Ha-Shilth-Sa December 4, 2003

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Nuu-chah-nulth protest health care cuts By Denise Ambrose Central Region Reporter Victoria – Hundreds of concerned citizens arrived at the Parliament Building on November 20th in an effort to save hospitals and health care services from the effects of Premier Campbell’s budget slashing. Port Alberni residents started the ‘SOS’ (Save our Services) Cavalcade at the West Coast General Hospital (WCGH); a new hospital that faces more bed closures and, according to some, complete closure. They drove in a kilometers long convoy, lights flashing, stopping in communities along the way to allow others to join.

Bev Hansen, an Ahousaht employee at Tofino hospital, said ten beds at Tofino General may close, meaning patients in Hesquiaht and Ahousaht face a minimum travel time of three to five hours to Port Alberni and an additional hour to Nanaimo. Protesters gathered on the front steps of the legislature shortly after 1:00 p.m. The Raging Grannies were on hand singing songs of health service woes. A ‘drunken’ effigy of Premier Campbell staggered through the crowds with his martini glass urging the crowd to heckle him. The Hupacasath canoe arrived by trailer carrying Ed ‘Tat’ Tatoosh and Port Alberni Mayor Ken McRae and 4000 letters of protest. MLA Gillian

Trumper emerged from the building, quickly accepted the letters then retreated back to the building past the booing crowd. She delivered the letters that afternoon in the legislature during question period. The two year-old WCGH has already ‘temporarily’ closed 19 beds due to Vancouver Island Health Authority Budget cuts. VIHA proposes cutting another nine acute care beds at WCGH sending jobs, services and patients to Nanaimo. The small Tofino General Hospital also faces cutbacks that would have deep impacts on the outlying communities of Hesquiaht, Hot Springs Cove and Ahousaht. Bev Hanson, an Ahousaht member, has been working at the hospital in the cooking and housekeeping department. She says she will lose her job on January 9 and her duties will be placed on the remaining employees whose hours have also been cutback. There will be no more hot breakfasts; patients instead will get continental breakfasts. Hansen said there would be more duties placed on a smaller number of staff working fewer hours. “Everyone will be running around like chickens with their heads cut off, ” said Hansen. There are about ten beds in the Tofino Hospital she said, and some are supposed to close. For patients in Hesquiaht to Ahousaht, this means a minimum travel time of three to five hours to Port Alberni and an additional hour to Nanaimo. Hansen say TGH is already sending maternity cases to Port

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The Hupacasath canoe arrived by trailer carrying Ed ‘Tat’ Tatoosh and Port Alberni Mayor Ken McRae and 4000 letters of protest.

Leaders discuss history and future of NTC............. Page 3 Treaty Negotiators examine process ........................ Page 5 Clayoquot Sound Science Symposium .....................Page 6 First Nations thank Eagle Rock supporters .............Page 9 Youth planning forum..................................................Page 10 NEDC Business News ................................................ Page 20

Ha-ho-payuk dancers perform for government officials in Victoria. See First Nation thank Eagle Rock story on page 9.

Atleo elected to AFN By David Wiwchar Southern Region Reporter Vancouver - The Nuu-chah-nulth song echoed through the lobby and corridors of the elegant Renaissance Hotel last week, as delegates celebrated the election of Shawn Atleo (A-in-chut) as Regional Vice-Chief for the Assembly of First Nations (AFN). Atleo eliminated four competitors over three ballots to win the election, and the position of AFN Vice Chief representing all BC First Nations at the national level for the next three years. “It’s pretty overwhelming to have received support from all over BC,” said Atleo, who topped each ballot, beating out Debra Hanuse on the first, Bill Wilson on the second, and Robert Shintah on the third ballot counted late in the afternoon on Tuesday, November 25th. “I really appreciate the support of the five Central Region First Nations who nominated me,” he said, adding he plans to work extremely hard for them as he continues in the role as NTC Central Region co-chair, and will also work extremely hard for all BC First Nations in his new role as Vice Chief. “I spoke a lot with Nuu-chah-nulth leaders about balancing the two roles, and I’m grateful for the support and encouragement, especially from the Central Region First Nations, and we’re

going to monitor that balancing extremely closely, inviting feedback and advice,” said Atleo. “Because the position doesn’t start until January, I have time to fully understand the scope of roles and responsibilities, and will be attending the AFN confederacy meeting in Ottawa in two weeks before the work really begins,” he said.

“I really appreciate the support of the five Central Region First Nations who nominated me,” he said, adding he plans to work extremely hard for them as he continues in the role as NTC Central Region co-chair, and will also work extremely hard for all BC First Nations in his new role as Vice Chief. “The Soowahlie proudly endorsed your candidacy because we believe that you carry the teachings, leadership skills, and experience required to represent us effectively within the AFN, BC and Canada,” Sto:lo Chief Doug Kelly wrote in an e-mail to Atleo. “We believe that you are a strong and diplomatic voice of reason that will help First Nations in BC to resolve political differences. Through your leadership, we will find a good way to advance our collective interests

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Nanaimo (l-r) New AFN Regional Vice Chief Shawn Atleo accepts a drum from Sto:lo Chief Doug Kelly as Cliff Atleo Sr. and Jerry Jack assist in the acceptance protocols at last week’s First NAtions Summit meeting.

Atleo elected to AFN continued from page 1 together. We are confident that you will be able to help our National Executive to find common ground amongst a diverse range of opinions and beliefs. Unity, while a meaningful goal, is not achieved by debate but rather through concerted effort and action to advance our collective interests. Congratulations on your election and we look forward to working with you,” he said.

“I’ll ensure that I do whatever possible to support the BC First Nations. Just as unity is an issue with Nuu-chah-nulth, it is an issue across the province and the country, and addressing those issues will be one of my first priorities,” said Atleo. “My job is to help overcome oppression of the past, and address the current challenges in our communities, and do what I can to help facilitate unity in BC as we need to strengthen each other as First Nations, and have a more powerful voice in Victoria and Ottawa,” he said.

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Leaders discuss history and future of NTC By Denise Ambrose and David Wiwchar Ha-Shilth-Sa Reporters Port Alberni – A critical point in the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council’s history and future happened at Maht Mahs last week as Nuu-chah-nulth leaders debated important changes facing NTC. With Huu-ay-aht, Uchucklesaht and Toquaht announcing they will be pursuing their own federal funding agreements, leaders had to decide how the tribal council will change to accommodate individual First Nation autonomy. A Transition Committee was formed four months ago, and brought their final report to the table, outlining three possible options for the restructuring of the NTC.

With Huu-ay-aht, Uchucklesaht and Toquaht announcing they will be pursuing their own federal funding agreements, leaders had to decide how the tribal council will change to accommodate individual First Nation autonomy. Tseshaht Elder Bob Thomas offered the welcome and opening prayer for the November 19 – 21 NTC meeting. Executive Director Florence Wylie delivered her report on how motions

from past meetings have been completed, and her report was accepted by motion. She said there would be important discussions today and she asked her father, Bob Thomas, to ask for patience, guidance and respect in his prayers. She expressed her condolences to the family of the late Monica Charleson. Transition Committee Coordinator, Doug Kelly delivered his long awaited report. Doug Kelly is a consultant from Th’ewali Resources Ltd. He was hired by the NTC to work with representatives from each of the member First Nations to come up with recommendations for alternate program and funding arrangements. Three First Nations (Huuay-aht, Uchucklesaht and Toquaht) have served notice that they will be withdrawing from the CFNFA (Canada First Nations Funding Agreement) effective March 31, 2004. Kelly says the there will be change, and with change comes fear. Before coming to today’s meeting, he said he heard a rumour that the NTC would be breaking up today. He said today is about coming up with new ways to deliver programs and services to meet the needs of the people. Members of the Transition committee often struggled to meet their mandate, said Kelly. It was challenging because the committee had to take into consideration the diversity in each community in terms of population, community remoteness, treaty progress,

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Nelson Keilah leads a song to help lift spirits at a difficult meeting. and other factors. The committee took on the challenge with the theme: Building one mind, one body and one spirit and the objective of keeping Nuuchah-nulth together. He warned the table to be careful when making their decisions with respect to change. He said there are benefits to keeping the central organization (NTC) intact. First Nations with smaller population, for example, would have difficulty providing programs and services to its members at the same level that the NTC currently provides. Staying together would also give member nations political strength. Transition Committee members were: Ahousaht – Dave Jacobsen Ditidaht – Jack Thompson Ehattesaht – Victoria Wells Hesquiaht – Joe Tom Hupacasath – Hugh Watts Huu-ay-aht – Robert Dennis Kyuquot/Cheklesaht – Cynthia Carlos Mowachaht/Muchalaht – Ben Jack Nuchatlaht – Walter Michael Tla-o-qui-aht – Moses Martin Toquaht – Bert Mack Tseshaht – Richard Watts Uchucklesaht – Sharon Styan Ucluelet – Norman Taylor The committee came up with three restructuring options for the table to consider. Two options, Kelly reported would more or less support the Tribal Council remaining intact. The third

option would permit First Nations to withdraw completely from the NTC. Option one calls for keeping the NTC intact with its fourteen member nations. ‘From our common culture, the NTC would build political strength. Respecting diversity the NTC would permit multiple funding and treaty agreements.’ Option two says some First Nations may withdraw from the NTC Society but would cooperate on issues of common concern such as Usma, NETB, NEDC and other NTC programs and services. The third option allows member First Nations to withdraw completely from the Tribal Council and negotiate separate funding and treaty agreements. Delegates took the day to discuss the three options. Ahousaht Tyee Ha’wilth, Earl Maquinna George implored the table not to fight about the issue at hand and to be respectful of each other and their opinions. When the NTC first formed, Simon Lucas said, the goal was to achieve self-governance or selfreliance. He asked the table to take a look at where we are today. “We are extremely weak politically,” he observed, “we allowed our egos to get in the way.” He spoke of past political decisions that resulted in the

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TO THE CITIZENS OF THE MAA-NULTH NATIONS: (Huu-ay-aht, Ka:’yu:’k’t’h’/Che:k’tles7et’h’, Toquaht, Uchucklesaht and Ucluelet) Maa-nulth are developing a legally-recognized society that will be used for treaty negotiation and other purposes. Maa-nulth invite their citizens to design a logo for the new society. Please send your designs to Maa-nulth, care of the Huu-ay-aht First Nations Treaty Office, 3483 3rd Avenue, Port Alberni, V9Y 7M9,

by no later than January 31, 2004. If you can, please send your design in computer format. If you prefer, please send your design on paper, but please use good quality paper and please do not use paper that is bigger than 8.5 inches wide by 14 inches long. We would prefer that you use paper that is 8.5 inches wide by 11 inches long.

The winning design will receive a prize of $500. To receive the prize, the winner must agree that ownership of the design will be transferred to the “First Nations of the Maa-nulth Treaty” society. All unsuccessful designs will be returned to their owners. All designs will be considered by Maa-nulth shortly after this competition closes, and a decision may be expected by no later than February 15, 2004. If you have any questions, please call Vic Pearson at 250 228 7196 or at 250 752 9435.

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NTC Future continued from page 3 current Tribal Council political structure. Individual First Nations want autonomy so they can move forward to achieve goals yet we want to keep our collective political strength, he said. How do we achieve this, he asked. Chief Judy Sayers, Hupacasath, said NCN are a collection of interrelated First Nations and nothing can separate that. “We can continue to develop capacity in our communities and stay strong through unity. We may have had fights in the past but we’re still together, supporting one another and we, as NCN need to find ways to work together,” she said. Asking the table to stay positive, she reminded everyone that we all have the same goal of resolving aboriginal rights in our territories. Each speaker thanked the Transition Committee for their work and most expressed a desire to stay together by choosing Option one. Tseshaht and Mowachaht said their First Nations will go with option three, complete separation. Ehattesaht asked for more time so that they may consult with their community. “We stand before you as a united group of Hesquiaht Ha’wiih and leaders to say that we want to stay together as a united groups of Nuu-chah-nulth Nations,” said Joe Tom, Chief Councilor for Hesquiaht First Nations. “We talk about unity but we don’t practice it,” said Tseshaht negotiator Richard Watts. “Is this really about unity or is it about money?” he asked. “The strength and the unity of our table is at stake here, and I think it’s all about money,” he said. Doug Kelly encouraged the delegates to accept the responsibility of knowing exactly what they are getting into when making final decisions. “When you’re making important decisions,” he said, “such as which direction you go in the future you better understand everything about the decision you’ve made and understand the work and commitment you must undertake to carry out your decision.” Jack Thompson, Ditidaht Chief Councilor, moved to proceed with option one and its associated recommendations. Judith Sayers of Hupacasath seconded the motion. The motion will be dealt with on the last day of the meeting. George Watts brought forth a proposal on behalf of the three First Nations that are withdrawing from the NTC funding arrangement. He said Huu-ay-aht, Uchucklesaht and Toquaht would begin negotiating their own funding agreements on January 1, 2004. Watts offered a funding formula that sets out what portion of the collective NTC budget would go to those three First

Nations as their ‘fair share’. He warned that unless the table comes up with a solution a government official would determine the amount. Discussions on the Transition Committee report and its repercussions continued on the second day of meetings. Anne Atleo thanked George for his insightful opinions, before requesting a financial analysis of the three options. “We need to see the hard numbers attached to these options,” she said. “We shouldn’t be negotiating this before we sign off on it,” said Uchucklesaht Chief Councilor Charlie Cootes. “Three tribes have served their one year notice and we need to move ahead and get on with the work,” he said. After a break, Wylie continued with NTC business, presenting policy papers on the NTC logo use and a Human Resource policy to the table for their approval. World Council of Whalers Tom ‘Mexsis’ Happynook gave a presentation on recent developments within the World Council of Whalers, and had a PowerPoint presentation showing pictures from past conferences in Iceland, New Zealand, Scotland, Faroe Islands, and other places. WCW is an umbrella group representing Indigenous whaling cultures around the world, and is run by Mexsis from his Brentwood Bay home. NTC Fisheries Program Manager, Dr. Don Hall presented the fisheries update, starting with an update on the fisheries litigation, and the official filing of the writ. Fish Farms Efforts to prevent salmon fish farms from coming into various First Nations’ territories were discussed, as Mowachaht / Muchalaht is engaged in a fight to keep Grieg Seafoods from setting up any of their seven provincially approved tenures in their hahoulthee. Many Barkley Sound First Nations are also working to prevent fish farms from coming into the area. “We remain adamantly opposed to any fish farms setting up in our territory,” said Huu-ay-aht Chief Councilor Robert Dennis. Halibut First Nations fishermen are angry that Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) has increased the recreational halibut quota that would have more than doubled the First Nations allocation. “The decision to set a 12 per cent catch ceiling for the recreational sector does not represent a significant gain for either group,” DFO Minister Robert Thibault said in an October 27th press release. “That three percent increase in the recreational quota equals 360,000 pounds, which is considerably more than the total halibut allocation for BC First Nations,” said NTC Fisheries Manager Dr. Don Hall. “The current coastwide allocation for all First Nations equals

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Anne Morgan speaks about the Toquaht First Nation’s vision of the future for the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council. 300,000 pounds,” he said. “We didn’t get any halibut in Ahousaht this year,” said fisherman Harold Little, who is both a commercial halibut fisherman, and a fisherman who goes out to fish under Ahousaht’s communal food-fish permit. “We only get eight or nine days of fishing. You can’t make any money doing that,” he said. CHS Report After a short break, Community and Human Service (CHS) Board chairperson Helen Dick presented the CHS report. CHS Program Manager Simon Read reported on a recent Social Issues Forum, and an upcoming youth forum, which will both be part of an upcoming report to the NTC table, before Education Manager Blair Thompson spoke on various local education agreements. Tseshaht Chief Councilor Dave Watts spoke on the recent Elder’s Conference held in Chilliwack, and proposed that the NTC made a bid for the 2005 event, which attracts more than 1000 First Nations Elders from around the province and western Canada. A planning committee will be formed to look at possible conference sites and proposed budget.

