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KEDC update k’awat’si Economic Development General Partner Corporation (KEDC) is up and running. With the launch of our new website, the announcement of a new fish and seafood cold storage facility, the start of family meetings and our upcoming hotel project, we’re excited to say that we’re on the move. Our website launched this week. It provides information about our projects and developments in the community. You can check it out here: http://kedc.ca/. We are excited to announce that we are constructing a new fish and seafood cold storage facility in Port Hardy at the Old Mall site. The 2.2 million pound capacity facility will be built by the k’awat’si Construction Company and is set to begin operations in time for the summer sport fishing season. KEDC has created an agreement with successful local fish processors Hardy Buoys Smoked Fish Inc, to provide key seafood services under lease at the site. Further, Keltic Seafoods has committed to being one of the new facilities’ first committed customers. We will start meeting with community members shortly. We want to talk to you about KEDC, how it’s structured and its vision. We also want to find out what’s most important to you as we move forward. KEDC is also undertaking the renovation of the Port Hardy Inn. We’ll be working with Mizare Hospitality to renew the property and transform it into the region’s premier, First PAGE 1

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3 Elders Update 4 Treaty Negotiation Update 5 TB Update 6 Housing Update 7-8 Duties of Emergency Program Coordinator 9 Easter Egg Hunt for G-N Nation 10 Call Out List 11 G-N Recycle Depot 12 Harvey Walkus Memorial Floor Hockey Tournament 13 Easter Egg Hunt at Stink Creek & Stories Beach 14 Appreciation to the ones who helped support Caroline J. Walkus 15-16 North Vancouver Island 1st annual Hockey Camp 17 Join our First Nation Role Model Program 18 First Nation support Worker? 19-23 Local job Posting 24-26 Birthday wishes/Request 27 Easter Coloring pg

Nations owned, operated and themed fourstar destination hotel. It will offer high-end amenities and services for North Island visitors and residents. Finally, congratulations to our community survey winner, Mary McDougall, who has won flights to Vancouver and tickets to a Canucks game. Many thanks to everyone who participated in the surveys, we really appreciate the feedback. We look forward to our upcoming projects that partner with community members and stakeholders to foster economic prosperity in the region.


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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 Bernadine at (250) 949-8343 or e-mail bandreception@gwanak.info 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 Chief Paddy Walkus: (250) 949-1486

Sits on all committees / paddywalkus@gmail.com

Ernie Henderson: (250) 230-2155

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) 230-3855

Health & Social Development, Housing, Forestry, Ec. Dev., and Recreation Portfolios Leslie Walkus: (250) 230-0034 Dodie Rufus: (250) 230-4642

Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Band Office

Phone: (250) 949-8343 / Fax: (250) 949-7402 Dylan Thomas, Band Manager Manager@gwanak.info / (250) 902-2307 Les Taylor, Native court worker

(250) 949-8343

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) 949-8994 Lucy Scow, Finance/ council secretary

lucyscow@gmail.com/ (250) 902-2300 Lorna Henderson, Housing

l.d.henderson7@live.ca / (250) 902-2304 Leo Lawson/ Capital Specialist officer lhanslawson@msn.com / (250) 949-2306 Grace Smith, Education

grace.smith176@gmail.com / (250) 902-2320 Bob Swain, Public Works

bswain4@telus.net / Cell: (250) 230-0087 David Schmidt, Natural Resource manager david.schmidt@snrc.ca / (250)902-2310 Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Elders Centre Silena George Elders’ Coordinator

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

Darryl Coon: (250) 230-0360

Housing Portfolio

Terry Walkus: (250) 230-2459

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

(250) 949 - 8332


Elder's will be attending the Annual Elder's Gathering in Victoria July 7, 8 & 9. We will be leaving Monday July 6 at 9am. We will return Friday July 10th around 4pm. We will travel by bus and the Elder's Van to this gathering. Fundraising will continue for this years trip. If you would like to come along, you are required to help with fundraisers.

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I hope all is well with you and yours. As you all may already know, I was off for two whole weeks and just returned back to work on Monday March 30. This was has been short but sweet. There has been only one Elder showing up to walking club. I do hope to see more of you down here using your exercise machines. After all, that's what they are here for.

Weekly activities are as follows: Tuesdays: Walking club at 1pm Elder's Center. We will use the gym equipment. Wednesdays: Elder's Day. 10am Cooking begins. On the menu for next week~ Y'usa, biscuits, herring eggs, seaweed, & Jello.

Elder's day luncheon went very well today. We had 18 elders show up, as well as the Band manager, one council rep, a few staff & community members. Thanks to Colleen Hemphill and the Elder's Council for putting together such an amazing meal. A big round of applause to Cathy Swain & Betty for their delicious pies. Everything was wonderful!

