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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

This year’s Quu?asa Urban Healing Gathering for Victoria was held at Edelweiss House, and there was plenty of food and fun to be had.

The doors opened at 2 p.m. on Dec. 2 and people were invited to snack and to socialize. Geraldine Edgar, Ditidaht elder, was there to teach people...

Monday, December 5, 2016

Nuu-chah-nulth families living in Nanaimo filled the St. Peter's Church Hall on the afternoon of Dec. 1 to enjoy an evening of family fun and turkey dinner with all the trimmings.

The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council Quu?asa and Teechuktl staff organized the annual event and designed it...

Monday, December 5, 2016

The clock is ticking on three blocks of fire-damaged timber on Dog Mountain now approved for salvage by Hupacasath First Nation.

The Dog Mountain Peninsula on Sproat Lake was ravaged by fire in July 2015. Ha-Shilth-Sa toured the site with Hupacasath officials and contractors on Dec. 2....

Monday, December 5, 2016

A crew is connecting power lines and installing lights at the main dock in Ahousaht. The project has been a long time coming, said Anne Atleo, Manager of Administration.

Several councils lobbied Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Small Craft Harbours (SCH) and the new lights have become a...

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Today, the Huu-ay-aht First Nations declared its support for the Trudeau government's leadership on the economy, environment, and long-term reconciliation with First Nations.

One year into its term, Trudeau's government has had to make some tough decisions in advance of longer-...

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Dozens of proud parents and grandparents gathered at Ahousaht’s Thunderbird Hall on Nov. 24 to take part in the celebration of Ahousaht’s newest members, the 49 baby boys and girls born in the past two years.

According to Vicky Hayes, a resource worker employed with the Nuu-...

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The B.C. government’s Nov. 22 announcement of a $516 million housing allocation supports the Westcoast Native Health Care Society (WNHCS) to move forward on their Westporte Expansion Project in Port Alberni, reads a press statement from the society.

The Society will add 10 complex...

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Today, Canada approved the Kinder Morgan Trans-Mountain Expansion (TMX) pipeline and Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline, while dismissing the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline and committing to advance a tanker moratorium on the north coast of British Columbia.

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip...

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Update with news from Catherine Frank

The Tla-o-qui-aht woman who has travelled to Standing Rock to be with the water protectors as they stand against the Dakota Access Pipeline has checked in with her daughter Marissa Amos with news of her journey. She was last heard...

Monday, November 28, 2016

About 56 people came out for Community Planting Day Nov. 22 at the Tii Tiic Tsu restoration site in Zeballos. The day was a great success and a lot of fun.

Tii Tiic Tsu means in Nuu-chah-nulth "bringing life to the pond". The site is located within a cut block on the Zeballos...

Monday, November 28, 2016

Marking the end of a consultation phase with the federal government, Tsleil-Waututh Nation Chief Maureen Thomas is on Parliament Hill in Ottawa today to release four new reports that outline “unresolved” issues on the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline Project, reads a...

Monday, November 28, 2016

The resistance movement to the Dakota Access Pipeline continues to galvanize Indigenous peoples across the globe. These past weeks have seen a remarkable and highly-destructive escalation of violence on part of the state.

In a press statement released Nov. 28, BC Regional Chief Shane...

Friday, November 25, 2016

The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council and Vancouver Island University signed a Learning Partnership Agreement this morning, developed with guidance and approval of NTC to improve educational performances and access to programs for all Nuu-chah-nulth learners.

VIU and NTC commit to “...

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Hupacasath young people who were taking part in a video-making workshop celebrated the completion of their projects at a community barbeque and film screening on Oct. 23.

According to Gillian Nicol, Comprehensive Community Planner for Hupacasath First Nation, the group of 17 young people...

Friday, November 18, 2016

Huu-ay-aht treasures are one step closer to being home. They arrived in Port Alberni today in early afternoon to be revealed at the Huu-ay-aht People’s Assembly this weekend.

Ownership of the 17 items was legally transferred from the Royal BC Museum to the Huu-ay-aht Ha’wiih (...

Friday, November 18, 2016

Huu-ay-aht First Nations is preparing for the return of 17 artworks and cultural treasures that have been in the Royal BC Museum’s collections and on public display for more than a century.

On Nov. 18, as part of the historic Maa-nulth First Nations Final Agreement, completed in...

Thursday, November 17, 2016

The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council (NTC) is disappointed to learn that a resolution has not been found between a John Howitt Elementary school mother and School District 70 in Port Alberni. Candice Servatius, who has claimed her child was forced to participate in an Indigenous cleansing (not Nuu-...

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Tseshaht First Nation staff is working into the evening preparing for yet more rain. The Somass River, which has surrounded a number of properties on the reserve, is fast moving, swollen and ready to burst its banks.

“The Somass River is full. There is no capacity for the river or...

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s announcement earlier this week of $1.5 billion to protect Canada’s Pacific, Atlantic and Arctic oceans from tanker and fuel spills is welcomed, say Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations.

Although involving Canada’s coastal Aboriginal communities in...

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Well-known First Nations comedian-activist Don Burnstick delivered a mix of hilarity, hope and unfettered political incorrectness to an audience of young and old at the DAC Health Ability Fair in the evening on Nov. 3.

Burnstick has been a practicing comic for 20 years, but he has a very...

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

The 2016 Nuu-chah-nulth Economic Development Business Awards took place at a gala event in Parksville on Nov. 4 and Nov. 5. The awards were held in conjunction with a two-day business conference, also presented by NEDC.

Approximately 50 people attended the conference during the day. More...

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Stan Matthew shared his lifelong journey of sobriety and spirituality with participants at the DAC Health Ability Fair on Thursday.

Matthew, the son of Andrew David and Lucy Matthew, has been clean and sober for 29 years, and part of that recovery process has been to share his journey...

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Kim Rai, Quu’asa supervisor, and clinical counsellor Dave Zryd led off the speakers at DAC Health Ability Fair, held Nov. 3 with a short presentation on the Impact of Family Violence on Nuu-chah-nulth Nations, followed by an extended question and answer session.

Rai explained that...

Friday, November 4, 2016

Dear Chairman Archambault and citizens of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe:

On behalf of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council, we would like to express our solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and allies in their opposition to the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. We are...

Friday, November 4, 2016

We must start training our brains and our hearts to be kind—Lisa Watts.

For Indigenous Canadians, the social evil we now know as “lateral violence” is a direct consequence of the suppression of Indigenous culture and the imposition of a male-dominated,...

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