Has this (socio-economic indicators survey/data) been used in other communities and benefited from outcomes?

2021-05-20T18:17:22+00:00

Each socio-economic indicators survey/data must be designed specifically for each community/First Nation due to factors which are unique to each Community—for example, in the case of K’ómoks the size of the community, the cultural and social and linguistic aspects are unique.  With this said, there are many examples of Socio-economic indicators and surveys to measure community well-being and, as in the K’ómoks case, the socio-economic gaps between K’ómoks and communities of similar size and circumstance.  The specific socio-economic well-being survey being considered by K’ómoks has been developed and implemented by Mark Anielski working with the Opaskwayak Cree Nation who are just [...]

Has this (socio-economic indicators survey/data) been used in other communities and benefited from outcomes?2021-05-20T18:17:22+00:00

How are we going to move forward with culture when we have members from other communities colonizing us from within? For example, non band members claiming Hereditary Chief and, on the election, ballot.

2021-08-26T17:43:42+00:00

Currently the Indian Act allows or anyone to run for Chief. This is remnants of an old practice where governments would use the Indian Act to put Indian Agents in charge of nations as Chief. With a Treaty, only K’ómoks Members who are enrolled under the Treaty will be allowed to run for office.

How are we going to move forward with culture when we have members from other communities colonizing us from within? For example, non band members claiming Hereditary Chief and, on the election, ballot.2021-08-26T17:43:42+00:00

With cost savings on member travel, etc. due to COVID-19, what would this funding be directed to now?

2021-08-26T17:59:16+00:00

This funding has been directed to creating materials that will be made available through the new website. This includes such things as; videos, podcasts, summary booklets. During these unprecedented times of covid-19, we have had to shift our focus on creating and providing more digital materials for membership.

With cost savings on member travel, etc. due to COVID-19, what would this funding be directed to now?2021-08-26T17:59:16+00:00

Did they (Huu-ay-aht) have a change management Plan? And what were the thing they had in place prior to treaty that sustained them through the change?

2021-08-26T17:44:50+00:00

Trudy’s answer: I do not have access to or recall a compiled change management plan per say, however, based on memory, I offer the following: Having a consistent Executive Director (band administrator) throughout the change was very helpful Early implementation of various aspects of post Effective Date governance i.e., the separation of administration from politics was extremely helpful and is an ongoing priority. Having a clear, current, and achievable vision and strategic plan / direction has been very helpful.

Did they (Huu-ay-aht) have a change management Plan? And what were the thing they had in place prior to treaty that sustained them through the change?2021-08-26T17:44:50+00:00

Is there a way we can get a survey out to youth ages 12-30 about what they feel they want to do and if we do have young members who are already taking schooling efforts that could potentially fill these positions?

2021-08-26T17:45:02+00:00

Yes. A survey was rolled out in February 2021 that included these questions as part of the Socio-economic Indicators project. A similar survey was developed for youth under the age of 18 also.

Is there a way we can get a survey out to youth ages 12-30 about what they feel they want to do and if we do have young members who are already taking schooling efforts that could potentially fill these positions?2021-08-26T17:45:02+00:00

Can you please share some best practices from your (Huu-ay-aht) experiences?

2021-05-20T18:10:05+00:00

Trudy’s answer: Involve community members with their relevant areas of interest/expertise wherever possible throughout all phases of the treaty process i.e., 4, 5, 6 (BCTC Treaty Process) Commence and steadily support the separation of administration from (operational) and politics (governance) – this can be done in a respectful and professional manner that leaves everyone feeling positive and appropriately facilitates division of labour for a sustainable function The attached governance best practices were implemented before effective date as part of a change management strategy

Can you please share some best practices from your (Huu-ay-aht) experiences?2021-05-20T18:10:05+00:00

Will there be a mentorship initiative or program to keep it sustainable if K’ómoks were to sign treaty?

2021-08-26T17:45:23+00:00

At this time K’ómoks is working on a Capacity Action Plan that sets out not only a draft potential organizational chart complete with the skills and education required to fill that position to make available to K’ómoks Members to prepare for future opportunities. With the land package being contemplated, there will be many more opportunities beyond working within the nation’s government or administration. As we develop a new city, we will need all that is required for that growth, in turn K’ómoks Members are encouraged to follow their dreams and the nation will support our members whenever and wherever possible.

Will there be a mentorship initiative or program to keep it sustainable if K’ómoks were to sign treaty?2021-08-26T17:45:23+00:00

It is a significant amount of responsibility to future generations and I am wondering how to keep it sustainable to how many youths we have currently and, in the future, can we keep this treaty sustainable?

2021-08-26T17:45:56+00:00

This question has many answers. Currently the K’ómoks Treaty Team is working on securing funding to set out a long-term plan to develop with the K’ómoks Members to ensure sustainability into the future.

It is a significant amount of responsibility to future generations and I am wondering how to keep it sustainable to how many youths we have currently and, in the future, can we keep this treaty sustainable?2021-08-26T17:45:56+00:00

Are there economic development plans for the anticipated land and cash transfer funds and additional funding that Mark referred to (2.1 million)?

2021-08-26T18:12:19+00:00

Not at this time. The Capital Transfer can be used as the nation chooses; this will be decided by the K’ómoks Members through engagement and captured in a financial plan moving into the future. If the nation chooses, they may invest some of the Capital Transfer into Economic Development ventures and opportunities. The $2.2 million that Mark was referring to is specifically to pay for the cost of running our own government. This is a vast improvement from the currently underfunded amount of $220,000 the nation currently receives to run our nation under the Indian Act.

Are there economic development plans for the anticipated land and cash transfer funds and additional funding that Mark referred to (2.1 million)?2021-08-26T18:12:19+00:00

K’ómoks members access “crown land” in recognition of our traditional territory. Would treaty give the government more power to restrict our use of our traditional territory?

2021-08-26T17:46:38+00:00

No, K’ómoks will not give the governments more power to restrict the use of our territory. The Treaty recognizes and affirms K’ómoks’ Indigenous Rights and Title to our territory. K’ómoks Members will practice our rights and access our territory as always, and this will be protected, still, by the Constitution of Canada, 1982.

K’ómoks members access “crown land” in recognition of our traditional territory. Would treaty give the government more power to restrict our use of our traditional territory?2021-08-26T17:46:38+00:00
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