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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Leaders negotiating for the fishing rights of five Nuu-chah-nulth nations are challenging the federal government to back up words with action, after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vowed to advance Indigenous...

Monday, February 19, 2018

After years of waiting, a decision on how the federal government will honour a court judgement in favour of the fishing rights of five Nuu-chah-nulth nations is expected in the coming weeks.

Monday, February 19, 2018

First Nations youth from all across Vancouver Island have something big to look forward to this month. The Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation is hosting a youth conference called Balancing Our Minds and Spirits,...

Thursday, February 15, 2018

The federal and provincial governments will partner to provide high-speed Internet access to rural and remote communities on the B.C. coast, including Nuu-chah-nulth nations.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

“She was a person…” said a heartbroken relative of 18 year-old Jocelyn George, who died of heart failure after spending a night in custody at the Port Alberni RCMP detachment in the summer of 2016.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

J’net  Ayayqwayaksheelth is doing her part to promote indigenous history in Canada’s largest museum.

The Ahousaht First Nation member, who moved to Toronto a decade ago, has a rather impressive...

Thursday, February 15, 2018

A dozen newly certified Central Region first responders completed their exams on November 5, 2017 in what Debra Swartz, an Ahousaht health consultant, describes as a “critical part of emergency response...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

In the aftermath of a verdict that has sparked outrage across Canada, the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council has pledged to stand with the family of Coulten Boushie.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

About 300 people donning Cowichan sweaters or other regalia arrived at the Quw’utsun Cultural & Conference Center on a bitterly cold Feb. 10 morning to take part in a walk to bring awareness to the...

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

As the federal government announces that the number of indigenous children in foster care has reached “crisis” proportions, a Huu-ay-aht councillor cautions that the system is continuing the...

Monday, February 12, 2018

Excitement was in the air as the inaugural Nuu-chah-nulth Language Proficiency Certificate Program began its first day of classes at Port Alberni’s North Island College Campus on Feb. 2.

Friday, February 9, 2018

“I was 100 per cent fluent; now I’m 80 to 90 per cent fluent,” said Hesquiaht elder Cecelia Tom of her proficiency in the Nuu-chah-nulth language.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

After decades of serving the spiritual needs of people of the Catholic faith in Ahousaht, on Feb. 7, 2018, St. Lawrence Catholic Church was bulldozed to the ground.

The iconic little white church,...

Friday, February 2, 2018

More than six months after an aviation fuel spill that shut down Tofino highway for 24 hours, floating berms and equipment remain at the now cleaned site, leading travelers to wonder if Kennedy Lake is...

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Questions surround the future of a $75-million federal fund to restore aquatic habitat, with just two recipients named eight months after the initiative was first announced.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

The mid-January storm that wreaked havoc on the west coast of Vancouver Island also caused an unusual phenomenon on at least one of Flores Island’s remote beaches near Ahousaht.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

They lost sleep one night thanks to a tsunami alert and a number of students came down with the flu, but members from nine Nuu-chah-nulth nations completed a week of marine safety training and certification...

Friday, January 26, 2018

Rain Thomas realizes she’ll in all likelihood have to make a tough decision in the coming years and concentrate on just one sport.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

The 7.9 Magnitude Alaskan earthquake that triggered a tsunami alert for coastal communities in the early hours of Jan. 23 was quite literally a wake-up call for isolated villages like Kyuquot, Yuquot and...

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Early this morning those in communities on Vancouver Island’s west coast were awoken by an evacuation order, after a 7.9 Magnitude earthquake near Alaska brought a tsunami warning.

Monday, January 22, 2018

The province and local governments within the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District have joined forces to launch the BC Poverty Reduction Strategy, which involves a series of community consultations across...

Friday, January 19, 2018

A winter storm system packing high winds and rain hammered the coast of Vancouver Island this week. The storm knocked out power to several coastal communities and kept smaller boats off of the water for at...

Friday, January 19, 2018

The beautiful, new Alberni Athletic Hall, located on Roger Street, is a popular gathering hub for both locals and neighboring communities.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

With developments to ensure available drinking water and safe sewage treatment for the Ahousaht First Nation, the coastal community is set to begin constructing over $16 million worth of improvements to its...

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

A protest outside of the Tla-o-qui-aht’s administrative office on Tin Wis Reserve led to an impromptu meeting with the First Nation’s leadership on Monday.

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