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Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Tseshaht First Nation will be hosting a unique training program for young adults presented by the Nuu-chah-nulth Employment and Training Program (NETP).

Kutiis, which means to lead by the hand, is a seven-week course designed to give participants job readiness skills. It will run...

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Updates made July 21, including new date for pole raising.

Two memorial totem poles are quickly taking shape on Seattle’s busy waterfront as master carvers and tourists alike work up to 14 hours a day to ensure the project is finished by Aug. 30, the one year...

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Dust off your hiking boots Tseshaht community members. You’re invited to join in on a field trip organized to the Tseshaht Runners Trail .

The 17 km trail begins at Headquarters Bay and winds its way to a campsite at Darling Lake. The trail crosses Parsons Creek and is spanned...

Friday, July 15, 2011

Cock-a-doodle-do! Wake-up! Time to get cracking! Yes, cracking all those yummy, wonderful, orange-yolked, free-range eggs courtesy of a handful of hens scratching around the yard.

Kathy Fred and her flock of children got into the chicken biz early last spring when they adopted six...

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Poverty in British Columbia comes with a high price tag, according to a recent study released by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA), the Public Health Association of BC (PHABC) and the Social Planning and Research Council of BC (SPARC).

The study revealed poverty in B....

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Urban Healing Gatherings, welcoming both adults and children, are again scheduled on the Island and the mainland thanks to the coordinating efforts of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tiic^@aq+Quu%asa Program.

The cultural based gatherings have become an annual event and are anticipated with...

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Six months ago, eight employees of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council set out on a journey of self-improvement as they paired up and entered a weight loss challenge sponsored by a local gym.

"The NTC started offering some fitness classes through work," said participant Holly...

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

It's fun and it's free! The Tseshaht Youth Centre is hosting a summer camp for kids, ages six to 11, living within the Tseshaht community.

"There will be lots of day-to-day fun stuff," said sports recreation youth worker Tyrone Marshall.

The "fun stuff...

Monday, July 4, 2011

A Tseshaht community meeting was held on June 30 to discuss a new commercial fisheries deal negotiated between the department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) and Tseshaht First Nation, and by secret ballot the deal was approved by a vote of 49 to seven.

The deal will see 33 per cent of...

Thursday, June 30, 2011

A complaint came into Ha-Shilth-Sa June 29 about fish heads and guts being dumped along the Ash Main logging road near Faber Road.

The email stated that about 200 fish heads were dumped, though Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District (ACRD) Chief Administrative Officer Russell Dyson...

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Alberni Wrestling Club is once again hosting their annual Kids Wrestling Camp July 5  to 7 in the Alberni District Secondary School gymnasium.

The camp will run over three days from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and will feature instruction from local coaches, alumni, and high school...

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Staff and volunteers at the Port Alberni Friendship Center (PAFC) kicked off their National Aboriginal Day celebration with a free, delicious barbecue salmon and steamed crab lunch at their 4th Avenue facility June 21.

The center was abuzz with activity both inside and out. Kids...

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...

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