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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Cliff Atleo has pledged his commitment and service to the new president of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council.

Challenger Deb Foxcroft of Tseshaht was elected to the position in a three-ballot race on Sept. 23 at Maht Mahs gym, where this year’s Annual General Meeting is being held...

Monday, September 23, 2013

Deb Foxcroft of Tseshaht and Cliff Atleo of Ahousaht are vying for the position of president of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council. The vote will be held today, the first morning of the tribal council’s Annual General Meeting Sept. 23 and Sept. 24.

The two candidates met on Sunday...

Friday, September 20, 2013

Six members of Tseshaht First Nation have embarked on a driver-training program geared towards increasing their employability.

The candidates attended their first session in the Tseshaht boardroom on Sept. 18 with trainer Ian Arklie, owner of Pacific Rim Driving School. It’s the...

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Residential school survivors along with their families, friends and supporters came togeather at the PNE grounds in Vancouver on Sept. 18. They are there for a week of sharing, learning, healing and moving forward from the legacy of Canada’s Indian residential schools. Photos at...

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The national gathering of residential school survivors was launched in a culturally-appropriate fashion today, with dozens of canoes paddling up False Creek seeking permission to land in the territory of host nations Squamish, Musqueam and Tsleil-waututh.

The host nations invited First...

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Haahuupayak School and the Port Alberni RCMP Aboriginal Policing Unit are hosting a Bike Roadeo at the school on Oct. 3.

The event was organized in response to concerns raised about bicycle safety on the Tseshaht reserve, according to Haahuupayak principal Gio Musatto.

Constable...

Friday, September 13, 2013

Andy Callicum is about to hit the streets of Port Alberni in a gruelling three-day hike to raise money for an upcoming anti-bullying campaign at Alberni District Secondary School.

Beginning on Friday, Sept. 20, through Sunday, Sept. 22, Callicum will walk just short of a marathon each day...

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Two young Tseshaht men have been hailed as heroes after they rescued a drowning man near the rapids on the Somass River. And at an Aug. 27 gathering to celebrate Tseshaht youth successes, Chief Councillor Hugh Braker said it was rare occasion to be able to look not one, but two young men in the...

Monday, September 9, 2013

Nuu-chah-nulth communities are mourning the loss of three young adults killed in a  single-vehicle accident on Highway 4 Sept. 8. The victims are from Ahousaht and Kyuquot families.

The accident took place about 3:45 p.m. Sunday. According to the RCMP it appears the vehicle,...

Monday, September 9, 2013

Update Sept. 10, 2013 4:10 p.m.:

The cougar that attacked a 60-year-old woman on a remote beach on Flores Island was a young male, according to Sgt. Ben York of the Conservation Officer Society.

Conservation officers removed the carcass from the village on Sept. 9...

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The Federal Court of Canada has rejected a court challenge by Hupacasath First Nation against the pending Canada/China foreign investment treaty (FIPA), but the battle lines have shifted, according to the president of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs.

On Aug. 27, the court ruled that...

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation leaders signed an agreement with the provincial government Aug. 1 that will allow the parties to share revenue from a run-of-the river hydro project that the first nation is about to begin construction on.

The Haa-ak-suuk Creek Power Project received equity...

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Tseshaht elected councillor and longtime basketball player/referee/coach Gina Pearson has been tasked with organizing the Vancouver Island Region U-19 tryout camp for the 2014 North American Indigenous Games.

The Games will take place from July 20 through July 27 in Regina, Sask. Phase I...

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The 2012 Nuu-chah-nulth Princess and Nuu-chah-nulth Youth Role Model have accepted an offer to represent the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council for another year. The offer was made after the 2013 Princess and Youth Role Model Pageant was cancelled due to too few contestants signing up for the...

Monday, August 19, 2013

The past few decades have seen B.C. First Nations make great strides in taking back control of their health care, and Jeanette Watts has been at the forefront of that transition.

Watts has retired after 25 years’ service with the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council, most lately as Manager...

Friday, August 9, 2013

The time for one of the largest gatherings of BC’s residential school survivors is fast approaching and organizers have important information to share. The TRC (Truth and Reconciliation Canada) British Columbia National Event will be taking place in Vancouver from Sept. 16 to Sept. 22 at...

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

The 2013 Tlu-piich games got off to a great start at Maht Mahs Aug. 6 as the community gathered for the official opening ceremonies and to witness the latest Nuu-chah-nulth Sports Hall of Fame inductions.

Emcee Martin Watts started things off by asking the crowd to remember all the people...

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Hesquiaht couple Simon and Julia Lucas, and three other honorees, Eugene ‘Oscar’ Tom, Brian Amos and Jeff Cook, were inducted into the Nuu-chah-nulth Sports Hall of Fame on Aug. 6. The induction took place during the 2013 Tlu-piich Games Opening Ceremony held at Maht Mahs.

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

More than two dozen young people from Tseshaht First Nation are taking part in an employment skills program that will arm employable band members with the skills necessary to enter the manufacturing work force.

On July 31, participants hosted a gathering at the Tseshaht Administrative...

Friday, August 2, 2013

The Nuu-chah-nulth Northern Region Games is being held in Zeballos this weekend, hosted by Ehattesaht Chenehkint.

See photos below.

Opening ceremonies were held at 10 this morning. Followed by a lunch of tacos and frybread. A highlight of the track and field events...

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Seven people were left homeless after a morning fire tore through an apartment building on lower Fourth Avenue.

Randy Thoen, Fire Prevention/Inspection Officer with the Port Alberni Fire Department, said the emergency call came into the fire department just before 9 a.m. Friday, July 26....

Saturday, July 20, 2013

The author of a bombshell article revealing medical experimentation on hungry children at six residential schools beginning in the late 1940s says the Canadian Red Cross Society did not take part in the now-infamous nutrition studies.

University of Guelph researcher, Dr. Ian Mosby, is the...

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Tseshaht First Nation has demanded a public apology from the federal government and a full disclosure of facts surrounding nutritional and medical experiments performed on children at the Alberni Indian Residential School beginning in the late 1940s.

Details...

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The 2013 Nuu-chah-nulth Tlu-piich Games promises to be more cultural and more inclusive and two dynamic young women were hired to make it happen.

Young mother Marisa Bennett is from Ahousaht, but grew up in Ucluelet. Bennett is proud to say she is from the Marshall and Joseph families and...

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Tania Dick is the first aboriginal graduate of the Nurse Practitioner program at the University of B.C. She has many of the powers and skills of a family physician, and she brings her passion for aboriginal health to the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council Health Outreach Program based at the Bread of...

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