Wildlife Committee The third day of discussions began with a report from the West Coast Vancouver Island Wildlife Advisory Committee and Canadian Wildlife Service. The wildlife committee asked for the tables support in urging governments to continue prescribed burn programs to enhance wildlife habitat. “Prescribed burns help natural plants come back into our territories,” said Ditidaht’s Joe Gray Thorne. “It’s good for water, land, plants and animals,” he said. Arnold Jones told the wildlife

committee how his grand aunt and uncle who lived at Polly’s Point used fire to burn their berry patches to perpetuate the berry harvest, and keep wildlife in the area. “This and other examples of past Aboriginal use of prescribed fire in Coastal British Columbia forests to enhance wildlife,” said board chair Ron Frank. Tom Wood of the Canadian Wildlife Service spoke about guidelines and recommendations for harvesting seabird eggs. Wood spoke on the importance of harvesting eggs from appropriate species, taking eggs as early in the season as possible, taking eggs as quickly as possible, and not causing damage to vulnerable habitats and not disturbing non-target species. Sea Gull eggs are the most popular seabird egg harvested, and Wood recommends that all eggs in a small area be harvested so the larger habitat area is not disturbed, and so affected parent groups re-lay their eggs.

Motions The NTC leaders accepted the Transition Committee Report, and after much discussion and debate, voted for the tribal council to remain intact as 14 First Nations, with a second motion changing some ways business is conducted. “From our common culture, the NTC would build political strength. Respecting diversity, the NTC would permit multiple funding and treaty agreements,” the motion read. A negotiating team will be set up to recommend by December 15th, a process that will define how a First Nation can withdraw from NTC, and the liabilities and responsibilities of all groups. The results will be discussed at the next NTC Meeting.

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Treaty Negotiators examine process in Vancouver By David Wiwchar Southern Region Reporter Vancouver – Treaty Planners held a meeting in Vancouver, partly so Nuuchah-nulth-aht living in the lower mainland could attend a meeting, and partly because the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) and BC First Nations Summit meetings were happening throughout the same week. Even though there was some rationale for having the meeting in Vancouver, many negotiators brought forward concerns of expenditures without results. “We haven’t had meetings with the governments for a while as they’ve been meeting with the Maa-nulth group,” said Tseshaht Chief Councillor Dave Watts. “It’s obvious the government wants to take the easy way out, and we have nothing to really discuss with them anyways,” he said. “We’re not just meeting for the sake of meeting,” said Northern Region co-chair Archie Little. “We have valuable work that needs to be done for the future of our Ha’wiih and our muschum,” he said.

“We may not have a document that says ‘treaty’ on it, but we have accomplished a lot at this table,” said Ahousaht Chief Negotiator Cliff Atleo Sr.. “In Ahousaht, we got Lot 363 because of the things that happened at this table. We were able to get financing to then develop lot 363, which is offreserve land, and it’s because of the things that happened at this table,” he said.“ We may not have a document that says ‘treaty’ on it, but we have accomplished a lot at this table,” said Ahousaht Chief Negotiator Cliff Atleo Sr.. “In Ahousaht, we got Lot 363 because of the things that happened at this table. We were able to get financing to then develop lot 363, which is off-reserve land, and it’s because of the things that happened at this table,” he said. Leaders spoke critically of the treaty process, both for and against, and aired their frustrations. “It’s useful to do these kinds of exercises but at the same time we have to get on with it,” said Tseshaht Chief Negotiator Richard Watts. “They (BC and Canada) don’t want to give us anything, and their strategy is to wear us down,” he said. Cliff Atleo Jr., Manager in charge of the NTC Treaty Process presented his report, citing the many challenges facing Treaty Negotiators and the treaty process in B.C. “Years ago we thought we would be able to get so much more than the Nisga’a received, but now we see that might not be possible without going to court or taking direct action,” said Atleo. “It’s important that we keep to our ethics and beliefs as Nuu-chah-nulth in order to stay the course” he said. Delegates then discussed a revised strategic plan throughout the afternoon, as they seek a common path towards a new agreement-in-principle. Plans to develop constitution, or HupuKwanum documents were developed, as were proposals on a new Chief Negotiator structure.

Darrell Ross, Tseshaht Treaty Manager, presented a report on the selection process for Nuu-chah-nulth Chief Negotiators. Currently, Archie Little is the only Nuu-chah-nulth Chief Negotiator, since Nelson Keitlah and Richard Watts have left their positions as NTC Co-chairs. Delegates elected Mike Maquinna, Simon Lucas, Cliff Atleo Sr., and Richard Watts to be the new NCN Chief Negotiators. “The government isn’t talking to us, and is only prepared to offer us the same as they’ve offered to Maa-nulth,” said Richard Watts. “Their strategy is pretty clear, and it’s also clear that our only option is to pursue things through the courts,” he said. According to Watts, treaty negotiations, and many treaty-related measures have been cancelled because of the fisheries case many Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations have launched against the federal government. On the second day of meetings, NTC Fisheries Program Manager Dr. Don Hall came to the table to speak on the progress of the fisheries lawsuit, saying the writ and statement of claim documents have been signed and served. “We have three options: negotiate, litigate, or accept the status quo,” said Little. “I really believe the ball is in our court,” he said. “They [federal negotiators] must have some worries about us if they’re pressuring us to put off our litigation,” said Dave Watts. “We must hold our

“We’re not just meeting for the sake of meeting,” said Northern Region co-chair Archie Little. “We have valuable work that needs to be done for the future of our Ha’wiih and our muschum,” he said. ground for the future of our fishermen and our people,” he said. Despite the clear commitment from many nations, Ditidaht and Pacheedaht negotiated an abeyance agreement, meaning they will withdraw themselves from the fisheries litigation provided the federal government provide Ditidaht and Pacheedaht with what they want. “Ditidaht and Pacheedaht are very close to a comprehensive Agreement-inPrinciple, which is an AIP in which all issues are addressed, and not ‘punted’ to final agreement negotiations as with most current AIP’s,” said Ditidaht / Pacheedaht representative Jim Christakos.

Representatives from each of the ten First Nations involved in the NTC Fisheries Litigation will meet in Port Alberni on December 8th to develop further legal strategies. Delegates also agreed that representatives from each of the seven NTC Treaty Table First Nations meet in Port Alberni on December 15th to incorporate information gathered at the recent treaty planning meetings into a revised Strategic Plan, and prepare the document for further review and acceptance by the Nuu-chah-nulth Treaty Planning Table at the next meeting.

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Clayoquot Sounds Wildfoods (CSW) will be soon arriving at the Hudson Bay Company (HBC) stores on Vancouver Island. CSW is a small First Nations company in beautiful Clayoquot Sound. It is owned by Ma-Mook Development Corporation (MDC), which belongs to the Central Region Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations; Ahousaht, Hesquiaht, Tla-o-qui-aht, Toquaht and Ucluelet.

Clayoquot Sounds Wildfoods (CSW) will be soon arriving at the Hudson Bay Company (HBC) stores on Vancouver Island. Soon Bay shoppers from Vancouver Island will be able to “taste the wonders of the Clayoquot Sound wild”.

Wild Salal-berry Vinaigrette, Wild Blackberry Syrup, Wild Blackberry Fruit Spread and Wild Chanterelles Mushrooms. They will be sold individually or combined in a gift packaged, at the Nanaimo and Victoria Hudson Bay locations. All the berries and mushrooms for these products have been handpicked, processed and packaged by members of the Central Region Nuu-chah-nulth. Harvesting is done strategically and systematically to ensure the long term sustainability of each of the collected species – we only harvest what we require, nothing more, and nothing less. In today’s society and current environment emphasis’s natural products, that is what Clayoquot Sound Wildfoods is about. Each of our products is natural, and no artificial ingredients are used to produce them. Clayoquot Sound Wildfoods

continually strives to create a line of health natural products. CSW has been in existence since 1999, and our Business Coordinator Calvin Clark brings to our company 15 years of experience in this industry. “Our company is operated with the utmost respect, integrity and professionalism all to maintain a long term view of environmental sustainability in Clayoquot Sound. By doing this we create economic opportunities for our people.” We were asked what is success, “to CSW success is measured by the proud look that the harvesters, processors and packaging persons have on their face when they all see the end result. We attribute our success to them – Kleco Kleco (thank you).” If you would like any further information please contact our Business Coordinator Calvin Clark at 250-726-2446.

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Clayoquot Sound Science Symposium: Achieving Healthy Communities Through Science? By Denise Ambrose Central Region Reporter Tofino – How can communities in Clayoquot Sound prosper in terms of health and wealth yet support the maintenance of healthy ecosystems? That was the question on the minds of the people attending the Clayoquot Sound Science Symposium 2003 held at Tin Wis resort November 25 – 27. Organized by the Clayoquot Alliance for Research, Education and Training (CARET), a partnership between Clayoquot Biosphere Trust (CBT), the Central Region Chiefs and the University of Victoria (UVic), local community members of were invited to partake in a wide variety of discussions. CARET prefaced the meetings by hosting community discussions in October and November in Ahousaht, Hot Springs Cove, Tofino and Ucluelet to gather grass roots thoughts and ideas on such issues as community health, tourism and coastal zone planning. Those meetings gave focus to the threeday symposium where scientists and academics shared information and ideas to improve community development through sustainable resource management. The comments gleaned at the community meetings were compiled and presented in summary form to symposium participants. Participants were reminded that the information in the summary is not official position of the community, but is input from individuals. People in Ahousaht and Hot Springs Cove said they are concerned about the issue of culture loss. They felt that maintaining a strong Nuu-chah-nulth culture is integral to the creation of healthy communities. They said it is challenging to balance traditional NCN culture with modern culture. Other issues raised were domestic/industrial pollution, rat infestation, drug/alcohol addiction amongst First Nations teens and older, dwindling health care services, suitable/affordable housing, violence and poverty. Many community members expressed concern about the tourism industry. They say tourists visit all over Clayoquot Sound, some with tour guides. First Nations are disturbed that some local tour operators make up stories about Nuu-chah-nulth culture. Further, artifacts have been stolen from burial and old village sites. They say the tourists are plundering traditional food sources and leaving their garbage and ‘crap’ in their wakes.

Hesquiaht members claim their children have been told to leave the Hot Springs because they don’t ‘belong’ there. “Right now it’s another form of exploitation just like logging and fishing,” said one. On the issue of coastal planning, Hesquiaht has a major concern. They say all of Hesquiaht territory is zoned as Tree Farm Licenses, Marine Protected Areas, mining claims, parks, leases and more. They want more control of their Ha-hulthi and want their land removed from tree farms and parks status. Someone in Ahousaht is concerned about balance of the food chain due to mismanagement. They said many species are protected based on their importance to mainstream society. ‘Whales and sea otters are protected because the tourists love them,’ said an Ahousaht member, ‘but the otters are wiping out urchins, abalone, clams and crab, -food sources other species are dependent on.’ They asked how First Nations were able to live here for hundreds of years with minimal effect on nature. “Why is that changing now,” asked an Ahousaht member, “We try to manage the resources but not ourselves.” CARET facilitated discussion amongst locals (both First Nations and non First Nations) and academics. Past and present research projects were discussed and community development and resource management models from other places were presented. Organizers of the symposium will compile the information gathered over the three days and provide copies to local communities. The CBT will use the information as a guide to future research activities. Stan Boychuk of the CBT says past Clayoquot Sound Research project reports are being compiled in a massive database through CARET. Anybody with a computer can access the information on the website. A one-stop ‘shop’ for past research projects will eliminate wasteful duplication. Researchers will know ahead of time what kind of work has been carried out and will have a better idea of what should be done next. Rod Dobell, Professor of Public Policy, UVic says input from this symposium will give direction to ongoing research projects in Clayoquot Sound. He said a current project that studies the impact of tourism on community health would benefit from the information. For more information about the organizations and projects in Clayoquot Sound, visit the website: www.clayoquotalliance.uvic.ca\symposiu m2203.

Nadine Crooks leads a discussion on First Nations culture.

Martyn Aim - Anthropologist & Researcher

martyn.aim@anthropology.usyd.edu.au cell: (250) 725-8101

Tseshaht artist Gordon Dick (second from right) celebrates mural unveiling with (l-r) parents Wayne and Audrey Cartlidge, grandfather Alan Dick, and partner Geraldine Atleo.

Gordon Dick unveils mural By David Wiwchar Southern Region Reporter

Port Alberni – A large classroom at the Alberni District Secondary School has received a beautiful facelift, as a colourful mural by Tseshaht artist Gordon Dick now covers two of its walls.

A large classroom at ADSS has received a beautiful facelift, as a colourful mural by Tseshaht artist Gordon Dick now covers two of its walls. A well known jewellery carver, Dick spent more than 120 hours on the project over the past few months, and the mural depicts a coastal scene, and an interplay between the mortal and spiritual worlds.

“Everything has a spirit, and that’s one of the things I’m trying to show here,” said Dick. “I’m trying to translate the things I’ve seen travelling to the Broken Islands with my grandfather. Our territories are amongst the most beautiful places in the world, and I was trying to reflect that in this painting,” he said. The mural was unveiled at one of the monthly community dinners organized by NTC Education worker Angie Miller. Ed ‘Tat’ Tatoosh and Alan Dick welcomed everyone into Hupacasath and Tseshaht territories, and congratulated Gord for his work. ‘Tat’ then led the singing of the Dick family’s wolf song and dance, followed by a dinner song, and a wonderful dinner prepared by North Island College chef trainees.

