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Huu-ay-aht takes province to court By David Wiwchar Southern Region Reporter Port Alberni - The Huu-ay-aht First Nation is suing the provincial government and the Minister of Forests over the Forest and Range Agreement (FRA) Program. The province and Huu-ay-aht had agreed to incorporate components of the Forest Range Agreement into a revised Interim Measures Extension Agreement that would spell out how the two parties would consult with one another and share stumpage revenues from forestry activity within the Hahoulthee of the Huu-ay-aht.

The FRA Program replaced an Interim Measures Agreement signed by Forest Minister Mike deJong and the Huu-ay-aht First Nation that spelled out how the two groups would consult with one another and share stumpage revenues from lands within Huu-ay-aht traditional territories. But the new agreement proposed by the province lacks any consultation process, and according to Chief Councilor Robert Dennis, imposes an unfair agreement on his First Nation they would be powerless to challenge if

Huu-ay-aht Chief Councilor Robert Dennis shows the many areas slated for logging in Huu-ay-aht territory under the new Forest Range Agreement.

Environmentalists, Central Region First Nations and Forestry Company representatives reunite five years after signing the historic Memorandum of Understanding.

Environmentalists and Iisaak sign agreement By Denise August, Central Region Reporter Clayoquot Sound - Five years after an historic agreement signed by First Nations, Environmental Organizations and Iisaak Forest Resources, a Nuuchah-nulth owned forestry company, the parties reunited to review the results. Tla-o-qui-aht Chief Councillor/Beach Keeper, Barney Williams Jr. explained it is his responsibility to welcome people to his traditional territory and did so. He offered a prayer, asking the Creator to walk with those that are

conducting business in Tla-o-qui-aht territory on this day. Facilitator, Mike Hooper, invited delegates to identify what they want accomplish during the meeting. Representatives of the three parties then outlined the agreement, pointing out what has and has not been accomplished in five years. Greenpeace representative Amanda Carr reported that they have contributed financially and otherwise to promote Clayoquot Sound Wildfoods products. She went on to list the various ways

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Last residents of Yuquot ....................................... Page 2 Leaders prepare for negotiations ........................ Page 3 Chinook fishery caps off season .......................... Page 5 Ahousaht raises money for cancer research ...... Page 7 Hupacasath hosts Climate Change Conference Page 8 NEDC Business News ........................................... Page 20

signed. “It wasn’t a negotiation; it was an arbitrary take-it-or-leave-it approach,” said Dennis. “All we’re asking for is fair compensation related to activity. They’ve tripled logging activity in our territory, and the FRA isn’t proportional to infringement,” he said. As Robert Dennis stands in front of a large, green topographical forestry map of Huu-ay-aht’s hahoulthee, most of it is covered in yellow blotches marking proposed cutblocks. Of Huu-ay-aht’s 78,550 hectare traditional territory, only 1000 ha belong to Huu-ay-aht as reserve lands and 95% is considered Crown Land and is part of TFL 44. According to forestry researchers, more than 35 million cubic metres of timber worth $8.75 billion has been harvested from Huu-ay-aht’s hahoulthee from 1940 to 1996, and another 5.4 million cubic metres is slated to be cut over the next five years with a possible value of $1.6 billion. The BC government is offering Huu-ayaht 54 cubic metres, or one cedar tree, and $500 for each of their 570 members, if they sign the FRA. “The Minister of Forests has stated we must accept the FRA Program offer as full economic accommodation of forestry infringements within our territory. MoF continued to take the position that before we received any tenure, we had to sign an agreement accepting it as full accommodation with no further rights of consultation during the agreement, no matter what the amount of logging,” Dennis claims in Huu-ay-aht’s affidavit filed in the BC Supreme Court last week. “The strictly limited pre-set population-

based funding formula ignored the strength of our title claim, our AIP treaty status, and the quantity and value of timber proposed to be logged from our territory, and was not a good faith approach to accommodation,” he stated.

“It wasn’t a negotiation; it was an arbitrary take-it-or-leave-it approach,” said Dennis. “They’ve tripled logging activity in our territory, and the FRA isn’t proportional to infringement,” he said. The request for a judicial inquiry is a lawsuit that asks the court to agree with the assertions made by the plaintiffs (Huu-ay-aht First Nation) that the FRA is unlawful, discriminatory, and contrary to the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and then direct the government to conduct good faith negotiations. “We have to fight tooth-and-nail to get a decent cutblock in our territory,” said Dennis. “All the companies have blocks in the Klanawa watershed, except Huuay-aht and Ditidaht. They’re clearcutting in the Klanawa Valley. There’s more activity going on in there than there ever was in Clayoquot Sound, so why aren’t the environmentalists screaming about this?” he said. “Everybody has certainty but us. Other people are achieving certainty on our backs.” According to Dennis, the Huu-ay-aht First Nation has tried to work with the provincial government. Minister of Forests, and area logging companies.

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Ray and Terry Williams last residents at Yuquot By Brian Tate Northern Region Reporter Yuquot – Being the last permanent residents of Yuquot village, Ray and Terry Williams have been a permanent fixture with a front row seat to witness everything coming and going into the Muchalaht Inlet. Terry was born in 1944 to Harry and Katie Dick at the old Nootka Cannery and was the sixteenth child out of twenty and now only she and two other sisters Louise and Veronica remain. She was raised at the Cannery until she was four and then moved to Bajo Point. Terry said her family was the last residents to leave Bajo in 1951 when she started school at the Nootka Day School in Yuquot at the age of seven. This is where she remained even after her marriage to Ray.

In 1964 there were a lot of houses here with about 350 people. Slowly everyone moved to Ahaminaquus and then to Tsaxana while we have stayed," said Terry. She giggles and smiles mischieviously as she explains how she lived with Ray for three years before they married in 1967. “We had six boys and one daughter and now only Sanford, Darryl and Sharon remain. All of our children went to school in Victoria and graduated there, I am proud that they have completed school. Our children and grandchildren return every year to stay for a while and visit us. Sanford returns home to complete his orders for his carvings," said Terry. “My Indian name is Hayuu-com-thla-tukwis it means, “owns ten big properties” and I was named after my grandmother. Those properties are at Hesquiaht, Bajo, Head Bay, Berman, Tahsis Inlet, and

Terry and Ray Williams, last Mowachaht residents at Yuqout enjoying the summer weather Yuquot," she said. In 1964 there were a lot of houses here with about 350 people. Slowly everyone moved to Ahaminaquus and then to Tsaxana while we have stayed," said Terry. “Ray and his family come from Ca-nuuma,” said Terry. “They have a Curtain that explains this, and his Indian name is Ca-num-tuk-tumthl,” she said Ray Williams was the youngest of sixteen children born to Hai-suk-supshilthl a Mowachaht man and Et-kathlum (Ada Nookmis of Huu-ay-aht). “I never knew ten of my siblings, they had died from the flue epidemics in the 1920’s and 30’s,” said Ray Born in 1941 at Port Alberni, Ray was then raised in Grappler Creek, Dargess Cove and at Sarita River in 1943 to 1945. Ray was then sent to school at old Kakawis in 1946 until 1950. “I used to really enjoy the Jubilee Sports days,” said Ray. He then went to the Nootka Day School at Yuquot and left in 1954/55 where he then went seining and trolling with Paul “Frisco” Lucas. Then in 1957 Ray began his logging career in Gold River and

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finally coming home to Yuquot in 1968. “If I didn’t come home from logging I would have lost Terry,” said Ray. “I got hung up on gambling on my days off and not going home for months on end. I was just sending Terry money,” he said. “I continued to work in the forest industry by being a ‘Boom man’ for a few gyppo outfits,” said Ray. “I even worked at the light house during the 70’s when the keepers would go on holidays,” he said.

“Most of the time it is quiet out here, we hardly see anyone,” he said. “This place gets busy in the spring and summer months,” said Ray. “All the American sports fishermen, other tourists come visiting on the Uchuck III and the return of our people to camp out for couple weeks every year,” he said. “Most of the time it is quiet out here, we hardly see anyone,” he said. “This place gets busy in the spring and summer months,” said Ray. “All the American sports fishermen, other tourists come visiting on the Uchuck III and the return of our people to camp out for couple weeks every year,” he said. “We are used to this lifestyle now, quiet in the winter and lots of visitors in the summer. We have been in this house since 1990 and don’t plan on any moves yet," said Ray.

The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council offices will be closed on Monday, October 11, 2004 for the Thanksgiving Day holiday and will re-open for regular business on Tuesday, October 12, 2004.


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Leaders prepare for negotiations By David Wiwchar Southern Region Reporter Tsahaheh – Dozens of negotiators from throughout Nuu-chah-nulth territories gathered at Somass Hall for the first treaty planning session in months. Negotiators are preparing for tripartite negotiations with BC and Canada on October 7th, 8th, and 26th. The September 16-17 meeting started with the singing of the Nuu-chah-nulth song, a prayer and ciquaa from Murray John and Stanley Sam, and welcome by Willard Gallic. Ahousaht introduced their new Interim Chief Negotiator Nelson Keitlah, and gave numerous salutes to their former Chief Negotiator Cliff Atleo Sr. who recently resigned. Negotiators from different Nations updated the table on issues in their communities. Ben Jack gave an update on repatriation negotiations with Parks Canada as Mowachaht / Muchalaht plans to develop a museum facility in Yuquot. Archie Little described negotiations with the RCMP which will bring increased policing to Zeballos given numerous complaints of violence coming from the small northern town. NTC Treaty Manager Cliff Atleo Jr. gave an update on funding decisions from the BC Treaty Commission. Under the funding agreement, 80% of the money borrowed by First Nations to conduct treaty negotiations becomes repayable 12 years after the first loan advance, or upon signing of a final agreement, whichever comes first. The NTC Treaty Table received the first loan and signed the framework agreement in September 1994, which means loan repayment will start in September 2006. NTC can ask for a five-year extension to defray interest and repayment of more than $12.8

million in loans for the seven Nations at the NTC treaty table. After much discussion, negotiators made a motion that treaty loans should not be paid due to bad faith conduct on behalf provincial and federal governments in treaty negotiations. A similar motion was passed at the First Nations Summit recently, so Nuu-chah-nulth negotiators will pursue a legal opinion to determine if the recent changes to the BCTC Negotiation Support Funding Agreements, in any way prejudice the Nations' ability oppose payment of treaty loans legally or otherwise.

After much discussion, negotiators made a motion that treaty loans should not be paid due to bad faith conduct on behalf provincial and federal governments in treaty negotiations. After a break, Tawney Lem presented her report on governance, bylaws and the co-chair system. Lem has been contracted to study effective practices of governance and has led numerous workshops with Nuu-chah-nulth-aht to collect advice on developing a traditional model within a modern context. “The government system we use today is very different from the way our traditional governments were structured,” said Nelson Keitlah. “We want to see a definite connection with Ha’wiih that shows who we are,” he said. “We have our own system of government that has been in place for thousands of years,” said Ahousaht Elder Stanley Sam. “We can’t be brainwashed by government that we need to adopt their system of government. All their departments are represented in our government system. We have our own DFO (Department of Fisheries and

Archie Little, Cliff Atleo Jr., and Dr. Don Hall Oceans), and everything else. Our system of government is not receiving the recognition it deserves,” he said. According to Lem, after seeking legal advice on the Societies Act, a vote can be held at the upcoming NTC AGM on a possible switch from the current threemember co-chair system to a President and Vice-President system. After lunch, Atleo Jr. presented a report on recent discussions he has had with government negotiators in arranging the upcoming TSC. Federal and provincial negotiators indicated they wanted to focus on governance, taxation, dispute resolution, and Indian Act transition issues during upcoming negotiations. Atleo also presented reports from the Natural Resources, Land, Air and Water, Revenue and Fiscal, and Jurisdiction and Governance working groups. Despite the slow pace of intergovernmental negotiations, these groups have been working to research international and domestic laws in support of their positions. Negotiators discussed the reports and debated many of the points raised by the groups.

“We can’t be brainwashed by government that we need to adopt their system of government. All their departments are represented in our government system. We have our own DFO (Department of Fisheries and Oceans), and everything else. Our system of government is not receiving the recognition it deserves,” said Ahousaht Elder Stanley Sam. Tseshaht’s Willard Gallic offered the opening prayer for the second day of meetings, which then began with a

Ahousaht introduced their new Interim Chief Negotiator Nelson Keitlah, and gave numerous salutes to their former Chief Negotiator Cliff Atleo Sr. who recently resigned.

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presentation by NTC Fisheries Manager Dr. Don Hall on the NTC Fisheries Litigation. According to Hall, the team of anthropologists and researchers are very excited about all the documents they’ve uncovered supporting the Nuu-chahnulth claim regarding traditional use and trade of sea resources. The litigation, scheduled to come before the courts on March 6th, 2006, will set out to prove a recognized historical Nuu-chah-nulth ownership of sea resources, supported by the journals of early English and Spanish explorers.

The NTC fisheries litigation, scheduled to come before the courts on March 6th, 2006, will set out to prove a recognized historical Nuu-chah-nulth ownership of sea resources, supported by the journals of early English and Spanish explorers. “We hear a lot about litigation these days, and it reflects the logjam that we’re in,” said Keitlah, adding that litigation appears to be the only avenue to move governments towards realistic treaty offers. “It hurts me to think we are further away from a treaty today, than we have been at any point in our negotiations, and as we have seen over the past three years, agreements made with the province and signed by the Premier mean nothing,” he said. Nations reiterated their support of the NTC Fisheries case, and spoke about the challenges their people face being unable to harvest sea resources as needed, and traditionally done. The next treaty planning meeting will be held on September 27-28 at Tin Wis.

