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YO!

The Back Story

MAY 30 2012

NEWS In 1994 the Gwa'sala-'Nakwaxda'xw Nations passed several by-laws within a short time period, including by-laws on traffic, trespassing, and animal control. These by-laws are considered enforceable, and we can even ask the RCMP to help us enforce them.

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Unfortunately, in recent years there has not been much enforcement of these by-laws. At the same time we have received many complaints in the Band Office of excess speeding, trespassing, disturbing the peace, and dangerous dogs forming packs and attacking kids. Chief and Council, being very concerned for the well-being of our community, have been working on finding a solution to this issue. In the last few months you have seen this turn into action – we have a new animal control agreement, and we are forming a Judicial Council to help Band Council enforce all of these by-laws. The Animal Control agreement, agreed to by Council, gives the District of Port Hardy’s Animal Control Officer the right to come on reserve and help enforce our own dog control by-law, which you can find on our website and on pages 19-23. This is not a new by-law, we are simply enforcing it for perhaps the first time in 18 years, much as we hope to begin enforcing the others. Thank you to everyone who is cooperating with the Animal Control program.

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ANIMAL CONTROL Q&A LOOK AT HOW FAR WE’VE COME! TREATY UPDATE + PUBLIC WORKS GN SCHOOL ANNIVERSARY PICS TRUST MEETING AGENDA + PROCESS NOTICE OF ELECTIONS MCH UPDATE BULLYING NAIL HEALTH BYLAW 1994.08 DOG CONTROL LOCAL JOB POSTINGS VOTING WORD SEARCH MARK YOUR CALENDAR

TRUST ALL-BAND MEETING

TOMORROW! 4:00 p.m. sharp at the Wakas Hall!

The Gwa'sala-'Nakwaxda'xw School would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the 15 year anniversary! Check out pictures of the event on page 7!

Mary (Dodie) Rufus and Charlotte Dubitski were nominated to the JUDICIAL COUNCIL. Congratulations! An announcement will be made soon about how the other seat, and two alternate seats, will be filled.

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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 email 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 / paddywalkus@gmail.com Ernie Henderson: (250) 230-4198 Health & Social Development, Housing, Fisheries, Education, Ec. Dev., Treaty, Personnel and Finance Portfolios Crystal Walkus: (250) 230-4649 Ec. Dev., Personnel & Policies, 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) 902-0550 Fax: (888) 345-5063 Grace Smith, Education grace.smith176@gmail.com / (250) 902-2320 Bob Swain, Public Works bswain4@telus.net / 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

Gary Walkus: (250) 230-3852 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

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 www.gwanak.bc.ca Eke Me-Xi School (250) 949-8332

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ANIMAL CONTROL Q&A

A: Chief and Council agreed to pay the District of Port Hardy to provide Animal Control on Tsulquate. So, technically, Gwa'sala'Nakwaxda'xw hired the District of Port Hardy, and they hired Aries Security to do the on-theground work. Q: What happens if my dog gets picked up? A: If we can’t find the owner right away, the dog will be taken to the pound, out on the Coal Harbour road. Its picture will be put up on the Port-Hardy AnimalShelter Facebook page, and you can claim it. If no-one claims the dog, it will most likely be sent to Victoria and adopted out there, instead of being put down. Q: Can the Animal Control Officer take my dog if it’s tied up?

Q: Why did we get this new Animal Control Program anyways? A: The packs and aggressive dogs have been getting pretty scary. Kids are getting attacked, people are complaining about being too scared to walk the trails at night. In 1999, then in 2006, and again in 2010, small children were killed on reserves by dogs. It’s especially dangerous when the dogs are in packs, when they’re hungry, and when they’ve been mistreated. We had to take action so that this wouldn’t happen in our community. Q: Why should I spay or neuter my pet? A: In seven years, one dog and her offspring can produce more than 4,000 dogs (average litter of four, once a year) and one un-spayed cat and her offspring can produce more than 450,000 cats! This leaves many without good homes, which can lead to dangerous packs of stray dogs, or dogs that have to get put down. Q: Who hired the new Animal Control Officer?

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A: No, if your dog is tied up or fenced in, it will not be taken. If, however, your dog seems to be suffering, you may get a warning letter about animal cruelty. Q: What happens if I get a warning about animal cruelty? A: We ask that you deal with the situation (i.e. give your dog shelter, a longer rope, vet treatment, or whatever is mentioned in the letter). If the situation isn’t addressed and the animal is clearly being mistreated, we may call the SPCA (Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) and lodge a complaint. Q: Why are we letting non-community members take our dogs? A: At this point, the best option for Animal Control seems to be hiring the District of Port Hardy to provide this service. And, for the most part, it’s working great! If, in the future, a different option seems like it would work better, then it’s possible that a community-member owned business could provide the service instead.

