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Friday, November 10, 2017

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...

Friday, November 10, 2017

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...

Thursday, November 9, 2017

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.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Veterans Affairs Canada is honouring aboriginal men and women in uniform for their contributions and sacrifices. Nov. 8 is National Aboriginal Veterans Day.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

The NTC Teechuktl Intergenerational Healing Gathering is drawing hundreds of residential school survivors and their families.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

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.

Monday, November 6, 2017

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,...

Friday, November 3, 2017

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...

Friday, November 3, 2017

On Oct. 26, Usma and the Ministry of Children and Family Development held their annual Caregiver Appreciation lunch at Alberni Golf Club.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

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.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Legislation is being proposed from both sides of the House of Commons to prevent more abandoned boats from collecting on Canada’s shorelines.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

There is a new art exhibit that focuses on Nootka (Yuquot, a.k.a. Friendly Cove) as seen through the eyes of various artists.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Staff at the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council’s main office celebrated Halloween Tuesday with a lively costume display.

Monday, October 30, 2017

“Intergenerational trauma, cultural genocide, racism and discrimination” are being blamed for the disproportionate number of indigenous people among Canada’s homeless, according to a recently released...

Friday, October 27, 2017

The Webster’s dictionary defines reconciliation as the act of making friendly again, settling a quarrel and making ideas or accounts consistent.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Six years into its implementation, the Maa-nulth treaty is being highlighted as a leading example of “reconciliation in action” for First Nations looking to progress their constitutional rights.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Decades after the closure of Canada’s residential schools, the long-term effects of abuse have become a concern for Nuu-chah-nulth-aht on the west side of Vancouver Island, where a century of forced...

Sunday, October 22, 2017

With hundreds in attendance, the Alberni Athletic Hall vibrated with Nuu-chah-nulth culture on Saturday, Oct. 21 as the late Wally Samuel Jr. was honoured with a potlatch.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Phil Mack already has a rather impressive rugby resume.

And now the 32-year-old member of the Toquaht First Nation will soon be able to list another accomplishment.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Parks Canada is moving forward on the next phase of a 25-kilometre multi-use trail in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, in partnership with local First Nations.

Friday, October 20, 2017

A 34-year-old man who has struggled with addiction for nearly 20 years is crediting his elders for helping him sustain a recovery.

Michael Titian, 34, of Tla-o-qui-hat First Nation began smoking...

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Residents of the Village of Anacla were reminded Wednesday of the effects of the storm season when the power went out.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Sept. 25 was a proud night for those in attendance at Maht Mahs in Port Alberni, as several individuals were recognized for the leading roles they took in progressing the lives of Nuu-chah-nulth-aht.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Concerned about continued low numbers in the herring population on the West Coast of Vancouver Island (WCVI), the Nuu-chah-nulth Council of Ha’wiih have directed Fisheries and Oceans Canada to keep WCVI...

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Concerned about continued low numbers in the herring population on the West Coast of Vancouver Island (WCVI), the Nuu-chah-nulth Council of Ha’wiih have directed Fisheries and Oceans Canada to keep WCVI...

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