Hupacasath First Nation and the Tsu-ma-uss Transformation Society Invite you to the Historic Unveiling of our Welcoming Figure

September 25th at 10:00 a.m. Waterfront Site, Victoria Quay


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Memorandum of Understanding protects Clayoquot Sound By Denise August, Central Region Reporter Tofino- Weyerhaeuser (formerly MacMillan Bloedel Ltd.) and the five Central Region First Nations (Ahousaht, Hesquiaht, Tla-o-qui-aht, Toquaht, and Ucluelet) formed a partnership in an innovative new forest company called Iisaak Forest Resources Limited (IFR). Shortly after the company formed in 1999, representatives of IFR signed an historic agreement with four major environmental groups vowing to support one another. The following are the highlights of that Memorandum of Understanding: Environmental groups from within Canada and outside have long recognized Clayoquot Sound as a place of exceptional natural beauty and biodiversity. The ancient forests of Clayoquot have been the focus of a land-use conflict that has lasted for decades and that has reached global proportions. IFR is a forestry company formed through a partnership between MaMook Natural Resources Limited (MDC), owned by the Central Region First Nations of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council and MacMillan Bloedel Limited (MB). Majority control of IFR is in the hands of MDC, IFR operates in the Clayoquot sound portion of Tree farm License #44 held by MB. Through this agreement, the Central Region First Nations of the Nuu-chahnulth Tribal Council, whose traditional territories include Clayoquot Sound, MB and the undersigned Environmental Groups have come together to promote the resolution of the historic land use conflict in a way which respects First Nations; traditional ownership of their territories, enhances local sustainable economic development opportunities, provides stability for local communities

by reconciling parties that have been involved in social conflict, and protects the natural beauty and biodiversity of Clayoquot Sound. On the condition that IFR, in consultation with the First Nations in whose traditional territory the proposed activities would occur, will: 1. Gain control of the forest tenures in Clayoquot Sound 2. Operate with its tenure according to the Clayoquot Sound Scientific Panel Recommendations; respect traditional values of First Nations; holistically sustain biodiversity and all timber and non-timber resources, water systems and water-related resources including salmon, eco-tourism, recreational and scientific research opportunities, spiritual and scared values, traditional cultural uses and economic development which is culturally, socially and ecologically sustainable. 3. Designate areas for ecologically sustainable commercial forestry and other ecologically sustainable commercial and non-commercial uses, as determined and prioritized through ongoing research. 4. Prioritize production of ecologically sustainable volumes of high-value-added, second growth forest products so as to minimize the production of forest products from oldgrowth areas, ensure that all old-growth forest characteristics be well-maintained within harvest areas on the stand as well as on the landscape level, and nurture the long-term transformation of second growth forests into old-growth forests. 5. Designate Eehmiss (undeveloped areas that are, in Nuuchah-nulth, ‘very, very precious’) for activities listed below that maintain their pristine nature and spiritual and sacred values and that generate non-timber benefits for the region, as determined by ongoing research: • Ecologically sustainable harvest of non-timber forest products

KIDS! Calling All Nuu-c chah-n nulth Kids Aged Ten and Under!

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Size: Please make sure that your drawing is no larger than a regular piece of drawing paper. Please mail or drop off your drawings to N.T.C Fisheries Office by October 13, 2004 ( Box 1383 Port Alberni, B.C V9Y 7M2). Please label your entry: c/o Emily Recalma/ fundraising. Parents and Children: The winning drawings will be displayed as part of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council Fisheries Litigation Strategy current fundraising campaign. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call Emily at (250) 248-8959.

• Ecotourism • Traditional cultural uses • Scientific research • Other activities agreed to by the signatories to this agreement 6. Operate under and independent, internationally recognized certifying agreed to by both the Central Region First Nations and the undersigned Environmental Groups. The undersigned Environmental Groups then agree to: 1. Endorse and actively promote IFR as a globally significant model of ecologically sustainable forestry 2. Actively support the consolidation of existing Crown Forest Tenures in Clayoquot Sound into the control of the Central Region First Nations 3. Actively assist IFR in its institutional development including research, financing and capacitybuilding endeavours 4. Actively assist IFR in the marketing of its products 5. Actively assist IFR in the development and marketing of specified non-timber forest products 6. Actively assist IFR in the development and marketing of specified ecotourism products Together IFR and the Undersigned Environment Groups agree to: Establish, participate in and fund a small and effective joint working group that will: • Identify options for and assist in the establishment of a non-timber tenure and/or similar mechanism as an overlay

to existing forest tenure that will enable IFR and the Nuu-chah-nulth Central Region First Nations to manage and derive benefits from non-timber and eco-tourism resources in Clayoquot Sound • Draft a corporate Code of Ethics for IFR • Identify and recommend specific opportunities for strengthening the relationship between IFR and the undersigned environment groups • Identify and recommend ongoing mechanisms for sustaining cooperation between IFR and the undersigned environment groups • Table recommendations on sections 13 to the signatories to this agreement by November 1999 The MOU was signed June 16, 1999 in Tofino by Joe Campbell and Linda Coady for IFR. Signatories for the environmental groups included Tzeporah Berman for Greenpeace International; Peter Tabuns for Greenpeace Canada; Elisabeth BarrattBrown for Natural Resources Defence Council; Vicky Husband for Sierra Club of BC; and Adriane Carr for Western Canada Wilderness Committee. Friends of Clayoquot Sound representatives were present at the signing ceremony in 1999 but did not endorse the MOU. Valerie Langer, former FOCS spokesperson, said while FOCS support what Iisaak Forest Resources stands for, the majority of their membership are opposed to any cutting at all in Clayoquot Sound and therefore could not sign MOU on their behalf.

SARA legislation troubles First Nations By David Wiwchar Southern Region Reporter Ahaswinis - The recent Species at Risk Act (SARA) and Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA) could have a detrimental impact on First Nations looking to expand services in their communities. Implemented more than a year ago, SARA is designed to prevent plant and animal species from becoming extinct, recover extirpated, endangered or threatened species, and prevent species of concern from becoming endangered or threatened. But many First Nations leaders say their communities are bearing the brunt of the legislation, as neighboring cities and towns have already developed their lands, and threatened species are now only found on reserve lands. "Many First Nations' reserves are in urbanized areas, and are the last habitats for many species in our area since surrounding areas have already been developed by neighboring municipalities," said Okanogan FN Councilor Byron Louis. "We have a limited land base and a growing population, and this legislation is preventing us from building houses or businesses because certain grasses, mosses and snakes are only found on our lands now," he said. "This act severely impacts our ability to provide for our people." According to Louis, requirements for environmental assessments put financial pressure on already cash-strapped First Nations, further reducing their ability to build homes for members. Since municipalities and regional districts fall under more 'development-

friendly' provincial laws, they are not subject to the same restrictions as federal reserve lands. "Provincial lands have been mismanaged and the burden of conservation has been pushed on us, so we should be entitled to compensation if we are unable to use lands reserved for our exclusive use and benefit," said Louis, who was speaking at a two-day Environment and Climate Change Workshop at Hupacasath Hall in Port Alberni. "Our Nation hasn't had to face these issues yet, but I can definitely see them coming," said Hupacasath Chief Councilor Judy Sayers. "There are major inequities between the provincial and federal environmental guidelines, and a big difference between the hoops we have to jump through and what others face," she said, adding she learned a lot through the various presentations on SARA and CEAA issues. "I found out that Garry Oak ecosystems are protected, and we have Garry Oak trees on our China Creek property," she said. As a result of the protected status of Garry Oak trees, Hupacasath will have to take special care not to disturb the area around the trees, which could impact the number of homes Hupacasath could construct for members in that area. The conference, sponsored by Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), the Aboriginal and Northern Community Action Program (ANCAP) and the Naut'sa mawt Tribal Council will travel throughout the province over the next six months, stopping in Port Alberni (Sept. 13-14), Cranbrook (Oct. 14-15), Kamloops (Nov. 8-9), Seabird Island (Jan.24-25) and New Aiyansh (Feb. 28 - March 1).


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Fisheries - ca-~ca-~>uk Chinook fishery caps off season By David Wiwchar Southern Region Reporter

(l-r) Valerie Langer, formerly of Friends of Clayoquot Sound, joined Amanda Carr from Greenpeace Canada and Larry Baird, former Ucluelet Chief Councilor to reminice about past land use conflicts and the development of a better plan for Clayoquot Sound.

Environmentalists and Iisaak cont. from page 1. Greenpeace Canada has supported Central Region First Nations and their business ventures through advertising and promotion. She said while they support the changes that occurred in the last five years in Clayoquot Sound forestry practises, there are still obstacles. Tenures, for instance, remain unconsolidated in Clayoquot Sound. Further, there is still lack of capital financing for Iisaak Forest Resources (IFR). Cindy Verschoor, IFR, reviewed the company’s commitments and the degree of compliance. The first commitment, to gain control of all forest tenures in Clayoquot Sound, has not been accomplished. She reported Interfor was asked if they would be interested in selling TFL#44 in 2000; they said no. With respect to the second commitment, Verschoor says IFR operated within its tenure in accordance with Clayoquot Sound Science Panel recommendations while respecting Aboriginal Rights and Title. In what she describes as an anomaly, she admitted IFR did conduct harvesting in an undeveloped watershed contrary to their MOU commitments and have taken a lot of criticism for that. Another IFR commitment was to operate under an independent, internationally recognized certification system agreed to by both Central Region First Nations and environmental group signatories. Iisaak has been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council since 2001, undergoing mandatory annual audits in order to maintain their certification status. This certification assures customers IFR’s products were harvested in an environmentally responsible manner. “The key difference between FSC and other certification regimes is that FSC is the only type of Forest Certification that requires free and informed consent from First Nations – in a nutshell it requires recognition and respect for Aboriginal Rights and Title,” says Verschoor. A challenge IFR continues to face is lack of money. Undercapitalized from the start, IFR she says still manages to

pay the bills but struggles to compete under current regulations. Despite the challenges and commitments IFR, she says, has done fairly well given the circumstances. Ray Bartram, IFR General Manager reports Weyerhaeuser is cleaning up preIisaak forest company messes including road deactivation as agreed. Their work saves IFR the cost. He reported further that some second growth forests in Clayoquot Sound are large enough to harvest. New five-year harvest plans will soon be developed.

A challenge IFR continues to face is lack of money. Undercapitalized from the start, IFR still manages to pay the bills but struggles to compete under current regulations. Despite the challenges and commitments IFR has done fairly well given the circumstances. A recurring theme at the meeting was the high cost/low margin of the forestry industry meaning large sums of money are required up front for planning before harvesting can begin. Environmental groups spoke of land use planning, economic development and the concept of conservation trust funds. The latter requires huge investments from ‘socially responsible’ investors to set up a permanent fund that would be used to fund non-resource consuming business ventures. The example they cited involved eleven Coastal First Nations (non-Nuu-chahnulth) and their proponents attempting to attract enough investors to raise a trust fund of $100 million. Other concepts discussed included; planning -from five-year plans to five hundred year plans; is forestry sustainable in Clayoquot Sound? How to get maximum dollars for wood harvested? Coordination of political energies; First Nations and Environmentalists against government, for example. At one point an Ahousaht member

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Port Alberni - Tiny lights dance in front of a pure black background, as Tseshaht and Hupacasath gillnetters work the final night of their ‘economic opportunity’ chinook fishery across the inlet from Port Alberni. Through the night, fishermen bring their loads of large, bright silver Chinooks into the docks, where waiting buyers pay between $1 and $1.15 per pound, comparable to the $1.05 and $1.30/lb prices the commercial gillnet fleet were being paid the night before. When the 4-hour fishery ended at midnight, 7500 fish out of an 8000-fish allocation had been brought in, generating almost $150,000 into the local economy. Almost 100 fishers landed 15,725 chinook (315,000 lbs.) over the two nights. “In total, the fishery brought injected more than $350,000 to the local economy so people could buy back to school clothes for their kids and take them to the fall fair,” said Tseshaht Chief Councilor Les Sam. “It wasn’t enough to make up for the opportunities lost through the sockeye fishery, but we’ll be working through the winter developing negotiating strategies, so hopefully next year will be much better,” he said. The Somass River sockeye fishery was cancelled because of legal actions happening around the issue of pilot sales programs, and the announcement of a successful First Nations’ appeal to the Kapp decision didn’t happen in time for an agreement over sockeye to be reached expressed his gratitude to former MacMillan Bloedel executive, Linda Coady. A-in-chut Shawn Atleo, NTC Central Region Co chair presented Linda Coady with gifts of a Nuu-chah-nulth Hupakwanum book and scarf. Guy Louie, speaking for A-in-chut, acknowledged Coady for her contributions to the Central Region First Nations. Coady was instrumental in the land transfer lot 363 from Weyerhaeuser to Ahousaht to make room for village expansion. Guy also said that Linda has been a true inspiration to A-in-chut in his work, especially in bringing him to an Executive Leadership program at Stanford University.” Ahousaht acknowledged Linda Coady for all she’s done including lot 363 and Walk the

Hupacasath gillnetter Preston Charleson shows off a 48 lb. monster he pulled in along with 182 smaller chinook. in time. “It was a great thing for our community,” said Preston Charleson. “90% of the money I made stays in Port Alberni, so it’s good for everyone,” he said. Tseshaht and Hupacasath gillnetters are now involved in a 10,000 piece coho fishery with a Chinook bycatch, and are selling to waiting buyers. Hupacasath and Tseshaht are also benefiting from an ESSR (Extra Salmon to Spawning Requirements) agreement where chinook from Robertson Creek Hatchery are also sold to buyers which provides funding for the First Nations’ fisheries programs. Wildside, Ahousaht’s ecotourism trail. The three parties spoke favourably of the spirit and intent of the Memorandum Of Understanding and IFR. Cindy Verschoor if Iisaak says the MOU parties reaffirmed their commitment to working together. They also agreed to the establish a working group that will develop solutions and/or options to assist Iisaak in overcoming some of the challenges they face in moving their conservation-based approach forward. “Iisaak’s conservation-based approach is based on the application of Aboriginal values, recognition of Aboriginal rights and title and ensuring options for future generations,” says Verschoor.