Sports - @im-c^ap-mis Hesquiaht Lady Braves Open Basketball Tournament December 12, 13, 14 - Port Alberni Athletic Hall 8 Men’s Teams , $350 Entry Fee, $1000 1st Prize, (Based on 8 Men’s Teams) * $100 deposit due on December 5, 2003 to confirm your entry Absolutely no teams will be accepted after December 5 5 Women’s Teams, $300 Entry Fee, $600 1st Prize, (Based on 5 Women’s Teams) * $100 deposit due on December 5, 2003 to confirm your entry Absolutely no teams will be accepted after December 5 3 All Native Junior Girls Teams, $100 Entry Fee, (Based on 3 Jr. Teams) * $100 deposit due on December 5, 2003 to confirm your entry Absolutely no teams will be accepted after December 5 *Make money order out to Lady Braves Basketball & send to Anita Charleson, P.O. Box 332 Ucluelet, B.C., V0R 3A0 For more info contact Anita Charleson @ 250 726-2409 or Connie Charleson @ 250 751-3341

2nd Annual RDH Memorial Ball Hockey Tournament January 23 – 25, 2004 Chemainus First Nation Community Centre Men: (based on 10 teams), $1,000 – 1st place, $600 – 2nd place, $400 – 3rd place Women: (based on 6 teams), $600 – 1st place, $400 – 2nd place, $250 – 3rd place Entry fee for the men is $300 and $250 for the women. Entry fee is due prior to your first game. If you wish to enter please call Desiree Samuel (250) 724-6041 or cell (250) 720-3937 or Marla Sampson (250) 245-4512 or cell (250) 416-9114 or email desiree_angel_harris@hotmail.com.

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Education - h=a-h=o-pa NTC Post-Secondary Scholarship and Graduation celebration By David Wiwchar Southern Region Reporter Maht Mahs - 56 Nuu-chah-nulth postsecondary students were honoured on November 20th for excelling in, or completing their studies. Four Honorary Doctorates were recognized before three masters degrees (Wilma Keitlah, Verena Wilhelmson, and Shawn Atleo) and numerous Bachelors Degree and Diploma programs. “The Elders who educated me are the real doctorates of our culture,” said Simon Lucas, who received an honorary doctorate from the University of British Columbia last year. “I have spoken all over the world about the things I learned from the Elders. I didn’t go to high school, but I really encourage everyone to finish high school and go on to post-secondary studies. Don’t be shy. You have to be aggressive in this world,” he said. Student who completed diploma programs received carved silver pendants, and those who completed degree programs received framed prints

NTC Post Secondary Education Advisor Kelly Johnsen presents a print to Verena Wilhelmson recognizing her Masters of Education degree from Simon Fraser University from the NTC Education Department. More than 200 friends and family members packed into Maht Mahs to cheer for the students, and encourage them to reach for even higher heights.

“The Elders who educated me are the real doctorates of our culture,” said Simon Lucas, who received an honorary doctorate from the University of British Columbia last year. “I didn’t go to high school, but I really encourage everyone to finish high school and go on to post-secondary studies,” he said.

Lorraine Mundy accepts the Bank of Montreal Scholarship

2003 NTC Post-Secondary Education Scholarship Awards honorary Degrees recognized Dr. George Clutesi- 1971-The University of Victoria Dr. George Louie- 1987- The University of Victoria Dr. Judith Sayers- 1993- Queens University klah-kist-kii-ish, Dr. Simon Lucas- 2002The University of British Columbia AHOUSAHT Scholarships Ruby Ambrose- The Best Western Chateau Granville Scholarship Jacquie Adams- The John Thomas Memorial Scholarship Cathryn Hale- The Alfred Keitlah Jr. Memorial Scholarship Melanie Hansen- The Nuu-chah-nulth General Scholarship- EducationDonated by the NTC Pension Fund Jack Little Jr.- The Nuu-chah-nulth Economic Development Corporation Scholarship Donna Samuel- The Tommy Jack Memorial Scholarship- Donated by Nuuchah-nulth Community & Human Services Board Graduates Dawn Frank- Bachelor of Arts- The University of Victoria Shawn Atleo- Masters in Global Learning & Change (Adult Education) – The University of Technology, Sydney Wilma Keitlah- Masters of Education – Curriculum studies- The University of Victoria DITIDAHT Graduates Tricia Thorne- Diploma in First Nations Child & Youth Care- Malaspina University College EHATTESAHT Scholarships Kelly Anne Lucas- The USMA Nuuchah-nulth Scholarship Graduates Dawn Amos- Bachelor of Arts DegreeThe University of Victoria HESQUIAHT Scholarships Linda Lucas- The USMA Nuu-chahnulth Scholarship April Charleson- The Nuu-chah-nulth Economic Development Corporation Scholarship Emily Recalma- The RMA Consulting Scholarship- donated by Ron Arcos Graduates Linus Lucas- Diploma in Human Services- Malaspina University College Colleen Charleson- Bachelor of Social Work - The University of Manitoba Karen Charleson- Bachelor of Education NITEP – The University of British Columbia Laura Graves- Bachelor of Arts in First Nation Studies- Malaspina University College Karla Point- Bachelor of Arts DegreeThe University of Victoria Amanda Sabbas- Bachelor of Arts in Education- Washington State University HUU-AY-AHT Scholarships John Jack- The Degruchy Norton Scholarship Stephanie Williams- The Nuu-chah-nulth General Scholarship- Donated by the NTC Pension Fund Graduates Cynthia Rayner- Bachelor of Arts in Marketing- Malaspina University College Ka:’yu:’k’t’h/Che:k’tles7et’h’ Graduates Jennifer duBourg- Bachelor of Arts in

First Nation Studies- Malaspina University College TLA-O-QUI-AHT Scholarship Eli Enns- The John Jacobson Memorial Scholarship – Donated by Woodward & Associates Catherine Martin- The Bank of Montreal Scholarship Graduates Sandra Ambrose- Diploma in First Nations Child & Youth Care- Malaspina University College Doreen Provencher- Diploma in Business- Camosun College TOQUAHT Scholarships Johnny Mack- The Dan David Sr. Memorial Scholarship donated by Rosenberg & Rosenberg Leah Mack- The Nuu-chah-nulth Economic Development Corporation Scholarship Graduates Leah Mack- Bachelor of Business Administration- St. Francis Xavier University TSESHAHT Scholarships Melinda Sinclair- The Daisy Haiyupis Memorial Scholarship- donated by the Haiyupis/ Sutherland family Irene Robinson- The Bank of Montreal Scholarship Della Preston- The Bank of Montreal Scholarship Arianna Watts- The Nuu-chah-nulth Community & Human Services Scholarship- Science/Nursing Maria Gomez- The Budget Car & Truck Rental Scholarship Kelli Watts- RG Fuller & Associates Scholarship Edward Haggard- The Chatwin Engineering Scholarship Graduates Dawn Foxcroft- Bachelor of Arts Degree - The University of Victoria Kelly Porier (Foxcroft)- Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree- Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design Helen Watts- Bachelor of Arts in First Nation Studies- Malaspina University College Victoria Watts- Bachelor of Arts DegreeMalaspina University College UCHUCKLESAHT Scholarships Tina Robinson- The Degruchy & Norton Scholarship Sabrina Halvorsen- The Nuu-chah-nulth Community & Human Services Scholarship- Science/Nursing UCLUELET Scholarships Amber Severinson- The Renate Shearer Memorial Scholarship donated by Nuuchah-nulth Community & Human Services Board Crystal Mastrangelo- The Nuu-chahnulth General Scholarship- Donated by the NTC Pension Fund Lorraine Mundy- The Bank of Montreal Scholarship Moira Currey- The Nuu-chah-nulth General Scholarship- EducationDonated by the NTC Pension Fund Graduates Amber Severinson- Diploma in First Nations Child & Youth Care- Malaspina University College Moira Currey- Bachelor of Arts in First Nation Studies- Malaspina University College Verena Wilhelmson- Masters of Education- Simon Fraser University

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Friends of Clayoquot Sound and Tla-o-qui-aht Members Target Interfor Customers in Japan By Denise Ambrose Central Region Reporter Tofino – Friends of Clayoquot Sound (FOCS), an environmental organization are touring Japan this week in an effort to get corporate customers of Interfor to cancel their contracts. Tla-o-qui-aht members Joe Martin and his daughter Gisele are accompanying the group to educate consumers about ‘ancient temperate rainforests and the ecological and social effects of logging them.’ “Our traditional rights to the land are being violated by Interfor who now have cut permits approved by the government on our territory. We are here to reveal to these companies that Interfor’s actions are socially unethical and under the current law, illegal, making their tenure invalid,” Joe Martin is quoted as saying in a FOCS press release. “Interfor is damaging the environment and violating our human rights to practice our culture. Part of our culture is to be responsible for our future generations, so it is our responsibility to be asking for international help on this issue.” Gisele Martin said in Japan, although it was not mentioned whom she made the comments to. Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation is currently embroiled in a dispute with the company over cut permits that were approved by the province despite

Central Region Board rejection. TFN responded by serving Interfor an eviction notice from Tla-o-qui-aht traditional territory. Despite their problems with Interfor, TFN Chief, Council and hereditary Chiefs were unaware until recently of the purpose of the Martin’s trip to Japan. “Tla-o-qui-aht Ha’wiih met on Monday or Tuesday and they (Joe and Giselle) are there on their own, they have no authority to speak on behalf of all Tla-oqui-aht,” said Chief Councillor, Moses Martin. Don MacMillan of Interfor said he only recently learned of the trip to Japan and says his company has received calls from customers there. He said customers are calling with the idea that all Clayoquot Sound First Nations are involved in the protest against Interfor. Hesquiaht First Nation, who is currently involved in business activities with the company, responded with a letter of support for Interfor. “Interfor’s logging of Clayoquot Sound’s ancient temperate rainforest in Tla-o-qui-aht territory is ecologically unsustainable and undermines the goals of our communities,” says Diego A. Garcia, Forest Campaigner for Friends of Clayoquot Sound. “Companies in Japan have the right to know that they are inadvertently supporting Interfor’s unethical actions and the destruction of dwindling intact ancient rainforests,” he said.

First Nations Activists Successfully Target Interfor in Japan Interfor Accused of Social Injustice, Unsustainability, and Illegal Tenure Friends of Clayoquot Sound Press Release

TOFINO/TOKYO - Friends of Clayoquot Sound and First Nations activists returned home from a successful Japan market campaign tour today. The activists met with major corporate customers of International Forest Products (Interfor) in Japan and asked them to stop buying Interfor’s wood products, citing the socially unethical and ecologically irresponsible actions of the logging company in Clayoquot Sound. Several Japanese companies will be pursuing the issue and Japan’s Ministry of Forests has contacted the Canadian Embassy regarding Interfor. “Our traditional rights to the land are being violated by Interfor who now have cut permits approved by the government on our territory. We have revealed to these companies that Interfor’s actions are socially unethical and under the current law, illegal, making their tenure invalid,” says Tlao-qui-aht Master Canoe Carver Joe Martin, who returned from Japan today with his daughter Gisele. They have spent the last 2 weeks meeting with Japanese corporate customers of Interfor, Indigenous Rights Groups, industry representatives, and making public presentations in Tokyo. Gisele Martin, owner and operator of

eco-tour company Tlaook Cultural Adventures, worries about the future of her people: “Interfor is damaging the environment and violating our First Nations rights to practice our culture,” says Gisele Martin. “Part of our culture is to be responsible to our future generations, so it is our responsibility to be asking for international help on this issue.” “Interfor destroys an area of ancient rainforest equal to about 500 football fields every year in Clayoquot Sound,” says Dan Lewis, Japan Campaigner for the Friends of Clayoquot Sound. “We went to Japan because Interfor’s unethical actions have put into question the future of their right to log in Clayoquot Sound and continue the unsustainable harvest of scarce intact rainforests,” says Lewis. The Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations issued an eviction notice to Interfor in July due to the company's refusal to consult about and accommodate their Aboriginal rights and title. The eviction notice and Interfor's failure to meet its legal obligations put into question the legality of the company's forest tenure. Both the government and Interfor are now avoiding court rulings from 2002 stating that failure to consult and accommodate First Nations may make tenures invalid.

Alberni MLA Gillian Trumper quickly accepted the letters then retreated back to the Legislature past the booing crowd.

Hospital Protest continued from page 1 Alberni. Former NDP MLA Gerard Janssen said he was at the protest to save WCGH. “When I was MLA and Gillian was Mayor of Port Alberni I remember her demanding that there be not one bed less than 53 at WCGH, now they’re talking about closing it!” NDP MLA Jenny Kwan emerged from the legislative building to a round of applause. “Joy McPhail and I will do our best to represent you and hold the government accountable,” she promised. She said she would bring the message of the people to the legislature that day and demand the Liberals keep their hands off health care services, like they promised in their campaign. Donna Brett, Community Health Care Committee reminded everyone that the people of Port Alberni raised the money for its hospital saying, “We knew we would have to pay or our services and we did.” She complained that these things that Port Alberni fought for could now be torn away and sent to Nanaimo. Hupacasath Chief Judith Sayers praised the people for being there because they

care. “You want to save the hospital, the services, doctors and lives, you’re here because you care about people and lives,” she said. She informed the crowd that WCGH services nine First Nations and the government has a responsibility to them. “Don’t pass the buck,” she warned.

MLA Jenny Kwan promises to bring the message of the people to the legislature


NTC POST SECONDARY STUDENTS The annual post secondary funding application deadline is coming up on January 31, 2004. All students interested in attending college and/or university starting next September 2004 need to submit a complete application by this date. Applications received after January 31, 2004 will not be considered, and students will be asked to reapply for the next funding application deadline of January 31, 2005. Applications can be found at Malaspina College by Marie Scoretz, the First Nations Advisor's, door; through the First Nations Office at Camosun College; through your First Nation, or by calling/emailing the NTC directly. You can also download forms from the NTC Website at www.nuuchahnulth.org and follow the links to Post Secondary Education. You can email Kelly or Vicky at the NTC at kellyj@nuuchahnulth.org and vwatts@nuuchahnulth.org or call us at (250) 724-5757. Students currently in funding please keep in mind that you need to apply EACH YEAR to continue funding. Continuing students may be eligible for summer 2004 studies, if so, make sure to check off the box marked May/August. Otherwise, check off the box for Fall/Winter September 2004 April 2005. Kelly Johnsen - kellyj@nuuchahulth.org Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council Post Secondary Counsellor NTC Education Message Board - Please drop by and visit: http://www.nuuchahnulth.org/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl

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First Nations Thank Eagle Rock Supporters By Denise Ambrose Central Region Reporter Victoria – Hupacasath and Ucluelet hosted a reception at the lavish Laurel Point Inn to acknowledge those that supported the progress of Eagle Rock Materials Ltd., a company they share in partnership with Polaris Minerals. Hupacasath Chief Judith Sayers said the company has reached a major milestone in its receipt of environmental assessment approvals from the provincial government, but there is more to do. “September 23 and 24 are memorable days for Eagle Rock,” she said, “on the 23rd we received our Environmental Assessment Ticket and on the 24th the Mines Act Permit effectively saying we have the go ahead from British Columbia.” She said they are now waiting for approvals from California to secure four ports. “We may only get three but that will be good enough,” she said. Ha-ho-payuk students performed a welcome dance and Sayers introduced the Lt. Governor of British Columbia, Iona Campagnola. Campagnola acknowledged each group in attendance, thanking them for being there. She thanked the Coast Salish people for permitting the celebration in their traditional territory and she congratulated the partnership and progress of Eagle

Rock. She praised the leadership of Ucluelet and Hupacasath First Nations as being far sighted, ‘finding a better way ahead and going for it’. “You look ahead and see a sustainable future for the people,” she said. She noted that there is a seat on the Eagle Rock board reserved for a Tseshaht representative. Campagnola acknowledged First Nations have been self governing since time immemorial and she said while the two First Nations must assume risks associated with a new business venture, they would also assume potential benefits. “On behalf of all British Columbians I wish you well and congratulate you.” Sayers and Tyson Touchie presented wood carved plaques of the Eagle Rock logo to its guests of honour. Sayers also presented a hand sequined Eagle Rock design that she personally made to Campagnola. Receiving gifts were BC Minister of Energy and Mines, Richard Neufeld; Chairman of Alberni Clayoquot Regional District, Derek Appleton; Port Alberni Mayor, Ken McCrae; Minister Stan Hagan, Maureen Sager of the Alberni Environmental Coalition; Bob Cole of the Alberni Chamber of Commerce; Elverna Edwards-Mailloux who assisted with the public consultation process;

T’aatnee?is Daycare ~ Raffle Ticket Prize Winners Draw Date was Nov.14,2003 Thank you to everyone who showed their support, it was very much appreciated. 1st Prize ~ Native Design Drum ~ Margaret Robinson 2nd Prize ~ Silver Pendant – Ed Frost 3rd Prize ~ Native Design Photo Albums – Darrell Ross A huge gratitude of appreciation to the following people for their donations; Gordon Dick ~ Silver Pendant Patrick Amos ~ Painted Native Design on a drum Doreen Charleson ~ Native Design Photo Albums Sincerely, VPEC

Congratulations Shawn Atleo on your recent election as Regional Vice Chief of the Assembly of First Nations. We are confident that you will represent our people well. Best wishes from Dave Watts, Chief Councillor, on behalf of the Tseshaht Council, and the people of the Tseshaht community.

