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Canada’s Oldest First Nations Newspaper - Serving Nuu-chah-nulth-aht since 1974 Canadian Publications Mail Product haasi^ >sa “Interesting News” Vol. 34 - No. 17 - Aug. 30, 2007 Sales Agreement No. 40047776 Ann Robinson is the winner of the Nuu-chahnulth Economic Development Corporation’s Best Cultural Business Award for First Nations Wildcrafters. She is congratulated by NEDC’s Ida Mills. Story on page 11.

Settlement forms released without Canada’s approval The Indian Residential School Survivors Society has released information of interest to residential school survivors. The society has learned that an unofficial version of the common experience payment application form has been distributed to survivors. This is an unapproved form and filling it in and sending it off to government will not result in survivors receiving their residential school settlement payments. Even though the forms might not indicate it, they are draft forms and cannot be accepted by Service Canada. The forms were distributed without the permission of the official court administrator or the government of

Canada, who are in charge of the settlement process. Any of these unapproved applications received prior to and after Sept. 19 will be returned to senders. To receive payment, residential school survivors must use the official form, which will only be available as of Sept. 19. All survivors who have registered at www.residentialschoolsettlement.ca or by calling 1-866-879-4913 will receive the final and approved application in the mail on or soon after Sept. 19. For more information, call the court administrator toll free at 1-866-8794913. Were you stumped for something to do this summer? Not Ray Sim Jr. (right) who took advantage of the Day Camp program at the Port Alberni Friendship Centre to fill in his days. He celebrated the end of summer at the friendship centre’s annual picnic held at Sproat Lake. Conner Sim joins him for a break after swimming. Story on page 5. Photo by Jack F. Little

VIHA vows to keep Tofino hospital open.................Page 3 Doctor says kick the carbs and cure diabetes...........Page 5 Fire ravages NTC smokehouse..................................Page 10 Organizers hope to raise level of understanding...Page 15 Community and Beyond events................................Page 16 Les Sam’s Thunder Tournament revives fastball...Page 17

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Maureen Touchie (crouching) points out Ucluelet First Nation treaty settlement land on a map before Delaney Clayton, Elder Sullivan Louie and Evelyn Louie board a float plane to tour the area on Aug. 23.

Treaty team takes flight in effort to inform members By Denise Titian Ha-Shilth-Sa Reporter Ucluelet–The remaining four Maanulth treaty nations are nearing a vote on their treaties; treaty teams are switching to high gear to get information to membership on the Maanulth Final Agreement, so that people can make an informed decision when it comes time to vote. Part of keeping the membership informed is showing them what portions of their traditional territories they will have control over; their treaty settlement lands. The Ucluelet treaty team did just that on Aug. 23. Hiring a small float plane, Ucluelet First Nation members were invited to take a 45-minute flight that took them from Ucluelet Harbour to Effingham Inlet in Barclay Sound, and back again. Treaty communications worker Maureen Touchie said the tour was an important step in engaging the people. “They wanted to get out and look at their property,” she said. “These tours get people involved. It allows them to see the quality and quantity of land.” Touchie said Ucluelet members have also been invited on boat tours through the waterways of the treaty settlement lands. The flight was originally destined to take the people to the Nahmint, but the

time would not permit the longer flight. Armed with maps, Touchie met with each group of three members before they boarded the small float plane. She outlined for them which lands would become theirs in a post-treaty environment and encouraged them to take pictures. “The morning tours didn’t go as well due to fog,” said Gertrude Touchie, the treaty communication assistant. Many could not see the land, but they seemed to enjoy the rare opportunity to fly. The Touchies describe Effingham Inlet as a beautiful place. There are many houses along the shore and also several oyster farms. Ray Touchie, after having just landed from his tour, admitted he took the flight just for fun. But for him, the trip allowed him to see Ucluelet First Nation’s Indian Reserve #4. Located in Effingham Inlet, the reserve is isolated. It was the first time Ray had ever set eyes on it, and he was pleased. The treaty team is doing its best, on limited resources, to get their membership involved and aware about treaty. “It’s important that people truly understand what’s in the treaty and why,” said Maureen. She said many are concerned about complex issues like taxation and may have a limited understanding of it. Continued on page 6.

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Love of music inspired by gift of guitar By Jack F. Little Ha-Shilth-Sa Reporter Port Alberni–Soon a golden anniversary will be celebrated for a Nuu-chah-nulth musician. Almost 50 years ago, as of January 2008, Ed (Tat) Tatoosh of the Hupacasath First Nation, will have been in the music business for 50 years. Tatoosh began his business with a few of his friends. When one of his friends from their jamming sessions decided to get married, the band started in earnest. Jerry Lajeeunese, who played base guitar, was the fellow getting hitched, and the band Tat and the Chancellors was formed. Other members included Wayne Price on lead guitar; Tony Strudiwick on drums; Ken Hackwell played the saxophone and piano; and Ed Tatoosh was lead singer. The Chancellors then played all over the island and on the mainland. John Fisher, one of Tatoosh’s longtime friends and supporters, is going to be working on a celebration of Tatoosh’s golden anniversary. Fisher, who lives in Victoria, is unsure of where the celebration will be, however it may be in the capital city. This is to be confirmed at a later date. How Tat get involved in music? For Tatoosh, it all started when he was a 10year-old boy. He received a guitar as a gift from his step-father Allan Dick, and the rest is history. A love of music was born that day and it is evident that it still exists in Tatoosh. “Richard Gus from Tseshaht taught me to play my first three guitar cords, and from then on to this day I love to play music,” said Tatoosh. As a young boy he was influenced by a few of his peers and learned all that he could on his guitar. As a teenager, Tatoosh idolized Doug Robinson of Tseshaht. Robinson also played the guitar back then. Both Robinson and Gus played instrumental roles in Tatoosh’s life. Family support was important to Tatoosh. His late mother, Agnes Dick, taught him many values that he cherishes today. One of his fondest memories was that his mother used to play the mouth organ. Often she would sing him to sleep

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Top: Celebrating 50 years of doing what he loves, playing music, is Ed Tat Tatoosh. Left: The band Tat and the Chancellors got its start when a friend got married and needed a group to play at the celebration. Now, 50 years later, Tat is playing with Sly Dawg. when he was a child. She was an inspiration to him. In 1960, his daughter Yvonne Elaine Tatoosh was born. Tatoosh’s strong family ties and values were literally put to the test. Tatoosh was being discovered, and the door to opportunity and potential fame and fortune had arrived at the time of his daughter’s birth. Tatoosh passed up on this opportunity and chose to be with his daughter and family instead. Tat also has a son Justin. Tatoosh played locally with his band, but also played and jammed with other musicians and artists, including the Viscounts; Harry Walker and the High Fives, Morning Star, the Elmers Blues Band, and Heat and the Shade. In Port Alberni he played with the Barry Cup Blues Band, and a First Nations band from Alert Bay called Lost Tribe. Today, Tatoosh plays with a band called Sly Dawg. Sly Dawg’s base

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player Dave Fraser has offered to do a biography on Tatoosh. There have been many highlights in Tat’s music career. One of them is that in the early years when his band was getting really well known, one of their regular gigs was to play in Powel River. “This was one of the biggest crowds we used to play for. There were up to 1,000 fans and many of them would be jiving and dancing. That was a lot of fun” said Tatoosh. Sly Dawg has a couple of CDs out and Tatoosh is looking for money and/or sponsors to make more copies of the most recent release. The band played most recently at the Aboriginal Day celebration cosponsored by the Port Alberni Friendship Centre and local United Native Nations Society at Dry Creek Park, and in Ucluelet. Other members of the band are Robert Armage and Stacy Warner.

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VIHA vows to keep Tofino General Hospital open By Denise Titian Ha-Shilth-Sa Reporter Tofino–Locals were alarmed following reports that Tofino General Hospital (TGH) may be forced to close in the New Year when one of its long-time physicians, Dr. Brian Killins, is set to retire. Already understaffed, Dr. John O’Brian, chief of staff, reportedly said the hospital may have to scale back services or even close if another permanent physician isn’t found by December. TGH provides health services for residents of Tofino and Ucluelet. Also dependent on the small hospital are the remote communities of Hot Springs Cove, Ahousaht, Opitsaht, Esowista, Macoah and Ittattsoo. Some of these communities are located more than an hour from Tofino. In most cases, closure of TGH would lengthen travel time to West Coast General Hospital in Port Alberni, the next nearest emergency room, by about two hours. Dr. O’Brian was not available for comment at press time. All but one of Tofino’s four doctors are taking vacations during the month of August. But Linda Lathom, the Vancouver Island Health Authority’s (VIHA) director of community hospitals, said VIHA knows how important the hospital is to the community and has no plan to let it

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The already understaffed Tofino General Hospital will be losing a doctor at the end of the year. The Vancouver Island Health Authority is looking for a replacement, but a spokesperson says the remote community with expensive housing is making recruitment a challenge. close. “We are working hard to find physicians to staff the hospital,” she said. She acknowledged the long-term shortage of permanent physicians in Tofino and admits the retirement of one makes the shortage worse. “We are hopeful to have a plan in place by then,” she said. Lathom said VIHA is recruiting all over Canada and into the United States through various means, including the placement of advertisements in medical journals. But attracting new doctors to Tofino on a permanent basis isn’t as easy as one might think. “We have many inquiries about Tofino, but they are concerned about the high cost of housing and the fact that

Office Closure All Nuu-chah-nulth tribal Council Offices (Main, Central and Northern) will be closed in observance of the Labour Day holiday, as follows:

Monday, September 3, 2007 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Our offices will re-open for regular business at 8:00 am on Tuesday, September 4, 2007.

Tofino is considered fairly isolated,” Lathom explained. “The Ministry of Health has come up with a $100,000 incentive for doctors willing to move to under-serviced areas like Tofino,” she added. According to Lathom there are four general practitioners currently living in the community. “Ideally, we should have five, because they’re on call every day for the hospital,” she explained. On-call duty is another concern for new recruits; small community for them means being on call more often. When asked what would happen if a new doctor is not recruited by December, Lathom responded by saying VIHA would continue to use locums, doctors from other cities that come in for short periods of time. “It’s fairly common; we already have locums coming to Tofino from Nanaimo,” she said, adding that if they don’t get permanent physicians soon, they would probably have to expand the locum physician program. VIHA is working on a consultation process which is taking place in Tofino and surrounding communities. “We will consult with the communities in an effort to look at service needs and to determine if there’s better ways to provide the services,” Lathom explained. The consultation process, led by the Coastal Health Committee, started in the

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Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council President Francis Frank spring and continues to this day. The Coastal Health Committee is made up of many community members, and includes First Nations representation. Lathom’s message to the West Coast on behalf of VIHA is this: “People need not fear. The hospital will not shut down. We are going to do everything in our power to keep it open.” But the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council President Francis Frank has his concerns. “As remote as VIHA makes it sound that they would close the Tofino General Hospital, it is important that VIHA realize that First Nations won’t sit by idly while decisions that could impact our lives are made by a central body without full, thorough and adequate consultation and accommodation of those First Nations affected, particularly those communities that are isolated,” he said. “This also is not an issue for First Nation communities. It also impacts non-First Nation communities such as Ucluelet and Tofino and definitely would impact on the significant amount of tourists who frequent the area annually.”