STAFF & COUNCIL MEMBERS ARE MORE THAN WELCOME TO COME TO ELDER'S LUNCHEONS! A great way to introduce yourself to the G&N Elders and update them or just visit them :) Friday 10th: 12pm Elder's Council meeting, Good Food Bag Day! Pick up between 1 & 4pm at the Elder's Center, except for Elder's bags will be delivered if you purchased one. I will be away Thursday April 2 on OT. Have a great weekend & Happy Easter everyone!

At this meeting that took place April 1, 2015, the Elders did a vote on where they would like to go for their annual trip this year. By a unanimous vote, the

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Gilakasla, Silena George, Elder's Coordinator


An update on Treaty Negotiations: Family Meetings We are about ready to hold another Family Meeting on April 2. This Thursday, we will have had five family meetings, three since the November 27, held at the Wakas hall when the governments made their first offer. The sole purpose of the Family Meetings are to help GN members gain a better understanding of the Treaty Process including the 6 stages of negotiations. What is the Agreement In Principle, the voting and ratification procedures, status, the Indian Act and taxation? Members bring their questions about treaty and ask about elections, governance, child and family services as well as education issues. Community members want to know what could be lost or gained under Treaty. Each meeting lasts around three hours and includes a dinner, child minding and door prizes. The last three meetings have been held at the Charlie Family Meeting Place. We are very grateful to have been allowed to have the meetings in the Charlie Family Meeting Place. It has been good to meet as a family unit, it seems that members feel more comfortable to speak out on issues of concern and ask questions when surrounded by their own families. Children are provided child minding services as well as dinner at the Health and Family Services Building. We invite family members to take on the various tasks to support the meetings, such as minute taking, catering and child minding. Turnout has been very good with numbers ranging between 25 to 35 people to each meeting. It is planned that we will continue to hold meetings with all family and family heads. Once we have met with each family we will go back and start the round of meetings again. Often members leave with more questions than they arrived with. It is important that we continue to help promote the understandings about Treaty. Members need to be made aware of what change could come about. What are the matters of concern, what will improve for our people and community? It has been good for me to get out to talk to you folks ‘one on one’ about the current issues and prospects for the future of our community. It is strong and respectful dialogue that takes place. It has been an honor to do this work with you as we strive to find ways to work together to make a better future for our children and their children for generations to come. Gilakasla, Colleen Hemphill Chief Negotiator, Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations Treaty Team

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March 30, 2015 To Community Members: Just a little update on what I have been doing. In February, much of my time was devoted to the annual TB testing. We tested over 100 adults and children. Nash, from TB Control, was quite happy with the turn out. Tuberculosis is a bacteria that can affect the kidneys, bone, brain, spinal cord, lymph nodes, lungs (most common) or anywhere in your body. TB can be transmitted when an infected person coughs, laughs, or sings and droplets from their mouths are released into the air. TB germs may be spread when someone else breathes in these droplets. Early detection and treatment of TB prevents it from spreading to other people. When the immune system can’t keep the TB bacteria asleep any longer it becomes TB disease. Some people may have the TB Infection meaning that they have the TB germ but it is asleep in their body. This infection may develop into the disease in a few months or a few years or, it may never develop into the disease. Some symptoms of TB:  Night sweats  Coughing two or more weeks  Weight loss  Fever  Loss of appetite  Fatigue Of course, only medical professionals can determine if you have the disease or not and that is why TB testing is important to do every year. Dr, Reynolds specializes in diabetes and anything to do with the glands. He has been to our office two times now and has seen some community members. If you have diabetes or glandular problems and would like to talk to him, he will be back in our office on Monday, May 4, 2015 morning. We held our Teleopthalmology Clinic on March 19 and 9 clients were called and 7 made their appointments. This is a great success! In previous visits, the teleopthalmologists from ITHA, accepted anyone and everyone but their guidelines have changed and now, can only see those clients that have diabetes or prediabetes. Besides them checking your eyes for any damages done by diabetes, they also check how your blood sugars have been doing in the past few months via the A1C testing. They would like to see everyone who has diabetes but, if they can’t then they hope those people are seeing someone to monitor their eyes because diabetes can cause blindness if sugars are frequently out of control. They will be back in September. I have also been inputting all the names into our database. There were a lot of names so it took up a lot of my time. Finally, I have taken some elders to Aquafit. What is Aquafit? It is exercise done in the swimming pool. You don’t need to know how to swim as the exercises take place in the shallow end of the pool. It is a great form of exercising as they work everything on your body from your arms to your legs and your cardio (breathing) and you won’t feel the pressure that you might if you did these exercises on solid ground. Note that people of all sizes attend Aquafit and the ladies are very friendly. Andrea Walkus-Andrew

