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Ha’wiih gather at Tseshaht Longhouse By David Wiwchar Southern Region Reporter Tsahaheh – Ha’wiih from five of the seven NTC Treaty Table First Nations gathered at the Tseshaht longhouse to discuss issues of concern. “Things are not going well [in treaty negotiations] and we’re asking for specific direction from our Ha’wiih,” said Northern Region Co-chair Archie Little, who set the tone for the meeting. “The government says they don’t have a mandate, but they do; their mandate is to give us nothing,” he said. The Ha’wiih were welcomed into Tseshaht territory by NTC Ha’wiih protocol worker Willard Gallic, who also offered the opening prayer. The meeting was a chance for the Ha’wiih to get together, exchange ideas, talk about what has happened so far in the treaty process, and give direction on future strategies and efforts. The meeting was a chance for the Ha’wiih to get together, exchange ideas, talk about what has happened so far in the treaty process, and give direction on future strategies and efforts. “We have to pull Nuu-chah-nulth together,” said Hesquiaht Tyee Ha’wilth Matlahoa (Domenic Andrews). “It seems like we’re losing ground really fast,” added Simon Lucas. “I feel disheartened. We’re split apart. We have to use our traditions to bring us back together again regardless of what tables we’re sitting at,” he said. With that, Cliff Atleo Jr. suggested everyone join together in singing the Nuu-chah-nulth song, to boost morale, and use traditions towards a common purpose. “When that first ship limped into our territory after breaking a mast in heavy seas, they knew to ask the permission of

our Ha’wiih to come ashore, and ask permission to take a tree to replace their broken mast. This is recorded in history and we need to remind the junior governments of that,” said Atleo. After lunch, Stewart Phillip for the Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) and a group of delegates from Fraser River First Nations gave a presentation inviting the Ha’wiih to participate in an upcoming provincial protest. Called the “Rights and Title Caravan”, a group of protesters will leave Westbank on May 17th, meeting more people along the way as they march towards the provincial legislature in Victoria for a protest on May 20th. The Ha’wiih gave their full support to the efforts, and said they will mobilize their people, with many bringing canoes to paddle into the inner harbour and converge with the other protesters on the lawns of the legislature. Hesquiaht said they have allocated $15,000 to support their members attending the protest, and will be providing seafood for a feast at the Songhees Reserve on the night of May 19th. “Our people have been struggling to resolve the land question for over 100 years,” said Chief Phillip. “Our Aboriginal rights are a collective right that goes to our ancestors, our children, and all future generations,” he said. “We as a collective have to work together towards a better future. We are at a very serious place in our history where we need to take stock of where we are and strategize for the future,” he said. “It’s time we all came together and became a real force in this province,” said Gallic. “We have to work harder to develop and capitalize on our collective strengths,” he said. The Rights and Title Caravan protest will culminate with events and speeches at noon on May 20th at the BC Legislative Assembly in Victoria.

Vince Ambrose, Tyee Ha’wiih Dominic Andrew, Simon Lucas, Chief Ed Jones and Mike Tom at the Tseshaht longhouse to discuss issues

Central Region Chiefs meet at Tin Wis.................... Page 3 Spirit Salmon unveiled in Vancouver ...................... Page 4 Hupacasath hosts NTC Fisheries Meetings ........... Page 5 Liberals Working Forest Initiative ............................Page 6 RBC Hosts Economic Development Conf............... Page 7 NEDC Business News ............................................. Page 20

Touchie family thanks Tin Wis staff for memorial bench dedicated to late Don Touchie

Tin Wis Resort Celebrates 10th Anniversary By Denise August, Central Region Reporter Tofino –Proud members of Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation and Tin Wis management and staff hosted the 10th Anniversary celebration of their resort on May 1st. Located on Long Beach at the site of Christie Residence, Tin Wis resort opened its doors to tourists May 1994. Ten years later the facility, which no bank would loan money for, has grown in leaps and bounds. From its modest beginning as a hotel with a small restaurant, Tin Wis Best Western Resort built additional rooms including some luxury suites, expanded and updated the restaurant, remodeled and updated the Conference Centre, added a fitness room and hot tub along with many other upgrades. A concierge was added, the lobby/gift area was expanded and a place to carve canoes is on site.

The success of the resort spells jobs for Tla-o-qui-aht members in housekeeping, food services, maintenance and management. The success of the resort spells jobs for Tla-o-qui-aht members in housekeeping, food services, maintenance and management. Newly elected Tla-o-qui-aht Chief Councillor, Barney Williams Jr. was introduced as Beach Keeper and he introduced his Chiefs that were in attendance before officially welcoming his guests.

Emcee Barb Audet said the dedication of a bench would take place prior to lunch. She called the Touchie forward as a beautiful, handcrafted wooden bench was unveiled. Williams explained young Don Touchie worked at Tin Wis for eight years before he passed away suddenly last year. The staff of Tin Wis raised funds to purchase the bench and it will be placed on the lawn facing the beach in the memory of Don Touchie. Luke and Delores Touchie, parents of Don, tearfully accepted a blanket as their daughter thanked the staff for the touching gift. Howard Tom, Chairman of the Tin Wis Board of Directors gave a brief history of the growth and development of the resort. He thanked the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council, Nuu-chah-nulth Economic Development Corporation and the Central Region Economic Working Group for financing the construction, expansion and renovations over the years. Tom thanked Garth and Jeanie for taking the management of the resort and he paid special recognition to Board Members Barb Audet and Peggy Hartman, presenting them with silver pendants. Tin Wis Directors Diamond Karim, Danny Watts, and Howard Tom along Barney Williams Jr. (as Chief Councillor) received commemorative mugs as gifts. Guests were invited lunch and cake followed by singing and dancing from various Tla-o-qui-aht families.

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TFN Member Launches Charter Business By Denise August, Central Region Reporter Tofino -Tla-o-qui-aht member, Elmer Frank proudly announced he has opened a new fishing charter business with a First Nations flavour. Tlook-Chiih-Tah Charters and Adventures is the newest guided fishing and tour business operating out of popular tourist destination, Tofino, B.C. "My father, the late Joseph 'Shorty' Frank owned and operated a charter business of his own in the 1970's and I used to tag along with him all the time," says Frank. Inspired by his children, Kayla-Anne and Wesley, Frank says he saw financial opportunity with the growing tourism industry in Tofino. "I figured in order for to set a future for my kids eco-tourism is going to be around a long time and it is a prime opportunity." Tlook-Chiih-Tah Fishing Charters & Adventures offers a knowledgeable First Nations guide, two 22-foot vessels, tailor-made charter packages, nature tours and sight seeing. Frank says thanks to the Central Region Economic Working Group for providing the startup funds. He says he is eager to serve visitors in the upcoming tourist season. "Tlook-Chiih-Tah Fishing Charters & Adventures offers a little more than your average charter service!"

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On Wednesday April 21st, members of the NTC Administration held a lunch at the Coast Hospitality Inn in Port Alberni in honor of Administrative Professional Day. (Back row L-R) Florence Wylie, Valerie Gallic, Melissa Gus, Iris Sam, Lavern Frank, Catherine Watts (Middle row L-R) Bella Joe, Elizabeth Gus, Caroline Hubbs, Clorissa Croteau, Della Francoeur, Lisa Sam, Lucille David (Bottom row L-R) Cindy Wishart, Marria Jimmy, Gail Gus, Maggie Gus, Vanessa Sabbas (Missing from Photo) Anna Masso, Annie Watts, Arlene Bill, Jo O'keefe

“The Club” Victoria ALANO 250-3839151 (work) Message 250-389-0042 / cell 250-4159336 April 21, 2004 - Iona Grace Jack, Kelthsmaht/Ahousaht donated $100.00 so youth can win cd’s, posters, movie passes. So far, two carvings have been donated so youth can raffle tickets, tickets for Victoria’s grads are for sale 2004. Donations, support for ticket sales appreciated. Youth travel from Ahousaht, Seattle, Port Alberni, Duncan, Brentwood. The youth need your donations, your support. The Alano is a safe environment for our youth. Donations appreciated contact Frances Jack, Kelthsmaht/Ahousaht, messages 250389-0042


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Central Region Chiefs meet at Tin Wis By Denise August, Central Region Reporter Tofino –The Central Region Chiefs gathered at Tin Wis April 21st for a day of strategic planning. Nelson Keitlah said the opening prayer and Central Region Co-chair Shawn Atleo thanked Tla-o-qui-aht Ha’wiih for allowing them to conduct business in their traditional territory. He acknowledged the recent passing of NTC employee 'Big Al' Williams saying he would be missed because he touched the lives of so many people. Atleo invited the Chief Councilors to report on recent activities in each of the First Nations. Ahousaht Chief Councilor Anne Atleo said her community held its Chief & Council election April 15. Ahousaht has nine returning councilors and three new ones; the new Chief Councillor has yet to be selected. She went on to report that there would be a major shuffle in Ahousaht administrative staff as the Payroll clerk suffered a fractured neck and has a long road to recovery. Pam Perry will be taking the place of Joe Campbell as Band Manager and Darlene Dick will move from Social Assistance to Alcohol & Drug. Atleo said planning for a new school is underway along with the development of housing lots and capital infrastructure upgrade for the old village site. Moses Martin, Tla-o-qui-aht Chief Councillor says they continue work on reserve expansion lands from Pacific Rim National Park. After two years he says, the deal went through second reading in Parliament where it was expected pass quickly by consensus but the Conservative Party came back with questions. Martin says the issue seems to be a lack of trust on the part of the Conservative Party. “We live in overcrowded conditions and we need land for housing but they do not seem to believe that, they think we want to build a casino,” Martin complained. Martin says he is still heavily involved with the Regional District in the development of a recreational complex in Tofino, saying they are working of feasibility study required to develop a business plan. Hesquiaht Chief Councilor Joe Tom says they are working on a solutionoriented economic development package designed to help Hesquiaht become selfsufficient. "We will no longer take 2nd place to anything having to do with Hesquiaht Harbour," he declared. Al McCarthy, speaking on behalf of

Ucluelet First Nation says the Ucluelet Forest Agreement was signed last month that may affect the IMEA but will provide revenue for their First Nation. Chief Bert Mack announced Kevin Mack will now sit with Bert as Ha’wiih of Toquaht Nation. He said Kevin works for Toquaht so there is someone to share the workload in Toquaht’s small office. Chief Mack said he accepts what the Maa-nulth group offered him but he says, he is still proud to part of the Central Region. "We are all looking for enough of a base so that we can get along with a Department of Indian Affairs," he added. On the issue of treaty, the Chief said after much soul searching he accepts what the Maa-nulth group offered him but he says, he is still proud to part of the Central Region. "We are all looking for enough of a base so that we can get along with a Department of Indian Affairs," he added. Shawn Atleo says in the year that he has been working as Co-chair much has happened in his life. He is Central Region Co chair, Regional Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, has received his Master’s Degree, and opened his own restaurant. He describes the past year as challenging but also most rewarding. He said there may be changes in the NTC leadership structure soon and he is prepared to participate in a group discussion about what the Central Region wants in terms of leadership. If things stay the way they are, he says, he will need assistance for the remainder of the term. The Chiefs launched into a discussion about Atleo’s roles which also led to discussion about the current political climate in terms of First Nations issues. Anne Atleo, Central Region Board (CRB) co-chair reports the Clayoquot Sound Interim Measures Extension Agreement (IMEA) term is up April 2005. She reminded the chiefs that it is important that their representatives attend meetings. Last years CRB Activity Report was presented along with an Operational Plan for the current fiscal year. CRB Executive Director Mike Amerheim said it is important that the Science Panel Watershed Plans get finished so that work may begin in Clayoquot Sound. He says three are complete and eleven are not but some are very near completion. A meeting of the parties will be coordinated in order to present this report, which has been approved at a CRB Meeting.

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Ma Mook Development Corporation (MDC) Chairman, Matthew Lucas started his report by talking about the MOU that MDC signed with Terasen and Cowichan. The new business relationship may mean two companies for the region: utilities and construction. Business plans for the region he says, are conceptual at this point in time and he assures the table MDC is working toward solutions that are acceptable to the Central Region First Nations and assist MDC in achieving selfsustainability. Iisaak Forest Resources (IFR) Acting General Manager Ted Kimoto presented the company plan for 2004 in very general terms. With all its restrictions through the BC Forest Practices Code and the Clayoquot Sound Science Panel Recommendations, forest planning for the region is especially challenging he said. Kimoto reported how much timber was harvested last year along with harvest methods. He said general harvest areas have been identified for next year. IFR, a First Nations majority-owned Company has faced many challenges, Kimoto reported including under harvest. The company has also faced opposition from those against IFR and issues with the Ministry of Forests. Despite these obstacles, he says the

Shawn Atleo, Co-chair seeks direction from Central Region Chiefs company is committed to move forward on its path to sustainable harvesting in Clayoquot Sound and make IFR a success story. Shawn encouraged IFR’s Board of Directors to bring forth political issues after their meetings to the Central Region Chiefs. The Chiefs could then lobby for support or take other appropriate action to protect the business interests of the Central Region First Nations.