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LOOK HOW FAR WE’VE COME!

chance to sell their art in a floating art shack our Band is running at the Seagate wharf.

SHARING OUR HISTORY & VISION In the last couple of years we have been building the Gwa'sala-'Nakwaxda'xw Treaty Library in the Band Office, with hundreds of resources that tell the story of the Gwa'sala'Nakwaxda'xw Nations. Also, the Treaty Department has been working on a film, which you can read about in the Treaty Update.

We work hard to bring this community’s visions to life. In just the last three years, here are some of the major things that we’ve accomplished:

MORE OF A PRESENCE IN OUR HOME LANDS In 2010 we bought a boat and started the Guardian Watchmen Program. Since then we have done regular trips in the summer time to our home lands to help protect them and monitor fishing, tourism, and wildlife. Last year our watchmen were able to monitor the commercial fishery in Wyclees Lagoon.

CONSISTENT COMMUNICATIONS

HANDS-ON TRAINING In 2010 BC Housing came to our community and offered a handon course in basic electrical and plumbing. Many of the people in those courses are still working in our community. Eke Me-xi has started doing some carpentry work with their students.

STRONGER CULTURAL KNOWLEDGE & PRIDE The Gwa'sala'Nakwaxda'xw School started doing the Yayuma, which is undeniably helping the students to learn and appreciate the culture. It has become a huge source of pride for us all to gather and celebrate our culture, our children, our school, our past, and our future. Also, the UVic Certificate in Aboriginal Language Revitalization (CALR) has helped community members get training in how to bring our language back. They also started offering Kwa’kwala in the high school in the last couple of years. This year our artists will have a PAGE 4

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In 2010 we got a Facebook Page, website and began sending out Yo! News from the Band Office. These allow staff, community members, and others to communicate regularly and share tons of information that was previously really hard to access.

BETTER ADMINISTRATION In the last couple of years we have been having more regular staff meetings to help us work together effectively. We have tightened up our finance procedures, paperwork, reporting systems, created an organizational chart, and have formed several committees to look at our safety procedures and other policies. We have improved our reporting to Aboriginal Affairs & Northern Development Canada and gotten steadily better audits.

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IMPROVING HOUSING

by-laws, signed an animal control agreement, and is establishing a Judicial Council to help with by-law enforcement so that we can keep our community safe and make sure everyone is respected and treated fairly.

BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS WITH GOVERNMENT We have been working hard to build strong relationships with the local, provincial and federal governments. This has helped us bring funding into the community for projects like the human resources survey, all kinds of training and workshops, and the recent funding for fixing up the road and working on a housing strategy. We have also been working to educate these different levels of government about the uniqueness of our community, our history, and our strength.

IMPROVING HEALTH & ACTIVITY OF COMMUNITY MEMBERS We are always finding new ways to help community members improve their health. Regular fitness classes at the gym, nurse practitioners in our community, the Trusts’ Youth Sports & Recreation program... the list goes on.

BEAUTIFUL SPACES In the last few years we have seen amazing improvements to three very important community buildings – our elders’ centre, the old hall (Quonset hut) and the Wakas Hall. The transformation has been huge, and now we have some really beautiful places to gather, visit, and

Our housing department is always working to try and improve our housing situation. The new houses, with the metal roofs and cement board siding, will be more durable (and better looking) than other styles of housing we’ve tried. If things go well with the housing strategy in the next year, we could see major improvements in all aspects of our housing program.

PREPARING FOR EMERGENCIES In the last couple of years we have developed a sophisticated Emergency Management Committee who have received training and work closely with other local emergency management people. We are one of only two First Nations on the North Island with such an active emergency planning program.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT We have been hard at work developing the economic development strategic plan. We’re starting to get into tourism this year as well as water taxi, and there are other great plans for the very near future. There are, of course, dozens of other great things that are happening. You are invited to share your own stories of improvements you see, either in writing for the Yo! News or on the Facebook page. All of this just goes to show that when we have a shared vision and work together to accomplish good things, we can do it!

play as a community.

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PUBLIC WORKS WATER RESULTS: The chlorine reading for this week is 0.82, which was taken at the Elder's Centre. COMMUNITY GARBAGE: Since I started checking the clips on the bins, I'm noticing that they are being clipped a lot more. Thank you to the community in helping out. Fox Disposal charges $5 each for mattresses and couches. I can take these to the transfer station for community members during my workdays. I will get a receipt from Fox Disposal and give it to you. I can also pick up tv’s, washers, dryers and hot water tanks for free.

