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Tla-o-qui-aht works with Clayoquot salmon farm By David Wiwchar Southern Region Reporter Tofino - Tla-o-qui-aht councilor Elmer Frank looks out over a series of large net pens in Clayoquot Sound. “Two years ago, when Creative Salmon’s lease came up for renewal, we told them to pack up and get out of our traditional territory,” said Frank. “But after sitting down with them and seeing what they actually do, we changed our perspective a bit,” he said.

“Two years ago, when Creative Salmon’s lease came up for renewal, we told them to pack up and get out of our traditional territory,” said Frank. “But after sitting down with them and seeing what they actually do, we changed our perspective a bit.” Creative Salmon is working towards organic certification for the indigenous Chinook salmon it raises in six farms in Clayoquot Sound. Owned by a consortium of Japanese and Canadian investors, Creative Salmon prides itself on the fact it hasn’t used any antibiotics in 2 1/2 years, and fallows their farms for a longer period of time in an attempt to reduce its impact on the creatures living on the seafloor underneath their net pens. According to Creative Salmon’s General Manager Spencer Evans, the company’s philosophy is to put fewer fish in the net pens, thereby reducing problems with disease, mortalities, escapes, and waste.

Creative Salmon is working towards organic certification for the indigenous Chinook salmon it raises in six farms in Clayoquot Sound. “Most escapes are caused by predator attacks, and since predators are less likely to attack a pen with lower fish densities, we haven’t had any problems,” said Evans, adding their only loss occurred more than three years ago when they lost 3000 salmon due to a sea lion attack. “If there is a loss, it isn’t necessarily a bad thing as Chinook runs in this area are extremely low,” he said. Their salmon are only three generations

removed from being wild, and escaped farmed Chinook could help flagging local runs in Clayoquot Sound, he said. “Dismissing the impact of escapes in such a cavalier fashion contributes to real irritation and a growing lack of confidence the public has in salmon farming,” said Lynn Hunter, BC Coordinator of the Coastal Alliance for Aquaculture Reform (CAAR). “Escapes are most frequently caused by human error, not predator attacks. An escape of farmed chinook salmon in an area where wild Chinook runs are low could be disastrous. Farmed domestic fish are genetic pollutants, which pass along genetic traits, which diminish the viability of wild fish. Until Creative Salmon and other companies convert their operations to closed containment facilities, there is no way they can claim their industry is sustainable,” she said. Broodstock for the farmed Chinook comes from the Robertson Creek and Big Qualicum hatcheries, and feed for the 220,000 salmon at each of their four active sites is made from fishmeal from the roe herring fishery.

Although the Chinook fry are vaccinated before being placed in the net pens, Evans proudly boasts their fish have not needed antibiotics for 2 1/2 years. According to Evans, the feed only comes from sustainable sources, and from fish products that would not be directly consumed by humans, even when local sources dry up and feed has to be brought in from South America. Although the Chinook fry are vaccinated before being placed in the net pens, Evans proudly boasts their fish have not needed antibiotics for 2 1/2 years. According to Evans, Chinook salmon have a natural immunity to IHN, so while salmon farms raising Atlantic salmon in Clayoquot Sound have been devastated by IHN outbreaks, Creative Salmon hasn’t suffered any losses or had any problems with the naturally occurring disease. “It’s an ease on people’s minds that no antibiotics have been used since 2001,” said Elmer Frank. “Creative Salmon’s work towards organic certification certainly is a plus for us, but we do need to know more about how it works,” he

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Yuquot Summerfest ................................................ Page 3 Mowachaht/Muchalaht protects Tsu-xiit ............ Page 4 Chiefs reject decision to drop case ....................... Page 5 ADR process draws fire ......................................... Page 7 Sports News ............................................................. Page 8 NEDC Business News ............................................ Page 16

Simon Read, Shannon Turner, Jeannette Watts, Helen Dick, Joan Shanks, Lisa Sam, Barb Flynn, Mary Rimmington, Lynn West, Ina Seitcher, Liz Thomsen, Bev Robson, Matilda Watts, Penny Cowan, Mary McKeogh, Jody Vos, Moira Havelka and Chris Curley.

NTC Nurses receive provincial award By Shannon Turner President, PHABC The Nuu-chah-nulth Community Health Nursing Program is the 2003 recipient of the Phyllis M. Baird Memorial Award. The Baird Award is given to a Community Health Nurse practicing in a rural area of BC who demonstrates integrity, leadership and excellence in practice. The award, which comes with a $250 prize, is meant to facilitate continuing education in his or her chosen field. Our statement at the Annual General Meeting regarding this award read as follows: To the Nuu-chah-nulth Nursing Team (NTC) of Central Vancouver Island for their work in supporting community capacity, advocating for social justice, mentoring others and promoting involvement of community members in public health programs. In the nursing framework this team has developed, the nurse thinks of herself as a partner with the community members and staff; NTC nurses support the community to identify and access their resources.

NTC members are also uniquely involved in advocating for families and communities in terms of environmental, economic, education and other influences in the health and social realms. Their results have met with success: there have been significant reductions in suicides, teen pregnancies and infant mortality in these communities. The Public Health Association of BC is a voluntary, non-profit, nongovernmental organization that promotes and protects the public’s health by actively working to: * Encourage the development and implementation of healthful public policy * Facilitate the sharing of health and related information * Encourage research into the broad issues that affect the public's health * Co-operate regionally, nationally and internationally with other organizations to promote the public's health * Encourage governments to provide sufficient resources for disease

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TFN works with Creative Salmon continued from page 1 said. “Our Chiefs and our people have had a lot of questions and concerns about salmon aquaculture, and those questions and concerns have been brought to Creative Salmon and answered. They showed respect to our First Nation and we appreciate that.” Through their work with Creative Salmon, TFN now has eight members employed on the farms, and is hoping more will be hired soon. TFN Chief and Council are working with Creative Salmon to develop a protocol agreement, similar to the agreement between Ahousaht and Mainstream Canada (formerly Pacific National Aquaculture). “We’ve spent the past eight years developing a relationship between our Nation and Creative Salmon,” said Frank, who has more than 12 years experience in the fish farm industry, and was recently hired by Creative Salmon to be their liaison officer with TFN.

“Our Chiefs and our people have had a lot of questions and concerns about salmon aquaculture, and those questions and concerns have been brought to Creative Salmon and answered. They showed respect to our First Nation and we appreciate that.” “The level of consultation between Creative Salmon and TFN sets a precedent for treaty in terms of how consultation should be done,” he said. Creative Salmon recently helped TFN seed a traditional clam beach, and have also made in-kind donations to a series of in-stream surveys testing fish health and population sizes in Clayoquot Sound.

Tla-o-quiaht councilor and Creative Salmon Liaison Elmer Frank with Creative Salmon General Manager Spencer Evans. According to Evans, Creative Salmon conducts regular samples of streams around Clayoquot Sound for sea lice numbers, and do their own benthic surveys underneath their fish farms and in areas they’ve fallowed, which has since become a government standard. Evans said Creative Salmon has almost reached organic certification with the Pacific Organic Seafoods Association (POSA), and have only to change they way they kill and bleed the 1500 metric tonnes of Chinook salmon they produce annually.

POSA Chairperson Dr. Brad Hicks said Creative Salmon will be undergoing an independent audit within the next few months along with three other salmon farms, and could be the first company awarded organic certification from the two-year old organization. Hicks said POSA is trying to get their standards recognized by the Certified Organic Association of British Columbia (COABC), but they do not have an aquaculture certification process at this time.

The offices of the Nuu-chahnulth Tribal Council will be closed for the Labour Day holiday on Monday, September 6, 2004. We will re-open for regular business on Tuesday, September 7th, 2004.

Ha-Shilth-Sa belongs to every Nuu-chah-nulth person including those who have passed on, and those who are not yet born. A community newspaper cannot exist without community involvement; If you have any great pictures you’ve taken, stories or poems you’ve written, or artwork you have done, please let us know so we can include it in your newspaper. This year is Ha-Shilth-Sa's 30th year of serving the Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations. We look forward to your continued input and support. Kleco! Kleco! David Wiwchar, Editor / Manager

Another friendly face that can be seen at the NTC reception is Maggie Gus. Maggie is filling in for Melissa who is on maternity leave until July 2005. Maggie married Barry Gus in 1972; they have two daughters Melissa and Agnes & 6 grandchildren. Maggie and Barry, both Tseshaht members, have fostered over 30 kids. Her duties are greeting and directing visitors, staff travel and she assists with the phones and mail. Maggie said she “totally enjoys working with so many people on a daily basis.” The next time you’re visiting NTC say hello to Maggie!

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Mowachaht / Muchalaht celebrates Yuquot Summerfest By Brian Tate Northern Region Reporter Yuquot – The Yuquot Festival takes place every August at Yuquot (Friendly Cove) with approximately 100 people on hand this year to participate and witness the events. Prior to Festival starting, everyone was treated to a barbecue salmon and potato salad lunch with pop and juice. Margarita James who organized the festival gave an update on the Festival and other happenings for Yuquot. “The Festival started in 1996 in conjunction with Parks Canada,” said Margarita James. “There are plans now to build a $15 million infrastructure over the ‘Old Nootka Day School site’ and it will house artifacts that will be eventually returned to us, as well as a tourist attraction,” said Margarita.

“The Festival started in 1996 in conjunction with Parks Canada,” said Margarita James. “There are plans now to build a $15 million infrastructure over the ‘Old Nootka Day School site’ and it will house artifacts that will be eventually returned to us, as well as a tourist attraction,” she said. “In December there will be a Exhibit opening at the Nuu-chah-nulth House at Ottawa Museum and the plans for that are still in progress for that event,” she said. Mike Maquinna took the floor next to welcome everyone to Yuquot and to acknowledge and thank many people for the events that took place around the Tsuux-iit (Luna) and DFO. “I would like to address three things here today, first of which Margarita has taken care of and that is the ‘Update of the many happenings for Yuquot’, said Mike Maquinna. “The second issue I would like to take care of is to acknowledge all those that were

involved in helping with Tsuux-iit whether or not you were on the canoes, supporting, other various ways,” said Maquinna. The first individuals acknowledged were the canoe pullers who paddled for the nine day duration with DFO. Chief Maquinna then acknowledged his Elders (Nan Vi Johnson, Gloria Maquinna, Jack Johnson, Wilfred and Margaret Andrew, and Ray and Terry Williams) for their guidance through the whole Tsuux-iit event. “I asked my Elders what I should do and they said “go for it, do what you have to do to help the Kakawin”, said Maquinna. The next group acknowledged were Tyee Hawiilth Dominic Andrews (Matlahoua), Mike Tom, and Simon Lucas for helping in time of need during the events with the Kakawin and DFO. Hesquiaht helped with bringing support boats to help the paddlers. “To Chief Mike Maquinna and your people, our Chief Matlahoua his mother came from Yuquot, Mike Tom (Quaoots-quii) comes from here,” explains Simon Lucas. “When we come here it is as family and friends, we responded to Chief Maquinna’s call. We responded because we feel all animals are sacred to us,” said Lucas. Chief Maquinna then acknowledged Richard Lucas, Pat Charleson Jr., and Rufus Charleson for providing boats and support when needed. “Mike called, and we answered,” said Richard Lucas. “For whatever reason DFO did not want to take on Mowachaht/Muchalaht but decided to try Hesquiaht. I was one of the people they said they would charge out on the waters, to this day I have not received anything in the mail regarding those charges,” said Richard. For political support, Chief Maquinna acknowledged Randy Ginger and Archie Little Northern Region Co-Chair and Florence Wylie NTC Executive Director. “The events that occurred in the last couple months with Tsuux-iit are not new and has been going for thousands of

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People came from far and wide for Summerfest, including William Wasden and his family who came from the Namgiis Nation. years. A Tyee Hawiilth taking care of his Hahoulthee as they always have,” said Archie Little. “Thank You for allowing me to be a part of the Tsuux-iit event. I came to help with the phones, computer work, and just getting in touch with people who are in a situation to help in this matter,” said Florence. The next group of people helped Chief Maquinna with the media; informing reporters on the whereabouts of Tsuuxiit and helping get information about DFO, or communications and media relations work. These individuals are David Wiwchar (Ha-shilth-sa), Mike Parfitt (independent) and Suzanne Chisholm (videographer for Mowachaht/Muchalaht), and Keith Wood (independent) volunteer for Orca Lab monitoring whale vocalizations. “We don’t write stories without events happening,” said Mike Parfit. “We thank you for allowing us to live this event with you, and we learned a key phrase and that is “Klecko, Klecko,” he said. The third and last issue Chief Maquinna acknowledged was the work of Roger Dunlop the Northern Region Biologist. “Roger has produced many documents that have helped our people in this matter of Tsuux-iit,” said Maquinna. “We are extremely grateful for this man’s work and would like to give him a name,” he said. “From this day forward you will be known as Uup-ii-haa (pronounced Huup-ee-haa) it means always helping, very helpful, helping in many ways, this name is very broad in that term help full,” said Max Savey. “I am extremely proud and honoured to receive this name,” said Roger Dunlop.

