Musqueam Newsletter | January 15, 2021
Read this week’s issue of the Musqueam newsletter, released on January 15, 2021.
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In the January 15, 2021 Musqueam newsletter…
Online Community Meeting for Financials
Attention to all Musqueam members, the audited financial statements for the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2020 will be presented to membership on February 11, 2021 at 5:30. This is an important meeting that will be online only (using Zoom) and you are encouraged to attend. Prior to the community meeting, Musqueam Finance will hold two information session for members to review the presentation and ask questions.
2020 Audited Financial Statement Presentation
Thursday, February 11, 2021
Financials Information Session
Thursday, January 21st
Thursday February 4th, 2021
Time: 5:30 pm
Video/zoom arrangements for the above meeting dates will be made to accommodate everyone. Further details will follow.
Musqueam Creek closed for ceremonial baths
Musqueam Creek Surface Water Monitoring
The Musqueam creek remains closed, since 2019, due to e.coli and fecal contamination in the water that is a danger to humans and pets. Animal and human fecal contamination should not exceed 200 E. Coli per 100 milliliters of water, according to Vancouver Coastal Health. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, creek monitoring didn’t occur, and Musqueam Lands . is working to revive the creek monitoring work, as a top priority, with support of Indigenous Services Canada (formerly INAC), to determine the sources of the contamination leaching into Musqueam Creek.
Musqueam Primary Care Clinic
Clinic hours are 9:30 – 3:30 from Monday to Friday. Dr. Dumont is available on Tuesday. To make an appointment, please call 604‐266‐0043.
It is mandatory to wear a mask in the primary care clinic. Please do not enter the clinic if you have any COVID-19 symptoms, including a fever, cough or shortness of breath.
You must have COVID-19 symptoms to be tested for COVID-19. Please call the clinic if you are exhibiting symptoms. A nurse or doctor will do a pre-screening over the phone before booking an appoint for a test.
Want to learn how to drive?
Drive Forward helps people obtain a driver’s license to get independence and help with employment. This program provides access to driving training for Musqueam members by eliminating barriers such as cost. To be eligible, drivers much have two valid pieces of ID, no outstanding ICBC fines, and parental consent (if under 19).
In February, Drive Forward is hosting a two-day workshop for brand new drivers studying to get their learners.
Saturday February 6 & 13, 2021
Musqueam Golf Course
*Breakfast and lunch provided
Contact Musqueam Employment & Training for more details.
Film training for action artists
Ever considered entering the film and TV industry? Love action movies? This two-day stunt training seminar gives participants experience for entry-level action artist jobs. You’ll learn basic skills and be educated on film set protocol and etiquette. No date is announced yet for the seminar, but Musqueam Employment & Training is currently accepting applications from Indigenous athletes aged 18 or over. This program is presented in partnership with Indigenous Action Artist Mentorship Program.
Calling all current (and future) business owners!
Did you know Musqueam Employment & Training hosts an eight week evening course about online marketing for entrepreneurs? This training is for business owners who want to learn about how online marketing can help your business to grow, how to build a website, how to leverage social media and more. To register, contact the E&T team.
Call for gillnetters interested in license leasing
Salish Seas Fisheries Limited Partnership is a commercial fishing partnership between Musqueam, Tla’amin, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. Salish Seas has issued a Requests for Proposals (RFP) for community members interested in the following license leasing opportunity: