Yo Wiksas! Summer is here! Get your sunscreen & sunglasses ready! As you all may have noticed, our Elders have been very active with all sorts of fun activities! We have been gathering every Monday as usual starting at 12pm for lunch. Thank you to all the helpful staff, Matt our Community Health Nurse, Michelle our foods & nutrition Coordinator, Chelsey Walkus our Community Health Representative & Cathy Swain our outreach worker. The Elder's love when our staff work together for them. They also love it when staff & council join them for lunch *hint, hint* Thanks Ernie Henderson, from council, for coming in to join them last Monday. As well as Conrad & Dave, our new Fisheries tech. It is so nice to see all the new faces. You don't have to do anything. Just your presence means a lot to the Elder's.
The Canoe Journeys is coming up fast. Conrad & Leslie have been keeping the Elders up to date on their progress. Great work! We have two catering jobs coming up in July. Please note, if you wish to come along on the trip to Kamloops for the Pow wow, you MUST lend a helping hand it least three times. Obviously we don't expect our eldest elder's to come down and cook or what have you. If you are not able to yourself some done, please send your son/daughter/niece/nephew/grandchild on your behalf. I will be taking notes of who has been helping. If you do not make an effort, then you will not be able to attend the Pow wow with the Elders. It has been agreed upon. Our funding Grant has been approved. I have not yet received anything at this time. Please keep in mind, we signed a contract with the Trust Committee when we first applied for a grant, that the Elders would continue to fund raise and they would gladly pass our grant proposals by. So just because we were approved, does not mean our job is over. We still have to work for what we want, right? :) I have updated the Elder's List. I have 51 Elders as of today on that list. We only have room for 30 of you to go on the trip in August. So please, if you wish to come along, contact me asap!
3 TREATY UPDATE 4-12 TSULQUATE RECYCLING FACILITY 13-15 GFB UPDATE 16-19 WOMENS SAFE SHELTER 20 MESSAGE FROM WADE 21 PUBLIC WORKS 22 STEPPING STONES SUMMER CAMP 23 TSULQUATE SUMMER DAY CAMP JOB OPPORTUNITY 24 NAMGIS JOB POSTING 25-27 LOCAL JOB POSTING 28 BIRTHDAY WISHES/ REQUESTS/ANNIVERSARY
A big thank you to Ernie Hanuse & Terry Dawson for completing Phase One of the Walkway project, clearing all the brush behind Elder's Center. You two are amazing, fast, hard workers! They did 2 days of work in a day & a half! Good job guys!!!!
Our bake sale/car wash didn't end up happening. Nobody showed. Thank you Mary Henderson for making bannock to sell. When we schedule a fundraiser, we need to make that our priority :) A fishing trip is in order for this beautiful weather! Come & join us on Mondays Elders for your chance to win a spot to come along! Along with door prizes & Nutritional Bingo with great prizes as well. Every Monday starting at 12pm Thank you to all of you that have been coming and taking part in our activities :D I look forward to seeing more of you soon! :) Have a great weekend everyone! Gilakasla Silena George
GWA’SALA-’NAKWAXDA’XW NATIONS YO! NEWS
June 27, 2014
Another issue of the newsletter for the Gwa'sala-'Nakwaxda'xw Nation