First Nations

Ahousaht Chief Richard George, right, and Ahousaht member Tyler Huebner of TCH Contracting cut a cheque for $12,000 last month for the Tofino Salmon Enhancement Society. (Submitted photo)

Ahousaht member donates $12K to Tofino Salmon Enhancement Society

“We are stepping up to the plate knowing that the collapse of wild salmon is real”

 

Tla-o-qui-aht Tribal Parks Guardians Riley Caputo, left, Jeff Frank, and Tommy George stand on the new viewing platform constructed beneath the Cedar Tree of Life along the Big Tree Trail on Meares Island. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Tribal Parks Guardians improve access to Big Tree Trail near Tofino

Trail improvements include a composting toilet, new dock and refurbished boardwalk

 

Dr. Barney Williams. Submitted photo/ Coast Mental Health

Renowned B.C. First Nations therapist recognized for resilience

Dr. Barney Williams receives 2022 Courage To Come Back Award in the Addictions category

 

Dr. Barney Williams. Submitted photo/ Coast Mental Health

Renowned B.C. First Nations therapist recognized for resilience

Dr. Barney Williams receives 2022 Courage To Come Back Award in the Addictions category

Dr. Barney Williams. Submitted photo/ Coast Mental Health
Horses from the community of Esk’etemc race down the slope in a traditional annual roundup which brings the horses back from winter range to the reserve. (Georgina Chipman photo)

PHOTOS: Indigenous Cariboo horse roundup a time-honoured tradition

Horses returned from winter range in Esk’etemc thanks to leadership of Bill Chelsea

Horses from the community of Esk’etemc race down the slope in a traditional annual roundup which brings the horses back from winter range to the reserve. (Georgina Chipman photo)
Williams Lake First Nation councillor Chris Wycotte, left, Chief Willie Sellars and councillor Shae Chelsea outside WLFN’s new farm-to-gate cannabis facility during its grand opening Friday, May 6. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo- Williams Lake Tribune)

B.C. First Nation opens province’s first farm-to-gate cannabis operation

Sugar Cane Cannabis in Williams Lake also first such operation on First Nations land in Canada

Williams Lake First Nation councillor Chris Wycotte, left, Chief Willie Sellars and councillor Shae Chelsea outside WLFN’s new farm-to-gate cannabis facility during its grand opening Friday, May 6. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo- Williams Lake Tribune)
The West Coast Ambassador Program offers residents and visitors a chance to learn about local culture as well as regional flora and fauna. (Tami Belliveau photo)

Ambassador Program boosts local knowledge in Tofino and Ucluelet

Raincoast Education Society teams up with Tofino and Ucluelet Chambers of Commerce

  • May 9, 2022
The West Coast Ambassador Program offers residents and visitors a chance to learn about local culture as well as regional flora and fauna. (Tami Belliveau photo)
B.C. Parliamentary Secretary for Emergency Preparedness Jennifer Rice. (Norman Galimski/Black Press)

B.C. rolls out emergency preparedness funds for First Nations and municipalities

Funding will go toward capacity building for emergency support in those communities

B.C. Parliamentary Secretary for Emergency Preparedness Jennifer Rice. (Norman Galimski/Black Press)
An architectural rendering of the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology campus and Urban Native Youth Association Centre at Commercial Drive and East Hastings in Vancouver. (Submitted photo)

B.C. funds concept plan of new urban Indigenous education centre

Province will contribute $2.5 million in funding for the business case development of the project

An architectural rendering of the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology campus and Urban Native Youth Association Centre at Commercial Drive and East Hastings in Vancouver. (Submitted photo)
Parks Canada representative Genevieve Jones, left, hands over Chief Poundmaker's staff to Pauline Poundmaker, his great-great-granddaughter, right, after signing a transfer agreement during a ceremony at Fort Battleford National Historic Site near Battleford, Sask., on Wednesday, May 4, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Heywood Yu

Parks Canada returns Chief Poundmaker’s staff to family at Saskatchewan ceremony

Parks Canada returns Chief Poundmaker’s staff to family at Saskatchewan ceremony

Parks Canada representative Genevieve Jones, left, hands over Chief Poundmaker's staff to Pauline Poundmaker, his great-great-granddaughter, right, after signing a transfer agreement during a ceremony at Fort Battleford National Historic Site near Battleford, Sask., on Wednesday, May 4, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Heywood Yu
A couple are dwarfed by old growth trees as they walk in Avatar Grove near Port Renfrew, B.C., Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C. First Nations leadership unveils strategy to fight climate change

