Ha-Shilth-Sa January 15, 2004

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Barkley Sound First Nations

reject fish farms By David Wiwchar Southern Region Reporter Port Alberni - The six Nuu-chah-nulth Nations surrounding Barkley Sound have joined together to reject fish farms within their territories. In a letter to Ted Needham, Director of Operations for Heritage Salmon Aquaculture Co., leaders of the six nations demanded that any restocking or expansion plans be cancelled at the company’s two Alberni Inlet fish farms, and the farms be moved out of Nuuchah-nulth territory.

“If necessary, we will oppose your continued operation and proposed expansion in Barkley Sound and Alberni Inlet to the fullest extent. We trust that you will respect this decision, and terminate your existing and proposed operations in Barkley Sound and Alberni Inlet,” the Chiefs’ said. “We respectfully request that you cease expansion plans for Barkley Sound and Alberni Inlet, and that as soon as possible, you relocate your existing farm sites at MacTush and San Mateo Bay to areas outside of our territories. We will not accept any new fish being placed into net pens in our territories,” the Chiefs said in their letter. “If necessary, we will oppose your continued operation and proposed expansion in Barkley Sound and Alberni Inlet to the fullest extent. We trust that you will respect this decision, and terminate your existing and proposed operations in Barkley Sound and Alberni Inlet,” they said. “Our community is absolutely opposed to open net pen fish farms. We’re working really hard to get our wild salmon back,” said Huu-ay-aht Natural Resources director Larry Johnson. “We signed on to that letter to unite with other tribes and have a united front against these fish farms. They [Heritage Salmon] were really taken aback because of this letter, and we’ll be meeting with them over the next few weeks to discuss the issue further,” he said. In a separate letter addressed specifically to Heritage Salmon’s Penny Creek fish farm, Hupacasath Chief

Councillor Judy Sayers said, “a fundamental objective of Hupacasath is to restore wild salmon runs to the streams and rivers in their traditional territories. Fish farms are widely regarded as a major impediment to reaching this objective,” she wrote. “Our community is definitely opposed to the way fish farms are being run and we’re working hard to have the Penny Creek fish farm removed from our territory,” said Sayers. “Heritage Salmon is looking to relocate and we want them to relocate, but the province is renewing them for another two years. The original application was never referred to us. We’ve never had a say. The government said First Nations were not in opposition to the fish farms, but that was because they never talked to us,” she said. “There are already enough stresses on our wild stocks. We don’t need to add any others.” An overall declaration from the Barkley Sound area Ha’wiih and Chief Councillors regarding open net pen fish farming in their territories was included with the letter: “We, the First Nations Barkley Sound/Alberni Inlet, comprised of Huu-ay-aht, Hupacasath, Toquaht, Tseshaht, Ucluelet, and Uchucklesaht First Nations own and possess Aboriginal Title and Aboriginal Rights to the land and sea resources of our territories. The wild and enhanced Pacific salmon and other fisheries resources of our territories are critically important to our people as food, in countless spiritual and cultural ways, and to our economies. “We have invested heavily in the rebuilding and restoration of our wild and enhanced Pacific salmon. “We are concerned with any and all activities that threaten the health and well being of our aquatic resources. “We have particular concerns with the existing and potential negative impacts of open net cage salmon farming on our wild and enhanced Pacific salmon and other aquatic resources. “As Ha’wiih and Chiefs of our First Nations, we declare our opposition to open net cage salmon farming in Barkley Sound and Alberni Inlet.” Ha-Shilth-Sa tried to contact Mr. Needham from Heritage Salmon for his response to the letters, but as of press time he had not returned our calls.

Tim Paul mask makes Post front page .................. Page 2 Away-from-home people discuss treaty ............... Page 3 Kyuquot students hatching future plans .............. Page 5 College connects communities ............................... Page 6 Ahousaht Ha’wiih releases book ............................Page 7 NEDC Business News ............................................. Page 20

Snowfall caused closures as both NTC and various First Nations’ offices were closed on January 6th and 7th as more than two-feet of snow fell in many areas along the west coast of the island. Offices of the NTC and many member First Nations reopened for regular business on Thursday January 8th, 2004.

Nuu-chah-nulth claim Fishing Territories through courts Ten Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations are proceeding with a lawsuit against the Crown by filing their Statement of Claim in B.C. Supreme Court on December 16, 2003. The lawsuit, which was commenced last June with a Writ of Summons, claims aboriginal fishing rights in respect of the territories of the ten First Nations. Through this litigation, the Ahousaht, Ditidaht, Ehattesaht, Hesquiaht, Hupacasath, Mowachaht/Muchalaht, Nuchatlaht, Pacheedaht, Tla-o-qui-aht, and Tseshaht First Nations are seeking to have their rights to fish and to sell fish recognized in order to sustain and develop their economies in their communities. “It is unfortunate that it has come to litigation” said Shawn Atleo, NTC Central Region Co-Chair. “Nuu-chahnulth First Nations have been trying to negotiate a fair and reasonable fisheries agreement at the Treaty table for over eight years. Canada and B.C. are stuck on what they want to ‘offer’ Nuu-chahnulth, with little understanding of the needs of our communities,” Atleo continued. “We have told Canada and B.C. in person and in writing that we are

willing to negotiate, but they have suspended negotiations with Nuu-chahnulth and are withholding funding from non-treaty related economic development projects to penalize Nuuchah-nulth for taking this legal action.”

Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations are proceeding with a lawsuit against the Crown by filing their Statement of Claim in B.C. Supreme Court on December 16, 2003. The lawsuit, which was commenced last June with a Writ of Summons, claims aboriginal fishing rights in respect of the territories of ten First Nations. The claims of the ten First Nations are based on aboriginal rights to fish and sell fish, and on aboriginal title to fishing territories and fishing sites throughout their territories. Since before the arrival of Europeans in North America, the Nuu-chah-nulth Nations have owned and used fishing territories

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Tim Paul mask makes Post front page By David Wiwchar Southern Region Reporter Port Alberni - The New Year started very well for well-known Nuu-chahnulth artist Tim Paul, who had one of his masks featured on the cover of the January 2, 2004 National Post. The colour photo of what the National Post called “the earthquake god” was printed in connection with an article entitled “Native myths shed light on B.C.’s past: Scientists link 1700 earthquake to legends,” by Joseph Brean. Although he appreciates the exposure, Paul has some concerns about the way the picture and his comments were featured. “The mask is not of a God, he is one of our relatives,” said Paul. “Our culture teaches us that we are relatives to the various parts of Nature, but we are the smallest relative. We have ten relatives from the skyland and the sea, and Ta-gil (earthquake) is the eleventh. I always get a chuckle when people say a building or something is ‘earthquakeproof’. Humans are so very arrogant in

Artist Tim Paul holds a copy of the January 2nd National Post that featured one of his masks on their front page. thinking we can take on these forces. We need to be reminded time and time again that we are the smallest part of nature, and Ta-gil is often the one who will remind us of that,” he said. The article tells how seismological science combines with First Nations oral history, and Japanese written history to confirm a huge earthquake occurred

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near Vancouver Island more than 300 years ago at 9 pm, January 26th, 1700. Paul also objects to the way the reporter referred to ancient Nuu-chahnulth stories passed down through Tim Paul’s family as simply “myths”. “Science will never reach the other dimensions we are able to access through our spirituality, and you can’t access spirituality without being a part of it,” said Paul, who had been told many tidal wave stories by his Elders. “People foresaw when the earthquakes were going to happen and made ropes so they could anchor themselves to really big rocks; many of which are still exactly where our stories say they are,” he said.

Although he appreciates the exposure, Paul has some concerns about the way the picture and his comments were featured. “The mask is not of a God, he is one of our relatives,” said Paul. Because of a tsunami caused by the huge earthquake, Japanese written history reports hundreds of people killed when the huge wave hit their fishing villages, and Nuchatlaht oral history tells how their canoe drifted down to Cape Flattery at Neah Bay, and they became a part of that community for many years. “You can still hear parts of the Nuchatl dialect in the Makah language today,” said Paul, who has worked on many prints, carvings, and curtains that involve Ta-gil. When the National Post reporter first contacted Tim Paul, he was looking for a copy of a Ta-gil print Paul had painted many years ago, which led them discussing Ta-gil, which then turned into an interview and the quotes that appeared in the paper. “It was nice to get a call, but they always know what they want to write before they even talk to you,” said Paul.

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Nuu-chah-nulth-aht living away from home discuss treaty issues By David Wiwchar Southern Region Reporter Nuu-chah-nulth-aht living away from home in various Pacific Northwest urban centers received a few treats from home during the Christmas holidays. “We want you to know that even though you live away from home, we haven’t forgotten you,” said NTC Protocol Worker Willard Gallic to a crowd of more than 70 people gathered in Victoria.

Nuu-chah-nulth-aht living away from home in various Pacific Northwest urban centers received a few treats from home during the Christmas holidays. “We want you to know that even though you live away from home, we haven’t forgotten you,” said NTC Protocol Worker Willard Gallic to a crowd of more than 70 people gathered in Victoria. Gallic traveled from Nanaimo to Port Alberni to Victoria, Vancouver and Seattle along with NTC Treaty Manager Cliff Atleo Jr., Mowachaht / Muchalaht ha’wilth Jerry Jack, Ahousaht Chief

Negotiator Cliff Atleo Sr., Northern Region Co-chair Archie Little, and Southern Region Co-chair David Dennis. “It’s been a while since we’ve been here, but not much has happened in that time,” said Atleo Sr., who is a lead negotiator on fisheries issues along with Richard Watts and Simon Lucas. “Treaty negotiations have been stalled since July. We filed a writ of summons at the end of June and we’ve been waiting for the two levels of government to decide what they’re going to do, and come back to the table,” he said. “Not only do we have a right to access fish and seafood resources for our own use, we have a right to a reasonable income from our sea resources. And when you think of all the court cases we’ve won in this country, we shouldn’t be having this discussion, but the governments refuse to implement their own courts’ decisions. That’s why we’re doing what we’re doing with this fisheries litigation,” he said. “How many people got fish from their First Nation,” Atleo Sr. asked the 90 people gathered in Vancouver. “All hands should have gone up when I asked that, and the fact that only half did shows that much more work has to be done,” he said. Before the turkey dinner in each city, a

Atleo at Summit of the Americas An Assembly of First Nations delegation, led by AFN Regional Chief Shawn Atleo, presented Prime Minister Paul Martin with recommendations discussed at the weekend meeting of Civil Society and Ministers of Foreign Affairs about advancing the rights and interests of Indigenous Peoples.

AFN Regional Chief Shawn Atleo, discussed advancing the rights and interests of Indigenous Peoples with Prime Minister Paul Martin. National Chief Phil Fontaine continues his strong advocacy of Indigenous rights and states “that raising the profile and priority of Indigenous issues throughout the Americas is critical.” In order to work towards addressing the poverty, injustice and lack of political and legal recognition of Indigenous Peoples throughout the Americas, the AFN is making two key recommendations: that steps be taken to establish an effective and fully funded Permanent Forum of Indigenous Peoples within the Organization of

American States (O.A.S.); and that the Assembly of First Nations offer to cohost a second Indigenous Summit of the Americas prior to the 2005 Argentina Summit, in cooperation with our Indigenous Brothers and Sisters. The implementation of these recommendations should establish processes and momentum for both Indigenous peoples and state governments to address and make substantive progress on Indigenous issues. National Chief Fontaine stated “these recommendations are not just about processes - we need results. As the international decade of Indigenous Peoples concludes this year, action on these recommendations by the O.A.S. would be a demonstration of some accomplishment and ongoing commitment.” The Summit of the Americas brings together the Heads of State of the 34 countries of the Americas. In 2000, National Chief Fontaine convinced the O.A.S. to include the participation of Indigenous leaders at the Summit of the Americas. In 2001, the Assembly of First Nations hosted the first Indigenous Summit of the Americas.

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few NTC delegates would speak to those gathered about various issues of importance. “While we’ve been negotiating treaties we’ve been sitting back and the governments have been cutting back on more and more of our programs and services,” said David Dennis. “In Port Alberni alone more than 50 families are going to be directly impacted by the welfare cuts coming in April. 40,000 people across BC will have their welfare cheques cut off within the next few months, so this year has the potential to be an explosive one,” he said. The dinner meetings were well attended, as people caught up with friends and family members, discussed a few issues of concern, and shared a holiday meal. The annual treaty update Christmas dinner attracted more than 70 people in Port Alberni, 50 in

Julia Eaton and Ramona Gus enjoy the comaraderie of the annual Nuu-chah-nulth treaty update and Christmas dinner in Vancouver. Nanaimo and 40 in Seattle as well as the strong crowds that came to the Victoria and Vancouver sessions.

Fisheries Litigation ... continued from page 1 and fishing sites throughout the west coast of Vancouver Island. Some of these sites were set aside by the Crown as Indian reserves in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The fishery has always been the foundation of Nuuchah-nulth economies. Throughout their history, Nuu-chahnulth people have fished and traded or sold fish to earn their livelihoods, sustain their communities, and generate wealth.

Through this litigation, the ten First Nations are seeking to restore their communities to their rightful place as participants in the west coast fishery. However, as a result of the Crown’s regulation of the Pacific fishery (particularly in the past several decades) and its failure to recognize the Nuu-chah-nulth peoples aboriginal rights to fish and aboriginal title to fishing territories and fishing sites, Nuu-chah-nulth people have been forced out of the west coast fishery. Through this litigation, the ten First Nations are seeking to restore their communities to their rightful place as participants in the west coast fishery.

“Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations want to be able to earn a moderate livelihood from the sea resources that swim in front of our communities. Is that too much to ask for?” questioned Archie Little, NTC Co-Chair for the Northern Region Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations. “Canada put us on small reserves, and promised us that we would always be able get food and earn a living from the sea, as we are salt water people. Now we have to go to court to make Canada live up to that promise.” David Dennis, NTC Co-Chair for the Southern Region Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations, commented on the litigation. “Nuu-chah-nulth Ha’wiih shouldn’t have to put the issue of defining their Title and Rights to the courts. Our Ha’wiih own the sea resources. We know it. Canada knows it, otherwise they wouldn’t even bother to negotiate treaties with us. The Crown has diminished our ability to exercise our rights. The opportunity for the governments to negotiate with us is diminishing. Nuu-chah-nulth will pursue all avenues, including negotiation, litigation and direct action, to have Nuu-chah-nulth Title and Rights recognized and regain access to our sea resources,” he said.

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Rich west coast heritage enhances park trails Nature, culture and enterprise are coming together in new ways on Vancouver Island’s rugged west coast, thanks to partnerships between Parks Canada and several area First Nations. The Pacheedaht, Ditidaht and Huu-AyAht First Nations are providing a range of services on the famous West Coast Trail. And the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council recently completed a three-year project in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve of Canada. The Nuu-chahnulth Trail opened on June 21, 2003 – National Aboriginal Day – offering a whole new perspective on the park. “It’s a shift from the past,” says Parks Canada First Nations program manager Nadine Crookes. A member of the Ahousaht Nation (one of 14 that comprise the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council), Crookes worked directly with Elders, local villagers and artists to develop the 2.5-kilometre trail from

South Beach to Florencia Bay. Signposts along the way in English, French and Nuu-chah-nulth feature stories and images of Nuu-chah-nulth culture and history, helping to make the hike a more meaningful experience for visitors and area residents alike. “At the opening, families with children were walking the trail and you could hear them say, ‘There’s Grandma!’ pointing at the signs,” says Crookes. “It’s important for Nuu-chah-nulth people to come into the park and see their culture reflected back at them in a positive and exciting way.” There are economic benefits as well. Next year, a Nuu-chah-nulth guide will start leading tours, adding to local employment opportunities and helping meet Parks Canada’s goal of protecting ecological integrity in the National Park Reserve. They’re taking an even more hands-on

Ditidaht’s Dartwin Jeffrey works as both a cultural interpreter and member of the Quuas maintainance crew along the West Coast Trail approach to partnership on the West Coast Trail. Under the umbrella of the Quu’as society, the Pacheedaht, Ditidaht and Huu-Ay-Aht First Nations are involved in management of the trail and local cultural sites and resources. Each of the three communities has two trail workers who provide information

and cultural interpretation. Six more First Nations people are employed clearing trees, limbs and stumps to keep the trail passable. The partnership is benefiting everyone involved – with better service for trail users, increased protection of the trail itself and new opportunities for First Nations communities.

