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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Hupacasath young people who were taking part in a video-making workshop celebrated the completion of their projects at a community barbeque and film screening on Oct. 23.

According to Gillian Nicol, Comprehensive Community Planner for Hupacasath First Nation, the group of 17 young people...

Friday, November 18, 2016

Huu-ay-aht treasures are one step closer to being home. They arrived in Port Alberni today in early afternoon to be revealed at the Huu-ay-aht People’s Assembly this weekend.

Ownership of the 17 items was legally transferred from the Royal BC Museum to the Huu-ay-aht Ha’wiih (...

Friday, November 18, 2016

Huu-ay-aht First Nations is preparing for the return of 17 artworks and cultural treasures that have been in the Royal BC Museum’s collections and on public display for more than a century.

On Nov. 18, as part of the historic Maa-nulth First Nations Final Agreement, completed in...

Thursday, November 17, 2016

The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council (NTC) is disappointed to learn that a resolution has not been found between a John Howitt Elementary school mother and School District 70 in Port Alberni. Candice Servatius, who has claimed her child was forced to participate in an Indigenous cleansing (not Nuu-...

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Tseshaht First Nation staff is working into the evening preparing for yet more rain. The Somass River, which has surrounded a number of properties on the reserve, is fast moving, swollen and ready to burst its banks.

“The Somass River is full. There is no capacity for the river or...

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s announcement earlier this week of $1.5 billion to protect Canada’s Pacific, Atlantic and Arctic oceans from tanker and fuel spills is welcomed, say Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations.

Although involving Canada’s coastal Aboriginal communities in...

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Well-known First Nations comedian-activist Don Burnstick delivered a mix of hilarity, hope and unfettered political incorrectness to an audience of young and old at the DAC Health Ability Fair in the evening on Nov. 3.

Burnstick has been a practicing comic for 20 years, but he has a very...

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

The 2016 Nuu-chah-nulth Economic Development Business Awards took place at a gala event in Parksville on Nov. 4 and Nov. 5. The awards were held in conjunction with a two-day business conference, also presented by NEDC.

Approximately 50 people attended the conference during the day. More...

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Stan Matthew shared his lifelong journey of sobriety and spirituality with participants at the DAC Health Ability Fair on Thursday.

Matthew, the son of Andrew David and Lucy Matthew, has been clean and sober for 29 years, and part of that recovery process has been to share his journey...

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Kim Rai, Quu’asa supervisor, and clinical counsellor Dave Zryd led off the speakers at DAC Health Ability Fair, held Nov. 3 with a short presentation on the Impact of Family Violence on Nuu-chah-nulth Nations, followed by an extended question and answer session.

Rai explained that...

Friday, November 4, 2016

Dear Chairman Archambault and citizens of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe:

On behalf of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council, we would like to express our solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and allies in their opposition to the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. We are...

Friday, November 4, 2016

We must start training our brains and our hearts to be kind—Lisa Watts.

For Indigenous Canadians, the social evil we now know as “lateral violence” is a direct consequence of the suppression of Indigenous culture and the imposition of a male-dominated,...

Thursday, November 3, 2016

The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council’s Disability Access Committee Health Ability Fair opened Nov. 3 at Athletic Hall for a full two-days of information and services.

In her welcoming remarks, DAC Chairperson Helen Dick noted that while the Fair has historically taken place in October...

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

The picture just keeps getting brighter for 12-year-old Rain Thomas, who can now add the 2016 Premier’s Award for Aboriginal Youth Excellence in Sport to her resume.

Earlier this year, the young Tseshaht member, who lives in Vancouver and trains at the FCB Escola Soccer Academy,...

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

An Iict'uuthla, or Coming of Age potlatch, took place at Maht Mahs on Oct. 29, for five young women whose family roots connect them to elder Tony Marshall.

Four of the young women are the great-granddaughters of Marshall; he is grandfather to the fifth young woman, Victoria.

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

The Secluded Wellness clinic celebrated its fifth anniversary with a noon-hour reception in the Tseshaht Great Hall on Nov. 1.

Naomi (Horbatch) Nicholson opened the alternative healing clinic at the Tseshaht Administration Building with funding from the Nuu-chah-nulth Economic Development...

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

In the gymnasium of Yuuthluithaht Nation on Oct. 27, graduates of the Health Care Assistant Program gathered with family and friends to celebrate the students’ journey of learning and sharing.

Ten months ago they signed up for the program delivered by Discovery Community College,...

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Hundreds of people arrived in Port Alberni Oct. 29 to witness the marriage of Patricia Campbell and Jeff Charleson at the Holy Family Notre Dame Church.

The newlyweds both come from large families and so there was standing room only in the Catholic Church. The bride is the daughter of...

Friday, October 28, 2016

Hupacasath First Nation has earned the Minister’s Award For Innovation and Excellence In Woodlot Management for 2016.

The award, which included a cheque for $2,500, was presented to Hupacasath Chief Councillor Steven Tatoosh and forest resource manager Warren Lauder on Oct. 27....

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

It has been one year since the sinking of the whale watching vessel Leviathan II and survivors, first responders and the greater community gathered at Tofino’s First Street Dock to remember the six people that perished in the accident.

October 25, 2015, was a beautiful autumn day,...

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

On the one-year anniversary of the federal election, Indigenous leaders are calling on Canada to finally implement the fishing rights that were awarded to Nuu-chah-nulth nations in 2009.

Leaders from five Nuu-chah-nulth communities, as well as those from provincial and national Indigenous...

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

“The grass was dry, a fire was lit, and it went.”

That’s how Anne Robinson described the turbulent times of the 1970s in Nuu-chah-nulth territories, and the circumstances that sparked the creation of Haahuupayak School, celebrating its 40th anniversary this month.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Five Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations are fed up with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s lack of commitment to ‘Nation-to-Nation’ reconciliation. Yesterday, representatives from the Nations, known as T’aaq-wiihak, entered court to make closing arguments on a lengthy battle about...

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Since he was five years old, Cody Savey remembers loving the game of ice hockey. “I kept nagging my parents to play, since I was five and it took a couple of years to convince them to let me play,” he told Ha-Shilth-Sa.

According to his proud mother, Eva James, Cody indeed...

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Kelly Sport was suddenly overcome.

He was addressing the walkers who had gathered on the site of the former Alberni Indian Residential School to commemorate Orange Shirt Day Sept. 30, and had just pointed to a building used by the school.

He had attended AIRS “and it wasn...

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