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Subject: Message to the Klahoose Membership
(Posted on Mar 27, 2009 at 11:59AM)

Hello Membership,

I am writing this letter on behalf of Council to convey our appreciation for the opportunity to serve the membership in what has been a remarkable two year run.

 

We have seen many changes with regard to employment growth, economic growth, education, training opportunities and infrastructure. These are tangible ingredients that build stronger communities and as a result create hope for a better tomorrow.

Our community will no longer be defined by federal programming, lack of opportunity and wounds of the past but instead an understanding that we have control of how we want our future to look. I have seen a shift in the community consciousness and a belief from our people that aboriginal rights and title isn't an academic conversation to be held at ineffectual gatherings in the city amongst other Nations but instead a belief that we must control the resources in our territory. As a result, we honour the past and the many sacrifices made by our ancestors but also ensure we have a stable community for generations to come.

 

Council's goals and objectives from the inception of our term were to create a strong economy. As a result of this was to create an environment where membership could return home. This concept is now taking shape and coming to fruition.

In closing, we would like to give thanks to our staff who has demonstrated a genuine sense of commitment and pride at the office that has heightened and enriched our working environment.

 

To Bev Hills, a big thanks for bringing a high level of administrative organization never before seen at the band office. A huge message of thanks also to our membership for giving us the support necessary to fuel our motivation to continue doing the work that has been done to date.

Last but not least, thanks to our elders who have paid the biggest price and paved the way for our Band to be able to arrive at a place where opportunities for our people are abundant. They have seen many changes and been subjected to much disappointment. Thankfully they are playing a pivotal role in changing that by supporting our community‚Äôs new journey towards cohesiveness and prosperity.

Chief and Council are honoured to have had the opportunity to serve you.

Warm Regards,
Klahoose Chief and Council

 

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