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Thursday, October 31, 2019

The list of approved projects for the B.C. Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund did not include any initiatives focussing on the west coast of Vancouver Island, but Nuu-chah-nulth submissions are still...

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

A growing collection of evidence is pointing to the lost nutritional benefits of a traditional First Nations diet that was sustained before the transition to processed foods, according to a presentation...

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Trevor Cootes didn’t seem to mind travelling more than halfway across the country to tout one of his First Nation’s latest achievements.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

As the months grow colder, Port Alberni’s bear community is getting desperate.

Tseshaht member Christine Fred woke up to a shock Friday morning (Oct. 25), as security cameras had caught a bear...

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Seniors in the Alberni Valley have increased access to long-term care now that 12 new publicly-funded beds have opened at Tsawaayuus Rainbow Gardens in Port Alberni.

Friday, October 25, 2019

B.C. MLAs have voted unanimously to give first reading to the Declaration of the Rights of First Peoples Act, a human rights bill hailed by Indigenous and non-Indigenous leaders as a major milestone on the...

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Older Nuu-chah-nulth people living on fixed incomes now have a new, more dignified option when it comes to housing now that Tsawaayuus Rainbow Gardens is accepting applications for 20 brand new independent...

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Logging of ancient fir trees in Nahmint Valley is expected to continue despite investigations that point to violations of old-growth protections by the government’s timber auction agency.

Why?

Thursday, October 24, 2019

A bill is about to be tabled in the legislature that, if passed, would make British Columbia the first province to legally enact legislation that follows the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous...

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Nuu-chah-nulth communities were shocked to hear of the sudden passing of a Hesquiaht leader on Monday, leaving many to wonder how the man’s combination of compassion and fierce advocacy for his nation will...

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

The election is over, and although little has changed with federal party representation on Vancouver Island, the Conservatives under Andrew Scheer surged ahead in the polls, while under Prime Minister...

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Despite the loss of 15 seats across Canada, the NDP have again nearly swept Vancouver Island in the 2019 federal election, including victories for all three incumbents representing Nuu-chah-nulth territory...

Monday, October 21, 2019

On Pandora Avenue in downtown Victoria a hive of activity fills the sidewalk in front of the safe drug injection site. Amid the random cluster of shopping carts, bicycles and tents, people franticly...

Friday, October 18, 2019

Lewis and Cathy George had no competition when they first opened the House of Himwitsa Native Art Gallery in Tofino in 1991. Other than Roy Henry Vickers, Lewis, who is Tyee Ha’wilth of Ahousaht, says that...

Friday, October 18, 2019

Jagmeet Singh visited Port Alberni today, his second stop in the Vancouver ISland city during the 2019 election campaign.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Joe Tom has spent the last three decades helping people find health, wellness and cultural awareness. But a childhood heart problem resurfaced, forcing him to rely on family and belief systems to save his...

Thursday, October 17, 2019

The push to increase the amount of Canada’s ocean that is protected from exploration and mining is being done without First Nations consent, according to Tseshaht Councillor Hugh Braker.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

With the Oct. 21 election quickly approaching, Judith Sayers, president of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council, sent several questions to candidates in the Courtenay-Alberni riding.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

With the Oct. 21 election quickly approaching, Judith Sayers, president of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council, sent several questions to candidates in the Courtenay-Alberni riding.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Close to fifty people filled the atrium at West Coast General Hospital (WCGH) on Oct. 11 to witness a ceremonial grand opening of the All Nations Room—a welcoming space developed for Aboriginal patients and...

Friday, October 11, 2019

Holding back tears, Wally Samuel clutched by wife Donna tight as he stood in the warmth of applause. A few days before his recognition at the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council’s annual general meeting on Sept...

Friday, October 11, 2019

A Liberal Party campaign pledge to transition to closed-containment salmon farming on the B.C. coast within five years has drawn swift condemnation from the industry and skepticism from First Nation...

Thursday, October 10, 2019

As more Nuu-chah-nulth-aht enter their golden years, information about health conditions that come with aging becomes more important.

For that reason, organizers of the DAC (Disability Access...

Thursday, October 10, 2019

This year the Missing and Murdered Inquiry into Indigenous Women and Girls concluded, but Aboriginal women continue to go missing and fall victim to homicide at a significantly higher rate than the...

Thursday, October 10, 2019

This year the Missing and Murdered Inquiry into Indigenous Women and Girls concluded, but Aboriginal women continue to go missing and fall victim to homicide at a significantly higher rate than the...

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