One of the new Parks Canada signs along the West Coast Trail, written in English, French, and Nuu-chah-nulth

Chief and Council NOMINATIONS / ELECTIONS for Ka:’yu:k’t’h’/Che:k’tles7eth’ First Nations have been scheduled as follows: NOMINATIONS Monday, January 26, 2004 Accept/Decline Ballots to be returned by Thursday, February 5, 2004 Advance Poll Thursday, March 11, 2004 ELECTION Date Friday, March 19, 2004 A note to our people: If you have moved in the last while, please contact us with your most current address... either by snail mail or the Toll Free number 1-888-817-8716

Attention Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations Members The Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations Band elections are being held in April 2004. We need all off reserve band members current mailing addresses. Please contact Desmond Tom or leave a message at 250-725-3233, fax #250-725-4233. You can also email me: meares@island.net please make subject line “Elections”

TO THE CITIZENS OF THE MAA-NULTH NATIONS: (Huu-ay-aht, Ka:’yu:’k’t’h’/Che:k’tles7et’h’, Toquaht, Uchucklesaht and Ucluelet) Maa-nulth are developing a legally-recognized society that will be used for treaty negotiation and other purposes. Maa-nulth invite their citizens to design a logo for the new society. Please send your designs to Maa-nulth, care of the Huu-ay-aht First Nations Treaty Office, 3483 3rd Avenue, Port Alberni, V9Y 7M9, by no later than January 31, 2004. If you can, please send your design in computer format. If you prefer, please send your design on paper, but please use good quality paper and please do not use paper that is bigger than 8.5 inches wide by 14 inches long. We would prefer that you use paper that is 8.5 inches wide by 11 inches long. The winning design will receive a prize of $500. To receive the prize, the winner must agree that ownership of the design will be transferred to the “First Nations of the Maa-nulth Treaty” society. All unsuccessful designs will be returned to their owners. All designs will be considered by Maa-nulth shortly after this competition closes, and a decision may be expected by no later than February 15, 2004. If you have any questions, please call Vic Pearson at 250 228 7196 or at 250 752 9435.

When a hard days work is completed by the Quu’as crew, there’s no better place to relax than on one of the many sandy beaches that line the world famous West Coast Trail.

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Kyuquot Students hatching plans By Brian Tate Northern Region Reporter Students from Kyuquot Elementary and Secondary School (KESS) have been involved with a hatchery program for 7 years, participating in local egg takes at Chamiss Bay along with the Kyuquot/Checklesaht Fisheries crew. On average the students have been taking care of 60 Chum per class and 30,000 out at the hatchery. Chamiss Bay hatchery is operated by 3 parties who are Kyuquot/Cheklesaht Fisheries, Interfor logging company and KESS. “There are thoughts of moving the hatchery to the village of Kyuquot,” said Leonard John. “With the help of industry in the area like Interfor donating equipment and offering to help develop land, and Marine Harvest is willing to train village members to operate the hatchery and a curriculum for KESS students in grades 11 and 12 to learn about finfish in science and biology,” said John. “We are hoping to have this operation up and running at the village in 5 or 6 years,” said Leonard. “But with the land being needed to build housing rather than a hatchery we have come up against a obstacle which could jeopardize this plan, although we understand the need for housing and won’t get in the way,” said John. Elmar Nabbe is a teacher for KESS and is working with Rueben Gillette of Marine Harvest Canada to bring a science curriculum to KESS that will go with a future shellfish tenure.

“This is a long term plan,” said Rueben Gillette. “This will be geared towards the students in grades 11 and 12 and the students will be doing everything from seeding the beaches, water sampling, and monitoring the growth,” said Gillette. “With other school curriculums being added to help with the tenure such as accounting and computers, students will be able to put these classes to use with the tenure,” said Rueben. “When the students are not working on the shellfish site they will be working out at the fish farms learning about finfish. This program is also geared at giving the students knowledge of jobs available in the local area and also the ability to go out to colleges and or universities to continue and further their knowledge in this field,” he said. “The country of Norway has a science

curriculum in its school systems and is willing to give this same program to KESS in the near future” said Gillette.

above: KESS Students release chum salmon fry into Chamiss Creek.

Nuu-chah-nulth form Research Ethics Committee By David Wiwchar Southern Region Reporter Port Alberni - Given some of the highprofile problems Aboriginal communities have had with researchers in the past, Nuu-chah-nulth have formed a new group to address outstanding concerns. Charged with the task of reviewing research proposals involving Nuu-chah-nulth people and communities, the committee met for the second time last week to fine tune their roles and mandate. The Nuu-chah-nulth Research Ethics Committee will help guide academic researchers through ethical and protocol

issues for the protection of communities and research subjects. “We will develop a long term workplan that will benefit Nuu-chah-nulth and all Indigenous peoples,” said Darleen Watts, who is a committee member along with Larry Baird (Interim Chair), Helen Dick, Karla Point, and Anne Atleo.

“We’ll be meeting on a monthly basis and taking all issues into account and dealing with them,” said Baird. “The group will prepare a preliminary report by the end of this month, and will make recommendations to the Chief’s table at the upcoming NTC meeting at Tin Wis,” he said.

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Important facts: Beginning January 4th, 2004, six weeks of Compa Benefits will be available to those who are eligib the required medical certificate. The Benefit can be used by one individual or sh family members to care for a child, parent, spou partner who is gravely ill with a serious risk of d For more information about the Compassionate Care Benefit, call 1 800 O-Canada (1 800 622-6232), 1 800 465-7735 (TTY) or visit www.canada.gc.ca.

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Education - h=a-h=o-pa

NTC Education Manager Blair Thompson presents Leah Louie with a Nuu-chah-nulth pendant in recognition of her late father, Dr. George Louie, who held a UVIC Degree and conducted much of his work in the area of Nuu-chah-nulth linguistics.

Sports - @im-c^ap-mis

Information Wanted: Ray Seitcher Sr. brought in this picture of the Ahousaht Residential Basketball Team, and is trying to find out what year the photo was taken, and wants to know what cup or championship they won. If you know, please call Ray at 250-724-3233. Pictured in the photo (l-r) Eugene Atleo, Jack Patrick, Roy Haiyupis, Philip Louie (with ball), Norman George, Simon Martin, and Ian Seitcher.

Hesquiaht Lady Braves All Native Basketball Tournament January 30, 31, & February 1, 2004 - Port Alberni, BC Men’s $350 Entry Fee - $1000 1st prize (based on 8 teams) Women’s $300 Entry Fee - $800 1st prize (based on 6 teams) For more information contact Anita Charleson @ (250) 726-2409 or Connie Charleson @ (250) 751-3341

2nd Annual RDH Memorial Ball Hockey Tournament January 23 – 25, 2004 Chemainus First Nation Men: (based on 10 teams), $1,000 – 1st place, $600 – 2nd place, $400 – 3rd place Women: (based on 6 teams), $600 – 1st place, $400 – 2nd place, $250 – 3rd place Entry fee for the men is $300 and $250 for the women. Entry fee is due prior to your first game. If you wish to enter please call Desiree Samuel (250) 724-6041 or cell (250) 720-3937 or Marla Sampson (250) 245-4512 or cell (250) 416-9114 or email desiree_angel_harris@hotmail.com.

College connects communities By David Wiwchar Southern Region Reporter Port Alberni - North Island College unveiled a ground-breaking course training First Nations people in the fundamentals of Aboriginal Administration. “Most of the people in this program are involved in band administration in one way or another, and this course will explore where programs and funding comes from,” said instructor Marlene Atleo. “It’s an orientation to systems and dynamics that haven’t been articulated before and I’m really excited about it,” she said. Through developments in Internet TV, classrooms in Port Alberni, Port Hardy and Campbell River will be linked though a series of web cameras and microphones, allowing the 25 students from the three communities to interact and work together through the 15-week program. “This connection will really strengthen our communities,” said Campbell River campus Elder Willie Walkus, to the NIC students, staff members, and administrators gathered in four campuses around Vancouver Island and connected via the new technology. “North Island College is recognized as a leader in the use of education technology such as this, and the Port Alberni campus has tripled the amount of instruction using this technology,” said Port Alberni campus principal Alistair McVey. “We’re very concerned to make sure the aspirations of First Nations

this to the community, and bring the community to North Island College,” said Atleo. “I’m really excited to be a part of this pioneering program, and it’s going to be an adventure for all of us,” she said. The Fundamentals of Aboriginal Administration (FNS 100) course is part of the Aboriginal Administrative Skills Certificate program, which is offered through the Applied Business Technology Program at NIC. The course begins with First Nations cultural traditions in administration and moves to current administrative programming including issues such as roles and responsibilities of various positions, funding sources, budgets and accountability, the nature of organizational structures, and treatymaking as it relates to First Nations organizational administration. Plans for the course started more than a year ago, and members of the various First Nations planning committees were thanked for their work to get the program off the ground. “Not many institutions enjoy such wonderful support from their communities as North Island College does,” said Maggie O’Sullivan, Dean of Aboriginal Services. North Island College has three main campuses located in Courtenay, Campbell River and Port Alberni, and smaller campuses located throughout northern and western Vancouver Island in places such as Ucluelet, Ahousaht, Gold River, Port McNeill, and Port Hardy to list a few.

people in our region are being served by putting on courses that First Nations communities say they need,” he said. “I came on board 18 months ago with the expectation there would be this type of opportunity to bring Port Alberni students talk with peers in Port Hardy


NTC POST SECONDARY STUDENTS The annual post secondary funding application deadline is coming up on January 31, 2004. All students interested in attending college and/or university starting next September 2004 need to submit a complete application by this date. Applications received after January 31, 2004 will not be considered, and students will be asked to reapply for the next funding application deadline of January 31, 2005. Applications can be found at Malaspina College by Marie Scoretz, the First Nations Advisor's, door; through the First Nations Office at Camosun College; through your First Nation, or by calling/emailing the NTC directly. You can also download forms from the NTC Website at www.nuuchahnulth.org and follow the links to Post Secondary Education. You can email Kelly or Vicky at the NTC at kellyj@nuuchahnulth.org and vwatts@nuuchahnulth.org or call us at (250) 724-5757. Students currently in funding please keep in mind that you need to apply EACH YEAR to continue funding. Continuing students may be eligible for summer 2004 studies, if so, make sure to check off the box marked May/August. Otherwise, check off the box for Fall/Winter September 2004 - April 2005. Kelly Johnsen - kellyj@nuuchahulth.org Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council Post Secondary Counsellor NTC Education Message Board - Please drop by and visit: http://www.nuuchahnulth.org/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl

2nd Annual Lanny Ross Memorial Ball Hockey Tourney Thunder Annual Mens & Ladies March 19, 20, 21, 2004 at Maht Mahs Port Alberni BC Ball Hockey Tournament Men’s Entry Fee $300.00 - First Place 1000.00 Based on 8 Teams Women’s Entry Fee $250.00 - prize depends on how many teams

All-stars, Concession, Kids Games, 50/50, Raffles and Fun!

For more info please call Ed Ross @ (250) 723-6400

March 26th, 27th, & 28th, 2004 at Maht Mahs Gym Contact: Richard Sam Sr. at 250-723-8503 e-mail - rsamsr@shaw.ca, or Les Sam at 250-723-8950

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Ahousaht Ha’wiih releases book

By Denise Ambrose, Central Region Reporter

Living on the Edge: Nuu-chah-nulth History from an Ahousaht Chief’s Perspective By Chief Earl Maquinna George Published by Sononis Press, 2003 154 pages, $19.95 By David Wiwchar Southern Region Reporter “Much has been written about the lives of First Nations individuals and about Aboriginal cultures in British Columbia. Seldom, however, are the writings first-hand, from the people themselves. This book is a notable exception. It chronicles a lifetime of experiences, observations, and achievements of Tyee Ha’wiih Earl Maquinna George, First Hereditary Chief of Ahousaht. It reflects a time and a way of life, as well as a personal story, told with humour, wisdom, and truth.” Back liner notes by Nancy J. Turner Based on his Masters of Arts degree thesis at the University of Victoria, Living on the Edge; Nuu-chah-nulth History from an Ahousaht Chief’s Perspective by Chief Earl Maquinna George is like a fireside chat with an Elder over a cup of tea. The book only takes a few hours to read and is filled with lessons learned from knowledgeable Elders, as well as those learned first hand on fishing boats, in logging camps, and at the treaty table. The son of McPherson George and Mabel Davis (Ucluelet), Earl spent his early life in the Ahousaht Indian Residential School. Living on the Edge begins with Maquinna George listening

Marine Fuel to continue flowing in Ucluelet

to the Elders who taught him, including the late Dan Ambrose. The book then drifts into oral history tales of the war between Ahousaht and Otsosaht, and then into the fur seal industry, whaling, hunting, salmon fishing, and plant gathering. From a story on Tiiskin (Thunderbird) forming the Nuu-chah-nulth Nations, through Maquinna George’s experiences in salmon canneries, fishing boats, and logging camps, the book brings all into focus when describing modern-day treaty negotiations. Tyee Ha’wiih Earl Maquinna George weaves a tapestry of stories, lessons, and Ahousaht words and phrases through this easily read book which will undoubtedly become a part of middle school curriculum throughout Nuu-chah-nulth territories and perhaps into other First Nation’s schools.

Ucluelet – Fishermen can sell their fish in Ucluelet this winter without having to look to distant communities for refueling. Petro Can announced late last year they would be closing the only marine fuel barge in the community after it was damaged in a collision with a fish boat. Brian Callaway, Petro Can Agent for the Ucluelet marine station says a fishing boat collided hard with the barge in late November causing extensive damage. While one of the four fuel tanks aboard the barge was dented, no diesel was spilled. Fearing environmental damage and other possible liabilities, Petro Can made the decision to shut the station down until March when a new station is to be built. Callaway received notice from headquarters in mid-December to close up on December 31. “We attempted to contact as many customers as possible and some came in the last two days to get topped up,” he said. Customers would have been forced to make a sixhour round trip to Tofino or Ucluelet for fuel. Callaway says Petro Can was aware that the Eber Road station was the only one in Ucluelet but thought a short

winter shutdown of services would have little impact on the fishermen or the community. “The weather was bad and not many were going out fishing,” he explained. Callaway, who has managed the station for 14 years, is in the process of buying the business. He plans to build a land-based station with above ground tanks but that will not be ready until March 2004. In the meantime, mariners would have had to look to Tofino or Port Alberni for fuel, a six hour round trip. When officials at Petro Can learned of the negative impact closing the station would have on Ucluelet they reconsidered and reopened the station. Callaway says the damaged tank has been emptied and cleaned and the station opened January 13 using the three remaining tanks. Construction of the new station will soon begin and a bigger, better barge will replace the existing one. Callaway explained that by the year 2015 fuel barge stations would be a thing of the past. Government regulations will no longer allow floating fuel barges. As for future service disruptions, Callaway does not anticipate anything major. “We might need a day to switch over,” he says. They will need to take the old barge out and put the new one in then hook up connections.

Thunderbirds recruit for 2004 fire season Are you a physically fit, motivated, team-oriented individual looking for a challenging and dynamic workplace? The British Columbia Forest Service Protection Program is now recruiting for Fire Crew Member positions for the 2004 fire season.

Are you a physically fit, motivated, team-oriented individual looking for a challenging and dynamic workplace? The British Columbia Forest Service Protection Program is now recruiting for Fire Crew Member positions for the 2004 fire season. This year is the first year applications will be accepted online at http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/protect/firefigh ter/. We would prefer that everyone use this new online application form. However, if you cannot use the online application, you may download the Fire Crew Application in PDF format, which must be printed out, filled in, and mailed to us.

Either way, you must apply before January 21, 2004. We will only contact those applicants who pass the initial screening criteria and who will be invited for an interview. Applicants are required to meet the preemployment fitness standard. In addition to submitting a completed application package, you must also submit proof of: A valid WCB Occupational First Aid Level 1 with Transportation Endorsement certificate. For Rapattack: You must possess a valid OFA Level 3. The certificates must be valid through September 2004, or a photocopy of your receipt of paid and confirmed enrollment in one of the above courses to be completed before March 31st of the application year will also be accepted with your application. A photocopy of the ticket with expiration date must be submitted to the Protection Headquarters office no later than March 31st of the application year. If you do not have this requirement by this date, you will not be eligible for employment. The B.C. Forest Service is a leader in employment equity.

Choo-Kwa finalist for award By David Wiwchar Southern Region Reporter Ahaswinis - Hupacasath’s Choo-Kwa Ventures has been nominated for a Vancouver Island Business Award, which has Chief Councillor Judy Sayers beaming after only 2 years in the ecotourism business. “It’s a really exciting thing considering we’re one of three finalists along with Mt. Washington ski resort and Tigh-namara beach resort,” said Sayers. “It’s quite an accomplishment after two years in business, and we’re hoping this will open more doors for us,” she said. Choo-Kwa Ventures takes visitors on guided tours of either the Somass River Estuary and Alberni Inlet, or Sproat Lake aboard their huge traditional-style

THE TRADITIONAL USE OF FIRE TO ENHANCE WILDLIFE HABITAT The West Coast Vancouver Island Wildlife Advisory Board is looking at the controlled use of fire to promote the growth of early spring forage for deer, elk and other animals. We are anxious to hear from anyone with knowledge of Nuu-Chah-Nulth Traditional Use of Fire for this or other related purposes (perpetuating berry patches for example). If you have this knowledge and are willing to share it would you kindly call Gail Gus at (250) 724-5757. Thank you.

