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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...

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Nuu-chah-nulth Ha’wiih and their representatives gathered at the Huu-ay-aht House of Gathering Sept. 28 and Sept. 29 just days after five nations dismissed representatives of Fisheries and Oceans Canada from negotiations on Nuu-chah-nulth commercial fishing rights as frustrations about...

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Hundreds of people gathered at Thunderbird Hall in Ahousaht Oct. 1, honoring an invitation from Kanopit (Chief Rocky Titian) and his family.

The family was celebrating the 74th birthday of Kanopit’s sister Cecelia and they were celebrating the life of Steven Titian, who survived...

Monday, October 3, 2016

Students at Vast had a chance to learn about the history and the legacy of Canada’s Indian residential school system on Orange Shirt Day.

Nuu-chah-nulth Education Worker Richard Samuel said the event, which took place in the morning of Sept. 30, was put together in consultation with...

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The voices of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his ministers, the voice of Canada’s bureaucracy through Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and the voice of government lawyers are telling three different stories to the Nuu-chah-nulth people, said Ken Watts, vice-president of the Nuu-chah-nulth...

Friday, September 23, 2016

The Westcoast Native Health Care Society revealed its plans to expand during an Open House held at Tsawaayuus (Rainbow Gardens) on Sept. 23.

The goal of the Westporte Expansion Project is to add an additional 10 complex care beds to the existing building, and 20 Independent Living units,...

Friday, September 23, 2016

The hereditary chiefs of five Nuu-chah-nulth Nations stood Sept. 23 to tell Fisheries and Oceans Canada Regional Director General Rebecca Reid and her staff to leave Nuu-chah-nulth territories and not come back until they bring with them a mandate to negotiate in good faith on their Aboriginal...

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Ahousaht post-secondary students and graduates arrived at Nanaimo’s Coast Bastion Inn on Sept. 15 to honor an invitation from the Ahousaht Education Authority (AEA), who wanted to acknowledge them for their educational accomplishments.

Ahousaht Post-Secondary Counsellor Vivien Louie...

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Dave Dennis, Public Works manager, has been employed by Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation for four years. His responsibilities include supervision of the maintenance crew, housing construction, infrastructure, waste, water and renovations of homes.

Since 2009, 80 homes have been built, including...

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council’s Annual General Meeting was held at Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ Government House Sept. 19 and Sept. 20. The theme was “Taš ii” (pronounced Tash-ee-ee).

At the start of Day One of the AGM, Joseph Tom, Quu’asa Senior Cultural Worker,...

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Just a few months after his graduation from a North Island Collage jewelry-making class, Ernest Smith and his wife Darlene are proud to announce the opening of their new art gallery.

Located in downtown Campbell River, Awatin Aboriginal Art Gallery was opened a few months ahead of...

Thursday, September 15, 2016

The late Nuu-chah-nulth Ha’wilth Glee-soom-eth Kelly John was recognized for his contribution to Indigenous Studies at North Island College.

On Wednesday, Sept. 14, the college awarded the first Kelly John Memorial Bursary to an aboriginal student enrolled in the Human Services...

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

It was orientation day Sept. 1 for students attending North Island College campus in Port Alberni. The day was a rainy one, and students huddled in the Aboriginal gathering place outside the school for scheduled speeches.

Luke George of Tseshaht is the aboriginal education advisor at the...

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