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Chief Robert Pollard Leaves Office

Following years of service as the Chief of the Wei Wai Kum Nation, Robert Pollard is leaving office after Council declared his seat vacant in accordance with the Nation’s Election Code. Chief Pollard has been on leave for more than six months for medical reasons.

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Training Program Helps Budding Entrepreneurs Be Their BEST

In their ongoing commitment to building a better future for business in Vancouver Island First Nation communities, NEDC is ramping up for another installment of its Business Entrepreneurial Skills and Training program (BEST). BEST is a free training series that helps nurture the entrepreneurial spirit of people, communities and organizations .

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Tickets Now Available for Reconciliation Play

Tickets are now available for the interactive play šxʷʔam̓ət, about reconciliation issues between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people. The play, whose name is pronounced “shwah-mette” (‘home’ in a Coast Salish dialect), comes to Thunderbird Hall Jan. 25.

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Presenters Warn of Dangers of Farmed Fish

Speakers at a community meeting last week about fish farms warned of the threat posed by open net fish farms to wild salmon and other marine life, to the marine environment, and – as a result – to the culture, health and well-being of most of B.C.’s Indigenous people.

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Two BladeRunner Programs to Start in January

The Laichwiltach Family Life Society will offer two BladeRunner job readiness programs starting in January. One will prepare participants to work as a prep cook. The other will provide training for seven workplace certifications useful for those who want to work in the service sector. 

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