FNHA Board of Directors- Call for Applications

The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) Board of Directors are accepting applications for the Director at Large.

CLICK HERE to view the responsibilities, competencies, skills and experience listed for this role.

Deadline for applications is Tuesday, January 26, 2021.

Qualified candidates are invited to submit a cover letter, detailed resume and three letters of reference to:

Ms. Marilyn Ota
Email: board@fnha.ca
Phone: 604-693-6572
Fax: 604-913-2081
501- 100 Park Royal South, West Vancouver, BC V7T 1A2

For additional information, visit www.fnha.ca

Squamish Nation Office Closure Contacts

All Squamish Nation offices and facilities will be closed Monday, December 21, 2020 – Friday, January 1, 2021.
Offices will re-open Monday, January 4, 2020.

Regular programs and services may not be running, but a wide range of supports are still available to members in need. Please reach out if you need support.

REPORTING A CRIME OR SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

Call your local Non-Emergency line to report suspicious behavior or activity (but no active crime in progress), including suspected drug dealing, or to report a break-in, property damage, etc. after it has happened.

West Van: 604-925-7300 / North Van: 604-985-1311/ Squamish: 604-892-6100

Call 911 if you believe a life is in danger, a crime is in progress, or a crime has just occurred, including: break-ins/robbery, assault, or any other incident requiring urgent police, fire, or ambulance response

Squamish Valley Peacekeepers: Tom Harry cell 604-202-3064

Squamish Nation Main Office Security: 604-980-4553 / toll free 1-877-628-2288

BAND MEMBER EMERGENCY SERVICES

604-505-3776 or joe_kwan@squamish.net
604-374-1126 or cheryl_martin@squamish.net

Emergency Assistance re: COVID
(e.g., cluster of cases, concerns about people not following the Public Health Officer Orders, requests for masks/gloves, support for self-isolation, etc.)
David Harrison, Emergency Coordinator: 604-374-2687

COMMUNITY OPERATIONS TEAM

For home repair emergencies such as flooding, heat, electrical:
NV Emergency Line: 604-690-0729
Squamish Valley: 604-815-7116

All other issues, email: community_operations@squamish.net (North Vancouver) or svcommopsworkorders@squamish.net (Squamish Valley)

INCOME ASSISTANCE

IA is open from Dec 28-30 from 9 am-12 pm.
604-988-8807 or Angie August cell 604-657-3739

PLANNING & CAPITAL PROJECTS

604-904-7474 or ronald_nahanee@squamish.net

SQUAMISH VALLEY ADMINISTRATION

1-604-374-1126 to reach on-call emerg. staff

AYAS MEN MEN CHILD & FAMILY SERVICES

Kelley McReynolds: 604-785-7382
Help Line For Children: (no area code) 310-1234
Ministry after-hours: 604-660-4927

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Kuu-Us Crisis Line (Youth/Adult): 1-800-588-8717 (24 hours)

National Indian Residential School Crisis Line: 24/7 support for former IRS students. Call 1-866-925-4419

Alcoholics Anonymous: 604-434-3933 (24/7)

Narcotics Anonymous: 604-873-1018 (24/7)

Access 1 Detox Referral Line: 1-866-658-1221

Suicide Distress: 1-800-784-2433

Vancouver Coastal Health Jump Start Program: 604-984-3795. Provides counselling and therapy to youth with drug and alcohol issues.

Therapeutic Day Program: 604-903-2624

Adult Assessment and Treatment Services: 604-904-3540. Mental health treatment services to individuals 19 years of age and older with psychiatric and psychosocial problems.

Poison Control: 1-800-567-8911

HealthLink BC: 24/7, confidential health information and advice. Phone 811 to connect directly with a registered nurse, a registered dietitian, a qualified exercise professional, or a pharmacist.

Deaf or hearing-impaired: 1-866-889-4700
Web: www.healthlinkbc.ca

BC 211: 24/7 information and referral. Services Include Alcohol and Drug Information and Referral Services (ADIRS), Problem Gambling Help Line, VictimLink BC, and Youth Against Violence line.

Phone: 211. For Deaf or Hearing Impaired: 604-875-0885. Web: www.bc211.ca

Ch’ı̓ya̓ḵmesh Generating Station Signage Project

Click here to download the Ch’ı̓ya̓ḵmesh Generating Station Signage Project one-pager in PDF format.

INTRODUCTION

The development and operation of BC Hydro’s system has had undeniable impacts on Squamish Nation territory and way of life. Squamish elders, leaders and members have shared their thoughts and experiences with BC Hydro so they can understand the cultural hardships through the development of the Daisy Lake Dam and Cheakamus Generating Station. BC Hydro deeply regrets these impacts and wishes to make progress towards reconciliation.

PROJECT CONTEXT

Together with BC Hydro, Squamish Nation will install a sign at the Cheakamus Generating Station that acknowledgesctheir connection to the region, with a cultural embellishment by a Squamish Nation artist. This project is an outcome of the jointly developed Relationship Agreement that Squamish Nation holds with BC Hydro. Signed in December 2017, the agreement outlines commitments to the Nation around consultation, contracting, employment and training opportunities as well as cultural heritage and environment support that will benefi t Squamish’s community
members as part of moving forward together on the path of reconciliation.

