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Friday, March 6, 2020

The province and the First Nations Justice Council have launched a strategy aimed at curbing the growing number of Indigenous people being incarcerated in B.C.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

A Ditidaht singer performs a Ci’qaa (prayer chant) in a gathering place on the grounds of the University of Victoria. His powerful prayer is followed by a paddle dance led by young members of the Pacheedaht...

Thursday, March 5, 2020

As governments claim credit for measured progress against child poverty, critics and advocates maintain there is much more they could do, particularly for Indigenous children, the country’s most...

Monday, March 2, 2020

The provincial government is embarking on a homeless count in 16 communities around British Columbia. The goal is to produce accurate, up-to-date data that will guide B.C.’s Homelessness Action Plan and...

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Ahousaht Ha’wiih (hereditary chiefs) have directed their Fisheries Manager, Michael Swan, to inform DFO that they have declared their traditional territories closed to commercial geoduck fishing during the...

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Some herring spawns have been observed off Vargas and Flores Islands, as those who closely monitor the keystone species anticipate the bulk of reproduction to illuminate patches of the West Coast in March...

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Shipment disruptions caused by the coronavirus outbreak have hit the Nuu-chah-nulth geoduck fishery, leading leaders to carry unused quota over to the next year.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

A new and more advanced geophysical survey extending into North Island Nuu-chah-nulth territory has sparked 34 new mining claims within weeks of its release.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

It’s already been a rather successful season for a pair of Maaqtusiis Secondary School basketball teams.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

It was a busy weekend at the Alberni Athletic Hall, where six male and four female basketball teams competed in the All Nuu-chah-nulth Basketball Championship Feb. 21-23.

Monday, February 24, 2020

Mariah Charleson, 32, has been elected as the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council vice-president at a special meeting. The by-election came following the resignation of former vice-president Andy Callicum,...

Friday, February 21, 2020

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivered a hard stance on the continued opposition to the Coastal GasLink pipeline in central B.C., announcing that “the barricades must come down, the injunctions must be...

Friday, February 21, 2020

An investigative paper published this month by researchers at the University of Victoria (UVic) claims the federal government is failing to meaningfully engage with Indigenous knowledge in environmental...

Friday, February 21, 2020

A push is underway this year to test the kidney health of more First Nations people – an initiative that will hopefully inform those at risk for a disease that doesn’t present symptoms until it’s advanced...

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Both of the Ahousaht First Nation entries registered respectable performances at one of the province’s most prestigious basketball tournaments.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Shingrix, the medication that helps prevent the painful viral affliction called shingles, is now available to seniors ages 65 to 69 with out of pocket expenses.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

A report confirming the presence of piscine orthoreovirus (PRV) at most Clayoquot Sound fish farms has been dismissed by the industry as “misinformation and fear mongering.”

Monday, February 17, 2020

A small Vancouver Island First Nation has become collateral damage in a prolonged forestry strike, as salvaged logs from Nuchatlaht territory have been stranded in Western Forest Products’ Ladysmith harbour...

Friday, February 14, 2020

Instead of growing increasingly frustrated, Tseshaht First Nation Councillor Wahmeesh, Ken Watts, decided the time was right to express long-standing concerns.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

A Tseshaht-led initiative to address the opioid crisis was held at Port Alberni’s Italian Hall Feb. 5-6, highlighting approaches to improve how the community handles potentially lethal additions.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

After a disastrous year for salmon on the West Coast, Ahousaht is pressing Fisheries and Oceans Canada to place more stringent restrictions on the recreational sector to help conserve stocks.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

A group of protestors blocking access to a gas line construction site in Wet’suwet’en traditional territory are being forcibly removed from their encampment by RCMP, sparking nation-wide demonstrations in...

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

B.C.’s commercial salmon fleet has been reduced to a fraction of its size 30 years ago, starved by catch allocations kept artificially low according to the union.

Monday, February 10, 2020

A wave of protests have spread across British Columbia since opponents to the Coastal GasLink pipeline in northern B.C. were arrested on Feb. 6 – and on Monday support for Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs was...

Monday, February 10, 2020

Researchers from the Nuu-cha-Nulth Tribal Council are collaborating with Simon Fraser University (SFU) to use “two eyed seeing” to help bolster Indigenous children’s health and wellness.

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