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Friday, July 24, 2015

A Huu-ay-aht grandmother missing her long lost classmate turned to social media in the hopes of finding her name and, hopefully, tracking her down.

Marie Nookemus attended Alberni Indian Residential School in the 1950’s. Back then she was Marie McCarthy and she quickly formed a bond...

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Irene Robinson launched the second of an ongoing series of books on Nuu-chah-nulth life and culture at the July 21 Elders Lunch at Clutesi Hall.

Titled ?uukt’akimt ­ (ookt’kimthl in Easy-speak ­­) Nuu-chah-nulth Families, the two-book set, prepared by the Port...

Monday, July 20, 2015

K’omoks First Nation is hosting the memorial installation, Walking With Our Sisters, from July 31 through August 15 at the K’omoks Band Hall.

WWOS honours missing and murdered aboriginal woman and girls from across North America. The exhibit consists of 1,810 pairs of beaded...

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

“From the [Sproat River] bridge to the lake, there was minimum mortality, perhaps 300 fish. Around the fishway, it started to pick up, and below the fishway I counted four or five thousand.” ~ Hupacasath fisheries biologist Graham Murrell.

A major die-off of sockeye...

Friday, July 10, 2015

An eye-opening visit to the woods and two weeks of research and e-mails to provincial forestry officials has revealed there is no policy in place and no strategy to mitigate the effects of the current Level 4 drought on First Nations’ cultural resources and species at risk.

With...

Friday, July 10, 2015

Tseshaht First Nation has called for an emergency meeting with Fisheries and Oceans Canada to deal with a number of issues stemming from the “significant drought coupled with very high temperatures” and the serious impact on water flow in many of Vancouver Island’s rivers and...

Friday, July 10, 2015

Tseshaht youth had fun making things blow up on the opening day of Science Camp, which began July 7 at Maht Mas Gym.

The Science Camp program for Nuu-chah-nulth youth is conducted in partnership between Uu-a-thluk and the University of Victoria’s Science Venture program.

A...

Thursday, July 9, 2015

FIRE BAN – Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

Parks Canada has implemented a general fire ban for Pacific Rim National Park Reserve due to the extreme fire danger. Effective immediately, all open fires are prohibited throughout Pacific Rim National Park Reserve,...

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Several First Nations of British Columbia have signed a joint declaration to protect herring in their territories.  The statement of solidarity is based upon their common interest in protecting, restoring and the long-term sustainability of ocean resources and ecosystems in their...

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Hupacasath First Nation (HFN) is saddened by the current situation on ʕiił-či-y̓ak (Dog Mountain). The name ʕiił-či-y̓ak derives from the traditional use of dogs to chase muwač (deer) down the mountain. Once down the mountain, the deer were shot for food.

Hupacasath Nation has used Dog...

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Ahousaht Ha’wiih hosted a grand opening celebration of their newest economic development venture, Lone Cone Hostel & Campground on a bright and sunny June 26.

Lone Cone Hostel and Campground is located on Meares Island at the old Ahousaht village site called Matsquiaht.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Friends and family came from near and far to celebrate nine graduating students of Maaqtusiis School. Grad ceremonies were held June 25 at the school gym.

Emcee Alec Dick congratulated the graduates as they embark on new journeys and promised the community would always be there to support...

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Hupacasath First Nation and the Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce are inviting the public to Victoria Quay for a very special Sunset Street Market on Canada Day, July 1.

The Sunset Street Market takes place each Wednesday evening through early September from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and...

Monday, June 29, 2015

About half a dozen residential school survivors took part in a walk on June 23 to raise awareness about the residential school system and its legacy and to honor other survivors. They started on Highway 4 at the Tofino highway junction and walked nearly 20 km to their Esowista home, where they...

Monday, June 29, 2015

The students of Ditidaht Community School took part in Wellness Day activities as part of a First Nations Health Authority initiative. The event took place in the school gymnasium on June 18 and was open to the community.

Tables were set up around the gym, each offering the children fun...

Monday, June 29, 2015

Tsawout First Nation has accepted a $50,000 contribution from the New Relationship Trust to host the 39th Annual B.C. Elders Gathering.

NRT chair and Tseshaht Chief Councillor Tapoo'scho'ah Hugh Braker presented Tsawout Chief Elected councillor Harvey Underwood with the cheque at...

Monday, June 29, 2015

The provincial government is contemplating a ban on recreational fishing in Vancouver Island rivers and streams because of “extraordinarily” low water levels, said Andy Thomson, Area Director Fisheries and Oceans Canada, South Coast. 

He asked Nuu-chah-nulth...

Friday, June 26, 2015

The Nuu-chah-nulth Hereditary Chiefs and the delegates of the Council of Ha’wiih Forum on Fisheries are saying #ENOUGHALREADY to the federal government for stalling and outright refusing to work to implement the Nuu-chah-nulth’s Supreme Court of Canada’s court-affirmed right to...

Friday, June 26, 2015

Heat Wave coming! Make sure to care for yourself and family

 

Submitted by Matilda Atleo

Source: Government of Canada

 

Many places in Canada are experiencing extreme heat events, often called “heat waves.” Extreme heat can put your health...

Friday, June 26, 2015

Parks Canada hosted a celebration that honored past and present employees of the West Coast Trail Guardian program at Alberni Athletic Hall on June 19.

Dozens of First Nations guardians were joined by family, friends, chiefs and councillors as they celebrated the successes of the mutually...

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Breaking: Press Statement from Hupačasath First Nation (HFN):

Hupačasath First Nation has successfully encouraged other stakeholders to halt fishing in the Somass River system. HFN has been concerned about the escapement and well-being of the fish in their waterways and advocated the...

Thursday, June 25, 2015

The four men running for the position of regional chief of the BC-Assembly of First Nations made a last ditch appeal to the voters June 24 in Vancouver. After criss-crossing the province visiting communities to speak about their platforms, a final candidates’ forum was held at the end of...

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Elder and Hereditary Chief Robert Joseph has called on the BC-Assembly of First Nations to create a new portfolio for its organization that will focus on holding governments’ feet to the fire to implement the 94 Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The Ambassador for...

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Eleven members of Nuu-chah-nulth Nations took to the stage at the Alberni District Secondary School’s auditorium on June 18 for the 2015 VAST graduation ceremony.

A total of 45 students completed the School District 70 Alternative program, of whom 21 were of aboriginal heritage....

Friday, June 19, 2015

Uchucklesaht Tribe hosted an Aboriginal Day of Wellness event at Maht Mahs Gym on June 19.

Organizer Charlotte Rampanen said the focus was on health, with a focus on First Nations traditional knowledge.

“I applied for a grant through the First Nations Health Authority,...

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