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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

The goal of emergency preparedness in the event of an earthquake/tsunami is to provide each person in your family with enough food, water and medical supplies to survive for 72 hours without outside assistance. In remote communities, like Nuu-chah-nulth communities on the West Coast of Vancouver...

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

The Alberni Clayoquot Regional District (ACRD) is pleased to announce that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Tla‐o‐qui‐aht First Nations (TFN) that will see the completion of a detailed business plan, preliminary design and construction cost estimate for a recreation facility...

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

About 200 young Nuu-chah-nulth people and their chaperones poured into Nanaimo Entertainment Centre for three days of fun and learning.

Sponsored by First Nations Health Authority and coordinated by Tyson Touchie of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council’s Teechuktl Program (Mental...

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

On March 13, Tla-o-qui-aht members gathered at načiqs (Nachaks), also known as Monks’ Point, to witness and accept the draft Declaration of Reconciliation from the District of Tofino. Tofino Mayor Josie Osborne and representatives of the district were present at the ceremony.

Tofino...

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

What started out as 42-ft long cedar log has been transformed into a beautiful piece of art.

A 26.5-ft totem now stands tall outside the Victoria Native Friendship Centre. It was raised by the public with the experienced guidance of the pole’s carver Moy Sutherland Jr. on March 24...

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Children, youth and adults gathered at Ty Histanis to celebrate Easter together. Allison Howard, social development worker, organized the event.

 Allison contracted Bounce Arama from Campbell River and the crew set up and operated the slides and bouncey castles. There was bungy...

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

The community of Houpsitas, home to the Ka:’yu:’k’t’h’/Che:k’tles7et’h’, is hoping to build a  skateboard park for the youth to enjoy another outdoor activity.

After the catastrophic whale watching incident in Tofino when the Leviathan...

Friday, March 18, 2016

Port Alberni Friendship Centre staff, elders, First Nations, city and provincial officials gathered Thursday morning for the ceremonial groundbreaking for ?iihmisuk taatne?is (Treasure Our Little Ones) Child Care Centre.

The facility, which is designed to accommodate 50 children, will be...

Friday, March 18, 2016

A young Hesquiaht woman has been selected by federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau as a Senior Advisor on the newly-created Advisory Council on Economic Growth.

The exciting news was delivered to Carol Anne Hilton via a conference call from the Deputy Minister on March 11.

Hilton...

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Three weeks after his memorable walk on the red carpet at the 2016 Academy Awards, Duane Howard returned to the quiet and peaceful home of the Mowachaht/Muchalaht peoples near Gold River, B.C.

The actor played the role of Elk Dog in the blockbuster movie The Revenant, which won Oscars for...

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Members from nine Nuu-chah-nulth Nations took part in an intensive five-day First Nations Search and Rescue training program through the Canadian Coast Guard.

The course began on March 9 at the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Victoria, focusing on communications fundamentals. The...

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

A drying of tears ceremony was held for the family of Tonia Frank at Tin Wis Resort on March 12. This ceremony marks the end of the public grief period of the family.

A dinner was held for those who gathered to witness.

After the dinner, a celebration of life was held for elders...

Friday, March 11, 2016

In its best effort to be prepared for a Tsunami Emergency, Tseshaht First Nation will be hosting a Tsunami Awareness Day at Tseshaht Market April 12, weather permitting.

At the outdoor event, booths will be set up showing maps of the inundation zone and emergency routes through the...

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Two sets of lawyers—one representing five Nuu-chah-nulth Nations, the other representing Canada—and the presiding B.C. Supreme Court Judge arrived from Vancouver to Ahousaht on Wednesday, March 9, for day 116 of the Nuu-chah-nulth justification trial.

The school gym was set up...

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Tseshaht First Nations Chief Councillor Hugh Braker is pressing the BC government for answers.

Braker issued a letter March 9 to John Rustad, minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation. The letter comes after a meeting with Rustad where Braker raised two points that required...

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

On Feb. 26, the Tseshaht First Nation joined the B.C. Supreme Court class action lawsuit Gottfriedson el al v. Her Majesty the Queen. This lawsuit is commonly called the Residential School Day Scholars lawsuit. The Tseshaht First Nation has joined the lawsuit as a Band Class claimant.

The...

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

On Feb. 20 at the Pinecrest United Church in Campbell River, ćuuxiit (Gilbert John Sr.) honored his late wife Kateri’s memory. She was taken from the family a year ago after many years of struggle with her illness and a few years in a rest home.

Gilbert faithfully walked, or ran,...

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

The Howard family of Mowachaht/Muchalaht is one of those large, loving families of 15 children, according to Bill Howard, born to Ambrose and Helen Howard.

Helen’s roots came from Hesquiaht with the Jones family.

Their lives changed on July 6, 1979 when two of the young...

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Nadine Janice Marshall (nee: Keitlah), 48, was an Ahousaht woman living in Victoria, B.C. until her death in the summer of 2012.

Nadine was born to Nelson and Ida Keitlah and one of her favorite stories, according to youngest sister Margaret Dick, comes from the night Nadine was born....

Monday, March 7, 2016

Tsesaht First Nation held a baby welcoming at Maht Mahs gym and in the longhouse on March 5. 

Gail K. Gus-Williams, an organizer working with Debbie Frank of Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council's Child and Youth Services, helped make the day a reality.

Gus-Williams said the...

Monday, March 7, 2016

About 40 members of Hupacasath First Nation took part in a community earthquake/tsunami emergency response exercise on March 5.

Participants first assembled at the House of Gathering at 10 a.m. for a briefing from project manager David Hewson.

“They are scheduled to return...

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District chief administrative officer Russell Dyson held a media briefing on an upcoming earthquake/tsunami response exercise.

It is scheduled to take place in Port Alberni this June through Emergency Management B.C.

The meeting took place on March 2 at...

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

The Gemma Headstart Program in Kyuquot for children up to age six is picking up steam, said coordinator Devon Hansen. It opened its doors Jan. 14 with funding and advice from First Nations Health Authority.

Devon works closely with FNHA, which recently shared ideas on how to increase the...

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

On a cold rainy day Feb. 28, about 100 people came out to join in the suicide prevention walk at Bob Dailey Stadium in Port Alberni.

Emcee Cliff Atleo opened the event with a prayer. Laura Moras, mother of late Daniel, who the walkers were commemorating, and his siblings were in...

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

If you have a family, finding the time to file your income tax and benefit return can be a scheduling nightmare. Save yourself the headache (and possibly some money) this filing season by taking advantage of the electronic services the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) offers to easily claim the many...

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