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Friday, April 15, 2016

Children from Wickaninnish Elementary that participated in the inaugural High Ground Hike April 15 came home from school better equipped to survive an earthquake thanks to a free emergency kit from Emergency Management BC as part of the events to mark Tsunami Preparedness Week.

The...

Friday, April 15, 2016

Ernie Smith saw some good traffic at his table at the Metal Jewellery Design course in Campbell River April 14.

Photos by Denise Titian

North Island College Campbell River Campus hosted an open house April 14 to celebrate their most recent graduates of the Metal Jewellery Design...

Thursday, April 14, 2016

A tsunami is a series of ocean waves caused by a major (above Magnitude 7.5) earthquake, usually at sea.

Shock waves from the quake radiate in all directions along the seabed, and they can travel thousands of kilometres at the speed of a jet airliner.

When those shock waves hit...

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Hupacasath member Alana Sayers has received a Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council Grant to answer the question: “What is Indigenous Literature?”

Sayers explained that “Indigenous Literature” is a rapidly expanding field of academic study. But as yet,...

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Updated with remarks from Principal Joe McHale of Maaqtusiis High School: 3.33 p.m. April 13, 2016

It seems to have been a case of being the wrong person in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Maaqtusiis Elementary and Secondary Schools had planned a lockdown drill for April 13, but...

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

A meeting was held March 15 and March 16 in Tofino to welcome home delegates representing the Clayoquot Action Society members who traveled to Norway in February to exchange information on farmed salmon in British Columbia, and express their opposition to salmon farms in Clayoquot Sound.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The Wolf Clan men’s basketball team, with organizers Tyson and Anita Touchie, hosted the Fish Head Soup All-Nuu-chah-nulth tournament in Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ Nation gym April 8 to April 10, and nabbed the championship in the dust up.

There was no end of gripping games to watch, including...

Friday, April 8, 2016

The long-running proposal to truck millions of tonnes of coal through Tseshaht and Hupacasath First Nations traditional territories is officially dead in the water.

On April 4, the provincial Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) advised Vancouver-based Compliance Energy Corporation that...

Friday, April 8, 2016

The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council led by Uu-a-thluk (NTC Fisheries) has completed a project with the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) to help Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations better protect their traditional knowledge.

For millennia, Indigenous peoples have relied on plants and animals in...

Friday, April 8, 2016

A group of 22 Ahousaht youth, ages 18 to 30, successfully completed training in the BladeRunners program, held on the West Coast of Vancouver Island from March 1 to March 31. A celebration was held for them at the Ahousaht Youth Centre on the last day of their training.

April Charleson,...

Friday, April 8, 2016

A committee of community elders of the Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ Nation has sanctioned a citizen for elk hunting without proper authorization under the community’s hunting laws.

Wilson Jack, who pleaded guilty in provincial court in October 2015 to hunting wildlife not within an open season,...

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Cecilia Arnet, 78-year-old Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation member, brings a wealth of practical knowledge, skills and understanding about living, and is very creative and innovative in her art work and gardening.

Throughout her life she has worked at a variety of jobs and has achieved a great...

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...

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