Margarita James then proceeded to thank and acknowledge special guests with various gifts. Margarita thanked Patty Loverage who came in place of Senator Pat Carnie, Martha Black from the Provincial Museum in Victoria, Jim Mitchell of Gold River Council, Patricia McDougal NTC Northern Region, Barbara Lane (lead anthropologist in the NTC Fisheries case), Cliff Anderson Northern Region NEDC representative, and Katherine Robinson NEDC. “I would like thank the community for helping, because I do not do this alone,” said Margarita. “It is with their help that this Festival continues every year “Thank You”, she said. After all the presentations cake was served to everyone before they departed on the Uchuck back to Gold River.

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Fisheries - ca-~ca-~>uk Mowachaht / Muchalaht work to protect Tsu-xiit By David Wiwchar Southern Region Reporter Though the throngs of reporters no longer clog the Gold River docks, and DFO and Vancouver Aquarium staff have long vanished from behind the chain link fence and security gates of the old Bowater Mill site, Tsu-xiit continues to be a fascinating part of life in Nootka Sound. Staying mostly out at Mooyah Bay with the occasional trip to the Gold River docks, Tsu-xiit is still the focus of intense debate, discussion and speculation.

Though the throngs of reporters no longer clog the Gold River docks, and DFO and Vancouver Aquarium staff have long vanished from behind the chain link fence and security gates of the old Bowater Mill site, Tsu-xiit continues to be a fascinating part of life in Nootka Sound. Over the past month, Mowachaht / Muchalaht Tyee Ha'wilth Mike Maquinna along with NTC Executive Director Florence Wylie, Fisheries Manager Dr. Don Hall, and Co-chair Shawn Atleo, have been meeting with Regional Director Generals Paul McGilivray, Don Radford and Kevin Stringer from Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), as well as Superintendent Reg Reeves, Inspector Howard Goodrich, and Constable Andre Bagi from the RCMP. During initial meetings, each side presented mandates, and spoke about the importance of rebuilding trust between the groups. "We have gone through a lot of trauma as Nuu-chah-nulth since you guys hit our shores," said Mowachaht Ha'wiih Jerry Jack. "Only 52 Mowachaht survived the smallpox infestation from a pre-contact population of 70,000. We have very strong and ancient beliefs around killer whales, and we get our strength from our beliefs. It may seem superstitious to you guys, but to us it's real," he said. Numerous Mowachaht / Muchalaht representatives spoke on their belief that Tsu-xiit carries the spirit of their late Tyee Ha'wilth Ambrose Maquinna, who passed away only days before the young killer whale appeared in his hahoulthee three years ago. "We're not trying to force our beliefs

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onto you, we just want you to try and understand the thousands of years of living history and beliefs that we are speaking about today," said Mike Maquinna. "Your mandate is different from ours. Canada has been in place for 137 years, but Mowachaht / Muchalaht has been here for more than 5000 years. You now have an opportunity to become a part of our modern history," he said. The group has been actively discussing a joint Mowachaht / Muchalaht and DFO Tsu-xiit (Luna) Stewardship Plan, and a tripartite Marine Mammal Safety and Cooperation Protocol. Meetings and teleconferences were held throughout July and August to hammer out details of the various agreements. Last week, Mowachaht / Muchalaht and DFO released their jointly published brochure "Boating Guidelines to Protect Luna". 2500 copies of the brochure have been printed, and are being handed out to all boaters in the Nootka Sound area, especially those using the Mowachaht / Muchalaht boat launch facilities. The brochure outlines concerns about Luna, and gives boaters, sailors, and kayakers a series of guidelines to follow to ensure their safety, and the safety of Tsu-xiit in Nootka Sound. Other groups are also working at educating the public to leave Tsu-xiit alone. Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO's) such as Orca Conservancy, Orca Lab, Luna Stewardship, and ReuniteLuna.com are all performing similar tasks to educate people about the issues surrounding Tsu-xiit. Although most of these NGO's started out being in favour of efforts to move Tsu-xiit down to his pod near Puget Sound, most have now swung over to the Mowachaht / Muchalaht position, although they still want to see some sort of reunification effort. "As the name of our web site suggests, our goal and our commitment is to have Luna reunited with his Southern Resident L-Pod orca community. We would like to see Luna swimming with his mother, Splash (L67) as soon as possible," said a statement on the website ReuniteLuna.com. "We started this web site to urge the Canadian Government to attempt a reintroduction of Luna, and we will continue to ask for that until it occurs. However, we also recognize the cultural significance that Tsuux-iit has with the people of the Mowachaht / Muchalaht First Nations. We are encouraged that Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) and the Mowachaht / Muchalaht

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Tsu-xiit (aka Luna) plays alonside the Mowachaht / Muchalaht canoes in Muchalat Inlet near Gold River. leaders are now working together for the well being of Luna. It is our wish to see a monitoring program established quickly and responsibly. We then ask that the two parties work together to come to a resolution that will ultimately see what is best for Luna: having him return to his pod." Meanwhile, Tsu-xiit continues to frolic in Nootka Sound, claiming the odd sailboat as a toy, reinforcing why boaters should steer clear of the young whale. "I wouldn't think that Tsux'iit was attacking on intention," said Mowachaht / Mowachaht Fisheries Manager Jamie James who tried to help a disabled sailboat. "The fisheries department received a call by Max Savey stating that a sailboat called Cats Paw was disabled and requested help by the First Nation to lure Tsux'iit away. The fisheries personnel took to the water and contacted the sailboat at the Mooyah Bay log boom," he said. The captain, a retired Vancouver Province crime reporter, said he was angry about his boat being disabled and he and his crew being stuck on a log boom, and made threats to both the whale and those who came to help him. Since DFO Officers had been contacted, James and Rudy Dick left the belligerent boater, and successfully led Tsu-xiit away from the area within minutes. Boaters are being warned to turn off sonar devices in Muchalat Inlet as the sound waves emitted seem to bother Tsu-xiit, who then tries to remove the transducer from the hull of the boats. The problem with sailboats is the transducer is usually located at the stern behind the rudder, so the whale has disabled a few sailboats in what is believed to be his attempts to get at the transducer.

Guidelines for Powerboats, Sailboats and kayaks: * Choose a route to your destination that avoids the area frequented by Luna (Hanna Channel, Mooyah Bay, and Muchalat Inlet). * If you have to go through the area Luna frequents, minimize your time in the area by heading directly through the area at a steady cruising speed (15-20 knots for powerboats). * Do not attempt to attract or interact with the killer whale under any circumstances. * Don’t slow down or stop if approached by Luna. * If Luna approached your boat while you are stopped or motoring slowly, leave the area immediately by gradually accelerating to cruising speed. Make sure that Luna is clear of your propeller and then start up or go into gear. Luna will get out of the way of your boat. * Luna is very sensitive to underwater sounds. Do not operate your depth sounder or fish finder within 5km (3 miles) of Luna. Luna has bitten off many transducers that he seems to find annoying. If you are fishing and Luna approaches, pick up your gear and immediately leave the area. Do not touch, feed, or throw anything at Luna. * Kayakers: avoid the area frequented by Luna, or stay close to shore while paddling if you have to travel in these waters. * If you see other boaters violating these guidelines, report the activity to Mowachaht/ Muchalaht Fisheries Guardians, DFO or the RCMP.

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Nuu-chah-nulth Chief’s reject court decision to drop court case By David Wiwchar Southern Region Reporter Port Alberni - The leaders of the southern tribes of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council (NTC) met to discuss Port Alberni Crown Counsel’s suggestion to drop criminal charges against David Henry Forde, a former boy’s supervisor at the Alberni Indian Residential School. The NTC has been a leader nationally in dealing with Indian Residential School issues, and many Nuu-chah-nulth people have brought criminal and civil charges into court based on their experiences as children at Canadian Indian Residential Schools. For over ten years, Charlie Thompson, Jack Thompson and William Dennis have been pursuing justice by pressing for criminal charges against David Henry Forde, who was their supervisor at the Alberni Indian Residential School, in the 1960’s. All three of these men have stressed the importance of confronting Forde as an aid to their own individual healing. All three men also

stressed the value of a court confrontation to achieving closure. On August 4, 2004 Crown Counsel informed the plaintiffs that Forde’s lawyer had sent a letter claiming his client has cancer. Crown Counsel’s suggestion was that charges against Forde be stayed. The plaintiffs expressed their need to continue with the case and Crown Counsel's Steve Stirling agreed. However, he thinks there is little hope that Forde can be forced to appear on the charges. The leaders vowed to pursue a course of action to ensure that Forde appears before Charlie Thompson, Jack Thompson and William Dennis. The Chief’s will be corresponding with provincial and national aboriginal organizations. They have also written a letter to Geoff Plant, Attorney General of British Columbia appealing for his support in extradition of Forde from the United States. “We will be pressing the governments of Canada and Washington State for a swift and smooth extradition,” said NTC Southern Region Co-chair David Dennis.

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remains open to the public Submitted by Parks Canada for Ha-Shilth-Sa UCLUELET – Pacific Rim National Park Reserve and the famous West Coast Trail are open to the public, despite a legal strike by Parks Canada’s unionized employees. Green Point Campground, the beaches and walking trails in the Long Beach area, and the Broken Group Islands unit of the park remain open for the enjoyment of visitors. There are some impacts to services, with the cancellation of interpretive programs and the closure of the Wickaninnish Interpretive Centre. The West Coast Trail remains open to the public. Although trailhead staff are not available to give visitor orientations, trail information is being provided as a hand out.

During the strike, Parks Canada is asking all hikers to make a reservation by calling 1-800-HELLO-BC (from Canada and the US) or 604 689-9025 (from Overseas) before starting their hike. Park Wardens continue to patrol all areas of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve and will provide emergency response if required. Parks Canada is making every effort to ensure that the national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas of Canada remain open during the current contract negotiations with its employees, and that Canadians can experience a safe and enjoyable visit. More information is available on Parks Canada’s Web site at www.pc.gc.ca, or by calling 1-888773-8888.

