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DOG OWNERS Chief and Council are asking the owners of dogs to please have them tied up or keep them in your house, there has been an ongoing stressful problem with the dog population that is not only effecting our own community member’s but also workers of our community such as the school, the principal is concerned for our children and the actions the dogs have taken, he is concerned of the lunches been taken, and vicious dog fights that kids shouldn’t be seeing.

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Stray dogs are attacking members of our community and do not seem scared at all of anyone. Council will instruct Les to hire someone to rid of problem dogs; unless this conduct is not followed council has no choice but to terminate the problem dogs immediately.

BIRTHDAY,THANK YOU AND ANNOUNCMENTS STUDY HALL, YOUTH REC, GUARDIAN WATCHMEN TREATY UPDATES EDUCATIONS PUBLIC WORKS YOUTH & REC DON BURNSTICK INVIT IN CAMPBELL RIVER LOCAL JOB POSTING COLOURING

TRUST INFO MEETING On September 19 at the Wakas Hall there will be an info meeting about the GN Trust. You can drop-in any time from 1-4 p.m. There will be two grand prize giveaways of gift certificates for a trip to the home lands! There will be booths all around the hall with information about different Trust activities and projects such as youth sports & rec, culture, emergency fund, elders, housing, breakfast club, etc. There will also be people there from our investment firm and auditors to answer your questions, as well as the trust chair and committee members. There is no Trust vote at this meeting, it is an info meeting and the annual report will be handed out to community members. Hope to see you there!

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Yo! News is prepared by Bernadine Clayton Gwa’sala’Nakwaxda’xw Receptionist 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.

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

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.

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

Other ways to stay connected to the Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw community are: Website (www.gwanak.info) Facebook (User: Gwasala Nakwaxdaxw) Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations Band Office

PO Box 998, 154 Tsulquate Reserve Port Hardy, B.C. V0N 2P0

COUNCIL

To get on the agenda please contact Les Taylor

Chief Paddy Walkus: (250) 949-1486

Sits on all committees / paddywalkus@gmail.com

Ernie Henderson: (250) 230-3404

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 Eddie Charlie: (250) 230-9251

Housing Portfolio

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

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

Sandra Charlie: (250) 230-4677

Housing Portfolio

Darryl Coon: (250) 230-0360

Housing Portfolio

Terry Walkus: (250) 230-2459

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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BIRTHDAY, THANK YOU& ANNOUNCEMENT Birthday wish going out to Craig Harry from your mom Rachel Harry May you have a great birthday!! September.18/2013 __________________________________________________________________________ Birthday Wish going out to Romeo Clayton Coming up on September.23/2013 will be 9 years old! We Hope you have a Wonderful Day. Love you so much. From: Mom, Dad, Brother Xavian and sister Evette Birthday wish going out to Nataleen Clayton Coming up on September.27/2013. May you have an awesome day.. Love mom, Brother and sisters. _____________________________________________________________________________ It has been a big success with Terry being here to rid of the bed bugs, we as you the community to please come forward if you feel or know you might have bed bugs to please contact Victor Walkus or leave your name at the band office and we can come and inspect your home

___________________________________________________________________ My Dad is Henry Beans (Herm), He has about 10 Half Gallons of Oolichan Grease ($200.oo each) and about 8 Quart Jars of Oolichan Grease ($100.oo each) He made this Oolichan Grease up at Knights Inlet this past April 2013... I am collecting Names , right now I have 3 Names of people who would like to purchase. My Dad is willing to make the trip over at the end of this month, from Alert Bay. If you would like to put your name down just let me know and I will put you on the List, I will be coming over with him. Thank You I would thank my nephew with a big kind heart. I mentioned I was going to the health and family service to ask for help if welfare was able to sponsor me for a new walker. Dwayne Nelson Bought me a brand new walker pulled out from his own pocket, Thanking you from the bottom of my Heart. I won’t ever forget what you have done for meFrom: John King sr. .

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STUDY HALL WITH ANGELA CLAIR:

GUARDIAN WATCHMEN UP DATE

MONDAYS FROM 7-9 PM THURSDAYS FROM 4-6 PM EVERY SECOND SUNDAY FROM 7-9 PM

Hello everybody, it has been such a nice and busy summer. Just a short update on the guardian watchmen program, we currently are starting the elders outreach part of the program where we will be taking elders back out to the homelands to listen and learn from them. Taking notes and pictures for everybody to see.

AT THE ADULT EDUCATION CENTER ( THE BUILING BETWEEN EKE ME – XI AND THE ELDERS BUILDING)COME ON THESE DAYS FOR A QUIET PLACE TO STUDY FOR EXTRA HELP WITH HOMEWORK.

