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Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations / Band Office News - 10/25/10


Find out what’s happening in the Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Band Office and community!

Deadline for next newsletter: November 5 E-mail submissions to


Staff Contact Information From the Band Manager’s Desk

Staff Updates p4 p5 p6

Public Works Update & Fun Elders’ Update & Kingome Relief Fund CCP Workshop Notice

Miscellaneous p7 New Minister of Aboriginal Relations p8 Halloween Safety p9 Family Swim Notice p10 Halloween Party Notice & Call for Caterers/Bakers p11 Bus Schedules & Fare p12-13 Job Postings p14 Declaration Form p15-17 Colouring & Word Search p18 Calendar

Billy WIlliams Memorial Soccer Tournament This past Saturday and Sunday Jack Walkus and family hosted the Billy Williams Memorial Indoor Soccer Tournament at the Wa’kas Hall. PVS came in first, with Weesa-Gee coming in second. Colin Smith, goalie for Weesa-Gee, was named MVP for his quick moves in net. Corey Swain won the ‘fastest kick’ competition, with 115 kmh. A lot of fun was had by all, with players coming from here, Kingcome, Alert Bay, Fort Rupert and Quatsino. Thanks, Jack & Family, for hosting the tournament!

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Staff Contact Info The Band Office News is prepared by Jessie Hemphill, Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Executive Assistant and Communications Coordinator. This newsletter is delivered to all houses on the Tsulquate Reserve every second Week. If you have questions or comments about this newsletter, contact Jessie at 949-8343 or e-mail

Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Band Office

Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Band Office Front Desk: (250) 949-8343 Fax: (250) 949-7402 Les Taylor, Band Manager / 902-2307 Margaret Bernard, Finance / 902-2308 Conrad Browne, Economic Development / 902-2301 Pat Dawson, Social Development / 902-2309 Colleen Hemphill, Treaty / 949-8424 Jessie Hemphill, Communications & Exec. Assistant / 949-8343 Lorna Henderson, Housing / 902-2303 Grace Smith, Education / 902-2320 Ted Stevens, Forestry / 949-8393 Elisha Taylor-Child, Native Courtworker / 902-2223 Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Elders Centre Front Desk: (250) 949-7406 Silena George, Elders’ Coordinator Crystal Walkus, Treaty Resource Assistant Natasha Walkus, Treaty Resource Assistant

Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Health & Family Services Front Desk: (250) 949-8131 Sandra Charlie, Health Director / 902-2286 2

Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations Band Office News - 10/25/10

From the Band Manager’s Desk Please be advised that the Bye-Election for ONE councilor will begin on November 5, 2010. As you probable aware there is one seat available due to the recent passing of one of our councilors. All Election Regulations will apply and the term will be for 19 months. The bye-election will take place at the Adult Education Building (Eke Me-xi) Nominations Meeting: November 5, 2010 – between 6:00pm – 8:00pm Advance Poll: November 19, 2010 – 6:00pm – 9:00pm Election: December 4, 2010 – 8:00am – 8:00pm As many of you are aware elk meat has been delivered two times now. The last delivery to households was on Saturday, October 23rd, 2010. If you were not at home and did not receive any elk meat and want to have some, please contact Les @ the band office (9498343). The recent delivery was the traditional food gathering by the Campbell River Indian Band on behalf of the Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Band. A very special thanks is given to the Campbell River Indian Band for assisting us with the elk meat for our community. Daylight savings is coming up on November 7th (fall back one hour). Daylight savings is a good time of year to make sure your smoke alarms and extinguishers are fully operational. It could save lives!!! I would like to have the fall clean-up of the reserve fairly soon so please keep your eyes open for announcements. Two previous council meetings did not occur because not enough councillors showed up. The last council meeting was not scheduled for Wednesday because I was away and there were some council members not in town. The next scheduled meeting is this Wednesday @ 10AM at the Band Office. Your elected leaders need to ensure they attend all council meetings, as it is very hard to keep things moving along for the community. Decisions have to be made and discussed. There are policies in place for non-attendance at scheduled council meetings. I will be bringing those to our next council meeting for action. I’m very excited about our new web site coming on-line very soon. Once our site is up and running it is hoped you will visit the site often and give us feed back as to it’s content. We are trying to make it user friendly. It will be at

Les Taylor, Band Manager 3

Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations Band Office News - 10/25/10

Public Works Update WATER SAFETY Chlorine level this week is 0.74. Safe chlorine levels are 0.00 to 1.00. When the chlorine level doesn’t register or is above 1.00 I then notify Epcor and they will then adjust the chlorine in our water system. This is a program sponsored by Indian Affairs and Health Canada to make sure that all First Nation communities have safe drinking water.

