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ELDERS UPDATE Yo I hope all is well with everyone! I have been putting out newsletter submissions as well as notices to remind everyone about activities. We have been experiencing poor numbers in attendance for everything. Bread making last week... nobody showed up. Elders day programs only 8 elders have been showing up. I need you as elders to participate in ALL the activities or the other parties we invite will no longer join us! We had a catering job yesterday. Mary & Ernie have been the only 2 helping me cook. Remember our contract with Trust, where all of our funding came from, does state: in order to keep getting more funding in the future, we MUST continue to fundraise. There will be NO trip this year for us if everyone does not start participating! I do understand everyone gets busy, ill, or tired. Lets it least make an effort for successful programs :)

News

3 BIRTHDAY WISHES / REQUEST / ANNIVERSARY 4 2014 TREATY PROJECTS 5-6 GOOD FOOD BOX UPDATE 7 PUBLIC WORKS 8 FUNDRAISER FOR DAWNIELLE (DAWSON) ROBERTSON 9 POTLATCH FEB.15/ 2014 CANCELLED 10 FEAST TO REMEMBER JOHN HUNT/ HUMCHITT 11 SWIMMING, SKATING SCEDUAL 12 G-N SCHOOL CALENDAR 13 LOCAL JOB POSTING 14 COLOURING PG

Schedule as follows: Monday- Elders Day Program. Andrea does fitneee instruction, Matt does a presentation, Chelsey will do a survey with you & Walter Brown & gang will come sing with you. Tuesday- walking club @ 2pm nobody showed up this week Wednesday Jan. 29- cooking class with Eximixi students 10am Thursdays- bread baking with Natasha Walkus Friday- no open events Elder's Council meetings @ 10am SHARP I do thank all of you that have been attending events & activities on a regualr basis. I look forward to seeing many more faces in the near future. Gilakasla Silena

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

STAFF 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

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) 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

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

Lucy Scow, Communications & Exec. Assistant

lucyscow@gmail.com /: (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 Silena George Elders’ Coordinator

Victor Walkus: (250) 230-3855

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

Eddie Charlie: (250) 230-9251

Housing Portfolio

Sandra Charlie: (250) 230-4677

Housing Portfolio

Darryl Coon: (250) 230-0360

Silena1314@gmail.com / (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

Housing Portfolio

Terry Walkus: (250) 230-2459

Eke Me-Xi School

(250) 949-8

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BIRTHDAY WISHES/ REQUESTS/ ANNIVERSARY Happy Birthday to my wife Sandra Truelaine for Jan 30th from husband Edwato&Family and also Brother Danny Coon Happy Birthday. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Sending special Birthday wishes to my bro Danny Coon and also sister in law Sandra Charlie lots of love from Ethyl & kids. On Jan 30th **************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************

Happy Birthday aunty Sandra hope you have a fabulous day. We love you.♡♥ love from Mac, Bernice, Casey, Johnson and Melissa. _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Happy Birthday dad!(Sonny) love always Frederick and Ezra. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ I WOULD LOVE TO WISH MY BROTHER DANNY /SISTER DOWA A VERY SPECIAL HAPPY BIRTHDAY JAN 30TH HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND VERY BEST FOR THE YEAR 2014…MANY BLESSINGS TO COME…LOVE SIS DAISY/FAMILY. *********************************************************************************************************************** Happy Birthday to Aunty Catherine King-Happy Birthday uncle Johnny King-Happy Birthday aunty Blanche Walkus Very special Birthday wish to my beautiful mama Loraine Wilson on January 27 Happy Birthday to Maria Charlie, From Priscilla and family. Happy 8th anniversary to my husband Luis on Jan 28. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