GRACE

YOUTH AND RECREATION GOV-group is growing, fundraising is starting we are inviting youth to participate please contact Ross Hunt Jr. if you are interested! Volley ball league is starting soon! We are looking for interested volley ball players to enter a team. We have kid’s sport application please see Ross for more information. We sent a poster out about a Sports and rec logo contest- just a reminder to please submit your logos For your information: pacific winds beginner’s intermediate band class begins September 16 2013. $100 for the one year membership-contact Shawn Gough. Open to anyone grade 5 to adult Beginner Monday 5:30-6:30 -Intermediate-Thursday 7-8 Tournaments in Quatsino October 4, 5, 6 volley tournament November 1, 2, 3 dodge ball tournament 14+ 4guys and 2 girls $150-6player roster $240-8players costume theme 1st 2nd 3rd and 4th prizes (Ball eliminator) All in Quatsino PAGE 4

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We are hoping with first hand knowledge from our own elders we can do a better job of protecting and monitoring the parts in our homeland which we are all connected to. so keep your fingers crossed this beautiful weather holds off for just a little while longer. We have also been lucky enough to go and spend a night in Burnett bay. For those of you who don't know about Burnett bay, its a huge sandy beach right in the middle of our territory. Its among the 5 locations in our homelands where we have started our tsunami debris monitoring program. Believe it or not we have found our first piece of garbage that we believe could be from the tsunami. It was a blue bottle of hairspray. We also walked the whole beach with garbage bags and in the hot sun picking up garbage from our most beautiful beach trying to keep it clean. We look forward to doing more community outreach programs with the band to let everybody have a chance to go home for a day keep your eyes on the newsletter for when opportunity's come up. Have a great school year!!

THANKS, GNN GUARDIAN WATCHMEN

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TREATY UPDATE Yo community! It sure has been an amazing September so far with all the nice sun and warmth for the children (and adults!) to be able to continue to have fun outside. In the early August issue I announced a treaty meeting to update community members on activities undertaken by your treaty office. September 17 was decided as the meeting day. However, I have been asked to postpone this session due to the Reconciliation Week that is happening in Vancouver from September 16 – 22. The Reconciliation Week is tied in with the Truth and Reconciliation Process that is bringing our peoples ‘residential school experiences to light so that there is more of a shared understanding between us and the rest of Canada leading toward a stronger community. ( please check this out on the web @: http://reconciliationcanada.ca) At this time I am looking toward another date that could work in early October. I apologize for this change; however, I do feel it is important to respect the request that was made to me. Two items that I wish to discuss at this time: The Deserters Island project and the Elder Center. The Deserters Island Project This project wound up at the end of August. The purpose was to make the Cabin more accessible for use by community members by adjustment of the docks, stair repair, cabin clean-up, basic cabin renos to cooking area and sleep areas; brush clearing and construction of outside toilet facilities. Working with an agreed upon work plan, the Supervisor, Chief Tom Henderson with

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the help of his wife Linda and a group of four youth, carried out the tasks as provided. About 8 youth between ages of 14-16 participated and Jamie King assisted as watchman and assistant for heavy lifting and construction. The project was a great opportunity to give youth experience and employment in the territories. The crew met and overcame various challenges. A presentation of the project and outcomes will be made at the upcoming treaty meeting. I am very proud of all the crew for taking this challenging project on, and look forward to lessons learned as we plan future similar efforts to give youth opportunity to live and work in the homelands. Gilakas’la. Elders Center Coordinator At this time the Elder Coordinator position is vacant. Janine Sheard has taken a position at another place and we wish her all the best. We are in dialogue with Silena George to determine a start date, the agreed upon one so far is November 4, 2013. In the interim, the Elder Center is getting worked on in preparation for Elder use/meetings and other agreed upon rentals and activities that will occur. Linda Henderson, who is the Treaty Administrative Assistant working out of the Elders Center, will insure availability of rentals/key when requested. Please contact Linda or I at the Band Office with questions or concerns you may have. Gilakas’la. Thank you for reading this update I look forward to seeing you at the upcoming Treaty meeting in early October. Gilaka’sla.

