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Friday, November 28, 2014

Put on your dancing shoes and join in the fun at Maht Mahs Dec. 6. The Smokehouse Brothers, a Classic Rock and Country Band, will do an hour-long set during a Loonie Toonie to raise funds to send singer Randy Fred to New Zealand for the world championships for visually impaired lawn bowlers....

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Port Alberni – Four Nuu-chah-nulth people living with diabetes shared their experiences during the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council’s Diabetes Workshop held Nov. 20 and 21 at the Alberni Athletic Hall.

Ron Dick Sr. is a Tseshaht man retired from the logging industry. Back in his...

Friday, November 21, 2014

The sister of a young man found dead outside a Campbell River residence earlier this autumn is hoping someone will come forward with information that will help solve the crime.

On Oct. 18, 2014, Campbell River RCMP responded to a 9-1-1 call and found Joshua Ryan Billy lying outside a...

Friday, November 14, 2014

While visiting the Alberni Valley Nov. 13, former Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin blasted the Harper government for its handling of aboriginal education.

“The underfunding of First Nations education on reserve is a national disgrace,” he said. “It is absolutely...

Friday, November 14, 2014

After more than a decade of slugging it out in the court system with Canada over Aboriginal economic fishing rights, Nuu-chah-nulth Ha’wiih decided it was time to celebrate their victories at Maht Mahs gym on November 1, almost five years after the original trial decision on November 3,...

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The 7th Annual Vancouver Island Traditional Foods Conference was held Oct. 24 and Oct. 25 in Ucluelet. Hosted by Tukwaa?ath Nation (Toquaht), the conference brought together people interested in food security and getting back to more local sources of food gathered and prepared the old way.

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Monday, November 10, 2014

Tseshaht and Hupacasath members living on reserve are not eligible to vote in the Port Alberni municipal election, but they may vote in the School District 70 election and in the Sproat Lake Marine Patrol Referendum.

Breaking it down, Hupacasath members living on the Ahahswinis reserve...

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

A pair of Nuu-chah-nulth candidates has stepped forward to run for election as school board trustees in School District 70 and SD 84.

In the Alberni Valley, Tseshaht member Jane Jones brings an extensive background in education, most recently serving as Tseshaht Education Coordinator as...

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Nuu-chah-nulth members are training for careers in the forest industry through a partnership between the Nuu-chah-nulth Education and Training Program, Interfor and Western Forest Products.

Ha-Shilth-Sa visited a training session at McLean Mill on Oct. 28. One group of students practiced...

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

 

(Ha-Shilth-Sa will live-stream the event for those who cannot attend.)

On Nov. 1 at Maht Mahs gym, Nuu-chah-nulth Ha’wiih, Chiefs, fishers, members and staff will gather to celebrate the final legal determination of Nuu-chah-nulth fishing rights. The day is developing...

Monday, October 27, 2014

Residential school survivors and supporters gathered at the Alberni Valley Museum on Oct. 23 for the official opening of We Are All One, an exhibition of artworks by students at Alberni Indian Residential School more than 50 years ago.

The paintings were created under the direction of...

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Saturday Oct. 25 was reserved for honoring the memory of a woman who impacted Nuu-chah-nulth children and their education up and down the west coast of Vancouver Island.

The family of late Eileen Haggard, or Missbun as most people came to know her, gathered people together at Maht Mahs...

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

BC Treaty Commissioner Celeste Haldane, along with five others from the BC Treaty Commission, was among those locked down in Ottawa today after a gunman opened fire, killing a reserve soldier at the National War Memorial, and then making his way to Centre Block on Parliament Hill where he was...

Monday, October 20, 2014

Tseshaht grassroots community members last Friday transitioned their direct action against British Columbia Timber Sales from a road closure of industrial traffic at the junction of Gracie Main and Sterling Main to that of monitoring the Nahmint Valley timber sales area.

This monitoring...

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Tseshaht Chief Councillor Hugh Braker expressed deep gratitude upon hearing a group of Grade 8 students sing a song in SENĆOŦEN (Saanich) at the First Peoples’ Cultural Council building on the Tsartlip First Nation on Oct 9.

The previous day, Braker was at a meeting of Nuu-chah...

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A giant red cedar has stood hidden away for hundreds of years at the end of Uchucklesaht Nation’s Henderson Lake, admired by the occasional visitor but otherwise it has mostly gone unnoticed.

The giant cedar stands not far from Henderson Lake Lodge, owned by Uchucklesaht Nation....

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples sent a delegation to Ahousaht Oct. 8 as part of a fact-finding tour on housing in British Columbia first nation communities.

The senators visited Tsartlip, Nanoose, We Wai Kai, Ahousaht, Osoyoos, Westbank and Tk’emlups nations...

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Chief Dennis John and family welcomed hundreds of guests over the first weekend of October as they paid tribute to the memories of his late father, Kelly John, and his brother Edward John and niece Arlene Titian.

The memorial potlatch scheduled for two days on Oct. 3 to Oct. 4 actually...

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

World renowned Hesquiaht artist Tim Paul has given one of his masterpieces—a cedar totem pole—to the people of Tsilhqot’in in celebration of their protection of the spiritual site Teztan Biny (Fish Lake) from the mining proposal New Prosperity Project.

On the morning of...

Monday, October 6, 2014

On Sept. 23, Camosun College celebrated 23 years of success in delivering  Aboriginal education programs and services, with a naming ceremony for their Aboriginal education department.

The ceremony was held at Na’tsa’maht, a beautifully designed gathering place located at...

Sunday, October 5, 2014

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Thursday, October 2, 2014

“Strength from Within”, a sculpture by Tseshaht’s own Connie Watts, was officially unveiled on Oct. 1, life brought into it through a brushing ceremony.

It stands next to the Tseshaht longhouse and on the site of the notorious former Alberni Indian Residential School. It...

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