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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

While she has only just turned 13, Brandee-Lynn Quewezance is determined to play basketball at the college level, and she has earned a chance to showcase her talents this summer at the North American Indigenous Games.

The young Mowachaht-Muchalaht member is currently in Grade 8 at Nanaimo...

Friday, February 21, 2014

Update Feb. 21 at 6:04 p.m.: Message from Don Hall NTC Fisheries Manager~ "Solid win." The judge has granted the injunction. No West Coast Vancouver Island herring fishery in 2014.

Original story....

In a surprising revelation, a document provided by Canada in a legal...

Thursday, February 20, 2014

On Thursday Feb. 7, at roughly 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., more than 100 men (both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal) from across BC gathered at the Hotel Grand Pacific in Victoria and after meeting they made their way over to the steps of the BC Legislature.

What were these men gathering for and...

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

A pair of local teams had to settle for second-place finishes at a prestigious basketball tournament.

The Maaqtusiis Suns and West Coast Spirits both placed second in their divisions at the 55th annual Prince Rupert All Native Basketball Tournament, which concluded Feb. 15.

The...

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Students in Rose Doerksen’s Grade 6 class at Haahuupayak School are the first in Western Canada to test-drive a new video game that teaches children how to avoid Internet predators.

The game is called “Air Dogs,” and was created by Livewires Design of Vancouver. Several...

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The Board of Directors of the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District (ACRD) welcomed the Uchucklesaht Tribe Government as the newest member of the Regional District.

As of Feb. 1, 2014 the Regional Board has increased from 12 to 13 Directors.

Uchucklesaht Tribe Government is one of...

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Greg Louie, Ahousaht First Nation councillor and president of the First Nations Schools Association in British Columbia, said he was very surprised and shocked by the announcement on First Nations education reform made Friday in Standoff, Alta.

It was so hush, hush leading up to the day...

Friday, February 7, 2014

Update: Fire and police officials have concluded their initial investigation of the fire that started inside an Argyle St. building and say it is suspicious. Police are asking for witnesses who saw anyone in the surrounding area, enter the building or can provide any information about the arson...

Friday, February 7, 2014

A Nuu-chah-nulth man stabbed in an altercation on the 3100 block of Third Avenue in Port Alberni is recovering in Victoria General Hospital.

A family member confirms that the 47-year-old male has been stabilized and is alert but resting.

The names of the victim and his family...

Monday, February 3, 2014

A newly arrived pack of wolves on the Esowista Peninsula has raised the concern of Parks Canada officials after reports of the animals’ unusual behavior were received.

The pack of five wolves has been observed resting in an open area. This is unusual because wolves, normally a...

Monday, February 3, 2014

Updated: February 7, 2014  –  Leaders of the Council of Haida Nation, the Heiltsuk Tribal Council, and the Nuu‑chah-nulth Tribal Council have united to express their opposition to proposed commercial roe herring fisheries in their territories of Haida Gwaii, the central coast,...

Friday, January 31, 2014

After many decades working for aboriginal rights in Canada and the United States, respected anthropologist Dr. Barbara Lane passed away on December 31, 2013 in Arlington, Washington. Known widely for her contribution to legal cases between the United States and First Nations from the state of...

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Update Jan. 30: 8:08 a.m.

Nuu-chah-nulth Nations celebrated a major legal victory today when the Supreme Court of Canada refused to hear Canada’s appeal in the Ahousaht et al. vs. Canada court case. The country’s highest court issued its ruling early this morning,...

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Stacy Miller spotted it first. She was driving home from work at about 9 p.m. with her son and it was standing in the road close to the homes of Ehatis reserve, attracted perhaps by the chickens outside one house. She thought it was a dog at first, but driving up to it her son said “is...

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Standup comic Brian Majore brings his edgy, no-holds-barred brand of humour to Port Alberni when The Rez Jesters take to the stage at Char’s Landing on Feb. 20.

Of Haida/Cree descent, Majore received the traditional name Kil Gan K’aas (Funny Storyteller) on his graduation from...

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

An alternative education program in Port Alberni is looking forward to the month of June when they expect to see more than 40 of their students complete Grade 12.

Students and staff of School District 70’s VAST program organized an Alternative Programs Success Forum on Jan. 22 in...

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

They managed to win a prestigious championship a few years ago and now basketball coach Bruce Lucas is hoping his charges can add to their glory.

Lucas coached the Homiss Wolves, a boys' team that won the BC Junior All Native Basketball Championships back in 2011. That event featured...

Monday, January 27, 2014

Brandon Olebar, dressed in a T-shirt and hat adorned with Native designs, headed out the door to meet his wife and to get something to eat.

It wasn’t an ordinary day.

Olebar, a Nuu-chah-nulth/ Sto:lo man, had been released from prison Dec, 20, 2013 in King County, Wash...

Monday, January 27, 2014

By the time J’net Cavanagh crossed the stage as one of nine aboriginal graduates in the Class of 1987 at Alberni District Secondary School, she had already been identified as a leader of the future.

In December, the Ahousaht First Nation member, who is the daughter of Stella August...

Monday, January 20, 2014

Canada’s Oldest First Nations newspaper celebrates 40 years of bringing news to members of the Nuu-chah-nulth Nations this month.

The first four-page edition rolled off the presses on Jan. 24, 1974, and it did not even have a name, according to an editor from those early days Bob...

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The foundation for a sculpture to commemorate residential school students was laid Jan. 15. The sculpture will sit between the Tseshaht Long House and Maht Mahs Gym.

Artist Connie Watts invited the children from Tseshaht's t'aatnee?is Daycare to leave their marks on the piece of...

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council and its 14 member nations welcomed the support of the Coastal British Columbia Guide Outfitters Association and Pearson Kal Tire of Port Alberni in the effort to apprehend and prosecute the individual or individuals responsible for the illegal and unauthorized...

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

The people of Ditidaht First Nation are fighting back against the gutting of financial supports for remote communities by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada.

Last week, 57 on-reserve Ditidaht families each received a post-Christmas Good Food Box as part of a new initiative...

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Tseshaht Chief Councillor Hugh Braker helped organize a work crew to split and deliver firewood to the community’s elders today. There were about 20 homes on the list, said Braker as he piled firewood into the box of a pick-up.

There were 10 carloads of volunteers onsite by 10...

Friday, January 3, 2014

Call it destiny: Basketballer Shania Sabbas was born in Victoria in 1997. The city was celebrating the fourth edition of the North American Indigenous Games. This summer, she will take to the court in Regina when the city hosts NAIG 2014.

Shania, a member of Kyuquot-Checklesaht First...

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