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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.


JOB POSTING- Employment Counsellor Trainee

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Tsawout First Nation is currently seeking an EMPLOYMENT COUNSELLOR TRAINEE. Here are the details:


Reports to the Manager of Education Support Services. The primary role and responsibilities are to learn the operations of the Training and Employment Program. This list should be viewed as a starting point, as the position will evolve and grow according to the successful candidateʼs interests and aptitude.


  •  Work as the Employment Counsellor, in planning, coordinating, facilitating programs and follow-up of member clients.
  • Help develop materials and resources for training programs.
  • Undertake and complete research assignments, as requested.
  • Recruitment of volunteers for education and employment programs.
  • Assist scheduling and coordinating member events, including training, workshops and on-site programs.
  • Help manage online resources including database of frequently asked questions, electronic filing, and filing documents.
  • Check that all PIFs are filled out completely and have all necessary information; also ensure that the PIFs are accounted for and uploaded to CSETS monthly.

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JOB POSTING- Medical Office Assistant

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Tsawout First Nation is currently seeking a Medical Office Assisant. Here are the details:


Primary responsibility is to provide administrative support to Tsawout nurse practitioner and other Tsawout health staff.  Support services include patient/client reception, transcription, photocopying, scanning documents into Mustimuhw, (electronic medical records system) and organizing all information (sent and received).  The MOA will also liaise with VIHA, FNHA, Tseycum, and municipal, provincial, federal and governments, manage staff calendars (i.e., schedule appointments); prepare memos, letters and reports for signature; prepare travel vouchers and expense approval forms/invoices; assist with Non-Insured Health benefits program; meeting preparations; and maintain financial records, such as purchase orders and invoices.

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Fire Prevention Workshops

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Tsawout First Nation & First Nations Emergency Services Fire Prevention and Home & Fire Safety Workshops

Fire Prevention

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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:


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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