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WELL HELLO EVERYONE! Are you enjoying the nice weather we have been having lately? I sure hope so. As you may have heard, the Elder's have been very busy the last week catering for various occasions. Last week we catered for Trust for their monthly meeting. Then we did an outside cater function up at the Port Hardy Hospital for the ground breaking of the new ward that's going to be built. I have been informed that we came recommended from a reliable source to cater! That's awesome! As you know, the Elders fundraise to do things like go to the Annual Elder's Conference, go on trips to the homelands, have weekly luncheons, exercise, swim, etc. One of the Elder's main Revenue is through catering. The Elder's are also on a health kick. So we cook and serve all healthy meals. Lucy Hemphilll & I prepare and cook every Elder's Day Mondays and make the healthiest meal for them possible. Great job G&N Elders for taking a step towards healthy living! s you all know, Lucy will be leaving by the end of this month. I would like to thank her for all her hard work and dedication she has put into the Nutrition Program, as well as into the Elder's Program! We wish you well on your journeys down the road. We will miss you! Elder's Day is still in action! Please feel free to bring a friend (Elder) from other communities! We will be working towards our Tri Band Elder's Luncheon in the very near future. Every Monday starting at 10am Our next catering job in May 8th for Trust. I need each of you that plan on coming on any trips this summer to help. It is not fair to those that are always helping with fundraising activities. You MUST help it least 3 times from now until the trips in order to be able to come along. So please, be sure to help. If you can't, you can also send someone on your behalf.

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3-4 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT UPDATE 5 CALL OUT LIST UPDATE 6 NEW HALL POLICY’S 7 G-N COMMUNITY CELEBRATION 8 REQUEST FOR CATERING DINNER 9 EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS WEEK 10 EARTHQUAKE SURVIVAL GUIDE 11 GFB CALANDER 12-13 HEALTH & FAMILY SURVISE UPDATE 14 PATIENT TRAVEL UPDATE 15 TUTORING SCHEDULE FOR MAY 16 GNHH BINGO SCHEDULE FOR APRIL, MAY 17 HEALING MINISTRY 18-21 RAFFEL TICKET FUNDRAISER 22-23 LOCAL JOB POSTING 24 BIRTHDAY WISHES

We are sending all of our love, prayers & condolences to Shirley's family & the Nolie family. I will be out of the office attending an Elder's funeral in Alert Bay Friday May 2 with a few Elders from here. Gilakasla Silena George, Elder's Coordinator

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YO! NEWS IS PREPARED BY BERNADINE CLAYTON GWA’SALA-’NAKWAXDA’XW RECEPTIONIST

STAFF

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

Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Band Office

Phone: (250) 949-8343 / Fax: (250) 949-7402 Les Taylor, Native court worker

(250) 949-8343

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Housing Portfolio

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

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

Terry Walkus: (250) 230-2459 Eke Me-Xi School

(250) 949-833

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Economic Development Update We are coming to the end of the initial information about the basis of the economic development corporation. We will continue to provide updates on the work that is being done and the transition of the Nations businesses to the ecdev corp. Now we are hoping for some help. We are looking for a name for the economic development corporation, it is important that the name is culturally significant, accepted by the Elders and means what our community wants it to mean when representing the ecdev corp for the many years to come. We are providing 5 options below, they are not the only options of course but 5 that we see fitting the criteria mentioned earlier. The spelling and meaning of these words comes directly from the First Voices website and the work done by them on the “Language Legacies” project. Please give these different options some consideration and then let us know which one you like the best, then second best and finally third best. The Sisiutl artwork is a part of the overall “logo” with the name being incorporated into it. Here are the options: k̓awat̕si - [k̓a] (wa) (t̕si) Means- treasure box, painted ḵ̓iḵ̓ed - [ḵ̓i] (ḵ̓ed) Means- Rich, wealthy (To be) dadalut̕ła- [da] (da) (lu) (t̕ła) Means- get or earn money, trying to dalanukw- [da] (la) (nukw) Means- money, has or to have ǥwa'wina- [ǥwa] ('wi) (na) Means- Raven

Once the name has been chosen the artwork and the name will be professionally “finished” and then it will be used on all signage, business cards, letter head etc. Please email Bandreception@gwanak.info with your votes or stop in and see Bernadine. We will also have a booth at the community open house May 7th where you can vote. Gila’kasla and until next time, stay safe!!