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Housing update Please come to the band office to fill out the Annual Rental Extention Agreement form People who are on assistance as well please come fill this form out, it will be here at the band office at the front desk. Thank you Lorna Henderson

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Easter Egg Hunt Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw Nation Easter egg hunt this Sunday at the memorial park for ages 6 and under at 1:00pm and 12 and under at 1:30pm, if any adults are able to come help me hide eggs I will be there at 12:30pm

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Call out list Hello G-N Community! How it works Go the GN office to fill out the Form. The GN office passes the information to the interested member in the Port Hardy area who are on the call out list. This is for Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw members only. Friendly reminder you do not have to contact me in any way because I have all you information all you have to do is wait for a call. First on, first served in rotation The job call-out list works on a first come, first served basis. When job notices arrive at the office, we match the job to people interested in that type of work. You will be called in order your name was added to the call out list. Once you’ve been called out, the next job posting goes to the next interested person on the list. When we reach the bottom of the list we start at the top again and your turn will come around again. So it is a rotating list, everyone on the list will be called in turn. We keep track of when and how many times we try to contact you. If we cannot contact you using the information you provided or you do not respond in a reasonable time, we need to move onto the next person because the employer will go elsewhere to fill the position. Improving your chances 

Keep your information up to date especially if your contact information changes. If we can’t contact you we have to move onto the next person on the list as employer will look elsewhere for workers.  If you receive notice of work and do not want to or unable to work, please let me know and we will move onto the next person. Tell me if you are no longer interested in more, it will save calling you, your name can be put back on the list at a later time

REMINDER, IF I PHONE YOU AND THERE IS NO ANSWER THEN I WILL HAVE TO KEEP MOVING DOWN THE LIST, BECAUSE SOMETIMES WHEN I GET ASKED TO FIND A WORKER THEY WILL NEED ONE RIGHT AWAY. My apologies if you missed out, but honestly there will be more work coming up and I'm doing the best I can to get to you all, but really need you to come and give me the right numbers to reach you at. I don't know what jobs are coming up I pretty much wait until I get asked to find someone. You can even phone the band office and give me a right number. Thank you all for your understanding Bernadine Clayton

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G&N RECYCLING DEPOT Hello everyone, hope everyone is having a happy new year. I’ve included another list of acceptable and unacceptable items for the recycling depot.

The hours are 1-5pm -Monday -Wednesday -Friday

I’d like to ask people not to drop things off after hours. Dogs and birds have been making a mess of garbage been left behind and other Items such as beds, couches, boxes’ has been getting wet and makes it difficult to deal with once I’m back to work. So please wait until the facility is open and I will be happy to assist you. Please remind children not to climb the fences while depot is closed would hate for someone to get hurt if there is no one around. Thanks Brandon Walkus PAGE 11

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Harvey Walkus Memorial 14th annual floor hockey tournament 2015 April 24,25,26, 2015 Wakas Hall, and Arena in Port Hardy B.C. Mens entry fee $250, Accepting first 20 teams with already 10 teams confirmed, ladies entry fee $200, accepting 10 teams with already 9 teams confirmed half entry fee is needed to confirm your spot which will be non-refundable we do accept email transfers to send in your deposits: mrs_tiffany_charlie@hotmail.com The roster limit is un-limited, the wakas hall will be 4 players on plus goalie, and the arena will be 5 players plus golie. All teams will be playing on Friday sorry for the inconvenience This trophy and 100% payout of entry fee to 1st, 2nd, 3rd place teams and as well as individual trophies Mens: (if we get 20 mens team)

Womens: (if we get 10 teams)

1st - $2800, 2nd - $1400, 3rd - $800

1st - $1100, 2nd - $600, 3rd - $300

If you would like more information call or text: Gary Walkus 250-230-3852 or Darcy Walkus 250-504-0301 or 250-949-1484

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Local Job Posting Class 1 or 3 Driver- Part-Time Company: J.D. Petroleum Industry: Transportation Wage: Competitive Expiry Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 9am Qualifications & Experience: Experienced Class 1 or Class 3 driver required for in town, night shift work. Clean abstract required. 20-24 hrs/week May-Sept How to apply: Please apply by email to port_hardy_agency@telus.net or by fax to 250-949-6381 Clerk Cashier - Full-Time

