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Yo Wiksas? This brings me great pleasure to announce that I, Silena George, am back to work in the office as the Gwa'sala-'Nakwaxda'xw Elder's Coordinator! That was a long year and a half off. I started last week November 4th. We have had numerous meets & greets already! With plenty more to come. Our Elder's Day Program will continue Monday November 18/13 from 9am-4pm! I look forward to seeing all you Elders there! We also have a trip coming up. We, the Elders, are planning on attending the KDC Assembly meeting next month. We will begin walking club immediately. I am working with other staff as a team to better meet all of the Elders needs. If you have anything you would like us to help you with, please feel free to call me at the Elder's building 250 949 7406. I am getting back into the swing in full force here. I am very excited to be back! I hope you are just excited as I. Gilakasla ~Silena George

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3-4 ECDEV UPDATE 5 GUARDIAN WATCHMEN UPDATE 6 BIRTHDAY WISHES 7 CHRISTMAS EVENTS 8 BINGO SCHEDULE 9-10 CHRISTMAS FORMS-PRESENTS & BONUS 11 SKATING & SWIMMING SCHEDULE 12-13 PUBLIC WORKS 14 WORLDWIDE CANDLE LIGHTING 15-16 CHILREN & SELF-ESTEEM 17-20 THANK YOU FROM LOWENA&FAMILY 21QFN DODGE BALL 22 AMBULANCE COURSE 23 CAREER FAIR 24 BANNOCK FOR THE SOUL 25 BAKE SALE 26-27 LOCAL JOB POSTING 28 COLOURING


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

Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Band Office

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

Phone: (250) 949-8343 / Fax: (250) 949-7402 Les Taylor, Band Manager

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

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)

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

Lucy Scow, Communications & Exec. Assistant

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

lucyscow@telus.net /: (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

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

bswain4@telus.net / Cell: (250) 230-0087 Native Courtworker Office

(250) 902-2223

Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Elders Centre Silena George Elders’ Coordinator

Silena1234@gmail.com / (250) 949-7406

Victor Walkus: (250) 230-2335

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

Eddie Charlie: (250) 230-9251

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

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

Housing Portfolio

Sandra Charlie: (250) 230-4677

Housing Portfolio

Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw School

Front Desk: (250) 949-7743 / Fax: (250) 949-7422 www.gwanak.bc.ca

Darryl Coon: (250) 230-0360

Housing Portfolio

Terry Walkus: (250) 230-2459

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Eke Me-Xi School

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Ecdev Update Hello from the ecdev department!! I would like to update you on a specific project that you might have been hearing about. There has been a request of Chief and Council to lease the old Quonset site to build a store and develop a couple other things. This request was met by Chief and Council with excitement and a general agreement that it sounded good for the community. Chief and Council then asked Les Taylor to look into what it would take to have this project get off the ground. Les then contacted me to see what the process was, I indicated to Les that Chief and Council had agreed with a “New business engagement protocol” that every new business wanting to work with the GNN would have to go through- this included businesses wanting to lease property from the Nations. The idea behind this protocol was for the Band office to gather as much information as possible to help Chief and Council to make their decisions on projects. We don’t want to see the Nations get into any business arraignments that might bring harm or financial hardship to the community. Chief and Council have something called “fiduciary responsibility” which basically means that they have to find out as much PAGE 3

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information and decide if the risk is something the community can handle.

The second major part of this project is taking something of extreme value to the community (LAND) and lease it to a community member and his non community partner. While it is an exciting thing to have a noncommunity member want to invest into the community it is also Chiefs and Councils responsibility to ensure that in the event that the partnership doesn’t work or the project ends that the property will remain in control of Chief and Council with respect to their fiduciary responsibility.

I am currently working with the community member who brought this project forward to help him through the process.

