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Kw’umut Lelum Moves to Full Delegation

December 13, 2014 |

Kwumut Lelum Child and Family Services is now a ‘first call’ agency, providing child and family services to nine First Nations from Malahat to Qualicum.

After 18 years, the new provincial authority gives Kwumut Lelum the mandate to provide full … Read More

Community Planning Update

December 13, 2014 |

Three NmTC nations have received comprehensive community planning (CCP) funding from Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada.

Two nations will be updating their current CCPs and another will be initiating its plan.

NmTC’s community planning advisor Bronwen Geddes assisted with … Read More

Heron Artist Honoured

December 13, 2014 |

Lawrence Mitchell of Snaw-naw-as blanketed Mark Gauti, of T’Sou-ke First Nation, during the NmTC directors’ meeting in Nanaimo in mid-November.

The ceremony took place in honour of Gauti’s creation of the Great Blue heron design that was adopted as the … Read More

Explore Self-Governance

December 13, 2014 |

Exploring self-government is the theme of a Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council workshop series that starts in March.

The first of the two-part series – A Vision for Self-Governance – starts March 3rd and 4th at the Coast Bastion Hotel in Nanaimo.

Best practices and … Read More

One Heart • One Mind • One Nation

December 12, 2014 |

by Patricia McDougall

Uniting the community was an underlying theme when the Tla’amin open house was held at the Salish Centre in Sliammon in mid-November.

The Salish Center was full of information booths for the nation’s members to see what … Read More

Changing the Face of Housing on Reserves

December 12, 2014 |

by Patricia McDougall

The Housing Policy Toolkit, launched earlier this year by Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council (NmTC), has been experiencing a stellar rollout across Canada.

There have been more than 40 requests for access to the Toolkit, from First Nations … Read More

Financial Stability

December 12, 2014 |

Steve Hunter, chief financial officer, had many stories of success to share.

Tla’amin was recently a medium-to-high risk nation with Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, being over $1 million in the red. But in 2014, the nation caught up … Read More

Election Wins Bridge Gap Between Communities

December 12, 2014 |

Three people from Naut’sa mast Tribal Council nations scored victories in recent elections in BC.

Bill Yoachim of Snuneymuxw gained the second highest number of votes for Nanaimo City council while Natasha Bob of Snaw-naw-as and Rhiannon Bennett who lives … Read More

New Job Feels Like “Coming Home”

December 12, 2014 |

The First Nations Health Authority has chosen Dr. Evan Adams as its chief medical officer following a Canada-wide recruitment effort.

Dr. Adams is the ‘favourite son’ of Sliammon, first gaining fame as one of the stars in the film Smoke … Read More

Two Reporters Join the Sentinel

December 12, 2014 |

Patricia McDougall from Klahoose First Nation and Tricia Thomas from Halalt have joined the staff of The Salish Sea Sentinel.

“Both will be working as reporters and will use their other special skills to enhance the magazine,” said Gary Reith … Read More