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.
Since BFI started collecting heavy garbage six months ago, we have collected 59,290 pounds of garbage! This amount of garbage is equivalent to a pile that is over 60 feet wide at the base and over 50 feet tall. The total charges have come to $5,489.24
Here are the statistics on the heavy waste area to date :
- Metal 17,204 lbs
- Wood: 18,568 lbs
- Waste: 23,518 lbs
Reminder: We would like to remind everyone that heavy garbage pick-up is for Tsawout Community Members only!
First Nations Art Show
Make sure to save the date for this excellent pre-Christmas art show. There will be a great selection of native art for sale. If you are interested in having a table at this show, please contact Jade Horne at Tsawout reception by phoning (250) 652-9101. Everyone is welcome!
Date: Saturday, December 14th, 2013
Time: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location: Tsawout First Nation Gymnasium
7728 Tetayut Rd.
Treaty News November 2013
By Eric Pelkey, Treaty Officer
- A Central part of our identity as WSÀNEĆ people and families of STÀUTW.
Tsawout Snepeneks Cultural Society recently had a “Raise the Longhouse” live music fundraiser on October 5, which I coordinated. It was well attended and generated many donations. Potential contacts and donors were created. I am still awaiting a final financial outcome report from the Interim Society Coordinator, as he took charge of all funds and donations received for the event.
Learning House News November 2013
The students of Learning House had an opportunity to carve a pumpkin with staff and guests Naomi Adams and Tarkel Parker. On Halloween, the students had a blast jumping on the Fun Time Inflatable Obstacle and Bouncy Castle, and as always enjoyed getting their face painted by Susie Sunshine. Other activities that were enjoyed included dancing the cakewalk to “The Monster Mash”, Halloween Costume Parade and an after school Spaghetti Lunch, Halloween Treat Bags and Cupcake Decorating. Thank you to families and friends of the Learning House for visiting the 3rd Annual Tsawout Learning House Halloween Carnival 2013. It was another successful event because you accepted our invitation to come, “cut loose” and PLAY once again!
Breakfast for Learning
TSAWOUT I,TOTELṈEW̱,ÁUTW̱ “Learning House” is proudly supported by Breakfast for Learning, which provides funding towards our breakfast and after school snack program so we can offer our students a healthy start and finish to their day.
3rd Annual Health and Safety Fair
Thank you to all Community Members, Staff, Health and Safety Services for participating in the third annual Health and Safety Fair that was held on October 16. It was a great success by all account, especially the dunk tank (thanks to dunk tank volunteer Nick Henry)!
Friendly Reminder from the Social Development Team
- No renewal & no employment action plan = no cheque processed.
- Delays in receiving information = delays in processing = delays in receiving a cheque.
- Takes 5 + 8 business days to process a completed application.
- Deadline for declarations and budget and decision forms are the 15th of each month.
- Please bring in Hydro Bills once received in the mail. This is so we do not have past due amounts or disconnection notices (NO BILLS= NO PAYMENTS).
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