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Doctor says cut carbs and avoid diabetes

THE MAA-NULTH FIRST NATIONS Huu-ay-aht First Nations | Ka:’yu:’k’t’h’/Che:k’tles7et’h’ First Nations Toquaht Nation | Uchucklesaht Tribe | Ucluelet First Nation

Congratulations to all Maa-nulth First Nations

By Debora Steel Ha-Shilth-Sa Reporter Port Alberni—Fat is good, and meat is fine. Kick the carbs and you’ll be eating like the ancestors. That was the message from Dr. Jay Wortman, who was lecturing to the Nuu-chah-nulth nurses on the Aug. 22. His subject: Is a traditional diet the cure for diabetes? It’s not news that diabetes in Aboriginal populations worldwide is skyrocketing. Wortman, who is the regional director for the First Nations and Inuit Health Branch, Dr. Jay Wortman speaks to the nurses about currently on sabbatical, himself carbohydrates and diabetes on Aug. 22. once had Type 2 diabetes. Five years ago he was injecting rice, bread products or fruit choices, like himself with insulin, but since he began apples, that are heavy on the to eat traditionally, the way the carbohydrates. What this means is eating ancestors ate before contact with traditional foods alone, does not equal Europeans, he got his blood sugar under having a traditional diet. To achieve that control and no longer required that one has to cut out the plant food. treatment. Cancer, diabetes, stroke and heart Wortman is a slim man, who pinches disease are diseases of civilization, said a tiny bit of flesh at his waist and says Wortman. These diseases are not found he’s still got a few pounds to shed. But in Indigenous populations that have not to hear him tell it, the traditional diet been exposed to western-world diets. was his saving grace. But expose those populations to refined He was born in northern Alberta in a foods, like sugar, flour and polished rice, place called Fort Vermilion near the and you’ve set the stage for increased border of the Northwest Territories. He rates of those ailments. tells the nurses this, because it was There are three main components to during a time of transition for the average diet: Protein, fat and Indigenous peoples in Canada. carbohydrates. Protein—meat, fish, He projects a picture of himself as a eggs—is needed every day. Fats come young boy on the wall of the treaty from two sources—animals and building conference room. In it, he’s vegetables. Carbs come from plants, and smiling, and the house behind him is his the Canadian Food Guide recommends grandmother’s. He said this was a busy that we get 50- to 55 per cent of our place with people coming and going. daily intake of calories from those foods. He’d sit at his grandma’s feet as she Wortman said there is good evidence visited with the fur traders, who would that that recommendation is incorrect. give him chunks of dried moose meat to Continued on page 12. gnaw on. She would bake with the flour, sugar and lard that was brought to the area with the settler populations. It was a time, said Wortman, that Indigenous nutrition was making a shift, from that of the hunter gathers of yesteryear—food that was low in carbohydrates—to the food of agriculture; food from plants, which are higher in carbohydrates. The people of that time didn’t realize the harm that grains and potatoes and other plant products would have on Indigenous health, but today is a day of enlightenment, Wortman said. People recognize the difficulties Aboriginal people have had over 500 years of colonization. To counteract that damage, there has grown a renaissance of art and traditional practice, except, the doctor said, in the area of diet. Indigenous peoples still enjoy traditional favorites, like meat and fish, but they pair their protein with white

It’s official! All five Maa-nulth First Nations’ memberships have approved their Constitutions! Congratulations to all memberships. Without your dedication and commitment to learn as much as you can about your nation’s Constitution and getting out there to vote, we wouldn’t be here! The approval percentage of the votes First Nation

Constitution

Treaty

Huu-ay-aht First Nations Treaty Office 1-877-723-0119

80 %

90 %

Ka:’yu:’k’t’h’/ Che:k’tles7et’h’ First Nations Treaty Office (250) 287-2775

87 %

Toquaht Nation Office (250) 726-4230

91 %

Uchucklesaht Tribe Office (250) 724-1832

98 %

Ucluelet First Nation Office 1-877-726-7342

69 %

The Huu-ay-aht First Nations membership have approved the Maa-nulth Final Agreement. The remaining four Maa-nulth First Nations’ memberships will go to the polls in mid-October. Please keep in contact with your First Nation to ensure your teams have current contact information to keep you informed on progress and updates.

Website: www.maanulth.ca or email us at info@maanulth.ca

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Friendship centre picnic signals summer programs wind-up By Jack F. Little Ha-Shilth-Sa Reporter Port Alberni–As summer comes to a close, so do the summer programs offered by the Port Alberni Friendship Centre, but there was one more treat for community members on Aug. 16. As many as 50 people attended the friendship centre’s annual picnic at Sproat Lake Provincial Park. Dan Jensen and a group of volunteers made the first trip from the centre with picnic supplies and a barbeque to cook hotdogs and hamburgers. Jensen then made another trip back to the centre to ferry guests, both young and old, who were anxiously waiting for a ride to the lake. Elder, board member and volunteer John Barney started to cook while a few of the young children and teenagers braved foul weather to go swimming. It was an overcast afternoon with a constant threat of showers and or rain. Others walked around the park to pick some ripe blackberries. They then served them to the elders in attendance. There were some happy smiles as they enjoyed the treat. Family and community members sat around the picnic tables and enjoyed a visit, while Cheryl Brennan, the

friendship centre’s program coordinator, organized the popular three-legged race. There were also a few children who played amongst themselves. Some of them were climbing trees and stumps. For many in attendance, this was their only chance of the summer to make it to nearby Sproat Lake. They enjoyed the scenery and the peace and serenity. “I would like to thank all of the volunteers, especially the drivers and cooks. Without their support, this picnic may not have happened,” said Brennan. In other events, Daniel Jensen, the Urban Multi-purpose Aboriginal Youth Centre (UMAYC) coordinator, shared some information on some of the activities that he has been involved with. Jensen has been the UMAYC coordinator for the last three years. The friendship centre sponsors a day camp for children on Tuesday to Friday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and currently there are 12 regular participants. Jensen is assisted at the day camp by three summer students: Danielle Samuel, Hank Gus and Rena Johnson. The day camp is run during July and August. Activities take place mainly at the friendship centre and include arts and crafts and recreation and leisure events. Jensen also works with a very active youth group at the centre. Some of the activities are hockey, basketball, and occasionally, volleyball. Video games

and movies are a couple of activities that seem to be popular also. Arts and crafts are regularly made available for those who may be interested. The youth also plan an annual floor hockey tournament. The youth have taken field trips to Nanaimo for a dinner and a movie, to Ditidaht to a minilonghouse opening, to a Nanaimo longhouse event, and to Victoria for a workshop. “Fundraising is another activity I have been actively involved with our youth to fundraise for a youth centre. This has included bottle drives, raffles and car washes. The youth would like a youth centre building,” said Jensen. Costs are continuing to rise though. Three years ago to renovate the building next door to the friendship centre, it was quoted to cost $365,000; now it is Jack F. Little estimated to cost $700,000. The friendship centre owns the Elder Josephine Thompson sits at a picnic building. table and visits with friends at the Port Workshops are another area that Alberni Friendship Centre’s annual picnic. Jensen is partially responsible for. Jensen attempts to do two workshops per If you would like further information month. They have included sexual abuse about friendship centre activities, please prevention, a sexually transmitted contact either Jensen or Brennan at the disease discussion; and business friendship centre. They can be reached opportunities for youth. at (250) 723-8281.

Uchucklesaht leader provides treaty update By Jack F. Little Ha-Shilth-Sa Reporter Henderson Lake–At the picturesque Henderson Lake, in the heart of Uchucklesaht territory, Chief Councillor Charlie Cootes Sr., Dan Legg and Tom Happynook (Mexsis) took time out of the annual Uchucklesaht picnic to speak about the Maa-nulth Final Agreement, to which Uchucklesaht is a signatory. Everyone gathered on the grass in a circle on Aug. 11 to hear from the negotiators of that agreement. “I feel it is important for our members to physically see your lands that have been negotiated,” said Cootes. “Seeing the lands to me is important. Books, papers and reports may tell you, however, seeing it shows you your lands that were negotiated.” Helicopter tours were arranged for members to tour the area, as reported in the last edition of Ha-Shilth-Sa. One of the key components of the update was the financial aspects of the agreement. “There is a significant amount of cash negotiated under the agreement, which will benefit all of the membership of the Maa-nulth First Nations,” said Legg. Under the current system in the Indian Act, only those on the reserve can benefit and there is not many dollars, said Legg. A significant change under treaty would be that all members of Maa-nulth would benefit. Financial amounts included funds to support and enhance existing programs, including health, social services, education, administration, capital projects and infrastructure of up to a total of $9.5 million annually. Uchuklesaht’s share is $1 million; a total of $46.1 million will go to treaty implementation, with Uchucklesaht’s share being $5.5 million; Capital transfers total $62.6 million.

Chief Councillor Charlie Cootes Sr. Uchukleshat’s share is $4.9 million. Resource and revenue sharing for 25 years totals $1.2 annually. Uchuklesaht’s share is $100,000. And other funding, which includes capital projects, sewage treatment and electrification projects, is set at $5 million. A total of $4.15 million will be received for the purchase of commercial fishing licenses and $1.6 million will go to help Maa-nulth First Nations prepare for implementation of the treaty. This is outside the final agreement itself, and both Canada and British Columbia have agreed to pay for funding these items. Mexsis, who is a hereditary chief from Huu-ay-aht then spoke. “I would like to thank and acknowledge Uchuklesaht for allowing me to be in your traditional territories.” He also acknowledged Uchuklesaht’s achievement of voting in favor of its constitution. He then strongly encouraged the membership to vote on the Maa-nulth Final Agreement. Huu-ayaht membership has already ratified the final agreement. The other four First Nations of Maa-nulth will be voting on the agreement in October. If the treaty is ratified by these nations, it would then

go to Canada and British Columbia for ratification. A big message Mexsis brought to the picnic was that, under treaty, Uchuklesaht would be in a situation to decide its own future. It will not be done in Ottawa for them. “There is also a provision in the agreement that the treaty will be reviewed every 15 years and we will review the treaty. The treaty is not frozen in time. Photos by Jack F. Little Benchmarks are in place to see Mexsis Tom Happynook speaks at the how the treaty is working,” said Uchucklesaht community picnic about treaty. Mexsis. Another important component in the “There is also a provision in treaty negotiated is that the First Nations will own the land, as well as the rights to the agreement that the treaty the richness of the resources in each will be reviewed every 15 years respective territory. Under the current system, First Nations do not own the and we will review the treaty. land. The treaty is not frozen in Under the Maa-nulth Treaty, there is a significant increase in lands, from what time. Benchmarks are in place is currently occupied by the nations. The to see how the treaty is total amount of hectares now is 2,084 hectares. An additional 22,375 hectares working.” has been negotiated for the Maa-nulth First Nations. Uchuklesaht’s current land totals 233 hectares, whereas an Mexsis , Tom Happynook additional 2, 834 hectares has been negotiated for the nation under treaty. “The treaty is not going to answer all Indian reserves lands currently owned of our concerns and our issues. But it is by the Crown will become treaty lands a toolbox that we can go to as leverage that will be owned by each First Nation for other opportunities,” said Cootes. and they will have direct control over An example he used was that each these treaty lands. Each First Nation has Maa-nulth First Nation would access $5 also identified “pre-approved” parcels of in grant money for each $100 that they lands that, if purchased within a 15-year invest of their own funds. Five million period, will automatically become treaty dollars in grants would be made lands with no further negotiation available for the Maa-nulth First required. Nations. Also, for every $100 of its own Other aspects or highlights of the funds invested, they could access $100 treaty were also very briefly discussed. in business loans. Eighty million dollars Chief Councillor Cootes thanked the would be made available in loans. visitors for their attention to the treaty Cootes then thanked Carla Halvorsen, and encouraged all of the participants to the communications co-ordinator, for review the agreement and encouraged her efforts in planning the picnic and them to vote. treaty update gathering.


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Resort get $2.2 million upgrade to infrastructure By Denise Titian Ha-Shilth-Sa Reporter Tofino–Tin Wis Best Western Resort, owned and operated by Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations, is bustling with activity as an excavator and dump trucks criss-cross the normally serene property. The resort is building to better accommodate its guests. Hotel employee Elmer Frank said $2.2 million worth of upgrades will include a new laundry facility, office space and staff lunchroom, which is under construction next to the conference centre. Additionally, the 10-unit doublewide trailer, which serves as staff accommodation, will be taken away, replaced with a 20-unit building complete with in-unit restrooms and sinks. Contractor Island West Coast Developments began work July 16 and expects to finish in October. Tin Wis Resort boasts 85 units ranging from standard rooms to higher-end suites. It is also home to Calm Waters Restaurant, a conference centre and a highly successful gift shop. Located on a magnificent beach, Tin Wis enjoys a 100 per cent occupancy rate from May to September. Frank said the resort stays about 60 per cent full during the winter months. A large percentage of the Tin Wis staff are of First Nations ancestry; many chose to make careers out of the hospitality industry as a result of their employment there. While hospitality industry workers are in high demand in Tofino, a major drawback to securing employment is the lack of affordable housing. Tin Wis

Business is good at the Tla-o-quiaht-owned Tin Wis Best Western Resort in Tofino, and management has big plans to improve on the already successful operation, with construction on upgrades to infrastructure begun on July 16. The resort boasts a beautiful ocean vista and a First Nations cultural component, which makes it a unique and desireable destination for tourists visiting the area.

addressed this problem by bringing in a trailer, which is hidden away in the forest near the highway entrance to the resort. “The old trailer is pretty run down and we have no use for it, so we’ll just get rid of it,” said Frank. Part of the resort’s popularity stems from brilliant marketing ideas. One idea was to construct a carving shed in the parking lot where First Nations artists would work on projects as hotel guests observed. “They get to watch the artists at work and the artists sell more of their work that way,” Frank said. But managers have new ideas for the open-air shed. “We’re taking bids to turn the shelter into a gift shop,” said Frank. Currently, the lobby serves as a guest reception area and gift shop. “We would like to offer more products and keep up with the demand,” Frank explained, adding they wanted the lobby area to focus on guest services. Tin Wis sells large volumes of its

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Ucluelet First Nation

A bird’s eye view of territory Continued from page 1. “Some think we have total tax-free status and that’s not true. We pay taxes every time we buy gas, clothes and other things, but it’s the government that gets the money,” she explained. In a post-treaty environment, the First Nation will have the authority to decide whether or not to charge taxes on settlement lands; and if they do, it’s the people of the First Nation that benefits. Voting on the treaty will take place Oct. 19.