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The Vancouver Island Aboriginal Transition Team (VIATT) and the Ministry of Children and Family Development have asked the two Foundations to work in partnership to establish the TAC. Following the VIATT Vision of “Aboriginal communities taking responsibility for services to our children and families”, the TAC will support the development of a Vancouver Island Regional Aboriginal Authority. The TAC will make funding decisions on innovative and effective projects and programs for Aboriginal children, youth, families and communities. The TAC will be comprised of up to 12 volunteers who meet the following criteria: · Aboriginal ancestry, · Strong commitment to creating a better future for all Aboriginal children, youth and families, · Understanding of Aboriginal child and family services on Vancouver Island, · Ability to work as a member of a team and to make difficult funding decisions, · Understanding of program management and financial administration. TAC members will be selected to reflect the structure of the VIATT to ensure cultural and geographic representation. VIATT will have an exofficio member on the TAC to ensure effective coordination and communication of planning and development of the Vancouver Island Regional Aboriginal Authority. Travel and out-of-pocket expenses will be paid. The TAC application form and further information is posted on the Queen Alexandra Foundation website at www.queenalexandra.org and The Victoria Foundation website at www.victoriafoundation.bc.ca. The application form and a resume must be submitted by 4:00 pm, Friday October 8, 2004 to: Aboriginal Trust Advisory Committee Selection Committee c/o Queen Alexandra Foundation for Children 2400 Arbutus Road Victoria, B.C. V8N 1V7

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Education - h=a-h=o-pa Back to school tips to help kids succeed Here are some ideas to help parents get their child ready for school: y Confirm what time school starts on the first day. If your child is going to a new school, be sure to bring the required information/identification with you on registration day. y Find a safe route to and from school and practice the route with your child. Make a travel plan with your child. Discuss traffic safety and how to safely interact with strangers. y Start a new routine. Consider having your child shift to their school bedtime and wake-up routine before the first day of school. y Choose clothes for school early. Have your child select their outfit the night before. This helps start the morning off on a calm note. y Help keep your child healthy. Schedule medical and dental checkups. Encourage your child to make healthy eating choices and stay active. Let them help pack their lunch. y Be positive. Acknowledge and talk to your child about the mixed emotions they may be feeling as the school year approaches. Remind them of the friends they

will meet, the new things they will learn and the fun they will have. Take note of how your child reacts to separation and changes to their routine. y Let your child see you read, and set aside time each day for family reading. Talk to your child about books and read to them. y Set up a homework area away from the TV with adequate supplies and lighting. y Review the previous year's learning. Play games to review last year's curriculum just before returning to school. y Listen to your child. Focus on your child at the end of the day. Ask questions and listen to how their day went and what the highlights were. y Meet your child's teacher and school principal. You can get valuable insight into your child's progress by talking to school staff. y Get involved in the school community. Contact your local school board or the Parent Advisory Council at your child's school for volunteer opportunities. For more information on child development, the B.C. school curriculum, graduation planning and career advice, visit the AchieveBC website at www.achievebc.ca.

PRIVATE POST SECONDARY TRAINING SCHOOLS There are a growing number of private Post Secondary (P/S) training schools in BC. Any adults considering enrolling in courses at one of these private schools should be aware of the “complications” listed below: Costs: Most of these schools do not qualify for provincial funding as public colleges and universities do. The tuition costs, therefore, are very much higher than at public schools. These schools are private businesses. The tuition is also high to provide a profit for the schools’ owners. Eligibility: The courses at these private schools do not have transfer credit to a public university or college. The courses at these schools therefore do not qualify for NTC Post Secondary (P/S) funding. First Nations: The First Nations’ budgets for adult training are not very large. The First Nations therefore cannot provide much if any financial assistance to members wishing to attend private training schools. Student Loans: Many students attending private training schools must take out student loans. The student loans are set up to mainly support students in public colleges where the tuition costs are much smaller. In many cases, the student loan will barely cover tuition at the private training school and there is little, if any, of the loan left to cover living costs. As above, the First Nation and the NTC can usually not provide living support for these courses. Student loans are LOANS. The loan must be paid back, whether the student completes the course or not. If you are considering enrolling in a private training school, first, please contact Kelly Johnsen, Vicky Watts or Blair Thompson at the NTC, 1-877-6771131 or 250-724-5757.

The family that traveled from Ahousaht Yuquot Campout was Alex Dick and his wife Darlene

By Brian Tate Northern Region Reporter Yuquot – With the returning of its people that once lived there, and friends and relatives from other villages, Yuquot was bustling with activity. Well over two hundred Mowachaht/Muchalaht members and visitors from Ahousaht and Namgiis came to the usually quiet and serene place of Yuquot. Every year the Mowachaht/Muchalaht people return to their home for a campout starting August 5 to the 19 spending time relaxing, playing games, singing, dancing, swimming and fishing. When the Namgiis arrived by canoe Ray Williams, Preston Maquinna, Margaret Maquinna and Nan Vi Johnson welcomed them ashore to stay awhile. Once ashore the Namgiis presented Ray Williams with some Gleetnah in thanks for allowing them into the territory. The Namgiis people came to reunite with family and talk about their ancestors that once came from Yuquot. In all 9 individuals from Namgiis traveled to meet family and say hello to old friends. William Wasden explained that his great grandmother originally was an Alfred from Yuquot and they still know the history of how she went to the Namgiis people on the East Coast of Vancouver Island. During Williams’ stay he also sang songs in the old church and after every song he explained what it was used for and the meaning of them. The Namgiis people visited for 3 days before having to return to Alert Bay.

who brought their children and grand children for a visit. Alex originally comes from Yuquot and grew up here. “I lived here when I was a child and used to swim, fish and explore the whole area,” explained Alex. “I brought my grand children here to show them they have roots here where I grew up,” he said. While the Elders watched, the children spent their evenings playing British bulldog, stealing sticks or singing and dancing. Also from Ahousaht were Louise Frank Sr. his wife Eva and some of their grand children. Louise and his family spent their time visiting and relaxing, mostly relaxing. Various individuals would go fishing and what they caught was distributed to the campers wanting fresh fish and as usual Wilfred Andrew would take one or two. After cooking the fish Wilfred would always offer dinner to anyone passing by. “I just like to cook for people. I don’t mind it at all,” said Wilfred. Wilfred and his wife Margaret spent two weeks camping out at the cove with their daughter Marion and her children. Most people camped until the Yuquot Festival on August 15 and left on the Uchuck with all the guests that came for the day. Leaving only a hand full of families left camping until the 19th. Just as fast as people arrived they left leaving Yuquot quiet again, leaving Ray and Terry Williams with the sole occupants once more.

Happy Retirement!

NTC Education wants to wish Marjorie Touchie all the best on the occasion of her retirement after 30 years as Ucluelet First Nation’s Home School Counsellor. Thank you Marj, for all your work with and support of Ucluelet’s, Toquaht’s and all First Nations’ students in the Ucluelet schools. All the best and enjoy the rest!

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Alternative Dispute Resolution Process draws fire By David Wiwchar Southern Region Reporter Port Alberni - Blue smoke and burnt paper scraps danced skyward as Nuuchah-nulth Elders led a burning outside the Tseshaht longhouse last month. The burning was not a sacred one, but a protest against the federal governments new plan to deal with residential school survivors.

Blue smoke and burnt paper scraps danced skyward as Nuuchah-nulth Elders led a burning outside the Tseshaht longhouse last month. The burning was not a sacred one, but a protest against the federal governments new plan to deal with residential school survivors. As hundreds of residential school survivors gathered for a healing conference, federal government representatives brought box loads of thick Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) folders containing program information and applications. "The ADR booklets were provided by the government for our survivors, and we felt that option should be made available to our people, especially the Elders who are looking for a faster resolution than the court system can provide," said NTC Southern Region Co-chair David Dennis, adding that ADR representatives were scheduled to speak at the conference, but time limitations prevented it. But after numerous survivors currently involved in the ADR process stood up to speak out against it, a wave of backlash rose, culminating in a public burning of many of the inch-thick folders. "The ADR was supposed to speed up the process and save us from the pain and expense of the court system, but this program is just the government and church abusing us all over again," said survivor Matt Williams, who spoke out against the process at the gathering.

"The ADR was supposed to speed up the process and save us from the pain and expense of the court system, but this program is just the government and church abusing us all over again," said survivor Matt Williams. The Alternative Dispute Resolution Process was launched by Indian and Northern Affairs Canada's Indian Residential School Resolution (IRSRC) department in December of last year, and has already received 647 applications from across Canada, 20% (129) of which are from B.C. After reading the 64-page guidebook, and filling out the 40-page application booklet, applicants can expect a nine month process for the government and lawyers to get papers in order before a hearing can be arranged, according to IRSRC Director West Lori Young. At the hearing, the applicant and their legal representative meets with representatives from the Government of Canada as well as representatives from the church that operated the school the plaintiff attended. The plaintiff is interviewed, and questions are asked about the plaintiffs application. The information gathered then goes to a

reference group, and a settlement offer is approved by the Chief Adjudicator Ted Hughes. That offer is then forwarded to the plaintiff and their lawyer, and the settlement is either accepted or refused. The ADR Model Process has two ways to resolve different kinds of residential school claims. Model A is designed for people with claims for physical abuse with injuries lasting more than six weeks or requiring hospitalization or serious medical treatment and sexual abuse. They can chose to move through the process either individually or as part of a group, but each individual will appear at a private hearing before a decision-maker. Model B is designed for claims of physical abuse that did not result in injury lasting more than six weeks or requiring hospitalization or serious medical treatments and claims of wrongful confinement. In Model A and Model B, claimants will appear before a decision-maker who will decide if their claim is valid and what the compensation will be. Hearings are closed to the public and compensation amounts are similar to those paid in court in each province or territory. Claimants may decide to accept or refuse the decision-maker's final decision. The compensation amount cannot be negotiated or changed. "It is an inquisitorial process, and we do have to validate the stories," said Young. "We know abuses occurred at these Residential Schools. We're not looking to disbelieve. The process was designed in consultation with Aboriginal people, and it's not about taking away anyone's rights," she said. Currently, there are 12,000 lawsuits outstanding in 6400 separate claims, and as people begin to get frustrated with the slowness of the court system, more people are looking to the ADR process. "More than 1000 people have called in to our call center in the past six months, and there are more [ADR] claims coming in right now than there are litigation claims," said Young, adding 17 hearings have already been completed, and ten decisions delivered since the program began. "Hundreds of us are waiting to hear back from them, but it looks like they're just waiting for us to die so they don't have to deal with it," said 61-year old Matt Williams, who also took issue with the way settlements are calculated. "Their point system is useless to me. I'm an extreme case they said. I'm off the chart so they don't know how to deal with me," he complained after his 2 1/2 day hearing at TinWis. During the hearing and application process, adjudicators assign point values to various claims of abuse. Under Model A, compensation claims can reach up to $245,000 if adjudicators count up to 111 compensation points. Under Model B, the highest compensation award is set at $3,500. Adjudicators are either retired judges or former legal professionals, and of the 38 adjudicators across Canada, only 4 are Aboriginal. According to Dennis, people who have gone through interviews complained that much of the time was spent being asked about abuses that occurred outside the residential school, either at home, or within the home community. "I think the ADR process is just another avenue for the government to sidestep its responsibilities, as they look to offload responsibilities to people outside the residential school," said Dennis. "It's a

points system, and the idea of the game is to take as many points away as possible. It's not a very cooperative approach," he said Dennis. The Canadian Bar Association, which represents all lawyers in Canada, agreed that the system needs an overhaul, and passed a resolution at its recent annual meeting in Winnipeg calling on the federal government to compensate all residential school survivors. Darcy Merkur, a lawyer representing residential school survivors in a national class action suit, was reported in the Globe & Mail advocating settlement packages between $20,000 and $40,000 to all survivors, who can then claim for additional abuses in court if they choose. "I've heard a lot of people favour the flat rate, and then have the option to pursue further damage claims for sexual and physical abuse, loss of language and culture, and things of that nature," said Dennis. "I would seek a moratorium until a process designed and delivered by survivors could be developed. We want the government to take a step back, and enter into negotiations with them to let them know what our survivors want, but at this point I don't see that happening," he said.

"The ADR process is one option. Court is always another option, but our objective is to provide an option that is gentler and speedier than a court process. said Lori Young. "Because this is a new program, it is reviewed both formally and informally," said Young. "The ADR process is one option. There's always going to be things that don't fit the process. Court is always another option, but our objective is to provide an option that is gentler and speedier than a court process. People are seeing this as an option, and people will choose for themselves," she said.

Indian and Northern Affairs Canada's (INAC) Indian Residential School Resolution (IRSRC) Director West Lori Young. "In our view, alternative dispute resolution enables people to bring closure to issues of abuse and find new directions in their lives by making informed choices about redress, healing and reconciliation. The Government does not support the establishment of another process, such as a public inquiry, which may delay resolution and closure and delay resolving the legitimate claims of former students," according to a statement on the ADR website. "Our survivors have made it clear they don't want this process," responded Dennis. "If this is the only game in town, our people are saying 'no, we want another way'. We're a long ways from having this issue settled," he said. It is estimated there are more than 90,000 people alive today who attended one or more of the 130 residential schools that existed across Canada up until 1996. The $1.7 Billion ADR plan aims to settle 15% (1800) of all residential school lawsuits. So far, 1250 lawsuits have been settled at a cost of $71 million.

Age: 21 Height: 5’4� Weight: 115 lbs. Long dark hair, brown eyes. She was wearing a black skirt, black top. high black boots. A silver hooped necklace. Tattoo of a band of flowers with a heart in the middle on her right arm. Last seen in the Jingle Pot area June 17, 2002.

