News

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Frustration continues among Vancouver Island’s First Nations, as rights to territorial resources conflict with how much Fisheries and Oceans Canada is prepared to allow for harvest.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Moving day has been delayed at Our Home on 8th, but tenants, which will include a large contingent of Nuu-chah-nulth members, are expected to begin occupying their suites by the official opening day on...

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

The Port Alberni Friendship Centre will welcome more than 1,000 youth delegates and support workers to the annual Gathering Our Voices event on March 19 through 24. Gathering Our Voices 2019 will take place...

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

A new bill was introduced in Parliament on Thursday, Feb. 28, that promises to address the large proportion of Indigenous children in Canada’s foster care system.

Monday, March 4, 2019

The deadline is fast approaching for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Aftercare Support.

Friday, March 1, 2019

There are 28 general practitioners working in Port Alberni, as listed with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia. Serving the Alberni Valley’s population of over 25,000, this works out...

Friday, March 1, 2019

Four Nuu-chah-nulth athletes from Port Alberni made it to the Special Olympics BC Winter Games last weekend (Feb. 21-24) in Vernon. These athletes come from various communities across the island, but share...

Thursday, February 28, 2019

As the prime minister considers whether Canada’s former attorney general should remain in the Liberal caucus, Nuu-chah-nulth Ha’wiih are standing behind Jody Wilson-Raybould in her challenging testimony...

Thursday, February 28, 2019

There are species of rockfish found on British Columbia’s coast that are known to live for a century.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

For the first time ever, British Columbia's First Nations will be included in a share of the province’s gaming revenue. The announcement came Feb. 19 as part of the provincial government’s Budget 2019.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Scientific uncertainty continues to cloud waters surrounding marine-based salmon farms despite a court decision that puts DFO on notice, essentially, to clean up its act.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Contracts have been tendered for the next stage of constructing a 25-kilometre multi-use pathway in Pacific Rim National Park.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

After being named to the Order of Canada in 2018, Huu-ay-aht elder Marjorie White received recognition and honour at the Accreditation Ceremony in Quebec on Tuesday, Feb. 12.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Ehattesaht member Ernie Smith is hoping to see his traditional Nuu-chah-nulth woven cedar hat again after it was stolen from his Campbell River art store.

Monday, February 25, 2019

UPDATE: According to a media release dated Feb. 25 the Tofino RCMP are investigating a structure fire of a cabin in Warn Bay, near Tofino. Human remains were located in the cabin.

Friday, February 22, 2019

To meet concerns over unregulated float homes in the region, the provincial government is taking over jurisdiction of two areas at the entrance to Barkley Sound.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Several major projects are underway in Ahousaht that will not only improve the lives of the people living there, but also provide at least temporary employment for dozens of residents.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Several families are grieving the loss of a 28-year-old man after a deadly single vehicle accident took his life and caused injuries to three of his family members. The accident occurred on the evening of...

Thursday, February 21, 2019

The Alberni Community and Women’s Services Society is inviting the community to join them for the Coldest Night of the Year on Saturday, Feb. 23.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

A group of Nuu-chah-nulth youth have returned from a trip to New Zealand with a unique perspective of the country’s Indigenous Polynesian people.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Efforts from local DFO managers to implement a rights-based fishery for five First Nations were “stymied” by unwilling leadership in Ottawa, argues a lawyer representing the Nuu-chah-nulth in an ongoing...

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Family Day, Feb. 18, 2019, has taken on a whole new special meaning for the Atleo family in Ahousaht. Troy and Kazz Thomas-Atleo were nine weeks away from the due date of their newest child but the baby had...

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Steelhead LNG has halted the development of a multi-billion-dollar facility in Sarita Bay, casting uncertainty on a project that was expected to bring up to 400 long-term jobs to Huu-ay-aht land.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

The Port Alberni Maritime Heritage Society are hosting an event this Thursday, featuring the story of late Uchucklesaht Ha’wilth Martin Charles’ heroism in saving lives during a 1970’s accident at sea.

Friday, February 15, 2019

If you are an aboriginal person, chances are you or someone in your family has diabetes. That’s because First Nations people are at higher risk for the disease, but a recent change in medical benefits...

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