BOB SWAIN

TICKETS FOR SALE: We are having a FEAST on August 30, 2012 $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00 Draw has been changed to AUGUST 4th, 2012 Linda P. Henderson 527-0073 Elijah Charlie 949-6530 Health & Family Services front desk 949-8131

TREATY UPDATE

The Film is almost done! We soon will be finished and ready to release a film produced for the Gwa’sala- ‘Nakwaxda’xw Nations. The purpose behind development of the film is to show young people an example of their own history, people and our beautiful Gwa’sala and ‘Nakwaxda’xw lands. The film production has been in the works for over three year, finally, a year ago February, we found a film company that could do the job. Bliss Productions has worked closely with the Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw people to record the stories, they traveled to the homelands to catch photographic images and they worked with our historian, Linda Dorricott, to find archival footage and audio tapes to put the story together. The final touches are being added on to complete the film which will be over 50 minutes in length. When ready to be released we will set a time and place for the first screening with community members. You will be kept posted.

Good luck & thank you for your support.

CAN YOU NAME THIS GWA’SALA WOMAN? à

On another note, Linda Dorricott recently located two amazing photographs from the Vancouver City Archives. One of the photos gives a look at Takush in 1964. The second photo was taken in the mid 1900’s of one of our ancestors working on seaweed. A question for you: Can you name the woman in the photograph? If so, please contact the Treaty Office, 250 949-8424 and we can put this information into our archival library. Gila kasla!

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GN SCHOOL

15-YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION & YAYUMA

Above: A touching moment as Mary Giesbrecht dances with Mumtaz, wife of past GN School Principal, the late Rizwan Hemraj. Riz and the Hemraj family were honoured at the celebration.

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AGENDA Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw Trust Committee All Band Meeting on May 31, 2012

WHEN AND WHERE:

May 31, 2012 at the Wakas Hall, Tsulquate Reserve 4:00 – 7:30 pm

TIME

ACTIVITY

4:00 p.m.

Registration Meeting will start when 25% of eligible voting Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Band Members arrive

5:00 p.m.

Present Trust Committee Investment Strategy

5:30 p.m.

Present 2011 audit

5:40 p.m.

Overview of voting process

5:45 p.m.

Present items for vote: • Youth Sports & Recreation • Culture Committee Program

6:30 p.m.

Vote Soup & bannock served

7:00 p.m.

Count vote

7:30 p.m.

Announce results, adjourn

DOOR PRIZE DRAWS throughout meeting. Winner must be in attendance to win.

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 April 30, 2012

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VOTING PROCESS Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw Trust Committee All Band Meeting on May 31, 2012

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 April 30, 2012

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GWA·SALA -­ ¶NAKWAXDA·XW NATIONS BOX 998 ŏ 154 TSULQUATE RESERVE ŏPORT HARDY, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA ŏV0N 2P0 PHONE: (250) 949-­8343 ŏFAX: (250) 949-­7402 ŏWEB: WWW.GWANAK.INFO

  NOTICE OF ELECTIONS: BAND COUNCIL

Dear Gwa'sala-'Nakwaxda'xw Band Members, Please note that the following candidates have been nominated for Band Council. Written confirmations need to be done, the ballot may not include all of these names: • Charlie, Eddie • Charlie, Norman Sr • Charlie, Rebecca (Becky) • Charlie, Sandra • Charlie, Wade • Coon, Darryl • Coon, Rick • Henderson, Tina • Rufus, Mary Dodie • Smith, Grace • Swain, Cathy • Swain, Robert • Walkus, Alvin Jr • Walkus, Blanche • Walkus, Buddy • Walkus, Darlene • Walkus, Gary • Walkus, Gloria (Betty) • Walkus, Mildred • Walkus, Terry Sr • Walkus, Victor Sr Declined To Run: • Walkus, Robert Jr. You will be voting on 5 Council seats, 4 two-year Band Council positions and 1 oneyear Band Council position. To be eligible to vote, you must: • Be 18 years of age or older on the date of election • Be a registered member of the Gwa'sala-'Nakwaxda'xw Band • Live on the Tsulquate Reserve permanently Eligible voters may vote in the Advanced Poll on June 5 from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. or on Election Day, June 12, from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Gwa'sala-'Nakwaxda'xw Adult Education Centre.

Les Taylor, Band Manager

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Maternal/Child Health Program Prenatal & Baby Steps Groups, weekly for expecting mothers and family support. Come join our groups and connect with other families and expecting mothers or drop in just to say hello :) Make a baby blanket or other products such as sun hats, diaper bags, or bibs. The MCH workers will help you get started on anything your wanting to make. Scrap booking also available during groups, come and start yours today. If you have any questions concerning yours or your child progression, The MCH Team are more then willing to help you. We have special guests to come join the groups weekly, to help us receive the information needed. Healthy Lunches and snacks provided. We will have child minding for Baby Steps Group.

The groups  will  take  place  in  the  MCH  room   (Upstairs  of  the  Wakas  Hall)  Starting  at  1:00pm   Hope  to  see  you  there.  

