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Thursday, March 20, 2014

If the Maaqtussis Magic and Hesquiaht Storm are going to reach the boys' and girls' finals of the 2014 BC Junior All Native Basketball Championships then they’re going to have to go through the back door.

Magic lost 74-67 to Lytton’s Tlkemcheen Warriors in a Wednesday...

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Tseshaht First Nations played host to federal Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt March 19 who came to the territory with a commitment of $1.469 million for a 3.3 km sewer expansion project on the reserve ending at Tseshaht Market. The sewer expansion will link to the Santu housing...

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

In what could go down as one of the tensest nail-biters in BC Junior All Native Basketball tournament history, the NCN Lady Warriors beat the Heiltsuk Nation 56-55 in overtime.

The score alone though belies a game that was full of drama and intrigue, not to mention excitement.

In...

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Nuu-chah-nulth teams hit the floor running on Day One of the 2014 BC Junior All Native Basketball tournament in Kamloops. Two of those teams have their eyes set on championship wins this year.

In the boys division, the Maaqtussis Magic beat the Terrace Wolverines 78-55 in their first game...

Monday, March 17, 2014

The Nuu-chah-nulth Nations’ Feb. 21 court victory to prevent commercial herring fishing in waters off the West Coast of Vancouver Island was front-and-centre as the First Nations Summit met last week.

As bands from every region of British Columbia gathered on Musqueam territory, one...

Monday, March 17, 2014

The opening ceremonies are over, the welcome speeches done and now all that is left is for games to tip off and basketballs to hit the floor.

Forty-five teams—21 girls and 24 boys—are competing in the 2014 BC Junior All Native Basketball tournament, which is being held in...

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Ray Watts poses for Ha-Shilth-Sa as Tseshaht distributes a load of tuts’up (sea urchins) March 13. Andy Olson, Tseshaht Fisheries Manager/Biologist, said the nation owns seven commercial fishing licenses, one of them being a sea cucumber license leased to RBS Seafoods. One of the...

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

A growing number of attacks on family pets by wolves has prompted the community of Ahousaht to take action.

A community meeting was held March 11 bringing together elected leadership, elders, hunters and concerned parents. It was decided that the community may impose a curfew on the...

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The department of Fisheries and Oceans and the Nuu-chah-nulth Council of Ha’wiih continued their cross-cultural learning with a presentation on the federal public service code of values and ethics for employees and the structure of the department.

On March 4, Andy Thomson, DFO...

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The community has rallied around Paul Vincent who is battling cancer and on March 9 helped him honor a nomination for the 2014 Winter Challenge. 

Nominated by his son, Vincent was unable to do the challenge himself because he could not take any chances and endanger his health by...

Monday, March 10, 2014

It’s OK to say something.

This is the message that will be delivered on March 13 when KUU-US Crisis Services holds its information session on elder abuse at Echo Centre for the Sunshine Club.

You are not alone. There is help whenever you want it, said Elia Nicholson-Nave,...

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Two totem poles stolen from the former Malahat Mountain Inn have caused some aggravation to a Port Alberni couple.

A totem pole carved by Andrew Mack and erected a week ago at the home he shares with wife Karen Mack in a Port Alberni neighborhood has drawn the attention of Port Alberni...

Friday, March 7, 2014

On Saturday March 8, International Women’s Day, the theme for this year in 2014 is “Equality for Women is Progress for all.” Can we all to take a moment to reflect back and honor our women who have inspired us, empowered us or challenged us?

It’s a time for us to...

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Scarlett Mae-Rose Jodie Sieber, born Jan. 10 at 7:01 p.m. in Port Alberni, was welcomed to the world culturally on Feb. 28 and given a name that came from her Ahousaht grandfather late Terry Harold Eaton’s side of the family.

Scarlett now holds the name Hulth’mu culth, which...

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

A cold water challenge has caught the imagination of Nuu-chah-nulth-aht. In this unusual time of year for a swim in coastal waters, people in nations up and down Vancouver Island are taking the plunge.

It started with a challenge just to play outside in the cold. A young Pelelakut woman,...

Friday, February 28, 2014

(Editor's Note: At the time of this report, we commited to keeping the name of the person and the location of the sighting private.)

A young Ahousaht man got the surprise of his life when he was out in his boat on the morning of Feb. 26. During a routine patrol of Ahousaht territories...

Friday, February 28, 2014

BC Lion J.R. LaRose began his presentation in Ahousaht by telling his own story. His mother grew up in residential school with the abuses that many aboriginal children who went there experienced. He never knew his father.

“I grew up angry and had no trust,” said LaRose. Many...

Thursday, February 27, 2014

When the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council went looking for a tsunami debris coordinator, Lucas Osenenko jumped at the opportunity.

As an adventure guide living and working in Kyuquot-Checklesaht traditional territory, Osenenko was already tracking, recording and cleaning up the mass of...

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Students from the University of British Columbia are surveying members of Ahousaht, Hesquiaht and Tla-o-qui-aht in an effort to learn more about their values when it comes to economic development in their traditional territories.

Many Nuu-chah-nulth nations wish to diversify their...

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

It’s 7:30 in the morning and Deb Masso, Nuu-chah-nulth Education Worker (NEW), has arrived at middle school E.J.Dunn far ahead of the students to begin her day. It is an early day for Deb because she has some pancakes and bannock to make before her students arrive at school.

Masso...

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

While she has only just turned 13, Brandee-Lynn Quewezance is determined to play basketball at the college level, and she has earned a chance to showcase her talents this summer at the North American Indigenous Games.

The young Mowachaht-Muchalaht member is currently in Grade 8 at Nanaimo...

Friday, February 21, 2014

Update Feb. 21 at 6:04 p.m.: Message from Don Hall NTC Fisheries Manager~ "Solid win." The judge has granted the injunction. No West Coast Vancouver Island herring fishery in 2014.

Original story....

In a surprising revelation, a document provided by Canada in a legal...

Thursday, February 20, 2014

On Thursday Feb. 7, at roughly 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., more than 100 men (both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal) from across BC gathered at the Hotel Grand Pacific in Victoria and after meeting they made their way over to the steps of the BC Legislature.

What were these men gathering for and...

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

A pair of local teams had to settle for second-place finishes at a prestigious basketball tournament.

The Maaqtusiis Suns and West Coast Spirits both placed second in their divisions at the 55th annual Prince Rupert All Native Basketball Tournament, which concluded Feb. 15.

The...

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Students in Rose Doerksen’s Grade 6 class at Haahuupayak School are the first in Western Canada to test-drive a new video game that teaches children how to avoid Internet predators.

The game is called “Air Dogs,” and was created by Livewires Design of Vancouver. Several...

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