Company: Old School House Store Industry: Retail & Wholesale Wage: $10.25 Hour Expiry Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 9am Qualifications & Experience: Full Time and Part Time positions available. Job duties include: customer service, cashiering, stocking, cleaning and lottery. How to apply: Please apply in person with resume to 4950 Beaver Harbour Rd No phone calls please. Taxi Driver- Full-Time Company: Town Taxi Industry: Transportation Wage: $10.25 Hour Expiry Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 9am Qualifications & Experience: Permanent Full Time and Part Time positions available, this is a 3 month seasonal position. Must have a class 4 Licence. Must be responsible for cash. All shifts available. How to apply: Please mail resume to P.O. Box 2691 Port Hardy, B.C. V0N 2P0 or Apply in Person Tally Person- Seasonal Company: Keltic Seafoods Ltd Industry: Aquaculture Wage: $17.00 Expiry Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 9am Details: • Duties as assigned by your manager • Program computer with daily lots specific to daily orders/customer requirements • Work with staff to accurately weigh net weights of product and record onto tally record • Fill out all necessary paper work PAGE 19

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• Keep day to day lots separate • Fax pertinent information to customers • Work with site Manager and supervisor Qualifications & Experience: • Extremely well organized and problem solver • Basic math skills • WHMIS certification • Good clean “food safe” hygienic work habits • Able to comply with Occupational Health and Safety Program regulations • OFA 3 an asset but not necessary • Fisheries sector Tally experience How to apply: Please email or fax a resume to: Human Resource Manager Keltic Seafoods PO Box 1559, Port Hardy, BC, Canada V0N 2P0 Phone: 250-949-2973 Fax: 250-949-8825 Email: HR@kelticseafoods.com Website: http://www.kelticseafoods.com Shake Cutter- Full-Time

Company: Fortech Cedar Industry: Forestry Wage: Negotiable Expiry Date: Monday, April 13, 2015 - 9am Details: Cut & trim cedar blocks. Details to be discussed. Start asap Qualifications & Experience: Must be experienced and have all related work gear; vehicle & DL an asset. Require hard hat, safety caulk boots, saw, raingear. How to apply: Telephone Jim Bleaney: 250.949.7806 Fisheries Manager- Full-Time Company: Kwakiutl Band Industry: Aquaculture Wage: $55,000-$65,000 per annu Expiry Date: Monday, April 13, 2015 - 9am Details: About the Opportunity The Kwakiutl Band Council (KBC) is seeking a full-time permanent Fisheries Manager to join their team in Tsaxis, just outside of Port Hardy on Northern Vancouver Island. The purpose of the Fisheries Manager's position is, under the direction and guidance of the Band Manager, to oversee the overall activities of the KBC Fisheries Department in accordance with policies, agreements and related priorities set by


the Kwakiutl Band Council (KBC). This includes overseeing all fisheries that are managed by KBC, including boats, licenses, related gear and associated fisheries staff and/or fishing crews. The Fisheries Manager is tasked with referrals specific to aquatic resources, as well as managing the Kwakiutl members' interests. Tasks include, but are not limited to, the following: • Provides quarterly reports to the Chief and Council regarding all fisheries related issues and concerns; • Serves as a liaison with relevant and strategic associations, advisory committees, industry partners, as well as facilitates mutually beneficial relationships with other Bands, and with federal and provincial government departments; • Participates when requested in decision making with Chief and council regarding the Kwakiutl natural resources; • Researches and drafts applications for funding opportunities for the Kwakiutl Band in fisheries related issues; • Develops and implements Aboriginal fisheries strategy with a focus on the Kwakiutl "Treaty of 1851" treaty right to "fish as formerly", sustainable harvesting methods while balancing other interests and needs of the Nation and members; • Plays a lead role in initiating and implementing employment, training, and business opportunities in the fisheries department; • Coordination of marine plants and all natural resources management programs; • Plays a lead role in negotiating and implementing fisheries agreements; • Prepares and secures contracts for support in consultations and technical support for agreement negotiations; • Provides education and awareness programs of all natural resources, fresh and marine waters; • Coordinates scientific research on fish habitat and the potential impacts of development on fish and fish habitat; • Coordinates habitat protection and monitoring of enhancement plans; • Coordinates stock definitions, enumerating and assessment surveys; and • Performs other duties as required. Knowledge of the Kwakiutl community, culture

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and language is an asset. It is paramount that all positions within the band strive to communicate and serve the Kwakiutl people in a manner that respects, enhances and promotes the cultural identity and well-being of both the individual and the community. This position will strive for cultural safety by: • gaining cultural awareness and cultural sensitivity; • Understanding and complying with any Kwakiutl policies or position statements on "cultural safety" (and ensuring it is reflected in individual training / professional development plans); • Ensuring that plans, policies and activities undertaken promote the holistic health and wellbeing of the Kwakiutl in a way that incorporates and promotes the cultural aspects of the Kwakiutl people and traditions; and • Overall, assisting in the articulation and establishment of cultural influence expectations in the KBC Fisheries Department's planning and day-to-day operations Other Job Information •In order to be awarded this employment, candidates must successfully and periodically undergo an appropriate criminal records review and police record check to demonstrate that there are no relevant charges or convictions. •This role will require travel to and work in a variety of different work environments, as well as work outside normal business hours and to function independently. •The successful applicant must agree to abide by KBC organizational policies (i.e., personnel policy and other policies). •The successful applicant will also demonstrate the ability to work independently, to organize work, prioritize workload, possession and application of excellent communication skills (written, inter-personal). •Must be respected within the community. •Preference may be given to Aboriginal applicants those with a degree or diploma (as above), and those with direct working experience in this role with Kwakiutl Band Council or other First Nations. •Must perform other duties as assigned. About the Benefits


