Thursday, September 3, 2015

A lawsuit launched by Tk’emlups te Secwepemc and Sechelt First Nations against Canada seeking compensation on behalf of day scholars is looking for first nations participation. Efforts are being made to reach first nations bands across Canada to notify them of this lawsuit.


Wednesday, September 2, 2015

UPDATE: Sept. 3, 2015 at 10:16 a.m.

In a terse news release issued late Sept. 2, Compliance chairman Jim O'Rourke announced that Compliance president Stephen Elli had "resigned as an officer of the company to pursue another opportunity." O'Rourke advised...

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

An Election Toolkit has been prepared to help leaders and influencers in Nuu-chah-nulth communities get their members prepared to vote and engaged in issues for the upcoming federal election.

Ken Watts, vice-president of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council, worked on the toolkit with...

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Ron Dick said he had no idea why it was so all-fired important that he attend the opening ceremonies for the 2015 Tlu-Piich Games.

“My daughter called me. She said, ‘Dad, you gotta get down to Bob Dailey Stadium. They want you there.’”

When Ron asked her to...

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Tseshaht First Nation is seeking assistance in identifying culprits illegally dumping trash in their traditional territory. The latest mess was dumped alongside Airport Road, next to the Somass River and near the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council office building.

On Aug. 25 Tseshaht public...

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Charges have been laid in the case of an Elk kill in Nuu-chah-nulth territory, the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council reported in a press statement Aug. 20.

Court documents show that “Jack, Timothy Wilson” appeared in provincial court in Port Alberni Aug. 5 to enter a plea on two...

Thursday, August 20, 2015

People at Ahousaht’s inner harbour were treated to a great surprise when a family of four kakawin (orca) swam in for a short visit. According to Ahousaht resident Marcie Calleweart, it happened Aug. 19 at about 4:30 p.m.

There are three docks in Ahousaht harbour; one smaller one...

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Hesquiaht First Nation has been successful in its attempt to stop a logging crew from harvesting a cut block in its traditional territory.

Hesquiaht’s concern first came to light by way of a joint news release issued by the nation and the Friends of Clayoquot Sound on Aug. 5.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

A 23-year-old man who was born in the U.S. but grew up in Tla-o-qui-aht territory was forced to spend four days in custody after a Victoria Police officer turned him over to the Canadian Border Services Agency when he was unable to produce Canadian identification.

Lew Evans Yallup was...

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Updated at 2:54 p.m. Aug. 11 with a statement from WorkSafeBC.

A workplace accident seriously maimed an Ahousaht man last November when he was electrocuted while working on power lines at a lower mainland substation.

Taras Atleo, 44, was only six days into his new BC Hydro job when...

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

2015 Federal Election message from the NTC President and Vice-President

The 2015 Federal Election in Canada may go down as one of the most important elections in Canadian history.

Your vote matters. Exercise your right and vote on October 19, 2015.


Monday, August 10, 2015

The c̓aʔinwa gooseneck barnacle fishery is now Ocean Wise-recommended after undergoing a rigorous independent assessment by the Vancouver Aquarium’s sustainable seafood program.

Using results from the assessment, SeaChoice has also deemed the gooseneck barnacle a “Best Choice...

Friday, August 7, 2015

The installation of four new BC Hydro submarine power cables to serve the village of Ahousaht is now complete and Ahousaht leadership look forward to the growth the upgraded electric services will bring to the community. The last length of cable was laid just prior to the community celebration...

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Nuu-chah-nulth foster parents gathered for a lunch Aug. 5 at Tin Wis in Tofino and began to organize a network of support among themselves.

Michelle Dick is employed for the summer as a special project worker for Usma’s Resource Team. She was hired through the Nuu-chah-nulth...

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

The West Coast Community Resources Society is hosting three showings of the 2014 documentary Highway of Tears, beginning Aug. 6 at the Hitacu Community Centre.

Directed by Montreal-born actor Matt Smiley, the film focuses on the notorious 724-kilometre stretch of highway between Prince...

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

K’omoks First Nation welcomed the travelling memorial to Canada’s missing and murdered indigenous women in a special ceremony on July 27. The Walking With Our Sisters exhibit opened July 31 at the K’omoks Band Hall. It is the first (and possibly the only) B.C. stop on the multi...

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

The Confirmation of Residence letter is a piece of ID you can use to prove your address, if one of these living situations applies to you:

·         you live on a First Nations reserve or in an Inuit hamlet

·   ...

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Fifteen teams took to the links at Alberni Golf Course on July 24 for the annual Tlu-piich Games Fundraising Tournament.

This was the sixth year that the NTC has held the event, according to tournament organizer Marissa Bennett.

This is her third year as the organizer, and every...

Friday, July 24, 2015

A Huu-ay-aht grandmother missing her long lost classmate turned to social media in the hopes of finding her name and, hopefully, tracking her down.

Marie Nookemus attended Alberni Indian Residential School in the 1950’s. Back then she was Marie McCarthy and she quickly formed a bond...

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Irene Robinson launched the second of an ongoing series of books on Nuu-chah-nulth life and culture at the July 21 Elders Lunch at Clutesi Hall.

Titled ?uukt’akimt ­ (ookt’kimthl in Easy-speak ­­) Nuu-chah-nulth Families, the two-book set, prepared by the Port...

Monday, July 20, 2015

K’omoks First Nation is hosting the memorial installation, Walking With Our Sisters, from July 31 through August 15 at the K’omoks Band Hall.

WWOS honours missing and murdered aboriginal woman and girls from across North America. The exhibit consists of 1,810 pairs of beaded...

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

“From the [Sproat River] bridge to the lake, there was minimum mortality, perhaps 300 fish. Around the fishway, it started to pick up, and below the fishway I counted four or five thousand.” ~ Hupacasath fisheries biologist Graham Murrell.

A major die-off of sockeye...

Friday, July 10, 2015

An eye-opening visit to the woods and two weeks of research and e-mails to provincial forestry officials has revealed there is no policy in place and no strategy to mitigate the effects of the current Level 4 drought on First Nations’ cultural resources and species at risk.


Friday, July 10, 2015

Tseshaht First Nation has called for an emergency meeting with Fisheries and Oceans Canada to deal with a number of issues stemming from the “significant drought coupled with very high temperatures” and the serious impact on water flow in many of Vancouver Island’s rivers and...

Friday, July 10, 2015

Tseshaht youth had fun making things blow up on the opening day of Science Camp, which began July 7 at Maht Mas Gym.

The Science Camp program for Nuu-chah-nulth youth is conducted in partnership between Uu-a-thluk and the University of Victoria’s Science Venture program.


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