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

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Itattsoo Basketball Submitted by Tyson Touchie Picking up the b-ball again…In August? Ukee basketball is picking up again…with lack of coaching and organization Ucluelet Basketball has been pretty quiet-but that’s changing for the better. With a new season coming The Sa-sin Girls Club is roaring to get their 3rd season going, but this week at a co-ed 16 under at the Maht Mahs hosted by Tseshaht, the Ukee boys opened a new chapter. The “Native Sons” represented Hitatsoo in a good way and showed their stuff –placing second. The team wanted to win but learned a lot from the loss (Like taking care of the ball and how to close a game out! Ha ha coaches

poke!). Hitatsoo is hosting this years Island Qualifier Tournament in January so all you coaches get your team practicing and playing! We all know that we have good talent in our communities but it is all wasted if there isn’t any one there to coach! If you want to prevent the drinking and drugs coach a team! We would just like to thank Gina Pearson and all her helpers for hosting this tournament as 16 and under tournaments are pretty rare! Kleco Kleco Tseshaht for hosting and we hope more communities host more 16 under tournaments this season- we wouldn’t mind coming to Nitinaht hint hint… Remember-the playoffs are coming so start practicing and playing! Choo

Back Row left 2 right-. Tyson T & Jada, Floyd, Byrone, Matt, J.P., Michelle Front Row-Savanah, Skylene, Savanah G., & Michelle Mc.

Dedicated to Our Father Jimmy Gallic Submitted by Lisa Gallic for Ha-Shilth-Sa Dedicated to our father James Gallic he has played in the Softball Slo-pitch era for 57 GREAT YEARS. My father has been playing all for 57 years now, I have been playing slo-pitch with him now for 21 years. This year was the hardest year for my Dad said to us he is retiring his words my “HEART IS YOUNG BUT MY BODY IS OLD”. My father loved his slo-pitch game and played with numerous bruises from being hit by the ball to broken fingers and when the umpire would run out to

see if he was alright after he fell from a line drive he would suddenly jump up rub is ankle and say lets play. My Dad was tough as nails, at times I could barely move after playing in a tournament so I could imagine how he felt. I, along with my other family will miss playing with my father, but we will carry on his smile and the love for the GAME in our hearts we will always be thinking of the GREAT PLAYER HE WAS THE BEST PITCHER kind of like a BABE RUTH HE WAS TO ME. OUR DAD love your daughter Lisa and all our family nieces and nephews, grandchildren.

The NBA Stadiums may have jumbo video screens, but they still can’t produce a view like this for the athletes and spectators!

Oclacje hosts NTC Northern Region Games By Brian Tate Northern Region Reporter Oclacje – This years host to the Northern Region games were the Nuchatlaht people who welcomed approximately 200 people into their village at Oclacje. Kyuquot/Checklesaht, Ehattesaht and Hesquiaht people joined Nuchatlaht for the 3 days of fun activities like slow pitch, basketball, tug of war, triathlon, iron man, and craft making for children. Albin and Rose Michael surrounded by children and grand children stood in front of the guests welcoming them. “On behalf of Hii-tla-miish (Chief Walter Michael) I welcome you Hesquiaht, Ehattis, and Kyuquot to our territory and hope you have fun during your stay here,” said Kelley John. “I would like to say thank you for inviting me here, it is always a pleasure to come home,” said Archie Little NTC Northern Region Co-chair. “It is always great to see whole families participate instead of just children being sent with chaperones, it is important to do things as a family that way the children stay healthy,” he said. “I hope you all enjoy yourselves and have fun,” said Little. After the opening ceremonies slow pitch started with 6 teams participating, Ehattisaht 1 & 2, John Warriors, Hesquiaht, Kyuquot 1 & 2 and continued into day 2.

The Hesquiaht team won the slow pitch tournament by default, they entered the finals due to Ehattisaht 1’s hunger at supper time, then into the finals where no one showed up to compete due to tiredness from dancing the night away, well at least until 12:30 am. The second day saw tug of war competition and four on four basketball while the small children made crafts with the Christian group from Esperanza. Evan Smith’s team won the basketball event, and the youth prevailed over the adults in the tug of war competition. Day three saw heavy rains cancel the and iron man portion. The triathlon saw 10 teams with three heats and Kyuqout #2 winning. During the three days of activities Ehattisaht woman and Nuchatlahts women joined efforts to cook lunch and dinner for everyone. The closing ceremonies performed by Tim Bird and Audrey Smith and Walter Michael. “I would like to say thank you to Ehattisaht for working with us in joint effort for these games,” said Walter Michael. “I would like to say thank you to all of you for coming and making these games a success,” he said. The next Northern Region games will be hosted by Kyuquot in 2005 as the Chief and Council for Kyuquot accepted.

Hundreds of people came out for the NTC Northern Region Games dinner

Tseshaht hosts ‘Big 10 Sports Event’ The Tseshaht First Nation held it’s first ever big 10 Day Sports Event in the Alberni Valley all last week. The purpose of this event was to bring guests into our Valley, and provide sports activities of interest for any and all who take a liking to sports. The decision to carry out this event came from a suggestion by Recreation Coordinator, Gina Pearson and the final decision came from the Tseshaht Recreation Committee. The decision of the sports events that would take place were chosen by the committee on what would be of interest to any and all teams. “Our choices for the sports were Slo-Pitch, Ball Hockey, Basketball and Sr. “C”

Division Fast-Pitch.” The committee knowing how these events have taken place frequently in the Valley are what helped to make the final decision. “This is the first year for our Nation to hold such an event and we hope to make it an annual Event each year.” “I began working on a proposal for this event and sending it out to many businesses and companies in hopes to provide low rate accommodations, good prizes, and to get this event well known by all who would be interested. We received great contributions from some merchants such as; Weyerhaeuser, Quality Foods, Port Alberni Parks and

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The NTC Healthy Lifestyle Challenge Part Two The N.T.C mission statement is: “to promote the economic, social, physical and cultural development of its membership. As the first people of this area we are responsible for our own destinies, survival and well being. Today we seek the same stature our society once enjoyed in controlling our local and regional affairs.”

Public Health Association of BC president Shannon Turner presents the Phyllis M. Baird Memorial Award to the NTC Nurses through NTC CHS Director Simon Read and Board Chair Helen Dick (above), and receives a hug from Nursing Supervisor Jeanette Watts (below).

NTC Nurses receive award continued from page 1 prevention and the promotion and protection of the public's health Advance opportunities for professional development The Association encourages membership from individuals, both professional and voluntary, who have an interest in the public’s health. Current members include: community development workers, public health nurses, health care administrators, medical officers of health, health system analysts, environmental health officers, researchers and others. There are currently over 130 members from across the province. More information about PHABC can be found on our

website at www.phabc.org. It is absolutely wonderful to be able to provide this recognition for the faithful and committed service delivered by the nursing program to tribal council members.

Congratulations Nurses on another award recognizing your dedication and service to all Nuu-chah-nulth-aht and Nuu-chah-nulth communities! Are you or a family member a patient in the hospital? If you would like to see one of us remember you have to ask for us and we can assist you with the following: · · · · · · ·

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

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

Campbell River, BC Sandy Miller, Aboriginal Liaison Nurse Ph: (250) 286-7050 Voicemail: 830-8865

Nanaimo BC Santana Rose Aboriginal Liaison Nurse 1-250 753-6578 pager # 716 4001

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

Port Hardy BC Beth Scow Aboriginal Liaison Nurse 1-250 949 3440 cell # 230 0335

The NTC Healthy Lifestyle Challenge supports this mission statement. The first meeting of this group is being planned for September 13th. At this session the participants will set their personal lifestyle goals. Healthy Lifestyle is about striving to obtain a reasonable balance between enhancing one’s personal health, the health and well-being of others, and the health of the community. My health is up to me – but not me alone. Health – We’re in it together. Let’s create a supportive environment for health. Take a risk – don’t follow an unhealthy trend.

The NTC Healthy Lifestyle Challenge will work with the participants and their communities to model the way, inspire a shared vision, challenge the process, enable others to act, and encourage the heart. The project will: 1. Support ideas that reward positive health behaviours (prizes, certificates, money, role models). 2. Support ways to increase participation of people in the health of their community. 3. Discuss current health problems in the context of community rather than blaming the victim. 4. Support skills training on technologies of participation. Good luck to all the Participants!

Family Ties – Ucluelet

Family Ties – Tofino

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

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

Traditionally, Nuu-cchah-n nulth people used the canoe daily. Did this keep their hearts healthy?

Find out if your heart is strong & healthy at the next Nuu-cchah-n nulth Hearts@work session offered through the NTC Nursing Program: Friday September 17, 2004 Tin Wis - Wickaninnish Centre 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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Birthdays and Congratulations

This picture was taken on Baby J’s 2nd birthday after Margo’s first surgery.

I would like to wish a very, very Happy 88th Birthday to my mother dearest, Edith Joseph (oly) on Aug. 26th. Mom, even though I don’t see you as often as I wish too, I think about you every minute of the day. I always have a little prayer in my heart that you are safe and well taken care of. Mom, you and dad brought all twelve of us up so well. I could remember when I was a child, how busy and caring you were towards all of us. We lived at Wyac, down the Nitinaht Lake. By the ocean at the sand

Happy Birthday to Tracy Johnnie on Aug. 28th. bar. The beach was our playground, a beautiful place. I could still hear that big ole triangle metal bell you used to ring to call us at meal times. It was life I never thought would change. There was no electricity, plumbing or running water. A wood stove, we used for cooking and heat. We all helped with the chores of packing water from the well or wood from the beach. I could on and on. I could recall the aroma of your freshly baked bread that would have us kids running home for a snack. You made the best bread on earth. Mom, these are such good memories from way back when, that I miss so much. So, mother dear, I want you to know that you’re the best teacher of basket weaving and cutting and smoking fish. And that you’re the most caring and loving mother a daughter could have. Wishing you all the best on your birthday and every day. So much love always from your daughter Anne Joseph. Here’s a picture of four generations, your granddaughter Lisa, myself and your great granddaughter Marisa.


I would like to wish a very Happy Birthday to my sister-in-law and good friend Linda Tashoots on Aug. 27th. Enjoy your special day sis and many, many more years to come. Have a good one. Love from Anne Joseph and your bro Henry Charlie. Happy Birthday to my mother, grandmother Mar, August 15/04 Love you mom have a great day, and enjoy you day and many more to come!!!! Love always your daughter Gena, Larry and Family. Happy 4th Anniversary August 4/04 to Russell and Martha Taylor, Hope you enjoyed your day, and many more to come!!!! From Larry, Gena and Family. Happy 10th Anniversary to Bobby and Lezley Dick, August 21, 04 have a nice day and many more to come!!!! From Gena, Larry and family. Happy Birthday to our niece "oaksie Jane" Paula Lucas on July 31st, love you niece hope you had a nice day!!!! Love always Larry, Gena, and Family. Congratulations to Cousin Kim and Craig Mather on you Marriage on July 31st, and many, many, many more years to you both, take care you both!!!! From Gena, Larry and Family. Happy Birthday to Nephew Keifer Webster August 2/04, Nephew Coburn Tom, and Friend Ina Lou Dick, on August 20/04 have a nice day and many more to come!!!! From Gena, Larry and Happy Birthday to our T.N.T. Tim Taylor Sr. Have the best day, we love you! From all your firecrackers that are Taylor made!

Happy Anniversary to Rebecca and Timothy Williams for August 25. Birthday wishes to out to our sister/auntie Rebecca Williams for August 24. Hope your day is the best day yet! Your sis Estelle and family. Birthday wishes go out to my mom Kathy Fraser for August 27. Love your daughter Estelle and family. Happy Birthday to Lillian Williams on September 5 and congratulations on your scholarship from NTC. We are proud of you! From Mom and granny. Also from your relatives in P.A. Happy Birthday to my niece Lillian Williams on September 5. Have a very special day. From your uncle Lyle & Kathy. Happy Birthday to my favourite auntie Josie Andrew on August 18. From Julie Titian. Happy Birthday to our favourite auntie Josie Andrew on August 18. From Thomas, Jess, Brianna and Lynneah. Happy Birthday to Ina Dick on August 20. From Kathy and family. Happy birthday sister Dorothy, I’m just so glad we’re family and I always have been too, for part of who I am today I really owe to you. You’ve been more than a sister, and you’re much more than a friend- you’re among the very nicest gifts that life could ever send... and nothing’s more important when your special day is here. Than finding words to tell you just how much you’re loved all year. Your baby sister, & kids. Happy Birthday to Ramona Gus on August 29th. From the Taylor’s. We would like to wish our daughter Cedar Margaret Lindsay a very happy belated 2nd birthday on Aug. 16. You did real good at the children’s hospital Cedar. We love you a lot. From Mom and Dad. Also like to send out belated Happy Birthday to Tanya Taylor Bill. Have a great day, every day, we love you! From Mom, Dad & family.

