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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Negotiators for five Nuu-chah-nulth nations are claiming a legal victory after the B.C. Supreme Court announced details from a round of litigation on their fishing rights.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

More than eight years after a court ruling granted five Nuu-chah-nulth nations the right to harvest and sell fish from their own territories, a judgement clarifying how these rights will proceed is expected...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Fifteen students from the Ucluelet, Mowachaht/Muchalaht and the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations are taking an 11-month Early Childhood Care and Education certificate program at the repurposed Tlucha Children’s...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

With new language to expand the protection of fish habitat and better involve First Nations in resource stewardship, an update to the Fisheries Act now sits before the House of Commons.

Monday, April 16, 2018

On March 17, the first day of the Pacific Rim Whale Festival, 25-year-old ƛaʔuukʷiʔatḥ (Tla-o-qui-aht) artist Hjalmer Wenstob and his family transformed the Cedar House Gallery , Huu-mees Ma-as, into a new...

Sunday, April 15, 2018

The Nuu-chah-nulth nations had an unlikely visitor recently which set the science world on fire. A swordfish was spotted near Kyuquot in September of last year. Biologists in the area were surprised, and...

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Today Keith Atleo is grateful for all those who helped and supported him through a long 12-hour night March 15 and 16, high up on Waa-na-čas, or Lone Cone Mountain, on Meares Island. 

Thursday, April 12, 2018

The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council has offered support and condolences to the family of the late Esquimalt First Nation Chief Andy Thomas.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

On the first day of spring, March 21, a shifting paradigm was revealed with the unveiling of a welcoming banner offering Nuu-chah-nulth words for the Tofino General Hospital: “Šaaḥyitsapaquwił”, (...

Thursday, April 12, 2018

With the new fiscal year that began this month the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council directors have approved a $51-million budget for programs, services and financial transfers to its 14 member nations.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

The future of salmon farming in British Columbia should depend on agreements with local First Nations, according to a recent advisory council report on the aquaculture industry.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Island Health has issued an Overdose Advisory for the Port Alberni area.

The April 6 media release, in poster form, does not provide specific numbers, but the message is clear:

“There has been...

Monday, April 9, 2018

The province has allocated $6.45 million in new core funding for B.C.’s 25 Aboriginal Friendship Centres over the next three years.

The funding was announced on April 6 by Indigenous Relations and...

Friday, April 6, 2018

Three weeks after the death of a six-year-old boy, the Port Alberni RCMP are yet to determine what exactly led to the tragic incident.

Friday, April 6, 2018

The B.C. government recently declared they’re investing an additional $50 million in funding for Aboriginal language programs across the province this year.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Ahousaht elder Peter Webster was determined to preserve his family’s songs for history.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Beachkeeper, dedicated son, loving uncle and traditional language teacher were some of the roles Larry Paul was remembered for gracefully filling when over 100 Nuu-chah-nulth-aht converged on Wednesday in...

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

In March the prime minister issued a statement of exoneration for six Tsilhqot’in chiefs who were hanged for murder in 1800s, resurfacing hope that the conviction a Hesquiaht chief and another Nuu-chah-...

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

James Martin is hoping a passionate hobby might eventually turn into a steady money-making job in the future.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

The extended Keitlah family has given thanks to staff at West Coast General Hospital, for their outstanding efforts that saved the lives of two young mothers.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

With an increase in tanker traffic along B.C.’s coast on the horizon, two First Nations far north of Nuu-chah-nulth territory are the first communities selected for an enhanced vessel monitoring program.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

The City of Port Alberni, in partnership with Tseshaht and Hupacasath First Nations, co-hosted a Reconciliation Forum at the Best Western Barclay on March 27 to consider what a “reconciled” community would...

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

On Wednesday (March 28) the Uchucklesaht Tribe held an education and career fair at Maht Mahs in Port Alberni.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

As a community mourns the sudden loss of a six-year-old boy, the Port Alberni RCMP are reaching out to the public for any details related to the death.

Monday, March 26, 2018

The Hesquiaht Storm came up a bit shy in its quest for a championship win at the Junior All-Native Basketball Tournament.

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