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FOOD FISH DISTRIBUTION A SUCCESS

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3 BIRTHDAY WISHES & REQUESTS 4-5 TREATY UPDATE 6-8 FOOD SECURITY & NUTRITION UPDATE 9-10 SPORTS & RECREATION 11-14 EKE ME-XI NEWSLETTER & PICS 15 AVIATION EGRESS SYSTEM 16 FAMILY FINGER PRINT ORNAMENT 17 ABORIGINAL AIDS AWARENESS 18-19 MEMORIAL HOCKEY 20 HELPING AT RISK YOUTH 21-24 LOCAL JOB POSTING 25 JOB POSTING

We are happy to say that the Chum fish distribution went very well, we are happy that we have only been hearing good comments back about the food fish. Thank you to those of you who helped make it a success, Big thank you to Dion Walkus and Silena George who stayed through the whole day helping make the process go smoothly, also thank you to Ernie Henderson for your help as well as Brian and Lloyd Walkus! A big success it was and last but most certainly not least thank you James Walkus and crew for making it happen. PAGE 1

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YO! NEWS IS PREPARED BY BERNADINE CLAYTON GWA’SALA-’NAKWAXDA’XW RECEPTIONIST

Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Band Office

Phone: (250) 949-8343 / Fax: (250) 949-7402

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 Bernadine at (250) 949-8343 or e-mail bandreception@gwanak.info

Les Taylor, Band Manager

manager@gwanak.info / (250) 902-2307 Margaret Bernard, Finance

finance@gwanak.info / (250) 902-2308

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.

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

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

Linda Paul, Treaty Administrative Assistant

kasalas4859@hotmail.com / (250) 902-2311

Lucy Scow, Communications & Exec. Assistant

jessieh@gwanakplan.org /: (250) 902-2300 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 Elders’ Coordinator

(250) 949-7406

Victor Walkus: (250) 230-2335

Health & Social Development, Housing, Forestry, Ec. Dev., and Recreation Portfolios

Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Health & Family Services

Front Desk: (250) 949-8131 / Fax: (250) 949-6811

Eddie Charlie: (250) 230-9251

Housing Portfolio

Sandra Charlie: (250) 230-4677

Housing Portfolio

Darryl Coon: (250) 230-0360

Housing Portfolio

Terry Walkus: (250) 230-2459

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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 wishes & Requests Very Special Birthday wishes going to my daughter Caroline J.A. Walkus who’s turning ten Also Nephew Darryl Coon jr Who is turning sixteen Friday November. 1 / 2013 Love: Lano & Family __________________________________________________________________ Wishing Colleen Walkus , Tyren Walkus and Leslie Taylor a very Special Birthday October.31/2013 From: Lucy, Ernie & kids ___________________________________________________________________ Happy Birthday Miley Walkus From: Dad & Grandpa ___________________________________________________________________ Happy 6th Birthday Tyren Curtis Drake Charlie on October 31st! Have a wonderful day! Lots of love from all your uncles, aunties & Nan Tiff. __________________________________________________________________________________________________

My nephew mike is fundraising for Ice Hockey doing 50/50 this week till Thursday and he will do the draw at the band office before it closes. He will also be collecting empties if anyone has any they would like to donate to him. Lastly he is willing to chop and stack wood for whatever you want to pay him. So if you would like anything done you can contact him at 949-5977 or txt Terry 230-2459 thank you ___________________________________________________________________ Special Birthday wishes going out Brenda Lee ( October 28 ) Love you ! hope you have a good one…From: Aunty Jean Ann & family. Happy Birthday To my beautiful Niece Mary King Love Ya Man ( October 30 ) Hope you have a good one! love Aunty Jean Ann & kids.

