First Nations

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

Cowichan Tribes buys Genoa Bay Farm

First Nation wants to revert property back to reserve land

Indigenous artist challenges people to re-assess environment

The ‘Indigenous Illuminations’ transforms the ordinary into something new

Vancouver Islander spots online photo of stolen totem pole 11 years later

Mark Trueman restored the pole himself before it was stolen off of his property in Duncan

Coast Salish artist creates huge drums to soothe the earth

Earth drums will be on display at Cedar Hill Recreation Centre in August

Tla-o-qui-aht board fish farms to obtain video footage of pens

Activists take footage inside Creative Salmon closed pens in Clayoquot Sound, near Tofino

First Nations and allies protest Clayoquot Sound fish farms

“We have a shared concern, a dream and a hope to see salmon farms removed.”

Two totem poles to come down at Victoria’s Thunderbird Park

Poles built in the 1950s have reached the end of their lives and will be repatriated

Remembering the day the Pacific Rim took an environmental stand

Tla-o-qui-aht and Tofino celebrate 35th anniversary of the Meares Island Tribal Park Declaration

Linking culture and recovery: Greater Victoria totem project matches people with master carver

The Victoria Cool Aid Society and master carver Carey Newman help artists harness their skills

Court approves First Nations Health Authority’s strong medicine

Lawsuit brought by three Vancouver Island chiefs in connection to provider’s ouster rejected in court

Three Island First Nations chiefs take government to court in health care dispute

Move comes after First Nations Health Authority dumps Vancouver Island service provider