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.,


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...

Friday, August 5, 2011


Paddles flashed and kingfishers cleared the way as speeding canoes cut through the water in an early morning race on the Somass River.


The exhibition event was scheduled as part of the Tlu-piich Games to see if there is enough interest from First...

Friday, August 5, 2011


A multi-First Nations sporting event would not be complete without inspirational opening ceremonies giving family and friends a chance to cheer on their favourite athletes.


Bob Dailey Stadium was the place to be on Aug. 3 as each Nation entered the...

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

A Tseshaht mixed martial arts fighter is blasting his way through the ranks as he sets his sights on bringing MMA to Maht Mahs gym.

Sampson Barney, 28, easily downed three opponents in a battle for the welter weight title at Sagebrush Downs in Kamloops on July 23. It took a knock-out...

Friday, July 29, 2011

With the start to the 2011 Tlu-piich games just a few days away organizers are shifting into high gear as they scramble to complete all the last minute details required to host the event.

One of the biggest problems is securing enough volunteers for all the events.


Friday, July 22, 2011

Family and friends are invited to nominate Nuu-chah-nulth athletes and prominent sports supporters as this year the Tlu-piich Games will see the return of the Sports Hall of Fame.

The 2011 Sports Hall of Fame is not just for athletes.

"It's for anyone who has been...

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...

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