“OPEN AGAIN” “UNDER THE BLUE ROOF” The store at Esowista Smokes, pop and goodies, and much more that new! Best prices on the coast. We welcome all old and new customers!

Tyson Touchie and Judith Sayers present hand carved Eagle Rock plaques their honoured guests. MLA Gillian Trumper and the provincial government. Sayers offered her gratitude to everyone that facilitated the progress of Eagle Rock from the people of Port Alberni for letters of support to government leaders for approvals. Minister Neufeld called the project a $100 million investment that will provide jobs for 100 years to up to 80 people, “permanent, well paying jobs,” He said.

Tyee Ha’wilth Lawrence Jack of Ucluelet presented eagle feathers to Polaris Executives and staff saying he appreciates what the company is doing for his people. He said the teetskin feathers symbolize his wish for good luck for the recipients. Ha-ho-payuk students treated their audience to a performance of their play, Animal Kingdom. The appreciative crowd rewarded them with a standing ovation.

ATTENTION Hesquiaht Band Members Recently, the Hesquiaht Council approved the implementation of an Education Policies and Procedures manual. This manual includes within it, how members qualify for funding, application processes, and funding rates. The areas of education covered are as follows: school supplies, incentive, private school funding, OST/TVT funding, post secondary application process, ABE, donations and education programs. This manual was developed in order to help regulate the disbursement of education funds and ensure that the process is fair and equitable. I would like to get feedback from membership on this manual and have developed a questionnaire, which can be mailed, e-mailed or done over the phone. If you are interested in providing feedback on the manual or would like more information about the changes, please feel free to contact me @ 723-8403 or lsbarbosa30@hotmail.com. Your input is appreciated. Please note: do not forward your post-secondary application to the Hesquiaht Band office. Please send it to the NTC Post Secondary Education department. Lynnette Barbosa (Hesquiaht Councillor responsible for Education)

We have been hearing a lot recently about Land Use Plans. But What is a Land Use Plan? And how does it effect you, your family and the generations to come? There is going to be a “Special” Band Meeting for Tseshaht Members Tuesday December 9, 2003 6 pm at the Somass Hall We have the coffee on! We are bringing in refreshments, and invite ALL community members to a comfortable and casual meeting at the Somass Hall. To share our concerns, answer your questions and together help decide what our priorities are for the next few years. We wish to help you better understand and participate in this process. Patricia Watts, Darrell Ross and Lisa Gallic would like to help you to understand Land Use Plans and a little bit about how that affects the Refferal Process. Information will be presented in many different formats, from maps and short presentations to information packages with handouts, to help everyone understand Land Use Plans in the most simplest terms. It is Time to be Heard! We need the help and participation of all community members to ensure that your needs are met and your voices are included to help shape the Tseshaht Land Use Plan. Your input helps us to shape how our values and needs have changed since the presentation of our first Land Use Plan.

Please Join Us! Tuesday, December 9, 2003 At the Somass Hall

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National Addictions Awareness Week By Brian Tate Northern Region Reporter Tsaxana- In front of approximately 130 people children from Ray Watkins Elementary School paraded into the gymnasium to the beat of a Mowachaht/Muchalaht song. Rose Guerin, Sue Johnson, and Ivan Wells led the way holding a banner that had been made by the children for this special occasion. The banner read ‘National Addictions Awareness Week’ with various types of addictions painted around the writing, such as a alcohol bottle, cigarettes, bingo dabbers, needles and even depictions of people doing those such things. Jerry Jack the MC welcomed all the guests and said, " I encourage you to be aware of the bad of the ‘bad spirits’ during this coming holiday. Our hope is that you all look after yourself and to abstain from alcohol and drugs, it is not our wish to preach at you but to let you know we care and worry about you," he said. Jerry Jack the MC welcomed all the guests and said, " I encourage you to be aware of the bad of the ‘bad spirits’ during this coming holiday. Our hope is that you all look after yourself and to abstain from alcohol and drugs, it is not our wish to preach at you but to let you

know we care and worry about you," he said. After dinner the facilitators Rose Guerin and Sue Johnson along with Jerry Jack presented framed pictures to several individuals in the Mowachaht/Muchalaht community in recognition of their healthy life style and for being positive role models. “I am in total support of this event tonight, for I too was addicted to the firewater and have been sober for 14 years now,” said Max Savey after receiving his gift. “I would like to say to all you young people coming up, please take care of yourselves over the holiday,” said Jack Johnson. Eugene Amos said, “It is a loud and clear message we are receiving from our young ones here today, and that message is to be safe and aware of the many addictions for they effect your life in one way or another.” Vi Johnson said in closing of the evenings events, “ This is a heavy message from our young ones and we should listen.” “For those of you that have a hard time it is your choice to quit or continue in your lifestyle,” she added, “ I hope that you pray tonight, we are not trying to put you down we are only trying to give you a message of hope and love as well as you turn your life around, “ said Vi.

Eugene Amos holding a sign made by youth.


Nuu-chah-nulth Youth Forum: Planning our Futures By Brian Tate and Denise Ambrose Ha-Shilth-Sa Reporters Port Alberni - Approximately 40 Nuuchah-nulth youth and their chaperones converged on Maht Mahs gymnasium for a one-day planning forum on November 24. NTC Social Development Coordinator, Nene VanVolsen welcomed the delegates and told them they were there because their leaders care about them. "At the AGM in Gold River last September your leaders were concerned about issues that young people face," she said in her opening remarks. Things like family violence, date rape, crack cocaine, unemployment and poverty are just some of the issues people are concerned about. "At the AGM in Gold River last September your leaders were concerned about issues that young people face," she said in her opening remarks. Issues like family violence, date rape, crack cocaine, unemployment and poverty are just some of the issues people are concerned about. "They (NCN leadership) want to support young people in attaining a better, healthier way of life," she continued, "They want to support you in planning for a youth forum and have set this time for you to give input and direction to that planning." Tseshaht member Julie Fontaine said the opening prayer while Marlene Dick welcomed everyone to Tseshaht traditional territory. She reminded the young people of their importance, "You are our future so we need you to be healthy and safe." VanVolsen took the group through a PowerPoint presentation that set the tone for the day's activities. The goals, she said, are to work collectively to meet the needs of the youth through the creation

or improvement of effective programs and services. The youth were invited to share ideas to achieve those goals and also to support the NTC Mission Statement: "The NTC continues to promote the economic, social, physical, cultural development of its membership. As the first people of this area we are responsible for our own destinies, survival and well-being." Delegates were asked to consider current social issues such as: High infant mortality rate, large youthful population, high unemployment rates, high poverty rates, high suicide rates, housing shortage, high incarceration rates, drug, alcohol, gambling addictions, family violence and dependency on welfare. She reminded the youth that our historical methods for managing our lives through family and community roles and responsibilities created a balance that met the needs of the people. As a result, she said, we were healthy, the ecosystems were respected, we practiced Hish-uk-ish-tsawalk (everything is one) and we lived in harmony. She invited the youth to participate in break out groups to plan for a future, more inclusive youth forum. They came up with several ideas including the promotion of celebrity Aboriginal role models such as NHL hockey player Jordon Tootoo. They suggested youth right in the communities should be polled for their ideas on a major youth forum via questionnaire. They expressed their desire to learn more about their culture such as traditional food gathering and preparation and ancestry; who we are and how we are related. Nene thanked the youth for their hard work and wished them a safe trip home. The NTC Human Services Department continues planning for a Nuu-chah-nulth Youth Forum.

Nene VanVolsen makes presentation to Nuu-chah-nulth Youth.

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Naa s^uk sap >i m`aq sti ~ Nah shook sup thlee mux stee “STRENGTHENING OUR INNER SPIRIT” Submitted by Mary Martin, Central Region Support Worker Naa s^uk sap >i m`aqsti (Strengthening Our Inner Spirit) was the focus of the Central Regions Residential School Conference held at Weigh West Marine Resort in Tofino on November 13th & 14th. About forty participants enjoyed topics such as: Traditional & Natural Medicines by Nora Martin, Reiki by Sal Frank, Barb Atleo & Irene Williams, Native Teachings, Language by Levi Martin & Ann Morgan, Virtues & Weaving by Mary Martin and Hand Wax Therapy by Lavern Frank. Chief Hi-yu-eh (Ray Seitcher) of Tla-oqui-aht welcomed the participants who came from the Central Region who live at home and away from home. Levi Martin the Healing Project Facilitator presented Ray with an eagle feather to express his gratitude to Ray. Carol Clutesi the Project Coordinator shared her words of encouragement and gave an overall view of the Healing Project, where we were a few years ago and where we are at today. Carol reminded the participants of the past work the Healing Project has done the different stages and that we are nearing the end of this project. She reminded everyone that the Healing Project’s focus for this year is “THE YEAR OF EMPOWERMENT.” Carols talk lead well into our next item Group Guidelines to ensure the safety of the participants. Group Guidelines: · Confidentiality · Iisaak, be respectful: gentle, loving, no pointing, honour others & us healing. · Respect each others beliefs, i.e. Spirituality · No interruptions when someone is speaking · No gossiping · Let others know what is important · Know we can talk about pain & anger and move towards “love.” Look for what is positive, our resources. · Bring a relative water, it’s a gesture showing caring & love · Acknowledge personal boundaries · There are happy tears · Avoid making assumptions · Tears are healing & help let pain go · Tears are a gift from the creator, honour them · When someone is sharing & if you are triggered, it is someone else’s. Have a look at it with a counsellor or a friend. · Understanding: where we are, what to let go, keep our teachings. · Have empathy; see it from their point of view, (a person does not need pity.) · Positive feedback-look at it, let it guide you · Go at your own pace · It’s okay for men to cry · Acknowledge hurt, tears are healing This created a safe place for people to be in for the two day period, our vision is avoid re-traumatization and that healing from trauma is done in the most respectful way. Individuals on their healing journey were frequently reminded of the importance of their

resources. Our resources are what give us strength i.e. family member, culture, spiritual beliefs, nature. Healing is a respectful & gentle process. The goal in this conference was to build a strong container for people, to move out of trauma and focus on our resources. Grounding exercises were a key in this conference and gentle reminders of our focus. What is trauma? When there is a loss of a sense of safety, orientation in time and space. When trauma happens there is an experience of powerlessness or helplessness. To restore the losses a transformation is when confidence is restored, i.e. an awareness of a wide range of choices and options. “Trauma is in the nervous system, NOT in the event!” Some feedback from the group: · What I most enjoyed about today: Being aware of trauma and resources. · It is the best thing I have ever done for me · All topics were good, virtues, language, spirituality, medicines and creating balance · Today was fun, educational and relaxing · I felt at home, nice view · I learned to have patience & confidence in myself · Everyone enjoyed learning our language. Thank you Levi · I enjoyed all the sharing I heard & learning · I can let go of the block I had and let the trauma refall in its proper place · It is sad to hear that the Healing Project is coming to an end. This system & method has brought people a long way. Thank you. · Have more Cultural things, Language Conference with fluent speakers · Appreciation for the Conference, I feel we are moving ahead in the Residential School process, a lot of growth in our group · Our co chairs to consider joining us for the duration of the conference, I realize that they have a busy schedule. · I most enjoyed connecting with the Trauma/Resource Circle · Additional 100 yrs of the Healing Project would be great Our elder resources, Agnes Martin, Delores Keitlah and Vernon Ross, we thank you for all of your teachings and guidance. Overall, the feedback from this conference was positive and I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you responsible for helping the community resources to take part in the Somatic Experience Training, seeing the results from this conference shows the benefits to Nuuchahnulthaht. It is so good to see our people willing to even sit with us to learn this new skill. At the end of the day mem mberr Barb Atleo reminded people,” Rem yourr resourrces…” Thank you to everyone who helped make this conference a success, I apologize if I have missed anyone. C*uu. Mary Martin, Central Region Support Worker.

Christmas specials over $300.00 15% off on Gold or Silver, special order, no problem. Special on till the New Year. Phone Gideon Smith 250-390-2355.

Westcoast Vancouver Island Wildlife Advisory Committee (Wcviwac) Hosts Wildlife Management Forum The Westcoast Vancouver Island Wildlife Advisory Committee facilitated a wildlife forum on November 4th and 5th at the Cowichan Tribe Somena Dining Hall in Duncan. This event was a follow-up to the Elk forum held in May of this year in Campbell River that brought Nuu-chah-nulth and Kwaguilth First Nations together to discuss the traditional and contemporary importance of elk to their peoples and the importance of having First Nation involvement in elk management on Vancouver Island. The Duncan forum was organized to include all Vancouver Island First Nations, to focus on all wildlife and to introduce the concept and initiate discussions on a Wildlife Declaration or Protocol among the Vancouver Island First Nations. Approximately forty individuals representing Nuu-chah-nulth, Kwaguilth and Coast Salish Nations participated in the Forum. During initial introductions by participants there were several common themes presented. Wildlife, especially elk have been an important sustenance food source to First Nations in the past and hopefully we can re-build the herds so we can once again have this food source for our communities. To accomplish this, we as First Nations have to exert control and become more involved in the management of elk habitat and elk populations in our traditional territories. We must learn to work together, to develop a level of trust among our First Nations and to acknowledge and respect each others traditional territories and traditional protocols. The concept of relocation of elk to territories that no longer have a population and sharing/trading of resources should be considered an integral component of any future Wildlife Declaration. As at the Campbell River forum, the afternoon session saw the participants several working groups to discuss the following questions: · What if you had lots of wildlife habitat but no wildlife? · What if you had lots of wildlife? · How do you see yourself as part of wildlife management? · How would you manage international herds of wildlife?

