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Monday, September 8, 2014

The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council nursing department is planning a reunion photoshoot with the 14 infants, now teenagers, who were a part of the Nuu-chah-nulth Babies poster. The babies represented one of each of the 14 Nuu-chah-nulth Nations. If you have information about the babies in this...

Monday, September 8, 2014

If you follow the sound of rock music around Vancouver Island University’s Shq’aphut aboriginal gathering place in Nanaimo, it will lead you to two carvers working around a large red cedar totem in the making.

George Hunt Jr. is Kwakwaka’wakw with roots in the Nuu-chah-...

Friday, September 5, 2014

Ditidaht First Nation played host to their southern region neighbors as they wound summer down with a Family Fun Day event.

Held in the village at the edge of Nitinaht Lake, the people and their invited guests started things off with a sleep-over ‘camp’ at the community hall...

Friday, September 5, 2014

The gorgeous late summer sunshine serves as the perfect backdrop for the 2014 Carving on the Edge Festival running in Tofino until Sept. 14.

Presented by the Carving on the Edge Festival Society, the event draws in a dedicated group of carving artists, many of whom have been involved in...

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Researchers at the University of Victoria are recruiting volunteer “citizen scientists” for a three-year program to monitor radioactivity levels in selected locations on the B.C. Coast, in relation to the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011.

The goal is to recruit 10 to 15...

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The colours are faded and there is a little bit of damage, but Tseshaht First Nation is excited to take possession of a unique Maquinna hat crafted by renowned weaver Mable Taylor.

The piece was created as a gift for Eva and Floyd Joseph in 1978, according to Tseshaht Chief Councillor...

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Nuu-chah-nulth Nation leadership has gathered today at Tseshaht First Nation to develop a Nuu-chah-nulth-specific strategy around the recent Supreme Court of Canada Tsilhqot’in decision, a landmark ruling that was the first ever to acknowledge Aboriginal title exists and it exists here in...

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

A graduation ceremony was held in Saanichton, B.C. Aug. 29 celebrating the licensing of 22 aboriginal people as Emergency First Responders.

Seventeen of the 22 graduates were Nuu-chah-nulth-aht representing the communities of Ahousaht, Ehattesaht, Hesquiaht, Kyuquot/Checklesaht, Toquaht...

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

My name is Jared Dick and I am currently spending my third consecutive summer as an Uu-a-thluk intern. My mother is Tracey Watts from Hupacasath and my father is Jason Dick from Tseshaht.

I am going into my fourth year at the University of Victoria (UVIC) where I am working towards a...

Friday, August 22, 2014

The Union of BC Indian Chiefs applauds the Huu-ay-aht First Nation on the just resolution of their specific claim at the Specific Claims Tribunal. The Tribunal ruled that Canada had committed multiple and ongoing breaches of fiduciary duties in relation to its dealings with a licence to harvest...

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Nuu-chah-nulth Economic Development Corporation is now accepting nominations for the 2014 NEDC Business Awards.

The awards recognize and honor the achievements of Nuu-chah-nulth businesses (location open), aboriginal (First Nations, Metis or Inuit) businesses within the Nuu-chah-nulth...

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Announcement

Mobile Life Screening  Company – Ultrasound Screening

This Company is a “Privately Operated” USA Owned Company from FARGO, North Dakota – it was created as a health option for clients who may feel they want to...

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...

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