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Education - h=a-h=o-pa What’s Up @ Neill Middle School???? By Sherri Cook Neill Middle School, Nuu-chah-nulth Education Worker Port Alberni - Well the school year has begun already. Hope everybody had a great summer break. CONGRATULATIONS to those NMS students who have moved on to ADSS and WELCOME to those who are new to the school. WE’RE UNDER CONSTRUCTION!! All year please understand that almost all of our school will be undergoing some major construction. Unfortunately, due to the construction we will NOT be having an Open House nor will we be having the First Nations Potluck Dinner. Sorry. We’ll see you during the Parent Teacher Interviews in October. We’re looking forward to an awesome year. Lots of fun stuff going to take place. Our First FUNDRAISER HAS BEGUN!!! NMS and the Canadian Community Reading Program are teammates in the bid to have families read more magazines. All students and staff are selling magazine subscriptions. The school receives a portion of the total profits and students are entered to win prizes from both the CCRP and NMS. Prices are LOW, LOW, LOW. We are expecting this to be one of the largest fundraisers for the year. Good

luck to all students, have fun reading more and more magazines. The First Nations department is making so major plans and we’re looking forward to showing students new ideas and brushing up on some old ones. Our daily schedule is as follows: Bell 8:50am Period 1 8:55am-9:45am Period 2 9:45am- 10:35am RECESS 10:35am- 10:45am Bell 10:42am Period 3 10:45am- 11:35am Period 4 11:35am- 12:25pm LUNCH 12:25pm- 12:38pm EAT TIME 12:38pm- 1:02pm FREE TIME Bell 1:02pm Period 5 1:05pm- 1:55pm Period 6 1:55pm- 2:45pm Bell 2:45pm There is currently no bus schedule that was available before the Ha-shilth-sa deadline. If you have questions about bus arrivals and departures please contact the SD70 Bus Garage or Neill Middle School. If you have any questions about this years plans or would like to volunteer for any or all activities please call me (Sherri Cook) @ (250) 723-8151 or scook@nuuchahnulth.org Thanks,

The Hesquiaht First Nation will again be offering a school supplies allowance and incentive allowance to Hesquiaht First Nations members up to the age of 18. The deadline for application is September 30, 2004. If you want to find out more about this program, please contact Lynnette Barbosa @ 723-8403. Please contact the Hesquiaht Band Office @ 670-1100 for an application form. Lynnette Barbosa

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.

Improving Aboriginal Canadian education levels should be a high priority By Ben Brunnen, Policy Analyst Aboriginal Canadians continue to be marginalized in society. Many Aboriginal rural and remote communities in Canada are struggling to create employment opportunities for their members but a lack of physical infrastructure to access markets, the inability to secure venture capital for economic development and an inadequate level of human capital to participate fully in the economy are all hindrances to success. Moreover, lower levels of Aboriginal human capital participation can be partially explained by the fact that many Aboriginal communities do not have access to quality education programs, and, of those that do, finding ways to keep the Aboriginal youth interested in school can be very difficult. This reality extends into urban areas as well: while Aboriginal Canadian education levels tend to be slightly higher in urban settings than in rural areas, they are still well below those of the population at large. Simply put, fewer Aboriginal Canadian youth complete high school. It is not surprising, therefore, that, with nearly 50% of Aboriginal Canadians having less than a high-school diploma, the Aboriginal unemployment rate stands at 20% - three times the Canadian average. Let’s put that into context: the last time Canada experienced unemployment rates this high was in the dirty ’30s. It’s time for a change. Investment in human capital can be up to three times as important to a country’s economic growth, over the long run, as investment in physical capital. Improving Aboriginal Canadian education levels, therefore, makes sense as a high government priority. However, increasing access to education services is only part of the solution: the real challenge lies in ensuring Aboriginal youth stay – and perform well – in school. How can this be accomplished? Education service providers need to work with the student’s support networks – the parents, the family, the elders and the community – to convince Aboriginal youth of the value of staying in school. Effective methods of communication – which occurs in the public education system through parent-teacher interviews and community consultations - should also be established between the educators and the Aboriginal students’ support network. All parents want to be involved in their child’s education to a greater or lesser degree. One major difference when it comes to Aboriginal students is simply the size of their support group – Aboriginal students who have strong community ties tend to have larger support networks, which necessitates greater educator involvement. At the other extreme, urban Aboriginal Canadians are more likely to come from single-parent families, and may also be

disenfranchised from Aboriginal communities and culture. This produces an entirely different dynamic among the students, parents and teachers. Students must also be made to understand the connection between education and employment. Career counselling, internship placements and workplace training programs at the high-school level can provide the incentives Aboriginal students need to stay in school, ease their transition from school to work, and provide them with the valuable experience that employers seek. However, we must also consider the social conditions Aboriginal Canadians must deal with. Aboriginal youth are more likely to reside in low-income neighbourhoods, and children attending public schools in these neighbourhoods tend to do less well when compared to children attending schools elsewhere. It follows that Aboriginal Canadians are disproportionately disadvantaged as a result of the institutional deficiencies of public education. Aboriginal Canadians are also more likely to reside in overcrowded living quarters, have poorer health status and earn lower incomes. These factors will inevitably affect Aboriginal students’ performance: crowded living quarters mean smaller study space, poor health conditions lead to missed school days, and lower incomes translate into more time spent making ends meet, and less time spent studying. There are other factors besides education which have an impact how Aboriginal Canadians fair in the workforce. For instance, they may face difficulties in making the transition into urban settings. The approximately 50% of Aboriginal Canadians who reside in urban areas confront a significant challenge accessing employment and social services, and in establishing a relevant support network. Aboriginal Canadians also struggle to retain their culture and identities in the workplace. Training in cultural awareness does, in fact, improve Aboriginal employee retention rates, but small and medium sized employers simply do not have the resources to implement Aboriginal specific employment policies. The complexity of the issues confronting Aboriginal Canadians cannot be overstated. Numerous factors influence how Aboriginal Canadians fare in society and, regardless of the outcome, Aboriginal issues extend into most fields of specialization including health, justice, education, employment, economic development, human rights, inter-governmental relations and social equality, to name only a few. The pervasiveness of Aboriginal issues in everyday life in Canada means that, in one way or another, every Canadian will likely be confronted with the unique challenges facing Aboriginal Canadians. It is the outcome of these interactions that will dictate the success of Aboriginal Canadians in society.

ELEMENTARY SECONDARY ACTIVITY, COURSE & MATERIAL FEES

A reminder to parents as the new school year begins, that the public schools should not be asking you to pay for regular education activities. You have already paid for your children's education through the taxes you pay. Secondary schools usually charge an activity fee for a scheduler and a combination lock. It is optional to pay this fee. Secondary schools may also want to charge students a textbook fee. A textbook fee or deposit can only be charged if a student did not return all the last year's textbooks. If the student returned all books last June, there should be no textbook charge. Schools and/or teachers may want to charge fees for course materials or ask students to bring materials from home. Only if a student wishes to make a project with better than basic materials can there be any material fees charged. The basic materials should be provided by the school. There should also be no charges for activities that are part of a course such a field trip or activities away from the school such as swimming or gymnastics. If you have any questions, please call Eileen Haggard or Blair Thompson at the NTC office, 1.877.677.1131 or 250.724.5757.


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Arlene Paul shaves David Frank II, while freshly shaven Chief Councilor Keith Atleo watches.

Ahousaht raises $3k for Cancer Research By Denise August, Central Region Reporter Ahousaht- RCMP Satellite Detachment member Jonathan Baltzer invited members of the community to the Tbird Hall September 16 for a night of fun and fundraising. The 7th Annual Tour de Rock is in full swing raising money for cancer research for kids with cancer and Ahousaht members turned out with great enthusiasm, raising more than $3000 in less than two hours. People were treated to donated chumus at no cost in the carnival-like atmosphere as courageous volunteers braved the electric clippers. For a cash donation, people eagerly shaved bald tracks across the heads of Chief

Constable Jonathan Baltzer shaves volunteer Lawrence ‘Squeak’ Campbell

Councilor, Keith Atleo and Lawrence Campbell. Meanwhile, other fundraising activities were carried out in the background including a Loonie-twonie Auction, a penny drive, 50/50 and raffles. Inez Paul donated a beautifully painted cedar box filled with a large sum of money, mostly large denomination change, on behalf of her two children, Jermaine and Jamie.

The 7th Annual Tour de Rock is in full swing raising money for cancer research for kids with cancer and Ahousaht members turned out with great enthusiasm, raising more than $3000 in less than two hours. The Ahousaht Athletic Club, Ahousaht Holistic Centre, and Ahousaht Chief & Council each made cash donations totaling more than $1550. The generous spirits of the people shone brightly as donations rolled in including homemade preserves, auction items, clothing, baked goods and a hand carved cedar paddle. Ahousaht Councilor (former Chief Councilor) Anne Atleo promised to have her hair ‘done’ if the evening’s events raised $2000 or more. With ten minutes to go organizers needed another $130 to reach their goal. The Ahousaht Holistic Staff rallied to collect $200 amongst themselves just in time. Anne, reluctantly donning the orange plastic cape, was forced to allow Baltzer to cut her hair. He buzzed the back of her head with the large clipper guide. Hair cutters were merciful with the women volunteers, allowing them to use the guides on the clippers so that they would not have to go completely bald. Even so, Michelle Campbell, the brave soul, took her hair to crew cut length. Baltzer thanked Ahousahts for their

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Hupacasath’s Shaunee Foster has been monitoring salmon passing through the Stamp Falls fish ladder for the past 8 years, and is working with Ellen Lauder, Tom Baader, and Samson Lauder again this year. “I like it. It’s a good job,” said Foster who works 14-hour days counting salmon shown on a video screen as they pass. generous support. He said he announced on CH-TV that he would be representing Ahousaht in the 2004 Tour de Rock because he, he said proudly, is from Ahousaht. He thanked the volunteers for their brave and generous donation of hair including Keith Atleo, Lawrence ‘Squeak’ Campbell, Roman Frank, Michelle Campbell, David Frank II and Anne Atleo. The total raised at the end of the night was $3355.36 with still more coming in from other fundraisers. For some of the volunteers, the event was personal. Lawrence Campbell said he was shaving his head in honour of Wes Thomas and late Terry Eaton, who died of cancer. One councilor said she is aware of nine people living in Ahousaht that are coping with cancer. The Thomas family donated the proceeds of their jersey raffle at the end of the evening. They said they were there in honour of their brother Wes Thomas, their sister Cathy Thomas and cousin Felix Thomas, all afflicted with the disease. Cops for Cancer-Vancouver Island Region will run its 2004 Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock from September 19 to October 1. The Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock is a partnership between

the Canadian Cancer Society and local police agencies to raise money for childhood cancer research and programs for children with cancer including Camp Goodtimes, a free camp for children with a history of cancer. Now in the seventh year, the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock has raised over $4 million for children with cancer. Events are currently being organized all across Vancouver Island as RCMP members cycle their way from Port Hardy to Victoria, over 1000 km, making stops in 27 communities along the way. Communities compete with each other in their fund raising efforts and currently, the Tofino area is ranked fourth on Vancouver Island behind Victoria, Sydney/North Saanich and Campbell River. The bicycle caravan is scheduled to arrive in Tofino on Sunday, September 26 where cultural singing and dancing by Ahousaht and Tla-o-qui-aht will be featured along with fundraising events including a traditional salmon barbeque. For more information about Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock 2004 visit www.copsforcancer.com. Donations are being accepted at RCMP Detachments.

Attention: Hesquiaht Membership Notice of Membership Meeting When: October 23, 2004 Location: Hot Springs Cove, B.C. Commuity Hall Start time: 9:00 a.m. Please contact the Hesquiaht Administration Office for further information or to book your seat on the watertaxi. Billeting available.


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Hupacasath hosts Climate Change Conference By David Wiwchar Southern Region Reporter Ahaswinis - The Hupacasath First Nation hosted a two-day conference last week dealing with environment and climate change issues, and their effects on First Nations. It's no secret that the earth is warming. Permafrost in the Mackenzie Delta and glaciers throughout the world are melting at an alarming rate. Oceans and seas are showing mean temperatures two degrees warmer than average. Spring freshets are happening earlier, causing a shift in fish populations, and with another El Nino reported to be coming our way, these conditions could become even more evident through the coming year. To address some First Nations concerns, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), the Aboriginal and Northern Community Action Program (ANCAP) and the Naut'sa mawt Tribal Council have sponsored a series of workshops throughout the province, with the first happening in Port Alberni. Living along coastal areas and waterways, Canada's First Nations people will be among the first to encounter issues relating to rising sea levels caused by global warming. As a result, many First Nations are looking for ways to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases they cause, hoping to lead the way in helping stem the tide of global warming. With technological advances in the development of 'green energy' systems, many First Nations are looking at wind, solar, and tidal energy as well as microhydro projects to reduce use of diesel generators. For isolated communities such as Hot Springs Cove, the use of fossil fuels to make electricity for homes is becoming increasingly restrictive due to high oil prices. The hit to both the band budget and environment is doubly hard according to Ron Alward, because the

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fuel has to be transported to the community by boat, barge, or airplane. "There is a huge value for green energy projects to communities, especially small First Nations communities using generators," said Alward from Natural Resources Canada. "The double-use of fuel is becoming increasingly expensive so many communities are looking for ways to use other resources such as fastmoving streams or windy areas to generate electricity," he said. Even though Hupacasath communities are on an established power grid, that has not stopped Chief Councilor Judy Sayers from backing green energy projects for her Nation.

