The effects of British Columbia’s ongoing opioid crisis can be seen on Port Alberni’s 3rd Avenue, where a steady stream of drug users frequent the city’s safe injection site. Since opening in May 2017, the...
After being left in the Nootka Island woods for at least a century, a dugout canoe has been transported to the nearby village site of Yuquot.
The people of Mowachaht/Muchalaht are celebrating the construction of a new Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) station in their traditional winter home of Tahsis, BC.
On Tuesday, May 28 a ground-breaking...
The First Nations Health Authority has released its latest numbers on the opioid crisis — overdoses and fatalities — data indicating a widening gap in an already disproportionate impact on Indigenous...
After two back-to-back devastating fire seasons, the Province of B.C. is beginning to ante up in preparation for the 2019 season.
For those who rely on the ocean’s resources for sustenance, a succession of fisheries restrictions has created a daunting scenario this spring on the West Coast.
An outcry from local interest groups was followed by the province postponing the auction of old-growth in Pacheedaht territory near Port Renfrew.
Two pre-teen girls living carefree in small-town Port Alberni in different eras. Two young lives taken over two decades apart; their cases eventually solved through DNA science.
The Huu-ay-aht First Nations are taking steps to alleviate a significant housing shortage with the addition of six homes in Anacla this summer.
A research project monitoring the movement patterns of birds, as well as their residency and habitats on Nuu-chah-nulth, lands has won a prestigious award.
Discovery of a grey whale carcass on the shore of Haida Gwaii is the latest among more than 40 reported deaths during the cetacean’s annual West Coast migration.
The succession of fishing restrictions continue this year with a recent federal announcement to protect the endangered southern resident killer whales.
Megan Muller is working hard to identify gaps in the medical system for Nuu-Chah-nulth patients.
This week an Agreement in Principle is being heard in court to finalize a settlement for former students of Indian day schools.
Dozens of Nuu-chah-nulth women of all ages arrived at the Nanoose Bay Pentecostal Church campground for three days of self-care and fun times together May 8-10.
Cheryl Aro began to notice changes in her mother, the late Kathy Danes, when she showed up at Aro’s house one Christmas with unwrapped presents.
A forum to collaboratively define Nuu-chah-nulth relations with Canada began with elders standing up to proclaim the importance of unity.
Midwifery is making a comeback in the province of British Columbia, and with more and more families wanting to deliver their newborns closer to home, the news that there is a licensed midwife practising in...
Restrictions on chinook salmon fishing announced this spring have made Barkley and Nootka sounds some of the few locations where the fish can be caught by anglers on the West Coast.
Island Health and the Nuu-chah-nulth nursing program hosted a meet and greet on April 30 to introduce the NTC’s nursing team and inform the northern communities about the services they deliver and to build...
A recent funding announcement from the provincial government is not expected to make life any cheaper for those living on the west coast.
A PhD candidate is expected to spend a good chunk of the coming months interviewing Nuu-chah-nulth individuals to determine what role structural racism plays in treating and preventing chronic diseases.
With marijuana now legalized, Teechukl Mental Health addictions counselor Natalie Ocean facilitated group discussions about the effects of usage at Ty-Histanis and Opitsaht on April 23 and 24.
Nuu-chah-nulth nations have furthered the understanding of culturally appropriate and respectful health care, building on a knowledge base that could provide a model for other Indigenous populations.
In July, the Uchucklesaht nation will be celebrating their first year offering their luxury artesian spring water, as well as celebrating a gold medal award.
“It definitely puts us on the map,” says...