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Thursday, October 27, 2011

When a dream is sent out into the universe, it often doesn’t take too long to be realized. That seems to be what happened to Qwaya Sam, an Ahousaht artist now living in Campbell River.

Fellow artist George Hunt, Jr. would visit Sam’s work studio to sit to carve and talk....

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Chief negotiators for Canada, British Columbia and the

Tla'amin Nation (Sliammon First Nation) initialed a Final Agreement on Oct.21.

This initialing marks an important step toward a treaty that would bring economic and social benefits to the First Nation and the Powell...

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

On Friday, October 28, the Human Rights Commission of the Organization of American States (OAS) will hold its first ever hearings into the violation of Indigenous land rights in Canada.

The case before Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) concerns the 1884 expropriation...

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Tsilhqot’in Nation, supported by BC and national chiefs, today called on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) and the federal government to reject the re-bid Prosperity mine project without further waste of time and tax dollars.

“The company is on record...

Monday, October 17, 2011

The Shuswap Nation Tribal Council is very concerned about the conclusive finding of the European Strain of Infectious Salmon Anemia virus (ISA) in sockeye in Rivers Inlet.

The Secwepemc, like "most BC First Nations, have relied on salmon as the life blood of our people. Between...

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Port Alberni–Two groups in Tseshaht are pulling together in an effort to raise funds for their Canoe Shed and Ocean-Going Canoe Project.

Tseshaht Ahp-cii-uk, a grassroots, community-driven leadership initiative, and the Tseshaht Recreation department are working ...

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Participants are being sought for a free Aboriginal youth badminton camp that will be held in Port Alberni next month.
The event, which is hosted by the Tseshaht First Nation, will be held on Nov. 5 at the Alberni District Secondary School gym.
The camp, which is sanctioned by...

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

In an unprecedented action, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights of the Organization of American States (OAS) will hear a human rights complaint brought by six British Columbia First Nations, charging Canada with the uncompensated taking of their ancestral territory for the benefit of...

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Update Oct. 11:

Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo announced today the Assembly of First Nations will withdraw from the British Columbia Missing Women’s Commission of Inquiry, citing limitations of the Inquiry itself and an...

Monday, October 3, 2011

It's never too early for Aboriginal parents to start saving for their child's future and there's no better way to do that than by opening a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP), said Vanessa Mountain.

Mountain is the program manager of Hummingbird Aboriginal Futures, a...

Friday, September 30, 2011

They ran in waves, starting with the youngest followed by the next grade up until all the students of Haahuupayak School were running to raise awareness and funds for cancer research. All but the Kindergarten kids ran a long, hot loop through the Tseshaht community. The Kindergarten class took...

Thursday, September 22, 2011

The continued success of Aboriginal students in the Okanagan Similkameen school district was highlighted with a feast to celebrate their achievements.

In 2006, the school district signed its first Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement. Since then, academic results have improved...

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The five nations remaining at the Nuu-chah-nulth treaty table will begin work on a new treaty negotiation strategy.

With resolve they agreed to roll up their sleeves to develop a work plan that will move negotiations forward. The treaty team members met Sept. 7 in Campbell River....

Saturday, September 17, 2011

The Carving on the Edge Festival opened Sept. 16 at the Wya Centre with world famous carvers speaking about the continuing importance of their art.

Tla-o-qui-aht canoe maker Joe Martin said he is afraid that the art of carving is being lost and his 10-day carving workshop, that will...

Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Bill Reid Foundation has gifted its entire collection of Northwest Coast art, worth more than $10 million and consisting of 158 works (including 112 masterworks by Bill Reid) to Simon Fraser University.

In return, SFU will...

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Bruce Lucas' life is about to get a lot busier.
Lucas is the coach of the Homiss Wolves, a boys' squad that captured the BC Junior All Native Basketball Championship crown in Penticton this past March.
The Wolves are expected to start workouts for the coming season in...

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Watching Heiltsuk First Nation members lower the remains of their ancestors into a grave made Simon Fraser University’s Catherine D’Andrea reflect about the value of archaeology.

“I thought about how it is sometimes viewed as a hobby with very...

Friday, September 2, 2011

In recent days, the Pacheedaht First Nation has been the focus of an unfair and unwarranted attack by Zoe Blunt of the Forest Action Network. Those attacks culminated in a press release sent out by Ms. Blunt on Aug. 24.

Pacheedaht Chief Marvin McClurg reacted to Blunt's press...

Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Lyackson First Nation is asking for assistance in identifying people or persons who have trespassed on our land and damaged maples. It was found that a number of maple trees have had their burls cut. Burls are used for many decorative purposes, such as tables, bowls, cutting boards and...

Thursday, September 1, 2011

BC Hydro’s Aboriginal Education and Employment Strategy (AEES) celebrated its five-year milestone on Aug. 26, recognizing a host of success stories for the team and marking the midpoint of their 10-year strategy.  

“Since the strategy was approved, we’ve...

Monday, August 29, 2011

 

The Snaw-Naw-As (Nanoose) First Nation has waited more than 15 years for Canada and British Columbia to deal with a problem on the boundary of their reserve.

 

The Snaw-Naw-As reserve...

Friday, August 26, 2011

First Nation residential school survivors need to be aware of the looming deadline for applying for a component of compensation due to them under the Residential School Survivors Settlement Agreement.

Many Nuu-chah-nulth-aht have applied for the Common Experience Payment (CEP), but...

Monday, August 22, 2011

Judy Joseph of Ditidaht and Susan Cootes of Uchucklesaht have worked for more than a decade helping to answer some of science’s most perplexing questions about salmonids.

In their lab at the Hupacasath Band office in Port Alberni, Judy and Susan have dissected many thousands of...

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Important Information

Preventative Hep A Vaccinations for Children: 

VIHA Public Health nurses will be at the Port Alberni Friendship Centre

Thursday Aug. 18 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.,

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Monday, August 15, 2011

The Thunderbird Unit is hoping to add more First Nations people to its forest fire fighting team next year.

The unit will soon be winding down its 2011 season as student members leave to return to university.

It may seem early, but 2012 crew hopefuls need to start to prepare...

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