Prenatal Groups² Every Tuesdays Baby Steps² Every Wednesdays

Maternal/Child Health Team

Rosie Dugas 250-902-2273 Robin King 250-902-2272 Thomas Jack 250-902-2277 Patricia Walkus 250-902-2280 Missy Henderson 250-902-2281

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BULLY PREVENTION AND CYBER SAFETY:

to torment, threaten, harass, humiliate, embarrass, or otherwise target another person.

Every student has rights • You have the right to feel safe and comfortable at school. • You have the right to feel safe and comfortable on your way to and from school. • You have the right to learn and no-one has the right to stop you or anyone else from learning.

Practice “Netiquette” skills • Promote The Golden Rule – Treat others… • Keep computers in a common area • Establish clear rules of Internet use: time allotted, appropriate web sites, etc. • Never respond to harassing or rude comments – especially when angry • Save or print offensive evidence • Encourage your child to report to you when they are uncomfortable on-line • Report the problem to the RCMP if you feel your child is seriously threatened • Your child should only share passwords with you or trustworthy guardians • Frequently change passwords • Get to know your child’s on-line friends; always escort them to any physical meetings • Use privacy settings to block unwanted messages • On Facebook and social networking sites, do not post names, addresses, phone numbers, photos and any personal information. They can be used to hurt you

Cyberbullying is an increasing problem and young people need to be aware of why people cyberbully; how it can be prevented; what to do if they happen to be cyberbullied; and how to stay safe on-line.

Information for families

What is bullying? AN ATTITUDE • A willful, conscious desire to HURT, THREATEN or HARM another person • A misuse of power • A repetitive attack • Uninvited aggressive words or actions It’s nature may be: • VERBAL: Name calling, put downs, threatening • PHYSICAL: Hitting, tripping, poking, punching, kicking, throwing objects, stealing • SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL: Ignoring, hiding, ostracizing • PSYCHOLOGICAL: Stalking, dirty looks, spreading rumours, hiding or damaging possessions

If you think your child is being bullied Remain calm; attend to your child’s needs •

What to look for Victims often keep their problems a secret; they feel they should handle bullying themselves. They worry about the bully’s revenge or other children’s disapproval, or they think that adults can do little to help them. Warning signs include: • • • • • • • •

A change in attitude, eating or sleeping habits Fear of going to school/after school programs Lowered self-esteem Unexplained sadness or depression Acting out at home Unexplained broken personal possessions, loss of money, loss of personal items Unexplained bruises, injuries or damaged clothes Decreased interest and performance in school

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Assure your child that you will do your best to help them; never blame your child or suggest you cannot help Do not promise to keep the incident a secret; explain that this protects the bully who is counting on the child to remain silent Get the facts – what, when and where it happened, who was involved, if there were witnesses, and if it has happened before Encourage your child to talk about his/her feelings about being bullied Help your child practice assertive strategies at home (saying “No!” in a loud voice, walking away with confidence) Encourage your child to tell an adult right away Work as a team with school staff to address the problem Keep notes and provide team with a written report so you can talk specifically about your child’s experiences


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Avoid blaming the administration; they are your ally in finding a solution Ask to be notified should your child be-come involved in an incident Offer support; helping your child understand the choices and options they have teaches them independence and self-confidence Be patient; conflict between children takes time to be resolved

remember is that if you (or someone you know) is being bullied, TELL SOMEONE. REPORT THE MATTER Report the matter to your teacher, coach, principal or somebody in the school – anyone you think is in a position to help you. This is reporting abuse – not ‘ratting’. It is important to take action on your behalf to stop the bullying. Where to go for help • Start with your neighbourhood school (teacher, counsellor, or principal) • Remain calm, collect details • If after hours, try these options:

A key component in bullying prevention is open communication with students and school staff. If you are aware of bullying, it is important to report this to school staff (teacher, counsellor or principal) right away and in a respectful manner.

24 Hour Crisis Line 1-250-949-6033

How to report bullying • What happened to you and how did you react? • Who bullied you and who saw it happen? • Where did it happen and has it happened before? • Write down everything: including things that other kids or adults did to help you

(Alert Bay and Kingcome) 1-250-974-5326 Bullying Awareness Network www.bullyingawarenessnetwork.ca

Be a positive bystander • Most of the time when bullying takes place, other kids are watching. These bystanders have the personal power to help stop bullying. In fact, when other kids step in, bullying stops within 10 seconds, 57 percent of the time. • Most kids feel uncomfortable watching but few intervene because they are afraid or don’t know what to do. You can: • Go for help if the situation is dangerous or you are unsure or afraid • Walk away; don’t be an audience for the bully; get help • Be a buddy to the victim; invite them to join you • Speak up...a simple “you’re being a bully” might be enough to stop the incident You can have control over what happens to you If you are bullied, don’t retaliate verbally or physically. So, what can you do? IGNORE IT Show that it doesn’t upset you. This is not doing nothing – it is saying it does not get under your skin. The bully is not encouraged and may stop. INFORM THE BULLY OR BULLIES Tell them that their actions are unwanted and offensive. TALK IT OVER Talk it over with a friend or an older, trusted student or person you know. The most important thing to PAGE 13

