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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...

Monday, April 25, 2016

The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council Teechuuktl Program (Mental Health) hosted their annual Victoria Urban Gathering at the Sons of Norway hall on April 22.

It was an opportunity for urban Nuu-chah-nulth members living away from home to connect with one another and get information and...

Friday, April 22, 2016

Dozens of Nuu-chah-nulth families took part in in the Urban Healing Gathering held at St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church April 21.

Sponsored by the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council’s Teechuktl Program, the gathering provided an opportunity for Nuu-chah-nulth-aht in the Nanaimo...

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Of the $45 million for infrastructure projects currently on the books for Nuu-chah-nulth Nations, to be completed over the next seven years through the Capital Programs department of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council, 40 per cent is to improve water and waste water-related systems, said Doug...

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Hundreds of people arrived at Ahousaht’s Thunderbird Hall April 16 at the invitation of Edward ‘Squeak’ Campbell to share in a feast, and in song and dance, and to unite in a show of support for Campbell and his family.

In 2015 Campbell fell ill and was diagnosed with...

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

A family dinner was held on April 16 at the Port Alberni Friendship Centre to honor late Maxine Sam and to dry the family's tears after their year-long public mourning.  

A feast was put together by Maxine’s children and family members. Sister Alice Sam opened the dinner...

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

A tlaakt'uuthla (memorial gathering) April 16 was held to celebrate the life of late James Dick of Tseshaht and mark the end of the family’s grieving period.

Robert Watts was the speaker for the family and emcee of the gathering, which was held at Maht Mahs gym and hosted by...

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,...

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