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SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT It is now time to make appointments to renew your files! I will need to see everyone that is on social assistance to renew files. If I don’t see you, I will be holding your April 2014 Social assistance until I do see you. And I will not see anyone on the day that the assistance go out, you will have to book appointments. Please Don’t make your emergency our emergency! Thank you and look forward to seeing you all, bring in identification on picture I.D and one non picture I.d, hydro and rent. Thank you and have a nice day

News

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3 BIRTHDAY WISHES 4 ELDERS UPDATE 5-7 ECONOMICS DEVELOPMENT UPDATE

8-11 PUBLIC WORKS UPDATE 12-13 POSTING PREVIEW 14 SPORTS AND RECREATIONS 15 COASTAL COMMUNITY-APPLY FOR CAMP 16 WRITING/ STORY TELLING WORKSHOP 17 HARVEY WALKUS MEMORIAL 18 FEAST 19 LOCAL JOB POSTING

Patricia Dawson

Community winter challenge

GRANNY SARAH'S BIRTHDAY PARTY LAST SUNDAY WAS A HUGE HIT. THANK YOU JOANNE BROTCHIE & HER HELPERS FOR ALL OF THEIR HARD WORK THEY PUT INTO MAKING GRANNY SARAH'S 90TH A MEMORABLE ONE

Way to go for the ones who have attended the community winter challenge on March 13, 2014 This was something Lucy and Katie put up for a great cause To be rid of any negative in life and cleanse the body also to see everyone come together as one and have fun or those who have lost loved one. I would like to take this time to say thank you Katie and Lucy for bringing the community together as one we all stand together 

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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, Native court worker

(250) 949-8343

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. 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

Victor Walkus: (250) 230-3855

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

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, Finance/ council secretary

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

Silena1314@gmail.com / (250) 949-7406 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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BIRTHSAY WISHES Would like to wish my baby Sister Gladys Dawson HAPPY 23rd BIRTHDAY. WE LOVE YOU BABE GLADYS March 31, 2014 Happy 18th Birthday nephew David Brotchie love you nephew on March 31, 2014 Wishing my sister BabiGurl Nelson HAPPY BIRTHDAY we love you Sis. Happy Birthday Brother David Walkus love you Bro. Hope you all have a great day. Many more years to come. _________________________________________________________________________________________ Happy Birthday to Neph/Cousin Thomas Jack on march 24,2014 Love you so much. From Bill, Alice, Lawrence, Chass, Jeremy and Shandi. _________________________________________________________________________________________ Happy Birthday to Thomas Jack March 24th love from Joanna, Rolando, Tynisha, Mckayla, tomika and Mitchell _________________________________________________________________________________________ Happy Birthday to my Daughter Merissa Walkus- Wallace for March 22nd love from Mom Angel & Brothers & Sisters we love you. _________________________________________________________________________________________ Would like to wish my Mom, Lilly Johnny a big Happy Birthday on the 21 st of March! Happy Birthday, Mom, we hope you have a wonderful day with love from all of us here, Doug, Alfred, Adrian, Kathy and Lorne! We love you! _________________________________________________________________________________________ Happy 8th Birthday to my handsome son William Charlie, Happy Birthday cuzzin Thomas Jack & Happy Anniversary to my Nephew Wes & Niece Tricia Walkus all on March 24 th. Lots of love Auda T and family. _________________________________________________________________________________________ Would like to wish my son Thomas Jack a very Happy Birthday on March 24/14 coming out from his mom Maggie A. Jack and Tynisha Mclean _________________________________________________________________________________________ Thomas Jack: all our energy and support will follow every step of your healing journey. Whenever you need us will be there for you with all the assistance you need to overcome any obstacle that blocks your way. May your birthday be blessed with everything God has stored for you wants to give to you. Happy Birthday Thomas. LOTS OF HUGS & LOVE & PRAYERS. PAGE 3

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ELDERS UPDATE YO WIKSAS? Spring has sprung. I love seeing our children clean our village for their carnival bracelets. Please, if you see an Elder's yarn needing cleaning, feel free to pick it up for them. Some of them are unable to do it themselves. Good job! We have had quite the couple of weeks here. Elder's Day Programs have dies down a bit. Let's hope it picks up now that the weather has. Lucy Hemphill, Ross Hunt, Seth, Ernie Hanuse, Marylynn, Xainya, Tommy Brown & myself all went clam digging for the Elder's on Tuesday evening. Thank you team! John Smith & Tommy Henderson Jr. have also dug in Blunden for them also. Thank you guys very much! The Elder's will be feasting on some of the clams Monday at Elder's Day. Don't forget we will be drawing 2 names of those that will get to go down island for what ever it is that they desire. Please note: this is not a funded activity. All expenses at the winners expense :) Just another way to entice you Elder's to get involved with Elder's Day programs. Thank you to all those that have been helping with Cater jobs. We has one last week for Trust and one this week for the community Trust TRM meeting where we fed 55 people. Great job team! :D

b) A small trip, as well as the Canoe Journey, in August/September to North Vancouver or Mission to attend a Pow wow. So you can either chose 1 or 2. Please note that yes there are two parts to 2. The canoe journey will only be 1-2 day activity. Which is why there is an option of another small trip in August should you chose 2. Please feel free to call me to discuss your decision. We will have the deadline of April to finalize your decision. So please be sure to attend the next 2 Elder's Day Programs to get your input included. I attended a Film Festival in Vancouver with my family, my dad as well, where they showed How a People Live. It was a part of the Woman's Day Film Festival and won an award for best produced documentary. After the film was shown, they had a panel of discussion where an Elder that was in the documentary, and is an Elder, went into further details and answered questions the public may have had. WAY TO GO COLLEEN & TEAM!!! Colleen and her team have done a very good job on this documentary. Now we have something to show our children when they ask "Where do we come from?" I thank Colleen and her team for all their hard work that has been put into this amazing film. I can't wait to see the next one :) You rock!