"It is in keeping with our values of high environmental standards, diversification of our economy, and being a part of the solution," said Judy Sayers. "We want to offset our use of greenhouse gases and become our own source of electricity," said Sayers. "It is in keeping with our values of high environmental standards, diversification of our economy, and being a part of the solution. If we're not part of the solution we'll be part of the devastation," she said. Hupacasath hopes to begin construction next month of a $14 million microhydro project on China Creek which would go online in September of next year. "We want to be leaders in green energy and show that these things are possible for our Nations," said Sayers. Representatives from Tseshaht, Tla-oqui-aht, Ahousaht, Mowachaht/Muchalaht and Hupacasath along with people from Coast Salish and Kwakwakawak'w territories gathered at the September 13 - 14 conference which, according to Sayers, was a great opportunity to learn about various initiatives and network with other governmental officials.

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Keeping Open Communication and Working Together My name is Eunice Joe, I was the Coordinator for the Tlu-piich Games this year. Following the 2004 Tlu-piich Games I received a letter of complaint from a couple of people in regards to the actions of our Nuu-chah-nulth Youth Role Model, Brenda Lucas. As First Nations Peoples I think it is important that we keep open communication with each other and work together to resolve issues of conflict or concern. There was incident of a fire being started at the Gyro Youth Centre in early August. From this incident there were rumors circulating that Brenda was responsible for that incident. I immediately called a committee meeting to sit down with Brenda and her family to get to the bottom of the issue surrounding the complaints. We had a positive outcome from this meeting. It was established that Brenda, although she was present at the vicinity of the incident, was not responsible for the damage done. As the Royal Canadian Mounted Police were also involved in the incident, I felt it was necessary to hear from them, namely the Constable present. It was felt, by the family, that the questioning from the RCMP was very accusatory and was the cause of the rumours that had been circulating. Due to busy schedules of both the RCMP and myself it took some time to get together to discuss the matter. However it was not an issue that I wanted to just let go. I feel that it is important to hear all sides of a story and not make judgment. On Wednesday, September 15, 2004 we (myself, Brenda and her family) had the opportunity to sit down with the RCMP and hear their side of the story as well as give our side. This meeting went very well. We discussed the element of peer pressure that is so prevalent among our youth and how lack of open and honest communication results in rumours such

as the ones that have been circulating in regards to the Nuu-chah-nulth Youth Role Model. As Inspector Ian Arklie, put it “peoples interpretation (of what they hear) is beyond anyone’s control”. This statement is so true and it is important to remember that when communicating with others. Many people do not realize when they are gossiping and do not realize the damage that their words may cause. Brenda Lucas, in her role as Nuu-chah-nulth Youth Role Model represents a good foundation of positive influence on our youth. Brenda is representing the youth of our people and takes that responsibility very seriously and has a strong family support system to help her in her role as Nuu-chah-nulth Youth Role Model. It is important that we as Nuu-chah-nulth People, work together and support each other. This will only make us stronger. I am glad that we were also able to sit down with the RCMP to discuss the matter. We agreed that we are all a part of this community and must work together. Prior to this meeting, a letter was also sent to the Director of the “Nights Alive” program where this incident occurred, expressing concern in regards to lack of adult supervision. They were very open to our concern and I had the opportunity to discuss ideas on how to improve the program considering the number of youth the program attracts. One positive suggestion was to encourage parents, aunts, uncles and community members to volunteer some time to supervise the kids. Our youth are important to us and we do not wish for anything to happen to them. We are role models for our youth and as such should demonstrate the positive effects of keeping open and honest communication as well as working together.

Howitt News Submitted by Sherri Cook, Nuu-chah-nulth Education Worker J. Howitt Elementary School, Welcome back to new friends and old. My name is Sherri Cook. I’ll be a temporary replacement for Mrs. Iris Saunders as the Nuu-chahnulth Education Worker @ John Howitt Elementary School in Port Alberni for the beginning of the year. I’m a liaison between the Nuu-chahnulth Tribal Council, Parents, Teachers, Councilors and Principals. I will be assisting students with reading activities, cultural activities,

music activities, some sports activities and class activities. I’m happy to provide parents and students with any reasonable assistance to help their child have an awesome experience with education and First Nations culture. We’re looking forward to a year of fun with our 2nd Annual First Nations Spring Festival and a First Nations Potluck Dinner. For more information on our school plans please contact myself @ 7237521 {Wednesday mornings} or scook@nuuchahnulth.org

O Thou kind Lord! Thou hast created all humanity from the same original parents. Thou hast intended that all belong to the same household. In thy Holy Presence they are Thy servants and all mankind are sheltered beneath Thy Tabernacle. All have gathered at Thy table of bounty and are radiant through the light of Thy providence. O God! Thou art kind to all, Thou hast provided for all, Thou dost shelter all, Thou dost confer life upon all. Thou hast endowed all with talents and faculties; all are submerged in the ocean of Thy mercy. O thou kind Lord! unite all, let the religions agree, make the nations one so that they may be as one kind and as children of the same fatherland. May they associate in unity and concord. O God! upraise the standard of oneness of humankind. O God! establish the Most Great Peace. Cement the hearts together, O God! O Thou kind father, God! exhilarate the hearts through the fragrance of Thy love; brighten the eyes through the light of Thy guidance; cheer the hearing with the melodies of Thy word and shelter us in the cave of Thy providence. Thou art the Mighty and Powerful! Thou art the forgiving and Thou art One Who overlookest the shortcomings of humankind. - ‘Abdu’l’Baha` -

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mis Sports - %im-cca^ p-m Barry and Art Thompson Memorial Hockey Tournament By Brian Tate Northern Region Reporter Port Alberni – A hockey tournament will be held on September24, 25 & 26 in memory of Barry and Art Thompson of Ditidaht. Barry lost his life in a car accident that was caused by speeding, and the Thompson family would like to bring awareness to the dangers of speeding to the young drivers of ADSS with the help of ADSS staff and the RCMP. Barry lost his life in a car accident that was caused by speeding, and the Thompson family would like to bring awareness to the dangers of speeding to the young drivers of ADSS with the help of ADSS staff and the RCMP. The funds raised in this tournament will go towards this effort and Iris Lucas will be getting in touch with RCMP and ADSS staff to find ways to bring that message. “This ball hockey tournament was decided upon because Barry was an avid athlete and participated in many sports,” said Iris. “We hope to raise money for

cancer as well, this is what we lost our Uncle Art and Granny Ida to. They both lost to cancer,” she said. “Uncle Art was a devoted Canuck fan, even in his last days he watched them play on T.V.,” said Iris. “So we hope to donate to the Cancer Society in one form or another,” she said. “My sister Colleen has been in contact with our father Jack’s friends the Courtnall brothers Russ and Geoff. They have agreed to participate in this tournament although they will play on separate teams,” said Iris. “My sister Colleen has been in contact with our father Jack’s friends the Courtnall brothers Russ and Geoff. They have agreed to participate in this tournament although they will play on separate teams,” said Iris. The Thompson family hopes that they will have maximum entry to their tournament 12 men’s and 6 ladies teams with prizes like $1300 for first place in the men’s division and $1000 for first place in the ladies division. For registration and information contact Colleen Thompson at 1-250-618-1127.

Wow it was a great expedition! Submitted by Sherri Cook Congratulations to Fredrick and Cole Beres! They spend a week with ROB NEIDERMAYER and SCOTT NIEDERMAYER this past summer during the Neidermayer Ice Hockey Camp in Cranbrook, BC. I was great. The trip was fun, exciting and lots of hard work. They were on the ice twice a day and did awesome afternoon activities everyday. AND, they got to swim in the Cranbrook wave pool three times during the weeklong hockey camp. Rob and Scott are awesome guys and even better teachers. All the participants were divided into groups of 20. There were 160 kids there in all. From those 160 kids there were only 4 Native kids (That’s 2 ½ %!!!). There were kids from Montana, Arizona, Washington, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Colorado and of course B.C. If ANY parents are contemplating weather or not to send their child to a sports camp, BELIEVE US IT’S WORTH IT!! The kids thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Fredrick raised all of his trip, camp registration and shoulder pad money on his own. Throughout the year we had: a Loonie Toonie Auction, 50/50 Draws, Bake Sales, Lollipop Sales, Raffles, Conference Clean-up, Catering, a Car Wash and Cash Donations. Thanks to all of those people who supported him through the year. We’re looking forward to an up coming Vancouver Ravens Chris Gill Lacrosse Super camp this coming Spring Break in Richmond, BC and possibly a trip to Penticton, BC or Burnaby, BC for another ice hockey camp next summer. We’d like to THANK: Grandpa Jeff and Grandma Laverne Papa Jack and Gigi Debbie Grandpa Ron and Grandma Marlene Huu-ay-aht First Nation

Tournaments Sr. Men’s & Women’s Ball Hockey Tournament In Memory of Barry Thompson (Bear) & Arthur Thompson

September 24, 25 & 26th Maht Mahs Gym - Port Alberni Men’s Entry Fee: $400 (Maximum 12 teams) Prize Payout: 1st Place $1300 (based on 12 teams) Women’s Entry Fee: $350 (Maximum 6 teams) Prize Payout: 1st Place $1000 (based on 6 teams) Other individual cash prizes will be awarded Entry Fee must be paid before first game cash or certified check only accepted For rules, rosters and questions please contact Colleen Thompson @ 250.618.1127 or email – cdt_mal@hotmail.com Iris Lucas @ 250.726.7780 or email – lucasdc@island.net

As a family our goal for this tournament is to bring awareness and attention to both Speed Racing and Cancer. Andrew David's All men’s Slo-Pitch Tournament When: September 24, 25, & 26, 2004 Where: Wickaninnish Field Entry Fee is $300.00 Prior to First Game There will be a maximum of 15 players for the roster There will be cash and trophies for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place Based on 12 teams: Based on 10 teams: 1st place $1800.00 1st place $1500.00 2nd place $1000.00 2nd place $1000.00 3rd place $ 500.00 3rd place $ 500.00 4th place $ 300.00 For more information please contact Andrew David @ 725-4495 or leave message with Vickie Amos @ 725-3233

Chemainus First Nations Youth Grade 7 Transition Program Men/Women Ball Hockey Tournament OCTOBER 1, 2 & 3, 2003 CFN Community Centre 3949 Shellbeach Road, Ladysmith Mens: $275.00 Entry Fee st 1 - $1000.00 w/ Cup Trophy~ 2nd - $ 500.00 w/ Trophy ~ 3rd - $ 300.00 w/Trophy Womens: $225.00 Entry Fee st 1 - $500.00 w/ Cup Trophy ~ 2nd - $300.00 w/ Trophy ~ 3rd - $225.00 w/ Trophy Men and Women: st * 1 Team All-stars * Most Inspirational Player * 2nd Team All-stars * Best Defensive Player * Most Valuable Player * Best Goalie * High Scorer * Unsung Hero TO REGISTER A TEAM OR FOR MORE INFO PLEASE CALL HERB AT 2454145/ 714-6096 OR CLINTON AT 245-0561

Scott Neidermayer, Fredrick Cook and Rob Neidermayer

Peter Joe Memorial Basketball Tournament

Tseshaht First Nation Jason Bolton Susan Cook and Mike Matlipi Norman Dennis Hazel Cook Daniel Cook Lynette Barbosa, Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council Benson and Hilda Nookemis Bunt Cranmer Grandma Marj Auntie Cindy & Uncle Kim Florence Wylie, Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council

Patched refs MVP’s, Mr. & Mrs. Hustle, All stars, Peter Joe Memorial Sportsmanship Award (Team & individual) $275 entry fee Contacts: Angel Hill – 360-598-8764 or 360-779-6980 or angelhill@clearwatercasino.com Debra Hill – 360-297-0432 or 360-981-4069

Thanks again for all the support, who knows maybe they’re the next “NIEDERMAYER and GRETZKY”?????? Lots of love and WAY TO GO FREDRICK and COLE!!!! From Thomas Dick and Sherri Cook Thank you from the little kid who dreams big. Klcko - +ekoo from the kid who works hard and plays harder.

October 8, 9 & 10th, 2004 Suquamish, Washington 8 men’s teams (6’ under +1) – 8 women’s teams All Indian – 1st through 5th places

You’re Invited To Train, Race & Try To Beat Us in the

Opitsaht Canoe Races May 24, 2005 Only 9 Months to Go! So BE READY & BE THERE! 1st Prize - Traditional Dug-out Chuputz Camping available. For more info contact Arnold Frank 726-6576 or Ivy Martin at 725-2299, or Moses Martin or Carla Moss at 725-2765


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Epic walk raises awareness By David Wiwchar Southern Region Reporter Suicide by young Canadians is a serious concern. It is estimated that between seventy and eighty percent of all Canadian youth consider suicide before graduation from high school. More than 25,000 youths attempt suicide each year, and of this number, 250 are successful. In 2000, thirty-five youths in British Columbia between the ages of 10 and 19 committed suicide. The Government of Canada, after consulting with the Assembly of First Nations, has announced a $700 million action plan for improving Aboriginal health, with some of those funds targeting suicide prevention programs. “We are pleased with the response of the Prime Minister to our plan. An investment of $700 million dollars in the key areas of the First Nation Action plan is a very positive beginning and demonstrates the kind of commitment that we are looking for,” said Assembly of First Nations National Chief Phil Fontaine, after presenting the First Nations Health Action Plan to the Prime Minister, Premiers and Territorial Leaders at the First Ministers Meeting on Health in Ottawa. “We presented a comprehensive action plan that includes six elements aimed at transformative change and immediate results. Our plan is supported by the pillars of sustainability and integration to create a system that gives us maximum return on

our investments and works to improve the lives of our people and the health care system for all Canadians,” he said. The Federal blueprint features $200 million for an Aboriginal Health transition fund to ensure improved coordination of Federal, Provincial, Territorial and First Nation health jurisdictions, $100 million for Aboriginal Health Human Resources, and $400 million directed to critical areas including diabetes, youth suicide, maternal and child care. This summer, a small group of determined teens walked across Canada to draw attention to the suicide epidemic, and let young people know there is always another way to solve their problems.

