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Friday, June 5, 2015

Drivers navigating a rough gravel road in Ahousaht were in for a shock on the morning of June 5; the community’s first-ever speed trap was set up right in front of the high school.

“At first you could see there was shock, and drivers hit their brakes when they first saw the...

Thursday, June 4, 2015

“Sometimes, Tseshaht believes the government uses our resources like an ATM machine and not as natural resources to be protected and to be nourished,” said Chief Councillor Tapoo'scho'ah Hugh Braker on June 2.

He made the comment during his welcoming address to guests...

Thursday, June 4, 2015

The 2015 sockeye season started for Mowachaht/Muchalaht members in May as the salmon started running up the river at about the middle of the month.

According to Sarah Harrison, Mowachaht/Muchalaht Fisheries coordinator, community members started going out fishing the Gold River in late...

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Unless we adopt the environmental wisdom of Indigenous peoples from around the world, mankind will continue to be just another invasive species, said Dr. David Suzuki.

This was the message he delivered to a packed Maht Mahs gym on June 2 during the Celebrating Coastal Connections tour...

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council (NTC) fully supports the recommendations outlined in the Calls to Action section of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) report released on June 2, 2015.

Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations had two residential schools within their territories (...

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

TSESHAHT FIRST NATION ENDORSES RECOMMENDATION OF THE TRUTH AND RECONCILLIATION COMMISSION AND APPLAUDS THEIR WORK

The Tseshaht First Nation is today fully endorsing the work of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission.  The Tseshaht lands were home to the...

Monday, June 1, 2015

Tseshaht First Nation has called on the provincial Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) to officially terminate the proposed Raven Underground Coal Project based on its failure to meet the statutory requirement to have a project application approved by June 7, 2015.

The first project...

Thursday, May 28, 2015

A Hupacasath member who led the fight against the Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Act has accepted the Green Party nomination in the newly aligned federal riding of North Island/Powell River.

Brenda Sayers earned a national reputation in the two-and-a-half year...

Thursday, May 28, 2015

The 2015 salmon season is starting off with worrisome signs for all coastal first nations thanks to an almost snowless winter and a very dry spring season.

As a result, water levels in rivers up and down the coast are low and warmer than usual. These are not favorable conditions for...

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Qwaya Sam is feeling a little sad these days. A work that has challenged him, delighted him and taught him many lessons is coming to an end.

“I want to stay an extra day. I don’t want to let it go,” he told Ha-Shilth-Sa. But that’s what will happen with a ceremony...

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Dr. Ralph Nilson removed curls of shaved cedar from his suit pocket and placed them on the podium. They were collected during visits to the carving shed of Arthur Vickers, without the artist’s knowledge, Nilson joked. They normally sit in a bowl on his desk at Vancouver Island University;...

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The Tseshaht are fortunate to have one of the best recorded histories of all First Nations in British Columbia.  More than a century ago, renowned anthropologist/linguist Edward Sapir carried out extensive interviews with many elders of the Barkley Sound First Nations, particularly the...

Monday, May 25, 2015

Renowned B.C. scientist, Dr. David Suzuki, brings his Celebrating Coastal Connections tour to Maht Mahs Gym on June 2.

Suzuki, perhaps best known as the host of the long-running CBC science series The Nature of Things, will be joined by filmmaker Ian Mauro and David Suzuki Foundation...

Monday, May 25, 2015

Fishing has always been a central part of life for the Ka:’yu:’k’t’h’/Che:k’tles7et’h people of Kyuquot Sound on Vancouver Island. Last year, they turned that centuries old way of life into an economic and social legacy for the future....

Monday, May 25, 2015

This May the Tseshaht Beachkeepers have started their full season, in year three of their five year contract with Parks Canada. Fred Sieber has returned as supervisor. Hank Gus and Aaron Watts have also returned with these three of staff above are now on right of recall. We have one new addition...

Monday, May 25, 2015

It was a proud day for the Canadian Coast Guard and the Nuu-chah-nulth nations as the newest Coast Guard Ship was dedicated in memory of Ditidaht Ha’wilth Toot apoolth, retired CCG seaman.

Sheila Charles was all smiles as she smashed a bottle of champagne over the bow of the newly-...

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Parks Canada has money to spend on goods and services and they’re opening the door to First Nations to cash in.

“Big money goes out and not much of it goes to Aboriginal business,” said Sheldon Wickstrom, First Nations program manager, Parks Canada. He said there are...

Friday, May 15, 2015

The theme of the 2015 First Nations Spring Festival , held May 14 at Alberni District Secondary School (ADSS), was Always Learning.

The night’s performances came from schools across School District 70, as well there were displays of student art and projects on First Nations and a...

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Does Huu-ay-aht First Nation need the consent of Tseshaht First Nation to proceed on the $30-billion Steelhead LNG project proposed for Sarita Bay?

It’s an interesting question; one of many that Tseshaht members put to Huu-ay-aht representatives last night at a community information...

Monday, May 11, 2015

Former NHL superstar Theoren Fleury brought his message of pain and redemption to youth at Alberni Athletic Hall on May 8.

Fleury was accompanied by Kim Barthel, whom he describes as the “Wayne Gretzky of therapists,” and who is co-author of “Conversations With A...

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

The Alberni Valley Museum Regional Heritage Fair was held May 1 and May 2 at Echo Centre and the Alberni Valley Museum. The fair attracted participation from students from School District 70 and North Island. The heritage fair asks participants to take issues that are important to them, research...

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Updated May 6:

Eager to cash in on a wealthy vacationers’ dream playground, developers are descending on the small town of Port Renfrew with big plans to turn it into a tourist mecca, much like Tofino.

But Pacheedaht First Nation and Port Renfrew residents have grown tired of...

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Mowachaht Tyee Ha’wilth Mike Maquinna welcomed British Columbia’s head of state, Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon, to Yuquot (Friendly Cove), generally acknowledged as the birthplace of the province.

The Mowachaht contingent set off for the visit from Gold River at about...

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Today in the BC Legislature, Doug Donaldson, MLA for Stikine, pushed the BC Liberals to do more to help protect aboriginal children from being removed from their families into care.

A federal fund for prevention services that has been available since 2007 has yet to be rolled out in...

Thursday, April 30, 2015

On April 23 and April 24 at Maht Maht gym, the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council hosted another in a series of strategic planning meetings that focused on the landmark Tsilhqot’in aboriginal title decision of 2014. That ruling marked the first time a Canadian court had recognized Aboriginal...

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