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2024 NTC Scholarships and Graduation Ceremonies

Grade 12 Students!

It’s time to start planning for graduation!

The annual Nuu-chah-nulth graduation ceremony will be on Saturday, June 15 at the Alberni District Secondary School. Graduation Registration forms can be found here and are due by June 1. You can email them to graduation@nuuchahnulth.org.

In addition, scholarship applications are due by May 16, 2024. Applications can be found here and MUST be emailed to scholarships@nuuchahnulth.org.

Scholarship categories include academic, artistic, athletic and cultural. Please review all the supporting documentation that is required on page 2 of the application.

You will be informed shortly after the deadline if you are the recipient of a scholarship. If you are, plan to attend the scholarship ceremony on June 14!

To attend the scholarship ceremony on June 14, submit your Intent to Attend form by June 1.

Parents!

If you have a student in kindergarten through Grade 3, they may be eligible for either an athletic or cultural scholarship. Information on the scholarship, and the application, is here.

For students in Grades 4 through 12, scholarships are available for academic, artistic, athletic and cultural achievement. Information on that scholarship, and the application, is here.

If your student is a scholarship recipient, they will be notified between after June 1. Note, the invitation to attend the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council Scholarship Ceremony, which will be held on June 14, is due on June 1, so don’t delay getting it in. The form to attend is here.


Spring People’s Assembly date selected

The Spring People’s Assembly will be in person at the t̓uk̓ʷaaʔatḥiic hišimyiły̓ak (Toquaht Gathering Place) in m̓aʔaquuʔa (Macoah).

The People’s Assembly will be at 10 am with a virtual option to attend if you are unable to attend in person. Information on registration via Zoom or in person will be available in coming days.

After the People’s Assembly ends at 12 pm, there will be a catered lunch with celebrations that include singers and dancers, and an afternoon of activities will follow.

For citizens who need to travel more than 150 kilometres to attend, there may be accommodation support on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please refer to the registration form for more information.

For more information on the People’s Assembly, email Naomi Mack at naomim@toquaht.ca. If you need help registering, please call Naomi at 250-726-4230 or toll-free at 1-877-726-4230.

New Director of Operations to lead Toquaht Nation Government

Donna Monteith Photo

Toquaht Government is pleased to share that Donna Monteith has been hired as the new Director of Operations. She joins Toquaht on Monday, April 8, from her role with the City of Port Alberni as the Director of Corporate Services. Prior to that, Donna was the Chief Financial Officer for the District of Ucluelet and District Administrator for the Cowichan Bay Waterworks District. Donna’s experience includes executive leadership, public engagement, communications, leading local government strategic policy development, and financial and asset management.

Toquaht Nation Elder Appreciation Nominations Now Open

Once again, Toquaht nation is opening nominations for Toquaht Elders to be nominated for recognition. Send us their name and a short note about why they inspire you, and the Toquaht Elder will be entered to be randomly selected for one of two prizes of $500. Nominations can be made by Toquaht citizens or residents, but Only Toquaht Elders are eligible to be selected.

Nominations close on Friday, February 16 at 4pm. Email your nomination to noreenf@toquaht.ca or fax to the office at 250-726-4403.

Traffic Advisory

For Travel to Macoah

Starting January 9, 2024, There will be delays and short road closures on Maggie Lake Forest Service Road for approximately six weeks.

The Ministry of Forests will be conducting a rock scaling project to minimize risk of future rock falls and safety hazards on this section of the FSR. Due to the unpredictable nature of this work, wait times may vary and could be lengthy.

Alternative route: It is recommended to use Maggie Branch 4; AKA The Barkley Forest Service Road for access beyond 8.9 km to avoid wait time.