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2021 Elk Harvest

Introduction ‘Namgis voluntarily participates in Tlawals (Roosevelt Elk) management as set by the Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations (FLNRO) using a Limited Entry Hunt (LEH) System. Tlawals numbers were decimated and elk hunting in our territory has been managed by LEH, where a lottery determines the recipients of the elk to be harvested that year. We have …

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‘Namgis First Nation to look for unmarked burial grounds in Alert Bay

July 9, 2021 – Recently uncovered unmarked burial grounds of First Nations children at the sites of former residential schools in B.C. and Saskatchewan have shaken First Nations throughout Canada. The discoveries have shown that there is still much to be brought to light from the dark years of the residential school practices of mistreatment and abuse that lasted for …

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Council Hall open to social gatherings

July 9, 2021 – ‘Namgis Council is pleased to announce that, in line with the gradual lifting of Covid-19 restrictions on social gatherings by the B.C. Provincial Health Authority, the Council Hall (015 Front Street) is now available for members to book events. The current guidelines set a limit of either 50 persons or 50 percent of the capacity of …

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COVID-19 Response Gift Card for ‘Namgis Members

January 22, 2021 ‘Namgis First Nation will be providing Gift Card “hampers” to all registered members, if they request assistance, in the amount of $100/’Namgis member. Each member who wishes to receive a hamper to email us the following details to info@namgis.bc.ca no later than February 10, 2021: 1. Name; 2. Status number; 3. List of other registered ‘Namgis members …

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Health & Wellness Plan

Exciting news! ‘Namgis First Nation is renewing our Nation’s Health and Wellness Plan. This plan is used by our health team – the people who run the ‘Namgis Health Centre, the doctors, the nurses and all health staff – to make decisions about health and wellness programs and services in our community. Click here to find out more information and …

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UPDATE: Cash Prizes Housing & Energy Assessment

We have added a prize draw for everyone who submits a completed survey and BC Hydro form: 1st prize: $50 cash 2nd prize: $25 cash 3rd prize: $25 cash Participate in our Housing & Energy Assessment‘Namgis First Nation is looking for your input about your home and your home’s energy. We are trying to access funding for energy efficiency retrofits …

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Order of the Provincial Health Officer

Below is the information about the Provincial Health Officer’s recent order related to COVID-19. Link to the full document ORDER OF THE PROVINCIAL HEALTH OFFICER(Pursuant to Sections 30, 31, 32 and 39 (3) Public Health Act, S.B.C. 2008) GATHERINGS AND EVENTSThe Public Health Act is at:http://www.bclaws.ca/civix/content/complete/statreg/08028/?xsl=/templates/browse.xsl(excerpts enclosed)TO: OWNERS AND OPERATORS OF BANQUET HALLSTO: OWNERS AND OPERATORS OF VACATION ACCOMMODATIONTO: OCCUPANTS …

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Archaeological Investigations at Wa’s (Woss)

Text by Duncan McLaren, Hakai Institute Photos by Joanne McSporran, Hakai Institute Over the last three years, archaeological investigations have been ongoing at the Bottleneck Site (EbSp-9) situated on terraces of the Woss River in ‘Namgis Territory.  Traditionally this region was lived in and used by the Ninalk’inuxw, a sub-group of the ‘Namgis.  The primary village of the ‘Ninalk’inuxw, known …

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Notice to Membership – 2020 Election

October 9, 2020Notice to Membership Regarding December 2020 Election The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our lives in many ways. We are asked to keep our circle small, keep our distance from others, not gather in large groups, continually wash our hands and wear masks in stores. Although we were able to successfully contain the outbreak in Alert Bay in April …

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COVID-19 Antibody Testing on Cormorant Island

Summary Report 2020 In March and April of 2020, Cormorant Island experienced a cluster of 30 COVID-19 infections, including one death. Mayor of Alert Bay Dennis Buchanan and Elected Chief of ‘Namgis First Nation Don Svanvik made a request to Island Health for COVID-19 antibody testing. The goal was to understand the true impact of COVID-19 on the community. COVID-19 …