Amendment Provides Opportunity For First Nations By Brian Tate Northern Region Reporter VICTORIA - The Province has introduced legislation that will put First Nations, who are involved in the treaty process, on equal footing with Municipal Governments when applying for changes to the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) the Minister of Sustainable Resource Management George Abbott announced in a recent press release. At present, local governments can apply directly to the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC) to remove land from the ALR, but First Nations who wish to make applications to the ALR need to first get the permission of the local government. Amending the Agricultural Land Commission Act will allow First Nations to apply directly to the ALC where lands are identified as part of an Agreement in Principle (AIP) or when land is transferred to the jurisdiction of a

First Nation under a treaty settlement. "This change will simply mean that First Nations involved in treaty settlements receive the same status as local governments when they apply for changes to ALR lands," said Abbott. "Our government is committed to concluding treaty settlements that provide certainty for all British Columbians." First Nations will have similar obligations and rights as Municipal Governments with respect to ALR lands and any applications will be treated in the same way as those from local governments. These amendments support and facilitate treaty negotiations underway across the province. “We have not been consulted on this matter,” said Richard Watts. “I have not seen anything regarding this issue, and who’s to say we will follow the local municipal style of government if we get treaty,” he said.

Annual General Meeting The Clayoquot Biosphere Trust invites West Coast residents to its Annual General Meeting. Saturday, June 5, 2004 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Ucluelet First Nation Band Hall Ittatsoo For more information: Stan Boychuk Executive Director 726-4715 or by e-mail Stan.Boychuk@clayoquotbiosphere.org


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Fisheries - ca-~ca-~>uk Spirit Salmon unveiled in Vancouver By David Wiwchar Southern Region Reporter Vancouver – The “Spirit Salmon of the Somass” were unveiled at the Vancouver Aquarium, to draw attention to the importance of the Somass River watershed. The Spirit Salmon are white Chinook salmon that are not albinos, but are rare fish that exhibit a hidden gene. “These fish show a recessive gene, just like the Kermode Bears on the northcentral coast, and the white tigers of Asia,” said Marco Romero, CEO of Eagle Rock Materials who contributed $25,000 to the new aquarium exhibit. “It could have been an ancient race of white salmon and now they just pop up once in a while,” he said. “What’s important about this exhibit is it highlights the importance of the Somass River to all of BC and the rest of the

The celebration also featured singers and dancers from Haa Huu Payuk School, who performed their Animal Kingdom

world,” he said. The new exhibit in the Vancouver Aquarium’s “Treasures of the BC Coast” gallery, is a glass-enclosed river-type setting, where 16 six-inch long white Chinook swim around rocks and wood, in a 50 square foot pool complete with current and waterfalls. “We started gathering the white Chinook in 1994 at the Robertson Creek hatchery, and would display them at the fall fair before releasing them into the wild,” said Patty Lazorko from the Robertson Creek Hatchery. “Out of every one million Chinook, we might find 30 white fish. This year we found 100 white Chinook, 70 white coho, and we even have a turquoise blue steelhead,” she said. “We started gathering the white Chinook in 1994 at the Robertson Creek hatchery, and would display them at the fall fair before releasing them into the wild,” said Patty Lazorko from the Robertson Creek Hatchery. “Out of every one million Chinook, we might find 30 white fish. This year we found 100 white Chinook, 70 white coho, and we even have a turquoise blue steelhead,” she said. After seeing the white salmon at Robertson Creek Hatchery’s fall fair display, Romero pitched the idea of the special exhibit to board members at the Vancouver Aquarium. With over 1 million visitors a year, the Vancouver Aquarium will help draw attention to Vancouver Island’s most productive salmon river, and the work being done to improve salmon habitat in the watershed. “With all the effluent the mills used to pump into the canal, it’s amazing the salmon runs survived,” said Tom

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Patty Lazorko from the Robertson Creek Hatchery Tatoosh, who represented the Hupacasath First Nation at the event. “Ten million fish go through the Robertson Creek Hatchery each year, and we all have to work together to keep our salmon runs healthy,” he said. According to Lazarko, all major salmon runs in the province produce fish with recessive gene traits, but none have ever received the attention, or been displayed like the Spirit Salmon of the Somass. No special breeding efforts are being made to encourage the evolutionary success of the white salmon, given the obvious ease of predation on the glowing fish. But even if two of the “spirit Salmon” were to mate, they would still produce normal-looking Chinook with the same “one-in-a-million” chance of producing a white fish. One of the goals of the display is to bring attention to the new Somass Conservation Society; anglers, guides and First Nations groups devoted to the preservation and enhancement of the Somass ecosystem. The April 22nd celebration also featured singers and dancers from HaahuuPayuk School, who performed their Animal Kingdom play to more than 100 media, aquarium officials, and invited guests.

A video terminal featuring footage of Port Alberni, the Robertson Creek fish hatchery, and the Somass River fisheries will soon be added to the permanent exhibit. “What is happening on the Somas River is proof that when numerous group join together, people can and do make a difference,” said Dan Rawlins, chair of the Vancouver Aquarium Board of Directors. “The beach of success is built one grain of sand at a time.”

Tom Tatoosh representing the Hupacasath First Nation


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Hupacasath hosts NTC Fisheries meetings By Brian Tate Northern Region Reporter Hupacasath – On April 26th special NTC meetings on Fishery Issues were held at the Hupacasath House of Gathering on Ahahswinis Road. These special meetings were to go over the 2004 salmon outlook with DFO the Nuu-chah-nulth response to DFO’s new Aboriginal Aquatic Resource and Oceans Management (AAROM) program. The morning session began with Jerry Jack saying a prayer asking the Creator to bless this day and to give guidance for the meeting. Peter Tatoosh welcomed everyone to the Hupacasath Territory wishing everyone a productive day. “Our objective in coming here today is to provide background information on the up and coming salmon season,” said Greg Thomas of DFO. “Average returns for most salmon stocks to river systems throughout B.C. and the Yukon are expected. In the North Coast, average to strong returns are forecast for the major sockeye stocks. In the south, low returns of sockeye to Barkley Sound and the Fraser River are expected” Greg said. “Overall, returns of Chinook are forecast to range between average and strong coast wide, conservation measures will include area closures of fin fish and non retention while daily limits will be in effect,” he said. “Chinook catches for last year were 18,897 pieces caught in outside waters and 53,391 pieces caught in inside waters for a total of 72,288 Chinook caught last year,” said Thomas. “While there has been a slight improvement in survival conditions for Coho in the Strait of Georgia, the populations around the Strait, as well as in the Fraser River (including Thompson River), all of these stocks are expected to remain at low levels in 2004. As a result, continued conservation measures will be required,” said Thomas. “Recreational Coho will open June 1st with a daily possession’s will be same as last year at two Coho per day, wild or hatchery inside or outside waters,” said Thomas. “Coho catches for last year were 6,744 pieces in outside waters and 43,899 pieces caught in inside waters for a total of 50,643 pieces of Coho caught last year,” he said. “For chum, average to above average returns are expected in the Central Coast and southern B.C. However, in northern B.C. (Queen Charlotte Islands and Skeena and Nass rivers) and in the Yukon (especially Porcupine River), there are areas of concern for some chum stocks,” said Thomas.

“Chum returns throughout southern B.C., including West Coast Vancouver Island (WCVI), are expected to be average, with modest First Nations and commercial fisheries likely to occur. Recreational fishing opportunities will be available in terminal areas where there are available surpluses,” said Thomas. “In the South Coast, 2004 will be an offcycle year for Fraser River pink, and as is normally the case, none to very modest levels of returns are expected. In the North Coast, average to strong returns of pinks are forecasted. Measures to protect a number of salmon stocks of concern will again be incorporated into this year’s fishing plans. Fishing opportunities on comigrating stocks will be restricted to protect the stocks of concern. As in previous years, there continues to be conservation issues for Rivers and Smith inlets sockeye. Other stocks of concern include Cultus Lake and Sakinaw Lake sockeye and Interior Fraser River (Thompson) Coho, which were all identified as "endangered" by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) in 2003. More recently, some concern has been expressed for a number of Strait of Georgia and Johnstone Strait sockeye stocks. DFO will be monitoring the health of these stocks and working with stakeholders to ensure a sustainable fishery. In general, sockeye returns in 2004 are anticipated to be similar to those experienced last year. It is a low cycle year for Fraser River Sockeye; therefore returns will be low, but somewhat better than historical levels. In Barkley Sound, low returns are expected due to poor abundance in the parent year (2000). “June 15th is the date set for pre-season sockeye opening followed a week later for seine opening in the Barcley Sound,” said Laurie Gordon of DFO. “The gillnet fishermen will be able to use 120 mesh gillnet as opposed to a 90 mesh net. The reason for this mesh increase is the waters inside Barcley Sound generally warm up driving the Sockeye deeper making it difficult for gill-netters,” said Gordon. Accordingly, it is expected that commercial fishing opportunities for Barkley Sound sockeye will be reduced from 2003 levels. With the COSEWIC designation of Sakinaw Lake and Cultus Lake sockeye as endangered, these two stocks will be considered for listing under the “Species at Risk Act”. Recovery planning is underway to address the various threats to these stocks and to direct their rebuilding. Measures to address concerns for Cultus Lake and Sakinaw Lake sockeye are expected to constrain fisheries for some

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L-R: Greg Thomas, Paul Preston, Laurie Gordon, Alistaire Thompson, DFO, Wilfe Ludke, Archie Little, NTC Co-chair other Fraser River sockeye stocks. “There is an ongoing need to protect wild Coho throughout most of the South Coast. Interior Fraser River Coho is a particular conservation concern, as is continuing poor survival of Coho in the Strait of Georgia. However, good Coho returns are expected to many WCVI streams as well as other systems that have been enhanced,” said Thomas. “Pink returns to the South Coast are highly cyclical and unpredictable. As this is a non-cycle year for pinks, directed pink salmon fisheries for the commercial sector are unlikely. Catches by First Nations and recreational fishers are anticipated to be low,” he said. “Chum returns throughout southern B.C., including West Coast Vancouver Island (WCVI), are expected to be average, with modest First Nations and commercial fisheries likely to occur. Recreational fishing opportunities will

be available in terminal areas where there are available surpluses,” said Thomas. After the salmon review by DFO comments and questions followed regarding the Sockeye forecast, area closures, recreation sports fishermen, test fishery, troll fishery, and the Henderson Creek hatchery. “Traditionally the Test Fishery in Barcley Sound is done by outside people, we think it should be done by our people,” said Hugh Watts. “It would make us feel better,” he said. “The test fishery is very important, we don’t mind if they are First Nations, if they are the best and they have to prove it. We need someone that knows the fish behavior, science equipment, and local knowledge. So that is not an issue with us. All of our indicators are run by NTC, Somass indicators run by Continued on page 16


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Liberals “Working Forest Initiative” to be implemented By Brian Tate Northern Region Reporter Port Alberni – The Liberal Government have been working on what is called the “Working Forest Initiative” and have plans to put it through legislation by the end of June 2004 despite opposition from First Nations and Western Canada Wilderness Committee. “A new working forest policy proposed by the provincial government will provide greater land-base certainty for forestry and help build a stronger economy,” said Sustainable Resource Management Minister Stan Hagen in January 2003. “Until they can consult and accommodate First Nations it would not be considered legal, there are court cases in progress or completed but either way we as Tseshaht have not been consulted or accommodated in this Forestry matter,” said Tseshaht Chief Councilor Dave Watts. “We made a New Era commitment to establish a working forest land base that will provide greater stability for the families and communities that depend on the forestry industry,” Hagen said. “Revitalizing our number one industry starts with creating certainty on the land base, increasing access to timber and ensuring jobs in rural B.C.” Under the proposed policy, outlined in a discussion paper released today, about 45 million hectares of Crown land – 48 per cent of the province – will be given a new legal working forest designation. Parks, protected areas and private land will not be part of the working forest, nor will the designation limit treaty negotiations with First Nations. Also, government will still be required to meet its legal obligations to consult with First Nations and seek to accommodate their interests. “The needs of present and future generations of British Columbians are met through increased certainty for the forest industry and by balancing economic, environmental and social values,” Hagen said. “We have talked with stakeholders, and intend to continue conversations during the review period. The forest industry and the Union of B.C. Municipalities have

asked for a working forest for more than five years as a way of creating certainty and jobs in their communities.” The working forest designation permits a broad range of uses including tourism, mining, ranching and recreation while recognizing the critical importance of all primary industries “Establishing a working forest recognizes the importance of sustainable forestry to the economic stability and well-being of the province,” said John Allan, president of the B.C. Lumber Trade Council. “It is a step all British Columbians should applaud.” This BC government passed Bill 46 back in October of 2003 enabling legislation of the Working Forest (Land Amendments Act) through its third and final reading to become law. The Cabinet (Premier Campbell, Stan Hagen, Ministers) is now empowered to implement the Working Forest Initiative through an “Order in Council”, likely by June of 2004. Opposition now seems to be quite strong against this Working Forest Initiative and seems to be quite apparent and is stated in a report called “A Working Forest for British Columbia” prepared by Daryl Brown Associates Inc for the Ministry of Sustainable Resource Management Province of British Columbia. The opposition is shown in the chapter called “Impacts on First Nations Interests and Rights” and says, “First Nations strongly oppose the Working Forest Initiative proposals. They think it will override their Aboriginal Rights and Title and constrain opportunities to address land claims through treaty settlements. They believe that government has failed its duty to consult properly with them and accommodate their interests. These concerns are echoed by a number of citizen respondents and also some other stakeholder organizations.” “Until they can consult and accommodate First Nations it would not be considered legal, there are court cases in progress or completed but either way we as Tseshaht have not been consulted or accommodated in this Forestry matter,” said Tseshaht Chief Councilor Dave Watts. “Some First Nations are working with this and some are going against the Initiative because they have not been

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Minister Hagen and Chief Councillor Natalie Jack at Coast Planning signing in Kyuquot 2003. Picture from minister’s website: http://www.gov.bc.ca/srm/popt/gallery/minister_signing.htm consulted with. But that is usually the case when First Nations are not consulted, there is generally opposition from them,” said Central Region Cochair Shawn Atleo. “That is primarily one of the issues for a caravan heading to Victoria on May 19th to the 21st, there are others engaging in this and others are opposed to it,” said Atleo. “It is designed to give “land base certainty” to logging companies on Crown lands,” said Ken Wu of Western Canada Wilderness Committee Victoria chapter. “There are only two things that cause major land base “uncertainty: for logging companies & the potential for new parks and First Nations treaty settlements that deny companies access to cutting down Crown forests,” said Ken. “It will establish legally binding, guaranteed logging zones, known as “Timber Targets”, in the valley bottoms and lower slopes, the same areas that are of greatest value to First Nations, too (all the fish and wildlife are there),” said Ken Wu.

