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Governments fund Hupacasath projects By David Wiwchar Southern Region Reporter Port Alberni - Geoff Plant, BC Attorney General and Minister Responsible for Treaty Negotiations came to Port Alberni earlier this month, handing out money and talking to groups interested in treaty developments. Plant started by announcing $137,000 in provincial funding for three Hupacasath First Nation economic development projects that promote job creation and business venture opportunities.

Plant announced $137,000 in provincial funding for three Hupacasath First Nation economic development projects that promote job creation and business venture opportunities. The Hupacasath First Nation received $92,000 towards the redevelopment of the old city hall site in Port Alberni. Another $25,000 in funding enabled a feasibility study on the possible operation of an existing fish processing and smoking plant, built several years ago and operated in the past by the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council. Funding of $20,000 was used to complete a marketing study of offseason business opportunities for ChooKwa Ventures, a 100% Hupacasathowned guided cultural canoe tour business that began operation in 2002. “We took a year out of treaty to focus on economic development, and these are a few of the projects we’ve been working on,” said Hupacasath Chief Councilor Judy Sayers. “The treaty offers being made at this point are not sufficient, but there are incremental measures we can take,” she said. One of the largest Hupacasath projects will be a world-class tourism center on the site of the former Port Alberni City Hall at the foot of Johnston Road, where close to two million people pass each year on their way to Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. Current ideas involve a wedge-shaped glass building with an indoor rainforest gallery, theatre, restaurant, gift shop, and viewing area where people can look over the Somass River watching salmon, eagles, bears, and other wildlife

and waterfowl that frequent the estuary. “The transformation of the site was based on a vision of a world-class forest gallery showcasing the beauty of the Alberni valley and celebrating the history, pride and goodwill of the community,” said Sayers. “We’re really excited because this will be a key tourism site,” she said. Currently, Hupacasath carver Rod Sayers, Doug David, and a crew of apprentices will be working on a pair of welcoming poles that will be unveiled in September, and landscaping and construction work continues on the site. The federal government has also contributed $133,000 to the project through their Softwood Initiative and Community Economic Adjustment Initiative, and NTC has contributed another $50,000. Choo-Kwa Ventures will use its funding BC Attorney General and Minister Responsible for Treaty Negotiations to conduct marketing and promotional Geoff Plant, stands with Chief Councilor Judy Sayers at the pole campaigns to attract resort and hotel clientele from around Vancouver Island, carving shed, and future site of a Hupacasath tourism center. and will be hosting a canoe race on the Somass River in June. The Hupacasath First Nation will also be exploring value-added seafood product development, and will examine whether or not the former NTC Smokehouse facility could be used had a willingness to negotiate to By David Wiwchar again. achieve resolution.” Southern Region Reporter “These projects are excellent examples Currently, the federal and provincial of innovative ways to meet development governments are involved in four final Geoff Plant, BC Attorney General and and job creation needs,” said Plant. “By agreement negotiations: Maa-nulth, Minister Responsible for Treaty planning for the long term, the Lheidli T’enneh, Sliammon and Negotiations says his government will Hupacasath First Nation will ensure Tsawwassen. only talk with First Nations keen on sustainable growth, employment and attaining final agreements through economic development for the future.” In an interview with Ha-Shilthnegotiation, not litigation. This provincial government funding is In an interview with Ha-Shilth-Sa last Sa last week, Plant said his part of $26 million allocated to 124 week, Plant said his government will not economic development projects that government will not negotiate negotiate with the seven Nuu-chah-nulth promote First Nations participation in with the seven Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council treaty table First Nations shellfish aquaculture, tourism, forestry, Tribal Council treaty table First because provincial resources are being and oil and gas sectors, as well as the Nations because provincial spent on the five Maa-Nulth Nations, 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games. resources are being spent on the and the NTC Fisheries litigation. The Treaty Negotiations Office five Maa-Nulth Nations, and the “We’re devoting a lot of time and administers the funding and manages the NTC Fisheries litigation. implementation of these projects to assist resources to the Maa-nulth table,” said Plant. “We can’t be everywhere at the First Nations to develop the skills and same time so we have to be quite “If you have a choice between beating expertise to actively and effectively strategic with our resources and search your head against a brick wall and participate in the provincial economy. for potential success stories,” he said. negotiating a successful agreement, The 250-member Hupacasath First “The process started a couple of years you’ll take that agreement,” said Plant. Nation is currently involved in all ago when we assessed our work and “The Maa-nulth Nations are well sectors of the west coast economy from successes and identified roadblocks. In advanced in final agreement mining to forestry to fisheries to tourism the fall of 2002 we identified six tables negotiations and are close to closure on to hydroelectric development projects. and focused our energies on them land selection. If we can show that final “We want to move forward and because they had the capacity, were agreements are possible, it will build economic independence is the key,” said ready to make the tough decisions, and Sayers. continued on page 3

Boy’s life celebrated .................................................. Page 3 First Nations discuss fisheries ................................ Page 4 Chiefs sign MOU with Teresen .............................. Page 5 Thomas takes over at Tsawaayuus ........................ Page 8 Frustrations over stalled negotiations ................... Page 11 NEDC Business News ............................................. Page 20

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Boy’s life celebrated at Tsow-tun Le Lum By David Wiwchar Southern Region Reporter Snaw-Naw-As - Close to 100 people gathered at the Tsow-tun Le Lum Treatment Centre Gymnasium last weekend for a special celebration for a special boy. 3-year old William Antoine Lightfoot probably won’t remember the celebration, or the events that preceded it, but he will undoubtedly be reminded of it throughout the remainder of his life. On March 23rd, only 2 weeks before his third birthday, little William fell into the sacred pool at Tsow-tun Le Lum and drowned. He was discovered a few minutes later, and although he had turned blue, rescuers were able to breathe life back into the infant, who has since made a full recovery and is as active as any 3-year old boy can be. As he played with his brother Isaac, sister Jocelyn, and many cousins and friends at the Saturday, April 17th event, the many people who played a role in his rescue and recovery were saluted and given gifts. After a wonderful dinner, William’s Nuu-chah-nulth relatives from the Robinson (Ditidaht) and Thomas (Ahousaht) families offered their thanks to the Creator for sparing the infant’s life. The international celebration involved Coast Salish, Nuxalk and Nuu-chah-nulth singers and dancers, including the children from HaahuuPayuk’s dance program.

Central Region Language Group Hosts AGM By Denise August, Central Region Reporter Ittatsoo - The Central Region Language Group spent the last two years working together to come up with ways to facilitate teaching Nuuchah-nulth language to its non-fluent members. From informal language classes to the development of teaching aids, the group works hard for the benefit of our people and they showcased their accomplishments at an Open House held April 5th at Ittatsoo. A small delegation from the ‘southern’ region attended. Members of the ‘Barclay dialect group’ Hilda Nookemis, Denny Durocher and Debbie Cook are working on the development of their own resource materials and programs.

The Central Region Language Group spent the last two years working together to come up with ways to facilitate teaching Nuu-chah-nulth language to its non-fluent members. In the two years the Central Region Language Group has been in existence, an impressive amount of materials have been developed. These materials are designed to assist

instructors in the teaching of the Nuuchah-nulth language with a focus on the Clayoquot Sound dialect. There are flash cards, reference pamphlets, Nuu-chah-nulth phonetic charts and brochures, teaching booklets (learning colours, numbers, body part names, etc.), phrase booklets, interactive computer programs and much more. Anne Morgan says the development of the teaching CD’s are nearing completion as she proudly showed the Hoofs, Fins & Roots CD. The CD, which is to be used on personal computers features, animated Nuuchah-nulth art and elders saying Nuuchah-nulth names for plants and animals. A second CD called Sea and Seasons teaches Nuu-chah-nulth words for sea creatures and words associated with the four seasons.

Lastly, a child’s book called the Blue Jay Story written in the Nuuchah-nulth language is scheduled to be published by the middle of April.

In the two years the Central Region Language Group has been in existence, an impressive amount of materials have been developed. These materials are designed to assist instructors in the teaching of the Nuu-chahnulth language with a focus on the Clayoquot Sound dialect. The book was written for use in elementary schools and will be sold for approximately $12.00.

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Fraser seeks support for Federal election By David Wiwchar Southern Region Reporter

(r-l) Judy Sayers, Geoff Plant, and Alberni MLA Gillian Trumper

Geoff Plant interview continued from page 1. momentum at tables where we’re struggling,” he said. “We are spending such a significant amount on other AIP discussions, there’s not likely to be a change [at the NTC Treaty Table],” he said.

“If you have a choice between beating your head against a brick wall and negotiating a successful agreement, you’ll take that agreement,” said Plant. “We are spending such a significant amount on other AIP discussions, there’s not likely to be a change [at the NTC Treaty Table],” he said. According to Plant, the Maa-nulth Nations (Huu-ay-aht, Uchucklesaht, Toquaht, Ucluelet, and Kyuquot/Chekleseth) are “trying to drill down to the details of which lands and where, self-government, fisheries, and taxation issues”, while the Hupacasath Nation is still at Stage 2, and Ditidaht Pacheedaht are continuing discussions. The NTC Treaty Table First Nations (Ahousaht, Ehattesaht, Hesquiaht, Mowachaht / Muchalaht, Nuchatlaht, Tla-o-qui-aht, and Tseshaht) are involved in a lawsuit against the federal and provincial governments over Aboriginal fishing rights, so negotiations have come to a halt.

“It’s pretty tough to negotiate and litigate at the same time, and there’s a longstanding federal and provincial policy to not litigate and negotiate at the same time,” said Plant. But there are a number of First Nations around the province who are negotiating with BC and Canada, and are involved in litigation efforts as well. According to Celia Asselin from Indian and Northern Affairs, Canada does not have an actual policy dictating negotiations be suspended if legal actions are launched, but they will often suspend negotiations if appropriate. “In some instances Canada may decide it can proceed with treaty negotiations, and in other instances Canada may decide to suspend negotiations. It’s a case-by-case decision from guidelines based on principles of law and principles of policy,” she said, adding there was only one case where Canada suspended negotiations because of parallel litigation. "We respect NTC's options to pursue litigation, but we prefer as the federal government to resolve disputes through negotiations. We have not suspended negotiations with Nuu-chahnulth. We've invited NTC to continue negotiations of process chapters and have asked them to consider signing an abeyance agreement, and NTC has to get back to us on this matter," said Asselin. Federal and Nuu-chah-nulth negotiators last met in January, and no more meetings are scheduled at this time. At the Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Plant portrayed an

Former Tofino Mayor Scott Fraser is preparing to run in the next federal election, and is hoping for Nuu-chahnulth support. Nominated to carry the NDP flag at the recent Nanaimo-Alberni nomination meeting, Fraser was endorsed by Toquaht Tyee Ha’wilth Bert Mack and Tla-oq-ui-aht Chief Councillor Moses Martin, and beat out candidates Jamie Brennen, Dallas Collis, and Anne Grabowski for the official nod. “As the mayor of Tofino from 1996 to 1999, I have insight into issues of importance to Nuu-chah-nulth, and can bring those concerns to Ottawa,” said Fraser. A past member of the Central Region Board, Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District, Working Sound Shellfish Committee, Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve committee, and various labour groups, Fraser is currently employed as Tofino Harbour Master, and is a lobbyist on local fisheries and harbour use issues.

Former Tofino Mayor Scott Fraser is preparing to run in the next federal election, and is hoping for Nuu-chah-nulth support. “When the federal government announced its intentions to divest itself of the First Street Dock (in Tofino) we lobbied for them to keep the dock because it is part of the west coast highway,” said Fraser. “It’s not the end of the road in Tofino, it’s the beginning optimistic approach to treaty negotiations, saying huge successes are within reach.

“Our failure to achieve treaties has held the entire province back. There are legal and moral reasons to achieve treaties that are long overdue. We can’t ignore Aboriginal rights and title and we have an obligation to take those rights into account when making decisions.” “We’re on the verge of achieving success,” Plant said in front of more than 50 local business people. “Our failure to achieve treaties has held the entire province back. There are legal and moral reasons to achieve treaties that are long overdue. We can’t ignore

of the road to Opitsit, Ahousaht, Hot Springs Cove, and other communities up and down the coast, and I have been fighting Canada along with First Nations over the divestiture of the dock,” he said. As the first Tofino Mayor to formally visit Opitsit, Fraser initiated discussions on First Nations joint management of the First Street Dock. Fraser was also part of the group that brought the UNESCO biosphere designation to Clayoquot Sound along with an unprecedented $12 million in funding. Fraser will be battling incumbent Conservative MP Dr. James Lunney, and an as-yet-to-be-declared Liberal candidate for the Nanaimo - Alberni constituency. Although Prime Minister Paul Martin has yet to drop the writ announcing an election, Fraser thinks the call will be made soon for a lateSpring election. Aboriginal rights and title and we have an obligation to take those rights into account when making decisions. Our failure collectively to resolve Aboriginal rights and Crown rights and title for 130 years creates uncertainty,” he said. “It’s time to resolve the Indian land question. It’s time to build a new relationship. The stakes are high but we’re committed to achieving treaties at tables where that is a possibility.” Plant met with the Maa-nulth Nations, Hupacasath and the Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce during his visit to Alberni, but did not meet with the Tseshaht First Nation. “We didn’t even know he was in town,” said Tseshaht Chief Councilor Dave Watts. “It would have been nice to get a call so we could discuss our negotiations with him, considering we’re the largest First Nation in the area,” he said.

Upcoming Meetings Meeting Date Fisheries Meeting April 26 Special NTC Meeting May 10-11

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Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council

Toll Free Number 1-877-677-1131

Nuu-chah-nulth leadership have now established a toll free number to assist membership with any questions they may have regarding treaty related business. Plant and Trumper receive a tour of Choo-Kwa Ventures

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Fisheries - ca-~ca-~>uk First Nations discuss fisheries By David Wiwchar Southern Region Reporter Ahaswinis - The seeds of a new Nuuchah-nulth fisheries management organization were planted last week at the Hupacasath House of Gathering as First Nations Ha’wiih and leaders met to discuss a Nuu-chah-nulth response to a new federal program.

The seeds of a new Nuu-chahnulth fisheries management organization were planted last week at the Hupacasath House of Gathering as First Nations Ha’wiih and leaders met to discuss a Nuu-chah-nulth response to a new federal program. In an attempt to address some of the shortcomings of the Aboriginal Fisheries Strategy (AFS), the Government of Canada has developed the Aboriginal Aquatic Resource and Ocean Management (AAROM) program. The new program launched across the country has an initial $8 million budget for this year, to be granted to appropriate programs. “We want to assist Aboriginal groups in acquiring scientific expertise and administrative skills to help their participation in aquatic resources and oceans management,” said Federal Fisheries Minister Robert Thibault. “The programs are designed to contribute to the government’s broader objective of improving the quality of life for Aboriginal people. To best meet the needs of those involved, my officials will be meeting with Aboriginal groups over the next several months to obtain their views on how the programs will operate,” he said. “We will also be discussing these new initiatives with other stakeholders.” The AAROM program will provide support to Aboriginal groups that are working together to obtain access to technical, scientific and administrative expertise in order to facilitate their participation in decision-making processes used for aquatic resource and oceans management. Qualifying groups may also be eligible for funding to train and employ Aboriginal Fishery Officers. In addition, limited funding may be provided for commercial fishery access and for promoting the development of capacity related to aquaculture opportunities. A major objective is to provide Aboriginal groups with the capacity to participate in technical and advisory

committees related to DFO’s areas of responsibility, including fisheries and habitat management and oceans planning and management, while taking into account the differing capacities and priorities of various groups. The AAROM program will be available in areas where DFO manages the fishery. In a proposal put before the Nuu-chahnulth leaders, a new Nuu-chah-nulth resource management organization called “Uu-a-thluk” (taking care of) would be developed. The mandate of the organization would expand from the government’s current suggestions to include Nuu-chah-nulth priorities identified during regional community meetings: recognize and implement Ha’wiih title and rights, implement treaty agreements, increase access to resources, protect existing and future access to resources, make policy recommendations and give advice, and promote sharing arrangements. A Council of Ha’wiih will be the center of Uu-a-thluk. The Council of Ha’wiih would work with existing and proposed resource management organizations in Nuu-chah-nulth Hahoulthee, such as the WCVI Aquatic Management Board, Area F Clam Board, Maa-nulth Joint Fisheries Committee, Shellfish Development Corporation, and similar boards, committees and organizations. The objectives of Uu-a-thluk will be to support the participation of Nuu-chahnulth communities in integrated planning and management processes, and develop shared management with other governments and agencies.

The objectives of Uu-a-thluk will be to support the participation of Nuu-chah-nulth communities in integrated planning and management processes, and develop shared management with other governments and agencies. Enhancing consultation processes will also be an important part of Uu-a-thluk to focus consultation efforts on priority issues for Nuu-chah-nulth communities. Uu-a-thluk will also play a key role in policy development and implementation, and will be eligible for contracts under various government programs, and will keep important management decisions within the communities such decisions directly affect. Leaders made a motion to pursue AAROM funding to establish Uu-athluk. A decision on this motion will be made at the follow-up NTC meeting on April 26th at the Hupacasath House of Gathering.

Retiring BC MWLAP workers Judy Davis and Doug Janz were thanked by members of the WCVIWAC for all their hard work.

WCVIWAC Meeting in Snuneymuxw By David Wiwchar Southern Region Reporter Nanaimo – Bringing together people from across Vancouver Island interested in wildlife populations, the West Coast Vancouver Island Wildlife Advisory Committee (WCVIWAC) gathered in Snuneymuxw territory last week. More than 25 people from Nuu-chahnulth and Coast Salish Nations and various government agencies and hunting groups gathered on April 14th to discuss wildlife issues and work towards resolutions. Snuneymuxw Chief Councilor Gerald Wesley welcomed everyone to Snuneymuwx territories and council chambers before councillor Gary Manson offered the opening prayer in his Hulquiminum language. Retiring BC Ministry of Water, Lands, and Air Protection workers Judy Davis and Doug Janz were thanked by members of the WCVIWAC for all their hard work over the past few years. Chair Ron Frank, NTC Protocol Worker Willard Gallic, Snuneymuxw Councilor Jeff Thomas, and NTC Northern Region Co-chair Archie Little all joined in thanking the pair for their efforts to restore Elk herds on Vancouver Island. Thomas spoke about issues facing the Snuneymuxw First Nation, including the devastating effects log booms have had on their shellfish beaches, fisheries, wildlife, and environment. Members of the WCVIWAC continued work on the wildlife declaration for Vancouver Island First Nations. The document will be used as the guiding principles for the committee, and spells out the traditional role First Nations have had over wildlife management since time immemorial, and the fact that rights and title to the lands, waters, and resources have never been relinquished. After a delicious seafood and deer meat luncheon, delegates discussed

involvement in the commission of a large Roosevelt Elk statue to be located in Campbell River. The group also agreed to send a letter to Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) requesting toxicity tests on seal blubber around Vancouver Island. There has been some evidence that seal meat contains PCB’s and other toxins, and the WCVIWAC is requesting conclusive work be done to confirm or deny health concerns of those who consume seal meat and blubber.

A letter will be sent to Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) requesting toxicity tests on seal blubber around Vancouver Island. There has been some evidence that seal meat contains PCB’s and other toxins, and the WCVIWAC is requesting conclusive work be done to confirm or deny health concerns of those who consume seal meat and blubber. Kim Brunt from MWLAP spoke on a proposal to remove Elk from the Duncan area and move them to a place near Comox. With the Cowichan herd growing, and increasingly wandering onto area highways, a few of the animals will be moved to the Courtney area, where there is a lack of Elk. Through the rest of the meeting, participants discussed the future of WCVIWAC, including a new name that reflects the fact that the committee has expanded from a west coast (Nuu-chahnulth) organization to an organization that encompasses all of Vancouver Island and part of the central coast. Meetings will continue to occur on the second Wednesday of each month, and the next meeting will be on Wednesday May 12th in Campbell River.

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Central Region Chiefs sign MOU with Terasen and Cowichan By Denise August Central Region Reporter Tofino- Ma-Mook Development Corporation, owned by the Central Region First Nations (Ahousaht, Hesquiaht, Tla-o-qui-aht, Toquaht and Ucluelet) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on April 15 with Terasen Utility Services and Khowutzun Mustimuhw Contractors.

Ma-Mook Development Corporation signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on April 15 with Terasen Utility Services and Khowutzun Mustimuhw Contractors. The MOU is an agreement that “lays the groundwork for future opportunities for all parties involved and allows us to participate in a multitude of business options with the First Nations people of central Vancouver Island,” said Brett Hodson, president of Terasen Utilities Services. In short, Terasen Utilities Services (a subsidiary of Terasen Inc.), Ma-Mook Development Corporation (MDC) and Khowutzun Mustimuhw Contractors signed a one-year promise to work together on future development opportunities within Clayoquot Sound. “In order to create a strong local economy, communities need reliable infrastructure that includes water and heating utilities. We are very pleased at the opportunity to work with the Nuuchah-nulth Nations and Cowichan Tribes in building that infrastructure,” said the Terasen press release.

“In order to create a strong local economy, communities need reliable infrastructure that includes water and heating utilities. We are very pleased at the opportunity to work with the Nuu-chah-nulth Nations and Cowichan Tribes in building that infrastructure,” according to a Terasen press release. The signing ceremony started with the introduction of Grand Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, Phil Fontaine who was escorted into the Centre by Tla-o-qui-aht Kwoi-at-siik (wolves). Tla-o-qui-aht beach keeper, Barney Williams Jr. welcomed everyone. He explained his traditional role as beach keeper saying he owns Tla-o-qui-aht beaches. “It’s been passed onto me and it’s been in my family for generations,” he said, adding what he said was not about show and tell but about cultural protocol. “It is my responsibility to welcome people and ask the Creator to

Matthew Lucas of MDC signed the MOU followed by Judith Gohn of Khowutzun Mustimuhw Contractors Ltd. and Brett Hodson, President of Terasen Utility Services. sit with us while we conduct our business,” he said, before concluding with a prayer chant. Fontaine was again introduced and thanked MDC for the welcome. He praised the parties to the MOU saying he recognizes the importance and value of what he is about to witness today. He acknowledged the practical and economic value of industry joining in partnership with First Nations for positive change. “The Assembly of First Nations offers its congratulations and best wishes in your future endeavors,” he said, adding, “You will be a model of success to other First Nations communities.” Nelson Keitlah, retired Central Region Co-chair, described the struggles of First Nations, rich with resources, unable to create economic opportunities to meet the needs of the people due to government policy and other road blocks. “Nuu-chah-nulth were all primarily fishermen at one time,” he said, “We all depended on the fish resource but then there was over fishing and not caring for the rivers and now 80 to 90% of our people are on the outside looking in at the industry that we very much led.” He said while people may get tired of hearing First Nations people saying they own the land he pledges to continue to say it “until we find our place in modern society”. He concluded by talking about the struggle Tla-o-qui-aht faced in making Tin Wis Best Western Resort the success it is today. There were many obstacles he said, including financing policies and even Tofino businesses petitioning to stop the resort. Through determination and support of other First Nations, Tin Wis thrives as a business today. Matthew Lucas of MDC signed the MOU followed by Judith Gohn of Khowutzun Mustimuhw Contractors Ltd. and Brett Hodson, President of Terasen Utility Services. Several gifts were exchanged before guests were invited to a seafood buffet. Ma-Mook Development Corporation develops and invests in business





opportunities for its member Nations and is involved in forestry, transportation and other businesses. According to Terasen’s press release, ‘the Central Tribes are committed to improving their communities through developing and upgrading existing subdivisions, community facilities, infrastructure and homes.’ Terasen Utility Services designs, builds and operates water, wastewater and energy systems. They assist communities through the development of necessary infrastructure, saying, ‘Healthy communities need water, sewer and heat.’ They train people to work on the projects not only as plumbers, pipe

“The Assembly of First Nations offers its congratulations and best wishes in your future endeavors,” said Assembl;y of First Nations Grand Chief Phil Fontaine. “You will be a model of success to other First Nations communities.” fitters, journeymen and apprentices but also as project managers. Khowutzun Mustimuhw Contractors is owned and operated by the Cowichan Tribes. It is involved in residential, commercial and industrial construction, civil works, natural gas pipeline construction and engineering. In 2003,

Terasen Gas signed an extension of a working agreement with Khowutzun Contractors for work on its natural gas distribution system on central Vancouver Island. In fact, John Sainas of Terasen says Cowichan and Terasen have, in their first twelve years installed natural gas pipelines on Vancouver Island. Cowichan, in return received assistance in the form of development of major infrastructure on their reserves and training/skill development for their people.

Terasen Utility Services designs, builds and operates water, wastewater and energy systems. They assist communities through the development of necessary infrastructure, saying, ‘Healthy communities need water, sewer and heat.’ They train people to work on the projects not only as plumbers, pipe fitters, journeymen and apprentices but also as project managers. Sainas says it is about capacity building. “We have formed an alliance with MDC to help build and operate infrastructure in the Central Region First Nations including Tofino and Ucluelet.” He says his company brings with it expertise in business development. “We set up business models, we identify opportunities and evaluate them for business potential,” he explained. He is hopeful that the MOU will bring ‘four to five profitable businesses’ to the region in the same number of years. The agreement calls for the three organizations to jointly examine development possibilities on the reserve lands of the Central Region Tribes and in the Districts of Tofino and Ucluelet. Key areas to be looked at include housing and commercial construction and the building and operation of water, wastewater and alternate energy facilities.

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Education - h=a-h=o-pa

Girls and Boys Project

tried to hammer it straight but it wouldn’t go straight. And that is why to this day Raven’s beak is bent. By Heaven, Grade 3, Gill School

Hi my name is Monica and I am in grade 4 and my teacher’s name is Mr. Petch and I work with Julia, Julia is very nice to everybody and I like drawing pictures. If you want to see my pictures you have to go to Julia’s office she has a whole bunch of them. My favorite drawing is Eagle heads. I like going to Maquinna School.

Raven’s Bent Beak Once Raven was walking on the beach. He saw an old man, “ha, ha, ha!” said Raven, “I’m going to trick him.” So, Raven dove under and tugged on the fishing line. The old man sat still, Raven tugged again. The old man for sure thought it was a big one, so he held his rod steady. Raven jerked the pole, the old man the old man jerked and jerked until Raven got too tired. When he tried to get off he got stick so he tugged and his beak bent then, wooooooosh, kerplunk! It landed in the old man’s boat. The old man picked it up saying, “What is this?” Raven said, “It’s my beak.” The old man said, “Come out so I can make sure it’s yours.” Raven came out and the old man said, “I am starving old man, go get me fish or I will eat your beak.” So Raven got the old man many fish, then snatched the beak and flew home. He

Raven Raven is a colorful character. Raven was walking in the beach. He saw a man in a canoe fishing. Raven was going to play a trick on the old man. So Raven dove into the water and tugged on the fishing line. Raven thought the old man still sat in the boat. Raven tugged on the fishing line again. The old man grabbed the fishing net, Raven chuckled. Raven tugged the rod, they struggled back and forth until the was white waves. Raven thought it was too much work. The hook from the fishing line got caught in Raven’s beak. Raven couldn’t get the hook out, suddenly Raven’s beak popped off. Raven was embarrassed. Raven called to the old man but the old man just laughed. The old man said, “I will eat your beak.” So Raven said, “I will catch a lot of fish for you.” Raven got his beak back. But when he got his beak back it came off bent. Raven tried to straighten his beak but until this very day it is still bent and is like a hook. By Danika, Grade 3, Gill School Raven It was a beautiful day, a beautiful woman with nice black hair was looking for clams for the big feast. Raven was staring at her and then he flew down. He came closer to the beautiful woman, she said “What do you want?” and Raven said “Who me?” the girl said, “Yes, you.” So Raven said, “I just want one clam.” The beautiful woman with nice black hair really didn’t like how Raven always stole, he does lots of stuff. The girl turned into an octopus, she grabbed Raven and then she put him under the water, Raven said before he went under the water, “I will not bug you any more.” She let go of Raven, she threw Raven on the beach, and then the beautiful woman turned back into a beautiful woman. When it was time for the big feast Raven came to the feast and brought lots of food home. By Siera T., Grade 3, Gill School Submitted by Deb Atleo

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

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My name is Hollie George. I love to draw my favorite drawing is pictures of bunnies. Bunnies are special to me because they are cute and fluffy. This picture is of my two bunnies named Spike and Reese. They are my favorite pets.

This past winter Girls and Boys Project Schools were lucky to be a part of a pilot project developed by Nene Van Volsen (N.T.C. Community Human Services). Bulldogs Hockey Association, N.T.C. Education Department and School District #70. The project was geared towards Nuu-chah-nulth students at the Port Alberni middle school and High school levels. Three Bulldogs players were selected to work with ten students. We had Stephanie Jack and Cassandra Martin from Girls Project as well as Thomas Johnstone and Ed Elliott from Boys Project participating. The eight-week program had three components to it. On Tuesday mornings of each week the students joined the Bulldogs at the Multi-plex for an on-ice fun skate. That same day they would have lunch together, followed by a personal development session. That Wednesday of each week the Bulldogs would go into their chosen school and tutor or join in and help out with the Phys Ed classes. Curtis Tidball came into Girls and Boys Project schools to help out. Some of the students have expressed that they would like this program continue next year and perhaps have more students participate. On behalf of students and staff from Girls and Boys Project Kleco Kleco. Diane Gallic

Haiku – Poems

Rosalin Touchie, Grade 8, E.J. Dunn Middle School with her carved and painted sun that she did in Tech Ed.

