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Monday, November 18, 2013

For Connor Logan, the hockey horizons are almost limitless, but he knows he has to stay on his game.

Just 17, the young Ditidaht First Nation member is playing his second season of Junior B hockey with the Peninsula Panthers of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League, and he has his...

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Tla-o-qui-aht master canoe carver Carl Martin and his sons Marcel and Carl Jr. have been working on a 14-foot traditional dugout canoe out of their love for the Tla-o-qui-aht language.

They are contributing the canoe to “Changing the Legacy” Art Show & Silent Auction to...

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council, representing 14 First Nations along the West Coast of Vancouver Island, has been awarded $96,200 to establish and operate a tsunami debris cleanup program.

The successful proposal was made by the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council, in partnership with...

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

A Mowachaht/Muchalaht member is concerned that a slash burn that has been burning for two weeks appears to have gotten out of control. In an Oct. 30 message to Ha-Shilth-Sa, Marg Amos said the fire could be seen burning on the mountainside from the village of Tsaxana and that it appeared to be...

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Press Release

Tseshaht and Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council To Host Forum on Experiments on Students at the Alberni Indian Residential School

When: December 11, 2013

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Place: Maht Mahs Gym...

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Hupacasath First Nation has hoisted a new highway billboard welcoming visitors to their traditional territory. Located at the edge of the Alberni Toyota dealership on Johnston Road, the sign is mounted on timbers cut by Hupacasath members on a new portable sawmill located right across the...

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The Nuu-chah-nulth Economic Development Corporation presented its annual awards to four worthy Aboriginal businesses at a luncheon held at Tin Wis Resort in Tofino Oct. 26. It was the organizations’ 8thannual awards ceremony, said emcee and Business Support Officer Jennifer Gallic.

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Monday, October 28, 2013

An artist with ties to Nuu-chah-nulth and Coast Salish culture has created a stunning tribute to her late father and grandmother.

Although best known as a Hollywood costume and graphic designer, Carmen Thompson, daughter of the late Ditidaht artist Arthur Thompson, recently shifted her...

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Phone services were down for just over an hour yesterday in the west coast communities of Tofino, Ucluelet, Ahousaht and other outlying communities

According to Telus spokesperson Liz Sauvé, Telus began receiving reports about phone service outages in Tofino and Ucluelet at...

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

 

The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo responded to the release of the federal government document “A Proposal for a Bill on First Nation Education”.  The federal government says it will receive feedback on this proposal up to...

Monday, October 21, 2013

Local First Nations people demonstrated their support for the Elsipogtog Mi’Kmaq of New Brunswick at a rally held Friday afternoon at Victoria Quay.

On Oct. 17, the East Coast nation people were attacked by heavily armed RCMP, after what had been an extended, peaceful blockade of...

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Five Nuu-chah-nulth Nations, frustrated by Canada’s lack of action regarding a landmark court decision, shared their concerns with UN representative James Anaya on Oct. 10.

Anaya, the UN’s special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, was in Canada for eight days to...

Friday, October 11, 2013

After nearly 30 years of service to the community, Ahousaht chief and council have made the difficult decision to sell their sea bus, the Ahousaht Pride.

Chief Councillor Curtis Dick said the sea bus needs to be sold because of the mounting debt it has been creating for the Nation.

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Hugh Braker has stepped down as president of the Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of BC (NCCABC) after 25 years.

A dinner to honor his service to the organization was held Oct. 5 and it had all the makings of a family event, with laughter, teasing and outright roasting of...

Monday, October 7, 2013

Two Aboriginal women would be assaulted, either sexually or by domestic violence, in the time it took for a stream of walkers to travel from Maht Mahs gym to Victoria Quay in Port Alberni Oct. 4, said Tseshaht Chief Councillor Hugh Braker.

He was speaking to the people who honored the...

Monday, October 7, 2013

The Port Alberni Friendship Centre hosted its second annual Sisters in Spirit Vigil on Oct. 4. The gathering was held in conjunction with hundreds of similar events across Canada to remember and honour aboriginal women who have been murdered or who have gone missing.

Organizer Janice Amos...

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Andrea Amos-Stoney has long been in helping and healing careers, so it made sense to her to combine her years of expertise and launch her own business called Huupii Spirit Holistic Wellness Services.

Operating out of the Tseshaht Multiplex overlooking the Somass River, Amos-Stoney offers...

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

An Ahousaht family had an unwelcome visitor to their home in the early hours of Sept. 29. At about 3 a.m. on Sunday morning a cougar visited the home of Floyd Campbell Jr. and ripped out the screen door trying to gain entry.

“We were sleeping in the living room with our kids and a...

Monday, September 30, 2013

Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council executive and staff members wore orange today to honor the children who survived the Indian residential schools and to remember those who did not. A close up at this link http://www.hashilthsa.com/photos/...

Friday, September 27, 2013

Write to Federal Fisheries Minister Gail Shea asking her to implement the Nuu-chah-nulth Fishing Rights decision (also known as Ahousaht et al vs. Canada). Let her know that you support giving Fisheries and Oceans Canada a mandate to negotiate sustainable, community-based fisheries on the...

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

A Nuu-chah-nulth Unity Declaration on Education was drafted and passed by motion on Day Two of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council Annual General Meeting Sept. 24.

It states, in part, ‘Whereas, our people have not entirely reconciled our past experiences of the residential school...

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Cliff Atleo has pledged his commitment and service to the new president of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council.

Challenger Deb Foxcroft of Tseshaht was elected to the position in a three-ballot race on Sept. 23 at Maht Mahs gym, where this year’s Annual General Meeting is being held...

Monday, September 23, 2013

Deb Foxcroft of Tseshaht and Cliff Atleo of Ahousaht are vying for the position of president of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council. The vote will be held today, the first morning of the tribal council’s Annual General Meeting Sept. 23 and Sept. 24.

The two candidates met on Sunday...

Friday, September 20, 2013

Six members of Tseshaht First Nation have embarked on a driver-training program geared towards increasing their employability.

The candidates attended their first session in the Tseshaht boardroom on Sept. 18 with trainer Ian Arklie, owner of Pacific Rim Driving School. It’s the...

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Residential school survivors along with their families, friends and supporters came togeather at the PNE grounds in Vancouver on Sept. 18. They are there for a week of sharing, learning, healing and moving forward from the legacy of Canada’s Indian residential schools. Photos at...

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