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Step Up Your Career Game: Attend the Career Fair

Are you looking to find an awesome career? Where do you start? The Gitanmaax 9th annual Get Connected Career Fair is the perfect opportunity for you to meet with funding agencies, education institutions, and local employers.

The fair is design to help you find a career path that matches your skills. Learn how to use these resources to start planning for your future.

The Gitanmaax Career Fair will provide you with the chance to talk to professionals in your field of interest, and network with potential employers. You will have the opportunity to learn about different career paths, and gather valuable information about what it takes to succeed in your chosen field. If you have any questions, ask!

The Bus leaves the Gitsegukla Learning Centre at 12:00 PM, that way you to can ride with your friends to attend the Career Fair.

After a productive and informative day, the bus returns to the community at 3:30 PM. This gives you plenty of time to reflect on your new insights and plan your next steps while getting ready for the Dance @ 6:30! (See below)

After the Career Fair, there will be a few hours to get ready for the dance in Gitanmaax.

The Bus leaves the Gitsegukla Learning Centre at 6:30 PM and will return at 10:30PM.

You’ll be meeting local businesses and other representatives of meaningful career paths. Find out how you can build your employability skills.

The DJ Dance after will be a great way to wind down after an informative day. Don’t miss this chance to grow your network, attend the Gitanmaax Career Fair and start building your future!

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Call the Learning Centre: 250-849-8451, Contact Us, or Email Joe if you have any questions or concerns regarding the bus.

Regarding the Career Fair, call Pansy Wright Simms at 250-842-5297.

In this month’s issue:

January 31, 2023: Gov of Canada Announced Decriminalization
of Certain Opioids for Personal Use. Read GBC’s Response Here
Good Food Box & Salvation Army Hampers: Monday, February 13th
* Have your totes at the gym before Friday, February 10th *
Renewal Slips Due: Friday, February 3rd
Income Assistance is released: Wednesday, February 15th
Heather Barnes @ Band Office: Wednesday, February 8th from 1-4 PM
Book an appointment with Reception. Call Heather before booking in town.
Book your Dental Hygiene services – Every Tuesday.
Email: Marlene.Araujo@fnha.ca or Call the Health.
Upcoming for IA Clients: Building Service Worker Program (Feb 6-10)
Contact: Memory Brown by Email, Phone ext 235, or Toll-Free
The Band, Health and Education will be closed:
February 20th for BC Day
Upcoming Dates and Notices from Learning Centre: Career Fair & Dance,
HSS Course Selection Dates, Grad Mailing List, Other News… PG 10
Full-Time Job Posts: Bus Driver, Water Tester, Wellness Worker,
Principal, General Labourer, Language & Culture Teacher
Casual Job Posts: School Cook, Custodian, Health Receptionist,
Personal Care Aide, Band Office Receptionist
CRA Notice: One-Time $500 Canada Housing Benefit Learn More
Apply online with CRA – if unable to apply online Call Toll-Free
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A note from the Tech Coordinator:

We are currently working on a new Membership Website Portal at Council’s request in 2022. In the meantime, a LinkTree has been setup to better navigate our current web design. Save the Linktree by using the button below. It will bring up a popup to save this to your Bookmarks.

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The Gitsegukla Band Council emphasizes that decriminalization does not give drug dealers a free pass!

Dear Community Members,

We would like to share with you some important updates regarding the recent decriminalization of personal possession of certain illegal drugs in British Columbia.

Effective January 31, 2023 to January 31, 2026, adults (18 years and older) in B.C. will not be arrested or charged for possessing small amounts of opioids, crack and powder cocaine, methamphetamine, and MDMA for personal use.

The Health Canada exemption is effective from January 31, 2023 to January 31, 2026 and decriminalizes:

It is important to note that this decriminalization does not give anyone the right to sell or distribute drugs in the community.

The possession of drugs, including those covered by the exemption, remains illegal such as on school grounds, around the gym during special events

The Band Council is aware of the legal changes and is actively taking steps to protect the community by amending policies and by-laws to address these changes.

We are closely monitoring this situation and taking action to protect our community by updating our policies and by-laws.

Our goal is to ensure that everyone is aware of the legal changes while also keeping a watchful eye on drug trafficking in the village.