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Treaty Update Hello Community Members. Remembering…

It has been a very emotional time for all this past week as we mourned the loss of our colleague, friend, and family member. Last Friday I was in awe of how the family and community remembered her and celebrated the contributions she made to this community over the past 30 years. “Bunny, we will always remember your smile and the bounty of love you gave and may we always remember to live your legacy…” Communications

Last year our leaders and Hereditary Chiefs gathered at the Elders Centre for the purpose of treaty planning and communications. At that time they instructed our treaty office to host Family Meetings. It is felt that in this way more members will attend because there may be a higher comfort level to have PAGE 4

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treaty related talks among family. Today we begin to hold family meetings to help our people further understand the Treaty Process as well as to get updated on the most recent treaty negotiation activities. Hereditary Chief Willie Walkus has communicated with his family and today we will have our first meeting at 2:00 pm. Commonly Asked Questions about Treaty Q. Are we ready for Self Government? A. Under treaty, everything our government does must be consistent with the Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw Nations *Constitution, and the laws that our Government will make. Our constitution will say we must manage our financial affairs according to Gwa’sala‘Nakwaxda’xw Nations Laws. We must be open, transparent, accountable, effective and efficient. We must plan for the future, and create trusts that 30/ 10 /2013


protect our money. There will be annual financial audits, regular budgets and borrowing and loan guarantees. A treaty government will be more accountable to the Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw people and less reliant on ANCI (INAC). Our Government will be better able to respond to the needs of our community. Citizens may challenge any decisions not consistent with the Constitution, including financial management. [*Constitution – We held Treaty Advisory Council Meetings from 2010 – 2011 and during that time we worked on a draft Constitution. There is more work to be done to complete this – it is hoped that future Family Meetings will offer opportunity for input.] Meetings Two weeks ago I attended a Chief Negotiators Meeting at the Musqueam Cultural Centre in the Musqueam Community in Vancouver. During these meetings Chief Negotiators take time to share information about how negotiations are going in their

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respective communities, including negotiations with the governments. Also there is a report on the “Principals Meetings”, these are high level meetings where representatives of all BC First Nations meet with reps from government to find solutions on several key issues such as, Certainty, Fisheries, Tax/Fiscal matters, Negotiation Loans, etc. ‘Certainty’ is a critical issue where progress is being made. The Government representatives are now prepared to recommend to their higher bosses that they move the word “extinguishment “ out of negotiations. This means that any rights and title that are not in treaty will continue to exist after a treaty has been implemented. Contact Please contact me if you would like further information on the above or other treaty issues where you have concerns or questions. To make contact, call our Band Office and Bernadine will connect you to the Treaty Office. Gila’kasla.

Treaty Update prepared by Colleen Hemphill, Chief Negotiator.

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Food Security & Nutrition Update

The Good Food Box Program

The Good Food Box is a nonprofit program for families and individuals who want to purchase good quality, fresh and healthy produce at a lower price than shopping at grocery stores. The boxes are paid for by community members a week in advance, produce is purchased in bulk from the grocer, volunteers sort and pack the boxes and then the boxes can be picked up at a central location on the reserve. The boxes can be purchased on a weekly basis. The cost of the box is $10 and payment must be received a week before the boxes are picked up. The money will be used to PAGE 6

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purchase the produce that will go into the boxes. Because the produce is being purchased in bulk, your $10 will go further than it would in the grocery store. An important component for the Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw Good Food Box will be the traditional/wild foods component. Youth Volunteers will harvest seasonal wild foods when they are available. The food harvested will be a free component of the good food box. This will serve to teach youth how to harvest and prepare traditional/wild foods, and also to provide community members with traditional and wild foods, which are both nutritious and delicious! Also included in the boxes will be recipes showing how to cook with the produce in the good food box. A cooking 30/ 10 /2013


demonstration using the good food box produce will be held each week and will be available to view on Youtube for reference at a later date. A sample of what a good food box would contain is listed below:

4

Potatoes

1

Bunch

Carrots

½

pound

Apples

½

Basket

Tomatoes

1

Cucumber

2

lbs.

