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

April 2014 Newsletter

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

April 2014 Colour  (large  1.8 MB).

April 2014 Black & White  (small  1.4 MB).

Community Feedback Survey

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Tsawout First Nation is currently developing an Environmental Management Framework. The Environmental Framework will outline environmental protection strategies, goals and guide us in managing our lands in a sustainable way. We are seeking input from Tsawout community members regarding environmental management and protection issues that you feel are important. The information provided in the questionnaire is anonymous and members are not required to provide their name. Instructions: Please read each question carefully and answer accordingly. There are spaces available for comments should you wish to provide additional information.


Jesken Town Centre Fact Sheet

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To learn more about the proposed commercial development Jesken Town Centre, this fact sheet has been provided by the Tsawout Economic Development Department.


Matrimonial Property Law Polling Results

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STAUTW First Nation Matrimonial Polling Results

The results of the Matrimonial Property Law vote are now available. This law will be pending until it has been posted 28 days from the day of the vote. Council will enact the Matrimonial Property Law after 28 days.


Westbank First Nation Presentation

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Chief Robert Louie, Westbank First Nation (WFN) recently made a presentation to the Tsawout Lands Management Committee and Council to showcase what and how the WFN has achieved in their territory. Tsawout members were inspired by the passion that Chief Louie expressed for his community's involvement into what they do in their community. It is a best practices showcase of what First Nations can aspire to with hard work, community involvement and unity. Chief Robert Louie talked about some of the tools that they used over the past 30+ years to get from having their administration in a single wide trailer to a successful First Nations government of today.

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Jesken Town Centre Presentation

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The following is a copy of the presentation that was given to our neighbours at Central Saanich. The project is still in the "Proposed" stage and we have several issues to deal with before we can present it to our Tsawout Community. There are many questions surrounding the proposed development and if you would like to contact me with any questions please do so at " This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ". I will answer any questions that I can and we will continue to post information on this site as it becomes available.


Mental Health Corner

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With the extra stresses associated with the season, you might want to try a suggestion or two.
Listen to the wisdom of your body. Begin to freely admit the stresses and pressures which have manifested physically, mentally, or emotionally.



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What is Al-Anon?

Al-Anon is self-help recovery program for people who believe their lives may have been affected by someone else's drinking. We come together to find help and support in dealing with the effects of alcoholism in our lives. The single purpose of these programs is to help families and friends of alcoholics, whether the alcoholic is drinking or not.


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