Press Coverage

Snuneymuxw in the News

Here you will find News stories and Press Coverage concerning the Nation.

Fri. Aug. 2/13

With talks between the City of Nanaimo and Snuneymuxw First Nation back on track, it remains to be seen what will happen at this summer's hot spot, the Colliery dams.

Tue. Jul. 30/13

Since reconvening the 30-day process to exhaust all possible options and considerations for the Middle and Lower Colliery Dams before awarding a tender for removal of both structures, the City of Nanaimo and the Snuneymuxw First Nation have been working closely together to make progress.


Wed. Jul. 17/13

Vancouver Island University will receive more than $550,000 in provincial funding for aboriginal programs and activities, Parksville-Qualicum MLA Michelle Stilwell announced Friday.

Wed. Jul. 17/13

Support to have Snuneymuxw First Nation soccer star Harry Manson inducted into various hall of fames across the country continues to grow.

Wed. Jul. 17/13

Media outlets have been having a heyday reporting on the apparent conflict amongst First Nations regarding the implementation of historic treaties.

Tue. Nov. 6/12

Failed talks over privatization of marina were the last straw for Doug White

Fri. Oct. 5/12

The Snuneymuxw First Nation is studying the possibility of building an interpretative and culture centre on Newcastle Island.

Tue. Jul. 31/12

Many people have seen Noel Brown’s art around Nanaimo and may not have realized it.

Tue. May. 29/12

Snuneymuxw leader says annual Nanaimo heritage celebration could be called 'Stolen Land Days'

Tue. May. 15/12

I recently attended the Douglas Treaties conference and have to say that as a conversation regarding treaties this was most enlightening.

Mon. May. 14/12

The Pre-Confederation Treaties of Vancouver Island Conference opened Thursday morning with more than 300 Canadian Aboriginal leaders, scholars and politicians converging on Nanaimo.

Sat. May. 12/12

An "out-of-season" hunting trip near Old Nanaimo Lakes Road five decades ago led to one of the greatest precedent-setting wins for the Douglas Treaty tribes.

Wed. Apr. 4/12

Shawn Atleo, the National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, said he wants to see "new life" breathed into the Douglas Treaty and all other treaties with First Nations across Canada.

Thu. Dec. 8/11

Snuneymuxw collaboration with local University for our Treaty upcoming conference

Thu. Dec. 8/11

A recent article in the Globe & Mail regarding economic development and the need for first nations' approval.

Wed. Nov. 2/11

A salmon virus identified in the central B.C. coast has reportedly now been found in Fraser River salmon, fueling Nanaimo First Nations fears of a looming disaster with B.C. salmon.

Sat. Sep. 24/11

Snuneymuxw First Nation elder Ellen White was among 14 people named Friday as recipients of the 2011 award, the province’s highest honour.

Fri. Jun. 24/11

Snuneymuxw Coun. Jeff Thomas died at 11:50 p.m. Tuesday after a two-month battle. He was 64.

Mon. Apr. 25/11

Nanaimo RCMP confirmed Monday that a group of people on an afternoon geocaching foray discovered what appears to be a First Nation burial site.