First Nations

COVID 19: Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council, other First Nations mobilize resources

Some Indigenous communities are enacting emergency measures to cope during pandemic

  • Mar 30, 2020

 

COVID-19: Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations members stop visitors en route to Tofino and Ucluelet

Group at Sutton Pass not preventing traffic from coming in, but convincing some to turn around

 

Great-grandson of original carver helps restore totem pole at Royal B.C. Museum in Victoria

The Kwakwaka’wakw Heraldic Pole was originally completed in 1953

 

Indigenous ceremony marks renaming of Saanich Peninsula Hospital

Hospital now bears the name LAU,WELNEW,AUTW or ‘a place of healing’

New First Nations justice strategy being created in B.C.

15 regional First Nations justice centres being established around the province

New First Nations justice strategy being created in B.C.

Provincial ministries and B.C. First Nations Justice Council look to transform system

First Nations chiefs talk federal budget, racism at assembly in Nanaimo

National Chief Perry Bellegarde speaks at B.C. Assembly of First Nations gathering

EDITORIAL: Time for an end to blockades

Holding the economy hostage a poor way to achieve reconciliation

  • Feb 28, 2020

UPDATE: First Nation dispute closes part of school parking lot in Sooke

T’Sou-ke’s George family now in negotiation with School District

Long-awaited blasting advances efforts to clear Big Bar blockage

Pressure has been on senior governments working with First Nations to remove rock at slide site

T’Sou-ke First Nation mired in legal woes over gas station development

Claims and counterclaims leave sub-contractors unpaid

Lessons from the longhouse: countering ignorance-based racism with knowledge

A Nuu-chah-nulth First Nation and Alberni School District share their cultures during annual event

  • Feb 9, 2020

Island First Nations Tribe assumes ownership of iconic 49th Parallel General Store in Chemainus

Operating what’s now known as the Salish Sea Market provides economic opportunities for Penelakut

A stronger Vancouver Island through Indigenomics

Former government advisor touts growth through indigenous inclusion

Storm leaves Bamfield travellers stranded on either side of washed out gravel road

Gravel road washes out, stranding people in west coast community; floods low-lying Alberni areas

  • Feb 2, 2020

Wilderness retreat turns wild for nine families on Mount Washington

Snow dump added twist in event designed to encourage families to reconnect with their culture

Award-winning documentary shares the modern story of Vancouver Island First Nation

Broadcast premiere of Huu-ay-aht documentary Coming Home will take place Jan. 29

Vancouver Island artist’s mask heading to prestigious U.S. museum

John and Peggy Varnedoe purchased the piece and have donated it to the Burke Museum in Seattle.

Fraser River land-claim case moves to Duncan for two weeks

Cowichan Tribe elders to be interviewed in case involving Tribes’ rights to land in Richmond