Onion

1

Bunch

Broccoli

1

Romaine Lettuce

1

Bunch

1

jar of smoked chum (free)

according to what’s in season. Participants will get a chance to provide feedback about their boxes and changes will be made accordingly. Initially there will be only one size of good food box, if participants want a bigger box, we will look at providing more options in the future. Also, not every box will contain a traditional/wild food component, these will be provided when the youth volunteers have had a chance to harvest and prepare them.

Benefits of the Good Food Box program 

Bananas

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Receive a box of fresh fruits and vegetables once a week. Enjoy adding a variety of nutritious foods to your diet. Save money.


Get connected and involved in your community. Know where your food comes from and how it is produced. Enjoy trying out a new recipes and food tips.

We aim to have to have 20 participants in the good food box program. Of those 20 participants, 8 of them will have diabetes. We believe the Good Food Box Program will improve the blood sugar levels and cholesterol levels of Diabetic Participants as well as overall satisfaction with their diet. The participants with diabetes will need to have their blood checked before starting the program and once at the end of the program in March 2014.

sign-up at the Reception Desk in the Band Office. Participants will be chosen on a “first come first serve” basis. An information lunch will be held before the launch of the Good Food Box Program. Look for a notice about the date and time sometime next week. As always, if you have any questions about this or any other of the Food Security & Nutrition Programs, feel free to contact me via e-mail or phone. Keep well, Lucy Hemphill, Food Security & Nutrition Coordinator 250-230-2707 lucyhemphill7@gmail.com

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SPORTS AND RECREATION Ross E Hunt Jr rossh@gwanak.info C: (250) 230-4131 W: (250) 949-8343 Wish a safe and happy Halloween to community and encourage everyone to look after each other. Gathering Our Voices update; I have Stephen George, Alisha Walkus, Thelma George, Mary-anne, Kelly, Roberta, Eileen, David Charlie, Chassidy Jacobson signed up and helping fundraise for the Youth Conference in Vancouver this year. Our goal is to raise $8,000.00, this will change in event additional youth sign up =D. Also included for any interested is the “Call for Exhibitors” application for the GOV 2014. Along with “Call for Facilitators”. Sponsored the GOV group to compete in the “Angry Birds Dodgeball Tournament” to win big! Woohoo come cheer them on. Keep an eye out for upcoming fundraisers for the GOV youth group and support them as future leaders to reach our goal and attend the Youth Conference in Vancouver. Watch for upcoming community meetings for Qatuwas 2014. Heading back to where tribal journeys began in Bella Bella.

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LEAH HUBBARD AND HAROLD NELSON TEACHING THE LADIES DANCE FOR CULTURE CLASS. THE OTHER IS OF K'ODI TEACHING ME AND SOME STUDENTS FROM EKE ME-XI AND GNN ELEMENTARY HIS FILLET TECHNIQUES. THE LAST PIC IS ME TEACHING MIKE REGINEAU AND SOME OF ROBIN;S GNN CLAS HOW TO FILLET SALMON.

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LOCAL JOB POSTINGS Job Title : Shore Worker Company Name : Bear Cove Ice Date Posted : 10/28/13 Full/Part-Time : Seasonal Location : Port Hardy Salary : $14.50/hr Details : Hardworking, reliable individuals needed for offloading on an on call basis. Contact : Phone 250-949-7796 or fax 250-949-7703 Job Title : Floater Company Name : Dunlop's Home Hardware Date Posted : 10/24/13 Full/Part-Time : Part-time Location : Port Hardy Salary : Minimum Provide customer service, operate cashier till, help in lumber yard. Must be comfortable with computers, meet physical requirements of PAGE 21

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heavy lifting, be punctual & work well alone or with team. Must have DL. Additional Info : Shift is weekend work which could lead into full0time. Start ASAP. Contact : Apply in person with resume. 8945 Granville St. Job Title : Marine Mechanic Company Name : Tri Port Marine Ltd. Date Posted : 10/22/13 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Location : Port Hardy Details : Looking for marine mechanic. Preferably a trained Mercury marine mechanic. Additional Info : Drop into shop for details. Contact : Email: triportmarine@cablerocket.co m or Phone: 250.949.7882 Job Title : Office Manager Company Name : Mill & Timber Products Ltd Date Posted : 10/21/13 Full/Part-Time : Part-time 30/ 10 /2013


