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PRETTY AMAZING! This mural is the result of collaborative efforts between Aftab Erfan, graduate student from University of British Columbia, and over 40 members of the Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw community. In October and November of 2011 we held a series of seven workshops on Tsulquate to discuss the topic of parenting. The workshops had an open format and often functioned as sharing circles, with each person offering their own experience and wisdom. Collectively, we generated a list of good parenting practices under four headings:

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1. Nurture a feeling of self-worth in children

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2. Discipline to teach right from wrong 3. Take care of your Self [so you can care for your children]

Mural Title & Details:

4. Stay connected to your Culture The painting was created to capture and celebrate the aspiration to raise our children according to these principles. The four figures – baby, young child, adult woman, and elder – symbolically represent each of the four principles. (continued on page 4)

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The Art of Parenting According to Old and New Wisdom Aftab Erfan and members of the Gwa’sala‘Nakwaxda’xw First Nations Acrylics on canvas, lettering in water-based markers 6x13 feet 2012

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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 Council meets every Monday at 6:00 p.m. To get on the agenda please contact Les Taylor, Band Manager.

Chief Paddy Walkus: (250) 949-1486 Sits on all committees / paddywalkus@gmail.com Ernie Henderson: (250) 902-0482 Health & Social Development, Housing, Fisheries, Education, Ec. Dev., Treaty, Personnel and Finance Portfolios Gary Walkus: (250) 230-3852 Health & Social Development & Ec. Dev. Portfolios Victor Walkus: (250) 230-2335 Health & Social Development, Housing, Forestry, Ec. Dev., 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 Janine Sheard, Elders’ Coordinator (250) 949-7406 Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Health & Family Services

David Charlie: (250) 230-4445 Fisheries and Recreation Portfolios Eddie Charlie: (250) 671-9201 Housing Portfolio Sandra Charlie: (250) 671-9202 Housing Portfolio Darryl Coon: (250) 230-0360 Housing Portfolio

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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WELCOMING CELEBRATION

TRUST ALL-BAND MEETING REPORT

Please join us at Wakas Hall on Sunday, July 29th, from 1:00 - 7:00 for dancing and dinner as we welcome our brother Wally and his wife Karen to our territory. They're traveling to Port Hardy, with stops along the way from Manitoba, and expect to arrive here on the 28th of July.

On July 18 the Gwa'sala-'Nakwaxda'xw Trust held an All-Band Meeting, postponed from May 31 when quorum could not be achieved.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Help as in cooking food, or sharing your cultural dancing, and, your regalia. If you have any food to donate, or would like to help with the dance program please give us a call at 949-7797 or text Cathy at 230-8191. Thank you

CATHY & BOB SWAIN

PRIZE DRAW & BIRTHDAY WISHES 2 more weeks for the draw!!! We need your support $2 a ticket or 3 for $5. Prizes: 32 inch t.v., small fridge, 2 MP3 player/video. Please see Linda Paul (Henderson) or Christy George @ Health Center. Linda's cell: 250-527-0073 (text or call). Health center: 250-949-8131 Draw date: August 4, 2012. Thank you Birthday wishes to Duane Nathan Earl Nelson on August 3rd; Rose-Marie King & Davis Alvin Patrick Charles Henderson on August 6, 2012. HAVE AN AWESOME BIRTHDAY TO ALL OF YOU. Enjoy your special day.. We love you lots

TOM & LINDA HENDERSON

It was close this time, but eligible voters hung out at the Wakas Hall for hours, hoping to reach quorum, which finally happened around 9:00 p.m. instead of 4:00 p.m. as hoped! The patience paid off, and when the two proposals finally went to vote, both of them were approved. The approved Culture proposal will see an additional $20,000 go towards this program to help complete the Gwa'sala-'Nakwaxda'xw “treasure box” of masks, regalia, etc. for community members to use for potlatches and feasts. The approved Youth Sports & Recreation proposal means another $34,600 will go to this program, covering off sports registration and equipment costs for Gwa'sala-'Nakwaxda'xw youth (under 18) while also funding sports equipment, team travel, and a youth sports coordinator position for the Band. On July 19 the Trust Committee held a committee meeting, the first with the newly elected members of Council. Sandra Charlie has been elected as the new Trust Chair, replacing Robert Walkus. A HUGE thank-you to Robert for all of your diligent work in this role! The next Trust All-Band meeting will be sometime in November, at which time the Community Trustee seats will be open for new nominations.

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Each figure is surrendered by more specific parenting practices that came out of the workshops (e.g. listen to the children’s views, don’t resort to hitting etc). Elements of nature – ocean, land, sky, forests, and animals- were in the background of everything we did and often entered our conversations. They have been featured in the painting.

Gwa'sala-'Nakwaxda'xw children and youth participated in the early stages of painting the mural during the Healing Feast in March 2012, and much of their art work and brushstrokes have been reserved in the finished product.

Credits: This project was made possible through the participation of grandparents (Irene Sheard, Betty Walkus, Alvin Walkus Sr., Richard George and Annie R. Walkus) who shared stories of growing up in the old times and lessons on good parenting practices.

