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Friday, February 5, 2016

A video posted this week on YouTube has a number of people speculating on what is going on in the flat ground near the mouth of the Somass River.

Local nature guide and columnist Sandy McRuer has titled it the Boiling Meadow. On the video, wherever McRuer focuses, the partially flooded...

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Kaaceema, a foodbank located at Esowista for Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation members, began operations in April 2015.

Volunteers Marie Atleo  and Deb David recognized the need to establish a food bank in the community, because members were having difficulty finding rides to the Ucluelet...

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Search and Rescue training exercises with the Canadian Coast Guard were conducted in Tofino Jan. 28 and Jan. 29 with participants from Ahousaht and Tla-o-qui-aht. The exercises were in response to calls by the Nuu-chah-nulth nations for more training following the Leviathan II capsizing on...

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

“I believe that proverb, “a people are not defeated until the hearts of its women are on the ground.” Let me tell you when we come together, regardless of any of the hurts we’ve been through, when we decide to fight for what is right, when we decide to fight for our...

Thursday, January 28, 2016

A well-known, talented Tla-o-qui-aht artist, Joe David, received the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award from the BC Achievement Foundation in recognition of his artistic contributions to his people and to the province.

Six first nations artists from the province were presented with BC...

Thursday, January 28, 2016

This week, hundreds of new residents arrived in Zeballos after making the long trip from Vancouver.

The students in the Grades 3 to 6 class at Zeballos Elementary Secondary School knew that these fresh arrivals to Zeballos would be exhausted and hungry from their journey, so they...

Thursday, January 28, 2016

An intense rainstorm blowing in from the Pacific Ocean hit the west coast of Vancouver Island on Jan. 27. It dumped up to 75mm of rain overnight, causing several remote island roads to flood.

At about 4 p.m. yesterday, an RCMP 4x4 SUV came upon a flooded section of  road about two km...

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Hard work and a punishing training schedule have paid off for 11-year-old Tseshaht First Nation member Rain Thomas.

This March, Rain and her parents will travel to Barcelona, Spain, where she is taking part in an elite youth soccer tournament.

Last fall, Rain was accepted into the...

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

 The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council welcomes today’s decision of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal on the complaint First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada et al. v. Attorney General of Canada (for the Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada).

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Monday, January 25, 2016

The Victoria Native Friendship Centre has commissioned Nuu-chah-nulth artist Moy Sutherland Jr. to carve a 25-foot Nuu-chan-nulth totem pole. The friendship centre currently has two poles adorning the front of the centre. One Coast Salish pole and the other Kwakwaka'wakw. The centre now...

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Nuu-chah-nulth youth The’e Wind Dancer is now free to dance as often as she wants in the city of Toronto. Wind Dancer was awarded the Renee Highway Memorial Dance scholarship by the Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre (CCDT) after she was discovered by them last March.

Wind Dancer,...

Monday, January 18, 2016

The BC First Nations Forestry Council [FNFC] and Tseshaht First Nation are inviting all first nations whose traditional territories fall within the Arrowsmith and Pacific timber supply areas to attend a strategy session in the Tseshaht Great Room on Feb. 16.

The session is targeted at...

Thursday, January 14, 2016

An Ehattesaht language revitalization group has turned to modern music technology in an effort to attract new learners of the Ehattesaht language.

Victoria Wells has worked for many years with her Ehattesaht elders to reinvigorate the language of the Ehattesaht-Chinehkint, which was...

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

We have attached the court decision here in pdf form.

A press release from the Coastal First Nations:

The Gitgat’a First Nation and Coastal First Nations is celebrating a Supreme Court ruling today that found the BC government abdicated its statutory duties and breached its...

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

A controversial proposal to increase the legal harvest of black bears in Tseshaht traditional territory has been rejected by the province.

On Wednesday morning, senior wildlife biologist Sean Pendergast of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (West Coast Region)...

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Fisheries and Oceans Canada has announced it will not open the West Coast of Vancouver Island and Haida Gwaii to commercial herring fisheries.

Both areas are “below commercial fishery cut-offs and are closed to commercial fisheries for 2015/2016,” wrote Andrew Thompson,...

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Members of the public can check out an amazing array of Indigenous artworks from around the globe, collected by Tseshaht First Nation Chief Councillor Hugh Braker, beginning Jan. 20 at the Rollin Art Centre.

The exhibit is titled A Glimpse Inside A Traveler’s Collection, and...

Monday, January 11, 2016

Tseshaht First Nation has issued a strongly-worded protest to the province over a proposed permitting system that would allow guided hunters to kill up to 40 black bears annually in Tseshaht traditional territory.

In a letter dated Jan. 6 to senior wildlife biologist Sean Pendergast of...

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Important Date: RSVP by Jan. 8

To the families of the murdered and missing Aboriginal women in British Columbia. Please join us for the 2016 Provincial Family Gathering to be held in the territory of the Lheidli T’enneh Nation, Prince George BC from January 31, 2016 to February 2,...

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Twenty-two years after being handed a business card from a talent agent, Duane Howard, 52, took his triumphant walk down the red carpet at the TCL Chinese Theatre on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Dec. 16 for the premiere of the movie The Revenant.

The Revenant, starring Leonardo DiCaprio...

Monday, December 21, 2015

The Haahuupayak Christmas concert was held the evening of Dec. 17 in the school gymnasium, and it featured a unique play about the damaging effects of gossip and how it tears people apart.

Entitled “qu?usin and his Big Mouth”, the story is about qu?usin and the villagers who...

Friday, December 18, 2015

This is the story of a man named Rocky, a woman named Marianne and a feast in the community of Ahousaht on Wednesday Dec. 16.

Each year, someone or some family hosts the holiday meal, and this year Ha’wilth Rocky Titian invited the community to gather at Thunderbird Hall to enjoy...

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission has released its final report after six years of extensive, intensive and emotional documentation of the residential school experiences of thousands of survivors.

Now it is left to us—all of us—to learn from and respond to the Commission...

Monday, December 14, 2015

To help manage the complex ecological relationships between humans and nature, Uu-a-thluk is working on the Marine Traditional Knowledge (MTK) Mapping project with Nuu-chah-nulth Nations. Funded by Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the goal of the project is to establish data-sharing protocols...

Friday, December 11, 2015

The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council’s Teechuktl (mental health) and Quu?asa Program hosted the Feed the People Christmas lunch on Dec. 10 at Trinity Church in Port Alberni. It was the fifth year the lunch was held in honor of late Ray Seitcher, who dedicated his life to helping people.

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