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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.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

When the Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement came into effect a decade ago the largest class action lawsuit in Canadian history took place, comprising billions in federal compensation for...

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

With hope that the national recognition will help to empower Nuu-chah-nulth communities, NTC President Judith Sayers has been appointed to the Order of Canada.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

For more than a decade Brian Lucas and Molly Clappis have raised a family together. They taught their daughter Maddison what it means to be First Nations and the importance of their culture and language.

Monday, January 15, 2018

The Nuu-chah-nulth language is teetering on the edge of extinction with only an estimated one per cent of Nuu-chah-nulth members identifying as fluent speakers, according to Victoria Wells, a long-time Nuu-...

Friday, January 12, 2018

Leaders of the five Maa-nulth First Nations met with Scott Fraser, Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation on Jan. 12, 2018 to sign an agreement that they say will allow them to move forward in...

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