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Friday, December 13, 2013

Survivors of the notorious Alberni Indian Residential School (AIRS), supported by family members, packed Maht Mahs gym on Wednesday for a forum on the “Hunger Experiments” conducted at the school in the 1940s and ‘50s.

For the 200-plus people who attended, their first...

Thursday, December 12, 2013

The director for the B.C. & Yukon Region of the Canadian Red Cross spoke to residential school survivors and their families to clarify the role of the Red Cross in the notorious “Hunger Experiments” which took place between 1947 and 1952 at six residential schools, including AIRS...

Monday, December 9, 2013

Quu?asa team members, who help people deal with the terrible legacy of the residential school system as part of the mental health department of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council, took a meal to the patrons of the Bread of Life Kitchen in Port Alberni Dec. 9.

It was the second annual...

Monday, December 9, 2013

Family came together to celebrate the 92nd birthday of Nan Hilda Hansen Dec. 6 in Campbell River.

The event was held at the United Church, and the room was decorated in purple and gold; purple because it is Hilda’s favorite color, said El Nicolaye. And gold because she has a heart...

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The five Maa-nulth Nations acquired new powers under a memorandum of understanding with the province signed Tuesday morning in the Tseshaht Great Hall.

Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation Minister John Rustad joined the chiefs of Huu-ay-aht, Kyuquot-Checklesaht, Toquaht, Uchucklesaht...

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Update as of Dec. 10, 2013 2:45 p.m.: A recent report from a Facebook Vancouver Island hunting site that an elk poacher had been arrested in the Nitinat Lake area with the carcass of a cow elk in the back of his truck is untrue, said Sgt. Ben York of the Conservation Officer Service....

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The 15th annual KUU-US Crisis Line Society Festival of Trees is now underway.

Each year, local merchants, organizations and families are invited to decorate a Christmas tree, which is then donated to a needy family.

“We have different agencies in the community, such as the...

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

NTC President and Vice-President present NTC Education Declaration to BC Leadership; BCAFN, UBCIC and Summit. See our education declaration from September at http://www.hashilthsa...

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Ha-Shilth-Sa readers are invited to the Bread & Butter Loonie-Twoonie FUN!draising Event, which takes place on Saturday, Nov. 30 at Gyro Youth Centre. All proceeds go to the Bread of Life soup kitchen, which serves nutritious meals five days a week to those who are struggling in poverty or...

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

It started with a call to the RCMP about an 11-year-old girl who had been attacked and bitten by a pack of dogs in the remote village of Kyuquot. The following day, responding officers assessed the situation and removed two male dogs, one a three-month-old puppy, from the village. The two dogs...

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Update: 10:31 a.m. Nov. 25

The Sud’s Benefit Loonie Twoonie held Nov. 23 at Maht Mahs raised more than $8,000 for the extended family of Bob Suds Soderlund in the Philippines. Their homes were destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan.

“The benefit for Suds’ family was an...

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

A Saanich Junior B hockey club has forged a new relationship with the five Wsanec First Nations, with help from an emerging star player with roots in the Nuu-chah-nulth community.

On Nov. 14, members of the Peninsula Panthers joined Sidney RCMP and Central Saanich Police Service for a...

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Dozens of Ditidaht First Nations members took part in Wellness Week activities that brought resource people to the community to share health information.

The idea came from discussions between Ditidaht’s clinical counsellor Donna Brown and Ruby Ambrose, southern region coordinator...

Monday, November 18, 2013

A member of Hesquiaht First Nation has earned a B.C. Aboriginal Business Award for her consulting firm, which specializes in social and economic development for First Nations communities.

Carol Anne Hilton is the CEO of Transformation International, which is based in Alert Bay. On Dec. 5...

Monday, November 18, 2013

For Connor Logan, the hockey horizons are almost limitless, but he knows he has to stay on his game.

Just 17, the young Ditidaht First Nation member is playing his second season of Junior B hockey with the Peninsula Panthers of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League, and he has his...

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Tla-o-qui-aht master canoe carver Carl Martin and his sons Marcel and Carl Jr. have been working on a 14-foot traditional dugout canoe out of their love for the Tla-o-qui-aht language.

They are contributing the canoe to “Changing the Legacy” Art Show & Silent Auction to...

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council, representing 14 First Nations along the West Coast of Vancouver Island, has been awarded $96,200 to establish and operate a tsunami debris cleanup program.

The successful proposal was made by the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council, in partnership with...

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

A Mowachaht/Muchalaht member is concerned that a slash burn that has been burning for two weeks appears to have gotten out of control. In an Oct. 30 message to Ha-Shilth-Sa, Marg Amos said the fire could be seen burning on the mountainside from the village of Tsaxana and that it appeared to be...

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Press Release

Tseshaht and Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council To Host Forum on Experiments on Students at the Alberni Indian Residential School

When: December 11, 2013

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Place: Maht Mahs Gym...

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Hupacasath First Nation has hoisted a new highway billboard welcoming visitors to their traditional territory. Located at the edge of the Alberni Toyota dealership on Johnston Road, the sign is mounted on timbers cut by Hupacasath members on a new portable sawmill located right across the...

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The Nuu-chah-nulth Economic Development Corporation presented its annual awards to four worthy Aboriginal businesses at a luncheon held at Tin Wis Resort in Tofino Oct. 26. It was the organizations’ 8thannual awards ceremony, said emcee and Business Support Officer Jennifer Gallic.

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Monday, October 28, 2013

An artist with ties to Nuu-chah-nulth and Coast Salish culture has created a stunning tribute to her late father and grandmother.

Although best known as a Hollywood costume and graphic designer, Carmen Thompson, daughter of the late Ditidaht artist Arthur Thompson, recently shifted her...

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Phone services were down for just over an hour yesterday in the west coast communities of Tofino, Ucluelet, Ahousaht and other outlying communities

According to Telus spokesperson Liz Sauvé, Telus began receiving reports about phone service outages in Tofino and Ucluelet at...

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

 

The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo responded to the release of the federal government document “A Proposal for a Bill on First Nation Education”.  The federal government says it will receive feedback on this proposal up to...

Monday, October 21, 2013

Local First Nations people demonstrated their support for the Elsipogtog Mi’Kmaq of New Brunswick at a rally held Friday afternoon at Victoria Quay.

On Oct. 17, the East Coast nation people were attacked by heavily armed RCMP, after what had been an extended, peaceful blockade of...

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