“We need to involve all of our eligible voters,” said Touchie. There is a room at the Ucluelet First Nation Treaty Office devoted to treaty information and all of the nation’s members are invited to drop in and look at everything. Employees of the treaty team are available to answer questions about treaty. A few lucky members of Ucluelet First Nation will soon be invited north to Nisga’a territory where they will see treaty in action.

jackets, vests and shirts emblazoned with its signature serpent logo. Other products with the design include blankets, cups and wine glasses. The restaurant also sells its own specialty brand of coffee from the gift shop. Many First Nation artists sell their prints and other products through the gift shop. One may also find contemporary items like candle holders and jewellery. “Right now we’re working on a smaller scale than we want and we can’t keep up with the demand,” said Frank. In the past two years the resort turned

its attention to catering for weddings. “I’d say we’ve improved by 100 per cent in that area,” said Frank. While Frank was reluctant to talk about the resort’s annual revenue, he did say they are doing alright and have more plans for improvement. For example, the cedar pillars at the lobby entrance will be made even more beautiful after the sea serpents are carved into them. “We have headdress-like serpent heads that will be added to the top of the pillars,” Frank explained.


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Relief as participants learn ways to preserve language Submitted by Sheila Savey, Project Manager Reclaiming the Past for Today and Tomorrow: Indigenous Narratives and Knowledge Repatriation The Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nation (M/M FN) in partnership with the University of British Columbia (UBC) has received a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada. For a period of three years, this grant funds the creation of a Cultural Heritage Resource Centre at Tsaxana. Through a partnership with UBC faculty, members of the M/M FN will use the research materials in ways that meet the community’s priorities. For example, such priorities might include language revitalization, genealogy, mapping, creation of M/M FN historical narratives, research into M/M FN artifacts held by museums, and the list goes on. With language high on our priority list, on June 24 to June 29 the project team for M/M FN—Sheila Savey, project manager, Tracy Amos, trainee

From Left to Right: Elders Gloria Maquinna, Vi Johnson, Barney Howard, Chief Max Savey and Leonard Mark. Community members Sheila Savey and Dorothy George hold up certificates earned by attended workshop. and language coordinator and Michelle James, trainee—held a five-day language workshop at Tsaxana. In attendance at this workshop were elders, Jack Johnson Sr., Barney Howard, Maximus Savey, Leonard Mark, Vi Johnson and Gloria Maquinna, three UBC faculty members (Patricia Shaw, linguist, Karen Duffek, of the Museum of Anthropology, and Paige Raibmon from Deptartment of History, and also community members

who want to learn the language. With only a handful of elders who are fluent speakers today, we are now at the understanding that we are more than capable of preserving and protecting our language, thanks to Shaw, who gave us insight into how we can do this and the tools to work with. It was a fun-filled week for all that participated. We not only learned how to pronounce the words, but we also

learned how to read and write them using the 22 symbols that do not exist in the English alphabet, and how to say the alphabet in the M/M FN dialect. We played Word Bingo and number Bingo. We also brainstormed as to how we can add to supporting our long-term culture and language revitalization goals. We are at different levels of skill (how to speak, understand or even to write). Keeping in mind that the writing system never takes over the oral language, we believe that writing is a very useful tool for preserving the language. Certificates were given to participants at the end of the week. This is the beginning of our long-term goal to help meet the needs as directed by our elders and membership to restore and implement the language which provides continuity of learning our history and customs of the M/M FN. There will be more language workshops and, in due time, language camps throughout the year that we will be holding/hosting with the community, not only for the elders, but for the whole community. Thanks again to Patricia Shaw (UBC) for sharing her knowledge and giving us the tools to work with. Kleco! Chuu!

A new approach to training offered at a-m’aa-sip Submitted by Jan E. Green, Adult Alternative Learning Education Specialist Port Alberni–The a-m’aa-sip Learning Place is the newest program in the Nuuchah-nulth Employment and Training Program’s (NETP) web of preemployment and employment services. Our new “learning to learn” program is available for Aboriginal youth and young adults, ages 15 to 30. a-m’aa-sip was named with counsel from Ahousaht Elder Lena Jumbo, and the Nuu-chahnulth Employment Training Program Advisory Committee (N.E.T.P.A.C.) am’aa-sip translates to mean, “to do something for the first time” and this is exactly what is happening at the a-m’aasip Learning Place! a-m’aa-sip Learning Place is a unique pre-employment learning program for two reasons. First, the staff know that people who are struggling with school or work are doing so not because of learning disabilities or lack of motivation, but due to underdeveloped sensory processing and foundational thinking skills. Second, the program is being developed based on Nuu-chahnulth core values of respect, kindness, honesty and counsel. The a-m’aa-sip Learning Place staff, myself (Jan E. Green) and Rena Logan, can identify potential problem areas that exist for learners and workers. Then, an individualized learning program is set in motion which prepares the learner to learn. Three core components are used to build on people’s learning strengths, while they develop new learning strengths. The three core components are: Structure of Intellect (assessments and work booklets), Educational Sensory Integration (learn through multi-modality physical exercises) and Audiobooks Reading (unabridged voice tapes with books). Through tools of guided learning activities and standardized measurements for gauging

The a-m’aa-sip logo of the dragonfly was designed by Nuu-chah-nulth artist hiishmiik Moy Sutherland Jr. improvements in learning, youth and young adults will gain a new appreciation and understanding of their unique learning strengths and learning styles. At the end of the program, learners are prepared to enter the workforce or go on to vocational, upgrading or postsecondary training opportunities. Each person shall meet with NETP’s Employment Counsellor, Judy Rumney, to be supported in his or her next steps towards training and employment. Youth and young adults face many barriers in their search for meaningful and healthy lifestyles. There are also many challenges and obstacles for young people to obtain meaningful, long-term employment as well. N.E.T.P.A.C. and all of NETP’s staff are focused on empowering Aboriginal youth and young adults with the skills and tools each person needs. With these abilities in hand, a person can realize his or her individual and collective potentials in the career and employment areas that they choose. The staff at a-m’aa-sip Learning Place will work to support individuals to reach their goals. This process of transformative change is symbolized in the dragonfly logo of am’aa-sip Learning Place. The dragonfly

begins its life as a water being. It spends part of its life as a nymph, living beneath the surface of the water and using internal gills to breath. Later on, the nymph goes through a metamorphosis and transforms into a beautiful flying being. To live well in its environment, the dragonfly has a number of specialized skills for flying, seeing, eating and camouflaging itself. We acknowledge and stand up young Nuu-chah-nulth artist, hiishmiik Moy Sutherland Jr., for allowing a-m’aa-sip Learning Place the right to use his design. Through his donation, hiishmiik is acknowledging and honoring all Nuuchah-nulth youth and young adults on

their path to personal, family and community empowerment. If you would like to learn more about our program, or how you (or someone in your family) can enroll in your new community program, contact Jan E. Green or Rena Logan at 723-1331. You are welcome to drop in between 8 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Monday to Friday for a short tour. As well, our staff are able to arrange individual or family meetings to introduce our program and services. Please keep an eye on the local newspapers for featured articles. We will continue to offer more information about our exciting new learning program at a-m’aa-sip Learning Place.

Submitted by Remi Tom for back to school inspiration


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Back to school tips to help students succeed By the Ministry of Education Victoria—Families across the province are getting ready for Sept. 4, when British Columbia students and teachers head back to school. Here are some tips to help parents help their children start off on the right foot on the first day: Check what time school starts; students of different ages may start at different times. Get your children started on their routine before the first day. Consider having them shift to their school bedtime and wake-up routine the week before school begins. Developing good study habits early plays a factor in student achievement. Parents can help their children study by: Letting your children see you read and setting aside time each day for family reading; Setting up a homework area away from the TV with adequate supplies and lighting; Keeping an assignment calendar on the fridge for quick reference of due dates, exams and how they fit in with other activities. Parents play an active role in the school year by keeping students safe and healthy. Some ways to achieve this are: Give your children’s minds the fuel they need. Make sure they eat breakfast. Make it easy. Keep nutritional snacks, such as cut-up fruit and vegetables, cheese sticks, low-fat yogurt and butterfree popcorn, on hand. Schedule regular medical and dental checkups. Ensure that backpacks are no more than 10 to 20 per cent of the student’s bodyweight and that students use both shoulder straps. Make sure your kids know safe routes to and from school. Back to school tips for a smooth start Elementary School Students If your children are going to a new school, check with the school to see what information or identification will be required on registration day. Confirm what time school starts on the first day. Get your children settled with their new routine by having them shift to their school bedtime and wake-up schedule the week before school begins. Have your children select their outfits the night before the first day. This helps start the morning on a calm note. Meet your children’s teacher and school principal. You can get valuable insight into your children’s progress by talking to school staff. Get involved in the school community. Contact your local school board or the Parent Advisory Council at your child’s school for volunteer opportunities. Intermediate/Middle School Students: Talk to your children about the upcoming school year. Be positive and remind them of the friends they will meet, the new things they will learn and the fun they will have. Review their class schedule with them to ensure that all of the classes are correct. Help your children figure out a plan

for getting to classes on time, especially if classes are at opposite ends of the building. Encourage your children to check out the school before the first day. Have them locate the gym, library and cafeteria to help get them acquainted with the facilities. Continue to be involved in the school community as this is a great way to get to know your children’s teachers and other parents. Secondary Students: If your teenagers are going to a new school, have them arrange a visit to learn where to find their classrooms, the library, gym and cafeteria so they will feel more comfortable. Have them practice with their combination lock to ensure they know the combination and that it works properly. Encourage your teenagers to review their schedule and make an appointment with a counsellor if there are any conflicts. Continue to be involved in the school community. Back to school tips for healthy students All Students: Insist your children eat breakfast every day as it provides necessary fuel for the brain to learn and helps maintain a healthy weight. Keep nutritious foods, like cut-up fruit and vegetables, cheese sticks, low-fat yogurt and butter-free popcorn, on hand to make healthy snacking easy. Encourage your children to choose milk or water at meals, instead of sugary drinks or pop. Get your children active by participating in sports, or go for nightly family walks or bike rides. Schedule regular medical and dental checkups. Primary Students: Include a variety of fruits and vegetables in your children’s snacks and lunches every day. Have your children help pack their lunch so they can learn to make healthy choices early on. Help your children learn about and understand Canada’s Food Guide. Take family walks with your children. If possible walk with your children to school, or co-ordinate with other parents to allow for youngsters to safely walk to school. Introduce your children to active games they can play on their own such as jumping rope, or playing hopscotch. When more children are around, introduce tag, baseball or soccer. Set a regular teeth-brushing routine and ensure your children brush and floss correctly. Intermediate/Middle School Students: When feasible, encourage alternate forms of transportation instead of getting a ride. Suggest your children take the dog for a walk before and after school. Continue to encourage healthy eating habits in your teenagers. Use Canada’s Food Guide to plan healthy meals and snacks as they have different nutritional needs. Teach your children to eat less nutritious foods, foods high in sugar, fat and sodium, in moderation. Help them learn to replace these foods with more

nutritious snacks instead. Secondary Students: Encourage your teenagers to participate in intra-mural or after school sports. Help your teenagers explore new physical activities. Suggest a class at the local community centre or encourage them to participate in a walking or hiking group. Place your older children in charge of some of the family’s meals and grocery

shopping so they learn how to buy, prepare and enjoy nutritious meals using Canada’s Food Guide. Encourage teens to get plenty of rest to ensure they are alert and ready to learn. Back to school tips to improve literacy Let your children see you read, and set aside time each day for reading. Continued on page 9.

Thanks for playing Congratulations Mervin McNab of Barriere, B.C.: He won a $50 gift card, courtesy of Extra Foods in Port Alberni. Mervin entered our National Aboriginal Day word puzzle contest with the winning phrase “You Could Be A Winner Today.” Thank you to Tyler Steel, owner/operator of Extra Foods in Port Alberni for the generous donation to the Ha-Shilth-Sa word puzzle contest. Congratulations Cecilia John of Ahousat, B.C.: She won a gift basket, courtesy of Buy-Low Foods in Port Alberni. Cecilia also entered our National Aboriginal Day contest and entered with the phrase “You Could Be A Winner Today.” Thank you to Manager Dave and the staff of Buy-Low Foods in Port Alberni for the generous donation to the Ha-Shilth-Sa word puzzle contest.

Treaty Planning Session September 18, 2007 Location: Tin Wis, Tofino, B.C. Start time 9 a.m. Everyone is on their own for lunch.

Agenda will be circulated at a later date. If you have any questions please contact Celeste Haldane or Gail Gus at 724-5757 or toll free 1-877-677-1131 or email: celeste@nuuchahnulth.org or gailgus@nuuchahnulth.org.

Call for care before you go to hospital Home and Community Care Nursing If you or a family member is going to be a patient in one of the hospitals in Victoria, Nanaimo, Vancouver or any hospital, could you let us know before hand? If you are not able to notify us before hand, please call before you are discharged from the hospital. This way we could assist you in getting required equipment, provide personal care hours if needed, provide you with information regarding what you will need to ask your doctor. For example, many doctors do not know that dressing supplies are supplied through Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) and that the client needs a prescription for this. Sometimes people get discharged on Friday afternoons and they may require assistance for personal care. In the Central Region call: Glenda Frank at 670 9655. In the Northern and Southern regions call either Catherine Sturgeon, Jackelyn Williams, or Ina Seitcher at 724 5705.


