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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The 2014 Tlu-piich Games came to a close Aug. 11, but not before two new Nuu-chah-nulth Youth Role Models were named.  After making speeches, displaying their talents and answering the questions of three judges—Matilda Atleo, Irene Robinson and Kelly Sport—junior and senior...

Monday, August 11, 2014

The Nuu-chah-nulth Tlupiich Games Committee will host the 2014 Youth Role Model Contest tonight at House of Gathering starting at 5:30 p.m.

Formerly known as the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council Princess Pageant, the NTC Youth Role Model celebration is inclusive of all young Nuu-chah-nulth...

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Hesquiaht First Nation member Richard Lucas has been inducted into the Nuu-chah-nulth Sports Hall of Fame.

Lucas was nominated for the honour by members of the 1977 Hesquiaht Warriors squad who, under his direction, won the Junior All-Native Basketball Tournament. Younger brother Bruce,...

Friday, August 8, 2014

Multi-sport athlete Willard Gallic Sr. has been inducted into the Nuu-chah-nulth Sports Hall of Fame.

Gallic, a member of Tseshaht First Nation, was honoured during the opening ceremonies of the 2014 Tlu-Piich Games. His athletic resume began in 1950, at age 10, when he played soccer and...

Thursday, August 7, 2014

The 2014 Tlu-piich (Summer) Games head off the water to the track today, with preliminaries at Bob Dailey beginning at 9 a.m.

The games opened on Aug. 5 with canoe and lacrosse clinics and an opening ceremony at Hupacasath House of Gathering in the evening. See photos here:...

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Tyee Ha’wilth Mike Maquinna welcomed guests to Yuquot (Friendly Cove) Aug. 3 and invited them to share a meal of salmon and potato salad to cap this year’s Summerfest camp out, the theme of which was Youth.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

With barely a week left to go before the start of the 2014 Nuu-chah-nulth Tlu-piich Games, organizers are working furiously to get everything in place so that the young athletes and their cheerleaders can enjoy the games with as few glitches as possible.

Most important to a successful...

Monday, July 21, 2014

Basketballer Laurissa Jimmy plans to make the most of her experience when she takes to the court with Team BC at the 2014 North American Indigenous Games in Regina.

Jimmy, 19, is a member of Ahousaht First Nation, but lives in Port Alberni.

"I started playing when I was 12, at...

Friday, July 18, 2014

Ahousaht First Nation member Aaron Keitlah is about to embark on his second trip to the North American Indigenous Games as a wrestling coach with Team BC.

Keitlah, who is an alumnus of the powerhouse Alberni Wrestling Club, capped off his high school career with a trip to the Nationals in...

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Two young Nuu-chah-nulth members of the Alberni Wrestling Club will represent B.C. at the North American Indigenous Games.

Russell David and David Wilson were selected as part of a five-member wrestling contingent for NAIG. On July 20, they will join Team BC in Vancouver before flying out...

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Nearly two dozen kids arrived at the Port Alberni Friendship Center on July 14 to take part in the opening day of Oowatin Summer Day Camp.

Led by PAFC Youth & Cultural Support Worker Darlene Leonew and summer student workers, Oowatin Summer Day Camp is held three days a week from 1 p....

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

After much discussion on July 15, the Chiefs-in-Assembly in Halifax at the Assembly of First Nations meeting decided the next election for National Chief will be held in December in Winnipeg.

This will extend the next term of national chief by six months. The position was left open after...

Monday, July 14, 2014

Nuu-chah-nulth youth from 14 to 24 years of age are being invited to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award program.

It’s a self-directed leadership program focusing on community service, physical recreation, skill development and self-discovery, in conjunction with an...

Friday, July 11, 2014

For Reg Sam, it's an exciting new mandate. As the Pathways/Student Success supervisor with the Education Department, his job will be to ensure that Nuu-chah-nulth students receive every opportunity to develop to their full potential.

Sam currently serves as Prevention and Training...

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Dawna Johnson-Day brings a wealth of classroom and administrative experience to the table in her new role as Manager of Education Services with the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council.

Johnson-Day joined NTC in July 2013, after moving from Ontario with her partner to be closer to their...

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Ehattesaht Chinehkint had lots to celebrate for Aboriginal Day, so a barbecue feast was planned by the Health Department and all were invited. Aboriginal Day was celebrated June 26, because of conflicting community celebrations on June 21.

Many community members and neighbours joined in...

Monday, July 7, 2014

She’s recently changed positions within the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council, but Kelly Johnsen’s goal is still to help Nuu-chah-nulth students achieve success.

Johnsen was hired in 1995 as the post-secondary counsellor in the Education department at the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal...

Thursday, July 3, 2014

SD70 officials, teachers and guests gathered at Alberni Athletic Hall June 19 to witness the graduation ceremony of 44 students who completed the VAST or Choices DL Alternative Education Programs in 2014.

Alternative education programs like VAST and Choices DL are designed to help those...

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

A ruling in the Supreme Court of Canada has forever changed the ground rules in how Canada deals with First Nations, according to retired jurist Tapoo'scho'ahHugh Braker, Tseshaht chief councillor.

On June 26, the SCC granted a declaration of aboriginal title to 1,750 square...

Monday, June 23, 2014

NDP Finance Critic Nathan Cullen brought his Take Back Our Coast road show to Port Alberni on Sunday June 22, and while there were few Nuu-chah-nulth faces in the audience, there was widespread agreement that B.C. First Nations play a pivotal role in opposing the proposed Enbridge/Northern...

Monday, June 23, 2014

Members of Tseshaht council, Language and Cultural Committee and elders took part in the Grand Opening of Hishok—Tseshaht Whaling, at One With the Whale, at the Hutcheson Gallery on June 22.

The much-anticipated whaling exhibit is part of the summer program at the Port Alberni...

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

A grade 12 student from Ontario was one of the guests of honour at a recent Kyuquot Elementary Secondary School potlatch, held May 29.

Brenden Boyle attends St. Jean de Brebeuf Catholic Secondary School in Hamilton Ont. and was one of 17 students spending a week in Kyuquot as part of a...

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Dozens of school children enjoyed a day of cultural activities as Ditidaht First Nation celebrated its third annual TRC (Truth and Reconciliation Commission) Paddle Day.

In an effort to rebuild a strong canoe culture, the staff at Ditidaht Community School have incorporated canoe training...

Friday, June 13, 2014

On June 13, 25 years after Nuu-chah-nulth Nations signed a declaration publicly recognizing the right of Nuu-chah-nulth women to live lives free of violence, leaders in B.C. today officially committed to ending violence against Aboriginal women and girls.

Today, Premier Christy Clark and...

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