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National Chief speaks on Residential School issues By David Wiwchar Ha-Shilth-Sa Reporter Ahaswinis – The Hupacasath House of Gathering was filled past capacity as a standing-room-only crowd of hundreds gathered to hear about the proposed Residential School Compensation. “We want to acknowledge those that are here today, but also those who are not; those who have passed away over the past few years,” said Barney Williams Jr. “All of us in this room feel the pain of Residential Schools, in one way or another,” he said.

“All of us in this room feel the pain of Residential Schools, in one way or another,” said Barney Williams Jr. Survivors came from throughout Nuuchah-nulth territories and throughout the province to hear Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Phil Fontaine, who came from Ottawa to speak on the Compensation Agreementin-Principle. “It’s about a fair and just resolution to something far too many of us have had to deal with,” said Fontaine, who spent 10 years in the Residential School system. “I was physically abused, I was sexually abused, I was psychologically harmed, and I know what I’m talking about when I’m talking about Residential Schools,” he said. “This issue has been like a plague to many thousands of our people. Remember you’re not alone. There are 15,000 claims before the courts for serious sexual and physical abuses from Residential Schools. There are more than 80,000 survivors still alive, many of them elderly, so there is a sense of urgency in bringing this to a close.” In November 2004, the AFN conducted a report on the ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) process, which the Government of Canada promised would be better than the courts and easier on the survivors. “But it didn’t produce the results we were seeking,” said Fontaine, who recently returned from Israel where he spoke to Jewish leaders about their experiences dealing with oppression. “We needed something better, and those

Assembly of First Nations’ National Chief Phil Fontaine speaks with Ha’wiih Jerry Jack at the Residential School Compensation meeting at the Hupacasath House of Gathering. discussions turned into negotiations, which became a political agreement to finally resolve this matter,” he said. “The Agreement in Principle was signed in November 2005, which allows us to bring this chapter of history to a close, turn the page, and move forward as a people. This is one for the ages.” According to Fontaine, the Agreementin-Principle (AIP) is just awaiting federal cabinet approval before going to the court for a final seal of approval. “This is a highly complex, delicate agreement that we’ve worked long and hard for, and I don’t see it being derailed by any government. We’re convinced the Cabinet will approve this deal,” he said, adding the compensation will be “absolutely optional”. “It will not be imposed on anyone, but in our view it is the best option,” said Fontaine. Charlene Belleau, Manager for the AFN Indian Residential School unit, spoke on the many elements of the Compensation AIP, that will see every Residential School survivor receive a $10,000 Common Experience Payment, plus a further $3,000 for every year spent within a Residential School. Those who have received settlements through litigation or the ADR process, can still receive the Common Experience Payment (CEP), and all levels of government have agreed they will not claw-back any of the funds, and the CEP will not affect social assistance or pension payments.

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Hupacasath works to restore Ash River ............. Page 4 Life in the FASD lane ............................................. Page 6 Role Models speak at schools ............................... Page 7 Elder’s Conference Special Insert ......................... Page 9 Ucluelet builds new homes .................................. Page 16 NEDC Business News ........................................... Page 20

Leaders envision future at planning session By Michelle Corfield for Ha-Shilth-Sa On January 30th and 31st Nuu-chahnulth leaders along with NTC program staff engaged in a strategic planning session. Discussions explored how cultural and organizational practices can create opportunities for positive change within leadership and communities resulting in improved living conditions for Nuu-chah-nulth-aht.

Discussions explored how cultural and organizational practices can create opportunities for positive change within leadership and communities resulting in improved living conditions for Nuu-chah-nulthaht. The release of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (RCAP) (1996) identified that every social ill faced by Canadians is experienced to a much higher degree by First Nations people. Additionally the Social Determinants of Health (2004) identified a series of health indicators; yet again the report

card for First Nations highlighted significant deficits in the health of First Nations compared to other British Columbians. Nuu-chah-nulth communities are not exempt from these disturbing statistics. Nor is this information news to the ears of aboriginal, federal, or provincial political leaders; one can ignore but not deny our people are living in third world conditions. First Nations leaders have sought to pursue solutions for decades and have struggled to make the strides they have. Sadly, despite living in a new millennium, first nation people are still bound and gagged by the archaic Indian Act (1876), intended to demand control through assimilation. We as NCN have broken down a number of political barriers and continue to make great strides for our communities, yet we are still struggling to overcome jurisdictional issues with federal and provincial bodies. Clearly jurisdiction presented as a prevalent issue during the strategic planning process. One cannot discuss jurisdiction and not address the issue of accountability.

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(l-r) Hupacasath Chief Councillor Judith Sayers, NTC President Francis Frank, and Tseshaht Chief Councillor Les Sam talk with CH Cameraman Gary Frang, Reporter Skye Ryan, News Director Rob Germaine, and Anchorman Ed Watson.

CH-TV meets with Nuu-chah-nulth By David Wiwchar Ha-Shilth-Sa Reporter Rob Germaine, news director for CHTV met with Nuu-chah-nulth leaders along with evening news anchor Ed Watson, reporter Skye Ryan, and cameraman Gary Frang. According to Germaine, CH-TV wants to form closer ties with Nuu-chah-nulth, and all Vancouver Island First Nations to ensure better news coverage of island issues and events. “We’ve interviewed you many times,

but we wanted to sit down with you to see how we’re doing,” said Germaine. “I don’t know where First Nations fit on your priority list, but it doesn’t seem to be high,” said Hupacasath Chief Councillor Judy Sayers, who attended the meeting along with NTC President Francis Frank and Tseshaht Chief Councillor Les Sam. “We realize there has been a barrier between First Nations and the news media, but we want to break those barriers down and establish trust,” Germaine responded. “We want to help bridge the gap between all people on

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Vancouver Island.” After discussing numerous issues of importance to Nuu-chah-nulth, Germaine said his reporters would definitely be following up on some of the suggestions. Frank thanked Germaine and his staff for initiating the precedent-setting meeting, saying no other mainstream media outlet have ever requested meetings with Nuu-chah-nulth to improve relations and news coverage. CH-TV will celebrate its 50th anniversary this year, making it the oldest BC television station in operation.

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Leaders envision future ... continued from page1 Again during the session it was clear there is the political and service delivery commitment to accountability. As noted by a participant, “We all have a role and responsibility to create a safe and secure world for our children, families, communities and nations” and it is that passion, determination and belief that will fuel us to collectively overcome our challenges. This will involve a thorough strategic and united approach. A comprehensive strategic plan involves exploring options and answers to the issues before us. We need to ask ourselves: 1. How can Nuu-chah-nulth-aht use traditional teachings in a modern day context to systematically address social ills as identified by; NCN, the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples and the Aboriginal Horizontal Framework Document? 2. What actions are necessary to create a NCN framework for capacity building, leadership, and community & human development? 3. What are the core competencies required to lead Nuu-chah-nulth communities to healthy, sustainable living? 4. How can the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council (NTC) create a framework for positive change for both internal and external relationships? The Opportunity On November 25th, 2005 Prime Minister Paul Martin announced a financial commitment of over 5 billion dollars towards closing “the gap between Aboriginal peoples and other Canadians in education, health, housing, and economic opportunities” (p.1 Online News Release). Although promises similar in nature have been made and broken at both the federal and provincial levels before, this particular announcement seems to have stirred hope among first nations in Canada, Nuu-chah-nulth included. Indeed the stirred hope offered enough of a spark to once again ignite the dreams of selfdetermination of the Nuu-chah-nulth leaders. The combined hope and renewed determination paved the path for a timely strategic planning session

for Nuu-chah-nulth leadership held January 30th and 31st 2006. Given the recent interest by government to address aboriginal issues, the renewed hope of first nation’s leadership and the painfully obvious need for human and community development within our communities it seems as though all the ingredients are present to create a recipe for transformational change; here within lies the opportunity. The opportunity is to build capacity at all levels (individual, family, community, and nation) so that the process can be created by our people for our people. The opportunity is to not hire outside consultants that lack understanding of Nuu-chah-nulth issues, values and beliefs but rather draw on our collective experiences to learn from one another to develop the capacity to be authors of our own destinies.

“We all have a role and responsibility to create a safe and secure world for our children, families, communities and nations.” It is that passion, determination and belief that will fuel us to collectively overcome our challenges. Change starts at home, we as Nuu-chahnulth need to understand our role within our current environments and our role in creating positive change. The opportunity is to build a healthy internal framework for how we do business amongst ourselves in order to establish how we will do business with others outside of our organization. We must look beyond the pain and sorrows of our past, we must finish being victims. We need to celebrate our successes and survival. We must rejoice in all that we have overcome and trust that our cultural teachings and practices are our medicine for our modern day challenges. We must be reminded we did not lose our language, our culture, our spirit, our songs and dance in over 100 years of brutal attempts of assimilation.

NTC Vice President Michelle Corfield spoke to a group of high school students last week about traditional Nuu-chah-nulth governance. We survived because we refused to be broken and because we were determined to keep our culture alive. We have received a wake up call and we need to stand united and practice that which we know has kept our culture alive, for these teachings will give us strength to move forward into a new relationships with ourselves, our families, communities, nations and other governments. Significance of the Opportunity Our current political landscape is one of imbalance. Our relationships with outside governments and organizations has been strained by the conforms of the Indian Act (1876). We have struggled to determine how it is we conduct business amongst ourselves as much as we have struggled with how we conduct business with outside governments and organizations. One only needs to explore the current events as featured in the media to see the disharmony between First Nations and First Nations organizations and nation to nation relationships. Delve deeper into community structures and you will see a state of hopelessness and discord. Time, money, energy and resources have been spent (and wasted) repeating what we already know; that not only are First Nations people living in third world conditions, we are living in chaos. We suggest we address issues identified in our strategic plan operating from the principle of hishuk ish tsawalk (meaning everything is one and all is interconnected) reminding us we all need to work together in placing the pieces of our puzzle together. The intent is not to examine what we already know; rather it is to develop a strategic and systematic approach to address our shortcomings. Understandably the issues are overwhelming, but it is time to move past the despair and take action. A strategic political approach is intended to mobilize leadership and create a framework from which we as Nuu-chahnulth can collectively address existing and future challenges. We are reminded of our common cause, our core values as Nuu-chah-nulth, and of our interconnectedness. It is this interconnectedness that we must reawaken so we can bring our tasks at hand back into focus and resume our work with the resonance it deserves. If we wait for solutions to come to us from outside sources we will find ourselves repeating our negative patterns. As noted in our strategic planning break out groups we need to reverse our current practice of being 10% PROACTIVE and 90% REACTIVE to becoming 90% PROACTIVE and 10% or less REACTIVE. Systems Analysis of the Opportunity Leadership is a not a role for one person

to carry rather it is shared responsibility, how the shared responsibility is carried out will vary depending on the organization, culture, values, collective vision, resources and structure. As a result of the shared responsibility we can now identify positive change in the New Relationship, the Transformative Change Accord and the structuring of the First Nations Leadership Council. Nuu-chah-nulth can identify positive change in the restructuring of Executive with President and Vice President roles that encompass all 14 Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations. Change can also be seen in the director’s roles moving our organization to a streamlined effective and efficient leadership structure and system.

As noted in our strategic planning break out groups we need to reverse our current practice of being 10% PROACTIVE and 90% REACTIVE to becoming 90% PROACTIVE and 10% or less REACTIVE. Change involves a comprehensive, holistic and integrated approach, it needs to be inclusive to all those affected by any proposed change. The NTC provides various programs and services to approx. 8,000 registered members: Child welfare, Fisheries, Economic Development, Membership, Education & Training, Financial Administrative Support, Employment & Training, Infrastructure Development, Health, Newspaper (Ha-Shilth-Sa) and Social Development. Approximately 2,000 Nuu-chah-nulth people live off reserve in communities across North America. Strategic Approach “Self-assessment enhances a sense of direction. People who continually assess their own learning have a sense of where they’ve come in their journey. They can set a course for themselves, confirm their direction and establish new directions” as noted by Fenwick and Parsons 2000 (p. 104). This statement fits comfortably with the Nuu-chah-nulth practice of exploring past, present and future in our decisionmaking processes. In our current position we are tasked with linking modern day theories and models with traditional teachings to provide a comprehensive framework for change. It is critical to start from the point of where people are currently at, particularly in relation to working with marginalized groups that may be fearful of change. In relation to change it is important to understand that individuals, families, communities and

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Opportunity for Nuu-chah-nulth Artists: Uu-a-thluk (NTC Fisheries Department) Needs A Logo! We are looking artists to submit their proposals and ideas for the creation of a logo. The artwork should reflect the program’s principles of Hishuk’ish Tsa’walk (all is one) and Iisaak (respect with caring.) Uu-a-thluk intends to use the logo for the creation of letterhead, business cards in addition to promotional products and gift items. The chosen artist(s) would be compensated monetarily –to purchase all rights for usage of the design. Please Submit: 1) A proposed amount for the creation of the design/artwork – and the agreement to purchase the rights to the work for on-going usage. 2) Sketches and/or work examples, and ideas that represent: Uu-a-thluk ‘To Care For’, Hishuk’ish Tsa’walk and Iisaak.

Biologist Adam Lewis, Hupacasath administrator Trevor Jones, and Fisheries worker Al Ross discuss developments on the Ash River.

Hupacasath work to restore Ash River By David Wiwchar Ha-Shilth-Sa Reporter Ahaswinis – From the beginning of time, salmon have sustained the people and ecology of the west coast. Every autumn, the slap of tails could be heard in every river, creek, and stream as millions of sockeye, chinook, coho, chum, pink, and steelhead salmon rushed towards their natal streams to complete their life cycle and launch the next generation. While millions of salmon continue their spawning run up the Somass and Stamp rivers, industrialization in the mid1950’s severed salmon runs in the heart of Hupacasath territory. When BC Hydro constructed the Elsie Lake Hydro Dam, Hupacasath Elders contend that millions of coho and sockeye salmon were blocked from hundreds of kilometers of spawning streams. In the 1990’s, the BC Government decided BC Hydro could be held liable for any environmental issues caused by the construction of dams, lines, and other projects, which caused the crown corporation to set up a mechanism to fund rehabilitation and restoration projects. BC Hydro formalized the Bridge Coastal Fish and Wildlife Restoration Program (BCRP) in 2001 with the creation of a Board comprised of three First Nation, three public and three agency (BC Hydro, Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans, and Ministry of Water Land and Air Protection) representatives. BC Hydro contributes approximately $1.7 million annually to the BCRP of which ninety percent is committed to eligible projects and the remaining ten percent to administration. Now, fifty years after the construction of the Elsie Lake Dam, BC Hydro and the Hupacasath Nation are working together to hopefully restore the Elsie Lake watershed to its historic grandeur. Working with the Alberni Valley Enhancement society and the West Coast Vancouver Island Aquatic

Management Board, BC Conservation Trust Fund, BC Ministry of the Environment, and Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Hupacasath spearheaded a series of projects designed to determine if salmon stocks could be restored to the Elsie Lake Watershed, and how it might be done. “Hupacasath Elders have repeatedly told provincial biologists about coho and sockeye populations in the area, but they didn’t seem to believe it until coho fry and kokanee salmon were recently documented in the area,” said Hupacasath First Nation administrator Trevor Jones. “There’s lots of ‘Class A’ salmon habitat above the Elsie Lake Dam, and we really want to see salmon restored in that watershed. Through BCRP, Hupacasath received $215,300 to fund four projects: Ash River Nutrient Enrichment for Fish Habitat Restoration allows the placing of blocks of compressed Pollock downstream of the Elsie Dam to study existing steelhead, coho, and trout populations. Elsie Lake Productive Capacity & Feasibility of Nutrient Enrichment will study whether fertilizing in the lake will improve salmon capacity Estimation of Productive Capacity of Elsie Lake Tributaries will determine whether there is room in the watershed to produce more fish, and what factors currently limit production Ash River Fish Passage Feasibility will examine natural and man-made barriers, and determine best options to increase fish production in the watershed. “We don’t have a good sense of how much fish production capacity is there,” said fisheries biologist Adam Lewis. “We’ll study these issues over the next year, then bring all those studies together. We need this information to make good decisions,” he said. BCRP will fund 39 fish and wildlife programs throughout the province this year, 16 of which are on Vancouver Island. Through Hupacasath’s formation of the Alberni Valley Aquatic Resources Group, BCRP-funded projects in the Elsie Lake watershed area have risen from one project a year to five projects conditionally approved for this coming year.