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Success happens when you have a plan Continued from page 8. Get your children excited about reading by taking turns reading pages or acting out the characters. Ask your children to read to you while you prepare a meal. Talk to your children about what they read. Ask them questions that require them to read between the lines and think about what they’ve just read for better comprehension. Introduce your children to a variety of genres. Help your children get a library card and take weekly trips to the library. Intermediate/Middle School Students: Establish a daily homework routine. Set up an area away from distractions, such as the television and the Internet, with adequate supplies and lighting. When it is time for your children to do homework, it will reinforce strong study habits to do yours: balance your chequebook, pay your bills, or immerse yourself in a book. Help your children identify difficult and easy homework tasks and get them to tackle the difficult items first. Be available to answer questions and offer assistance, but never do a child’s homework for them. Ask your children questions and have them explain what they have just read. Encourage your children to write

stories and poetry. Secondary Students: Continue with the established homework routine. Make adjustments as needed, such as after school or weekend time set aside for working on big projects, especially group work. Encourage your teenagers to explore magazines or appropriate Web sites on subjects that interest them to keep them interested in reading. Most local libraries carry selections of magazines on science, fitness, mechanics, or politics. Teenagers should be encouraged to take 20 minutes each night to read over and review their notes for that day or rewrite them using colors to highlight important information, in order to retain information learned longer. Keep an assignment calendar on the fridge for quick reference of due dates, exams and how they fit in with other activities. Have your children take a break every 10 minutes to help alleviate eye, neck and brain fatigue while studying. This will help them be more productive and retain more of what they read. Back to school tips to keep kids safe Elementary Students: Find and practice a safe route to and from school with your children. Identify safe places along the route

Polling Notice Notice is hereby given to the Electors of Ahousaht First Nation that a ratification vote will be held by secret ballot to determine if a majority of the electors are in favour of and agree to approve the “Ahousaht Election Regulations”. The vote will be a YES or NO vote to remove Ahousaht First Nation from sections 74-79 of the Indian Act and to use the custom election “Ahousaht Election Regulations” developed by Ahousaht membership to hold future Ahousaht elections for Chief and Council. The main poll will be held on Wednesday, September 5, 2007, from eight o’clock (8:00) a.m. until eight o’clock (8:00) p.m. at the following location(s): Ahousaht Resource Room, Maaqtusiis BC Advance Polls will be held on the following dates/locations: Victoria BC, Tuesday, August 28th , from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, Location: Accent Inns, Room #168, Mayfair room, 3233 Maple Street, Victoria BC, (corner of Blanchard & Cloverdale) Tel: 250-475-7500 Nanaimo BC, Wednesday, August 29th, from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, Location: Tillicum Haus Friendship Centre, classroom upstairs, 927 Haliburton St. Tel: 250-753-8291 Port Alberni BC, Thursday, August 30th, from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Location: Port Alberni Friendship Centre, Commons Room 3555 4th Ave, PA Tel: 250-723-8281 The votes will be counted after the close of polls at Maaqtusiis in the Ahousaht Resource Room on September 5, 2007. The results will be declared immediately following the count. Given under my hand at Ahousaht BC, this 16th day of July of 2007. Signature of the Electoral Officer, Rob McKerracher Voter’s may vote by mail-in ballot or in person, but not both. If you have any questions, please call the Electoral Officer (250) 203 - 1852 or Deputy Electoral Officer, Marla Kaloucokovale, 250-670-9531or Ahousaht Admin Office: Toll free: 1-800-991-1433 Monday to Friday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Ask for Marla Please call and check to confirm if you are on the voters list or to request a mail-in ballot package and/or copy of the “Ahousaht Election Regulations.” Ask for Marla.

such as a friend’s house your children can go to if they encounter trouble. Discuss traffic safety concerns like crossing the street, safely boarding the school bus and what to do and who to contact in the event of a natural disaster. Discuss how to safely interact with strangers. Intermediate/Middle School Students: Discuss your children’s route to school to make sure it’s still effective. Note any changes in safe places, such as friends moving to or from the neighborhood. Ensure that they always wear a helmet when riding a bicycle or scooter. Help your children pack their backpacks. Ensure that they are no more than 10 to 20 per cent of the child’s bodyweight. Make sure children use both shoulder straps of their backpacks. Slinging a backpack over one shoulder can strain muscles and may increase curvature of the spine. Talk to them about appropriate

behavior at school. What to do and who to talk to if they encounter an instance of bullying behavior. Help your children understand how to safely surf the Internet and how to protect their privacy. Secondary Students: Encourage your teenagers to talk to you about issues that are important to them, including peer pressure, alcohol, drugs and healthy sexual decisionmaking. Let your teenagers grow, and help by providing them with a sense of confidence. This is the best defence against peer pressure. Talk about being a safe driver and passenger. Let them know it’s OK to say no to getting into a car with someone they feel is unsafe. Insist that teenagers wear a helmet when cycling and appropriate protective gear when engaging in other sports or recreational activities such as skateboarding.

Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council

Toll Free Number: 1- 877- 677- 1131

Nuu-chah-nulth leadership have established a toll-free number to assist membership with any questions they may have regarding treaty related business.


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Up in smoke!

The old Nuu-chah-ntul Tribal Council smoke house went up in flames on Aug. 22. A fire was spotted in the building at about 12:30 a.m. and when the Port Alberni fire department got to the scene, the smokehouse was fully engulfed. The fire was quickly brought under control and extinquished, but not much remained. The following morning the smokehouse was but a shell of its former self, and by Friday, Aug. 24, it was a pile of rubble. The cause of the fire is unknown, and a full investigation is underway.

Fire Photo Submitted By Twila Adams. The others by Debora Steel.

By Debora Steel Ha-Shilth-Sa Reporter Port Alberni—It was the end of a short, but storied existence, when the old Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council (NTC) smokehouse went up in flames just past midnight on Aug. 22. The building at the corner of Josephine St. and River Road was vacant when fire ravaged it. To look at the rubble that sits in its place now that clean-up crews have come and gone, it hardly seems the place of history. But that’s what it was. The smokehouse was built in 1985 on the Hupacasath reserve on land

leased from Ron Hamilton. Its purpose was to purchase excess food fish, smoke it and then sell the resulting product. But after only a few months, the operators were charged by the department of Fisheries and Oceans for selling and purchasing fish caught under the authority of a food fishing licence. The fish had been caught by 65 Tseshaht and 15 Hupacasath fishers. More than 119,000 pounds of Chinook salmon were processed, and smokehouse operators attempted to sell more than 100,000 of that to distributors in the commercial seafood market. The case remains, say some, as one of the most important Aboriginal rights cases in Canadian jurisprudence. The B.C. Court of Appeal had fined

the business $60,000. Tribal council lawyers appealed to the highest court in the land, but their argument was rejected by five of the seven judges on the Supreme Court. The Sparrow Case (1990) had affirmed that Aboriginal fishing rights were included in the Canadian Constitution under Section 35.1, but it was the NTC Smokehouse, VanderPeet, Gladstone, Delgamuukw and the Nikal cases that define those rights and the test for those rights to be determined,

reported Ha-Shilth-Sa in 2004. “The NTC Smokehouse helped to set out what the law is with respect to proof of Aboriginal rights, and with respect to what the Aboriginal rights of people are, said lawyer Hugh Braker in the HaShilth-Sa article. These cases forced Canada to develop the Aboriginal Fishing Strategy and to find ways to address the needs of First Nations, but without fully opening the commercial fishing industry to them. Continued on page 14.

NUU-CHAH-NULTH AWARDS Categories of Distinction LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT The lifetime achievement award is for those who have demonstrated outstanding achievements not only in their career but within NCN communities either though their political, social, or educational pursuits. They have fought the political battles over the years in order to address the wrongs of the past and to ensure that they build a strong future. It is from that strength that as NCN the future is envisioned and it is the voices of these achievers that will take NCN communities forward. The award is for those who have demonstrated a strong dedication to the overall well being of NCN communities and to the people as a whole. They take the time to listen to NCN community members and they take the messages from home to the public arena. It is from that delicate relationship of listening to their communities and effectively relaying these messages that enables positive changes to NCN communities. YOUTH The youth category is open to those who are between the ages of 15-24 and have demonstrated great personal change and influence within their community. Their achievements can be demonstrated either through community volunteering, community participation, or educational success. CULTURE, HERITAGE & SPIRITUALITY This category is for those who have demonstrated a life-long practice and devotion to their culture, heritage and/or spirituality. It is to those who effortlessly teach and transmit their culture from generation to generation ensuring that traditional cultural practices continue to exist in the future. It is also for those who have restored some form of NCN culture that may not have been practiced for a significant period of time. EDUCATION & LANGUAGE This category is for all NCN educators which include the teachers in the provincial school system, the daycare/preschool educators or infant development workers, the school support workers who aid in the development of NCN children and youth, or the Principals of educational institutes. This category is open to the NCN traditional teachers who teach the NCN language either in conjunction with the provincial school system, from generation to generation within their family or to others within their community or neighboring NCN communities. It is those traditional educators who ensure that NCN language transmits to the next generation which undoubtedly ensures that NCN language flourishes.

SPORTS This category is for any athlete, able bodied or an athlete with a disability, and teams who have demonstrated a level of distinction in their sport on a local, regional, national or international level in relation to participation in open level sport(s) competition. This category also includes referees, coaches and administrators who have attained a high level of merit and brought honour to sport though ongoing dedication to the building of athletes, teams or sport itself. There will be one award for a male candidate, one award for a male, and one award for teams. SPORTS HALL OF FAME This category is for any athlete, able bodied or an athlete with a disability, who have attained a life time level of excellence in their sport on a local, regional, national or international level in relation to participation in open level sport(s) competition. This category also includes referees, coaches and administrators who have attained a life time level of merit and brought honour to sport though ongoing dedication to the building of athletes, teams or sport itself.

Eligibility Criteria To be nominated or to receive the NCN award the following criteria must be met: must be a band member from a Nuu-chah-nulth First Nation demonstrate outstanding career achievement open to any age with the exception of the youth category completed nomination form and a one page letter of support

Nomination Deadline The deadline for nominations is 4:30 p.m. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2007. Contact Information: For further information regarding the awards or to obtain a nomination application form please contact: NUU-CHAH-NULTH ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS COMMITTEE Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council 5001 Mission Road P.O. Box 1383 Port Alberni, B.C., V9Y 7M2 Telephone: 250-724-5757 Facsimile: 250-723-0463 Attention: Michelle Corfield, Vice President


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House of Himwitsa gets nod for Business of the Year By Debora Steel Ha-Shlth-Sa Reporter Port Alberni—The Nuu-chah-nulth Economic Development Corporation (NEDC) held its first Nuu-chah-nulth business awards at the lawn bowling club on Aug. 25. In attendance were leaders Charlie Cootes Sr., Vi Mundy, Simon Lucas, Lewis George and Port Alberni Mayor Ken McRae. A moment of silence was held for Tseshaht elder Helen Lambert who had passed that day. NEDC President Al Little then welcomed the guests to the event, which was held in conjunction with NEDC’s annual general meeting. Darlene Watts, the chair of NEDC, also welcomed guests and said the first annual business awards would be focused on historic business. She invited Vice-president Ida Mills to make the first two presentations. The first award went to Ann Robinson for First Nations Wildcrafters in the best cultural business category. Robinson is a Tseshaht member and the family-owned business is located on Tseshaht territory. The business specializes in nontimber and other value-added forest products and services. It is strongly grounded in traditional values and principles and operates using the Tseshaht language for plant identification and traditional ecological knowledge. Elegant cedar rose centre pieces graced the tables at the event, made by First Nations Wildcrafters. Robinson said that the first year in

Business of the year award winners: Cathy and Lewis George, House of Himwitsa. business has been a struggle, but she got great support from NEDC. Up next was the Best Environmental and Sustainable Business award category and the winner was Upnit Power Corporation. The business is a jointventure between Hupacasaht First Nation, Ucluelet First Nation, The City of Port Alberni, and Synex Energy. It operates a run of the river micro-hydro power project at China Creek. Trevor Jones is CEO of the corporation. “I just want to acknowledge the Nuuchah-nulth and the forward thinking and the vision that the economic development corporation has,” he said. “The history of this project is a long one and not without it’s struggles. I want to emphasize how early on the economic development corporation was at the table

Three Point Motors Nanaimo Ltd.

Best youth-owned Business award winners: Giselle Martin and Douglas Wright, Tla-ook Cultural Adventures.

with us, helping us identify project funds, feasibility funds. Without their support this project would not have been built.” He said NEDC took risks when others wouldn’t. “The banks were closing their doors and the Nuu-chah-nulth Economic Development Corporation were there.” He said the partnership with the city was unique, the first of it’s kind in Canada. He also said Upnit was looking to develop another project locally, hopefully involving Hupacasath’s neighbors.

Revenues from the corporation goes back into the community. Giselle Martin (Tla-o-qui-aht) and husband Douglas Wright of Tla-ook Cultural Adventures were recognized in the Best Youth-owned Business category. Tla-ook, established in 2002, offers outdoor touring expeditions in traditional ocean going canoes with the Tla-o-qui-aht territories and Clayquot Sound. It’s dedicated to provide top-quality cultural adventures. Continued on page 12.