A Very Special Birthday Wish to My Daddy (Bob King) We Love You So Much have a great day Love Pretty Girl and family. _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Feb.2nd I would like to wish my beauty Queen Carmen Rose a very happy 6th Birthday lots of love and birthday hugs from momma and all your siblings. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Sending special Birthday wishes to everyone in January and Birthday wishes to my Nephews Rolando & John Green (Feb). ================================================================================ I would like to wish brother Clark and mom Blanch a Happy Birthday for Jan. 25th – 26th Also Birthday wish going out to Lorain Wilson Jan. 27th. Hope you all have a wonderful day Wishing Sister Margaret joe and Luke Joe 13th Anniversary, From Christine Charlie. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Wishing my Daughter a Happy 8th Birthday I love you my “Sweetpea” I pray you have a wonderful day. Love always mom Jan. 25th. Happy Birthday to brother Clark. We love you and pray you have an awesome day…From Andi and Gloria Jan. 25th Happy 8th Birthday Sierra Harmony, we love and pray you have a splendid day love andi and Gloria Jan. 22nd . ************************************************************************************************ House # 304B has a small store including banana split, coffee, poutine ************************************************************************************************** Terra Taylor…Rideshare/cost share Feb 2nd. From Port Hardy to Nanaimo One way. Room for 4 Text or call 2301677. ###########################################################################################################

Oh just Waite there's one more caller...hold on." Ya I'd like to wish my G-N family a good day". K thanks, do I win the cake? Randy walkus  sorry no cake, maybe next time.  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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2014 Treaty Projects Gila'kasla! Over the years we have heard many people talk about reviving our traditional village sites so that we could more easily spend time there, even extended periods of time. We have also heard people talk about wanting to create more tourism opportunities in our home lands, as well as getting a better idea of what resources we have out there. This year, we are going to tackle these issues through three TRM projects! You probably remember that every so often the Treaty office gets some funding to do a project, called a Treaty Related Measure or TRM. This year we are working on three TRMs:

1. Reconstructing Ba'as The goal of this project is to work with leadership and community members to develop a plan, including conceptual drawings, for rebuilding Ba'as, potentially with some kind of tourism attraction. Part of this project will also be to build a dock at Ba'as so that community members, including elders, can access the village more easily. 2. Ba'as Lands Plan The goal of this project is to create a detailed plan for how we could use the lands around Ba'as after Treaty. This project will include a timber cruise, community survey work about potential uses for the land, and creating a plan based on community input that shows potential areas for homes, recreation, businesses, etc. PAGE 4

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3. Strategic Forests Management Plan The goal of this project is to get a better understanding of commercial forestry potential within our home lands, while also looking at non-timber forest values, and identifying areas that could be logged in the short, medium, and long-term. It will also look at partnership opportunities and work opportunities for GN members. Although the projects this year focus mainly on Ba'as, we are hoping to do similar projects for Takush and other areas within the Gwa'sala and 'Nakwaxda'xw home lands in the near future. It is very important that we have as much community involvement as possible in these projects. In the next few months there will be at least 3 community events where you will have a chance to learn more, share your input, and ask questions. There will also be community surveys.

The first community event will be a dinner meeting on February 6 to talk about rebuilding the village of Ba'as so that it can once more become a place to live and work. One of the speakers at this meeting will be Judith Bosire from the Sauder School of Business at UBC. She will be there to help us develop a plan to start new tourist related businesses and to talk about training and employment for our members. Stay tuned for more detailed information about the time and place of this meeting. If you have questions or comments please contact the Treaty Office at 949-8424 Colleen Hemphill, Chief Negotiator

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Good Food Box Update

Hi Everyone,

Wow the time is flying, I can’t believe it’s almost February already! On the next page you’ll find a calendar with the Good Food Box payment and pickup dates. Please note that though pickup is normally on a Friday, we’ve changed the 14th pickup day to Wednesday the 12th. We changed it because Friday is a Valentines day AND it’s the Friday before a long weekend. Even though the pickup date has changed, Payment is still due on the Friday before.

On the last Good Food Box Friday I had the help of Colleen George, Andrea Walkus and Silena George. We had lots of fun, and it was much easier and quicker than when I pack the bags on my own. They will be helping every GFB Friday, which means that more people can join the program. Right now on average 20-22 people get a GFB every second week. The bag includes fresh produce, healthy recipes, and ingredients for the recipes. Sometimes produce from the GN Community Garden, or traditional foods are included when they are available. Everyone who has had a GFB loves it. If you’re not sure if the GFB is right for you feel free to ask me questions, or talk to someone who does get a GFB.

