Dear Band Members,

We are very happy to introduce you to the 17th weekly newsletter of Whispering Pines/Clinton Indian Band!

With this newsletter, we aim to keep all our Band members informed about the latest happenings, events and news within the community.   We are distributing this news letter by email, so please encourage everyone to get their email address in to  wendy@wpcip.com, so they can be added to the list.
 
Weekly Updates - May 29, 2017
Community Meeting

COMMUNITY MEETING
with
CHIEF AND COUNCIL
Monday, May 29th, 2017 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Columbia Room - Downstairs
Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre
1250 Rogers Way, Kamloops BC

Agenda to follow
 
WPCIB Wins First Prize at Clinton May Ball Parade
Shuswap Nation Tribal Council Job Positings
  • Secwepemc Traditional Wellness Champion – Click here
  • Mental Wellness System Coordinator – Click here
NTC Fisheries Manager Opportunity


New lab service opens in Northills Centre


 
Splatsin Tsm7aksaltn hosting a Bingo June 4, 2017
Bat encounters can put you at risk for rabies
First Nations Health Authority


Flood Safety Information



The FNHA would like to provide information for First Nations communities to stay safe and be prepared during times of increased flooding. This information is from the FNHA Environmental Health team, as well as public information from Interior Health and the BC Ministry of Health.

Read more and download our communique here. 

IH, FNHA, First Nations Leaders Sign Health-care Declaration


Above: Cariboo area First Nations, Interior Health, FNHA representatives hold personal commitments for cultural safety at the conclusion of the Cultural Safety and Humility Forum at the Xat'sull (Soda Creek) First Nation.

Interior Health, First Nations Health Authority, and First Nations leaders from the Cariboo have signed a Declaration of Commitment to embed a culture of safety and humility, starting with hospital and community services in Williams Lake.
Four representatives from the two health authorities and 13 First Nations and Aboriginal leaders from communities in and around Williams Lake signed the commitment document on the first of a two-day Cultural Safety and Humility Forum, held at the Xat'sull (Soda Creek) First Nation on May 3-4.

Read the full release here.

Upload Your Cultural Humility Pledge to Our Gallery!


It's been nearly a year since the launch of the Cultural Humility and Cultural Safety pledge campaign. We've received hundreds of pledges so far - thanks to those who have participated!

We've compiled the pledges sent to us and posted on social media into an online gallery. Now, users can upload their own pledges. If you've pledged but not shared on social media or emailed to the FNHA, its easy to do!

Add your pledge to the online gallery or see what others are pledgeing here.

Interested in learning more about cultural safety and humility? Check out the portal!

Erin Wiltse, FNHA nurse, honoured for bravery!


Left to right: Heather Pastulovic [one of the other nurses on the plane that Erin rescued], Priya Chetty - Nurse Manager Health Centers and Nursing Stations, Leona Smith - Professional Practice Leader of Nursing, Erin Wiltse - nurse practice consultant, Becky Palmer - Chief Nursing Officer, Marlene Hoover - Director of Nursing.

On Saturday, March 18, 2017, Erin Wiltse, Nurse Practice Consultant for the Professional Practice and Education nursing team was honoured with a silver medal for bravery from the Life Saving Society of BC/Yukon for her heroic lifesaving efforts in the float plane crash in Kitkatla on May 24, 2016.

Erin played an integral part in ensuring that all six passengers were removed from the upside down, submerged float plane.

Read more here!

FNHA and Partners Awarded CIHR Grant for Indigenous Wellness Project



The FNHA in partnership with the Office of Provincial Health Officer and Simon Fraser University, have been awarded a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Catalyst Grant for an exciting new project that will focus on Indigenous approaches to wellness.

The partners will use the $150,000 project grant to find innovative ways to incorporate and integrate Indigenous Knowledge (including oral narratives and storytelling) in the development of health and wellness indicators and in our health reporting processes.

Read more here! 

A Day in the Life of an FNHA Nurse: Parts One and Two


Above: Lacey Woloshyn - FNHA Community Health Nurse, Port Simpson Nursing Station with new mom and baby!