A fisheries technician places nutrient box into the Ash River

Deadline: Wednesday March 22nd, 2006 at 4:30 Artwork is not limited to 2 dimensional (work on paper) we are also interested in designs on drums, relief carvings and other kinds of work. Submit your work examples and ideas to: Val Gallic, Uu-a-thluk Administrative Assistant (at the NTC Office) 5001 Mission Road, PO Box 1383, Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 7M2 Phone: (250) 724-5757, Fax: (250) 723-0463 Or via email: info@uuathluk.com For questions or more info call Dawn Foxcroft, Outreach Coordinator at: (250)735-0344, or e-mail whiteravenconsulting@shaw.ca

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Residential School Compensation continued from page 1 The government will set aside $4 billion for compensations, as well as restarting the Aboriginal Healing Foundation, erecting a national memorial, and making an official apology within the House of Commons. According to Belleau, the AFN hopes Cabinet approval and early payment to Elders can occur by the end of the month, and notification can be sent out this Spring.

“It’s a good package. It will make a lot of people happy,” said Phil Fontaine. The process will be administered by the federal government through Service Canada, not by AFN. “No matter what you do, it’s never enough,” said Eugene Touchie. “How do you compensate for the loss of language, the loss of culture, and all the many abuses that happened at those Residential Schools? How much is your language, culture, and your memory of these places worth he asked. I appreciate everything you’ve done in getting this agreement, but I have to say that this settlement is a joke.” Simon Lucas urged Nuu-chah-nulth to fully support Chief Fontaine and the

AIP, to which everyone in the hall stood and applauded to show their support. “This is not about the money,” said Hugh Watts. “This is about taking responsibility and being united in moving forward, and that’s why I support this,” he said. Matt Williams spoke about the many healing roads he’s travelled over the past few years, and the many years spent seeking compensation for the abuses he suffered at Christie Indian Residential School. “Every time a new process starts out I fill out papers and they tell me I have to wait. When the next process starts I’m back at square one, so I fill out more papers and they tell me I have to wait. I’m tired of waiting,” said Williams. “Sure it’s about the money. I need money to buy a new boat motor and maybe have electricity in my house,” he said. “I want to thank you for coming out to this meeting and telling us your stories,” said Fontaine. “My responsibility is to speak and negotiate on behalf of survivors, 1500 of whom die every year. There is no agreement that is ever a perfect deal that satisfies every person. What we wanted was an agreement that was fair and just, and I believe we got that,” he said. “Every member of our negotiating team is a Residential School survivor. We’ve listened to what survivors have asked us to do and we went out and got it. Sure, we would like

Assembly of First Nations’ BC Regional Chief Shawn Atleo listens to National Chief Phil Fontaine’s presentation. to have got a million dollars for everybody but it wasn’t achievable. We got 10 and 3 because it’s practical and achievable, and was better than anything

else they, or any other government had offered. It’s a good package. It will make a lot of people happy.”

Key Elements of the Settlement Package An historic and unprecedented ‘Agreement in Principle’ was signed on Sunday, November 20, 2005 by the National Chief, Phil Fontaine, on behalf of the Assembly of First Nations and The Hon. Frank Iacobucci, on behalf of Canada. The parties entered into a settlement agreement for the largest and most comprehensive settlement package in Canadian history, which covers decades in time, innumerable events and countless injuries to First Nations

individuals and communities. The ‘Agreement in Principle’ builds on and is rooted in the Political Agreement signed by Canada and the AFN May 30, 2005. The overall standard the AFN required of the settlement package was that it be demonstrably fair and just to survivors and that it would lead and contribute to reconciliation. The Agreement in Principle meets that standard and in so doing, represents an

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News from up North Life in the FASD Lane Gold River Secondary School would like to share with you some of the things that we are involved in. It has been a good year, much growth, learning, and some things were challenging, just like how the river flows. Every 10th of the month, I submit an attendance for the 38 students who are registered in this club. We had sixteen of our students who received a Canuck shirt for having a good attendance all year in 2004/2005. Congratulations to: Keith Amos, Patricia Johnson, Imelda Maquinna, Alexander Amos, Justin Bergquist, Dwight Amos, Jay Little, Norma Johnson, Darryl Savey, Francis Savey, Christina Williams, Raven Wilson, Charmaine John, Joshua Jackson, Jack Johnson, Thomas Johnson, Christopher Jack, Craig Amos, She-Wi Eaglefeather, Todd Amos, Samantha Johnson, Hudson Savey, Daniel Savey, Cindy Johnson, Leah Williams, Chelsey Pimlott, Victoria Lempke, Hilary Savey, Janelle Johnson, Shane Christessen, Theresa Dick, Jeremy Jack, Wayne Bergquist. I enter students in a variety of awards and they enter individually, as well. There were 33 students who passed the Math/Science from grade 8 to grade 12. When we first entered into the school age Math/Science award program sponsored by the Health Careers Initiatives in 2001 / 2002, we had six

students who qualified. They have to pass one of the courses to enter. They receive $150.00 each if they receive an award. We sponsored Leah Williams to take part in the Gulf Islands Film and Television School. It was during November 13 – 19, 2005. This will be the second year that we have supported a student to do this program. It has had its successes and rewards! Thanks to the teacher Mr. Meise for supporting this. The First Nations Art 10 – 12 class has many talented artists that come through the program. They have shown as to what each individual can do with their talent. It has become a class of new things learned. They have made a shawl, vest, scarf, blanket, designed jewelry box, drum and bead bracelet. You are welcome to come and see what is being done in the class. There are so much exciting things happening in our school. We have Jack Johnson, Jay Little, She-Wi Eaglefeather and Victoria Lempke, who are on the student leadership representing the student body and it is a change for us. We have seen new things happening and look forward to all the challenges in front of us. If there is anyone out there that want to share their talent, culture beliefs and history with us. We welcome you with open arms! Please phone us at 2832538. We’d love to hear from you. M. Amos, N.E.W.

Leaders envision future ... continued from page 3 nations may prefer to dance with the devil they know, this must be a key consideration when engaging in a change process. Transformational change will require the involvement of NCN membership, both on and off reserve at the individual, family, community, nation and leadership levels. Health Summary To promote, support and celebrate healthy Nuu-chah-nulth communities. Economic Opportunity Summary Through economic opportunities we will become self sufficient and self sustaining by accessing our resources. Education Summary Our vision is to have jurisdiction over life long learning by doing what is necessary including reviewing the FNESC documents and other related material, and prioritizing next steps as set out in the action items of the strategy session.

Housing and Capital Summary Our goal is to build safe affordable, good quality homes to fill the needs of all our people. Any identified gaps in NTC operations will be recommended to directors for solutions. Natural Resources Summary Our goal is to assert and exercise and protect our recognized constitutional section 35 aboriginal rights and title within the natural resource sector. Intergovernmental Relations Summary We will strive to develop new relationships our internal governments, external governments and all other organizations for the betterment of Nuuchah-nulth. We will achieve these goals by reviewing the items identified in the strategy session. Any identified gaps in NTC operations will be recommended to directors for solutions.

By Roland Ginger, FASD Conference Coordinator Nuu- chah- nulth Infant Development Staff and Supervisor Jackie Watts, Roland Ginger, FASD Conference Coordinator, Pamela Matthew, Conference Coordinator Assistant and Ruby Ambrose, Supported Child Development, Jackie Corfield, Infant Development Worker, Darcy Kerr, Infant Development Worker were in attendance for the “Life in the FASD Lane”- Dr Sandra Clarren, FASD Consultant and Keynote speaker. The Conference was held in two locations, Maht Mas gym and the Italian Cultural Society last week on February 16/17, 2006. Dr Sandra Clarren was the keynote speaker and her presentation in the morning and her knowledge of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, FASD (formerly FAS, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome) was invaluable. Her discussion was educational for parents, foster parents and professionals who worked with or for children with FASD. Both days were led by opening prayer and words from our elders. The attendees filled up both venues and all ages right from as young as 7-day old newborn right up to our elders took part in the two day Conference. The staff of NTC Infant Development Program took part in the Conference to learn, understand and take away with them new strategies to work for clients who may have or been diagnosed with FASD. The second presenter was Dr Brenda McCreight, FASD Consultant whose knowledge of FASD and being a foster parent to 12 children and two children of her own gave brilliant

outlook on being an advocate and parent to children with FASD. Her stories gave us insight on how to work for clients with FASD and her own family stories showed us ways to overcome stress, frustration and how to support those with FASD. Brenda will also be the keynote speaker in Campbell River for the April 4, 2006 FASD Conference being sponsored by Nuu chah nulth Infant Development Program. During the first morning Jackie Watts, Senior Infant Development Worker/Supervisor, was given an award for promoting FASD in her office and in the community, too. Penn Thrasher was the presenter on behalf of the FASD Community Action Group here in Port Alberni. Throughout the two days we met and listened to Dr Nathan Ory, Registered Psychologist for Victoria, Jenelle MacMillan, First Nation FASD Consultant, Dr Sandra Clarren, FASD Consultant, Brenda McCreight, Ph.D., R.S.W, and child and family therapy in Nanaimo, as well as students who were guest speakers, too. All of the presenters gave their professional as well as their personal experience on how to overcome stress, anxiety or frustration as a professional and provide an enriched experience when working for clients with FASD. NTC Infant Development staff would like to thank Penn Thrasher and Ron Jorgenson for letting Roland Ginger, FASD Conference Coordinator & Jackie Watts to inform the attendees of the upcoming FASD Conference in Tofino on March 21, 22, 2006 at the Tofino Community Hall and in Campbell River on April 4th, 2006, location to be determined.

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Please be advised the NCN Disability Access Committee (DAC) will not be hosting their Annual Health-Ability Fair for the year 2006. We will be participating in the upcoming BC First Nations Elders Gathering in July; there will have a booth & tables. We look forward to seeing you all… Any questions or need for clarity, please call NTC 724-5757 and leave a message for Helen.

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Education - h=a-h=o-pa Role Models speak at schools By Denise August, Ha-Shilth-Sa Reporter Ucluelet - Uu-a-thluk and Nuu-chah-nulth Education staff have developed a program that will see Nuu-chahnulth mentors going into the schools to talk about natural resources and resource management. The role models program intends to give Nuu-chah-nulth youth the chance to meet and interact with Nuu-chah-nulth role models employed in resource management-related jobs, thereby fostering a greater understanding of resource management career options. This project is a joint partnership between School District #70, NTC Education, and Uu-a-thluk.” Nadine Crookes, First Nations Program Manager at Pacific Rim National Park Reserve and Ahousaht First Nation member was the first guest speaker. She made her presentation to Ucluelet Secondary School’s grade eight Learning Skills class on February 22nd. Taught by Jack Hitchings, who also happens to be the principal of the school, the class is made up of First Nations students from Ucluelet, Tla-oqui-aht and Ahousaht. Crookes introduced herself in the NCN language, explaining where she was from and who her parents are. She told the students that she had to take postsecondary education in order to get her

job at Parks Canada. Part of her work she says, involves learning the NCN language through the Central Region Language Group. She explained that Pacific Rim National Park has incorporated First Nations culture in its programs. Because of this, Crookes explained, she gets to work with several local Chiefs and Elders. She urged them to stay in school saying education is freedom. A bachelor’s degree is required for her position at Parks. She is now working toward her Master’s Degree so she can climb the ladder at Parks and perhaps one day she could be the Superintendent! Traditionally in Nuu-chah-nulth communities, mentoring and teaching one another was the path to success. “We’re starting with USS and hope to expand to other schools. Right now the program will see one mentor per month in Jack Hitchings’ class,” writes Shannon Cowan. Uu-a-thluk is putting together a ‘Role Models in the Schools’ program within School District #70 and Kyuquot/Gold River.

Thompson continues wrestling tradition By David Wiwchar Ha-Shilth-Sa Newspaper Lifting a handful of weighty wrestling medals, 14-year old Aaron Thompson is continuing the reputation of his many siblings as talented wrestlers. From the Hesquiaht and Tla-o-qui-aht Nations, the son of Marsha Thompson and Darrell Dol recently won a gold medal at the Alberni Invitational Wrestling Tournament, a silver medal at a recent Ucluelet tournament, and medals at competitions in Chilliwack and Victoria, and is currently competing at the provincial championship in Prince George in the 57 kilogram weight class. “It’s a great activity and a lot of fun,” said Aaron, who has been wrestling for

the past three years. “It’s in the family too, as all my older siblings Archie, Kristen, Caroline and Catherine have been in it,” he said. The Grade 8 student at E.J. Dunn, Aaron is coached by James Messenger, and will be celebrating his birthday while at the provincial tournament.

Hupacasath brothers Brian and Nathan Read light up Alberni ice. Bryan Read is 12 years old and is from the Hupacasath First Nation and is doing an excellent job with ice hockey. He plays for the Port Alberni Timbermen Pee Wee Rep Ice Hockey team. Bryan plays defense and he received the hard hat award from his team for working the hardest during a recent game. His team will be playing in the the Pee Wee Provincial AA Championships which is taking place in Port Alberni this year from March 12 to 16. This will be a great time to see the some of the best teams in BC in action. Bryan has also been selected to play for the Vancouver Island’s first Aboriginal Peewee Ice Hockey Team, Island Storm. This team will be a spring ice hockey team that will play games all around the province, including a tournament in Prince George. Bryan has been doing lots of training and keeping physically fit. His weekly schedule keeps him very busy. There are games Saturday and Sunday which mean travelling out of town every second weekend. In addition, he has on ice practices Tuesday and Thursday plus running and power skating on

Wednesday. Friday is Scout night and he has Mondays to catch up on homework. Way to go Bryan, keep up the hard work. Nathan Read has just turned 11 and is from the Hupacasath First Nation and is also doing a excellent job in ice hockey. Nathan is on the Port Alberni Timbermen Atom Rep Ice Hockey team. He plays left wing and has been doing a excellent job scoring over 10 goals and many assists this season. Nathan has received the hard hat award from his team for working the hardest during a recent game. The team will be traveling to Coquitlam for a tournament during Spring break. Nathan has been active and keeping physically fit with ice hockey practices and training Monday to Thursday, then games Saturday and Sunday with every second weekend out of town. He still finds time for Scouts on Fridays. Nathan has also been selected to play spring hockey with Vancouver Island’s first Aboriginal Peewee Ice Hockey Team, Island Storm. Way to go Nathan, keep up the hard work.