I would like to wish my handsomest husband Kyle Mack a Very Happy 1st Anniversary to us, on August 23rd. I love you, we made it through our first year as husband and wife, we're a great team and we'll see many more great years of joy and happiness. We would like to thank a few people who have supported us through our first year of marriage. First of all my Mom & Dad, your the greatest! We love you with all our heart, your our biggest supporters and keep encouraging us to be strong. Thank you to our sister Ruth A.J. Sam, We love you and baby Charlie to infinity! Thank you Ruth for the talks and sometimes just listening, and most of all just being there for us both. Thank you to Jay Ray and Rita Watts for being the most honest and true friends ever! We love you both for that. Thank you to my brothers and sisters (Brian, Peggy, Floyd, Darryl, Wayne, Sandra and Steven) for being so supportive in anything that we do. Love you lots! Thank you to Kyle's (Andrew) family for your love and support through the years, we love each and every one of you truly! To our children Mercediese L.K., Kyle G.W., and Dakota S., we couldn't have asked for more from you! You are all so special to us, and you brighten up our lives. You too have been supportive through our marriage, THANK YOU! Keep up the good work in school, we love each of you

Anniversary wishes to Dave and Pearl Jacobson. We love you and want to let you know we appreciate your support and love. Have a great year. Love Rob, Nellie and Cedar Lindsay. Happy 4th Anniversary to the love of my life Dave Jacobson on Aug. 18. I love you so much my darling. Love your wife Pearl Jacobson. On Aug. 12 Happy Birthday to our niece Jami Mundy and to our nephew Ricco (Richard Mundy). Love you both. Auntie Pearl and uncle Dave. On Aug. 20 Happy Birthday to Jordan Benson. We miss you and love you. Auntie Pearl and Uncle Dave. Happy 2nd Birthday to my granddaughter Cedar Lindsay on Aug. 16th. Love your favourite Grandpa (Dave Jacobson). We would like to wish Molly Ann a very Happy 15th Birthday. Lots of love auntie Char, uncle Den. We all wish Molly a very happy b-day from Cory, Erika, Meg, Brandi Jr and Den Jr. A very happy 13th birthday to Dennis C. Hetu Jr. Lots of love Dad and Char. We all wish Dennis Jr a happy b-day from Cory, Erika, Meg, Brandi & Jr. A very big birthday wish to my youngest daughter Brandi S. Happy 10th Birthday. Lots of love Mom and Dennis. We would like to wish our sister a very happy 10th b-day. Love Cory, Erika, Meg, Jr and Dennis Jr. Happy belated birthday going out to my auntie Joni on August 11th. Lots of love from your "baby boy" Blair Jack. Happy birthday wishes to Joe Campbell Jr. on Aug. 19th. From Chuck, Michelle & your grandson Blair Jack. Happy Birthday Bishop on Aug. 23rd. From your brother Chuck, Michelle & your nephew Blair Jack. Happy Birthday wishes going out to my daddy - Charles Jack Jr. on Aug. 26th. Love always Blair Jack. Happy birthday wishes Chuck on Hey thar NY sista, miss ya lots, luv always hutch, Nadine and Kats Court clan!! Happy Birthday to Tammy Taylor on Aug. 26th.

for being yourself, and finding your own identities. Hugs & Kisses to each of you. Kyle (Andrew), I love you eternity, and always will. You complete me, you make me so happy from sunrise to sunset. We still have that spark, we've had 11 great years, but this past year has been the greatest. Thank you for being there for me always, for standing by me, for being a shoulder to lean on, and a shoulder to cry on, for making me laugh and just plain clowning around. I love you honey, don't ever change. Love always and forever Mrs. Karen L. Mack. P .S. You’re still the one! I would like to say a big congratulations to my beautiful granddaughter Meagan Mckinley on her scholarship award she received. I am so proud of you sweetheart, for completing grade seven at the Ditidaht Community School with no problemo. You’re nothing but the best. Keep up the good work next term. I know you could do it again and again and again. Don’t ever forget Meg, Gram is behind you all the way. Thinking of you and missing you up there in the Cariboo country from over here in Ahousaht. Lots of love always from Gramma Anne Joseph and Hank.

Aug. 26th. Love from Michelle James. Happy birthday to our grandma Bella Campbell on Aug. 31st. Love always from Chuck, Michelle & your great-grandson Blair Jack. We'd like to say Happy Belated Birthday to our brother/uncle Francis Campbell for Aug. 10th. Sorry u missed out on mom's breaky. Wish we coulda been there to celebrate with u, hope u had a nice day though, we love u n' take care bro from ur family over in Vancouver. Angus, Brenda, Elizabeth, Wally, Sophie, Skylar, Adam n' Cha-asta Campbell. Happy anniversary to our parents/grandparents Angus and Brenda Sue Campbell on Aug. 25th over in Vancouver. We love u both so very much. Mom, ur a wonderful lady, we r lucky to have u as our mother/wife/grandmother n' we r grateful to have u apart of our lives. Don't know what we would do without u, right dad? He would be lost that’s for sure, heehee. Dad, we are so thankful...n' grateful to have u with us as Each greeting for Ha-Shilth-Sa must be clearly identied so they match correct the greeting & include a return address. You can email hashilth@nuuchahnulth.org, mail, fax 723-0463 or drop off at NTC. Allow 2 - 6 weeks for photo returns.

Happy 12th Birthday to my one and only son Bruce Billy Jr on Aug. 21st. I love you son hope you have a good day. Love Mom and Dave Jacobson Sr.

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poets nook What does this Have to do with It? Trust... Norma Ann Webster The profile of a profile is just that a profile... Questions that don’t ever seem to have a solution The solution that never gets any real answers Sounds confusing sounds like a whirlwind That has a never-ending story The story that has a beginning and can be a review The review that can be re-done many times Where is this taking me all these questions? What does it matter anyway they are only questions Without the questions how are we to obtain any answers Without any answers how are we to obtain the skills for Getting our questions answered The stone wall is no clear escape the stone wall Is only a bolder that can be moved? The stone wall can be lifted by many that work together It is only a stone wall if we portray it as one There are many rivers and lakes oceans and waters Skies and stars air earth and fire The elements are essential for our survival in this universe This universe requires each element that interconnects With one another for a foundation for survival This world requires a foundation that holds this earth together The bolder of stone is it essential to hold together with the Other elements involved? And was this question of the stone wall a review What does a review have to do with anything? What does the questions have to do with

Into my eyes Into my eyes goes the picture of your love, I'm always wondering is it sent down from up above. Our true desire to be together will be always ever lasting, in our little life play who will we be casting. I want you to know I love you well. I'm glad that we have u 2 as parents/grandparents. Enjoy ur day, have a good one, Love u always. Wally, Sophie, Elizabeth, Skylar, Adam and Peter Benjamin Campbell. Hey Joe Campbell Jr, sorry WE know ur birthday is in august we just not to sure of what day it is...but happy

Happy 3rd Birthday to Joshua Frank on Aug. 20th and congratulations on the birth of your baby brother Mason on Aug. 15th. Love Mom & Dad.

me I need not to answer any questions if they are Crossing the boundaries and this is when the stone wall Is apparent when one just does not get it Questions are that just questions but when others ask To many than the stone wall than becomes a solid Barrier between us and won’t be moved unless The questions are not so intrusive by others That ask so many- questions are good when we are Learning in a specific environment and are helpful But when they are taken out of content why this why that How come why are you and so fourth is too many And how can I let you know if all you do is ask too many And never give me a chance to answer just one The profile is answered by all the questions that Have come into the space that I thought was mine The space that I thought was mine is mine not ours Not everyone who desires to know everything I do If I tell you everything about myself than I have nothing Left for me- for sharing everything has left me emptyI shall only share what I need to and don’t push these Buttons or these boulders shall go upThat is the profile of the invasion if you have overstepped Your questions that require so much answers Let me be and I will come to you only when You learn not to tell the whole world what I have saidIs this too much to ask for Trust? Trust is not too much To as for- for with out this- who in this world can I Trust if I cannot trust you? more than words can say, together forever is how I hope we will always stay. I will always stay true to my word as that is how it is supposed to be, come and share my love and I’ll help you to feel happy and free. Written for the gurl I love James .J. Starr birthday to you, enjoy ur day, we always think of u. Hugs n' kisses to our Vancouver baby Mattias & Clinton. Take care from ur family over in Vancouver Brenda Sue n' family. I would like to wish my big baby brother, Richard Dean, a Happy 34th birthday on August 28th. Hope that you have a great day!!! Take good care of yourself and give Joanne Summer Dean a Happy Birthday to our bro-in-law Cyril Livingstone on Sept. 3rd. Thank you taking care of our sister and nieces and nephews! Have a fantastic day! From the whole tribe! And Annie & Dave, Crocket, Sugar Bear, & Jen.

In Memoriam - >a>ak^#ap In Loving Memory Of Taylor Aaron Francis Charles Sampson Swan T-Taylor you will always be in our hearts there is not one day that goes by without thinking of how special you mean to us. A- A little guardian angel you are to guide and watch over your Daddy, and your Mommy. Y- You have changed our life completely, the day you were born, and the same day you passed away and went to heaven. L- Lonely we are without you, we can't imagine how life would have been with you here today, I'm the happiest

Grandmother to have you in my heart. O- Only till that day comes we will meet again, and we know that your Great Grandfather's Eugene Webster, and James Swan Sr, are watching over you our little angel. R- Rest in peace our little grandson, nephew, Taylor and Grandma Gena, loves you always and forever. Love from Larry, Gena,Warren, Kelli, Larry Jr, and you parents Eugene and Randi Swan

In Loving Memory of our big brother Lanny Clarke Christopher Ross Jr September 2, 1977 – June 13, 1999 A Special Angel There's a special angel in Heaven, That is a part of me. It is not where I wanted him, But where God wanted him to be. He was here just a moment, Like a night time shooting star. And though he is in Heaven He isn't very far. He touched the hearts of many, Like only an angel can do. I would've held him every minute, If the end I only knew. So I send this special message, To Heaven up above. Please take care of my angel, And send him all my love! Author Unknown

Remembering you on your birthday & always, with loving memories of when we were all together... From your sister Dawn & Bro Dustin. Also from Annie, Dave, Dave Jr, Nate, Jen, & the Ross & Livingstone families.

A poem dedicated to the following: Ruth Frances Hanson, Alana Marie Smith, Kayla John, Angela Michael IF I HAD ONLY KNOWN If I had known, It would be the last conversation I had with you. I would have made it last that much longer. If I had known, It would be the last time I saw your smile, I would have said something to make you smile for just a few seconds more. If I had known,

It would be the last time I heard you laugh, I would have said something funnier just to hear you laugh a bit louder. If I had known it would be the last time I hugged you, I would have held on for a few more minutes. If I had known… But I didn’t… And now it’s too late… Because you’re gone… Name withheld by request

In memory of Gary Mundy October 6, 1957 – August 22, 2001 Dear Brother It’s been 3 years And still there are tears But I think of happy times You left some good memories A loving brother you were You’re an angel from above

Looking down, saying I’m fine I’m in good hands; I’m in God’s hands No more tears, just happy thoughts I miss you brother.

big smooch from auntie Dottie...Congrats to you and Karen on her arrival...I am so happy to hear that she is going to get bigger and stay healthy now...I love you more than words could ever say... Love your tiny big sis, Dottie and your niece and all 6 of your nephews. Happy birthday to my mother in law Cecelia Savey on August 28th....Hope that all your wishes on that day are fulfilled...You are a special lady and deserve a long day of tender loving care. Take care of yourself....Chuu... Love Dottie and your granddaughter and your 6 grandsons. Happy belated Birthday to my honey

bunny baby bear, Justin Blondeau. I wish that I could have spent the whole day with you in Friendly Cove on your Birthday... Lotsa Loves and Hugs From Auntie Dottie (a.k.a to you mom or sunshine). I’d like to wish Lorna Jan Jack a happy 32nd Birthday for Sept. 21st. Love Mom, Justine, Veda. I’d like to wish my Mom a happy 32nd birthday for Sept. 21. Love Brittany, Amber, Cheyenne. I’d like to wish my auntie a happy 32nd birthday. Love Courtney, Carlene, Robert & Selena. Happy Birthday to Barry Watts on Sept 2. From Uncle Dave & family.

