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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The voices of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his ministers, the voice of Canada’s bureaucracy through Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and the voice of government lawyers are telling three different stories to the Nuu-chah-nulth people, said Ken Watts, vice-president of the Nuu-chah-nulth...

Friday, September 23, 2016

The Westcoast Native Health Care Society revealed its plans to expand during an Open House held at Tsawaayuus (Rainbow Gardens) on Sept. 23.

The goal of the Westporte Expansion Project is to add an additional 10 complex care beds to the existing building, and 20 Independent Living units,...

Friday, September 23, 2016

The hereditary chiefs of five Nuu-chah-nulth Nations stood Sept. 23 to tell Fisheries and Oceans Canada Regional Director General Rebecca Reid and her staff to leave Nuu-chah-nulth territories and not come back until they bring with them a mandate to negotiate in good faith on their Aboriginal...

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Ahousaht post-secondary students and graduates arrived at Nanaimo’s Coast Bastion Inn on Sept. 15 to honor an invitation from the Ahousaht Education Authority (AEA), who wanted to acknowledge them for their educational accomplishments.

Ahousaht Post-Secondary Counsellor Vivien Louie...

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Dave Dennis, Public Works manager, has been employed by Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation for four years. His responsibilities include supervision of the maintenance crew, housing construction, infrastructure, waste, water and renovations of homes.

Since 2009, 80 homes have been built, including...

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council’s Annual General Meeting was held at Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ Government House Sept. 19 and Sept. 20. The theme was “Taš ii” (pronounced Tash-ee-ee).

At the start of Day One of the AGM, Joseph Tom, Quu’asa Senior Cultural Worker,...

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Just a few months after his graduation from a North Island Collage jewelry-making class, Ernest Smith and his wife Darlene are proud to announce the opening of their new art gallery.

Located in downtown Campbell River, Awatin Aboriginal Art Gallery was opened a few months ahead of...

Thursday, September 15, 2016

The late Nuu-chah-nulth Ha’wilth Glee-soom-eth Kelly John was recognized for his contribution to Indigenous Studies at North Island College.

On Wednesday, Sept. 14, the college awarded the first Kelly John Memorial Bursary to an aboriginal student enrolled in the Human Services...

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

It was orientation day Sept. 1 for students attending North Island College campus in Port Alberni. The day was a rainy one, and students huddled in the Aboriginal gathering place outside the school for scheduled speeches.

Luke George of Tseshaht is the aboriginal education advisor at the...

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The Uchucklesaht Tribe Administration/Thunderbird Apartments complex is nearing completion on the site of the historic Somass Hotel on Argyle Street.

On Monday, as a city work crew set up to complete the main sidewalk, Ha-Shilth-Sa toured the facility with Uchucklesaht Chief...

Monday, September 12, 2016

A Tseshaht elder is suffering less pain thanks to a power lift chair donated to her by the Dreamcatcher Charitable Foundation.

Euphrasia Dick suffers from rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia, causing pain and limiting her mobility. Her husband Alfred has his own health issues and gets...

Monday, September 12, 2016

There’s an old proverb that tells us it takes a village to raise a child. This summer’s Uu-a-thluk Science Camps brought that message home as children ages eight to12, elders, and youth participated in science and knowledge-based learning in Nuu-chah-nulth communities, with several...

Monday, September 12, 2016

Residential school survivors and their families gathered at Papermill Dam in Tseshaht traditional territory to welcome in a new school year and to find healing from memories of school years past.

The Teechuktl (mental health) event began with lunch at noon on Saturday, which allowed...

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Update: On Sept. 13, Ha-Shilth-Sa contacted the Nootka Detachment of the RCMP for an update on the progress being made on the investigation into this incident.

Cst. Walker told us that this has become a priority file with the six members of the detachment, as well as an...

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

– The 2016 Tic-Kaa ii-Kwink (Northern Region Summer Games) was hosted by Kyuquot/Checlesaht First Nations during a weekend of glorious summer weather that saw families enjoy three days of sports, socializing and culture.

Coordinated by Allison Vincent, the games started on the...

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Courtenay-Alberni MP Gord Johns is inviting his Nuu-chah-nulth constituents to take part in a series of three Town Hall meetings on Electoral Reform, starting in Port Alberni tonight, Sept. 6.

The meetings are part of a national process to change the way Canadians elect their...

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

 'Who is JOB' is a video series sponsored by energy drink company Red Bull starring Hawaiian surfer Jamie O'Brien.

The latest, roughly nine-minute, video in the series was shot in the unceded traditional territory of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations in Tla-o-qui-aht Tribal...

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

For Hupacasath First Nation, an interruption in their on-reserve garbage collection has led to the creation of a brand-new residential/commercial waste-hauling business.

HFN Environmental Waste Disposal Services has been providing both services on-reserve since June, with five employees...

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The children of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation gently wrapped blankets around the shoulders of their young cousins who were being welcomed home on Aug. 10.

Tla-o-qui-aht Ha’wiih, elected leaders and community members had greeted the children on the beach at Esowista. The children...

Monday, August 15, 2016

Lone Cone Hostel and Campground was buzzing with activity on Aug. 12 as the Ha’wiih and people of Ahousaht prepared for a visit from British Columbia Premier Christy Clark.

People cooked salmon over fire pits while drummers sang in the blazing summer sun. Children sang, played...

Monday, August 15, 2016

In a ceremony held on the beach at Esowista Aug. 10, the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation honoured their newest babies and their parents.

The parents and the little ones were introduced to the community. Then Thlyik Carol Frank wrapped the babies in shawls that she had made.

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Monday, August 8, 2016

Hands up for the Tlu-piich Games! It’s time to volunteer for this annual event, which runs from Aug. 10 to Aug. 14.

Nuu-chah-nulth people have a strong tradition of pitching in to help when called. Many volunteer every year at the Games, but there is always room for more people to...

Monday, August 8, 2016

A refreshing summer drizzle did nothing to dampen the spirits of the Mowachaht/Muchalaht people who gathered at Yuquot (Friendly Cove), the historic homeland of the Mowachaht for the annual summer camp called Yuquot Spirit Summerfest.

A large field by the church was packed with dozens of...

Monday, August 8, 2016

Carla Halvorsen-Lambert is the proud owner of a new boat charter business thanks to her determination and help from the Nuu-chah-nulth Economic Development Corporation (NEDC). Action Packed Charters began operating in the Alberni Inlet and Barclay Sound in early July and has enjoyed a remarkable...

Friday, August 5, 2016

“Welcome home. It’s good to see you… I’m Grandpa,” said Pat Charleson Jr., sitting around a fire at Hesquiaht on Aug. 3.

He was greeting his young relatives who he had never met before. The children, in the care of Usma, the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council...

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