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mis Sports - %im-cca^ p-m Hazel Cook returns from soccer adventure in Argentina On Jan 13th, 2006 I began my much anticipated 14 day NIFA Tour of Argentina and Brazil. Myself, along with 30 players (making up two teams, one U-19 and the other Women’s), coaches and chaperones made the 17 hour flight to Buenos Aires, Argentina, arriving on the 14th. Our tour consisted of each team playing 4 games. I played full games with the Women’s team and was asked to play for the U-19 team as well as a sub. In total I played in 7 games through out the tour. During our stay in Argentina, we took bus tours of the city, taking a look at all of the “hot spots”. We drove past the Teatro Colon (considered to be #3 on the list of the worlds best theatres), the Obelisco (the Argentinean Centre), the Caminito (the heart of La Boca neighborhood) and Plaza de Mayo, the original centre of the city which is surrounded with a number of important sites. For example the Cabildo (the old town hall), Casa Rosada (the Pink government house) and Catedral Metropolitana (a cathedral). We got to take a little tour inside the cathedral in which the Late General Jose de San Martin rests. (the great liberator of Argentina) One of my favourite sites in Argentina had to have been our tour to the Santa Susana Ranch. Mainly because we got to eat an awesome barbeque lunch, watch a couple folk games and tango dances, tour the grounds and ride horses. We also got to tour a couple of soccer stadiums beginning with the team Boca Jr. who are the top soccer team of Argentina. The team in which the great Diego Maradona once played for, the controversial #10 who claims to have had the “hand of God”. The second stadium we had a chance to tour, was the San Lorenzo stadium. Who are one of the many soccer clubs of Buenos Aires, a club who we had the chance of playing our first game against as the whole purpose of the NIFA trip was to play soccer. I have to say that our first game was pretty intense. We lost that game and I wish I could say it was because we weren’t prepared to play in 40+ degree heat, but the truth is that we went to south America to play the top teams and the team we played was great. They had great teamwork and awesome skills. Something our team definitely can strive for. For this game we had a little fan by the name of Thomas cheering for us. He was a little cutie, about 4-5 years old who even came to our practice session to watch us. I don’t think I could have been any more proud of the U-19 team after hearing how their game went as they held the national futsal champions to a score of 4-0 in their first game of the tour. All of the games we played were in extreme heat, however for the second game of the tour we had somewhat adjusted. For our second games we played one after the other so we had a little cheering section for each team. The women’s team played first winning our game 4-0. Followed by the

U-19 team who had to go into shootouts and unfortunately lost. For our last night in Argentina, our group went to a tango show, where we seen some pretty incredible dances after dinning on a great meal. From Buenos Aires, we took and early flight to the Brazilian side of the world famous Iguacu Falls. In the afternoon we got to take a walking tour of the falls starting from the top and walking about a mile way down to the base of the biggest falls where you can walk along a catwalk over the brink of a number of falls. The tour took about an hour, walking along and watching the scenery change at every step. It was a remarkable sight to see. From Iguacu we took an EARLY morning flight to Rio de Janeiro. Once we landed in Rio we boarded a bus that took us to a town about two hours away so we can take a boat tour to and around one of the surrounding tropical islands with time to swim on the beach and relax on the boat. We did a number of big tours while in Rio. The first of which was to the Corcovado Statue, also known as the famous Christ Statue. We had to take a cogwheel train to the top of the mountain where the 710m tall statue stood, where we were able to see the entire metropolitan. The big next tour was to the Sugar Loaf, the famous mountain in Rio. To get the top we had to take a tram. From both mountains the view was incredible. You can see both sides of Rio and see a wicked view of the Copacabana beach where our hotel was seconds from. We were also able to catch a local professional game played at the Maracana Stadium. Home of the Botafogo de Futebol Regatas. There they played against the rival Club de Regatas Vasco de Gama, the team with the famous Romário de Souza Faria. It was a pretty exciting game. The Brazilians are very passionate of their teams and, as myself and a few of my teammates had learnd, it isn’t wise to wander into one team’s section wearing the opposing team’s logos unless you’re looking for some evilglares. A Good thing for us tho, once returning to safe territory, is that we were cheering for the winning home team. The final score to the game was 53. We had one game to play during our stay in Rio, and it was against the nearby team Petrobas. A team that had 5 or 6 players who play for the Brazilian National team. It was a very well played game. And again I played with the U-19 team before playing with the women’s team. Needless to say we were destroyed that game, I lost count after 10, and once again I’d like to blame it on the still 40+ degree heat but, like I said before, we played a top team, with incredibly skilled players. It was indeed a memorable experience, not only because we played national players, but it was recorded and televised. For our last night in Rio, we got to see a Samba show with hundreds of colourful costumes and many performances. I don’t know how to explain the night other then it being an awsome way to spend our last night. From Rio, we traveled to Sao Paolo on

NIFA Women’s Open Team in Argentina at the San Lorenzo practice field / stadium, with Thomas. an eight hour bus ride through brazil’s countyside. We had one game to play during our stay in Brazil’s largest Metropole. The game was in the neighboring city of Santos, against the women’s club team of FC Santos. A club whos men’s professional team is most recognised for producing Brazil’s great #10, Pele.

Again, for the games against this club, I pretended to be under 19 so I can play with the younger girls in their game. For the Women’s final game, the heat was so intense that the game had to be called at half time. On our final day in Brazil, before heading to the airport, we made

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Tournaments Alberni Valley Minor Lacrosse Registration March 11th, 12:00pm- 4:00pm, Alberni Valley Multiplex For Boys and Girls Ages 4-16 Fees range from $100.00- $175.00 (Includes shorts and team/individual photo) Call Sherri Cook for more information 250-720-0923 Want To Try Lacrosse? Drop-In Lacrosse Thursday March 9th, 2006 6:00pm8:00pm @ Maht Mahs Gym. Call Sherri Cook or Thomas Dick for more information 250-720-0923

PAFC Youth Co-Ed Ball Hockey Tournament @Maht Mahs Gym, March 18th & 19th, 2006, First 8 Teams Accepted, Ages 12 - 16 yrs., Entry Fee $100/Team - Concession/50/50 Draws, Further info: Daniel Jensen @ 723-8281.

Thunder Invitational All Native Ball Hockey Tournament March 31 - April 2, Maht Mahs Gym, Port Alberni

8 Men's Teams ~ 6 Women's Teams. Men's Entry Fee: $300.00 ~ Women's entry Fee: $250.00. Prize Money as follows: Men's: 1st Place: $1000.00. 2nd Place: $500.00. 3rd Place: $250.00. Based on eight-team draw. Women's Division: 1st Place: $600.00. 2nd Place: $300.00. 3rd Place: $150.00. Based on 6-team draw. Trophies, 50/50 draws & raffles. Contacts: Phone: Les Sam at 250-723-8950. Phone: Wes Price 250-723-6028

2nd Annual Kitamaat Open Basketball Tournament will be on April 7 - 9, 2006

in Kitamaat Village & Kitimat, BC. Guaranteed Prize Money in both Men's and Women's Divisions. To register: Dan striker 250-632-6174. More info: www.kitimatbasketball.com, Email: kitamaatbasketball@hotmail.com

Fredrick Cook’s hockey team is having a Bottle Drive to fundraise for hockey socks. Please donate your empties! E-mail or call 720-0923 for us to pick them up. Spread the word if your friends, co-workers and community members need them picked up, give them our contact info. Thanks for the support :-)

Ahousaht Islanders Mens & Ladies Ballhockey Tournament Fundraiser for Chilliwack Seabird Island Tournament in May Maht Mahs Gym, Port Alberni, April 7,8, & 9th Fee: Men’s $300.00, Ladies $250.00 Deadline: April 5, 2006 @ 5:00 pm Cash Prizes 1st and 2nd Place Plus, Trophies & Sweaters 1st place Men’s 1000.00 (based on 8 teams), 2nd place 500.00 1st place Ladies $500.00 (based on 6 teams), 2nd place $ 300.00

Concession, 50/50 Draws, Raffles etc... You can contact: Gena Swan at 250-670-9531 wrk 250-670-2588 hm/email: islanders58@hotmail.com or Larry Swan at 250-670-9535 wrk 250-670-2588 hm/email: larry_58_swan@hotmail.com or Claudine Webster at 250-6702567/email: claudine_webster_08@hotmail.com


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30th Annual BC Elders Gathering July 18, 19, 20 at the Alberni Valley The Nuu Chah Nulth Tribal Council and the Tseshaht First Nation are co-hosting the 30th Annual BC Elders Gathering July 18, 19, 20, 2006 at the Alberni Valley Multiplex. The Nuu Chah Nulth theme for the Gathering is “Hisuk?is cawaak” (Everything is one and all is connected).

The Nuu Chah Nulth Tribal Council and the Tseshaht First Nation are co-hosting the 30th Annual BC Elders Gathering July 18, 19, 20, 2006 at the Alberni Valley Multiplex. The Nuu Chah Nulth theme for the Gathering is “Hisuk?is cawaak” (Everything is one and all is connected). This monumental event provides the opportunity for our Nuu Chah Nulth Nation and the City of Port Alberni to honour and give thanks to our Elders. The gathering will provide Elders from throughout the province the opportunity to visit, exchange memories and knowledge, to create new friendships and to renew old ones. For the past 29 years First Nations Elders have met in distinct locations of British Columbia. The first Elders Gathering began in Sto’Lo Nation hosted by the Coqualeetza Elders. Frances Harne carved a totem pole,

which was used as a record keeper; places and dates were inscribed at the base of the pole recording each gathering. The tradition of the King and Queen of the B.C. Elders Gathering began at the 1982 Prince George Gathering. Kings and Queens of each Gathering are chosen for their leadership qualities and community spirit. This year the King and Queen representing our Nuu Chah Nulth Nation is Ben and Grace David of Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation. Our Elders posses the wisdom, the knowledge and experience that the younger generation need to guide them through life. It is very important that this event continues and that our Elder’s legacy is passed on to each generation that follows. We are expecting a minimum of 3000 people to this prestigious event in July. A volunteer working committee has been formed to oversee each area of the gathering. They are busy planning the food to be served, entertainment, workshops, cultural events, transportation, accommodation, selfcare, registration, communications, volunteers, arts and crafts vendors, information booths, fundraising, etc. Bunt Cranmer, Linda Thomas and Elizabeth Bill are the ‘Fundraising’ Coordinators and are busy planning 50/50 draws, raffles, art auctions, loonie twoonie auctions, bingo’s, fashion

30th Annual BC Elders Gathering July 18, 19, 20, Alberni Valley Multiplex 3737 Roger St., Port Alberni

PARTICIPANT REGISTRATION FORM Name: Address: City: Postal Code: Telephone / or contact #: Band/First Nation: Group Name: Group Leader: Phone: Email: Medical Concerns/Information/ Allergies: Emergency Contact & Phone # (incl. area code): I will be traveling by: I will be staying at: Are you Diabetic?

Yes ___ No___

***All Elders and Workers are encouraged to carry emergency medical and contact information in their purse/wallet in the event of an emergency. Please MAIL IN completed registration forms to: NTC: PO Box 1383 Port Alberni, BC V9Y 7M2 Attn: V. Robinson Or Register On-line at: www.nuuchahnulth.org/bceldersgathering (The following meals will be provided for participants: July 18 – Lunch & Dinner, July 19 – Lunch & Dinner, July 20 – Lunch) DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION IS: JUNE 18, 2006. All registrations received after the deadline will be subject to a late fee of $30.00 per person **Elders Group Leaders will be asked to check in on behalf of their group**

shows, etc. Matilda Watts has taken on the huge task of the Food Services Coordinator and is hard at work putting a team together to plan the menu and coordinate catering. There is no registration fee for the event, with all activities and meals free of charge for registered participants. The biggest challenge for anyone from out of town wanting to attend the gathering will likely be finding accommodations. Rooms are basically all sold out in Port Alberni and groups are now booking in the Parksville / Qualicum area.

The biggest challenge for anyone from out of town wanting to attend the gathering will likely be finding accommodations. Rooms are basically all sold out in Port Alberni and groups are now booking in the Parksville / Qualicum area. On the Entertainment front, a number of Nuu Chah Nulth cultural dance groups are scheduled to perform. There will be

First Nations fashion shows including Nuu Chah Nulth Fashion designers Joyce Little and Denise Williams. One night of the gathering will be set aside for playing the game of Lahal. An old time dance is in the planning. We are presently looking into offering tours on the Lady Rose and to the McClean Mill. We are seeking sponsorships and donations to help offset the costs of an event of this magnitude. At present there is no funding provided to host the BC Elders Gathering. We are in need of volunteers for Fundraising, Food services, Security, Entertainment, Host/Hostesses, First Aid/Emergency Response, Selfcare/Respite, Transportation, Sanitation, Set-up, Accommodation, Registration, Drivers, Tour guides, etc. The Volunteer Coordinator is Gina Pearson and she can be reached at 250-724-1225 or gcpearson@tseshaht.com. For more information please contact Coordinator Vina Robinson at: Office: 724-5757, Cell: 720-7813, Fax: 723-0463, Email: vrobinson@nuuchahnulth.org, or visit our website at: www.nuuchahnulth.org/ bceldersgathering

30th Annual BC Elders Gathering First Nations Arts & Crafts Vendor

REGISTRATION FORM Name: Address: Telephone: First Nation: Type of Craft:

Fax: Email:

PAYMENT: · Vendor booth registration fee is payable with registration. Payment accepted only by certified cheque or money order payable to Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council in the amount of $150 (no personal cheques will be accepted). · Upon receipt of registration with payment, you will then receive confirmation of payment and an assigned floor space (there will be no changing spaces) Set-up can begin at: 1:00 p.m. July 17 BOOTHS ARE TO BE SET UP NO LATER THAN 9:00 a.m. on July 18, 2006 Guidelines/Notes: * Vendors are asked to contribute 2 items (which will be collected at the time of Vendor check-in) and will be used for door prizes for the Elders Gathering. * The 30th Annual BC Elders Gathering Committee and volunteers are not responsible for lost or stolen items, or injury. * Arts & Crafts vendors may not sell food, drinks or raffle tickets * One table and 2 chairs will be provided for each vendor. * Notice of Cancellation must be provided no later than: July 7, 2006. Any cancellations after this date will not be issued refunds. * No burning will be allowed in the booth area as many Elders have respiratory ailments. * If a vendor does not set-up their booth by 9:00 am on Day 1 of the Gathering, the booth space will be re-rented with no refund being issued to the original vendor. * Electrical outlets will not be available for vendors.

