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.
Staff at the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council’s main office celebrated Halloween Tuesday with a lively costume display.
“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...
The Webster’s dictionary defines reconciliation as the act of making friendly again, settling a quarrel and making ideas or accounts consistent.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
Residents of the Village of Anacla were reminded Wednesday of the effects of the storm season when the power went out.
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.
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...
For the first time in its history the University of Victoria has developed a strategic “Indigenous plan” for its First Nations students.
An evaluation of health services is reaching out to Nuu-chah-nulth-aht on the west side of Vancouver Island – including those living in remote communities.