Wednesday, April 26, 2017


People are going to gather by the Somass River tomorrow morning with the intent of connecting with the spirit world to receive guidance from the ancestors for the love of the Nuu-chah-nulth Nations, said Joe Tom, Senior Quu’asa Wellness Worker at the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal...

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

It’s been two years since Cedar Wechlin, Ahousaht’s Athletic director at Maaqtusiis schools, began working with young athletes and volunteer coaches and positive results are starting to show.

“Our student athletes have made some awesome accomplishments this year,”...

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Friends and family of the late Edgar Charlie gathered in Ahousaht April 15 to dry their tears and to celebrate his life.

Hosted by Hanuquii, Ha’wilth Nate Charlie, the celebration drew family and friends from down island and the Pacific Northwest where Edgar lived in his later years...

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Two-sport athlete Lauranna Karlsen will take to the field at the North American Indigenous Games in Toronto this summer as a member of Team BC, in the first-ever Women’s box lacrosse competition.

Karlsen, 17, is a Grade 11 student at Alberni District Secondary School.


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Tseshaht First Nation members turned out for the much-anticipated annual herring roe distribution on Wednesday (April 12) afternoon. While the official starting time was 4:30 p.m., elected councillor Hugh Braker said this is one event where people can be expected to show up early.


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Fisheries and Oceans Canada has ordered a complete closure of harvesting Area 23/Somass River sockeye run, based on a pre-season run forecast of 172,000 fish.

The closure, dated April 12, affects all commercial, recreational, Aboriginal commercial and Aboriginal food fisheries.


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Chancellor Amos is hoping to eventually turn one of his school assignments into a full-time job.

Amos, a 31-year-old Nuu-chah-nulth student, is currently completing his final course in the Indigenous Studies program at Victoria’s Camosun College.

Part of the course...

Monday, April 10, 2017

Maht Mahs Gym was packed all weekend during the 2nd Annual Cancer Awareness Ball Hockey Tournament as fans and players joined together to support five cancer patients while having fun.

The tournament started in 2016 with a small core of volunteers who wanted to help people being treated...

Monday, April 3, 2017

It’s still several months away from the NDP Leadership Convention, but Charlie Angus, MP for Timmons-James Bay, is busy on the campaign trail, making stops on Vancouver Island in late March.

Already a strong advocate for the Aboriginal people he represents in his riding, Angus...

Friday, March 31, 2017

A pair of Nuu-chah-nulth athletes are among those that received provincial athletic sports awards.

A dozen recipients were honored with 2016 Premier’s Awards for Aboriginal Youth Excellence in Sport at a ceremony in Kelowna on March 21.

Winners included wrestler Mayben Crabbe...

Friday, March 31, 2017

Les Doiron, president of the Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ First Nation located on the West Coast of Vancouver Island, has been appointed to a new board. He joins an icon wildlife painter, an internationally recognized leader in the renewable energy industry and a recipient of the Order of British Columbia known...

Thursday, March 30, 2017

The family of one of the survivors of a March 23 boat accident near Matsquiaht hosted a dinner to thank those involved in the rescue and to show their gratitude that the lives of their loved ones were spared.

On the night of March 23, Ahousaht members Thomas Paul and his wife Marsha Mack...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

A Walk for Reconciliation on Monday evening, prior to a presentation to city council by representatives of Tseshaht and Hupacasath First Nations, started with a rally at Harbour Quay, organized by Tseshaht Chief Councillor Cynthia Dick and Hupacasath Councillor Jolleen Dick, and many were...

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

After a well-attended and enthusiastic Walk for Reconciliation, followed by a forceful presentation by representatives of Hupacasath and Tseshaht First Nations, the city of Port Alberni has committed to forge a meaningful consultation process with the two Nations.

In her opening remarks...

Monday, March 27, 2017

The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council (NTC) is pleased to announce the launch of its new, responsive website with a few new features.

The redesigned website offers quick and easy access to comprehensive information about the NTC’s advocacy work, programs and services. The website also...

Monday, March 27, 2017

Ahousaht boat and vehicle owners. The new Ahous fuel station is open daily from 8 a.m. to 6p.m. Closed for lunch noon to 1p.m.

Come on down and get your gas or diesel

Gas $1.21
Diesel $1.29

Please bring status cards (for our tax purposes)

We do accept Cash,...

Monday, March 27, 2017

The Storm that blew into Kelowna during the BC Junior All Native Basketball Tournament subsided on the tourney’s final day.

The Hesquiaht Storm junior girls’ team placed third after losing to the Greenville Timberwolves in Friday’s semi-final game.  The Timberwolves...

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Huu-ay-aht First Nation citizens have voted 70 per cent in favor of taking the next step towards building a liquefied natural gas facility in their traditional territory on Sarita Bay.

The vote took place on March 25 at polling stations at the Best Western Barclay Hotel and at the House...

Friday, March 24, 2017

Six people are grateful to be alive after running aground late at night on March 23 near Matsquiaht (formerly Kakawis) on Meares Island near Tofino.

The boat, owned by an Ahousaht member, was in Tofino for a late night pick-up of four young women returning from the Junior All Native...

Monday, March 20, 2017

It’s hard to go through life not quite knowing who you are, according to Ha-Shilth-Sa reporter Denise Titian.

Now, after a years-long search that included multiple DNA tests and online networking, she is preparing to meet her long-lost birth father.

What Titian knew for sure...

Monday, March 20, 2017

Correction: We have made a correction to the name of Chef Maré, who we misidentified in the original story. The name is Chef Maré Bruce. We apologize for this error.

Guests of  the Shipwreck Café were treated to a sumptuous five course lunch...

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The Hesquiaht Storm is once again expected to challenge for a prestigious basketball championship.

The girls’ under-17 squad will be competing at this year’s Junior All Native Tournament, which begins Monday and continues until March 24 in Kelowna.

The Storm had placed...

Monday, March 13, 2017

Uu-a-thluk Fisheries Program Manager Don Hall has been named the 2017 recipient of the Larry Rutter Memorial Award in Pacific Salmon Conservation. Like Larry Rutter, Don became involved with the Pacific Salmon Commission (PSC) process with an understanding of the issues and threats facing...

Monday, March 13, 2017

Residential school survivors who gathered to celebrate one small bright spot in their school experience are outraged that a Conservative Senator believes Canadians should focus on the “good aspects” of the residential school system, which she maintains was “well-intentioned....

Friday, March 3, 2017

Ahousaht Ha’wilth James Swan, Uu-Kwa-Qum, is a corporal in the Canadian Scottish Regiment Infantry. He is making plans to head to France to take part in the 100th year memorial ceremony at Vimy Ridge.

Uu-Kwa-Qum says he is a reservist who is ready to serve Canadians in emergencies...

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