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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

If you have a family, finding the time to file your income tax and benefit return can be a scheduling nightmare. Save yourself the headache (and possibly some money) this filing season by taking advantage of the electronic services the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) offers to easily claim the many...

Friday, February 26, 2016

On Feb 21, Gisele and Tsimka Martin presented Hugh Braker with a chuputz to thank him for helping their dad Joe Martin with a human rights complaint back in the year 2000. Joe had been fired from his job for attending the Makah Whale Feast in June 1999.

The complaint was eventually...

Thursday, February 25, 2016

There was an enthusiastic round of applause Feb. 24 for the graduates of the Introduction to the Building Trades program when instructor Jim Lawson talked about the work that Miles Keitlah and Ron Dick Jr. had achieved.

"We have a check-list that I go through when I provide the...

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Duane Howard, the Mowachaht/Muchalaht actor who played the lead aboriginal role Elk Dog in the film The Revenant, has been invited to attend the 88th annual Academy Awards. The 2016 Academy Awards is being held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on Sunday, Feb. 28.

Howard...

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Emergency Response B.C. has announced it will conduct a four-day earthquake/tsunami response exercise in Port Alberni this June.

In advance of the provincial exercise, Hupacasath First Nation has announced it will conduct its own full-scale emergency response exercise on March 5.

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Monday, February 22, 2016

In January, Kadin Snook started as the Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nation Fisheries Coordinator. Originally from Gold River, Kadin is the grandson of Larry Andrew and a member of the Mowachaht/ Muchalaht First Nation.

Kadin was also a Uu-a-thluk intern for 2015. Under the mentorship of...

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Award-winning author and energy industry critic Andrew Nikiforuk will deliver a presentation at Echo Center at 7 p.m. on Feb. 25.

Titled “The Reality of LNG: Fracking, Earthquakes and Fractured Economies,” Nikiforuk paints a grim picture of how the industry affects communities...

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

For the second time in less than a year, First Nations Wildcrafters co-owner Keith Hunter has charged that B.C. Timber Sales has failed in its duty to consult with public stakeholders, this time over five proposed cut-blocks in Tseshaht First Nation’s traditional territory.

Hunter...

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Sanford Williams, a talented Mowachaht master wood carver, has made another major donation of one of his pieces to the Canucks for Kids Fund.

Sanford’s last donation to the fund raised more than $1,000 at the Dice & Ice gala and auction. It was a stunning retro goalie mask...

Friday, February 12, 2016

Young Ahousaht mother Margarita Frank spent a hectic Feb. 11 in the hospital tending to her two-year-old son who underwent dental surgery.

The surgery went well, but there were some complications in the recovery room when the boy’s oxygen levels dropped.

“He was fussing...

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Lisa and Craig Devine are volunteers at the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation Community Garden, which was started in August 2015. Funding for the garden comes from the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

With the help of Matthew and Eric Seitcher and Joe Martin, the Devine’s built the garden...

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Car Crash update:

John Frank Jr., 41, said he was out with his family on the evening of Feb. 10, the night he and his son were nearly struck by an out-of-control car.

He and his wife Savannah and three of their children had been out at the swimming pool then stopped by KFC...

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The theme of the next Maritime Heritage Night at the Hutcheson Gallery is Ch'apats, which means canoe in Nuu-chah-nulth. The Port Alberni Maritime Heritage Society is hosting the event on Feb. 18.

The central exhibit of the event is a dugout canoe, recently appraised and donated to...

Friday, February 5, 2016

A video posted this week on YouTube has a number of people speculating on what is going on in the flat ground near the mouth of the Somass River.

Local nature guide and columnist Sandy McRuer has titled it the Boiling Meadow. On the video, wherever McRuer focuses, the partially flooded...

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Kaaceema, a foodbank located at Esowista for Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation members, began operations in April 2015.

Volunteers Marie Atleo  and Deb David recognized the need to establish a food bank in the community, because members were having difficulty finding rides to the Ucluelet...

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Search and Rescue training exercises with the Canadian Coast Guard were conducted in Tofino Jan. 28 and Jan. 29 with participants from Ahousaht and Tla-o-qui-aht. The exercises were in response to calls by the Nuu-chah-nulth nations for more training following the Leviathan II capsizing on...

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

“I believe that proverb, “a people are not defeated until the hearts of its women are on the ground.” Let me tell you when we come together, regardless of any of the hurts we’ve been through, when we decide to fight for what is right, when we decide to fight for our...

Thursday, January 28, 2016

A well-known, talented Tla-o-qui-aht artist, Joe David, received the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award from the BC Achievement Foundation in recognition of his artistic contributions to his people and to the province.

Six first nations artists from the province were presented with BC...

Thursday, January 28, 2016

This week, hundreds of new residents arrived in Zeballos after making the long trip from Vancouver.

The students in the Grades 3 to 6 class at Zeballos Elementary Secondary School knew that these fresh arrivals to Zeballos would be exhausted and hungry from their journey, so they...

Thursday, January 28, 2016

An intense rainstorm blowing in from the Pacific Ocean hit the west coast of Vancouver Island on Jan. 27. It dumped up to 75mm of rain overnight, causing several remote island roads to flood.

At about 4 p.m. yesterday, an RCMP 4x4 SUV came upon a flooded section of  road about two km...

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Hard work and a punishing training schedule have paid off for 11-year-old Tseshaht First Nation member Rain Thomas.

This March, Rain and her parents will travel to Barcelona, Spain, where she is taking part in an elite youth soccer tournament.

Last fall, Rain was accepted into the...

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

 The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council welcomes today’s decision of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal on the complaint First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada et al. v. Attorney General of Canada (for the Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada).

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Monday, January 25, 2016

The Victoria Native Friendship Centre has commissioned Nuu-chah-nulth artist Moy Sutherland Jr. to carve a 25-foot Nuu-chan-nulth totem pole. The friendship centre currently has two poles adorning the front of the centre. One Coast Salish pole and the other Kwakwaka'wakw. The centre now...

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Nuu-chah-nulth youth The’e Wind Dancer is now free to dance as often as she wants in the city of Toronto. Wind Dancer was awarded the Renee Highway Memorial Dance scholarship by the Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre (CCDT) after she was discovered by them last March.

Wind Dancer,...

Monday, January 18, 2016

The BC First Nations Forestry Council [FNFC] and Tseshaht First Nation are inviting all first nations whose traditional territories fall within the Arrowsmith and Pacific timber supply areas to attend a strategy session in the Tseshaht Great Room on Feb. 16.

The session is targeted at...

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