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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.


New 4-Way Stop

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EffectiveJanuary 9th, 2013.

Please be aware that there is a new 4-WAY STOP at the intersection of Tetayut Rd, and STAUTW Road.  This new stop sign will help accommodate the extension to Tetayut Road, and improve the safety of community members and their children while using cross-walks and school-bus pick-up and drop-off. 


Food Recalls

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A recall of Golden Boy Inshell mixed nuts and Buitoni Pizza has been added to the CFIA's Food Recall Report. The mixed nuts may be contaminated with Salmonella, while the pizza may be contaminated with metal.

Product details of the Golden Boy Inshell mixed nuts recall is available here. Visit the Canadian Food Inspection Agency for more information regarding Salmonella.

Product details of the Buitoni Pizza recall is available here.


Christmas Giving Application Forms

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The Christmas Giving Program reviews the applications from those who are in need at Christmas, and shares these applications among the agencies listed below and other individuals offering help. We work with many local social agencies to ensure that as many people as possible receive the help they need at Christmas. You will receive assistance this Christmas from one agency only.

You may pickup a copy of the application form at the Band Office, just ask the receptionist!


Gathering Strength Recreation Camps

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Gathering Strength is Group that is geared toward the W̱SÁNEĆ nations to gather Strength within our communities and strive for healthy & strong communities.

Gathering Strength is rolling out a series of sport camps to promote healthy active lifestyles for the health and well being of our WSANEC people.

These Camps include:

  • Basketball with Eli Pasquale - November 6th - 29th
  • Boxing Camp with Chris Jones - November 6th - December 11th
  • Swim Camp at Panorama Recreation Centre - November 21st - December 12th.
  • Soccer Camps - Starting January

Flu Shots Now Available

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From the Nurse's desk:

The Flu Shots are available now at the Tsawout Health Office. People can drop in Tuesday and Thursday afternoons to get their flu shots or they can contact me - Nurse Sarah Gamble at the Health Office (250-652-1149 - ext. 208) to set up another time that is convenient for them.


Drop-in Volleyball

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The Reefnet

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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.

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