Mail completed Vendor Registration Form to: PO Box 1383 Port Alberni, BC V9Y 7M2 or Fax to: 250-723-0463 Attn: Vina Robinson, Coordinator Also register online at: www.nuuchahnulth.org/bceldersgathering For more info. contact Gail Gus, Vendor Coordinator, ph: 1-877-677-1131, email: gailgus@nuuchahnulth.org

I agree to adhere to all of the above guidelines: Signature of Applicant:____________________ Date: _______________


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30th Annual BC Elders Working Committee Elder Advisors – King Ben David, Elizabeth Bill, Helen Dick Fundraising – Bunt Cranmer and Linda Thomas Vendors – Gail Gus Info Booths – Eileen Haggard Communications – Jack Little Sr. Cultural Advisors – Ray Seitcher, Geraldine Tom Food Services – Matilda Watts Financial Advisor – Millie Watts Self-Care – Michael McCarthy Entertainment – J’net August Registration – Melissa Gus Admin Support – Anna Masso Transportation – Bill Cove The first planning Committee meeting for the 30th Annual BC Elders Gathering took place Monday Feb. 13th at the Tseshaht Cultural Centre. Tseshaht Elder Helen Dick welcomed everyone. Missing from the photo is Committee members Michael McCarthy, J’net August, Vi Wishart, Melissa Gus, Anna Masso, Bill Cove, Marlene Dick, Millie Watts, Elizabeth Bill and Daisy Hanson. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Vina Robinson at the NTC office or at 720-7813

30th Annual BC Elders Gathering Information Booth Registration Form Name: Organization: Address: Telephone: Fax: First Nation: (if applicable) Email: Type of Information you will provide: PAYMENT: · Information booth registration fee is payable with registration. Payment accepted only by certified cheque or money order payable to Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council in the amount of $500 (no personal cheques will be accepted). · Upon receipt of registration with payment, you will then receive confirmation of payment and an assigned floor space (there will be no changing spaces)

Set-up can begin at: 1:00 p.m. July 17 BOOTHS ARE TO BE SET UP NO LATER THAN 9:00 a.m. on July 18, 2006 Guidelines/Notes: * The 30th Annual BC Elders Gathering Committee and volunteers are not responsible for lost or stolen items, or injury. * Information Booths may not sell food, drinks or raffle tickets * One table and 2 chairs will be provided for each booth. * Notice of Cancellation must be provided no later than: July 7, 2006. Any cancellations after this date will not be issued refunds. * No burning will be allowed in the booth area as many Elders have respiratory ailments. * If a booth is not set-up by 9:00 am on Day 1 of the Gathering, the booth space will be re-rented with no refund being issued to the original renter. * Electrical outlets will not be available. * If you do not hear from us within 10 days of submitting your registration, please call to confirm that it was received.

Mail completed Information Booth Registration Form to: PO Box 1383 Port Alberni, BC V9Y 7M2 or Fax to: 250-723-0463 Attn: Vina Robinson, Coordinator For more info. contact Eileen Haggard, Information Booth Coordinator, ph: 1-877677-1131, email: muquiiaht@nuuchahnulth.org

I agree to adhere to all of the above guidelines: Signature of Applicant:________________________________Date:_____________

NTC employee Deb Weir gives $50 to Elder’s Conference Coordinator Vina Robinson, and issues a challenge to others. I would like to challenge every Nuu-chah-nulth person, NTC or Band employee to meet or beat my $50.00 donation to the 30th Annual BC Elders Gathering! I have fond memories of my late father, Mark Mack, he used to love sitting down with our relatives to speak our language. There were many times when my grandparents Cecil and Jessie Mack came to visit us. I can still picture them sitting around the kitchen table, speaking Nuu-chah-nulth, laughing, talking about who we are related to and how, catching up on sports such as wrestling or upcoming events such as Lahal. There were many times we also spent visiting with Aunty Jessie and Uncle Arnold. These accounts are engrained in my memory, and I enjoy reminiscing about these with my sisters, my niece and nephews. My father has been gone now, but if you have a mother, father, grandmother, grandfather, aunt or uncle who also enjoyed/enjoys visiting friends, family and attending community activities such as the Elder’s Conference, I challenge each and every Nuu-chah-nulth to help make this event something we can all be proud of! The Variety Club for Children raised over 7 Million dollars in BC, our elder’s are a valuable resource, let’s show our support because this is a worthy cause. The Elder’s Gathering is an opportunity for elder’s from across BC to gather, Nuu-chah-nulth is the host for 2006; therefore we will be showcasing our culture, Let’s do it with pride!

30TH ANNUAL BC ELDERS GATHERING

VOLUNTEER FORM Name: Address: Telephone: Message #: Email:

Cell #: Fax:

I would like to volunteer for the following time(s): Day: Times you are available: (ie: 9:00 – 11:00 am) JULY 17 JULY 18 JULY 19 JULY 20 Please check off your interests: — Food Services — Fundraising — Security/Parking — Self-care/Respite — Host/Hostess — Transportation — Set-up/Clean-up — Sanitation — Entertainment — Registration — Administration — Culture — Accommodation — Vendors — Grand Entry — 1st Aid/Emergency Response — Other: Do you possess any of the following: Valid Drivers license — yes — no Class 4 Drivers license — yes — no First Aid Ticket — yes — no Level: ______ Food Safe — yes — no First Host — yes — no Other: Please fax completed forms to 250-723-0463, or mail: NTC PO Box 1383 Port Alberni, BC V9Y 7M2 Attn: V. Robinson, Coordinator. For more info. Please contact: Gina Pearson, Volunteer Coordinator, ph: 724-1225 IF POSSIBLE, PLEASE RETURN COMPLETED FORMS BY June 18, 2006


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Residential School Compensation AIP continued from page 5 enormous, historic victory and vindication for the survivors, the AFN and National Chief, Phil Fontaine. Key Elements of the Settlement Package The settlement package consists of several key elements: 1. For individual survivors: • an early payment of $8,000 for elderly survivors 65 years and older has been created; • a fund of $1,900,000,000 to permit lump sum payments of “10 plus 3” for all survivors for loss of language and culture and loss of family life has been created; • protection from legal fees on the lump sum has been added; • interest earned on the lump sum (approx. $80,000,000) will go towards benefiting survivors; • an individually directed healing fund up to $3000 for each individual survivor will be available out of lump sum surplus; • a significantly enhanced, (by approximately $800,000,000) compensation package for individual survivors who suffered serious physical, sexual or psychological abuse; • an agreement between Canada and the Catholic entities which results in survivors receiving 100% of their settlement, not 70% as previously was the case. • Expanded categories of perpetrators have been added; • Expanded categories of harms and injuries have been added; • Survivors are provided with a 15% payment over and above their settlement to go towards legal fees. • Imposed time lines on the DR have been added to ensure payments are completed within a expedited timeframe; • The control over the implementation of the settlement will be removed from Canada and a key and central role for the AFN in the supervision of all aspects the ongoing implementation of the settlement has been secured. 2. For the families, communities and the Canadian public: In addition to the compensation package for individuals, the settlement addresses truth, reconciliation and healing needs of survivors and their families and communities and the rest of Canada in the following way: • a five year endowment of $125,000,000 has been created for the Aboriginal Healing Foundation for the benefit of survivors as well as any surplus which may exist after the lump sum payment is made; • a Truth and Reconciliation Commission for $60,000,000 has been created which will emphasize education of the Canadian public through both community and national events and healing and reconciliation at the community level; • The Truth and Reconciliation Commission will establish a national archive and research center; • a fund of $20,000,000 for commemoration projects and activities has been added. The details of the key elements of the settlement are as follows: 1. The early payment The settlement provides that an early payment of $8,000.00 will go to each survivor 65 years old and older. It will be paid out as soon as possible and will

be a down payment on the recipient’s lump sum payment. Survivors who are 65 years or older will be able to apply for their payment on a simple application form. 2. The Lump Sum payment A lump sum payment to compensate survivors for loss of language and culture and loss of family life will be paid to individual survivors alive on May 31st, 2005 irrespective of whether they have an additional claim for serious abuse. It will be calculated on the “10 plus 3” formula: $10,000 for the first year or partial year in attendance at an Indian Residential School and $3,000 for every year or partial year in attendance thereafter. The lump sum will be paid out of a fund of $1.9 billion dollars deposited into an interest bearing account. The interest earned (likely about $80M) will be put back into the fund for the benefit of survivors. After the lump sum payments have been made, if a surplus is left in the fund, each survivor will be entitled to an amount up to $3,000 for healing of their own choosing from a list of culturally sensitive healing options. Any balance left in the account after the individual healing fund is depleted will be paid to the Aboriginal Healing Foundation for the benefit of survivors. 3. The Improved Compensation Process for Serious Abuse Claims The DR system for serious abuse has been significantly improved from the previous model in its structure, time lines, and amounts of money available for compensation. The increase in value of the DR is approximately $800,000,000 more than the earlier DR. The following changes have been made: a) There will be one common national grid with a cap of $275,000, eliminating the two grids that existed prior to the settlement; b) Survivors will receive 100% of their compensation award, not 70% as was the case prior; c) Students who were abused by other students will be added as a new category for compensation; d) Students who were abused by nonemployees of the schools will be added as a new category for compensation; e) Students who were severely psychologically abused will be added as a new category for compensation; f) Injuries and harms unique to women have been added; g) It is now easier for the survivor’s to prove their claims; h) New categories of harmful acts have been added; i) a new category of actual income loss has been added up to a maximum of $250,000 over and above the $275,000 cap. j) Mandatory time lines have been added to speed up the process and get the money to survivors faster. k) Additional aggravating factors have been added to the list which can augment the compensation of an individual claim by up to 15%. l) Additional monies have been added to the future care needs of survivors up to $15,000 per claim; m) Survivors will receive an additional 15% of the amount of their settlement to pay legal fees. n) Survivors will have access to the courts if the evidence indicates that their claim would exceed the amounts available in the compensation package; o) Straightforward claims can be decided without a hearing; p) Health supports will be provided for the hearing process for survivors if

Call For Proposals THE NEXT DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS HAS BEEN SET AS: March 20, 2006 We will be accepting proposals under CRF and EI Programs Proposals received after the deadline will not be considered. For application forms, please visit our website: www.netb.ca or Contact Jack Cook (CRF) or Wendy Gallic (EI) at (250) 724-5757 EAS, Disability & Youth proposals will be accepted at a later date. CONSOLIDATED REVENUE FUNDS (CRF) PROGRAMS: A. Job Development: Program Objective: To provide work experience and/or training which leads to employment Description: The job development program provides training and/or work experience opportunities for persons who face serious labour market problems. B. Job Opportunities: Program Objective: To provide employment and training for one participant who may secure on-going employment with the employer. Description: The Job Opportunities Program provides assistance and employment opportunities for participants to overcome current or future barriers to entering the labour market. C. Workplace based Training: Program Objective: To provide additional training to enhance skill level for workers who are currently employed with the employer. Description: The Workplace Based Training program provides existing staff the opportunity to receive the required training to meet current or future training needs. D. Purchase of Training: Program Objective: To provide training and skills needed for participants to improve their chances of getting or keeping a job. Description: The Purchase of Training program provides direct purchase of an entire course from a credible public, non/public training institution or organization. Funding assistance may be provided for individual participants who wish to attend various vocational training programs. E. Project based Training: Program Objective: To provide assistance to individuals who face serious difficulties in finding and keeping employment. Description: The Project Based Training Program provides a combination of on the job work experience and classroom training. EMPLOYMENT INSURANCE (EI) PROGRAMS: A. Targetted Wage Subsidy Program Objective: To encourage the hiring of individuals by providing a wage subsidy to the employer and work experience for the participant . Description: The Targeted Wage Subsidy Program is designed to provide a wage subsidy and employment related costs to an employer for an unemployed participant. B. Job Creation Partnerships Program Objective: To provide meaningful employment for eligible participants to enhance or maintain their skills through work experience that will lead to finding a job. Description: The Job Creation program is designed to provide individuals with needed work experience during a time of unemployment. C. Training Purchases (under review) Proposals must include: 1) Completed and signed Job Development application form 2) Cover letter 3) Signed council or board resolution 4) Detailed proposed costs with cash flow projection 5) Project deliverables and how these deliverables will be carried out 6) Job description(s) 7) In-kind or other contributions 8) Training institution/organization, trainer qualifications if relevant to project 9) Training plan and training objectives if relevant to project required; q) Reasonable travel costs for survivors and their support person to travel to their hearing will be provided; r) Cultural ceremonies will be incorporated into the hearings to the extent possible, if desired by the survivor; s) Survivors have the right to choose the location of the hearing, subject to reasonable costs; t) Survivors may appeal their settlement offer to another adjudicator or to the Chief Adjudicator; u) Hearings will respect the privacy of the survivor and the survivor may request that the transcript of their evidence be archived in the national archive created by the Truth and

Reconciliation Commission; v) Survivors may choose to represent themselves instead of hiring a lawyer or they may choose an agent who is not a lawyer to act on their behalf; w) an oversight committee will oversee and monitor the implementation of the compensation to survivors. The AFN will have a member on this oversight committee for the duration of the settlement. 4.The Truth and Reconciliation Commission • A well funded ($60,000,000) Truth and Reconciliation Commission will be created which will have a five year mandate but will complete the national events and report to the Canadian public

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Vision Statement: The Nuu-chah-nulth Nursing Program partners with Nuu-chah-nulth-aht to deliver professional, ethical, culturally sensitive, and responsible care. Nurses shall maintain discipline in self and profession, as well as balance in approach.

Nuu-chah-nulth Nursing Program Contact List NORTHERN REGION

SOUTHERN REGION

Moira Havelka, CHN, Mowachaht & Gold River 283-2462 mwf VIHA Gold River 283-2012 t/th - Tsaxana Fax: 283-7561 VIHA Gold River Fax 283-2122 Tsaxana P.O. Box 428 , Gold River, VOP 1GO moira@nuuchahnulth.org

Anett Muller, Casual, Home Care Nurse Southern Region Communities 723-2385 ext 4 - Fax: 723-5396 P.O. Box 1383, Port Alberni, V9Y 7M2 amuller@nuuchahnulth.org

Christine Kellett, CHN, Ehattesaht, Nuchatlaht 250-761-4274 - Fax: 761-4027 P.O. Box 97, Zeballos VOP 2AO chris.kellett@viha.ca Donna Vernon, CHN, Kyuquot Red Cross 250-332-5289 - Fax: 332-5215 Red Cross General Delivery Kyuquot, B.C. VOP 1J0 kyuquot@satmessage.com CENTRAL REGION

Women recognized for Outstanding Work By Miriam Trevis The Record (reprinted with permission) Matilda Watts and Lynne West (both employees of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council) have been chosen as one of the three national recipients of the 2005 Leadership Awards in Heart Healthy Policy of Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.

