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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Over its 78 years of operation in Tseshaht territory, a number of students at the Alberni Indian Residential School never made it back home. These countless tragedies have left an unsettled presence that...

Monday, August 19, 2019

Recent changes to the application process for the Secure Certificate of Indian Status (SCIS) has eliminated the need for commercial photo labs.

A new app called SCIS Photo App allows the applicant to...

Monday, August 19, 2019

A lengthy struggle is over.

And though she’s been battling for this day for 13 years, Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council President Judith Sayers prefers to look forward instead of back.

Friday, August 16, 2019

The boats of five Nuu-chah-nulth nations won’t be able to catch many more of the suuhaa currently passing through their territorial waters, after Federal Court dismissed an application to reverse a decision...

Friday, August 16, 2019

A scientific expedition led by Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) in partnership with the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council (NTC) set out this July to investigate Explorer Seamount, an underwater volcano 250...

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

The Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation’s number of on-reserve homes has more than doubled over the last decade to 170 – but this has not been enough to keep up with a severe housing shortage.  

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

The direction of this year’s meagre chinook salmon fishery could change this week if Federal Court grants an injunction on behalf of five First Nations on the west Coast of Vancouver Island.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Port Alberni will be the site of a new oil spill response base, this coming year.

Monday, August 12, 2019

The 2019 Tlu-piich Games concluded on Sunday with the final slo-pitch matches at Port Alberni's Echo Field.

The Somass Guardians played several games over the day to claim the championship. 

Friday, August 9, 2019

While local First Nations lent their approval to Port Alberni’s new wastewater treatment system in the Somass estuary, Tseshaht First Nation still has misgivings about an outfall pipe to be installed this...

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Canoe races took place at Canal Beach this morning, part of the Tlu-piich Games for Nuu-chah-nulth participants.

With a Hupacasaht First Nation and an RCMP boat watching over the competition,...

Thursday, August 8, 2019

In an effort to help the West Coast’s dwindling salmon stocks, this summer Fisheries and Oceans Canada announced 23 projects that would benefit from $13 million in federal and provincial funding.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

The Tlu-piich Games continues with the annual event's second day. Under a blazing sun Nuu-chah-nulth youth tore up the track at Bob Dailey Stadium this morning and early afternoon, with basketball scheduled...

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

The city’s most popular swimming hole - called Paper Mill Dam, or the Somass River Park - was closed to bathers, effective Aug. 7 after high levels of e. coli were detected in the water.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Rose-Ann Michael is understandably miffed.

That’s because the elected chief of the Ehattesaht First Nation first found out about a massive helicopter survey, which will fly over her First Nation as...

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Starting Sept. 16, First Nation’s will see a change in their FNHA benefits plan.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Situated on the southern edge of Nootka Island, life in Yuquot is quiet for most of the year, where only one household remains in the ancestral home of the Mowachaht.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Eight years after the Port Alberni fish plant shut down, council is eyeing up the property for a brand new regional food innovation and processing hub.

Supporting all things local is what is going to...

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Travellers headed to Tofino and Ucluelet have again been forced to change their plans, due to the second unexpected closure of Highway 4 this month caused by rock debris.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Some of the largest trees in B.C. have gained protection, thanks to an announcement from the provincial government in mid-July, including at least eight giants in Nuu-chah-nulth territory on Vancouver...

Monday, July 29, 2019

A major snag has been hit in the quest to raise a Language Revitalization Pole at the University of Victoria this fall.

Funding for the $400,000 project has completely dried up after about $140,000...

Monday, July 29, 2019

For the second year in a row there were no successful bids for the upcoming BC Elder’s Gathering (BCEG) and that means that the BC Elders Communication Center Society will host the event in Vancouver.

Monday, July 29, 2019

More than 1,800 elders and their support people arrived at the Vancouver Convention Centre July 23 for two days of pampering, reconnection and fun at the 43rd Annual BC Elders Gathering (BCEG).

Friday, July 26, 2019

Vancouver BC – Federal officials were in Vancouver July 26 to sign an historic agreement with members of B.C. Coastal First Nations that will see improvements in community-based fisheries in parts of north...

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Less than a year after forest fires dominated the mountainside over Zeballos, the Ehattesaht/Chinehkint welcomed a surge of activity to the tiny community once again for the Northern Region Games.

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