This summer, a small group of determined teens walked across Canada to draw attention to the suicide epidemic, and let young people know there is always another way to solve their problems. A few years ago, Tseshaht’s Vince Watts attempted suicide. He survived, but when he went looking for help, he was shocked to discover a serious lack of suicide prevention programs. Watts started the suicide prevention walk to raise money to put more services in place, saying the silence about suicide must be broken and young people must

Walkers gather with Aboriginal leaders at their final destination of Parlaiment Hill in Ottawa

Walkers were joined in Manitoba by NHL star Jordin Tootoo. know there are places to turn and people who will listen. Watts, along with a number of other people affected by suicide, left Nanaimo on March 31st bound for Ottawa, where they hoped to take their message to the Prime Minister and Government of Canada. Along the way they gathered support from First Nations and youth groups, speaking at Friendship centers, high schools, and juvenile detention centers. “This is a unity walk, and we’re going to walk for 4 years in a row representing the four directions on the medicine wheel,” said Watts, who walked the entire distance from Nanaimo to Ottawa along with Thomas Watts and Reno Trimble. “We carried this message to at least 73 reserves across Canada: we spoke at junior high schools, high schools, juvenile detention centres and Friendship Centres, and we spoke to over fifty chiefs across the nation. We were on radio and television broadcasts, including A.P.T.N. and in newspapers across Canada. We even went into caucus in both Alberta and Saskatchewan,” he said. “The Youth Suicide Prevention group ended our walk in Ottawa on June 21, 2004, which is Aboriginal Day in Canada,” he said. Hundreds of people joined the walk as it worked its way across western Canada

and Ontario. NHL star Jordin Tootoo walked 21km with the group from Headingly Manitoba to Winnipeg. Many of the walkers say they have been affected by suicide. Some say friends or family members have either attempted or committed suicide. Others say they themselves have tried to commit suicide. Health Canada says the Aboriginal suicide rate is two to three times the non-Aboriginal rate in Canada. And when it comes to youth, the Aboriginal suicide rate jumps to between five and six times the national numbers. The walkers say there are many factors that can cause a person to commit suicide. They include drug and alcohol abuse, and the loss of cultural identity.

Watts, along with a number of other people affected by suicide, left Nanaimo on March 31st bound for Ottawa, where they hoped to take their message to the Government of Canada. Clearly, much work needs to be done to address the underlying issues that lead to suicide, and it is hoped that the latest Aboriginal Health Strategy will help allay feelings of hopelessness and desperation that leads to suicide.

Age: 21 Height: 5’4” Weight: 115 lbs. Long dark hair, brown eyes.

Told by Tom Sa:ya:ch’apis, William, Dick La:maho:s, Captain Bill and Tyee Bob

She was wearing a black skirt, black top. high black boots. A silver hooped necklace.

Prepared by Edward Sapir, Morris Swadesh, Alexander Thomas, John Thomas, and Frank Williams

Tattoo of a band of flowers with a heart in the middle on her right arm.

Edited by Eugene Arima, Terry Klokeid and Katherine Robinson

Last seen in the Jingle Pot area June 17, 2002.

These “Tales of Extraordinary Experience” detail encounters with spirit-beings and other supernatural occurrences, as related by the Nuuchah-nulth of Vancouver Island’s west coast. For more information, The tales were recorded primarily in please contact: the area of Port Alberni between 1910 Tseshaht Treaty Office and 1923 by the famous linguist Edward Sapir-and by his chief 5000 Mission Road interpreter, Alexander Thomas. Port Alberni, B.C., V9Y 7M1 They comprise Part 10 of a much Ph: 724-4229, Fax: 724-4245 greater twelve-part collection of Toll Free: 1-866-724-4229 Native accounts known as the “Sapir- Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Thomas Nootka Texts.”

On sale for $40.00

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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Social Development Q’s & A’s QUESTION—CAN A CLIENT HAVE EARNINGS AND DO INCENTIVE? ANSWER—Although the client could do both, only one would be eligible for the exemption. Section 2.3 page 3 states: “Clients are only eligible for one of the following exemptions: o

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Incentive Benefit

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Earnings Exemption”

Q – WHAT ARE THE EARNINGS EXEMPTIONS? Singles = $100 With Dependents = $200 DBL I = $300 DBL II = $400

B.C. Lieutenant Governor Iona Campagnolo presents Ucluelet’s Jake George with a Raven Program certificate of completion.

Jake George completes Raven Program By David Wiwchar Southern Region Reporter While some teenagers spent the summer around home or at the beach, 17-year old Jake George had an adventure. The Grade 12 student was part of the Raven Program, learning first aid, wilderness survival, rifle training, and navigations skills. The 7-week program, offered through the Canadian Navy, was centered at the Navy base in Esquimalt, but the 23 First Nations youth also spent 4 days on a camping trip and other excursions. “It was great,” said George. “It wasn’t quite as physical as the Bold Eagle program offered through the army, but we spent a lot of time in the classroom learning a lot of cool things,” he said. George said his favorite part was learning about the C7 rifle, how to take it apart, put it back together quickly, maintain it, and of course fire at targets. The program, geared towards First Nations youth, also featured a cultural component as the students learned about Coast Salish culture at the nearby Songhees Reserve. George, the son of Lorraine George (Ucluelet First Nation) hopes to become an RCMP officer after he finishes school next year. He applied for the program through an Armed Forces display at ADSS last fall.

Huu-ay-aht sues BC continued from page 1 “We’re not just complaining; we’re trying to develop solutions,” he said. “In order for Huu-ay-aht to have a sustainable forest economy we need 100,000 cubic metres We were innovative. We told them if they gave us the Sarita Watershed we could close the deal.” But American forestry giant Weyerhaeuser would not agree to the proposal. “We have a referral agreement with Weyerhauser that is in effect until 2007 but they’re not meeting the terms of that agreement, and they would love to see that agreement disappear,” said Dennis. “The guidelines in the IMA contained a full consultation agreement, and no development could happen until it went through the process, but under the FRA we cannot challenge any proposals, even

At the program graduation ceremony in Esquimalt on August 20th, BC Lieutenant Governor Iona Campagnolo said “The Raven Program is a bold initiative. We are a Pacific Ocean people from this great island: it is therefore appropriate that today’s graduates are really ‘Sea Ravens’ who embody a high level of co-operation between Canada’s Navy and First Nations and Aboriginal Peoples,” she said. “We all commend you for having shouldered the duty, the service and the hard work required as well as for acquiring the valuable cultural and strategic learning that has been offered to you in these intensive few weeks of training. The Raven program is unique, just as each one of you is unique. Maritime Forces Pacific sponsors this program to support your own human development. As First Nations and Aboriginal youth, we are aware you have not always been afforded equal opportunity to succeed this program is a step in a positive direction. Here you can find out your own strengths, you can test yourself against your own dreams of who you want to be and how you want to live your life. Raven teaches leadership, teamwork and physical fitness. Raven teaches you the essential skills of success: they are self-discipline without which nothing is possible, and selfconfidence without which nothing is impossible.” though some of the cutblocks are over 200 hectares,” he said. “According to the Haida and Taku cases, the government and licensee has a duty to consult with us and accommodate our interests. But Weyerhaeuser is doing everything possible to circumvent the legal process and not engage in negotiations with us. I’ve requested numerous meetings with Weyerhaeuser with no response from them.” As he looks at the forest map on his wall, Dennis says his biggest concern is for his grandchildren. “The forestry companies are going to destroy our forests, and remove all accessible old growth cedar we need for our cultural purposes,” he said. “We need to do something to preserve what we need for the future. At the rate they’re harvesting there will be no wood for our future, and I suspect that same concern exists throughout Nuu-chah-nulth territories. This is the picture for all Nuu-

Q—I TOOK IN ONE OF MY GRANDAUGHTERS LAST MONTH AND RECEIVED MONEY FROM USMA, DOES THIS COUNT AS INCOME? A—No, regular payments received from a child welfare authority for the care of a child are exempt. See section 2.4 page 2 Resource Exemptions. Although this money is exempt you still need to report it on your monthly renewal.

Q– I JUST RECEIVED A LARGE SUM OF MONEY AS COMPENSATION FOR ATTENDING A RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL, AM I STILL ELIGIBLE FOR SA? A– Maybe. If the amount the client receives as a settlement exceeds the maximum amount they could receive from SA they NOT eligable for benefits. (See section 2.1 page 3) Please note policy on unforeseen fortune or monetary gain policy on page 2, Section 2.3 would also apply. For example, if the client receives $10,000 and purchases essential household appliances such as a new fridge, stove, washer, dryer, childrens beds and pays off an outstanding Hydro bill and provides receipts to Social Development Program that total $10,000 then the client could still remain eligible to receive SA. If the same client received $10,000 and only provided receipts for essential household appliances totaling $2,000 then the client would be NOT eligible for SA for a 30 day period for every $2,000 of income that is not accounted for, in this case the client would be NOT eligible for 4 months.

My daughter Savannah was mentioned to have danced with Adam Beach and my son Thomas , this is not correct . It was my other Daughter Jazmine Charleson , Francine Charleson, Shyanne Samuel and Kathleen Ambrose that danced with Adam. To Heather Joseph and family I would especially like to thank you for allowing Francine to take part of this dance. With all your family was going through at the time, thank you and may the creator bless you all. And to the rest of the girls and my son Thomas, thank you all for taking the time to come out and dance, while everyone else was swimming and staying out of the heat. You all sacrificed and sweated to make sure we made this dance good, it was fun and well worth it. With out you all we couldn’t have done it. And i must say it was beautiful and very powerful. With all the grace, love and energy that was put into the dance made it very special. Thank you all, you did well. I’m sure it (the Hinkeets dance) will stand out and reflect the true beauty and power of our Nuu-chah-nulth culture. klaa koo klaa koo I would like to give thanks and recognition to my brother, Patrick (Qwakmiss chief ) Amos and George Hunt jr who took the time to help out making the Hinkeets for the Johnny Tootall movie , they turned out awesome and without your help it wouldn’t have been possible. The Qwakmiss clan on Argyle street comes through again !! Klaa Koo Kla Koo Hutch Sam . Correction: It was incorrectly reported that Julie and Cheri Smith’s father was Gary Robinson. We apologize for the error. chah-nulth, and I hope we can all come together to address this issue because it will have a huge impact on our future generations.” While Huu-ay-aht is part of the Maanulth treaty society, and are still involved in treaty negotiations with the province, Dennis is concerned about the possible spill-over effects court action could have at the negotiating table. “Because this is a judicial review, our legal advice has been that this will not impact treaty negotiations,” said Dennis. “They’re logging off all the lands before

a treaty can be signed, but if the court rules against the FRA then that means we can sit down and truly negotiate with BC,” he said. “But the judicial review is just the first step,” he warned. Because it could be months before the judicial review is heard at the BC Supreme Court, Huu-ay-aht leaders “will be implementing an escalating direct action plan” he said. Ministry of Forests communication manager Don MacDonald said he could not comment on the issue because it is before the courts.


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Adult Volunteers Needed for Nights Alive! submitted by Deb Barr, Nights Alive Committee Nights Alive is a recreation program for youth 12 – 18 years of age and takes place every Saturday night from 8:00 – 12:00 midnight at various facilities in our community including: Gyro Youth Centre, Friendship Center, Glenwood Sports Centre, Echo Aquatic Centre, A.V. Multiplex, and Alberni School Fieldhouse. The average weekly attendance is around 60 - 70 youth and there are 3 Parks and Recreation staff who work at the program each Saturday. In addition to the staff, volunteers are also needed to help each week. The new Fall program is just starting up again and Nights Alive is very much in need of more adults to help volunteer with the program. If you, or someone you know, might be interested in giving your time to help one Saturday night every month or so, the Nights Alive Team would really appreciate hearing from you. Volunteering for this program will make a difference to the program and to the youth attending the program by helping to provide fun activities and healthy alternatives for youth in our community. Volunteers are asked to work one Saturday night every 4 – 6 weeks from 8:00 pm – 12:00 Midnight. By volunteering your time about 8 nights a year – you can make a significant VICTIMS OF THE VICTIMS I have been reading along in the summer papers, and noticed there was pictures of the victims of the Residential school, and than again. I would like to respond to those articles and the pictures, if I may. We see and hear over and over about our people who attended residential schools here and there in B C. we hear and see people fighting for "Justice " for our people. What about those people and victims of the victims of the residential schools and what about their justice? Do we have to exploit our faces all over the papers too before we are heard. I mean we suffer just the same, and in some cases even more than others. My belief is our grown children now are the ones suffering with the lack of parenting skills, lack of teachings from our parents who did go the Residential schools and we also suffer the "Sexual Abuse " passed on to siblings, relatives, family and friends from those who went to the schools. What about our "Justice", when can we be heard too, and when is it safe for us to talk and ask for our day in court. I also went to the residential school in Port Alberni, BUT was not sexually abused there, but the other four elements of humanity were abused, that is spiritually, verbally, physically, and emotionally. How do we get compensated for the damages done to us

contribution to creating a safe and caring community for our youth. The Nights Alive program is a partnership between Parks and Recreation, the Friendship Center, A.V. Community School, the RCMP, and Port Alberni Drug and Alcohol Counselling Services Society. The Ministry of Public Safety and the Solicitor General contribute some financial help to the program and our local Citizens on Patrol Society supports Nights Alive with their volunteer assistance. A special thank you also goes out to the following businesses and organizations for their support and contributions to Nights Alive: Gyro Club of Alberni, Coca-Cola, Canada Safeway, Dairy Queen, Crazy Mike’s Video, A.V. Bulldogs, B.C. Ambulance Service and Jal Designs. The Nights Alive program offers late night recreation and social opportunities for those 12 – 18 years of age. Staff provide rides between facilities during the evening with a Parks and Recreation van and rides home at the end of the night to help ensure that youth get home safely. There is no charge for any of this – it’s a fun and affordable place for youth to go on Saturday nights. If you would like to support this program by volunteering your time, pick up a volunteer application form from Echo Centre. For further information on the program or about volunteering, please call Deb at Parks and Recreation (723-2181) or Cathy at Alberni Community School (723-5603). by former Residential school victims. The Supreme court of Canada will not look at cases filed against the Residential school unless you were sexual abused, so here is the question I have, what about the victims of the victims of sexual abuse from the Residential schools across Canada. Where can you direct me, or help me like many others who suffer as a result of those Damn schools. I am speaking for many of those who cannot or are too afraid to speak out, or perhaps too scared. And believe me, it is an experience and a half to talk about terrible things that happened to you as a child, that was no fault of your own, or US as native peoples in general. Where and when is it "safe" for all of us to begin healing of this terrible sickness called sexual abuse. which destroys families, relationships, and communities. I am a victim of sexual abuse myself, but still feel there was no real "justice " done for me or my siblings who suffered also as a result of it, and you know what our people today are still SUFFERING, and SEXUAL ABUSE IS STILL HAPPENING. Help me help us stop this suffering, turmoil etc etc of many others like myself. You’re more than welcome to put my name on there its me HIMASAYATOOK. Linda Ermineskin

