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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.


 



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

 

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:
http://docs.neb-one.gc.ca/fetch.asp?language=E&ID=A70322

 

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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