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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Members of the Ditidaht and Pacheedaht First Nations were in Victoria March 26 to celebrate the signing of an Incremental Treaty Agreement (ITA) with the provincial government that will see their respective nations each receive parcels of land.

The Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and...

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The Hesquiaht Storm managed to live up to its pre-tournament expectations. The girls' basketball squad advanced to the championship game of the B.C. Junior All Native Championships.

The Storm, however, was defeated 63-45 by Kitimaat in the championship final of the tournament, which...

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

At least 200 members of Ahousaht’s Campbell family and their friends arrived in Port Angeles, WA. on March 16 to honour the people of Lower Elwha and Port Angeles for taking care of them after an August 2011 fatal car accident.

On a summer morning in 2011, Darrell Campbell, Angus...

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The Tseshaht First Nation has today demanded that the Province of B.C. conduct more testing for high levels of arsenic, cobalt and selenium in the Barkley Sound area.

The popular Toquaht Bay Marina, boat launch and campground were closed March 21st by the Province of B.C. due to high...

Monday, March 25, 2013

Author Eden Robinson was welcomed into Tseshaht territory on March 20 where she read from a selection of her short and long fiction, including her landmark novel Monkey Beach.

About 60 people gathered in the Tseshaht Great Room for the event, organized by North Island College...

Monday, March 25, 2013

First Nations from across the province gathered on Musqueam territory to mark World Water Day March 22, launching discussions on a new B.C. declaration on the protection of water.

With the United Nations declaring this year to be an “International Year of Water Cooperation,”...

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The adult suspect in the May 12, 2012 assault on Hupacasath member Bert McCarthy will not serve any time in custody.

Matthew Labadie, 21, appeared for sentencing in Port Alberni provincial court on March 19 on one count of assault.

Judge Parker McCarthy (no relation to the victim)...

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

It was a packed house March 17 for the “soft” opening of a little gallery on Main St. in Tofino with friends and family of Marika Swan and Norma Dryden invited in to warm the space up for the artists.

Swan had promised organizers of the annual Pacific Rim Whale Festival that...

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Press Release

Tsleil-Waututh Nation is unconvinced that the Harper government’s new oil tanker safety plan would adequately protect the region from an oil spill if Kinder Morgan’s pipeline proposal is approved. The proposal would bring more than 400 oil...

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

“I’m doing this for my people,” said Emergency Medical Responder student Martha Martin of her newest challenge. Martha’s statement reflects the feelings of the other 12 members of her Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) course, the grueling first level of para-medicine....

Friday, March 15, 2013

After more than three years of “fruitless” and “frustrating” negotiations with Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Maquinna Lewis George, Tyee Ha’wilth of Ahousaht First Nation, has said that’s it. Enough is enough.

“Ahousaht fishermen will be on the...

Friday, March 15, 2013

USMA Family and Child Services hosted a conference March 7 and 8 that gathered community service providers together at the Hupacasath House of Gathering to identify their willingness and ability to work for children in care and determine how to best support  them to remain connected to...

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Tseshaht First Nation Chief Councillor Hugh Braker is encouraging other tribes across British Columbia to embrace the use of technology to engage their community members.

Not only are there significant savings to be had in a time of tight budgets, he said, but the greater reward is a...

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

An episode of childhood heartbreak led to a winning business plan for one Tseshaht First Nation member at the annual Aboriginal Best of the Best competition.

Naas ii cu wak Lisa Watts, who is a cultural support worker with the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council Quu’asa program, travelled...

Thursday, February 28, 2013

A young actor with roots in Nuu-chah-nulth and Tsimshian culture has stepped out of his comfort zone to tackle the role of James Fenimore Harper in the musical comedy production of Reefer Madness ­ The Musical, currently running at the Capitol Theatre in Port Alberni.

Aaron Wells, 20...

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Archie Vincent, 51, of Kyuquot will be making his way to Vancouver March 2 to receive an award from the Lifesaving Society of BC.

The award comes after a nomination letter was sent to the society by Donna Vernon, a Relief Community Health Nurse for Kyuquot. Her letter outlined a boating...

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Artists of Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation are taking the lead in carving a commemorative pole to honour all those who attended residential school.

Master carver Joe Martin said he was approached by his sister Nora Martin last year to ask if he would be interested in taking the lead in the...

Thursday, February 21, 2013

He was born and raised in his Tla-o-qui-aht homeland, but Tommy Curley’s stay in Seattle, Wash. during his younger days helped shape the popular music-loving disc jockey that he is today.

Thomas Curley was born Aug. 13, 1939 to Ernest and Cecelia Curley.

“I’m not...

Thursday, February 21, 2013

The B.C. First Nation behind a injunction lawsuit to block a controversial trade agreement with China said yesterday it has reached an important milestone in the case, with affidavits filed from several other bands and organizations across Canada this week.

Flanked by the leadership of...

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Tseshaht and Hupacasath First Nations have partnered with the City of Port Alberni and the Port Alberni Port Authority to create an integrated vision for the North Waterfront area.

The first of two public meetings was held on Feb. 19 at the Hupacasath House of Gathering, with a second...

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The West Coast Spirits managed to silence their critics by defending their championship at a prestigious basketball tournament.

The Nanaimo-based side once again came out on top winning the women's division at the All Native Basketball Tournament, which concluded this past Saturday in...

Monday, February 18, 2013

A design has now been selected for the commemorative sculpture and park to honour survivors of the Alberni Indian Residential School.

The project, which is funded by a government grant acquired by Tseshaht First Nation, will be located between the health office and the longhouse at the...

Thursday, February 14, 2013

The art of students who attended Alberni Indian Residential School during 1959 and 1960 will be reunited with the artists that created them through ceremony during an event on March 30 at Alberni Athletic Hall.

As part of the display of this art, a feast is being organized by a committee...

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Update: Feb. 19 at 9:09 a.m.

Five Nuu-chah-nulth Nations were back in the B.C. Court of Appeal (BCCA) last week defending their aboriginal rights to economic fisheries.  This is the second time this case has been heard by the BCCA.  The BCCA already upheld...

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

If the sporties are hunting elk, so are Tseshaht hunters, said Chief Councillor Hugh Braker.

“You cannot claim there is a conservation problem and at the same time allow five sport hunters and one guided hunter to go into Nahmint,” Braker said of the licenses the province...

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