Be Be adorable on occasion Be bold Be cute Be daring Be eased Be flirty Be grateful for everything Be happy Be intelligent Be joyful Be kind Be loving Be mellow Be nervous Be one’s self Be pleasant Be quaintly Be radiant Be serious Be tough Be unanimous Be valiant But whatever you choose to be, Be yourself! Bethany Watts

By students in Mrs. Taylor’s grade five class Alberni Elementary School Port Alberni As I was walking The rain was falling on me And my special friend By Julia Grayden Flowers in the sun Spreading and growing taller They are beautiful By Maggie Fred I enjoy skiing Because you can go down hills You can go down fast By Michael August

The way life is As life’s plan unfolds We come to realize what is important Is our relationships with our family, our friends And the divine. My wish is that you use these Gifts for every occasion to enhance Relationships to say I love you Or just as an acknowledgement that The bonds we form are as everlasting As the spirit soars Enjoy By Evelyn Brown, Ucluelet student, grade 8, School: Jr. Alternate

Heaven is my house What heaven is what heaven can do for me. Heaven is where I want to be. Heaven is a good place not bad. Heaven is where I can go and not get hurt. Heaven is a beautiful place. Heaven is some where some of my family is. Heaven can stop all your pain. Heaven can keep you safe forever. Heaven can solve all your problems. Heaven can make people happy. Heaven can save people’s lives. Heaven can put people’s lives away for awhile. By Mary-Lee Brown, Ucluelet Student, Grade 8, School: Jr. Alternate

Attention all 1976 – 1980 Graduates of Ucluelet Secondary School – Reunion happening July 2 –4 We are in the process of gathering names for our reunion. If you graduated in 1976 – 1980 from Ucluelet Secondary School and would like to come to the reunion could you please contact Karen Severinson at Box 21, Ucluelet, B.C. V0R 3A0 or email kseverinson@hotmail.com or call 730-0018. Thank you.

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Kyuquot Science and Technology Fair Submitted by J. Bredick For a second year in a row Interfor was granted the opportunity to participate in Kyuquot’s Science Technology Fair. The fair took place on March 9th -11th, 2004 in the village of Kyuquot. The goal of the fair is to expose students to science based professions and industries in their local area. The event ran for three days with participation from Kyuquot Elders, Interfor, Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) and Marine Harvest. Interfor participated on Day 2 of the fair with presentations in the morning and field trips in the afternoon. Jon Bredick, RPF, gave a presentation on Interfor’s Environmental Management System while Warren Warttig, RPBio, gave an interactive presentation on biology. Presentations were followed with refreshments then students were divided into three different groups before heading out for the afternoon field trips. The youngest group traveled to Walter’s Island for an intertidal shoreline treasure hunt led by Dave Davies and Lorraine Landry of the DFO. Prizes were given out to students who could find the “slimiest” and “fuzziest” animal or plant. Selections of specimens were then brought back for a saltwater aquarium in the school classroom. Middle grades traveled to visit FIA (Forest Investment Account) projects within Interfor’s Chamiss Bay operation. Warren Warttig and Leonard John (Kyuquot Fisheries) instructed students about fish habitat and riparian ecosystems. Students also had the opportunity to view some of the in-stream structures and off channel habitat work on the Easy Creek restoration project. The oldest group toured Interfor’s logging operations with Interfor’s Branko Samoukovic and Jon Bredick. Students observed an active logging operation and witnessed some of the practices and procedures used by Interfor to protect the environment. Highlights included seeing some innovative road construction techniques and a habitat enhancement project. Students enjoyed a day out in the sun

c^uk#aa naa%uukst%in huh=taks^iih= t a` at a` aqsapa Come join us in speaking our own language Huksaa – Counting

Veronica Justin, KESS student, enjoys a friendly display on the salmon life cycle at the school.

Leonard John, Kyuquot Fisheries, shows students some of the fresh water specimens collected in Easy Creek.

Branko Samoukovic, Interfor, informs students about the Kauwinch Fish Habitat Restoration Project. and came away with better knowledge of the efforts made by local companies to protect the environment. As a legacy gift Interfor, DFO, and Marine Harvest jointly donated an incubator and fish tank to the school. The incubator will be used to demonstrate to students the life cycle of juvenile salmon. Interfor would like to recognize the students and staff of KSS for their enthusiastic participation. Special recognition goes out to principal Steve Larry and teacher Elmar Nabbe who organized and coordinated the fair.

1. c`awaak one 2. %a+a two 3. qacc`a three 4. muu four 5. suc^`a five 6 n`upu six 7. %a+pu seven 8. %a+ak#a> (10 minus 2) eight 9. c`awaak#a> (10 minus 1) nine 10. h=ayu ten 11. h=ayu %uh=%iis^ ^c`awaak eleven 12. h=ayu %uh=%iis %a+a etc. twelve 13. caqiic twenty 14. caqiic %uh=%iis^ h=ayu thirty 15. %a+iiq forty 16. %a+iiq %uh=%iis^ h=ayu fifty 17. qacc`iiq sixty 18. qacc`iiq %uh=%iis% h=ayu seventy 19. muyiiq eighty 20. muyiiq %uh=%iis^ h=ayu ninety 21. suc^`iiq one hundred 22. h=ayuuq two hundred 23. %unaq%ic^h=%a+h= how old is she/he/it? 24. n`upq%ic^h=%a+%is^ she/he/it is one year old 25. %a+q%ic^h=%a+%is^ “ two years old 25. qacc`aq%ich=%a+%is^ “ three years old 26. muuq%ic^h=%a+%is^ “ four years old 27. =suc^`aq%ic^h=%a+%is^ “ five years old 28. n`upuq%ic^h=%a+%is^ “ six years old 29. %a+puq%ic^h=%a+%is^ “ seven years old 30. %a+ak#a>q%ic^h=%a+%is^ “ eight years old 31. c`awaak#a>q%ic^h=%a+%is^ “ nine years old 32 h=ayuq%ic^h=%a+%is^ “ ten years old 33.–q%ic^h year 34. hupa> sun, moon, month 35. n`upit saantii one week saantii is from English Sunday 36. %unaq%ic^%a+ukk nay`aqak how old is your baby? 37. n`upc^ii> one day 38. %a+c^ii> - etc. two days 39. n`upqum> hupa> one month 40. muuq%ic^h=%a+%is^ I am four years old 41. suc^aq%ich=%a+%is^- etc. I am five years old 42. n`up`it once 43. %a+p`it twice 44. n`upc`iq one thing (spoon, stick,canoe) 45. %a+c`iq two things

Sounds: + - tla +` - tla plus uh c^ - ch t` - t plus uh h= as if to breath on glass to clean q - like a k made in the throat c - ts as in cats c` - ts plus uh x - sound like a cat’s hiss x= - as if to clear throat of an object > - put tongue behind teeth and let air flow out on sides of tongue s^ - sh % - close throat and open it, releasing air, as in the exclamation uh-oh. A glottal stop. @ - i – made deep in throat, pharyngeal, as in the word for dog - @inii+

w - like w in wish w` - w plus uh y - like y in yes y` - y plus uh q# - k made deep in throat plus w

c^uuc^ Submitted by Central Language Program in c`uumu@aas (Port Alberni)

CHOO-KWA CHALLENGE You are cordially invited to participate in the 1st Annual Choo-Kwa Challenge, which is scheduled to take place on Saturday June 19th, 2004 at 12:00 pm. This event will involve teams of at least 6 or more people canoeing a set distance along the Somass River in Port Alberni. The registration fee is $200 per team and each team will receive a complimentary t-shirt as well as lunch during the course of the event. If you need a canoe (we do realize the problem in getting some canoes this far) to enter we do have an extra “Northern Dancer” canoe for participants to use. If you could please let me know your level of participation by May 14th, 2004 that would be greatly appreciated to help co-ordinate the event in an efficient manner. Cuu, Aaron Hamilton, Manager, Choo-Kwa Ventures (250) 724-4041 ext. 34, aaron@hupacasath.ca

By Kathy Edgar Basket weaving classes are in full swing. Time to sign up now or sign in for a refresher class. For more information phone Kathy at 250-416-0529

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Gerri Thomas takes over at Tsawaayuus By David Wiwchar Southern Region Reporter

Mowachaht/Muchalaht meet with DFO By Brian Tate Northern Region Reporter Tsaxana – Marilyn Joyce of DFO and Clint Wright of the Vancouver Aquarium met with Tyee Hawiilth Mike Maquinna and his council on April 8th in Tsaxana to discuss issues surrounding the plans to remove Tsuux-iit (Luna) in May or June. “Over the past couple years we have had discussions on Tsuux-iit (Luna) and the plans to move him back to his family and we have been pleased on the work that has been done between our two groups,” said Marilyn Joyce. “In your letter you have expressed that you are opposed to the plans and I very much respect that. As people we sometimes over step our boundary in regards to wildlife,” said Marilyn. Jerry Jack then explains how the late Chief Ambrose expressed what he would like to come back as when he goes home. “When I go home, I want to come back as a Kaka win, Ambrose said to me,” said Jerry. “That’s what happened, this whale showed up shortly after his passing,” said Jerry. “This whale is not going anywhere as long as we are here, he is healthy and we would like nature to take its course. If his pod shows up and he wants to go he will, but let nature take its course,” said Jerry with a heavy sigh.

“This whale is not going anywhere as long as we are here,” said Jerry Jack. Marilyn replied to Jerry’s remarks with “Our first inclination was the same as yours to let him stay, once it was determined that he was healthy I agreed. But my concern is his safety and the safety of the people, you and I know better to leave him alone but there are others that would harm him, who knows if he will be accepted or not by his pod. And who knows if he came here as your late chief to be with you, but he has done well by bringing us closer at the table,” said Marilyn. Questions of “What if” started rise towards DFO and Vancouver Aquarium. “What if he doesn’t take to his pod, then what?” asked Mike Maquinna. “What if he plays with boats down there, then what?” Marilyn Joyce responded with, “I have to come up with a plan if he does not take to his pod in the next couple weeks, and the final decision will be the coming from the Ministry.” “With your plans of removing the whale you are infringing on their religious beliefs and they (Mowachaht/ Muchalaht) have met the requirements in documentation. Can you lay out all the options that you may have?” said Roger Dunlop of the NTC Fisheries. “Our first option is to help him reunite with his pod if they go by here. Our

second option is to let him swim into a pen on his own, or third we use a tail rope to get him into the pen or finally enclose him with a net,” said Joyce. “Being a sensitive topic of using a aquaculture pen we have had discussions with Conuma Hatchery to use one of their pens,” said Marilyn. After Marilyn spoke, Clint Wright explained that the Vancouver Aquarium does not want, nor do they have an interest in having a killer whale in their aquarium. The aquarium is only there to lend expertise in the moving of the whale. “It would take approximately one hundred pounds of food per day to hold him in a pen, and I am hoping someone local or from the tribe would help feed him and catch food for him,” said Clint. Discussions around leading the whale down the coast arose, and it was explained that this type of removal is fraught with danger because it would take approximately 74 hours to lead the whale. In order to lead the whale you would have to train it to follow then you would have to untrain him and how do you do that? “So you are going to do this regardless of what we say aren’t you?” said Jerry Jack. Hesitantly Marilyn Joyce responded with a “Yes”. Frustration started to rise from the Mowachaht/Muchalaht side and it showed when the statement of “We have been through this process so many times with you DFO, Ministries, Fish Farms and while we are meeting, documents are being signed somewhere else. How can we trust you DFO? When are we going to be equal? When are we going to share information properly? When can we trust you?” “You are right about one thing,” said Marilyn, “documents on Public Safety are being done,” she said. “Although you are interested in our culture and would like to know more, your policy dictates to you on what to do,” said Mike Maquinna. Again the beliefs about the Killer Whales and wolves being one came up and explained and that former Chiefs came back as either, and that essentially DFO and Vancouver Aquarium are kidnapping a Chief. The Mowachaht/ Muchalaht have unfinished business with the whale, and only when they let their tears go at a “Memorial Potlatch” will that happen. Regardless of the Mowachaht/ Muchalaht distaste for the removal of Tsuux-iit (Luna), DFO and the Vancouver Aquarium are going ahead with their plans to reunite L-pod and the whale. Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), in collaboration with NOAA Fisheries (US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) announced a plan to relocate the juvenile killer whale Tsuuxiit, also known as Luna, to its pod in the Juan de Fuca Strait two weeks ago.

Port Alberni - Tsawaayuus (Rainbow Gardens) Director of Care Gerri Thomas has been awarded the contract to take over health care services at the Elder’s Care facility. Thomas, who has been employed by the West Coast Native Health Care Society (WCHCS) at Tsawaayuus since its opening in 1992, will be in charge of nursing and care staff as well as housekeeping and dietary services as of the April 9th transition date. All 54 unionized staff at Tsawaayuus were given lay-off notices in February, but were invited to re-apply for the nonunion positions. “The service base is not going to change as we’ll be hiring all certified workers, but there will be a change in the rate of pay,” said Thomas, whose Kaa-in Services company will save the WCHCS more than $300,000 in reduced wages. “The residents come first. Their care and quality of life is what’s important. This is a unique facility and it’s important we don’t become just like every other place,” she said.

“The service base is not going to change as we’ll be hiring all certified workers, but there will be a change in the rate of pay,” said Thomas, whose Kaa-in Services company will save the WCHCS more than $300,000 in reduced wages. More than eighty applications have been submitted to Tsawaayuus by both current and hopeful employees. “We’re looking for excellence, respect, and more openness from our employees,” said Thomas, whose company was chosen from an undisclosed number of contractor applications. “The biggest challenge is to have an understanding with staff that we want Rainbow Gardens to be sustainable and offer excellent care in a good, warm environment,” she said. Long-time employee Bunt Cranmer understands the philosophy well, since she has been a Direct Care Aid at Tsawaayuus since its opening, and was the project manager for the West Coast Health Care Society for eight years prior. “I’m comfortable with the transition as there will be increased flexibility for our residents and their activities,” said Cranmer, who has already re-applied for her position. “This period has been stressful and morale has really gone down over the past few years, and I

hope this will change all of that,” she said. “I’ve accepted the changes that are going to be made.” According to Thomas, Tsawaayuus made the changes in order to get back to their original mandate of being a Nuu-chah-nulth facility. By decertifying the union facility, Thomas says they will be able to have more Nuu-chahnulth staff and activities, while maintaining high standards of care. Tsawaayuus will also be able to decrease their budgetary allocation to staff wages, which accounted for 87% of last year’s budget, leaving only 13% for food, supplies, and activities. “The history of this place is really important, and we still have a lot of people who’ve been here since the beginning,” said Thomas. “Through increased accountability and flexibility we’re going to save money and regain that family atmosphere we had in the beginning,” she said. The Tsawayuus Board will oversee all administration positions (Administrator, bookkeeper, secretary / receptionist) and Kaa-in will oversee all other services and positions. The board consists of members: Judy Joseph, Ben David, Erma Bos, Sharon VanVolsen, Mena Fred, Lynnette Barbosa, Patricia Watts, Derek Appleton, Cindy Solda, and Darleen Watts. According to Tsawaayuus Board chairperson Darleen Watts, forty of the former unionized staff were hired back by the new contractor, and former staffing levels have been maintained. “The $300,000 savings will help put a new roof on the building and pay for upgrades including new tubs,” said Watts. “We now have the ability to do the things we need to do for our residents. We never lost sight of the fact that our residents come first,” she said.

