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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Tseshaht First Nation has rejected a four-year Tsu-ma-as Fishery Agreement as proposed by Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), but it will not disrupt the 2016 sockeye fishing season.

On May 26, Tseshaht announced that it would not sign the agreement “until fair representation and...

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Directors of West Coast General Hospital received an unusual request for the return of an oil painting gifted to the hospital during the 1970’s. The request came from a young Ditidaht woman, who said she was the daughter of artist Thomas Joseph Jr. and she had nothing to remember him by....

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Monday, May 30, 2016

Trace the journey of halibut, from ocean to plate

This year, consumers will have the exclusive opportunity to purchase Ha’oom Wild Seafood’s Puu?i or halibut – available for the first time since inception of the business in 2012...

Monday, May 30, 2016

Students and staff of Zeballos Elementary Secondary School greeted hundreds of guests that honoured their invitation to take part in their school potlatch.

School buses began arriving in Zeballos on the morning of May 26. Guests came from Port Alberni, Gold River, Kyuquot, Coal Harbour...

Monday, May 30, 2016

Students of Port Alberni’s AW Neill Elementary School spent the week of May 17 to May 20 learning about Nuu-chah-nulth culture through hands-on activities, including projects that they’ve been working on throughout the year.

Prior to Aboriginal Awareness Week the students,...

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Nuu-chah-nulth women gathered at Nanoose Bay Pentecostal Camp for three days of fun, friendship and the chance to reconnect and learn from one another.
The event started May 17 and women were promised the opportunity to learn about traditional healing, partake in self-care and indulge in...

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Tseshaht First Nation has elected its first-ever female, and youngest, elected chief councillor.
Cynthia Dick, who turns 27 today, was elected May 12 along with Corey Anderson, Hugh Braker, Melanie Fred, Jennifer Gallic, Luke George, John Gomez, Eunice Joe and Trevor Little. She is one of...

Friday, May 20, 2016

Tla-o-qui-aht member Ann Barker, 56, begins her day early in the morning by having her favourite cup of coffee, does her household chores and sets out for her walk.
 The sun, bright and warm, is a delight for Ann, but she walks no matter what the weather conditions may be. It’s...

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

A suicide crisis support service which began in Port Alberni back in 1993 has won a $400,000 per year contract from First Nations Health Authority (VIHA) to expand services throughout the province of British Columbia.
According to FNHA, KUU-US services are for First Nations, by First...

Friday, May 13, 2016

A lunch was held for the graduates of a new national initiative that pairs experts in the field of aquatic resources with those interested in a career in the fishing industry.

The learners received their certificates on May 13 at the Tseshaht Administration building, with the exception of...

Friday, May 13, 2016

Fire Safety experts arrived in Ahousaht May 11 to spend two days working with senior Maaqtusiis Secondary students and interested community members on home fire safety and firefighting training.

The Fire Prevention Boot Camp, spearheaded by First Nations Emergency Services Society (FNESS...

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Tribal Council looks forward to immediate consultation on implementation and action

The former federal Conservative government previously called the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) an aspiration document, while the new federal...

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

For Tseshaht’s Jane Jones, preserving and teaching the Nuu-chah-nulth language is a passion she has committed herself to for more than 20 years. This passion is shared by many other Nuu-chah-nulth-aht and some of them got together to work on a project that will allow free access to their...

Friday, May 6, 2016

Updated May 11, 2016 at 1:50 p.m.

On May 3, Ritchie Tom looked out his window and didn’t notice much smoke, but about an hour later, he noticed it was getting a lot smokier and decided to turn on his scanner.

The notice sent out stated that a voluntary evacuation had been...

Thursday, May 5, 2016

All fisheries—regardless of where they are located or what they are fishing for—have objectives. They can be as simple as when and where fishers can fish, or more complex, and include objectives to meet other community values besides just catching fish.

The T’aaq-wiihak...

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Upon arrival to the village of Ahousaht, the first thing you hear and see are the many species of birds there. And what better way to welcome home a great leader, late Nelson Keitlah, who passed away on Sunday, than to hear the soothing sounds of the ravens, eagles, crows, wrens and robins...

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Friendship Centres in British Columbia and across Canada are now facing a dire crisis. The ongoing delay and uncertainty of the Urban Aboriginal Strategy (UAS) funding from Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) is now causing financial hardship for all of our member centres.

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Monday, May 2, 2016

A man of huge importance to modern Nuu-chah-nulth history has died.

Nelson Keitlah was one of the original leaders of the West Coast District Council, which became the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council (NTC).

Keitlah was often referred to respectfully as ‘The General’ for...

Monday, May 2, 2016

The Province and Emergency Management BC are planning an earthquake and tsunami response exercise for June 7 to 10 in Port Alberni called Exercise Coastal Response.

To make this exercise as real as possible for the teams involved, we’re asking for the public’s help! This is a...

Monday, May 2, 2016

Huge waves came crashing against the shore as the five- and six-year-old boys from Wickaninnish Elementary School took turns learning how to surf.

The boys were determined to learn. They jumped up and ran into the ocean followed by surf instructors, enthusiastic and excited to catch a...

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The Canadian Human Rights Commission says Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) has four weeks from today, April 26, to provide a comprehensive report on how it will provide immediate relief to child and family services on reserve.

In a decision Jan. 26, the CHRT had ordered INAC...

Monday, April 25, 2016

Mowachaht Muchalaht First Nation, the Village of Gold River and the Village of Tahsis have signed a shared vision statement which solidifies their commitment to work together to enhance the well-being of each community and the region. The statement was signed on March 17.

A press release...

Monday, April 25, 2016

“Some days I feel so helpless and frustrated to watch my family member go through pain, knowing there is not a single thing I can do to help,” said a member of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation about the suffering.

Tla-o-qui-aht has had a lot of losses recently, and some...

Monday, April 25, 2016

Sunday, April 24 marked the 10-year anniversary of the Nuu-chah-nulth Fishing Rights court case, what is now commonly called Ahousaht et al.

The original trial started on April 24, 2006, and concluded on Nov. 3, 2009, with the trial decision recognizing the Aboriginal rights of...

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