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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

Tseshaht grassroots members who have closed the roads to industrial use at the junction of Gracie Main and Sterling Main in the Nahmint Valley are allowing logging companies to go into the area to remove their equipment.

With the equipment off-site, it will effectively stop any more...

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...

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...

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

As we approach the first-year anniversary of my full four-year term, I wanted to reflect upon some milestone events of the past year, and how I see Nuu-chah-nulth Nations moving forward. I have had the honour of serving our Nations as the elected Vice-President for roughly two years and I look...

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

 “Six years in Ottawa. That was enough,” said A-in-chut Shawn Atleo today at Maht Mahs. “Six winters in Ottawa, that was enough,” he laughed. “I’m really happy to be home. I’m very happy to be home.”

A-in-chut, Ahousaht Ha’wilth...

Thursday, September 25, 2014

To the untrained eye, the Grice Bay worksite of the Central Westcoast Forest Society looks wild and green, but clumps of alder tell a tale of an area of forest that was cleared off decades before.

The site, in Tla-o-qui-aht traditional territory, is located near the Long Beach Golf Course...

Thursday, September 25, 2014

 

Randy Fred's gold-medal win in the 2014 BBAC National Visually Impaired Lawn Bowling Championship held in Brantford, Ont. Sept. 3 through Sept. 7 qualifies him to play in the IDB World Championship. The World tournament is scheduled for Feb. 16 to Feb. 27 in Lower Hutt, New...

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The staff of the Nuu-chah-nulth Teechuktl Quu?asa program delivered an information session on traditional teachings to some of the clients of Nuu-chah-nulth Employment Training Program on Sept. 15. The purpose of the session was to provide first nations job seekers with additional tools that...

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...

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