From Esther and Sonto

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

Ahousaht (250) 670-9563 - Fax: (250) 670-9696 General Delivery Ahousaht, B.C. V0R 1A0 Ditidaht First Nation 1-888-745-3366 - Fax: (250) 745-3332 PO Box 340 Port Alberni, B.C. V9Y 7M8 Ehattesaht 1-888-761-4155 - Fax: (250) 761-4156 PO Box 59 Zeballos, B.C. V0P 2A0 Hesquiaht First Nation 1-877-232-1100 - Fax: (250) 670-1102 PO Box 2000 Tofino, B.C. V0R 2Z0 Hupacasath First Nation (250) 724-4041 - Fax: (250) 724-1232 PO Box 211 Port Alberni, B.C. V9Y 7M7 Ka:’yu:’k’t’h’/Che:k’tles7et’h’ (250) 332-5259 - Fax: (250) 332-5210 General Delivery Kyuquot, B.C. V0P 1J0 Mowachaht / Muchalaht (250) 283-2015 - Fax: (250) 283-2335 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

TSESHAHT FIRST NATION CULTURAL RESOURCE CENTRE Open to anyone interested in learning more about Tseshaht history. 5000 Mission Rd. – Chi-chu-aht House/ Tseshaht Treaty office. We have a toll free number available for Tseshaht members (which also houses our membership and Natural Resources Office. If you want your addresses included for treaty updates and Tribal bulletins call us (email: cap@tseshaht.com) with your address. 1-866724-4225. Hours of operation: Monday – Friday 8:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Except holidays). For more information contact us at (250) 724-4229. or toll free at 1-866724-4229.

TO ALL UCLUELET FIRST NATION MEMBERSHIP We are updating our Membership List. We will be administering our own Membership, soon. Until then, the Membership Committee will be assisting the person, who has been hired on a short-term basis, to bring our list up-t0-date. Are you and/or Your Children registered? Remember when you are registered with the NTC office, you have to register with the Band Office, as well. Please call the Band Office Toll-Free # 1-888-726-7342 and leave a message, where you can be reached and I will return your call. TO ALL MEMBERS: PLEASE keep the office up-dated with addresses, telephone, cell & fax numbers ALSO email addresses. Email Information to: vmundy@island.net

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

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

Community Events YOU ARE INVITED BY THE COOPER/LAZZAR/TOM FAMILIES To witness a Memorial to honour Susan Johnson (Lazzar), Louisa McCarthy, Anderee Cooper (Wesley). The memorial will take place at T’souke Nation on September 4, 2004, Saturday @ 12 Noon. We would be honored if you could join us. If you have any questions, please contact, Jim Cooper at 642.4719 or Gerald Lazzar at 642.5107, Ruth Tom at 385.2919 or Sandra Brown at 753.1029 or cell 616.6009 You are invited to Indian Name Giving party for Corby Frank on October 9, 2004 in Ahousaht, B.C. Everyone welcome to have a good time witnessing Corby’s first Indian name. MEMORIAL POTLATCH FOR LATE BARRY WAYNE MCCARTHY (BEAR) October 30th, 2004, Alberni Athletic Hall, Noon We would like to acknowledge the people that came close to us in the time of need. Everyone Welcome Hosts: Johnny McCarthy Sr. and Laura Ann McCarthy Chieftainship Seating of the Rush Family on November 27, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. at the Alberni Athletic Hall

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

ADAM FRED MEMORIAL POTLATCH As our son/brother focused a lot of his personal life to his culture, we feel that it is important to say good-bye to his presence here on earth, but to also celebrate the joining of him with ancestors. Knowing our son/brother would want us to feed our people and thank all those who came and shared stories, hugs, tears during the time of our loss, we feel that it is important to set this special day as early as possible. We therefore have decided to hold a feast for our family, friends and ask that each of you join us to remember our young man for who we all knew him. On January 29, 2005 at the Maht Mahs Gym, beginning at 10:00 a.m. We will close the doors to hold our opening ceremonies; we will then serve lunch at 12:00 noon. If you have any further questions regarding this feast, please feel free to contact one of the following family members: Gina Pearson (mom) at 723-4727, or Darleen Watts (grandma) 7244873, or Josie Watts (auntie) 724-4987, or Alfred Fred (father) at 723-2042, Marie Johnny (Duncan) 746-8445 grandma, granny Florrie (Alert Bay) 974-2485, or Deane Wadhams, aunt, 974-5472.

MEMORIAL POTLATCH The House of the late Saiyatchapis (Chuck Sam), Invite you to the Maht Mahs Gym, Saturday, February 5, 2005 10:00 a.m. To honour the lives of family: Saiyatchapis, Harry Sam, Phyllis Sam, Stephanie Sam, Dakkota Rain McFarlane.

Ha-Shilth-Sa - August 26, 2004 - Page 13 he NTC Executive want to inform all NCN Elders that after much consideration, that they regret to announce that bid that was put forward at the recent Kamloops Elders Gathering, for NTC to host the next Elders Conference in 2005, that NTC has withdrawn the bid to host the 2005 Provincial Elders Conference. This decision was made after concerns were raised to the Executive’s attention, as well as other information provided by the BC Elders Society, regarding the estimated cost of hosting such an event. The NTC Executive continues to be committed to supporting the NCN Elders in the future as they prepare to host such an event.


Laura (Heather) Rachel Fraser from Tla-o-qui-aht Ahousaht Granddaughter of late Paul Sam from Ahousaht and late Alice Curly from Tla-o-qui-aht, Daughter of Katie Fraser from Tla-o-qui-aht Ahousaht and late David Fraser from Scotland and Douglas James Dawson from Musgamgw Tsawataineuk/Namgis Son of Teresa McDougall from Namgis and Ron Dawson & Madelaine Kosar from Musgamgw Tsawataineuk will be Married on May 28th, 2005 in Ahousaht, BC. Family and Friends please let us know if you can attend... You can reach us at 14708 88th Ave, Surrey, BC, V2S 3S2, 604-588-9103 and email address is dawson6@telus.net. Thank you Auntie Marie and Auntie Vera for all your support and making this day for us. Important Notice to all Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations members, Band Managers, CHR’s, Health Clerks and Band Membership Clerks:

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

INSURANCE REQUIREMENT OUT OF PROVINCE AND COUNTRY Recent situations have been embarrassing to some people who Depart Canada without acquiring any type of medical coverage insurance. Non-Insured Health Benefits Program through health Canada does not cover anyone who departs Canada, nor does your BC Medical Plan unless you have written authority form them stating that they will cover you, and what they will cover. (Remember the price is much higher in US than here - I suggest you check it out to protect yourself and your family). Ensure you get coverage by contacting your local travel agency they can and will help you! It is also understood that once you have departed Canada and you change your mind and decide you wish to have coverage - - it is too late...Travel policy insurance will not cover you in outside the country if you try to obtain insurance after you have left. Protect yourself and your family! Questions on this matter are encouraged and welcomed through the Non-Insured Health Benefits Program Coordinator (Robert Cluett) 1-888-407-4888 or 250-724-3232.

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

Reminder ~ Returned papers are automatically deleted from the mailing list. It’s up to you to keep us informed of your address!

poets nook Let me cry alone By Norma Ann Webster Let my heart shatter in peices Leave me alone for this is all I desire Why is this world so cruel to me? Why is it me that is always tested Leave me alone.. just leave me alone.. For I dont trust what the world has brought me I can't ever trust another not after my heart is shattered I will never love again for I cant be hurt again Is there a way out? Is there really alight at the other end of the tunnel that is my journey Why me? please why does this always happen to me? All I want to do is be left alone in this dispair Be alone like it has alway been A way that has been so familur for me over and over again I shall lie and wrap myself just like the butterfly As she weaves her web so intricidt and

Phone me/us! I’m lonely. Does anyone out there remember me? I’m your mom, dad, sister, brother, aunt, uncle, nephew, niece, grandchild, cousin, friend. I love alone, I have a phone, and I have an address. I live on the reserve / I live off reserve. How hard is it to take a couple of minutes from your busy schedule to say, “hi, how are you?” There used to be a time everyone, everyone looked out for each other, visit, sit and have a meal; tea/coffee and people felt cared for. Family kept in touch with family no matter what! Many of us don’t really no how to socialize, but that doesn’t mean we have no feelings. Many will say, “I must not mean too much to my family, friends, I never hear from them!” So many, young and old, turn to alcohol / drugs, prescription drugs, food, etc to fill the emptiness. There is a lot of lonely people around. You can live with family and yet still feel lonely. Everyone needs human companionship. We all need love, caring, support and encouragement at one time or another, a pat on the back, a hug, even a smile. These can go a long way in a person’s

so fine I wash away the words demands and desires I am gone until I need to rise As I rise I unwrap my self one layer at a time The months and weeks of the ambering lights of the skies Have changed and I have changed with them I come out as I am unvailed into such beauty Only the world can witness My heart is pure.. my life has changed as I rise with wings of beauty and fly with the sunrise The colours of beauty that shine through my wings are reflected within the lights I fly free and graciful with beauty that only I can feel only I can see and only I can share With this uviverse that connects me with this world For my inspires of this world only come once In a life time & can be shared with you... life. Everyone is special and wants to feel needed and loved. We have many hurting people, and a lot have been on a healing journey and their helping each other. There are also people who were abused at home and have never shared their hurt or pain. And if they have, there are bad memories, scarred emotionally, mentally and are very lonely. You know who they are. There were mistakes made, wrong choices, but like every thing, life goes on. Things happened, bad things in the past, regrets, accusation, but we all go on. Those who have made better choices today, way to go, good for you. But there are many who are drifting around, struggling, surviving (some barely) ALONE. Reach out – HELP HIM – HELP HER! I live next door to you; I live in another village, another town, and the old people’s home, even in the bar because I get tired of eating alone, sitting alone, being alone. Reach out even if its once a week (twice) once a month? More would be better; it would make us feel good. Thank you for your time. A survivor of all I mentioned and more… Name withheld by request

Birthdays and Congratulations II Happy Birthday to a special friend Maureen Atleo on August 29/04, have a nice day and many many many more to come. From your friend G Swan. Birthday wishes from San Jose, CA. I would like to wish my beautiful niece/cousin Shauntay Kadaijah a very happy 5th birthday on September 1st. Enjoy your day. Love you lots. Love auntie Crystal and cousin Shanille. Another birthday wish to our Pretty, Pretty Princess. Happy 1st birthday to Janae Tatoosh-Sam on September 13th. We love you Princess. Have a good day. Hugs and Kisses from auntie Crystal and Shanille. A special birthday wish going out to my little sweetie, Shauntay Kadaijah Kristen Thomas, on Sept 1st/04. I love you babe, I am so happy for you to be anxious to be going into

Kindergarten. I am going to make your day so special babe, you won't ever forget it. Happy 5th Birthday, Love your mom Janey Thomas. Happy 5th Birthday to my niece Ashley Thomas,on Sept 2nd/04 enjoy your day too babe, we love you XOXOXO love auntie Jane n sister Shauntay. Happy birthday to the queen of matunii, LMC on Sept 6th, have a good one bud, from Jane. Congratulations to my sister Jessie and Pat Charleson III, on the arrival of their little princess Shaqai Charleson. weighing 8lbs 8oz on August 10th/04. Also, Congrats to Catherine Thomas & Gary Tom on the arrival of their baby girl born on August 9th/04, weighing 8lbs 7oz, Welcome Weslia Tom(hope i spelled that right) love from Jane n Shauntay.