Written by Colleen Hemphill, Chief Negotiator, Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw Nations Treaty Office

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LOCAL JOB POSTINGS JOB TITLE : TAXI DRIVER Company Name : Town Taxi Date Posted : 9/11/13 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Location : Port Hardy Salary : $10.25/ Hr Details : Taxi Driver for FT or PT work. Duties include handling cash. Must have Class 4 DL. Start ASAP Contact : Bal Balwinder: Phone: 250.504.0067

JOB TITLE : SHINGLE SAWYER Company Name : Goldband Shake & Shingle Date Posted : 9/10/13 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Location : Port Hardy Salary : $12.00 per square Details : Conventional Shingle Sawyer Needed.. CSA Type Boots Needed. Start Date ASAP. Please call employer for more job details. Appy in Person or Fax resume to 250.949.2689 Contact : Appy in Person to 6225 Jensen Cove Road or Fax resume to 250-949-2689. Attn: Scott

JOB TITLE : SEA CUCUMBER PROCESSERS (X50) Company Name : Keltic Seafoods Ltd. Date Posted : 9/9/13 Full/Part-Time : Contract Location : Port Hardy Salary : Attractive Contract Wage Details : 50 contract workers required for Sea Cucumber processing work. 5 week processing season: October 15th to approximately November 21, 2013. Must be able to work up to 7 days a week, 8 hours a day. Additional Info : Port Hardy is a wonderful coastal community and the fish process industry a friendly team environment. View Keltic Seafoods' Web page: http://www.kelticseafoods.com Contact : Send resume to: Fax: 250-949-8825 or Email: HR@Kelticseafoods.com PAGE 20

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JOB TITLE : PROCESS & DOCK WORKER Company Name : Keltic Seafoods Ltd. Date Posted : 9/9/13 Full/Part-Time : Part-time Location : Port Hardy Salary : $12.00+/hr Details : Immediate opening for 10 process workers. May also work on dock helping with off loading activities. Must be physically able to work safely. Day and evening work. Seasonal with work expectations to mid to end November. Additional Info : Friendly team environment. Forklift experienced persons will be provided forklift recertification. First aid ticket an asset. Contact : Email: HR@kelticseafoods.com or Fax: 250-949-8825

JOB TITLE : DRILLER / BLASTER Company Name : Olympic Forest Products Date Posted : 9/9/13 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Location : Port Hardy Salary : Union Rate Details : Operate rock drills, blasting; construct logging sub-grade & finished road. Must have minimum 5 yrs exp in coastal road construction including steep slopes, rock headings & quarries. Apply by Sept 23 deadline. Additional Info : Require vehicle, DL, hard hat, safety boots, raingear, blasting ticket. This is shift work in a VI logging camp. Contact : Glen Kappel: Fax: 604-681-8906 or Phone: 604-685-6164

JOB TITLE : GRAPPLE YARDER OPERATOR Company Name : Olympic Forest Products Date Posted : 9/9/13 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Location : Port Hardy Salary : Union Rate Details : Shift work in VI camp. Operate & maintain Madill 6280 & 7280. Require vehicle, DL, hard hat, safety boots, tools, raingear. Apply by Sept 23 deadline. Contact : Glen Kappel: Fax: 604-681-8906 Phone: 604-314-2080 Job Title : Hyd Log Loader Operator Company Name : Olympic Forest Products 13/09/2013


Date Posted : 9/9/13 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Location : Port Hardy Salary : Union Rate Details : Shift work in VI camp. Operate & maintain hydraulic log loader for coastal logging camp. Require hard hat, safety boots, raingear, tools.Apply by Sept 23 deadline. Contact : Glen Kappel: Fax: 604-681-8906

JOB TITLE : HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC Company Name : Olympic Forest Products Date Posted : 9/9/13 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Location : Port Hardy Salary : Competitive Salary Details : Camp Position: Shift work in VI camp. Perform mechanical repairs & maintenance program for coastal logging operation. Require DL, hard hat, safety boots, raingear, tools. Deadline to apply Sept 23. Contact : Attn: Glen Kappel: Fax: 604-681-8906

Date Posted : 9/6/13 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Location : Port Hardy Details : Servers for restaurant and Pub. "Serving It Right" required for Pub Servers. Some experience preferred, positive customer service attitude, strong work ethic tops the list of requirements. Contact : Apply in person to Eva, Dale or Amanda at Glen Lyon Restaurant

JOB TITLE : DISHWASHER Company Name : Glen Lyon Inn Date Posted : 9/6/13 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Location : Port Hardy Details : Position can be PT or FT. No experience required; will train enthusiastic people with good attitudes. Contact : Reply in person to Chef Gord at the Glen Lyon Restaurant.

