrea 15 (15 last time)

Bin # 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24

Open & unclipped Location By out of 25 times Chris & Andrea 3 (3 last time) Reno 13 (13 last time) College 18 (18 last time) Band Office 4 (4 last time) Dennis Walkus 10 (10 last time) Wakas Hall 2 (2 last time) Wakas Hall 3 (3 last time) Wakas Hall 2 (2 last time) HFS 3 (3 last time) Gloria Robertson 3 (3 last time) Angela Walkus 11 (11 last time) James Walkus 0 (0 last time)

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Thanks from Eke Me-Xi

He said he was not sure what there reply would be but that it was worth a try. I am pleased to say that he called a few days later bragging that he must be one heck of a sales man because they agreed to help us with our cause. The rotary club gave money enough to buy 8 more pair of gumboots. We got them in all different sizes and the rotary club put their logo on the sides of each boot.

Eke Me-Xi would like to thank a couple of organizations in the community who helped to better our program earlier this season. First off, the Ladies Hospital Auxiliary thrift store donated 8 jackets to us for the students who come to school underdressed. We often go down to the beach for longs walks here at Eke Me-Xi and those who are underdressed either do not take part or do not have fun. This class set of jackets really makes our time at the beach more comfortable and enjoyable.

In another effort to better our times on the beach I went around to local businesses to see if any might be interested in donating to our getting a class set of gum boots to go along with our new jackets. We had some interest but Dale Dorward from Macandales really came through for us. He donated us two sets of gumboots. What’s even better than that is he volunteered to take my request to the Rotary Club of which he is a member. So I typed up a proposal for him to bring to them .

Macandales’ kind donation of gumboots along with the Ladies Hospital Auxiliary’s donation of winter jackets have made our times at the beach so much more enjoyable. Many more students participate in our times outdoors. You would think that we would all stay drier having brand-new gum boots. But all they have done is increase our sense of adventure. Now we try things we would have never tried wearing running shoes. It’s pretty ironic that we end up wetter than we’d aver usually get before. We usually end up coming back inside wet, cold and shivering but we always have big smiles on our faces and a great story to tell.

Jamaine Campbell EKe Me-xi

Port Hardy ROtary Club (Information from www.porthardyrotary.org) The Rotary Club of Port Hardy was established in 1981. The Club is very active in all four of the Rotary Avenues of Service: Vocational/Club/Community/International At present the club has approximately 40 members. Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations Yo! News - 05/03/2012 Page 5

Patient Travel Update Congrats to our Parents with New born babies. Especially going out to our nephew Henry and Chelsey for the bundle of joy we have today.

I just want to let you all know that I will be away from work on March 8th,9th, for medica and again on March 19th,20th ,using overtime for those two days. I will be taking my granddaughter down for eye surgery. Andrea will be looking after P-Travel while I’m off.(Many Thanks t her for doing this for me while I’m off.) Just a friendly reminder to our members who are living off reserve I can’t help you. I’m still getting calls and texts for help but I can’t help you.

PREPARING FOR COLD SEASON: It sure is cold out, please parents make sure your children are dressed warn, there is a lot of sick people out there with coughs and lots of colds. Make sure you are prepared for the kids with cough syrup & children’s Tylenol for when they get sick, and Vicks is good to rub on them especially if they have stuffy nose. Make sure they drink lots of fluids. And please bring them to the hospital if you figure they are getting worse, best not to take any chances with them especially if they are very young. VISITING ELDERS: Also if you are not doing anything please make time to drop in and visit some our Elders they’ll always have something to talk about, or even to see if they need something done like chopping wood for them, or even to cook them a meal, that would really make their day. Also try and make it up to hospital and visit our members who are up there, I imagine they get pretty lonely up there.( Just some suggestions). BIRTHDAYS: I would like to wish so many people a very Special Happy Birthday all who celebrate their birthdays in Feb. and especially on March My families who have birthdays in March Happy Birthday to you all. And to Aunty Sarah who turns 88 on March 12th, I hope she has a wonderful day. Same going out to Uncle Spruce and to Dorey, enjoy your day everyone.

WHEELS FOR WELLNESS: Some of our Community members have gone back to using Wheels for Wellness again. This is their phone number 250-338-0196. If you do decide you are going to use them please let me as soon as possible so I can make travel out for them. I have been out again looking for people for their travel, as soon as you know you have appt please call me or text me just so I don’t have last minute to do your travel.