“Any increase in certainty for logging companies to cut down Crown forests increases their expectations to profit from logging those forests. This will increase the compensation price they can demand from the government if they lose access to forests due to Treaty Settlements. Increased compensation then makes it a disincentive for government to give back First Nations the valley bottoms that are covered by the Working Forest’s Timber Targets. That is, it’ll make treaty settlement for contentious, lengthy, and expensive to resolve,” he said. “The Working Forest Initiative will cover 45 million hectares of BC – that is, ALL Crown lands that are forested,” said Ken Wu. “The government plans to implement the Working Forest’s first Order in Council (Cabinet decision) at the end of June. Afterwards, they’ll do subsequent Orders in Councils to establish the Timber Targets and to provide exact areas of land they will cover,” said Wu.

Local MLA speaks on Violence Against Women By Brian Tate Northern Region Reporter Alberni-Qualicum – “Violence against women needs to stop,” said Trumper MLA marks Prevention of Violence Against Women Week in the Legislature Victoria – “Violence against women is never acceptable, not now, not ever,” said Trumper in a press release. Alberni-Qualicum MLA Gillian Trumper told the Legislature Wednesday. "This week is Prevention of Violence Against Women Week, something that should be recognized 52 weeks a year," Trumper said. "This week is about raising awareness of the importance of eliminating violence against women once and for all. Every day you hear about crimes in the news: robbery, assault and theft. What you don't hear much about is violence against women, because more often than not, this violence occurs behind closed doors when, home becomes hell." First proclaimed in 1995, this week (April 25 - May 1) is set aside to support local service agencies in their awareness and fundraising efforts and to increase awareness of the services available to

women who have experienced violence. Trumper said we must never abandon the cause of working for total prevention of violence against women. "Times are changing, and things are improving for women," Trumper said. "But we have to do more. We have to do more for the women and their children but also for the men. Believe it or not, there are men walking this earth today that still believe it is socially acceptable to slap a woman if she gets out of line. We see it in movies. We hear it from past generations," Trumper said. Government provides $33 million a year to direct services for women including prevention initiatives, transition houses, safe homes, secondstage housing and counseling. Trumper said its money she wishes the province didn't have to spend. "In a perfect world none of these services would exist, because women would not be subject to abuse," Trumper said. "Unfortunately, we live in a less-than-perfect world, and we must all do our part to make sure no more women suffer abuse as a result."


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RBC Royal Bank hosts First Nations Economic Development Conference By Denise August, Central Region Reporter Tofino- First Nations leaders from all over British Columbia gathered at Tin Wis Conference Centre April 22 & 23 at the invitation of the RBC Royal Bank to share success stories and resource information geared to promote economic development in First Nations communities. “The civil lawsuits brought by over 15,000 Aboriginal people against the Government of Canada, as well as religious organizations and individuals, are at last beginning to be settled. The Canadian Government is now distributing funds to Aboriginal people.” This quote, from an RBC brochure goes on to suggest what one should consider when receiving a large sum of money all at once. Do you spend it all at once and fulfill a dream or should you plan for the future financial security for you and your loved ones. Moira Jenkins of RBC says the Conference is designed to allow community leaders from all over B.C. to share economic development success stories and develop new ideas. “We want to help make a difference,” she explained, “We want to do more than just lend money; as a bank we want to be a helping partner in the shaping of communities.” “We want to help bands formulate structures they can utilize in the advancement of community prosperity,” she added. Jenkins went on to say there are many opportunities for business growth for First Nations in the areas of forestry, aquaculture, tourism and others. “We want to be a quality partner and offer financial advice and the opportunity for brainstorming to help communities become more selfsustaining, there are huge opportunities,” she said. The Conference started with lunch followed by the official welcome ceremony for the guests by Barney Williams Jr., Tla-o-qui-aht beach keeper. He explained his traditional role as beach keeper then symbolically ‘tied up the canoes’, saying guests could not leave until the business was done.

Shawn Atleo, Central Region Co-chair and Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief introduced himself by his Nuuchah-nulth name, A-in-chut. He said his late grandmother Margaret explained to him the name meant ‘you can accomplish whatever it is you set your mind to’. Atleo praised Tla-o-qui-aht for their success with Tin Wis Best Western Resort saying it would soon be celebrating its tenth anniversary. “Tin Wis is a shining example of the strength of your leadership,” he said. He thanked RBC for providing this opportunity for leaders to sit down and listen to one another. By doing this Atleo said, “RBC has demonstrated tremendous corporate citizenship.” “The opportunities are tremendous and the time appears to be right,” said Atleo. He warned there would be pessimistic community members and he reminded everyone that with every opportunity comes risk. He urged leaders to support one another to take full advantage of the business opportunities out there.

“Without treaties there is uncertainty which affects us all,” Jody Wilson of the BCTC spoke of the importance of completing treaty negotiations between First Nations and the government. “Without treaties there is uncertainty which affects us all,” she explained. “B.C.’s economic prosperity rests on treaty settlements which will end uncertainty around land ownership and jurisdiction. B.C. needs treaties to move forward in economic development,” she continued. She went on to explain that the province loses hundreds of millions of dollars, which could be flowing into B.C.’s economy because of the uncertainty. “We need to unlock the economic potential in British Columbia,” she said. Acknowledging the stall in NCN treaty negotiations, Wilson advised, “for the process to succeed the parties must adhere to fundamental commitments that come out of the Claims Task Force report. There were several other speakers on day one, some telling about successful economic development ventures in their

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

Central Region Co-chair Shawn Atleo speaks at RBC Royal Bank First Nations Economic Development Conference communities including Chief Leonard George of the Burrard First Nation. He spoke of the importance of individual wellness and strength, particularly when it comes to community leaders. He said when thinking of what one wants for their community one has to think first about what we want for family and for the individual. “Sometimes it starts with cleaning up yourself…be honest and objective about yourself and learn to forgive so you’re not so angry anymore,” he advised. Advocating positive energy, he said success will come when we learn how control our mistrust and apathy, “Remember, our grandchildren inherit our tomorrow. Do we want to leave them with all this?” RBC presented “The Circle of Prosperity, ‘Working together to build a prosperous future’, a model for community development. It starts out by saying ‘the foundation of a healthy community is a sustainable and diverse economy that generates wealth for community members, businesses, and all those who interact within the

community. That wealth provides income-earning opportunities for members, in turn supporting amenities, which contribute to the quality of life. Thus making the community an attractive place to live by reducing poverty and crime, thereby achieving the visions of a healthy community. The connection between these elements from the Circle of Prosperity.’ Registrants spent the remainder of the conference participating in guided workshops including: - How to access economic development funds & grants - Aboriginal employment partnership initiative & the dependency model - Developing economic drivers in communities -forestry - Developing economic drivers in communities -aquaculture - Developing economic drivers in communities -tourism - Developing housing projects Developing small hydropower projects - Developing own source revenues


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c^uk#aa naa%uukst%in huh=taks^iih= t a` at a` aqsapa Come join us in speaking our own language Tuu>tuuya (Indian Dice Game) This game is played with a set of four dice (tuc^^ak) and 44 sticks (h=umiis) which are divided among the players. The dice are marked on one side: two with v shaped marks, one with dots only and one with dots plus one vertical line that goes all the way around the dice. The sticks are lost according to the values assigned when the dice have landed. To start: each player throws the tuc^ak. The one who scores the highest starts the game. If she scores high, the player on the left pays her in sticks and then she

gets another turn until she doesn’t score. The player on the right gets a turn then. This goes on. If you lose all your sticks you are out of the game. The player who wins all the sticks is the winner. This game was played by ladies (>uusaamilh=). They would put a blanket on the floor and sit around it. They also bet dishes and stuff. If the one you bet against loses all her sticks before you, you win the bet. If you want to get out of the game, you could buy back the dishes you had bet with your sticks, for example, ten sticks for a cup and saucer The tuc^ak were made out of bones or beaver teeth.

wikstup - nothing, no score n`upc`iq - one (stick- h=umiis) a+c~iq - two h=umiis muuc`iq - four h=umiis siy`aa@a+h=s - is it my turn?

haa, suwaa@a+`ick - yes, it’s your turn %a+c`iqapw`in%ick siy`a - you owe me two sticks hu%aas - again Learn it and enjoy

West Coast Forestry Day draws large crowds By Denise August, Central Region Reporter Ucluelet – Dozens of west coast families gathered at the Interfor office near the Tofino/Ucluelet junction on Sunday, May 2, to celebrate the 5th Annual West Coast Forestry Day. Organized by Len Dziama of the Central West Coast Forest Society, the event offered information booths, games & activities for children, logging sports exhibition, saw mill demonstrations and free food. Bob Mundy welcomed people to Ucluelet First Nation traditional territory and wished them a fun-filled day. He also welcomed the opportunity for community members to get together to share forestry experiences. Ucluelet Mayor Diane St.Jacques said forestry was the lifeblood for the area and “Ucluelet is working very hard to stay in the industry.” Other local public figures introduced were Tony Bennett, Alberni Clayoquot Regional District Director, Alex Zellermayer of Pacific Rim National Park and local MLA Gillian Trumper.

Bennett acknowledged the recent loss of Long Beach Model Forest and said the Central West Coast Forest Society is struggling for survival. The CWCFS has been in existence for six years and has been working on fish habitat restoration projects. Funding for the project has dwindled over the years and Bennett says he his hopeful it will manage to survive. Mike Apsey, Wildlife Habitat Canada Chairman was on hand to present the Forest Stewardship award to Don MacMillan of Interfor. “We want to salute those who are doing what’s right for wildlife; we want to remind all Canadians about the need to protect the forest and wildlife through proper forest management,” he said. MacMillan accepted one of thirteen awards presented this year across Canada. He thanked the community and staff at Interfor saying it is they that work together to develop sustainable forestry practices. MacMillan was praised for his dedication, foresight and innovative ideas in the development of sustainable forestry practices.

Pi>laa, pilaa. This game was played with ferns. You take a deep breath before starting. while holding the fern and touching each leaf, going up to the top. You say pilaa, pilaa as you go along without taking a breath. The one who goes the furthest is the winner. Sounds: + --+` --c^ --t` --h= --q

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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+ like w in wish w plus uh like y in yes y plus uh k made deep in throat plus w

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

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mis Sports - %im-cca^ p-m Danielle Lafortune turns coach Submitted by Barb and Dan Abramczyk, proud mom and dad Ten years of competitive swimming has seen 18 year old Danielle Lafortune, of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation, enjoy many successes in the pools of BC and abroad. Her list of accomplishments over the years include over 10 BC provincial championship appearances, individual gold medal BC championships, BC gold medal championships for relay teams, over 300 medals and ribbons, numerous club records for the Nanaimo White Rapids and Ladysmith-Chemainus swim teams, being elected team captain of the Ladysmith Orcas, and being lucky enough to swim head to head against world champions and Olympic athletes. All this with a 5'1" and 110 pound body frame which 99 times out of 100 was the smallest in the pool. It's hard to fathom the experience of having to stand there ready to race people who are generally one foot taller and 50 pounds heavier with muscle. Danielle now wants to share her heart, determination, and experience with other up and coming swimmers in the world. She has successfully completed a National Lifeguard Certificate and can saves lives as a lifeguard anywhere in Canada. She has also recently completed a level 1 national coaching course. Danielle Lafortune is now officially a coach with the Ladysmith-Chemainus Orcas swim club. She loves to work with the smaller kids and has found she gets fulfillment

learning how to reach each individual, equally, to help them achieve their potential and goals in life. The Tla-o-quiaht First Nation can be proud of their daughter because you helped make it happen for Danielle with your monetary and spiritual support from people like Carla Moss, Debbie David and a long list of others too numerous to mention. Maybe one day, Danielle will be head coach of the new Tofino/Tla-o-qui-aht swim club at their new pool (wish and it may come true). By the way, she is still training for competitive swimming, more to follow. Danielle also looks forward to voting in the upcoming Tla-o-qui-aht band elections. It is our hope that this is a story of inspiration and happiness to share with all First Nations.