Matilda Watts and Lynne West (both employees of the Nuuchah-nulth Tribal Council) have been chosen as one of the three national recipients of the 2005 Leadership Awards in Heart Healthy Policy of Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. They share this award with Larry Beasley, city planner for the City of Vancouver and Dr Gerry Predy, Vice President Public Health and Medical Officer of Health for the Capital Health Region in Edmonton. Over the past 18 months 340 Nuuchah-nulth individuals have completed a Hearts@Work Cardiac Risk Assessment and been provided with follow-up education and the program has increased awareness of the need to improve the cardiovascular health of the Nuu-chah-nulth-aht (people of the Nuuchah-nulth) Lynne first heard about the Hearts@Work program and applied for and received funding through the Provincial Health Authority. Hearts@Work deals with medical history including diabetes, heart disease, obesity, high blood pressure and cholesterol levels. It recognises that obesity and being overweight contribute to increased cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes.

The program also discusses the need for physical activity, the cessation of smoking, the handling of stress and the importance of nutri-tion. Working as a team, Matilda has coordinated the Hearts@Work sessions through the NTC traditional territories while Lynne concentrated on oversee-ing the nurse’s role in helping with the Cardiac Risk Assessments. As a result of her training as a French chef, some of the pamphlets Matilda produced to assist with nutrition are already in de-mand by other First Nations communi-ties throughout British Columbia. The desire to increase awareness of the need for a cardiovascular healthy lifestyle amongst the members of the NTC has resulted in a Healthy Lifestyle Challenge being started among the political leaders of the Tribal Council. Other communities have started walk-ing clubs in an effort to encourage healthier living among their residents. Lynne and Matilda were nominated for this award by Jeanette Watts, Nurse Manager for the NTC and Simon Read Tribal Council Community and Human Services manager. In her letter to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Ms Watts noted that “both Matilda Watts and Lynne West have demonstrated leader-ship and vision in bringing about changes in our population. The leader-ship included coordinating the nursing staff, local community staff and volun-teers to help with the Hearts@Work se-ries. The vision includes bringing the political leaders into the picture so that this important subject is included in their agendas for policy changes at the community level.” Congratulations to Matilda and Lynne who will receive their award in Vancouver on October 22 during the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress.

Christine Curley, CHN, Tla-o-qui aht (Esowista, Opitsaht) 250-725-1232 - Fax: 725-1232 P.O. Box 279, Tofino, B.C. VOR 2ZO ccurley@nuuchahnulth.org Jenna Mueksch, CHN, Ahousaht 250-670-9608 - Fax: 670-2492 PO Box 91, Ahousaht, VOR 1AO jenna@nuuchahnulth.org Mary McKeogh, CHN, Ucluelet, Toquaht, Hesquiaht Fax :250-726-2993 - 726-2994 P.O. Box 279, Tofino, BC, VOR 2ZO mmckeogh@nuuchahnulth.org Chaundra Willms, Casual, Home & Community Care 250-726-2993 - Fax: 726-2994 P.O. Box 279, Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 chaundra@nuuchahnulth.org

Cheryl Mooney, CHN, Urban Port Alberni, Knee waas 723-2385 ext 2 - ©735-0985 - Fax: 723-5396 cmooney@nuuchahnulth.org P.O. Box 1383, Port Alberni, V9Y 7M2 Jeannette Pattison, Casual CHN, Bread of Life, Ditidaht, Huu-ay-aht 723-2385 - Fax: 723-5396 P.O. Box 1383, Port Alberni, V9Y 7M2 jpattison@nuuchahnulth.org ALL REGIONS Jeannette Watts, Nurse Manager 724-5757 © 720-5797 fax 723-0463 P.O. Box 1383, Port Alberni, V9Y 7M2 jeannettewatts@nuuchahnulth.org Liz Thomsen - Nursing Supervisor 723-2385 ext 3 - © 720-5400 Fax : 723-5396 P.O. Box 1383, Port Alberni, V9Y 7M2 ethomsen@nuuchahnulth.org Lynne West, Home Care Coordinator 250-283-2012 - Fax: 283-2122 P.O. Box 109, Gold River , VOP 1GO lwest@nuuchahnulth.org Ina Seitcher, First Nations Advocate Nurse @ WCGH 723-2135 then press 1, then ext 1109 Fax: 724-8805 West Coast General Hospital, PA. V9Y 4S1 ina.seitcher@viha.ca Matilda Watts, Hearts@work/Healthy Living Program Worker 723-2385 ext 5 - Fax: 723-5396 P.O. Box 1383, Port Alberni, V9Y 7M2 matilda@nuuchahnulth.org Sandra Ethier, Administrative Assistant 724-5757 - Fax: 723-0463 P.O. Box 1383, Port Alberni, V9Y 7M2 sandra@nuuchahnulth.org

PRE-NATAL DROP IN with Cheryl Mooney Every Monday, 1:30pm – 3:30pm. Immunization clinic every Monday from 10:00am to 12:00 pm. Prenatal drop in every Monday from 2:00 to 3:00 pm.

NINYAKS-HA A partnership between the Nuu-chah-nulth Nursing Program and the Port Alberni Friendship Centre. For more info, please contact: Delavina @ 723-8281

HEALTH EDUCATION DROP-IN With Cheryl Mooney Every Thursday, 2:30pm – 3:30pm Knee waas House, 3435 4th Avenue, Port Alberni Friendship Centre For more info, please contact: Delavina @ 723-8281

Diabetes Education at WCGH Open Tuesday & Wednesday from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm Open Thursday from 1:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Appointment Required. Please phone 724-8824 to make appointment with Sue Scott, Diabetes Nurse, or Aveleigh Hess, Nutritionist.


Page 14 - Ha-Shilth-Sa - March 9, 2006 March 25, 2006 Happy 1st Birthday to our little princess Natalie Ann. The year has gone by so fast and you grown to be such a beautiful little girl. All the best on your birthday and many more to come. Love Mom & Dad, Erikka and your baby brother or sister on the way. Happy Belated Birthday Andy- March 09, 2006 - To my sweetie and daddy. We love you hope you have a great day love you lots. Love your sweetie’s (Sarah, Erikka & Natalie) I would like to wish my brother Mikey a belated 22nd birthday for Jan.6 as well as our uncle dick for Jan.5 love u both :) love Lisa & Danny *hugs*kiss*. Happy belated 21st birthday Enrica Marshall hope you enjoyed your day cousin take care love ya *hugs*kiss* from yours cousins Lisa, Mike, Marvin, Vily and aunty Pearl & uncle Marvin sr. Happy birthday Wilfred “Frado” Robinson have fun cuz wish you all the best ur friends/ cuzins Lisa, Mike, & Marvin. Happy birthday to our beloved uncle Benson on feb.24 wish you all the best with lots of our love on your day :) love Marvin, Pearl, Lisa, Mike, Marvin Jr and Violet Tutube. happy anniversary to jack & Debra cook for February 24 love Marvin & pearl Tutube happy anniversary to our lovely “pa & ma” cook love you both so very much *hugs* kiss” love Lisa, Mike, Marvin & Violet Tutube. Happy birthday to our “big ol’ daddy bear” Marvin on march 4...yet another year old man and your still giving it all you got!!! We love you so very very much :) you’re only as old as you wanna be and don’t forget it!!! Hehe your 1 tough old boot... Hehe we’ll all ways have lone tree point * wink * wink * love your 5 loving children deeda, blue, Mickey, sunny, & puffy. Happy 19th birthday to our son Marvin Jr for march 15th we are so proud of you son enjoy your day our baby boy lotsa love mum and dad. We would like to wish our baby brother Marvin a happy 19th birthday for March 15th! Whoa hard to believe your 19 already seems like only yesterday when we’d be wrestling around beating each other up :) ahh those were the days. Of our lives lol hey remember that time in the playground * wink * wink * nudge * nudge* well on a serious note don’t give up keep reaching for your dreams brother your so smart and we love ya enjoy your birthday love always and forever ur brothers Mikey, Danny, and Matt, and ur sisters Lisa & Violet. To a very special girl, Kathy Mark, a very happy birthday on March 22nd. It’s been 4 beautiful years together, love you forever. From Lyle Keith Allen Williams. I would like to send a Birthday greeting to a very, very special son who has been a inspiration to me when he Happy Birthday to Nick Ross on March 20th. From the Ross & Livingstone families and from Annie & Dave Watts and family.

birthdays & congratulations Happy 3rd bday to Chelsea. Happy 22nd bday to Issac. Happy 20th bday to Christen. Happy 18th bday to Edward. Happy 14th bday to Aaron. Love from all the family. came into my life (14) years ago. The years that we have been together have been memorable ones. The good, and memorable moments that have come and gone will be cherished and tucked away in my heart forever. Happy 14th Birthday Timothy Little. You will forever be my soul and inspiration, and I couldn’t have asked for a more considerate son than you have been to me. I’m so happy that we shared these years together and just watching you grow into the fine individual you’ve become makes it all worth while to be a part of your life as your mother. Make your day a special and memorable one, and mostly Tim, remember to say your daily prayers, and as your Mother, I will always remind you to do this. Happy Birthday My Son. Love and Prayers, your Mother Elizabeth and Dad Simon Parker. Birthday greetings go out to my sister/auntie Tina Titian on March 1st, Patrick Thomas Mar 4th, Melinda Campbell Mar 8th, Marcia John Mar 9th, Kelly Swan Mar 13th, Traci Swan & Eddie Smith Mar 14th,Lila Charleson, Glenda Frank,& Mic Tom - Mar18th, Joy Charleson Mar 20th, Andrea Frank Mar 21st, to my other sister/auntie Annie Smith on Mar 24th, Sherri Frank 26th. All have a great day!! Fr Jane & Tay Thomas. At this time I would just like to say congrats to my mom Daisy George on getting her baby back congrats mom I’m so happy for you mom. and on your way to healing journey I love you mom and I really worry about you. and congrats on ur 9 weeks of sobriety I’m so happy for you mom we all love you I’m so happy that ur back home with us again this is where you belong mom don’t ever forget that. you didn’t need to be abused like the way you did mom you deserve way better than that mom I’m just glad that ur home and safe and sound where no one will hurt you the way you were hurt like they way you were. I prayed for you all along and I pray for your abuser. mom always remember that no one will love you as much as ur children and grandson and your grandchild on the way we need you and you need us and only us. we love you mom always and forever Ilene Virgil. Corby and wayne jr Maryjane, baby, Jameson and earl. we know you can do it mom reach for tha stars go for ur dreams always. Happy 9th Anniversary on March 6 We would like to introduce you to our new baby son Ashton Taylor River Rayne Watts, he was born on Nov. 2, 05 weighing 9 lbs 7 oz, proud grandparents Anita and Waatse Scheivink and Helen and Michael Lambert, baby brother to Nicole Roberts, Natasha, Cheyanne Dougie, Khrystina and Kate-Lynn and his very proud parents Aaron Watts and Marie Lambert and we love you so much son.

Happy Birthday March 4, Marvin Sr, 54 yr. Love your wife Pearl, Lisa, Mike, Violet, Marvin Jr., Dad Jack, Jackie, Barb, Kids, guy, Joey, Dorothy, Dick. Gary Newnham. Love your wife Bun, Savannah. We would like to wish these people a happy birthday; Happy Birthday goes out to Uncle Charles Jack on March 6. Happy 45th B-day goes out to our dad and husband Mckenzie Charlie on March 4. Happy 14th Birthday goes out to our sister and daughter Julia L. George on March 1. Happy 6th Birthday goes out to our little brother and son Carl Charlie on March 12. Happy 6th B-day goes out to our niece and cuz Julia Irene Thomas on March 3. Happy 46th b-day goes out to our brother and Uncle Norman George on March 17. Happy 14th B-day goes out to our friend Marlene Dick on March 17. Happy 3? B-day to our auntie and sister Gloria Jane John on March 17 and congratulations on your guys 6 week at Esperanza. Happy b-day to our niece cuz Inez Paul March 4. Happy b-day to our cuz & niece Daisy Keitlah on March 12 and congratulations on your baby. Happy birthday goes out to my friend Caroline Joseph on March 24. Happy bday to our cuz and niece Myrna Titian on March 6. we wish that you people have a nice day on your birthday days, many, many more to spend with you guys. We will spend it together till we all hit 85 or 90 years old right. Love all you guys. Love always Margaret Irene Charlie, Jasmine, Marina, Mckenzie, Jaa-Deen, Moses, Carl Mac Sr. Julia George. Happy Birthday to my pal Melinda B. Campbell, have a great day on your special day March 8th. Happy b-day Marcie John, enjoy March 9th. Happy B-day Eddie Smith, March 14th. Happy b-day to my good friend Annie Smith, take it easy don’t work so hard bud, enjoy March 24th. From Sandy Sam. Happy birthday to my best friend Dawn Frank, have a very awesome day March 30th. From your friend Kylee Sam. Happy belated birthday Jan. 6 0Michael, 21; Jan. 12 – Angela, 30, Feb. 2 – Darlene Nookmis, Pam Watts; Feb. 16, Lisa Marie, 22; Feb. 17 – Rica, 21; Feb. 21 – Happy Anniversary Ang, Roger Miller; March 4 – Marvin, 45; March 15 Marvin Lawrence, 19; March 8 – Kevin Watts; March 13 – Lena Ross; March 27 – Happy Anniversary Violet & Stan; March 31 – Wendy Watts. Love Pearl and family. March 17th – Happy Birthday to my handsome nephew Clifford Johnson! I love you nephew! I hope you have a On March 13, 2006 proud and happy parents of Madison, Lateah, Mariah Olebar would like to wish her the happiest 1st birthday. She's one of the newest edition to late Mike Olebar and Louise Olebar-White and late Robert Olebar - Alice Jack (Cowichan). May the best wishes and dreams go to her. Love Dad Jack Olebar, Mom Tracy Harris, aunts and uncles and brothers, Spencer & Ryan, many cousins and nephews and nieces.

