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Monday, January 19, 2015

A new program launched in Ahousaht’s Maaqtusiis School has children helping one another to improve dental health.

The tooth brushing program aims to reduce tooth decay by exposing young children to good oral hygiene practices. The younger children will be brushing their teeth every...

Friday, January 16, 2015

The last known mature bull of its herd is among the casualties in the most recent slaughter of elk under investigation in Nuu-chah-nulth territories, bringing the number to six unsanctioned kills since November 2014.

“That we know of,” said Sergeant Ben York of the...

Friday, January 16, 2015

The Federal Court of Appeal has dismissed a legal challenge by Hupacasath First Nation to the Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement.

The court delivered its reasons for judgment on Jan. 9, in effect, upholding the August 2013 federal court decision by Justice...

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Students from école Alberni Elementary School visited in front of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council Jan. 14 to view the Alberni Indian Residential School Commemoration Pole in honour of late Arthur Thompson. The pole was carved by Gordon Dick.

Reg Sam, NTC’s Pathways/ Student...

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

At a recent lunch held in Port Alberni, the Uchucklesaht Tribe showcased the results of a commitment made four years ago to renew the traditions and culture of the people.

The Human Services Department with the Uchucklesaht Tribe Government provided the planning and coordination of...

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Press Statement

The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council (NTC) welcomes a report released yesterday by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights that takes Canadian governments and police to task on missing and murdered indigenous women.

The NTC applauds the report...

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Update: 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 9, 2015

Contacted Friday morning, Hesquiaht administrator Bob Anderson confirmed that the thermal flow into the hot spring had rebounded to within 10 degrees Celsius of the normal temperature.

“As you know, yesterday Bernard (...

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

In mid-December the Minister of Fisheries made the decision to open the west coast of Vancouver Island (WCVI) to commercial roe and spawn-on-kelp herring fisheries in 2015.  Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations oppose this decision and recommend that B.C. commercial herring fishermen do not select...

Monday, January 5, 2015

On Jan. 2, the Ehattesaht Chinehkint Nation hosted a healing workshop that focused on drum-making, singing, and on bringing families together who have been actively learning language and culture. There were 27 drums made over the three days.

Nation members had asked for the cultural...

Friday, December 19, 2014

When the water began to rise in Tseshaht territory on December 10, many Huu-ay-aht citizens and staff offered a helping hand in the flood relief effort.

In their meeting on December 18, Huu-ay-aht First Nations Executive Council voted to extend that support by making a $10,000 donation to...

Friday, December 19, 2014

An open letter in response to Minister Valcourt’s recent statements on missing and murdered indigenous women:

The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council is shocked, distressed and appalled at recent statements made by Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, Bernard...

Friday, December 12, 2014

Staff of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council Quu?asa and Teechuktl programs served up a turkey dinner with all the trimmings to low income families from the Alberni Valley.

The lunch hour meal was held at the United Church on Dec. 11. Volunteers provided transportation from downtown Port...

Thursday, December 11, 2014

It’s aching backs and sore muscles today for as many as 200 volunteers who came out to fill 10,000 sandbags and position them around flood-threatened homes on Tseshaht territory yesterday and into the night.

Without those sandbags and volunteers, there would have been more houses...

Monday, December 8, 2014

Nuu-chah-nulth people living in Vancouver and Seattle were treated to a turkey dinner and some culture and cheer in early December, kicking off the holiday season.

Staff from some of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council’s various departments traveled to Vancouver Dec. 4 to serve up...

Friday, December 5, 2014

Valeen Jules has had a life-changing experience. The 18-year-old from Kyuquot volunteered to be fire-keeper during protests against Kinder Morgan exploration on Burnaby Mountain. The company intends to build a pipeline through the Coast Salish territory.

Jules spent 10- to 19- hour days...

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

A Nanaimo family is grief-stricken after an early morning fire swept through their second-floor apartment in the early morning hours of Nov. 29.

Fire fighters were called shortly after 3 a.m. to an Albert Street apartment located in an older building above a thrift store. Living in the...

Friday, November 28, 2014

Put on your dancing shoes and join in the fun at Maht Mahs Dec. 6. The Smokehouse Brothers, a Classic Rock and Country Band, will do an hour-long set during a Loonie Toonie to raise funds to send singer Randy Fred to New Zealand for the world championships for visually impaired lawn bowlers....

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Port Alberni – Four Nuu-chah-nulth people living with diabetes shared their experiences during the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council’s Diabetes Workshop held Nov. 20 and 21 at the Alberni Athletic Hall.

Ron Dick Sr. is a Tseshaht man retired from the logging industry. Back in his...

Friday, November 21, 2014

The sister of a young man found dead outside a Campbell River residence earlier this autumn is hoping someone will come forward with information that will help solve the crime.

On Oct. 18, 2014, Campbell River RCMP responded to a 9-1-1 call and found Joshua Ryan Billy lying outside a...

Friday, November 14, 2014

While visiting the Alberni Valley Nov. 13, former Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin blasted the Harper government for its handling of aboriginal education.

“The underfunding of First Nations education on reserve is a national disgrace,” he said. “It is absolutely...

Friday, November 14, 2014

After more than a decade of slugging it out in the court system with Canada over Aboriginal economic fishing rights, Nuu-chah-nulth Ha’wiih decided it was time to celebrate their victories at Maht Mahs gym on November 1, almost five years after the original trial decision on November 3,...

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The 7th Annual Vancouver Island Traditional Foods Conference was held Oct. 24 and Oct. 25 in Ucluelet. Hosted by Tukwaa?ath Nation (Toquaht), the conference brought together people interested in food security and getting back to more local sources of food gathered and prepared the old way.

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Monday, November 10, 2014

Tseshaht and Hupacasath members living on reserve are not eligible to vote in the Port Alberni municipal election, but they may vote in the School District 70 election and in the Sproat Lake Marine Patrol Referendum.

Breaking it down, Hupacasath members living on the Ahahswinis reserve...

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

A pair of Nuu-chah-nulth candidates has stepped forward to run for election as school board trustees in School District 70 and SD 84.

In the Alberni Valley, Tseshaht member Jane Jones brings an extensive background in education, most recently serving as Tseshaht Education Coordinator as...

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Nuu-chah-nulth members are training for careers in the forest industry through a partnership between the Nuu-chah-nulth Education and Training Program, Interfor and Western Forest Products.

Ha-Shilth-Sa visited a training session at McLean Mill on Oct. 28. One group of students practiced...

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