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Tofino’s Health Care Workers back on the job By Denise August, Central Region Reporter Tofino- The BC Liberal Government was successful in their quest to pass back-towork legislation for the province-wide striking healthcare workers. In an all night legislative sitting the back-to-work legislation was passed in the early morning hours of April 29. Health support workers including cleaning staff, cafeteria staff, orderlies, licensed practical nurses, accountants, security guards and others hit the picket line April 25. The HEU (Hospital Employees Union) were fighting to hang onto union jobs that were being terminated and contracted out to nonunion workers. Meanwhile, the Health Employers Association of B.C. looking for contract concessions, saying HEU employees were amongst the highest paid in Canada. The new legislation calls for a 15% cutback in wages and benefits of health support workers retroactive to April 1, 2004. Further, according to a press release, there will be no cap on the employer’s ability to contract out union jobs to the private sector. What this means is current union employees, many working more than 20 years, may not only lose their jobs but also may have to pay back some of their wages. Several hours after the legislation passed pickets could still be found at the entrance to Tofino General Hospital. Janet St.Pierre, a 25-year employee said the legislation ‘sucks’. “I’m not at all happy that it’s retroactive, that we may have to pay back all that we’ve earned from April 1 to now,” she complained. The picket line, now being called a protest will remain in place, she says,

until instruction comes from the Hospital Employees Union. She says essential services have always been maintained at BC’s hospitals and she is hoping the rest of British Columbia will join in supporting BC health care workers. “If they’re (BC Liberal Government) going to dictate to us what’s going to stop them from dictating to others?” she asked. Employees defying the back-to-work legislation could face penalties from the Labour Relations Board. Union leaders across the province threatened a general strike across the province in support of the HEU. In one week several hundred surgeries and other medical procedures were cancelled. A general strike could have meant school closures, no bus or ferry service and shutdown of forestry operations (IWA) all across British Columbia. In a flurry of phone calls during the first weekend of May, an agreement was reached between HEU and the provincial government averting a general strike. In a flurry of phone calls during the first weekend of May, an agreement was reached between HEU and the provincial government averting a general strike. A press release issued by the office of Premier Gordon Campbell reads, 'No HEU member will be required to repay any money they earned prior to May 1st…It is agreed that no more than 600 Full Time Employees will be contracted out in the next two years, beyond the more than approximately 1,300 who have already been served notice…"

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

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4th Place - $ 500.00

Dave Williscroft, Anne Francis and Janet St. Pierre continued to protest, not picket

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 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.

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Central Region Residential School Survivors learn healing strategies By Denise August, Central Region Reporter Tofino – An estimated sixteen residential school survivors gathered at Tofino Community Hall April 22 & 23 to meet with Nuu-chah-nulth Healing Project Workers and to share healing strategies. Healing Project Worker, Mary Martin said healing from trauma was the focus of this workshop. She said participants would learn to identify ‘triggers’ and strategies to manage the associated negative feelings and/or behavior. She said participants would learn to identify ‘triggers’ and strategies to manage the associated negative feelings and/or behavior. Quoting Peter Levine, Somatic Experiencing Developer, Mary explains this is a good way to describe trauma and its effects, “The very structure of trauma, including hyper-arousal, dissociation, and freezing, is based on the evolution of the predator/prey survival behaviors. The symptoms of trauma are the result of a highly activated incomplete biological response to threat, frozen in time. By enabling this frozen response to thaw, then complete itself, trauma can be healed.” Survivors participated in several

activities that allowed them to share feelings and identify positive influences in their lives. They created and shared collages about their personal struggles and triumphs and they shared their personal sources of strength when life gets rough. Natisha McCarthy was available with her soothing Reiki skills. “We’ve had really good feedback and the participants have a better idea of how to heal from trauma and are more aware of the resources around them,” she explained. “Sometimes we need to learn how to slow ourselves down and stay in the present.” She said Nuu-chah-nulth culture and traditional healing methods were strong topics at the conference. “People can use any resource that helps them including Oosimch, prayer, family, music and nature,” Martin said in conclusion. She said Nuu-chah-nulth culture and traditional healing methods were strong topics at the conference. Martin thanks Ucluelet and Tla-o-quiaht First Nations for their donations along with the Tofino and Ucluelet Coop. She also thanks Robert Martin for donating the fish, and Dora Frank, Millie Frank, Randall Frank, and Regina Martin for cooking.

Huupiistulth Contacts: Louise Tatoosh Teechuktl Supervisor 5001 Mission Road P.O. Box 1280 Port Alberni, BC V9Y 7M2 Telephone: 250-720-2152 Toll Free: 1-888-407-4888 Fax: 250-723-0463 Confidential Fax: 250-724-6678 E-mail: ltatoosh@nuuchahnulth.org J’net August Southern Region Prevention Worker 5001 Mission Road P.O. Box 1280 Port Alberni, BC V9Y 7M2 Telephone: 250-720-2152 Toll Free: 1-888-407-4888 Cellular: 250-720-1325 Fax: 250-723-0463 Confidential Fax: 250-724-6678 E-mail: jaugust@nuuchahnulth.org Andrew Kerr Northern Region NTC Northern Region Office 100 Ouwatin Road Tsaxana, BC P.O. Box 428 Gold River, BC V0P Telephone: 250-724-5757 Toll Free: 1-888-407-4888 Cellular: 250-720-1325 Fax: 250-723-0463 e-mail: andiker@nuuchahnulth.org Kim Rai Central Region Prevention Worker 151 First Street P.O. Box 278 Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Telephone: 250-725-3367 Toll Free: 1-866-901-3367

Cellular: 250-726-5370 Fax: 250-725-21588 E-mail: Stan Matthew West Coast First Nations' Counsellor (Casual) 151 First Street P.O. Box 278 Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Telephone: 250-725-3367 Toll Free: 1-866-901-3367 Cellular: 250-726-5422 Fax: 250-725-21588 Bella Joe Non-Insured Health Benefits for Psychological Counselling and Substance Abuse Treatment 5001 Mission Road P.O. Box 1280 Port Alberni, BC V9Y 7M2 Telephone: 250-720-2152 Toll Free: 1-888-407-4888 Fax: 250-723-0463 Confidential Fax: 250-724-6678

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National Walk Update! Youth Suicide Prevention By J’net August, NTC Southern Region Huupiistulth (Helping Each Other) Worker The six walkers bound for Ottawa on foot are averaging 150 km/day to raise awareness for Youth Suicide Prevention. One month later, they have more then 1 300 km behind them since leaving Nanaimo on March 31st, 2004 and are getting close to Edmonton. Vincent Watts, Chairperson of the National Walk and a Tseshaht First Nation member is impressed by the support and reception they have been receiving throughout their journey. The RCMP has been accommodating with escorts and readily offers feedback about road conditions the walkers need to avoid. Often times supporters who find out about the walk being in the area and offer to walk and relieve the walkers. There is a possibility an Inuit walker is going to join the team to finish out their national walk. The Inuit NHL hockey player Jordan Tutu has sent word that he would like to join up with the National walkers in Manitoba. Tutu will walk

with the National team for awhile to support their efforts and to remember is own younger brother who sadly took his life last summer. With nearly 2 900 km to go before the National team reach Ottawa, their focus is to arrive on June 21st for National Aboriginal Day. There is networking in place to organize an official welcoming of the walkers to Canada’s National Capital Region and celebrate their efforts. Anyone across Canada can learn more about the National walk by going online www.theyouthsuicidepreventionwalk.co m. While online, you may wish to add your story about how you’ve overcome suicidal thoughts or read the courageous testimonies already submitted. Donations for the walk are still welcome and people are encouraged to make direct deposits to the Bank of Montreal account # 38200-001-1010-620 that has been set up or mail donations to The Youth Suicide Prevention Walk, B-166 Wakesiah Avenue, Nanaimo, BC V9R 3J9. cuu

The Nuu-chah-nulth Teechuktl & Huupiistulth (Helping Each Other) Program would like to show solidarity with the National Youth Suicide Awareness Walk bound for Ottawa. Our challenge is for Nuu-chah-nulth members to walk and chart the distance of 300 km (the size of Nuu-chah-nulth nations) to for the life our people. People can walk alone or as a group or family around school tracks, paths in parks, to work or school, anywhere really. This Walk for Life Challenge is to remember loved ones who took their own lives, for people who’ve felt lifeless and suicidal, and anyone who is on a path of wellness and wishes to walk for love of life. Like those courageous messengers on the national Youth Suicide Awareness Walk, over time we can all chart 300 km and generate more awareness and support for one another here in our nations. Contact Regional Huupiistulth Workers to register and receive your chart to document dates and distance you cover on your Walk for Life. Southern Region Huupiistulth Worker: J’net August 720-1325 WEEKLY SOUTHERN REGION WALK BEGINNING SUNDAY, MAY 2, 2004 @ THE DYKE ENTRANCE NEAR ATHLETIC HALL 3 – 4 PM Central Region Huupiistulth Worker: Kim Rai 725-3367 Northern Region Huupiistulth Worker: Andrew Kerr 283-2012

Nuu-chah-nulth Teechuktl (mental health) Program

Somatic Experience® Trauma Training 2004 – 2005 The Trauma Counselling Training being offered by Nuu-chah-nulth Teechuktl is a combination of Somatic Experience® and Nuu-chah-nulth traditional ways of healing which will enhance the skills of those providing culturally appropriate healing. Beginning Level NCN SE® Trauma Training We are now accepting calls of interest. Module I Tuesday, June 1st to Friday the 4th, 2004

Back row: Clayton Norris. Middle row from left to right: Candice Clappis, Lena Wilson, Bret "the Hitman" Hart, Susan Perry, Sarah Good, Vincent Watts. Bottom Row: Tristen Eagle Tail, Reno Trimble, Thomas Watts, Cherokee Eagle Tail, Hal Eagle Tail.

Foot Care Submitted by Jeannette Watts Nursing Supervisor Taking care of our feet especially when we walk, jog or run for exercise is very important. More and more, people are starting a walking program or will join up for a walkathon in support of a special cause. The following is some tips to care for your feet. Wear shoes that are appropriate for the walk, you are going on, For example, wear hiking boots for hiking. These types of shoes will support your ankles when walking in rough terrain. For a fast walk or power race, wear a running shoe that has firm heel counter, strong arch support and is flexible. This will protect your feet from the impact of the terrain you are walking on. For more leisurely walks, a good walking shoe will do.

Size of shoe is important to avoid blisters. Keep in mind that feet can expand in size ½ a size during the day. So it is good to shop for shoes later in the day. The type of socks to wear is the ones sold especially for walking or running. Mane experts recommend wearing two pairs of socks. The first pair should be made out of material such as polypropylene or coolmax. The outer pair should be padded. Do not wear tube socks, as they do not fit well over heel and ankle. Change socks during your walk if your feet get sweaty. Also some people use petroleum jelly on all areas that might blister. If you are diabetic and blisters occur, make sure to contact your medical provider for care in the treatment. May your walk be blister free!!

