Engaging the Community

It is time for the next round of Community Engagement Sessions.
The February sessions were successful, with lots of citizens attending and gathering information on the rebranding project and our new logo and tagline, changes in legislation. That part of the presentation was a follow up on what has happened since the People’s Assembly in November, 2014. Steelhead LNG and Huu-ay-aht representatives also offered an update on the proposed LNG project as it moves into the environmental stage.
The April session will include an update on the upcoming elections for Chief and Council in June. With the nomination period fast approaching, it is important for citizens to attend to find out all of the details.
Presenters will also be sharing another update on the proposed LNG project and some of the research that Universities are conducting in partnership with Huu-ay-aht. Finally, we will be touching on some of Huu-ay-aht’s important cultural practices.
If you missed the last community engagement, a few items from the rebranding project are still available, along with other prizes.
Here are the times and locations of the April sessions:
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 – Vancouver session at the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre, 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 16, 2015 – Port Alberni session at the Hospitality Inn, 4 to 7 p.m.
Friday, April 17, 2015 – The Anacla session will be held at the Anacla Government Office from 3 to 6 p.m.
There will be more informal sessions in Victoria and Nanaimo. The Nanaimo session will take place at Acme Food Co. from 4 to 7 p.m. on April 21. On April 23, it will be held at Comfort Inn in Victoria  from 4 to 7 p.m.
Light snacks and refreshments will be available for all sessions so come join us for food and conversation. Childminding is available in Vancouver, Port Alberni and Anacla.

5 thoughts on “Engaging the Community

  1. Sorry I missed the community rounds in Vancouver on April 14th, this is the second time and in my busy schedule I don’t always check the HFN website. It is unfortunate that there is no direct contact when these meetings are happening, it makes one wonder if these community rounds are not as important as the LNG rounds when Liaison people were hired to inform us of the meetings. Calling meetings for mid afternoon is not accommodating our citizens, people have jobs, children are just getting out of school etc..
    Welcome to the new faces in the HFN government office, especially happy to see the hiring of Coraleah, Betsy and young Cory Howard Jr. As a self-governing Nation of course our hope for the future is to see more Huu-ay-aht trained to take on the positions offered at our government offices.

    1. ƛ̓eko, Marge!
      You are welcome to attend our sessions either in Nanaimo or Victoria this week.

      Tuesday, April 21
      Acme Food Co.
      4-7 p.m.

      Thursday, April 23
      Comfort Inn
      4-7 p.m.

      We actually had liaison members and staff calling citizens in Vancouver, Port Alberni, Anacla, Nanaimo and Victoria the past two weeks. Please make sure we have your current phone numbers in our database. You can send them via http://huuayaht.org/change-of-address-form/

      Additionally, we are going to seek citizens’ feedback on the CESs and make the handouts and presentations available ASAP.

  2. Glad to see that community rounds are continuing and are a success. Thanks to all involved, I know it’s not as easy as it may look! I have provided comment before and will continue to do so! … it would be really nice if the information that is circulated/shared at the meetings (ie handouts, presentations, etc) can be posted on the website or available upon request. Many of us are not in the vicinity of any of the meetings, but would greatly appreciate having access to that information. Chuu, Klecko and best wishes for this round of community meetings.

    1. ƛ̓eko, Angela. We certainly appreciate your comments. We will make the presentations and reports on the CESs available online as soon as possible.

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