If anyone would like to see the “New Business Protocol” you can pick a copy up at the Band office. Gila’kasla Conrad

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Did You Know Did you know- That GNN has a 5 year economic development plan? Did you know- That the call out list has provided employment to over 35 Band members over the last 6 months? Did you know- That the GNN now own 3 vessels, and all of them need to be renamed? Geordie Girl III, Hook Tender and Tranquilizer. Did you know- That all of the vessels are commercial vessels and you have to have all of the required qualifications and go through our in-house training program to be able to be on the insurance in order to operate them? Did you know- That GNN Marine Services has been in operation for over a year? Did you know- That our tourism operations belong to a number of tourism organizations? Aboriginal Tourism British Columbia (ATBC), Vancouver Island North Tourism, Destination BC Did you know- That GNN has a float camp? It is currently being rented out to a forestry operation. Did you know- That the GNN is close to having its own economic development corporation? Did you know- That having a strong and active economic development corporation is one of the building blocks for our future generations? Did you know- The GNN economic development department works with Eke Me-Xi and High school to encourage our kids to gain experience in the work force? Did you know- That we are looking closely at a few businesses on the North Island to invest in? Did you know- That we are working on a strategy to identify the different educational requirements to fulfill our employment needs for the next 5, 10, 15 years Did you know- That we have the largest number of future workers on the whole North Island? There is lots more that can be added to this list both now and in the future. If you have questions or concerns about anything related to economic development please don’t hesitate to contact me. Gila’kasla Conrad

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The GNN Guardian Watchmen season is winding down with the winter weather rolling in more frequently now. Recent events within the program, we sent two of our watchmen to undergo further training up in Prince Rupert for two weeks. Two separate modules were taken in Price Rupert. The first week of training was an environmental resource seminar. Where all the watchmen who were there for training sat down with various companys and groups from up and down the coast. This included groups such as the WWF, DFO, Park Rangers, T/buck, Conservation Officers, GEM, and also some Guardian Watchmen from the northern Nations. All groups who in different ways helped protect the environment on the coast of BC. This proved to be one of the most successful training modules we have taken so far. It allowed the Watchmen group to sit down with the leaders of every group and learn about what makes each of there programs successful and what problems they face and how they have delt with them. Great information for our own in house program. The second week of training was Environmental Monitoring for construction projects. Training that environmental monitors take at Vancouver island university. This included both field and classroom training. By the end of the week training had been given to monitor PAGE 5

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new construction projects that happen in sensitive areas and monitoring finished projects/deactivated projects. One module remains in the 7 module Environmental Stewardship training program provided through VIU. Scheduled for mid February in Port Hardy the last module will cover small motor repair and last 5 days. Have a Happy Holidays from the GNN Guardian Watchmen! Gnn Marine Services Short update on GNN Marine Services. Our new hire (Adam Munn) from early this year has been doing very well and is heading into his first winter as a full time skipper. Winter time on the north island is the testing ground for most skippers on the north island due to the rough waters and high winds, but with early winter storms and big seas already here our new skipper has already been tested and has plenty of experience. We also had the honor of taking a crew from GNN out to camp. It was also proud time as it was a band employee driving a band crew into stay at the band owned float camp. Which we were quite happy to be apart of. Have a Happy Holidays from everyone at GNN Marine Services! 15/ 11/2013


Bithday wishes Nov.15 ~ Happy Birthday to my son Lloyd Charlie. We love you so very much & pray you have a great day. Lotsa love from Mom Tiff and alllllllllll your siblings __________________________________________________________________________________________ Happy Birthday to my sister Christine Charlie we LOVE YOU Sis. From Sis Priscilla and family. Happy 13th birthday son Luis Charlie we love you. There birthday is Nov 27 th And also Happy 11th Anniversary to Mr & Mrs Spruce Wamiss we love you both and many more years to come. There's is Nov 23Rd from Loraine Priscilla and family __________________________________________________________________________________________ ________ Happy Birthday to my nephew Lloyd Hope your day is great. Aunty and Cuzzies __________________________________________________________________________________________ ________ Happy Birthday Sister Daisy from family we Love you a lot sister <3 __________________________________________________________________________________________ ________ Birthday book your on the air, hello I would like to wiss llyod Walkus a Happy Birthday Nov15th , Trish Walkus Nov 16th an my bro Reg Jack Nov 19th a happy birthday . __________________________________________________________________________________________ _______ Wishing my son Reginald Jack a very Happy 28th Birthday on November 19/85 and also to my youngest sister Happy 10th Anniversary also on November 19th and also to my daughter Joanna Jack -King and my son in law is celebrating there 2nd wedding anniversary on November 19th and pray that our good Lord and savior would bless them all and keep them all safe in his loving arms. __________________________________________________________________________________________ _______ I would like to wish Frederick a happy 1st Birthday love mommy dad and brother EzraNovember 23rd __________________________________________________________________________________________ _______ Wishing my Bro, Bro a Happy Birthday from Sister, Mulong & kids __________________________________________________________________________________________ _______ Happy Birthday Babe Lloyd Walkus November 15th I hope you have the best day, I love you so much love always Meg, Tyren , Cole & Kaily <3 <3 __________________________________________________________________________________________ _______ Happy Birthday Dad (Lloyd) you old grandpa..I will get you a Batman but I will draw you something dad From me Tyren __________________________________________________________________________________________ ______ Happy Birthday dad ( Lloyd) I love you with all my heart nobody else..Just you! From Cole __________________________________________________________________________________________ ______ Happy Birthday Dad ( Lloyd) From Kaily PAGE 6