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Klecko’s - +ekoo To Whom It May Concern: Hello, my name is Jerilynn Erickson. I am writing this letter to thank all the people who have supported our son Kyle Erickson for his trip to the junior fast pitch Nationals in Prince Edward Island. I would like to sincerely thank my brother Martin for all the hard work he did for Kyle. Martin went out and got some donations for Kyle, and he went and thanked some of the people as well. I am so grateful for my brother to go out of his way to help our son out. I would also like to thank the Tseshaht First

Nations for the $250.00 donation they helped Kyle with. Thank you very much to Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council as well for $250.00. Thank you so very much to Elliott Dick, uncle Porge, Les Sam and Ed Ross. If there is anybody I missed, please accept my apologies, it was not intended. Kyle arrived home on August 9th. They placed 9th in the tourney. He was happy to be home. Once again, thank you so very much to all who helped him. Sincerely, Jerilynn, Warren Erickson

KLECO, KLECO AND KLECO! July 17, 2004 was a wonderful day! It helped me and my family put closure on the death of my husband Rick "Newfie" Donahue. With my sister Vera's encouragement and loving "nagging" my family put together a supper to honor Rick's memory and to thank the Hawii, Muschim, and the Ahousaht community for their kindness, generosity and incredible support during our loss. My sister-in-law Cass remarked that she hates funerals but that after attending Rick's she was so comforted by people she had never met she couldn't help but feel that truly he must have been loved and accepted by the Ahousahts. I personally witnessed many wonderful things during Rick's last ten years of life spend here. The rolling stone finally stopped to gather moss! Rick was a bachelor most of his life and traveled allover Canada and the U.S. I brought him here in 1999 to introduce him to my family. It was love at first encounter for Newf. The scenery reminded him of his home Newfoundland and the friendliness of the folks captured his heart. Rick often remarked that he found his home at last. I want to thank you guys who took him out fishing, clamming, hunting and accepting him as part of the Polar Bear Swim, "guy parties" (you know who you are!) and to my brother Dave and Holistic Staff walking with him in his healing journey. Rick suffered incredible horrors at Mt. Cashel and learned to share this pain with us. Thanks to Father Salmon for helping him through and finally bringing him back to the fold. I listened to genuine grief when you guys went to bury him at Kelthsmet next to his "buddy" and brother-in-law Arch. This was a wish that Rick had shared with the guys on a retreat, to be buried with our people. Words escape me to express my

gratitude for a gesture of this magnitude. May the sun always shine in your face and the wind be at your back (an Irish blessing that Rick was fond of). It was for this that the party was held. Thank you for helping make the last years of Rick's life happy and meaningful. Thank you for the money you collected and the money from the community ($1000.00). Thank you all for the food you prepared after the funeral, to the ladies that burned Rick's personal belongings in our tradition many thanks. Thank you to my nephew Peter and crew for transporting my Newfie to Kelthsmet for burial. Thank you to Greta and Rosie for sitting with me the first night and to Roy John for coming to Vancouver. To all my family who wasted no time in coming to be with me (I belong to such an awesome family “the Franks") thankyou. To my three children, Don Mattersdorfer, Jara Demetrioff and Dave Donahue many hugs and kisses for your gentleness and patience. Thank you Shannon for the grief counseling you provided and for being my friend. Thank you Father Frank Salmon for you kindness and spiritual counsel. Thank you to Jerome Frank-Perry for the elk roast that you gave for "Grandpa" Rick. He must have smiled and wished an Irish blessing on you! Thanks to my gifted Chef sister Vera for the wonderful meal you and your helpers prepared. Don your potato salad was delicious and Carol the buns were yummy. Thank you Tara Swan for doing all the picky picky stuff with the cutlery and napkins and Andrea Titian for all the hours you put in with the preparations and clean-up. God bless you all and know that all your kindness and thoughtfulness was noted Big Time. I will dance at anybody's wedding I am so thankful. Kleco! Marie Donahue and family.

I am currently on my healing journey and there are some people that I would like to give thanks to, for assisting me during my time of change. I would like to thank Mike and Lenora for assisting me with a ride to Alert Bay on May 29, 2004. Also to Rudy Dick who faithfully brought me to Campbell River for 15

consecutive weeks. Marg Amos for her continued support. Lastly, I would like to thank Rick Lebeau for making the arrangements for me to attend Namgis Treatment Center. I would also like to welcome Kelly and my uncle Bruce to Gold River. Kleco Kleco. Choo. Bill Williams

Tseshaht Sports continued

Beerwolves, we also provided a Most Inspirational Female Player which went to Vicki of the Beerwolves, Most Inspirational Male Player went to Curt of the Port Alberni Steelrz. This award was in honour of James Gallic who has played both Softball and Slo-Pitch for 55 years and with great difficulty has retired after this year. James was also honoured by his family with a medallion for his many years of play and will definitely be missed by his team mates, on the P.A. Kings. There was also a Most Sportsmanlike player award dedicated to the late Adam Fred from the Beerwolves, which went to Rudy from the Gold River Hawks. The most Sportsmanlike Team award went to the P. A. Kings and the Most Valuable Player of the Slo-Pitch event went to

Recreation and the Tseshaht Market. Who I would like to take the time to say thank you for your kind contributions. Without your assistance, our event would not have been successful. I would also like to thank Kaw T-Shirts and design, and Magic Moments for providing great prizes towards this event. I also sent our invitation out to many different areas as far as Manitoba, Alberta, Saskatchewan, we received replies from many and have been told that we will see some of them next year.” Here are the results of our events; Slo-Pitch competition - 1st Place Port Alberni Steelrz, 2nd Place - Vancouver Tee Pee, 3rd Place - Port Alberni

Hesquiaht’s Simon Lucas joined Mowachaht / Muchalaht’s Mike Maquinna and Max Savey in saluting NTC Northern Region Biologist Roger Dunlop at a ceremony in Yuquot last week.

Roger Dunlop receives name from Mowachaht/Muchalaht By Brian Tate Northern Region Reporter Yuquot – During the Yuquot Festival on August 15, Mike Maquinna called together Chiefs and Elders from Mowachaht/Muchalaht and Hesquiaht to look for a name that would encompass and describe all that NTC Northern Region Fisheries Biologist Roger Dunlop has been for the Northern NTC First Nations. “Yathloua wants us to come up with a name for Roger Dunlop who works so hard for the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council. So we wanted elders from the Nuu-chah-nulth to help come up with a name,” said Max Savey. Roger has been described as an untiring, knowledgeable, helpful individual that once he sets his mind on something he completes it. “Roger has made many documents regarding land/water history and Aboriginal Title and Rights for the Northern Tribes so much so that his skin should have been brown,” said Mike Maquinna. “Roger has been so diligent in his work with the NTC that he has gone through difficult periods with some of his neighbors in the town of Gold River that have a dislike for what he is doing with the First Nations,” said Maquinna. “So with members of Hesquiaht and our people of

Mowachaht/Muchalaht gathered here today I am looking for a name to give to Roger and acknowledge him”. After all the Elders spoke, a name was chosen for Roger and all acknowledged that this would be a good name and also described Roger for who he is. In front of about100 people attending the festival, Roger Dunlop and his wife Margo were called forward by Chief Mike Maquinna and respected Elders. “First let me inform you that Roger has helped us a great deal through out the Tsuux-iit issue and helped us in a whole hearted fashion,” said Mike Maquinna. “This man has done a great deal for not only our Nation but the other Northern Nations as well and what we would like to do is acknowledge him today by giving him a name from our tribe,” he said. “We are fortunate to have this man help Nuu-chah-nulth not just one nation but many. His name from this day forward is Uup-ii-haa (pronounced huup-eeha),”said Max Savey. “When there is a person outstanding in terms of the Nation, outstanding in terms of the ability to be tolerant, ability to listen, ability to handle what ever, always willing to help in whatever fashion,” explained Hesquiaht’s Simon Lucas. “So from this day forward Roger you introduce yourself as Uup-ii-haa,” he said.

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JEWELRY: in gold with silver or just silver or gold. Earrings, pendants, rings and bracelets. Call Gideon Smith @ 390-2355 or 754-9413 Elegant Advantage Decorating and Catering Services Tracey Robinson @ home:723-8571, Margare+t Robinson @ home:723-0789. We do all occasions: Weddings, Showers, Graduations, Banquets, Brunches, Dinners, * Super Host and Food Safe Certified*

Denny of the Port Alberni Steelrz. In Junior Floor Hockey (16 years -

under), the Tla o qui aht #2 Team took

to be continued in next issue

Arts FOR SALE: Native designed jewellery; silver, copper, gold engraving, stone setting. Contact Gordon Dick by phone 723-9401. WANTED: I am looking for someone to make Abalone buttons. Call 7237134. FOR SALE: Carvings for sale: coffee table tops, clocks, plaques, 6" totems, canoes, leave message for Charlie Mickey at 724-8609 or c/o Box 40, Zeballos, B.C. V0P 2A0 FOR SALE: Genuine Authentic basket weaving grass. Linda Edgar, phone 250-741-1622. BASKET WEAVING FOR SALE: Grad Hat Regalia, Baskets, Weaving material, specializing in Maquinna Hat Earrings. Available to teach at conferences and workshops. Call Julie Joseph (250) 729-9819. WANTED: whale teeth, whalebones, mastodon ivory and Russian blue cobalt trade beads. Lv. msg. For Steve and Elsie John at 604-833-3645 or c/o #141-720 6th St, New Westminster BC V3L3C5. FOR SALE: Native painting. Call Bruce Nookemus (250) 728-2397 WHOPULTHEEATUK - Sandra Howard, Mowachaht Cedar Weaver. Hats, Caps, Pouches, Baskets, Mats, and Roses for Sale. Price Negotiable. Barter or Trade. Ph: 250-283-7628. e-mail:oomek@hotmail.com. ROSE AMBROSE: Basket weaving, shawls, baskets, headbands, roses, etc. Also teach 723-2106.

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CLASSIFIED Automotive D&M AUTOCLEAN: "We’ll do your dirty work" Automobile cleaning and renewal. CARS - TRUCKS - RV'S BOATS. 7429 Pacific Rim Highway. Phone 720-2211. PROFESSIONAL BODYWORK: Will do professional bodywork and painting. 14 years experience. Experienced, certified welder on-site. Marcel Dorward. 723-1033. FOR SALE: 1 1999 Safari Van - 7 passenger, excellent condition - $12,000 (OBO). Contact (250) 726-2446 or fax (250) 726-2488. FOR SALE: 1989 Ford Econoline 17 passenger bus. Auto, runs great. $5500 obo 723-2308. FOR SALE: 1990 Ford 2 wd 1 ton crew cab on propane. $2500. 735-0833. FOR SALE: 1971 Chev ¾ ton pick up truck w/no motor, also 1971 automatic motor (needs to be installed). 728-3519. FOR SALE: 2002 Niissan xterra supercharged SE, 4dr, 4wd, auto, 82k, running boards, roof rack, air, tilt, cruise, pw, pd, p.mirrors, sunroof, am/fm stereo with 6 CD changer, keyless entry, security system. Black int/ext. Paid $35, 000. Asking ONLY $22, 500. O.B.O. Worth at least $24,000! Call Melody Charlie at (250) 726-2516 or (250) 720-3303 Must Sell!