“I’m not here to make friends. I do the work that needs to be done and I stand by our decisions,” said Board chairperson Darleen Watts. “One day I’ll need those services and I want to know those services will be there,” she said. Though the battle between the unions and the board involved much mudslinging in the local media, Watts said everyone has moved on and is focused on the future of Tsawaayuus. “I’m not here to make friends. I do the work that needs to be done and I stand by our decisions,” said Watts. “One day I’ll need those services and I want to know those services will be there,” she said.

DR. JAMES LUNNEY, MP NANAIMO-ALBERNI Constituency Office: #7 - 6908 Island Hwy. North Nanaimo, B.C. V9V 1P6 Tel: 1-866-390-7550 Fax: 250-390-7551 Email: nanaimo@jameslunneymp.ca Website: www.jameslunneymp.ca

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Back row l-r: Coach Clayton Smith, Jack Johnson, Thomas Johnson, Daniel Ambrose, Dwight Amos, Shane Christianson, Ruby Ambrose – volunteer. Front row l-r: Todd Amos, Daniel (Humut) Savey, She-wi Eaglefeather, Isaac Paul, missing – Nigel Mark.

GRSS Cougars thank communities for support By Brian Tate Northern Region Reporter Gold River – The Gold River Secondary School Cougars basketball team would like to thank all their sponsors and supporters for all the help during the past basket ball season. This year was the first season that GRSS has had a Jr. Boys Basketball team participating in any tournaments. GRSS Cougars participated in fourschool tourneys and one all native tournament in Nanaimo.

This year was the first season that GRSS has had a Jr. Boys Basketball team participating in any tournaments. GRSS Cougars participated in four-school tourneys and one all native tournament in Nanaimo. The Cougars first tournament was in Gold River and they won 2 games. They then traveled to Nanaimo and played at Cedar Secondary where their record was one win and three losses. Their next tournament was again in Nanaimo at Woodlands Secondary and again with one win but with two losses. The Cougars final school tournament was in Ahousaht and played two games and suffered two losses. This same team also played in the B.C. Provincial All Native Tournament held in Nanaimo where this was their first ever All Native Tournament. Although

the Cougars lost two games straight and were knocked out early the Cougars received Most Sportsmanlike Team of the tournament. During the past year the Cougars were fundraising by doing bottle drives, held dances, hot dog sales, catering lunches, and held a basketball tournament and in total they raised $3000 to travel to the various tournaments. The Cougars would like to thank the Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nation, Western Forest Products, Super Value, Gold River Woman’s Auxiliary, Gold River Lions Club, and their Parents and relatives for all the help. The Cougars and their parents would like to thank the Ahousaht’s and the billets (Curtis & Margaret Dick, Marlene & Peter Williams) for having them. They would like to thank their billets in Nanaimo (Daisy Johnson, Robin Samuel, Bella Campbell, and Brenda Weibe). The Cougars would like to thank all their chaperones Adrienne Amos, Michelle James, Ruby and Lance Ambrose. Thank all the supporters in the fundraisers, Eva Johnson, Juanita Amos, Ruby Ambrose. The Cougars would like to give a special thank you to Clayton Smith for coaching them and volunteering his time twice a week for practices. Clayton Smith works for WFP. The Cougars would like to thank their teachers and principal for allowing them time off of school time to practice and travel to tournaments. They would also like to thank the communities of Gold River and Tsaxana for all the support.

Christen Thompson goes for gold By David Wiwchar Southern Region Reporter With a silver medal already in her pocket, 18-year old Christen Thompson has her sights set on more medals as she wrestles her way across western Canada. The Grade 12 student is part of the renowned Alberni District Secondary School (ADSS) Wrestling Team, and competed in the BC High School championships in February, where she won the silver medal for her category. The daughter of Archie and Marsha Thompson, Christen has been wrestling for the past five years, and now competes in the women’s 51 kilogram juvenile division.

With a silver medal already in her pocket, 18-year old Christen Thompson has her sights set on more medals as she wrestles her way across western Canada. “I started wrestling when I was in Grade Eight,” said Christen. “My older sisters had tried it, so I thought I’d try it too, and I really enjoyed it,” she said. Christen has placed in all of the tournament’s she has attended so far this year. She came in 18th out of 32 wrestlers at the National competition, and placed 5th in the Simon Fraser

University Elite Tournament. She was selected to attend the Stu Hart Tournament in Calgary, and won three of her five matches against peers from Alberta and Saskachewan. “I was really nervous before my match. How you feel before you get out onto the mat has a lot to do with how you’re going to wrestle,” said Christen. “Your mental state is really important in wrestling. There’s a lot of mind power involved, as well as technique. It allows you to bring out your aggressions,” she said. “Wrestling requires a lot of dedication, because you have to work on all aspects of your technique and timing, but it’s a great sport,” she said. Christen is planning on wrestling again next year as she splits her education between ADSS and North Island College.

Tournaments Ahousaht Islanders Mens and Ladies Ball Hockey Tournament May 14-16, 2004, Maht Mahs Gym Port Alberni, B.C. Men’s $350.00 entry fee, Ladies $250.00 entry fee 1st place- Cash prize $ 1000.00 based on 8 teams (men) 1st Place- Cash prize $ 500.00 based on 6 teams (ladies) and Sweaters and Shirts for Allstars etc. Concession, 50/50 draws, raffles etc. Contact: Larry Swan 250-670-9535 (wk), Gena Swan 250-670-9691 (hm) Clara Thomas 250-670-9531 (wk)/670-2336 (hm), Email: islanders58@hotmail.com

Andrew David’s 2nd Annual Slow Pitch Tournament in Opitsaht July 16, 17 & 18, 2004 at Wickaninnish Field This will consist of 7 male and 3 female on field at all times. The entry fee is $300.00 per team. There will be trophies and cash prizes. $100.00 deposit by July 7, 2004 to secure a spot in tournament. Please make cheque or money order payable to Andrew David and mail to PO Box 18, Tofino, B.C. V0R-2Z0 Based on 12 Teams Based on 14 Teams 1st Place - $1500.00 1st Place - $1800.00 2nd Place - $1000.00 3rd Place - $ 750.00

2nd Place - $1000.00 3rd Place - $ 500.00

4th Place - $ 500.00 To register your team for the tournament please contact Andrew David at 725-4495 or leave message with Vickie Amos at 725-3233

Northern Region Games 2004 Hosting Tribe: Nuchatlaht

BRAKER and CO. Barristers and Solicitors 5233 Hector Road P.O. Box 1160, Port Alberni B.C. V9Y 7M1 Phone: 723-1993 - - Toll free 1-877-723-1993 Fax: 723-1994 Personal injury litigation, including motor vehicle accident injury claims

August 19, 20, 21, 2004 In Oclucje Opening ceremony starts @ 12:00 noon, August 19, 2004 This is a drug and alcohol free event For any questions or information, you can contact Audrey or Lydia at Nuchatlaht Tribe, P.O. Box 40, Zeballos, B.C. V0P 2A0. Phone (250) 332-5908 or fax (250) 332-5907. Email: nuchatlaht@hotmail.com.

S.O.S. SUPPORT GROUP (Survivors Of Suicide) Meets every 2nd Wednesday. Time: 7 - 9 p.m. Location: 4917 Argyle St. (KUU-US Crisis Line Business Office) Have you experienced a loss due to suicide? Would you like to meet with others that understand?Anyone affected by suicide either personally or otherwise is invited to attend this informal support group… session topics will vary. Everyone welcome ~ Refreshments served any questions or info call: 723-2323

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Keeping kids in school By Tracey Webster for Ha-Shilth-Sa Are you tired of hearing “You’re child is not at the same level as the rest of the kids, in school” from his/her teacher? Well, as a parent myself, I dreaded having to attend parent/teacher interviews for my children because I knew I was going to hear that too. As First Nations, we need only to look at the statistics of high school drop out rate to see the struggles our children face in the education system. And they will have even a bigger struggle when they decide to go to college, as many of our people have to end up re-learning through adult education.

As First Nations, we need only to look at the statistics of high school drop out rate to see the struggles our children face in the education system. The challenge will be in the reading comprehension of the academic readings that all of the programs require tons of reading. This can be added stress and very overwhelming to the assignments, research, and term papers needed to pass courses. I want to bring awareness to all parents/ grandparents/ aunts/ uncles the importance of reading only one book per day per child from what I have learned. It is critical for us to read to our children. Reading can be boring when you didn’t grow up being read to, or taught to enjoy reading. I know I certainly wasn’t and that is not a criticism of my upbringing. That is why I encourage all of you to read to your newborns, toddlers, and especially to children in elementary, but the sooner the better. Because when they get to college/university, that is all they will do is read, read, read. That is no lie. In school, I had an instructor who was struggling in her studies one day and she went to see a counsellor, the counsellor said to her, “How often do you read per week?” My instructor’s thought was, “per week, you mean per year?” It made me realize reading helps give children bigger vocabulary, bigger retention (keep more information) and they learn to enjoy reading. The question is how can we start now preparing our children for the

challenges of ahead of them. Read to our children only one book a day is a way to get started. In a short time, I saw a huge difference in reading only one book per day to them. I told myself, “ I can do that. I can read only ONE BOOK PER DAY to them.” But I noticed quickly that I had to read to them when I wasn’t tired or hungry as sometimes they’d ask questions, make comments, or flip the page, so I needed to have the patience. I have been learning from the mamulthni point of view some of the struggles our people face in school. Although, I already felt and experienced it in my personal life. That is why as a parent that I decided to do something for my children to help them have a better opportunity then I did as an aboriginal woman. Therefore, our cultural identity and education can still both be important and work together. The fear of losing our cultural identity through education is obvious. It is easily understood when we are amongst our own educated people, we may feel that we are not good enough for those “educated ones.” At least that is how I think and feel sometimes. But if we think about what being cu-us means to us, for me it means that family would stop being important and our songs and dances would no longer be important. Yet, that is a big part of who we are, and to say/think that education will threaten who we are, is not true. So, reading and helping our children can be done without compromising who we are. I simply want to encourage all of you to read to your children to help improve their education in schools for future. The challenges you may face is dragging them away from their TV’s, or video games, or whatever it is they do. What I told my son was that he cannot play his game until I read him his ONE BOOK. He was all too willing to get it done right away and enjoyed it anyways. My toddler son wants me to read to him all the time and everyday now. Whether or not, we have a Treaty or self-government, education is encouraged and this is a simple tool. So please start reading to your child (ren), ONLY ONE BOOK PER DAY, it helps. I guarantee that after a short period, you will see great improvement.

Protest planned for May 20th By David Wiwchar Southern Region Reporter The ‘Rights and Title Caravan’ will be pulling out from First Nations communities all around the province, destined for the legislature lawns in Victoria. “The provincial government is going to continue to ignore our rights and title and our interests unless we do something about it,” said Stewart Phillip from the Union of BC Indian Chiefs, who joined a meeting of Nuu-chah-nulth leaders at NTC’s main boardroom on Friday, April 16th via teleconference. “We have to send a clear message that BC is not open for business until we say it is,” he said. Initial plans involve camping a the

Songhees Reserve in Victoria on May 19th, and then converging on the Legislative lawns by car and canoe at noon the following day.

“The provincial government is going to continue to ignore our rights and title and our interests unless we do something about it,” said Stewart Phillip from the Union of BC Indian Chiefs A similar protest is being planned for Fraser River First Nations on May 24th, with a re-enactment of the Queen’s message to area First Nations at the Queensborough Community Hall in New Westminister.

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

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

APTN shoots show at Tsahaheh By David Wiwchar Southern Region Reporter Tsahaheh - The Aboriginal People’s Television Network (APTN) was in Port Alberni Friday, April 16th as part of its largest productions in its five-year history. A special two-hour edition of its National news program “Contact” focused on residential school issues, and interviewed panels of survivors from locations in Port Alberni, Yellowknife, Winnipeg and Ottawa. From the old classrooms of the former Alberni Indian Residential School, the panelists and crew broadcast from one

room, while a group of Tseshaht Elders and community members watched it unfold live on APTN in the adjacent room. The live link from the tayanita training room at the Tseshaht Treaty Office featured guests Bobby Joseph (Provincial Residential School Healing Project), Evelyn Corfield (Alberni Indian Residential School survivor), Charlene Belleau (Residential School survivor), and host Todd Lamirande. The news feature involved interviews and call from across the country dealing with the issue “Righting the wrongs of Residential Schools: How far have we come”.

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Frustration over stalled Negotiations tops talks By Denise August Central Region Reporter Tofino- “Our people will say to us ‘you got us deeper in debt this year…so what’s in our future?’ I don’t know how we’re going to move the process. It’s getting disheartening for our people,” said Hesquiaht treaty negotiator, Dr. Simon Lucas.

“Our people will say to us ‘you got us deeper in debt this year…so what’s in our future?’ I don’t know how we’re going to move the process. It’s getting disheartening for our people,” said Hesquiaht treaty negotiator, Dr. Simon Lucas. Nuu-chah-nulth treaty planners gathered at Tin Wis April 6 & 7 to discuss smaller treaty budgets and strategies for getting the federal and provincial governments back to the negotiation table. They rationalized the need to negotiate a treaty and discussed alternatives to negotiating with the federal and provincial governments. “I don’t go to negotiations trying to make friends,” said Tseshaht negotiator Richard Watts. “I take a look at what’s going on at home and I go to the table to make a deal that’s good for our people,” he continued. He reminded everyone ‘we were rich people based on the resources we had and we still have Aboriginal rights.’ “When the mamulthne came they had nothing and over time they came up with the Indian Act that we live with today,” said Ahousaht negotiator, Cliff Atleo Sr. He urged the table to practice our own form of government. “We are all at the table through ownership,” he reminded everyone. “We know the Ha’wiih own the land. Our elders have always asked mamulthne to produce a bill of sale to prove that we sold them the land. We know they stole it,” he declared.

“We know the Ha’wiih own the land. Our elders have always asked mamulthne to produce a bill of sale to prove that we sold them the land. We know they stole it,” said Cliff Atleo Sr. Treaty Manager, Cliff Atleo Jr. raised practical matters in the form of reduced treaty budgets. This years budget dropped by $121,000 he said with the Maa-nulth Nations leaving for their own treaty table. The table would need to consider options for operating the treaty department with the 27% reduction and he suggested the table prioritize its needs. The First Nations caucused and came back with recommendations for the table to consider for operating the treaty department on a reduced budget. The recommendations were discussed and will be brought forward at the next NTC meeting where budgeting matters are dealt with. They agreed that a central coordinating body is required and recommended the continued funding of the central treaty administration. Treaty Manager Cliff Atleo Jr. reported the ‘Direct Action Committee’, a committee of volunteers, was struck in

Tourism Operators prepare for season By David Wiwchar Southern Region Reporter

Ahousaht Elder Stanley Sam speaks at treaty planning meeting order to explore ways in which to increase pressure on the governments to get them back to negotiation tables. Speakers spent the morning expressing their frustration at the current state of treaty negotiations, treatment of First Nations at the hands of federal and provincial ministries and public perception of the treaty process. They talked about strategies that may move the process forward. The federal and provincial governments have withdrawn from the Nuu-chahnulth Treaty Table citing the fisheries litigation against the federal government as the cause. Richard Watts spoke in support of the fisheries litigation saying, “we know we have rights and we will defend those rights in court if we have to”. “The government fears the litigation because it represents the rights of a large number of First Nations peoples and government has much to lose,” he claimed. “I think this litigation is what is going to drive the government back to the table,” said Watts. Comparing government offers for First Nations to drug dealers hooking new users, Watts says it is clear what the government is trying to do. Drug dealers, he said, entice new users by offering a little of their product for free, once hooked drug users will do anything for the dealer. “The government dangles carrots for us like that all the time with their offers and proposals,” he said. “They (government) are afraid of that litigation and we shouldn’t forget that.” There is to be a caravan of First Nations protesters going to Victoria and Cliff Atleo Sr. encouraged everyone to get active and support the cause. The Spring Caravan to Victoria, organized by the Steering Committee of the Title & Rights Alliance, encourages participants from all BC’s First Nations to protest at the legislature May 19 – 20. The Title & Rights Alliance was created to bring BC First Nations together to move forward in preventing infringements of our Title and Rights, to compel the province and industry to recognize our Title and Rights, to hold the federal government to its fiduciary duty and to stand unified against threats by the province. After lengthy discussion, the table agreed the protest was worth participating in. Atleo Sr. urged the leaders to promote the caravan amongst their people. “We have until May to help our people understand what this is about and why they should support the caravan,” he said.

