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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

School District 70 representatives met with the Nuu-chah-nulth Nations Feb. 25 at Maht Mahs to discuss school closures and a planned reconfiguration of the district beginning in September.

The meeting was organized so that Nuu-chah-nulth-aht could ask direct questions about the impacts of...

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council and the Nursing Program said goodbye and best wishes today to Ina Seitcher, Manager of Nursing, and Pearl Dorward, Aboriginal Nurse Liaison at West Coast General Hospital, upon their retirement.

There were many tears and great emotion for the women as...

Monday, March 2, 2015

Press Statement

 A Federal Court last Friday denied the request of Nuu-chah-nulth Nations on the west coast of Vancouver Island for an injunction that would have prevented the Minister of Fisheries from opening commercial roe herring fisheries on the West Coast of Vancouver Island....

Monday, March 2, 2015

“There will never be a mine in Clayoquot Sound,” said Nitanis Dejarlias. That was the general consensus of the group of about 50 people who attended an event sponsored by the Friends of Clayoquot Sound (FOCS), an environmental group based in Tofino.

The evening, held Feb. 26...

Monday, March 2, 2015

Staff and students of the Vast and Choices DL (directed learning) Program gathered for the Second Annual Success Forum at the Vast Centre on Feb. 26.

With graduation just a few months away, the goal of the forum is to recognize student achievement so far and provide a bit of extra...

Friday, February 27, 2015

Updated 11:26 a.m. March 2.

BC Timber Sales is playing fast and loose with its obligation to consult and accommodate First Nations in their traditional territories, says Keith Hunter of First Nations Wildcrafters.

And, a Feb. 26 BC Court of Appeal decision has added fuel to that...

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

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Organizers of the Top 20 under 40 awards are getting ready to honour young, Vancouver Island business people at their third annual Top 20 under 40 event, and two local women will be among the honorees.

Sponsored by the Comox Valley’s Old House Village Inn & Spa,...

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Educators at haahuupaquwit, also known as EJ Dunn Middle School, have stepped up their efforts to promote Nuu-chah-nulth language and culture with a regular morning welcome announcement performed by students.

On Feb. 23, the task was assigned to Arianna Ward, Jenna Sawyer, Elsie Harris,...

Friday, February 20, 2015

Nuu-chah-nulth Nations have been busy preparing for their day in court February 26 to stop the 2015 commercial roe herring fisheries on the West Coast of Vancouver Island.

Their full submission to the Federal Court topped out at 541 pages with affidavits and reference documents. A 34-page...

Friday, February 20, 2015

When Metis actress Tantoo Cardinal crosses the stage tonight to accept her ACTRA Award she will be bringing a little bit of Nuu-chah-nulth with her in the form of a dark velvet evening gown.

In the acting business for more than 40 years, Cardinal, 64, is being honoured with an Award of...

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

On Feb. 26, lawyers for the Nuu-chah-nulth Nations will be back in Federal Court to protect the herring stocks on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. They will be seeking an injunction on behalf of Nuu-chah-nulth Nations to stop the commercial roe herring seine and gillnet fisheries that DFO is...

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Former National Hockey League star Theo Fleury is bringing his message of healing and hope to Port Alberni with two special events on May 8 and May 9.

On the ice, the undersized Fleury, who is of Metis heritage, was unstoppable, winning a World Junior Championship, a Stanley Cup and an...

Monday, February 16, 2015

The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council is pleased to introduce their newly-hired capacity building coordinator. The position came as a recommendation from the NTC directors after a series of strategic planning sessions.

Norine Messer was hired in early February on a term contract that runs to...

Thursday, February 12, 2015

A routine day of fishing nearly ended in tragedy when an Ahousaht fisherman’s boat broke down off Estevan Point near Hesquiaht Harbour. It was battered by huge waves as it drifted towards the rocks, broke up and sank, but not before the four crew members were rescued.

Keon Frank Sr...

Friday, February 6, 2015

Four Nuu-chah-nulth girls had a chance to look behind the scenes at a working TV/film studio on Jan. 30.

The road trip came about thanks to local Aboriginal Policing officer, RCMP Cst. Scott McLeod, who has a connection at North Shore (formerly Lions Gate) Studios, where crews were just...

Thursday, February 5, 2015

The Ha’wiih of Ahousaht have a business development to-do list, and now they have the man with a proven track record to bring that list to fruition.

Trevor Jones has been hired as CEO of Maaqtusiis Hahoulthee Stewardship Society, a group of companies owned by Ahousaht.

The...

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

The B. C. Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres is inviting men to stand together to end violence against Aboriginal women and children.

The Fourth Annual Moose Hide Campaign’s Gathering of Men will take place at the Hotel Grand Pacific from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Feb....

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

One by one, the Ha’wiih around the table made it clear to Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) that the Chiefly territories of the hereditary leaders would remain closed to a commercial herring harvest this spring due to inadequate stocks on the West Coast of Vancouver Island.

And the...

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Update: Ha-Shilth-Sa caught up with Andy Olson, fisheries manager and biologist with the Tseshaht First Nation, on Feb. 18 and he reports there is no change in the oyster licence situation, despite DFO's promise made Jan. 30 to "try to follow up" with Tseshaht on how they can...

Monday, February 2, 2015

The Friends of Clayoquot Sound are organizing a public event where guests will hear from speakers who support the concept of tribal parks and oppose industrial mining in Clayoquot Sound.

Tsilhqot’in, Mining, and Tribal Parks; Implications for the West Coast will be held in Tofino on...

Monday, February 2, 2015

A Nuu-chah-nulth university graduate is helping to organize a gathering that will bring together Nuu-chah-nulth historians and respected scientists to explore lessons learned from past local tsunami events.

Jessica Brown is the Indigenous Community Liaison for Ocean Networks Canada...

Monday, January 19, 2015

A new program launched in Ahousaht’s Maaqtusiis School has children helping one another to improve dental health.

The tooth brushing program aims to reduce tooth decay by exposing young children to good oral hygiene practices. The younger children will be brushing their teeth every...

Friday, January 16, 2015

The last known mature bull of its herd is among the casualties in the most recent slaughter of elk under investigation in Nuu-chah-nulth territories, bringing the number to six unsanctioned kills since November 2014.

“That we know of,” said Sergeant Ben York of the...

Friday, January 16, 2015

The Federal Court of Appeal has dismissed a legal challenge by Hupacasath First Nation to the Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement.

The court delivered its reasons for judgment on Jan. 9, in effect, upholding the August 2013 federal court decision by Justice...

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Students from école Alberni Elementary School visited in front of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council Jan. 14 to view the Alberni Indian Residential School Commemoration Pole in honour of late Arthur Thompson. The pole was carved by Gordon Dick.

Reg Sam, NTC’s Pathways/ Student...

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