Each of the working groups then presented their discussion on the four questions. This activity resulted in a number of ideas for elk management and First Nation participation in elk management. It also raised a number of questions that need to be answered as we move forward in developing a wildlife declaration and assuming our traditional role as stewards of our wildlife resource. A draft Wildlife Declaration was presented for consideration and discussion on the second day of the forum. At the direction of the WCVIWC, this declaration was drafted by Willard Gallic (NTC Protocol Worker), Joe Gray-Thorne (Ditidaht First Nation) and Jeff Thomas (Snuneymuxw First Nation). There was general support for the declaration however, it was recognized that many of the ideas discussed throughout the forum would have to be incorporated into it. It was also appreciated that some of the Vancouver Island First Nations were not in attendance (especially the Douglas Treaty group) and that those in attendance were there representing their respective Nation and could not make any decision on their behalf. As a result of this discussion the WCVIWAC will follow-up on this initiative by arranging a meeting directly with the Douglas Treaty Nations and by developing an information package that will be sent out with the draft Wildlife Declaration to all Vancouver Island First Nations for their consideration and comments. Hopefully this will lead to further discussion among our Nations and the completion of a Wildlife Declaration that is accepted and respected by all Vancouver Island First Nations. The WCVIWAC would like to thank Larry George and the Cowichan Tribes for hosting the Forum on their traditional territory and for the excellent meals provided by their local caters. We would also like Rodney Wiebe and the BC Wildlife Federation for their donation of the elk print that was given away in a draw at the forum. The winner was Loren Duncan of the Cowichan Valley Naturalists. Upon winning the print, Lorne donated it to the Cowichan Tribes Elders facility where it could be enjoyed by all of the Cowichan community.

Group Discussion on Elk presentation by Doug Janz of the Water, Land and Air Resources

Gillian Trumper MLA Alberni – Qualicum Community Constituency Office

3075 - 3rd Avenue Port Alberni, BC V9Y 2A4 250-720-4515 email: gillian.trumper.mla@leg.bc.ca TOLL FREE: 1-866-870-4190 FAX: 250-720-4511

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Nuu-chah-nulth Healing Project Nuu-chah-nulth Healing Project

Contact List Main Office (Southern Region) 5120 Argyle Street, PO Box 1383 Port Alberni, B.C. V9Y 7M2 Ph: (250) 724-3233 Fax: (250) 723-6010 Tofino Office (Central Region) 151 First Street, PO Box 279 Tofino B.C. VOR 2ZO Ph: (250) 725-3367 Toll-free: 1-866-901-3367 Fax: (250) 725-2158 Gold River Office (Northern Region) 100 Ouwatin Road, PO Box 428 Gold River, B.C. V0P 1G0 Ph: (250) 283-2012 Fax: (250) 283-2122

Nanaimo Urban Office: 204-96 Cavan St. Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2V1 Ph: (250) 753-8567 Fax: (250) 753-8933 Victoria Urban Office: 853 Fisgard St. Victoria, B.C. V8W 1S1 Ph: (250) 380-9896 *New* Ph: (250) 413-7303 (Cell) Fax: (250) 388-5120 Vancouver Urban Office: 455 East Hastings Street Vancouver, B.C. V6A 1P5 Ph: (604) 254-9972 Fax: (604) 254-7919


Call out for Victoria and Duncan Residents If you wish to be contacted about NCN Healing Projects events please come by our office or call in and leave your number so I can keep you posted about events.This is going to be the best exciting year call now and leave me your phone number.Victoria NCN Healing Project Office Call Between 9:00—4:00

Nuu-chah-nulth Healing Project Christmas Potluck Dinner At Tillicum Haus Health Centre 602 Haliburton Street, Nanaimo Nuu-chah-nulth Singers and dancers Monday, December 8, 2003 5:00 p.m. Please contact Shawn Sinclair at 753-8567 or 616-3674 or Vina Robinson at (250) 731-6271. Bring your favorite dish to share with others!

Nuu-chah-nulth Healing Project Christmas Celebration! Tuesday, December 9, 2003 5:00 p.m. First Metropolitan United Church Hall, Victoria 932 Balmoral Rd. (corner of Balmoral and Quadra St.s) Our Christmas Celebration will be a Potluck style dinner. Please join us for a festive evening of: • Family gathering • Feasting • Nuu-chah-nulth singing/dancing Please contact our office at (250) 380-9896 or (250) 413-7303 to confirm your family’s attendance.

Nuu-chah-nulth Healing Project Christmas Potluck Dinner At Laichwiltach Family Life Association 441 – 4th St. Campbell River Nuu-chah-nulth Singers and dancers Wednesday, December 17, 2003 5:00 p.m. Please contact Shawn Sinclair at 753-8567 or 616-3674. Bring your favorite dish to share with others!


Upcoming events for the Vancouver Healing FOOD FOR THOUGHT... Project for end of October and November: People over 35 should not have survived? Thursday November 20 - Family Potluck Dinner from 6-9pm Thursday November 27 - Support Group - from 6-9pm All events are held at our new office at #106-23 West Pender. Our phone number is (250) 254-9972 or cell phone (604) 312-6578. Please call Jody Olsson for more information.




Vancouver Support Group Meeting

1st & 4th Thursday of each month

Vancouver Office: #106 - 23 W. Pender

Women’s Support Group Meeting

2nd Thursday of each month. 6 - 9 pm

Vancouver Office: #106 - 23 W. Pender

Potluck Dinner

3rd Thursday of each 6 - 9 pm

Vancouver Office: # 106 - 23 W. Pender

2nd & last Tuesday of each month - 6 - 9 pm

St. Peters Anglican Church - 228 S. Dogwood

Last Thursday of each month - 6 - 9 pm

Nanaimo Office: #204 - 96 Cavan St.

Last Monday of each month - 6 - 9 pm Every 2nd Monday of each month

Victoria Office: 853 Fisgard St. Victoria Office 853 Fisgard St.

Last Thursday of each month - 6 - 8 pm

Travel Lodge Silver Bridge Inn - 140 Trans Canada Highway


CAMPBELL RIVER: Campbell River Support Group NANAIMO: Cultural Family Support Group VICTORIA: Support Group Meeting Potluck Dinner DUNCAN: Potluck Gathering

Here's why... According to today's regulators and bureaucrats, those of us who were kids in the 40's, 50's, 60's, or even maybe the early 70's probably shouldn't have survived. Our baby cribs were covered with bright colored lead-based paint. We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets, ... and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets. (Not to mention the risks we took hitchhiking.) As children, we would ride in cars with no seatbelts or air bags. Riding in the back of a pickup truck on a warm day was always a special treat. We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle. Horrors! We ate cupcakes, bread and butter, and drank soda pop with sugar in it, but we were never overweight because we were always outside playing. We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle, and no one actually died from this. We would spend hours building our gocarts out of scraps and then rode down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem. We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on. No one was able to reach us all day. NO CELL PHONES! Unthinkable! We did not have Play stations, Nintendo 64, X-Boxes, no video games at all, no 99 channels on cable, video tape movies, surround sound, personal cell phones, personal computers, or Internet chat rooms. We had friends! We went outside and found them. We played dodge ball, and sometimes,

the ball would really hurt. We fell out of trees, got cut and broke bones and teeth, and there were no lawsuits from these accidents. They were accidents. No one was to blame but us. Remember accidents? We had fights and punched each other and got black and blue and learned to get over it. We made up games with sticks and tennis balls and ate worms, and although we were told it would happen, we did not put out very many eyes, nor did the worms live inside us forever. We rode bikes or walked to a friend's home and knocked on the door, or rang the bell or just walked in and talked to them. Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment. Some students weren't as smart as others, so they failed a grade and were held back to repeat the same grade. Horrors! Tests were not adjusted for any reason. Our actions were our own. Consequences were expected. The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke a law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law. Imagine that! This generation has produced some of the best risk-takers and problem solvers and inventors, ever. The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas. We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned how to deal with it all. And you're one of them! Congratulations to others who have had the luck to grow up as kids, before others regulated our lives, for our own good!

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Alcohol Poisoning Submitted by Ina Seitcher, First Nations Liaison Nurse @ West Coast General Hospital During the past year, I have seen an increasing number of youth brought in to emergency for a high intake of alcohol. They may be brought in by a passer-by that found them passed out or friends may bring them in. But often others bring them in, as young people do not know the seriousness of drinking too much. Blood alcohol concentration 0.01-0.05 0.03-0.12 0.09-0.25



subclinical Euphoria

Near normal behavior Talkative, increased confidence, poor attention span, poor judgment, reduced vision, Emotional instability, loss of critical judgment, reduced visual acuity, impaired balance, drowsiness Mental confusion, dizziness, emotional state, disturbance of vision, slurred speech, lethargy, apathy Loss of motor function, decreased response to stimuli, not able to stand, vomiting, incontinence, sleep or stupor Complete unconsciousness, subnormal body temperature, impairment of circulation and breathing, possible death Death from respiratory failure







attempted murders, rape, and sexual assault, driving accidents. It also may lead to been dependent on alcohol, liver failure, brain damage, depression, low self esteem, loss of concentration and learning abilities. I would like to share the story of my son Vince. My son, when he was 17 years old had a son. He was so happy and proud to be a brand new father. I remember how he looked when he came out of the delivery room, he had his hands up in the air, a


0.45 + Death (Source; www.intox.com/physiology.asp) Alcohol affects the central nervous system. When taken alcohol passes from the stomach into the small intestines, then passes quickly into the blood and throughout the body. Because it passes so quickly, even small amounts of alcohol can affect the body. Following is the stages of alcohol If a friend “passed out” would you know the signs of alcohol poisoning? In alcohol poisoning, the person may be unconscious but not able to be awoken. The skin is clammy, pale or bluish in color, if the breathing is slow; they are in extreme danger, call 911. Or if they vomit and do not waken during vomiting or after call 911. Do not leave your friend alone. Try to revive them, turn on side so they do not choke on vomit. If they stop breathing be prepared to do CPR. Alcohol is the most abuse drug. Alcohol will most likely be present in murders,

big smile on his face and he said, “ I have a son” I knew my son was planning on “celebrating” the birth of his son. As I left the hospital I asked my Son “ Don’t celebrate too much. Please come home tonight and it does not matter how late it is. He said “Yeah mom, I’ll be there” That was the last time I ever seen my son alive, for he died the next morning of alcohol poisoning. The coroner told me he was too young to be drinking and that his body could not take the amount of alcohol he had taken. My son at 17 thought he “Had it Made in the shade” (As he liked to say) He had a beautiful girlfriend, a brand new son, and lots of good friends. My son never ever thought he would be gone at 17 years old, that he would never ever see his son grow. My son most likely thought, “It won’t happen to me.”

Christmas Quality Time

Hello everyone! Greetings from the Nuu-chah-nulth Infant/Child Development Programs! With Christmas just around the corner, parents are probably wondering what gifts to buy for their little ones… Actually the best gift you can give this year is YOURSELF! Spend quality time during the holiday season. Read books, sing, go for walks, do family activities together like go swimming, skating, or hiking. Always pack plenty of snacks like apples, cookies, oranges, carrots, bananas (you know the role) and dress warmly for the cool- cool weather. Visit friends and watch videos/DVD’s. Organize family or friends to have a potluck dinner. Endeavour to learn a new word or phrase from an elder. Here’s one: “hupii” it means to do a favour for someone. Play and have fun! Next issue – Toys, Toys and more Toys… Let it snow, snow, snow ~ Watch the little foot steps in the snow! Little faces with radiant glows ~ Watch your Friends and Family go, go, go Let the holiday flow, flow, flow Wishing everyone a great holiday season! Jackie Watts Jennifer Miller Pamela Matthew Southern Region Central Region Northern Region IDP IDP IDP

Central Region Nursing Updates/Schedules Nursing Program Provides Additional Services – The Prevention & Education of Sexually Transmitted Diseases including HIV/AIDSChris Curley will be providing some additional nursing services for all fourteen of the Nuu-chah-nulth communities in the area of education and prevention of sexually transmitting diseases. Chris can be reached at (250) 725-1232 every Wednesday from 8 am until 7 pm. Please feel free to call with any concerns, questions, information etc. Jeannette Pattison – Ahousaht Ph: 250-670-9608Healthy Baby Clinic – Every Tuesday (newborn – 5years)Prenatal visits – 2nd & 4th WednesdaysSchool Visits 1st &3rd ThursdaySpecial Flu Clinic – November 5&6, 2003

Southern Region Nursing Updates/Schedules * Penny Cowan Community Nurse RN ~ Port Alberni Bread of Life Monday and Wednesday mornings Blood pressure and blood sugar screenings. Referrals, health counselling, immunizations. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday available for home visits to elders in town and those with chronic illness. Nuu-chah-nulth Nursing Program Contact List Northern Region Moira Havelka Joan Shanks Barb Bradley/ Susan Donnecke Central Region Mary McKeogh Chris Curley Jeannette Pattion Mary Rimmington Southern Region Liz Thomsen Jody Vos Penny Cowan Annette Muller All Regions Lynne West Ina Seitcher Jeannette Watts Lisa Sam Melanie Braker Matilda Watts

Phone 283-2462 mwf 283-2012 t/th 761-4274


E-mail moira@nuuchahnulth.org

283-2122 761-4027

No E-mail




726-2993 725-1232 or 726-5240 670-9608 725-2951



726-2994 670-9608 725-2952

ntc025@island.net jpattison@nuuchahnulth.org mary.rimmington@cvihr.bc.ca

723-2385 723-2385 723-2385 723-2385

723-5396 723-5396 723-5396 723-5396

ethomsen@nuuchahnulth.org jody@nuuchahnulth.org penny@nuuchahnulth.org ntc011@island.net

283-2639 723-2135 ext1109 724-5757 724-5757 724-5757 724-5757

283-2608 724-8505 723-0463 723-0463 723-0463 723-0463

ntc006@island.net ina.seitcher@cvihr.bc.ca jnetwatt@nuuchahnulth.org lisasam@nuuchahnulth.org melanie@nuuchahnulth.org matilda@nuuchahnulth.org



My heat is heavy the tears have fallen the bad spirit of COCAINE is calling saying hey, I’m here Come smoke your sorrow then we’ll be friends You’ll need tomorrow I’m waiting for you just one slip then I’ll have you Tight in my grip I hear it calling my name out aloud I want to stay same I want to stay proud It’s the hardest thing I’ll ever do but with help and support I know I’ll pull through

I always walked Where angels feared to tread And voices continually Echoed through my head What am I doing Where am I going How soon will I reap What I’ve been soaring Am I really as crazy As I totally feel I shall drop down to my knees and kneel Pray for strength and wisdom to come Which I hope wakes me up Since I’m totally numb This was at the beginning of treatment.

