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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

It has been one year since the sudden passing of Port Alberni Friendship Center’s most beloved and tireless volunteer, Tim George, and his family paid tribute to him with a memorial luncheon.

Family, friends, clients and PAFC staff and board members gathered Feb. 17 to honour and...

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

A new four-piece mural installation was unveiled at Eighth Avenue Learning Center (EALC) on Feb. 8. The murals were created through the Oneness of Nature Youth Project made possible through the collaborative efforts of the students, elders, Rollin Art Centre, the EALC, and renowned Tseshaht...

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Fifteen-year-old Cody Savey has made a huge leap forward in his hockey career with the signing of a Standard Player Agreement with the Seattle Thunderbirds of the Western Hockey League. The contract signing took place Saturday and was announced on Sunday, Feb. 13, the same day as his first game...

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

This year the Nuu-chah-nulth Nations’ fisheries managers, technicians, Nuu-chah-nulth fishers, and community members remain concerned that WCVI herring stocks are not sufficiently rebuilt to allow commercial fishing.

“There is some indication that west coast of Vancouver...

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Lory and Judy Campbell, an Ahousaht couple living in Port Alberni, are hosting an informal feast at the Alberni Athletic Hall on Feb. 11. They are relying on donations and volunteers to help with this major undertaking.

Lory said that he was talking to his wife about wanting to do...

Friday, February 3, 2017

The Grade 7 students of Haahuupayuk School vowed to stay away from drugs and gangs so that they can live long, happy lives in a safe community.

Their discussion about drugs and gangs came after a series of prevention presentations delivered by RCMP Constable Scott MacLeod of Port Alberni...

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Members of Huu-ay-aht’s Cook family presented a cheque for $4,290 to the Alberni Athletic Association at a board meeting on Feb. 1 at the Alberni Athletic Hall.

According to association board member Sherry Cook, her friends and family presented the cheque to association President...

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Like their older sisters, 14 years earlier, Kayleigh Frank, Tamara Thomas and Jaden Frank arrived at their Aatys-too-thlah Jan. 28 carried in a traditional chupitz on the shoulders of their male relatives.

Like their sisters before them, they met one of the first demands of womanhood,...

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The Zeballos Forest Service Road has become so degraded over the fall and winter that residents of the five communities that use it, and Claire Trevena, the NDP MLA for North Island, say travel on it is unsafe.

“I’ve grown up in B.C. I’ve lived out in the bush my whole...

Friday, January 27, 2017

An initiative to change the name of an elementary school and a Port Alberni street named for an overt racist has set off a firestorm of racism on social media and the local Letters to the Editor section.

On Jan. 23, Councillor Chris Alemany brought forward a resolution to work with First...

Thursday, January 26, 2017

There will be no mining or industrial logging in Ahousaht traditional territory. That was the message the Ahousaht Ha’wiih (hereditary chiefs) delivered at a special event in Tofino on Jan. 25 as they revealed their Ahousaht First Nation Land Use Vision Plan.

“We will not...

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Revitalization and Preservation of Language and Healing from Indian Residential Schools were the top priorities of a two-day gathering held at Tin Wis on Jan. 17 and Jan. 18.

Kaamath, Levi Martin, shared his knowledge, wisdom and experience of working in the field of traditional healing/...

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Cornerstones Thift Store is being closed by the Bread of Life Centre as of Jan. 31, and the charity will start a trial program to serve meals on weekends to those struggling with poverty, disability, addictions, and loneliness.

Rev. Minnie Hornidge, president of the Board of the Bread of...

Monday, January 23, 2017

Nuchatlaht leaders gathered on the courthouse steps in Vancouver Jan. 20 before filing a notice of civil claim that seeks official title of its territory on the west coast of Vancouver Island, basing the claim on the precedent set in June 2014 in the Tsilhqot’in decision.

The small...

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Actions are speaking louder than words and they contradict the passionate reconciliation talk that Justin Trudeau delivered both before and after the Liberals formed the new federal government.

The government has filed papers seeking a judicial review of the Huu-ay-aht logging decision...

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Language and Culture Team at Ditidaht Community School (Dorothy Shepherd, Cyril Edgar and Dave Mason) invited noted historian and artist Ron Hamilton to help the school create a curtain to represent the students and the story of the school.

The curtain will be used at all school...

Monday, January 16, 2017

Flowing west from the Vancouver Island Interior Mountain Range and emptying into Bedwell Sound to the north of Meares Island, the Bedwell River or Oinimitis, its original Nuu-chah-nulth name, is the subject of a juvenile salmon assessment led by Ahousaht First Nation and funded under the...

Thursday, January 12, 2017

The Port Alberni Friendship Center has transformed lower 4th Avenue with its newly-expanded facilities making room for a 50-space childcare centre.

The new daycare centre will be called Treasure our Young Ones and the bright new facility features first nations art in the etched glass...

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Cermaq Canada has awarded their 2016 scholarships to 20 Ahousaht First Nation students, assisting them in achieving the post-secondary education they need to follow their career dreams.

As part of the Ahousaht/Cermaq protocol agreement commitment, Cermaq Canada in December allocated the...

Friday, January 6, 2017

Cleaver Fletcher, a Tofino resident, was traveling in his 40-foot herring skiff to Tofino on the morning of Jan. 1 when he noticed a little boat leaving the government dock.

Fletcher was concerned about the boaters’ safety as the waters were choppy and the temperature had been on...

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

The Nuu-chah-nulth Employment and Training Program opened its doors Dec. 15 to celebrate the successful completion of a five-week training program designed to assist people as they prepare to join the workforce.

NETP and the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council Social Development department...

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

David Tom of Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation, and about 40 of his family, friends and relatives, traveled from Tofino to Ditidaht First Nation on Dec. 21 to Tiic as (a proposal) asking Carl Edgar Jr. for the hand of his daughter Sarah in marriage.

As the cars made their way into the community...

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Huu-ay-aht Chief Councillor Robert Dennis held up a framed piece of paper. It was a copy of a land transfer document, found when Huu-ay-aht First Nation was looking for the nation’s artifacts at the Royal British Columbia Museum. The intent was to repatriate those treasures back to the...

Thursday, December 15, 2016

It has been more than two years since a Nuu-chah-nulth father of six, age 37, was found beaten to death in a Campbell River carport. The surviving family has grown frustrated at the lack of progress the RCMP have made in the investigation.

Petrina Hildebrand and Jason Amos are Joshua...

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

"I am very pleased with yesterday's decision of the Specific Claims Tribunal in support of the claim by Huu-ay-aht First Nations for compensation for logging on their lands. This decision is a tribute to Huu-ay-aht leaders, over six decades, for their courage and their...

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