Ahaswinis - The Nuu-chah-nulth Tourism Roundtable held its final preseason meeting last week, updating First Nations on tourism projects happening throughout Nuu-chah-nulth territories. Held at the Hupacasath House of Gathering, the April 5th meeting was the fourth and final meeting for the group before the official beginning of tourist season on the west coast. Sandra Tate (Parks Canada), Art Napolean (Camosun College), Iris Lucas (Mamook), Katherine Robinson (NEDC), and Wally Samuel (Quu’as West Coast Trail Group) spoke on program developments in their areas. Margurita James from Yuquot announced that a special plaque will be unveiled at Yuquot on Sunday, August 15th as part of Summerfest events. She also spoke about the growing popularity of the Nootka Trail which attracted more than 800 hikers last year, and on marketing work being done on their website (www.yuquot.ca) and on the development of brochures. Jean MacIntosh from the Alberni Valley Museum spoke about programs offered at the museum, maritime museum, and

at McLean Mill, and opportunities for dovetailing First Nations cultural tourism programs with their own. Bruce Frank gave a presentation on TinWis’ 10th anniversary celebrations planned for May 1st at noon.

The Nuu-chah-nulth Tourism Roundtable held its final preseason meeting last week, updating First Nations on tourism projects happening throughout Nuu-chah-nulth territories. Aaron Hamilton, manager of ChooKwa canoe tours said they are working with Parksville / Qualicum hotels and resorts to market cultural tours to their clientele. He also spoke on a planned Nuu-chah-nulth canoe race on the Somass River sometime this summer, and invitations have gone out to all First Nations and local dragonboat racers to participate in the event. The purpose of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tourism Roundtable is to network with other tourism business operators, offer advice and support, and discuss various funding programs and opportunities that would help their businesses expand.

Age: 21 Height: 5’4” Weight: 115 lbs. Long dark hair, brown eyes. She was wearing a black skirt, black top. high black boots. A silver hooped necklace. Tattoo of a band of flowers with a heart in the middle on her right arm. Last seen in the Jingle Pot area June 30, 2002.

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

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

Contact List Main Office (Southern Region) 5120 Argyle Street, PO Box 1383 Port Alberni, B.C. V9Y 7M2 Ph: (250) 724-3233 Fax: (250) 723-6010

Nanaimo Urban Office: 204-96 Cavan St. Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2V1 Ph: (250) 753-8567 Fax: (250) 753-8933

Tofino Office (Central Region) 151 First Street, PO Box 279 Tofino B.C. VOR 2ZO Ph: (250) 725-3367 Toll-free: 1-866-901-3367 Fax: (250) 725-2158

Victoria Urban Office: 853 Fisgard St. Victoria, B.C. V8W 1S1 Ph: (250) 380-9896 *New* Ph: (250) 413-7303 (Cell) Fax: (250) 388-5120

Gold River Office (Northern Region) 100 Ouwatin Road, PO Box 428 Gold River, B.C. V0P 1G0 Ph: (250) 283-2012 Fax: (250) 283-2122

Vancouver Urban Office: 455 East Hastings Street Vancouver, B.C. V6A 1P5 Ph: (604) 254-9972 Fax: (604) 254-7919




VANCOUVER: Vancouver Support Group Meeting

Monday March 8th and Vancouver Office: Monday March 22nd #106 - 23 W. Pender

Women’s Support Group Meeting

2nd Thursday of each month. 6 - 9 pm

Vancouver Office: #106 - 23 W. Pender

Potluck Dinner

3rd Thursday of each 6 - 9 pm

Vancouver Office: # 106 - 23 W. Pender

2nd and last Tuesday of St. Peters Anglican each month - 6 - 9 pm Church - 228 S. Dogwood

VICTORIA: Support Group Meeting Potluck Dinner

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

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

Last Thursday of each month - 6 - 8 pm

Travel Lodge Silver Bridge Inn - 140 Trans Canada Highway

DUNCAN: Support Group

Invitation You are welcome at the Healing Project’s Fifth Annual Main Conference Tuesday to Thursday June 22, 23 and 24 at Maht Mahs Gym

CAMPBELL RIVER: Campbell River Support Group

C`a waak ni*s “We are one”

Family Ties – Ucluelet If you are pregnant or have a young baby come visit our exciting program! We offer drop-ins with topics and guest speakers of interest to new parents. As an expectant mom you can receive individual counseling and free nutritional supplements. Where? Family Ties, Davison’s Plaza, Ucluelet. When? Tuesday from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. How? Drop in or call: Margaret Morrison, Outreach Counselor @ 7262224

Family Ties – Tofino If you are pregnant or have a young baby come visit our exciting program! We offer drop-ins with topics and guest speakers of interest to new parents. As an expectant mom you can receive individual counseling and free nutritional supplements. Where? Tofino Community Hall When? Every Tuesday from 11:30 to 1:30 How? call: Laurie Hannah (Outreach Counselor) c/o Health Unit at 726-4242.

Theme: C`a waak ni*s “We are one” Volunteers wanted for all working committees; Language, Activities, entertainment, welcoming, etc. Call 724-3233 to sign up. Look for more information in upcoming Ha-Shilth-Sa’s

Kakawis Invitation - 30th Anniversary Celebration June 19, 2004, 10:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. You are invited to our 30th anniversary. A special invitation is extended to those who planted the seed, the first client families and their descendants, past employees, former board of directors, Executive Directors. Dance performances by various groups. Lots of time for speeches by elders, chiefs, past clients and former employees, board members and others who may wish to add to our special day. Dinner feast will be served. Kakawis Family Development Centre on Meares Island Phone: 250-725-3951, Fax: 250-725-4285, Email: kakawis@tofino-bc. PO Box 17, Tofino, BC, V0R-2Z0

“Ma sink shlit” - Healing Together The NTC Access Awareness Committee invites you to attend our

Annual Health-ability Gathering. April 29, 30, 2004 ~ Maht Mahs Gym, Port Alberni ~ 9 a.m. daily In conjunction with the Community and Human Services Department, the Committee will coordinate an interesting and fun program!! Every year, we have more NCN members attend this gathering to learn, share, laugh, meet old friends, and make new ones!! We will be hosting a Banquet on the first evening, providing panel presentations, guest speakers, information resource area, and door prizes throughout both days. Anyone who may want to make a donation for the door prizes, please contact your Regional Member, or Lynette Barbosa, CandHS Administrator @ the NTC Office. For more information on the Health-Ability Fair, you may speak directly to your Regional Committee Members: Sheila John (250) 761-4742, Pat Nicolaye (250) 332-5975, Mae Taylor (250) 726-7195, Delores Bayne (250) 723-4937, Helen Dick (250) 724-5757, or Ida Mills (604) 254-9900.We look forward to another wonderful event and hope that you will be able to join us!! Florence Wylie, DAC Coordinator “Hearts@Work session will be held during the D.A.C. Ability Fair April 29 and 30 in Port Alberni at the Maht Mahs. Come and have your heart health checked by the NTC nurses. There will be a variety of health booths set up. You can get your blood pressure, cholesterol and other health indicators checked. For more information, ask your local nurse.”

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Self-Esteem, Values, and Sexuality Submitted by Christine Curley, Community Health Nurse, Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations “Sexual and reproductive health is more than healthy sexual organs and healthy pregnancies; it is more than avoiding diseases and other health problems. Sexual and reproductive health goes far beyond only these physical aspects of the individual. Many of us are beginning to realize that our health is affected by everything around us” (Planned Parenthood Federation, 2002.)

Many factors play a large role in the choices and decisions that we make in life. How we feel about ourselves, and knowing and understanding what we value directly influences important decisions that we make. Many factors play a large role in the choices and decisions that we make in life. How we feel about ourselves, and knowing and understanding what we value directly influences important decisions that we make. When it comes to making decisions about our sexuality, our values and selfesteem play a very important role. What is a value? A value is a quality that a person thinks is important, such as honesty, kindness, loyalty etc. Where do we learn our values? We learn values from family, friends, school, culture, religion and society in general. However, often the values that we learn from one group will conflict with the values that we learn from another. Teens, for example, may learn from their family that honesty is an important way of being, yet their friends may encourage them to lie about where they are going or who they are with (because their parents might not approve) in order that they can “hang out” with their friends. The value of their friends is to “be popular” or “have fun”. It can be a very confusing time for

teens and young adults. They may feel that they are being pulled in several different directions. How do our values influence our behaviour? Messages that we get from television, C.D.’s, magazines, movies and videos also push conflicting “values” on us and influence how we see ourselves in this world. Next time you watch a movie or read a magazine, try to pay some attention to the underlying message that is being directed to us. Is it putting a lot of importance on power, violence, disrespect, beauty or wealth? Are these the values that you want your children to use to guide their decisions? Discuss these issues with your children. Talk about what you see as being important in a similar situation. By bringing more awareness to these themes, you can help your children to find their way through some very confusing times. It is important to spend some time exploring your own values, as well as those of your parents and culture. Talk to family members and elders about their cultural teachings and values. Below is a small quiz to explore a few basic values with your children. Have your child draw a circle around the number that shows how important each value is to them. Discuss the results as a family. Try to give an example of how they might be in a situation where their values may be influenced by other things. Do our actions and behaviours reflect our values? If your community would like more information on workshops for youth that focus on values, self-esteem, or sexual education, please contact your CHR/CHN or prevention worker. Finding Our Way: A Sexual and Reproductive Health Sourcebook for Aboriginal Communities, Aboriginal Nurses Association of Canada and Planned Parenthood Federation of Canada, Ottawa, 2002 Beyond the Basics: A sourcebook on Sexual and Reproductive Health Education, Planned Parenthood Federation of Canada, Ottawa, 2001. Very Important A little Important

1. Being honest 2. Feeling good about myself 3. Being happy 4.Caring for others 5. Doing what my parents think is right 6. Having fun 7. Being popular 8. Looking good 9. Having the “right” clothes 10. Being good in sports 12. Having a good education 13. Taking responsibility for my actions 14. Getting along with my parents 15. Standing up for a friend who is picked on

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(Planned Parenthood Federation of Canada, 2002).

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Nuu-chah-nulth Nursing Program Contact List Northern Region

First Nation

Contact Number

Moira Havelka, CHN


Donna Vernon/ Bev Robson

Red Cross Kyuquot

Phone: 250-283-2462 (mwf) Phone: 250-283-2012 (tues/Thurs) Phone: 250-761-4274 Phone: 250-332-5289

Ucluelet /Hotsprings Esowista/Optisaht Ahousaht Hot Springs/Ahousaht

Phone: 250-726-2993 Phone: 250-725-1232 or 726-5240 Phone: 250-670-9608 Phone: 250-725-2951

Ditidaht/PAFC/PA Uchucklesaht/PA Tseshaht Bread of Life

Phone: 250-723-2385

Central Region Mary Mc Keogh Christine Curley Barb Flynn(Casual) Mary Rimmington

Southern Region Liz Thomsen Anette Muller Jody Vos Penny Cowan

All Regions Lynne West Ina Seitcher

Phone: 250-723-2135 ext 1109

NTC Office Jeannette Watts Lisa Sam Melanie Braker Matilda Watts

Phone: 250-724-5757

Central Region Nursing Updates/Schedules Nursing Program Provides Additional Services – The Prevention and Education of Sexually Transmitted Diseases including HIV/AIDS Chris Curley will be providing some additional nursing services for all fourteen of the Nuu-chah-nulth communities in the area of education and prevention of sexually transmitting diseases. Chris can be reached at (250) 725-1232 every Wednesday from 8 am until 7 pm. Please feel free to call with any concerns, questions, information etc. Jeannette Pattison – Ahousaht Ph: 250-670-9608. Healthy Baby Clinic – Every Tuesday (newborn – 5years) Prenatal visits – 2nd and 4th Wednesdays School Visits 1st and3rd Thursday

Southern Region Nursing Updates/Schedules * Penny Cowan Community Nurse RN ~ Port Alberni Bread of Life Monday and Wednesday mornings Tuesday afternoons at Hupacasath. NTC Nurse Annette Muller will be taking over the Elders visits in town.

Northern Region Nursing Updates/Schedules * Moira Havelka CHN Northern Region will be on leave from April 6, 2004 - June 1st 2004 Dan Woodrow will be covering during that period. Please check his schedule for availability, which will be posted in the NTC Northern Office and also at the Gold River Health Clinic. * Notice of cancellation of the Nobodies Perfect Parenting Course scheduled for April 8th until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Sincerely, Ruby Ambrose / Moira Havelka

Are you or a family member a patient in the hospital?

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Phone: 250-283-2639 WCGH

If you would like to see one of us remember you have to ask for us and we can assist you with the following: · · · · · · ·

Assist with discharge planning Work with our community for clear communication and ease of discharge Be an advocate on your behalf Explain health care issues Provide support to you and your family during your hospital stay Access N.I.H.B. as needed Available Monday-Friday 7am – 3:30pm Port Alberni, BC Ina Seitcher, First Nation Advocate Nurse Ph: 723-2135 ext.1109 Campbell River, BC Sandy Miller, Aboriginal Liaison Nurse Ph: (250) 286-7050 Voicemail: 830-8865

Victoria, BC Cora Jacks, Aboriginal Liaison Nurse Ph: (250) 370-8847 Pager: 413-6124 Vancouver, BC David Clellamin First Nation Advocate Ph: (604) 875-3440

Page 14 - Ha-Shilth-Sa - April 22, 2004 April 16th Happy 14th Birthday sunshine Scotti Lucas Sam. Love Mom Grace and Irene.

