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August 2015 Front PageThis section includes all of the news items in our monthly newsletter, and then some!

August 2015 Newsletter

For a copy of our current newsletter, please download it here.

August 2015 Colour  (700 kB).

Official Election Results

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Below are the official election results of the Chief & Council vote held July 2, 2015.


Harvey Underwood


Samantha Etzel
John Etzel (JP)
Karen Harry
Abe Pelkey
Stanley Sam
Bruce Underwood
Mavis Underwood
John Wilson

To see a listing of the votes cast for each candidate, please click the button below.

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JOB POSTING - Director of Operations - Tsawout First Nation

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Recognizing the importance of strong organizational leadership when it comes to delivering the very best of services to their community, Chief and Council are looking to attract an accomplished Director of Operations to ensure the organization continues to grow in a healthy and prosperous manner. Reporting to TFN Council with a direct reporting relationship to the Chief, the Director of Operations will;

  • Ensure all programs are developed according to relevant legislation, industry standards, and best practices
  • Implement and monitor the policies and decisions of Council
  • Provide strong leadership, vision guidance and direction to Chief and Council and staff
  • Implement dynamic stewarding skills required to inspire staff and play a key role working with the Chief and Council in developing strategic initiatives that meet both current and future needs
  • Manage communications between administration and community members as well as other government agencies and departments, private industry, business and any other stakeholders to build TFN’s reputation, maintain its values and promote economic opportunities throughout their community
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Health & Rec Grant Cheques May 2015 Distribution

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Health & Rec Grant Cheques May 2015 Distribution

Health & Recreation Grant Cheques will be distributed on WEDNESDAY, May 27 in the gym from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.  If your cheque is not picked up by Friday May 29th, they will be mailed out on Monday June 1, 2015.


Victoria Foundation’s 10th Victoria’s Vital Signs survey

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The Victoria Foundation has launched its 10th annual Victoria’s Vital Signs Survey, Greater Victoria’s annual check-up. Please take the survey and share what you love – and what you think are our region’s most pressing issues. Survey responses and local indicators are combined into a report that is used by local politicians, charities and non-profits, and community leaders and decision-makers. Take the survey by July 1 and you could win one of several gift certificates to local restaurants!


Take the Survey


Notice of Nomination Meeting

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Notice of Nomination Meeting

Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the electors of the Tsawout First Nation will be held in the Tsawout First Nation Multipurpose Room, 7728 Tetayut Road, Saanichton, B.C. on the 20th day of May, 2015, beginning at 4:30 o’clock P.M. and lasting for at least three hours, for the purpose of nominating a Chief and candidates for positions on the Band Council of the said Band for the next ensuing term. EIGHT (8) Councillor Positions and ONE (1) position for Chief are available. The election will be held at The Tsawout First Nation Multipurpose Room, 7728 Tetayut Road, Saanichton, B.C. on July 2, 2015

Please note that any Elector may nominate candidates by using a mail-in nomination form. Electors residing off-reserve may nominate or run as a candidate for the position of Chief and Council. You can either deliver or mail-in written nomination forms and completed, signed and witnessed voter declaration forms to the electoral officer before the time set for the nomination meeting OR you may nominate candidates orally at the nomination meeting. Mailed nominations not received by the electoral officer before the time set for the nomination meeting are void. Also note that any voter may vote by mail-in ballot.

All Tsawout First Nation Members, 18 years or older, are eligible to vote in the election.
Given under my hand at Delta, B.C. this 16th day of April, 2015


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Electoral Officer
Phone number: 604-943-0522
Fax Number: 604-943-0527
Cell Number: 604-786-2512
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Please take a moment to review this list of eligible voters to ensure that you are registered to vote. Please contact our office if you believe there is an error, or if you are not on the list.

Voters List 2015

Have you moved recently? Please take a moment to send us your updated contact information. This information is vital for voting purposes. Thank you for keeping your information current.

Update Your Info


C-FIT Training - Students and Youth

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Attention all Tsawout Students and Youth up to 22 years!  Are you interested in earning a living in the Commercial Fishing Industry? 

C-FIT (Commercial Fishing Indigenous Students Training) is designed to make First Nation Youth ready for Commercial Fishing.

  • Reconnecting with Coast Salish way of life.
  • Program based on entry-level Transport Canada Certification.
  • Includes real-life experience with commercial vessels, commercial dockside activities, and commercial gear.
  • Program blends traditional fishing knowledge with modern commercial fishing practices.
  • Program supports transition to employment as a deckhand on a commercial vessel.
  • Program helps students meet graduation requirements.
Awesome Field Trips too!
  • Camosun College Vessel Simulator
  • Commercial Fishing Trips
  • Institute of Ocean Sciences
  • Department of National Defence
  • National Weather Station
  • Goldstream Hatchery
  • Joint Rescue and Coordination Centre
  • Just to name a few!

Program details

Presented in partnership with CSETS ( Coast Salish Training and Employment Society), Salish Strait Seafoods, and School District 63.

Please click here to Download the C-FIT Brochure.


Notice of Vote: Custom Election Law

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Please note that the Vote for the Custom Election Law has been cancelled.



TAKE NOTICE that the Ratification Vote scheduled to take place on February 4-5, 2015 to determine if Eligible Voters approve adopting the proposed Tsawout First Nation Custom Election Law has been cancelled.

The Council of the Tsawout First Nation has decided to carry out additional community consultation before Eligible Voters are asked to vote on whether the approve the law.

All mail-in ballots received by the Ratification Office will be destroyed to ensure that confidentiality of the voter is maintanined.

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