With a “tropical” rainstorm impending, Tseshaht First Nation activated an emergency response plan to prevent the sort of damage incurred in recent years.
Emergency Management BC has issued a warning for flooding in the Alberni Valley, a recurring situation that has once again put residents on the Tseshaht reserve at risk.
The Tseshaht are waiting to see how Parks Canada handles the cleanup of thousands of fish farm feed bags that were discovered in the Broken Group Islands this month.
A forum on how Canada’s universities can better serve its indigenous peoples is coming to Vancouver Island in 2018.
More effective training is needed to help prepare police officers for the cultural complexities of First Nations communities, according to the leaders of Nuu-chah-nulth nations.
Two decades ago when Greg Louie was running Ahousaht’s Maaqtusiis school, it became clear the existing building could no longer house the growing number of the First Nation’s youth.
After moving services to its new location in July, the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council’s Teechuktl department held the official opening of its location on Port Alberni’s Third Avenue Thursday.
The Nuu-chah-nulth Employment and Training Program is offering up another round of education upgrading for adults.
Tla-o-qui-aht elder Barney Williams Jr. has become the latest Nuu-chah-nulth-aht to receive an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Victoria.
So far Atlantic salmon caught around Vancouver Island appear healthy, but have underdeveloped sex organs, making the possibility of breeding unlikely, according to a senior biologist with Fisheries and...
It has been confirmed that the 11.8-metre dead whale reported floating off Tofino in the first week of October was the same whale found on Mussel Beach on Oct. 11, according to Paul Cottrell, Fisheries and...
Both resident killer whale populations around Vancouver Island are in danger; the Southern Resident Killer Whale (SRKW) population was listed as endangered in Canada’s Species at Risk Act (SARA) in 2001 and...
The online world is about to open up for Ahousaht residents, as the First Nation looks to have high-speed Internet service by early December.
There is a postage stamp of green that lies amid the myriad of farm crops near a small French town off of the coast of Normandy. It is Bretteville-sur-Laize, a well-kept cemetery decorated with a large...
An exciting new language learning kit is now available at the local Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) that brings Nuu-chah-nulth language learning to the next level – by allowing the user to hear...
After publishing three science textbooks, a series of articles, opinion pieces for newspapers and scholarly journals, Karen Charleson has made the giant leap to published novelist.
Veterans Affairs Canada is honouring aboriginal men and women in uniform for their contributions and sacrifices. Nov. 8 is National Aboriginal Veterans Day.
The NTC Teechuktl Intergenerational Healing Gathering is drawing hundreds of residential school survivors and their families.
November is diabetes awareness month. It’s a major issue for most Canadians, but is of even greater concern for First Nations people, especially regarding type 2 diabetes.
Seventeen-year-old Christina Thomas walks down the book shelves of her high school library, glancing over the titles as sunlight pours in over the brand-new spines. She stops to pull out certain titles,...
For centuries the First Nations of British Columbia have hosted coming of age celebrations, marking the time when a girl becomes a woman. The potlatch ban came into place in 1885, making traditional...
On Oct. 26, Usma and the Ministry of Children and Family Development held their annual Caregiver Appreciation lunch at Alberni Golf Club.
In an abbreviated annual general meeting, residents of Ahousaht told their leadership that they are concerned about addictions in the community and the detrimental effect it is having on the young.
Legislation is being proposed from both sides of the House of Commons to prevent more abandoned boats from collecting on Canada’s shorelines.
There is a new art exhibit that focuses on Nootka (Yuquot, a.k.a. Friendly Cove) as seen through the eyes of various artists.