April 30th, Happy 22nd Birthday to my beautiful niece Felica Martina Harry! And Congratulations on your wonderful news! Your sister Star is so proud of you. I’ll let you tell the world the news. I love you, take care, always! Love you aunt Anita Jack. May 1st, Happy Birthday to my mother Margaret Jack, the proud daughter of our big Hereditary Chief Emil Jules of Kyuquot!! Mom, I love you so much! I hope you have a wonderful day, may your children and grandchildren bring you lots of love! Sending all my love from the other end of the Island, Victoria BC. I’m proud to have a mother like you, I hope I grow up to be a strong woman like you mom! Love your daughter, Anita . May 7th, Happy Birthday to our gorgeous grandson Moses Jack. May your day be filled with lots of love, sweets, toys and fun. I know you’ll get all this from your Star! We love you lots! Love your grandma Anita and grandpa Darryl. May 11th, Happy Birthday to my beautiful sister Lillian Rose Jack! I love and miss you sister!! Love Anita. Happy Birthday to my son Charles Williams on April 1. From your father Lyle Williams, your auntie Laverne, your grandmother Effie and Lillian Williams. Happy Birthday to Howard Williams on April 22 and Happy Birthday to Vernon Ross on April 30. From the whole family. Happy Birthday to my dad Michael Ambrose on April 23. From your daughter Kathy, Lyle & your grandchildren. Happy Birthday to Lyneah Titian on May 5 and Happy Birthday to Jessica Titian on May 9. Have a very special day. From your Mom Kathy & Lyle. I would like to say "Happy 5th Birthday" to my "Beautiful" aka Maxine Prevost. Have a good day. Love your "Princess" aka Auntie Liz. Elizabeth Little and Len Tom Jr. would like to announce the birth of their baby Kaydence Nakeisha Lekota Little born March 8,2004 at 12:23am. She weighed 6 pounds 12 ounces. Born at Victoria General Hospital in Victoria,B.C. Her grandparents are Maxine Little and Sam Prevost and Brenda Tom and Len Tom Sr. Happy birthday to my big

Happy 32nd Anniversary to our sister Georgina and brother-in-law Cyril Livingstone on April 25. From Annie, Dave, David, Nate & Jen Watts and the Livingstone & Ross families.

Birthdays and Congratulations I would like to wish a special little angel Marisa Mckinley a very happy 6th

Johnson Sam Happy 18th Birthday on May 27. Love your Mom Grace & Irene. Mom May 23rd Happy 80th Birthday. Love your daughter Grace. chick, Laurissa Jimmy. Big niner eh babe, I hope we can help in having a blast on April 27. Love you lots and I encourage you to be strong and healthy like you always have. Only you can choose your destiny and be happy the way only you want to be. I'm there for you babe. Love from Mom, Raelynn, & the Man(Hunter) I would like to wish Alexander Tom a happy 2nd birthday on April 15. love mom and dad. I would like to say happy birthday to Raymona in Victoria on the 25th of April have a good day and have babes treat u like a queen! From shish and jay from down south in Washington I would like to say happy birthday to auntie "Elmo" in Victoria on April 25th enjoy your day ... luv lil Wanya.... also like to say happy Easter to everyone back home ... and would also like to say congrats to parker and Daria on there baby girl "lil miss Mack"... would also like to say Happy birthday to Grandma Rhoda on the 13th enjoy your day love u and take care. Luv shish and jay and lil wanya... I would like to make a shout out to everyone back home in Canada from Delia in Seattle ... would like to say happy birthday to grandma Rhoda on the 13th of April have a wonderful day. Happy Birthday April 17 Matilda Joe & Uncle Dave W. And Happy Birthday April 22 Baby Darius & Loretta. Hope You All Enjoyed Your Day. Happy Belated Easter Auntie Gerry, Eunice, Ang, Judy &All Family Members. Love from Lisa, Michael, Lawrence, Violet, Granson,S (Amos, Mister ), Pearl& Marvin. Tutube.Sr. To all Ucluelet First Nation members whose birthday falls in the months of April and May. May you have a very Happy and safe Birthday with many more to come! From the staff of the Ucluelet First Nation. May 3rd Happy Birthday P.J. Ferguson, May 21 Happy 54th Birthday big sister. Love Ace & Irene. Happy 14th Birthday to our Godson Scotti Sam on April 16,we love you and only wish you the very best and miss

Happy 40th Birthday to Brian Tate on April 22, Love Glenda and Kids. & the staff at Ha-Shilth-Sa!

birthday on April 24. Enjoy your big day sweetheart. You’re my pride and joy. I miss you lots from over here in Ahousaht. Love always from grama Anne Joseph and Hank. you lots too. Love the gang in NY. Happy birthday to my brother Scotti Sam I sure miss and love you I'm so proud of you, keep doing what your doing and keep on smiling. Lots of love from Johnson in NY. Happy birthday my brother Mike on the 23 of April, hope you have a good day we love you, gang in NY. Happy birthday to auntie Karen on the 24th of April hope you have a good day love the gang in NY. 'Happy birthday to Savannah. Sam in Cats Court, wishing you the best day ever. We love you love the gang in NY. Happy 25th birthday to our only daughter Pam on the 3rd of May hope you have a great day pumpkin, love mom and dad. Happy birthday to Michael McGee on May 12th Hope you have a great day all my love Auntie Gloria and the gang in NY. Happy Mothers Day to My mom Kitty I sure love you mom and miss you the most, love your daughter in NY. Happy birthday to my sister ginger on the wet coast. I love you and miss you too. Happy birthday to my mom Kitty I sure love you and miss you take care now you hear, love Gloria. Happy 3rd Birthday on April 16th to our baby girl Brooke Johnson Love Mommy and Daddy. Happy Birthday to our Sister Brooke, Love your sister Kiara, brothers Damion and Conrad. Happy 28th Birthday to Louie Johnson, I love you Love Melissa. Happy Birthday to our Daddy Louie, love Kiara, Brooke, Damion, and Conrad. Happy birthdays: for April ---> April is the best month to be born happy birthday to Ronald Thomas April 15? - Hope I am right on this one neff; happy birthday to Louie Joseph jr. April 17 - how old are you Louie? Happy birthday to Mary Jane Webster (Dick) my elder April 17 - I know how old Mary! happy birthday to: Linus Lucas - Marion Campbell - Rosie Swan - queen Lizzie - April 21 - wow! to a very dear little guy - happy birthday Dylan George - April 23 - many more grandson! Happy anniversary to my beautiful wife Linda George - 12 wonderful years together - Linda - its been 12 years of just being happy happy together - is sung by the turtles like many other native couples - we lived together for 2 years before we got married - we have been together now for ? well it will be 14 years on October 27, 2004. I don't know who was on

Mr. & Mrs. Bill & Sharon Smith were married at the University Hospital on May 03, 2003 at 1.00 P.M. The best people were Vanessa Macintyre and Kevin Carroll. It was a small intamate family wedding. Reception was at the Kitty Pub on 101 Street. probation for those first two years maybe the both of us. Or maybe just me. Linda - here is a good poem to you from me: love isn't just a word: love is how we feel: love is how we do: love is our actions: love is not a truce: love is all about us: I pity those who think they think love is just another adjective: it is the way we interact: I agree not with those people who like to think love will conquer all - it doesn't: love i! s: the feel, the way, the actions are what love is all about. I love you Linda! I do not need to just keep on saying it; I will keep on showing you- I love you. from your chubby hubby Corby. April 18th----Happy Birthday to my only sister April Johnson.You have a very nice day and want you to know that you have been there for me through all my trials and tribulations.Terry told me to say just say 27th birthday to you so stay at that age lol.You are special to me sis.thank you for bein there for me million hugs to you.when everyou see a red rose always think of me because that red rose is me. Love from sis Trudy Rose Smith. April 6---- Happy 21st birthday to Francis Jack sorry this is belated but it is the thought that counts hugss from Trudy Rose Smith April 8---- Happy 20th Birthday to my pretty girl niece Jaylene Johnson sorry this is late. All my nieces an nephews are special to me an i favor all of you. Whenever you see a red rose always think of me because that red rose is me. love you niece. Love from Auntie Trudy Rose Smith. April 13, Happy Birthday to sis Colleen Campbell, hope you enjoyed your day. May 1 Happy Birthday to my nephew Desmond Smith. May 19, Happy Birthday also to my nephew Edgar Smith Jr. May 21, Happy 34th Birthday to our Dad Jesse Paul Mack from your children Samuel, Chelsea We’d like to wish our special Uncle Vernon Ross, a very happy birthday on April 30th. Love from your neice Annie, Dave and your grandchildren David Jr., Nathan & Jen Watts and the Ross & Livingstone families.

Ha-Shilth-Sa - April 22, 2004 - Page 15 A Heart felt than you to all my support people during the sudden loss of my dear sister Angelina Rose Amos of Victoria BC. To my friends, Witch Paull, Fay Bamford (HummingBird), Roberta Robbins (Bell) ‘Daisy Hon”, Lezley Dick, Stoney for the beautiful commemoration, Terry & Andy, Rev. Al. Tysick & Staff of the Open Door, George Hunt Jr., Bernard Edgar, Kendra Gage of Hulitan Social Services, Sam McKay of Tonto Rosette, Henry Williams (Pie), My Awesome cousin Karla Point & husband Vern. The Mustard Seed Organization Reverend Tom O’Shira, Reverend Dave Stewart of the Upper Room Society. “Babygirl” Angel’s Friend, Streetlink Society, The August Family (Bingo) & Angel’s husband Charles August. Helen (Y.K.W.Y.A) The Victoria Native Friendship Centre (Bruce P. & Staff), Mo (My Zebra) for all of her loving support. Michael Glendale, George & Mel for the singing. Lorraine (Pinky), Tom Williams (Spud), John Williams for the wonderful Eulogy, Candy Williams & Family. Victoria General Hospital Staff Nurses. Sands Funeral Chapel for the arrangements. Angel’s friends who came to pay their respects to my “Late” Sister Angel and last but not least my family, my nieces, nephews, sisters & brother Matthew & My extended family her in Victoria. Sincerely, Thank you, Gerald Amos

Birthdays & Congratulations Continued and Thomas Mack. Love always Jessie Eleanor Mack. Correction: Jerome Jack was listed instead of Jerome Frank Perry, sorry for the error. My apologies to Pam and Jerry Perry. From Irene Smith. Birthday greetings for April 2004. May you all enjoy your day! April 1st happy 2nd birthday to Jazelle

son the time is going by, you never think you had to fight for the first year, now you’re so healthy, you’re always going to be our handsome son, our ‘Big Boy’. Enjoy all the chumas & chocolate cake April 24th. We love you so much. Love always Daddy, Mommy, Bro Scottie & sister Ky-Ky. Happy 6th birthday bro/uncle

Anita Maria Titian my niece-pie, sweetie pie, cuzzie-wuzzie! Enjoy your day there Jazz. We love you a lot! Hugs & kisses xoxoxoxo. April 1st happy

Dominique Campbell. Have an awesome day, enjoy all the chumas. From sis Sandy, Stan, Scottie, Kylee & jr.

birthday to the twins: Suzanne Thomas and Elizabeth Thomas. April 1st happy

Happy 39th Birthday on the 26th to my beloved April Fool whose favorite month is August. May your day make you the ch%^&*iest ever! From you know who…your ever lovin’ future fiancé, future wife, future widow or dead woman…whichever of us goes first… who loves you like a kajillion times more than there are stars!

birthday to Janice Thomas. April 16th happy birthday to Birdie Magdeline Frank April 17th happy 16th birthday to Shane Frank. April 20th happy 16th birthday to Vanessa Thomas. April 27th happy birthday to Grandpa Robert Thomas. Hey Grandpa enjoy this day and everyday. Gee we really miss you. Take care and we love you! From Edward and Irene Smith, Nancy Titian, Dorianna Smith, Wesley Smith and Paul Smith. A very special birthday wish going out to a very special girl. On April 5, we would like to wish Alissa C. MacIntyre-Tom a very happy 7th birthday. We hope you have enjoyed your day. Always remember we love you very much, with all our deechma. Love always Mom, Grandma Sisa, and Daddy. On April 6th we would like to wish our Grandma Sheila Tom A Happy Birthday. Luv ya lots Grandma! Love from Grandma’s girls Erica & Alissa. We would like to send birthday wishes to the following people…April 12 – Steve Tom Sr., April 17 – Dylan Jim, April 18, Nathan Tom, April 16 – Stephen (Mister) Charleson. Hope you guys have a great day. From Erica, Sisa, Alissa & Dan. A very happy belated birthday going out to my friend ‘Kat’ Mark on March 22 and also my friend in Ahousaht Andrea Frank on March 21. Hope you guys had fun on your day…Sorry I couldn’t be with you to celebrate your birthday. Choo! Your friend always Erica Tom. Very special happy 3rd birthday to our sunshine Stanley Q.P. Sam. Wow

Happy 2nd Birthday to Quentin Tate on April 19, Love Mom and Dad, Richard, Camille, Brendan and Tristen. Happy Birthday to Renee Tate on April 22, Love Uncle Brian and Aunty Glenda and kids. Happy 4th Birthday to Tristen Tate on May 11, Love Mom and Dad, Richard, Camille, Brendan and Quentin. Happy 12th Birthday to Brendan (Big Mac) Tate on May 15 Love Mom and Dad, Richard, Camille, Tristen and Quentin. Happy Birthday to Grandpa Arnie on May 11, love your birthday buddy (Tristen) and the rest of your grandkids. Happy Birthday to Grandma Carol on May 15, Love your birthday buddy (Brendan) and the rest of the grandkids. Happy Birthday to Cody on May 12, Love Aunty Glenda and your Cousin. Happy Birthday to my brother Geno John way over in Nanaimo, have a good day bro, Love your sister Glenda and Nephews and niece. Happy belated 19th Birthday to my nephew Scott on April 10 and to my nephew Shayne "Sweet Sixteen" on April 17. Love Auntie Glenda, Uncle Brian, your cousins Brendan, Tristen, Quentin, Richard and Camille. Happy 2nd Birthday to Juniper John on May5th Love Aunty Glenda, Uncle Brian and your Cousins.

Hello Family, Friends and Colleagues: I want to share this great news with you all. Ivan and I are pleased to announce the grand arrival of our fourth child, Robert Geddes Wells. He is an April Fool’s Day baby born on April 01, 2004 at 10:51 am in Campbell River Hospital. He weighed 8lbs 4 oz and has beautiful dark brown hair (lots) and light brown eyes, 10 finger, 10 toes and is simply perfect. Thank you all for your prayers. See you when we see you and all the best to you today. Respectfully yours, Victoria.