Happy New Year!

fiberglass canoes. “We’ve had people from as far away as Australia and Europe and it’s just incredible the feedback we get as we have almost 100% customer satisfaction,” said Sayers. “We’ve been everywhere with the canoes and they’ve become a real part of the Port Alberni area and landscape,” she said. Choo-Kwa employs eight Hupacasath tour guides / paddlers, who have appeared in many television shows, magazine and newspaper articles, and recently in a movie called “The woman who married a ghost”. The winner of the Vancouver Island Business Award in the hospitality / tourism class will be announced at the awards banquet in Courtenay on January 23rd.

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2003: A Ha-Shilth-Sa year-end headline review Compiled by Denise August Central Region Reporter No. 1 January 16 ‘Nations try to come together in Nanaimo’ The first NCN Treaty Planning meeting of 2003 focused on Nuu-chahnulth unity. With Ditidaht/Pacheedaht, Hupacasath, Huu-ayaht/Uchucklesaht/Ucluelet/Toquaht/Kyu quot/Cheklesaht each negotiating their own treaties. “We are all acting as individual Nations, not as Nuu-chah-nulth. It’s frightening for us as Elders to see things drifting apart when we need to unite more than ever before,” said Ahousaht Elder Stanley Sam. ‘Pacific National Aquaculture Pleads Guilty to a Dozen Charges’ Pacific National Aquaculture (PNA), the major salmon farming company in Clayoquot Sound, pled guilty today in Tofino Provincial Court to a series of eleven charges related to fish escapes. They were fined a total of $2500. No. 2 January 30 ‘BC signs forestry deal with four Nations -First Nations processed logs and lumber could be a way around U.S. tariffs’ Ditidaht, Pacheedaht, Huu-ay-aht and Uchucklesaht signed long-term agreements with the provincial government that will allow each of the First Nations access to forest tenures. Ditidaht Chief Councillor Jack Thompson estimates the deal to be worth $3 to $4 million to Ditidaht and Pacheedaht. Access to timber means jobs for communities and some First Nations will be forming their own logging crews and milling wood and selling some logs on the open market. “Access that First Nations timber can have to the U.S. market duty free is an advantage that First Nations can enjoy,” BC Forests Minister Mike DeJong said Tuesday at the Port Alberni Ministry of Forests office. “In the document that U.S. Under-Secretary

of Commerce Aldonis tabled several weeks ago, he referred favorably to greater First Nations involvement in the forest economy, and how that actually enhances market activity,” he said.’ “This is what we’ve been fighting for when we blocked logging roads 25 years ago, “ said Charlie Cootes Sr. “That was the start of talks, which led us to being on the inside rather than on the outside.” ‘AIRS Appeal arguments end’ Both the United Church of Canada and the Federal Government filed appeals over perceived faults in BC Supreme Court Justice Donald Brenner’s decision of 2001, each claiming they are not liable for things that happened at Alberni Indian Residential School. Lawyers for the plaintiffs also filed appeals saying the ruling did not go far enough in holding the defendants liable for damages. “The United Church was the first to appeal, claiming they were not liable for the things that happened at the Alberni Indian Residential School,” said Peter Grant. “Then Canada appealed claiming they were not liable for aggravated damages. We appealed that the judge did not find Canada and the United Church negligent of their fiduciary duties, and the damage awards were too low,” he said.”BC Court of Appeal Justices Esson, Hall, Saunders, Low, and Smith has reserved judgement in the case, which means an actual judgement might not be released until summer.” No. 3 February 13 ‘Weyerhaeuser and Nations close to deal –talks Progressing between First Nations, Coulson and Weyerhaeuser on Future of Sproat Lake Division’ Tseshaht and Hupacasath, along with the Coulson Group of Companies completed the first stage of negotiations with Weyerhaeuser in their bid to take over logging contracting in Sproat Lake Division. A significant amount of negotiation is still required before a binding agreement

No. 7 April 10 - ‘Hupacasath opens Hiits Hisimyilyuk (House of Gathering) After a year of construction and planning, the Hupacasath Nation has a grand new complex to call home. Close to 1000 people gathered outside listening to a welcoming by Ed Tatoosh and a ciquaa by Ernie Chester before Hupacasath Chief Councillor Judy Sayers and Elder Jessie Hamilton cut the cedar-bark ribbon and led everyone inside.

No. 8 April 24 - ‘Nelson Keitlah resigns’ On a rainy April 16th morning, longtime Central Region Co-chair Nelson Keitlah announced he was retiring from Nuu-chah-nulth politics in order to spend more time with his ailing wife Ruby. Speaking in the Nuu-chah-nulth language, Nelson thanked everyone he’d worked with over the years and wished the table continued success. The table rose and offered a long-standing ovation before each Nation offered their tributes to the man many people refer to as “the General”. can be achieved, and these negotiations are expected to take place over several months. “We’ll be doing everything. It’s a stump to dump contract,” said Hupacasath Chief Councillor Judith Sayers. “This is only the first step, but we’re very hopeful,” she said. ‘Richard Watts Resigns’ Long-time Southern Region Co-chair Richard Watts resigned January 29th saying he would give a personal statement at a future NTC meeting. Members of the Southern Region (Tseshaht, Hupacasath, Uchucklesaht, Huu-ay-aht and Ditidaht) will be responsible for determining how the vacancy will be filled. No. 4 February 27 ‘Nations reaffirm NTC mandate’ Leaders of all member Nuu-chah-nulth Nations gathered at an NTC meeting to meet and thank NTC staff. The exercise allowed Ha’wiih to see how much Tribal Council programs and services have grown over the years and to see the growing number of qualified Nuu-chahnulth people staffing those positions. While the five Maa-nulth First Nations (Huu-ay-aht, Uchucklesaht, Ucluelet, Toquaht and Kyuquot/Checklesaht) officially left the main NTC Treaty Table by securing their portion of the BCTC funds, they remain hopeful for unity amongst Nuu-chah-nulth. Huu-ay-aht Chief Councillor Robert Dennis, said he can envision an umbrella agreement for all Nuu-chah-nulth, “that’s the way we would see it happen and we have no problem assuming legal liability for our portion of the BCTC funds.” ‘NTC speaks against Indian Act amendments’ The federal government is attempting to introduce a bill that would revise and update the Indian Act with a focus on First Nations’ financial and electoral accountability. The parliamentary committee studying responses to the government’s proposed First Nations Governance Act rolled into Nanaimo last week with little notice or fanfare. “The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council has grave concerns that the Governance Act is nothing more than the federal government’s attempt to absolve

itself of legal liabilities and fiduciary obligations under the guise of doing what’s right for the Indians,” said Cliff Atleo Sr. “For 25 years we’ve kept our books in healthy shape, but we don’t get any recognition for that,” said Central Region Co-chair Nelson Keitlah. “Unfortunately, it doesn’t make the news, but it speaks volumes about the high quality management we have here at NTC, “ he said. No. 5 March 13 ‘All sides look to future –All Nuuchah-nulth Nations meet with B.C., Canada and Treaty Commission to determine future of treaty talks within the territory’ NTC, Maa-nulth-aht, Canada, British Columbia and the BC Treaty Commission met at the Best Western Barclay Hotel on Wednesday, March 4th in a last-ditch effort to bring all sides together again in treaty. Both BC and Canada claim they are prepared to discuss more land and cash, better fisheries agreements, self government and taxations powers in order to bring certainty to the province. No. 6 March 27 ‘David Dennis’ Southern Region Cochair elect’ The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council’s five Southern Nations have elected their youngest co-chair to date as twentyeight year-old David Dennis received 57% of First Nation votes to overcome Darleen Watts and George Hamilton in the race to replace former Southern Region Co-chair Richard Watts who resigned last month. No. 9 May 8 ‘Governments negotiate fisheries deal’ Negotiators from the federal, provincial and Nuu-chah-nulth governments gathered at Somass Hall last week to work towards a new treaty fisheries proposal within a revised Agreement in Principle (AIP). “Our people have been on the west coast of Vancouver Island since time began,” said Hesquiaht’s Simon Lucas. “The sea is our lifeline; the source of our strength, our mental stability, our physical strength, and our emotional

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Ma-Mook Development Corporation and Iisaak Special Edition By Iris Lucas, Manager The Board of Directors (and alternates) for Ma-Mook Development Corporation (MDC) were appointed by their First Nation – each will serve a one-year term. Effective September 2003. Ahousaht – Joe Campbell (Director), Violet Clark (Alt) Hesquiaht – Matthew Lucas (Director), Geraldine Tom (Alt) Tla-o-qui-aht – Howard Tom (Director), Simon Tom (Alt) Toquaht – Chief Bert Mack (Director), Gale Johnsen (Alt) Ucluelet – Rose Touchie (Director), Tyson Touchie (Alt) Chairman – Matthew Lucas Co-chairman – Gale Johnsen Secretary/Treasurer – Rose Touchie On behalf the Board of Directors we owe a great debt of gratitude to Howard Tom. Howard served as the Chairman for six consecutive years; as well he was instrumental in the conception then creation of Ma-Mook Development Corporation. Howard there are not words enough to say Kleco, Kleco. We can’t forget the contribution we received from Nelson Keitlah (Sr.). We sincerely hope that you are taking time to relax and are learning what it feels like to be home with your family.

Message from Ma-Mook Chairman I would like to wish all Nuu-chah-nulth a Happy New Year for 2004. Ma-Mook Development Corporation is a Corporation owned by Ahousaht, Tlao-qui-aht, Hesquiaht, Toquaht, and Ucluelet First Nations Our mandate is to create business ventures that are equitable and sustainable in the present economic environment. Our board is focused on creating viable ventures and identifying opportunities and potential investments that generate benefits to our five communities and membership. By doing this we are able to assist in the long-term goals of our communities in being self-sustaining and self-sufficient. In order to deliver this mandate we are going to require “robust, committed and skilled" individuals to be a part of this growth. As the newly appointed chair of MaMook Development Corporation, this is my commitment to our members to ensure that our mandate is delivered. Sincerely, Matthew Lucas Throughout the years we have been asked many questions. We have compiled some of the frequently asked questions for this article.

Questions and Answers Q - Who is Ma-Mook Development Corporation? When we are asked this, our common answer is we are a corporation that belongs to the five tribes collectively – Ahousaht, Hesquiaht, Tla-o-qui-aht, Toquaht and Ucluelet. Q - What does Ma-Mook do? We invest in business or ventures that will be profitable for the region. (For example, Mu-Kuus-Tas Eco-Industrial Park in Ucluelet, Clayoquot Sound

Wildfoods, and Ma-Mook Transportation) Q – How do I have input with MaMook Development Corp. Each nation has appointed a director to the board of directors for Ma-Mook. The directors are directly accountable to your Chief and Council, your Council to you the member. You may either contact your council or your respective director for MDC. Or you may contact Iris Lucas directly for any questions. Q – Do you loan money? This is a frequently asked question, no we don’t. We invest in businesses or ventures on behalf of the five nations. Q – How does MDC determine what it is they are going to do? Planning. For instance the board will be undergoing a planning process scheduled for February 3 & 4 in Tofino. Q – What type of opportunities is MDC considering? Planning again. During the planning process, there were a number of potential objectives identified; it was identified that the region has to Diversify Economic Development – these are brainstorming thoughts; · Central Region Contractors Association - planning, engineering, harvesting, silviculture, monitoring and construction · Secondary manufacturing · School for Field Studies (Forestry) includes tourism potential; educational opportunities. · Tourism initiative (museum, further tourism planning in general). While considering all the potential opportunities we have to consider the existing capacity – they work hand in hand! · Build our Own Workforce within the Central Region. · Encourage and motivate Central Region Youth to complete their formal education beyond high school and return home to their communities. · Offer trades and technical training into the region. Q – How can MDC collectively work with existing First Nations Businesses? Again, this was discussed at the planning meeting. There was great discussion about creating a business association model. The intention has endless possibilities: · co-marketing as a region · capacity building · networking · identifying gaps in business, and creating workable solutions to address them Q- How will you deal with communication? As an organization will we work with the Central Region to ensure that we create a communications model that addresses the following: - Our communications must be clear and understandable to update and inform Central Region members about on-going political activities (IMEA/treaty), economic activities and other events in the region. - To open lines of communication with our neighbors with a view towards building positive relationship and dispelling myths, rumours, misinformation and racism. It needs to be noted that at all times MaMook does submit regular written reports to each Chief and Council on a monthly basis. We have also extended that we are more than willing to attend a

band membership meeting at their request. Remember Ma-Mook Development Corporation belongs to and is owned equally by, the five nations; Ahousaht, Hesquiaht, Tla-o-qui-aht, Toquaht, and Ucluelet. MaMook invests in business or ventures for you the membership, for today, and for the future. We are working with the Central Region to create an economic base that is sustainable. We encourage membership to ask questions, or if you have any ideas, suggestions, or constructive criticism please feel free to call anytime (250) 726-2446 (ext#32 for Iris) or your nation’s representative.

Ma-Mook Property & Developments Opening Ceremonies were August 29, 2003. The event was successful. Official opening was done with the Ucluelet First Nation Ha-wiih Lawrence Jack. Lunch followed and coincided with the Central Region Group of Companies Official Open House at our new location on the Ucluelet First Nation Reserve – I.R. #1 Ittatsoo. Muu-Kuus-Tas is the traditional name of this area, meaning high point; this area was used as a land marking from the ocean for Ucluelet fisherman. We are in the traditional territory of the Ucluelet First Nation; therefore, naming of this industrial park was respectfully done by their Elders. We acknowledge that this development is within their territory – thank you for permitting such development to occur.

Ma-Mook is comprised of Ahousaht, Hesquiaht, Tla-o-quiaht, Toquaht and Ucluelet. In June 2001 our corporation was approached with a concept for land acquisition and development. Ma-Mook is comprised of Ahousaht, Hesquiaht, Tla-o-qui-aht, Toquaht and Ucluelet. In June 2001 our corporation was approached with a concept for land acquisition and development. Being such a large capital investment it was the Central Region Chiefs in August 2001 who approved the go ahead with purchase and development of Ma-Mook Development Corporation’s EcoIndustrial Park – Kleco, Kleco to the leadership for that important decision. And yes, we do expect a great return on investment. Ma-Mook Development Corporation Board of Directors would like to specifically acknowledge: · Central Region Economic Working Group for the financing for MuuKuus-Tas. · The steering committee for this project: Howard Tom, Dave Jacobson, Norman Taylor, Matthew Lucas, and Gary Johnsen. · Jackie Godfrey for the initial overseeing of this venture. · Our crew who received quality training: Terry Touchie, Kirk McCarthy and Bruce Lucas. · Al Grozell of AG Project Management and Ray Godfrey

Substantial Completion of the MuuKuus-Tas Eco-Industrial Park was attained late June 2003.

Clayoquot Sound Wildfoods (CSW) To date we worked on promotional posters with Iisaak for Clayoquot Sound Wildfoods. We brought the posters with us to the World Forestry Congress Conference in Quebec September 18-28. We will soon have new brochures, stationary and new business cards all of which is considered as part of promotional and marketing material. We have been working on implementing the Marketing Plan for Clayoquot Sound Wildfoods, and as part of the implementation one of the immediate tasks will be to begin revamping the website for Clayoquot Sound Wildfoods and introduce various sizes of jars. Jack Little was brought on to assist with implementation of the marketing plan. We secured a short-term contract with the Hudson Bay Company in Victoria & Nanaimo. Way to go Jack for your hard work and dedication. As well introducing a new set of customers for Clayoquot Sound Wildfoods. This year we introduced gift packages of Clayoquot Sound Wildfoods products. This went over well during the 2003 Holiday season, if you thought you missed out – you didn’t! The gift packages make excellent gifts to guests that visit your nations, communities or administration – buy them. They are beautiful, believe me! Packaging – Iisaak and Clayoquot Sound Wildfoods have been discussing the possibility of creating a value added product together, to utilize Iisaak’s Forest Stewardship Council Certification (FSC). It is Clayoquot Sound Wildfoods’ objective to increase the value of the product by producing a gift case made of cedar bark by a Central Region weaver. If this does work out it will be a limited edition series.