Module II Tuesday, October 26th to Friday the 29th, 2004 Module III Monday, February 28th to Friday, March 4th, 2005 (tentative) All Beginning Modules will be at the Gyro Youth Centre, 3245 Seventh Avenue, Port Alberni, BC Please contact Louise Tatoosh at 250.724.5757 for further information. Intermediate Level NCN SE® Trauma Training Registration is now closed for the Intermediate Level. Module I Tuesday, May 11th to Friday the14th, 2004 Module II Wednesday, September 8th to Saturday the 11th, 2004 Module III Tuesday, November 16th to Friday the 19th, 2004 Closing Ceremony Saturday, November 20th, 2004 All Intermediate Modules will be at the Gyro Youth Centre, 3245 Seventh Avenue, Port Alberni, BC

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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

NUU-CHAH-NULTH HEALTH PROJECT URBAN EVENTS EVENT

DATE

LOCATION

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

VANCOUVER:

CAMPBELL RIVER: Campbell River Support Group

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

C`a waak ni*s “We are one” 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 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

Drugstore Dilemma –First Nations must pay for meds? By Denise August Central Region Reporter Tofino- Effective May 1st, 2004, Status Indians will be required to pay for their prescriptions up front at People’s Drug Mart in Tofino if NIHB (Non Insured Health Benefits) went ahead with their plan to discontinue paying a 10% markup to pharmacies for service to First Nations people. NIHB is a federal program that operates under the First Nations and Inuit Health Branch, which in turn operates under Health Canada. When a status Indian brings a prescription to a pharmacist, the pharmacist fills the prescription and bills NIHB for the cost of the medication, a business mark up (in this case 10%), and a dispensing fee. When a status Indian brings a George Smith, Pharmacist for Tofino’s prescription to a pharmacist, the People’s Drug mart pharmacist fills the prescription April 27th saying the rollback is and bills NIHB for the cost of the temporarily suspended pending medication, a business mark up (in this negotiations between DIA and the case 10%), and a dispensing fee. Pharmaceutical Association. “I don’t Tofino pharmacist George Smith says know what she (Atleo) said to them but he received a letter from NIHB late she kicked some serious a**!” said April which basically said the Smith. Atleo was unavailable for government would no longer pay the comment due to a family emergency. additional 10% for Status Indian Had DIA been successful in holding prescriptions. Smith explains that NIHB back the 10% to Tofino’s pharmacy, has a set price list for each and every Smith says he would have had no drug covered under the plan. That price, choice but to make all Status Indians he says is well below what cash-paying cash paying customers and perhaps customers pay. The 10% markup, he negotiate deals with the local First explains, brings the cost of the Nations where they apply to NIHB for medication in line with other customers, reimbursement. It would have been a balancing prices out in the end. “I’m in nightmare for Band administration business to make money,” said Smith, offices. adding the 10% rollback would have Smith warns it’s not over. In his forced drastic changes for local First phone conversation with Jeffery Yu, Nations in need of prescribed Head of NIHB Claims Processing Unit, medications. Smith says he was assured there is a He credits the quick actions of temporary suspension of the 10% Ahousaht Councillor Anne Atleo and rollback all across B.C. while DIA Hesquiaht employees Sheila Tom and negotiates with the Pharmaceutical Nancy VanHeest, for their successful Association. “It could take weeks or efforts in obtaining a temporary months before we hear more about retraction of the planned rollback from this,” warns Smith. NIHB. Smith says he received a call

Nuu Chah Nulth Healing Project MAY SUPPORT GROUPS Every Thursday from 6:00-9:00 pm Nuu Chah Nulth Healing Project Office #106-23 West Pender Street, (corner of Carral and West Pender) Buzz 1060 May 13—Women’s Group - May 20– Potluck Dinner May 27– Healing with Laughter For more info call Jody Olsson - 604-254-9972, 604-312-6539 Vina Robinson, (250) 731-6271 Tech Mis Ukqin - All that Nass has provided us to lead a fulfilling life

Nuu-chah-nulth Families Date: May 18th and 19th 2004 Somass Hall, Tseshaht Highlights and Activities, Healing and Renewing the Spirit. A Spring Conference for survivors of Residential School, impacted family and community members, and persons interested in learning more about the impact of Residential School on First Nations people. Contact persons: Josephine Johnston or Daisy Edwards, Southern Workers @ 724-3233. 2 Day poster contest. Good food, good company, activities/Entertainment, door prizes.


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Family Home Care Workshop Submitted by Lynne West In March the Hesquiaht First Nation held a Family Home Care workshop for community members. The day was organized by Ruth Charleson (Social Worker) and information sessions were presented by Mary Rimmington (Home & Community Care Nurse for the region), Pat Welk (Physiotherapist for the region) and Lynne West (Home & Community Care Program Coordinator). The workshop is designed to provide basic skills for family and community members who might be able to provide temporary relief for a home-care giver. It should help increase participant confidence in their ability to provide at least minimal care for a few hours at a time. All participants received a Family Home Care manual. This workshop covered Values and Attitudes important for caring for anyone in the home; Infection control (hand washing, appropriate use of gloves, cleaning safety measures); Medication management; Nutrition; Home Safety; and Body Mechanics. Participants divided up and moved through three work stations during the day. This smaller group arrangement provided opportunities to respond to specific community and family concerns. ‘Body Mechanics’ was the most active work station. Good body mechanics is very important because you cannot help someone if you injure yourself. Everyone had a good time learning how to avoid muscle strain and practicing

helping someone to sit up and stand up, move from a chair with assistance and help someone who has fallen. Opportunities to be the care giver and to be the one receiving care showed that good body mechanics really does work. This was a very enthusiastic group of people. There were lots of questions, lots of opportunities to talk about specific concerns, lots of practice opportunities, and lots of laughs. Some of the comments from participants were: “the part I thought was very helpful was how to assist someone in and out of a chair” “for a crash course – very helpful” “Good Course! Enjoyed it and will be of good use for my safety as well as the patient” “loved the format” “body mechanics - doing this procedures has given me confidence to do lifting and moving without wrecking myself” Thank you to the Hesquiaht First Nation for inviting us to provide this workshop, thank you to all the participants, and thank you to Ruth Charleson for all her efforts to get this organized and off the ground. Also thank you to Pat Welk and Mary Rimmington for their expertise and enthusiasm. If your community is interested in this type of program, contact the Home & Community Care Nurse in your region. Annette Muller (Southern Region – 7235396); Mary Rimmington (Central Region – 725-2951); Lynne West (Northern Region – 283-2639).

Nuu-chah-nulth Nursing Program Contact List Northern Region

First Nation

Contact Number

Moira Havelka, CHN

Mowachaht/Muchalaht

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: 250-283-2639 WCGH

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 Mary McKeogh - Hot Springs Cove every Tuesday, otherwise at the Ucluelet Health Clinic. Chris Curley - Tla-o-qui-aht plus one day per week focus on Sex Education and Prevention of Sexually Transmitted Diseases for all Nuu-chah-nulth communities. Barb Flynn is currently filling in for the Ahousaht nursing services. Barb will be in Ahousaht on April 15 and 28th, and again on May 12th or 13th.

Southern Region Nursing Updates/Schedules Penny Cowan is moving into a new office/extension at the Bread of Life. This will provide more nursing space for more nursing activities at the Bread of Life. Penny is at the Bread of Life on Monday and Wednesday mornings. Penny is at Hupacasath Tuesdays. Annet Muller is the Home Care Nurse for the Southern Region and will be making community visits as needed for client assessment and services. Jody Vos continues to provide services to Tseshaht and Huu-ay-aht (Thursdays). Liz Thomsen continues to provide services to Ditidaht and Knee-Was.

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

Information for Aboriginal People Are you or a family member a patient in the hospital? If you would like to see one of us, remember you have to ask for us and we can assist you with the following. There is a First Nation Advocate Nurse who will visit you and assist you with the following:

Family Home Care Workshop participants from Hesquiaht nation

Two brothers from the Mowachaht/Muchalaht Nation are looking for a permanent family. Curtis is fifteen, and likes riding his bike, kayaking, listening to music and reading. He is friendly and outgoing and has a good sense of humour. Chad is eight years old and is a delightful boy who enjoys skiing, skateboarding, bicycling and swimming. If you are interested in knowing more about these boys please contact Darlene Thoen at 250724-3232 or Kathryn Grant at 250 741-5713. (false names have been used)

• • • • • • •

Assist with discharge planning Work with our community for clear communication & 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

Victoria, BC Cora Jacks, Aboriginal Liaison Nurse Ph: (250) 370-8847 Pager: 413-6124

Campbell River, BC Sandy Miller, Aboriginal Liaison Nurse Ph:250-830-8865 pager # 286-7050 press 320

Vancouver, BC David Clellamin First Nation Advocate Ph: (604) 875-3440


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Birthdays and Congratulations

Happy Birthday to Carole-Ann Livingstone (left) on May 13, Tia Livingstone (right) on May 25, and Kristen Livingstone-Hamilton (front) on May 31. Love always from Auntie Annie, Uncle Dave & your cousins Dave, Nate & Jen. Happy birthday- may.3 uncle Earl / grandpa love Pearl, Marvin & family, May 12 happy birthday Shirley love from pearl & family, May 1 Donna May love cousin Pearl & Marvin & kids. We would like to wish Cynthia Denise Dick a very happy 15th Birthday for May 24. Hope you have a beautiful day cause you deserve it. Love you lots. From Mom, Fred Theresa & Sonny Boy. Happy 6th Birthday to our Angle Puff, Marisa McKinley. Have a good time Sweetie! Love always, Mom and Dad, Meagan, Shakeen and Waskeen! Happy Mother’s day to my beautiful niece Star Jack! You are a great mother and a wonderful role model to all the young mothers! I am proud of you Star! I love you very very much. Love your aunt and friend, Anita. Happy Mother’s day to my other gorgeous niece Priscilla Jack! I am so proud of you too my darling! Give that baby girl a big hug and kiss for me! I love you tons! Love your aunt and friend, Anita. Happy Mother’s day to my beautiful niece Stephanie Jack! I hope you have a great day with your beautiful son! I love you! Love your aunt, Anita April 30th, Happy 22nd Birthday to my beautiful niece Felica We would like to wish Cheyenne Dick a happy birthday for May 28th. Love from Uncle Sid, Aunty Sharleen and family. We would like to wish our nephew Ron Dick Jr. a happy birthday for May 18th. Hope you have a great day. Love from Uncle Sid, Aunty Sharleen and family. We would like to wish our beautiful daughter Sabrina Dick a very special and happy 15th birthday and many more to come. You deserve on the best. We love you a whole bunch. Love from Dad, Mom, Son, Baby, Sheldon, Steven and niece Shawntaye.

Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. David & Andrea Wiwchar on their recent marriage on April 24, 2004. From your coworkers at Ha-Shilth-Sa & N.T.C. 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 the Hereditary Chief Emil Jules of Kyuquot!! Mom, I love you very much! I hope you have a wonderful day, may your children and grandchildren bring you lots of love! Sending all our love from the other end of the Island, Victoria BC. Love your daughter, Anita and handsome grandson Trevor. 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. May 9th, Happy Mother’s day to my beautiful mom Margaret Jack! I’m proud to have you as my mother, I hope I grow up to be a strong woman like you! This Mother’s Day greeting also goes out to my sister’s Lillian, April, Bonnie, Tracy, and Natalie. We can only hope that our men treat us like the Queens we are!!! Love Anita. May 9th, Happy Mother’s day to my mother-in-law Hazel Puglas, and sister-in-laws Kim Baker and Helen Puglas!! I hope you girls have a wonderful day and are treated like Queens too!!! And a Happy Belated Birthday to Kim on April 17th and Helen on April 25th. Cute, finally growing up ps: Darryl says hi and he loves you with all his heart!! Love Anita. Hello! I would like to say Happy Birthday to my mom "ROSIE SWAN" April 21st, hope you enjoy your day mom, way over in Vancouver BC. Please give Sister Sue a Loving Caring Hug and Kisses, to my Daughter Candice Pearl Caroline Rose Sabbas, Happy 15th We'd like to wish our precious baby Mariah Kelsey Emily Mary John a very happy 2nd birthday on May 7th. Wow baby, 2 already… enjoy you special day we love you sooo much. From Mommy and Daddy (Pauline/Steve). Also Happy Birthday to my dad John Vincent on May 20th. Enjoy your special day dad. Love you soooo much! Your daughter Pauline.

Birthday April 29th, wish you well on this day, and enjoy, all our love From mom, dad, bro's and sis's. To my niece Jillian Swan, happy Birthday to you on April 28th, love Auntie Bern, Grandpa Terrance, and coz. A big Happy Belated Birthday to my grand-daughter Jolynne Frank (5 years old April 16h,) and to Grandson Dave Lynn Frank, your 1st Birthday May 4th, miss you lots and can't wait to visit you all up or down in Esperanza BC. Congrad to my Husband Terrance G. Sabbas Sr. on you completion of the six week program in Nanoose, vary proud of you my dear, and hope that one day you will share what you learned, Also congrad on your transfer, Love you lots, your one and only, Bernice Rose. To my dear Sister Brenda Sue, I miss you lots, and I wish I was with you when you woke up, but! I will come visit you vary soon. I / we pray for your recovery every day, at breakfast and bedtime. our grand daughter's MirandaLynne and JoLynn say they are praying for you too. I am sure and on the positive side that you will be home sooner than you expect. Happy Birthday to a very special mother Rosie Swan April, 21 2004 hope you have a nice day!!! love always your son Larry Swan and Family. Happy Birthday to a special niece Sophie Anna on April 20, 2004 hope you enjoy your day, and many more to come. From Larry, Gena and Family. Happy Birthday to Nephew, Gregory Jr, April 2- Auntie/Grandma Leona Frank 18- Jillian Swan 28- Candice Sabbas 29th hope you all have a nice day! Larry, Gena and Family. Happy belated Birthday to our grandson Dean McKay on April 30. From Grandma & Grandpa. Happy Birthday to my cousin Danny Touchie Jr on May 4. From Vince & family. A very special belated birthday wish to Grandma Rhoda on April 13, we hope you enjoyed your special day! We love you & miss you very much: Daniel, Freda, Kalvin & Shanny. Happy birthday to Shanille Monique on May 3rd, to Moses Jack on May 7th, Happy birthday to my Grandpa Arnie (May 11), Uncles Geno John (12th) & Jeremy Sam (12th), Grandma Carol I’d like to wish a very special man in my life a very, very, very Happy Birthday to Steve John Sr. I love you with all my heart and always will. Enjoy your special day. From Pauline Vincent.