It’s a cold, stormy December day. The Port Simpson Nursing Station is busy. The phone rings and a page goes overhead, “Nurse, line one.” I answer the call and hear the trembling voice of a scared, young mother who is only 31 weeks pregnant. “I think I’m in labour,” she says.

Part One.
Part Two.

Cultural Humility Case Study: Northern Health Indigenous Health Resources



The Northern Health Indigenous Health team developed several resources to support Indigenous people in accessing and navigating the healthcare system. These informative booklets outline the patient complaint process, the mental health and addictions programs and services offered by Northern Health, and the sacred spaces and gathering places available in Northern Health buildings and grounds. In these spaces families and community members can come together for spiritual and cultural healing practices.

Read more here! 

SAVE THE DATE: Be sure to join the next FNHA BC Patient Safety Quality Council Cultural Humility Webinar on June 7 at Noon to hear from the Northern Health Indigenous Health team on their work. 

FNHA Nurses Win Award for Compassionate Caregivers


Above: Lacey Woloshyn and Jessica Hardwicke

FNHA Community Health Nurses Lacey Woloshyn and Jessica Hardwicke are part of a group of health professionals in Northern BC that will receive the Frances Montgomery Compassionate Communities Caregiver Award. 

The winning team is composed of our FNHA nurses, homecare nurses in Port Simpson, physicians on the palliative care team in Prince George, nurse practitioner Shirley Nixon, as well as the family of the community member that passed away.

Read more here!

Cultural Safety and Humility Information Packages 



Interested in learning more about cultural safety and cultural humility in the BC health system? Send us an email at: Resources@fnha.ca, or contact your local regional office to order cultural humility kits that include: 
Job Opportunities at the FNHA

Senior Evaluation Analyst

Location(s): Vancouver
Deadline: May 19, 2017
Job description

CNS-Adolescent Mental Health
Location(s): Vancouver
Deadline:  May 19, 2017 at 4:00pm
Job description

Funding Arrangements Advisor
Location(s): Vancouver
Deadline: May 19, 2017 at 4:00pm
Job description

Tenant Improvement Project Manager
Location(s): Vancouver
Deadline: May 22, 2017 at 4:00PM
Job description

Consultant, Jordan’s Principle
Location(s): Vancouver
Deadline: May 26, 2017 at 4:00PM
Job description

Consultant, Respecting Tobacco Program
Location(s): Vancouver
Deadline: May 26, 2017 at 4:00PM
Job description

Senior Coordinator, Research
Location(s): West Vancouver
Deadline: May 26, 2017 at 4:00pm
Job description

Data Entry Clerk
Location(s): Vancouver
Deadline: May 31, 2017 at 4:00pm
Job description

BC First Nations and Aboriginal Health Job Opportunities

Mental Health Clinician

Organization: Carrier Sekani Family Services
Location(s): Vanderhoof
Deadline: May 28, 2017 by 11:55 PM
Job description

Mental Health Clinician – Child & Youth
Organization: Carrier Sekani Family Services
Location(s): Prince George
Deadline: May 28, 2017 by 11:55 PM
Job description

Health Manager
Organization: Gitsegukla Band
Location(s): Gitsegukla
Deadline: May 26, 2017 by 11:55 PM
Job description

Administrative Assistant – Child & Family
Organization: Carrier Sekani Family Services
Location(s): Burns Lake
Deadline: May 19, 2017 by 11:55 PM
Job description
 
Job Opportunities, NRT Grants, etc.

BCAAFC Summer Student - Administrative Assistant

The BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (BCAAFC) is seeking a full-time Summer Student Administrative Assistant.  This person is a member of the Program and Services Team and has the shared responsibility of meeting all the goals and objectives of the team.
 
The projects of the Administrative Assistant will benefit the BCAAFC by providing administrative support with a focus on office infrastructure and front desk services.  This work will strengthen the student’s administration, coordination and communication skills, and direct mentorship will be available.

