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elcome to our Tsawout First Nation web site, on behalf of all our people! It is with great honor that we, as a Tsawout people, share little bit of who we are and what we are all about.

-Tsawout First Nation Administration

Mission Statement


Our vision is the empowerment of our people, spiritually, intellectually, physically and emotionally, by providing through mutual understanding a safe, open and fair environment for our community. Appreciating our youth and valuing our elders through traditional teachings and cultural practices. Along this journey, we will treat each other with respect, empathy, strength, pride and equality.


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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Camp Leader (1 position) 

Deadline: Fri., June 16, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Interviews will be scheduled Mon., June 19th
Start day Monday, June 26th (Mandatory Leadership Training Week)

Landscaper (2 part-time positions)
Deadline: Fri., June 23, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Interviews will be scheduled Mon., June 26th
Start day Tuesday, July 4th.

Full-time First Nation Students, 16-30 years old, are welcome to apply for one of three positions with the Tsawout Summer Student Employment.

Please submit to Cathy Webster or Stephanie Adams:
Cover letter, resume & documentation to verify that you were a full-time student 2016-2017 and intend to return as a full-time student in 2017-2018. (transcripts/registration or a letter-email). Criminal Criminal Record Check is required when working with children, this can be obtained through the Sidney RCMP.


Polling Notice For the Tsawout First Nation General Election

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Notice is hereby given to the electors of the Tsawout First Nation that a poll will be held to elect one (1) Chief and Eight (8) Councillors to the Council of the Tsawout First Nation.  The poll will be held at The Tsawout First Nation Gym located at 7728 Tetayut Road, Saanichton, B.C.  on the 5th  day of July, 2017 from 9:00 AM until 8:00 PM (local time).

And that I will count the votes at the Tsawout First Nation Gym located at 7728 Tetayut Road, Saanichton, B.C. on the 5th day of July, 2017, immediately after the close of the poll and declare the results of the election.

Given under my hand at Delta, British Columbia, on May 23, 2017. 


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Electoral Officer
Phone number: 604-943-0522
Fax Number: 604-943-0527
Cell Number: 604-786-2512
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Have you moved recently? Please take a moment to send us your updated contact information. This information is vital for voting purposes. Thank you for keeping your information current.

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Voters List

Please note: A current voter's list can be viewed at Admin and Health Reception.

Tsawout First Nation and Kinder Morgan Pipeline

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Following the recent B.C. election, the Kinder Morgan Pipeline Proposal is back in the news. Kinder Morgan is hoping to increase its oil tanker traffic through the Straight of Georgia.

Tsawout First Nation has been working very hard with other organizations to develop research and has filed documents with the National Energy Board. These include the Tsawout Traditional Marine Use Study, our Expert Reports, and Affidavits from some of our members. These documents can all be found at:


Final Chief & Council Candidates List

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Registration Information - BC Elders Gathering

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BC Elders Gathering

Over the next week, Gina will visit Elders to confirm his/her registration, for the BC Elders Gathering. Tsawout Elders attending the Elders Gathering will be requested to participate with fundraising activities. Tsawout Elders unable to attend or participate with fundraising activities, due to health/physical abilities, will be exempt. All monies raised will support Tsawout Elders with their accommodations, travel expenses.

Fore more information, please follow this link.


Health & Recreation Grants 2017

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Just a reminder that proof of residency is needed for Health & Recreation Grant applications. Any of the following will be accepted:

  • Hydro bill
  • Phone bill
  • Cable bill
  • Revenue Canada child tax papers.  

Grant Application

 The mail that you hand in has to have your name on it. You have to be a Canadian resident to be eligible for the grant.  Handing in ID from the United States is not acceptable and you will not be eligible for the grant.

If you have turned 18 or will be turning 18 before the May 27th distribution, you are eligible to receive the Health & Rec Grant. So be sure to fill out a new application for this year's distribution. Please provide a copy of your status card and a piece of mail (cell phone bill). If you do not have mail that has your name on it and you still live at home, please have your parent write a letter stating that you reside at the address.

If you have recently had a baby, please make sure that you have started the registration process BEFORE you add your baby to the form. Once you have started the registration process, I will get confirmation from Farrah.

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