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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Summer is heating up and the Tlu-piich department at the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council is making preparations for the annual summer games.

Tlu-piich Coordinator Richard Samuel is pleased to welcome aboard summer student Leisa Fred to assist him with the 2011 preparations.

The...

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

On Friday, June 10, the Hul’qumi’num Treaty Group (HTG) announced new important developments and steps taken in furtherance of  their efforts in opposition to the proposed $1 billion takeover bid of TimberWest Forest Corporation by the British Columbia Investment Management...

Thursday, June 9, 2011

A boil water advisory has been issued for the Uchucklesaht Village of Kildonan.

Uchucklesaht’s new Chief Administrative Officer Scott Coulson reports that recent tests done on the water at the village reservoir indicated coliform bacteria contamination. A representative of...

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Update:

Lance Ambrose lost his battle with cancer on June 20.  Services for Lance will be held on Thursday, June 23 @ 7:00pm  – Memorial at the Chapel of Memories with a funeral held on Friday, June 24 at 11:00am – Funeral at the...

Friday, June 3, 2011

An early morning fire has gutted a Port Alberni apartment building leaving more than 20 families homeless. On May 31 fire alarms rang early in the morning at the two-storey Downtown Manor located on Athol Street between 3rdand 4thAvenues.

Karen Sutherland was sound asleep with her...

Monday, May 30, 2011

Cindy Sjoholm, the administrator at Bread of Life soup kitchen in Port Alberni, was busy Monday morning cleaning up the back alley after a night-time dump of “donations” made to the Cornerstone second-hand store next door.

Tenants in the apartment building on the other...

Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Diabetes Education Center at the West Coast General Hospital has recently undergone a change. Sue Scott, who has been the nurse educator at the Diabetes Education Center for nine years, has retired. Jody Vos, who has worked in the past as an Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council nurse has taken...

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The children of School District 70 gathered at Alberni District Secondary School on May 19 for the 8th annual Aboriginal Spring Festival, which showcases aboriginal programming—language, curriculum and culture—and brings families together to celebrate identity and pride.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

By Michael McKinnon, and reprinted with permission from the Atikokan Progress

Thrilled. Exhausted. Profoundly moved.

Those four words just begin to describe the feelings of the 17 Atikokan High School (AHS) students who took part in the Ahousaht-AHS exchange...

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The B.C. Court of Appeal has unanimously affirmed the right of five Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations to harvest and sell any species of fish in their territories (with the exception of geoduck clams).  The Court of Appeal upheld a November 3, 2009 decision of the B.C. Supreme Court that...

Thursday, May 12, 2011

The Hul’quimi’num philosophy of nutsa maat translates literally into English as ‘we are all one.’

Ph.D candidate Qwul’sih’yah’maht, Robina Anne Thomas, believes that the teaching, one of many that has guided the generations to the present day...

Thursday, May 12, 2011

An international protocol regarding rights to genetic resources and protection from bio-piracy threatens ownership of Aboriginal traditional knowledge in Canada, including within Nuu-chah-nulth territory.

The Nagoya Protocol is a United Nations agreement internationally adopted last...

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Update June 29, 2011

It is with a heavy heart that the family of Neskie Manuel announces that he has been found. Neskie's body was found on the shores of the South Thompson River downstream from Neskonlith Reserve in Secwepemc territory. He passed away from unknown...

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Frederick Sieber III, a kindergarten student at Haahuupayak School, was one of 12 lucky recipients of a computer today. He and dad Fred Sieber Jr. attended Haahuupayak School, along with the other families, to pick up his new educational tool.

Well, new isn’t exactly the word...

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo said the majority win for the Conservative Party at the polls on May 2 will be viewed by some First Nations people with fear, suspicion and even anger.

What will Prime Minister Stephen Harper do with his long-awaited...

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

He’s faced a lifetime of struggle and has endured more than his share of pain, but 17-year-old Marcus Thomas rose above the dark days by finding his joy through sports.

With the loving support of his foster family, Thomas has excelled in the ancient game of lacrosse. He is the...

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Nisga’a living in the lower mainland and on Vancouver Island are invited to take a historic journey home this fall.

The goal of organizers is to reconnect with the 1,500 Nisga’a living away from home in southern B.C. and bring them back, even for a short while, to...

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

It was only a matter of time before online social networking and First Nations traditional culture merged, and one Nuu-chah-nulth woman is riding the wave of this rapidly advancing educational tool.

Naomi Fraser of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation has created a facebook site dedicated...

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Vyna Brown is a triple threat with brains, beauty and brilliant tenacity. She is certain to return from the 28thAnnual Miss Indian World pageant 2011 with an experience that will last a lifetime.

This year, the 24-year-old Nuu-chah-nulth/ Heiltsuk woman will be the only woman from...

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Neskonlith Band will host the main music event site for the "Sturgis North Motorcycle Rally & Music event" July 13 to 17 on reserve lands located on #3/50th Street in Salmon Arm, BC.

Chief Judy Wilson said "our Salmon Arm reserve community members have held meetings...

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Daley Forbes has won another national wrestling championship.

Forbes, a member of the Hesquiaht First Nation, captured the gold medal in the girls' 75-kilogram division at the Canadian juvenile tournament, which concluded April 10 in Windsor, Ont.
The juvenile category is...

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

A pair of local Nuu-chah-nulth high school basketball players are among those gearing up for what promises to be an unforgettable tour of Fiji and Australia.
Chelsey McIntosh and Celeste McCarthy are members of the Alberni District Secondary School girls' basketball squad that will...

Monday, April 18, 2011

Bryan Read has had his share of recent hockey accomplishments. And the 17-year-old, a member of the Hupacasath First Nation, is hoping to soon add another impressive accolade to his on-ice resume.
Earlier this month Read was named to the British Columbia boys' team that will compete...

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Many artists have been known to suffer for their work and Nuu-chah-nulth filmmaker Len Lindstrom is no exception. In fact, if it weren’t for a debilitating back injury, Lindstrom, who recently earned second-place in an Aboriginal People’s Television Network (APTN) digital film...

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

B.C. First Nations weighed in with their opinions on Canada’s new aquaculture regime during the winter of 2011. Hosted by the First Nations Fisheries Council, a series of discussion sessions took place in six locations across the province between January and February. The following...

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