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Canadian Initiative for the Prevention of Bullying www.cipb.ca Cyberbullying Support www.cybertip.ca www.media-awareness.ca www.netsmartz.org cybersmartcurriculum.org http://learnnowbc.ca Sources School District 85 (Vancouver Island North) 6975 Rupert Street Port Hardy, BC V0N 2P0 Phone 250-949-6618 Fax 250-949-8792 www.sd85.bc.ca This brochure for families was developed in consultation with or adaptations from: www.ufv.ca/bccssc www.cyberbullying.us www.cybertip.ca www.kidshelpphone.ca www.bgccan.com www.district6.nbed.nb.ca www.sd68.bc.ca

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Fungal Nails (or nails in general) But, first, a word on nail biting…it is known as “onychophagia´ and is a form of selfmutilation. Biting your nails can lead to broken skin on the cuticle; when it is improperly removed it can lead to infections in your fingers and damage your teeth. Biting your nails can enable the transfer of pinworms or bacteria from your anus to your mouth. In fact, there have been cases of fingernails being severely deformed by years of nail biting but, I digress. There is a white crescent-shaped at the base of your nail called “lunulae.” The lunulae actually goes into your fingers by several millimeters. And, if you damage it you can damage your whole nail. Ideally, your lunualae should !"#"$%&'

be less than 25% of your whole nail. Any bigger (or, if you have a lunale on your pinkie fingers) and it could be a sign your heart is working too hard.

Some Nail Diseases: Your fingernails can give you health warnings and signal the presence of serious diseases. Terry’s Nails: Your nails look opaque but the tip has a dark band. Sometimes it can be attributed to aging but it can also be a sign of a serious illness such as congestive heart failure, diabetes, liver disease or malnutrition.

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Beau’s Lines: are indentations that run across your nails. They can appear when growth at the are under your cuticle is interrupted by injury or severe illnesse. Diseases or illnesses associated with Beau’s Lines include uncontrolled diabetes, circulatory diseases (peripheral artery disease), or illnesses cause by pneumonia, scarlet fever, mumps, measles or malnutrition.

Onycholysis: fingernails can become loose and separate from the nail bed. It may be associated with injury or infection, thyroid disease, drug reaction, psoriases, or reactions to nail hardeners or acrylic nails.

Bluish nails: nails with a blue tint can mean the body isn’t getting enough oxygen. It could also mean an infection in the lungs such as pneumonia; or, in some cases..heart problems.

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Club nails: is when the tips of your fingers enlarge and your nails curve around your fingertips. It results from low oxygen levels in your blood and could be a sign of a lung disease. Clubbing is also associated with inflammatory bowel disease, cardiovascular disease and liver disease.

Cracked or split nails: cracked or split nails have been linked to thyroid disease. And, cracked or split nails with a yellowish hue is likely due to a fungal infection. You may also have a deficiency in folic acid, Vitamin C, and/or protein. It can result from chronic malnutrition.

Spoon nails: are soft nails that look scooped out. The depression is large enough to hold a drop of liquid. It may be a sign of iron deficiency syndrome.

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Yellow nails: may be from a respiratory condition such as chronic bronchitis – nails thicken and new growth slows resulting in discoloration. Nails affected with this condition may lack a cuticle and detach from the nail bed in places.

Dark lines: if you have dark lines beneath the nail, you should have it looked at by the doctor as soon as possible. Those lines are sometimes caused by melanoma – the most dangerous type of skin cancer.

This nail guide is only to give you an idea of what might be happening to you based on the look of your nails and is in no way a diagnosis. If you are worried about how your nails look or have any other medical concerns then you should contact your physician and he/she will be able to help you. Hands and fingernails…feet and toenails…this world is fascinating and you can find a whole lot about yourself if you studied it. If you want more information, you can find it online or check out books at the library. Nails are made of a tough protein called “Keratin” as are animal hooves and horns. It is the same stuff that creates your hair and the top layer of your skin.