Written by Jacqui

I love you Dana Thanx

I love you Dana Thanx

Written by Jacqueline

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Birthdays & Congratulations

Happy Birthday to John Ross on Dec. 10, Dawn Ross on Dec. 12, Darrell Ross Jr., on Dec. 14 and Melanie Livingstone-Hamilton on Dec. 16. Hope you all have a nice day. From Auntie Annie, Uncle Dave & family. I would like to wish the loves of my life, Rissa, Raelynn, Hunter, and Chris a very merry Christmas. I hope you guys have a good one. And thanks to Chris for taking us to Ahousaht this year. Boxing day breakfast is the bomb in Ahousaht as we Mexican's know already and we all know why.... right? Merry Christmas to all my friends and my all relatives around the world, love you all! From Regina Lynn (Ahousaht). Happy Birthday to my nephew Nathaniel Nov, 2- Carlin Nov 17. Hope you enjoyed your day! Always Larry, Gena and Family. Happy Birthday to our goddaughter Josephine Mack, Nov. 11,03 love you touche hope you had a good day, and enjoy your teenage years! Love always your godparents Gena and Larry Swan. Happy birthday to Kutchkie Brown Campbell Nov, 21Melody chunky Charlie Nov 28. Hope you both enjoyed your day, and had fun! From your friend Gena Swan. Happy Birthday to a Very Special Auntie Hilda John, Nov. 30, have a nice day auntie you deserve the best, and we can't wait till you move back home we miss you so much! Love Always your niece Gena, Larry and family. Happy Birthday to my Brother Nathaniel Webster, Nov 2, 2003. Love you always my little bro! Love always your big Bro, Warren Swan. Happy Birthday to Byron Charlie Nov. 11, 2003, hola wonnie you are almost at the second door, hope you had a nice day! From Larry, Gena, and Family. I would like to thank my parents, Johnny O and Gloria Jean for being there, emotionally, physically, and financially for my kids, Chris and I. Your help has been sooo immaculate it’s unbelievable to some. I wish there was more parents like you. We will see you all for the Christmas holidays, we promise! Love you guys, more than you probably think. From Regina, Chris, Rissa, Raelynn and the man (Hunter). We would like to wish our girls Candace Harry - Dec 06, Samantha John - Dec 09, Mitzi John - Dec 23, Star (Harry) Jack - Dec 28. A Happy Birthday and a merry Christmas, we love you all. Love dad Felix, Alice, Karl, Kenny, Kim, Phil, Casey and grandpa Arnold John. Happy Birthday to our special niece Priscilla Jack on Dec. 6. Hope you enjoy your special day babe. Love you & miss you! From auntie Pauline, uncle Steve & kids.

Happy 4th Birthday to our niece/sister Pharyn Alex Noel Frank. We hope you have an awesome birthday baby ~ we love you infinity and beyond! All our love, Auntie Caroline, Honey John, Jori and Ce'Nedra I would like to wish a Very Merry FIRST Christmas to my daughter Ce'Nedra Mutanda and her cousin Jolie Frank. Both of you have really brought joy to our lives. You are true blessings to our hearts and homes. I hope you enjoy the first of many Christmases. We've watched you go through so many "firsts" already and that has truly made our lives even more complete with you in it. Iris (Jolie's mom), I hope you really enjoy this special holiday with your daughter! We love you with all our hearts. Love, Mom, Dad (Caroline/John Mutanda) and brother Jori Frank. We would also like to wish my sister Annie John and granddaughter Doris Drake a Happy Birthday on December 23. Lotsa love sis from Alice, Felix, dad Arnold and all my kids. I would like to wish my mom Agnes John a Happy Birthday on December 21 and a Merry X-mas. Hugs and kisses from Alice, Felix and gang. We would like to wish a very special lady a happy birthday, MomGrandma (Irene Frank). We love you, Mom, thank you for everything you do for us and for being you. A Mom who really cares. Love always, your baby Genny, Chris Sr. & Jr., Cynthia, Brad, Tammy and Baby Shaunique. To a big bro Peter Frank Sr. and babes Tracee Frank on November 22. Happy Birthday, how old now, Bro? To a special son Bradley John for December 10th. Happy birthday son, we love yo lots. Daddy loves you and misses you too. From Mom & Dad. Happy 23rd birthday to Bubba Gump on December the tooth. From your pamper buddy, Bob and his mom. Happy birthday to Auntie Peggy over in Vancouver on December 5th. Denise & family. Happy belated birthday to my brother Bonkers on Nov. 6 and Happy birthday to my bro, Josh Fred on Nov. 30. I love you both more than you know! We would like to send a very special birthday wish to our Mum, Emma Fred, on Dec. 5. Mum we love you very much and appreciate everything you do to help your children succeed! Love Boyd, Josh, Caledonia and your granddaughters Tiana and

Brianna. Happy birthday to my grand nephew Harrison Dick on Dec 1st, Elizabeth Campbell on Dec 6th, Uncle John Fitz Kennedy Frank and Virgil Frank on Dec 10th, Ira Sam on Dec 11th, Derek Thompson on Dec 21st (call sometime friend 250 385-9207), Auntie/Graunt Connie Manuel on Dec 22nd, niece Bryanna Titian on Dec 23rd and Veronica "Roots" Connor on Dec 28th From Caroline Frank and John Mutanda and family in Victoria. Happy belated birthday to our mother Brenda Sue Campbell for Nov. 16th. Hope u enjoyed ur day, we love u very much. Love ur chillen's Sky, Adam, Elizabeth, Soph, Wally, Preston, and husband Angus. Campbell. Also Happy belated to John Keitlah Sr & Zhalah Frank-Nov. 12, Thomas CampbellNov.15 and Tabitha Thomas-Nov. 17. Happy birthday goes out to Caroline Frank on Dec. 01, 2003. Jenny FrankDec.02, Mike (CoCo) Campbell & Matt Charleson -Dec.04, Carmina SmithDec.05, Thomas Sam-Dec.06, Heather Charleson-Dec.07, Virgil Frank & Bradley John-Dec. 10th, Martha Taylor, Louie Frank Jr, Joseph George SrDec.20, Melinda Swan-Dec. 21, Pat Johnson-Dec. 25, Jessie Thomas-Dec. 27, David Frank 3rd-Dec.30, Ange Campbell-Dec 31. Hope u all have a great day n' Happy Holidays. Elizabeth, Sky n' Buddy. We’d like to wish our nephew/cousin Randy Jack a Happy 11th Birthday on Nov. 22. Hope you enjoyed your special day. Love you & miss you. From Auntie Pauline, uncle Steve & cousins Steve Jr., Clarena, Natasha, Courtney & Mariah. Would like to wish my lovely parents Mr & Mrs Lawrence Thomas a happy 39th Anniversary on Nov. 21. Congratulations to the both of you and your daughter’s and son love the both of you. Enjoy your special day. Love your daughter Deborah Thomas & family. Wish a Happy Birthday to our sister Dora Frank. Love from your family Irvin & Debbie.

Happy 16th Birthday Dec. 1 Henry Charleson. Happy Birthday Jason Dec. 1. Love Dad Con Charleson, brother Daniel Charleson and Francine Michelle Heather.

Natalya Suzanne Bell is Number 1 on Dec. 19 and Happy Birthday to her mom Priscilla Jack on Dec. 6, Natalya’s grandparents are Natalie & Henry Jack, great-grandparents John Vincent and late Lucy Vincent and Margaret & Leo Jack. Lots & lots of love from a Mom & grandma Natalie.

Happy Birthday Linda, a great sister, mother and grandma. From her family. Happy 2nd Birthday to the sweetest and most adorable munchkins a grama could have. Here’s a sweet little poem for you McKayla Hailey Joseph. “Roses are red, violets are blue, your mummy is sweet and so are you.” See you at your birthday party kay? Kayla! Love always and forever Grama Anne Joseph & Grampa Hank Charlie. Happy Birthday to our grandson Bradley Frank for Nov. Wish a special cousin Clarence Tom a happy big __ for Dec. 10. Enjoy your day cousin and have lots & lots of fun. Enjoy your holiday with your family. Happy Birthday a special auntie Roberta Adams for Dec. 9. Happy big __ From your niece Debbie & family. Congratulations to our lovely daughter April and Larry they found out they are going to have twins. Due date is May 28, 2004. Love you both and enjoy them and they grown fast. To our family & friends (near & far). From our house to yours, we wish you all season’s greetings. May you all have safe journeys and happy holidays. I pray that Naas lifts your spirits, encourages your heart, builds your faith and brightens your day. With To my Godaughter Naomi Agnes Rose on Dec. 8 Happy Birthday. Today’s very special for us, it’s a celebration of the day you were born and I’m very happy that day happened. Naomi, you’re so special and wonderful, so kind and generous. This greetings filled with memories of loving thoughts of you. The best and most beautiful thing in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart. Life presents a challenge, as each birthday comes our way, and if we all accept it, we’ll require from day to day. Hope to keep our dream alive, faith to make them grow, and love because we all need it. The whole world needs it! Watching you when you were a cute baby, with all your black hair and long lashes, grow up to be a beautiful woman. I thank you Ray Seitcher Sr and Delores Keitlah for asking me to be your daughter’s godmother. It’s a honour. Your birthday’s here and my it be the kind of day that brings some very happy hours, you’ll spend enjoying pleasant things and looking forward to a year, that holds before it’s through. The many joys each on of us is wishing for you. Naomi you are always there for me, you have a way of remembering the special little things that matter the most. Of bringing out the best in others with your warmth of really listening and understanding and letting me know you care. Be the woman you will always be. Loving, caring, kind and generous. Love always and forever your God-mom Karen Adams, uncle Freddy Adams and your many cuz’s, Birdie & Margo Frank, Eric, Kara-Anna & James Adams, and your nieces Ashley & Jordyn Frank, and your nephew baby Brandon Frank & Raymond Michael.

Ha-Shilth-Sa - December 4, 2003 - Page 15 Birthdays, Anniversaries and Congratulations continued Dec 2 – our beautiful granddaughter came into our life. She is celebrating her 1st birthday this day. I hope it is a special one, as she is to us. We love you a whole bunch and miss your smiling face. You’re so precious to us you deserve nothing but the best. Love you a whole bunch. Grandpa Sid, Grandma Sharleen, uncle Sid Jr., Sheldon, Steven and auntie Sabrina, cousins Alec, Brandon and Chanelle. unconditional love, know that we are here for you all. God Bless and be with you! You are in our thoughts and prayers. Respectfully yours, all my relations, chuu, Mr & Mrs. G. Robinson. For our grandsons, to our special little boys. God truly has blessed our family in sending you both. Dorian our lil peacemaker and angel of God, Sheldon, the innocent and angel of joy, you are both equally loved, and carried in our hearts forever. Ya-ya and gramma send to you our lil angels, good health & happiness in abundance. Love you 4-ever, like you 4 always, long as we’re living, our sweet peas you’ll be. Hugs & kisses from ya-ya & Gramma Robinson. Happy Belated 63rd Birthday to our dad David R. Tate Sr. on Nov 18th. From the whole family- Mom, Brian & family, Peggy & family, Floyd & family, Darryl & family, Wayne & family, Sandra & Tyler, Karen & family, and Steven & family. Hope you enjoyed your day DAD. Love ya. Dec. 5th - Happy Birthday to our nieces Kaityln Lambert (4th), Carleena Ward (4th), and Mckayla Joseph (2nd). From aunty Karen Mack, and aunty Peggy Tate and all your cousins. We hope you all have a super day! Dec. 7th - We would like to wish our daughter Tyra Johnston a very Happy 4th Birthday. We love you lots, from Mom (Peggy Tate) and Dad (Kevin Johnston) your big brothers, Christopher and Shayne, and big sisters, Marquel and Ashlee. Have a great day. Dec. 7th - We would like to wish our niece Tyra Banks a very Happy 4th Birthday. Love from Aunty Karen & Uncle Kyle Mack, cousins Mercediese and Dakota. Love you baby. Dec. 17th - We would like to wish our niece Chantelle Sam-Jack a very Happy Birthday. Lots a love from Uncle Kyle & Aunty Karen Mack. Dec. 18th - I would like to wish my twin cousins a Happy Birthday - George & Doug Sam. From Andy. Dec. 28th - We would like to wish our daughter Ashlee Johnston a Very Happy 8th Birthday, Love you girl, from Mom & Dad, Brothers, Chris, Shayne, and Sisters, Marquel and Tyra. Enjoy your Day Ashlee! Dec. 28th - We would like to wish our niece a very Happy 8th Birthday. Love from Aunty Karen, Uncle Kyle, and cousins Mercediese and Dakota. Have a Great Day Ash! We would like to wish all our families Tate and Mack and all our friends a very Merry Christmas and safe and prosperous new year. From Kyle and Karen Mack. We would also like to wish our niece in Tahola, Wa. Carleena Ward, a Happy 4th Birthday. With love Uncle Mike, Aunty Jolene, cuz Mckayla. Happy Birthday to my granddaughters, Mckayla (2nd Birthday) and Carleena (4th Birthday).