In Memoriam - >a>ak^#ap In Loving Memory of My Mother

Veronica Dick April 15, 1922 – April 22, 1997 Seven years went by so fast. Seems just like yesterday since you have past. I miss going shopping and going to bingo with you too. How I wish I could still visit you. You’re still there in my heart. To this day, I wish we didn’t have to part. I will see you mom when the time is right. Way up there beyond the bright light. You just got tired, and went home to rest. That’s where God will take care of you best. Mom my children have grown, I have grandchildren too. If you were here, they would visit with you. Miss you mom with all my heart. Miss You Lots Mom, From Daughter Catherine T. Watts

Poets Nook I'm As Powerful As An Eagle Written by Norma-Ann Webster I'm as powerful as an eagle that flies over the universe with direction in season, yet I'm as gentle and humble and no aggressive as a dove." For my people we have the power to be who we are intended to be... we are as powerful as the eagle that flies. For he/she does not misuse this power .. this great power is a gift that is only used in honor and respect of everything and everyone that lives.. The eagle flies with direction in season for he knows when it is time to move forward within his life...his courage is not misused in any way for his courage is only used to his own protection of the family..the wisdom of the eagle is not from the power he carries but from the connections with the universe...for my people for every child that walks the earth for every elder that holds the stories of wisdom for every mother who cares and loves her children and family for every grandfather and father who fly for their families who hunt protect, honor, love unconditionally in a honest manner.... We carry all the powers of universal connections- we are the rights of the people.... we are the people... Many family, friends, colleagues, and acquaintances have told me."I read your work." my poetry I love writing poems especially when I hear people tell me it has touched their hearts in a way that has left a imprint and some kind of positive affect that works through the reading. Often I cant just sit here and write it comes to me.... when it does....

The humble part of it is this work does something for me and for my readers for the ones who read my work thank you all- for my passion is strong and respectful.My next goal is to find a publication advisor and sponsor for my work- my passion for poetry and art... my hopes are to publish books with native peoples artists along side of my work this is my dream... my dream to have our work accessible for education and for families who love art and respect the values of life.. I put forward to my people if there is anyone that can guide my dream for the future is all about the past and the stories that can or will live through art and voice.... Be strong be courageous be wise and most of all become one with universal power.... we do have the strength of our ancestors we have the courage to voice... we have the words to share with all our people of our nation.... be kind to yourselves and don't allow destruction of both worlds over power your spirit... by this we have the best of both worlds our traditional way and our new millennium.... come to terms and allow both worlds be productive to all interests for the strengths of all of us united is how our ancestors worked together in the past.... they live through us their blood runs through our veins and if we look each other in the eye we can see them... take a minute and look in the eyes of your children- it is there you shall see all our ancestors combined in that one child... be proud be fly high like our almighty eagle and above all soar and mount with wings but never forget to be humble for the greatness lies ahead.

Ucluelet First Nation Our Elder’s luncheon Meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month. The next meeting will be on Thursday, May 6, 2004 at the UFN Band Hall, Ucluelet. Appetizers will be served at 11:30 a.m. and lunch will be served at 12:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend, bring a story, favorite recipe (health wise), or a poem to share. See you there. Thank you Ucluelet First Nation members!

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

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

The Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nation now has a toll free phone number. If you wish to contact our office, you don’t have to call long distance or collect any longer. The toll free number is: (800) 238 - 2933. Our Office hours are: Monday Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Attention Tseshaht Membership Re: Updating Address list for the up coming Election We are once again updating our mailing list and this list will also inlcude mailing address's for membership who also live in Port Alberni. Please send me your mailing address and those family members who live out of town. So that we can send you information on this up coming election and meetings on this election. Thank - You. Gloria Fred. please reply to: satsma@yahoo.com or call 250-723-7134 or leave a message at the Tseshaht Band Office 250-724-1225 or toll free 1-888-724-1225

NOTICE OF NOMINATION MEETING (To off-reserve electors) Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the electors of the Ucluelet First Nation will be held at the Ucluelet First Nation Hall on Tuesday, the 13th day of April, 2004, beginning at 6 o’clock, and lasting for at least three hours, for the purpose of nominating candidates for the positions of chief and councilors on the Band Council of the said Band, for the next ensuing term. There are 6 councillor positions and one position for chief available. The election will be held at the Ucluelet First Nation Band Hall on Tuesday, the 26 day of May, 2004. Please note that any voter may nominate candidates by using a mail-in form. Voters residing off-reserve may only nominate candidates for the position of chief. Voters residing on-reserve may nominate candidates for both chief and councilor positions. You can either deliver or mail-in a written nomination and a completed, signed and witnessed voter declaration form to the electoral officer before the time set for the nomination meeting OR you may nominate candidates orally at the nomination meeting. Mailed nominations not received by the electoral officer before the time set for nomination meeting are void. Also note that any voter may vote by mail-in ballot. Given under my hand at Ucluelet, this 12 day of March, 2004. Emily Shirley, P.O. Box 225, Ucluelet, B.C., V0R 3A0, Phone # 250-726-7117.

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

ATTENTION UCHUCKLESAHT DESCENDANTS Will all of those people, who are descendants of the Uchucklesaht First Nation, PLEASE contact Pam Watts at the Uchucklesaht Office. As a part of our pre-treaty process, we are contacting people who have a direct bloodline and seeking their interest in transferring into the Uchucklesaht Tribe for the purpose of gaining treaty rights. Phone – 250.724.1832 - Toll Free – 1.888.724.1832 We need names, addresses and phone numbers of all Uchucklesaht descendants.The Tribe has now initialled an Agreement in Principle with BC Canada. Now we need to hear from you! Please contact the office at: Phone: (250) 724-1832 Fax: (250) 724-8106 Address: PO Box 1118, Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 7L9

A big THANK YOU to Ucluelet First Nation members Who have called our office to inform us of the whereabouts of “lost” members from our band list. For years, we have been trying to locate some of them! It’s safe to say, we have found everyone! We are happy about this! AND thank you to members, who keep our office up-to-date with addresses, email and phone numbers! ONE OF THE IMPORTANT THINGS HAPPENING – IT IS ELECTION YEAR! We are having elections for Council this year, so it is important to keep in touch with the band office for the mail-outs. CONTACT: Vi Mundy for treaty Up-dates, announcements of meetings, AT (250) 726-2414, email address: vmundy@island.net or cell: (250) 726-5478

TO ALL TSESHAHT MEMBERSHIP: Please remember when you register your child(ren) with NTC you must still register your child(ren) to the Band. I do not have names that NTC has so if you're one of these members please contact me for Band membership papers as we administer our own membership and only those people on our list is Tseshaht. I do not issue status cards this is done only with Rosie Little or Mel Braker. Feel free to contact me at lisagallic@shaw.ca or call me at 1-866-724-4229.

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

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Career Opportunities - q#i-cah=-ta-mis Coordinator, Aboriginal Education North Island College is seeking to fill a 75% regular faculty position as Coordinator of Aboriginal Education, working from the Port Alberni Campus. Please see further criteria, required qualifications and information on how to apply to this competition on our website at www.northislandcollege.ca The BC Human Rights Commission has approved hiring of persons with Aboriginal ancestry for this position. Competition No. 04:F:10 Closing Date: April 30, 2004 Division of Human Resources, North Island College, 2300 Ryan Road, Courtenay, BC V9N 8N6 FAX (250) 334-5288

Tseshaht Elder’s Gather With Guests At Maht Mahs By Gina Pearson Tseshaht Recreation Coordinator Dating back to February, 2004 the Tseshaht Elders have been visiting with Elders from around the Vancouver Island. “The gatherings are just visiting sessions for Elders to get together, no meetings, no politics, just all in good fun” says David Bob. David Bob began these gatherings a while back, and they have built more and more each month.

“The gatherings are just visiting sessions for elder’s to get together, no meetings, no politics, just all in good fun” says David Bob. On April 14, 2004 the Tseshaht Elders chose their day to feed the Elders in their territory. They provided a wonderful array of fresh seafood, retrieved by the Tseshaht Fisheries and their diggers; Martin Watts, Willard Gallic Jr., Chuck Doiron, Ben Fred. A very special thanks to these gentlemen who worked hard and provided enough seafood to feed all our guests and send some home with them. Also provided was a welcome by Chief Councillor, Dave Watts Sr., and blessing given by respected Hawiih, Robert Thomas, and performances by Ha Ho Payuk students. The Tseshaht Recreation Department

would like to send a special thanks to all the volunteers who put in their time to cook, set up, clean up, and serve; Mena Fred, Mariann & Eric Mollett, Linda Thomas, Pauline Dennis, Benji Fred, Christine Fred, Amanda Fred, Camille Fred, Josie Watts, Katelynn Fred, Jeremy Gus, David (Buster)George, Ken (Magoo)Sam, Mike Lambert, Boyd Fred, Rose Gus, Ozzie Felsman, Crystal Little Ryan Fred, Margaret Fred, Rita M. Watts, Aliza Sam, Patricia Watts, Marlene Dick, Gail K. Gus, Howard (Moby) Dick, Samantha Gus, Lillian Jensen. Also to the Merchants and Community members who donated to our door prizes: Kathy Robinson, Anne (Robinson) Hunter, Tom Watts, Mena Fred, Bonnie deGoesbriand, Quality Foods, Fairway Market, Tseshaht Market, Buy Low Foods, Zellers Inc., Adult Education Center, Hobby Corner, Taylor’s Flower Shop, Ha Ho Payuk School, Sharon Van Volsen (Hupacasath). Finally a special thanks goes to Ha Ho Payuk Dance Group for their wonderful performance and to Joyce Little for showing her beautiful designs and Fashion show. If I have missed anyone, please forgive me, it was not intentional. This lunch will always be remembered by our elder’s and would not have been successful without all our your help. My

North Island College

Summer Student Employment/ Youth Program The Nuu-chah-nulth Employment and Training Board has set a date to receive proposal requests for creating summer employment job/s for students. The jobs created do not include funds from your local Human Resource Development Canada program funds. The suggested requests will be for creating up to; Two (02) summer jobs, each job to be eight weeks or Three (03) summer jobs, each job to be six weeks at $ 8.00/ Hr. The submitted request is to include a description of the summer job activities/ duties, proposed start date and supervision of the student/s. The deadline date for the above program proposals are to be submitted to and be received, at the NTC/ NETB office, by closing, is; May 07th, 2004. Any application/s relieved after the above noted date will not be considered for funding at the next NETB meeting, May 28th, 2003. Should you have any questions, please call Jack Cook, or Clorissa Croteau at (250) 724-5757. If you are an experienced Social Development Community Health Coordinator that would enjoy a rewarding opportunity to work for a First Nations’ Organization located in a historic and scenic setting in Vancouver Island, apply to the position of: SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY HEALTH COORDINATOR Responsible for the planning, budgeting, development, delivery and administering of the Social Development, Community Health Programs and Family and Childcare Services. Successful candidate will be a proven and skilled Social Development Community Health Coordinator, preferably with: * BSW or degree in a related field with equivalent combination of experience related to social work. * Several years related experience as a Social Worker, including experience in program, policy, and proposal development. * Experience in Community Health and Substance Abuse Counseling, with experience working with First Nations. Preference will be given to First Nations Candidate. Interested/Qualified applicants are encouraged to forward a resume, acceptable references and criminal record check to: Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nations, P.O. Box 459, Gold River, BC, V0P 1G0 Telephone: (250) 283 – 2015, Fax: (250) 283 – 2335 E-mail: bbrand@yuquot.ca Application Deadline: 4:30 p.m. on FRIDAY APRIL 30, 2004

Ucluelet First Nation Members General Band Meeting scheduled for Monday, May 3, 2004 Band Hall, Dinner 5:00 p.m., Meeting to follow at 6:00 p.m. Congratulations to the following for winning door prizes at April 5, 2004 band meeting: 1st – Picture-Glass Coasters – Geraldine Touchie 2nd – Jazz music cds – Yanni Barney 3rd – Hockey book – Gordon Taylor Sr. 4th – Outdoor furnishing book – Roy Barney hands go up to you in respect for your offering to help always. I know our hearts were full, as well as our stomachs as those of our elder’s and their guests enjoyed your fine work and service. YOU ARE ALL AWESOME!! Our elder’s will be travelling each month to join their friends and family members from up and down the coast, looking forward to seeing each individual once again. On behalf of the elder’s, Chief Councillor, Council and myself, we urge you to come and attend our next big feast, as we host our

Aboriginal Day Celebration at our Papermill Dam, and share in yet another traditional feast of fresh Salmon cooked our traditional way as well as share the entertainment of our culture, history, rides in our own traditional, dugout canoes and yes, even fun games for all ages to enjoy. For more information on this June 21st event, please contact the Tseshaht First Nations office, 724-1225 c^uu. We invite you to bring your drums and songs and hope to see you there beginning at 12:00 noon, Papermill Dam, Tseshaht side.

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Klecko’s - +ekoo Thank you On behalf of Eugene Swan son of Larry and Gena Swan and Randi Sampson, daughter of Maureen Sampson, (Saanich). We would like to acknowledge, and also thank you to the people, that were there in our time of need, when we lost our Grandson “ Taylor Aaron Francis Charles SampsonSwan” who, was born August 13, 2003 August 13, 2003. To Grandpa Andy, and Grandma Debbie Webster, for allowing us to be at your place in Victoria, BC. for the decision making of the what the arrangements, we going to make at that time, also to all the people of our community who, donated and money which was sent to Victoria, we used that for the Luncheon after the burial at West Saanich.

To our family Louie and Eva Frank, Rosie, Matilda, Roye and Hilda, Lil, Claudine, Luke and Melinda, Willie and Janet, Hudson and Janet, Angus and Brenda, Gene and Mena, Pam Webster, Caroline Frank. To Maureen Ellsworth, Chuck Sampson, Kelly Sampson, and Lil Sampson, Eric Pelkey(Saanich) for all you have done for us, with the funeral and Luncheon arrangements. We do realize that it has been some time now and we do acknowledge and appreciate everything that was said and done for our family. Thank you all it will never be forgotten, and if we missed anyone it was not intentionally. Choo, Larry, Gena Swan for Eugene Swan and Randi Sampson

Congratulations Jesse George, You did it! Your family, Xena, grandparents, aunts, and uncles are proud of your achievement. We praise Dave and Rita for doing an excellent job. We also acknowledge that you excelled in sports, especially football. Your skills as a running back were so amazing that universities and colleges in the U.S. and Canada wanted you. We hope that your ambition to work in the medical field is fulfilled, and with your determination, it will be. Now enjoy the summer until your postsecondary schooling begins!

CLASSIFIED CONTINUED Employment Wanted / Services Offered

Community Events and Celebrations

Robert Billy Memorial May 1, 2004 in Kyuquot, B.C. starting with lunch EVERYONE WELCOME To arrange for a boat ride call Marilyn: 332-5270 To arrange for a place to stay call Mary Ann: 332-5938 For more information call: Kathy Jules 332-5264 or Kyuquot/Checleset Band Office 332-5259/888-817-8716 (Absolutely no alcohol or drugs will be permitted during this event or you will be escorted out.)

Memorial Potlatch for Late: Iris Margaret Rose John Daughter for Danny and Leona John The John and Manson family are hosting a potlatch In Ahousaht BC When: May 08, 2004 Where: T.B. Hall of Ahousaht Time: 5:00 p.m. It will be hosted by the Manson and John family. So come one come all. Iris was a survivor of kidney for a period of five years. We are inviting you all to come witness our blessings of the meaning of family. Choo!

Chieftainship Seating of the Rush Family on November 27, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. at the Alberni Athletic Hall TO ALL THE AHOUSAHT YOUTH, THE WELLNESS YOUTH CONFERENCE SCHEDULED FOR MAY 13-16, 2004 HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. FOR MORE INFO PLEASE CONTACT CONNIE MANUEL OR NANCY TITIAN 250-670-9589, OR 250670-2560.