Up to $150,000 in grants will be awarded to help Aboriginal businesses grow PROVINCE-WIDE - BC Hydro's Aboriginal Business Partnership Program is awarding grants to support small and medium-sized Aboriginal-owned businesses in British Columbia. Each grant will be worth up to $10,000 and will be used to help an existing business expand or new business get started. Up to $150,000 in grants will be awarded.

"Aboriginal businesses are important customers, suppliers and contractors of BC Hydro, and we want to help them succeed," said BC Hydro Aboriginal Relations coordinator, John Emery. "One way we do this is through our Aboriginal Business Partnership Program." According to John, supporting Aboriginal business benefits both the

Tiic^@aq+ (Mental Health) Contact Numbers Louise Tatoosh, Teechuktl (Mental Health) Supervisor 5001 Mission Road, P.O. Box 1280 Port Alberni, BC V9Y 7M2 Telephone: 250-720-2152 Toll Free: 1-888-407-4888 Fax: 250-723-0463 Confidential Fax: 250-724-6678 E-mail: ltatoosh@nuuchahnulth.org J’net August, S. R. Huupiistulth (Prevention) Worker 5001 Mission Road, P.O. Box 1280 Port Alberni, BC V9Y 7M2 Telephone: 250-720-2152 Toll Free: 1-888-407-4888 Cellular: 250-720-1325 Fax: 250-723-0463 Confidential Fax: 250-724-6678 E-mail: jaugust@nuuchahnulth.org Andrew Kerr, N. Reg. Huupiistulth (Prevention) Worker NTC Northern Region Office 100 Ouwatin Road, Tsaxana, BC P.O. Box 428 Gold River, BC V0P Telephone: 250-724-5757 Toll Free: 1-888-407-4888 Cellular: 250-720-1325 Fax: 250-723-0463 e-mail: andiker@nuuchahnulth.org

... Telephone: 250-725-3367 Toll Free: 1-866-901-3367 Cellular: 250-726-5370 Fax: 250-725-21588 E-mail: kimrai@nuuchahnulth.org Anita Charleson West Coast First Nations’Counsellor 151 First Street, P.O. Box 278 Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Telephone: 250-725-4470 Toll Free: 1-866-901-3367 Cellular: 250-726-5422 Fax: 250-725-21588 E-mail: acharleson@nuuchahnulth.org Stan Matthew West Coast First Nations’Counsellor (Casual) 151 First Street, P.O. Box 278 Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Telephone: 250-725-4470 Toll Free: 1-866-901-3367 Cellular: 250-726-5422 Fax: 250-725-21588 Bella Joe, NIHB Clerk Non-Insured Health Benefits for Psychological Counselling and Substance Abuse Treatment 5001 Mission Road P.O. Box 1280 Port Alberni, BC V9Y 7M2 Telephone: 250-720-2152 Toll Free: 1-888-407-4888 Fax: 250-723-0463 Confidential Fax: 250-724-6678 E-mail: bella@nuuchahnulth.org

Kim Rai Central Reg. Huupiistulth (Prevention) Worker 151 First Street, P.O. Box 278 Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 ...

Nuu-chah-nulth Nursing Program Contact List Northern Region

First Nation

Contact Number

Moira Havelka, CHN

Mowachaht/Muchalaht

Donna Vernon/ Bev Robson

Red Cross Kyuquot

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

Ucluelet /Hotsprings Esowista/Opitsaht Ahousaht Hot Springs/Ahousaht

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

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

Phone: 250-723-2385

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

Southern Region Liz Thomsen Anette Muller Jody Vos Penny Cowan

All Regions Lynne West Ina Seitcher

Phone: 250-283-2639 WCGH

Phone: 250-723-2135 ext 1109

NTC Office Jeannette Watts Lisa Sam Melanie Braker Matilda Watts

businesses and BC Hydro. "Successful Aboriginal businesses foster self-reliance, build stronger communities, create jobs and stimulate economies," John said. Now in its fifth year, the Aboriginal Business Partnership Program has provided support to more than 100 Aboriginal businesses in B.C., including a bed and breakfast, a traffic control service, a mobile first aid provider, and a vegetation management company. "I want to thank BC Hydro for the grant we received from the partnership program," said Grizzly Mountain Medical Services owner, Olivia Jensen (www.gmms.com). "It helped us to expand our fleet of mobile first aid centres and meet the

Phone: 250-724-5757

growing demand for our service in northern B.C." To be eligible for a grant, a business must be located within BC Hydro's service area and at least 51 per cent owned by an Aboriginal person or persons. The applications will be evaluated by an impartial evaluation committee, and must include a detailed business plan and budget. Applications will be accepted until December 17, 2004, and successful recipients will be notified on February 1, 2005. For more information on the Aboriginal Business Partnership Program call BC Hydro Aboriginal Relations at 1-877-461-0161 or visit www.bchydro.com/ard.


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National CHR Day Dear Band Councils, Health Centres, Health Authorities and Tribal Councils, The National Indian and Inuit Community Health Representatives Organization (NllCHRO) is pleased to announce that September 16, 2004 was National CHR Day. The Community Health Representatives (CHR) Program was first initiated in 1962 by the Federal Government department then known as the Medical Services Branch of Health Canada. It is a program that has existed for over forty years and is recognized as one of the most successful programs in Aboriginal communities. Considering that CHRs are very important front-line health workers within our communities, NIICHRO invites you to use National CHR Day

as an opportunity to show your CHR(s) how much they are appreciated. Taking your CHR(s) to a special lunch, sending a bouquet of flowers and/or presenting them a gift from a local artisan are just some ideas on activities your community could undertake to show appreciation and honour this precious resource. Enclosed is the National CHR Day poster that we suggest being placed in a public area to inform other community members of this special day. The gold ribbon enclosed with the poster is the symbol to remind everyone to "Treat CHRs like Gold" not only on September 16, 2004 but also throughout the year. For more information on National CHR Day, please call (450) 632-0892 Ext 21 (Linda Lazare-Horn) or Ext 22 (Judi Jacobs). Sincerely yours, Debbie DedamMontour, Executive Director

Family Ties – Ucluelet

Family Ties – Tofino

Submitted by Jeannette Watts

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.

not only on September 16, 2004 but also throughout the year

PRE-NATAL DROP IN With Liz Thomsen Every Monday, 1:30pm – 3:30pm Knee waas House, 3435 4th Avenue, Port Alberni Friendship Centre For more info, please contact: Delavina @ 723-8281

HEALTH EDUCATION DROP-IN With Liz Thomsen Two brothers from the Mowachaht/Muchalaht Nation are looking for a permanent family. Curtis is fifteen, and likes riding his bike, kayaking, listening to music and reading. He is friendly and outgoing and has a good sense of humour. Chad is eight years old and is a delightful boy who enjoys skiing, skateboarding, bicycling and swimming. If you are interested in knowing more about these boys please contact Darlene Thoen at 250-724-3232 or Kathryn Grant at 250 741-5713. (false names have been used)

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 Vancouver, BC Port Alberni, BC Ina Seitcher, First Nation David Clellamin Advocate Nurse First Nation Advocate Ph: 723-2135 ext.1109 Ph: (604) 875-3440 Campbell River, BC Nanaimo BC Sandy Miller, Santana Rose Aboriginal Liaison Nurse Aboriginal Liaison Nurse Ph: (250) 286-7050 1-250 753-6578 Voicemail: 830-8865 pager # 716 4001 Victoria, BC Port Hardy BC Cora Jacks, Beth Scow Aboriginal Liaison Nurse Aboriginal Liaison Nurse 1-250 949 3440 Ph: (250) 370-8847 Pager: 413-6124 cell # 230 0335

Every Thursday, 2:30pm – 3:30pm Knee waas House, 3435 4th Avenue, Port Alberni Friendship Centre Topics: For more info, please contact: Delavina @ 723-8281

N.T.C. Nursing Updates/Schedules: CENTRAL REGION: Mary McKeogh - Hot Springs Cove every Tuesday, otherwise at the Ucluelet Health Clinic. Chris Curley - Tla-o-qui-aht plus one day per week focus on Sex Education and Prevention of Sexually Transmitted Diseases for all Nuu-chah-nulth communities. Barb Flynn is currently filling in for the Ahousaht nursing services. SOUTHERN REGION: Penny Cowan is moving into a new office/extension at the Bread of Life. This will provide more nursing space for more nursing activities at the Bread of Life. Penny is at the Bread of Life on Monday and Wednesday mornings. Penny is at Hupacasath Tuesdays. Annet Muller Home Care Nurse for the Southern Region and Community Nurse for Uchucklesaht will be making community visits as needed for client assessment and service. Jody Vos continues to provide services to Tseshaht and Huu-ay-aht (Thursdays). Liz Thomsen continues to provide services to Ditidaht and Knee-Was. Ina Seitcher - First Nation Advocate Nurse- Hours: 7:00am - 3:30pm @ West Coast General Hospital. Phone: 723-2135 ext. 1109 NORTHERN REGION: Northern Region : Moira Havelka - is providing nursing services in the community of Tsaxana every Tuesday and Thursday, otherwise she can be reached at the Gold River Clinic. This is subject to change according to meetings, workshops etc.


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Birthdays and Congratulations

Happy Birthday Rita George (Sept. 21) and many more! From your family. We would like to wish my nephew Floyd Williams a very happy 16th birthday on October 26th. Hope it all goes well, we love you lots. Love from your Auntie Abby, Glenn, Cory and Janey. Happy birthday to my bro, Danny Savey, on Sept 15th...Hope you had a great day...And keep on smiling...take care of yourself. From your sis-in-law, Dottie Happy birthday uncle Danny on Sept 15th. Lotsa luv from your goddaughter, Francine and all her brothers. Happy birthday to my other bro, Michael Savey, on Sept 20th. From your sis-in-law, Dottie...and your niece and 6 nephews... Happy birthday to my friend Melissa Charlie October 13th and Angela jack hope u have fun take care. From Isabella. Happy birthday to my cousin's Clarissa & Maxine Thomas October 24th, 2004 have fun u girls take care love Isabella. Happy birthday to my nephew peter Johnson Thomas Eric Floyd Campbell October 25th, 2004 have a fun day take care love auntie Isabella. Happy birthday to my friend Esther john October 7th, 2004 have a wonderful day take care from Isabella . Happy birthday to patty john October 19th, 2004 and Waylon john October 31st, 2004. Have fun and take care from sis Esther & family and Isabella. Happy birthday to my cousin Phyllis jack October 17th, 2004 have a great fun day take care from Esther & family and cuz Isabella. Happy birthday to my auntie Linda George October 1st, 2004. Happy birthday to my cousin pearl john October 12th have a great day take care love Isabella. happy birthday Ang Miller Sept. 17. Love from Wilson, Joe, family ,have fun on your special day. xo Happy birthday to my daughter Tina Gus for September 26th, and my son Paul W. Gus for September 27th. Hope you have the best of the day for

your birthday, I love you. Love from mom and rest of your family. A very special happy 12th birthday to our special son Wesley R.T.C. Smith. Enjoy your day son & remember we will always love you. All our love, Mom & Dad, Paul & Dorianna Smith & sister Nancy Titian. September 16, 2004. Happy birthday to cuz/uncle Kurt John. Have a great day sonny & many more to come. From Eddie, Irene, Nancy, Dorianna, Wesley & Paul Smith. September 25, 2004. Happy birthday to auntie grandma Cathy Thomas. How old are you now? Many more to come & enjoy your day. October 3, 2004. Happy birthday to a special mom, Marie Lafortune. Gee I miss you already and I wish I was there to enjoy this day with you. May you enjoy this day and everyday. We love you very much and hope to see you real soon Love your daughter Irene Smith & your grandchildren Nancy, Dori, Wes & Paul Smith. Also in September to Auntie Chris and uncle Jensen Thomas. From Irene Smith & family.

