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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The staff of Port Alberni Friendship Center hosted a dinner Sept. 16, inviting all community members to a night of socializing with the elders and sharing culture.

According to Shelley Poole, the event was approximately the eighth in a series of gatherings aimed at connecting youth to the...

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Students at Haahuupayak School will have a brand-new playground complex for this school year.

On Friday, a crew of volunteers, led by Haahuupayak board chairman Martin Watts and principal Gio Musatto, began preparing the site prior to assembling the equipment, which lay in bright, multi-...

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The community of Ditidaht First Nation hosted Prince Edward and Princess Sophie, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, on Sept. 15 for the opening of a new library and community gathering place.

The Prince and Princess were greeted at their helicopter by Ditidaht royalty, Ha’wilth Paul...

Friday, September 12, 2014

On Sept. 9, a broken valve between tailings ponds at the New Afton gold and copper mine resulted in a spill of mine slurry into the environment at Kamloops.  A pump failure at Nyrstar Myra Falls mine at Strathcona Park on Sept. 7 saw an acidic spill into Myra Creek.

A Sept. 4th...

Friday, September 12, 2014

Western Forest Products (WFP) hosted a dinner Sept. 10 to celebrate the success of two young Nuu-chah-nulth women who completed internship programs with the forestry company and the Nuu-chah-nulth Employment Training Program (NETP).

Invited guests joined Crystal Clappis and Estelle Edgar...

Thursday, September 11, 2014

An Open Letter to all levels of Government to provide Clear Instruction on Consultation with Nuu-chah-nulth Nations

On behalf of Nuu-chah-nulth citizens, particularly our children, we put the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia on...

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Travel. Daycare. And level of education.

These are the top barriers to employment for Nuu-chah-nulth young people and the top three issues that the federal Enhanced Service Delivery initiative needs to find solutions to if the pilot program is to succeed.

So says Andy Callicum,...

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Nothing succeeds like success, and that is true of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation’s hydro-electric run-of-river power projects. Just ask Parliamentary Secretary Mark Strahl, who today announced a federal investment of $554,487 in the third of a planned string of run-of-river projects...

Monday, September 8, 2014

The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council nursing department is planning a reunion photoshoot with the 14 infants, now teenagers, who were a part of the Nuu-chah-nulth Babies poster. The babies represented one of each of the 14 Nuu-chah-nulth Nations. If you have information about the babies in this...

Monday, September 8, 2014

If you follow the sound of rock music around Vancouver Island University’s Shq’aphut aboriginal gathering place in Nanaimo, it will lead you to two carvers working around a large red cedar totem in the making.

George Hunt Jr. is Kwakwaka’wakw with roots in the Nuu-chah-...

Friday, September 5, 2014

Ditidaht First Nation played host to their southern region neighbors as they wound summer down with a Family Fun Day event.

Held in the village at the edge of Nitinaht Lake, the people and their invited guests started things off with a sleep-over ‘camp’ at the community hall...

Friday, September 5, 2014

The gorgeous late summer sunshine serves as the perfect backdrop for the 2014 Carving on the Edge Festival running in Tofino until Sept. 14.

Presented by the Carving on the Edge Festival Society, the event draws in a dedicated group of carving artists, many of whom have been involved in...

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Researchers at the University of Victoria are recruiting volunteer “citizen scientists” for a three-year program to monitor radioactivity levels in selected locations on the B.C. Coast, in relation to the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011.

The goal is to recruit 10 to 15...

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The colours are faded and there is a little bit of damage, but Tseshaht First Nation is excited to take possession of a unique Maquinna hat crafted by renowned weaver Mable Taylor.

The piece was created as a gift for Eva and Floyd Joseph in 1978, according to Tseshaht Chief Councillor...

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Nuu-chah-nulth Nation leadership has gathered today at Tseshaht First Nation to develop a Nuu-chah-nulth-specific strategy around the recent Supreme Court of Canada Tsilhqot’in decision, a landmark ruling that was the first ever to acknowledge Aboriginal title exists and it exists here in...

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

A graduation ceremony was held in Saanichton, B.C. Aug. 29 celebrating the licensing of 22 aboriginal people as Emergency First Responders.

Seventeen of the 22 graduates were Nuu-chah-nulth-aht representing the communities of Ahousaht, Ehattesaht, Hesquiaht, Kyuquot/Checklesaht, Toquaht...

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

My name is Jared Dick and I am currently spending my third consecutive summer as an Uu-a-thluk intern. My mother is Tracey Watts from Hupacasath and my father is Jason Dick from Tseshaht.

I am going into my fourth year at the University of Victoria (UVIC) where I am working towards a...

Friday, August 22, 2014

The Union of BC Indian Chiefs applauds the Huu-ay-aht First Nation on the just resolution of their specific claim at the Specific Claims Tribunal. The Tribunal ruled that Canada had committed multiple and ongoing breaches of fiduciary duties in relation to its dealings with a licence to harvest...

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Nuu-chah-nulth Economic Development Corporation is now accepting nominations for the 2014 NEDC Business Awards.

The awards recognize and honor the achievements of Nuu-chah-nulth businesses (location open), aboriginal (First Nations, Metis or Inuit) businesses within the Nuu-chah-nulth...

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Announcement

Mobile Life Screening  Company – Ultrasound Screening

This Company is a “Privately Operated” USA Owned Company from FARGO, North Dakota – it was created as a health option for clients who may feel they want to...

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The 2014 Tlu-piich Games came to a close Aug. 11, but not before two new Nuu-chah-nulth Youth Role Models were named.  After making speeches, displaying their talents and answering the questions of three judges—Matilda Atleo, Irene Robinson and Kelly Sport—junior and senior...

Monday, August 11, 2014

The Nuu-chah-nulth Tlupiich Games Committee will host the 2014 Youth Role Model Contest tonight at House of Gathering starting at 5:30 p.m.

Formerly known as the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council Princess Pageant, the NTC Youth Role Model celebration is inclusive of all young Nuu-chah-nulth...

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Hesquiaht First Nation member Richard Lucas has been inducted into the Nuu-chah-nulth Sports Hall of Fame.

Lucas was nominated for the honour by members of the 1977 Hesquiaht Warriors squad who, under his direction, won the Junior All-Native Basketball Tournament. Younger brother Bruce,...

Friday, August 8, 2014

Multi-sport athlete Willard Gallic Sr. has been inducted into the Nuu-chah-nulth Sports Hall of Fame.

Gallic, a member of Tseshaht First Nation, was honoured during the opening ceremonies of the 2014 Tlu-Piich Games. His athletic resume began in 1950, at age 10, when he played soccer and...

Thursday, August 7, 2014

The 2014 Tlu-piich (Summer) Games head off the water to the track today, with preliminaries at Bob Dailey beginning at 9 a.m.

The games opened on Aug. 5 with canoe and lacrosse clinics and an opening ceremony at Hupacasath House of Gathering in the evening. See photos here:...

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