First Nations

David Mungo Knox stands in front of the welcoming pole he helped restore. The pole was originally carved by his great-grandfather, Martin Mungo, his son David Martin and his niece, Mildred Hunt in commemoration of the first legal potlatch at the longhouse, which neighbours the Royal B.C. Museum. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

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

The Kwakwaka’wakw Heraldic Pole was originally completed in 1953

David Mungo Knox stands in front of the welcoming pole he helped restore. The pole was originally carved by his great-grandfather, Martin Mungo, his son David Martin and his niece, Mildred Hunt in commemoration of the first legal potlatch at the longhouse, which neighbours the Royal B.C. Museum. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth speaks about B.C.’s new First Nations justice strategy. Attorney General David Eby and Doug White III, chairman of the B.C. First Nations Justice Council, were among others on hand for the endorsing and signing of the strategy Friday at Nanaimo’s Vancouver Island Conference Centre. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

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

15 regional First Nations justice centres being established around the province

Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth speaks about B.C.’s new First Nations justice strategy. Attorney General David Eby and Doug White III, chairman of the B.C. First Nations Justice Council, were among others on hand for the endorsing and signing of the strategy Friday at Nanaimo’s Vancouver Island Conference Centre. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Eric Woodward’s boarded-up Fort buildings are currently covered with historic photos. (Langley Advance files)

Controversial Fort Langley land to become part of Kwantlen First Nation reserve

Eric Woodward’s foundation and companies are transferring the land

Eric Woodward’s boarded-up Fort buildings are currently covered with historic photos. (Langley Advance files)
The Stó:lō Nation Longhouse on the Coqualeetza grounds in Chilliwack. ‘Picture our Constitution as the posts of a longhouse that our six communities are building together,’ according to online info about the constitution and treaty process. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress file)

Draft Stó:lō constitution under discussion now in six villages in Chilliwack and beyond

Renewed approach to treaty negotiations saw Stó:lō group reach Stage 5 last fall

The Stó:lō Nation Longhouse on the Coqualeetza grounds in Chilliwack. ‘Picture our Constitution as the posts of a longhouse that our six communities are building together,’ according to online info about the constitution and treaty process. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress file)
The Peters Band Council has been ordered to accept the applications of two siblings, whose father is a member. They have also been denying membership to a third person. (Peters Band photo)

Third membership case still ongoing at Peters FN

Band council refusing membership to man based on timing of Indian status application

The Peters Band Council has been ordered to accept the applications of two siblings, whose father is a member. They have also been denying membership to a third person. (Peters Band photo)
The Peters Band Council has been ordered to accept the applications of two siblings, whose father is a member. (Peters Band photo)

Court orders Hope-area First Nation council to accept long-contested memberships

Federal judge rules Peters Band Council acted “irrationally, unreasonably” in rejecting applications

The Peters Band Council has been ordered to accept the applications of two siblings, whose father is a member. (Peters Band photo)
Tom Jarvis speaks with a driver at the start of Bamfield Main on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. Heavy rain from an ‘atmospheric river’ that hit the west coast of British Columbia on the weekend caused several washouts on the 88-kilometre road. (MIKE YOUDS/ Special to the News)

Storm strands travellers, cuts off only road access to remote B.C. community

Bamfield still waiting for promised road upgrades after fatal bus crash last September

  • Feb 3, 2020
Tom Jarvis speaks with a driver at the start of Bamfield Main on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. Heavy rain from an ‘atmospheric river’ that hit the west coast of British Columbia on the weekend caused several washouts on the 88-kilometre road. (MIKE YOUDS/ Special to the News)
Protesters were outside the Serious Coffee on Blanshard Street in Victoria Wednesday morning after protesting at the Ministry of Energy, Mines & Petroleum Resources through the night. Twelve protesters were arrested by police during the occupation. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Victoria police arrest 12 anti-pipeline protesters supporting Wet’suwet’en

‘We are unarmed, they have guns,’ protesters chanted on Wednesday morning

Protesters were outside the Serious Coffee on Blanshard Street in Victoria Wednesday morning after protesting at the Ministry of Energy, Mines & Petroleum Resources through the night. Twelve protesters were arrested by police during the occupation. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Drew Atkins and Brenda Knights of the Kwantlen First Nation say the aging Albion Ferry dock needs to be removed – but the province is dragging its heels. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Decrepit Albion Ferry dock a magnet for trouble, say irked Kwantlen Nation

The dock has been left vacant for 10 years on Kwantlen land after the ferry stopped running

Drew Atkins and Brenda Knights of the Kwantlen First Nation say the aging Albion Ferry dock needs to be removed – but the province is dragging its heels. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Master Nuu-Chah-Nulth carver Tim Paul (Left) and Edward Johnson Jr., program manager for Huu-ay-aht First Nation, stood near an 800-year-old felled tree near Bamfield. Paul will carve the tree into a new Language Revitalization Pole for the UN 2019 Year of Indigenous languages (File Contributed/First Nations Education Foundation)

800-year-old tree to become UN project totem at B.C. university

Pole to be raised in recognition of the UN 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages

Master Nuu-Chah-Nulth carver Tim Paul (Left) and Edward Johnson Jr., program manager for Huu-ay-aht First Nation, stood near an 800-year-old felled tree near Bamfield. Paul will carve the tree into a new Language Revitalization Pole for the UN 2019 Year of Indigenous languages (File Contributed/First Nations Education Foundation)
Artist Archie Andrew shows off one of his carved masks. Don Denton photography

Indigenous Artist Archie Andrew Chases A Vision

Creating Carvings, Paintings, Prints and a Monumental Canoe

  • Jan 7, 2019
Artist Archie Andrew shows off one of his carved masks. Don Denton photography
Arthur Vickers; the Artist as Master Story Teller

Arthur Vickers; the Artist as Master Story Teller

Creating art in a Cowichan Bay waterfront studio

  • Aug 28, 2018
Arthur Vickers; the Artist as Master Story Teller
Could Vancouver Island be the site of a future LNG export facility?

Could Vancouver Island be the site of a future LNG export facility?

Vancouver-based Steelhead LNG and the Huu-ay-aht First Nation provided an update on the $10 billion development

Could Vancouver Island be the site of a future LNG export facility?