Walkus, Ricky Coon, Jamie and Lisa King, Cindy Scow, Margaret Joe, Josie Walkus, Sharon Wamiss, Sarah Joe) reflected on these lessons, discussing their own challenges and successes, exchanging tips and generating valuable new ideas. Special thanks to the teachers (Leah Henderson, Jamaine Campbell) and students of Eke Me Xi School who enriched the content through sharing their own experiences with different parenting approaches, and to the many GN children and youth who made the mural come alive with their own drawing and painting.

Thanks to Maggie Fox and Natasha Walkus for administrative support, to Colleen Walkus for babysitting services, and to Jessie Hemphill for helping to conceive, finance and carry out the project. Aftab Erfan convened and facilitated the workshops, synthesized the information, designed and put the finishing touches on the painting as part of her doctorate in planning at UBC. More importantly, she learned new things about parenting her own young children, and for that she is especially grateful. Stay tuned for the future permanent home of this beautiful work of art!

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MOUNT WADDINGTON FALL FAIR SEPTEMBER 8th AND 9th AT THE CIVIC CENTRE PORT HARDY And NOW is the time to get ready to celebrate what you are doing. Show the vegetables, fruits and flowers you have grown, the wines and beers you have made, your home made cakes and preserves. Display your arts and crafts– painting, knitting, needlework your photography, your stories. Win ribbons and cash prizes! Have fun! The full list of classes of exhibits for which you can enter is available at : +The libraries at Port Alice, Port Hardy & Port McNeill +The Chamber of Commerce, Port Hardy & Port Mc Neil + For Scrap Sake at Thunderbird Mall + Our website– www.mountwaddingtonfallfair.ca Or just come and see what your neighbours are up to! There will be live entertainments and refreshments For more information about the fair or enquiries about renting a booth, call 250-949-7778 or 250-956-2727

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LOCAL JOB POSTINGS JOB TITLE :

SERVER/BUSSER

Company Name : Glen Lyon Inn & Suites Date Posted : 7/23/12 Full/Part-Time : Part-time Location : Port Hardy Salary : TBD Details : Serve clients, clear tables, able to use computer. Must be presentable, punctual; willing to work. Knowledge of Squirrel system an asset. Start immediately. Apply in person to Ann Gray at the Front Desk, Glen Lyon Inn, 6435 Hardy Bay Road, Port Hardy.

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FOREMEN

Company Name : AMEC/Black & McDonald Date Posted : 7/19/12 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Location : Port Hardy Details : Looking for 2 Foreman working FT 4 days on and 4 days off. Civil Foreman to supervise subcontractors & labourers. Must have minimum 5 yrs. experience, Class 5 DL required to get to meeting office. Construction experience preferred. Road building & concrete experience an asset as well as FA Level3 but not a requirement. Must have steel toed boots and proper construction work gear. Apply in person with resume at 9250 Trustee Rd. Unit #10 Port Hardy Attn: Laura

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SUPPORT WORKERS

Company Name : Venturi Logging Date Posted : 7/20/12 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Location : North Island Salary : Excellent Wages Details : Must have experience in the logging industry. 14 /7 camp position. Camp is modern and camping offering excellent wages. Please call 250-830-8164 or email hoypoint@hotmail.com

Company Name : NI Crisis & Counselling Centre Date Posted : 7/18/12 Full/Part-Time : Part-time Location : Port Hardy Salary : TBD Details : Supported Child Development Program is looking for Support Workers for Daycare Support/Preschool Support/Community Support in Daycares/Preschools. Various hours and pay rates. Additional Info : Closing Date August 10th, 2012. Contact : Please forward a resume to sheilaw@nicccs.org or FAX to 250-949-8344.

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PROCESSOR OPERATOR

HOUSEKEEPER

Full/Part-Time : Part-time Date Posted : 7/19/12 Company Name : North Shore Inn Location : Port Hardy Salary : DOE Details : Cleaning of hotel rooms; dust, make beds, vacuum, do laundry, clean bathrooms. Keep public areas of hotel clean. Must be reliable and responsible. Willing to train. Start ASAP. Apply in person with resume. Sun Han, North Shore Inn, 7370 Market Street, Port Hardy, BC

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SWAMPER/ROCK TRUCK

Company Name : RSD Road Building Ltd. Date Posted : 7/16/12 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Location : Port Hardy Salary : $23.28/hr Details : Experienced swamper building coastal logging road, remote location. Camp job, shiftwork 14/7. Boat or fly to camp. Boat to worksite. Level 1 First Aid required or course to be taken within 3 month's of hire date. Contact : Email resume with references to rbe@telus.net

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GRADE HOE OPERATOR

Company Name : RSD Road Building Ltd. Date Posted : 7/16/12 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Location : Port Hardy Salary : TBN Details : Grade hoe operator with coastal logging road building experience. Camp job, remote location, boat or fly to camp. Boat to worksite. Shiftwork 14/7 Duties will include supervising one road side. Additional Info : Rate to be negotiated based on experience. Level 1 first aid required or course to be taken within 3 months of hire date. Contact : Email resume with references to rbe@telus.net