This is my direct line 902-2278. And the fax PATIENT TRAVEL VAN: I have been get- number is 949-6811 attention Bunny Jackson. ting a lot of calls and texts regarding Patient Take Care!! Travel Van, if you have any questions regarding the van that was suppose to be used for patient Have a good day to you all. travel you can call Les or Sandra and they can fill you in on the van and what’s happening with it. I can’t give you answers I do not have Bunny Jackson so therefore you can ask them. Thanks for askCommunity Health Representative ing me. But I don’t have answers for you. Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations Yo! News -05/03/2012 Page 6

Quonset Hut Update

We have power in the old hall so a stereo can be plugged in and will have the burnt out lights replaced so that sports can be played even when the sun goes down. It is taking a little while to get things finished up there. This is not because I am lazy but I have turned the building of this wall into a learning opportunity to the students of Eke Me-Xi. Every Monday afternoon Leah and I take the students up to the hall and I teach them basic building skills and construction terms. It is really proved to be a hit with many of the kids. They are learning to put their math skills they learn in class to use and use them in practical applications. They are learning tons about tools they have never seen before and experiencing the great feeling of success that comes with seeing something you’ve put your hard work and effort into come together in front of your eyes.

Earlier in the year I began a volunteer initiative to clean up the Quonset hut so that it might be used for hockey and sports. We had some terrific volunteers from in and outside of the community. We got all of the trash and junk cleared out and hauled off and the useable lumber stacked up to the side of the hall. The final step in completing the project is underway. I began building a wall which will divide what will be the carving and storage area from what will be a large full length playing area. This wall is going to be 80 ft. long and 8 ft. high and will help to keep the action in the playing area. This way no one will have to rummage through piles of lumber to search for their lost hockey ball.

So it is taking a lot longer than it was suppose to take but it is going to be a much richer project that our students all feel that they are a part of.

Jamaine Campbell Eke Me-Xi Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations Yo! News - 05/03/2012 Page 7





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Janine Sheard Monday beautiful elders its an honor to be work-Saturday   Elders’ Coordinator 26   ing for them as the new elders coordin-10   Sunday  

with catering and meetings here in the building. I love this job already and want to thank the elders for hiring me and putting trust in me to work this job for them =) I do work part time from 8am-12pm so please come by and talk or ask any questions. If you want to book the big room or get the elders to cater those are the hours I will be available. On the days we cater I will be here from 10am-2pm I attached the elders building policy for those who want to rent the big room! Please have respect for the elders building as the policy was put in place by the elders to maintain the quality of their

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Feast (Continued from Page 1)

wonderful medicine, the teachings that I’ve learned.” Meals included yu’sa, elk, oolichans, crab, salmon, clam fritters, and many other delicacies. Chief Bill Robertson from Kingcome shared these words: “I’d just like to say thank you... To come breathe the same air, to dance together, dance to the same tune, with our own ancestors with us. I told my son over here to look around, we are one family.” Gary spoke about the importance of our culture, saying “That’s something the government can’t take from us, they can’t take our heritage, our culture, our spirit, the spirit of our language, our singing, our dancing.” He also announced that, through the Trust culture program, some upcoming projects will include refurbishing the community canoe, fixing up the totem poles by the Tsulquate bridge so they face the water, and organizing trips to the homelands for community members this summer. In the background of the feast, Aftab Erfan, UBC student, worked on a mural illustrating the four principles of parenting discussed at community parenting sessions she helped organize earlier this year and last. It was hoped that the mural project would draw some curious community members to ask questions and maybe even paint a bit. Many kids ended up “helping” with the pro-

Many people made speeches throughout the day about the importance of our culture, telling stories of our ancestors and home lands, and sharing visions of hope for our future. Gary Walkus said “The love we have among the Gwa’sala and ’Nakwaxda’xw is truly amazing. I sit up here and witness the spirit, not only here at our log, but the spirit out there, the spirit in our kitchen, the love that goes into our food, the food that came from our homelands, our oceans, our forests, our beaches. All the ject, keep an eye out for updates on this from Aftab. It was a wonderful day, that brought together many community members to share in the healing and celebration. As Chief Paddy Walkus said, let’s keep pushing for a Big House, and maybe the next time we have an event like this it will be in our own gukwdzi! It is always amazing to see our people come together and share the culture and the love. Gila’kasla

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Clam fritters / Malong in Lily’s scooter / Singers at the log / Gifts in baskets waiting to be distributed / Fried oolichans / Lots of baby buggiies! / Missy Walkus dancing Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations Yo! News - 05/03/2012 Page 11

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MCH Team is Hosting:

First Aid Course Emergency First Aid + Level C CPR

March 13th 2012 Time: 8:30– 4:30 Place: MCH Room Upstairs of the Wakas Hall

This course is open to all Community Members. Maximum of 16 participants Lunch Provided.

Call Missy Henderson To Book your spot 250-902-2281

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Take Advantage of this opportunity to receive your food safe certificate. It is a great certificate to have and this offer is to all community members.