PUBLIC NOTICE: On behalf of Veronica Dick, Michelle James, Chuck Jack and their families, we would like to invite you and your family to join us as we CELEBRATE the MEMORY of H. Thomas Dick (July 20, 1942 – Aug. 24, 2002)and Tyson Jack (June 3, 2000-Jan. 26, 2002). SATURDAY AUGUST 28th, 2004 Tsaxana, Gold River, Wah-meesh Gym (Time yet to be determined)


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* 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.

As our son/brother focused a lot of his personal life to his culture, we feel that it is important to say good-bye to his presence here on earth, but to also celebrate the joining of him with ancestors. Knowing our son/brother would want us to feed our people and thank all those who came and shared stories, hugs, tears during the time of our loss, we feel that it is important to set this special day as early as possible. We therefore have decided to hold a feast for our family, friends and ask that each of you join us to remember our young man for who we all knew him. On January 29, 2005 at the Maht Mahs Gym, beginning at 10:00 a.m. We will close the doors to hold our opening ceremonies; we will then serve lunch at 12:00 noon. If you wish to help us or have any questions regarding this, we ask that you contact Gina Pearson (mom) at 723-4727, or Darleen Watts (grandma) 724-4873, or Josie Watts (auntie) 724-4987, or Alfred Fred (father) at 723-2042, Marie Johnny (Duncan) 746-

Memorial Potlatch - The House of the late Saiyatchapis (Chuck Sam), Invite you to the Maht Mahs Gym, Saturday, February 5, 2005 10:00 a.m. To honour the lives of family: Saiyatchapis, Harry Sam, Phyllis Sam, Stephanie Sam, Dakkota Rain McFarlane. MAILING HA-SHILTH-SA TO NUU-CHAH-NULTH MEMBERS

GRAD JEWELLRY: in gold with silver or just silver or gold. Earrings, pendants, rings and bracelets. Call Gideon Smith.

Ha-Shilth-Sa is looking for addresses of Nuu-chah-nulth (NCN) members who are NOT receiving the paper. Ha-Shilth-Sa is free for Nuu-chah-nulth members. If you want to receive Ha-Shilth-Sa please send name (including your middle name or initials) to: Ha-Shilth-Sa, P.O. Box 1383, Port Alberni, B.C., V9Y 7M2 First Name: _______________ Initial: ____ Last Name: _______________________ Apt. #: _____ Mailing Address: ____________________________________________ City: ________________________________________ Postal Code: ______________ * In order to quality for a free subscription you must fill in Nuu-chah-nulth First Nation i.e. Ahousaht, Ditidaht, etc: _______________________________________________________________________ Phone Number: _________________________________________________________ Change of Address (Previous address) _______________________________ New Subscriber? ______________________________________________

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Arts 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 7237134. FOR SALE: Carvings for sale: coffee table tops, clocks, plaques, 6" totems, canoes, leave message for Charlie Mickey at 724-8609 or c/o Box 40, Zeballos, B.C. V0P 2A0 FOR SALE: Genuine Authentic basket weaving grass. Linda Edgar, phone 250-741-1622. BASKET WEAVING FOR SALE: Grad Hat Regalia, Baskets, Weaving material, specializing in Maquinna Hat Earrings. Available to teach at conferences and workshops. Call Julie Joseph (250) 729-9819. 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.

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CLASSIFIED Automotive D&M AUTOCLEAN: "We’ll do your dirty work" Automobile cleaning and renewal. CARS - TRUCKS - RV'S BOATS. 7429 Pacific Rim Highway. Phone 720-2211. PROFESSIONAL BODYWORK: Will do professional bodywork and painting. 14 years experience. Marcel Dorward. New Phone #: 723-1033. FOR SALE: 1 1999 Safari Van - 7 passenger, excellent condition - $12,000 (OBO). Contact (250) 726-2446 or fax (250) 726-2488. FOR SALE: MotoMaster Cartop Carrier. Good Condition. Offers, call 723-3880. FOR SALE: 1989 Ford Econoline 17 passenger bus. Auto, runs great. $5500 obo 723-2308. FOR SALE - 1997 Ford F350, 1 ton, crew cab with duallies and a/c. 55,000 km. $13,900. 735-0833 FOR SALE: 1990 Ford 2 wd 1 ton crew cab on propane. $2500. 735-0833. FOR SALE: 1995 Honda Accord V6 (Green) 4 door sedan. Fully loaded; sunroof, leather seats, A/C, and high mileage (highway mostly) Second owner. Must sell $8900 firm. Call Janice or Matt at (250) 884-7575. For Sale: 1971 Chev ¾ ton pick up truck w/no motor, also 1971 automatic motor (needs to be installed). Call Rick 728-1935.


wihayaq,cik, James Swan AHOUSAHT NATIVE ARTIST Original paintings, and carvings. (can customize orders) P.O. # 84 - Ahousaht, BC. - V0R-1A0 home (250) 670-2438 ~ cell (250) 7315304. www.ahousahtnativeart.com wihay@alberni.net

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

BOAT FOR SALE: 1992 - 25 foot Raider. Aluminum cabin, open fore and aft deck, adjustable outboat bracket, tandem galvanized trailer. $19,900 without engine, $29,900 with 2001 - 225 Merc Optimax. Call Roger Franceur 723-4005 BOATFOR SALE: MV Ropo – no license. 40’ fiberglass. Ex-freezer troller. Fully equipped. Freezer system only 2 years old. Harold Little (250) 670-2477. FOR SALE - 40’ Ex-troller and Spring nets made to order. Call Robert Johnson Sr. (250) 724-4799. FOR SALE: Area "G" AI Troll License 37.5 ft. Contact Louie Frank Sr. at 250670-9573 or leave a message at the Ahousaht Administration Office at 250670-9563. FOR SALE: 38 1/2 ft “C” license for $10,000. Donald Mundy (250) 7205841. 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. FOR SALE: 471 Motor, low hours, excellent running condition. Can be seen running. 724-1105. FOR SALE: 30’ Farl Hull Gillnetter with 2 nets (1 sockeye and 1 dog salmon). 724-1105. MISSING – 30 HP Yamaha. Any information please contact Boyd or Josh Fred at 723-5114 or 724-6491. Reward! FOR SALE: SMOKED FISH, vacuum packed (by the sides), bags of Upsqwee. Call 250-724-6341. TRADE: Hot or cold smoked salmon (vacuum packed) for a 9.9 outboard motor or W.H.Y. Call John @ (250) 723-3276.

HOUSE FOR SALE: To Tseshaht member, 2 bdrm w/bsmt, recently renovated, quiet location. Open to reasonable offers. Avail. July 1. Call Employment Wanted/ Annie @ 723-9706 after 5 p.m. Services Offered HOUSE FOR SALE to TFN member on T.S.G. TRUCKING SERVICE: Moving Esowista Reserve. Newly added 1 bdrm suite. Views of ocean and forest. Info: And Hauling, Reasonable Rates. Tom (250) 725-3482. Gus, 5231 Hector Road, Port Alberni, PRICED TO SELL. 14 ft. X 70 ft. B.C. Phone: (250) 724-3975. Princeton 1993 Mobile Home. 2 FOR HIRE:Pickup truck and driver. Bedroom, plus 12 ft. X 18 ft. addition, Need something transported or towed? Transport/move furniture, fridge, stoves, Located at Sproat Lake Mobile Home Park. Can be moved, relocated. By outboard motors, your boat, canoe or travel trailer towed or moved. By the km appointment only. NO AGENTS! Phone: 724-5290. and by the hour. Call 250-724-5290. BOARDROOMS FOR RENT: At the +`um>k`a Advisory for Histories, Tseshaht Administrative Buildings, Port Governance, and Constitutions (forming Alberni. For more information call the governments). contact Harry Lucas, at Tseshaht First Nations Office at (250) 724-1494. 724-1225 or toll free 1-888-724-1225. NUU-CHAH-NULTH NATIVE FOR RENT: A non-profit organization has LANGUAGE: Transcribing in phonetics rooms to rent, by the day, week or month. - for meetings, research projects, personal Very reasonable rates for Room and Board. use. Hourly rates. Phone Harry Lucas at Also, there is a Boardroom available for 724-1494. rent. For more information phone 723FREE LANGUAGE CLASSES: at 6511. Hupacasath Hall. Language Instructor FOR RENT: 3 bdrm Bsmt Suite, heat, Tat Tatoosh. Monday and Wednesday hydro, hot water, phone, cable, blinds, Nights. 7 pm to 9 pm. (Bring your own fridge, stove, washer hookup, dryer. pen and paper). Parenting Skills for Newer carpets and paint. Close to all Parents and Tots. Fridays from 3 – 4 pm. amenities. $730. per month. 723-8979. EVERYONE IS WELCOME. cuu kleco. ROOM AND BOARD 0PPORTUNITY): Looking for Adult Edward Tatoosh, Certified Linguist. tenants for August 1 and September 1, (3 TSAWAAYUUS: SHARE YOUR available), Non-smoking and nonTALENTS WITH YOUR ELDERS: drinking Home. Located in Port Alberni Volunteers required for the following: (south), close to bus stop. Clean private 9Give demonstrations 9and/or teach room. Tenants must be clean and basket weaving, carving, painting, etc. responsible. $350/month - Hydro, cable 9We also need cultural entertainment. and Internet access included. (References Contact Darlene Erickson at 724-5655. Required). Call 250-723-5503 for info. WANTED: Nuu-chah-nulth women that WANTED: Medical Equipment such as would like to join my exciting team of wheelchairs etc. Can be dropped off at Mary Kay Independent Sales, not the Tseshaht Band Office. 5000 Mission pyramid. For more information please Road, Port Alberni. Contact Gail K. Gus phone me, Rosalee Brown @ (250) 385at 724-1225. 9906. FOR SALE: Beautiful Native Design FIRST AID TRAINING: Canadian Red Dress. New condition. Size 5-7. 724Cross Certified First Aid Instructors 3049. Lavern and Alex Frank are available to FOR SALE: Custom built food cart with teach First Aid to your group, office, or grill, deep fryer, sink, water pump, and community. Classes can have up to 24 lots of storage. 1 owner. $6500, obo. 724students. Phone (250) 725-3367 or (250) 4383. 726-2604 for more information. WANTED: Serger Sewing Machine to SWEEPY’S CLEANING SERVICES: buy. Please call 724-4987 Samantha Gus: Need some Cleaning MISSING: White, toddler size Canucks done? Don’t have enough time? Good jersey with “C. Little, #99” on back. rates. Call 723-7645 or leave a message Jersey of sentimental value taken from a @ 724-2763. Windows, dishes, Port Alberni home. Call 724-6434 or vacuuming, laundry, walls, shelves, etc. 724-2935 with information. Custodial/ Janitorial certified. WOOD FOR SALE: $80 per cord. Commercial house keeping/ home Leave a message @ 723-1129. making certified and Food safe. FOR SALE: TREK 800 Unisex GROWING THE CIRCLE Mountain Bike, brand new condition COMMUNICATIONS GROUP: Video (used 3 times). Blue and Silver, kickstand / music / CD-Rom or DVD production, and back wheel-rack included. $350.00. website design or enhancement, book Call 724-3420. publishing, public relations, marketing, FOR SALE: 4 1/2’ x 9’ pool table, 2 and training. Top quality professional years old, $2000. 728-3537. productions at very reasonable rates. FOR RENT: Equipment for power point Contact Randy Fred, 530 Cadogan Street, and DVD presentations. Projector and Nanaimo BC V9S 1T4; Tel. 250-741Screen. By the hour or day. Deposit 0153; e-mail: randyfred@shaw.ca. Chuu! required. Telephone: 250-724-5290. TOQUART BAY CONVENIENCE WANTED: An old spanking strap STORE: Open Year round! Located on from the Residential era and any Macoah Reserve. Status cigs available. pictures from CT Hilton in Port Alberni (250) 726-8306. Shirley Mack Proprietor. in the years 1964/65/66. Later known as NITINAHT LAKE MOTEL: New Hilton Elementary and is now privatized. Manager is Lucy Edgar. I can be reached Leave message for August Johnson @ at Office # - 250-745-3844, Home # 250283-2015 the Mowachaht/Muchalaht 745-6610, Fax # 250-745-3295. PO Box Band Office. 160, Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 7M8. WESTCOAST TRANSITION HOUSE INCOME TAX PREPARATION: $15. EMERGENCY SHELTER: For Abused Phone Buck 723-6749. Women and their Children on call 24 COU-U$ CA$H - Need Cash between hours toll free. 1-877-726-2020. paydays. We loan $100, $200, up to PORT ALBERNI TRANSITION $500 dollars. 100% owned and operated HOUSE: Call 724-2223 or call the by First Nations. Phone (250) 390-9225. nearest local shelter or crisis center. Or (250) 741-6070 cel. 401 Harvey HELP LINE FOR CHILDREN: Road, Nanoose Bay, B.C. 310-1234.




April 22, 2004

International Marketing & Exporting Seminar tools & methods that make a difference Tin Wis Resort & Conference Centre, May 6 & 7, 2004 registration: 8:00 am Thursday, May 6th, registration fee: $100/person NEDC is offering a one and one-half day seminar to assist the small and medium sized First Nation entrepreneur interested in accessing international markets. The seminar will have a broad a broad focus and include topics such as: 1. the 3 R’s of Exporting & Who is Team Canada Inc.? 2. understanding international consumer demand 3. government and regional programs 4. mastering the financial challenges of international trade 5. financing your initiatives – how NEDC can help you 6. exporting food products – oysters, clams, wild foods Participants will have the opportunity to interact with the presenters in both a question and answer sessions and one-on-one meetings. Should you attend? Do you want to: 1. explore marketing outside Canada 2. attend international trade shows 3. increase existing markets and explore new opportunities 4. expand your business 5. lengthen your operating/selling season 6. learn about local resources available to assist you 7. explore e-commerce options 8. network with other entrepreneurs, industry experts and resource people FOR MORE INFORMATION & TO REGISTER: Contact: Katherine Robinson at (250) 724-3131 or 1-866-444-6332.


The Loan Review Committee Nominations are now being accepted for positions on the Loan Review Committee Duties: The Committee reviews NEDC loan applications and approves those that meet the criteria of the Corporation. Requirements: Loan Review Committee members: • must be able to review, analyze and evaluate financial documents • will be able to assess business plans • will be interested and aware of the impacts of industry growths and declines on the Nuu-chah-nulth business community • with business experience and/or training are preferred • are required to sign an oath of confidentiality Interested persons must be nominated by: • a letter from two persons of Nuu-chah-nulth ancestry OR • by letter or Band Council Resolution from a Nuu-chah-nulth Tribe Submissions: All submissions to NEDC must include the following: • a letter or letters of nomination • a personal resume including employment, education and personal background The NEDC Board of Directors will have final approval for all Loan Review Committee members. Please forward your submissions to the attention of: Al Little, General Manager, NEDC, PO Box 1384, 7568 Pacific Rim Highway, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 7M2 For further information, please contact Al Little at (250) 724-3131 SUBMISSIONS MUST BE RECEIVED IN THE NEDC MAIN OFFICE NO LATER THAN APRIL 30, 2004

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

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

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