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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The topics of discussion at last night’s all candidates forum, hosted by the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council and Hupacasath First Nation at the House of Gathering, varied widely.

The knowledge of the five candidates on First Nations concerns was tested; broadly on national approaches...

Friday, September 25, 2015

USMA Nuu-chah-nulth is hosting a pair of recruitment workshops in Ucluelet and Tofino on Oct. 6 for those interested in becoming foster parents.

The first session takes place from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Ucluelet Community Centre, then at 1:30 p.m. through 3 p.m. at Tofino Community Hall...

Thursday, September 24, 2015

For the past two years, the Federal Fisheries Minister tried to open the commercial roe herring fisheries on the West Coast of Vancouver Island (WCVI) despite continued Nuu-chah-nulth concerns about low herring abundance. The actions of the Fisheries Minister led to a Federal Court...

Thursday, September 24, 2015

For the past two years, the Federal Fisheries Minister tried to open the commercial roe herring fisheries on the West Coast of Vancouver Island (WCVI) despite continued Nuu-chah-nulth concerns about low herring abundance. The actions of the Fisheries Minister led to a Federal Court...

Thursday, September 24, 2015

For the past two years, the Federal Fisheries Minister tried to open the commercial roe herring fisheries on the West Coast of Vancouver Island (WCVI) despite continued Nuu-chah-nulth concerns about low herring abundance. The actions of the Fisheries Minister led to a Federal Court...

Thursday, September 24, 2015

For the past two years, the Federal Fisheries Minister tried to open the commercial roe herring fisheries on the West Coast of Vancouver Island (WCVI) despite continued Nuu-chah-nulth concerns about low herring abundance. The actions of the Fisheries Minister led to a Federal Court injunction in...

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Nuu-chah-nulth members and supporters can participate in the campaign by doing the following:

Visit www.enoughalready.ca and sign the petition.

Share the campaign message on social media...

Monday, September 21, 2015

Base funding for federal support of First Nations Child and Family Services is based on a formula set in 1989. In 2007, after years of recommendations, the Enhanced Prevention Focused Approach (EPFA) began to be rolled out region by region. This funding would help prevent children from...

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Base funding for federal support of First Nations Child and Family Services is based on a formula set in 1989. In 2007, after years of recommendations, the Enhanced Prevention Focused Approach (EPFA) began to be rolled out region by region. This funding would help prevent children from...

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Base funding for federal support of First Nations Child and Family Services is based on a formula set in 1989. In 2007, after years of recommendations, the Enhanced Prevention Focused Approach (EPFA) began to be rolled out region by region. This funding would help prevent children from...

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Base funding for federal support of First Nations Child and Family Services is based on a formula set in 1989. In 2007, after years of recommendations, the Enhanced Prevention Focused Approach (EPFA) began to be rolled out region by region. This funding would help prevent children from...

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Base funding for federal support of First Nations Child and Family Services is based on a formula set in 1989. In 2007, after years of recommendations, the Enhanced Prevention Focused Approach (EPFA) began to be rolled out region by region. This funding would help prevent children from...

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Update: Sept. 18, 2015 at 3:02 p.m.

The Ahousaht Ha’wiih (hereditary chiefs) have now met the final demand made by a small group of protestors occupying a salmon farm floating system within the Ahousaht territory.

“After much discussion and communications with Ahousaht...

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

A citizen-led, non-partisan group of volunteers will be set up at Port Alberni’s Fall Fair Sept. 10 to Sept 13 to help people understand how the voting process will work in the upcoming federal election and to check that individuals are registered before the big day Oct. 19.

Only 52...

Friday, September 4, 2015

The 2015 Carving on the Edge festival is quickly gaining momentum and promises a full Labour Day long weekend of activities featuring first nation artists.

Organizer Norma Dryden says the big events begin tonight, Friday, Sept. 4, with a presentation by Tla-o-qui-aht’s Marika Swan...

Thursday, September 3, 2015

A lawsuit launched by Tk’emlups te Secwepemc and Sechelt First Nations against Canada seeking compensation on behalf of day scholars is looking for first nations participation. Efforts are being made to reach first nations bands across Canada to notify them of this lawsuit.

The...

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

UPDATE: Sept. 3, 2015 at 10:16 a.m.

In a terse news release issued late Sept. 2, Compliance chairman Jim O'Rourke announced that Compliance president Stephen Elli had "resigned as an officer of the company to pursue another opportunity." O'Rourke advised...

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

An Election Toolkit has been prepared to help leaders and influencers in Nuu-chah-nulth communities get their members prepared to vote and engaged in issues for the upcoming federal election.

Ken Watts, vice-president of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council, worked on the toolkit with...

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Ron Dick said he had no idea why it was so all-fired important that he attend the opening ceremonies for the 2015 Tlu-Piich Games.

“My daughter called me. She said, ‘Dad, you gotta get down to Bob Dailey Stadium. They want you there.’”

When Ron asked her to...

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Tseshaht First Nation is seeking assistance in identifying culprits illegally dumping trash in their traditional territory. The latest mess was dumped alongside Airport Road, next to the Somass River and near the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council office building.

On Aug. 25 Tseshaht public...

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Charges have been laid in the case of an Elk kill in Nuu-chah-nulth territory, the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council reported in a press statement Aug. 20.

Court documents show that “Jack, Timothy Wilson” appeared in provincial court in Port Alberni Aug. 5 to enter a plea on two...

Thursday, August 20, 2015

People at Ahousaht’s inner harbour were treated to a great surprise when a family of four kakawin (orca) swam in for a short visit. According to Ahousaht resident Marcie Calleweart, it happened Aug. 19 at about 4:30 p.m.

There are three docks in Ahousaht harbour; one smaller one...

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Hesquiaht First Nation has been successful in its attempt to stop a logging crew from harvesting a cut block in its traditional territory.

Hesquiaht’s concern first came to light by way of a joint news release issued by the nation and the Friends of Clayoquot Sound on Aug. 5.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

A 23-year-old man who was born in the U.S. but grew up in Tla-o-qui-aht territory was forced to spend four days in custody after a Victoria Police officer turned him over to the Canadian Border Services Agency when he was unable to produce Canadian identification.

Lew Evans Yallup was...

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Updated at 2:54 p.m. Aug. 11 with a statement from WorkSafeBC.

A workplace accident seriously maimed an Ahousaht man last November when he was electrocuted while working on power lines at a lower mainland substation.

Taras Atleo, 44, was only six days into his new BC Hydro job when...

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