We have been discussing where we will go this summer. We have 2 options: 1. Annual Elder's Conference July 7-9 in Penticton, 1 trip only 2. a) Stay behind and take part in hosting Canoe Journey when they arrive in Takush. I can work on transportation and sleeping arrangements for those that wish to go over for this. You don't have to stay over night. You can just go for they day and be brought back. We would use the GNN Marine water taxi's to go to and from.

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That's it for now ladies & gents. Hope you all have a great weekend. Gilakasla Silena George, Elder's Coordinator Phone: 250 949 7406 email: silena1314@gmail.com 03/21/2014


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Feast at the Wakas Hall Darlene Paul Walkus April 10, 2014 We would like to invite you to the feast for Darlene Paul Walkus We ask for anyone who is able to donate food would be greatly appreciated, that it is brought to Paula's, Vic's or Bernadine's. I would Very much like to go through with this event out of the love and respect I have for my late wife. So anyone wishing for info please call or text me at 250-230-1126. Thank you very much for my family and friends helping in this important event.

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LOCAL JOB POSTING Cafe Worker-Full-Time Company: Sea Gate Landing Cafe Expiry Date: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 9am Details: Duties: Light cooking, prep, dishwashing, cashier Qualifications & Experience: Must have friendly disposition, transportation to airport daily for early morning & weekend work; Foodsafe Certificate, be reliable and punctual. Start April 1 Part-time could lead to Full-time in peak season How to apply: Email resume to: jessica.seagateinc@gmail.com Front Desk Clerk-Full-Time Company: North Shore Inn Expiry Date: Monday, March 31, 2014 - 9am Qualifications & Experience: Duties include: Taking reservations, check in & assist guests, answering phones, some computer work, filing, keeping work area tidy, and check guest's room conditions. Willing to train but must be responsible & reliable. Start ASAP. How to apply: In Person with resume to 7370 Market Street Kelp Plant Worker-Seasonal Company: W.C. Marine Bio-Processing Wage: $14/hr Expiry Date: Monday, March 31, 2014 - 9am Details: Offloading and loading trucks, operating processing equipment for kelp in the plant, assisting with packaging orders, minor maintenance and cleaning. Plant operates from April-August depending on production requirements and kelp quality. Successful applicant must be flexible with shifts and hours. Qualifications & Experience: Forklift ticket or experience required Familiarity with processing plant operations, handling totes, operating equipment an asset Safety toed footwear and rain gear required Transportation to/from the plant location in the Tacan Industrial site required How to apply: Drop or send resume to NIEFS Port Hardy office Driller Blaster-Full-Time Expiry Date: Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 1pm Details: Looking for an experience Blaster/ Driller. Must have a blaster's ticket and safety equipment. This is a camp job outside of Port Hardy with the shifts being 14/7. How to apply: Please send your email to rc19931@hotmail.com Market Co-Ordinator-Part-Time Company: Seagate Market Inc Expiry Date: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 9am Qualifications & Experience: Must be physically fit. Excellent People Skills, works well with others and the public. Time management skills, able to multitask. Must be organized. Able to work as a team player as well as alone. Must have a drivers licence as well as a clean drivers abstract. PAGE 19

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Part Time Position possibly leading to full time work in the future. How to apply: Please email resumes to carrie.seagateinc@gmail.com Insurance Representative, Level 2-Part-Time Company: Coastal Community Insurance Services (2007) Ltd Wage: Competitive salary Expiry Date: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 9am Details: Reporting to the Agency Manager, the successful candidate provides support to clients in the promotion of all insurance products and services and in the processing of insurance related transactions for personal lines, automobile insurance, and some commercial insurance. The successful candidate will also respond to client reports concerning loss or damage to facilitate the processing of claims. This position will provide support to the Port McNeill and Port Hardy Agency as required. Qualifications & Experience: To be considered for this opportunity, candidates must have applicable licensing, advanced knowledge of personal lines insurance, a working knowledge of commercial insurance, the ability to take over a book of renewals, and advanced ICBC experience. In addition, candidates must have a minimum of one year customer service experience, preferably in a retail environment, excellent communication skills and a willingness to pursue continuous learning opportunities. How to apply: Visit the career section of our website at www.cccu.ca Dishwasher-Part-Time Company: Sporty Bar & Grill Wage: $10.25/hr + tips Expiry Date: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 9am Details: Duties include dishwashing & making pizza deliveries. Prefer kitchen experience. Requires Class 5 DL & clean abstract. Knowledge of Port Hardy area in an asset. Position could become full-time. Qualifications & Experience: N/A How to apply: Email Alfons Bauer: sportybar@telus.net; in person 8700 Hastings St. Mail: Box 113 Port Hardy BC V0N2P0 Cafe Barista-Part-Time Company: Koffee's Wage: 10.25 HR Expiry Date: Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 9am Qualifications & Experience: Must have excellent presentation, puncutial and have great public communication skills. Job duties include making coffee, serving customers, cleaning and restocking duties. Food Safe is an asset. How to apply: Please apply in person with resume Attn: Mike

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