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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 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

 

Audited Financial Statement

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audit-thumbTsawout First Nation's Audit Report for 2014 is now available online.Please note that you will need Adobe Acrobat to view this PDF file.

For a copy of the report, please click here.

 

The Reefnet

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Thank you to Phil Vernon who generously allowed Tsawout First Nation to share his song " The Reefnet" on our website.

Used with permission - excerpt from the liner notes of the 2009 album "Kitale Road"

"The southern Gulf Islands of British Columbia where I live are part of the traditional territories of the W̱SÁNEĆ, or Saanich, First Nations. A description of their traditional fishery in the book Saltwater People by the late W̱SÁNEĆ elder Dave Elliot inspired me to write this song. I have been honoured by requests to sing it at numerous occasions for W̱SÁNEĆ elders and children at cultural events and at the ȽÁU, WELṈEW̱ school."

Click the play button to hear the song.

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