JOB TITLE : FRONT END LOADER OPERATOR JOB TITLE : OFF HWY LOG TRUCK DRIVER Company Name : Olympic Forest Products Date Posted : 9/9/13 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Location : Port Hardy Salary : Union Rate Details : Position is shift work in coastal VI camp logging camp. Operate & maintain off-highway logging truck. Require Class 1 DL, hard hat, safety boots. Deadline to apply is Sept 23. Contact : Attn: Glen Kappel: Fax: 604-681-8906

JOB TITLE : LINE COOKS Company Name : Glen Lyon Inn Date Posted : 9/6/13 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Location : Port Hardy Details : Position can be FT or PT. Experience preferred, but willing to train right person. Foodsafe required, positive attitude, team player, great work ethic, common sense, multitasker are all assets. Contact : Reply in person to Chef Gord at the Glen Lyon Restaurant.

Company Name : Agency Posting Date Posted : 9/5/13 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Location : Port Hardy Details : Front End Loader Operator, with 2 years minimum experience, needed for working on the North Island in the dry land sort operation. Additional Info : Please quote job number 19340 Front End Loader Operator when applying. Contact : Drop off resume at NIEFS Port Hardy 129-8950 Granville Street Fax:250.949.5797 or email phinfo@niefs.net

JOB TITLE : SKATE INSTRUCTOR Company Name : District of Port Hardy Date Posted : 9/4/13 Full/Part-Time : Part-time Location : Port Hardy Details : Seeking a enthusiastic skating lesson Instructor for all ages, Seasonal Position, 2-4 hrs per week after school or evenings from late Sept to mid March. Contact : Fax Resumes to 250-949-8237 Attn: Recreation Department, or emailed to recreation@porthardy.ca

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JOB TITLE : SKATE PATROLLERS

JOB TITLE : CHEF/COOK/LINE COOK

Company Name : District of Port Hardy Date Posted : 9/4/13 Full/Part-Time : Seasonal Location : Port Hardy Details : Part Time, Seasonal Position. 4-16 Hrs a week with varying shifts. From Sept to end of March, mostly evenings and weekend work. Additional Info : Strong communication skills, able to work as a team, take direction well, able to work with children, good organization skills. Contact : Fax Resumes to 250-949-8237 Attn: Recreation Department, or emailed to recreation@porthardy.ca

Company Name : Sporty Bar & Grill Date Posted : 9/3/13 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Location : Port Hardy Details : Chef, Line Cook, Cook duties. Position can be PT to FT. Prepare quality, well-presented food. Adhere to all guidelines & recipes. Prepare & stock for daily operation. Maintain organized, sanitary workspace and equipment. Additional Info : Must have Food Save Level 1, Proper training is provided. Apply asap with resume. Contact : Fax 25-.949-8894 email sportybar@icloud.com

JOB TITLE : REC FACILITY ATTENDANT Company Name : District of Port Hardy Date Posted : 9/4/13 Full/Part-Time : Part-time Location : Port Hardy Salary : $18.36-$22.89/ hr Details : Broad range of duties: electrical, plumbing and maintain ice area, pool, custodial, record keeping, skate sharpening. Must be fit for job with mechanical aptitude, work well alone, good judgment and work well with the public. Additional Info : Class 5 DL, Refrigeration Awareness Certificate. Assets-Pool Operator Certificate, WHMIS, First Aid, CPR. Require criminal record check and driver's abstract. Submit hand written CL. Full details at phinfo@niefs.net Send resume to: Contact : In person 7360 Columbia Street, Em:recreation@porthardy.ca F:250.949.8237

JOB TITLE : HOOKTENDER Company Name : Venturi Logging Ltd Date Posted : 9/4/13 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Location : Port Hardy Details : An experienced Hooktender required for a grapple yarder in a camp setting. Contact : Email your resume to hoypoint@hotmail.com

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JOB TITLE : HEAD CHEF Company Name : Sporty Bar & Grill Date Posted : 9/3/13 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Location : Port Hardy Details : Manage, unsupervised and independently a high volume kitchen. Duties include scheduling, ordering, hiring & training. Must have Food Safe Level 1 or 2. Minimum 3 yrs exp, Red Seal or European training is an asset. Apply with resume. Additional Info : We provide opportunity to outsource the kitchen to the right candidate. Ask for details. Contact : Alfons Bauer: Fax: 250-949-8894 or email sportybar@icloud.com

JOB TITLE : SALES CLERK Company Name : Rexall Drug Store Date Posted : 9/3/13 Full/Part-Time : Part-time Location : Port Hardy Salary : $10.25/hr Details : Job Duties: Be able to run till and do stock. Must be available weekends and evenings. Start Date ASAP Contact : Please apply in person with resume or fax to (250) 949-6598 Attn: Shelley

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