Happy belated birthday to my nephew Byron Patrick on September 4th. Hope every thing went well. We love you lots. Love from your Auntie Abby, Glenn, Cory and Janey.

A big happy birthday to the best sis, mom and auntie Poo Poo (top) Senior on Sept. 21 and to an excellent pa, brother and uncle Shtune (centre) on Oct. 12. Happy 18th to a great nephew, brother cuz and son Jesse (lower). Lots of Luv for infinity from your family.

Happy 19th Birthday To My Very Wonderful Son. I want to share a few of my fondest Memories of you - my Son. To have this chance to express my thoughts and feelings of you fills my heart with pride. To begin with the day you were born. What an exciting day it was for us all. There I was sharing time with your two Aunts on their Birthday, when on that very same day - You were born. We were all so happy to hold you in our arms 19 years ago. My other thought was of you getting started to attend kindergarden, what a heartbreaker that was for me, realizing you were to make the beginning of your world. I have encouraged you to do your best and to believe in yourself. You have succeeded to some degree where you will soon have completed your Grade 12. I feel very proud of the young man you have made yourself to be on this, your 19th birthday. I have come to realize your not the little boy, or the teen, but you've become an Adult. Where I now have to hold back my Caring and exchange it with Encouragement, Guidance and Wisdom. For you are old enough to experience and learn what the world has to offer. I Love You with all my Heart. Happy 19th Birthday Sonny "Philip Edward Martin Mack". Hugs and Kiss's from your ol' Mom in Illinois. Hey there Debbie & Betsy Happy Birthday for October 4th. You all will be in my thoughts, I wish you a very Happy Birthday filled with lots of Love and Laughter. I'll be calling you also. Chuu - Lots of Love, Ann and Buck. Happy birthday to my cuz - Peter for October 2nd. I'll be thinking of you cuz. Take good care, thinking of you always. Lots of Love Ann.

Happy birthday to my daughter Tina Gus for September 26th, and my son Paul W. Gus for September 27th. Hope you have the best of the day for your birthday, I love you. Love from mom and rest of your family.

Happy 14th Birthday to my daughter Sarah Ann for Sept. 8. Love Mom and Dave Jacobson Sr.

Happy 22nd Birthday to my wonderful loving partner Glenn Joseph David on October 11th. Hope you have a good one. We love you lots. Love from your Abilicious, Cory and Janey.

Happy3rd Birthday to my nephew Brayden (handsome) handson on October 7th. Hope you have a good one. We love you lots. Love from Auntie Abby, Glenn, Cory and Janey.

When submitting your birthday greetings please clearly identify your pictures so they match your birthday greeting. All photos must have a return address and allow 2-6 weeks for returns. Email: hashilth@nuuchahnulth.org


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poet’s nook In the Arms of trust is to free the light Written By Norma- Ann Webster Star of wonder Star so bright is there an angel in your light Angel Angel in this light will you guide me through this sight As the stars look down on me and glitter and gleam They sparkle with a light that assures me there is life I thank this light of night and day for it guides me through event the worst of times The angles of night and day wear their wings so silky and so pure Knowing this in this world you see is what we know of that life is here for us to stay To put out those prayers before the angels lay to rest for all the work they do- is for us to know That they are there and feel our pains and bring these pains to the skies into this light to replenishes them So that we may continue through each day Angels Angels of this light when I walk, listen. see and hear and feel all these senses within myself I am grateful you see I am amazed that I can walk, talk see, hear and feel and especially care for my loved ones Angels Angels of the light thank you for reminding me that I have these inside and outside and realize I always have had it It is sad to see all the people in this world to see that some take for granted this gift

The feel of my body 3 cracks in my heart, chest feeling like it has been broken as the feeling of pain and sorrow lingers throughout my body. Dealing with the waves of numbness and grief. Finding ways of sealing the cracks with happiness and joy. Looking for the joyful sense in my mind. Searching through the lengths of my

Prayers for you “Dee John” Every night when the sun goes down, I pray for you. I know that God must have heard I felt the answer in my heart, Though he never spoke a word. I didn’t ask for wealth or fame I know that he wouldn’t mind I asked him to send treasure of a far more lasting kind. I asked him that he be near you At the start of each new day

of life to see to walk to talk to hear to feel the gentleness' of our children It is sad when all they want is to hear us say 'I love you' .... It is sad to see that these few words do express so well but with the courage and prayer of thanks It shall be easier to say to the ones we love the most...' I love you' this is what they need This is not so hard to do all they need is a loving heart from the ones they trust the most. The Angles Angels of the light gives this to us day and night so hug your babes and say ' I love you so' the angles of night and day won't have to work so hard for us Retrieve the respect and make a difference and allow our loved ones to witness this it has to start somewhere... If it is scary to say ' I love you' just reach out your arms you see and they will understand what it is you mean... you won't have to say a word just hold out your arms and give them all what they need ' A hug that ignites the love that you have for each and everyone of them Angels Angels of the light thank you and Kleco! Haych qa Siem for the honour of sharing this poem Dedicated to our communities that are having hard times Angels Angels of the light give them strength and fill their hearts with all this light. In the Arms of trust is to free the light that shines within mind to find a way to make myself feel back to that contentment I once had. I am walking through finding a way of peace to come to me, To feel the ease of the sorrow that is trying to take over my body and soul. I won’t allow it to take over for I am a person who enjoys peace and happiness. I am searching for that peace, One day at a time is what I need. By Jennifer Miller To grant you health and his blessing And friends to share your way. I asked for happiness for you; In all things great and small But it was for His loving care For you I prayed for most of all. Dee, sorry I missed your visit, or I should say we, Kyra sure missed you too. I hope things turned out good for you just to tell you how much I miss and love you, so take care. Always with love Aunt Bertha & Kyra.

Birthdays and congratulations continued September 23rd has and always will be a very special day for me as long as I live. For on September 23rd began my road to much understanding of life in general. The teachings that were passed on to me of the things I now posses. were conveyed to me with lots of TLC involved. to help me fully understand and make good choices in life and be cautious of the pitfalls that awaited me out there. The tender loving care I received as an infant, the long nights

that you endured tending to my needs when I wasn't feeling well. Just being held, with those precious arm around me, I remember was the greatest medicine of all. The caring and concern I will carry on in my life to pass on to others as you did. Your thoughtfulness and concern for those in need around you and your willingness to assist them will be looked upon by the Creator as a blessing and your reward will be the peace, joy, and happiness you’ll experience from the

In Memoriam - >a>ak^#ap In Loving Memory of Margaret Gus GRANDMOTHER'S TALENT Definitely our Grandma, right? A grandmother has a special talent - she always knows just what to do To make her grandchildren happy and to show she loves them, too. At the family get-togethers she's the first person to look for ~ She can entertain small children for hours and they always keep asking for more. You can tell when a grandmother's teasing by the twinkle that shines in her eyes ~ She's and expert at settling problems for she's loving, patient and wise. Her grandchildren always admire her, even when they are grown ~

They always feel proud and happy to claim Grandmother as their own. ~By Mary Dawson Hughes~

You'll always be in My Heart Grandma... From granddaughter Marlene

In loving memory of our Dad, Kaanowish/Nookemis, Allan Charles Ross Sr. Sept. 30, 1925 - Feb. 20, 2002 Fond memory of my Dad I really have so many of my dad. One that stands out is of my Dad Sitting in his boat at Polly’s Point Sockeye season 5:00 in the morning waiting for the fish to hit. In between breaks I would look at my Dad as the sun was rising, Looking so serene, calm, at peace with the water. He loved fishing whether we caught lots or little, He was happy just being there. Even the hard and bad times He was always be there to pick us up,

To make us smile and laugh, And wipe our tears Dad was there for all of his children, Mom, grandchildren. That’s the way he was. Love you forever. From (the late) Lanny Sr. (Mahoy)

Remembering your kindness, your strength, your laughter and we are grateful to have shared our lives with you. From your loving family Kaanowish - Al Ross Jr. (Joanne), Georgina Livingstone (Cyril), Gloria, Sherry, Annie Watts (Dave), Darrell (Lena), John (Kim), Jim (Loretta), Carole Livingstone, Sherry Livingstone (Ernest), Melanie Hamilton (Aaron), Rosalee, Dawn (Ian), Dustin (Alana), David, Nathan and Jennifer Watts, Ed (Jocelyn), Darrell Jr., Melissa, Erin, Nick, James Douglas, Tia, Vincent, Carlito Livingstone, Kristen and Destiny Hamilton & Memphis, sister Effie Williams and Brother Vernon Ross, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

In the loving memory of my dear friend Margaret Clutesi, Oct. 1.

“The Rose” A Rose once grew where all could see Sheltered beside the garden wall, And as the days passed swiftly by It spread its branches straight and tall, One day a beam of light shone through deeds you helped others with so unselfishly. The motherly love conveyed to us children will be cherished forever and a huge stepping stone toward our walk in life that you so dearly prepared us for. I will always love and cherish you mom for all that you have done for me. Klecko-Klecko. With Love, Your daughter, Elizabeth Parker. On September 29th, we would like to say Happy 18th birthday to our son/brother Walter Campbell. Enjoy ur day, have fun n’ take care, We all Love you n’ miss you so very much. Love mom, dad, sister Elizabeth n’ nephew Cha-asta Campbell. Happy 2nd birthday to our grandson Angus Josepheus Peter Arnold John on Sept. 27th over in Campbell River. Have a good day, have fun, n’ take good care of ur mom. Love gramps Angus, grams Brenda, auntie Elizabeth, Skylar, Adam & Peter Campbell. Happy 18th anniversary to

A crevice that had opened wide The Rose gently toward its warmth Then passed beyond to the other side Now you who deeply feel the loss Be comforted the Rose blooms there It’s beauty ever greater now Nurtured by God’s own loving care. Always missed and loved. Bertha

Marion n’ Stretchie pants CAMPBELL on Sept. 27th, have a great day, from ur FAMILY over in Vancouver. U know who. Happy belated birthday to Tara Swan for Sept 4th, sorry i missed ur day hope u had a good one, i was thinking of you though. Ur favourite cuz Elizabeth (ED) Campbell n’ Cha-asta. Also to Louie Frank Sr for Sept 20th, we were all thinking of you, hope u enjoyed ur day. On the 18th to Dion Keitlah, we miss u n’ love u so much...take care n’ hope to see u again soon. Happy Birthday to our friend up in Hot Springs, hope u had a wonderful day Richard Lucas. To Jori Frank over in Victoria for Sept. 19th, have a good one Jori. Also to Michelle Campbell Frank for Sept 7th. we was thinking of u all, take care n’ we miss every1. Ur Friends n’ family over in Vancouver Brenda, Angus, Elizabeth and Cha-asta Campbell.


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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.

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.

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Community Events 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 Arthur Thompson & Late Barry Thompson October 16, 2004 Maht Mahs 10:00 a.m.

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Aboriginal Relations Coordinator MEMORIAL POTLATCH FOR HAROLD N. TOUCHIE Nov. 20, 1947 - October 2000 on Saturday, October 23, 2004 at Ucluelet Rec. Hall beginning with dinner @ 5:00 p.m. Everyone welcome. Contact Donna 250-726-7415 or Marion 250-726-4301. Host Marion Louie, Co-host Kan-u-piit 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

FRIENDS AND FAMILY OF LOUIE & EVA FRANK Come join us on November 6, 2004 for a celebration of live for Eva and for our parent's 50th wedding anniversary. Dinner to start at 5:00pm at the T-Bird Hall in Ahousaht. Any questions call Louie Frank Jr. @ 670-9558 or Maureen Frank @ 670-9573

Out of respect of the loss of our granddaughter Kallee, the potlatch of the seating of Chief Thomas Rush will be POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. From Thomas Rush and Karen Frank.

PETER L. JOE MEMORIAL will be held January 8, 2005 For more information call Geraldine Joe (306) 697-3682 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.

NEW DATE - ADAM FRED MEMORIAL POTLATCH Out of respect for the Fred family and their recent loss of Gerald Fred Sr. The Adam Fred (grandson to Gerald) Memorial Potlatch will be postponed until September 17th, 2005. If there are any questions, please don't hesitate to call one of the available numbers. 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 September 17th, 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) 724-4873, or Josie Watts (auntie) 724-4987, or Alfred Fred (father) at 7232042, Marie Johnny (Duncan) 746-8445 grandma, granny Florrie (Alert Bay) 9742485, or Deane Wadhams, aunt, 974-5472.

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Tribal Administrator Ehattesaht Tribe The Ehattesaht Tribe has an immediate opportunity for an experienced administrator, who has extensive experience in Finance, Business, Personnel and Resource Management (fisheries/forestry). The Tribal Administrator is responsible for administering and managing the overall operations and the Ehattesaht Tribe including programs, services, staff and business ventures. The Tribal Administrator is the primary point of contact for the administrative operations and related corporate interests of the Ehattesaht Tribe. RESPONSIBILITIES: • Ensures the coordination and preparation of all Chief & Council business and band community meetings. • Carries out the policies, procedures and operations of all aspects of the Tribal affairs and implements the mandates of the Ehattesaht Tribe as defined by motion of Chief and Council and Band membership in an efficient and timely manner. • Prepares reports, briefing notes and proposals on behalf of the Chief and Council. • Develops and negotiates all contracts for the Ehattesaht Tribe administrations and business. • Oversees and monitors the Ehattesaht Tribe Budget with the Financial Controller. QUALIFICATIONS: Requires a BA or Masters in Business or Public Administration with five years of related experience. Possess strong interpersonal and proven team-building skills. Have a strong understanding of the inter-related issues involving First Nations and the Federal, Provincial, and Municipal governments. Must be able to live in remote area and have active personal wellness plan in place. The successful Candidates will be required to provide a clean criminal record check, a currant driver’s license and provide at least three references. SALARY: To be negotiated, pending qualifications and experience. Please send your hand written cover letter and typewritten resume by September 23, 2004 via fax to the attention of: Victoria Wells Elected Council Member P.O. Box 59, Zeballos, B.C. By fax: (250) 761-4156

Tseshaht Market is looking for a Gas Bar Attendant & Grocery Clerk. Experience preferred but not necessary. Applications available at the Market. Please include resume with application. Deadline September 30, 2004. Please no phone calls.


