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Call for volunteer painters

                     Volunteers needed To return Gukwdzi,  a symbol of ‘Namgis heritage on the reserve, to its original glory, we are calling out to volunteers to join the effort to repaint the front face of our Big House. This Gukwdzi, host of ceremonies, potlatches, celebrations, has served ‘Namgis  for 20 years and now it is time to renovate it for many …

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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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Request for Proposals: ‘Namgis First Nation Land Use Plan

The ‘Namgis First Nation is pleased to receive proposals to move us forward in creating a Land Use Plan for all of Namgis First Nation reserve lands. Deadline to respond to the RFP is April 21, 2021 at 4pm. Click here to view the RPF: http://www.namgis.bc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/NRL-0001-RFP-LUP.pdf

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Modernized Land Use Planning: Gwa’ni Project

‘Namgis First Nation is partnering with the B.C. government to develop a modernized land-use plan for the majority of the Nimpkish Valley. This process will take several years to complete and is being called the Gwa’ni Project. The memorandum of understanding will allow us to share recommendations with the Province on how our resources and lands should be managed for …

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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

‘Namgis First Nation is renewing our Health and Wellness Plan. This plan is used by all members of our health team to make decisions about programs and services for our community. This includes considerations like doctors, dentists, health promotion programs, prevention clinics and the Treatment Centre. After initial engagement in 2020, we had a successful open house in October 2021 …

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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 …