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SONGHEES NATION. Of the Lkwungen People Village Sites in Victoria, Gulf Islands Douglas Treaty Signatory Current Reserve established 1911 530 Band Members 260 Live on Reserve 2000 Tenants. Transforming our Economy. Dependence on Government Transfers for Housing, Education, Health and

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    1. SONGHEES NATION Of the Lkwungen People Village Sites in Victoria, Gulf Islands Douglas Treaty Signatory Current Reserve established 1911 530 Band Members 260 Live on Reserve 2000 Tenants

    2. Transforming our Economy Dependence on Government Transfers for Housing, Education, Health and Social Programs Under-funded, Under-resourced Managing Poverty REGAINING ECONOMIC INDEPENDENCE Self Determination Self Government Jurisdiction over Land Tax Jurisdiction Economic Development Improving Investment Climate

    3. “We’re laying the foundation for the future social, cultural and economic wellbeing of our people.” - Chief Robert Sam Songhees Nation is proud to be a leader implementing the First Nations Fiscal Management Act (FMA) Songhees Nation passed the FIRST FMA Property Tax Laws, Financial Administration Law and Taxpayer Representation Law in Canada Songhees Land Code Songhees First Nation Goods and Services Tax Law We are Open for Business!

    4. Songhees Wellness Centre

    5. A Community Dream Coming True A Place to Learn A Place to Gather • Administration Centre • Health Centre • Education Centre • Gymnasium • Convention Centre • Elders Centre • Youth Centre • Cultural Centre • Gift Shop • Post Disaster Site • LEED Project A Place to Play A Place to Work

    6. Administration Centre • Band Governance • Council Chambers • Finance • Te’mexw Treaty Association • Property Taxation • Lands Management • Bylaw Enforcement • Public Works • Archaeology • Capital Projects

    7. Health Centre • Health Programs • Social Development Offices • Fitness Studio • Teaching Kitchen • Counselling Centre • Elders Centre Elders Centre

    8. Education Centre • Employment Training Centre • Post Secondary Education • School Liaisons • Adult Education • Classrooms • Kwum Kwum Lelum Tutoring • Dreams for Expansion: • Art School/Carving Studio • Culinary Arts School

    9. Gymnasium/Convention Centre • Retractable Stage with back entrance • Industrial Convention Kitchen • Seated meals for 250 • Sound and Light Room • International Sized Basketball Court • 320 Bleacher seats • Men's and Ladies Change Rooms • Wood Floor • Practice courts • Multi-game lines

    10. OCM Carving Project Five House Posts Contemporary Centre Piece Interior Figures

    11. Business Activities Band Member Entrepreneurs Facilities Rental Convention Centre Songhees Wellness Centre Cultural Tourism Gift Shop Fitness Center

    12. Partners in Business SALISH SEA INDUSTRIAL SERVICES LTD ESQUIMALT NATION, SONGHEES NATION, & RALMAX GROUP OF COMPANIES ESQUIMALT NATION XHAMASUNG HOLDINGS, SKUNGEENES HOLDINGS PUBLIC WORKS GOVERNMENT SERVICES CANADA INDUSTRIAL MARINE TRAINING AND APPLIED RESEARCH CENTRE MEANINGFUL PARTICIPATION IN THE REGIONAL ECONOMY

    13. Partnership Profile Characteristics Opportunities • Local • Understanding of Aboriginal Culture • Willing to Transfer Business Knowledge and Ownership • Money to Invest • Committed to Sustainable First Nation Development • Tour Operations • Event Management • Catering • IT Outsourcing • Fit-up Procurements • Cultural Tourism • Recreation Programming • Fitness Programing • Art Sponsorships • Event Sponsorships

    14. HY’CHK’A For more Information: Christina Clarke SONGHEES NATION 1500D Admirals Road, Victoria BC V9A 2R1 taxation1@songheesnation.com 250-386-1043