Happy Birthday Tammy Billy. Happy Birthday to you. Enjoy your 14th B-Day to my dear daughter and sister Tammy, today is your day May 2nd, Enjoy and have lots of fun. Miss you and Love you lots. Love from your mom Shirley and Wayne Sr., sister Lyla and baby bro Wayne. A very belated happy 14th Birthday to Scotti Sam (April 16th). Scotti Belongs to the Campbell River Air Cadets, Squadron 363. He also plays soccer (for 7 years) and is learning how to golf. Scotti is involved in peers educators. We're so proud of you Scooter. Kepp up the great work and make suer to have fun at all that you do. Lots of love, (Uncle and Aunty) John and Mary Duncan, (cousins) Ian, Natalie and Adrienne. (15th) from Shauntay. Happy birthday to Terri Robinson (17th) Enjoy your day. Happy birthday to Crystal Sutherland over on the mainland, Have a good day Sr, Happy birthday to Bear Bear, have a good one. Happy birthday to Lelaina Jules... time to be a tourist and explore the island whey, need to check on your boat once in awhile. Congratulations to all my cousins that have received a new bundle of joy into their lives. To April & Larry, congrats on the baby boys. From Janey Thomas. May 4th, a very special Happy st 1 Birthday going out to my baby brother/uncle Richard Henry Stephen Morgan-Tom. Love you lots and miss you. Hope you have a fun day! Love always your sis Erica, bro Dan, Grandma Sisa, Niece Alissa. Happy 4th birthday to sonny (Norman Webster) on May 2, hola you’re already almost in Kindergarten! YAHOO! Love you lots! Love from your FAVE Auntie Erica, Grandma Sisa, Uncle Dan and Cuz Alissa. Happy 21st birthday to my mom Sisa Tom on may 11th, hope you have a great day. Also Happy Mothers Day on May 9th. We love you. Love Erica and Dan. Happy Birthday to my grandma Sisa on May 11th and Happy Mommy’s day on May 9th to all my grandmas and aunties. Love always Alissa MacIntyreTom May 21 & 22 a Birthday wish We would like to wish my friend Peggy M. Tate a happy birthday for May 18th. Hope you enjoy your day. You deserve nothing but the best. Love from a friend always, Sharleen, Sid and family. We would like to wish Cynthia (Babz) Dick a happy 15th birthday for May24th. Can't believe how much you've grown into such a beautiful young lady. P.S. hope you like you pic. Love you a whole bunch from Uncle Sid, Aunty Sharleen and family.


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Announcing the birth of Blaire Joseph Watts. Blaire was born on April 11, 2004 to proud mom Mila-Ann Watts. Blaire’s grandpa is Robert Watts of Tseshaht. going out to Angela Galligos and E. Larry Paul. May your guys day be filled with joy and happiness. Love always Sisa, Erica, Dan & Alissa. May 31st, a birthday wish going out to my dad John Williams. Miss ya and love ya. Love always Erica Tom. May 17th, happy 23rd birthday going out to my friend Terri Robinson. Hola, we’re already there, I’m right behind you. Enjoy your day. Your friend always Erica Tom. Congratulations to Bill and Sharon Smith on May 3rd, 2004, for making it to their first wedding anniversary. May your love only grow stronger through the ages. All our love, your family. Vanessa says, 'Now can we quit with the mushiness please?! We would like to "congratulate" our son Lawrence John and April Thomas on their arrival of their twins born on April 28, 2004 in Nanaimo, BC. Peter And Lawrence Thomas. they were born 1:27 a.m. and 1:30 a.m. One was weighted at 6 61/2 and 6 14 1/2 lbs. We are but most happy for the both of you. Way to go April! You did good and we are proud of you. As proud grandparents, we are more than happy to share the good news. Love Danny, Leona, and your brothers and sisters. I would like to congratulate my cousin Jan Thomas and Francis on their arrival of their baby girl on April 28, 2004. Well cousin didn't even know you were expecting? But I wish you all the fun, and happiness with your little baby girl. From your cousin Carol Mattersdorfer and family. I would like to congratulate my friend "SlugEyes" on his six weeks in Nanoose. Way to go there my friend. I sure hope the best for you. Keep it up and take it easy hey. From you know who. (smiling). Also to April Frank, holly cow do you ever look like your #1 there my friend. Way to go on your six week treatment in Nanoose too. From Carol Mattersdorfer. Featuring a very intelligent STUDENT... RICHARD THOMAS: I would like to acknowledge this young fellow, he’s my nephew Richie (aka) he is in grade one. I am so proud of my little nephew. His always ready and willing to give out the answers or even help other students out by, giving them big hints. His character is carrying him well. He has joy, and is happy go lucky little fellow. He is the proud son of my cousin Richard and my friend Ina Dick of Ahousat. I have to say his one of a kind. His teachings are well given. I have been up at the school to sub so I would also like to thank Linda and Ron for calling me when they need me up there. I love been up in the grade one class, they are just so cute all of them. They are so obedient at that age, and so awesome. So I just thought that I would share this news. But I give alot of the credit to Richie, he stores it very well, and spreads his gifts and talents to the best that he can. From your auntie Carol Mattersdorfer. May 10, 2004 is a very special

day for this cousin of mine, I will introduce him as my cousin Danny Manson John. Well there cousin, I sure hope that you have a good birthday and that your day is even more better after you read this one. "happy 41st Birthday" many more to come and always know that your cousin here Loves you so much with all my heart. Love your cousin Carol Mattersdorfer. Congratulations to my nephew Lawrence John and April Thomas on the arrivals of their set of twins, on April 28th, 2004. I heard that you were pretty happy hey nephew. Anyways, your boys are one of a kind, and love them to pieces okay. Love from your auntie Carol Don, and family. Happy 13 birthday May 12 to Michael McGee, love your Mom, Hutch, Anastasia, Savannah Jazmine, and Gramma Katie and Stan. Hope ya have a good one- from the tribe of Echo Nation. Happy 80th Birthday for may 23, to a wonderful sister, aunty, gramma and extraordinary woman, the true keeper of the fire, Katie Lucas Sam, you are a true inspiration to all women, a talented beautiful soul who never says no... who is the true "Indian Martha", with all your awesome talents that you share with everyone. We love ya lots,,, love your son Hutch, Nadine, Savannah, Anastasia, Michael, Jazmine, Stanley, and of course your grandkitties, Angel, Hyshtuup, and tay tay and tay tay #2 I would like to say congrats to the love of my life Hutch Sam for another successful year working towards your dream, you are truly a gifted artist, and many more successes will certainly come your way with your education. Keep up the good work,,, and remember your mom is waiting for your report card! Love your Coast Salish Queen Nadine. We would like to wish our one and only uncle Dan Touchie, a happy birthday for May 4th. Have a great one. Love you a whole bunch. From your Niece Sharleen, Nephew Sid and Family. We would like to wish our cousins Cissy and Jamie a happy anniversary for May 11th. Hope you have a good one. Love from Sid, Sharleen and family. We would like to wish our niece Veronica Williams a happy birthday for May 17th. Many more to come. Love from Uncle Sid, Aunty Sharleen and family. Happy Mothers Day to Katie Sam, Ginger Frank, Nadine McGee, Corina Beach (Mississippi) and Gloria Dennis (NY). We miss you and love you, Mary, Ian, Natalie, and Scotti. Happy 80th Birthday to Katie Sam on May 3rd. We miss you lots, Mom and Grandma (especially Jake). Love Mary, John, Ian and Natalie Duncan and Scotti Sam. Happy Birthday to Ginger Frank on

Continued on page 17 Cause I cry cause your not here I cry cause loving you was my world I cry cause having you around put a smile on my face I cry cause I see your face in your sons eyes I cry cause knowing my world would have to be without you I cry cause my son will never meet you but will hear good things I cry cause it’s been so long I cry cause I know it wasn’t time for u to go I cry cause Sebastian & Asade don’t know what there missing having you as a great uncle I cry cause your memorial past you’ve

In Memoriam - >a>ak^#ap In memory of Eugene Peter Webster April 19, 1945- January 14, 1978 F- Forever in our hearts, and sadly missed, especially by me your oldest Daughter G, and your grandchildren, Euge, Wasi, Kelli, and Larry Jr A- Always appreciated for bringing me into this world, T-Thank you, we do acknowledge what a great awesome family that we come from, H- Hearing of what a fun loving man,

you were to be around always happy and laughing. E- Every day we think of what a special Dad/Grandpa you were, R- Remembering what little I do, you will always be the best Daddy/Grandpa in my heart! We love you Eugene Peter Webster!!!! Love always from your Daughter Gena Swan, Larry Swan, Eugene Swan, Randi Sampson, Warren Swan, Kelli Swan, and Larry Swan Jr.

In Loving Memory of My Late Uncle Michael Manson My best uncle you will always be no matter what. You were there for me, through better or worse. You were the one I ran to first but now the lord had taken you away I didn't even get to say "Good-Bye". I know you're in a better place now. I'll wait for the day when I see your face, it's hard to believe that you are gone for good, I wish all this could be understood. It's like a dream but I'm awake, why was

it you the lord had to take? You were always so careful, I don't understand why the best uncle that was taken was mine. I know you will watch over me day and night, I know you will never let me out of your sight. It's hard letting go of someone so close. You were the uncle I loved the most. Don't forget me wherever you are. Someday we will be together, but until then you are my angel and my star. I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU UNCLE! LOVE YOU! MISS YOU! R.I.P Sadly missed by your niece Justine Amanda Fregin

In Loving Memory Ernest David Wilson, Who Passed Away May 7 1998. You truly were an angel , Sent from God in heaven above, Your shocking death just broke the Hearts of everyone you loved. When i found out that you had died, I thought that they were wrong. You were so alive my dear brother

Then Just like that , you were gone. A flame blown out in seconds, Confirming my worst fears A light that shines no more on earth , For which I shed many Tears, It is still quite a shock to me that you had to die. I will not forget you . Thinking of you always baby Brother, Good Bye for now. love sis Pearl.

In Loving Memory, Mamie Wilson May 12 2000, Somewhere beyond the sunset, Where the loveliness never dies, She dwells in a beautiful garden, With the blue and the gold of the skies,

We who loved and known, her, Whose parting brought great pain, will treasure her memory forever, Until we meet again. Forever missed. Love you mom. Pearl & kids.

April 21, 2004 Kelthsmaht prayer, coming full circle. Time to heal 2004. In memory of my best friend late Iris Frank. Tla-o-qui-aht. Three weeks missing. Found low tide, paper mill dam. Passed away age sixteen years. Lisa Marie Young, still missing, June 30, 2002, Tla-o-qui-aht. Creator I pray for Lisa’s safe return home. Written by Iona Grace Jack, Kelthsmaht / Ahousaht My Silence 2004 Time stands still! Crying… Sixteen, not yet a woman, no longer a child Our past has a way of repeating itself… 2004 Acknowledging our past is our greatest strength. Like mother bear: swatting older male cub away from her young because she protects her two new cubs Iris we were to graduate together: Shirley Johnson, Leona Manson, Pam Mickey, Linda Charleson, Vicky Frank, Darlene Amos, Val Charlie, Iona Grace Jack… friends… we were to be mothers, daughters, sisters, grandmothers. been gone since 1998 now coming on to 2004 I’ll still be crying for you but now I know you’re my past and my future is my son Jamal Bobby Gregory George Cooper

Sixteen, not yet a woman, no longer a child. Iris we loved the same older young Tlao-qui-aht man… you realized when you saw the hurt in my eyes, he never knew, two best friends. Iris, his baby girl has his eyes, I’m grandmother of two grandsons, one granddaughter 2004. We often talked, cried for Arlene… my brother Michael David Sr. passed on my birthday October 1… my son, grandson named Michael 2004. Sixteen, not yet a woman, no longer a child. Two princesses Tla-o-qui-aht, Kelthsmaht. 28 years, I still say why? Night mares. Road gives out to the river. Brother, sister, dad, baby girl, buddy yelling! I’m not losing Frances again, Buddy kept diving until he brought baby girl up out of the river (same river that took our Rush family) Wake… crying! Columba said “Never stop talking to your daughters… no matter how old they get!” My friend time to let go, time to heal… My silence 2004 “Acknowledging our past is our greatest strength.” Tears fall endlessly… Iona Grace Jack. (Buddy’s baby girl) Kelthsmaht / Ahousaht. I will always love you as my dad / uncle Always in loving memory Douglas Gregory Jack By Aleta Cooper Kelthsmaht/Ahousaht / Mohawk


Page 16 - Ha-Shilth-Sa - May 6, 2004 Hupacasath hosts NTC Fisheries meetings continued from page 5 Tseshaht and Hupacasath. The Uchucklesaht First Nation runs the Henderson indicators. So basically we have no problem with First Nations participation in Test Fisheries,” said Wilfe Ludke in response to Hugh Watts question. “I want to thank you for a well informative presentation and covering the whole province, one thing you did not mention or cover through the Ministry and we have been saying as a First Nation “Is there a possibility for Sockeye food fish being cut off due to the Sakinaw low returns?” and “How come you as DFO never talk about the food chain as a whole?” asked Simon Lucas of Hesquiaht. “We in Hesquiaht used to have an abundance of herring and they are important to Chinook, be it passing or local stocks,” said Lucas. “Also the needle fish and other small fish like that are part of the food chain why are they disappearing?” asked Lucas. “Another issue I would like to raise is the Steelhead fishery is not mentioned in your report, we all have them in our territories. And it seems as though the sports fishermen have that as their own fishery,” stated Lucas. “COSEWIC is the one that determines or recommends species at risk. COSEWIC has recommended that Sakinaw Sockeye be emergency listed. But the response for the emergency listing was that Sakinaw should be limited to 10-12 % harvest rates and that a forecast report be submitted. So with only 500 Sockeye returning our Johnstone Straits will have to be limited on the Sockeye harvests. In response to Lucas’s question Ludke said “It is not known why there are low numbers of small fish in the food chain.” “I would like to ask Wilfe and Laurie

why there are no Sockeye allocations for the Henderson projects? We pour money into it with the enhancements we have been doing, if this project goes down there will be implications on the rest of the Barcley stocks. So if there are no allocations there will be implications, and as long as there are forest operations going on there will always be salmon return difficulty,” said Charlie Cootes. “But it seems we don’t give a damn if the salmon are wild or not!” said Cootes. “I sympathize with you, we cannot get around bureaucracy we live and work with,” said Wilfe Ludke. This portion ended of the meetings with DFO and was followed up by the NTC tribes discussing their tribal needs of salmon for the coming year, and then after lunch discussions of the Uu-a-thluk program. The Uu-a-thluk program is a Nuu-chahnulth Organization Program proposal in a response to DFO’s Aboriginal Aquatic and Resources Management program. “I feel we need to protect ourselves against things that are signed that may change in court cases, population growths, and the good years / bad years scenario. So I feel we need to be careful about what we do in this if it goes ahead,” said Richard Watts. “I see something that will be a progressive step for Nuu-chah-nulth, like RAMS was although it fell short in its mark. So we need to negotiate the next step and that is what we need from the table here to take that step,” said Don Hall. After voting the NTC Tribes accepted Uu-a-thluk and asked Shawn Atleo and Simon Lucas to negotiate on the behalf of the NTC.

