Exploring Foundations of Governance
As part of the Winalagalis Treaty group, the Treaty Office supported research on how traditional governance informs or shapes modern governance. The role of the pesa or potlatch within the Gukwdzi was a key piece of the research report.
2010 & 2015
Comprehensive Community Plans
Aliter homines, aliter philosophos loqui putas oportere? Sin aliud quid voles, postea. Mihi enim satis est, ipsis non satis. Negat enim summo bono afferre incrementum diem. Quod ea non occurrentia fingunt, vincunt Aristonem.
Getting Construction Material
Working with the Lands and Resources Office (LRO), the Band Manager and the k’awat’si Economic Development Corporation (KEDC), the Treaty Office negotiated with the BC Government to use timber from the Homelands for the Gukwdzi.
Starting the Carving Work
Four Master Carvers were contracted to complete the Crossbeams and posts for the Gukwdzi and, in the process, mentor four GNN members as apprentices in carving.
Gukwdzi-Bighouse Project Coordinator – Joye Walkus
GNN Treaty Office, along with directors of the Bighouse Society, hired a researcher to prepare a job description for the position and facilitated the hiring of a Project Coordinator.