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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

On Feb. 26, lawyers for the Nuu-chah-nulth Nations will be back in Federal Court to protect the herring stocks on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. They will be seeking an injunction on behalf of Nuu-chah-nulth Nations to stop the commercial roe herring seine and gillnet fisheries that DFO is...

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Former National Hockey League star Theo Fleury is bringing his message of healing and hope to Port Alberni with two special events on May 8 and May 9.

On the ice, the undersized Fleury, who is of Metis heritage, was unstoppable, winning a World Junior Championship, a Stanley Cup and an...

Monday, February 16, 2015

The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council is pleased to introduce their newly-hired capacity building coordinator. The position came as a recommendation from the NTC directors after a series of strategic planning sessions.

Norine Messer was hired in early February on a term contract that runs to...

Thursday, February 12, 2015

A routine day of fishing nearly ended in tragedy when an Ahousaht fisherman’s boat broke down off Estevan Point near Hesquiaht Harbour. It was battered by huge waves as it drifted towards the rocks, broke up and sank, but not before the four crew members were rescued.

Keon Frank Sr...

Friday, February 6, 2015

Four Nuu-chah-nulth girls had a chance to look behind the scenes at a working TV/film studio on Jan. 30.

The road trip came about thanks to local Aboriginal Policing officer, RCMP Cst. Scott McLeod, who has a connection at North Shore (formerly Lions Gate) Studios, where crews were just...

Thursday, February 5, 2015

The Ha’wiih of Ahousaht have a business development to-do list, and now they have the man with a proven track record to bring that list to fruition.

Trevor Jones has been hired as CEO of Maaqtusiis Hahoulthee Stewardship Society, a group of companies owned by Ahousaht.

The...

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

The B. C. Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres is inviting men to stand together to end violence against Aboriginal women and children.

The Fourth Annual Moose Hide Campaign’s Gathering of Men will take place at the Hotel Grand Pacific from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Feb....

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

One by one, the Ha’wiih around the table made it clear to Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) that the Chiefly territories of the hereditary leaders would remain closed to a commercial herring harvest this spring due to inadequate stocks on the West Coast of Vancouver Island.

And the...

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Update: Ha-Shilth-Sa caught up with Andy Olson, fisheries manager and biologist with the Tseshaht First Nation, on Feb. 18 and he reports there is no change in the oyster licence situation, despite DFO's promise made Jan. 30 to "try to follow up" with Tseshaht on how they can...

Monday, February 2, 2015

The Friends of Clayoquot Sound are organizing a public event where guests will hear from speakers who support the concept of tribal parks and oppose industrial mining in Clayoquot Sound.

Tsilhqot’in, Mining, and Tribal Parks; Implications for the West Coast will be held in Tofino on...

Monday, February 2, 2015

A Nuu-chah-nulth university graduate is helping to organize a gathering that will bring together Nuu-chah-nulth historians and respected scientists to explore lessons learned from past local tsunami events.

Jessica Brown is the Indigenous Community Liaison for Ocean Networks Canada...

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...

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