Lessons from geese Submitted by Andrew Kerr Northern Region Prevention Worker Fact One: As a bird flaps its wings, it creates uplift for the bird following it. By flying in a V formation, the whole flock adds 71 per cent greater flying range than if it flew alone. That’s a fact. Seventy-one per cent greater flying range than if each bird flew alone. Lesson: People who share a common direction and sense of community can get where they’re going quicker and easier because they are traveling on the trust of one another. Fact Two: Whenever a goose falls out of formation, it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of trying to fly alone and quickly gets back into formation to take advantage of the lifting power of the bird immediately in front. Lesson: If we have as much sense as geese, we will stay in formation with those who are headed where we want to

go and be willing to accept their help, as well as give ours to others. Fact Three: When the lead goose gets tired, it rotates back into the formation and another goose flies at the point position. Lesson: It pays to take turns doing the hard tasks and sharing leadership. With people as with geese, we are interdependent on each other’s skills and capabilities and unique alignments of gifts, talents and resources. Fact Four: The geese in a formation honks from behind to encourage those in front to keep up their speed. Lessons: We need to make sure our honking from behind is encouraging and not something else. In groups where there is great encouragement against the odds, the production is much greater; the power of encouragement. At the centre of encouragement is “courage,” and the root of courage is a Latin word that means, “heart.” Maybe honking strengthens the heart.

Mental Health Workers

Congratulations Jack Little on the purchase of a Subaru Forester! James Goodman of Three Point Motors Nanaimo Ltd. hands over the keys to Jack’s new vehicle.

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Best Environmental and Sustainable Business Upnit Power Corporation

The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council said goodbye and good luck to summer student Michelle Dick (left) who is heading back to North Island College to take the Early Childhood Education course. Catherine Watts (right), the receptionist in the main tribal council office, presented Dick with a collage of pictures of the staff (seen behind them) that Watts took and arranged. “I wanted her to know how proud I am of her. It was a blast working with her.”

Letters to the Editor

NEDC business awards Action needed, not words distributed Aug. 25 Continued from page 11. The purpose is to share the beauty of the Nuu-chah-nulth culture and wonderful environment in which it flourishes. “I just want to say thank you all very much for your support over the last years, and to the NEDC board as well. I would have no idea what I would be doing with my life right now if we weren’t paddling all the time,” said Martin. Finally, the Business of the Year

Award when to long-time business owners Cathy and Lewis George of Ahousaht, who own and operate House of Himwitsa Ltd. in Tofino, established in 1994. It is considered one of the most successful Aboriginal business in Canada. The House of Himwitsa offers the bustling Tofino tourist trade the opportunity to purchase authentic Native art work The business was acknowledge with two Vancouver Island Business Award in 2005: Entrepreneur of theYear and Business of the Year.

An apple a day may not keep the doctor away Continued from page 4. Worse yet, the average Aboriginal diet is loaded with sugars and fried starches. What results from this poor diet is high blood pressure, high cholesterol, insulin resistance and weight gain around the middle—metabolic syndrome, which is the precursor to diabetes. Wortman said that 73 per cent of the First Nations population is overweight, as opposed to 51 per cent of the mainstream population in Canada. The First Nations obesity rate is double mainstream Canada’s, and the diabetes rate is three to five times greater. So what can a First Nation’s person do to reverse the trend? Take carbohydrates out of the mix and each one of the symptoms of metabolic syndrome gets better, he said. Indigenous people are glucose intolerant, he believes. Glucose is a carbohydrate. How do we treat food intolerances, like lactose or gluten? We cut those foods out of our diets, he said. So, the logical thing to do, he insists, is cut the carbs out of the glucose intolerant diet. Wortman is nearing the end of a study he has done with the Namgis of Alert Bay, who removed carbohydrates from their diets. They recently celebrated their newfound good health at a community function where they were tasked with carrying in the weight they had lost in pounds of flour. Some people needed wheel barrows to carry in the bags.

Wortman tells of one 48-year-old man who had been on insulin for 17 years to treat his Type 2 diabetes. He weighed 291 pounds. When he stopped eating carbohydrates, he lost 17 pounds in two weeks, and within that time, no longer needed to inject. A picture of him projected on the wall demonstrates the man, now slim and smiling. Get the starch and sugar out of your blood, and your blood sugar goes down, Wortman said. Reduce carbohydrates and reduce diabetes, Wortman belives.

In Memory of In Loving Memory of Lanny Clarke Christopher Ross Jr. September 2, 1977 – June 13, 1999 Those we love, don’t go away, They walk beside us everyday. Unseen, Unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed, forever dear. Deep in our hearts, a memory is kept, To love, to cherish and never forget. Today, tomorrow, our whole life through We will always love and remember you. September 2 would have been Little Lanny’s 30th birthday. We all think of you on this day and always. Love from your sisters, brothers, nieces, uncles, aunties and cousins of the Ross families.

Dear Editor: Very recently, a young woman from my community was severely beaten by her commonlaw husband. The beating was so severe that she ended up being hospitalized. This is not the first time that this young woman was beaten by this man. The last time, she dropped the charges and he got off Scott free. It is very difficult to understand the dynamics of violence, especially when women continue to remain in an abusive relationship. Now, I know this kind of violence does not happen in just my community, but in others, even beyond the borders of Nuu-chah-nulth territories. I also know that it’s an issue that has been talked about—perhaps too much talk—at Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council meetings, community meetings and women’s circles, everywhere. And, much to the dismay of many, nothing is ever done beyond the talking. In particular, I remember Louise Martin courageously telling her story of being abused, and we all listened with a great deal of empathy. All that came out of this horrible life story was more words and no action. There were motions to the effect to do something, but when it actually came down to doing something, we lost our gumption and concentrated on other important political issues. I applaud the Ahousaht Ha’wiih for doing the right thing in their community by letting bootleggers and drug dealers know that this kind of behavior will no longer be tolerated in their community. And they took the brave step of offering these people help rather than discarding them. We, as a whole, need this kind of courage in regard to violence against women. Violence against each other must stop. We briefly took stock when a baby was beaten to death. What has happened since? What should have happened was a Nuu-chah-nulth inquiry into the whole

area of child development and the notion of how we can better take care of our children, especially those at serious risk. Some staff listened to concerns from community members about Usma? What is going to become of this exercise? When are we, as a group of people, going to take our responsibilities more seriously in looking after each other, looking out for each other, recognizing the risks some women might be in? Is it time now, now that a young women almost lost her life because of one man’s misdirected anger? Bookwilla

Urban member appreciation An open letter to the Ahousaht fisheries department and chief and council: I would like to take the time to express to you how grateful I am for the fish that was delivered to the urban Ahousaht members in Port Alberni. As an urban Ahousaht member, we sometimes think that the delivery of services to the Ahousaht membership stops at the reserve boundary of Marktosis IR # 15, and we sometimes think that we get forgotten. It is nice to know that when there is going to be a delivery of home-use fish, we in Port Alberni are counted and thought of. On behalf of the almost 60 members and families who were lucky enough to receive fish, a resource gathered from the Ha-hulththee of our Ha’wiih, I just want to say Kleco, Kleco for you folks taking time to think about your members who don’t live at home. To Darrell Campbell, Kurt Macleod and Chuck Jack and the others that were responsible, a big thank you to you from David Jacobson and family.

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Birthdays & congratulations We would like to wish our son/big bro Carlito a very happy 12th birthday on Aug. 24. With love from your Mama (Sherry), Dad (Ernest), baby sister Madison, Grandma Gina and Grandpa Cyril. Love you son. Hope you had a great birthday Carlito. Happy birthday from all your uncles, aunties, grandpas, grandmas and cousins in Port Alberni. Virginia Jules: Mom/Christine Jules. Grandparents: late Henry Jack and late Agnes Jack Dad/late Ray Jules, Sr. – Grandparents: late Emil Jules and late Sophie Jules. Archie Vincent: Mom/late Lucy Vincent. Grandparents: late Stanish John and late Julia John. Dad/late John Vincent. Grandparents: late Paul Vincent and late Emma Brown Virginia and Archie have been together for over 20 years, probably closer to 30 years. But on Sept. 4, 2007, they will officially become “Mr. and Mrs.” This all resulted from direction from our elders that were in attendance at our late dad’s (John Vincent) Memorial Potlatch held on May 20 of this year. Because our dad was Ha’wiilth of Mahtaas in Cachelot, the direction given was that my brother would be inheriting this seat. Another potlatch will be held at a later date to properly seat and recognize him in this important position. Emotions were running high when the announcement was made in May. Preparations are being made for this wedding, as we haven’t had one in Kyuquot for many years. So, on behalf of my brother, Archie and his fiancée, Virginia, we would be honored by your presence at their wedding ceremony and a day to celebrate this happy occasion. Natalie Happy birthday to Cyril Livingstone, a.k.a. “old Lodgekins,” on Sept. 3. All kidding aside bro, have a great day! From the Annie and Dave and family. Happy 1st birthday to our grandson, baby Evan Touchie. We love you sweetheart, and you are a joy to us. Love always, Grandpa Wilson Jack, Jacqueline and Uncle Matt Jack. Happy 19th birthday to Evelyn Charlie on Aug. 24. Have a good day! We are happy that you are part of our family! Enjoy! Love always, Wilson, Jackie and Matt Jack. Happy birthday to our nephew Jack Patrick Jr. Love you! Enjoy the day. Love Auntie, Jackie, Uncle Wilson and favorite cuz, Matt Jack. We would like to wish our nephew Derian Tate a happy belated 7th birthday for Aug. 5. Love you wolfman. Glad you had a good day on your birthday. Love Uncle Matt, Auntie Jen, cousins Corey, Anthony, Barry, amd Noah. Chelsea Mary Lillian Smith. The first time I saw you, I couldn’t have imagined the amount of joy and heartfelt pride that was coming my way. The moment was just the first of many special memories you’ve given me and you sister and Auntie Velina. And I think your 12th birthday is the perfect

We’d like to wish the bestest gal in Ahousaht a happy 8th birthday: Shauntay Kadaijah Kristen Thomas. We are so proud of you babe. You have accomplished a lot through out your little life. Way to go on your scholarship. You are such a bright girl. You make us proud babe. We love you. Enjoy your day, daughter (Sept. 1). You deserve only the best. Love mom (Janey), Kenny and Grandma Lil Webster. We would like to wish my brother and uncle Chuck Jack Jr. a very happy birthday on Aug. 23. We love you so much Jr. Have a wonderful day; not too much fun. l.o.l. Love, your sister Ange and your nephew, Godson, Peter. time to thank you for them and to remind you that I love you. Happy 12th birthday. Love mom and dad and sisters and brothers. Hey Diddle, diddle, Aliya’s cute and she’s little, and on Sept. 15 she’s 2 years old star. May each birthday treat make your day extra sweet and remind you how special you are to me, Mom and dad, and your brothers and sisters. Happy 7th anniversary to my husband Jesse P A Mack on Sept. 23. From the first time we met, I knew there was something very wonderful and unique about you, something that reached out and drew me to you completely. You’re my husband, my partner, and my friend and the love of my life. Happy anniversary. Love always Jessie E Mack. Happy birthday to my uncle Joe-Joe Campbell on Aug. 19. Hope you have a good day uncle. Love you lots, love your favorite niece Deanna. Happy 10th birthday to my cousin Cosmo Louie on Aug. 19. Have a good day! Happy birthday to my youngest brother Mark Jamez Thomas Jack on Aug. 23. I love you bro. You are always on my mind too. I always think about you everyday young bro! May your day become the bestest day for you “JT.” I love you a lot, Tubby! Love your “Lil Sister” Deanna! This big happy birthday goes out to my brother Charles Leon Jack Jr on Aug. 26. Hey bro, I miss you a lot and always think about you a lot. I just want you to know that I love you Chuck. I hope your day goes well and hope to see you at the fall fair this year. Love always, your baby sister, Deanna Kathleen Jack. Aug. 31: I’d like to wish my grandma Bella Campbell a really big happy birthday. I always love you grandmamom. Have a good day. Love Deanna Kathleen. Aug. 31: Happy birthday to Chris Williams. Have a good day bro. I’ll always remember your birthday because you and grandma Bella have the same birthday. Chuu. Have a good day. From Deanna. Happy birthday Ina Dick on Aug. 20. From your sister, Cathy Mark and Lyle Williams. Call me or I’ll break your other arm… ha ha. Happy birthday to the ones we love:

We would like to wish our baby (brother) Noah Fred ( Little King ) a happy 1st birthday on Sept. 21. The year went by so fast. Seems like it was just a couple months ago when we were looking at you in the incubator. Now you’re almost walking already. We love you so much baby. Love Mom and Dad. We would like to wish our nephew Brenden Fred a happy belated 11th birthday for Aug. 13. Gee, you’re growing so fast. It dosen’t seem like that long ago when you were one, throwing my potatoes around, laughing real hard. Love you lots. Love Auntie Jen, Uncle Matt, cousins Corey, Anthony Barry and Noah. Mark Tubby Jack on Aug. 23 and Charles Jack Jr. on Aug. 26. From your Mom and Harold. Happy birthday to my Mom Bella Campbell on Aug. 31. From Elaine and Harold. Ashley Latisha Thomas, happy 8th birthday to you too (Sept 2nd). Way to go on the scholarship babe. We are proud of you too. Enjoy your day AshTish. Love Auntie Janey, Kenny, Shauntay and grandma Lil. Happy ahem birthday Larisha Maria Campbell on Sept. 6: 730 more sleeps. haha... Enjoy your trip pal. Have a good one, many more to come. From Jane, Ken n Tay. Happy 2nd birthday to granddaughter Samara Swan on Sept 9. You are so special to us “Pretty girl”. We love you so much. Love Grandma Jane, Ken, auntie Shauntay and Nan Lil. We would also like to say happy birthday to my baby brother Mark Jack on Aug. 26. Have a lovely day bro. We love you so much. Love your sister Ange and neph Peter. I’d like to wish my first little queen Shannon Esther Justine Frank a happy sixth birthday on Aug. 10. Love MaMa. Love you baby #33. To my baby boy Raymond Westley Samuel Jack Michael. Wow, sweet 16 on Aug. 20. I love you 4-ever my son. Love mom #23. Also to Maggie Miller on Aug. 27. Wahoo! Happy birthday woman! Eric

We would like to wish our son (brother) Anthony Fred a happy 12th birthday for Sept. 26. We are so proud of you. You are becoming such a good young man. Love you do much. Hope you have a good day on your birthday. Love Mom and Dad, and also your brothers Corey, Barry, and Noah. We would like to wish our nephew Ellery Cootes the third a Happy 12th Bithday for Sept. 8th. Hope you have a good day. Love you soooo much # 3,Love Auntie Jen. Uncle Matt & Cousins Corey, Anthony, Barry and Noah.