Location : Port Hardy Details : Office manager, friendly and approachable. Creative problem solver, flexible with regards to job responsibilities, days and hours of work. Strong working knowledge of MS Office, especially Word and Excel. Contact : Please email your resume to ryszardmycek@apgroup.ca Job Title : Chef Company Name : Sam's Place Date Posted : 10/21/13 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Location : Port Hardy Details : Qualified Chef required to run beautiful new restaurant in Port Hardy. Call to arrange interview. Start ASAP. Contact :Phone Yani: 250.949.0169 Job Title : Servers Company Name : Sam's Place Date Posted : 10/21/13 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Location : Port Hardy PAGE 22

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Details : Position can be full time or part time-new restaurant in NI Mall. Call to arrange interview. Will provide training. Start ASAP. Prefer experience but will train Contact : Phone Yani: 250.949.0169 Job Title : Line Cook Company Name : Sam's Place Date Posted : 10/21/13 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Location : Port Hardy Details : Prefer experience but will train: Position can be full time or part time. New restaurant in NI Mall. Call to arrange interview. Will provide training. Start ASAP. Contact : Phone Yani: 250.949.0169 Job Title : Clerk/Cashier Company Name : Old Schoolhouse Store Date Posted : 10/21/13 Full/Part-Time : Part-time Location : Port Hardy Details : Must be available for weekends, days or afternoons. 30/ 10 /2013


Position is 3 days/week. Start asap. Apply in person. Contact : Pat Rollinson: 4950 Beaver Harbour Road, Port Hardy BC

Contact : Apply online: https://search.employment.go v.bc.ca/cgibin/a/highlightjob.cgi?jobid=1 6804

Job Title : Poverty Consultant Company Name : BC Government-MCF Date Posted : 10/16/13 Full/Part-Time : Contract Location : Port Hardy Salary : $28.93-$33.01/Hr Details : This PT .5 posting goes to Mar 31-2014. Partner with local gov't agencies & business to develop strategies to reduce poverty for local families with children. Full details from Kathy.BerggrenClive@gov.bc. ca Additional Info : Resume must indicate Degree in related field, 5 years related experience including working with diverse agencies, First Nations, government, health, community & the public. Apply online "Community Poverty Strategy Consultant"

Job Title : Line Cook Company Name : Quarterdeck Pub Date Posted : 10/16/13 Full/Part-Time : Part-time Location : Port Hardy Details : Experienced Line Cook required immediately. Must have FoodSafe certification. Contact : email resume to info@quarterdeckresort.net

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Job Title : Cashier/ Sales Clerk Company Name : Supreme Convenience Store Date Posted : 10/15/13 Full/Part-Time : Part-time Location : Port Hardy Salary : 10.25/ hr Details : We require a reliable, motivated cashier to work in our busy convenience store. A team player who is self directed to see what 30/ 10 /2013


needs to be done. Experience with lottery and Food Safe certificate are an asset. Additional Info : We need someone who enjoys interacting with the customers and staff. Someone who will work hard and take pride in their work. Attention to details and cleanliness are important to us. Contact : Send resume to : supreme@shaw.ca Job Title : Cashier/ Sales Clerk Company Name : Supreme Convenience Store Date Posted : 10/15/13 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Location : Port Hardy

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Salary : 10.25/ hr Details : We require a reliable, motivated cashier to work in our busy convenience store. A team player who is self directed to see what needs to be done . Experience with lottery and Food Safe certificate are an asset. Additional Info : We need someone who enjoys interacting with the customers and staff. Someone who will work hard and take pride in their work. Attention to details and cleanliness are important to us. Contact : Send resume to : supreme@shaw.ca

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