In return for your commitment and passion, you will be rewarded with a competitive salary of $55,000-$65,000 per annum along with an excellent benefit package, which includes: •Medical, dental and vision coverage; •Pension plan; •Vacation negotiable for the right candidate; and •Relocation assistance for the right candidate. Upon joining our team, you will find yourself welcomed into a team committed to a spirit of cooperation and openness and fostering a community-oriented cultural environment. If you share our commitment to facilitating and encouraging the long-term and sustainable development of our commercial and food resources, we want to speak with you - apply today! About the Organization Located on the northern tip of Vancouver Island, the Kwakiutl Indian Band is a rural community located in Tsaxis (approximately 10 minutes away from Port Hardy). The Kwakiutl Band Council offers a variety of programs, supports and services, including education, social development, housing, economics, fisheries, accounting, treaty negotiation, language, child and youth, and administrative management. As stewards of the marine areas throughout our territory, the Kwakiutl will continue to pass on ecological knowledge of our ancestors to ensure that economic activities taking place in our marine environment are done in a manner that respects and protects our cultural values, ensures access for food, social and ceremonial purposes and benefits the Kwakiutl First Nation and future generations. The Kwakiutl Fisheries Department facilitates and encourages the long-term sustainable development of our commercial and food fishing resources, and is committed to working with Band members and to developing closer and more effective relationships with national institutions, academia and the private sector to achieve long-term sustainable results. About the Area With a population of over 4,500, Port Hardy is the largest community on the northern part of Vancouver Island. Offering a variety of services and programs, residents enjoy an array of outdoor activities, a vibrant arts and culture

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scene and a diverse business community. The community is well connected to other Vancouver Island communities via Highway 19 and the rest of the Province by a regional/local airport and the BC Ferry system. Qualifications & Experience: About the Qualifications As our ideal candidate, it is strongly preferred that you hold a university degree or diploma in biology or marine biology, resource management, environmental sciences or other related disciplines, or equivalent training and experience. The Fisheries Manager holds a senior management position within the Kwakiutl Band and as such, the position requires: •Training and a minimum of 3 years of experience in a West Coast marine and freshwater fishery; •Hands-on experience in vessel maintenance and operation (including regulatory requirements); •Strong knowledge of BC and Federal fisheries policies and management regimes; •The ability to manage field and vessel crews in an efficient, professional and fair manner; •Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, formal writing (such as briefing notes, strategy documents, work plans, etc.) and communication skills; •The ability to engage and work effectively with Kwakiutl community members and other stakeholders; and •Computer and technical writing ability. •A successful criminal records check is mandatory •Must have and maintain a valid BC Drivers License as a condition of employment and preferably have access to a reliable vehicle. How to apply: Applicants are strongly encouraged to download and review the thorough job description prior to applying. In order to be considered for this role, you must submit your application before 8 a.m. on Monday, April 20, 2015. These details and more are provided via the website below. To apply, please do so via the website (i.e., paste the URL address into your browser) below.


http://www.applyfirst.ca/jobs/ScienceTechnology/Environmental-Science/3774Fisheries-Manager?search_id=14526 Website: http://www.applyfirst.ca/jobs/ScienceTechnology/Environmental-Science/3774-Fish... Dishwasher- Full-Time

Company: Market Street Cafe Industry: Other Expiry Date: Friday, April 10, 2015 - 9am Details: Job duties include washing dishes, cleaning, light prep tasks, and if qualified, possibly some cooking during our busy season. Our ideal candidate is punctual, self-motivated, organized, cool under pressure, able to manage their time well, and comfortable working in a casual, family-run kitchen. Hours are Tuesday- Friday, 11-close/cleanup, and Saturday 10-close/cleanup, but may increase a little over the summer. Most days you'll finish around 4pm. Qualifications & Experience: Kitchen experience an asset but not necessary. Will train the right candidate. How to apply: Bring a resume to Market Street Cafe, 7030 Market Street Port Hardy Daycare Worker- Part-Time

