Special Reports


Tla-o-qui-aht carver designs totem pole to honour lives lost during pandemic lockdown

September 7, 2023

Tla-o-qui-aht carver Hjalmer Wenstob has completed and raised a new totem pole at Ty-Histanis to…

Cameron Bluffs wildfire

First Nation tourism businesses stay afloat, but summer tourist season sunk by highway closures

September 5, 2023

West coast tourism businesses have been dealt yet another crippling blow after the Cameron…

Rebuilding threatened salmon

Will the second consecutive year of extreme drought impact salmon runs? 

August 31, 2023

Since July 13, Vancouver Island has been in a drought level five, making for an earlier dry…

Nuchatlaht Case

Nuchatlaht look at prolonged court battle for Aboriginal title

August 18, 2023

Six and a half years after filing a claim to the B.C. Supreme Court, the Nuchatlaht are…

Old Growth Stewardship

Massive red cedar resembling rock wall discovered in Ahousaht territory

August 3, 2023

It was like nothing Ahousaht’s Tyson Atleo had ever seen before.

Giving the illusion of a…

Bamfield Road

Sealing begins on Bamfield road

July 21, 2023

After decades of lobbying for a safer road to Bamfield and the Huu-ay-aht village of Anacla,…


First Bachelor of Education degrees granted with Nuu-chah-nulth language specialization

June 29, 2023

A group of five Nuu-chah-nulth-aht have earned the first ever Bachelor of Education degree…

Missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls

It’s time for Lisa to be brought home, say supporters

June 25, 2023

It’s been 21 years since Lisa Marie Young went missing, precisely the age she was when she was…

Children in foster care

Preliminary Hearing begins in death of 6-year-old Dontay Lucas

June 12, 2023

It’s been five years since six-year-old Dontay Lucas was found unresponsive in his home in a…

Opioid crisis

Municipal governments respond to public drug consumption amid decriminalization project

May 25, 2023

On Jan. 31, 2023, the province of British Columbia decriminalized personal possession of some…

Discrimination in health care

Program aims to overcome health care elitism for First Nations

May 8, 2023

This fall a new nursing stream is coming to six universities in B.C., offering Indigenous…


First Nations fight to keep Discovery Islands fish farms

April 20, 2023

Amid the fray of competing interests from environmentalists, advocacy groups, industry…

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