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September 2014 Front PageThis section includes all of the news items in our monthly newsletter, and then some!

September 2014 Newsletter

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

September 2014 Colour  (1.1 MB).

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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Artist Spotlight - Leroy Bill

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This article was submitted submitted by Community Member Patti Underwood, which was originally published in the Quadra-Hillside Community News. (Summer 2012 issue)

Click the link to read a PDF copy of this article. Artist Spotlight - Leroy Bill


Congratulations Regina Avery

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Rena Dulay and family are very proud of her daughter, Regina R. Avery, who graduated on June 10, 2012. Her ceremony was held at Olympic College, Bremerton, Washington. Regina graduated with an Associates in Arts and Sciences and received a grade point of 3.9 on the Dean's Scholar List. Regina managed to obtain her degree while helping raise two children and holding down a full-time job working with special needs children in the Poulsbo School District.


JOB POSTING - Village Maintenance Worker

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Under supervision of the Public Works Manager, the Village Maintenance Worker will provide grounds maintenance within Tsawout, ie., around building facilities and along public roadways etc. The normal work environment will be outside in various weather conditions and will involve many physically demanding jobs, i.e., operate various equipment/hand tools to complete grounds maintenance tasks, and lift and move heavy objects.


JOB POSTING - Child and Youth Outreach Worker

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Please note: This is part-time term position for 2 years Hours: 20-24 hours/week (Salary dependent on qualifications & experience)

Funded through the project, Weaving in Spirit and Health (WISH) the Child and Youth Outreach Worker is responsible for providing outreach services for TSAWOUT First Nation community members to help improve the mental health and well-being of all members, particularly children and youth.


JOB POSTING - Administration Receptionist / Secretary

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This position is the first point of contact for our Band office and reports to the Health Department Executive Assistant. The successful candidate needs to have a positive attitude, be professional in appearance (casual business dress code) and respect confidentiality. The receptionist performs a variety of clerical and general office support (i.e., mail distribution and filing). Office skills required include computer skills (email, word processing and excel) good telephone etiquette, ability to multi task, respond to general and/or direct inquiries to the appropriate staff/department within our organization, re-routing calls and taking messages in a professional manner, greeting and directing community members and visitors to departmental staff as appropriate. This position provides reception and support services to the Director of Operations and Administration staff and phone coverage when the Health Receptionist/Secretary is away from her desk. Promote teamwork and cooperation by effective communication with all staff, community members and visitors and offer assistance whenever possible.


SNEPENEKS Poker Tournament

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