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Friday, June 19, 2015

Uchucklesaht Tribe hosted an Aboriginal Day of Wellness event at Maht Mahs Gym on June 19.

Organizer Charlotte Rampanen said the focus was on health, with a focus on First Nations traditional knowledge.

“I applied for a grant through the First Nations Health Authority,...

Thursday, June 18, 2015

The Conservation Officer Service was quickly able to track a hungry cougar that was prowling near the entrance of the Tsaxana reserve near Gold River June 17, but not before the cat provided some worrying moments to area parents.

Jackie Jack had come upon the cougar when she was driving...

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Updated: June 23.

An Ahousaht water taxi operator and his passengers are lucky to be alive after the boat they were traveling in ran out of fuel and ended up on the rocks in the early evening on June 15. The water taxi had seven passengers aboard, including two children.

According...

Friday, June 12, 2015

Teachers and students of Gill Elementary School celebrated National Aboriginal Day June 10, a few days early, but for good reason.

National Aboriginal Day is celebrated in Canada on June 21, but Gill is in its last days, preparing to close due to a reconfiguring of the local school system...

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Representatives of Ahousaht, Mowachaht/Muchalaht, Uchucklesaht, Tseshaht and the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council are among those who have signed a declaration admonishing Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt for failing to stand during an ovation June 2 when the Truth and Reconciliation...

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Ditidaht’s fourth annual TRC Paddle Days June 10 and June 11 was a fun-filled event, with five schools and 130 visitors to the remote First Nation community taking part.

Paddle Days grew from a Truth and Reconciliation program that helped restore canoe skills on west coast waters,...

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Parks Canada is inviting past and present West Coast Trail Guardians and their families to a 20th anniversary celebration of the highly successful program. The celebration will take place in Port Alberni on June 19 at the Alberni Athletic Hall.

According to Laura Judson, Parks Canada...

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Failure to Involve Local and Indigenous Communities in Natural Resource Decisions Can Produce Disastrous Results

A global network of researchers from universities, aboriginal organizations, and community groups is calling on governments, businesses and other organizations...

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Is it an ancient carving or a message from the spirits of Tseshaht ancestors? These are questions being asked after Tseshaht Beachkeeper Hank Gus posted fascinating images of a face etched in the rocks of Reeks Island.

Gus said he and his coworkers had been searching for the Face in the...

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

British Columbia’s Provincial Director of Child Welfare said she “was not engaged in or had any meaningful discussion” about the federal Aboriginal Affairs’ decision to no longer be signatory to child welfare delegation agreements in the province.

In a letter dated...

Monday, June 8, 2015

The Tseshaht Longhouse was open to children and caregivers June 3 as guests of Usma’s annual celebration of children in care.

Social Worker Sandra Karlsen said the celebration is part of a week-long provincial initiative where children-in-care are recognized for their resilience and...

Friday, June 5, 2015

Drivers navigating a rough gravel road in Ahousaht were in for a shock on the morning of June 5; the community’s first-ever speed trap was set up right in front of the high school.

“At first you could see there was shock, and drivers hit their brakes when they first saw the...

Thursday, June 4, 2015

“Sometimes, Tseshaht believes the government uses our resources like an ATM machine and not as natural resources to be protected and to be nourished,” said Chief Councillor Tapoo'scho'ah Hugh Braker on June 2.

He made the comment during his welcoming address to guests...

Thursday, June 4, 2015

The 2015 sockeye season started for Mowachaht/Muchalaht members in May as the salmon started running up the river at about the middle of the month.

According to Sarah Harrison, Mowachaht/Muchalaht Fisheries coordinator, community members started going out fishing the Gold River in late...

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Unless we adopt the environmental wisdom of Indigenous peoples from around the world, mankind will continue to be just another invasive species, said Dr. David Suzuki.

This was the message he delivered to a packed Maht Mahs gym on June 2 during the Celebrating Coastal Connections tour...

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council (NTC) fully supports the recommendations outlined in the Calls to Action section of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) report released on June 2, 2015.

Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations had two residential schools within their territories (...

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

TSESHAHT FIRST NATION ENDORSES RECOMMENDATION OF THE TRUTH AND RECONCILLIATION COMMISSION AND APPLAUDS THEIR WORK

The Tseshaht First Nation is today fully endorsing the work of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission.  The Tseshaht lands were home to the...

Monday, June 1, 2015

Tseshaht First Nation has called on the provincial Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) to officially terminate the proposed Raven Underground Coal Project based on its failure to meet the statutory requirement to have a project application approved by June 7, 2015.

The first project...

Thursday, May 28, 2015

A Hupacasath member who led the fight against the Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Act has accepted the Green Party nomination in the newly aligned federal riding of North Island/Powell River.

Brenda Sayers earned a national reputation in the two-and-a-half year...

Thursday, May 28, 2015

The 2015 salmon season is starting off with worrisome signs for all coastal first nations thanks to an almost snowless winter and a very dry spring season.

As a result, water levels in rivers up and down the coast are low and warmer than usual. These are not favorable conditions for...

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Qwaya Sam is feeling a little sad these days. A work that has challenged him, delighted him and taught him many lessons is coming to an end.

“I want to stay an extra day. I don’t want to let it go,” he told Ha-Shilth-Sa. But that’s what will happen with a ceremony...

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Dr. Ralph Nilson removed curls of shaved cedar from his suit pocket and placed them on the podium. They were collected during visits to the carving shed of Arthur Vickers, without the artist’s knowledge, Nilson joked. They normally sit in a bowl on his desk at Vancouver Island University;...

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The Tseshaht are fortunate to have one of the best recorded histories of all First Nations in British Columbia.  More than a century ago, renowned anthropologist/linguist Edward Sapir carried out extensive interviews with many elders of the Barkley Sound First Nations, particularly the...

Monday, May 25, 2015

Renowned B.C. scientist, Dr. David Suzuki, brings his Celebrating Coastal Connections tour to Maht Mahs Gym on June 2.

Suzuki, perhaps best known as the host of the long-running CBC science series The Nature of Things, will be joined by filmmaker Ian Mauro and David Suzuki Foundation...

Monday, May 25, 2015

Fishing has always been a central part of life for the Ka:’yu:’k’t’h’/Che:k’tles7et’h people of Kyuquot Sound on Vancouver Island. Last year, they turned that centuries old way of life into an economic and social legacy for the future....

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