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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Ray Watts poses for Ha-Shilth-Sa as Tseshaht distributes a load of tuts’up (sea urchins) March 13. Andy Olson, Tseshaht Fisheries Manager/Biologist, said the nation owns seven commercial fishing licenses, one of them being a sea cucumber license leased to RBS Seafoods. One of the...

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

A growing number of attacks on family pets by wolves has prompted the community of Ahousaht to take action.

A community meeting was held March 11 bringing together elected leadership, elders, hunters and concerned parents. It was decided that the community may impose a curfew on the...

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The department of Fisheries and Oceans and the Nuu-chah-nulth Council of Ha’wiih continued their cross-cultural learning with a presentation on the federal public service code of values and ethics for employees and the structure of the department.

On March 4, Andy Thomson, DFO...

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The community has rallied around Paul Vincent who is battling cancer and on March 9 helped him honor a nomination for the 2014 Winter Challenge. 

Nominated by his son, Vincent was unable to do the challenge himself because he could not take any chances and endanger his health by...

Monday, March 10, 2014

It’s OK to say something.

This is the message that will be delivered on March 13 when KUU-US Crisis Services holds its information session on elder abuse at Echo Centre for the Sunshine Club.

You are not alone. There is help whenever you want it, said Elia Nicholson-Nave,...

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Two totem poles stolen from the former Malahat Mountain Inn have caused some aggravation to a Port Alberni couple.

A totem pole carved by Andrew Mack and erected a week ago at the home he shares with wife Karen Mack in a Port Alberni neighborhood has drawn the attention of Port Alberni...

Friday, March 7, 2014

On Saturday March 8, International Women’s Day, the theme for this year in 2014 is “Equality for Women is Progress for all.” Can we all to take a moment to reflect back and honor our women who have inspired us, empowered us or challenged us?

It’s a time for us to...

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Scarlett Mae-Rose Jodie Sieber, born Jan. 10 at 7:01 p.m. in Port Alberni, was welcomed to the world culturally on Feb. 28 and given a name that came from her Ahousaht grandfather late Terry Harold Eaton’s side of the family.

Scarlett now holds the name Hulth’mu culth, which...

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

A cold water challenge has caught the imagination of Nuu-chah-nulth-aht. In this unusual time of year for a swim in coastal waters, people in nations up and down Vancouver Island are taking the plunge.

It started with a challenge just to play outside in the cold. A young Pelelakut woman,...

Friday, February 28, 2014

A young Ahousaht man got the surprise of his life when he was out in his boat on the morning of Feb. 26. During a routine patrol of Ahousaht territories he spotted movement at the tree line. From his boat he saw a creature stand up from a crouched position and retreat deeper into the forest....

Friday, February 28, 2014

BC Lion J.R. LaRose began his presentation in Ahousaht by telling his own story. His mother grew up in residential school with the abuses that many aboriginal children who went there experienced. He never knew his father.

“I grew up angry and had no trust,” said LaRose. Many...

Thursday, February 27, 2014

When the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council went looking for a tsunami debris coordinator, Lucas Osenenko jumped at the opportunity.

As an adventure guide living and working in Kyuquot-Checklesaht traditional territory, Osenenko was already tracking, recording and cleaning up the mass of...

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Students from the University of British Columbia are surveying members of Ahousaht, Hesquiaht and Tla-o-qui-aht in an effort to learn more about their values when it comes to economic development in their traditional territories.

Many Nuu-chah-nulth nations wish to diversify their...

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

It’s 7:30 in the morning and Deb Masso, Nuu-chah-nulth Education Worker (NEW), has arrived at middle school E.J.Dunn far ahead of the students to begin her day. It is an early day for Deb because she has some pancakes and bannock to make before her students arrive at school.

Masso...

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

While she has only just turned 13, Brandee-Lynn Quewezance is determined to play basketball at the college level, and she has earned a chance to showcase her talents this summer at the North American Indigenous Games.

The young Mowachaht-Muchalaht member is currently in Grade 8 at Nanaimo...

Friday, February 21, 2014

Update Feb. 21 at 6:04 p.m.: Message from Don Hall NTC Fisheries Manager~ "Solid win." The judge has granted the injunction. No West Coast Vancouver Island herring fishery in 2014.

Original story....

In a surprising revelation, a document provided by Canada in a legal...

Thursday, February 20, 2014

On Thursday Feb. 7, at roughly 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., more than 100 men (both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal) from across BC gathered at the Hotel Grand Pacific in Victoria and after meeting they made their way over to the steps of the BC Legislature.

What were these men gathering for and...

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

A pair of local teams had to settle for second-place finishes at a prestigious basketball tournament.

The Maaqtusiis Suns and West Coast Spirits both placed second in their divisions at the 55th annual Prince Rupert All Native Basketball Tournament, which concluded Feb. 15.

The...

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Students in Rose Doerksen’s Grade 6 class at Haahuupayak School are the first in Western Canada to test-drive a new video game that teaches children how to avoid Internet predators.

The game is called “Air Dogs,” and was created by Livewires Design of Vancouver. Several...

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The Board of Directors of the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District (ACRD) welcomed the Uchucklesaht Tribe Government as the newest member of the Regional District.

As of Feb. 1, 2014 the Regional Board has increased from 12 to 13 Directors.

Uchucklesaht Tribe Government is one of...

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Greg Louie, Ahousaht First Nation councillor and president of the First Nations Schools Association in British Columbia, said he was very surprised and shocked by the announcement on First Nations education reform made Friday in Standoff, Alta.

It was so hush, hush leading up to the day...

Friday, February 7, 2014

Update: Fire and police officials have concluded their initial investigation of the fire that started inside an Argyle St. building and say it is suspicious. Police are asking for witnesses who saw anyone in the surrounding area, enter the building or can provide any information about the arson...

Friday, February 7, 2014

A Nuu-chah-nulth man stabbed in an altercation on the 3100 block of Third Avenue in Port Alberni is recovering in Victoria General Hospital.

A family member confirms that the 47-year-old male has been stabilized and is alert but resting.

The names of the victim and his family...

Monday, February 3, 2014

A newly arrived pack of wolves on the Esowista Peninsula has raised the concern of Parks Canada officials after reports of the animals’ unusual behavior were received.

The pack of five wolves has been observed resting in an open area. This is unusual because wolves, normally a...

Monday, February 3, 2014

Updated: February 7, 2014  –  Leaders of the Council of Haida Nation, the Heiltsuk Tribal Council, and the Nuu‑chah-nulth Tribal Council have united to express their opposition to proposed commercial roe herring fisheries in their territories of Haida Gwaii, the central coast,...

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