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Certification Opens Doors for Iisaak

The name Iisaak has reached homes across Europe, thanks in large part to the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification that Iisaak Forest Resources Ltd. (Iisaak) earned in June 2001. The Forest Stewardship Council independently certifies wood products and guarantees to consumers that products bearing the FSC logo come from well-managed forests in accordance with the rules of the Forest Stewardship Council. Two separate filming crews visited Ucluelet this past year to show their viewers Iisaak’s FSC brand of forestry.

The name Iisaak has reached homes across Europe, thanks in large part to the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification that Iisaak Forest Resources Ltd. (Iisaak) earned in June 2001. The first of these visits was paid by the star and crew of a Dutch home improvement television show, Eigen, Huis, & Tuin (‘Your Own Home and Garden’), who spent three days filming Iisaak’s operations and the beauty of Clayoquot Sound’s forests for a special series that aired in Holland last spring. The special focused on the Netherlands’ increasing demand for FSC certified lumber. “We would like to give our viewers information about why it is important to maintain the woods and nature, and that we have to be careful with the species of plants and animals living there,” said Rob Verlinden, the show’s host. “We like to show (our viewers) the whole FSC process – the social, economic and ecological aspects being managed for.” The show introduced their viewers to FSC last year in a special series on FSC certified wood products. “This year we are giving more information about how trees are carefully and professionally taken out of the woods,” said Andre de Gues, the show’s producer. The television show, considered the Dutch Martha Stewart, has over 1.5 million

viewers. Filming took place from a helicopter as well as from the ground, comparing Iisaak’s lower impact operations to past harvesting activities. The crew also filmed Iisaak’s wood being processed and packaged at Coulson Manufacturing Ltd. in Port Alberni. Coulson’s mill has FSC chain-of-custody, which means the mill commits to ensuring that orders for FSC products are filled with only wood from FSC certified forestry. Iisaak also visited millions of Germans homes this fall. The German prime time adventure and information documentary TV show Abenteuer Ferne (‘Adventures in Foreign Places’) completed two days of filming for a 50 minute documentary on British Columbia. The show presents the countries and regions it features as not merely interesting tourist destinations, but as places with interesting technical and scientific projects, where you can find fascinating people. “I found Iisaak on the Internet during my research on British Columbia and was very impressed by what the company is doing” said Susanne Belchars, the show’s researcher. “We like to show our viewers what a typical day is like, what Iisaak’s approach to logging looks like and how you care for the forest,” added Chrisitian Stiefenhofer, the show’s producer. In every show the audience meets a local protagonist. Tlao-qui-aht Councilor Simon Tom, Iisaak’s main character in the show, led the film crew through all phases of the company’s operations including consultation with Chief’s and Elders, planning and protecting special values, harvesting timber, milling, as well as a visit to Clayoquot Crafts, a local high end furniture manufacturer. “The combination of high technology and the application of traditional values demonstrated by Iisaak are very interesting to us” said Stiefenhofer. By delivering a peek behind the scenes

Iisaak Office Relocates The offices of several Central Region First Nations companies have moved to Ucluelet East and a Grand Opening Ceremony was held August 29, 2003 to celebrate. The opening was celebrated by five organizations: Iisaak Forest Resources Limited, Clayoquot Sound Wildfoods, Ma-mook Development Corporation, Ma-mook Transportation (Long Beach Link and Clayoquot Spirit Tours) and the Central Region Chiefs Administration. The space they now call home is located on 100 Ittattsoo Road IR No.1, formerly the Ucluelet Treaty Office. The Open House coincided with the official ribbon cutting and tour of the Mu Kuus Tas Eco-Industrial Park. Congratulations are in order to the newly appointed Iisaak Board member Simon Tom, and a huge Thank You to Howard Tom, our out-going Director, for all his dedication and hard work. Here’s wishing the best to both of you!

of a country, Abenteuer Ferne also provided viewers with new insights into local culture. The blessing ceremony by Ahousaht Hereditary Chief Corbett George, Elder Trudy Frank, and RosaLinda Joseph was a highlight, especially for the producer, Stiefenhofer, who was presented with a cedar headband. The following excerpt from Chief Corbett George’s dialogue describes the Nuu-chahnulth people’s connection to the land: Our ecology is so balanced that a feather would set it on one side or the other. Our meaning of sacred does not always imply religion, but more to respect (iisaak) all living things – all of which correlate and connect to each other. The rocks may not be alive but we must always keep them clean of gas and oil, or anything. The trees have life. The grass has life. The air we breathe, the water we drink and bathe in must all be kept clean so we could live long and healthy lives, by knowing and understanding all things relate to each other. “There are 80 million people in Germany – many of whom are very aware environmentally,” said Stiefenhofer. In fact, German Environment Minister Jurgen Trittin has publicly stated that “environmental protection is not a luxury but rather an important factor of modernization”. The ‘green’ government combined with environmental awareness is increasing the demand for lumber certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. Over the past two years Iisaak has been working with Coulson’s and Weyerhaeuser to deliver wood with the Iisaak and FSC labels to environmentally conscious customers in the UK, Belgium, France, Holland, and Germany. “These are very exciting times for us – Iisaak is the only producer of FSC certified Western red-cedar in the world, and much of the demand for FSC certified products is currently coming from Europe,” said Gary Johnsen, Iisaak General Manager.

NETB Grant supports ISFP The Nuu-chah-nulth Employment and Training Board (NETB) has awarded more than $41,000 to the Iisaak Sustainable Forestry Project (ISFP). The ISFP is a three year monitoring and capacity building program launched by Iisaak Forest Resources Ltd. this last January. The NETB promotes and assists with the task of providing training and employment opportunities for all First Nations people within the Nuu-chahnulth region. The ISFP monitors locally developed indicators of sustainability, creating First Nations employment and training opportunities through its research and assessment activities.

The ISFP utilized the funding to hire and train five new First Nations field monitoring staff, four field research technicians and one field research supervisor, initially for five months beginning in June of 2003. The ISFP utilized the funding to hire and train five new First Nations field monitoring staff, four field research technicians and one field research supervisor, initially for five months beginning in June of 2003. The monitoring crews first assignment was the collection of pre- and postharvest data in area of the Bedingfield watershed planning unit and then Quait Bay. Measurements taken by the crew will assist Iisaak in ensuring continual improvement of management practices designed to implement their conservation-based approach to forest management. With the monitoring operations in Bedingfield completed in November 2003 and data assessment underway, the ISFP field crew is now busy acquiring new skills in engineering. This year members of the crew are expected to receive additional training in performing cultural surveys, silviculture, and danger tree assessment. It is anticipated that experience in several operational activities will lead to year-round employment for the forestry crew and ultimately increase capacity within the Central Regions First Nation communities.

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Ma-Mook Transportation By Melanie Touchie Business Coordinator First of all Happy New Year from all the staff here at Ma-Mook Transportation. We hope everyone had a good and happy holiday season. Over the last six months Ma-Mook Transportation has been undergoing significant changes and revisions to our operations and services. The first change is we no longer run the shuttle bus service between Ucluelet and Tofino, effective August 31, 2003. However, we are considering our options for a revision of service. The demand for the shuttle service has proved to be there. We have to find a solution that fits with the local residents and seasonal tourists needs, and at the same time proves to be profitable for our small transportation company. We are exploring new ideas specifically areas where we can have a niche and benefit from. We work with a consultant on how we can get our business jumping. Up until now we have felt a very deep repression in tourism related transportation. Our consultant is assisting us in developing new ideas, creating an effective marketing attack, and cutting down our once large scale of services and operations. We are a small company, and we should offer small but quality and profitable service. Currently we are in the planning stage for 2004 season. We have a few ideas for new tours, events, and services that will be available in the early spring of 2004. Watch out for a new specialty Authentic Aboriginal Interpretative Tour!

Long Beach Link Since the shut down of the shuttle bus, we have had many inquiries as to what we may offer for a shuttle service for the West Coast. Until we meet with local operators and resorts we do not know what the shuttle service will look like. A plan will be in place by April 1, 2004. We like any other business, need the volume of customers to survive. Our charter bus services run year round and we offer two different vehicles with various passenger capacities, they are: · 24 passenger Ford Goshen Bus · 11 passenger Ford E350 Van Both vehicles are chartered on an hourly basis and include the following: · Rate for use of vehicle · Trained and qualified driver for the chartered time (optional) · Other expenses – fuel, insurance, maintenance and liability coverage Our service is tailor-made to the needs of the customer. Call us for details for

your next staff party, family gathering, or community event. We offer reasonable rates, friendly and reliable service.

Clayoquot Spirit Tours This portion of our company works on a seasonal basis, between March – September or October. This is the high point of the tourist season where we see a volume of visitors. However, upon request a tour can be offered year-round, based on what type of attractions the visitor requests. We have plans on adding a new tour that is in the early stages of organizing the First Nations Interpretive Walk throughout the West Coast area. We are working closely with Parks Canada and local resorts. We assure that this tour will be done with integrity and respect, and in doing so we will be working closely with the local First Nations. This tour will prove to be a great addition to both Clayoquot Spirit Tours and Long Beach Link – stay tuned for future developments. Watch your local papers and First Nations for announcements. The majority of January through March will be spent marketing tradeshows, workshops, developing/updating our promotional material, and visuals. All the work I have been doing with the consultant over the past months has been building up my capacity. Funding to do this comes in part from the Nuuchah-nulth Employment and Training Program – this I acknowledge and thank you for your continued support, the training to date has paid off. Our annual training session with our employees is upcoming. We are having discussions with Parks Canada to see if we can be a part of their annual training. We feel that this could prove to be an excellent way of improving our current skills. Another way of working collaboratively with local organizations and sharing capacity skills. Remember Ma-Mook Transportation is owned and operated by the Central Region First Nations – Ahousaht, Hesquiaht, Tla-o-qui-aht, Toquaht and Ucluelet. Questions or comments are always welcome. This is the Region’s transportation company, and we welcome you to share your ideas. CHOO - Until next time, I can be reached at:

Melanie Touchie Business Coordinator Ma-Mook Transportation (P) 1-866-726-7790 (F) 1-250-726-2488 (E) mtouchie@island.net

“Save Your Travel Dollars” If your First Nation is looking at cost savings for the upcoming budget (fiscal) year or even now. Let us show you how to save your travel dollars and make them stretch. For Medical Travel, Elders Travel, Treaty Meetings, Band Meetings, Central Region Meetings, any kind of group and large scale travel. Why pay 10 vehicles to drive to the same meeting? Charter us and save, save, save!!! Give me a call (Melanie) Toll free 1-866-726-7790 Fax Number 1-250-726-2488 Or Email me at mtouchie@island.net

Training and Development Several Central Region staff and members attended two different seminars for professional development with the assistance of Iisaak Forest Resources Ltd. The first of these was a two day seminar, October 16-17, 2003, held at Malaspina UniversityCollege. The Malaspina University-College Forestry Extension Program’s “Forest Law for First Nations” course is aimed at helping First Nations who are participating in the forestry sector to better understand the core laws, and the recent changes to those laws, that govern forest based enterprises in BC. The course explores the basic laws of forestry, forest consulting and logging businesses. Topics covered include an introduction to the players, an overview of the Canadian Legal System, legislation, enforcement, tort liability, and structuring deals and business ventures. “This course provides a good overview of the kinds of things First Nations need to be aware of, and pay close attention to, when entering into any kind of forestry business in BC” said the Central Region Strategic Planning Forester, Peter Verschoor. Iisaak also provided the opportunity for a representative from each Central Region First Nation, who would have otherwise been unable to participate, to attend a Prince George workshop. The seminar was titled “Building Lands and Resource Alliances Among First Nations” and took place on October 21-23, 2003. The impetus for these meetings was sweeping changes to the Forest Act and the legal framework for forest practices, land use planning and land designations without meaningful consultation and accommodation of Aboriginal Peoples. The “Title and Rights Alliance is a collective initiative among treaty, non-treaty and non-aligned bands and Tribal Nations from across British Columbia focused on: 1. Preventing infringements of Aboriginal Title and Rights and Treaty rights arising from recent forestry, range and land use decisions that were unilaterally developed by the Province without consultation or accommodation of BC First Nations 2. Use all available means to create incentives for the Provincial Crown and resource industries to recognize Aboriginal Title and Rights 3. Stand unified in the face of threats by the Provincial Crown and resource industries to our Aboriginal Title and Rights, and Treaty rights, resisting divide and conquer tactics 4. Hold the Federal Crown accountable regarding its fiduciary obligations to Aboriginal Peoples A four person steering committee consisting of Guujaaw, Grand Chief Edward John, Justa Monk and Chief Stewart Phillip has tasked with guiding the process including implementing short term action items, further developing medium and long term actions, and planning and organizing the next Title and Rights meeting. Fore more information about this important initiative please contact Peter Verschoor, Central Region Strategic Planning Forester, at peterv@island.net or 250-726-2446 ext 58.

EWG Provides Funding The Economic Working Group (EWG) awarded Iisaak Forest Resources Ltd. (Iisaak) with $5000 to launch a branding strategy in 2003. Iisaak, established in 1999, is trying to get its name out there and these funds have enabled them to do just that. The funds contributed to the production of promotional items like ball caps, jackets, golf shirts, mugs and various other merchandises, which may be purchased at the Iisaak office. The EWG’s contribution was key to raising the profile of the forest company at the World Forestry Congress in Quebec this September. Iisaak items were distributed to members of government, non-government organizations, industry and interested visitors from all over the world that visited the Iisaak booth. The Economic Working Group is intended to promote and assist the development and establishment of Central Region First Nations business enterprises. The mandate of EWG is to review and recommend funding proposals to the Central Region Chiefs, governing the allocation of the Interim Measures Extension Agreement (IMEA) Economic Development Fund and other training dollars. Over the last seven years the organization has provided financial assistance to a wide variety of Nuu-chah-nulth owned ventures in the forestry, fishery, tourism, retail and service sectors. The long term goal of the Iisaak Sustainable Forestry Project is to involve and support First Nations in the hands-on management of their traditional lands. This season’s work is a step towards meeting that objective.

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World Forestry Congress Summary Iisaak Forest Resources Ltd. participated in the 12th World Forestry Congress, along with the world forestry community, in Quebec City on September 21st – 28th, 2003. Organized under the auspices of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the event is held every six years and is the largest and most important international meeting of the world’s forestry sector, attracting close to 5000 participants from 137 countries. Attendees hailed from the government sector, education and research sectors, non-governmental and community organizations, and the private sector. With a common interest in sustainable forestry development, they met to explore innovation in the forest sector and set the direction for the development of policies, practice, research, and international cooperation. Invited by Natural Resources Canada and the National Aboriginal Forestry Association, Iisaak was asked to share its experiences in the application of aboriginal values to forest management and participate in the Indigenous Peoples’ Forest Forum: Activities and Events at the World Forestry Congress, a side event preceding the main event. Presentations and discussions at this forum focused on developing an Indigenous vision on Sustainable Forest Management and on establishing the necessary pre-requisites to forestry policy, institutional arrangements, and the accommodation of Indigenous Rights.

“It’s an excellent opportunity to showcase the progress made by the Central Region First Nations in obtaining some control over the management of the forest within their traditional territory,” said Iisaak General Manager, Gary Johnsen. At the heart of the Congress, an Exhibitors Hall featuring 150 exhibitors from 20 countries showcased specific initiatives, technologies and innovations related to management, conservation and development of forest resources. Iisaak had several displays including a booth in the Exhibitors Hall and a display in the Aboriginal Peoples’ Pavilion.

“Iisaak’s participation was excellent exposure, and an opportunity to develop potential clients for our young, developing company,” said Matthew Lucas. “Iisaak’s participation in the exhibition was excellent exposure, and an opportunity to develop contacts and potential clients for our young, developing company,” said Iisaak Director Matthew Lucas. “We fielded a wide range of questions from interested exhibitors and visitors from around the world” added Lucas. Both Iisaak’s certification (under the Forest Stewardship Council) and its unique ownership structure (First Nations majority ownership) drew people in, looking to learn more about the application of Aboriginal values to forest management in Clayoquot Sound.