Company: Kwigwis Daycare Industry: Education Wage: $10.25/hr Expiry Date: Friday, April 10, 2015 - 9am Details: This job is a great opportunity for someone who has a desire to work with children, age 3-5, alongside ECCE's. The position is temporary/part time until at least July, and possibly longer. The hours are split: from 8:30 until 10am, and again from 2:30 until 4:30pm, with flexibility. Pay is $10.25 per hour plus 4% vacation pay on each cheque. The Job revolves around working directly with children and assisting with field trips, beach walks, art projects, outside games, inside activities and daily routines. The health and safety of the children are the priorities set out by licensing, the Band and Kwigwis Daycare. Qualifications & Experience:

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Must be 19 years old, confidentiality form, TB Testing, Dr's Note stating good health, Genuine interest in childcare, 2 reference letters, clear criminal record check, current resume, Foodsafe certificate, current first aid certificate. How to apply: Please bring a current resume (list work experience and/or workshops or training done for children), 2 written references and a cover letter to Kwigwis Daycare by April 10, 2015. Interviews will held shortly after with position beginning as soon as possible. Red Seal Automotive Technician- Full-Time

Company: EJ Klassen Industry: Construction/ Trades Wage: Excellent Wage/Benefits Expiry Date: Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 9am Details: Full time permanent position at busy GM dealership. Qualifications & Experience: Must be Red Seal Certified Automotive Technician How to apply: Apply in person to Brent Mitchell or Cory Klassen: 9045 Granville St. Port Hardy BC or Phone: 250.949.7442 Hooktender- Full-Time

Company: Sdjl Contracting Inc. Industry: Forestry Expiry Date: Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 9am Details: Hooktender needed for a camp job. Shift work. Qualifications & Experience: Previous experience is a must. First aid is preferred. How to apply: Please email resumes to sdjlcont@gmail.com Sanitizer Specialists- Full-Time Company: Keltic Seafoods Ltd Industry: Aquaculture Wage: $17.00 Expiry Date: Friday, April 3, 2015 - 9am Details: • Cleaning and sanitizing processing equipment • Cleaning and sanitizing processing rooms • Inventorying sanitizing and cleaning supplies • Laundry duties • Other duties as required by the company


Qualifications & Experience: Keltic Seafoods has an immediate opening for two (2) sanitation specialists. These employees will work afternoons and evenings with an expectation of up to 40 hours per week. Staff will be provided with instruction and training commensurate with their responsibilities. This employee will require their own transportation and WSBC approved safety toed rubber foot wear. Cleaning performance must be to Canadian Food Inspection Agency standards. (CIFA) Must be able to wear a respiratory mask. Desired Qualifications: • WHMIS certification • Food Safe certification • Forklift experience an asset but not necessary • Occupational First Aid Level 1 • HACCP training • Chemical awareness • Industrial cleaning experience • Attention to detail How to apply: Email, Fax or in person Human Resource Manager Keltic Seafoods Ltd PO Box 1559, Port Hardy, BC, Canada V0N 2P0 Phone: 250-949-8088 Fax: 250-949-8825 Email: HR@kelticseafoods.com Website: http://www.kelticseafoods.com

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Birthday wishes / requests Birthday wishes; April 5th - Happy 17th Birthday to my handsome nephew David Wallace Jr. Hope you have the best day! Love you babe! April 7th - A very Happy 19th Birthday to my beautiful, intelligent, loving & most special niecey Kristen Hope Walkus. I love you so much babe! Hope you have the best birthday ever!!! April 11th - Happy Birthday to my neph Corey. Love you babe! Hope you have a blast!

April 14th - a very Happy Birthday to my beautiful goddaughter Trinity Brealynn love you babe and wish you all the best for your birthday and many more to come! April 18th - Happy birthday to my neph Anton Zapp! Also to my neph Cody Walkus! Love you both so much! Have the best day ever! April 21st - Happy 18th Birthday to my girl Raven Wallace! Time flies! Love you babe & I know you'll have a grand day!! Also a very Happy 1st Birthday to my very handsome great nephew Lennox Fox! You are so near and dear to our hearts! Love love love you baby boy April 23rd - Happy Birthday to my neph John Wallace Jr. love you babe and wishing you a day full of love and laughter! Happy 4th Birthday to my godson Jared Victor Drake! Love you tonnes babe! Mo know you'll have the best day! A day fit for a king Happy anniversary to uncle Johnny/Aunty Tina & Edwato/Sandra! Love you all & wish you all the best! April 27th - a very Happy 2nd Birthday to my GWA’SALA-’NAKWAXDA’XW NATIONS YO! NEWS