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LOCAL JOB POSTINGS

considered. Bartender position is a year round position. Apply to Pam Shea - Quarterdeck Pub, Hotel Lobby,

JOB TITLE : BARTENDER

Company Name : Quarterdeck Pub Date Posted : 5/28/12 Full/Part-Time : Part-time Location : Port Hardy Salary : DOE Details : Experienced bartender and servers required for busy Pubstyle Restaurant. Must have Food Safe and Serving it Right certification to be considered. Bartender position is a year round position. Apply to Pam Shea - Quarterdeck Pub, Hotel Lobby

JOB TITLE: PRAWN BOAT UNLOADER Company Name : Wayne Beckett Date Posted : 5/28/12 Full/Part-Time : Seasonal Location : Port Hardy Salary : TBD Details : Work is located in Port Hardy/Port McNeil. Looking for prawn boat unloaders-must be willing to work in freezer and ramp. Need to have rain gear and boots. Have ample warm clothing to work in freezer. Work is in May to June. To apply call Wayne Beckett: Phone: 250-956-2524

JOB TITLE : DOCK ATTENDANT Company Name : Duval Point Lodge Date Posted : 5/28/12 Full/Part-Time : Seasonal Location : Port Hardy Salary : TBD Details : Must have pleasure craft license. Looking for a hard working individual that is physically fit that can lift heavy things. Greet guests with a smile and friendly personality. Some fishing knowledge on local waters. Willing to train. P: 250.230.0322 or email resume duvalpoint@hotmail.com

JOB TITLE : AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN Company Name : EJ Klassen GM Date Posted : 5/28/12 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Location : Port Hardy Salary : Competitive Wage Details : Busy North Island G.M. dealer looking for a technician. Full time, benefits package, competitive wage with bonus plan. Great place to bring up a family. E-mail resume to: admin@klassengm.com

JOB TITLE : JANITOR

JOB TITLE : COOKS Company Name : Glen Lyon Inn & Suites Date Posted : 5/28/12 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Location : Port Hardy Salary : DOE Details : Prep & cook breakfast, lunch, dinner for 40+ seat restaurant & pub. All related kitchen duties including cleaning stove and deep fryer. Shift 2pm9pm Must have Serving It Right & Food Safe and be willing to work dependable. Apply in person with resume. Please bring resume to Ann Gray at front desk of Glen Lyon Inn.

JOB TITLE : SERVERS Company Name : Quarterdeck Pub Date Posted : 5/28/12 Full/Part-Time : Part-time Location : Port Hardy Salary : DOE Details : Experienced bartender and servers required for busy Pubstyle Restaurant. Must have Food Safe and Serving it Right certification to be PAGE 24

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Company Name : B&B Cleaning Date Posted : 5/24/12 Full/Part-Time : Part-time Location : Port Hardy Salary : $10.25/hr Details : Cleaning commercially. Must have Class 5 Drivers Licence. Please call Balwinder at250.902.2226 or 250.504.0067

JOB TITLE : SANITIZERS Company Name : Keltic Seafoods Ltd. Date Posted : 5/24/12 Full/Part-Time : Seasonal Location : Port Hardy Salary : DOE Details : Cleaning and sanitizing processing equipment. Laundry duties. CFIA compliant cleaning. Additional Info : Qualifications: Must be able to work independently; reports to quality control coordinator; WHMIS; Food Safe; Lock-out Tag out training; Work Safe training; Forklift training. Contact : Contact Gord: Email: gord@kelticseafoods.com F: 250.949.8825

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Company Name : Keltic Seafoods Ltd. Date Posted : 5/24/12 Full/Part-Time : Seasonal Location : Port Hardy Salary : DOE Details : Assistant to a Quality Control Coordinator. Monitor personal hygiene procedures. Complete daily sanitization report. Note and report quality and procedural deficiencies. Prepare glove and boot dip pre-proccessing and during. Two positions available. Note and report quality and procedural deficiencies. Prepare glove and boot dip pre-proccessing and during. Contact : Contact Gord: Email: gord@kelticseafoods.com F: 250.949.8825; P: 250.949.2973

JOB TITLE : GRADE HOE OPERATOR Company Name : RSD Road Building Ltd. Date Posted : 5/23/12 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Location : Port Hardy Salary : TBN Details : Grade hoe operator with experience constructing forestry road on BC coast. Camp job, remote location, boat or fly to camp. Boat to worksite. Shiftwork 14/7. Additional Info : Level 1 First Aid required or course to be taken within 3 months of hire date. Contact : Email resume with references: rbe@telus.net

JOB TITLE : HOUSEKEEPING Company Name : North Shore Inn Date Posted : 5/23/12 Full/Part-Time: Full-Time Location: Port Hardy Salary : DOE Details : Full and part time positions available. General cleaning of hotel and rooms. Dusting, making beds, vaccuming, cleaning bathrooms etc. Also keeping other public areas of hotel clean. Willing to train. Please apply in person with resume to North Shore Inn, 7370 Market St., Port Hardy

JOB TITLE : HAIR STYLIST Company Name : Creative Edge Salon&Spa Date Posted : 5/22/12 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Location : Port Hardy Salary : Commision Details : Being part of a team of a busy downtown salon & spa. Need to have Hair Dressing Diploma; to start ASAP. Contact : Apply in person with resume to 7035

Market St., Port Hardy or call 250-949-5905.

