Tsawout First Nation

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The Tsawout First Nation is a First Nations government located on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. They are a member of the Sencot'en Alliance.[1] In the 1850s they were signatories to the Douglas Treaties.[2]

The Band's offices are located in Saanichton.

Chief and Councillors[edit]

Position Name Term Start Term End Reference
Chief Claxton, Nick 07/04/2019 07/04/2021 [3]
Councillor Etzel, John 07/04/2015 07/04/2021 [3]
Councillor Etzel, Samantha 07/04/2019 07/04/2021 [3]
Councillor Pelkey, Abraham 07/04/2019 07/04/2021 [3]
Councillor Sam, Mary Ann 07/04/2019 07/04/2021 [3]
Councillor Sam, Stanley 07/04/2019 07/04/2021 [3]
Councillor Underwood, Bruce 07/04/2019 07/04/2021 [3]
Councillor Underwood, Mavis 07/04/2019 07/04/2021 [3]
Councillor Wilson, John 07/04/2019 07/04/2021 [3]

Treaty Process[edit]

Not participating in BC Treaty Process.[1]

History[edit]

Demographics[edit]

The Tsawout First Nation has 766 members.[4]

Economic Development[edit]

Social, Educational and Cultural Programs and Facilities[edit]

On July 17, 2009 the Tsawout First Nation's longhouse community centre was burned down in a mysterious fire.[5] Replacement for the burned structure could cost $500,000. The structure replaced the former community centre that burned down in 1978.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Alliance maps out at-risk treaty lands". CanWest MediaWorks Publications Inc. June 22, 2006. Archived from the original on March 27, 2009. Retrieved July 26, 2009.
  2. ^ "Douglas Treaties: 1850-1854". Executive Council of British Columbia. 2009. Retrieved July 28, 2009.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Stone Governance". Government of Canada. Indian and Northern Affairs Canada. 2013. Retrieved July 18, 2013.
  4. ^ "Tsawout". Government of Canada. Indian and Northern Affairs Canada. 2009. Archived from the original on March 2, 2012. Retrieved July 26, 2009.
  5. ^ a b Matthew Pearson (July 21, 2009). "Tsawout First Nation in Central Saanich begin plans to replace razed longhouse". Canwest. Times-Colonist. Archived from the original on July 23, 2009. Retrieved August 4, 2009.

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