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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.


BFI Garbage Pick-up Reminder

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Please remember that BFI, and Warren as their helper, will only provide "household/doorstep garbage pick-up" for Elders only. All other community members must place their bins at the side of the road. BFI will not go through someone's yard or into their driveway to pick-up garbage. Also, if your garbage is missed, you must phone BFI directly at (250) 652-4414 to reschedule a pick-up.


Elder's Loonie Toonie Winners

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Kid Activity Set -- Naomi
Chocolate Bunny--Lance N.
CD Player & Chocolate --Doreen T
Pink Easter Basket --Sadie U.
Blue Easter Basket --Myron
Fresca --Alisha M.
Kids Bag -- Destiny P.
Jam & Jelly Basket --Lisa A. U.
Bath set, Olay .-- Monique S.
Chips & Dip Set -- Jessica U.
Pop & Chips -- Susan W.
Bath Set -- Fiona H.
Bread Maker -- Steve

Jacket (red & black) set -- H/A Underwood
Tigger Jacket -- S & T Leon
Drum Bag -- Vic & Joyce
Leather Purse -- Helen Jack
Cherry Coke & glasses -- Darlene Horne
Diet Coke & glasses -- Joyce & Vic
Rice & storage -- Alisha M.
Cedar Headband -- Jessica U.
Paddle – Cedar -- Edith
Wolf Carving -- Michelle Morris
Gloves & Screwdrivers -- Darlene Horne
Coke & Cooler --  Marlene Rice
Roaster -- Sadie U.
Kitchen set & Clock -- Darlene & Destiny
2 Royal’s Hockey Ticket -- Jessica U.

Fundraising Totals
Breakfast $356.00
Donation $30.00
$1/$2 $679.00
TOTAL $1,065.00



Learning House - April

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PLEASE note the times of TSAWOUT Youth Program Schedule for your child(ren)'s attendance:

  • 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Monday to Thursday
  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Friday


  • 5:00 pm Monday to Thursday
  • 4:00 pm on Friday

I am so thankful and grateful to the Healing Response Committee of the Anglican Church of Canada for funds made available to I,TOTELṈEW̱,ÁUTW̱ - Learning House Cultural Awareness Project. With this Anglican Fund for Healing and Reconciliation, the students have already participated in many Cultural activities in January, February, March and continuing into April. Thank you for your support and involvement in these activities.


Call for Tsawout Artists

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New Arts & Culture Section

Tsawout is creating a new Arts and Culture section on its new website. This will be a platform where artists can display their artwork. Any artists who are interested in having their work, biography and/or contact information placed on the new Tsawout website, please contact Dave at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Notice of Sale

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This document contains important information on the " Sale of the Right to Lawful Possession of Reserve Land pursuant to s.50"

Click the link for more information.

Notice of Sale - Estate of Virginia Joe Lot 35


CPC Celebration

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You're invited to join us for a celebration!  

We will be honouring the Tsawout Community Practice Circle (CPC) as well as child and family service providers from the South Island Wellness Society , The Ministry of Children and Family Development and NIL/TU,O Child and Family Services Agency as they continue their work with Tsawout Families.

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Membership Vote Update

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March 7, 2013

Dear Respected Elders & Members;
Re: Update on Membership Law & Land Code Amendments Vote &
Second Vote Date: June 25th (same day as Chief & Council vote)

HISWKE SIIAM to all families who practiced their democratic right to vote. We appreciate your support and we will need you and your family to vote once again on June 25th, 2013. It is disappointing that we were short a few voters to pass the Membership Law & Land Code Amendments. However, we did have very positive support on these two important issues. Here’s a summary of the vote that recently took place on February 21 and 22:

Land Code Amendments Vote:

Yes Votes 162
No Votes 33
Rejected Ballots 13 (could not be counted in overall vote due to no voter declaration in mail in ballot)


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