Admin Assistant Posting: Here

Submission Deadline – Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 12:00pm (noon)

BCAAFC Summer Student – Program Assistant

The BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (BCAAFC) is seeking a full-time Summer Student Program Assistant.  This person is a member of the Program and Services Team and has the shared responsibility of meeting all the goals and objectives of the team.
 
The projects of the Program Assistant will benefit the BCAAFC by providing administrative support with a focus on program support and data maintenance.  This work will strengthen the student’s administration, coordination and communication skills, and direct mentorship will be available.
 
Program Assistant Posting: Here

Submission Deadline – Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 12:00pm (noon)

BCAAFC Summer Student – IT Support

The BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (BCAAFC) is seeking a full-time IT Support Summer Student.  This person is a member of the Finance, Administration and Information Systems (FAIS) Team and has the shared responsibility of meeting all the goals and objectives of the team.
 
The projects of the IT Support person will benefit the BCAAFC by providing technology support with a focus on online services and staff assistance.  This work will strengthen the student’s coordination and communication skills, and ability to find practical application for technology in the workplace.
 
IT Support Posting: Here

Submission Deadline – Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 12:00pm (noon)

*NOTE* For applicants of BCAAFC positions:
Please email your cover letter, resume and references to Tanya Clarmont at tclarmont@bcaafc.com.
At least two (2) references must be provided, one of which must be work related.
Please note only those candidates invited for an interview will be contacted.
Pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Indigenous ancestry.

M’akola Group of Societies: Temporary FT Maintenance Assistant (9 week Summer Position)

Under the supervision of the Assisted Living Manager, the Maintenance Assistant at M’akola Assisted Living Building will assist in the appearance of the building and ensuring timely completion of exterior and interior work orders. The Assisted Living Project is located on the Traditional Territory of the Cowichan Tribes of Duncan, BC, referred to as, "Ts'i'ts'uwatul' Lelum". The Maintenance Assistant will represent M'akola Housing Society and embrace the vision to improve living conditions for Elders, seniors, people living with a disability and Aboriginal people while encouraging and reinforcing traditional practices and cultural beliefs. The incumbent will ensure the Recreation Coordinator position is represented in a professional, responsible, and respectful way at all times.Please submit your resume and cover letter to the attention of:

Audrey George, Assisted Living Manager 5755 Allenby Rd., Duncan BC V9L 0E6 fax: (250) 597-2251 email: ageorge@makola.bc.ca
(by mail/email/fax or in person)
Closing Date: May 24, 2017 @ 4:30pm. 
Only those selected for interviews will be contacted

Posting: Here

NIL TU,O Child and Family Service Society seeks Indigenous Community Program Coordinator

Posting closes May 19 at 12pm PST
For more details, please see: Here
 
“The NIL TU,O Community Program Coordinator (CPC) is responsible for facilitating and promoting the development and delivery of community based prevention focused activities and programs in On Reserve First Nation Communities in South Vancouver Island. Reporting to the Executive Director, the CPC will liaise with the Administrative Manager and provide community based program development and facilitation by partnering with South Vancouver Island First Nations. The ideal candidate's area of expertise and practice are in program development, program/event coordination, community liaison, and experience in working with First Nation communities.”

United Nations Human Rights: Indigenous Fellowship Program

Deadline to apply is June 30
For details and to apply, visit: Here.
 
“The Indigenous Fellowship Programme (IFP) is a comprehensive human rights training programme that was established by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in the context of the first International Decade of the World's Indigenous Peoples (1995-2004). The programme contributes to build the capacity and expertise of indigenous representatives on the UN system and mechanisms dealing with human rights in general and indigenous issues in particular, so they are in a better position to protect and promote the rights of their communities at the international level. Since the launch of the training programme in 1997, more than 300 indigenous men and women from all over the world have been trained. They provided human rights training to many more in their communities.”

Assistant Teaching Professor (2 year limited term, limited hire)

School of Public Administration, Specifically for the 
Diploma in Indigenous Community Development and Governance Program
Deadline:  Review of applications will begin on June 15, 2017
Asst Teaching Professor Posting: Here.  
 
