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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 - Life Coach

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TERM POSITION: September 22, 2014 – December 12, 2014
HOURS OF WORK: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

The Life Coach will work under the direction of the HESS Director and with the Employment & Training Specialist of Tsawout First Nation. The incumbent will work closely with students in the Growing Our Futures: Native Plant Horticulture Program, along with instructors, staff, coordinators and advisors of this program, and provide input into the final program report. This program also includes travel between Royal Roads University and Tsawout First Nation and student field trips.


The Life Coach will assist the Growing Our Futures: Native Plant Horticulture Program students with their goals and assist them with essential skills, job readiness, setting goals and objectives and assisting with post-secondary entry if required post program.

For a full job description and how to apply, please follow this link.


Marine Use Survey

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Marine Harvest Study

Take part in important band-led research.

Take our survey to be entered into a chance to win an IPAD.

This survey will only take around 10 minutes to complete and it is very important for your community and leadership.


Attention Tsawout members: Help your community document current marine harvesting, fishing, and hunting activities!

Your information will remain anonymous and will be used to inform Tsawout's independent review of the Kinder Morgan Pipeline marine shipping component.

If you have any questions about the survey or this study please contact TrailMark at 250-383-7979.


ȽÁU, WELṈEW̱ Tribal School Nursery Notice

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Parents of Potential Nursery Students:

If your child was:

  1. Born in the year 2010, and if your child will:
  2. Turn four years old before the end of 2014,

S/he is eligible to attend one Nursery half-day session, either in the morning or afternoon starting September 2014.

Please come and register your child at the School early. There will be a limit of 20 in each session. Make your choice early.

Please not we will require a copy of your child's Birth Certificate and/or Status Card when registering.


Mrs. Maryann Gladstone
Principle, ȽÁU, WELṈEW̱ Tribal School(250) 652-1811




Life Ring Meetings Canceled

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Life Ring meetings have been postponed, until further notice. Please note that A.A. monthly meeting schedules can be
found on line, or picked up in the Health Office.

Below are some A.A. meetings in the Saanichton, Sidney area.


A.A. Meetings

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SIDNEY NOON SERENITY - 12:00 to 1:00 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
10030 3RD Street, Sidney, Saint Elizabeth’s Church – side door.

TSARTLIP RESERVE - 7:00 to 8:00 Wednesday
#3 Boat Ramp, Health Centre

THE GRAPEVINE GROUP - 7:30 to 8:30 Wednesday
Mount Newton Cross Road, Saanich Peninsula Hospital – next to the cafeteria

SIDNEY THURSDAY NIGHT – 8:00 to 9:00 Thursday
2410 Malaview, 5th Street (Saint Paul’s Church)

MOUNTAIN VIEW – BIG BOOK 7:30 to 8:30 Saturday
2166 Mount Newton Cross Roads, Saanich Peninsula Hospital – next to the cafeteriaaa-meetings


Heath & Recreation Grants 2014

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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.


Food Sustainability and Community Gardening Workshops

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Food-Sustainability web

Tsawout First Nation will be running a series of Workshops in March, April, May and June aimed at increasing knowledge and awareness about Food Sustainability, and traditional foods and medicines. We have designed these workshops in the past month and would like to test them out and ask for feedback. Dinner will be provided (Pizza). The workshops will run every Wednesday starting March 12, 2014 from 3:30-5:30. There will be door prizes and a small incentive for participating (gift cards) and providing feedback.

Upcoming Food Sustainability and Garden workshops for April!
Tsawout Multipurpose room, 3:30-5:30pm

We may venture outside for plant collection or down to the community garden so please dress appropriately. Dinner will be provided, door prizes to be won and everyone welcome. Please RSVP via email or phone to Shauna at contact info below. See ya all there!

April 9, 2014 
Introduction to Traditional Foods and Medicines for Diabetes

This workshop introduces some of the gifts of Northwest plants and then leads into the history and impacts of diabetes in Indian Country. It ties in how plants traditions might be useful for diabetes prevention and community wellness. Participants will gain an understanding of some of the traditional uses of some native plants, about the complex causes of diabetes, and be introduced to traditional uses of plants as a way to prevent and treat diabetes.

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