We would like to wish our niece Kathleen a happy 4th birthday for Sept. 23. Hope you have a good day. Love you sweetie. Love Auntie Jen. Uncle Matt, cousins Corey, Anthony, Barry, and Noah. Martin: Aug. 27. Linda Johnson. Aug. 27 (sister). Also to my old uncle Mr. Lawrence Andrews on Aug. 10. Have a happy birthday and many more. Love Ms. Shirley (second best). Happy birthday to our special son, Mathew Timothy Adam Morris Jack, on Sept. 29. Son, you make us proud. You have good life ahead of you. Now it’s almost time for you to be on your own. We would like you to make the right choices. Always have a clean body, mind and spirit. Take good care of yourself so that you will be able to take care of your future family. We feel we’ve done well in raising you, so make the most of it and have a good, good life. You deserve nothing but the best! We love you with all of our hearts, and more, and have a good upcoming basketball season. Shine like the star you are. Love you noodles, mom, Jackie and Chief Wilson Jack. Continued on page 18

In Memory of

A tribute for Vickie We all knew and loved you. You had a heart of platinum with room enough for everyone and then some. There was uniqueness about you and your personality. The acceptance you had for everyone was overwhelming. You touched each and every one of us that made one feel that they were your favorite. I think that at any given time all of us were touched by the special way you had of making us feel we were number one in your “book.” You had a nickname for everyone and accepted yours so gracefully. I had never known you to be judgmental, for your acceptance of everyone and anyone was phenomenal. Your sense of humor was awesome. The way you would bring

cheer to wherever you went is unforgettable; for you were always the shining light wherever you went will never be forgotten, by any of us. You could always see the better side of life when one was down, our regret is that we didn’t see it for you to be able to reach out to you the way you did for us. Always know you will be appreciated for the impact you had for each and every one of us. For when you left you took a part of us with you. None of us will ever forget you and will have your memory in a special place in our hearts. Love and miss you already. At last you are at peace sister. No more pain or trouble. Just eternal peace. Gloria Frank


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Employment Opportunities

Doing what comes naturally led to Supreme Court battle Continued from page 10. The court’s decision also helped to shape the approach to current litigation brought by the Nuu-chah-nulth to have their commercial fishing rights recognized. The NTC smokehouse saw a few transformations over the years.

It even stood for a time as an art gallery operated by Moy Sutherland, Roy Haiyupis and Peter Grant. But today, all that remains is a stack of scrap metal and the memories of a time when Nuu-chahnulth-aht were shaping Canadian history by doing what they have done for millennia—fish.

VANCOUVER ABORIGINAL CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES SOCIETY Come join Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services Society as we set out on a new course in the delivery of services to children and families of the Aboriginal community in Vancouver. As we move towards the full continuum of child welfare services, we are now recruiting

Ucluelet Harbour Seafoods

Hiring Ucluelet Harbor Seafoods is now in full production and is looking to hire production line workers, with shifts available on all four shifts. The shifts consist of four days on and three days off, then three days on with four days off. These are called A, B, C and D shifts.

Child Protection Social Workers Under direction of the Team Leader and in accordance with legislation and policy, provides child protection services to Aboriginal children and families: Analyzes client problems, formulates and implements casework plans, counsels families with the goal of maintaining the family unit; removes children when necessary; gives evidence in juvenile and family court; makes referrals to community resources, places children in temporary and permanent placements; and maintains case records.

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Qualifications BSW or MSW; or BA Child and Youth Care; or M.Ed Counselling/MA Clinical Psychology plus completion of a practicum in family and child welfare. Experience and knowledge of the Aboriginal culture and / or with a variety of First Nations families. Preference will be given to applicants with previous child protection experience and applicants who have successfully completed the Child Welfare/Child Protection Specialization within a Child Protection setting.

The position is open to male or female applicants and will require: A valid Driver’s Licence Ownership of a functioning vehicle Successful completion of a Criminal Record Check

Salary From $46,299 to $61,264 (35-hour work week). VACFSS is a unionized Agency and offers an attractive benefits package.

We do have some bus seats still available for the Port Alberni residents.

Contact info Fax info to 726-4226

Note Social Workers without a Child Protection specialization may be considered for other programs (Guardianship, Residential Resources and Family Preservation). We encourage all interested individuals to forward their resume to: Lillian Antelope Human Resources Advisor 745 Clark Drive, Vancouver, BC V5L 3J3 Email: Lillian_antelope@vacfss.com Fax: 604-872-6729 Preference is given to persons of Aboriginal ancestry, as permitted by Section 41 of the Human Rights Code.

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Organizers hope to raise the level of understanding By Jack F. Little Ha-Shilth-Sa Reporter Port Alberni–On Sept. 21 and Sept. 22, a workshop will be hosted at the Haahuupayak School on the Tseshaht First Nation near Port Alberni. It is called Naanaaniiqsuu Haahuupa (Sharing the Grandparents’ Teachings). Traditionally, Nuu-chah-nulth grandparents had a lot to do with bringing up the grandchildren. John Rampanen, who ancestors are Tla-o-qui-aht and Ahousaht, is the coordinator. Rampanen worked alongside the Naanaaniiqsuu Haahuupa planning committee and has invited many people and organizations to this event on its behalf. The committee consists of representatives from the Make Our Children First Network, Success by Six, the Port Alberni Friendship Centre, the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council, Haahuupayak School, Hupacasath,

Tseshaht and Huu-ay-aht First Nations, and a few other organizations. When asked who should attend this workshop Rampanen replied: “Anyone that works closely with and/or would like to learn more about a First Nation community. I would like to recommend that they attend.” This includes social service providers, health care professionals, educators, foster parents, social workers, ECD workers, infant development and elder care providers, government representatives, and any other professional field workers. As a bonus, this workshop is free of charge and a lunch will be provided. The planning committee envisions this workshop as a chance for people to connect and further enhance their understanding of the Nuu-chah-nulth perspective. A majority of the funding has come from the Make the Children First Network and the Success by Six organizations, and the committee members are all volunteers. There will

be workshops planned on the Friday, and on Saturday there will be guest speakers and cultural groups performing. Display tables and exhibit tables, as well as organizations willing to share resource material and or information, will have an opportunity to set up a table on Saturday. Another activity that is being planned is a canoe ride on the Somas River with Choo Kwa Adventures. Watch for more information at the Port Alberni Fall Fair, as well as on the local community channel, Shaw Cable. The committee hopes to engage the

service providers to gain a sense of our First Nations history and culture that could impact their future work with First Nation people and communities. All interested participants are to fill out a pre-registration form to ensure you are confirmed and have a seat. There is a registration deadline and it is on Monday, Sept. 10. You are asked to send it to 4711 B Elizabeth Street, Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 6M1 or by email to john@avsafety.net. Also you may contact Rampanen at (250) 723-1801 or (250) 730-1097.

TB question: What if my child has a reaction to the TB medication – what do I do? Most people who take TB medications have no problems. A few people will develop side effects. If you or your child has any symptoms of side effects – stop taking the medication and report these symptoms to the Nurse or Doctor immediately. Side effects to watch for would be: nausea and / or vomiting, yellow skin or eyes, dark urine (looks like tea), numbness or tingling in your hands or feet, rash or itch, vision changes, and joint pain. These side effects are rare. It is very important that you go for blood tests when you are asked. These blood tests are to monitor and to check for serious side effects. Children 16 years or younger do not need to go for blood work unless it is clinically indicated. It is important to try to avoid drinking alcohol and taking Tylenol while on TB medication.

T’aatnee?is Daycare

Statement of Results

Tseshaht First Nation Daycare 6000 Santu Drive

pursuant to section 11.05 of the Ditidaht Election Regulations 2006

**candidates elected for a 4-year term commencing August 19, 2007

We Are Now Accepting Enrollment for Preschool, Part and Full time Daycare for the 3-5 year olds. At this time there is a waitlist for the 0 – 3 year olds daycare, but please phone if you are interested in having your child put on the waitlist. Our preschool hours are Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and the daycare hours are Monday to Friday 7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. For more information call Lizette Cartlidge at 724-3631 or 724-3648

Job Opportunity Chief Negotiator: Ahousaht Ahousaht Hawiih and membership are seeking a fulltime Chief Negotiator for the Ahousaht Treaty Process. Duties: Must take direction from the Ahousaht Hawiih and Ahousaht Treaty Table for the Ahousaht Treaty Process All meeting attendances will be decided by the Hawiih and Treaty Team. Salary: Negotiable Closing Date: September 10, 2007

For further information, please contact the Ahousaht Treaty Office at (250) 670-9583

Notice of Meeting To All Hesquiaht Membership Please be advised that a meeting of Membership has been scheduled for: Saturday, September 8, 2007 Time: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Location: Port Alberni Friendship Centre 3555 – 4th Avenue, Port Alberni, B.C. Lunch will be served. All Hesquiaht Membership are invited to this important meeting. Please feel free to contact the Council Secretary at 1-866-670-1181 or hesquiahtmembership@hughes.net for further information.


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C o m m u n i t y&B e y o n d Aboriginal Youth Hockey Tournament Williams Lake

Aug. 30 to Sept. 2

First Annual Central BC tournament. Tykes to Juveniles; Boys and girls divisions. $600 per team. For more information contact Kristy Palmantier (250) 2963524 or Debbie Robbins (250) 392-6506. Deadline for Nominations Toronto

Sept. 1

For the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business Business Leaders Hall of Fame. Call 1-866-566-3229.

Crystal Met and New Drug Trends Forum Vancouver

Sept. 13 and 14

The foum will be held at the SFU Harbour Centre. Network and discover new and innovative strategies with practical applications that will assist your school, city, municipality, town, village of First Nations community in dealing with crystal meth and new drug trends. For information, call 1-888-683-7711. Wedding invitation Campbell River

Sept. 17

For the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business Business Leaders Hall of Fame. Call 1-866-566-3229.

Family and friends of Derek Hansen and Larissa Smith. You are invited to the wedding of Derek Hansen, son of Therese Smith, and Larissa Smith, daughter of Henry Smith and Carol Smith. Let’s gether and celebrate with Derek and Larissa as they bing their love for one another. For more information, call Larissa at (250) 332-5382, Carol at (250) 332-5245.

Memorial Potlatch Duncan

Celebration Of Life Lantzville

Deadline for Nominations Toronto

Sept. 1

Sept. 1

The children of the late Ida Thompson (Modeste), Charlie, George and Sharon, will be hosting a potlatch honoring their dear mother. The event will take place at the Si-em-Le-Lum Gymnasium in the traditional territory of the Cowichan Tribes. The potlatch will begin at noon, starting with a lunch. The business begins at 1 p.m. Bookwilla, Hiyaawaaciid and Shaliitsa cordially invite all the relatives and friends from the Nuu-chah-nulth Nations.