Application requirements and contact information: Send a letter of application, your complete curriculum vitae and a teaching dossier, along with contact information for three references to: Dr. Lindsay Tedds, Interim Director School of Public Administration, University of Victoria padirect@uvic.ca As this is a limited hire position, please include a statement as to your Indigenous background.
 
Shuswap Nation Tribal Council Youth Bursary Award 2017
UVic Diploma in Indigenous Community Development and Governance Program

The School of Public Administration at the University of Victoria offers a part-time professional development accredited Diploma for administrators, managers and leaders in Indigenous governments and organizations. Courses are delivered via online course content, plus consultation with instructors.  In addition, there will be three face-to-face 5-day intensive sessions held on campus: the first in September 2017, the second in September 2018 and then in the final term (Summer 2019).

Application deadline: May 31 (late applications will be considered. Late fee will apply.)
For information, see Undergraduate Admissions: Here.
Inquiries: Contact Heather Kirkham, Program Manager, at 250-472-4391 or Diploma_ICDG@uvic.ca.

The design and delivery of the program is based on eight principles (see the attached brochure for details). It is:
  1. Inclusive
  2. Practical
  3. Relevant
  4. Strengths-based
  5. Innovative
  6. Progressive
  7. Empowering
  8. Cultural Responsive
Through the 12 courses in the program, the students will earn a university credential, which can be laddered into a degree, and their employer and community will gain a more skilled, productive and informed staff member.

Admission requirements
 
  • English 12 or equivalent,
  • At least one year of post-secondary education at a university, college, or technical institute with a minimum of C+ average,
  • Letter of intent and resume,
  • Two years’ experience working in Indigenous governments or organizations. Experience in other levels of government and/or the non-profit sector may be considered.
Applications from Indigenous peoples of Canada who do not qualify under the other categories of admission will be considered for Special Access—First Nations, Métis and Inuit. Candidates without formal post-secondary qualifications but with demonstrable appropriate experience may be admitted as conditional students, with continuation in the program subject to performance in the first three courses with a grade of C+ or better. To apply to the program under this special access category, please see: Here

Tuition and Other Fees

Tuition is $547.50 per course, except for ICDG 300 (first term), which is $365. Students are also assessed UVic Student Union Fees. Texts and application for admission fees are separate. Students are responsible for their travel/accommodation expenses related to the campus sessions.


 
Survey Announcement
Tolko is Hiring



Certified Welder
Lakeview Division, Williams Lake

Overview:
Tolko Industries Ltd. is currently seeking a certified welder for our Lakeview Division. The welder will repair and/or fabricate mill process components and infrastructure as required; lay-out, fit, and fabricate metal components to assemble structural forms such as machinery frames, platforms, handrail, machine guarding, and piping using knowledge of welding techniques and metallurgy.

Qualifications:
  • Red Seal Interprovincial Welding Certification;
  • Experience in fabrication and/or repair of metal components and infrastructure in a manufacturing environment;
  • Excellent knowledge pertaining to industry related safety programs;
  • Ability to read blueprints, interpret OEM supplied maintenance information, and work to mill standards is essential;
  • Troubleshooting skills;
  • Ability to identify different material types and chose appropriate welding techniques;
  • Knowledge of breakdown and repair and rigging procedures.​
WHY TOLKO:
  • Care for yourself and your family with competitive pay and exceptional benefits
  • Go home safe every day
  • Work with the best and brightest in the industry
  • Live where you work​
INTERESTED? APPLY TODAY!​
Our tradition of excellence is built on strong company values, a challenging environment, and continuous development. To explore current career opportunities and become a part of our community, apply online today at www.tolko.com
 
Chief and Council Activities

In addition to the regular management of individual portfolios, last week Chief and Council:
  • Attended Border Crossing Engagement Sessions
  • Met with Kinder Morgan as part of the Joint Implementation Committee
  • Participated in Clinton’s May Ball, where we entered a float and won first prize
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