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Public Works Update Nov.14, 2013 Garbage bins: Just a reminder to keep the garbage bins closed and clipped. If we work together on keeping the bins locked we shouldn’t have any bear problems. Please remember not to throw anything that has an electric cord into the bins, the Band gets charged double the fee when these are found at the landfill. When you have any items with an electric cord, let me know and I can take them to the Return It Centre. I will also take away any appliances that you might have. Streetlights: If you see any streetlights burnout, contact me or notify the Band Office and I can get in touch with BC Hydro to get it replaced. Emergency planning: We have regular scheduled meetings every first Thursday of the month at Wakas Hall, 10-11am. Feel free to drop by to see what’s going on with emergency preparedness in your community. Bob

250-230-0087

Bob Swain Public Works/Emergency Coordinator Gwa'sala-'Nakwaxda'xw Nations 154 Tsulquate, PO Box 998 Port Hardy V0N 2P0 Tel. 250-949-8343 Fax 250-949-7402 Cell 250-230-0087

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CHILDREN & SELF-ESTEEM

Know that these children are at risk of becoming stressed out or developing mental health problems.

Self-confidence and self-esteem sound alike but are not. Self-confidence is knowing what your abilities are while self-esteem is a person’s opinion of themselves. Self-esteem begins at birth and continues to be developed to adulthood. It gets harder to build a person’s self-esteem once he/she reaches adulthood.

And a child with a healthy self-esteem:

Children with a good self-esteem know their strengths and weaknesses and feel pretty good about themselves and they generally have an easier time dealing with conflict and resisting negative pressures. These children seem to enjoy life, they smile more, think more realistically, and are more optimistic.

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How can you help your child? 1. Use your words carefully. Praise their efforts and accomplishments 2. Be truthful to them when it comes to sports or other activities that require some skills. They may not have the necessary skills to be successful in what they are pursuing. So, help them to appreciate what they can do. 3. Don’t put yourself down if there is something you can’t do – children will learn this behaviour and will mimic it 4. Know what accurate and inaccurate beliefs are and correct them. For example: a child generally does well in school except for one or two subjects and they berate themselves over it...calling themselves stupid. You can say “it doesn’t mean you’re stupid because you can’t do math; you’ll just need to spend more time on it and I can help you.”

While children with low self-esteem see life as more challenging and feel frustrated a lot more which causes a lot of anxiety in their lives. They have a hard time finding solutions to problems and often say things like “I’m no good” and “I can’t do anything right.” They seem passive, withdrawn, and depressed and respond to new challenges with “I can’t.” Recognizing a child with low self-esteem:  Says “I’m stupid”  Says “I’ll never learn this”  Says “Why bother? No one cares about me anyways”  Gives up easily or waits for someone else to do something  See temporary setbacks as permanent and intolerable and feel pessimistic about it

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Are comfortable in social settings Is able to work well in either groups or by themselves They don’t get mad or berate themselves if they don’t understand something They will work to find solutions to their problems They know their strengths and weaknesses and accepts both They are generally optimistic

From: Kidshealth.org & webmd.com

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Children  Need to try things on their own  Make their choices, work on those choices, and be responsible for the choices they have made  Let them experience both success and failure  Ask them to help you even if they are only toddlers. This allows them to build their self-esteem by allowing them to demonstrate their competence and giving them a feeling that their contribution is valuable  Encourage them to follow their interests and stick with those interests  Allow them to experience the struggle. This gives them an opportunity to see what went wrong and what they can do differently next time  Make sure that they are at a level of ability that allows them to have some success  Let your child know that you love them and it isn’t because they are good at something  Be inventive on how you give praise o Give them stars to reward their efforts o Let them “hear” when you are praising their efforts to someone. They’ll feel good without being in a spotlight  Make them feel special without giving them a feeling that they are better than everyone else  Teach them to set goals, work towards those goals, and have pride in their accomplishments  Tell them to try and try again. Do it the way they want, face their challenges and take risks

