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Subject: Klahoose Au'puk'wum Camp
(Posted on Jul 12, 2009 at 02:53PM)
Klahoose July newsletter featuring the Camp schedule 2009. Click on link below:

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Subject: Chief Ken Brown supports IPP and BC Librerals via YouTube
(Posted on May 12, 2009 at 03:29PM)

Chief Supports IPP and BC Liberals on YouTube.

Chief Brown supports IPPs for jobs and clean power

Klahoose First Nation Chief Ken Brown talks about the importance of Independent Power Projects that are creating jobs and producing clean energy in North Island communities.

Authorized By Jim Pipe, Financial Agent BC Liberal Party.
Tel: 604.606.6000, 1.800.567.2257

To view the YouTube video follow this link or click image above.


Klahoose First Nation Chief Ken Brown endorsed the BC Liberals as the only choice on May 12.

Premier Gordon Campbell visited the North Island riding of candidate Marion Wright. The Premier laid out the vision to protect jobs and create opportunities.

Click link below or image above to view YouTube video.

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Subject: Toba Valley Green Energy Creates Long Term Job Opportunities
(Posted on May 5, 2009 at 10:16PM)



Toba Montrose General Partnership (TMGP), a joint venture company, is constructing and will operate the 196 megawatt East Toba River Montrose Creek hydroelectric project north of Powell River. Operations will commence in 2010.

TMGP is seeking operations staff to join our team. You will initially work on the construction/inspection and commissioning phases of the project, and move into operations and maintenance at East Toba and Montrose. An emphasis will be placed on hiring qualified local residents and First Nations partners.

For more information follow this link


The Camp Liaison formally represents Klahoose First Nation interests at the Toba/Montrose work site and will be responsible for creating and maintaining effective working relationships. The liaison is the vital link between our staff and Chief and Council, PRESS representatives, QXMC, and Kiewit and Sons.

For more information follow this link

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Subject: Training opportuntiy for two Klahoose members
(Posted on May 4, 2009 at 04:05PM)

Klahoose is looking for any Klahoose First Nation members interested in a training opportunity.

Plutonic Power is donating tuition fees for this course. The training achieved in this two day course can be used for employment consideration at a later date.To view this course please see the following link:

For more information or to sign up for this training, please contact: 250.935.6536 ext.230 attention: James Delorme

Act fast, as this opportunity is only available until May 22nd, 2009.

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Subject: Employment: Powell River Education Services Society
(Posted on Apr 23, 2009 at 11:25AM)





Rotating shifts of three weeks in and one week out.  Must pay attention to detail and be a team player.  Should be in good physical condition as position is moderately demanding, involving walking, standing, bending, reaching, and lifting.  Good shoes are recommended.

Duties include but are not limited to the following:


  • Make beds daily and change sheets once per week

  • Dust night table, TV, closet and window sills.

  • Launder sheets, blankets & pillow cases as required daily.

  • Sweep, vacuum, and wash floors daily

  • Replenish paper towel and soap dispensers as required

  • Put garbage out including recyclables.

  • Clean all bathrooms and showers daily including mirrors, sinks, toilets and urinals.

  • Keep your storage closet organized and stocked at all times

  • Communicate with Camp Manager as to any check-outs not reported and other details pertaining to rooms and supplies

  • Sweep rubber mats at the end of designated hallway.

  • Wash cleaning cloths in "A" wing at end of the day.

Kitchen Helper

Rotating shifts of three weeks in and one week out.  Organizational skills required.  Must not have detergent allergies.  Must be able to multi-task and be a team player. 

Duties include but are not limited to the following:


Collect, wash, and dry all dirty dishes from dining room


·         Wash and dry all pots and pans, restock all dishwashing and sanitizing chemicals

·         Keep area clean and sanitized

·         Sweep and mop kitchen and dinning room floors as required

·         Collect and dispose of all re cyclables and garbage as required including changing garbage bags in cans in kitchen and dinning room

·         Assist kitchen staff as required (i.e. prep and peel vegetables)

·         Restock beverage coolers and disposables

·         Wipe clean all dining room tables & chairs and restock condiments

·         Receive and unload deliveries and restock storage areas, refrigerators and freezers    

For more information on these job postings please contact: Troy Marshall:

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Subject: A New Term Begins
(Posted on Apr 23, 2009 at 10:44AM)
Klahoose Election Results
 April 10th brings the beginning of a new term. 


