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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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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo responded to the 2011 federal budget delivered March 22, insisting that a new funding approach is needed to better ensure equitable opportunity, stability and safety for First Nation citizens and communities.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The West Coast Youth Conference, held March 12 at the Ucluelet Community Centre, was a great success! The event was hosted by the Z-Team Youth Council and it brought together approximately 100 youth from the communities in the Central Region on Vancouver Island, as well as from other Island...

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Pearl Dorward recites a prayer at the beginning of each day. She says it grounds her in a good space to fulfill her role as the First Nations Nurse Advocate at West Coast General Hospital (WCGH).

“If I don’t, my day doesn’t go right,” she says.

It...

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Thunder threw everything that it had at the men’s ball hockey squad from Port Hardy, but the Regulators stood firm and denied their hosts top honors in last weekend’s tournament held at Maht Mahs gym.

It was the largest ball hockey tournament in the history of the annual...

Saturday, March 19, 2011

They were like princesses. The two young ladies who were being honoured in Tsaxana on March 19 were carried in a dugout canoe into the crowded Wahmeesh Hall. They were dressed entirely in white and wore cedar bark headdresses lovingly made by family members.

The Howard family paddle song...

Friday, March 18, 2011

There’s no doubt seven-year-old Bryce Lucas is the youngest player participating at this year's British Columbia Junior All-Native Basketball Tournament.
The event, which runs March 20 to March 25 in Penticton, is for those aged 17 and under. Those who have turned 18, however...

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

On Tuesday March 15, numerous staff members travelled to Ditidaht for a Service Provider Information session that was organized by Ruby Ambrose and Joanne John, Ditidaht, Health Services Manager.

Staff included, Robert Cluett, Delavina Lawrence (NIHB), Jeannette Watts (Nurse Manager...

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Tofino – A diverse group of people including first nations, government representatives, environmentalists, scientists and industry gathered for a four-day symposium at Tin Wis Resort the first weekend of March. They examined what has been learned from 15 years of resource management in...

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Pacheedaht First Nation is the 14th First Nation to sign a new type of agreement that sees a percentage of forestry revenue returned directly to the community, announced Forests, Mines and Lands Minister Pat Bell today.

Bell visited the Pacheedaht community near Port Renfrew to celebrate...

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Isaiah Taylor was able to conclude his high school wrestling career on a winning note.

Taylor, a Grade 12 Alberni District Secondary School (ADSS) student, captured a gold medal at the British Columbia high school wrestling championships, which concluded Feb. 26 in Abbotsford.

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Thursday, March 3, 2011

As Celeste Haldane made her way to the First Nations Summit meeting on March 2, little did she know that her life’s path was going to take an exciting turn.

The manager of the Nuu-chah-nulth Treaty Table was approached by someone who asked if she had ever considered making a run...

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

For those who attended the under 22 men’s and women’s basketball tournament at Maht Mahs on Feb. 18 to Feb. 20, you may not have realized it, but you were witnessing the end of a long run.

Organizer Wally Samuel is hanging up his cap, as far as putting on basketball...

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Update: Clifford Charles has informed the Council of Ha'wiih on June 27, 2013 that the Canadian Coast Guard Hero Class Vessel named for his father Martin Charles will be delivered to the West Coast this year. He hopes people keep an eye out for the CCGS M. Charles in their...

Friday, February 25, 2011

Ahousaht Ha’wiih and leaders delivered a lesson in Ahousaht governance on Feb. 25. Their goal was to demonstrate to senior DFO staff the existence and continued practice of Ha’wilthmis, or leadership through the hereditary chief system.

T’aaq-wiihak, the permission...

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