April 28th - happy 19th birthday to my nephew Richard Dawson love & miss you babe! Have the best day ever! April 29th - Happy 19th Birthday Sabrina Faith Rufus wishing you all the best on your milestone birthday many many many more to come! We love you! Lotsa love from Auda T & tribe _____________________________________________ Happy birthday bro ern april 6, happy birthday to kristen on april 7 Fr: Gary & Family ____________________________________________

April 12th - a very Happy Birthday to some beautiful ladies; twins Shawna & Sasha! Love you both so very much! Miss you ladies! Also to my handsome godson Braden Walkus! I know you'll have a wonderful day! You're the best we love you son

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Wallace Warrior; Darryl Tom! We love you sonshine! I pray your day is as awesome as you are! You are a continued blessing to us all! I love you with all my heart! Mommy looks forward to the terrific twos!!

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WOULD LOVE TO WISH MY TWO AWESOME YOUNG AT HEART DAVID JR/KRISTEN HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO U BOTH, BEST FOR 2015 BLESSING GOING YR WAY LOVE/HUGS TO U BOTH LOVE AUNTY DAISY /ELE / TIANNA/RYAN AS I TAKE THIS MOMENT TO SHARE ..,AS IT'S BEEN A GREAT N AWESOME FEELING ,, AS WE COME TOGETHER TO FOR OUR YOUNG AT HEART đ&#x;˜‹ GEORGE WALKUS DAVID CHARLIE JR TIANNA WALKUS DARRYL ROGER JR FRANCES ISSAC SPECK AS IT'S JOY TO WATCH THEM DO THERE VERY "BEST"AS THEY TRY OUT AT KAMLOOPS WE AGAIN WOULD SAY WE CONGRATULATE DARRYL JR AS HE’S BEEN ELECTED TO PART OF THE HOCKEY N GOING TO NOVA SCOTA đ&#x;˜‹đ&#x;˜‹YES!! DONE GREAT N YR HOCKEY GRANSON DARRYL JR AS WELL AS THE OTHER YOUNG AT HEART N THERE HOCKEY CONGRADULATIONS TO U ALL N U ALL DID AWESOME !!! đ&#x;˜‹THANKS VERY SO MUCH N YR SUPPORT


N HELPING N GIVING AS GRANMA I FIND IT A MOMENT OF HAPPINESS TO WATCH MY GRANCHILDREN đ&#x;˜‹WHAT THEY LOVE THE MOST đ&#x;˜‹ SPORTS đ&#x;˜‹HOCKEY/SOCCER AS I COUNT IT JOY AS I WATCH MY KIDS DARRYL /RAVENA/ELEANOR/RANDY AS GREAT PARENTS THE GREAT LOVE AGAIN "THANKS " đ&#x;˜‹COMMUNITYđ&#x;˜‹N FAMILIES/FRIENDSđ&#x;˜‹.. CONGRADULTIONS đ&#x;˜‹GRANSONđ&#x;˜‹ DARRYL ROGER JRđ&#x;˜‹LOVE U BABEđ&#x;˜‹ Birthday wish GOING out to our BEAUTY niece đ&#x;Ž‚TRINITY!!đ&#x;Ž‚HAVE A GRTE DAY HON LOVE U AS RELATING TO BARB JOHNSON INVITATION AS I WOULD LOVE TO BE THERE BUT AWAY AS I'D SHARE THE "NEW BEGINNING" CELEBRATING THE NEW START FROM THE RESIDENCAL SCHOOL WITH MUCH LOVE PRAYERS GOING YR WAY!! LOVE N THOUGHTS WITH U ALL AS NEW START N NEW BEGINNING đ&#x;˜‹ ____________________________________________________ Special birthday wish going out to our beautiful girl Cheyenne Janssen love from mom gran nd the SKOOKUM gang _____________________________________________________ April 7th We would like to wish Christian Ernest a happy 4th birthday. We love you babe . Love Mac, Bernice, auntie Mel and uncle weese April 14th Happy 27th birthday to our sister/ auntie Lynn(Anna) hope you have a wonderful day we love you from us ____________________________________________ Happy birthday to our beautiful daughter Trinitybrealynnity Henderson. On april 14th. We love you babe and hope you have a great day. Love dad mom Tristan Sierra Buwa jr and auda Gertrude Henderson. Also Happy birthday to bro Ernie Scow on the 6th hope you have a good one bro. PAGE 25