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k̓awat̕si Economic Development Corporation ḵ̓iḵ̓ed Economic Development Corporation dadalut’la Economic Development Corporation dalanukw Economic Development Corporation gwa’wina Economic Development Corporation

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News from Lucy Scow Just a reminder to come into the Band office for the call out list and fill out our forms, there are many jobs coming up, there have already been a few people on the list that has gotten a job through the call out list, please if you are on the list already and know that your number isn’t updated please do come in and update it, if you don’t and I try call or text you and you aren’t available I will move to the next person and your name won’t come up until I go through the whole list again. How the list works    

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I go through the list when a job comes up I follow the list of how it was drawn or in the order you handed me your form. I call you, text, Facebook or email you If declined I won’t come back to you until your name comes up on the list. It will also be reported to Pat for those of you who are social assistance and it will affect your social assistance. There are close to 70 people that have filled out forms I cannot just pick anyone for a job I need to know if they have the experience or interest in the position. Some jobs require licensed drivers this will be the only reason that I would jump the list to find those that have license in the order of course of how they are on the list. Some businesses are requesting qualified workers or specific experience. So I have to look through the list thoroughly to find that specific person. Some jobs are long term and some jobs are short term it isn’t in my control to pick and choose who will be in what position.

If you require more information please do not hesitate to contact me I am more than willing to answer any questions. Call the band office and ask for me Lucy Scow please let the receptionist know it is in regards to the call out list thank you!

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Gwa'sala-'Nakwaxda'xw Child & Family Services Department Report By Dean Wilson, Director of Child & Family Services A larger annual report is being prepared but here are some highlights of the 2013/14 year: Last year we accomplished a 90% reduction in the number of suicide concerns - and this year it has stayed at that low rate or even lower: 45

Suicide Responses

40 35 30 25 20

Suicide Responses

15

Completed Suicides

10 5 0

In addition, we have been working with MCFD to change the responses to child welfare concerns in the community - this has resulted in a 50% decrease in the numbers of people involved in child protection investigations: 120 100 80 60 40

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There are also more people than ever getting counseling to work on their healing. This year we had 1153 counseling appointments compared with last year when there were 670 - a 72% increase! Services Check Ins Counseling & Personal Healing Parenting Life Skills Outreach

2013/14 169 1153

2012/13 n/a 670

28 217

24 10

Relationship

148

106

Housing/Finances

51

37

Advocacy

270

196

Attend Court

146

131

Healing Circle

148

26

Case Conferences

579

459

Notes Not tracked in 2012/13 72% increase in number of counseling appointments Not a significant change A new service focusing on high risk youth 32% increase in people addressing relationship issues 37% increase in contacts for people struggling with issues of finances or housing 38% increase in the amount of advocacy staff are carrying out for clients 12% increase in the number of people supported at court Healing Circle was added near the end of 2012/13 so a straight comparison would be misleading 26% increase in the number of people supported through case conferences

We had 3453 contacts with clients last year. On average, this means that our team of 6 people provided services to 67 people each week - in addition to attending meetings, committees, training opportunities, doing paperwork, and other minor work. A huge accomplishment - my hat's off to the team!

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Tutoring May ScheduleAdult Education Centre at Gwa –Sala- ‘Nakwaxda’xw Thurs, May 1-

4-6

Sat, May 3-

canceled

Sun, May 4-

7-9

Mon, May 5-

7-9

Thurs, May 8-

4-6

Sat, May 10-

1-4

Sun, May 11-

12-2 ** change schedule, as Mother’s day

Mon, May 12-

7-9

Thurs, May 15-

4-6

Sat, May 17-

canceled

Sun, May 18-

canceled

Mon, May 19-

Victoria Day 7-9

Thurs, May 22-

4-6

Sat, May 24-

1-4

Sun, May 25-

7-9

Mon, May 26-

7-9

Thurs, May 29-

4-6

Sat, May 31-

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GNHH BINGO SCHEDULE FOR APRIL, MAY AND EARLY JUNE Tuesday APRIL 15TH NORMAN JANSSEN BINGO & ALL DRAWS (YOUTH TRIP TO HAWAII) MARION WAMISS CONCESSION Friday APRIL 18TH CHRISTMAS BINGO DAISY & DARRYL COON JR CONCESSION THOMAS JACK ALL DRAWS Tuesday APRIL 22ND JACK WALKUS MEDICAL & ALL DRAWS MARION WAMISS CONCESSION Friday APRIL 25TH BINGO IS CANCELLED & HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO SATURDAY MAY 3RD Tuesday APRIL 29TH GENERAL $5.00 BOOKLET NIGHT THOMAS JACK ALL DRAWS Friday MAY 2ND 2014 CANOE JOURNEY – GARY WALKUS & ALL DRAWS ED/DOWA CHARLIE CONCESSION Saturday MAY 3RD MCKAYLA MCLEAN MEDICAL ED/DOWA CHARLIE CONCESSION DARRYL COON JR ALL DRAWS Tuesday MAY 6TH THOMAS JACK MEDICAL BINGO & ALL DRAWS MARION WAMISS CONCESSION Friday MAY 9TH 2014 CANOE JOURNEY – GARY WALKUS & ALL DRAWS ED/DOWA CHARLIE CONCESSION PAGE 16