Place: MCH Room (Upstairs of the Wakas Hall) 9:00am sharp– 4:00pm

Contact Missy Henderson to sign up 250-902-2281

Food Safe Course

The MCH Team is hosting :

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Invitation Mount Waddington Health Network Forum Please join us to Learn About the Progress of the Health System Stabilization Local Working Group Participate in a Small Group Conversation to Discuss what health services you need

March 27,2012 Port McNeill Community Hall Broughton Blvd.(by Ball field) 9:30 to 3:30 Lunch Provided RSVP to reena.preece@viha.ca or call 250-902-6071 Agenda to follow

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C a n a da M ortg a g e a nd Ho u sing Cor p or at ion

Developing Your Municipal Housing Action Plan

Strategies for Creating & Developing Market, Affordable and Non-Market Housing Units

CMHC and the District of Port Hardy invite you to join us for a Housing Workshop and Luncheon to highlight CMHC’s new

Guide for Canadian Municipalities for the Development of a Housing Action Plan Use CMHC and partnership expertise to lay the foundation for success by identifying housing needs within your community and translating them into solutions • New workshop content designed to assist small & mid size municipalities to develop housing plans, meeting their specific housing needs. • Learn first hand how other BC municipalities have created affordable housing solutions in their communities • Access CMHC’s wide spectrum of housing information, affordable housing tools and resources, research and expertise

Who should attend? Municipal representation including: • elected officials • administrative leaders & planners • community housing advocates including private, public and non-profit sectors • faith and service groups • others who are interested in developing or enhancing a housing action plan for their community

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Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 Port Hardy Civic Centre 7400 Columbia Street Port Hardy Workshop and Luncheon: 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

Please pass this invitation along to others in your office or community who would find the material relevant. Register early to confirm your seat at this complimentary luncheon & workshop! RSVP to: Gloria Le Gal, District of Port Hardy 250-949-6665 glegal@porthardy.ca RSVP deadline: Friday, March 2nd, 2012

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J o b P o s t i ng s

Job Title : Kitchen Prep & Delivery

Company Name : Sporty Bar & Grill Date Posted : 3/1/12 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Details : Kitchen prep/delivery driver needed. Experience an asset but not necessary. Must have valid DL, vehicle provided. Position available immediately. Contact: Apply to Walter by Fax: 949-8894 or in person

Job Title : Server

Company Name : Sporty Bar & Grill Date Posted : 3/1/12 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Details : All duties related to serving customers. Experience an asset but not necessary. Available asap. Contact: Apply to Walter by Fax: 949-8894 or in person

Job Title : Clerk/Cashier

Company Name : Old Schoolhouse Store Date Posted : 2/28/12 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Location : Port Hardy Details : Clerk, cashier and stocking shelves. Must be flexible willing to work any shift, days, afternoons until 10 pm & weekends. Must have reliable transportation. Contact : Apply to Pat, 4950 Beaver Harbour Road

Job Title : Shingle Sawyer

Company Name : Gold Band Shake & Shingle Date Posted : 2/21/12 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Location : Port Hardy Details : Must be experienced conventional shingle sawyer. Require CSA safety boots. Start ASAP. Contact : To apply phone Scott at: 902-1009 Fax: 9492689 or in person: 6225 Jensen Cove Road, Port Hardy

Job Title : Boomman/ Deckhand

Commercial Dive TIcket Training Opportunity: One space is available to a GN community member for Commercial Diving Training and Certification.

It will run from March 26 to May 11, 2012, in Campbell River. Accommodation and expenses provided. Trainee will have to pass a rigorous medical, and be ready to work hard.

It is not an easy course.

Contact Nicole Mclelland if you’re interested, (250) 974-8424 or

Company Name : DH Timber Towing Ltd Date Posted : 2/17/12 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Location : Coal Harbour Salary : $30.41/ hr + benefits Details : Operate dozer boats and winders. Deckhand on tugboat. Must have experience on all plus MED, ROCM and Marine First Aid courses. Require caulk boots, vehicle and DL. Contact : Apply to DH Timber by fax 250-949-9886 or email: dht@recn.ca

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR MARCH march 5: Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Council Meeting, 3pm march 6: Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Emergency Mgmt. Committee Meeting, 10-11am march 7: CMHC Housing Workshop, 11:30 am - 2:00 pm @ Civic Centre march 8-9: BC AFN Governance Toolkit Workshop for Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Staff & Council march 10: 90th Birthday Dinner for Sarah Walkus @ Wakas Hall, 5pm march 12: Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Council Meeting, 3pm, Sarah Walkus’ 90th Birthday! march 16: UBC Museum of Anthropology Opening Reception for Doug Cranmer exhibit march 17: St. Patrick’s Day, make-up bingo march 19-23: School District #85 spring break march 24: make-up bingo march 27: Mt. Waddington Health Network Forum @ Pt. McNeill Community Hall march 31: make-up bingo (please note these make-up bingos are from community events taking bingo days)

APRIL APRIL 3 : Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Emergency Management Committee Meeting, 10-11:00 am April 6-9: Easter long weekend

Every Monday: Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Council meetings, 3pm Every Thursday: Fitness classes with Andrea, 6pm

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Yo! News- March 5, 2012  

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- March 5, 2012  

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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