Central Region Contact Information Central Region PO Box 790 Ucluelet BC, V0R 3A0 Phone: (250) 726-2446 Fax: (250) 726-2488

Ma-Mook Transportation PO Box 790 Ucluelet BC V0R 3A0 Phone: (250) 726-7790 (ext#35) Fax: (250) 726-2488

Shawn Atleo – NTC CR Co-Chair Email: satleo@nuuchahnulth.org

Melanie Touchie – Administrative Assistant (ext#35) Email: mtouchie@island.net

Jackie Godfrey – Executive Director (ext#23) Email: jgcrexd@island.net Peter Verschoor – CR Forester (ext#58) Email: peterv@island.net

Clayoquot Sound Wildfoods PO Box 790 Ucluelet, BC V0R 3A0 Phone: (250) 726-2446 (ext#33) Fax: (250) 726-2488 Calvin Clark – Project Manager (ext#33) Email: cclark@island.net

Economic Working Group PO Box 790 Ucluelet, BC V0R 3A0 Phone: (250) 726-2446 Fax (250) 726-2488

Iisaak Forest Resources Ltd. PO Box 639, 100 Ittatsoo Road IR 1 Ucluelet, BC, V0R 3A0 (ph.) 250.726.2446 (fx.) 250.726.2488

Richard Lucas – Chairman Email: ishga@shaw.ca

Joe Campbell - Chairman E-mail: jcampbell@ahousaht.com

Dave Jacobsen – Director (Ahousaht) Email: djacobsen@ahousaht.com

Matthew Lucas - Director E-mail: mtes@telus.net

Cecil Sabbas – Director (Hesquiaht) Email: kecklerock@hotmail.com Gary Johnsen – Director (Toquaht) Email: gjohnsen@iisaak.com Geraldine Touchie – Director (Ucluelet) Howard Tom – Director (Tla-o-qui-aht) Email: htom@island.net Ma-Mook Development Corporation PO Box 790 Ucluelet, BC V0R 3A0 Phone: (250) 726-2446 Fax: (250) 726-2488 Matthew Lucas (Hesquiaht) – Chairman Email: mtes@telus.net Joe Campbell – Director (Ahousaht) Email: jcampbell@ahousaht.com Howard Tom – Director (Tla-o-qui-aht) Email: htom@island.net Rose Touchie – Director (Ucluelet) Email: roset@alberni.net Gale Johnsen – Director (Toquaht) Email: gale@ukeecable.net Iris Lucas – Manager (ext#32) Email: lucasdc@island.net Pearl Touchie – Accounting Clerk (ext#34) Email: ptouchie@island.net Noreen Frank – Administrative Assistant (ext#21) Email: namos@island.net

Simon Tom - Director E-mail: simontom@alberni.net Ted Kimoto - Director E-mail: ted.kimoto@weyerhaeuser.com Anne Giardini - Director annne.giardini@weyerhaeuser.com Linda Coady - Director (Ex officio) E-mail: lcoady@wwfcanada.org Gary Johnsen - General Manager E-mail: gjohnsen@iisaak.com Cindy Verschoor Special Projects Forester E-mail: cindy@iisaak.com Florence Jack - Accounting Clerk E-mail: fjack@iisaak.com Spencer Siwallace Engineering & Operations FIT E-mail: spencer@iisaak.com Thomas Martin Salvage Coordinator & Liaison E-mail: tmartin@iisaak.com Noreen Frank - Administrative Assistant E-mail: nfrank@iisaak.com Yanny Barney - Communications E-mail: ybarney@iisaak.com Field Technicians: Brendan Tom, Dave Taylor & Jeremy Valentine For information about Iisaak, contact us at info@iisaak.com or to learn about our operations, please visit www.iisaak.com.

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Year in Review continued from page 9 and spiritual beings,” he said. “We’re prepared to talk about both shellfish and finfish aquaculture,” said provincial negotiator Heinz Dyck. “We’ll be meeting with federal representatives to see if we can work together to create progress,” he said. No. 10 May 22 ‘First Nations find friend in Liberals says Sayers’ “We’ve gained considerably more with the Liberals in two years than we did in eight years with the NDP,” said Hupacasath Chief Councillor Judy Sayers as she ducks in and out of a variety of meetings. “The Liberals are entering into a lot of Interim Measures Agreements and revenue sharing arrangements with First Nations. We never saw that with the NDP,” said Sayers. Former NDP Minister of Aboriginal Affairs Dale Lovick says the Liberals have maintained the model that the NDP established. “We started the process because we recognized this was justice delayed for too long so I don’t care who does it, let’s get it done,” he said. ‘Shawn Atleo (A-inchut) Central Region Co-chair elect’ Ahousaht’s Shawn Atleo won the Central Region Co-chair by-election by a margin of 19 votes ahead of the second runner up. ‘It’s a great honour to have been selected and I have great admiration and respect for Francis Frank and Richard Lucas. I look forward to working for the people of the region,” he said. No. 11 June 5 ‘Maa-nulth-aht initials Agreement-inPrinciple’ With their Chiefs and leaders present, the five Maa-nulth-aht Nations initialed an Agreement-in-Principle (AIP) with Canada and British Columbia last week. “…If we’re not going to change the poverty situation in our communities then this is all a waste of time in my opinion,” said George Watts. “…There’s going to be economic opportunities in forestry in tourism…once this comes about and you start to see these changes then I think

people will be happier,” he said. No. 12 June 19 ‘Keitlah’s commitment celebrated at feast’ Hundreds gathered at Maht Mahs to honour former Central Region Co-chair, Nelson Keitlah and his family on Saturday, June 14th. In his own language, Cliff Atleo Sr. spoke on Keitlah’s progression from Ahousaht Chief Councillor to Secretary Treasurer of the Native Brotherhood of B C to NTC Central Region Co-chair. “He is a master diplomat and master negotiator,” said Atleo. No. 13 July 3 ‘Governments halt negotiations as Nuu-chah-nulth launch lawsuit’ Ten Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations have filed an action against Canada and British Columbia in the B.C. Supreme Court asserting rights to sell fish they catch in their territories. In a Writ of Summons filed June 19th, the ten First Nations (Ahousaht, Ditidaht, Ehattesaht, Hesquiaht, Hupacasath, Mowachaht/Muchalaht, Nuchatlaht, Pacheedaht, Tla-o-qui-aht, and Tseshaht) seek declarations confirming that they have Aboriginal rights to fish commercially and Aboriginal title to their traditional fishing grounds. “Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations have been preparing this litigation for years, and unfortunately have decided that it is their only course of action to establish Nuu-chah-nulth Ha’wiih Title and Rights to fisheries resources,” said Cliff Atleo Sr.. ‘Foxcroft receives Order of B.C.’ At a lavish ceremony at Government House, Tseshaht’s Debra M. Foxcroft became the first Nuu-chah-nulth-aht member of the prestigious Order of British Columbia. “You have broadly shared the gift of self to the benefit of all British Columbians,” said BC Lieutenant Governor Iona Campagnolo in her address to the recipients. Foxcroft was recognized fro her 30 years of work leading to advancements in Aboriginal child welfare. No. 14 July 17 ‘NTC Meeting held at Maht Mahs’ Budget issues and strategic planning were the focus of this general meeting as Shawn Atleo is formally appointed

‘Maquinna and Jewitt families reunite –Bi-centennial of famous capture Celebrated’ On the morning of March 22, 1803, Maquinna’s warriors climbed aboard the Boston, killing 25 of the sailors, sparing only John R. Jewitt and John Thompson, the blacksmith and sail maker, who Maquinna felt would be of use to him. It is now six generations later and John R. Jewitt has now returned to pay a visit to the ancestor of Chief Maquinna who is Yathloua (Mike Maquinna) and to help celebrate this special occasion with the Mowachaht/Muchalaht people.

No. 20 October 9 - ‘Maa-nulth Nations sign A.I.P.’ Surrounded by their Ha’wiih and muschum, the leaders from Huu-ay-aht, Uchucklesaht, Ucluelet, Toquaht, and Ka:’yu:’k’t’h’/Che:k’tles7et’h’ signed a collective Agreement-in-principle (AIP) with BC and Canada. “This is a great start, and we’ll see if BC and Canada have the political will to take this the rest of the way,” said (Charlie Sr.) Cootes. “The AIP contains very little. The tough issues are still to be negotiated,” he said. Central Region Co-chair. No. 15 July 31 ‘Tlu-piich Games: a continued success’ The 22nd Annual Nuu-chah-nulth Tlupiich Games attracted dozens of participants over the past week “In the Spirit of Friendship and Unity”. “We’ve had a history of great Tlu-piich Games over the past two decades,” said Tseshaht Chief Councillor Dave Watts. “We’re carrying on the tradition and we welcome all participants into our territories,” he said. “The Games have made us stronger as Nations,” said Hupacasath Chief Councillor Judy Sayers who also welcomed participants into Hupacasath Territories.” ‘Tla-o-qui-aht evicts Interfor from Clayoquot’ The Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations (TFN) have issued a notice of eviction to International Forest Products (Interfor), demanding that the logging company leave TFN’s traditional territory in Clayoquot Sound. “We’ve had enough,” said Chief Moses Martin of the Tla-o-qui-aht. “This logging tenure was given out decades ago without our consent, and Interfor and the government continue to operate without meaningfully accommodating our interests.” No. 16 August 14 ‘DFO cancels fish sales after protesters acquitted’ Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) has pulled the plug on Native Pilot Sales agreements after Provincial Court Justice William Kitchen stayed all charges against more than 140 non-Native commercial fishermen who admitted fishing illegally during a salmon fishery designated for Aboriginal fishers only. “This decision has had devastating effects on the whole issue of First Nations fishing rights,” said Hupacasath Chief Councillor Judith Sayers. “It wasn’t based on the law. The judge had no authority to look at the Aboriginal fishing regulations and find them invalid,” she said. No. 17 August28 ‘Tla-o-qui-aht Launch Canoes’ The people of Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations (TFN) kicked off their third Annual TFN Days with the launching of two new canoes made for the resort they own; the Tin Wis Best Western. In a project designed to cultural arts and

activities, the canoes were carved by apprentices under the guidance of Carl and Bill Martin. No. 18 September 11 ‘NTC takes top prize at Alberni Fall Fair’ The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council’s Fall Fair booth was given the Chairman’s Award; the top award for displays at the popular, 68th annual event. Designed by Kelly Porier (nee Foxcroft), the booth was a magnificent display of Nuu-chah-nulth culture in both modern and past times. ‘Thunderbirds battle BC’s biggest fire’ The Thunderbirds, a largely First Nations crew based in Port Alberni, have been fighting the 10,000 hectare Lamb Creek fire near Cranbrook for the past month, and could be there for at least another month, according to crew member John Swift. “…The Lamb fire is the ugliest fire you’re ever going to see, steep-terrain wise, and wind wise. We got hammered for 4 days with 30 to 70 km/h winds. There’s nothing you can do but get the people out of the way,” said Bob Pfannenschmidt, Thunderbirds’ leader. No. 19 September 25 ‘BC ratifies Maa-nulth A.I.P.’ At a provincial government open cabinet meeting televised across the province last week, the Maa-nulth Agreement-in-principle was ratified without debate. “This is an important day, not only for our communities, but for all people in this province,” said Robert Dennis. “Maa-nulth are pleased that the province is approving this AIP today and that we can now move forward into final agreement negotiations,” he said. No. 21 October 23 ‘NTC Treaty Planners meet under stormy skies’ Maa-nulth filed their own Statement of Intent on September 26th, effectively commencing steps for formally severing the two treaty tables. Treaty funding to the NTC table has been reduced as a result of the split. With respect to the status of treaty negotiations, NTC Treaty Manager Cliff Atleo Jr. said they have been in ‘effective suspension’ since the ten NTC Nations filed the fisheries writ.

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Birthdays and Congratulations

Birth Announcement: Kiana Raven Clutesi (7 lb 12 oz) was born at 5:21 pm on December 21st, 2003 in the Squamish Hospital to Karen Bauckham and Duane Clutesi. Duane is the son of Carol Clutesi and grandson of the late Margaret and George C. Clutesi of Tseshaht. Karen's parents are Peter and Sybil Bauckham, now living in Langley. Happy Birthday to our daddy Daniel on Dec. 28th. Love Shannygirl & Kalvin "Kal" oh yeah and mucho love from mom Freda. We hope you like your new Hummer2… Happy birthday to Melinda (Webster) Swan on Dec. 21, and have a wonderful Holiday & Best Wishes for the New Year! From your relatives in the States! Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to Mom & Dad. From kids & Grandkids... Hello, I am Clifford Charlie, proud new father to Crysta Chanelle Charlie. My fiancé Audrey and I had her in Cowichan District Hospital, Crysta was 7Lbs 4 Oz on Nov 22 2003 @ 102 am. I’d like to wish my dear family dad, mom, all my brothers, sistas, nieces, nephews, and their children's children and all of the rest of my relations, our uncles, aunties and cuz’s a very Merry Christmas & have a very safe and happy new year 2004! I love you all! Be careful and be very wise! It sure is great when family gets together for the holidays. I treasure all the time we've spend together and all the fun we have. I think everyone should get together for the holidays.it doesn't matter what holiday it is.get together! Christmas is the best time of the year...because everyone makes plans to be wherever they want to be. Happy birthday to my very handsome bro. Leo jack jr (Leroy), my nephew James (jr) on Christmas day! And my very sweet little granddaughter Natalya on Dec. 19th, to my very lovely sista Virginia (Ginny) on Dec.21st, my beautiful niece Jackie. a. on Dec.21st, my grandson Chancellor A. on Dec. 26th, to my handsome son sonny Johnson on Dec.27th... a big 19 yrs old! , to my very kind hearted, thoughtful, gorgeous, lovely niece star on Dec. 28th- we luv u !! chuu..... thank u for your time and all

Happy Anniversary to my wife, Lena Jumbo. January 5, 2004 marks the 58th year since our Indian Marriage in Ahousaht. February 10, 1946 was the day of our 'proper' wedding aboard the SS Princess Maquinna when we were only sixteen years old. Thank you for 58 happy years. Love, your husband, Carl.

your patience in what u do. Mrs. Ron Johnson. I would like to say Happy Belated birthday to Nate on Nov 27. and Happy birthday to my older bro Daniel on Dec 28th u have a good day... and also happy sweet 16th birthday to Trina hope you enjoy your day.... also would like to say Merry Christmas and a Happy New Years to my brothers & dad back in Canada ... miss u guys and also Happy birthday to my sisters Candace on the 29th of Jan and to Steph on the 30th of Jan ... guys have a good day and enjoy it ..... Luv Shish , Jay , and lil Wanya. i would like to wish Mike Dick, Brad Williams and Colin Cuningham a happy birthday on Jan. 6th! i wish you all the best and have a killer day! see you guys around! Belinda Nookemus Happy Birthday to Uncle Richard M Thomas in Ahousaht on Jan 8th. We miss you and love you, Have a good day from Shauntay and you sister Jane. Happy 10th Birthday to Jaylene Frank (Jan 10th) Amber John 01/12, Midori Dimitrioff 01/13, Paul F Jr 01/14, Carla Webster on the 15th, Have a great day, xoxoxo To bro Scottie S & Freida Thomas on Jan 17th.Katrina Sam 01/26 All have a nice special day from Shauntay & Janey. Happy Birthday to my neighbour on Compton... #10...on Jan 31st. Enjoy your face wash in all the snow! jk. Have a good day pal. Happy Birthday to our son, Allen Peter Vincent Dick Jr. on Jan. 19th. I hope you have a wonderful day because you deserve it. Love always, Mom, Dad and family. Happy New Year everyone! We would like to wish a Sweet & Happy Sixteenth Birthday to Trina Alynn Charlie on Jan. 5th. Happy Birthday to our Eldest sister (Auntie) Stephanie Charlie on Jan. 30. Holy anotha one unda your belt! Best wishes "Steph", we love ya! Also a very special Birthday wish to our sister (Auntie) Candace Charlie on Jan. 30, 2004. You better keep on climbing that "numerical ladder" okay! We hope you girls have fun on your special day, we miss you guys, have fun & take care. love Alfreda, Daniel, 'Lil Kalvin & Shanny girl. ahhh! oh yeah and a Happy 36 Birthday to Miss Sharon Charlie, opps I mean 35th Birthday, from your Cousins down south of the border, have a wonderful day "Sharon", & we wish you 100 more to come! hehehehe! Jan. 9 - Happy Birthday to my friend Reginald Sutherland. I sure hope that you had a good one my friend. I missed your birthday up there. I am up in Alert Bay for six weeks. But hey have a good one my friend. From your friend Carol Mattersdorfer. Jan. 9 - to my mother-in-law. I sure hope that you had a good one my dear mother, you are one of a kind, and you are so SPECIAL to all of us and it's good to have you another year Ma. Always know that I care about you and miss you today. Take care and say some prayers for me up here will you. Love Carol Mattersdorfer. Jan. 27 - I really would like to send you a birthday greetings to my baby girl Dawn Brittany Ashley Mattersdorfer. I love you my sweet baby girl. Mom loves you so much and miss you with all my heart. Happy 4th Birthday to you baby Dawn. Love always mom. Alert Bay P.O. 290 V0N 1A0. Happy Birthday to our #1 niece Savanah. Love Aunty Bun & Uncle Gary on Jan. 13th.