5. Be spontaneous with your affection. Give your child random hugs and tell them that you love them and are proud of who they are. Don’t overdo it though or your child’s ego can become overinflated and they’ll think themselves better than everyone else. 6. Create a safe and loving home. People who fight and criticize each other’s repeatedly in front of their children may increase a child’s chance of developing low self-esteem because they feel they have no control over their environment and feel helpless or depressed. 7. Watch for signs that a child is being abused by others, has problems at school, or doesn’t get along with their peers. Encourage your child to talk to you or someone when they need help solving problems that are too big for them. 8. Avoid calling your child “emotional” or “dramatic.” Give positive, accurate feedback. Acknowledge their feelings; reward the choices they make, and encourage them to make the right choice again next time. Over-praising? (Today’s Parent)     

Overly praising your child can be more harmful than helpful It may make them think they’re so good that they don’t need to try any more Or, make them think that they have to be perfect every time…which is impossible They learn that too much praise is like lying and they won’t believe what you say to them any more They are being set up for failure

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LOCAL JOB POSTING JOB TITLE : CLERK/ CASHIER COMPANY NAME : OLD SCHOOLHOUSE STORE

Date Posted : 11/7/13 Full/Part-Time : Part-time Location : Port Hardy Details : Must be available for weekends, days or afternoons. Position is for 3 days a week. Start ASAP. Apply in person. Contact : Pat Rollinson: 4950 Beaver Harbour Road JOB TITLE : COMMUNITY PROJECT LEAD COMPANY NAME : KWAKIUTL BAND COUNCIL (KBC)

Date Posted : 11/6/13 Full/Part-Time : Part-time Location : Port Hardy Details : Responsible for design, planning and construction of the new school at KBC. Term position of approx. 18 months. Deadline Sunday November 24, 2013. For more information please email HR@kwakiutl.bc.ca Additional Info : Provide engagement to insure project reflects Kwakiutl culture, tradition and needs. Also PAGE 26

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providing in house facilitative support to KBC in communication, fund raising, issues management, stakeholder relations and decision making. Contact : Please email HR@kwakiutl.bc.ca or fax resume to 250-949-6066 JOB TITLE : JANITOR COMPANY NAME : KWAKIUTL HEALTH CENTRE

Date Posted : 11/6/13 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Location : Fort Rupert Details : Call for full time janitor. Responsible for cleaning and sanitizing the Kwakiutl Health Centre and Kwigwis Daycare. The deadline midnight Nov. 11, 2013. Start date Nov. 15, 2013 Contact : healthdirector@kwakiutl.bc.ca; fax 250.949.6625 or drop off at 97 Tsakis Way, Fort Rupert, BC JOB TITLE : CLEANER/HOUSEKEEPER COMPANY NAME : AGENCY

Date Posted : 11/5/13 Full/Part-Time : Part-time Location : Port Hardy Details : Looking for a skilled, reliable, responsible and dependable worker. Able to vacuum & perform light duty cleaning. Start ASAP. 15/ 11/2013


Additional Info : For more info, please call Lisa & Richard Davidson Mon - Fri 10am - 6pm 250.949.9030 Contact : Phone Lisa & Richard Davidson 250.949.9030

Mall. Call to arrange interview. Will provide training. Start ASAP. Prefer experience but will train Contact : Phone Yani: 250.949.0169

JOB TITLE : CHEF COMPANY NAME : SAM'S PLACE

JOB TITLE : HEAD CHEF COMPANY NAME : QUARTERDECK PUB AND RESTAURANT

Date Posted : 11/5/13 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 : 11/5/13 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Location : Port Hardy Details : Position can be full time or part time-new restaurant in NI

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Date Posted : 10/31/13 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Location : Port Hardy Details : Experienced chef required for busy restaurant and pub. Must be able to manage staff and delegate effectively. Candidate should possess at least 5 years experience in a full service kitchen. Contact : Please phone 250.902.0455 or email bren@quarterdeckresort.net

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