Happy birthday on Jan. 6, 21 yr Mike, Feb. 16 Lisa, March 15, Marvin 19 yr. Love Mom, Violet, Dad. Doug, Pete, Dick & Dorothy, Nancy & kids. great day! Your mother would be sooooooo proud of the wonderful young man you’ve become! I am proud of you! Love your aunt, Anita. Happy Birthday to my dear friend Pauline Vincent Have a good one buddy!!! Love Anita. March 01 - Happy Birthday Toots Tina Titian. Fr, Martha ,Russ,Mal, Jill,Roxy,and Kaileigh March 12th - Happy Birthday Traci Babe & to Kelli Swan on March 14th. Loads of Love, Auntie Martha, Uncle Russ and gang. March 23rd - Happy Birthday to Joseph Taylor over in Nanaimo, Hope you have an awesome day! Love DAD, Martha, Malcolm, Jill,Roxy & Kaileigh Taylor. March 24th - Happy Birthday to Irene Annie Smith, From a friend Martha Taylor. Happy Birthday to Chrissy Andrew on March 8th...hope you have fun!!! Love Alwayz Janelle and Francis. I would like to say Happy 19th Birthday on March 9th to my GURL Theresa...I hope you have fun at BINGO eh(lol) Love alwayz Janelle Rique. Happy Birthday to our “Bro” Jack Johnson on March 10th...I wish you the best and have fun eh! Love Alwayz Janelle and Francis. We would like to say Happy Birthday to our Grandpa Arnold James on March 17th. We love you so much Gramps. Love alwayz Janelle and Francis. Happy Birthday to our Gramps Arnold James on March 17th. We all Love you so much. Love alwayz Michelle, Joni, Jaylene, Jack, Thomas, Candace, Cody, Caleb, Aimee, Blair, Rebecca, and Heather. Happy Birthday to my dad Arnold James on March 17th. I love you dad. Love alwayz Eva and Wes. I would like to wish a Happy Birthday to my son Darian Jules on March 23rd. I love you son. Love Alwayz Dad. Happy Birthday to my little brother Darian Jules. I miss and love you so much. Love alwayz your sister Janelle and your brother-in-law Francis. I would like to wish a Happy 8th anniversary to my hunny Francis Jack on March 23rd. I don’t know what I would do without you hunny. You are my EVERYTHING. Love alwayz Janelle Rique.

Khrystina Lambert: I would like to say congratulations to my daughter Khrystina Lambert on bringing home two all star trophies one tournament here in P.A. and one in Nanaimo I am so proud of you Khrystina, you are very inspiring young role model to your sister Kate-Lynn and brother Ashton. I would also like to wish her and her team players good luck at the BC's in Squamish in the middle of March. You have a lot of people rooting for you and your team's success way to go Khrystina and Port Alberni Jr Girls Basketball Team. Keep up the good work. Love your mom Marie Lambert.


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In Memoriam - >a>ak^#ap In loving memory of Harvey Thomas

In loving Memory of Dad (pops), Grandpa, GreatGrandpa Robert Eugene Olebar Sr. March 20, 1946 - March 27, 1997

August 7, 1947 – February 2, 2006 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Harvey Thomas. Harvey passed away peacefully on February 2, 2006 at W.C.G.H. with his family by his side. Harvey is survived by his sons Ivan, Nikki, granddaughter Rain, Keith, M.J. son Quentin and Tyson. He will be sadly missed by his father Robert Thomas, brothers and sisters: numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. Predeceased by our Mother Rose Thomas, niece Roberta Thomas, nephews Jeffrey Thomas and Lonnie Harvey Thomas. We would like to thank everyone who came to sit with the family, preparing and bringing food; it was greatly appreciated. We would like to thank aunt Kath and family for preparing and serving the lunch. Sharing a meal with family and friends was good medicine

You've been missed greatly by all of us. There's been number of times, we needed you But we handled our problems with the good manners and teachings you gave us, Which gave us hope and strength to live our lives to the fullest. So indeed missed very much But we know you're in God's hands now. for us. Thank you to uncle Benson for officiating the service, Willard Gallic Sr. for the presentation of pictures of Harvey’s life; awesome job. The family is suffering a great loss with Harvey’s passing but he lives on through his sons Ivan & Keith; grandchildren Rain; Quentin and Tyson. Thank you so much to the staff at Rainbow Gardens for welcoming and caring for Harvey during his stay in your small community. Thank you from the Thomas family

In Loving Memory Of

Agnes Sam (Mom) December 18, 1911 to March 4,1992 In Our Hearts (author unknown) We thought of you with love today. But that is nothing new. We thought about you yesterday. And days before that too. We think of you in silence. We often speak your name. Now all we have is memories. And your picture in a frame.

In Loving Memory Joseph Aaron Jr Campbell Feb 06-83~ July 19-97 Aaron Campbell Oh my son, how I miss you so I think about you all the time. Even more so with your 23rd Birthday coming soon. I remember the day you made me a mommy, how small and sweet you were, the pride I had to be your ma. Son, today I wonder what should be, I wonder how different my life would be with you in it. Not only you but your brother

Loved by all Olebar children Deidra, Michael, Robert (Bones), Andrew, Jack, Tyrell, Tanisha, Mark, Craig, Marla and grandchildren: Violet Albert, Clarence, Lateah, Lysa, Alicia, Jayleen, Lennox, Spencer, Ryan, Jerome, Madison, Wes, Trevor, Danielle, Brandon and great-grand-kids: Kalum, Blake, Brandon, Thorne, Tayshaun, Jayron, A_twon Olebar.

Memory Elizabeth (Luxy) Tatoosh March 31 - July 1996 We'll shelter her with tenderness, We'll love her while we may, And for the happiness that we have known, forever grateful stay. Our hearts still ache with sadness And secret tears still flow What it meant to lose you, no one Will ever know. Happy Birthday Auntie Luxy. Love Pearl Carol Anne Wilson

Memory Lawrence George Wilson September 25, 1922 - March 6, 1986 Your memory is our keepsake. With which we’ll never part. God has you in his keeping. We have you in our hearts.. Lots of Love From See-saw & Family Angus also. Hold tight to your baby brother who would be 11 years old as of the New Year, Oh, my son’s my beautiful, handsome son’s, I hold tight to every memory I have of the both of you. I learned that no matter how long God granted me to share with you two, It was all so meaningful and it is to be treasured. May you both rest. Remember how your Mommy Loves you Aaron and Angus. Till we met again. Loving you always, Mom (Martha Taylor)

Are you or a family member a patient in the hospital? Aboriginal Liaison/Advocate Nurses are available to assist you with the following: • Assist you or your family when talking with hospital staff and act as an advocate • Communicate with and obtain assistance from appropriate community and federal agencies • Help with First Nations/Aboriginal cultural needs and ceremonial requests and needs Arrange any care or follow up you may need on discharge Nanaimo BC Port Alberni BC Ina Seitcher Santana Rose First Nations Advocate Nurse Aboriginal Liaison Nurse Ph.723-2135 Press 1 then 1109 Ph. 250- 716-4001 Campbell River Port Hardy Sandy Miller Beth Scow Aboriginal Liaison Nurse Aboriginal Liaison Nurse Ph. 250-286-7050 Ph. 250-949-3440 Victoria BC Victoria BC Christine Atkins Monique Taylor Aboriginal Liaison Nurse Aboriginal family Support Worker Ph. 250-370 8847 # 1 Ph. 250-370-8847 # 2 Vancouver BC David Clellamin, First Nations Advocate, Ph. 604 875-3440

I have so many memories of you Dad Memories of how you always took time out just for me No matter how many other things you had going on in life… I remember the way we used to feel good doing nothing much, Just being together. Sure you gave me advice now and then But what I remember most is how you have me a whole lot of room to do my own growing up and became my own person. I have so many happy memories of you Dad and every once in awhile, One of them will pop into my mind, And then I'll smile, a tear will flow, just thinking of how lucky I am to have you for my Dad! And I'll always be your little girl missing you. Pearl, Dorothy Wilson

In Loving Memory of Rose Thomas February 5, 1929 - October 31, 2000 In loving memory of our mother, grandmother, great grand mother Rose Thomas. It has been 5 years since our last celebration with you on your birthday. We believe and trust that this was your celebration of celebrations; reuniting with your son Harvey. Thinking of you always with love and admiration for you. If Roses Grow In Heaven If roses grow in Heaven Lord Please pick a bunch for me. Place them in my Mother's arms And tell her they're from me. Tell her I love her and miss her And when she turns to smile, Place a kiss upon her cheek And hold her for awhile. Because remembering her is easy, I do it every day, But there is an ache within my heart That will never go away. Lovingly remembered by Dad, children, grand children and great grandchildren


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Ucluelet First Nation builds first new homes in 19 years By Denise August, Ha-Shilth-Sa Reporter Ittattsoo - After nineteen long years Ucluelet First Nation is proud to announce the completion of six new housing units. The new units include two three-bedroom homes and a 4-plex and all units have been filled.

After nineteen long years Ucluelet First Nation is proud to announce the completion of six new housing units. Michael Lascelles, Ucluelet First Nation Administrative Manager, said UFN had been on INAC’s suspension list for nearly 19 years and despite the severe housing shortage, could not during that time access funds for new housing. Through the combined efforts of Chief & Council, the Housing Committee and UFN Administration they have finally been able to get off the suspension list after reporting requirements were rectified. Tyson Touchie, UFN Councilor said their problem was incomplete reporting to INAC. They were able to resolve these issues and were taken off the suspension list about a year ago. They immediately embarked on new home construction when the funds were made available. The housing shortage has reached the crisis stage said Lascelles, with a large number of Ucluelet First Nation members living in town that want to return home. Touchie added that a single father and his four children have already moved into their new three-bedroom. Prior to that they were living in a small cluster of RV’s (recreational vehicles) on the reserve. In fact, it is remarkable the number of RV’s and campers in the community. It seems there is one parked next to every third house though they are probably not all occupied by long-term tenants. Touchie says planning is underway for the construction of an additional 24 units that will feature exciting new technology for housing construction.

They are planning to use new building methods that are more suitable for our west coast climate. The new technology, Touchie explained, is a showcase project through CHMC (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation) where they will attempt to demonstrate building practices suitable to the west coast. One example of new technology is the use of cement structures instead of the convention wood framing. “Rain on the Westcoast,” says Touchie, “is often blown in sideways and gets under siding.” This causes water to seep inside the house leading rot and mold. A home built with this cement technology, he says could last 100 years. Another innovative idea is radiant heat such is what is being used at Seabird Island. Touchie explains new homes are build with cement floors in which pipes embedded. Hot water runs through the pipes in cement floor thereby heating the home. UFN is looking at a new concept called a clutch or community home. “It is like a 6-plex with a common area,” Touchie explained. The complex would have a mini Laundromat for the tenants to share. Each unit would have a kitchenette but there would also be a large common area where they could gather for meals or other family functions. The idea is to allow large extended families to share space and socialize but at the same time maintain some privacy. With the heated cement floor technology, tenants of clutch homes would share the cost of heating and save money. The new cement homes have no wood at all. They are mold proof and they last far longer than the conventional wood frame home. There is a lot of interest in new housing at Ittattsoo, says Touchie, adding the Housing Committee no longer uses a waiting list system for selecting new homeowners. “We do it yearly instead of maintaining a long list,” he explained, saying now the Housing Committee bases its decision on need rather than who has been on the list the longest. Construction for new housing could begin as early as this spring.

Hazel Cook returns from Argentina... cont. from page 8 a quick stop at the Canadian Embassy in Sao Paolo to meet with the Canadain Embassador of Brazil. We got to hear a very encouraging speech by Guillermo E. Rishchynski, Canada’s Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Brazil. After making a presentation to the Canadian Embassy, we were all allowed to take pictures with the ambassador. After watching him take many very professional looking photos with my teammates, a fellow teammate of mine whom I began to refer to as “my posing buddy”, decided to take a picture with Mr. Rishchynski with our signature “point” pose. It was pretty cool because he was totally up for doing it. We Finally made it home on Jan. 28th, after a LONG 18 hour flight and I couldn’t have been more excited to see my friends and family, and share all my stories. All in all I’d have to say this was defiantly a trip to remember. I’ve made memories to have for a lifetime and a number of new friends to go with them and I’d like to thank the following people for their support, which has

allowed all of that to be possible: - Jack Cook - Jeff & Laverne Cook - Fredrick Cook - Sherri Cook & Thomas Dick - Hugh & Colleen Watts - Marylin & Laddie Touchie - Ben & Hilda Nookemis - Margarita James - John Stilinovic (Selects Soccer) - Mitch Fitzgibson (Quality Foods) - Len Butler (LB Woodchoppers) - Jim Menzies (Kingsway) - David Timmons (Smitty’s) - Kinder Dlay (Merrit Furnature) - Tyler Pluym & Shelby McCartney (Liquidation World) - Ron Hamilton -Wayne Clark - Susan Cook - Herb Cook - Samantha Touchie - David Wiwchar - Huu-ay-aht First Nation - Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council

(above) A new home that a single father of four was able to move his family into after living in a cluster of small recreational trailers, similar to the one pictured below, which some people are still using as permanent homes.

Residential School Compensation AIP continued from page 12 within two years about what happened in Indian Residential Schools to Indian, Métis and Inuit children. • The involvement of government, churches and others, and the consequences of the schools on individuals, families and communities will be investigated and documented. • Community truth telling processes may continue for a further three years and individual survivors will have no time limit on filing their own personal statements in the archives. • The Commission will have three commissioners appointed by the Executive in consultation with the AFN. • The Commissioners will be advised by a survivor’s committee and assisted by regional representatives of the commission. • Truth and Reconciliation events will be held in First Nations and Inuit communities and in major urban centers. • Community events will be designed by community members with the assistance of the national commission with a view to individual and community empowerment, safety, creating and preserving a historical record, healing

and establishing better relationships within and outside the communities. • Canada and the churches have agreed to provide all relevant documents subject only to overriding privacy interests on individuals. In such cases, the Commission will still have access to the documents provided privacy is respected. • A national archive and research center will be created which will act as a resource and for all Canadians, researchers and educational institutions. 5. Commemoration • A fund of $20,000,000 is available for commemoration events, activities, memorials, and projects at both the national and community levels. 6. Healing • Canada will provide an endowment to the Aboriginal Healing Foundation for 5 years in the amount of $125,000,000 to address the harms of the legacy of residential school on Indian, Métis and Inuit children. • An evaluation will be undertaken in the fourth year of the endowment to determine whether and to what extent funding should be continued. • The Aboriginal Healing Foundation will receive any surplus amounts from the lump sum fund once the survivors have been paid their individual compensation and healing

To all Ahousaht Membership Can you please send your current Addresses for Newsletters, and Phone numbers to Ahousaht Treaty Office. It would be nice to have Phone Numbers for our Urban Membership Contacts, for future Meetings etc...feel free to contact: Ha’wilth Pa Tuk Ahousaht C/O Ahousaht Administration General Delivery Ahousaht BC, VOR-1A0 Toll Free: 1-800-991-1433 or 250-670-9531 or Email: ahousahttreaty@telus.net - Hupacasath First Nation - Tseshaht First Nation I’d like to especially thank my mom Deborah Cook for all her time and dedication she put towards my fundraising efforts, and in particular all

her sewing. Without her help I wouldn’t have been able to make this trip possible. Once again, Thank you to everyone who has helped me along the way. Kleco Kleco!


