We’ve heard questions about this year’s Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) so Haisla Nation Council would like to update members about its current status.

As indicated in the previous letter you would have received regarding the COLA, signed March 13, 2017, Council has committed to completing the third and final payment to eligible Haisla members. The final disbursement from this fund will be released in December 2017.

HNC audit presentation dates and locations will be sent to members within the next two weeks.

Finally, in a completely separate topic from COLA, HNC encourages members to be informed about the Gukalout Trust proposal. Information on what the Trust is and how it would work is posted to www.haisla.ca/gukalout.

There you can also sign up for an electronic newsletter on the topic, in addition to the correspondence you have already received in the mail. Membership meetings are also planned to inform members directly about this subject, and will be scheduled at a later time when a formal schedule is set for an eventual ratification vote for members.

Thank you.