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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...

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council receptionist Cathy Watts has stepped out of her traditional culture zone to make a statement for health and fitness.

On Wednesday afternoon, Watts took her place on the B.C. Heart & Stroke Foundation Big Bike Ride, along with 28 women from the local...

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

An Open Letter to the Assembly of First Nations:

Nuu-chah-nulth Nations condemn in the strongest possible terms the abhorrent behaviour of some delegates to the Special Chiefs Assembly (SCA) held on unceded Algonquin territory in Ottawa May 27, 2014. The Nuu-chah-nulth delegation was...

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The appeal of the decision to dismiss Hupacasath First Nation’s demand for consultation on the Canada/China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (CC-FIPA) was heard June 10 in Vancouver.

Justices Stratas, Scott and Marc Nadon, who readers will remember as Prime...

Thursday, June 5, 2014

The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council has taken time to review the compelling study on the rights of Indigenous people and their challenged relationship with Canada’s governments, released by United Nations Special Rapporteur Dr. James Anaya.

NTC, representing 14 Nations located along...

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

The students of Kyuquot Elementary Secondary School (KESS) hosted a five-hour potlatch that would serve to not only help them learn about potlatch ceremonies, but also teach the guests about Nuu-chah-nulth culture.

The potlatch took place the afternoon of May 29 and guests were invited...

Monday, June 2, 2014

The Nuu-chah-nulth Economic Development Corporation bid a fond farewell to long-time employee Peggy Hartman at her May 30 retirement dinner.

Hartman has worked for NEDC more than 18 years, starting on Feb. 14, 1996.

She began her career in banking but took a 17-year break so that...

Monday, June 2, 2014

It was a beautiful day May 31 for the Ditidaht Community School’s 10th anniversary celebration.

The school and community pulled together to organize a luncheon, inviting former students and teachers to attend.

Students demonstrated cultural dancing to open the event after a...

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

When you’re trying to provide health care for your community’s most marginalized people, there’s only a narrow window of opportunity, according to Tania Dick.

Dick, a Nurse Practitioner with the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council’s Health Outreach Program (HOP), works...

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Thomas Mulcair, leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada, said it’s not fair that B.C. has not been provided its fair share of funding under the Enhanced Prevention Focused Approach,a federal child welfare initiative that works to prevent children from being taken into care.

It...

Monday, May 26, 2014

Rugby Canada star Phil Mack and his Vancouver Island Thunder youth organization held a skills camp for Nuu-chah-nulth youth on May 24 at the Port Alberni Black Sheep facility.

Mack, a member of Toquaht First Nation, recently completed a grueling season with the national Rugby Sevens squad...

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Budding basketball star Memphis Dick is looking forward to her next big challenge when she takes to the court with Team BC in Kelowna on May 23 and May 24.

Last fall, the young Tseshaht hoopster was selected to take part in the North American Indigenous Games, which take place this July...

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

For Sonia Somerville, it was hockey that led to her role as a nurse with the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council Nursing Department.

Having moved from Gold River and living in Port Alberni, Somerville’s four children were in the Alberni Valley Minor Hockey program. It was through the...

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Linda Gomez-Seitcher has taken over as Program Coordinator for Enhanced Service Delivery and the First Nations Job Fund within the NTC Health Promotion & Social Development Department and the Nuu-chah-nulth Employment and Training program ( NETP).

Gomez-Seitcher most recently served...

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

As a community health nurse in the remote community of Ahousaht, Karyn Bernard has to draw on an extensive collection of skills. When the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council offered her the job five years ago, it was a role she had contemplated since before her nursing education began.

“I...

Monday, May 12, 2014

After Jackelyn Seitcher graduated from high school in Ucluelet in 2002, she worked seasonally at the local fish plant for a couple of years. That was enough to convince her that she needed post-secondary education to build a career.

Seitcher is the daughter of Debbie Mundy and the late...

Monday, May 12, 2014

When Randy Ginger had to make a career switch, he banked on a host of administrative skills he didn't even know he had.

Ginger works as the Non-Insured Health Benefits clerk in the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council’s Health Promotion & Social Development department. The NIHB...

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Delivering health care services to Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations, many of which are based in remote villages, can be a daunting task. Just ask Robert Cluett, program coordinator for Non-Insured Health Benefits.

NIHB falls under the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council’s Health Promotion...

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

They’ve only been paddling for three years now, but the young people of Ditidaht Nation are dominating in canoe competition.

Eight of the 15 young people from the nation who attended a selection camp for the North American Indigenous Games have been given the nod for the 36-member...

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

A young Tseshaht woman has won an award at the Cowichan Aboriginal International Film Festival for a documentary film about aboriginal teen parenting.

Nicole Watts, now 21, became pregnant at the age of 15. As a young mother, Nicole sought out resources for teen parents in Port Alberni...

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Matilda Atleo is quick to tell you she is not a nurse, but her job is to help people in the Nuu-chah-nulth Nations stay healthy and, if they are already sick, to help them manage their illnesses.

Officially, Atleo is the Senior Community Health Development Worker for the Nuu-chah-nulth...

Monday, May 5, 2014

Victoria Watts, manager for Health Promotion and Social Development, has served as the Nuu-chah-nulth Community Engagement Hub Coordinator as part of her position for the past four years, and she is now shepherding her department through the transition as the First Nations Health Authority...

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Former Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council treaty manager Cliff Atleo Jr. is the winner of Yale University’s 5th annual Henry Roe Cloud Dissertation Writing Fellowship in American Indian and Indigenous Studies.

Atleo is in his fourth and final year of his academic studies. He is finishing...

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