The voice of the people has spoken and have re-elected Ken Brown for Chief, Kathy Francis and Jessie Louie as councilors. Also on the ticket was newly elected Council member Wayne Pielle. This will be the first time in Klahoose history that a fourth member of the governance team has been elected to represent the Klahoose Nation. Voter turnout was about 45% with a large number of members voting in person in Squirrel Cove, B.C.                    


 Re-elected Chief, Ken Brown talked candidly after his historic win:

"It's an honour to have the opportunity to serve our membership for one more term. I look forward to working with the re-elected Council in Kathy and Jessie as well as the addition of Wayne Pielle. The election served as strong validation from our community that the work we have done to date has made a positive difference for many. Some of the oppositions tactics lacked moral compunction and played on a misguided fear mongering tactic that fortunately didn't work.

 In the coming weeks Council will be disseminating a list of initiatives that we will begin working on right away. We are committed to ensuring the next two years are as productive as the last two years."

Chief and Council plan on releasing plans for the upcoming term in an official press release.

      Ken, Jessie, Kathy and Wayne.  (Minister Michael Dejong included in picture, centre with gift in hand)

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Subject: Canoe Shed takes shape
(Posted on Apr 8, 2009 at 02:42PM)

 ~ Murray Mitchell and Troy Silvey hard at work.


The warm spring air is filled with sounds of ripping chainsaws and buzzing band saws. Hammers are swinging, cracking the freshly cut western red cedar placing the jigsaw pieces into place.

Traditional builder Murray Mitchell has a smile that reaches the four corners of the newly erected posts. He is beaming as he reflects on the progress at hand, “You know, I really get stressed out about getting every piece just right, but I know we are on the right track.”

New staff member, Troy Silvey see’s the project as a leap frog into building a stronger community. I asked Troy his plans for the future, “This is home for me, I’m moving here. We have a housing shortage but my sisters want to move back to Klahoose as well. I’m glad to be home.”

The canoe project has been going strong all winter. It all started with wood being delivered from the traditional Toba valley last fall. After prepping the site North West of the current band office a local saw operator, Ron Wolda began milling the vast amount of cedar and fir species.

After months of milling and training for many band members, the lumber pile was growing and the site was running out of space.  So Klahoose Administration decided to hire construction supervisor Kevin Peacy to begin using the bounty of wood for renovation projects long overdue.

The project also created an economy at I.R.#7.

“We have a record amount of people employed here at Klahoose. It’s amazing to see so many people on the payroll,” says Band administrator Bev Hills. According to Bev, a large percentage of community members either work at the local level or are employed through the Plutonic Power project in the Traditional Klahoose Lands. “It’s very exciting.” says Bev.

Contact: 250.935.6536 for more information. 

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Subject: Unofficial Election Results
(Posted on Apr 5, 2009 at 09:36AM)
Unofficial: Klahoose Elections: Ken Brown (Chief), Jessie Louie, Kathy Francis.
New council member: Wayne Pielle.
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Subject: March Newsletter Online Edition Available Now
(Posted on Mar 31, 2009 at 09:21AM)

Community Message : Election Details : Farewell Bob Dominick : Renovations Updates : 3 Stars Updates : Community Images : More....

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Subject: Anti Run Of River Groups Confronted
(Posted on Mar 31, 2009 at 09:17AM)

The Klahoose First Nation and the Shishalh First Nation join in issuing a public statement regarding Run Of River opponents.

.....Using actions compared to by First Nation leaders as ‘Eco Colonialism’, west coast First Nation bands Klahoose First Nation and Shishalh Nation take exception against well organized and well funded opponents in a formal letter for spreading misinformation, being disrespectful to tribal elders and trespassing without consultation or permission on First Nation traditional territories....

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Subject: Message to the Klahoose Membership
(Posted on Mar 27, 2009 at 03:17PM)

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's 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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Subject: Renovations Start To Take Place At Klahoose
(Posted on Mar 27, 2009 at 03:10PM)

 Renovations begin at Herman and Eva Francis's home.

The spray of sawdust fills the air as the renovations  program at Klahose First Nation begins. Supervisor Kevin Peacy (left) is ecstatic about the new developments, "I am so glad to be back working with my family again. Its nice to be home."

Fellow worker, Tim Dalnas shares his vision, "I am happy to be part of improving the community. Its been some time since this kind of work has been done."

