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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

A young woman with roots in the Nuu-chah-nulth and Kwakwaka'wakw communities took part in a four-day demonstration in Ottawa to demand that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau take bold action on climate change, including committing to a freeze on tar sands expansion.

Researcher and...

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Kekinusuks Judith Sayers has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Clean Energy BC.

Sayers, who is currently an adjunct professor with the Peter Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria, while operating her own consulting business, Sayers Strategic Advice, has...

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Tasha Sam has been honoured for working “magic” with the developmentally delayed children she supports at Nuu-chah-nulth Child and Youth Services.

The 28-year-old Tseshaht member was one of four early childhood educators honoured at the annual B.C. Aboriginal Child Care...

Monday, November 9, 2015

Uu-a-thluk, the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council’s Fisheries program, has launched a Marine Traditional Knowledge (MTK) mapping project to record and map marine habitat that is important for fishing, food, culture, and the spiritual well-being of Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations.  ...

Monday, November 9, 2015

After an intense first day of band business at their annual general meeting Nov. 2 to 4, the people of Ahousaht took a much-needed comedy break.

On Monday evening the people gathered to watch a pair of first nations comedians poke fun at pretty much everything.

The event started...

Monday, November 9, 2015

Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council President Deb Foxcroft arrived in Ahousaht Nov. 3 during the Ahousaht annual general meeting to take part in the signing of the Ahousaht and Usma child protection protocol agreement.

Usma Director Kyra Mason told the people that the protocol agreement is the...

Monday, November 9, 2015

Jason Sam is in his second year as the Nuu-chah-nulth Education Worker for Ucluelet Elementary and Secondary schools and brings to his job a positive and dynamic approach to supporting the children – and they are responding well to his approach.

“My purpose is to work with at-...

Monday, November 9, 2015

On Oct. 28, James “Moon” Tom was recognized by 200 of his peers and associates at the First Nations Operators Conference held in Vancouver, BC as he officially retired from his position as water treatment operator. 

During a speech that recounted his career, Moon was...

Thursday, November 5, 2015

On Nov. 3, the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council’s hupiimin wiikšaḥiiy’ap Nursing Services premiered its new cultural DVD entitled [Nuučaanułathin] We Are Nuu-chah-nulth, written and produced by Nitanis Desjarlais and John Rampanen, through their Shape Shyfter Studio.

It...

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Members of Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council hupiimin wiikšaḥiiy’ap Nursing Services gathered to celebrate the completion of a job-shadowing program that saw nurses from West Coast General Hospital visit Nuu-chah-nulth communities while NTC nurses put in a day at the local hospital....

Thursday, November 5, 2015

In the Yaqwiimit Room at the Alberni District Secondary School Career Fair Nov. 4, students could speak directly with representatives from a number of universities and training institutions that are part of the Strengthening Connections Program, as well as investigate their funding options...

Monday, November 2, 2015

The Leviathan II has a temporary home in a berth at Ahousat General Store. It was towed into the area on Friday, Oct. 30.

Unfortunately, although the store had provided permission to bring  the whale watching tour boat to its dock, Ahousaht elected Chief Greg Louie wasn’t...

Sunday, November 1, 2015

A candlelight ceremony, hosted by Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation at First Street Dock in Tofino on Nov. 1, brought together supporters, survivors, rescuers and the family of the one missing passenger of Leviathan II, 27-year-old Ravisham Pillay, to provide some closure and to say a prayer for those...

Friday, October 30, 2015

Five days after the tragic Leviathan II whale watching tour boat accident, the community of Ahousaht gathered to celebrate the bravery of five homegrown heroes.

Special guests to an Oct. 29 potluck dinner in Ahousaht’s T-Bird Hall included YuułuʔiłʔatḥNation Tyee Wilson Jack and...

Friday, October 30, 2015

Grace Frank of Ahousaht First Nation met Oct. 29 with the parents, brother, uncle and girlfriend of 27-year-old Ravisham Pillay, one of 27 passengers and crew onboard the Leviathan II which capsized Oct. 25 on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. His body has yet to be recovered.

Grace...

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The Ahousaht Hawiih have announced an end to industrial scale logging in the Hahoulthlee (traditional territory) of the Ahousaht Tribe effective immediately.

For the past 20 years, the two main Tree Farm Licenses in the area TFL 54 and 57 have been accessing old grow timber within the...

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Fishermen in Tofino listening to the distress call to the Coast Guard became frustrated as Ahousaht rescuer Clarence Smith tried to make himself understood about the situation before him Oct. 25, with a capsized Leviathan II and the lives of its passengers in his hands.

The Georgia Prince...

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

The Ahousaht Hawiih express their deepest condolences and prayers to the survivors and the victims families for the strength to carry on and heal from this terrible tragedy. Prayers and loving thoughts are also with all of those that supported the rescue effort and that were impacted by this...

Monday, October 26, 2015

Update: 3:30 p.m. Oct. 27, 2015

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of the five persons who died following the capsizing of a whale-watching boat west of Vancouver Island on Oct. 25, 2015. They are:

* Katie Taylor, aged 29, a British national who lived in Whistler, B...

Monday, October 26, 2015

The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council extends its sympathy and condolences to the victims and the families of the Oct. 25 sinking of MV Leviathan II off Vargas Island.

“We offer our prayers and healing energy to those who were injured, and give thanks to...

Thursday, October 22, 2015

The Tseshaht Elders Committee is halfway to its goal of purchasing a new 24-passenger bus, thanks to a donation from the Tseshaht Fisheries Department.

The donation took place on Oct. 19 during the regular monthly band meeting in the Tseshaht Great Hall. Tseshaht Chief Councillor Hugh...

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council and our 14 member First Nations would like to congratulate Prime Minister-Elect Justin Trudeau and his Liberal Party of Canada members on their election to a majority government.

We also extend our congratulations to the three newly elected NDP members in...

Friday, October 16, 2015

On Wednesday October 14, the Bridge River Indian band (Xwisten) experienced a tragic event, in which a young man from our community attacked a number of our office staff, leaving two persons in serious condition; two persons in critical condition, the assailant dead, and the community...

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

The Council of Ha’wiih, which met at the House of Unity on Oct. 6 and 7, took a firm stand with Fisheries and Oceans Canada against additional crab licences that Canada is planning to transfer to Clayoquot Sound.

Kiista, Keith Atleo, said he is concerned about DFO’s...

Thursday, October 8, 2015

The Council of Ha’wiih, the Hereditary Nuu-chah-nulth chiefs and their delegates, have endorsed NDP candidate Gord Johns in the Courtenay-Alberni riding. The Ha’wiih met Oct. 6 and 7 in Tsaxana (Gold River), hosted by Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nation, for their forum on fisheries....

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