Happy 10th Birthday to Jaylene Frank. Enjoy your day Jan. 10. Happy 10th Birthday to my buddy Robert Frank. Have an awesome day on Jan. 18. From your buddy Scottie Sam. Happy Birthday to our mommy Sandy Sam. Have a great day mom. You are a very special mom. Enjoy your day Jan. 22. Remember we love you up to the sky. Love your children Alonzo, Kylee & Jr. Happy Birthday to my honey Sandy Sam. Enjoy your day Jan. 22. Love you always. Love Stan. Happy 10th Birthday to our son Scottie Sam A.M.A.H. Sam. Son seems like yesterday you were just learning to crawl, taking your first steps, Dad & Mom walking you to your first day of school. Now your growing to be a very fine, adorable, handsome, cute, caring, smart and very loving son. Enjoy your special day Jan. 17th. We love you. Love Dad, Mom, sis Kylee and bro Stan Jr. Happy Birthday to our auntie/sis Katrina Sam. Enjoy your day Jan. 26. Always remember we love you. Happy 4th Birthday Oceannah Robinson. Enjoy all the cake Jan. 27. Love from Scottie, Kylee, Jr., Stan & Sandy. Jan. 5 – Happy Birthday Uncle Dick, Jan. 6 – Happy 19th Birthday Michael. Love Mom, Dad, sister and bro. I would like to say Happy Birthday to my niece Oceannah on Jan. 27. We love you girl! Love auntie Kim, Uncle Craig and cuz Markus. Also to my nephew Allen Jr down in Victoria on Jan. 19. Happy Birthday boy! Love auntie Kim, Uncle Craig and Markus. To my brother-in-law Devin McLean on Jan. 30. Happy Birthday bro! Your getting very old and when are we going to hear wedding bells, I’ve been waiting for along time for you and my sister to tie the knot! Love your sister-inlaw Kim, Craig and your nephew Markus. Oct.3,2003 - Special happy birthday to my mom Marie LaFortune in Matunii {Victoria, BC} Hi mom we sure miss you and wish we could be there with you. Enjoy your day because you deserve it! Love you so much mom. Love, hugs & kisses your daughter Raven Smith {Annie} Also from your grandchildren Nancy Titian, Dorianna, Wesley, and Paul Smith. Oct.28, 2003 - Another special Birthday wish to our beautiful daughter Dorianna Selina Smith! Happy 14th Birthday daughter and my you enjoy this day and everyday. You are special in every way. We love you so much! Love from MomRaven and Dad Edward, also your sister Nancy Titian, and brothers Wesley and Paul Smith. Happy 17th Birthday to our son Chris John Jr. Oct 2. We are so priviledged to have a son like you. You set a fine example, not only for your younger brother and sisters, but also for your teenage peers. I just want you to know how proud we are of the positive changes you have made in your life.My son has been Alcohol free for just about a year now, he has not backed down to peer pressure, to his friends or relatives. He paved the way for my family,as he quit before his Dad and I. Way to go son, I want you to know your Dad and I will always stand by you in your journey to healing, you are not alone! Love always your Mom & Dad, Cynthia, Brad, Tammy, & Baby Shaunique. Also Happy Sweet 16th Birthday to a special young lady Cynthia Manson Oct.9 have a wonderful Day you deserve it chick!!! To a wonderful sister Valerie Jack who

January 11th Happy 50 something Birthday to my other half Mr. John H. Siikuulthmiik Watts, hugs from your Snarly Snail and from your children, Janice, Eddi, Kawliga, Barry and Denny and grandchildren, Kae-Lynn and Edward.

Also, Happy belated to Kawliga, lots of love to you son, your still one of my babies even though you are now the big 30 on January 4th! Love from Mommy Dearest! Birthday wishes to my nephew Nate Watts for January 11th and my crazy, crazy, insane crazy sis Julie for January 6th, Ce-ca for January 16th another wild and crazy cap, January 19th to my sweetheart niece who is spoiled as heck, Kimberly Gus, Valentine Gomez for January 12th and Chrissy Fred for January 3 girl, from me, Gail Gus, the real deal! my son shares his birthday with, Oct 2. thanks for everything you do for us Sis. To Mar.K Oct 7.Happy Birthday enjoy your day, From your baby Shaunique especially. Happy Bithday to my Bro Danny Frank Oct 8 and to our grandaughter way over in Duncan Sheila Edwards. To a beautiful neice Ivey Campbell Oct. 11, Jamal take care of your mommy, we love you both. To a great sis Karen Frank Oct. 15 Love you Sis! To our nephew way over in Dididaht Chris Frank Happy Birthday neph we miss you.Oct 16 And finally to my little sis Kim Frank Oct 28. Tell ykw you want breakfast in bed. Love you all from Gen,Chris Sr & Jr, Cynthia, Bradley, Tammy, & Baby Shaunique. Sorry,one more Happy Anniversary to our Neice and Neph, Marla & Maya K for Oct 2 Love you both.

It’s a girl! Grace Isabelle Sarlandie born to Amber Severinson and Thierry Sarlandie on December 1, 2003 @N.R.G.H. weighing 6 lbs 12 oz, 19” born @ 2.36 p.m.

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P.A. Friendship Centre News

‘Young Tla-o-qui-aht Couple expand Canoe Tour Business Gisele Martin of Tla-o-qui-aht and her partner Doug Wright launch a second Nuuchah-nulth dugout cedar canoe to add to their tourism business, Tla-ook Adventures. While there are dozens of tourist-oriented businesses in Tofino, Gisele says there is a lack of genuine First Nations culture-based operations. “We are getting known because there isn’t much going on culturally here,” she said. ‘NHL tough-guy teaches life lessons to kids’ Hockey star Gino Odjick came to Haho-payuk School this past weekend to talk with area children about staying out of trouble, and working towards their dreams. Odjick, who is from the Ktigan Zibi (formerly called River Desert) Algonquin Nation of Quebec, was joined by Peter Leech, of the St’at’imc First Nation in Lilloet, who played professional soccer in the Pacific Coastal Soccer League and Minor Hockey with the Vancouver Canucks’ farm team Kansas City Blades of the International Hockey League (IHL). No. 22 November 6 ‘Maa-nulth 1st Annual Assembly –Communities Owning their Future’ Members of the five Maa-nulth Nations met at the Alberni Athletic Hall to gather input from their people about treaty issues. Huu-ay-aht Chief Councillor Robert Dennis went on to explain that today they are trying to define a new system based on our history and apply it to today. “We want to put an end to having to go to the government to ask for everything; we want to do things for ourselves,” he concluded. ‘NTC Social Issues Forum’ Nuu-chah-nulth human service providers, political representatives, Elders and interested members met to address issues such as drug & alcohol abuse and addiction, suicide, family violence, child abuse, poverty & employment, sexual abuse & assault and education. No. 23 November 20 ‘Sunken Ship threatens shellfish’ The last of the infamous Chinese migrant ships has sunk in the northwest corner of Barclay Sound, and is leaking diesel fuel, threatening shellfish beaches. “The oil slick is drifting close to the largest kelp area in Barclay Sound,” said Dennis Hetu of the Toquaht Fisheries Department. “That area is rich with all kinds of fin fish, shellfish, and marine mammals,” he said. ‘More AIRS charges head to trial’ The RCMP have announced two former Alberni Indian Residential school (AIRS) dormitory supervisors, Michael Dennis Flynn and David Henry Forde, have been charged with assault from incidents dating back forty years. Both men are scheduled to appear in provincial court in Port Alberni on December 19th. No. 24 December 4 ‘Nuu-chah-nulth protest health care cuts’ Hundreds of concerned citizens arrived

at the Parliament Building on November 20th in an effort to save hospitals and health care services from the effects of Premier Campbell’s budget slashing. Bev Hansen, an Ahousaht employee at Tofino hospital, said ten beds at Tofino General may close, meaning patients in Hesquiaht and Ahousaht face a minimum travel time of three to five hours to Port Alberni and an additional hour to Nanaimo. ‘Atleo elected to AFN’ The Nuu-chah-nulth song echoed through the lobby and corridors of the elegant Renaissance Hotel last week, as delegates celebrated the election of Shawn Atleo (A-in-chut) as Regional Vice-Chief for the Assembly of First Nations (AFN). “I really appreciate the support of the five Central Region First Nations who nominated me,” he said, adding he plans to work extremely hard for them as he continues in the role as NTC Central Region co-chair, and will also work extremely hard fro all BC First Nations in his new role as Vice Chief. No. 25 December 18 ‘NTC holds Special Meeting at Hupacasath House of Gathering’ The future of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council (NTC) continues to evolve, and the internationally respected organization could look different at the end of this fiscal year (April 1, 2004) with Huu-ay-aht, Uchucklesaht and Toquaht pursuing their own tribal council funding from the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs (DIAND). It was agreed the tribal council would continue to be a central organization of the 14 Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations, but with three First Nations announcing they would be pursuing their own funding agreements, a Negotiating Team was struck to examine how NTC could operate with multiple funding agreements. “…There has been strong emotions that we have all felt around these issues. Maintaining strong relationships requires effort, and in the spirit of what we have come through as Nuu-chahnulth-aht, we need to have the resolve and commitment to continue to support one another,” said Central Region Cochair Shawn Atleo. ‘Saga of the Sinking Migrant Ship’ It has been three days since the sunken migrant ship from China has been removed from Toquaht traditional territory and the Chief is concerned that the health of the people may be jeopardized due to contaminated shellfish. Further, economic development efforts may be thwarted due to fuel seepage from the ship.

Here is an update on some recent events that happened at the Port Alberni Friendship Center. But first we would like to wish everyone all the best for 2004 and Happy New Year. On December 9th, Knee-Waas House had their annual Christmas party. It went very well. Parents got to share a great meal, and the children got to receive a visit from Santa Claus. On December 14th, we had our annual Community Christmas Dinner. As usual it many people showed up, but there was lots of food to go around. We had a wonderful turkey and ham dinner. After dinner was over, people lined up to have their picture taken with Santa. We would like to thank everyone who made this event possible. Our Elders have been doing raffles to fund-raise to go to the next Elders gathering in Kamloops. They had a Turkey Hamper raffle. The winner of the Turkey Hamper was: Terry

McCall. Thank you to all who bought raffle tickets in support of this cause. The youth had fund-raised also for a screen dance. The youth thought it would be a good way to end the year with a screen dance. It was an awesome turn-out. Approximately 90 youth showed up for this event. Way to go, to everyone who had made this event possible. And our last event of the year was our New Years Eve dance. Thank you to all those businesses and people that donated prizes for this event. This dance went very well. We wish you all the best for 2004. Here are some dates to remember: Tuesday January 20th: Elders Luncheon, 12 Noon @ the PAFC If you need a ride, call Cheryl Brennan at the Friendship Center, 723-8281 Friday January 23rd: Youth Dance, 9PM-12AM, $4 per person Contact Mike Rumney or Denise Johnson for more info. 723-8281

Told by Tom Sa:ya:ch’apis, William, Dick La:maho:s, Captain Bill and Tyee Bob Prepared by Edward Sapir, Morris Swadesh, Alexander Thomas, John Thomas, and Frank Williams Edited by Eugene Arima, Terry Klokeid and Katherine Robinson These “Tales of Extraordinary Experience” detail encounters with spirit-beings and other supernatural occurrences, as related by the Nuuchah-nulth of Vancouver Island’s west coast. For more information, The tales were recorded primarily in please contact: the area of Port Alberni between 1910 Tseshaht Treaty Office and 1923 by the famous linguist Edward Sapir-and by his chief 5000 Mission Road interpreter, Alexander Thomas. Port Alberni, B.C., V9Y 7M1 They comprise Part 10 of a much Ph: 724-4229, Fax: 724-4245 greater twelve-part collection of Toll Free: 1-866-724-4229 Native accounts known as the “Sapir- Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Thomas Nootka Texts.”

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ATTENTION Hesquiaht Band Members Recently, the Hesquiaht Council approved the implementation of an Education Policies and Procedures manual. This manual includes within it, how members qualify for funding, application processes, and funding rates. The areas of education covered are as follows: school supplies, incentive, private school funding, OST/TVT funding, post secondary application process, ABE, donations and education programs. This manual was developed in order to help regulate the disbursement of education funds and ensure that the process is fair and equitable. I would like to get feedback from membership on this manual and have developed a questionnaire, which can be mailed, e-mailed or done over the phone. If you are interested in providing feedback on the manual or would like more information about the changes, please feel free to contact me @ 723-8403 or lsbarbosa30@hotmail.com. Your input is appreciated. Please note: do not forward your post-secondary application to the Hesquiaht Band office. Please send it to the NTC Post Secondary Education department. Lynnette Barbosa (Hesquiaht Councillor responsible for Education)

Page 16 - Ha-Shilth-Sa - January 15, 2004 Nuu-chah-nulth Registry & Treaty Information ... Registering events are very important! · Birth Registrations: It is important to get baby registered as soon as possible. You must complete the parental consent for Registration/Statement of Band Affiliation form and provide the LARGE form birth certificate, these consent forms can be obtained through your Band Office or at the NTC Office. Registration takes 6 - 8 weeks. · Transfers: Are you wishing to transfer to another Band? Write to the Band you want to transfer into. Once accepted you will need to complete a consent to transfer form, also, notify the Band you are currently in and let them know your intentions. · Marriages, divorces, name change, deaths: Please provide appropriate certificates to up date the Indian Registry Lists. A consent form needs to be completed for any name changes. · Are you turning 18 soon? If you would like your own registration number then you have to submit a letter of request. Process also takes 6 - 8 weeks (no longer automatic). · All documents are to be submitted to Rosie Little - Indian Registry Administrator at the NTC Office, with the exception of Ditidaht, Hesquiaht, Huu-ay-aht and Tla-o-quiaht. Contact these First Nations directly. To have a status card issued through NTC from these four First Nations please have your Indian Registry Administrator fax approval and your information prior to coming into the office if possible. · Does your First Nation have their membership code in place? If so, and you would like the above events recorded for "BAND MEMBERSHIP" then it is EQUALLY AS IMPORTANT that you contact them as well. · Your First Nation needs your current address and phone number so they can contact you regarding Treaty developments, letters and bulletins. · First Nation phone numbers and addresses are listed below for your convenience.

Ahousaht (250) 670-9563 - Fax: (250) 670-9696 General Delivery Ahousaht, B.C. V0R 1A0 Ditidaht First Nation 1-888-745-3366 - Fax: (250) 745-3332 PO Box 340 Port Alberni, B.C. V9Y 7M8 Ehattesaht 1-888-761-4155 - Fax: (250) 761-4156 PO Box 59 Zeballos, B.C. V0P 2A0 Hesquiaht First Nation 1-877-232-1100 - Fax: (250) 670-1102 PO Box 2000 Tofino, B.C. V0R 2Z0 Hupacasath First Nation (250) 724-4041 - Fax: (250) 724-1232 PO Box 211 Port Alberni, B.C. V9Y 7M7 Huu-ay-aht First Nation 1-888-644-4555 - Fax: (250) 728-1222 PO Box 70 Bamfield, B.C. V0R 1B0 Ka:’yu:’k’t’h’/Che:k’tles7et’h’ (250) 332-5259 - Fax: (250) 332-5210 General Delivery Kyuquot, B.C. V0P 1J0 Mowachaht / Muchalaht (250) 283-2015 - Fax: (250) 283-2335 PO Box 459 Gold River, B.C. V0P 1G0 Nuchatlaht First Nation (250) 332-5908 - Fax: (250) 332-5907 PO Box 40 Zeballos, B.C. V0P 2A0 Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations (250) 725-3233 - Fax: (250) 725-4233 PO Box 18 Tofino, BC. V0R 2Z0 Toquaht Nation (250) 726-4230 - Fax: (250) 726-4403 PO Box 759 Ucluelet, B.C. V0R 3A0 Tseshaht First Nation Toll Free: 1-888-724-1225 - Fax: (250) 724-4385 PO Box 1218 Port Alberni, B.C. V9Y 7M1 Uchucklesaht Tribe (250) 724-1832 - Fax: (250) 724-1806 PO Box 1118 Port Alberni, B.C. V9Y 7M7 Ucluelet First Nation (250) 726-7342 Fax: (250) 726-7552 PO Box 699 Ucluelet, B.C. V0R 3A0

Tla-o-qui-aht Tribe Members If you are not receiving “Inside Tla-o-qui-aht” newsletter please call your address in ASAP. This mailing list is also used for important tribal mailouts you may not want to miss. Forward your address to: Carla Moss c/o Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations, Box 18, Tofino, B.C., V0R 2Z0 Phone: 250-725-2765, email: cmoss@island.net Fax: 250-725-4233 attn: Carla Moss

Two brothers from the Mowachaht/Muchalaht Nation are looking for a permanent family. Curtis is fifteen, and likes riding his bike, kayaking, listening to music and reading. He is friendly and outgoing and has a good sense of humour. Chad is eight years old and is a delightful boy who enjoys skiing, skateboarding, bicycling and swimming. If you are interested in knowing more about these boys please contact Darlene Thoen at 250-724-3232 or Kathryn Grant at 250 741-5713. (false names have been used) ATTENTION UCHUCKLESAHT DESCENDANTS Will all of those people, who are descendants of the Uchucklesaht First Nation, PLEASE contact Tina Robinson at the Uchucklesaht Office. As a part of our pretreaty process, we are contacting people who have a direct bloodline and seeking their interest in transferring into the Uchucklesaht Tribe for the purpose of gaining treaty rights. Phone – 250.724.1832 - Toll Free – 1.888.724.1832 We need names, addresses & phone numbers of all Uchucklesaht descendants.The Tribe has now initialled an Agreement in Principle with BC Canada. Now we need to hear from you! Please contact the office at: Phone: (250) 724-1832 Fax: (250) 724-8106 Address: PO Box 1118, Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 7L9

Tseshaht First Nation Cultural Resource Centre Open to anyone interested in learning more about Tseshaht history. Located at 5000 Mission Rd. – Chi-chu-aht House/ Tseshaht Treaty office. We have a toll free number available for Tseshaht members (which also houses our membership and Natural Resources Office. If you want your addresses included for treaty updates and Tribal bulletins call us (email: cap@tseshaht.com) with your address. 1-866-724-4225. Hours of operation: Monday – Friday 8:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Except holidays) For more information contact us at (250) 724-4229 or toll free at 1-866-724-4229.