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS MEETINGS We had four community members that attended the Oct. 21 meeting. It was suggested that we will meet every Thursday at the GN Youth Centre from 1-2 to get started on our emergency plan. They are Irene, Karla, Bunny and Cathy. The meeting is open for anyone who wants to help out. Bob Swain, Public Works


Jack o’ Lanterns originated in Ireland where people placed candles in hollowed-out turnips to keep away spirits and ghosts on the Samhain holiday. The ancient Celts thought that spirits and ghosts roamed the countryside on Halloween night. They began wearing masks and costumes to avoid being recognized as human. Q: How do you fix a jack-o-lantern? A: With a pumpkin patch.

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Elders Update Monday & Thursdays from 1-4pm is drop in exercise. As well as HUGE REMINDER THE ELDER’S FLU VACCINATIONS CLINIC WILL BE THURSDAY OCT.28th FROM 9-11AM @ THE ELDER’S CENTRE. It is strongly advised that ALL Elder’s get their flu shots as it is that time of year again. Friday Oct.29 will be the Elder’s Halloween Party from 1pm-whenever everyone is partied out! NO CHILDREN allowed to this event, so please make care giving arrangements for your grand/children if you happen to have them on this day. :) ~ Gilakasla Silena George, Elders Coordinator

Kingcome Relief Fund On September 25th and 26th the Dzawada'enuxw First Nation of Kingcome Inlet, BC suffered considerable damage due to flooding. The Kingcome River flooded its banks and caused severe devastation to the village infrastructure and homes. This was a result of the torrential downpour of rain leading up to the weekend experienced in the North Vancouver Island region. The Dzawada'enuxw First Nation community is in need of financial support to provide assistance to community members who have been displaced from their homes. A Kingcome Flood relief fund has been established by Dzawada'enuxw First Nation. Those wishing to make financial contributions can do so through inter-bank/credit union transfer to: Kingcome Relief Fund Coastal Community Credit Union Account # 726917 (Article from The First Nations Summit, 5

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Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations Band Office News - 10/25/10

New Minister of Aboriginal Relations Barry Penner Replaces George Abbott On October 25 Premier Gordon Campbell announced changes to his cabinet. The Hon. Barry Penner replaces George Abbott as the new Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation. Minister Penner previously served as the Minister of Environment and Minister responsible for Water Stewardship and Sustainable Communities. He was reappointed as Minister of Environment in June 2009. Raised in Chilliwack, Minister Penner studied political science and economics at Simon Fraser University to earn his bachelor of arts degree. He later earned his law degree from the University of Victoria. A former park ranger and sawmill worker, Minister Penner also worked as a B.C. legislative intern in Victoria. In 1991, he worked for an international law firm in Bangkok, Thailand and later practiced law in Chilliwack until his election in 1996. Minister Penner was appointed by Premier Campbell as the co-chair of B.C.’s Alternative Energy and Power Technology Task Force in April 2005. He is keenly interested in renewable energy and conservation technologies. He previously served as parliamentary secretary to the government house leader, as chair of the Government Caucus Committee on Natural Resources, and was a member of the Legislature’s Standing Committee on Crown Corporations. He has also chaired the Legislature’s Select Standing Committee on Parliamentary Reform, Ethical Conduct, Standing Orders and Private Bills, and served as a member of the Legislature’s Select Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs, and the Cabinet Committee for Legislative Review. (From


Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations Band Office News - 10/25/10

Halloween Safety • Small children should never carve pumpkins. Instead, let your child draw a face on the pumpkin. • Make your home safe for trick-or-treaters. Remove all objects around the outside of your house that could cause children to trip or fall. Turn your outside light on so children will know they can visit your home. • Keep candles, jack-o-lanterns, matches and lighters in a place that children cannot reach. • Tell your children not to eat any goodies until you see them. Make sure that your child eats dinner before they set out, so they’ll be less tempted to eat their goodies along the way. • It might be a good idea for parents or children to take along a backpack to empty the goodies into if the trick-or-treat bags become too heavy. • Children should stay in well-lit areas and should only visit homes that have their outside lights turned on. Children should never go inside homes or cars. • Children should walk, not run, from house to house and stay on the sidewalk or at the side of the road facing traffic, cross the road at the corner and look both ways before crossing the road. • Children who are not accompanied by an adult are vulnerable to injury, bullying by older children or predators.