Pre-employment Peer Initiative By Brian Tate Northern Region Reporter Tsaxana - A 3 day workshop looking at peer education as a pre-employment initiative was held in Tsaxana on April 19th to the 21st. There were three days of presentation sessions on roles of peer educators, decision-making and presentation skills. The participants even took on the tasks of facilitating some of the workshop sessions themselves. Peer education recognizes that the experts on

any given topic are people’s peers with skill development and opportunities to practice peers are very effective educators. The same skills that they develop in being educators are also very applicable to employment scenarios. “We were surprised and excited to find such enthusiastic participants as we had here,” said Kelley Dowling an instructor. “We have never come across such eager and willing participants as this group, it was very refreshing,” said Kelley.

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 include 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

Francesca Christy, Rudy Dick, Paul Johnson, Francois Paul, Jamie Jack, Michelle James, Mavis Lucas, Carol Amos, Margaret Maquinna and Kelley Dowling

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 Interpreter and Interpreter-in-Training The Raincoast Education Society, Tofino, B.C

Proposal Request The Clayoquot Biosphere Trust (CBT) is pleased to announce the third allocation of funds that will be used to fund projects in the Biosphere Reserve region for the 2004 fiscal year. If your organization is interested in submitting a proposal to be considered for funding, the proposal must be consistent with the goals of the Clayoquot Biosphere Trust and meet the funding criteria outlined below. Projects will be funded up to a maximum $10,000.

The goals of CBT are to promote • • • • • •

Modelling of ecosystem-based management and sustainable development; Research that gathers information, organizes knowledge and achieves wisdom for conservation and sustainable development; Educational initiatives that benefit the region in achieving its goals; Training initiatives that benefit the community and the region in its pursuit of conservation, sustainable development and community health; Cultural initiatives that promote and support cross-cultural understanding to create strong vibrant cultures and united communities; Building capacity to work within the framework of the Man and Biosphere programme.

Proposals must meet the following criteria to be considered for funding: • • • • • • • • •

Research Projects should be based on scientific, socio-economic or traditional knowledge principles. Strong preference for locally based proponents. Preference for projects that have matching resources (e.g., money and/or in-kind contributions). Long-term benefits. Respect local protocols and regulations. Develop local capacity. Consider both short- and long-term environmental impacts. Effective local communication of results. Conform to the above goals of the Clayoquot Biosphere Trust.

The CBT does not fund: • • •

Capital acquisitions (e.g., computers, scanners, office furniture, etc.) Core activities for the operation of organizations Individuals.

Two Stage Application Process Stage 1: Letter of Intent Deadline: June 9, 2004 The letter of intent should be no more than 2 or 3 pages that outlines the following information: • Introduction of organization • Statement of issues, priorities or activities that the project will address or undertake • Start-up and completion dates • Project budget – indicating contribution in human capital or funding from other sources • Amount requested from CBT Stage 2: Formal Application Deadline: July 14, 2004 Once the proposals have been reviewed, those which meet the criteria, goals and are appropriate for CBT to fund will be invited to submit a more detailed proposal which must contain the following: • Concise description of activities to be undertaken • Community support for the project/program – letters of support • Formalized budget itemizing all potential and confirmed expenditures and revenues All proposals submitted will be assessed on their merit. Approval of funding will be announced by July 26, 2004. Proposals can be submitted to; Clayoquot Biosphere Trust Box 67 Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Or by e-mail Stan.Boychuk@clayoquotbiosphere.org If you have any questions or wish to discuss your proposal, call Craig Paskin, CBT Community Coordinator at 725-2219 or 726-2086

Kleco Kleco, To everyone that supported Danielle Sam by buying bread, chumus and raffle tickets. The funds raised for a student going to Onion Lake. The winners for the Raffle: Phone- Sidney Sam Sr. MP3- Denise Johnson.

Summer interpreters work with RES staff to develop and deliver interpretive and educational programs about the natural environment, communities and cultures of the west coast. Qualifications (Interpreter position): post-secondary education (or equivalent) in a relevant field, knowledge of the environment and communities of the Clayoquot region, and proven ability to deliver educational programs to audiences of all ages. First aid is an asset. The Interpreter-in-Training is a capacity-building position open to an individual interested in developing knowledge and skills in this field. Both positions are full-time through the summer. Some evening and weekend work will be required. Due to funding program restrictions, applicants must be between 15 and 30 years old and must be enrolled full-time in a recognized secondary or postsecondary education program. Send applications by May 12, 2004 to the RES Hiring Committee, P.O. Box 815, Tofino, B.C. VOR 2Z0 or res@island.net. For more information call 725-2560.

Birthday and Congratulations continued from page 15 May 21. Have a great day. Take Care and keep on smiling. Love Mary, Ian, Natalie & Scotti. Happy Birthday to Johnson Sam (May 27) in New York. Love and Hugs, Your brother Scotti. Happy 18th Birthday, Johnson Sam. Love Uncle John, Aunty Mary, Ian and Natalie Duncan. Happy Birthday to our special twin nieces Heidi Vincent and Lucy Vincent on May25. Love you both. From Auntie Pauline and Uncle Steve and cousins Steve jr., Clarence, Natasha, Courtney and Mariah. Happy Birthday to a very special baby Amber Vincent on May 26. Love you babe. Pauline, Steve & family. Happy Birthday to our sister Mariah John on May 7th and grampa John Vincent on May20th. Love you guys. From Steve jr., Clarence, Natasha, Courtney and Mariah John. Happy Birthday Daddy (Steve John) We love you. From your children: Steve Jr., Clarence, Natasha, Courtney and your baby Mariah. Happy Anniversary to my sister Natalie and Henry Jack on May 10th. Pauline and Steve and Family. Happy mother's Day to my Two Sisters Beverly and Greta John Well there sisters, I hope you have a good one. You are both the best sisters that I will ever have and cherish. You both make my day when I telephone you or you telephone me. I love you always, and if I forget to tell you... always know that I do LOVE YOU BOTH, from the bottom of my heart. Love your sister Carol Mattersdorfer Happy Mother's Day to my precious mother SHIRLEY DEANNA. JOHN Mom if it wasn't for you, I don't know what I would do. Thanks for teachings me your life skills... Thanks for all the good times we share together Thanks for your generosity and your love you offer... Thanks for your smile, and laughter thanks for your hugs Thanks for been my friend, your there when I need you.. Your there when I am down and out mom, you have so much to offer. I love you mother always know that I do. Happy Mother's Day. Love your daughter Carol Mattersdorfer Happy Mother's Day to our mom Marie Jessie Donahue Well mother it's another year you are just so sweet and dear...

You are so thoughtful so caring and understanding to me and your grandchildren, You are in our hearts and minds every day. Thanks for your telephone calls, Thanks for taking my children when you can. Thanks for always been there to listen to my problems. Most of all thanks for been my friend. Love from Carol Mattersdorfer Happy Mother's Day to my goddaughter Heather Ashley Carol Debbie Frank Well niece, just to let you know that your the best mother ever for your daughter FAITH I know your doing the best that you can I love you so much and I miss you so much too. Love always auntie Carol Mattersdorfer Happy Mother's Day to my sisters Gloria John and Marlene Sutherland-John Well sisters I sure hope you all have a good one too. "Happy Mother's Day!" I love you both so much. Love from your sister Carol Mattersdorfer Happy Mother's Day to my friend Annie Watts, sure hope you have a good one. Your doing a good job too my friend, until than take care of yourself and each other okay. Have a better day. From your friend Carol Mattersdorfer Happy Mothers Day to Vera Little. Words alone can't say enough, it can't even measure the amount of love that you have for our family. You are the best mother role and the best GRANDMOTHER Role. You have a smile that brightens up my day. You have a heart as big as the community You are one of a kind auntie always know that we love you. You are so SWEET! Have a good one okay. Love from The Mattersdorfer family. ANNOUNCEMENTS!

Corey, Anthony and Barry are excited to announce the upcoming marriage of their parents, Jenny Anne Dick and Matthew Allen Fred on August 21, 2004.


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he Amos families want to acknowledge and give thanks to the people who sat with us and helped us in time of our mourning of Angelina Rose Amos-August. Thanks to the Victoria General Hospital 5B nurses and doctors for taking care of “Angel” while in the hospital. Many thanks to our dearest cousin Karla Point and husband and the Hesquiaht Band for arranging plane flights for “Angels” daughters, Jessica and Vanessa Amos, from Calgary to Victoria and Victoria to Calgary. Thanks for arranging hotel room for them to stay while in Victoria. Thanks for preparing “Angels” pamphlet for the service. The Amos family appreciated your help and comfort and especially when you could have stayed at home with husband, who just returned home from the sea. Your consideration for the Amos family will always be remembered, for your kindness for this is not the first time you helped the Amos family, you were there for us when we lost our brother Lawrence (Lyle) Amos. Many thanks to Mustard Seed, Open Door, Streetlink, M'akola Housing, Tonto Rosette, Sandamarian, Friendship Centre (Victoria), Sands Chapels, Outreach Workers for the donations and for your condolences to the Amos family. Thanks to Open Door for using their facilities for “Angels” memorial service and luncheon. Thanks to Rev. Dave Stewart for the beautiful service. Thanks to Bernadette Williams, Stephanie & Peter Adams for singing the songs at “Angels” service, your singing the song touched each and everyone at the service, for your group sounded like Angel’s singing. Your singing was a great comfort to the Amos family and friends. Although this was a sorrowful ordeal for you, you managed to get family members to Victoria, and back home. Thanks to Charlene Livingstone of Lake Cowichan, Liza & Frank Cartlidge, Port Alberni, Bonita Williams, P.A., Bernadette & Hank Williams, P.A. and Faye Mamford (Hummingbird) of Victoria for driving family members to and from the hospital and viewing & memorial services. Thanks to Roberta (a secretary) at the

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Friendship Centre for phoning everyday to check if the Amos family were fed and to see if we needed anything. Also, for sitting with the family members in time of our mourning, greatly appreciated for your kindness. Many thanks to all the people who came by to give their condolences and thanks to Rev. Dave Stewart and Open Door members who paid their last respects to “Angel.” These people have very kind hearts, gentle people who respect each other, help each other, stay together as one family. Your presence was comforting for the Amos family. Thanks to Auntie Vi and uncle Willie George for the condolences, it was greatly appreciated by the Amos family, for you to think of us while in mourning. Your daughter Karla Point and husband represented you both. Many thanks to Tonto Rosette, M’akola Housing for allowing the Amos family to stay at your apartments. Thanks to Ken, Sam, George Hunt & Bernie for making us comfortable and for their kind words and advice they gave us. Many thanks to Faye (Hummingbird) who ritually came by to stay and help the Amos family. Thanks for having tea with us and sharing your knowledge and advising us on certain subjects. You made sure we kept up our strength to deal with our loss. Thanks to Frank August and family for sharing his wisdom and kindness with the Amos family. Also for sitting with the family. Thanks to Roxanne Taylor for her patience in learning how to take care of her auntie “Angel” when you gave the sisters a break or rest, greatly appreciated. Thanks to Charlene Livingstone, Bernadette Williams for doing the burning of clothes, and thanks to Polly for letting us burn Angel’s clothing on your property. Charlene Livingstone – Lake Cowichan Margaret Williams – Ucluelet (Ron) Cheryl Amos – Port Alberni Geri Wesa – Red Deer, Alberta Norma Taylor (Tim) – Port Alberni Matthew Amos Jr. (Butch) – Victoria Gerald Amos – Victoria Karen Amos - Victoria

o our People of Ahousaht, I would just like to sincerely Thank you for all your prayers and your generosity for my sister Brenda Sue, and her Family, just being in Vancouver for 3 days is expensive, and lonely, your continues prayers are much appreciated, thank you to Auntie Carol Thomas for being there in Vancouver, to Cousin Darlene Dick Auntie Ina, Cousin Guy and Pam , cousin Lawrence and wife, nephew Chief and Wife, niece Bettina