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TUESDAY MAY 13TH 2014 GRADS MARION WAMISS CONCESSION DRAWS ARE OPEN FRIDAY MAY 16TH CHRISTAMAS BINGO JACK FAMILY CONCESSION DRAWS ARE OPEN TUESDAY MAY 20TH CHRISTMAS BINGO MARION WAMISS CONCESSION DRAWS ARE OPEN FRIDAY MAY 23RD GENERAL JACK FAMILY CONCESSION DRAWS ARE OPEN TUESDAY MAY 27TH GENERAL BINGO MARION WAMISS CONCESSION DRAWS ARE OPEN FRIDAY MAY 30TH 2x$1000. CHRISTMAS BINGO ED/DOWA CONCESSION DRAWS ARE OPEN Tuesday JUNE 3RD 2014 GRADS MARION WAMISS CONCESSION DRAWS ARE OPEN Friday JUNE 6TH THOMAS JACK MEDICAL & ALL DRAWS ED/DOWA CHARLIE CONCESSION DRAWS ARE OPEN THANK YOU FROM GNHH BINGO COMMITTEE 05/2/2014


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Local Job posting CLERK/ CASHIER-FULL-TIME COMPANY: OLD SCHOOLHOUSE STORE

Expiry Date: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 9am Details: Provide customer service, operate till, perfom cash/debit transactions.Must be flexible with shifts, available for various shifts between the hours of 6 AM to 10 PM including weekends. How to apply: Apply in person with resume to Old Schoolhouse Store: 4950 Beaver Harbour Road, (off Byng Road} RETAIL CLERK-PART-TIME COMPANY: QUARTERDECK LIQUOR STORE

Wage: DOE Expiry Date: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 9am Qualifications & Experience: Customer service, Serving It Right, must be of legal age to sell alcohol with cash experience preferred. Wiling to train the right candidate and work will be for approximately 3 shifts per week How to apply: Drop off resume to the front desk of the hotel JOURNEYMAN CARPENTER-FULL-TIME COMPANY: GEISLER CONSTRUCTION

Wage: DOE Expiry Date: Monday, May 12, 2014 - 9am Qualifications & Experience: Must be Journeyman Carpenter knowledgeable in all aspects of house construction. Must have Class 5 DL and provide driver's abstract. Require own hand tools, hard hat, safety boots. Start asap. How to apply: Phone or Fax: 250-949-7139 or phone 250-949-1135 cell or email geislerconst@cablerocket.com MECHANIC/WELDER-FULL-TIME

Wage: TBD Expiry Date: Monday, May 12, 2014 - 9am Details: Looking for an experienced Mechanic/Welder for road construction equipment. Ticket not required. This is a camp job outside of Port Hardy with the shifts being 14/7. How to apply: Email resume: rc19931@hotmail.com PAGE 22

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RAMP AGENT-SEASONAL COMPANY: PACIFIC COASTAL AIRLINES

Wage: $11.94/Hour Expiry Date: Friday, May 9, 2014 - 9am Details: Load/unload freight, luggage from PC aircraft, accept & release freight, create waybills; tow & inspect aircraft; drive passengers to float dock, operate forklift and other machinery as required Qualifications & Experience: Valid Class 5 DL, team player, work well alone, excellent customer service skills, lift up to 50 pounds, stand for long periods, work outdoors How to apply: email claudia@pacificcoastal.com BARISTA-FULL-TIME COMPANY: CAFE GUIDO

Wage: DOE Expiry Date: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 9am Details: Cafe Guido is looking for a customer service star to join our team. Must love coffee, be energetic and positive, and a great team player. Full time, part time, and casual/student positions available, working evenings and weekends are likely for most positions. Must be able to multitask and prioritize, work in a fast paced environment, have memory for detail, and create friendly relationship with customers. Qualifications & Experience: Start immediately. Must have or be willing to obtain Foodsafe level 1. Experience in a cafe or similar environment an asset, exceptional customer service a must. Includes making drinks and food to order, using a cash register, dishes and other cleaning. How to apply: Apply in person with cover letter and resume at Cafe Guido or email teamguido@yahoo.com FRONT STORE MANAGER-FULL-TIME COMPANY: REXALL