JOB TITLE : LINE COOK Company Name : Quarterdeck Pub Date Posted : 5/22/12 Full/Part-Time : Seasonal Location : Port Hardy Salary : DOE Details : Seasonal full-time line cook for upcoming busy summer season for our busy pub and restaurant. Applicant must have FoodSafe certificate, be well organized, and willing to work any shift. Additional Info : Position is available immediately and will run till the end of September. Contact : Please drop resume off at the Quarterdeck Inn, Port Hardy, attention Joe

JOB TITLE : FUELLER Company Name : Pacific Coastal Airlines Date Posted : 5/22/12 Full/Part-Time : Seasonal Location : Port Hardy Salary : $13.94/Hr Details : Full time to start June 1st. Fueling PCA and retail aircraft, keeps mobile Fuellers and Fuel Farm up to operating standards, assists ramp crew when needed. Must have a valid class 5 license with airbrakes perferred, willing to train. Must be willing to work shift work, in a team enviroment, with minimal supervision, effective customer service skills, effective oral & written & math skills, capable of lifting up to 50lbs,stand long periods of time, work to exposure outdoors. Email resume:careers@pacificcoastal.com / Indicate in the subject line the position you are applying.

JOB TITLE : RAMP AGENT Company Name : Pacific Coastal Airlines Date Posted : 5/22/12 Full/Part-Time : Seasonal Location : Port Hardy Salary : $11.94/Hr Details : Fulltime effective June 1-Sept. Loading/unloading PCA & charter aircrafts, accepting & releasing of freight,writing airway bills, towing & daily inspections of PCA aircraft. Must have a valid class 5 license. Work in a team environment. Additional Info : Work well with minimal supervision, effective customer skills, effective oral & written as well as basic math. Capable of lifting up to 50 lbs.Able to stand over long periods. Able to work shifts and can withstand the inclement weather conditions. Email resume:careers@pacificcoastal.com / Indicate in the subject line the position you are applying.

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Company Name : Duval Point Lodge Date Posted : 5/16/12 Full/Part-Time : Casual Location : Port Hardy Salary : $10.25/Hr Details : Monday & Friday Early Mornings. Must have own transportation to pick up location. Resume required. Some experience an asset. Contact : 250-230-0322 or email resume duvalpoint@hotmail.com

details of posting in your request for info. Contact : Resume + 3 ref. letters: Kate Pinsonneault, Box 42, Port Hardy V0N 2P0; niecds@telus.net /fax 250-949-3031

JOB TITLE : SUMMER CAMP COUNSELLOR

JOB TITLE : FISH FILLETERS & CUTTERS Company Name : Hardy Buoys Smoked Fish Inc. Date Posted : 5/17/12 Full/Part-Time : Seasonal Location : Port Hardy Salary : $12/Hr Details : On call. Fillet salmon,cod and hali. Must be confident handling fish any size,follow written instructions,pay attention to details and be a team player. Be on time ready to go to work in a fast paced enviroment. Additional Info : Full time and part time postions avaliable. Mostly afternoon&evening shifts avaiable. Could lead to full time. To start mid May/June thru to September. Contact : Apply in person to Hardy Buoys, 9300 Trustee Rd., Port Hardy

JOB TITLE : INSURANCE SALES/SERVICE Company Name : Vancouver Island Insurance Centres Date Posted : 5/17/12 Full/Part-Time : Part-time Location : Port Hardy Details : Ideal candidate must possess excellent customer service and communication skills. Education and training will be provided. Contact : Meagan Cadwallader, 1-7053 Market St, Port Hardy 250 949 5900 Fax; mcadwallader@viic.ca

JOB TITLE : SUMMER CAMP COORDINATOR Company Name : Stepping Stones Centre Date Posted : 5/17/12 Full/Part-Time : Seasonal Location : Port Hardy Salary : $14/Hr Details : Must have high school completion. Good understanding of child development, love working with kids, able to take responsibility for the day to day running of the summer camps. Perfect job for students interested in Early Childhood Ed. Planning & providing a variety of fun, keep the environment safe & clean, ordering & purchasing supplies & food, organizing field trips. Email: phinfo@niefs.net for complete details-include PAGE 26

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Company Name : Stepping Stones Centre Date Posted : 5/17/12 Full/Part-Time : Seasonal Location : Port Hardy Salary : $11/Hr Details : Must be 15 or older, good with kids, reliable, responsible. Perfect job for students interested in early childhood education. Help plan & provide a variety of theme-based activities. Keep environment clean & safe. Prepare & serve snack. Taking children on field trips, help children participate in activities & guiding children's behaviours. To start July 2nd. You can email: phinfo@niefs.net for further details - note job details in your request. Apply by June 22. Resume + 3 ref. letters: Kate Pinsonneault, Box 42, Port Hardy V0N 2P0; niecds@telus.net /fax 250-9493031