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Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations Band Office News - 10/25/10

Free Family Swim! Tuesdays & Thursdays 11:00 am - 12:00 noon Family Swim is for Parents, Granny, Grandpa, Cousins, Aunties, Uncles, Kids, Tots, Babies to enjoy spending time together in the pool... It’s FREE to go, Eleanor will meet you up at the front desk of the Swimming Pool 15 minutes before the swim so it gives you time to get ready and be in the pool before 11:00. Unfortunately we don’t have a way of transporting/giving rides for everyone as of yet...Once there is more interest and more people going, I will look into getting a bus or van. I will also see if there is interest for doing a Family Swim on the weekends..If you are interested, please give me a call or leave your name at the Front Desk Reasons to try it out: * Family Time * Relax in Hot Tub * Play with your babies/Kids * Parent/Spouse time together * Good Exercise * Feel Great after * Something to do 9

For More Information, Contact: Eleanor Wilson Case Manager Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Health and Family Services Phone (250) 949-8131 Fax (250) 949-6811

Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations Band Office News - 10/25/10

Halloween Party Sunday October 31,2010 Wakas Hall 1-3pm Costume parade, picture-taking section, pumpkin carving, cake walk, craft tables, goodie bags and snacks Volunteers are Needed/Greatly appreciated. Please leave your name at the front desk of the Health & Family Services Building if you are able to help with any of the tables/activities

Call for Caterers (4 people)

• To prepare and cook light lunch for Halloween Party • Please submit your letter of Interest to Health & Family Services front desk. • Please let us know if you have your Food Safe Certificate in the letter

Call for Bakers (2 people)

• To bake cakes/cupcakes for cake walk, be creative and decorate them. Please submit your letter of interest to Health & Family Services front desk Deadline for Letters will be Wednesday Oct 27th at 4:30pm, Must be willing to meet on Thursday afternoon, Thank you Questions or comments? E-mail


Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations Band Office News - 10/25/10 Local Travel (within one community) : $1.25 Zone 2 : $2.50 - Port Hardy to Coal Harbour - Port Hardy-Fort Rupert

Bus Schedule & Fares

Zone 3 : $3.75 - Port Hardy-Port McNeill - Port McNeill-Woss Child under 4 and under ride free when accompanied by adult. Additional children pay fare. Sheet of 10 Tickets Local $10.00 Zone 2 $20.00 Zone 3 $30.00

Port Hardy - Local Schedule

Port Hardy: Thunderbird Mall

Tsulquate Reserve

8:10 9:17

8:19 9:26

3:49 4:30

3:58 4:39

Trustee Rd. @ Port Hardy North Island Hospital College Monday to Friday - Morning

Port Hardy: Thunderbird Mall

8:24 9:31

8:26 9:33

8:29 9:36

4:03 4:44

4:05 4:46

4:08 4:49

Monday to Friday - Afternoon

Port Hardy-Port McNeill Schedule

Port Hardy: Thunderbird Mall 7:11 9:51

7:16 9:56

1:17 4:10 5:25

1:22 4:15 5:30

9:25 am 1:20 pm 11

Coal Fort Rupert Port Alice Port McNeill Port McNeill Harbour Park & Ride Junction Ferry Pioneer Mall Junction Terminal Monday to Friday - Morning 7:21 10:01

7:31 10:11

7:51 10:31

7:54 10:34

1:27 4:20 5:35

1:37 4:30 5:45

1:57 4:50 6:05

2:00 4:53 6:08

Monday to Friday - Afternoon


9:36 am 1:31 pm




10:09 am 2:04 pm

Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations Band Office News - 10/25/10

Job Postings from Service Canada & NIEFS Job Title: Employer: Date Posted : Full/Part-Time : Industry : Location : Salary : Details : Contact :

Cleaner B&B Cleaners 10/22/10 Part-time Construction/ Trades Port Hardy $8.50/hr Cleaner required to start as soon as possible, willing to train. Please mail resume to Box 2691 Port Hardy BC V0N 2P0