Wage: TBD Expiry Date: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 9am Details: The Front Store Manager is the catalyst in building an effective team to ensure the ongoing success of store operations. Acting as a leader in driving superior customer experience, that translates into an environment that ensures people make the healthiest choices quickly, easily 05/2/2014


and confidently, helping them feel better every day. WORKING TO BUILD STORE OPERATIONS YOUR FOCUS WILL BE TO: •Actively promote the Rexall image within the community by encouraging a positive profile through participation and leadership in community business groups as well as initiatives focusing on Health and Wellness. •Demonstrate outstanding sales ability, leadership capabilities, and contributes to the overall store concept by bringing plenty of energy, enthusiasm, passion and strong communication skills as we strive to be recognized as the Canadian leader in pharmacy health care. •Identify ways in which front shop and pharmacy programs intersect and ensure communication to maximize customer interface is smooth and seamless towards achieving exceptional customer service. •Oversee human resource activities which include recruitment, training, certification, developing and motivating staff, performance evaluations, disciplinary procedures, and handling union issues where applicable. •Champion and model the development of subject matter expertise at store level. Health and Wellness product knowledge, merchandising, loss prevention, Health and Safety and exceptional Pharmacy/Patient Care. •Ensure that the store achieves and maintains budgeted sales, gross profit, EBITDA, inventory targets, labour costs, shrink, and controllable store expenses. •Lead and inspire store staff-"hands-on" approach in identifying and responding to issues in a timely manner motivating employees to perform above expectations. Qualifications & Experience: •5-7 years retail sales experience •Strong financial acumen •Proven superior customer service, people management and effective communication skills; •Exceptional multi-tasking skills with the ability to adapt to change •The effective execution and implementation of strategic corporate initiatives and programs; •Strong problem solving and analytical skills How to apply: PAGE 23

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Visit Rexall.ca/careers/ posting #860-029 or email resumes to 7104general@rexall.ca CUSTOMER SERVICE-FULL-TIME COMPANY: DUNLOP'S HOME HARDWARE

Wage: Minimum DOE Expiry Date: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 9am Details: Provide service at the Customer Service Counter. Includes cashier duties and product assistance. Willing to train. PT position could lead to FT How to apply: Apply in Person with/wo resume to Mike Christianson, 8945 Granville Street, Port Hardy BC GARDEN CENTER REP-FULL-TIME COMPANY: DUNLOP'S HOME HARDWARE

Expiry Date: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 9am Details: Provide customer service in Garden Center, run cash register, assist clients loading purchases. Start date asap. Seasonal position 30 + Hours/week How to apply: Apply in person with/wo resume to: Mike Christianson 8945 Granville Street, Port Hardy BC COOK/LINE COOK-FULL-TIME COMPANY: SPORTY BAR & GRILL

Wage: DOE Expiry Date: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 9am Details: Part-time and Full-time position available. Apply asap Qualifications & Experience: Must be fast, clean, reliable and trainable with positive and creative input; able to maintain high quality and cleanliness How to apply: Email resumes to Alfons or Stacey: sportybar@telus.net or drop off in person to 8700 Hastings St. Port Hardy or mail to Box 113, Pt.Hardy BC V0N 2P0

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We would like to say A Very Happy 5th Birthday to our Handsome son Buddy Jr on May 2nd . Love you son! Love Mom, Dad, Tris, Alisha, Trin and Sierra. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Happy 5th Birthday to my handsome nephew Keagon Victor on May 30, 2014. I hope you have a fabulous day babe. We love you very much. Love aunty Vi and baby Vic also a very special birthday wish to my big bro Jimmy Charles King and baby girl Jazzy Jazz on May 27th love you guys have a wonderful day. ________________________________________________________________________________________________ A happy 5th Birthday going out to our baby boy Keagon Victor on May 30th lots of love from Mommy Daddy Brother & Baby  _________________________________________________________________________________________________ We would like to my brother Jimmy a very special birthday on May 27th also Baby Jazmin Marie lots of love fr Kevin, Val & Boys ♡ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Wishing my son Xavian Walkus a Very Happy 6th Birthday on May 2, 2014 love Mom, Dad, Romeo and Evette  _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Wishing Brandon Walkus a Happy Birthday May 10, 2014 love you so much I hope you have a wonderful day! From your honey and the kids Romeo, Xavian, Evette 

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