Memorial Potlatch Campbell River

Sept. 1 (Postponed)

You and your family are invited to a memorial potlatch to celebrate the life of Darrell Darren Jack with Leo Jack’s family and friends. Sept.1 from 10 a.m. to 12 a.m. and Sept. 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Quinsam Wellness Centre, 2005 Eagle Drive, Campbell River (off the highway behind the Shell Gas Station). For information contact Leo or Margaret Jack 250 286-9926 or Leo Jack Jr. 250 332-5301. Virginia Jules and Archie Vincent Wedding Kyuquot

Sept. 4

You are all welcome to witness the marriage between Virginia and Archie at Kyuquot. The church ceremony will be at 2 p.m., followed by a meal and chumis for all. Then, the traditional ceremony will take place after dinner. For more information, call Virginia at 332-5237 or Natalie at 332-5393. See family info for Archie and Virginia in this paper on page 13. 25th Annual Native Art Contest Nationwide

Sept. 7

This is a reminder to all Native artisits: The deadline approaches for the Peace Hills Trust 25th annual Native Art Contest. Win up to $2,500 in the adult category. Youth can win up to $150. For more information call (780) 4211606 or 1-800-661-6549. Loonie Toonie Flea Market Hupacasath

Sept. 8

The Beerwolves are fundraising at the House of Gathering from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Draws start at 1 p.m. For tables call PJ Little at 735-0604.

Sept. 22

The family of the late Wallace and Josephine Touchie invite you to the celebration of life for the Late Frances Bob and late Wilson “Rocky” Bob. Beginning at 10 a.m. Tsow-tun-le-lum Treatment Centre gymnasium. 699 Capilano Rd. in Lantzville. Symposium: Preserving Aboriginal Heritage Ottawa

Sept. 24 to 28

For more information visit the CCI web site at: www.cciicc.gc.ca/symposium/index_e.aspx. Real Estate and Commercial Development Calgary

Sept. 25

Doing any project on land within a First Nation reserve presents unique challenges and opportunities. This conference assembles leading faculty with extensive experience dealing with on-reserve development. Call 1877-730-2555. National Aboriginal Policing Forum 2007 Ottawa

Sept. 27

The forum will provide details about the Ipperwash Inquiry and how the findings and recommendations will affect Aboriginal policing in Canada. It will also deal with conflict in context of Aboriginal policing; issues inherent in policing remote communities, hurdles facing urban Aboriginal policing, plus issues surrounding organized crime and native gangs. www.pbli.com Memorial Potlatch Port Alberni

Sept. 29 (Postponed)

Tony Marshall and his children are holding a memorial potlatch for their late wife/mother Evelyn Marshall. It will be held at the Alberni Athletic Hall at noon sharp. Contacts are: Grace Marshall (723-0782) and Faith Watts (724-2603).

Ucluelet First Nation Community Meeting Ucluelet First Nation

Oct. 8

Meeting will commence following the 4:30 dinner service. If you have an agenda item, contact Suzanne Williams by phone at (250) 726-7342 or by email at execsecretary@ufn.ca. Traveling to the event? Call to confirm meeting that meeting hasn’t been cancelled. Coming of Age Party Tseshaht

Nov. 3

From Hiima?yiis of Hesquiaht, for Ahmber Barbosa and Brook-lyn George. Kla-kisht keiiss (Simon Lucas) alongside Brook-lyn’s partent (Lloyd and Claudette) and Ahmber’s parents (Shayne and Lynnette) invite you to attend this celebration Nov. 3, 2007 starting at 10 a.m. at the Maht Mahs gymnasium. Potlatch Ahousaht

Nov. 11

With great advice from elder, speaker Stan Sam, mother Josephine, Uncle Neslon, brothers Bill and Corby. I have decided that we will dry our tears Sunday, Nov. 11, 2007 at Maaqtusiis new gym beginning at noon, and celebrate what my late father gave me. It was our late father’s wishes that we continue on practicing our culture and to remember that he did go full circle in a very special life that he shared will all of us. Choo, Maquinna. Conference on Addictions and Mental Health Richmond

Nov. 14 to 16 Workshops include: Who cares for the Caregiver; Eliminating Self-Defeating Behaviors; Family Violence: Treatment of Perpetrators and Victims. Information online at www.jackhirose.com. Ucluelet First Nation Community Meeting Ucluelet First Nation

Nov. 19

Meeting will commence following the 4:30 dinner service. If you have an agenda item, contact Suzanne Williams by phone at (250) 726-7342 or by email at execsecretary@ufn.ca. Member who are living away from home who plan on traveling to the meeting are asked to call ahead to ensure that the meeting is still on, as at times the UFN may have to cancel meetings due to unforeseen circumstances. Christmas Dinner Ahousaht

December The Georges will be hosting the Christmas dinner in December 2007. Thank you. Lewis George Maquinna Provincial Aboriginal Youth Conference Victoria

March 17 - 20, 2008 The conference is hosted by the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres. The theme of the conference will be Sports, Recreation and Wellness. There will be 1,00 youth attending. 1-800-990-2432.

Transfer of Chief’s Position Port Alberni

Oct. 6

The House of Homis-aht, a member of the Hesquiaht Nation, would like to welcome everyone to witness the transfer of the chief’s position to be held by Vic Amos for an unidentified period. Place: Athletic Hall. Start Time: 10 a.m.

Is there an event you’d like us to mention? Email hashilthsa@nuuchahnulth.org or Fax us at (250) 723-0463.


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Sports and Recreation

Fastball makes its return with Thunder tournament By Jack F. Little Ha-Shilth-Sa Reporter Port Alberni–The Gibson’s team won the annual Les Sam Thunder Fastball Tournament held at Recreation Park on Aug. 24 to Aug. 26. Gibson went undefeated with four wins. They faced and defeated Columbia Fuels, a local Port Alberni team. Other teams that participated were Nanaimo Budget, Parksville, Les Sam Thunder, Thunderbirds, Hawks and Tlao-qui-aht. On the Friday, just before the opening pitch of the the tournament, Martin Fred, the announcer, called the two teams scheduled to play and asked them to stand on the first and third base lines. Fred told those in attendance that there had been a number of Nuu-chah-nulth who has recently passed away. “Out of respect for those who are no longer with us, I would like everyone to stand and have a moment of silence. Although they are no longer here, they are with us in spirit” said Fred. There were two games played Friday night. Columbia Fuels defeated the Thunderbirds (score unknown) and Thunder defeated Tla-o-qui-aht by a score of 10 to 6. In other games of the tournament played on Saturday, Parksville defeated Nanaimo Budget 6–1, Gibson defeated the Hawks in an exciting and close game 4–3. Columbia Fuels defeated Thunder, both Port Alberni teams, by a score of 5–1. Thunder was facing one of the veterans on Columbia Fuel, Doug Chase, who pitched a good game. Chase kept Thunder’s bats from doing much damage and helped himself with a couple of key hits, including a homerun. Chase is well-known, not only in the Valley, but internationally as well. He was a key component of Canada’s National Fastball Team for many years. Parksville knocked Nanaimo Budget into the loser’s bracket (score

Photos by Jack F. Little

The Gibson team proved too much for Columbia Fuels, who went down to defeat in the final game of the tournament with a score of 6 to 5.

Les Sam was one of the principal organizers of this year’s Thunder Fastball Tournament.

Columbia Fuels’ pitcher Doug Chase is still hard to handle after years toiling with the Canadian National Fastball Team. unknown). In the losers bracket the Thunderbirds defeated Tla-o-qui-aht 9–4. Budget defeated the Hawks 10–2, Parksville defeated the Thunderbirds in a close game 8–6, and Budget knocked out the host team Thunder 5–1 in the first game of the day on Sunday. Gibson then defeated Columbia Fuels to advance to the final 4–1. Columbia was sent to the

Calling all Ehattesaht members Come focus with us! The Ehattesaht Tribe’s Chief and Council initiated comprehensive community plan (CCP) process has begun, beginning with the first community engagement session/meeting focusing on exploring the Tribe’s Vision (goals), building upon the visioning that occurred in early June. All Ehattesaht members are encouraged to attend the scheduled AGM on September 15 and 16, as we plan to conduct the first official community engagement session beginning at 9am on both days. During the afternoon of the 15th, the consulting land use and community planner and the Ehattesaht Youth Coordinator will work with the Ehattesaht youth and children, learning about their goals/vision for the Ehattesaht Tribe. We look forward to seeing you there!

Ehattesaht Annual General Meeting Sept. 15 and 16 At Zeballos Hall, Zeballos 1-888-761-4155

loser side of the draw. Budget then faced their rivals from Parksville. They prevailed in this game, defeating the team by a score of 5–0. They then faced Columbia Fuels. Budget was down 4–1 in the bottom of the seventh inning. After scoring a run to come within two, Budget tied the game to force extra innings. With one out and full bases, Bob Slaughter hit a sharp grounder to second base, who made an error, and two runs scored to tie the game. However, in extra innings, Columbia Fuels won the game by a score of 7–5. Budget was now finished for the tournament, but they did not go home empty handed as they were third place. Columbia would move on to play Gibson in the final. Columbia took an early 1–0 lead in the first inning. After the second batter was hit by a pitch, Doug Chase capitalized with an RBI double for the first run of the game. Gibson’s tied the game in the bottom of a third as Jim Peers led off with a single. Peers was then advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt, and was advanced to third on a passed ball. Peers scored on another passed ball to tie the game 1–1 after three innings. After a rain delay, Gibson took the lead 4–1 after four complete innings. Columbia came back to tie the game. It looked like potentially another extra inning game. However, in the end,

Gibson prevailed by a score of 6–5 to win the tournament. All-Star presentations were as follows; Justin Levin, Don Slaughter, Darrell Clarkson, Tyler Roberts, Doug Chase, Lee Lucas, Jim Peer, Craig Holiday and Shawn Van Booser. Doug Chase won the top batter award, and Jim Peer won both the MVP and top pitcher awards. The top pitcher award was out of respect for the late Bob Thomas, who was a usually fixture at all of the games. “I would like to thank all of the ball teams and players, the fans and everyone for bringing back life into this ball park as it is needed and especially appreciated,” said Les Sam, one of the key organizers of the tournament. Sam especially acknowledged his volunteers with a special nod to Martin Fred and Joan Dick, the scorekeeper. Sam was pleased with the tournament, the turnout of fans and ball teams. When asked about his team’s performance, Sam was not really disappointed as Thunder had not been able to play in many games or tournaments. said though that it was great to see some very good and exciting ball games, especially the close and extra inning games. Sam invited everyone back to Thunder’s annual tournament and hoped that fastball is revived back in the Valley.

Ka’:yu:’k’t’h’/Che:k’tles7et’h’ First Nations Ratify Constitution On August 4, 2007 Ka’:yu:’k’t’h’/Che:k’tles7et’h’ First Nations members approved our Constitution. The Constitution is a basis for a democratically accountable KCFN Government and opens the door to Ratification of the Ka’:yu:’k’t’h’/Che:k’tles7et’h’ First Nation’s Final Agreement in October 2007. Of the 227 eligible members who voted, 196 voted in favour, representing 86.396 of the ballots cast. Of the 309 eligible voters 73.5% voted. Ratification of the Constitution required 50% of those who voted to vote in favour. “I am very excited for our future. For the first time in 150 years this Constitution gives us back our identity as Ka’:yu:’k’t’h’/Che:k’tles7et’h’.” Said Chief Councillor Therese Smith. “This paves the way for us to make decisions for our own people and ensures a firm foundation for our government. Thanks to all who supported us in this important work, for the future of our children, for generations to come.” “As a Nation we have taken our first step in being Independent and Self Governing, a choice our people have made today” The Ka’:yu:’k’t’h’/Che:k’tles7et’h’ First Nations Traditional Territory is Kyuquot Sound to Brooks Peninsula on the northwest coast of Vancouver Island British Columbia.


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Nuu-chah-nulth Registry and Treaty Information ...

For Purchase

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

FOR SALE: Mac PowerBook G3 14.4” Screen, 300mhz, 8GB Hard Drive, CDRom Drive, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Word & Excel + Internet Ready. Comes with Mouse & “Macintosh for Dummies” Book. $250.00 FIRM call Sherri 720-0923 or e-mail rezgirl77@hotmail.com. FOR SALE: Like new deep freezer $250.00 o.b.o. Phone Elaine 250-7231469. FOR SALE: Native Beadwork: Chokers, Anklets, Bracelets, Keychains, Earrings and also fancy Chokers, moccassin pins or earrings. E-mail me at muriel_malcolm@hotmail.com

FOR SALE: Hair for sale. Phone Georgina at (250) 294-0185 FOR SALE: 4 beautiful shih tzu cross puppies for sale. Call for more info. Ready to go early mid July. 250-7231159 Nadine or Qwaya FOR SALE: 35 ft wooden troller. 350 GM diesel, capital gear cruise. 7 71/2 knt., G.P.S, Sounders. Sleeps 4, oil stove, anchor winch. 10,500 O.B.O. 758 3566 or 741-0041. FOR SALE: House at 399 Esowista. Secluded location. Sold with bed and breakfast business. $225,000. (250) 7253482.