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Career / Opportunities - q#i-cah=-ta-mis Hupacasath First Nation Treaty Assistant 1 Year Full time Contract Reporting to Executive Director Rate of pay $1500 per month with benefits. Deadline for application: March 8, 4:00pm Hupacasath First Nation is looking for a qualified person to assist with Treaty Negotiations. Hupacasath is currently in stages 2, 3, and 4. The framework agreement has been negotiated, but we need to have Hupacasath approval to move into Stage 4. We will need to work with members so that they understand what is in the agreement and prepare people to vote on it. Currently, we are negotiating 8 different chapters on various topics. The Treaty Assistant would seek direction from the Chief Negotiator but would be responsible on a day to day basis to the Executive Director. Duties would include 1. Take notes at treaty negotiations and at all relevant meetings on consultation and accommodation 2. Filing and Organization of treaty materials 3. With direction of Chief Negotiator do Community Consultations: Conduct meetings with working committee to review mandates, prepare mandates, update community on progress of negotiations, conduct in home visits to discuss treaty issues, framework agreement, agreement in principle and obtain direction on treaty in general. 4. Prepare materials for meetings, negotiations under the direction of the Chief Negotiator 5. Facilitate meetings times, rooms, travel if necessary 6. Compile histories and other relevant information for purposes of treaty and overlap discussions. 7. Other administrative duties in relation to BC Treaty Commission, Governments, NTC and other treaty tables. Skills Required 1. Filing and organizational Skills 2. Note taking, writing and computer skills 3. Ability to conduct meetings and to arrive at satisfactory conclusions at the end of the meeting 4. Ability to work with people and have good communication skills Please submit your resume, cover letter and 2 References to Hupacasath First Nation, Attention: Trevor Jones, Executive Director Box 211, Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 7M7, fax: 250-724-1232 or trevor@hupacasath.ca.

Ehattesaht Bookkeeper 1 & 2 Ehattesaht Tribe in Zeballos, BC is looking for two Bookkeepers. Your role is to ensure legal financial reporting requirements are maintained in order to meet the accountability standards of Ehattesaht membership, NTC, Provincial & Federal Gov’ts and other agencies as required. To present timely financial statements on a consistent and comparable basis to Chief & Council and Management. To maintain the chart of accounts and reconcile banks and various accounts for the Band, program departments and related businesses. Variance analysis performed on regular basis. You are familiar with year-end reporting requirements and will assist in annual audit preparation by preparing financial statements and working papers. Qualifications ¾ ACCPAC G/L, A/P experience ¾ Excel & Word experience ¾ Bank reconciliation experience ¾ Adagio experience a definite asset ¾ Proven Sobriety ¾ Bondable ¾ Class 5 license and access to a vehicle ¾ Provide Criminal Record Check ¾ Prior related experience and/or 2nd year studies in professional accounting designation ¾ It will be considered an asset if you are: o Receiving EI benefits or o Received EI benefits in the last 36 months or o Received EI benefits in the last 60 months in the case of a maternity claim To apply submit your resume and handwritten cover letter to : Ehattesaht Tribe Box 39, Zeballos, BC V0P 2A0 fax: 250-761-4156, email: ehatis@teuls.net Only those short-listed will be contacted for an interview. Qualified Ehattesaht will be given preference.

CLOSING DATE Monday, April 3, 2006 The Ucluelet First Nation has an immediate opening for the full time temporary term position of Youth Activity Worker. The Youth Activity Worker will provide recreational, educational and cultural activities for the youth of the Ucluelet First Nation while ensuring the safety and well being of the program participants. Qualifications: Minimum 2 years experience working with youth ages 11 to 17 years, Child and Youth Care Degree is an asset, must have a valid Class 4/5 Driver’s License. Please submit your resume, attention to Micheal Lascelles by mail at P.O. Box 699 Ucluelet BC, V0R 3A0, email manager@ufn.ca, or by fax at 250-726.7552. Please feel free to visit our website at www.ufn.ca . Closing date: Friday, March 17, 2006 at 4:30 p.m. All expressions of interest in this position are appreciated; however, only short listed applicants will be acknowledged.

Community Health Nurse Wanted We have an opening for a full-time Community Health Nurse, who will provide service to the Southern Region of the Nuu-chah-nulth territory. This position will join our award winning nursing team of Community Health Nurses, which has developed a Nuu-chah-nulth approach to providing a full spectrum of nursing services at the community level. Responsibilities will also include: To participate as a team member within the NTC Nursing program, Regional CHS and as a member of an interdisciplinary team; Provides liaison between the Nuu-chah-nulth Community and other health care services; Other related duties as required, such as backfilling for other nurses. Qualifications: Registered Nurse or Bachelor of Science in Nursing 3-years experience in Community Health Nursing is preferred Experience working with First Nations would be considered an asset Must have a car and valid drivers licence Provide acceptable references and criminal record check For further information contact Liz Thomsen at: (250) 723- 2385 (Ext.3). Send applications by March 17, 2006 to: Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council, PO Box 1383, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 7M2 Fax: (250) 723-0463, Email: hr@nuuchahnulth.org (Word 97 attachments accepted) Attn.: Human Resource Manager

Statistics Canada is currently recruiting in Aboriginal communities for the 2006 Census Statistics Canada is currently recruiting in Aboriginal communities for the 2006 Census Crew Leader: (4 to 8 weeks) - recruits, trains and leads 8 to 12 Enumerators in conducting enumeration for the 2006 Census. The Crew Leader is responsible for the organization and successful completion of all assigned work in their district. Enumerator: (3 to 6 weeks) - lists addresses and conducts interviews in order to complete Census questionnaires. As the main Census contact person for many community members during Census, Enumerators have a very important role in achieving an accurate count. Crew Leader Assistant: (up to 5 weeks – 20 hrs wk) – clerical & administrative work. How to apply:If you would like to be considered for employment for the 2006 Census, please mail, fax or email your resume to: Holly West, Aboriginal Field Operations Supervisor 203 – 495 Dunsmuir Street, Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 6B9 Tel: (250) 754-0312 Fax: (250) 754-0314 Email: holwest@gmail.com

The Ucluelet First Nation (UFN) has an immediate fulltime employment opportunity for the interim position of COMMUNITY HEALTH REPRESENTATIVE (CHR). The successful candidate is a proven leader and team player who is committed to delivering results and opportunity for our Ucluelet First Nation community. Reporting to the UFN Administrative Manager and following the UFN Human Resource Policy the CHR will administer the Community Health Program for the UFN Community; to promote good health and to improve the well-being of all people. In sum, the CHR is active in the delivery of health education (prevention) aimed at helping the individual and community in achieving a high level of wellness physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally. Employment Requirements: • CHR Certificate and a minimum of 3 years front-line experience as a CHR, community and holistic health models in a supervisory capacity • Must have direct and significant experience in all NIHB Programs and Services • Excellent computer, written and oral communication skills • Must have consistent, successful proposal writing experience • Must have recent RCMP criminal reference check Skill Requirements: • Good general knowledge of preventative measures, healthy living, proactive planning and ability to present, teach, guide and participate in community health initiatives with all UFN Community Members • Must be a team player and self-directed • Excellent presentation skills • Excellent people skills with conflict resolution ability • Excellent organizational skills and business acumen Salary is negotiable and will be based on qualifications and experience. HOW TO APPLY: By email: manager@ufn.ca Attention: Micheal Lascelles, Administrative Manager By mail: Micheal Lascelles, Administrative Manager PO BOX 699, UCLUELET BC V0R 3A0 By fax: 250.726.7552 CLOSING DATE:

FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2006 AT 4:30 P.M.

All expressions of interest in this position are appreciated; however, only short listed applicants will be acknowledged.


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Letter to the Editor To: Nuuchahnulth Hawiih, Nuuchahnulth Elected Leaders, and to all Nuuchahnulth-aht People and the Nuuchahnulth Tribal Council RE: Request for public inquiry into NTC Services/Programs to assess effectiveness Dear Chiefs, I am submitting this letter as a formal request for the NTC to undertake a public inquiry on the NTC Community & Human Services to assess the effectiveness of those services at the earliest convenience. Of course, a group independent of the Nuuchahnulth Tribal Council should conduct this inquiry to guarantee the Integrity of the inquiry’s findings . I am writing this letter with a heavy heart as I have watched the news on the television about the tragic death of Sherry Charlie-mit. The agency responsible for protecting our children and the Nuuchahnulth Tribal Council has been conspicuous in their absence of comments and reaction in the media and in our own newspaper. What is our child welfare agency’s responsibility? Who is responsible? What are we going to do to honour our mistake and learn from it? What have we learned from it? Where is the transparency in our Nuuchahnulth Tribal Council? Where is the accountability? It has always been my contention that we learn when we accept responsibility for our mistakes. I’ve witnessed our Tribal Council continuing to blame the government for the tragic decision to place an innocent child in such a precarious, volatile and violent “Nuuchah-nulth” home. I am requesting the NTC fund our own independent inquiry to look at where ‘we’ went wrong for Sherry Charlie-mit and how we can prevent this from happening to any of our usma, our precious children. This independent inquiry should take a serious look at, not only USMA, but all social services delivered to our people and in the end the services could be delivered in a much safer way, so that children can never be put at risk by our

ineffectiveness. For too long we’ve heard complaints about our social services waiting for people to come to them. We need to become more proactive and go to our people. Many of our people are in pain because they don’t feel good about asking for help and they’ve learned not to trust our own organization. Many people feel that we don’t keep our word, we don’t learn from our mistakes because we continue to blame others and that we’ve become too self-serving. We need to learn from the tragic end to the life of Sherry Charlie-mit to ensure that her death is not in vain by accepting our role and responsibility. I always remember the poignant words of Alice Paul-mit that “the ultimate law of our people was the protection of our children”. I am sure that there are many of our people that remember the poster that NTC developed with those words. Let us challenge ourselves to live up to those words. I have been around long enough to remember our great leaders from the past: Jack Peters, Art Peters, Cliff Hamilton, Phillip Louie, Moses Smith, John Jacobson, Webster Thompson, Archie Frank, Paul Sam, Alice Paul, Mike Oscar, Arthur Nicolye, Xwiina, Abel John, Mary Johnson, Ben Andrews, Bobby Martin, Mary Hayes, Jack Patrick, Cecil & Jesse Mack, Louise Roberts, Sampson Robinson, Adam Shewish, Danny Watts, Charlie Jones Sr., Art Jones, and George Watts. Who always said and believed, “In the end we are one!” They stuck together through good and bad times. They sat and talked until problems were resolved to the satisfaction of all, everyone was included. We need to take a page from this historic past and walk through this tragedy with humbleness and courage to ensure that no innocent child will ever have to endure what Sherry Charlie mit went through in her short life. Yours in the Spirit of keeping our Usma safe always, Buukwilla aka Charlie Thompson

Residential School Survivors Walk with Martha Joseph - Woman Warrior Join us, with the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations blessings, in honoring Martha, and, in so doing, we honor all Residential School Survivors. TALK & OPEN MIKE Thursday, March 23rd, 2006 @ 6 pm University of Victoria, David Strong Building, Room C103

WALK & RALLY Friday, March 24th, 2006 @ 2 pm Starts - Totem Poles at Beacon Hill Park Ends - Legislature Grounds with Rally @ 3 pm

HONORING FEAST Friday, March 24th, 2006 Victoria Friendship Centre @ 6 pm, 231 Regina Street

Walk for the FUTURE GENERATIONS For information contact Suzanne at ssmauric@uvic.ca

Invitation to a Community Meeting (Hosted by the UBC Museum of Anthropology) All Nuu-chah-nulth-aht are invited Museum curator Karen Duffek welcomes all interested Nuu-chah-nulth-aht to come and see a slide show of selected Nuu-chah-nulth masks, headresses, basketry, tools, and other objects in the museum’s collection. There will also be binders of photos and documentation for everyone to look through. Karen will introduce the Museum of Anthropology’s proposed renewal and reconstruction project. This is an opportunity for the museum and the Nuu-chah-nulth community to begin talking about and re-thinking the way in which the objects are displayed, stored, cared for, named, and made accessible. Everyone is welcome! Refreshments will be served. When: Thursday, March 23rd, 2006 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. Where:

Hishimilth boardroom, Tseshaht Treaty Office, 5000 Mission Road, Port Alberni. For more information: Karen Duffek, Curator, 604-822-4604

URGENT: Ka:’yu:’kt’h’/Chek:tles7et’h’ Membership List Hello my name is Daisy Hanson, I am working as Enrolment & Eligibility Coordinator for Ka:’yu:’kt’h’/Chek:tles7et’h’ Nation. I am now at a stumbling block and seeking addresses and contact information for the following people: Sheila Johnny, Samantha Elizabeth Williams, Robert Murray A. Snowdon-Williams, Andrew Benjamin Snowdon-Williams, Any Lynn Mckay, Melody Ruth McNab, Thersa Ann Nelson, Katherine Elaine Ruth Richard, Kyla Dawn Riley, Walter Conrad Sam, William Christopher Saxey, Dave William Saxie, Lillian Rose Saxie, bert Anthony Saxie, Betty Jean Saxie, Jean Eileen Short, Rose Mary Ann Stewart, Michelle Rose Marie Thompson, Barbera Ann Tobin, Kyle Patrick Tobin, Eugene Joseph Vance,Dylan Scott Short, Samuel Lawrence Short, Jayden Alexander Whitford-Williams,Gregory Joseph Henry Williams. I can be reached at our toll free office number : 1-888-817-8716. My business email address is : kchertg@island.net. Call me, or email, so we can connect and I will answer any questions for you. If any one else knows the where abouts of any of these people please relay the message for them to contact me. Thank You, Chuu, Daisy Hanson

Pink Paddle Project The Pink Paddle Projects is a healing journey for all those affected by Breast Cancer. GOAL: To have an intertribal canoe pulled by cancer survivors and their family members who supported them. NEEDS: 1. We need a canoe. 2. I need a list of cancer survivors / supporters willing to participate as pullers and/or work as the ground crew. For more information contact: Roberta Kimberly, 3080 Lower Elwha Rd., Port Angeles, WA, 98363 Phone:360-452-8471 ext. 205, Fax: 360-457-8471, e-mail:rkimberly@elwha.nsn.us

Community Events The Sam/Tatoosh Family Invite Family and Friends of the Late Phyllis Sam (nee Tatoosh) and Stephanie Sam for a: Memorial Gathering on Saturday, March 11, 2006, starting at 10:00 am In Port Alberni BC, at the Maht Mahs Gym. For more info call Luke George @ 250 723-6194 or Rose Tatoosh @ 7245954

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KNEE-WAAS COAT DRIVE: We are accepting donations for jackets and coats of all sizes. Although we accept all sizes, we are in urgent need of children’s coats. You can drop off your donated coats at: 3435 – 4th Avenue, Port Alberni, B.C. Between the hours of 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. For more information please contact Knee-waas at (250) 7238281.

Missing/misplaced: Precious shawl. Please return call 250-724-5290. No questions asked. Kleco. Pacific Balance Seal Oil your source of OMEGA 3. Both Omega 3 and Omega 6 are essential fatty acids (EFA’s) (the good fats). They cannot be manufactured naturally in the body. In the 1930’s, it was found that the Eskimos, with their high seal diet, had nearly 0% heart disease and cancer. Available from Faith and Richard Watts @ (250) 724-2603 (cel) 731-5795.

