Ha-Shilth-Sa June 4, 2009

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Canada’s Oldest First Nations Newspaper - Serving Nuu-chah-nulth-aht since 1974

Vol. 36 - No. 11 - June 4, 2009

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Notice: Take in the Health Ability Fair June 17 to 19 Presentations at the upcoming NTC DAC Health Ability Fair will include: general and diabetic foot care by Happy Soles; hearing aid maintenance and importance of hearing tests by Island Hearing; denture and gum care and maintenance by Alberni Denturist; prescriptions and overthe-counter medications – Shopper’s Drug Mart; NIHB update; There will also be self-care service providers on-site.

Friends and family of Eva and Gilbert Moose Frank gathered in Ahousaht on May 23 to remember the generous and loving couple during a thank you feast hosted by Louie Frank Sr. and family. The family wated to take the time to let people know that they appreciated their kindness coming to their aid during Gilbert’s long illness and when Eva passed Photo by Denise Titian a year later. See story and photos on page 16.

A-in-chut launches campaign for top spot Top photo: Kyuquot Elementary Secondary School Teaching Assistant Arlene Smith takes part in the celebration of life potlatch held May 30 in Kyuquot.

Grade 4 student Eric Gillette, 9, takes part in a fun dance at the Kyuquot Elementary Secondary School Celebration of Life Potlatch held in Kyuquot on May 30. See page 10 and 11 for story and photos.

Alberni elementary celebrates aboriginal day..........Page 2 Energy in, energy out...................................................Page 4 Family dries their tears.................................................Page 5 Tourism: The trapline of the future............................Page 9 Community and Beyond............................................Page 13 Family thanks community for caring.......................Page 16

By Debora Steel Ha-Shilth-Sa Reporter

Vancouver—Well, he’s off and running. On May 27, Shawn A-in-chut Atleo launched his official campaign in the election of national chief for the Assembly of First Nations. Hundreds of supporters were in attendance at Joe’s house, the recreation Shawn Atleo kick-starts his campaign for the post of centre named after national chief of the Assembly of First Nations at a the legendary Chief celebration on May 27 in Vancouver. Chiefs from across Joe Mathias of the the country traveled to the event to sign his nomination Squamish Nation. papers and the Atleos thanked them for their support with Friends and family the gift of hand-crafted paddles. from Ahousaht, A-innomination papers. Shawn and his wife chut’s home community, and from the Nancy thanked them by giving them Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council, where handcrafted paddles to show they were he once sat as president, sang and pulling together for the good of First danced for their celebrated son. Nations grassroots people. Chiefs from across Canada made their Continued on page 7 way to Vancouver to sign A-in-chut’s If undeliverable, please return to: Ha-Shilth-Sa P.O. Box 1383, Port Alberni, B.C. V9Y 7M2

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