Xatśūll Chief and Council approved a $400 disbursement to all members. Disbursements will take place in January. Members will need to apply to receive it. A poster with more information on how to apply will go out by Dec. 16 at the latest.
ELECTORAL OFFICER HIRED
Electoral Officer Ron Laufer has been hired for the upcoming elections. Ron has extensive experience administering and observing electoral events both locally and globally. He serves as Lead Electoral Officer for various society and First Nations elections in British Columbia and Alberta. Questions about the election will be accepted closer to the election dates. If you have questions about Mr. Laufer’s appointment, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also keep an eye out for another election code meeting early in the new year.
SUPPORT FOR TRIPLEX FUNDING APPLICATION
Chief and Council voted to support the Housing Department in an Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) funding application towards a three-unit multiplex at 4058 Mountain House Road. The proposed triplex is for three approximately 1,000 square feet three bedroom units. The funding requested from ISC will be $600,000 which represents approximately 58.5 per cent of the proposed budget. We will provide further updates if the funding request is approved. UPASS SUPPORT Chief and Council approved a motion to extend coverage toward UPass fees for students attending the University of BC (UBC) and Thompson Rivers University (TRU). The mandatory fee is approximately $150 per semester, per student. The available Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) funding for post-secondary programs will absorb the fee. It is unclear if this fee was historically excluded by ISC. Coverage of the fee was also amended in the policy to be covered going forward and will be applicable to all post-secondary institutions that have a similar, mandatory program.
RESEARCH APPROVED FOR NEW SPECIFIC CLAIM
Chief and Council approved TerraVita Law to conduct Specific Claims research on the IR2 Highway Specific Claim (35 acres). The funding for this research is coming from Canada, not Xatśūll. More information about Specific Claims can be found on the members only section of the Xatśūll website (xatsull.com). If you don’t have a login, please email email@example.com. For questions about this particular claim, or if you would like to provide information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2023 CHIEF & COUNCIL DATES APPROVED
Chief and Council have approved the regular meetings dates and times for 2023. The calendar will be made public on the Xatśūll website (Xatśūll.com).