Snowpack, River Flow Update

Snowpack in the Skeena/Nass Area is 126% of normal. The above average snowpack will likely result in higher than average peak river flows in late May and June. Spring weather also has a significant impact on river flows. Weather during the rest of May and early June that is wetter or drier than normal, or that is warmer or colder than normal, can have significant effect on spring runoff river flows.

River Data

The solid blue line is the Nass River level. Current river levels are about 3.25 meters. There is no cause for concern.

Newsletter Available Online

The April edition of the newsletter has been posted to the site.

The current and previous versions of the newsletter are available at http://nnkn.ca/?q=node/8852.

Nisga’a Nation well represented at Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life

Five teams from the four Nisga'a villages served as intrepid ambassadors in a fight against a disease that in one way or another affects us all.

Paul Mercer Recognized

Paul has been chosen as one of the five Healthy Role Models in the Aboriginal Community in British Columbia by the First Nations Health Council and the Four Host First Nations Society.

Paul was selected because "of your involvement in your community as well as your healthy, balanced lifestyle. We also selected you based on your ability to promote healthy lifestyles in your family and community, your desire [to] help others succeed, and as a role model to your peers, family and community".

Gingolx's Pandemic Preparation

Gingolx Village Government is instructing our department to start preparing for the pandemic that may occur, even if it turns out to be a dry run, at least Gingolx will be ready for any other disasters.

Social Development has been instructed to prepare the SA Recipients with a 72 hr kit, essentials such as water, canned food, medications, flashlight, first aid kit, hand sanitizer, bleach tablets, etc.,

Just to let you know what we are doing here in Gingolx.

Nisga'a Individual Landholding Project Update April 09

INTRODUCTION OF THE NISGA'A LANDHOLDING TRANSITION ACT

In February of 2008, the Executive authorized the Director of Lands and Resources to work with General Counsel and the Registrar to proceed with the work required to complete phase one of the Nisga'a Individual Landholding Project. Phase One of the project requires, as a first step, development of legislation that provides individual Nisga'a land holders with ownership of fee simple estates registered in the Nisga'a land title system with unrestricted transferability.

Nisga'a Land Title Office Information

The Nisga'a Land Title Office is located in the Nisga'a Lisims Government Building in New Aiyansh.

Members of the public are welcome. The office is open to the public from 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon, Monday through Friday, excepting statutory holidays.

For information or to search the registry, please contact:

Dorothy Elliott, Registry Clerk, at 250 633-3091 or land.title@nisgaa.net

24 Hour Relay Walk

Laxgalts'ap Community Wellness Committee

Presents

Ye en ahl Ts'im Goypax

Walk in the Light

24-Hour Relay Walk

May 23 & 24

11 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Teams of minimum 6 to a maximum of 24

All walkers may collect pledges. Pledge sheets available at the LVG Office.

All Proceeds going to the Canadian Cancer Society

River Watch - Apr 24 2009

The solid blue line is the water level. The red lines are the amount of water flowing by the measuring station. The solid red line is the current flow (or discharge) rate and the dotted line is the average.The discharge rate is currently below average.

Average snowpack in the Skeena/Nass watershed basins is about 20% above normal. Last year the snowpack was 62% above normal. Snowpacks at low elevations are 50% to 75% above normal for this time of year.

Gingolx Community Center Fund Raising

The Gingolx Village Government invites you to a fundraising benefit.

Join us in luanching a campaingn for our Gingolx Community Center.

Enjoy Music, Dancing, Silent Auction, Banquet Style Food and more

Reservations: 250-326-2322

Place: Chances Convention Center, Prince Rupert BC

Date: Saturday May 16, 2009 5:00 pm

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