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Saturday, February 19, 2011

A routine night out clam digging nearly turned into a tragedy as Russell Hansen, 34, of Kyuquot, and his friend Byron White found themselves swimming in the frigid waters near Gabriola Island late January. The pair had just finished loading their clams into the boat just after midnight and...

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council was shocked and dismayed to learn that the King County Prosecutor’s office will not bring charges against Seattle Police Officer Ian Birk for the shooting death of John T. Williams, a carver with roots in Ditidaht First Nation, Vancouver Island, BC....

Monday, February 14, 2011

About a dozen Tla-o-qui-aht women and their supporters braved a fierce winter rain and wind storm to walk more than 20 km of the Tofino Highway in an attempt to bring attention to two missing women’s cases from their tribe, as well as the missing or murdered women’s cases across...

Monday, February 14, 2011

The Huu-ay-aht First Nation is strongly opposing possible changes to the halibut quota as proposed by the BC Sports Fishing Coalition.

"In 50 days our treaty becomes officially implemented, and our negotiated fishing rights are already under threat," said Huu-ay-aht Chief...

Friday, February 11, 2011

Comment from Grand Chief Stewart Phillip of UBCIC

As part of Christy Clark's campaign to lead the BC Liberal Party, Ms. Clark has publicly stated, if elected, she would strongly encourage Prime Minister Harper to overturn the federal decision to reject Taseko Mine's...

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The Nuu-chah-nulth Treaty Table was in planning mode on Feb. 9 when member nation representatives met in Port Alberni.

One of the big changes that will flow from the meeting is work on a proposal that will restructure the treaty department into a Lands and Resources department. Treaty...

Thursday, February 3, 2011

The room is hushed. Teachers, computer science experts, Aboriginal advisors, and Aboriginal youth lean forward, captivated by the colorful animation projected on a screen.

This final presentation and awards ceremony represents the accumulated efforts of a growing list of...

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo made a special appearance at the NTC Social Issues Forum Jan 26. He was received with much ado; dozens of people stopped to shake hands and chat as Atleo slowly approached the microphone.

 “I am happy to be home...

Friday, January 21, 2011

The Nuu-chah-nulth Health Caucus came together for a jam-packed meeting on Jan. 21. The meeting provided information updates about the ongoing negotiations and activities surrounding the work of the First Nations Health Council, which is one of four governing structures outlined in the...

Thursday, January 20, 2011

More than 60 people arrived at the Hupacasath House of Gathering Jan. 20 to hear updated information about residential school compensation for former students and to hear about available healing resources.

In her welcome and opening comments, Hupacasath Chief Shaunee Casavant offered...

Thursday, January 20, 2011

The King County inquest into the police shooting death of John T. Williams wrapped up in Seattle on Jan. 20 and the eight member jury was split on the three most important questions:

Did John T. Williams have sufficient time to put the knife down after Officer Birk’s order...

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The hereditary chiefs of the Nuu-chah-nulth territories stood together on Jan. 19, the final day of the Council of Ha’wiih meeting at Maht Mahs, and spoke with one voice.

Their intention was to send a message to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DF0) which said the Nuu-...

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Chief Bob Chamberlin of the Kwicksutaineuk-Ah-Kwaw-Ah-Mish First Nation (Gilford Island) attended the Council of Ha’wiih meeting at Maht Mahs on Jan. 18 to face the hereditary chiefs of the Nuu-chah-nulth territories.

“I stand here and I apologize,” he said.

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Friday, January 14, 2011

Beaufort Hotel Manager Aaron Mair contacted Ha-Shilth-Sa Jan. 14, a day after our story ran about the poor living conditions that residents of the hotel must to endure.

He said the delay in returning our calls to him was because he had to leave town after hearing of death threats...

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Just days after Nellie George, a resident of the Beaufort Hotel, spoke to media about the deplorable conditions she and her fellow tenants were living in, she sought the help of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council’s Quu’asa Program.

George was looking for help to find...

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Chief Councillor Les Sam seems very optimistic for his community as 2011 begins. There are many doors opening that will benefit Tseshaht members, he said.

His conversation with Ha-Shilth-Sa on Jan. 6 was wide ranging, with fishing, economic development and housing just some of...

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Chief Councilor John O. Frank said his nation went through a scary time during the holiday season. Over the past few weeks there has been a small, but serious wave of suicide attempts.

“After the holidays stress levels are high. People are missing family and the bills need...

Thursday, January 13, 2011

The first houses are going up at Ty-histanis, and Tla-o-qui-aht leadership is inviting their members to drop by the new development and see for themselves how much has been accomplished.

Ty-histanis is an extension of Tla-o-qui-aht’s existing Esowista reserve located at Long...

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Nearly a year after the 2010 Winter Olympics arrived in Vancouver, enthralling people across Canada and the world, a provincial minister is travelling to communities, thanking businesses for their contributions toward the successful event.

On Jan. 5 Minister of Forests, Mines and Lands...

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