Youth Zone

It was a journey of a lifetime for two Nisga’a Youth that travelled to South Africa in early October.

Brenna Doolan of Gingolx is Ksim Gisk’aast from Wilps W’ii Laxha and Leilani Wright of Gitlaxt’aamiks is Ksim Laxgibuu from Wilps Duuk’.  Both currently reside in Terrace and ventured to Johannesburg, South Africa to participate in World Equip 2015.

Read more about Brenna and Leilani at the link below:

http://www.nisgaanation.ca/news/2-nisgaa-youth-journey-south-africa

 

Pictured is Kleanza in her 400 im at far westerns on her way to qualifying for canadian age group nationals in the event. 

Nisga’a Lisims Government is proud to have supported Kleanza Cathers from Gingolx to compete in the Far Western Championship swim meet in San Jose, California. There were 1,700 of some of the best swimmers in their respective age groups from across Canada, USA and Mexico in attendance.

 

Kleanza, 13 years of age, competed extremely well in the 13–14 girls division. She swam to her personal best times, and attained two more tough national time standards for her age group, for a total of three personal best times. Kleanza is only the second swimmer from northwest BC to qualify in three swims for age group nationals.

 

The Far Western Championship meet is consistently one of the fastest age group meets in the USA. In its tenth decade, the Far Western Championships saw Olympic and World Champions, including US Olympic Champion Michael Phelps, compete in it as age group swimmers.

 

Her mother, Laverne Cathers (maiden name Smythe), provided us with a photo of Kleanza swimming in the 400 metre event on her way to qualifying for the Canadian age group nationals in the event.

 

Laverne went on to state, “We just wanted to say a big thank you for your support of Kleanza…” Nisga’a Lisims Government provided a financial contribution to support Kleanza’s participation in the event from the Sports and Recreation fund, which is open to application from all Nisga’a citizens, particularly our youth, who are competing in sporting events.

 

Our congratulations to Kleanza for achieving these amazing milestones.

Si’aamhl wilin Kleanza – continue to swim well!

On October 17, 2015, Billy Morrison of Laxgalts'ap BC won his fight 17 seconds into first round in Battlefield Fight League 39 (Halloween Hell). It was at Vancouver Hardrock Casino where many Battlefield fans came out to see the Event "Halloween Hell". Morrison came out holding his flag with pride as he took to the cage fearless, determined and ready for whatever they put in front of him. As in ready? Morrison trains 6 days a week 4 - 6 hours a day.  

Morrison who is Ganada from Wilps Axdii Wil Luugooda says more at the link below:

http://www.nisgaanation.ca/news/mma-fighter-billy-morrison-wins-17-secon...

Youth Organizing Youth 2nd  Annual Nass River Expedition this August | September 2015

  • Young Men’s Empowerment Expedition August 24 – 28, 2015
  • Young Women’s Empowerment Expedition August 31 – September 4, 2015
  • Nisga’a Youth Ages 15 – 18 years Sign up Today:
  • Brought to you by Nisga’a Lisims Government and Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition
     
    Read further information on how you may participate at the following link:

http://www.nisgaanation.ca/news/lisims-river-rafting-expedition-2015

Nisga’a Lisims Government: Programs and Services

Art and Poetry Contest- WINNERS

 

GITLAXT’AAMIKS

GRADE K-3(GIRLS)

NISHAYA MERCER

GRADE K-3 (BOYS)

RAYMOND DERRICK-GUNO

 

GRADE 4-8 (GIRLS)

SANNTAIJA PEAL

 

GRADE 4-8 (BOYS)

ETHAN CLAYTON

 

GRADE 9-12 (GIRLS)

MYA MERCER

SABRINA STEVENS

GRADE 9-12 (BOYS)

TERRY CLAYTON

 

 

GITWINKSIHLKW

GRADE K-3 (GIRLS)

ROBYN AZAK

GRADE 4-8 (GIRLS)

KYLA MOORE

 

LAXGALTS’AP

GRADE K-3 (GIRLS)

KAIDENZ MAXWELL

GRADE K-3 (BOYS)

JULIS STEVENS

GRADE 4-8 (GIRLS)

SYNDEE MOORE

GRADE 4-8 (BOYS)

BRYSON STEVENS

 

GINGOLX

GRADE K-3 (GIRLS)

PARIS WATTS

GRADE K-3 (BOYS)

LANDON TUGWELL

GRADE 4-8 (GIRLS)

 KARY LINCOLN

GRADE 4-8 (BOYS)

QUINN ANGUS

 

Here are a few photos of some of the winners:  


Nisga’a Lisims Government: Programs and Services Presents - 2015 Children and Youth Art and Poetry Contest!

 Do YOU enjoy drawing and writing?

  • Nisga’a Lisims Government Programs and Services is conducting a Children and Youth contest which you may submit your entry in either one of the following ways:

    • Poetry

    • Art Design

  • Contest is to draw or write your answer to one of the following themes: 

    • What will help me to want to learn and to stay in School?

    • What do I want to see in our school that is exciting to learn?

    • What do I like about going to school and learning?

Please send us your completed original Artwork (crayon, pencil, charcoal, watercolor, or acrylic) or poetry writing concerning either one of the themes by JUNE 12, 2015 and YOU CAN WIN! There are Three (3) Categories:

Grades k-3 Category:              Grades 4-8 Category:                       grades 9-12 category:

4 children’s girls bikes                 4 youth girls bikes                        8 adult bikes

4 children’s boys bikes                  4 youth boys bikes                      8 adult sizes helmets

8 children’s bike helmets             8 youth helmets

           

All entries are to be mailed and/or dropped off in person to NLG, along with entry form by JUNE 12th, 2015 by 4:00 pm to:

 Read further about the contest here: http://www.nisgaanation.ca/news/programs-services-children-and-youth-con...

NLG Programs & Services Administrative Assistant:

Rhea Percival

Email: rheap@nisgaa.net

Nisga’a Lisims Government

P.O. Box 231

New Aiyansh, BC V0J 1A0

Phone: (250) 633-3000

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

 

Contest Rules:

  1. Must be a student in one of the 4 Nisga’a communities.

  2. All artwork or writing must be the student’s original creation.

  3. All Entries will be judged on the quality and artistic interpretation of chosen theme.

  4. One entry per student will be accepted.  Prizes will be presented at the May 20-22 Education Conference.

March 20, 2015

The Nisga’a Fish and Wildlife Department is happy to announce the winners of our 2014-15 Art Contest! Our judges were faced with tough decisions, in choosing winners from the many creative and beautiful entries received. All submissions were judged on their originality, connection with the theme, and artistic merit. All the entries were great, but in the end we had to choose some winners.

http://www.nisgaanation.ca/news/nisgaa-fisheries-youth-art-contest-winners

Do YOU enjoy drawing and Painting?  Nisga'a Fisheries and Wildlife will be conducting an original art piece contest with two themes:

  • Kindergarten to Grade 8: What will fishing be like in the future?
  • Grade 9-12: What does sustainable fisheries management mean to you?

Read complete contest information at http://www.nisgaanation.ca/news/nisgaa-fisheries-wildlife-extends-deadli...

 

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