The renovations are part of the recent Band Home Assesments that were completed by Mr. Peacy under the direction of the Klahoose Housing Department. Coordinator, Colleen Delorme has begun working on a plan to create a housing committee and update the housing request list. 

"Our housing list needs to be updated, so I will be contacting band members to see who is interested in living on IR#7 in Squirrel Cove." says Colleen.


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Subject: Klahoose Embraces Digital News Frontier
(Posted on Mar 18, 2009 at 04:27PM)

Klahoose Unveils New Look with Interactive News & Social Media Tools

The new economy is social and demands a strong voice in the online world. In a daring move, the Klahoose First Nation is embracing this challenge by unveiling an exciting new look combined with compelling new information disseminating technologies.

We have news on multiple fronts for a diverse audience. Our web space is now filled with interactive applications tailor made to inform our community and interested parties of news events as they happen.

Our news feeds are powered by a close integration with, a social media engine and broadcasting platform. News feeds are now delivered immediately to a diverse audience complete with full details and interactive images from our blog broadcasting platforms.

Users can now subscribe for blog news updates by email, SMS message to your mobile phone or RSS feed. By installing one of our news widgets on any blog or web site, news feed information is delivered immediately to those web properties. Our social media tools also allow updates on all social media, news and blog sites to keep your personal contacts easily informed.

In the coming months we will be releasing a series of new and more powerful Social Media Tools with the express goal of effortlessly delivering timely news and information about our community and developments within.

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Subject: B.C. Government Releases Klahoose Agreement Video
(Posted on Mar 14, 2009 at 09:45PM)
B.C. signs an Incremental Treaty Agreement with the Klahoose First Nation to expan economic development opportunities and advance treaty negotiations.

Click here to see the video and read the details on the B.C. Government web site.

Click here to view more details of TFL Agreement on Klahoose First Nation web site .

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Subject: Chief, BC Assembly of First Nations Nods Chief and Council
(Posted on Mar 11, 2009 at 01:10PM)
From: "Shawn Ainchut Atleo"
Date: Tue, 10 Mar 2009 20:15:30 +0000
To:  Ken Brown

Subject: Re: Lets Get The Facts

Thanks for your comments Chief. I agree with you assessment this is on top of, and supportive of your work and your goals.
I was honoured to witness your historic signing the other day. Can I share this email with others? (Ie at the FN Summit executive and UBCIC executive?)

Shawn A-in-chut Atleo

Regional Chief

BC Assembly of First Nations
Suite 507 - 100 Park Royal South
West Vancouver, BC V7T 1A2

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Subject: Chief and Council Comment of Province Agreement
(Posted on Mar 10, 2009 at 08:06PM)

and Council have received a recent email questioning the wisdom of
entering into the Incremental Treaty Agreement when the Province is
looking at a new law, called the Recognition and Reconciliation Act,
regarding Aboriginal title and rights in BC.  We want to set the record
straight, so that Klahoose members have accurate information to
consider in coming to their own decision on this.
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Subject: Agreement With Klahoose Builds Economic Opportunities
(Posted on Mar 9, 2009 at 01:40PM)
BC Government Press Release

VICTORIA  B.C.A second Incremental Treaty Agreement will expand economic development opportunities and advance treaty
negotiations for the Klahoose First Nation, Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation Minister Michael de Jong announced today.

Read Press Release details
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Subject: Senior Victoria Times Newspaper Columnist Speaks Praises About K
(Posted on Mar 9, 2009 at 01:36PM)
Les Leyne column: Band's patience rewarded with forests.

After decades of quietly biding their time and sticking to their guns, a tiny Indian band on the remote mid-coast is about to reap its

The Klahoose people have been guarding the forests in their traditional territory from asuccession of logging companies with big cutting plans. They've said noto the companies in good times and in bad.

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Subject: Klahoose Partnership Video
(Posted on Mar 9, 2009 at 01:33PM)
Klahoose First Nation Fosters Partnerships For Trades Education.

Klahoose Forges Partnerships That Leave A Lasting Legacy as seen in this stunning video.

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Subject: Chief's response to Trevena's attack on Klahoose First Nation.
(Posted on Mar 9, 2009 at 01:29PM)
MLA’s comments based on inappropriate paternalism Campbell River Mirror - March 3, 2009

Chief Brown expresses his concern over NDP MLA
Claire Trevena's public remarks.

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