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October 2017 Newsletter

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

October 2017 Colour  (3.9 MB).




JOB POSTING- Medical Office Assistant

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

POSITION SUMMARY: 

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

Workshop Info

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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:
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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Sacred Rattle Returning to W’SANEC Family After Absence of More than 76 Years

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Release & Backgrounder
For Immediate Release:

Sacred Rattle Returning to W’SANEC Family After Absence of More than 76 Years

Repatriation Ceremony - Thursday, November 10th 2016
Location: Royal BC Museum
Time: 10:00am
**Please meet in the front lobby of the museum.

A sacred Ceremonial rattle is returning to a W’SANEC family after an absence of more than 76 years. The rattle which is carved out of horn, adorned with mountain goat wool and features a man with up-raised hands – belongs to the Claxton family of the Tsawout First Nation. It was taken from a Saanichton Museum 43 years ago by an art dealer and almost disappeared into the shady antiquities market forever.

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