Marine BOAT FOR SALE: 1992 - 25 foot Raider. Aluminum cabin, open fore and aft deck, adjustable outboat bracket, tandem galvanized trailer. $19,900 without engine, $29,900 with 2001 - 225 Merc Optimax. Call Roger Franceur 723-4005 BOATFOR SALE: MV Ropo – no license. 40’ fiberglass. Ex-freezer troller. Fully equipped. Freezer system only 2 years old. Harold Little (250) 670-2477. FOR SALE - 40’ Ex-troller and Spring nets made to order. Call Robert Johnson Sr. (250) 724-4799. FOR SALE: Area "G" AI Troll License 37.5 ft. Contact Louie Frank Sr. at 250670-9573 or leave a message at the Ahousaht Administration Office at 250670-9563. FOR SALE: 38 1/2 ft “C” license for $10,000. Donald Mundy (250) 7205841. FOR SALE: New and Used Barclay Sound Sockeye Nets. (250) 923-9864. WANTED: 18' - 19' Fiberglass Deep V Fishing Boat, Soft Top, (Double Eagle, Hourston, etc). Call Dale or Barb @ 250 - 283 - 7149. CANOE BUILDING: Will build canoe, or teach how to build canoe. Call Harry Lucas 724-1494. FOR SALE: 25’ Bayliner powered by 350 Chev with Volvo leg. Excellent condition. $11,000. 735-0833. MISSING – 30 HP Yamaha. Any information please contact Boyd or Josh Fred at 723-5114 or 724-6491. Reward! TRADE: Hot or cold smoked salmon (vacuum packed) for a 9.9 outboard motor or W.H.Y. Call John @ (250) 723-3276. WANTED: Boat Trailor for 20’ boat. Call Micheal @ 720-6026. FOR SALE. Nets –Different Sizes, Different prices, make an offer. Trolling gear – offers. View – 5010 Mission Rd. Phone – 723-9894. 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.


Specializing in set up and management of Tribal Forestry operations. Phone 250 731 6222 Or 250 723 9706. Call for more info. T.S.G. TRUCKING SERVICE: Moving And Hauling, Reasonable Rates. Tom Gus, 5231 Hector Road, Port Alberni, B.C. Phone: (250) 724-3975. FOR HIRE:Pickup truck and driver. Need something transported or towed? Transport/move furniture, fridge, stoves, outboard motors, your boat, canoe or travel trailer towed or moved. By the km and by the hour. Call 250-724-5290.

+`um>k`a Advisory for Histories, Governance, and Constitutions (forming governments). contact Harry Lucas, at 724-2313. NUU-CHAH-NULTH NATIVE LANGUAGE: Transcribing in phonetics - for meetings, research projects, personal use. Hourly rates. Phone Harry Lucas at 724-2313. FREE LANGUAGE CLASSES: at Hupacasath Hall. Language Instructor Tat Tatoosh. Monday and Wednesday Nights. 7 pm to 9 pm. (Bring your own pen and paper). Parenting Skills for Parents and Tots. Fridays from 3 – 4 pm. EVERYONE IS WELCOME. cuu kleco. Edward Tatoosh, Certified Linguist. TSAWAAYUUS: SHARE YOUR TALENTS WITH YOUR ELDERS: Volunteers required for the following: 9Give demonstrations 9and/or teach basket weaving, carving, painting, etc. 9We also need cultural entertainment. Contact Darlene Erickson at 724-5655. FIRST AID TRAINING: Canadian Red Cross Certified First Aid Instructors Lavern and Alex Frank are available to teach First Aid to your group, office, or community. Classes can have up to 24 students. Phone (250) 725-3367 or (250) 726-2604 for more information. SWEEPY’S CLEANING SERVICES: Samantha Gus: Need some Cleaning done? Don’t have enough time? Good rates. Call 723-7645 or leave a message @ 724-2763. Windows, dishes, vacuuming, laundry, walls, shelves, etc. Custodial/ Janitorial certified. Commercial house keeping/ home making certified and Food safe. GROWING THE CIRCLE COMMUNICATIONS GROUP: Video / music / CD-Rom or DVD production, website design or enhancement, book publishing, public relations, marketing, and training. Top quality professional productions at very reasonable rates. Contact Randy Fred, 530 Cadogan Street, Nanaimo BC V9S 1T4; Tel. 250-7410153; e-mail: randyfred@shaw.ca. Chuu! NITINAHT LAKE MOTEL: New Manager is Lucy Edgar. I can be reached at Office # - 250-745-3844, Home # 250745-6610, Fax # 250-745-3295. PO Box 160, Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 7M8. FOR SALE: Seaside Adventures in Tofino $695,000.00 Serious Inquiries Call 725-3448 OR 725-8329 ask for Steve or Cindy Dennis Iverson Fire Service Inc is offering the S-100 or S10A Basic Fire Supervision and Safety to First Nations. Cost $140.00 per person. For further inquiries and registration contact Warren Robinson at (250) 715-1037.

HOUSE FOR SALE to TFN member on Esowista Reserve. Newly added 1 bdrm suite. Views of ocean and forest. Info: (250) 725-3482. PRICED TO SELL. 14 ft. X 70 ft. Princeton 1993 Mobile Home. 2 Bedroom, plus 12 ft. X 18 ft. addition, Located at Sproat Lake Mobile Home Park. Can be moved, relocated. By appointment only. NO AGENTS! Phone: 724-5290. HOUSE FOR SALE: 3 bedrooms, with 3 bedroom basement suite, fruit trees, berry bushes and flower beds. Newer carpets and lino. 4 appliances. $95,000. Call 723-8979. BOARDROOMS FOR RENT: At the Tseshaht Administrative Buildings, Port Alberni. For more information call the Tseshaht First Nations Office at (250) 724-1225 or toll free 1-888-724-1225. FOR RENT: A non-profit organization has rooms to rent, by the day, week or month. Very reasonable rates for Room and Board. Also, there is a Boardroom available for rent. For more information phone 723-6511. WANTED: Medical Equipment such as wheelchairs etc. Can be dropped off at the Tseshaht Band Office. 5000 Mission Road, Port Alberni. Contact Gail K. Gus at 724-1225. FOR SALE: Beautiful Native Design Dress. New condition. Size 5-7. 7243049. FOR SALE: Custom built food cart with grill, deep fryer, sink, water pump, and lots of storage. 1 owner. $6500, obo. 724-4383. WANTED: Serger Sewing Machine to buy. Please call 724-4987 WOOD FOR SALE: $80 per cord. Leave a message @ 723-1129. FOR SALE: TREK 800 Unisex Mountain Bike, brand new condition (used 3 times). Blue and Silver, kickstand and back wheel-rack included. $350.00. Call 724-3420. FOR SALE: 4 1/2’ x 9’ pool table, 2 years old, $2000. 728-3537. FOR RENT: Equipment for power point and DVD presentations. Projector and Screen. By the hour or day. Deposit required. Telephone: 250-724-5290. WANTED: An old spanking strap from the Residential era and any pictures from CT Hilton in Port Alberni in the years 1964/65/66. Later known as Hilton Elementary and is now privatized. Leave message for August Johnson @ 283-2015 the Mowachaht/Muchalaht Band Office. WESTCOAST TRANSITION HOUSE EMERGENCY SHELTER: For Abused Women and their Children on call 24 hours toll free. 1-877-7262020. PORT ALBERNI TRANSITION HOUSE: Call 724-2223 or call the nearest local shelter or crisis center. HELP LINE FOR CHILDREN: 310-1234. WANTED: Traditional Stories for project. Call Caroline Thompson at 7245757.

Turtle Island Plants Courses in Horticulture * community gardens * landscaping courses * native plants * upgrade your gardening skills Courses available in all aspects of horticulture. Phone 250-752-6132, or e-mail edu@turtleislandplants.com to talk to our instructor


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working to a strong financial future serious problems, such as bankruptcy, garnishments, other judgements, delinquent accounts, etc. the lender will either require you resolve the problems or consider you too risky to lend money to.

What is credit and why does it play such an important part in business development? Credit can be defined as the power to obtain goods without immediate payment. The stronger your ability to repay, the more credit you may be granted. The amount of credit you are granted can also be impacted by your ability to pay your bills in full and on time. Therefore your credit history gives the lender a picture of the kind of borrower you are. Who determines your credit rating? The reality is that you determine your own rating by your actions.

do you pay your bills on time – sometimes, always, never? do you pay the full amount more? less? do you have more debt than you can manage, have you ever had a judgement against you for non-payment

The agency that records your credit history is Equifax, a national credit association. Equifax tracks credit through lenders and assembles the information into a credit report. Therefore, when you apply for credit from NEDC, a bank, a major department store, etc. they will request your credit report from Equifax. How does your credit rating impact your ability to borrow? If you have a poor credit rating, it tells the lender that you may not make your payments according to your contract. It shows that in the past there were problems. If they were small or minor problems, that you have corrected, the lender may be open to doing business with you. If there were large or more

Can someone else impact your credit rating? Yes, but only if you let them. Your credit rating may be negatively impacted by: • • •

co-signing or co-borrowing a loan guaranteeing a loan allowing someone access to your credit cards, bank accounts, etc.

Your good credit rating is your responsibility so when allowing others access to it be very, very careful. So, how do you cleanup your credit rating or stop a potential problem? It sounds simple to say pay your bills on time, honour your obligations and never borrow more money than you can comfortably pay back, then you’ll never have to worry. The fact is that things happen: unforeseen events, illness, accidents, job loss, etc. So what do you do if things happen to you? 1. If you find yourself in the position of being unable to make your payments contact the lender immediately. Let them know what your situation is, the length of time that it is likely to continue and what you are going to do about it. If you do not co-operate with your lender there is nothing they can do to help you. 2. Make every effort possible to make at least the minimum payment required. 3. Try to arrange for restructuring of the debt, so that your total obligations are easier to manage. 4. If you are in danger of damaging your credit rating through collections or bankruptcy, you may consider short-term loans

August 14, 2004 Hupacasath House of Gathering, Pt. Alberni

Each year, as required by the Corporations Directorate, the NEDC Board of Directors holds an Annual General Meeting to review and accept their audited financial statements and appoint an auditor. This year the AGM was also attended by the NEDC Loan Review Committee who had the chance to witness first hand the corporate results of their decisions both immediate and long -term. Cory McIntosh of Degruchy Norton & Company presented the audited financial statements to the Board, highlighting areas of change – new loan fund programs, fund growth and program completions, etc. Cory also informed the Board that Degruchy Norton & Company were giving NEDC a clean audit. The audited financial statements for the fiscal year 2003/04 showed continued growth for the Corporation in our loan portfolios: youth, fishing, forestry, disability and the general loan fund – meaning our clients have access to larger loan funds. The Board of Directors accepted the audit and passed a motion making Degruchy Norton & Company the NEDC auditors for the fiscal year 2003/2004. Five presentations were made to the Board, describing current program initiatives and corporate progress: the Youth Program, the Softwood Industry

Community Economic Adjustment Initiative, the Individual Training Program, the Business Equity Program and a statistical comparison of NEDC’s position in relation to other Canadian Aboriginal Financial Institutions. The NEDC Board of Directors is the governing body for the Nuu-chah-nulth Economic Development Corporation. Its members are comprised of one representative from each the fourteen Nuu-chah-nulth Tribes, an NTC Cochair and a possible four members-atlarge. The current Board membership is as follows:

from friends and family. However don’t forget to repay them, you never know when you will their help again.

There are two main credit bureaus in Canada: Equifax Canada and Trans Union of Canada Inc. It is recommended you get your report from both agencies for an accurate picture of your credit history.

If your debts are overwhelming and you are unable to meet your commitments as a last resort you may consider the final two options, they will negatively impact your for a number of years. 5. you can apply to the Orderly Payment of Debt Program- a government sponsored debt repayment plan. For more information contact you local government agent‘s office. 6. the final and last resort is declaring bankruptcy.

THE NEDC BOARD OF DIRECT ORS Pamela Webster – Ahousaht Connie Nookemus – Huu-ay-aht Jerry Jack – Mowachaht/Muchalaht Charlie Cootes – Uchucklesaht Andy Amos – Fishers’ Representative Arlene John – Ehattesaht Felix Michael – Nuchatlaht Gale Johnsen – Toquaht Ida Mills – Ditidaht (vice-chair) Barb Audet – Tla-o-qui-aht Chris Jules – Ka:’yu:’k’t’h’/Che:k’tkes7et’h’ Darleen Watts – Tseshaht (chairperson) Vi Mundy – Ucluelet Brenda Read – Hupacasath Simon Lucas – Hesquiaht David Dennis – NTC Co-chair

There is no cost if you obtain your credit history by, however there is a fee if you go on line and request an immediate printout. To request your credit report contact: Equifax Canada @ 1-800-465-7166 Trans Union of Canada Inc. @ 1-800-663-9980 The Equifax web address is www.eqifax.com

How can I get a copy of my credit report?

Nuu-chah-nulth Economic Development Corporation (250) 724-3131


to promote and assist the development, establishment and expansion of the business enterprises of Nuu-chah-nulth Tribes and Tribal members


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