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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

The 2013 Tlu-piich games got off to a great start at Maht Mahs Aug. 6 as the community gathered for the official opening ceremonies and to witness the latest Nuu-chah-nulth Sports Hall of Fame inductions.

Emcee Martin Watts started things off by asking the crowd to remember all the people...

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Hesquiaht couple Simon and Julia Lucas, and three other honorees, Eugene ‘Oscar’ Tom, Brian Amos and Jeff Cook, were inducted into the Nuu-chah-nulth Sports Hall of Fame on Aug. 6. The induction took place during the 2013 Tlu-piich Games Opening Ceremony held at Maht Mahs.

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

More than two dozen young people from Tseshaht First Nation are taking part in an employment skills program that will arm employable band members with the skills necessary to enter the manufacturing work force.

On July 31, participants hosted a gathering at the Tseshaht Administrative...

Friday, August 2, 2013

The Nuu-chah-nulth Northern Region Games is being held in Zeballos this weekend, hosted by Ehattesaht Chenehkint.

See photos below.

Opening ceremonies were held at 10 this morning. Followed by a lunch of tacos and frybread. A highlight of the track and field events...

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Seven people were left homeless after a morning fire tore through an apartment building on lower Fourth Avenue.

Randy Thoen, Fire Prevention/Inspection Officer with the Port Alberni Fire Department, said the emergency call came into the fire department just before 9 a.m. Friday, July 26....

Saturday, July 20, 2013

The author of a bombshell article revealing medical experimentation on hungry children at six residential schools beginning in the late 1940s says the Canadian Red Cross Society did not take part in the now-infamous nutrition studies.

University of Guelph researcher, Dr. Ian Mosby, is the...

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Tseshaht First Nation has demanded a public apology from the federal government and a full disclosure of facts surrounding nutritional and medical experiments performed on children at the Alberni Indian Residential School beginning in the late 1940s.

Details...

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The 2013 Nuu-chah-nulth Tlu-piich Games promises to be more cultural and more inclusive and two dynamic young women were hired to make it happen.

Young mother Marisa Bennett is from Ahousaht, but grew up in Ucluelet. Bennett is proud to say she is from the Marshall and Joseph families and...

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Tania Dick is the first aboriginal graduate of the Nurse Practitioner program at the University of B.C. She has many of the powers and skills of a family physician, and she brings her passion for aboriginal health to the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council Health Outreach Program based at the Bread of...

Monday, July 8, 2013

The Port Alberni Port Authority (PAPA) is working toward plans to transport Liquefied Natural Gas through the Alberni Inlet, and PAPA just took a small step toward that goal with funding for a feasibility study for a shipping port now secured.

Peter Van Loan, leader of the Government in...

Friday, July 5, 2013

You may not know this, but the Uchucklesaht Tribe Government has had a unique way of keeping an eye on the numbers of fish that move between Henderson Lake and Uchucklesaht Inlet. 

Uchucklesaht fisheries staff, along with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, have set up a “...

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...

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