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Klecko’s - +ekoo Chiefs, Friends, Relatives, Supporters, I believe it is safe to say that the 2004 Free Salmon Barbeque hosted by the NCN War Council was a success. Despite the rain, spirits were not diminished. We managed to feed about 450 people and give out about 800 cans of fish. I want to make sure no one is missed in our klecos....so here goes. Sincere thanks to: Crystal Sutherland for all your hard work. We could not have done it without you. Crystal's family was dealing with difficult circumstances not to mention the fact that she had to move from Vancouver to Port Alberni the next day! Cousin, you are an inspiration! Cliff Atleo Sr and David Dennis for helping organize, rally troops, spread the word, gather, pack and serve fish. Leah George and Mike George from Tsleil-Waututh for the blessing support and 50 cases of canned salmon. Delbert Guerin and the Musqueam First Nation for your support and welcome. Union of BC Indian Chiefs (especially Lana Lowe, Don Bain and Stewart Philip) for the use of your office for storage and for the generous cash donation. Western Canada Wilderness Committee (especially Andrea Reimer) for your support and generous cash donation. The Summit Chief Negotiators who

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offered their support and cash donations. Ernie Crey, Isaac Alec, Linda Thomas and Emily Recalma for donating the fresh, frozen, smoked and canned fish. Curtis and Kelly at Knowledgable Aboriginal Youth Association (KAYA) for donating the use of your sound system. Dolly Watts of the Lilligit Feast House for donating a huge salad and two totes of fried bread. Agnes Jack, Bev Robinson, Irma Robinson, Edna Atleo, Crystal Sutherland, Sienna McMillan, Elsie Robinson, Ginger Gosnell, Rita Dennis, Lana Lowe, Janet and Dave Pearson for all your help preparing, cooking and serving the food. Stormin' Norm Dennis, his daughter and grandsons Willie and Jeremy for helping pack the fish around and serve food. Daisy and Shawn at the Parks Board for helping with the permit. The Park Leaders at Oppenheimer for your time, advice and support. The Aboriginal Open Door Society, Friendship Centre, Wally, CHLY, Goin' Coastal and everyone else for helping spread the word. Uukwakum, Haayuupiinuulth, and A-inchut for your support and all our brothers and sisters in the DTES for comin' out and sharing a meal with us. kleco, kleco, Cliff Atleo, Jr. NCN War Council

ennifer Miller, Luke Touchie, family and Peter Robinson would like to send special thank you to everyone who helped us in our time when my 3 children were missing. I would especially like to thank my sister Joanne Touchie, auntie Geraldine Touchie, Margaret Bird, Lucy Hotchkiss, Mary Martin for the love and support you gave in our time of need. I would like to also thank const. Dave Lawton, Chris Pallen, Child Find BC and Child Find Alberta.

Judy Heuvelman, Bonnie Williams, Gloria Valentine, Tyson Touchie, Francis Frank, Charles McCarthy, Norman Williams, Cindy Dennis, Elizabeth Gauchtier, Nadine Callahoo, Edson Friendship Centre, Val Findley and anyone else who helped. I would like to thank everyone for all their prayers and support for us. If I missed anyone it was not intentional for it was a stressful time. My family and I give big thank you and gratitude to everyone.

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lending your van so we could pick up my son. Thank you Esowista and Opitsaht reserves for watching out for my son. Thank you to Larry Thomas for taking my son to Port Alberni. Thank you to Rose Thomas for taking my son into your home. Thank you to all of Ahousaht for showing your concern for Judy, Lori, Melissa, Sherry. Many thank you’s (Mom), (sisters). From Judy, Melissa, Sherry and Lori.

On September 5, 2004 we thought my son Patrick Paul Edward John Lucas went missing. He was well over due in Port Alberni. All the people we phoned didn’t see or hear from him. He didn’t know where any family or friends lived, didn’t know where to go. Thank you to Francis John for arranging emergency meeting, boats, room. Thank you to Curtis Dick for getting a search party ready. Thank you to Louie and Sal Frank Jr for

Eunice Joe proudly displays the 1st Place ribbon that was won for the NTC display booth

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he 2004 Alberni District Fall Fair has come to a close. First and foremost I would like to thank the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council for giving me the opportunity to coordinate the year’s Fall Fair Booth. It has been a fun and rewarding experience. On behalf of the NTC Display/Fall Fair Committee I would also like to extend gratitude to all of those who helped us present and win 1st Place with our NTC Display booth. I would like to begin by thanking Willard Gallic Jr. for the many hours spent in creating the beautiful mural that provided the backdrop for our display. I would also like to thank Ron Hamilton for donating a Killer Whale print for our free draw. Your contribution is so greatly appreciated. I would also like to thank Matilda Watts for donating the basket, gift wrap, jarred salmon and the recipe that were included in our gift basket that was also for our free draw. Thank you also to Gail Gus for gathering the cedar boughs that highlighted our booth as well as gathering cedar work for our display. Thank you to Evelyn Marshall, Colleen Gus for lending us your beautiful cedar and basket work that complimented our display so well. Kleco, Kleco to Daniel Fred, Oswald Felsman, Jack Cook, Linus Lucas, Donna Lucas, Jackie Watts, Cindy Wishart, Valerie Gallic for helping to set up our display and like wise Kleco, Kleco to Daniel Fred, Neil Thomas and Thomas Fred, Lavern Frank, Bella Joe, Karen Sutherland and Brenda Lucas for helping to dismantle the booth at the end of the weekend. Thank you to Louise Tatoosh for your time spent putting together our kids draw prize and preparing the paddles for our

display. Thank you to Bella Joe for preparing our information pamphlet and creating our beautiful poster. Thank you to Nancy Gallic and Cal McCarthy for providing us with their delicious “upsquee” that we gave out as samples in our booth. I would like to thank the 2004 Nuu-chah-nulth Princess, Leisa Fred and 2004 Nuu-chah-nulth Youth Role Model, Brenda Lucas for volunteering in our booth during the Fair. I would also like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of the NTC Staff and extended family members who volunteered their time to sit in our booth throughout the weekend. Without you all our display booth would not have been possible. To all those who have made this year’s NTC Display booth a successful one I would like to say Kleco, Kleco. My apologies if I have missed anyone it was not intentional.

4-year old Cassie Quaife is presented with her fall fair booth prize from Cathy Watts

CLASSIFIED CONTINUED Employment Wanted / Services Offered

Reprezent Designs

First Nations Graphics. Specializing in Native Vinyl Decals. (Custom Made/All Sizes). All types of Native Graphics. Call Now! Celeste Jacko. Ph: 604-928-2157 or Email: ladybrave05@hotmail.com

Eunice Joe and Sherri Cook with NTC’s award winning booth


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 th #141-720 6 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. JEWELRY: in gold with silver or just silver or gold. Earrings, pendants, rings and bracelets. Call Gideon Smith @ 390-2355 or 754-9413

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

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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

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.

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

Employment Wanted/ Services Offered Forestry Advice: Experienced in forest management; liaison between your first nation and government agents, can negotiate stump to dump contracts, salvage contracts, forestry licences, etc. First Nations training. Call Dave Watts (250) 723-9706, cel (250) 731-6222, fax (250) 723-9705. 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 Kaanowish Fishery Advisory Services. Consultation work towards enhancement, habitat, sales, beach assessment, etc. Call Al Ross after 4:30 p.m. (250) 723-7291.

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. PROFESSIONAL available for Workshops/ Conferences. Healing Circles/Retreats/ Canoe Journeys. Contract or full-time position. Holistic massage and aromatherapy with essential oils by Raven Touch. Please contact Eileen Touchie @250-726-7369 or 726-5505. 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*


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N.E.D.C. BUSINESS NEWS The Nuu-chah-nulth Economic Development Corporation Presents…

Rebuilding Our Economies Aboriginal Governance and Economic Development Conference October 19 - 21, 2004 Tigh-Na-Mara Resort Parksville, British Columbia INTRODUCTION "There is a tremendous amount of evidence that self-governance works. Nothing else works," said Manley Begay, co-director of the Harvard project on American Indian Economic Development. (The Sydney Morning Herald, 2002/04/02) Over the last few centuries, Aboriginal governments have faced many challenges and drastic changes. In B.C. many First Nations are now negotiating treaties with a goal of self-determination and self-government. Aboriginal businesses and partnerships are becoming common and sought after. Professor Stephen Cornell, a founder and co-director of the Harvard project, said several American Indian nations "are building sustainable, selfdetermined economies and are breaking away from a much wider picture of indigenous poverty.” (The Sydney Morning Herald, 2002/04/02) WHO SHOULD ATTEND The conference is focused on the nation building aspects of community governance and economic development and will be most relevant to: • community decision makers • chief & council members • tribal managers • economic development managers OBJECTIVES OF THE CONFERENCE • To examine the Harvard approach to Nation Building, • To review structures of effective governance; • To study the impact of economic factors; and • To understand the strategic planning process and its’ effect on successful community growth & development. WHEN & WHERE: The Conference will be held October 19 – 21st, 2004. Reception starts at 6:00 p.m. on October 19, 2004 at the Tigh-Na-Mara Resort located at: Tigh Na Mara, Seaside Spa Resort & Conference Centre Parksville, British Columbia Canada V9P 2E5 ph (250) 248 2072 fax (250) 248 4140 Reservations 1 800 663 7373

email info@tigh-na-mara.com www.tigh-na-mara.com REBUILDING OUR ECONOMIES Preliminary Program Elements: October 19th, 2004 (6:00 - 8:00 p.m.) •

Early Registration, Welcoming Reception & Introductions

October 20, 2004 Preparing to Reach Self Government - overview (9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) • Nation Building and SelfGovernance •

Rebuilding the Foundation

Effectively Developing Our Communities • Nation Building Resources October 21st, 2004 Blueprint to Rebuild Our Economies (9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) • Strategic Visioning and Effective Planning • Aboriginal Taxation • Structuring First Nations • Communicating the Plan Key Speakers: Dr. Manley Begay Jr. – Along with Professors Cornell and Kalt, Dr Manley Begay is a co-director of the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. A citizen of the Navajo Nation, Dr. Begay is both Director of the Native Nations Institute at the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, and senior lecturer in the American Indian Studies Program at the University of Arizona. He teaches courses on nation building, curriculum development and Indigenous education. Dr. Begay was born in Fort Defiance, Navajo Nation (Arizona) and raised in Tuba City via Wheatfields, Navajo Nation (Arizona). Ron Jamieson - In July 1996, Ron Jamieson was appointed Senior VicePresident, Aboriginal Banking, BMO Bank of Montreal. Ron, who is Mohawk from Six Nations, currently serves as Chairman of the Executive Committee and National Co-Chairman of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business, as a National Director of Junior Achievement, and served as Chairman, President and CEO of Ontario

Energy Corporation. He is a member of the Conference Board of Canada's "Council on the Corporate Management of Aboriginal Affairs", and is a member of the National Advisory Board on Small Business. George Watts – George Watts, a member of the Tseshaht First Nation, is an independent consultant and Principal of his own company providing expertise in strategic planning and organizational development. Previously, Mr. Watts was the President of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council for 23 years, head treaty negotiator for the Nuu-chah-nulth Treaty Table and Acting Chief Councilor of the Tseshaht Tribe. He also held the Band Manager position for the Tseshaht Tribe for 10 years and spent years studying at the University of British Columbia (where he majored in Engineering and Education). REBUILDING OUR ECONOMIES REGISTRATION: Conference Registration Fee: $350 (Early Bird Registration: $300 due Sept. 21, 2004) Registration covers your attendance at

the conference, conference kit including written materials, two breakfasts, two lunches and two dinners, as well as refreshments during the day. Please note: conference participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation arrangements and expenses. HOST The Nuu-chah-nulth Economic Development Corporation is hosting the conference. The Tentative Agenda will be released on or before September 17th. Conference updates will also be available. Space is limited so book early. Registration will be on a First Come, First Serve basis. To register complete the attached registration form. For additional information please contact us as follows: Telephone: (250) 724-3131 Facsimile: (250) 724-9967 Web Site: http://www.nedc.info E-mail: nedc@island.net

Nuu-chah-nulth Economic Development Presents…

Rebuilding Our Economies Aboriginal Governance and Economic Development Conference October 19 - 21, 2004 Tigh-Na-Mara Resort Parksville, British Columbia REGISTRATION FORM PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY NAME: ______________________________________________________ MAILING ADDRESS: __________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ PHONE: __________________________ FAX: ____________________ E-MAIL: _____________________________________________________ COMPANY/ORGANIZATION/TRIBE: ______________________________

PLEASE REGISTER EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT

Conference Registration Fee: $350/person Register by Sept. 21, 2004 to be eligible for the Early Bird fee of $300/person PAYMENT AND CANCELLATION: PAYMENT MAY BE MADE BY CHEQUE AND MAILED TO THE NEDC MAIN OFFICE. IF PAYING AT THE DOOR. TO CANCEL PLEASE CONTACT NEDC 724-3131. ONLY CANCELLATIONS RECEIVED UP TO FIVE WORKING DAYS BEFORE THE CONFERENCE ARE REFUNDABLE.

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

www.nedc.info

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

Celebrating

20 years - 1984-22004