JOB TITLE : JOURNEYMAN ELECTRICIAN Company Name : K & K Electric Ltd Date Posted : 5/18/12 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Location : Port Hardy Salary : $30.00/Hr @ Benefits Details : Well established electrical contractor has a position available for journeyman electrician. Services include; residential, commercial & light industrial install & maint. Require driver's license, electrical cert & BCTQ. Additional Info : Must be willing to relocate to area. Good knowledge of the Canadian Electrical Code. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. All applicants will be kept on file. Contact : Send resumes by fax: (250) 949-9230 or email: kkelec@cablerocket.com

JOB TITLE : HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER Company Name : Marine Harvest Canada Date Posted : 5/17/12 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Location : Port Hardy Salary : TBD Details : Be responsible for all HR functions at the plant,with emphasis on Health & Safety, recruitment and retention, labour relations, and benefits and attendance management. This is a key role on the plant management team. The ideal candidate will possess post-secondary education in a related field and 2-5 yrs of strong HR generalist experience, including experience in a unionized 30/05/2012


enviroment. For further info come into NIEFS/WORKBC located in the Thunderbird Mall. Resume with CL faxed to: 250-8503275 or email:dean.dobrinsky@marineharvest.com

WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO VOTE:

JOB TITLE : MARINA WORKER

The government--whether it's in Ottawa, BC, or in Tsulquate--affects your life and by voting, you get to say what's important to you, and you say it straight to the politicians.

Company Name : Quarterdeck Inn and Marina Resort Date Posted : 5/16/12 Full/Part-Time : Seasonal Location : Port Hardy Salary : DOE Details : Part-time season workers required for June, July and August. Please apply in person to Hotel Front desk with resume. Please apply in person to Hotel Front desk with resume.

JOB TITLE :

It makes us equal.

ONBOARD TRAVEL ADVISOR

Company Name : PH Chamber of Commerce Date Posted : 5/15/12 Full/Part-Time : Seasonal Location : Port Hardy Salary : TBD Details : Provide travel advice to passengers aboard the BC Ferries vessel MV Northern Expedition, servicing the Inside Passage route between Prince Rupert and Port Hardy. This is a seasonal position ending Sep 30. Additional Info : Promote a meaningful visitor experience. Provide information on transportation, accommodation & attractions. Document visitor statistics Must be dedicated to outstanding customer service and passionate about tourism. Contact : In person: 9am-5pm M-Sa, 7250 Market Street; Email: phccmgr@cablerocket.com / Fax: 250949-6653

Each of us (when we're old enough) has one and only one vote. Voting is one of the few times when all grown-ups in our community have an equal say. No matter how much money you have or who your friends are, you only get one vote. Each vote sends a message. Even if the person you vote for loses, your vote matters because it lets winners and losers know who supports their points of view. Politicians notice who is and isn't voting. The highest voter turnout is among seniors. So it's no surprise that politicians are going to spend a lot of time on issues that are important to older people. Younger voters, like 18-24 year-olds, haven't voted in high numbers recently, so it's easier for politicians to pay less attention to the issues that are important to young people. Whoever wins has the power to impact your life. The government is in charge of making important decisions that impact almost every aspect of your life

ALL POSTINGS FROM:

WWW.NIEFS.NET NORTH ISLAND EMPLOYMENT FOUNDATIONS SOCIETY

If you think that your opinion doesn't matter think again! The people in office now are making decisions that will affect your life now AND later! This is why it's important to get involved and be heard now, even when you can't vote. [Adapted from http://pbskids.org/zoom/fromyou/elections/elections101.html]

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR MAY MAY 31:

Pole-raising ceremony, 11:30 a.m. @ Bridge GN Trust All-Band Mtng. 4:00 – 7:30 pm @ Hall

JUNE JUNE 5: JUNE JUNE JUNE JUNE JUNE JUNE JUNE JUNE

6: 7: 9: 12: 17: 18: 19: 21:

GN Council Elections – Advanced Poll (8am – 6pm) Emergency Management Committee mtng. 10-11am @ Wakas Hall Band Office Staff Mtng. GN Council Elections – All-Candidate’s Meeting PHSS Graduation Day GN Council Elections – Election Day (8am – 8pm) Father’s Day New Council Swearing-in SD#85 Last day of classes National Aboriginal Day

Fitness @ Robert Scott School (age 19+) 5:30 pm Tuesday, 1pm Wednesday, and 5:30 pm Thursday Yo! News every other Tuesday

IMPORTANT NOTICE: THE JOB POSTING FOR YOUTH SPORTS & RECREATION COORDINATOR HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO

3:00 P.M. MONDAY, JUNE 4 Interviews will take place on June 5.

Please leave your resume and cover letter in a sealed envelope at the front desk of the Band Office marked “ATTN: Norman Charlie”

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