Thomas Watts, so many people there, I can't remember all the names, but your not forgotten in my prayers. Thanks to Gena, and Larry for taking us in cousins house in Burnaby BC. Kleco to my niece Holly A. for driving us and taking me back home from Vancouver. I know I can go on and on, but, thank you again for you continuous generosity and prayer's Choo! Thank you Bernice Sabbas and Family

April 20, 2004 in Nanaimo, BC: I would like to take this opportunity to give my most million thanks to my mother-in-law Marie Donahue, my aunt Vera Little, uncle Dave Frank, Jackson Frank, David Donahue, Jara D. for been so supportive for my daughter's court appearance. Samantha my daughter is a very precious daughter for me and it's a real blessing to have you be there for her court. Samantha, now has open custody, she's been incarcerated now for 19 months in Victoria BC. Samantha was really happy, although I couldn't even get to hug her or get to visit with her. It was just good to see her smiling from ear to ear. I am so happy for her also. Thanks to all those that said prayers for my daughter. Prayers are the key to living. Thanks to Patty and Robbie B. for letting stay at your house while we were there for

a couple of nights with you auntie Vera. Little. You are so kind, generous and caring Vera, thanks for the ride from Nanaimo to Tofino. I tried to give her some money for gas, but she refused. Your so sweet auntie Vera, you go out all your way. Thanks to my mother-in-law for bringing us that way too. But on the personal note, I am just so thankful for family isn't the same without you all. You all make a big difference in our lives. Always know that we appreciate the little things you do for us for they mean the biggest for our family too. Thanks to my beautiful, most loving mother Shirley John, for supporting us too. Thanks for always ready and willing to look after your grandchildren. I love you mom! So until next time take care of yourselves and each other. From Carol Mattersdorfer, Donald and family.

Community Events and Celebrations 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 250-670-2560.

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)

ADAM FRED MEMORIAL POTLATCH

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) 746-8445 grandma, granny Florrie (Alert Bay) 974-2485, or Deane Wadhams, aunt, 974-5472.

Chieftainship Seating of the Rush Family on November 27, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. at the Alberni Athletic Hall

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. Tsawaayuus (Rainbow Gardens) Auxiliary are hosting a GARGAGE AND BAKE SALE

On Saturday, May 8, 2004 From 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. There will be a Mother’s Day raffle (Prize – Mother’s Day Basket) Tickets are $1 each or 3 for $2. to be drawn May 8 at a.m.

CLASSIFIED CONTINUED Employment Wanted / Services Offered

Elegant Advantage Decorating and Catering Services Tracey Robinson @ home:723-8571, Margaret Robinson @ home:723-0789. We do all occasions: Weddings, Showers, Graduations, Banquets, Brunches, Dinners, * Super Host 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.

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


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.

Marine

wihayaqq,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.

Employment Wanted/ Services Offered T.S.G. TRUCKING SERVICE: Moving And Hauling, Reasonable Rates. Tom Gus, 5231 Hector Road, Port Alberni, B.C. Phone: (250) 724-3975. FOR HIRE:Pickup truck and driver. Need something transported or towed? Transport/move furniture, fridge, stoves, outboard motors, your boat, canoe or travel trailer towed or moved. By the km and by the hour. Call 250-724-5290.

+u` m>ka` Advisory for Histories, Governance, and Constitutions (forming governments). contact Harry Lucas, at 724-1494. NUU-CHAH-NULTH NATIVE LANGUAGE: Transcribing in phonetics - for meetings, research projects, personal use. Hourly rates. Phone Harry Lucas at 724-1494. FREE LANGUAGE CLASSES: at Hupacasath Hall. Language Instructor Tat Tatoosh. Monday and Wednesday Nights. 7 pm to 9 pm. (Bring your own pen and paper). Parenting Skills for Parents and Tots. Fridays from 3 – 4 pm. EVERYONE IS WELCOME. cuu kleco. Edward Tatoosh, Certified Linguist. TSAWAAYUUS: SHARE YOUR TALENTS WITH YOUR ELDERS: Volunteers required for the following: 9Give demonstrations 9and/or teach basket weaving, carving, painting, etc. 9We also need cultural entertainment. Contact Darlene Erickson at 724-5655. WANTED: Nuu-chah-nulth women that would like to join my exciting team of Mary Kay Independent Sales, not pyramid. For more information please phone me, Rosalee Brown @ (250) 3859906. FIRST AID TRAINING: Canadian Red Cross Certified First Aid Instructors Lavern and Alex Frank are available to teach First Aid to your group, office, or community. Classes can have up to 24 students. Phone (250) 725-3367 or (250) 726-2604 for more information. SWEEPY’S CLEANING SERVICES: Samantha Gus: Need some Cleaning done? Don’t have enough time? Good rates. Call 723-7645 or leave a message @ 724-2763. Windows, dishes, vacuuming, laundry, walls, shelves, etc. Custodial/ Janitorial certified. Commercial house keeping/ home making certified and Food safe. GROWING THE CIRCLE COMMUNICATIONS GROUP: Video / music / CD-Rom or DVD production, website design or enhancement, book publishing, public relations, marketing, and training. Top quality professional productions at very reasonable rates. Contact Randy Fred, 530 Cadogan Street, Nanaimo BC V9S 1T4; Tel. 250-7410153; e-mail: randyfred@shaw.ca. Chuu! TOQUART BAY CONVENIENCE STORE: Open Year round! Located on Macoah Reserve. Status cigs available. (250) 726-8306. Shirley Mack Proprietor. NITINAHT LAKE MOTEL: New Manager is Lucy Edgar. I can be reached at Office # - 250-745-3844, Home # 250745-6610, Fax # 250-745-3295. PO Box 160, Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 7M8. INCOME TAX PREPARATION: $15. Phone Buck 723-6749. COU-U$ CA$H - Need Cash between paydays. We loan $100, $200, up to $500 dollars. 100% owned and operated by First Nations. Phone (250) 390-9225. Or (250) 741-6070 cel. 401 Harvey Road, Nanoose Bay, B.C.

HOUSE FOR SALE to TFN member on Esowista Reserve. Newly added 1 bdrm suite. Views of ocean and forest. Info: (250) 725-3482. PRICED TO SELL. 14 ft. X 70 ft. Princeton 1993 Mobile Home. 2 Bedroom, plus 12 ft. X 18 ft. addition, Located at Sproat Lake Mobile Home Park. Can be moved, relocated. By appointment only. NO AGENTS! Phone: 724-5290. HOUSE FOR SALE: 3 bedrooms, with 3 bedroom basement suite, fruit trees, berry bushes and flower beds. Newer carpets and lino. 4 appliances. $95,000. Call 723-8979. BOARDROOMS FOR RENT: At the Tseshaht Administrative Buildings, Port Alberni. For more information call the Tseshaht First Nations Office at (250) 724-1225 or toll free 1-888-724-1225. FOR RENT: A non-profit organization has rooms to rent, by the day, week or month. Very reasonable rates for Room and Board. Also, there is a Boardroom available for rent. For more information phone 723-6511. ROOM AND BOARD 0PPORTUNITY): Looking for Adult tenants for August 1 and September 1, (3 available), Non-smoking and nondrinking Home. Located in Port Alberni (south), close to bus stop. Clean private room. Tenants must be clean and responsible. $350/month - Hydro, cable and Internet access included. (References Required). Call 250-7235503 for info. WANTED: Medical Equipment such as wheelchairs etc. Can be dropped off at the Tseshaht Band Office. 5000 Mission Road, Port Alberni. Contact Gail K. Gus at 724-1225. FOR SALE: Beautiful Native Design Dress. New condition. Size 5-7. 7243049. FOR SALE: Custom built food cart with grill, deep fryer, sink, water pump, and lots of storage. 1 owner. $6500, obo. 724-4383. WANTED: Serger Sewing Machine to buy. Please call 724-4987 MISSING: White, toddler size Canucks jersey with “C. Little, #99” on back. Jersey of sentimental value taken from a Port Alberni home. Call 724-6434 or 724-2935 with information. WOOD FOR SALE: $80 per cord. Leave a message @ 723-1129. FOR SALE: TREK 800 Unisex Mountain Bike, brand new condition (used 3 times). Blue and Silver, kickstand and back wheel-rack included. $350.00. Call 724-3420. FOR SALE: 4 1/2’ x 9’ pool table, 2 years old, $2000. 728-3537. FOR RENT: Equipment for power point and DVD presentations. Projector and Screen. By the hour or day. Deposit required. Telephone: 250-724-5290. WANTED: An old spanking strap from the Residential era and any pictures from CT Hilton in Port Alberni in the years 1964/65/66. Later known as Hilton Elementary and is now privatized. Leave message for August Johnson @ 283-2015 the Mowachaht/Muchalaht Band Office.

WESTCOAST TRANSITION HOUSE EMERGENCY SHELTER: For Abused Women and their Children on call 24 hours toll free. 1-877-726-2020. PORT ALBERNI TRANSITION HOUSE: Call 724-2223 or call the nearest local shelter or crisis center. HELP LINE FOR CHILDREN: 310-1234.


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N.E.D.C. BUSINESS NEWS

THE NEDC NUU-CHAH-NULTH LANGUAGE AND CULTURAL PROGRAM

NEDC introduces summer student Jack Little Jr.

sponsored by Primates World Relief Development Fund In June 2003 NEDC in partnership with the Primates World Relief Development Fund offered The Nuu-chah-nulth Language and Cultural Program to the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribes, organizations and membership for the first time. The response from the communities was overwhelming therefore NEDC accessed a second round of funding for the fiscal year April 01, 2004 – March 31, 2005. The program identical to the 2003/04 program, is designed to assist in the transfer and preservation of the Nuu-chahnulth language and culture All applications were assessed following the stated criteria, objectives and results. The criteria stated that the projects must demonstrate strategies that promote intergenerational transmission of language and/or build upon previous language and culture initiatives. Priority was given to projects that demonstrated a reasonable potential for achieving tangible results and/or targeted goals. Each project was required to demonstrate that a minimum of 25% of the total project funding would be secured from sources other that the Nuu-chah-nulth Language and Cultural Fund. The primary objective was to support short-term projects aimed at revitalizing and maintaining the Nuu-chah-nulth language and culture. And finally, the project would result in and/or assist in the transfer and preservation of Nuuchah-nulth language and culture. Here is a list of the successful applicants and a brief description of their projects.

May 6, 2004

Nuu-chah-nulth Education Worker (Sherri Cook): NCN masks making workshop with poems/short stories Taatneeis Daycare: Produce a video about the daycares’ language and culture lessons that will assist in teaching the language to preschool children and their parents at home. ADSS First Nation Steering Committee: Create and implement a NCN language unit for grades 9 – 12, and create a web page and CD. Mary Jane Dick: Create an Ahousaht Dialect dictionary & other dialects in the future. Huu-ay-aht First Nation: Create a phrase book for use at the language retreat for elders, immersion campout, and immersion day trip. NTC Fisheries Program: Produce a poster, CD-rom, web page and 120-page booklet on marine species. Ehattesaht First Nation: Teach youth the protocols in hosting a feast, song & dance. Hold a workshop on regalia making. Kathy Robinson: Weekly multigenerational language immersion class. Central Region Language Group: Purchase equipment to assist in presenting NCN language to schools, etc. Nuchatlaht Tribe: Implement a weekly Language and Culture class in Nuchatlaht including language classes, drum making workshops, and regalia making workshops.

Jack tends the NEDC booth at the RBC Aboriginal Banking Conference at Tin Wis Best Western Resort Hotel in Tofino. Jack is very accomplished. In 2004 he completed his second year in the Malaspina Business Degree Program - where he majors in Finance – with an A- average and because of his hard work, was one of four recipients of this years NEDC business scholarship.

NEDC’s TAXATION WORKSHOP MAY 28, 2004 in PORT ALBERNI, BC To assist our clients and the Nuu-chah-nulth people in making taxation, investment and business decisions NEDC is sponsoring this one-day workshop featuring some of the industry’s most informed professionals, including: Hugh Braker, QC; Braker & Company, Pt. Alberni Peter Ranson; KPMG, Prince George Randy Swanson; MNP, Sask. They will be discussing the aspects and options of business structures for both maximum return and business strength, including: · · · ·

PST & GST investment income 1st Nations exemptions aside from Section 87 structuring 1st Nation’s businesses – corporations, partnerships, joint ventures, etc.

For more information and/or to register for this workshop please contact Katherine Robinson at (250)724-3131.

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.