We just created a GFB Facebook Page. We will upload healthy recipes, info, updates and pictures. It’s a great way to stay connected, so if you want to join the page you can search for “Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw Good Food Box Program” On Facebook. Something exciting that you can look forward to is that Andrea and I are going to start doing Healthy Cooking Classes on Good Food Box Pickup days, so keep an eye out for updates on that.

Keep well everyone,

Lucy Hemphill, Food Security & Nutrition Coordinator 1-250-230-2707 lucyhemphill7@gmail.com

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Skating and Swimming Schedule Swimming Dates

Skating Dates

15 total

10 Total

November 16, 4:00-5:30 pm

November 17, 1:45-3:15 pm

December 1, 3:45-5:15 pm

December 8, 1:45-3:15 pm

December 7, 3:45-5:15 pm

January 5, 1:45-3:15 pm

December 21, 3:45-5:15 pm

January 19, 1:45-3:15 pm

December 29, 3:45-5:15 pm

January 26, 1:45-3:15 pm

January 4, 3:45-5:15 pm

February 9, 1:45-3:15 pm

January 11, 3:45-5:15 pm

February 16, 1:45-3:15 pm

January 18, 3:45-5:15 pm

March 2, 1:45-3:15 pm

January 25, 3:45-5:15 pm

March 9, 1:45-3:15 pm

February 1, 3:45-5:15 pm

March 16, 1:45-3:15 pm (last day of ice)

February 9, 3:45-5:15 pm February 15, 3:45-5:15 pm February 23, 3:45-5:15 pm March 1, 3:45-5:15 pm March 8, 3:45-5:15 pm March 15, 3:45-5:15 pm ROSS WILL BE UNABLE TO DRIVE THIS SATURDAY JANUARY.25TH Transportation will be departing from Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw Band Office 10 minutes prior to every skate and/or swim and drop-off after each skate and/or swim. Would like to extend our gratitude to Trust Committee for making these events available to the youth, children and community of Tsulquate.Please be advised that schedule is subject to change without notice in case of community events, celebrations, etc. Thank-you and have fun! Ross E Hunt Jr Sports and Recreation rossh@gwanak.info C: (250) 230-4131 W: (250) 949-8343 PAGE 11

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LOCAL JOB POSTING Cashier/sales clerk- Part-Time Company: Supreme Convenience Store Industry: Retail & Wholesale Wage: 10.25 Expiry Date: Monday, February 3, 2014 - 8am Details: Lottery and Foodsafe certificates are an asset. Qualifications & Experience: Experienced cashier required for busy convenience store. Excellent communication skills required ,must work well in a public environment and with other staff. Be detail oriented, and not afraid of working hard to keep the store cleaned , filled, and customers happy with your good service. How to apply: Email resume: supreme@shaw.ca Substitute IT or ECCE Worker- Casual Company: Kwigwis Daycare Industry: Education Wage: DOE & license Expiry Date: Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 8am Details: We are looking for licensed substitutes to work with children in our licensed daycare centre-food prep, programming, supervise & interact with children & staff. Qualifications & Experience: Infant Toddler or ECCE certificate & license, Dr note of health, TB test,First Aid, 19 + yrs of age, references, criminal record check, team player, sense of humour How to apply: Fax: 250-949-9015 Mail or in person: 99A Tsakis Way Fort Rupert BC Front Desk Clerk- Part-Time Company: North Shore Inn Industry: Tourism/ Hospitality Wage: Minimum to start Expiry Date: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 1pm Details: PT position approximately 24 hours/week Qualifications & Experience: Check in & assist guests, answer phones, some computer work, filing, keep work area tidy, check room conditions. Willing to train but must be responsible and reliable. Start asap How to apply: Apply in person with resume to Sun Han: North Shore Inn 7370 Market St. Pt.Hardy BC Security Patrol Guard- Part-Time Company: Aries Security Ltd Industry: Security Wage: TBD Expiry Date: Friday, January 24, 2014 - 12am Details: Mobile security patrol of local businesses as well as static guard services within District of Port Hardy Qualifications & Experience: Basic Security Training Certificate Clean class 5 driver license plus ability to drive manual transmission Must work well independently as well as part of a team How to apply: Send resumes to aries1335@gmail.com or mail to PO Box 1574 Port Hardy V0N 2P0

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