We would like to send out a Special Birthday wish to our handsome young son Sheldon Dick a happy 13th birthday for Dec. 2. Love from Dad, Mom, Sid Jr., Sylvia, Sabrina, Steven, Alec, Brandon, Chanelle and niece Shawntaye. Love your Gramma Jackie Joseph, Uncle Brian J. And Auntie Anna J. Happy 2nd Birthday to my niece Mckayla, we all wish you all the best on your special day okay. Love you so much from your Aunty Lisa, Uncle Joe, cousins, Meg, Mar, Shak, Wask. Love ya! Also wishing Kaitlyn Lambert a Happy 4th Birthday and Yvonne Billy (Port Alberni) a Happy 3rd Birthday, both on Dec. 5th. (Hey Mouse how you doing? Our girls B-days again! Miss you guys, Jolene and family. Happy 40th Birthday to my friend John F. K. Frank On Dec. 10. I hope that you enjoy your day my friend, you deserve it. You're a good role as a father and always talking highly of your children, way to go my friend. Many more to come. From a friend Carol & cousin Donald Mattersdorfer and family. Happy Birthday to my aunt Roberta Adams on Dec. 9. Auntie another wonderful year that we spend together. My aunt is so wonderful, caring sharing and just a fantastic friend also. So many more to come auntie Roberta. From your niece Carol Mattersdorfer. Happy 13th Birthday to our son/ brother Frederick John Mattersdorfer. On Dec. 15, brings back a lot of memories like it was yesterday. But this is what I have to really say. Frederick is one of a kind. He has a smile like no other I am so glad today, I am his one and only mother. Fred is so unique that he has a 1ot of love to share Son we just want you to know that we really do care. Have a good one and many more to come. Always know we Love you, if we forget to tell you okay! Love from mom, dad, Samantha. Nick. Jessica and Baby Dawn. Happy Birthday to my brother Evans Joseph Thomas on Dec. 14, Well bro! I sure hope your day goes by well, always know we care about you and love you so much with all our hearts. Love from your sister Carol, bro Donald, and nieces/nephews. Happy Birthday to my Nan Julia George on Dec.12. Hope you have a good one there Nan Julia. You 're the best yet to come always know I care about you and love you no matter what shape or form. Many more to come. Love from your granddaughter Carol Mattersdorfer, Donald and family. We would like to wish Tim and Norma Taylor a happy anniversary for Nov. 30. Love from your neighbours Sid and Sharleen Dick & family. We would like to wish our nephew Michael Cootes a happy 17th birthday for Dec. 2. Love from Uncle Sid, auntie Sharleen & family. We would like to wish our aunt Marilyn Touchie a Happy Birthday for Dec. 3. Love from Sid, Sharleen& family. We would like to wish our grandmother Marjorie Touchie a Happy Birthday for Dec. 4. Love from Sid,

Poets Nook Friendship Can’t see you can’t hear you my friend Where are you? where have you been... Are you lost are you hiding Behind the wall or are you just Playing a trick on us all... I can’t see you but I can hear you Betrayed by my attained heart Oh let me be true to you ... Let me have the friendship... For life is too short to bear a grudge For thee people who walk with stone hearts.. My eyes go weep!... weep! ... for thee... My heart feels like a cloud of dust.. It is only temporary for I shall Regain my strength just knowing that I have a dear sweet friend indeed When we are children how innocent The world was through the eyes of a child We’ve gone through allot but at last we have Made through and conquered this world together Thank god for friends As wonderful as you... My heart no longer weeps the tears Of sorrow and pain but weeps! the Tears of happiness ... I thought I couldn't see you but you Were there all along, sure it took time To realize that you were there... I shall never distress myself with such Imaging again why? Because you are near.. I dedicate this poem to all the people Who have dreams of the world to only be the Best that you can.. Strive to be happy Strive to make this day even better Than yesterday.... Be a better place for one and for all A genuine poem from the heart... Written By Norma - Ann Webster Sharleen & family. Happy Birthday to sis Marlene Dick on Dec. 11th. From your bro Dave sisin-law Annie & family. We wish our grandson Taylor R. Martin A very happy birthday . Taylor was born in the Port Alberni Hospital on December 4, 2001 at 3:52 p.m. to Melissa R. Martin. Taylor weighed in at 7 lbs 14 ounces. He will be 2 years old ....already. Happy Birthday Taylor. Lots of love from grandpa Ray, Gramma Regina & from mom Melissa.

Entity I took a walk, to the back of my mind Just to see what I could find A memory lost, deep in time Over mountains, he must climb Where does a heart, hide it’s pain Did it jump ship or grab a plane A broken heart, is the enemy to love Just like rain, is to a glove Secrets of a heart, will never tell The pain he endured, when he fell Only to rise, and grab some stars And dance to earth, with the Cars Love is an entity, we all share The risk of hurt, do we dare Every heart, has a lifetime of love But honor and trust, is what it’s made of. Willard Gallic Jr.

Faith, Hope, Mercy She saved me off the beach, and should have off the streets What we had was neat, but not as sweet I did have to weep, but she didn’t have to leave I had found a ring, as I begun to see us as nothing This not the way love lays but I do walk both ways because I chose to fade. And in the night I do feel some light, even I wasn’t alright I feel something holding me right, just though not as tight Time still goes on, even though I see nothing wrong, cause I still see myself but alone which is not good for health You may think I need some help, but I did not ask for it I thought our love was true even though I was seeing me without you But now there's nothing I can do but think of who I don’t know nothing ever goes because I had faith, hope and mercy and now there nothing to see but me but there's female I see and there's nothing above so I had to give her a shove and say mistake after till then I’ll just say hey x eric McC x Mommy and Daddy would love to say, Cake and ice cream your two today. Kayla, our sweet and precious little girl, Always busy learning about the world. Your special day we would like to wish you the best, Loving you always, laughing with you daily, and all the rest. And may you have a very Happy 2nd Birthday sweetie. Your loving parents Jolene and Mike.

Page 16 - Ha-Shilth-Sa - December 4, 2003 Nuu-chah-nulth Registry & 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-quiaht. 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 Huu-ay-aht First Nation 1-888-644-4555 - Fax: (250) 728-1222 PO Box 70 Bamfield, B.C. V0R 1B0 Ka:’yu:’k’t’h’/Che:k’tles7et’h’ (250) 332-5259 - Fax: (250) 332-5210 General Delivery Kyuquot, B.C. V0P 1J0 Mowachaht / Muchalaht (250) 283-2015 - Fax: (250) 283-2335 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 Toquaht Nation (250) 726-4230 - Fax: (250) 726-4403 PO Box 759 Ucluelet, B.C. V0R 3A0 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

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

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) ATTENTION UCHUCKLESAHT DESCENDANTS Will all of those people, who are descendants of the Uchucklesaht First Nation, PLEASE contact Tina Robinson at the Uchucklesaht Office. As a part of our pretreaty process, we are contacting people who have a direct bloodline and seeking their interest in transferring into the Uchucklesaht Tribe for the purpose of gaining treaty rights. Phone – 250.724.1832 - Toll Free – 1.888.724.1832 We need names, addresses & phone numbers of all Uchucklesaht descendants.The Tribe has now initialled an Agreement in Principle with BC Canada. Now we need to hear from you! Please contact the office at: Phone: (250) 724-1832 Fax: (250) 724-8106 Address: PO Box 1118, Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 7L9

Tseshaht First Nation Cultural Resource Centre Open to anyone interested in learning more about Tseshaht history. Located at 5000 Mission Rd. – Chi-chu-aht House/ Tseshaht Treaty office. We have a toll free number available for Tseshaht members (which also houses our membership and Natural Resources Office. If you want your addresses included for treaty updates and Tribal bulletins call us (email: cap@tseshaht.com) with your address. 1-866-724-4225. Hours of operation: Monday – Friday 8:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Except holidays) For more information contact us at (250) 724-4229 or toll free at 1-866-724-4229.

Hello Ucluelet First Nation Members! HAVE YOU MOVED? We need your phone number, address & email addresses. We are currently updating our member’s list for: - Distribution of Food Fish. - Tribe Newsletters and - Treaty Updates ********************************************** Does anyone recognize or know the whereabouts of the following members? Gordon Bryson, Roberta Charlie, Richard Feveile, Jeffrey Fromme, Alexandria George, Jami Manson, Alice Peters, Norman Rivera, Ryan Rush, Sabrina Suprenant, Michelle Touchie, Kimberly Redmon, Jackie Hartman & Son, Adrian, Teresa Grieve & Joshua Schellenberger. Please call if you have information. YOUR HELP IS APPRECIATED! CONTACT: Vi Mundy at (250) 726-2414 or email: vmundy@island.net OR Leah Bill at email: leahbill@telus.net

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

Ha-Shilth-Sa - December 4, 2003 - Page 17 Hello, Gold River This is just a note to say that Pam Matthew and Moira Havelka, will be hosting a Nobody's Perfect Parenting program in Gold River. This is a free program, so please feel free to join us in the New Year. Keep your eyes and ears open for the up coming date in the New Year. Pam Matthew (Infant Development Program, for the northern region)

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 1866-7244229.

Attention: Hesquiaht Membership A meeting of Hesquiaht Membership has been scheduled for: December 13, 2003 Port Alberni Friendship Center Port Alberni, B.C. 9:00 a.m. start time We will be ending the day with the annual Christmas dinner. All Hesquiaht Membership are invited to sit and socialize with family and friends. We look forward to seeing you there. Contact Lisa Sabbas, Council Secretary for further information: 877-232-1100.

MAILING HA-SHILTH-SA TO NUU-CHAH-NULTH MEMBERS Ha-Shilth-Sa is looking for addresses of Nuu-chah-nulth (NCN) members who are NOT receiving the paper. Ha-Shilth-Sa is free for Nuu-chah-nulth members. If you want to receive Ha-Shilth-Sa please send name (including your middle name or initials) to: Ha-Shilth-Sa, P.O. Box 1383, Port Alberni, B.C., V9Y 7M2 First Name: _______________ Initial: ____ Last Name: _______________________

Social Assistance Client questionnaire Attached is a Social Assistance Client questionnaire. NTC is conducting this questionnaire to seek input from people most impacted by changes to Social Development. By completing the questionnaire you will provide valuable information to assist in guiding future programs, policies and procedures in the area of Social Development. You can complete the survey and remain anonymous or you can complete this form and have your name entered into the draw for a gift certificate. ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED AT NTC BY Wednesday December 17th, 2003, 4pm. Draw Date is Thursday December 18th Entries may be mailed, faxed or e-mailed to: ATTN: Nene Van Volsen Social Development Coordinator Box 1383 Port Alberni, BC V9Y 7M2 Fax: 250.723.0463 Email: nenevv@nuuchahnulth.org Prizes Include:

Random Draw $100 Gift Certificate From Store of Choice Most Innovative Ideas Contest $150 Gift Certificate From Store of Choice

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Questions for Clients: What kinds of jobs or business opportunities should be encouraged in your community?

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Has your Social Development worker been able to help you get the skills or support you need?

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Klecko’s - +ekoo The Editor Ha-Shilth-Sa Kia Ora, On behalf of our Kaumarua, Arnold Wilson, the management committee of Awaraha Marae and the Awaraha library committee I wish to thank you for continuing to send us your very interesting newspaper. We have so many interests in common that we can identify with your successes and your worries. I was particularly interested in July 17th issue which detailed your concerns about fisheries. You may have heard that there has been years of discussion with government and between tribes re the allocation of fishing rights here. More recently the debate has centred on who owns or has control of the foreshore and the sea bed. This debate was triggered by demands from pakeha to farm the sea bed for mussels, oysters and other sea foods. Maori claims were being ignored until the government was forced to join the discussions. It has not yet been settled and Maori are concerned for the future of their rightful interests. Of equal interest has been a recent article on research into your language. We too have been and still are concerned that this important aspect of our culture


should not be lost. It is interesting that the earliest kohunga reo (language nest) children are often now young parents and are anxious not to lose what they learnt in their childhood. Many send their children to kohunga and then to either total immersion schools or bilingual schools both of which have government funding. Awaraha is still working to complete the complex of buildings which are necessary in order to be able to function as a full marae. We must build a dining hall an ablution block and provide parking facilities before we can say we have finished major fundraising. Very shortly we hope to begin the decoration of our whare nui (the big meeting house). The materials and tools have arrived and the artists to use them are ready to start. I note that one of your major houses has just been completed so you must be very glad about that. I enclose (in two separate packets!) some publications that may be of interest to you and with them send our best wishes to all your readers for success with your many projects. Thank you again for your continuing gift of papers. Doreen Larrimond Sec. Awaraha Library Committee

would like to send out a special thank you to all those who have helped my children and I through a trying time. A very special thank you to my sister Valerie Jack and your husband Mark for all that you have done for us. I will always treasure the kind words and comfort you have given us. Also to Rick Lindholm for your kind gestures. To Louie Frank Jr., Dave Frank Sr., Pam Perry and all the staff at the Holistic Centre thanks for your support. To Auntie Rosie, Greta and Lorraine John thank you for your support and standing

by us when we needed you most and Uncle Roye John. To my bud my friend Alice John and your husband Murray thanks for being there when I needed you to talk. To all my brothers and sisters Ida, Peter, Paul, Karen, Matilda, Esther and Wayne, Archie, Danny, Russell, Janice and my baby bro Dereck, thank you for all the support. To Marla and Maya, Corissa and Amy Lou thank you for everything you done also. Love always Genny & Shaunique Frank, Chris Jr. and Cynthia, Bradley and Tammy John.

Thank you. Parent Committee volunteers needed. I had put out a paper awhile back, seeking volunteers for a Parent Committee. I am glad to share that there are a couple of fine gentlemen; John F. K. Frank and Lawrence Campbell and his wife Columba are willing to help on December 3, 2003. We are planning a pancake breakfast for the Elementary Parents for their kids’ report card day. So please if you find it in your heart, to come out and volunteer to built a school closer to our children. You are welcome to contact the school at 6705555 or contact me Carol at home 670-2595. Please come out one come all, and check our your children’s report card on December 4, 2003. We are also looking to recruit more parents that are willing to form a First Nations Parent Committee. Thanks for your time. Carol Mattersdorfer, Ahousaht First Nation Band.

Kleco, Kleco– “Thank you!” I would like to take this opportunity to say my thanks a million thanks to my niece Francine Swan Frank and Albert (Fonz) Frank and their family for inviting my family to a very huge community birthday dinner. Also to Mr. and Mrs. William Mack their daughter had celebrated her 13th birthday. It was a nice feeling to be able to socialize with my friends and family members. Not that often I get to visit with them because of many obligations I attend to. I give my many thanks again, it was a nice turn out. A lot of chumas was provided, the dinner was excellent they had a variety of dishes. Thanks to all the cooks in the community. Boy of a boy Ahousaht has a heart to give when needed. This is something that has to be shared from the bottom of my heart and to recognize both families and everyone else. Kleco, Kleco.

Thank you to the following generous businesses who donated door prizes for the Social Issues Forum held on November 3, 4 and the Youth Planning Forum on November 24: Quality Foods Kaw t-shirts Zellers Shoppers Drug Mart Uniglobe Alliance Travel

Tseshaht Market Braker and Company Dairy Queen Rogers Video

Thank you for your support!

Community Events and Celebrations Adam Fred Memorial Potlatch

As our son/brother focused allot of his personal life to his culture, we feel that it is important to say good-bye to his presence here on earth, but to also celebrate the joining of him with ancestors. Knowing our son/brother would want us to feed our people and thank all those who came and shared stories, hugs, tears during the time of our loss, we feel that it is important to set this special day as early as possible. We therefore have decided to hold a feast for our family, friends and ask that each of you join us to remember our young man for who we all knew him. On January 29, 2005 at the Maht Mahs Gym, beginning at 12:00 p.m. We will close the doors to hold our opening ceremonies; we will then serve lunch at 1:00 p.m. If you wish to help us or have any questions regarding this, we ask that you contact Gina Pearson (mom) at 723-4727, or Darleen Watts (grandma) 724-4873, or Josie Watts (auntie) 724-4987.

TO ALL THE AHOUSAHT YOUTH The youth of Ahousat are planning to have a Wellness Youth Conference on May 13-16, 2004. We welcome all the youth. We will be sending more information, for more info please contact, Rebecca Atleo, Connie Manuel, or Nancy Titian at Maaqtusiis School 250-670-9589, or 250-670-2560.

Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations Sound Express T.F.N. Day’s Christmas Dance Two Screen Video Dance Play Station two video game for four hours ~ Sumo suit wrestling four hours

Tin Wis Best Western Resort December 6, 2003 ~ 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. Cost: $15.00 each ~ Or family package 4 tickets $50.00 Contact Janice Thomas at 725-2175 ~ Catherine Frank at 725-2602 Debbie Thomas at 725-4445 ~ Arnold Frank at 725-3186 Knowledge is power… power is strength Hi I would like to share with all readers out there near and far that I had this great opportunity to go to Victoria to see our daughter Samantha’s teachers. Knowledge is power and power is strength. I am saying this because I really encourage our daughter Samantha to keep pushing, to keep striving and to keep going. I keep in touch with her every chance I get. I pray for her and all my other children’s education. Donald and I have five children and Samantha is the oldest. A mother’s feeling of pride and joy. It was the best feeling that I can carry. I am so proud that I can go and see her teachers personally. They also said that I am the only parent interested in their child’s education. I make attempt to treat my children equally. I

know because of her mistakes that I can’t ignore her education. I have to prove to her that she is number one. Samantha’s grades were 95% and 98% she is a A+ and A- student. I would like to share this with all parents that once you get involved with your children’s education they know they are getting acknowledged and feel good about it. I know I was in my glory when I seen her reports. I even requested all copies of her report card. So just to let you know that I really appreciate all the teachers out there for being there for my children’s education and you all make a difference. I know that I am making a difference in my children’s eyes. Thanks for reading. Until then take care of yourself and each other. Carol Mattersdorfer (nee John).

CLASSIFIED CONTINUED 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: 25' Mark 7 Zodiac. Call Leo Manson at (250) 725-2662 for more information. FOR SALE: 38 1/2 ft “C” license $450.00 a foot. Donald Mundy (250) 720-5841. FOR SALE: 2 cannon deep lines, used only one season. $400 each. 723-4374. FOR SALE: New & Used Barclay Sound Sockeye Nets. (250) 923-9864. FOR RENT: Equipment for power point and DVD presentations. Projector and Screen. By the hour or day. Deposit required. Telephone: 250-724-5290

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. available for PROFESSIONAL Workshops/ Conferences. Healing Circles/Retreats/ Canoe Journeys. Contract or full-time position. Holistic massage & aromatherapy with essential oils by Raven Touch. Please contact Eileen Touchie @250-726-7369 or 7265505. - 5 Techniques combined into one full health experience. - Balance lymphatic system/relieve tired and tense muscles. - Pressure point care for overall health. - Facial cleansing and facial massage. - Elders age/baby age – focus on the age group to address their individual needs. FOR SALE: 471 Motor, low hours, excellent running condition. Can be seen running. 724-1105. FOR SALE: 30’ Farl Hull Gillnetter with 2 nets (1 sockeye & 1 dog salmon). 7241105.

Arts FOR SALE: Native designed jewellery; silver, copper, gold engraving, stone setting. Contact Gordon Dick by phone 723-9401. FOR SALE: Carvings for sale. If you are interested in native carvings such as: 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 NATIVE BASKET WEAVING made by Kathy Edgar. Show case of all sizes of baskets. Weaving classes are held throughout the year. For more information phone 416-0529. Address box 863 – 8140 York Ave. Crofton, B.C. V0R 1R0. FOR SALE: Genuine Authentic basket weaving grass. Linda Edgar, phone 250741-1622. 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. FOR SALE: carved whale teeth, whale bones and bear teeth. WANTED: whale teeth, whalebones, mastodon ivory and Russian blue cobalt trade beads. Lv. msg. For Steve & Elsie John at 604-833-3645 or c/o #141-720 6th St, New Westminster BC V3L3C5. FOR SALE: Native painting. Call Bruce Nookemus (250) 728-2397 Whopultheeatuk Sandra Howard, Mowachaht Cedar Weaver. Hats, Caps, Pouches, Baskets, Mats, and Roses for Sale. Price Negotiable. Barter or Trade. Ph: 250283-7628. e-mail: oomek@hotmail.com. James Swan - Wih=ayaqa%ci*k Traditional Artist Original paintings, carvings (small totems and plaques). Wa>s^i>nis‘ prints and a few t-shirts available. Ph: (250) 670-2438, Cel: (250) 735-0790 Or e-mail wihayaqacik@yahoo.com

Jacko Graphics: First Nations Graphics. Specializing in Native Vinyl Decals. (Custom Made/All Sizes). All types of Native Graphics. Call Now! Celeste Jacko. www.decalmakers.homestead.com or Email: ladybrave05@hotmail.com Room & Board (0pportunity): Looking for Adult tenants for August 1 and September 1, (3 available), Non-smoking & non-drinking Home. Located in Port Alberni (south), close to bus stop. Clean private room. Tenants must be clean & responsible. $350/month - Hydro, cable and Internet access included. (References Required). Call 250-7235503 for info.

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Employment Wanted/ Services Offered

"WE'LL DO YOUR DIRTY WORK" Automobile cleaning and renewal. CARS - TRUCKS - RV'S - BOATS. 7429 Pacific Rim Highway. Phone 720-2211.

COU-U$ CA$H - Need Cash between paydays. We loan $100, $200, up to $500 dollars. 100% owned and operated by First Nations. Phone (250) 390-9225. Or (250) 741-6070 cel. 401 Harvey Road, Nanoose Bay, B.C. T.S.G. TRUCKING SERVICE: Moving And Hauling, Reasonable Rates. Tom Gus, 5231 Hector Road, Port Alberni, B.C. Phone: (250) 724-3975.

FOR SALE: 1 1999 Safari Van - 7 passenger, excellent condition - $12,000 (OBO). Contact (250) 726-7144 or fax (250) 726-2488. FOR SALE: MotoMaster Cartop Carrier. Good Condition. Offers, call 723-3880 Will do professional bodywork and painting. Over 10 years experience. Marcel Dorward (250) 720-0155 FOR SALE: 1989 Ford Econoline 17 passenger bus. Auto, runs great. $5500 obo 723-2308 FOR SALE - 1997 Ford F350, 1 ton, crew cab with duallies and a/c. 55,000 km. $13,900. 735-0833 FOR SALE: 1990 Ford 2 wd 1 ton crew cab on propane. $2500. 735-0833

Employment Wanted /Services Offered

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Advisory for Histories, Governance, and Constitutions (forming governments). contact Harry Lucas, at 724-1494. FREE LANGUAGE CLASSES: at Hupacasath Hall. Language Instructor Tat Tatoosh. Monday and Wednesday Nights. 7 pm to 9 pm. (Bring your own pen & paper). Parenting Skills for Parents & Tots. Fridays from 3 – 4 pm. EVERYONE IS WELCOME. cuu kleco. Edward Tatoosh, Certified Linguist. SHARE YOUR TSAWAAYUUS: TALENTS WITH YOUR ELDERS: Volunteers required for the following: 9Give demonstrations 9and/or teach basket weaving, carving, painting, etc. 9We also need cultural entertainment. Contact Darlene Erickson at 724-5655. WANTED: Nuu-chah-nulth women that would like to join my exciting team of Mary Kay Independent Sales, not pyramid. For more information please phone me, Rosalee Brown @ (250) 3859906. FIRST AID TRAINING: Canadian Red Cross Certified First Aid Instructors Lavern and Alex Frank are available to teach First Aid to your group, office, or community. Classes can have up to 24 students. Phone (250) 725-3367 or (250) 726-2604 for more information. NATIVE NUU-CHAH-NULTH LANGUAGE: Transcribing in phonetics - for meetings, research projects, personal use. Hourly rates. Phone Harry Lucas at 724-5809. 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 & Food safe. THE CIRCLE GROWING COMMUNICATIONS GROUP: Video / music / CD-Rom or DVD production, website design or enhancement, book publishing, public relations, marketing, and training. Top quality professional productions at very reasonable rates. Contact Randy Fred, 530 Cadogan Street, Nanaimo BC V9S 1T4; Tel. 250-7410153; e-mail: randyfred@shaw.ca. Chuu! TOQUART BAY CONVENIENCE STORE: Open Year round! Located on Macoah Reserve. Status cigs available. (250) 726-8306. Shirley Mack Proprietor. MOUNTAIN BOY (2000) - FAST-FOOD TAKE-OUT: 1627C Peninsula Road, Ucluelet, B.C. Pizza, Chicken, Ribs & Ice Cream. Open 7 days a week from 11:30am - 10pm. Deliveries after 5:30pm. Tel: 7262221. Owners: Vi & Crystal Mundy. NITINAHT LAKE MOTEL: New Manager is Lucy Edgar. I can be reached at Office # - 250-745-3844, Home # 250-7456610, Fax # 250-745-3295. PO Box 160, Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 7M8.

Drafting Table for sale: 59” wide. $200.00 o.b.o.. Call Ha-Shilth-Sa @ 724-5757

HOUSE FOR SALE: 3 Bedroom with basement. Recently renovated. Serious enquires only. Reasonable offers considered - cash only. Call Allan @ 724-3215 (Home) or 724-4041 (Work). Tseshaht members only. HOUSE FOR SALE to TFN member on Esowista Reserve. Newly added 1 bdrm suite. Views of ocean & 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. 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. 7244383. FOR RENT: A non-profit organization has rooms to rent, by the day, week or month. Very reasonable rates for Room & Board. Also, there is a Boardroom available for rent. For more information phone 723-6511. BOARDROOMS FOR RENT: At the Tseshaht Administrative Buildings, Port Alberni. For more information call the Tseshaht First Nations Office at (250) 7241225. WANTED: Serger Sewing Machine to buy. Please call 724-4987 WESTCOAST TRANSITION HOUSE EMERGENCY SHELTER: For Abused Women and their Children on call 24 hours toll free 1-877-726-2020. PORT ALBERNI TRANSITION HOUSE: Call 724-2223 or call the nearest local shelter or crisis center. HELP LINE FOR CHILDREN: 310-1234. FOR RENT: 3 bdrm Bsmt Suite, heat, hotwater, hydro, blinds, w/d hookup, f/s, phone incl., Port Alberni old hospital area. $750/month. Available Sept. 1st. Phone 723-0308. MISSING: White, toddler size Canucks jersey with “C. Little, #99” on back. Jersey of sentimental value taken from a Port Alberni home. Call 724-6434 or 724-2935 with information. MISSING – 30 HP Yamaha. Any information please contact Boyd or Josh Fred at 723-5114 or 724-6491. Reward! FOR SALE: SMOKED FISH, vacuum packed (by the sides), bags of Upsqwee. Call 250-724-6341. FOR RENT: Shared office space for rent on Songhees Reserve, Victoria. Call Tom at (250)885-9070 WOOD FOR SALE: $80 per cord. Leave a message @ 723-1129.

Employment Wanted / Services Offered Elegant Advantage Decorating and Catering Services Tracey Robinson @ home:723-8571, Margaret Robinson @ home:723-0789. We do all occasions: Weddings, Showers, Graduations, Banquets, Brunches, Dinners, * Super Host & Food Safe Certified* 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 & by the hour. Call 250-724-5290



December 4, 2003



Scholarship recipient April Charleson, a member of the Hesquiaht First Nation.

Darleen Watts presented Jack Little Jr with his scholarship. The NEDC scholarship is a $1,000 award given to Nuu-chah-nulth students enrolled in an accredited postsecondary business, finance or commerce program to reward academic excellence. The NEDC scholarships are presented at the NTC Post Secondary Scholarship and Graduation dinner. This year the dinner was held on November 20th at Maht Mas and the NEDC Chairperson, Darleen Watts congratulated each of our recipients and presented them with their scholarships. This year we were pleased to present the scholarships to: Leah Mack, April Charleson and Jack Little Jr. For Leah Mack, this is her second NEDC scholarship, she says, ‘I would really like to thank NEDC for the help these scholarships give me. Worrying less about finance allows me to concentrate on my studies.” Leah is a member of the Toquaht Tribe, her mother is Jeanine Nahas and her father, the late Sidney Mack; brothers Carlos and Philip Mack complete her immediate family. In April 2003 Leah completed an undergraduate degree in Business at St Francis Xavier in Nova Scotia and is currently enrolled in a Law program at Osgood in Toronto. Leah has taken her post secondary schooling on the east coast and looks forward to the luxury this scholarship

affords her, of spending a Christmas with her family. April Charleson, a member of the Hesquiaht First Nation is currently working on a Business Degree at Malaspina College in Nanaimo. “Kleco, Kleco to NEDC and the Board of Directors for this scholarship,” says April,” it will help me to upgrade my computer, which I use for all my courses.” “Returning to school has long been a dream of mine. I am interested in the area of business management and look forward to binging this information home and working with our people,” says April. Jack Little Jr. a member of the Ahousaht First Nation is our third recipient. Jack is currently enrolled at Malaspina University College in Nanaimo in the Bachelor of Arts Business Program taking the Accounting stream. Jack’s career goal is to pursue a Certified Accountant (CA) designation and to accomplish this he will be moving to Vancouver. “ I am very appreciative of the honour of receiving the NEDC scholarship and would like to thank them all for giving out this award,” says Jack. “I plan on saving this money to prepare for my move to Vancouver, as I know my living expenses will be very high. Once again, thank you NEDC.”

Scholarship recipient Leah Mack, a member of the Toquaht Tribe.

NEDC RECEIVES AN EXTENSION ON The Business Equity Program The Business Equity Program (B.E.P.) is a partnership between the NEDC and Aboriginal Business Canada (ABC) in which NEDC delivers the ABC Program to Vancouver Island clients. About three years ago ABC modified the delivery of their program by conducting pilot projects with selected External Delivery Organizations. There were only three External Delivery Organizations in Canada invited to participate in this pilot project. These three were and still are considered to be the most capable and fiscally strong Aboriginal Capital Corporations (ACC’s) in Canada. They include one Aboriginal Capital Corporation from Ontario, one from Quebec and NEDC from BC. Under this agreement ABC and NEDC entered into a three-year, $2,500,000 contribution agreement to provide equity contributions to eligible clients NEDC is pleased to announce the extension of the Business Equity Program to March 31, 2004 with an additional $350,000 investment funds.. The B.E.P. provides contributions to commercial enterprises in four service areas: youth entrepreneurship, innovation, cultural and eco-tourism and trade and market expansion. Participant eligibility is limited to Canadian status and non-status First Nations, Inuit, Metis, associations, partnerships or other

legal entities on or off reserve. The tourism sector includes all viable tourism proposals from all sectors of the tourism industry. ABC describes a tourism business as `one that comprises activities of persons travelling outside their usual environment for leisure, business or other purposes.’ The innovations sector includes existing businesses, new business establishment and/or business acquisition and manufacturing. Manufacturing is significant because First Nations artisans fall under this category. They may now be able to access the BEP under the new criteria (some restrictions apply, please call the NEDC office for more information). Trade and market expansion includes all markets in excess of 100 kilometres from the business. For Vancouver Island businesses this means that for the first time NEDC can offer assistance with marketing ventures both on other parts of the Island and the BC lower mainland. The youth entrepreneurship sector (the most expansive part of the program) supports young business people in establishment, acquisition and expansion in any business sector. If you would like more information about the Business Equity Program, you can visit the ABC website at abceac.ic.gc.ca or phone the NEDC office at (250) 724-3131.

Nuu-chah-nulth Economic Development Corporation 7563 Pacific Rim Highway, (next door to Tseshaht Market) Office Hours: MON - FRI: 8 am to 12 pm, 1 pm to 4:30 pm, SAT, SUN, & HOLIDAYS: CLOSED

The purpose of NEDC is to promote and assist the development, establishment and expansion of the business enterprises of the Tribes and Tribal members of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council.