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
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.
Proposed Land Code amenments, Residential Tenancy and Community Land Disposition Laws
Land Code Ammendments
The Council, on the recommendation of the Land Management Committee, is proposing changes to the Land Code to make the law more effective for Members, Residents, and potential investors in Tsawout Lands, and to improve Tsawout’s ability to manage its lands.
The Eligible Voters of Tsawout need to vote to approve these changes. A Ratification Vote is being proposed for November 18, 2016.
The Land Code Amendments will go to a vote proposed for November 18, 2016. The Residential Tenancy Law and Community Land Disposition Law will be enacted by Council following community consultation.
Health & Recreation Grants 2016
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.
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.
Aboriginal Run / Walk at Tsawout
Are you interested in learning how to run or walk a 10k? Now is your chance! Siona and John-John will be running a program starting this Sunday, January 17th. Come and check it out! All ages welcome! Please see the image below for more info.
JOB POSTING - Homemaker / Adult Care Services
POSITION: Homemaker/Adult Care Services HOURS OF WORK: Casual on-call REPORTS TO: Adult/Elder’ Care Coordinator or designate
POSITION SUMMARY: This position reports to the Adult/Elder’ Care Coordinator and will work with Tsawout community member Adults/Elders, to provide homemaker services, assist with household tasks and provide transportation.
Duties/Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Plan and cook nutritional meals
- Sweep, vacuum or mop kitchen and living room floors
- Clean kitchen and living room areas
- Clean washrooms and mop bathroom floors as required
- Wash dishes and help keep fridge and cupboards clean
- Assist with minor household repairs
- Client transportation, i.e., to the grocery store, pharmacy, medical appointments, and at times to community/Elder gatherings within the community/ies.
- Assist with laundry
- Report unsafe conditions or client concerns to supervisor.
- Keep and maintain a client schedule and submit on a bi-weekly basis (along with timesheets)
- Maintain confidentiality and demonstrate respect for client rights, dignity, and self worth at all times.
- Attend staff meetings and in-house training as requested
- Perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with Tsawout policies and procedures, and as directed by the Supervisor (leave in or take out)
Official Election Results
Below are the official election results of the Chief & Council vote held July 2, 2015.
John Etzel (JP)
To see a listing of the votes cast for each candidate, please click the button below.
View Polling Results
Audited Financial Statement
Tsawout 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.
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.