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DRILLER/BLASTER

Company Name : RSD Road Building Ltd. Date Posted : 7/16/12 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Location : Port Hardy Salary : TBN Details : Driller/blaster with experience building coastal logging roads, operating hoe drills & tank drills. Must have valid Worksafe BC blasting certificate. Camp work, shift 14/7. Boat or fly to camp, boat to worksite. Additional Info : Wage will be determined according to experience and capability. Must provide references. Contact : Email resume with references to rbe@telus.net

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SENIOR ACCOUNTANT

Company Name : Lewis & Company Ltd Date Posted : 7/13/12 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Location : Port Hardy Salary : $20-23/HR DOE + Bonus Details : Lewis & Company Ltd, CGA Firm - seeking full-time candidate for a Senior Accountant/Practice Manager. We offer $2023/hour to start (DOE) + annual bonus and good working environment. Additional Info : Prior experience in public practice would be a great benefit. CGA, CMA or some level of study preferred but not required. Contact : Please send your resume to mlewis@lccga.ca or call 250-949-6350

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JANITOR

Company Name : B & B Cleaners Date Posted : 7/10/12 Full/Part-Time : Part-time Location : Port Hardy Salary : $10.25/Hr Details : Duties include cleaning and buffing floors. Must have DL. Start immediately. Contact : Please call Balwinder at 250.902.2226

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CHAMBERMAID

Company Name : Duval Point Lodge Date Posted : 7/10/12 Full/Part-Time : Casual Location : Port Hardy Salary : $10.25/hr Details : Looking for hard working individuals . That have good cleaning skills . Must have transpiration to pick up location in town. Monday and Friday early mornings starts ASAP. Contact : Email resumes to duvalpoint@hotmail.com or call Jaymie at 250.230.4181

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WELDER

Company Name : Marshall Welding Date Posted : 7/10/12 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Location : Port Hardy Salary : TBN Details : Level C ticket,1st year fabrication, stainless steel, aluminum, steel welding. Must have forklift cert, read/write English, independent worker, basic tool/mech knowledge & aptitude, steel toe boots. Alum/stainless tig weld an asset. Additional Info : Start asap. Must have positive attitude. Require basic math skills/add,subtract, multiply,divide. Contact : Blair Marshall: email springbreak@telus.net / Fax: 250-949-9171

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BOTTLE CLERK

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Company Name : Kinsmen Return It Bottle Depot Date Posted : 7/10/12 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Location : Port Hardy Salary : TBN Details : Thursday to Sunday: 8 Hrs./day. Must be physically fit for duties; bondable. This is a non-smoking facility. Work includes all duties related to recycling. Contact : Apply in person with resume. Start a.s.a.p.: Rod, 9300 Trustee Road, Port Hardy BC

Company Name : Old Schoolhouse Store Date Posted : 7/9/12 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Location : Port Hardy Salary : Minimum to start Details : Must be available for day or afternoon shifts and weekends between 6 am & 10 pm. Duties include run till, sell lottery tickets, clean and stock shelves. Must be physically fit for duties. Start ASAP Contact : Apply in person with resume to 4950 Beaver Harbour Road, Port Hardy.

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LANDS & RESOURCES

Coordinator Company Name : Kwakiutl Band Council Date Posted : 7/10/12 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Location : Fort Rupert Salary : DOE Details : Kwakiutl Band Council seeking Lands & Resources Coordinator for full-time term position. Deadline to submit resume and cover letter is July 27. Contact : Email Casey.Larochelle@kwakiutl.bc.ca or call 250-949-6012 for details.

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FRONT DESK AGENT

Company Name : Quarterdeck Inn & Marina Resort Date Posted : 7/10/12 Full/Part-Time : Part-time Location : Port Hardy Salary : DOE Details : Reception style duties..must be mature and responsible..permanent part time available. Contact : Drop resume off at front desk . Quarterdeck Inn & Marina Resort

YOUTH WORKERS

Company Name : Get Youth Working Date Posted : 6/27/12 Full/Part-Time : Contract Location : All over BC Salary : TBD Details : Get Youth Working program can help you get employed and gain valuable on the job skills and experience. You can receive training and certification to move you forward. Complete details at www.getyouthworking.ca or call 1.877.866.3100 Additional Info : You are unemployed between 15-29, not currently receiving EI and have not had a claim in the past 36 months, and are not a full time student. Other restrictions apply. Contact : Complete details at www.getyouthworking.ca or call 1.877.866.3100

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR JULY JULY 27-30:

Seafest (Alert Bay)

AUGUST AUGUST AUGUST AUGUST AUGUST AUGUST AUGUST

1: 4: 4-5: 6: 18: 24-26:

Statutory Holiday Cluxewe Music Festival Eco Paddle (Alert Bay) Civic Holiday OrcaFest (Port McNeill) Sointula Salmon Days

Fitness @ Robert Scott School (age 19+) 5:30 pm Tuesday, 1pm Wednesday, and 5:30 pm Thursday Gwa'sala-'Nakwaxda'xw Council meetings every Monday at 6:00 p.m. Yo! News every other Tuesday

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