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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...

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Frederick Sieber III, a kindergarten student at Haahuupayak School, was one of 12 lucky recipients of a computer today. He and dad Fred Sieber Jr. attended Haahuupayak School, along with the other families, to pick up his new educational tool.

Well, new isn’t exactly the word...

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo said the majority win for the Conservative Party at the polls on May 2 will be viewed by some First Nations people with fear, suspicion and even anger.

What will Prime Minister Stephen Harper do with his long-awaited...

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

He’s faced a lifetime of struggle and has endured more than his share of pain, but 17-year-old Marcus Thomas rose above the dark days by finding his joy through sports.

With the loving support of his foster family, Thomas has excelled in the ancient game of lacrosse. He is the...

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Nisga’a living in the lower mainland and on Vancouver Island are invited to take a historic journey home this fall.

The goal of organizers is to reconnect with the 1,500 Nisga’a living away from home in southern B.C. and bring them back, even for a short while, to...

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

It was only a matter of time before online social networking and First Nations traditional culture merged, and one Nuu-chah-nulth woman is riding the wave of this rapidly advancing educational tool.

Naomi Fraser of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation has created a facebook site dedicated...

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Vyna Brown is a triple threat with brains, beauty and brilliant tenacity. She is certain to return from the 28thAnnual Miss Indian World pageant 2011 with an experience that will last a lifetime.

This year, the 24-year-old Nuu-chah-nulth/ Heiltsuk woman will be the only woman from...

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Neskonlith Band will host the main music event site for the "Sturgis North Motorcycle Rally & Music event" July 13 to 17 on reserve lands located on #3/50th Street in Salmon Arm, BC.

Chief Judy Wilson said "our Salmon Arm reserve community members have held meetings...

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Daley Forbes has won another national wrestling championship.

Forbes, a member of the Hesquiaht First Nation, captured the gold medal in the girls' 75-kilogram division at the Canadian juvenile tournament, which concluded April 10 in Windsor, Ont.
The juvenile category is...

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

A pair of local Nuu-chah-nulth high school basketball players are among those gearing up for what promises to be an unforgettable tour of Fiji and Australia.
Chelsey McIntosh and Celeste McCarthy are members of the Alberni District Secondary School girls' basketball squad that will...

Monday, April 18, 2011

Bryan Read has had his share of recent hockey accomplishments. And the 17-year-old, a member of the Hupacasath First Nation, is hoping to soon add another impressive accolade to his on-ice resume.
Earlier this month Read was named to the British Columbia boys' team that will compete...

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Many artists have been known to suffer for their work and Nuu-chah-nulth filmmaker Len Lindstrom is no exception. In fact, if it weren’t for a debilitating back injury, Lindstrom, who recently earned second-place in an Aboriginal People’s Television Network (APTN) digital film...

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

B.C. First Nations weighed in with their opinions on Canada’s new aquaculture regime during the winter of 2011. Hosted by the First Nations Fisheries Council, a series of discussion sessions took place in six locations across the province between January and February. The following...

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The spirit’s birthing journey down from the Milky Way is a rite of passage, according to the Nuu-chah-nulth culture, and the only midwife in Ahousaht believes it should be met with a traditional, sacred ceremony only a midwife and family can provide at home.

Hupacasath member...

Monday, April 4, 2011

Gabriel Callicum’s life is starting to get back to normal after he was diagnosed with leukemia Feb. 7, 2010. Today the three year old can go on play dates with little friends, comb the beach for rocks, or blow bubbles with his mom, Jeannine Lindsay, which he really loves to do.

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Friday, April 1, 2011

Ka:'yu:'k't'h'/Che:k'tles7et'h' celebrated in Houpsitas (Kyuquot) March 31 and April 1 as the nations’ new governance system under treaty came into effect.

Laws developed by the community that will serve as the foundation of self-government were...

Thursday, March 31, 2011

The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council budget meeting began on March 31 with the announcement by Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation that it intends to pursue its own Canada/First Nations Funding Agreement (CFNFA).

It is a requirement of the collective CFNFA, which Tla-o-qui-aht is currently a part...

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

An eleventh-hour agreement will allow Tseshaht to be able to stand in celebration with the Maa-nulth Nations this weekend as they celebrate the implementation of the first multi-nation treaty to be struck within the BC treaty process.

On March 30, Tseshaht and the five Maa-nulth...

Sunday, March 27, 2011

The M.V. Lady Rose is on her last journey up the Alberni Inlet. The ship spent 70 years carrying mail, freight and passangers to remote areas on Vancouver Island's West Coast. She will now be reno'd to live out her remaining years as a floating restaurant in Tofino....

Friday, March 25, 2011

Updated at 9:19 March 25

Bruce Lucas, coach of this year’s Under 17 Junior All Native champions, the Homiss Wolves, was bursting with pride at his team’s accomplishment. Homiss downed Sylix, of the Okanagan Nation, 66-55 in an exciting final in Penticton today.

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Friday, March 25, 2011

Gilakasla Gigagame! Gilakasla Nuu-chah-nulth! Nugwa’um T’lakwadzi. Guya’tlan D’zadaineuk, guya’tlan Wei wai kum.

I thank the chiefs and ancestors of the Nuu-chah-nulth Nation where I am working and where my five children and my partner come from.

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