Vina Robinson 250 729 1314

* retreats * event planning * workshops/conf. & more PO Box 474 Lantzville, BC V0R 2H0 fax: 250-390-3404 e-mail vigold@nanoose.org

Meeting Facilitator/Negotiator: Are you tired of meetings going all night long, never finishing the agenda, going around in circles? 20 years experience and proven track record. Keep your meetings on track. Call Richard Watts, Weelth-tsah @ (250) 724-2603 or (cel) 731-5795. Available any time. VIDEO COPY REQUEST: a video from the Martin family memorial Potlatch held March 2004 for their father at the Tofino Gym. During the night my father gave me his Indian name, I would greatly appreciate any help you can bring to this matter. Thank you, Kathleen AndrewsThomas, 1033 Seenupin Rd, Victoria BC V9A 7K8, kattthomas77@hotmail.com

LOST: Gold necklace with a 1in X 1in Indian design butterfly pendant. Last seen on my niece at the Ucluelet Secondary School in March. Please call Jeannine Adams @ 670-1150 or email ballgrrl@hotmail.com. Thanks. MAYTAG WASHER AND DRYER FOR SALE in excellent condition $550 obo. Many other items for sale in my on-line garage sale. Visit: http://www.list4all.com/kidstuffforsale/. Contact 723-8403 for more information.


Ha-Shilth-Sa - March 9, 2006 - Page 19 Arts FOR SALE: West Coast Shopping Baskets. Made by Lavern Frank. To make an order call 250-726-2604(h), 250-725-3367(w). mon-fri 8am -4:30pm. FOR SALE: Native designed jewellery; silver, copper, gold engraving, stone setting. Contact Gordon Dick by phone 723-9401. WANTED: I am looking for someone to make Abalone buttons. Call 723-7134. FOR SALE: Carvings such as coffee table tops, clocks, plaques, 6’ totems, canoes made by Charlie Mickey 731-4176. Place an order my mail PO Box 73, Zeballos, BC, 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) 7299819. WANTED: whale teeth, whalebones, mastodon ivory and Russian blue cobalt trade beads. Lv. msg. For Steve and 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: 250-283-7628. e-mail:oomek@hotmail.com. ROSE AMBROSE: Basket weaving, shawls, baskets, headbands, roses, etc. Also teach 723-2106. BURN PILE/CEDAR FURNITURE: Tables - coffee table - shelves - end tables night stands - tv stands. Will make any size. Call Robin 730-2223.

Chief’s hat for sale. All hats are different, similar to this one. Phone Mary Martin (250) 753-9118 evenings

wihayaq,cik, James Swan, AHOUSAHT NATIVE ARTIST, Original paintings, and carvings. (can customize orders) P.O. # 84 - Ahousaht, BC. - V0R-1A0 home (250) 670-2436 ~ cell (250) 7317389. www.ahousahtnativeart.com jamesswan@telus.net

3395 4TH AVE., Port Alberni, BC, V9Y4G8 (250) 724-6831

CLASSIFIED ADS Automotive D&M AUTOCLEAN: "We’ll do your dirty work" Automobile cleaning and renewal. CARS-TRUCKS-RV'S-BOATS. 7429 Pacific Rim Highway. Phone 7202211. PROFESSIONAL BODYWORK: Will do professional bodywork and painting. 14 years experience. Experienced, certified welder on-site. Marcel Dorward. 723-1033. FOR SALE: 1989 Ford Econoline 17 passenger bus. Auto, runs great. $5500 obo 723-2308. FOR SALE: 1990 Ford 2 wd 1 ton crew cab on propane. $2500. 735-0833. FOR SALE: 1993 Honda Del Sol Si. 165,000 kms, 5 spd., body kit, blue, motegi white rims, removable top, partial turbo kit, and more. $9,000. 735-2225. Willard. FOR SALE: Good condition truck, has been cared for 1994 GMC extended cab 4x4 automatic short box $6000. 250 741 0034 cell 250 741 6586.

Marine MOTOR AND PROPS FOR SALE: XL115 - Mercury/2004 Opti-Max 2 stroke. 4 - Blade SS prop for 150 or 200 Yamaha. 5 - Blade SS prop for 115 Yamaha or Mercury. Contact: Leo Jack Jr 250-3325301 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 BOAT FOR 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: New and 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. Any MISSING – 30 HP Yamaha. information please contact Boyd or Josh Fred at 723-5114 or 724-6491. Reward! WANTED: Boat Trailer for 20’ boat. Call Michael @ 720-6026. FOR SALE. Nets –Different Sizes, Different prices, make an offer. Trolling gear – offers. View – 5010 Mission Rd. Phone – 723-9894.

For Sale: 28’, 1983 Spirit. Command bridge, hardtop stern roof, all new canvas & canopy, twin 350 Chev engines (570 hrs), Volvo dual props, hydraulic steering, anchor winch, all electronics, kitchen, bathroom, security system, hot water. $49,000 obo. Call (250) 723-1496 Reprezent Designs: First Nations Graphics. Specializing in Native Vinyl Decals. (Custom Made/All Sizes). All types of Native Graphics. Call Now! Celeste Jacko. Ph: 604-928-2157 or Email: ladybrave05@hotmail.com

Employment Wanted/ Services Offered

T.S.G. TRUCKING SERVICE: Moving And Hauling, Reasonable Rates. Tom Gus, 5231 Hector Road, Port Alberni, B.C. Phone: (250) 724-3975. 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 and by the hour. Call 250-724-5290. +`um>k`a Advisory for Histories, Governance, and Constitutions (forming governments). contact Harry Lucas, at 7242313. NUU-CHAH-NULTH NATIVE LANGUAGE: Transcribing in phonetics for meetings, research projects, personal use. Hourly rates. Phone Harry Lucas at 724-2313. FREE LANGUAGE CLASSES: at Hupacasath Hall. Language Instructor - Tat Tatoosh. Monday and Wednesday Nights. 7 pm to 9 pm. (Bring your own pen and paper). Parenting Skills for Parents and Tots. Fridays from 3 – 4 pm. EVERYONE IS WELCOME. cuu kleco. Edward Tatoosh, Certified Linguist. TSAWAAYUUS: SHARE YOUR TALENTS WITH YOUR ELDERS: Volunteers required for the following: Give demonstrations and/or teach basket weaving, carving, painting, etc. We also need cultural entertainment. Contact Darlene Erickson at 724-5655. 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. 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 and Food Safe Certified* AL & JO-ANNE’S CLEANING SERVICES: The most reasonable rates! Call Al or Jo-anne (250) 723-7291. UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT: Nitinaht Lake Motel. Now open year round. For reservations and other information call 250-745-3844. Mailing address P.O. Box 455, Port Alberni, B.C. V9Y 7M9. TOQUART BAY CONVENIENCE STORE, CAMPGROUND & MARINA: Reservations available. Open year round. Status cigs available. 726-8306. R. FRED & ASSOCIATES - media specialists. Professional quality publishing services, audio-video, website development, accessibility for disabilities, contract writing & business development. Call Randy Fred at (250)741-0153.

FOR RENT: A non-profit organization has rooms to rent, by the day, week or month. Very reasonable rates for Room and Board. Also, there is a Boardroom available for rent. For more information phone 7236511. PROFESSIONAL available for Workshops/ Conferences. Healing Circles/Retreats/ Canoe Journeys. Contract or full-time position. Holistic massage and aromatherapy with essential oils by Raven Touch. Please contact Eileen Touchie @250-726-7369 or 726-5505. FOR RENT: Equipment for power point and DVD presentations. Projector and Screen. By the hour or day. Deposit required. Telephone: 250-724-5290. WANTED: NCN women to join my fantastic Mary Kay team. Perfect way to invest in a home based business. Call me for more information Rosalee Brown @385-9906 or email rosaleeb_61@excite.com BOARDROOMS FOR RENT: At the Tseshaht Administrative Buildings, Port Alberni. For more information call the Tseshaht First Nations Office at (250) 7241225 or toll free 1-888-724-1225.

Miscellaneous WESTCOAST TRANSITION HOUSE EMERGENCY SHELTER: For Abused Women and their Children on call 24 hours toll free. 1-877-726-2080. PORT ALBERNI TRANSITION HOUSE: Call 724-2223 or call the nearest local shelter or crisis center. HELP LINE FOR CHILDREN: 310-1234. 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: Custom built food cart with grill, deep fryer, sink, water pump, and lots of storage. 1 owner. $6500, obo. 7244383. FOR SALE: 1100 motorized wheel chair, with adjustable air seat. Brand new battery charger, (value $450) colour is candy apple red. Value is $8000, want $3000 firm. phone Terry @ 250 741-1622. Nanaimo.B.C FOR SALE: Seaside Adventures in Tofino $695,000.00 Serious Inquiries Call 725-3448 OR 725-8329 ask for Steve or Cindy Dennis. FOR SALE: Anyone interested in buying sweaters & sweatpants, blankets and baby blankets, denim handbags. Put your order in with Doreen and Anna Dick at 250 2042480. WANTED TO RENT: 3 – 5 bedroom house anywhere in Port Alberni. Willing to pay $600-650/month. Call Crystal Fred or Wes Price @ 723-6028. LOST: (during the AGM) a gold ring with a native design on it and it also has a small diamond in it (size 6 1/2-7). FOR SALE: Washer & Dryer, Sears model, $300. Snowboard $40. 723-6801. FOR SALE: blocks of yellow cedar for carving 724-4549 FOR SALE: Native design dress by Joyce Little, Size 11-14 723-4232 Power Rider, $100, 723-4232

FOUND: Unfinished carving. Call to identify. Ha-Shilth-Sa 724-5757 MISSING: 2 MAQUINNA HATS from 3957 10th Ave. Port Alberni around October or November 2005. Anyone with information please call 724-2184

Personals LIVE, LOVE, LAUGH: Single, 49 years old, n/s, n/d, easing going, hard working, independent, travels, enjoys dancing, walking, family oriented. Don’t be shy. Leave your first and last name on this pager number 250 715 3476. Serious callers only.


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N.E.D.C. BUSINESS NEWS We listened! Through community surveys and visits NEDC learnt that what clients desired was business support services, from the inception of the business idea and development to after-care. In July of 2005 NEDC added a Business Services & Support Officer to their team specifically to support and assist clients in achieving entrepreneurial success. If you have a business idea you want to explore, a concept you want to develop further, a new business you want support, or an existing business you want to maintain, Caledonia Fred, NEDC’s Business Services & Support Officer is available to assist you. BUSINESS SUPPORT SERVICES · One-on-one assistance in business planning and other business functions such as market, financial, or systems planning.

· Access to specific individual and group training opportunities. · Workshops on business topics such as marketing, taxation, expansion, financial statements – and you can request others. · Personal support on business issues. · And more – call Caledonia to discuss. These services are available to potential and existing clients! NEDC began their business support services winter 2006 workshop’s in February and already have completed four of the five in the series. The workshop’s are free however preregistration is necessary. If you would like information on when these workshops will be available again, or you would like to register for the Financial Planning Workshop scheduled for late March – contact Caledonia at the NEDC office.

NEDC’S Winter Workshop Series Marketing – Making it Matter: *Introduction to marketing functions and process *Difference between Marketing, Promotion and Advertising *Importance of synchronizing your marketing budget, goals and strategies *Matching your marketing techniques with your customer needs *Key considerations when making your marketing strategy *Commonly used marketing tools *Tips on designing various advertising campaigns* Understanding Financial Statements: *Outline the most commonly used financial statements *The various names and styles for the statements *’Balance Sheet Barrier’ and ‘The Control of Working Capital’ videos *What information your financial statements can tell you about your business *How to use your financial statements as a management tool* Expanding Your Business: *Determining your ‘readiness’ to expand your business *The planning process for expanding your business

*Determining your expansion needs *Monitoring the expansion of your business* Taxation and Reporting Requirements for Aboriginal Business *Overview of different business structures, *Common incorrect assumptions or mistakes made when structuring a business, Taxation issues surrounding different business structures, *Overview of the Connecting Factors Test, *Reporting requirements for various business structures, *Reporting requirements for various business structures, *Understanding the record keeping requirements for each of the business structures, Review personnel requirements to ensure can meet the reporting requirements* Upcoming… Financial Planning Workshop Date TBA Watch the Ha-shilth-sa for information on the Spring 2006 Workshop Series and don’t forget to register early as space is limited.

Business Services & Support Officer Caledonia Fred Tribal Affiliation: Tseshaht Occupation: NEDC’s Business Services & Support Officer

~NEDC Staff Profile~ Where are you from – tribe, physical location, etc? c`is^aa%aqsup Provide a brief family history parents, spouse, children, etc My parents are Emma Fred and late Richard McCarthy. Tiana and Brianna are my beautiful daughters who inspire me everyday to be the best that I can be. What are some of your hobbies, activities and affiliations – what do you like to do? I love to inspire others and help them gain self-confidence and raise their self-esteem to a point where they believe in themselves and the potential they carry inside. What is your position with the corporation – how long, etc. Business Services Officer – summer 2005 What is your favourite part of your job? Witnessing people who have overcome challenges and worked hard gain confidence and pride when they succeed in their goals. The biggest payoff in my job is the joy in the eyes of the clients we serve when they open their doors for business or successfully implement their plans. What would you like to contribute to the NCN through your position at NEDC? I would like to assist our clients identify and minimize any weaknesses and challenges they may face in operating a sustainable,

The last workshop in our Winter Workshop Series 2005/2006 is Financial Planning for Small Business. March 16th, 5pm – 8:30pm at the NEDC office. Facilitated by: David Stevenson of Stevenson Community Consulting - Financial Planning for Small Business Topics: What are the ingredients for a successful business? Financial Planning Guidelines What is the difference between doing your business and managing your business? Sales forecasting Setting financial goals for sales and profits Identifying and Tracking Costs Management tools - income statements & balance sheets Managing Your Cash flow Analyzing your financial statements Stevenson Community Consultants will provide all of the learning materials. Clients will come away with a better understanding of the financial statements necessary to successfully manage their business and some tools to better manage their businesses.

Registration fee is free but pre-registration is appreciated. To register contact Caledonia Fred at the NEDC office!

efficient, and effective operation. I would like to provide support to both people who want to and currently operate a business. I would like to promote a high standard of ethics, morals and social responsibility in business as our ancestors have practiced for thousands of years. Where have you been for the past five years? Where would you like to be in the next five years? Through my work with NEDC and community involvement initiatives, I have gained a better understanding of the variety of conditions and challenges that the Nuu-chah-nulth communities deal with. What personal and professional strengths do you bring to the job? I am very passionate about what I do. I love my home and am dedicated to increasing living conditions within it. I also offer a high standard of ethics, morals, and professional conduct. What is your vision for the future economic development of the NCN? I vision our communities exceeding current Canadian business practice standards and taking pride in being socially responsible communities. I envision our people setting the standards for business activities in our traditional territories and setting an example for others to follow. I envision our businesses being proud to be a Nuu-chah-nulth business and supporting each others initiative Thank You to all who attended the Nuu-chah-nulth Business Leaders of the Future Conference – NEDC’s 7th Annual Young Entrepreneur’s Conference. There was an excellent turnout, lots of information shared, and ideas generated! Thank You Nuu-chah-nulth for making this event a great success!

Nuu-chah-nulth Economic Development Corporation (250) 724-3131 www.nedc.info to promote and assist the development, establishment and expansion of the business enterprises of Nuu-chah-nulth Tribes and Tribal members

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