SQUAMISH NATION

The Skwxwu7mesh Uxwumixw have a complex and rich history. They are descendants of the Coast Salish Aboriginal Peoples who lived in the present-day Greater Vancouver area, Gibson’s landing and the Squamish River watershed.

The Squamish Nation has a thriving and growing artistic community, which include carvers, painters, weavers, musicians, jewelers, and others. Through their artistic endeavors, these artists maintain a connection to the traditional arts while acknowledging existence in the modern world. Squamish artists continue to create inspiring artworks that are forging new and exciting pathways for the future of Coast Salish arts. There are many public and community art pieces that have been crafted by Squamish Nation artists which are prominently located through the Squamish traditional territory.

CORY DOUGLAS

My intention was to capture the natural landscape, some of the resident wildlife, but most importantly tell the story of this area. Not far from where the sign is to be installed Squamish Nation had a village, reached by a river canoe. The residents were very skilled grizzly bear hunters and thrived with the abundance of salmon and forgeable foods. Of course, this has all changed since the Generating Station was introduced. Salmon have a keen sense of smell, directing them to the river mouth from which they were born. Sediment and particulates from the Cheakamus River are now introduced to the Squamish River and the long-term effects are evident, as once the Chinook were monstrous in size reaching over 100lbs. This is the story I am telling. I’ve chosen to create a backdrop of the presiding elements in a metal sheet format. EEC is excellent to work with, they’ve been very supportive of the process and the mutual respect for each other’s vocation is the result of a very beautiful installation.

Squamish Nation Electoral Commission- Notice of Referendum

Squamish Nation Electoral Commission

In accordance with sections 2.1.3(c)(ii) and 2.1.4(b) of the Squamish Nation Election and Referendum Law, the Squamish Nation Electoral Commission hereby gives

NOTICE THAT A REFERENDUM WILL BE HELD ON APRIL 10, 2021 TO DETERMINE THE NEXT COUNCIL GENERAL VOTING DAY

As provided for in section 2.2.1 of the Squamish Nation Election and Referendum Law, a Squamish member who is, or will be, at least 18 years of age on April 10, 2021 is entitled to vote in this referendum.

The following dates will be of interest to eligible voters:

February 9, 2021: Posting Notice of Referendum Voting Methods and Voters List

March 11, 2021: Referendum Information Package, including Referendum Questions and other voting information, will be sent to all eligible voters

April 10, 2021: Referendum General Voting Day

Additional information, including when, where and how Referendum Information Meetings may be offered in accordance with the then current Public Health Officer Guidelines, will be provided over the intervening weeks. Please call 604-982-7610 for more information.

CLICK HERE to view the Notice of Referendum

First Nations Virtual Doctor of the Day Services

First Nations Virtual Doctor of the Day Services

Members needing to see a Virtual Doctor can call 1-855-344-3800 to book an appointment.

• The Medical Office Assistant at FNHA will need either your Personal Health Number OR Status Card Number, Birthdate and Address, Phone Number or Email.
This service is offered 365 days a year, not closed on holidays.
• The services offered for this appointment can be either a Phone Consult or a Zoom (online) call.
• If you have email, the Medical Office Assistant will send you a Zoom invitation to attend your appointment, at your appointment time, all you need to do is click on the link in your invitation to launch the Zoom video app in your internet browser. If the Doctor can’t hear you, you will need to unmute your microphone.
• If you are requiring Labs or X-Rays, the results of those tests will be sent to your Doctor for follow-up.

CLICK HERE to view the First Nations Virtual Doctor poster

For additional information about the Virtual Doctor, visit www.fnha.ca/virtualhealth

You can also call the Nurses line by dialing 811, or for emergency’s dial 911.

North Vancouver

North Vancouver Urgent and Primary Care Centre, located at 221 West Esplanade 2nd Floor (corner of Chesterfield and Esplanade)
365 days per year. Monday-Saturday 8:30-10:00 pm, Sundays 9:00-5:00 pm, 604-973-1600

Squamish Valley

Squamish Health Unit: 604-892-2293

The Squamish Walk-In Clinic: 604-898-5555

Other Resources

BCCDC: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19

BC’s Covid plan: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/covid-19-provincial-support/bc-restart-plan

The BC Nurse Line/ Dietitian/ Smoking Cessation (24/7): 8-1-1

Shelters, food banks & other social services, Dial: 211

Suicide Crisis Line 1.800.784.2433 (1.800.suicide) www.crisiscentre.bc.ca

Youth Crisis Line 604.872.3311 / 1.866.661.3311 www.youthinbc.com

BC Alcohol & Drug Information and Referral Service
604.660.9382 / 1.800.663.1441

The Facts-of-Life-line (Sexual Health): 1-800-739-7367

Mental Health Counsellor: 604-892-6365

Crisis line 24/7: 1-800-suicide

Provincial Distress Line Contact: 1-866-661-3311

Aboriginal Patient Navigator Program: 1.877.875.1131

8-1-1 to speak with a nurse or pharmacist any time

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