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Chief & Council Updates

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Chief & Council have released a special update newsletter. Please see the link for important informatoin regarding Tsawout Longhouse reconstruction efforts, new acting Band Manager, and Finance information.June-SE

 

Polling Notice For the Tsawout First Nation General Election

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Notice is hereby given to the electors of the Tsawout First Nation that a poll will be held to elect one (1) Chief and Eight (8) Councillors to the Council of the Tsawout First Nation.  The poll will be held at The Tsawout First Nation Gym located at 7728 Tetayut Road, Saanichton, B.C.  on the 5th  day of July, 2017 from 9:00 AM until 8:00 PM (local time).

And that I will count the votes at the Tsawout First Nation Gym located at 7728 Tetayut Road, Saanichton, B.C. on the 5th day of July, 2017, immediately after the close of the poll and declare the results of the election.

Given under my hand at Delta, British Columbia, on May 23, 2017. 

 

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F.P.Schiffner
Electoral Officer
Phone number: 604-943-0522
Fax Number: 604-943-0527
Cell Number: 604-786-2512
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Voters List

Please note: A current voter's list can be viewed at Admin and Health Reception.
 

Tsawout First Nation and Kinder Morgan Pipeline

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Following the recent B.C. election, the Kinder Morgan Pipeline Proposal is back in the news. Kinder Morgan is hoping to increase its oil tanker traffic through the Straight of Georgia.

Tsawout First Nation has been working very hard with other organizations to develop research and has filed documents with the National Energy Board. These include the Tsawout Traditional Marine Use Study, our Expert Reports, and Affidavits from some of our members. These documents can all be found at:
http://docs.neb-one.gc.ca/fetch.asp?language=E&ID=A70322

 

Final Chief & Council Candidates List

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REVISED LIST OF CANDIDATES

 

Registration Information - BC Elders Gathering

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BC Elders Gathering

Over the next week, Gina will visit Elders to confirm his/her registration, for the BC Elders Gathering. Tsawout Elders attending the Elders Gathering will be requested to participate with fundraising activities. Tsawout Elders unable to attend or participate with fundraising activities, due to health/physical abilities, will be exempt. All monies raised will support Tsawout Elders with their accommodations, travel expenses.

Fore more information, please follow this link.

 

Health & Recreation Grants 2017

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Just a reminder that proof of residency is needed for Health & Recreation Grant applications. Any of the following will be accepted:

  • Hydro bill
  • Phone bill
  • Cable bill
  • Revenue Canada child tax papers.  

Grant Application

 The mail that you hand in has to have your name on it. You have to be a Canadian resident to be eligible for the grant.  Handing in ID from the United States is not acceptable and you will not be eligible for the grant.

If you have turned 18 or will be turning 18 before the May 27th distribution, you are eligible to receive the Health & Rec Grant. So be sure to fill out a new application for this year's distribution. Please provide a copy of your status card and a piece of mail (cell phone bill). If you do not have mail that has your name on it and you still live at home, please have your parent write a letter stating that you reside at the address.

If you have recently had a baby, please make sure that you have started the registration process BEFORE you add your baby to the form. Once you have started the registration process, I will get confirmation from Farrah.

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Sacred Rattle Returning to W’SANEC Family After Absence of More than 76 Years

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Release & Backgrounder
For Immediate Release:

Sacred Rattle Returning to W’SANEC Family After Absence of More than 76 Years

Repatriation Ceremony - Thursday, November 10th 2016
Location: Royal BC Museum
Time: 10:00am
**Please meet in the front lobby of the museum.

A sacred Ceremonial rattle is returning to a W’SANEC family after an absence of more than 76 years. The rattle which is carved out of horn, adorned with mountain goat wool and features a man with up-raised hands – belongs to the Claxton family of the Tsawout First Nation. It was taken from a Saanichton Museum 43 years ago by an art dealer and almost disappeared into the shady antiquities market forever.

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