Hello Ucluelet First Nation Members! HAVE YOU MOVED? We need your phone number, address & email addresses. We are currently updating our member’s list for: - Distribution of Food Fish. - Tribe Newsletters and - Treaty Updates ********************************************** Does anyone recognize or know the whereabouts of the following members? Gordon Bryson, Roberta Charlie, Richard Feveile, Jeffrey Fromme, Alexandria George, Jami Manson, Alice Peters, Norman Rivera, Ryan Rush, Sabrina Suprenant, Michelle Touchie, Kimberly Redmon, Jackie Hartman & Son, Adrian, Teresa Grieve & Joshua Schellenberger. Please call if you have information. YOUR HELP IS APPRECIATED! CONTACT: Vi Mundy at (250) 726-2414 or email: vmundy@island.net OR Leah Bill at email: leahbill@telus.net

Important Notice to all Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations members, Band Managers, CHR’s, Health Clerks and Band Membership Clerks:

MEDICAL COVERAGE NOT AUTOMATIC Reference: Recently, many bills were received at the NTC (Non-Insured Health Benefits Section) (NIHB) from parents requesting payment under this plan. If a child is not registered with Indian Affairs and the province there is no medical coverage. Therefore, FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR PAYMENT OF MEDICAL VISITS, X-RAYS, ETC. WILL FALL ON THE PARENTS! Indian Affairs cannot and WILL NOT PAY any bills without full coverage. Remember, unless a child is REGISTERED with both Indian Affairs (Status Card) and the provincial medical plan (MSP Card) two very important medical factors apply: a. The child is covered under the parent medically, for only three months; and b. Once the child reaches 1 year of age then they are no longer covered under the NIHB program for: equipment; supplies; drugs; dental; and optical. Normally, a child reaching 19 years of age requires (her or his) own medical care card. A child can maintain medical coverage up to age 25 when in full-time attendance at a post secondary institution, that is approved by the provincial medical commission. It takes 6 – 8 weeks to obtain these coverage cards! Start the process immediately! Do not assume it is done! Follow up with this until you have both cards! Questions to be directed to the Band Membership Clerks, or the NTC Registry Office 724-5757. Robert Cluett, CD - NTC NIHB Program Supervisor

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Nuu-chah-nulth Healing Project Nuu-chah-nulth Healing Project

Contact List Main Office (Southern Region) 5120 Argyle Street, PO Box 1383 Port Alberni, B.C. V9Y 7M2 Ph: (250) 724-3233 Fax: (250) 723-6010 Tofino Office (Central Region) 151 First Street, PO Box 279 Tofino B.C. VOR 2ZO Ph: (250) 725-3367 Toll-free: 1-866-901-3367 Fax: (250) 725-2158 Gold River Office (Northern Region) 100 Ouwatin Road, PO Box 428 Gold River, B.C. V0P 1G0 Ph: (250) 283-2012 Fax: (250) 283-2122

Nanaimo Urban Office: 204-96 Cavan St. Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2V1 Ph: (250) 753-8567 Fax: (250) 753-8933 Victoria Urban Office: 853 Fisgard St. Victoria, B.C. V8W 1S1 Ph: (250) 380-9896 *New* Ph: (250) 413-7303 (Cell) Fax: (250) 388-5120 Vancouver Urban Office: 455 East Hastings Street Vancouver, B.C. V6A 1P5 Ph: (604) 254-9972 Fax: (604) 254-7919


Call out for Victoria and Duncan Residents If you wish to be contacted about NCN Healing Projects events please come by our office or call in and leave your number so I can keep you posted about events.This is going to be the best exciting year call now and leave me your phone number.Victoria NCN Healing Project Office Call Between 9:00—4:00 REGISTER AT NCNHP URBAN OFFICE VICTORIA, 853 Fisgard St FOR MORE INFO AND TO REGISTER Michael J. McCarthy, 250-413-7303 TEACH MIS UKQIN ALL THAT NASS HAS PROVIDED US TO LEAD A FULFILLING LIFE




Vancouver Support Group Meeting

1st & 4th Thursday of each month

Vancouver Office: #106 - 23 W. Pender

Women’s Support Group Meeting

2nd Thursday of each month. 6 - 9 pm

Vancouver Office: #106 - 23 W. Pender

Potluck Dinner

3rd Thursday of each 6 - 9 pm

Vancouver Office: # 106 - 23 W. Pender

Kuu-us Crisis Line expands The KUU-US Crisis Line Society would like to announce the expansion of their Outreach services to the West Coast communities of Tofino and Ucluelet. Trained staff are now in place in these communities, and can be accessed afterhours, Monday through Thursday, from 6:00PM-2:00AM, and from 6:00PM Friday evening right through the weekend until 6:00AM, Monday morning. Our goal is to extend this to a 24 hour service in the future, but our hope is now, that these times will stretch over the hours when other services are not available. Resources are limited on the West Coast, so we hope that our new role in Tofino and Ucluelet will be a welcomed addition to the communities. What is Outreach Service? Outreach service is where individuals or agencies find themselves in need of extra support services. An Outreach team will be dispatched to attend and assist accordingly to each specific situation. With this type of one to one support, we a greater able to meet the needs of those in crisis. With a call placed to the 24 hour crisis line, trained crisis phone operators assess each call as they come in. If there is a need for Outreach, appropriate steps will

be taken, though the majority of crisis calls can be supported through our 24 hour phone line service. Toll-free, call 1-800-588-8717, to contact crisis line. If long distance is difficult to access from any community, please call the operator for assistance by calling “0”. Ask to be patched through, or request that it be a collect call. This service is available to everyone, so whatever it takes to get your call through, please try. Outreach has been available in the community of Port Alberni now for the past two years. This has been well received and is utilized regularly. We are fortunate enough to have our Outreach teams available on a 24 hour basis. Port Alberni residents can reach the Crisis Line by calling the Adult Line at 7234050, or the Teen Line at 723-2040. The Crisis Line is here to help you, whether your needs are personal Outreach support or support of a Crisis Line phone operator. Our service is always professional and confidential. If you would like more information on Crisis Line and Outreach Services, or find out about what else the Crisis Line Society has to offer, please call our Port Alberni business office at 723-2323 between the hours of 9:00-4:30PM.

S.O.S. Support Group (Survivors of Suicide) Meets every second Wednesday starting January 14, 2004, Time: 7 – 9 p.m. Location: 4917 Argyle St., Port Alberni. (KUU-US Crisis Line Business Office) Facilitator: Lori Gassner

Have you experienced a loss due to suicide? Would you like to meet others that understand? Anyone affected by suicide either personally or otherwise is invited to attend this informal support group … session topics will vary. ~ Everyone welcome ~ Refreshments served ~ Any questions or info call (250) 723-2323


CAMPBELL RIVER: Campbell River Support Group

2nd & last Tuesday of each month - 6 - 9 pm

St. Peters Anglican Church - 228 S. Dogwood

Last Thursday of each month - 6 - 9 pm

Nanaimo Office: #204 - 96 Cavan St.

Last Monday of each month - 6 - 9 pm Every 2nd Monday of each month

Victoria Office: 853 Fisgard St. Victoria Office 853 Fisgard St.

VICTORIA: Support Group Meeting Potluck Dinner DUNCAN: Potluck Gathering

Nursing Program Provides Additional Services – The Prevention & Education of Sexually Transmitted Diseases including HIV/AIDS Chris Curley will be providing some additional nursing services for all fourteen of the Nuu-chah-nulth communities in the area of education and prevention of sexually transmitting diseases. Chris can be reached at (250) 725-1232 every Wednesday from 8 am until 7 pm. Please feel free to call with any concerns, questions, information etc. Jeannette Pattison – Ahousaht Ph: 250-670-9608Healthy Baby Clinic – Every Tuesday (newborn – 5years) Prenatal visits – 2nd & 4th Wednesdays School Visits 1st &3rd Thursday

Southern Region Nursing Updates/Schedules

NANAIMO: Cultural Family Support Group

Central Region Nursing Updates/Schedules

Last Thursday of each month - 6 - 8 pm

Travel Lodge Silver Bridge Inn - 140 Trans Canada Highway

To all Tseshaht membership: Please remember when you register your child(ren) with NTC you must still register your child(ren) to the Band. I do not have names that NTC has so if you're one of these members please contact me for Band membership papers as we administer our own membership and only those people on our list is Tseshaht. I do not issue status cards this is done only with Rosie Little or Mel Braker. Feel free to contact me at lisagallic@shaw.ca or call me at 1-866-7244229.

* Penny Cowan Community Nurse RN ~ Port Alberni Bread of Life Monday and Wednesday mornings Blood pressure and blood sugar screenings. Referrals, health counselling, immunizations. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday available for home visits to elders in town and those with chronic illness.

Nuu-chah-nulth Nursing Program Contact List Northern Region Moira Havelka Joan Shanks Barb Bradley/ Susan Donnecke Central Region Mary McKeogh Chris Curley Jeannette Pattison Mary Rimmington Southern Region Liz Thomsen Jody Vos Penny Cowan Annette Muller All Regions Lynne West Ina Seitcher Jeannette Watts Lisa Sam

Phone 283-2462 mwf 283-2012 t/th 761-4274


E-mail moira@nuuchahnulth.org

283-2122 761-4027

No E-mail




726-2993 725-1232 or 726-5240 670-9608 725-2951



726-2994 670-9608 725-2952

ntc025@island.net jpattison@nuuchahnulth.org mary.rimmington@cvihr.bc.ca

723-2385 723-2385 723-2385 723-2385

723-5396 723-5396 723-5396 723-5396

ethomsen@nuuchahnulth.org jody@nuuchahnulth.org penny@nuuchahnulth.org ntc011@island.net

283-2639 723-2135 ext1109 724-5757 724-5757

283-2608 724-8505 723-0463 723-0463

ntc006@island.net ina.seitcher@cvihr.bc.ca jnetwatt@nuuchahnulth.org lisasam@nuuchahnulth.org

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Career Opportunities - q#i-cah=-ta-mis HELP WANTED Ucluelet First Nation Youth Worker

Age: 21 Height: 5’4” Weight: 115 lbs.

Coordinate / implement recreational, educational, cultural program for children / youth ages 6 – 18 years. Qualifications: • Minimum grade 12 completion • CYC Certification preferred. • Minimum 2 years experience working with children / youth ages 6 – 18 years. • Unrestricted class 4 drivers license (must submit driver’s abstract with resume.) Fax resume along with cover letter and driver’s abstract to: Personnel Committee (250) 726-7396 Or mail to: P.O. Box 699, Ucluelet, B.C. V0R 3A0 Closing date: January 30, 2004

Long dark hair, brown eyes. She was wearing a black skirt, black top. high black boots. A silver hooped necklace. Tattoo of a band of flowers with a heart in the middle on her right arm. Last seen in the Jingle Pot area June 30, 2002.

Central Region Chiefs, Economic Working Group

Administrator Economic Working Group (EWG) is seeking a skilled Administrator to manage and maintain the loan portfolio for specialized funds and other sources of funding. Based out of Ucluelet, the EWG Administrator would ensure effective client services. Responsibilities will include: ¨ Receive and process all incoming applications; ¨ Set up and maintain all client files; ¨ Update client records through data input; ¨ Handle client concerns and complaints; ¨ Attend court when necessary. Qualifications: ¨ 2-year diploma in business administration or an equivalent combination of education and experience related process management; ¨ Skilled in using Office 2000 (particularly MS Access) ¨ Be bondable; ¨ Provide acceptable references and criminal record check. For further information, contact Jackie Godfrey at: (250) 726-2446 Send applications by January 30, 2004 to: Central Region Chiefs Administration, PO Box 790, Ucluelet, BC V0R 3A0 Fax: (250) 726-2488, Email: jgcrexd@island.net

Attention Ucluelet First Nation Members There is an opening for Social Development Worker. For job description call us Toll Free 1-877-726-7342. Deadline January 31, 2004.

Community Events and Celebrations MEMORIAL POTLATCH FOR LATE AGNES DICK January 31, 2004, Maht Mahs Gym, Doors open 11:00 am Doors will close at Noon for Business. Please be prompt. Thank you, Allan Dick and Family. HAWITHLWINIS (Robert Martin) has announced a THLAAK-TUUTHLA for his father, ROBERT MARTIN SR-mit. The ceremony will be held on: March 20th, 2004 at Wickanninish Elementary School, Tofino, BC, Starting at 10:00 a.m. Hawithlwinis is extending an open invitation to relatives and friends. His brothers and Uncle Levi will be making special trips throughout the Nuuchahnulth communities to extend formal invitations.

TO ALL THE AHOUSAHT YOUTH The youth of Ahousat are planning to have a Wellness Youth Conference on May 13-16, 2004. We welcome all the youth. We will be sending more information, for more info please contact, Rebecca Atleo, Connie Manuel, or Nancy Titian at Maaqtusiis School 250-670-9589, or 250-670-2560.

Adam Fred Memorial Potlatch

As our son/brother focused allot of his personal life to his culture, we feel that it is important to say good-bye to his presence here on earth, but to also celebrate the joining of him with ancestors. Knowing our son/brother would want us to feed our people and thank all those who came and shared stories, hugs, tears during the time of our loss, we feel that it is important to set this special day as early as possible. We therefore have decided to hold a feast for our family, friends and ask that each of you join us to remember our young man for who we all knew him. On January 29, 2005 at the Maht Mahs Gym, beginning at 12:00 p.m. We will close the doors to hold our opening ceremonies; we will then serve lunch at 1:00 p.m. If you wish to help us or have any questions regarding this, we ask that you contact Gina Pearson (mom) at 723-4727, or Darleen Watts (grandma) 724-4873, or Josie Watts (auntie) 724-4987.

Correction - In the December 18th Ha-shilth-sa story “Campbell River Treaty update meetings attracts 100”, Allison Vincent was identified as being from Kyuquot when actually she comes from Nuchatlaht. Allison replaces Dennis John and Francis Gillette as the Urban Treaty Representative for Campbell River. My apologies for any inconvenience Brian Tate Northern Region Reporter.

The TLA-O-QUI-AHT Band is offering a CASH REWARD OF $11,500 for information leading to the location of LISA MARIE YOUNG If anyone has seen Lisa or has information as to her possible whereabouts please call RCMP in Nanaimo (250) 754-2345 or any RCMP Detachment.


The store at Esowista Smokes, pop and goodies, and much more that new! Best prices on the coast. We welcome all old and new customers!