Ahousaht (250) 670-9563 - Fax: (250) 670-9696 General Delivery Ahousaht, B.C. V0R 1A0 Ditidaht First Nation 1-888-745-3366 - Fax: (250) 745-3332 PO Box 340 Port Alberni, B.C. V9Y 7M8 Ehattesaht 1-888-761-4155 - Fax: (250) 761-4156 PO Box 59 Zeballos, B.C. V0P 2A0

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Hesquiaht First Nation 1-866-670-1181 - Fax: (250) 670-1102 PO Box 2000 Tofino, B.C. V0R 2Z0

Hupacasath First Nation (250) 724-4041 - Fax: (250) 724-1232 PO Box 211 Port Alberni, B.C. V9Y 7M7 Huu-ay-aht First Nation 1-250-728-3414 PO Box 70, Bamfield, BC V0R 1B0 Ka:’yu:’k’t’h’/Che:k’tles7et’h’ (250) 332-5259 - Fax: (250) 332-5210 General Delivery Kyuquot, B.C. V0P 1J0 Mowachaht / Muchalaht (250) 283-2015 - Fax: (250) 283-2335 Toll free - (800) 238 - 2933 PO Box 459 Gold River, B.C. V0P 1G0 Nuchatlaht First Nation (250) 332-5908 - Fax: (250) 332-5907 PO Box 40 Zeballos, B.C. V0P 2A0 Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations (250) 725-3233 - Fax: (250) 725-4233 PO Box 18 Tofino, BC. V0R 2Z0 Tseshaht First Nation Toll Free: 1-888-724-1225 - Fax: (250) 724-4385 PO Box 1218 Port Alberni, B.C. V9Y 7M1 Uchucklesaht Tribe (250) 724-1832 - Fax: (250) 724-1806 PO Box 1118 Port Alberni, B.C. V9Y 7M7 Ucluelet First Nation (250) 726-7342 Fax: (250) 726-7552 PO Box 699 Ucluelet, B.C. V0R 3A0

FOR Sale: F.V. Cricket: 1982, 24 ft. tri-hull custom work boat with trailer. Surveyed in 2005. Condition: good. Diesel, Bedford, 110 HP, 583 hours. Estimated fair market value: $26,500; estimated replacement value: $115,000. Asking $10,000. Contact Josie for further information at 250-897-3686.

Employment HELP WANTED: Engineering crew people and GIS Techs wanted. Bring in resume to Clayoquot Forest Environmental, 1766 Cypress St. Ucluelet or call 726-4268. Applicants should be bush worthy. We are willing to provide some training.

Services

The next deadline for Ha-Shilth-Sa is Sept. 7.

Birthdays & congratulations Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday dear Byron Patrick. Happy birthday to you! Have a good one Byron, you are very special to us. Can hardly wait till basketball starts. You shine man! Byron will be ?? on Sept. 4. LOL. From your fans: Jackie, chief Wilson, Matt and Evelyn. Happy birthday to mom Dianne Codlin on Sept. 10. Love you and can’t wait to come for a visit. And to bro Ken, happy birthday for Sept. 4. Hope you get

loads of presents. Deb. Happy 1st birthday Kaydence JohnJack. I MISS U LIKE CRAZY! Sorry I couldn’t be there with you. I’ll be thinking of you though, like always. Hope you have tons of fun ‘n get lots. Have a great day baby. Love DAZE! I would like to wish my other baby cadence Aaliyah John-Jack a very happy 1st birthday for Sept. 6. Love your Auntie Heidi, Uncle Dwight and sister Shauntay

Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nations Employment Opportunity Secretary The purpose of this position is to perform a variety of complex and confidential secretarial duties for the Administrator and Council of Chiefs. Responsibilities will include: Record and transcribe minutes of Council and community meetings Schedule appointments for the Administrator and Council of Chiefs Type letters, reports and minutes Maintain filing system Make travel arrangements, reservations and arrange conference calls Other duties as assigned Education and experience required: Post Secondary Education specific to business/office administration Experience involving general office practice, procedures, and using computer applications with advanced keyboarding skills Experience in providing information to a variety of clients and maintaining confidentiality Ability to communicate effectively with outside agencies The position is suited to those who demonstrate a: Lifestyle consistent with the importance and responsibilities of the position Excellent communication skills both oral and written Professional attitude in the workplace Williness to submit to a criminal record check Please submit resume, cover letter and supporting documentation to: Administrator Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nation Box 459, Gold River, BC V0P 1G0 Email: patriciam@nuuchahnulth.org

Deadline for submissions: August 31, 2007

To advertise in Ha-Shilth-Sa call (250) 724-5757


Aug. 30, 2007 - Ha-Shilth-Sa - Page 19 Artists Cedar Weaver: Baseball caps, bridal floral bouquets, for sale. Traditional hats, headdresses, bracelets for trade. email whupelth_weaver@shaw.ca ARTIST: Anne M. Robinson. Cedar bark jewellry, artwork, including cedar roses, taking orders 723-4827. Authentic basket-weaving grass, picked and processed by Linda Edgar of Nitinaht, 3 corner, sharp and swamp grass and cedar bark. Please call 741-4192 in Nanaimo. Woven skirts, capes or chiefs hats and fabric shawls made to order. Phone Mary Martin 250-753-1787 Email: firewild@telus.net

James “Wihayaqa,cik” Swan Native Artist. 250-383-9779 home 250-361-7389 cell jamesswan@telus.net jfswan@finearts.uvic.ca

Gordon Dick Nuu-cchah-nnulth Art in Gold Silver & Wood. Phone 250-723-9401 e-mail: gordondick@shaw.ca

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

FIRST NATIONS WILDCRAFTERS, BC: C. Anne Robinson and Keith Hunter “specializing in non timber and other value added forest products and services” 7000 "A" Pacific Rim Hwy., Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 8Y3, Phone: 250-720-8907, FirstNationsWildcrafters1@shaw.ca www.FirstNationsWildcrafters.com

For Purchase FOR SALE: Carvings such as coffee table tops, clocks, plaques, 6’ totems, canoes made by Charlie Mickey 731-4176. Place an order my mail PO Box 73, Zeballos, BC, V0P 2A0. BASKET WEAVING FOR SALE: Grad Hat Regalia, Baskets, Weaving material, specializing in Maquinna Hat Earrings. Available to teach at conferences and workshops. Call Julie Joseph (250) 7299819. FOR SALE: Weedeater and carvings. Call Bruce 728-3414 if you’re interested.

FOR SALE: 18 – 20’ boat trailer, $1500. Call Andy @ 250-723-4111 FOR SALE: 115 - Mercury/2004 OtptiMax $6900. 4 - Blade Prop/SS New for 150 or 200 Yamaha $350. 5 - Blade Prop/SS for 115 fits any motor $300. Contact Leo Jack 250-332-5301.PACIFIC BALANCE SEAL OIL your source of OMEGA 3. Both Omega 3 and Omega 6 are essential fatty acids (EFA’s) (the good

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fats). Available from Faith and Richard Watts @ (250) 724-2603 (cel) 731-5795. FOR SALE: Fresh Bread, buns in Port Alberni. Call Carol Lucas 723-1922. BOOKS FOR SALE: The Whaling Indians, Legendary Hunters – $45 each. The Whaling Indians, Tales of Extraordinary Experience – $40 each. Please contact. lisagallic@shaw.ca or call me 724-4229 and leave a message. FOR SALE: Sweaters & sweatpants, blankets and baby blankets, denim handbags. Order from Doreen and Anna Dick at 250 204-2480. FOR SALE: One 471 Diesel engine with capitol gear, 2 ½ - 1 reduction in good running order. Can be seen in Ahousaht. Call Chester @ 720-9736 or 670-2587. FOR SALE: Creosote Timbers: 36’ x 13” x 14”, 23’ x 13”x14”, 41’ x 12” x 7”, 18’x12”x7” and odds and ends. Call Willy at (250) 735-072. 2 MALE PUPPIES FOR SALE: 3/4 Shih’tzu x 1/8 Maltese x 1/8 Yorkie Poo. Ready June 15 to 30. Breeding parents for sale too. NTC members get family rate. Call Jacquie at 250-670-2411.

FOR SALE: 1 ton crew cab on propane. $2500. (250) 735-0833.

Wanted WANTED TO BUY: DVD movies at $3 each. 723-1465 WANTED TO BUY: Herring Gillnet License. Contact Gary (250) 723-1130 WANTED TO BUY: Good used running 90 HP motor with controls. Please phone Bernard at 1-250-670-1133. WANTED: Old college study texts to be donated. Any subject, any level. Call Robin collect at (250) 726-2040. Will arrange for pick-up. WANTED: To buy house on Tseshaht Reserve. Call Jay 250-723-7772 or cel 735-2596. 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 7241225. Please return borrowed equipment. 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. WANTED: Ucluelet First Nation is looking to build a contact list for carpenters & contractors. Please send us this information by contacting us at (250)7267342 or fax (250)726-7552 attention to Housing Administrator. WANTED: House to rent for seven people in Port Alberni. Call 724-2935.

Accommodations 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 information phone 723-6511. FOR RENT: Equipment for power point and DVD presentations. Projector and Screen. By the hour or day. Deposit required. Telephone: 250-724-5290. NITINAHT LAKE MOTEL: Open year round! Coastal rainforest and worldclass recreation at your doorstep! For reservations and other information call 250-745-3844. TOQUART BAY CONVENIENCE STORE, CAMPGROUND & MARINA: Reservations available. Open year round. Status cigs available. 1-250- 726-8306 or 1-250-726-8349.

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50% off all framed Native Art prints. Picture framer on site – 811 Wharf Street, Victoria, BC. Call Wichita at 250-3860507. MEETING FACILITATOR / NEGOTIATOR: Are you tired of meetings going all night long, never finishing the agenda, going around in circles? 20 years experience and proven track record. Keep your meetings on track. Call Richard Watts, Weelth-tsah @ (250) 724-2603 or (cel) 731-5795. Available any time. 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 7265505. 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. 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: Give demonstrations and/or teach basket weaving, carving, painting, etc. We also need cultural entertainment. Contact Darlene Erickson at 724-5655.

Mr. Martin the Magician is taking bookings for all locations. Phone 250995-2942.

Lost and Found LOST: Drum with whale painted on it. On Jan. 28 at party at Maht Mahs Gym. Call (250) 745-3483. MISSING: 2 MAQUINNA HATS from 3957 10th Ave. Port Alberni around October or November 2005. Anyone with information please call 724-2184. LOST: Gold necklace with a 1in X 1in Indian design butterfly pendant. Last seen on my niece at the Ucluelet Secondary School in March. Please call Jeannine Adams @ 670-1150 or email ballgrrl@hotmail.com. Thanks. FOUND: A shawl was left at the House of Himwitsa and has not been picked up by the owner. Please pick up your shawl at the House of Himwitsa. Lewis George, House of Himwitsa Ltd.

LOST: Red Camera (720-5191). LOST - TRADITIONAL CEREMONIAL DRUMS. A pair of drums on Mother’s Day March to Stop Violence went missing. Both drums are painted with native designs. Both are of great sentimental value to both myself and my entire family. A reward for the return of both drums is being offered. If anyone knows the whereabouts of the drums do not hesitate to contact me, Nellie Joseph at 725-2388. MISSING: since October 2006. This vest was given to me for my dad’s memorial potlatch and has sentimental value. I sure would like it back. No questions asked. Phone (250) 2832618 or return to the (Mowachaht/Muchalaht) band office for pick up. Thank you. Preston Maquinna Sr. The vest was made by Sue Johnson, artist Rudy Williams.

Marine MOTOR AND PROPS FOR SALE: XL115 - Mercury/2004 Opti-Max 2 stroke. 4 - Blade SS prop for 150 or 200 Yamaha. 5 - Blade SS prop for 115 Yamaha or Mercury. Contact: Leo Jack Jr 250-3325301 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: Custom made nets (250) 923-9864. CANOE BUILDING: Will build canoe, or teach how to build canoe. Call Harry Lucas 735-5706. WANTED: Boat Trailer for 20’ boat. Call Michael @ 720-6026. FOR SALE. Nets –Different Sizes, Different prices, make an offer. Trolling gear – offers. View – 5010 Mission Rd. Phone – 723-9894. FOR SALE: 48’ Fiberglass Troller. Area F license. Very reasonably priced. View at sellyourboat.ca. Phone (250) 380-3028. For Sale: 28’, 1983 Spirit. Command bridge, hardtop stern roof, all new canvas & canopy, twin 350 Chev engines (570 hrs), Volvo dual props, hydraulic steering, anchor winch, all electronics, kitchen, bathroom, security system, hot water. $39,000 obo. Any offer will be considered. Call (250) 723-1496. 2 BOATS FOR SALE: 1 - 32 foot fiberglass, 180 horse Isuzu motor, radar and colour sounder. 1 - 13foot Lifetimer with 25 horse 4 stroke outboard. Serious inquiries only. Boats can be seen in Ucluelet. Phone 250-726-4620.

Services Offered REPREZENT DESIGNS: First Nations Graphics. Specializing in Native Vinyl Decals. (Custom Made/All Sizes). All types of Native Graphics. Celeste Howard. Email for quotes and prices. reprezent.designs@gmail.com

MARINE ISUZU ENGINE MODEL 6BD, 145 HP complete with capitol marine gear, 2 ½ to 1 ratio recently overhauled engine and gear. Any serious offers will be considered. Call Louie Frank Sr @ 250.670.9573 (home) or 250.670.9563 (work).


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