We encourage all Community Members to take advantage of the Health and Social services that are available to you.

Please also be mindful of the continued illegal status of drug trafficking and possession of more than 2.5 grams of these drugs.

Sincerely,

The Gitsegukla Band Council

Summary List: Decriminalization as of January 31, 2023:

Read Full Official Notice Here: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/overdose/decriminalization

Download Council’s Notice Below

Upcoming Dates:

Feb 9, 10-4PM, Dance to Follow at the: Get Connected Career Fair in Gitanmaax

Feb 10, HSS Valentines Dance, bus provided.

HSS Course Selection Schedule 2023

Tuesday, Feb 21

9:00 AM – Grade 9’s last name A to M

12:45 PM – Grade 9’s last name N to Z

Wednesday, Feb 22

9:00 AM – Grade 10’s last name A to M

12:45 PM – Grade 10’s last name N to Z

Thursday, Feb 23

9:00 AM – Grade 11’s last name A to M

12:45 PM – Grade 11’s last name N to Z

Friday, Feb 24

9:00 AM – ALL GRADES make up and Grade 12’s Returning last name A to M

12:45 PM – ALL GRADES make up and Grade 12’s Returning last name N to Z

Additional Comments:

If you have an Off-Reserve Grad Member, please get a hold of Joe Sampare to add them to the Off-Reserve Grad List. A phone number and mailing address is needed, as well as Grad Photos once received, so we can add their pictures to our Grad Wall at the Year End Awards.

HSS Grad Student contracts are due Feb 23rd.

Contact Marina for HSS grad photos happening. Or any other HSS Grad related questions. Marina.Rubinato-Denny@cmsd.bc.ca

If your child has a disciplinary meeting, Joe is available to attend the meetings with you, if you’d like. He can also arrange the meetings on your behalf if that is more comfortable for you.

Hey pet owners and members of the community,

The love and friendship our furry friends bring to our lives is irreplaceable. But we must remember that as pet owners, it’s our job to train our dogs and keep them safe.

Our children’s safety becomes reality by keeping our pets safe.

That’s why Council wants to remind everyone the importance of the Dog By-Laws passed on August 9, 2016. Council passed these by-laws to establish safety measures that protect our community.

There is a growing concern of dogs roaming free. There have been reports of dogs biting kids at school! That’s very concerning, which is why we will enforce this By-Law.

Keep our kids and walking community members’ safe by:

We ask for your cooperation and understanding in ensuring compliance with these dog by-laws. Check out the by-laws attached to this notice.

We’re always available to answer any questions or concerns you may have.

Please use our General Contact Form or email Trevor.Morrison@gitsegukla.net.

Let’s work together as a community- it’s going to take all of us taking the necessary steps to keep our community safe and enjoyable.

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Last Updated: Jan 16, 2023

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Nov. 30 our phones stopped getting calls! This is an issue that is being sorted out with TELUS as fast as we can.

The Home Page has a button that calls our temporary number.

Gitsegukla First Nation’s FB page can call directly from the mobile app as well.

If using a landline, it may be long distance and require a 1 at the beginning.

We apologize for this inconvenience.

Thank you for your patience as we sort out this issue.

Auditor 2022 Presentation

This year’s AGM will be on November 18th, 2022 @ Gitsegukla School Gym at 5PM.

Dinner will be Provided, and Live-Stream TBA for those unable to attend in person.

Door Prizes are Available, See post below:

AGM 2021 can be found on our Facebook Page to review.

Attention all members of: Gitsegukla, Gitwangak & Gitanyow

The Gitxsan West Secondary School Project has officially been approved and Yellowridge has been awarded the construction contract. Construction commenced on July 25th. The Project Team would like to invite the communities to come celebrate the award of this awesome project with an official Groundbreaking and Feast Ceremony on:
September 13th, 2022
Groundbreaking: 5:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Meet at Gitwangak Community Hall where transportation to the Site will be provided to Elders and others requiring assistance.
Feast Ceremony: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Gitwangak Community Hall

Attention Gitxsan West Employable Tradespeople, Labourers, and Equipment Operators; Gitwangak Hall April 27, 2022 1:00-4:00 PM