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Please find attached the agenda for Hobiyee Nisga’a Ts’amiks edition!!!
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Gwiix Miilugum Xsgaak
Nisga'a Ts'amiks Vancouver Society
2475 Franklin Street
Vancouver, BC V5K 1X3
The Nisga’a Community of Ts’amiks has taken many steps forward within the last three years; we have grown to become a vibrant Nisga’a Community in Southern British Columbia. It was with building community in mind that we set out on a Journey in the summer of 2010; Our Journey Home is one of Reconnection, Re-Empowerment, Awakening, Learning, Caring, Trusting and Teaching. For many it will also be a journey of Reconciliation.
In response to the direction of our members, Nisga’a Ts’amiks has been focused on teaching our Nisga’a membership about our language, protocol, traditions and most of all the Ayuuk. We have a wonderful group of leaders who do not hesitate to step forward and give advice to the community. Everything that Nisga’a Ts’amiks does from now until Autumn of 2011 and beyond is focused on “The Journey Home”.
We are happy to have the opportunity to gather once or twice a month with a large community gathering; to ensure that we know what is expected of us when we take the trip in October of 2011. Our Community has decided to come together as one to support our elders and show them that we love and appreciate all that they contribute to our community. Sayt Hahlals is one of our community building initiatives; because we are all working together for the one common goal.
Many of the Elders in our community have not been home since they were taken away to residential school, so for them it will be their first trip home; many have children and grandchildren who have never been to the Traditional Nisga’a Territory so this trip in 2011 will definitely be a memorable one.
The Journey in 2011 will see our elders returning back to the residential schools that they attended as children, they will have a chance to do what they feel is in their hearts at that time, we will then carry on to the Nass Valley for Celebrations of Home Comings.
The community of Nisga'a Ts'amiks would like to extend a big thank you to all who attended our Annual Unity Day Feast, November 20, 2010.
We are very happy to have received all the support from our Simgigat and Sigidimhanak from the Nass Valley, your attendance at our feast is an inspiration to us all. The Community is delighted and we are looking forward to your support in all our other monthly events we have planned for our community.
A big thank you to the NLG Executives for joining us and sharing your words of encouragement. Nisga'a Ts'amiks is looking forward to our Journey Home and we are excited to continue our Journey of Learning, Sharing and Spending time together.
We were so very happy to see the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Center Gymnasium filled with our people, the Nisga'a Stew was great and the contributions from the community and guests are much appreciated.
Thank you all for taking time out of your busy schedules to share with our community, your knowledge, words of wisdom and most of all your time.
I just wanted to let you know what we are doing here in Vancouver for the Special Assembly.
We do have members travelling up North for the meeting, but our real focus is making the Special Assembly accessible to as many members as possible here in Vancouver.
To this end we are renting a meeting room at the Chateau Grandville for the whole week. We will have the live stream coverage of the meetings projected on to a large screen and computers set up so members can ask questions on line and hear the answers live. We will have staff available to assist members in this process. We will have refreshments to make this comfortable for members who can attend as much or as little as they like during the week. And we are providing bus passes to help members to access this event.
We will also have Directors and staff on site at the Special Assembly and they can bring forward questions that were developed through our community engagement process.
We are excited about these arrangements and I wanted you to be aware of how we are using the technology available from NLG to improve access to the Special Assembly.
Please click on the link below to see what is happening with the NTVS Community Garden!!!