The strategy contains 27 themes, 63 objectives, and 143 strategic actions

A couple are dwarfed by old growth trees as they walk in Avatar Grove near Port Renfrew, B.C., Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Canada’s justice minister Dave Lametti was in Williams Lake recently where he met with First Nations leadership. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Federal Justice minister tours B.C. residential school site with First Nations leaders

“It was important to visit the site,” Lametti said after touring St. Joseph’s Mission site

Canada’s justice minister Dave Lametti was in Williams Lake recently where he met with First Nations leadership. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Willie Mitchell, managing partner of Tofino Resort + Marina and former NHL defenseman, swaps hockey talk for freediving fins this Saturday at Tofino’s inaugural Spearfishing Summit. (Jeremy Koreski photo)

B.C. Spearfishing Summit this weekend at Tofino Resort + Marina

Tickets are $40 and all proceeds go to support the Nuu-Chah-Nulth Youth Warrior Leadership Program

  • Apr 21, 2022
Willie Mitchell, managing partner of Tofino Resort + Marina and former NHL defenseman, swaps hockey talk for freediving fins this Saturday at Tofino’s inaugural Spearfishing Summit. (Jeremy Koreski photo)
Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Murray Rankin was welcomed to Ahousaht to celebrate the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the First Nation and the Province. (Murray Rankin Facebook photo)

Ahousaht First Nation signs MOU with province

AHP-CII-UK agreement celebrated

Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Murray Rankin was welcomed to Ahousaht to celebrate the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the First Nation and the Province. (Murray Rankin Facebook photo)
The cemetery at Tl’etinqox First Nation will be part of an investigation into an historic hospital fire in the community that claimed the lives of 12 children ranging in ages of babies to 10 years old. (Photo submitted)
The cemetery at Tl’etinqox First Nation will be part of an investigation into an historic hospital fire in the community that claimed the lives of 12 children ranging in ages of babies to 10 years old. (Photo submitted)
The workshops at Yunesit’in were set up in stations, where different aspects of the landscape and ecosystem were explored and incorporated into the mixed-media canvas pieces by participants. (Cindy Charleyboy photo)

Cariboo Art Beat workshops combine fire and art

Williams Lake workshops help build bridges between First Nations and government

The workshops at Yunesit’in were set up in stations, where different aspects of the landscape and ecosystem were explored and incorporated into the mixed-media canvas pieces by participants. (Cindy Charleyboy photo)
Crystal Smith (far left) and husband Raymond Shaw were unable to register their newborn son’s name because it uses Kwak’wala characters. Photo contributed

Province refuses to register B.C. baby’s First Nations name

Registrar General office says λugʷaləs K’ala’ask Shaw contravened Vital Statistics Agency standards

Crystal Smith (far left) and husband Raymond Shaw were unable to register their newborn son’s name because it uses Kwak’wala characters. Photo contributed
The drone is autonomous which means it flies automatically between landing sites. (UBC photo)

B.C. First Nation medical supply drone project sets groundwork to expand

The idea is to build a model that can be replicated across B.C. and Canada

The drone is autonomous which means it flies automatically between landing sites. (UBC photo)
Scott Harrison visits the PQB News/Vancouver Island Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)

PODCAST: Vancouver Islander talks about how and why he donated a kidney

Qualicum Beach Coun. Scott Harrison talks about helping Qualicum First Nation Chief Michael Recalma

Scott Harrison visits the PQB News/Vancouver Island Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)
Nuchatlaht First Nation Judae Smith, left, yelps as a wave splashes the team during a marine mammal refloatation exercise at Cox Bay last week. (Nora O’Malley photo)

All hands on deck for whale rescue training at Cox Bay, Tofino

DFO teams up with Coastal First Nations and local marine mammal experts

Nuchatlaht First Nation Judae Smith, left, yelps as a wave splashes the team during a marine mammal refloatation exercise at Cox Bay last week. (Nora O’Malley photo)