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February 2018 Newsletter

For a copy of our current newsletter, please download it here.

February 2018 Colour  (2.4 MB).




Proposed Land Code Amendments

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Land Code Amendments

Background:

The Council, on the recommendation of the Land Management Committee, is proposing changes to the Land Code to make the law more effective for Members, Residents, and potential investors in Tsawout Lands, and to improve Tsawout’s ability to manage its lands.
The Eligible Voters of Tsawout need to vote to approve these changes. A Ratification Vote is being proposed for April16, 2018.

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New Employment Postings

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Tsawout Health is currently hiring for several new positions:

Please click the links to view each job description.

 

Employment Opportunity - Event Coordinator - Vancouver Island Indigenous Foods Gathering - Our Foods, Our Waters, Our Power

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Event Coordinator - Vancouver Island Indigenous Foods Gathering 
Our Foods, Our Waters, Our Power
TERM & WAGE: January 15, 2018 to April 30, 2018
Time to organize, host event and develop and submit final report.
25 hours/week at $20 Hour
REPORTS TO: Health & Conference Planning Committee & Select Committee


POSITION SUMMARY:

The Vancouver Island Indigenous Foods Gathering will be taking place at the end of April 2018 (dates to be determined). Building on 8 years of gathering held in different places across the Island the gathering sets the table for people to share, connect and learn. The table will be set with the foods and knowledge holders and will focus on workshops that share hands on skills such as harvesting, preserving and preparing Indigenous foods; health value of a nourishing your body and community with these foods; seasonal harvesting and much more.
The two day gathering will culminate in a celebration feast held at the host Nation and will be an opportunity to showcase the Indigenous food workshops taking place before the event and offer a time to think about future harvesting activities for the upcoming spring and summer season.
The coordinator will be supported by an organizing committee made up of members from SȾÁUTW̱ Health (Tsawout), W̱JOȽEȽP Health (Tsartlip), Songhees Health, PEPÁḴEṈ HÁUTW̱, Project RECLAIM, SeaChange, Island Health, CRFair, and the Capital Regional District. There is also a toolkit available developed from previous workshops that will give the coordinator a template to work from in taking this project on. Typically in the past, workshops have attracted about 300 people.

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Telus PST Exemption Confirmation

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For all Tsawout Members,

November 6, 2017
RE: Verification of BC PST Customer Exemption - Response Required

TELUS is being audited by the provincial government of British Columbia for Provincial Sales Tax (BC PST). The government has asked for copies of the proper documentation needed to exempt customers like you from paying PST on your TELUS services. In order for TELUS to continue to exempt your account from BC PST, please provide a copy of one of the following documents and complete the attached Customer Tax Exemption Form:


 

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Community Health Services Survey

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Hello everyone, we're collecting feedback about our health services!

Community Health Survey

The Tsawout Health Centre is inviting all community members to participate in a Community Health Survey. The information you provide will be confidential and will be used to evaluate the current and past health programs and services at Tsawout First Nation. All community members who complete the survey will be entered into a draw to win 1 of 2 $50.00 gift cards. If you prefer to fill out a paper copy of the survey, please see the health receptionist at the Health Centre. Thank you and good luck!
https://www.research.net/r/TsawoutCommunityHealth

 

Chief & Council Election 2017

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The election results are in, congratulations to the newly elected leadership.

The Tsawout Band's Leadership consists of elected members of the community that make up the Chief and Council. Elections are currently held bi-annually, with the most recent election of July 5, 2017. The Current leadership are;

Chief: Harvey Underwood

Council:Allan Claxton, Toby Joseph, John Etzel, Abe Pelkey, John Wilson, Stanley Sam, Bruce Underwood, Mavis Underwood.

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Chief & Council Updates

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Chief & Council have released a special update newsletter. Please see the link for important informatoin regarding Tsawout Longhouse reconstruction efforts, new acting Band Manager, and Finance information.June-SE

 
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