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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Louisa Olebar, a Kyuquot First Nation grandmother and life-long U.S. resident, is warning cross-border travellers to make sure their status cards are current.

Olebar became stranded in Canada for weeks because she didn’t have sufficient identification to get back to her Seattle home...

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Today the B.C. Court of Appeal reaffirmed its earlier major legal ruling recognizing the commercial fishing rights of Nuu-chah-nulth Nations. 

Last fall the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) rejected Canada’s request to appeal that earlier decision, sending the case back to the B.C...

Friday, June 28, 2013

Elders from several Vancouver Island communities arrived at Maht Mahs June 26 to take part in the Island Elders’ Luncheon hosted by Tseshaht First Nation.

According to volunteer Marlene Dick, each year Tseshaht hosts the elders’ luncheon in late June because it’s the...

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The Council of Ha’wiih has set up a committee to consider what to do about the decline of the herring spawn in the ha’houlthee (chiefly lands) of the hereditary chiefs of the West Coast of Vancouver Island. It will be called ?aayaqa (When The Herring Spawn).

The traditional...

Monday, June 24, 2013

Immaculate Basil – known as Mackie Basil, born Dec. 8, 1985 was last seen on June 14 by a forestry worker around Grand Rapids (Kuzche Reserve #5)- the Leo Tanizul fsr.

Mackie was reported as missing to the RCMP on June 17and ground search began immediately by the RCMP, the local...

Monday, June 24, 2013

The family of missing Lisa Marie Young invites everyone to join them in a walk June 30 to remember the missing young woman.

Lisa went missing from Nanaimo in the early morning hours of June 30, 2002. After a night out at a local club Lisa and her friends accepted a ride from someone they...

Monday, June 24, 2013

Local RCMP are enforcing the No Parking bylaw on Tofino’s First Street Dock following a public complaint about the congestion.

First Street Dock is a hub at which freight is moved and is also a docking place for water taxis arriving from Hot Springs Cove, Ahousaht and Opitsaht....

Thursday, June 20, 2013

More than 40 Nuu-chah-nulth post-secondary graduates and scholarship winners were recognized at a celebration hosted by the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council’s Education Department at the Alberni Athletic Hall June 14.

Tseshaht Councillor Eunice Joe welcomed everyone on behalf of her...

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Staff of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council’s Quu?asa Program were busy flipping burgers and serving up picnic food to dozens of Port Alberni’s less privileged people.

Picturesque Roger Creek Park was buzzing with activity June 18 as people lined up for burgers, hot dogs,...

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

More than 37 aboriginal students are graduating from Alberni District Secondary School, the most in the school’s history, principal Mike Ruttan said.

“That’s the highest number since I became principal six years ago. We can’t take sole credit for it though, because...

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

A young woman with ties to both Tla-o-qui-aht and Hesquiaht First Nations has earned a pair of prestigious scholarships to help reach her goal of becoming a physician in the Canadian Armed Forces.

Ahmber Barbosa is a member of the first graduating class at the new Alberni District...

Monday, June 17, 2013

Nuu-chah-nulth Nations were well represented among the 42 graduates of the Vast and Choices Distributed Learning programs who were celebrated at the Capitol Theatre on the evening of June 13.

The First Nations grads included young adults who overcame hurdles to resume their...

Monday, June 10, 2013

Final arguments wrapped up in the Hupacasath First Nation's legal challenge to the Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPPA) on Friday June 7.

Lawyers for Canada rebutted Hupacasath's challenge to the agreement before Chief Justice Paul Crampton in...

Monday, June 10, 2013

As if there wasn’t enough poverty in Canada’s aboriginal communities. Now, federal cutbacks have further impoverished the most vulnerable of First Nations citizens, who must deal with up to 50 per cent less in their social assistance benefits.

Ahousaht Councillor Greg Louie...

Friday, June 7, 2013

Ha-Shilth-Sa spent some time with the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council’s Quu?asa Mental Health team on June 6 as part of its three-day women’s healing retreat held at Seven Springs near Parksville.

The day was filled with laughter, good company and a few healing tears as the...

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Canada has a duty to consult with First Nations before it ratifies the Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement, Hupacasath First Nation lawyer Mark Underhill said June 5.

Underhill outlined Hupacasath’s position on the first of a three-day hearing at the...

Friday, May 31, 2013

Members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrived at Maaqtusiis School May 30 to celebrate with 12 Grade 5 students who successfully completed the DARE Program.

Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) is a program that was founded in Los Angeles in 1983. Aimed at school-aged children,...

Monday, May 27, 2013

Updated May 28, 2013 9:10 a.m.

An adopted member of Tseshaht First Nation has received a prestigious award from the Canadian Archaeological Association (CAA) for his work in uncovering and recording Nuu-chah-nulth history and culture.

Denis St. Claire received the Margaret...

Friday, May 24, 2013

Tla-o-qui-aht staff, council and Ha’wiih were given a glimpse of the healing that’s “in us” as Lisa Charleson and Anita Charleson Touchie led participants through a Lateral Violence Workshop.

Lateral Violence is the shaming, belittling or violent behaviour between...

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The five Maa-nulth Nations have joined with the Tsawwassen and Tla’Amin Nations to demand access to the same low-cost infrastructure financing available to B.C. municipalities.

Since signing treaty settlements with the federal and provincial governments, the seven nations are no...

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Port Alberni resident Arron Thompson was a high school graduate who loved poetry and had goals and aspirations he was about to pursue.

Thompson, 21, was doing everything right with his young life, and that was a victory considering early difficulties he had to overcome.

But...

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The proponents of the Raven Underground Coal Project have failed to address the issue of aboriginal rights and title, according to Tseshaht First Nation.

On May 16, the provincial Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) informed Compliance Coal Corporation CEO John Tapics that his...

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Coming up tomorrow and Friday is the Nuu-chah-nulth Language Festival hosted by the Nuu-chah-nulth Language Authority, a group made up of representation from each nation.

The festival is a two-day event that will be held at Maht Mahs gym. Doors open at 9 a.m. and sessions begin at 10 a.m...

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The race to represent Alberni-Pacific Rim in British Columbia’s legislative assembly is on, with three candidates vying for the hearts and minds of voters.

On May 6, incumbent Scott Fraser of the NDP squared off with challengers Darren DeLuca (BC Liberal) and Enid Mary Sangster-...

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