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  • February 2018, ISSUE 82

    SPLATSIN COMMUNITY

    NEWSLETTER

    Anti-bullying day

    (Pink Shirt Day)

    Is February 28, 2018

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    TABLE OF CONTENTS Member submissions .................................................................................................................................... 2 Member Meetings and Events ...................................................................................................................... 5 Title & Rights ................................................................................................................................................. 7 Employment ................................................................................................................................................ 14 Education .................................................................................................................................................... 22 Health .......................................................................................................................................................... 22 Housing & Public Works .............................................................................................................................. 24 Splatsin Development Corporation............................................................................................................. 24 Matrimonial Real Property ......................................................................................................................... 25

    MEMBER SUBMISSIONS

    Thank you

    Heartfelt thank you from the bottom of

    my heart

    To everyone for their love and support

    during the difficult loss of my

    granddaughter Samantha Louise Thomas

    (Nov 12, 1991 – Jan 13, 2018)

    Happy Birthday wishes to

    Lisa Kenora (March 4)

    Bryan Dennis (March 6)

    George W. Dennis III

    (March 29)

    Love Sandra Dennis

    Birthday Wishes

    Happy belated Birthday

    wishes to

    Lillian Thomas (Feb 6)

    Ethel Thomas (Feb 2)

    Love Sandra and Bryan

    Dennis

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    Mildred A. Thomas

    The Secwapemctsin Saga

    The viability of the Splatsin language is concerning. I notice some

    articles used out there are grossly misspelled, that has forced me to

    be an advocate for Secwapemctsin. Secwapemctsin is unique and

    difficult in itself. Writing or speaking in the language is

    complicated. One will spell the word as they hear it thus changing

    the sound and meaning of the word. Cindy Williams work teaches

    one on the correct usage, meaning, conjunctions, hearing the

    correct tense, prefixes, suffixes, word combinations, verb tenses

    and spelling of words. We must do our best to keep the language

    dialect in its original state. An example of often misspelled words

    are Kya7a and kykya7a. Hearing the words fluently in the

    language is an asset in working with the language.

    Cindy Williams has written several resource books which include

    the primer, the word list, and curriculum work books. She was a

    creditable member of the SCES that have done a tremendous

    amount of work on the language. She has several resource

    materials at the archives in the Kamloops museum. There are

    several copies that are stored at one of her sons. As she was a very

    fluent speaker, I tried several times to get her on the honorary

    doctorate list because of the professional work she had done in the

    Splatsin language. She seriously needs to be memorialized for her

    work. So far, I have gotten no results. I noticed other certificates in

    her office, she was one smart lady too bad her knowledge went

    with her. Another lady who took her expertise with her was

    Virginia Basil

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    If one wants to learn how to spell the Splatsin dialect correctly I

    suggest that one gets Cindy’s books or copies of early work done

    by elders from the North, Western, Eastern, and Splatsin elders.

    Language resource material is available at the Kamloops Band

    Museum. I cannot thank Cindy enough for reawakening

    Secwapemctsin in me. I miss the times that Cindy and I chatted in

    her office at the Timber Creek Hall. My strong opinion is we need

    no further work to improve on Cindy’s work.

    When I write I use all of Cindy’s Secwapemctsin spellings and all

    three versions of word lists to ensure confirmation and adapt them

    to the Splatsin version. I want to keep its originality because it’s

    important to me. I don’t believe in altering word forms. Even when

    I coin words for conventional terms I stick to our words as close as

    possible, such as when I translated one of the purposed election

    codes.

    When one prays in the language one feels a higher connection to

    the Creator. Language it feels like a special connection to the spirit

    of the soul. The longer one sinks into the language the better one

    gets.

    Submitted by Donna Antoine

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    MEMBER MEETINGS AND EVENTS

    Community General Assembly

    Held at: Splatsin Community Centre

    Feb 28, March 28, April 25…

    Agenda: to be announced

    Supper served at 5:00 PM

    Meeting begins 6:00 PM

    Meeting Adjourns 8:00 PM

    Community Assembly Info Session

    Held at: Splatsin Community Centre

    March 14, April 11, May 9…

    Agenda: to be announced (department

    updates)

    Supper served at 5:00 PM

    Meeting begins 6:00 PM

    Meeting Adjourns 8:00 PM

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    Dates to Remember

    All meetings are scheduled but due to unforeseen circumstances they may be changed

    Month Administration

    Reporting Community Assembly

    Newsletter Deadline/

    Distribution

    Income Assistance

    Cheque Issue

    March 14 28 20/27 1

    April 11 25 17/24 Mar 30

    May 9 30 22/29 1

    June 13 27 19/26 1

    July 11 25 24/31 June 29

    August 8 29 21/28 1

    September 12 26 18/25 Aug 31

    October 10 31 23/30 1

    November 14 28 20/27 1

    December 12 No meeting 11/18 Nov 30

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    TITLE & RIGHTS

    MARCH 5, 2018 5 PM – 7 PM

    Splatsin Community Center Dinner served at 5:00 PM

    Meeting begins at 6:00 PM

    Meeting adjourns at 7:00 PM

    Contact Ray Cormier at ray_cormier@splatsin.ca or

    Mike Christian at mike_christian@splatsin.ca for more information

    New Staff Introduction

    Waytkp (Hello All)

    I am one of ten children of Delphine Christian

    (five sisters and five brothers). I am a member

    and former Kukpi7 of Splatsin.

    It is good to be back living and working in and

    around Secwepemcul’ucw.

    I was recently hired as Splatsin’s Lands and Resources Manager on

    February 13th, 2018.

    I am looking forward to applying my skills and experience towards

    working with the Community as a whole.

    Kukwstsámc! (Thank You)

    mailto:mike_christian@splatsin.ca

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    Healthy Forest

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    Self Esteem

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    Therapeutic Art

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    Wellbriety

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    Men’s Group

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    Traditional medicine

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    EMPLOYMENT

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    Contract Technician

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    Casual Technician

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    Administrative Assistant

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    Splatsin is seeking to hire a part-time Accountant to assist the Director of Finance in budgeting,

    accounting and financial activities.

    Specific duties include:

    • Reconcile accounts, prepare financial statements, budgets and provide analysis when required

    • Prepare invoices.

    • Assist with implementation of financial policies.

    • Enter, store and update receivables data ensuring receivables are correctly coded.

    • Monitor accounts receivable and follow up on overdue accounts.

    • Perform general clerical duties as required including faxing, mailing and filing

    • Provide back up support for Accounts Payable and Payroll.

    To be considered for this position, you must have a diploma in Accounting, along with 5 years’

    experience. You will have strong organizational skills, combined with the ability to prioritize and

    multi task.

    This position is righ