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Monday, November 11, 2019

In the quintessential convergence of Nuu-chah-nulth people, hundreds funnelled into Maht Mahs over the weekend for a cultural event held according to directions given by a Hesquiaht leader in his final days...

Friday, November 8, 2019

Know your favourite fungi.

That’s the golden rule among Nuu-chah-nulth food gatherers who savour the Island’s abundant wild mushrooms, some of them prized, others deadly poisonous.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

A totem pole commissioned to mark the United Nations International Year of Indigenous Languages will not be erected at the University of Victoria as originally planned, but will remain in Port Alberni where...

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Three months after Ditidaht elected a new chief and council, Chief Councillor Brian Tate called his first Governance Meeting at the nation’s community hall.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

NTC President Judith Sayers, acting on behalf of five Nuu-chah-nulth nations, has sent a letter to newly re-elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau insisting that Canada follow up on promises they made to...

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

The Alberni Valley’s Secluded Wellness Centre is celebrating eight years in business and is continuing to add new services and workshops for holistic health and healing.  

Monday, November 4, 2019

Though she hasn’t wrestled herself since graduating from high school back in 2012, Daley Forbes once again found herself as part of a team this year.

Monday, November 4, 2019

A family of four were rushed to hospital Saturday evening, when their boat struck a rock between Tofino and the Tla-o-qui-aht community of Opitsaht.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Christine Fred is a busy woman; she works a full-time job and helps out her family whenever she can. Still, she fills her spare time running a second-hand business with the proceeds going to two Port...

Friday, November 1, 2019

Refuge Cove is a safe harbour located at about the midway point of the west coast of Vancouver Island. Renamed Hot Springs Cove in later years, it is part of the traditional territories of the Manhousaht,...

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Oct. 31 brought the annual Halloween costume contest at the Nuu-chah-chah-nulth Tribal Council, where employees showed up at work as their favourite characters. Kim Erickson took first prize as Pennywise...

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...

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