CLASSIFIED CONTINUED Employment Wanted / Services Offered

Elegant Advantage Decorating and Catering Services Tracey Robinson @ home:723-8571, Margaret Robinson @ home:723-0789. We do all occasions: Weddings, Showers, Graduations, Banquets, Brunches, Dinners, * Super Host & Food Safe Certified* available for PROFESSIONAL Workshops/ Conferences. Healing Circles/Retreats/ Canoe Journeys. Contract or full-time position. Holistic massage & aromatherapy with essential oils by Raven Touch. Please contact Eileen Touchie @250-726-7369 or 7265505. - 5 Techniques combined into one full health experience. - Balance lymphatic system/relieve tired and tense muscles. - Pressure point care for overall health. - Facial cleansing and facial massage. - Elders age/baby age – focus on the age group to address their individual needs. FOR RENT: Equipment for power point and DVD presentations. Projector and Screen. By the hour or day. Deposit required. Telephone: 250-724-5290

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Arts FOR SALE: Native designed jewellery; silver, copper, gold engraving, stone setting. Contact Gordon Dick by phone 723-9401. FOR SALE: Carvings for sale. If you are interested in native carvings such as: coffee table tops, clocks, plaques, 6" totems, canoes, leave message for Charlie Mickey at 724-8609 or c/o Box 40, Zeballos, B.C. V0P 2A0 FOR SALE: Genuine Authentic basket weaving grass. Linda Edgar, phone 250741-1622. BASKET WEAVING FOR SALE: Grad Hat Regalia, Baskets, Weaving material, specializing in Maquinna Hat Earrings. Available to teach at conferences and workshops. Call Julie Joseph (250) 729-9819. FOR SALE: carved whale teeth, whale bones and bear teeth. WANTED: whale teeth, whalebones, mastodon ivory and Russian blue cobalt trade beads. Lv. msg. For Steve & Elsie John at 604-833-3645 or c/o #141-720 6th St, New Westminster BC V3L3C5. FOR SALE: Native painting. Call Bruce Nookemus (250) 728-2397 Whopultheeatuk Sandra Howard, Mowachaht Cedar Weaver. Hats, Caps, Pouches, Baskets, Mats, and Roses for Sale. Price Negotiable. Barter or Trade. Ph: 250283-7628. e-mail:oomek@hotmail.com.

James Swan - Wih=ayaqa%ci*k Traditional Artist Original paintings, carvings (small totems and plaques). Wa>s^i>nis‘ prints and a few t-shirts available. Ph: (250) 670-2438, Cel: (250) 735-0790 Or e-mail wihayaqacik@yahoo.com

Jacko Graphics: First Nations Graphics. Specializing in Native Vinyl Decals. (Custom Made/All Sizes). All types of Native Graphics. Call Now! Celeste Jacko. www.decalmakers.homestead.com or Email: ladybrave05@hotmail.com WESTCOAST TRANSITION HOUSE EMERGENCY SHELTER: For Abused Women and their Children on call 24 hours toll free 1-877-726-2020. PORT ALBERNI TRANSITION HOUSE: Call 724-2223 or call the nearest local shelter or crisis center. HELP LINE FOR CHILDREN: 310-1234.


Employment Wanted/ Services Offered

"WE'LL DO YOUR DIRTY WORK" Automobile cleaning and renewal. CARS - TRUCKS - RV'S - BOATS. 7429 Pacific Rim Highway. Phone 720-2211.

COU-U$ CA$H - Need Cash between paydays. We loan $100, $200, up to $500 dollars. 100% owned and operated by First Nations. Phone (250) 390-9225. Or (250) 741-6070 cel. 401 Harvey Road, Nanoose Bay, B.C. T.S.G. TRUCKING SERVICE: Moving And Hauling, Reasonable Rates. Tom Gus, 5231 Hector Road, Port Alberni, B.C. Phone: (250) 724-3975.

FOR SALE: 1 1999 Safari Van - 7 passenger, excellent condition - $12,000 (OBO). Contact (250) 726-7144 or fax (250) 726-2488. FOR SALE: MotoMaster Cartop Carrier. Good Condition. Offers, call 723-3880 Will do professional bodywork and painting. Over 10 years experience. Marcel Dorward (250) 720-0155 FOR SALE: 1989 Ford Econoline 17 passenger bus. Auto, runs great. $5500 obo 723-2308 FOR SALE - 1997 Ford F350, 1 ton, crew cab with duallies and a/c. 55,000 km. $13,900. 735-0833 FOR SALE: 1990 Ford 2 wd 1 ton crew cab on propane. $2500. 735-0833

Marine BOAT FOR SALE: 1992 - 25 foot Raider. Aluminum cabin, open fore and aft deck, adjustable outboat bracket, tandem galvanized trailer. $19,900 without engine, $29,900 with 2001 - 225 Merc Optimax. Call Roger Franceur 723-4005 BOATFOR SALE: MV Ropo – no license. 40’ fiberglass. Ex-freezer troller. Fully equipped. Freezer system only 2 years old. Harold Little (250) 670-2477. FOR SALE - 40’ Ex-troller and Spring nets made to order. Call Robert Johnson Sr. (250) 724-4799. FOR SALE: Area "G" AI Troll License 37.5 ft. Contact Louie Frank Sr. at 250670-9573 or leave a message at the Ahousaht Administration Office at 250670-9563. FOR SALE: 25' Mark 7 Zodiac. Call Leo Manson at (250) 725-2662 for more information. FOR SALE: 38 1/2 ft “C” license for $10,000. Donald Mundy (250) 7205841. FOR SALE: New & Used Barclay Sound Sockeye Nets. (250) 923-9864. WANTED: 18' - 19' Fiberglass Deep V Fishing Boat, Soft Top, (Double Eagle, Hourston, etc). Call Dale or Barb @ 250 - 283 - 7149. CANOE BUILDING: Will build canoe, or teach how to build canoe. Call Harry Lucas 724-1494. FOR SALE: 25’ Bayliner powered by 350 Chev with Volvo leg. Excellent condition. $11,000. 735-0833. FOR SALE: 471 Motor, low hours, excellent running condition. Can be seen running. 724-1105. FOR SALE: 30’ Farl Hull Gillnetter with 2 nets (1 sockeye & 1 dog salmon). 7241105. MISSING – 30 HP Yamaha. Any information please contact Boyd or Josh Fred at 723-5114 or 724-6491. Reward! FOR SALE: SMOKED FISH, vacuum packed (by the sides), bags of Upsqwee. Call 250-724-6341.

+`um>k`a Advisory for Histories, Governance, and Constitutions (forming governments). contact Harry Lucas, at 724-1494. FREE LANGUAGE CLASSES: at Hupacasath Hall. Language Instructor Tat Tatoosh. Monday and Wednesday Nights. 7 pm to 9 pm. (Bring your own pen & paper). Parenting Skills for Parents & Tots. Fridays from 3 – 4 pm. EVERYONE IS WELCOME. cuu kleco. Edward Tatoosh, Certified Linguist. SHARE YOUR TSAWAAYUUS: TALENTS WITH YOUR ELDERS: Volunteers required for the following: 9Give demonstrations 9and/or teach basket weaving, carving, painting, etc. 9We also need cultural entertainment. Contact Darlene Erickson at 724-5655. WANTED: Nuu-chah-nulth women that would like to join my exciting team of Mary Kay Independent Sales, not pyramid. For more information please phone me, Rosalee Brown @ (250) 3859906. FIRST AID TRAINING: Canadian Red Cross Certified First Aid Instructors Lavern and Alex Frank are available to teach First Aid to your group, office, or community. Classes can have up to 24 students. Phone (250) 725-3367 or (250) 726-2604 for more information. NATIVE NUU-CHAH-NULTH LANGUAGE: Transcribing in phonetics - for meetings, research projects, personal use. Hourly rates. Phone Harry Lucas at 724-5809. SWEEPY’S CLEANING SERVICES: Samantha Gus: Need some Cleaning done? Don’t have enough time? Good rates. Call 723-7645 or leave a message @ 724-2763. Windows, dishes, vacuuming, laundry, walls, shelves, etc. Custodial/ Janitorial certified. Commercial house keeping/ home making certified & Food safe. THE CIRCLE GROWING COMMUNICATIONS GROUP: Video / music / CD-Rom or DVD production, website design or enhancement, book publishing, public relations, marketing, and training. Top quality professional productions at very reasonable rates. Contact Randy Fred, 530 Cadogan Street, Nanaimo BC V9S 1T4; Tel. 250-7410153; e-mail: randyfred@shaw.ca. Chuu! TOQUART BAY CONVENIENCE STORE: Open Year round! Located on Macoah Reserve. Status cigs available. (250) 726-8306. Shirley Mack Proprietor. New NITINAHT LAKE MOTEL: Manager is Lucy Edgar. I can be reached at Office # - 250-745-3844, Home # 250-7456610, Fax # 250-745-3295. PO Box 160, Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 7M8. FOR HIRE:Pickup truck and driver. Need something transported or towed? Transport/move furniture, fridge, stoves, outboard motors, your boat, canoe or travel trailer towed or moved. By the km & by the hour. Call 250-724-5290

HOUSE FOR SALE: 3 Bedroom with basement. Recently renovated. Serious enquires only. Reasonable offers considered - cash only. Call Allan @ 724-3215 (Home) or 724-4041 (Work). Tseshaht members only. HOUSE FOR SALE to TFN member on Esowista Reserve. Newly added 1 bdrm suite. Views of ocean & forest. Info: (250) 725-3482. PRICED TO SELL. 14 ft. X 70 ft. Princeton 1993 Mobile Home. 2 Bedroom, plus 12 ft. X 18 ft. addition, Located at Sproat Lake Mobile Home Park. Can be moved, relocated. By appointment only. NO AGENTS! Phone: 724-5290. WANTED: Medical Equipment such as wheelchairs etc. Can be dropped off at the Tseshaht Band Office. 5000 Mission Road, Port Alberni. Contact Gail K. Gus at 724-1225. FOR SALE: Beautiful Native Design Dress. New condition. Size 5-7. 7243049. FOR SALE: Custom built food cart with grill, deep fryer, sink, water pump, and lots of storage. 1 owner. $6500, obo. 7244383. FOR RENT: A non-profit organization has rooms to rent, by the day, week or month. Very reasonable rates for Room & Board. Also, there is a Boardroom available for rent. For more information phone 723-6511. BOARDROOMS FOR RENT: At the Tseshaht Administrative Buildings, Port Alberni. For more information call the Tseshaht First Nations Office at (250) 724-1225. WANTED: Serger Sewing Machine to buy. Please call 724-4987 FOR RENT: 3 bdrm Bsmt Suite, heat, hotwater, hydro, blinds, w/d hookup, f/s, phone incl., Port Alberni old hospital area. $750/month. Available Sept. 1st. Phone 723-0308. MISSING: White, toddler size Canucks jersey with “C. Little, #99” on back. Jersey of sentimental value taken from a Port Alberni home. Call 724-6434 or 724-2935 with information. FOR RENT: Shared office space for rent on Songhees Reserve, Victoria. Call Tom at (250)885-9070 WOOD FOR SALE: $80 per cord. Leave a message @ 723-1129. Furnished room for rent in large house close to Alberni Fitness. Pet negotiable. $350 includes utilities. Call 724-3420 TREK 800 Unisex Mountain Bike, brand new condition (used 3 times). Blue and Silver, kickstand and back wheel-rack included. $350.00. Call 724-3420 Room & Board (0pportunity): Looking for Adult tenants for August 1 and September 1, (3 available), Non-smoking & non-drinking Home. Located in Port Alberni (south), close to bus stop. Clean private room. Tenants must be clean & responsible. $350/month - Hydro, cable and Internet access included. (References Required). Call 250-7235503 for info. Drafting Table for sale: 59” wide. $200.00 o.b.o.. Call Ha-Shilth-Sa @ 724-5757 For sale: 4 1/2’ x 9’ pool table, 2 years old, $2000. 728-3537

Classified ads are placed free for all Nuu-chah-nulth-aht



January 15, 2004


NEDC Board of Director Profile:

Gale Johnsen The first impression you get when meeting Gale Johnsen is one of warmth and good humour. It is only after many conversations that you begin to understand the depth, quick wit and kindness of the individual. Gale is a multi talented artist turned businesswoman, who is as much at home in the boardroom as she is in her gallery or kitchen. Gale Johnsen (nee Mack) is the middle daughter of Chief Bert and Lillian Mack of the Toquaht First Nation, and has been an artist all her life and one who never saw herself becoming a businessperson. “It just sort of happened,” said Gale. But she was ready for it.

Currently Gale owns and operates Macoah Framing and manages Du Quah Gallery, one of the oldest Nuu-chah-nulth owned tourism businesses. “It’s my life,” she said. “I don’t know what I’d do without it.” Gale is a member of the Toquaht First Nation and lives at Macoah with her husband of 35 years, Gary, her three cats and one dog. Gale’s three children Kelly, Kirsten and David have moved away from home but visit regularly. “We’re a very close family,” said Gale. “We love to spend time together.” After completing grade 12 Gale trained

as a dress designer. “In school I always loved art and this was my way to express it.” However her career was cut short by marriage and children, as Gale strongly believes in mothers staying home with their kids. This is not to say she didn’t work because while the kids were in school, as she ran a part-time, homebased sewing and alteration business and continued her learning and training. “One bonus of being a stay-at-home mom is that you have the time to take courses offered by the local community centre, college, school, artist’s group, etc.”. Gale did just that beginning a life long tradition of learning. Some of the courses she has taken include: stained glass, mosaic, sculpture, watercolour, flower arranging - anything creative or artistic – and more recently she has taken cooking classes and French language lessons. Currently Gale owns and operates Macoah Framing and manages Du Quah Gallery, one of the oldest Nuu-chahnulth owned tourism businesses. She started working at the gallery to give her mother Lillian some time off and didn’t really like it to begin with. But that was more than 10 years ago and today she loves it. “It’s my life,” she said. “I don’t know what I’d do without it.” Her framing company, Macoah Framing, grew out of her business observations and opportunity

Gale Johnsen of Du-Quah Gallery

identification. “Working at the gallery we sent all our pictures out to be framed, which was hugely expensive,” she said. So she decided to take a framing course and keep the business in-house. Her vision for the company is a stand-alone business separate from the gallery. “Each year the business has seen steady growth and in 2004 we will be the only frame shop on the West Coast,” said Gale. “So I think it’s coming.” Her biggest challenge with both the frame shop and the gallery is the number of hours required. “When you own your own business it just never

DuQuah Gallery, 1971 Penninsula Street, Ucluelet Phone: (250) 726-7223 lets up,” she laughed. “I keep thinking maybe this year, or if I change this or that but it doesn’t happen.” And, like most business owners, Gale is concerned about maintaining the quality of her product and integrity of the business, both essential ingredients of high-end tourism and retail operations. Gale says her passions have come later in life; one of these is her love of her traditional Toquaht language and culture. She and her younger sister, Anne Morgan founded the Toquaht Heritage Society, currently focussed mainly on language and she is a member of the Central Region language group, Hu?aciiyuk’ ap Ciqy’ak.

“One bonus of being a stay-athome mom is that you have the time to take courses offered by the local community centre, college, school, artist’s group, etc.”. Gale did just that beginning a life long tradition of learning. Some of the courses she has taken include: stained glass, mosaic, sculpture, watercolour, flower arranging - anything creative or artistic – and more recently she has taken cooking classes and French language lessons. Gale has also become active in business organizations. She has sat as the Toquaht representative on the NEDC Board of Directors since 1997. “The reasons I sit on the Board are personal and professional: first I really am interested in the growth and development of the Nuu-chah-nulth business community, second I have years of experience in a variety of businesses that I would like to share both with other

Board members and my community, and third I like to stay current in funding and training information both for myself and to share with our membership.”

Gale has also become active in business organizations. She has sat as the Toquaht representative on the NEDC Board of Directors since 1997. “I am very proud of being on the NEDC Board of Directors,” said Gale. “And the fact that we have a Nuuchah-nulth Aboriginal Financial Institution of the calibre of NEDC only makes this more so. Our Board is efficient and operates very effectively, we interact well together and I think learn and grow from each other. Economic development to me means opportunity and I think this is what NEDC offers the Nuu-chah-nulth.” She is currently the vice-chair on Mamook Board of Directors, has been a member of the Ucluelet Chamber of Commerce and is just beginning to get involved with tourism groups and associations. For rest, relaxation and rejuvenation Gale and husband Gary like to travel and it doesn’t have to be far. Though Gale has traveled to England, loves the South of France and thoroughly enjoyed both her Caribbean and Panama cruises, one of her favourite places is Victoria, “I’d buy a house there if I could,” she said. Her future goals? Well, continuing her entrepreneurial bent, Gale would like to own a bed and breakfast type Inn in the Ucluelet area. She sees huge potential for tourism development and growth and will definitely be playing an active role.

Nuu-chah-nulth Economic Development Corporation 7563 Pacific Rim Highway, (next door to Tseshaht Market) Office Hours: MON - FRI: 8 am to 12 pm, 1 pm to 4:30 pm, SAT, SUN, & HOLIDAYS: CLOSED

The purpose of NEDC is to promote and assist the development, establishment and expansion of the business enterprises of the Tribes and Tribal members of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council.