Ha-Shilth-Sa

News

Monday, July 21, 2014

Basketballer Laurissa Jimmy plans to make the most of her experience when she takes to the court with Team BC at the 2014 North American Indigenous Games in Regina.

Jimmy, 19, is a member of Ahousaht First Nation, but lives in Port Alberni.

"I started playing when I was 12, at...

Friday, July 18, 2014

Ahousaht First Nation member Aaron Keitlah is about to embark on his second trip to the North American Indigenous Games as a wrestling coach with Team BC.

Keitlah, who is an alumnus of the powerhouse Alberni Wrestling Club, capped off his high school career with a trip to the Nationals in...

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Two young Nuu-chah-nulth members of the Alberni Wrestling Club will represent B.C. at the North American Indigenous Games.

Russell David and David Wilson were selected as part of a five-member wrestling contingent for NAIG. On July 20, they will join Team BC in Vancouver before flying out...

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Nearly two dozen kids arrived at the Port Alberni Friendship Center on July 14 to take part in the opening day of Oowatin Summer Day Camp.

Led by PAFC Youth & Cultural Support Worker Darlene Leonew and summer student workers, Oowatin Summer Day Camp is held three days a week from 1 p....

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

After much discussion on July 15, the Chiefs-in-Assembly in Halifax at the Assembly of First Nations meeting decided the next election for National Chief will be held in December in Winnipeg.

This will extend the next term of national chief by six months. The position was left open after...

Monday, July 14, 2014

Nuu-chah-nulth youth from 14 to 24 years of age are being invited to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award program.

It’s a self-directed leadership program focusing on community service, physical recreation, skill development and self-discovery, in conjunction with an...

Friday, July 11, 2014

For Reg Sam, it's an exciting new mandate. As the Pathways/Student Success supervisor with the Education Department, his job will be to ensure that Nuu-chah-nulth students receive every opportunity to develop to their full potential.

Sam currently serves as Prevention and Training...

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Dawna Johnson-Day brings a wealth of classroom and administrative experience to the table in her new role as Manager of Education Services with the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council.

Johnson-Day joined NTC in July 2013, after moving from Ontario with her partner to be closer to their...

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Ehattesaht Chinehkint had lots to celebrate for Aboriginal Day, so a barbecue feast was planned by the Health Department and all were invited. Aboriginal Day was celebrated June 26, because of conflicting community celebrations on June 21.

Many community members and neighbours joined in...

Monday, July 7, 2014

She’s recently changed positions within the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council, but Kelly Johnsen’s goal is still to help Nuu-chah-nulth students achieve success.

Johnsen was hired in 1995 as the post-secondary counsellor in the Education department at the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal...

Thursday, July 3, 2014

SD70 officials, teachers and guests gathered at Alberni Athletic Hall June 19 to witness the graduation ceremony of 44 students who completed the VAST or Choices DL Alternative Education Programs in 2014.

Alternative education programs like VAST and Choices DL are designed to help those...

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

A ruling in the Supreme Court of Canada has forever changed the ground rules in how Canada deals with First Nations, according to retired jurist Tapoo'scho'ahHugh Braker, Tseshaht chief councillor.

On June 26, the SCC granted a declaration of aboriginal title to 1,750 square...

Monday, June 23, 2014

NDP Finance Critic Nathan Cullen brought his Take Back Our Coast road show to Port Alberni on Sunday June 22, and while there were few Nuu-chah-nulth faces in the audience, there was widespread agreement that B.C. First Nations play a pivotal role in opposing the proposed Enbridge/Northern...

Monday, June 23, 2014

Members of Tseshaht council, Language and Cultural Committee and elders took part in the Grand Opening of Hishok—Tseshaht Whaling, at One With the Whale, at the Hutcheson Gallery on June 22.

The much-anticipated whaling exhibit is part of the summer program at the Port Alberni...

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

A grade 12 student from Ontario was one of the guests of honour at a recent Kyuquot Elementary Secondary School potlatch, held May 29.

Brenden Boyle attends St. Jean de Brebeuf Catholic Secondary School in Hamilton Ont. and was one of 17 students spending a week in Kyuquot as part of a...

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Dozens of school children enjoyed a day of cultural activities as Ditidaht First Nation celebrated its third annual TRC (Truth and Reconciliation Commission) Paddle Day.

In an effort to rebuild a strong canoe culture, the staff at Ditidaht Community School have incorporated canoe training...

Friday, June 13, 2014

On June 13, 25 years after Nuu-chah-nulth Nations signed a declaration publicly recognizing the right of Nuu-chah-nulth women to live lives free of violence, leaders in B.C. today officially committed to ending violence against Aboriginal women and girls.

Today, Premier Christy Clark and...

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council receptionist Cathy Watts has stepped out of her traditional culture zone to make a statement for health and fitness.

On Wednesday afternoon, Watts took her place on the B.C. Heart & Stroke Foundation Big Bike Ride, along with 28 women from the local...

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

An Open Letter to the Assembly of First Nations:

Nuu-chah-nulth Nations condemn in the strongest possible terms the abhorrent behaviour of some delegates to the Special Chiefs Assembly (SCA) held on unceded Algonquin territory in Ottawa May 27, 2014. The Nuu-chah-nulth delegation was...

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The appeal of the decision to dismiss Hupacasath First Nation’s demand for consultation on the Canada/China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (CC-FIPA) was heard June 10 in Vancouver.

Justices Stratas, Scott and Marc Nadon, who readers will remember as Prime...

Thursday, June 5, 2014

The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council has taken time to review the compelling study on the rights of Indigenous people and their challenged relationship with Canada’s governments, released by United Nations Special Rapporteur Dr. James Anaya.

NTC, representing 14 Nations located along...

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

The students of Kyuquot Elementary Secondary School (KESS) hosted a five-hour potlatch that would serve to not only help them learn about potlatch ceremonies, but also teach the guests about Nuu-chah-nulth culture.

The potlatch took place the afternoon of May 29 and guests were invited...

Monday, June 2, 2014

The Nuu-chah-nulth Economic Development Corporation bid a fond farewell to long-time employee Peggy Hartman at her May 30 retirement dinner.

Hartman has worked for NEDC more than 18 years, starting on Feb. 14, 1996.

She began her career in banking but took a 17-year break so that...

Monday, June 2, 2014

It was a beautiful day May 31 for the Ditidaht Community School’s 10th anniversary celebration.

The school and community pulled together to organize a luncheon, inviting former students and teachers to attend.

Students demonstrated cultural dancing to open the event after a...

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

When you’re trying to provide health care for your community’s most marginalized people, there’s only a narrow window of opportunity, according to Tania Dick.

Dick, a Nurse Practitioner with the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council’s Health Outreach Program (HOP), works...

Copyright 2010 Ha-Shilth-Sa. All Rights Reserved.

Developed by Alberni Design | Login