Job Title: Noon-Hour Supervisor Employer: School District 85 Date Posted : 10/22/10 Full/Part-Time : Part-time Location : Port Hardy Salary : $20.52/hr Details : Two Special Needs Noon Hour Supervisors required at Eagleview Elementary School, 5 hours per week while school is in session. 6 months to 1 year recent experience preferred and must have a valid level 1st aid certificate. Must have secondary school graduation with Dogwood or equivalent, ability to maintain good working relationships, communicate and work effectively with school staff/students with special needs. Contact : Mr. John Martin School District 85, Box 90, Port Hardy, BC V0N 2P0 or fax 250-949-8792 Job Title: Camp Cook Date Posted : 10/20/10 Full/Part-Time : Contract Location : North Island Coast Salary : DOE Details : Experienced cook with remote camp barge operation experience. Full-time for 2 to 3 months. Shifts to be determined. Required asap. Contact : Apply via e-mail; Questions or comments? E-mail


Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations Band Office News - 10/25/10

Job Postings from Service Canada & NIEFS Job Title: Grade Hoe Operator Employer: RSD Road Building Ltd. Date Posted : 10/22/10 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Location : Rivers Inlet Salary : $29.68/Hr Details : Grade hoe operator with experience constructing forestry roads on the BC coast. Camp job - shift work 14 & 7, Travel to camp by plane from Port Hardy and boat to work site. Contact : E-mail resume with references to or Fax to: 250-951-3348


Job Title: Skippers (2 required) Employer: Stormaway Towing Date Posted : 10/21/10 Full/Part-Time : Full-Time Location : Campbell River Salary : To be Negotiated Details : Two coastal skippers required: 1) Skipper with 100-ton ticket. 2) Skipper with 60-ton ticket. MUST have tug and barge experience. Route is Vancouver to Mid Coast. Shifts are approximately two weeks on two weeks off. Contact : To apply fax application to 250-923-6442; Experienced and qualified applicants ONLY please. Job Title : Custodian/ Maintenance Employer: District of Port Hardy Date Posted : 10/20/10 Full/Part-Time : Casual Location : Port Hardy Salary : $17.82-$22.22/ hr Details : Monitor, maintain Ice Plant, Pool & facility. Custodial duties: keep all areas including washrooms clean. Safely operate skate sharpener and other tools. Apply in person or by mail by 4 pm Oct 27 with resume & handwritten cover letter. Require Refrigeration operators license, Ammonia awareness, or Class 5 Refrigeration Engineer or higher. Class 5 DL, good driving record, mechanical aptitude. Full details e-mail Contact : Attn: Gordon Wolden,Recreation Foreman, 7400 Columbia St. or Box 68 Pt. Hardy BC V0N 2P0 13

Declaration Cut-Off Dates:

Oct. 22, 2010 (for November 2010) Nov. 19, 2010 (for December 2010) Declarations received after this date will result in delayed cheque issue!

If you do not get this form in EVERY MONTH by the cut-off date, you might not get your cheque! 14

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Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations Band Office News - 10/25/10

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November CALENDAR Sun







Oct. 24

Oct. 25

Oct. 26

Oct. 27

Oct. 28

Oct. 29

Oct. 30

1-4pm Dropin Exercise @ Elders’ Centre

11-12 free family swim

10am Council Meeting

GN School Photo Day!

Closing Date for Custodian Job Posting!

11-12 free family swim

1-3pm Bakwamgala Tea @ GN School

Oct. 31 Nov. 1 Nov. 2 Halloween 1-4pm Drop11-12 free Party 1-3 in Exercise family swim Wakas Hall @ Elders’ Centre CCP Workshop 9am-1pm and 5-8pm

Nov. 3 10am Council Meeting

GN Time Sheets Due

1pm Emergency Planning Meeting @ GN Youth Centre 1-4pm Drop-in Exercise @ Elders’ Centre Nov. 4 11-12 free family swim

CCP Workshop 1pm Emergency 1-3pm Planning Meeting @ GN Youth Centre

Nov. 5 1-3pm Bakwamgala Tea @ Elders’ Centre

Nov. 6

Band Office News Deadline

1-4pm Drop-in Exercise @ Elders’ Centre Nov. 7

Nov. 8

Nov. 9

Nov. 10

Nov. 11

Nov. 12

1-4pm Dropin Exercise @ Elders’ Centre

11-12 free family swim

10am Council Meeting

11-12 free family swim

1-3pm Bakwamgala Tea @ GN School

1pm Emergency Planning Meeting @ GN Youth Centre

Nov. 13

GN Time Sheets Due

1-4pm Drop-in Exercise @ Elders’ Centre

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GN Newsletter - Oct 25/10  
GN Newsletter - Oct 25/10  

Another issue of the bi-weekly newsletter delivered to all houses on the Tsulquate Reserve. This newsletter is designed to communicate the a...