The BC Supreme Court case Servatius versus School District 70 wrapped up Nov. 22, and the parties will wait likely several weeks for a judge to make his ruling. The case centers around a Port Alberni...
With a narrow winter window in which to clear salmon passage at Big Bar Slide, the First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) is urging federal and provincial governments to declare a state of emergency.
The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council’s Teechuktl (mental health) and Quu’asa program hosts the 8th annual Feed the People on Wednesday, December 11th at the Alberni Athletic Hall. The Teechuktl team is...
A team from a Tofino-based group that specializes in habitat remediation and pollution clean-up are scattered across the Cypre River basin.
Nuu-chah-nulth aht living in northwestern Washington had a chance to reconnect on Friday and Saturday, when the Teechuktl Mental Health team made their annual trip to Seattle for an urban gathering.
This year's Quu'asa Urban Gathering in Vancouver turned out to be a more popular event than expected.
The Port Alberni Friendship Center staff has pulled off another joyful Christmas luncheon, dishing out about 100 turkey dinners with all trimmings.
Urging the Canadian government to “understand there’s a salmon emergency happening in coastal British Columbia” is Gord Johns’ first priority as critic for fisheries and oceans.
Amid the heated treaty negotiations between Nuu-chah-nulth nations, the province and the federal government, Ha-Shilth-Sa reporter Denise Titian was assigned to spend a week in Tsaxana in November 1996.
With a number of timely subjects on the table, Maa-nulth nations had their annual government-to-government leaders forum on Nov. 13 in Ucluelet.
Wilson’s transportation has announced the closure of its Port Alberni bus depot located at 4541 Margaret Street, effective Nov. 30, 2019.
A recent report from BC Hydro is showing the majority of people in the province are not heeding advice to prepare themselves for power outages caused by storms.
At the Food Connections conference on Nov. 28 T’aaq-wiihak gave a presentation on the sustainability and ecology of gooseneck barnacles.
The people of Ehattesaht/Chinehkint are celebrating the unveiling of a new wooden sign welcoming people to their traditional territories. The event took place on the bright frosty morning of Nov. 28 about...
A battle with toxic algae blooms at four Clayoquot Sound fish farms has heightened concerns for wild salmon on the Island’s west coast while renewing demands for an end to open net pens.
As Jaiden George poured over maps of Vancouver Island in his high school art room, he searched for a way to tell a story that would combine his love of filmmaking and mountain hiking. But as he dug deeper,...
The 23rd annual KUU-US Crisis Line Festival of Trees kicked off Nov. 26 with a press event that included sponsors.
The next round of road paving has begun in Ahousaht, with work in the Happy Hill neighbourhood near the schools that started in early November.
The future of Indigenous rights in British Columbia will be different than how they were recognised in the past, according to legislation about to be put into law in Victoria.
A sizeable increase in the annual allowable cut along the Island’s southwestern coast has the potential to bring greater stability to a specialty sawmill faced with a fibre supply shortage.
November is Diabetes Awareness month, and it is estimated that 25 per cent of B.C.’s Indigenous people will develop Type 2 diabetes, compared to 10 per cent of non-Indigenous people. It is also known that...
As the Declaration of the Rights of First Peoples Act progresses through the legislature, a small Vancouver Island First Nation fighting for territorial recognition is calling on the province to show its...
Four sets of lawyers delivered closing arguments in Candice Servatius versus School District 70, the case that seeks to ban smudging and Indigenous prayer in British Columbia's public schools.
Is spiritual cleansing by burning sage a religious act? This was the central issue explored today on day four of the trial in which a Port Alberni mother is challenging the use of Indigenous cultural...
The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls concluded in June when the 1,200-page report was presented to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.