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"Residential School Survivor's Birthday Celebration @ Wakas Community Hall April 4, 2015 starting at 11:30 am - 2:00 pm." Donations of food dishes welcome, if you need more information please contact Barb Johnson after 6 pm. Come and make new beautiful memories. ___________________________________ Wishing My Sister Martina Walkus A Happy Birthday "April 12th! Love You Sister, Have A Great Day On Your Special Day, You Deserve It Love Your Big Sis Ethel, Mathew, Miley & Mia "King'Ga" _____________________________________________ Wishing our girl Alicia Nikki Nadine Wendy a Happy sweet 16th Birthday April 5th. Love mom and dad, sisters and brothers and baba Robert. Hope you have a wonderful day. Also a very special Birthday wish to our nephew David Kable Rios-Mcknight. Love ya neph, for April 5th. Have a great day from uncle Simon Lefty Wa Lkus Aunty Paula H Walkus Sr. And cousins. _____________________________________________ Happy 19th Birthday to my Beautiful niece Cheyenne Janssen April 6th I love you and have a great time. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY NIECE MARTINA WALKUS I LOVE YOU SO MUCH â™Ąâ˜†â™Ąâ˜†â™Ą LOVE FROM PRISCILLA DIANA LUIS BABY RJ Happy anniversary to Mr & Mrs Norman & Trish Charlie April 25th best wishes and many more yrs to come From Skookum Charlie families ____________________________________________ A very happy 7th birthday to my grandson caleb on april 6th coming from all ur family & granny _____________________________________________ Special Birthday wishes to a very special girl Martina tons of love for your special day babe. Also special Birthday Wishes to A Very Special Young Man Braden We Love U tons babe. Wish we could travel with u for your hockey. Way to go on your Provincials.


I would just like to say how proud I am also of my Daughter and Nephews Bree-anna Henderson, Nigel Robert Walkus, Chavo Micheal Perez and David Wallace for there year of hockey and especially with there Provincials very proud of u guys. You all have so much Talent you all made my heart happy and also shed some tears happy ones of course. Can't wait for next year way to go guys and Bree-Anna Henderson Love u tons

We hope you have a great day! Lots of love from Linda & Christian. ____________________________________________

Also very very special birthday wishes sent to my nephew Corey Swain April 11th love u so much neph from me and your brothers _____________________________________________ April 23- Happy 4th Birthday to our handsome little miracle Jared King we love you so much son and hope your day is extra special because you deserve it! Love Mom, Dad, Chloe and Brendan. April 29th happy 19th to our baby girl Sabrina Faith! ____________________________________________ Ma'wa̱'et̕ła̱nx̱ Małagu- Ixḵ̓a̱sa̱lala x̱is ma'yudła̱mxda̱mus xa̱n’s ‘Ump ̓Numas, Łaxwa̱lanukwa̱n’stłus. Olak̓ala̱n’s ̕mulasis gax̱a̱nayus gax̱a̱n’s. X̱us ga̱nga̱nana̱m: Adahu, Ana̱ts̓a, Hekwałila̱og̱wa, K̓odi, Tłalila̱wikw dłu Ts̓ux̱’ts̓a̱’ets̓a̱mg̱a . April 12- Happy Birthday to our Dad Les, we love you. We are grateful to have you in our lives. Your children: Chettie, Sachen, Juli, Jesse, Elisha and Leslie _____________________________________________ April 12th happy 13th birthday to my son Braden Walkus ....congrats on graduation...a huge congrats on provincials...2nd in bc is a huge deal you should be proud!!! Keep shooting for the stars kiddo this is your year!! Mama will be right behind you every step of the way . April 23 happy birthday jman love auda April 12th happy birthday bro puntleese (I guess) April 30th happy 19th les we love you tons Tons of love from all of us _____________________________________________ April 7th - Happy 4th Birthday to my son Christian Ernest, I love you with all my heart! Love from mom. Also Happy Birthday to Kristen Walkus on the same day!. April 20th - Happy Birthday to our Gran/Great Gran Sally Bruce,

Special Birthday wish to our dad+ husband Ernie Scow on April 6th, We love you

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Wishing my sister in-law/auntie Mona George (Walkus) a happy birthday (April 4). Hope you have a great day. Lots of Love from Bill, Alice & family. ____________________________________________

Also Happy Birthday to our niece + cuz Kristen Hope Love you. ____________________________________________ April 4th Happy Birthday Jessie Hemphill, you Fabulous, Daughter, Sister, Friend, Colleague, Granddaughter,neice. Have a wonderful Day  _____________________________________________ Lou & Elizabeth Walkus' Family would like to wish the following a very happy birthday: Bob Swain, David Wallace Jr., Ernie Scow, Caleb Dick. Kristen Walkus, Corey Swain, Braden Walkus, and Trinity Walkus. We hope you all have a wonderful day! Lots of love from all of us.


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April 2, 2015 Yo! news  

Another issue of the Gwa'sala-'Nakwaxda First nations newsletter

April 2, 2015 Yo! news  

Another issue of the Gwa'sala-'Nakwaxda First nations newsletter

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