Press Coverage

Snuneymuxw in the News

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

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.

Wed. Apr. 6/11

Proposed legislation to the Indian Act that will give 45,000 more people status without any clear idea of where funding will come from for Nations to deal with all those new members.

Wed. Mar. 16/11

Partnerships, cooperation and cultural heritage were on the menu for a community-to-community (C2C) province-wide forum that was hosted by the First Nations Summit and the Union of BC Municipalities on March 1 in Vancouver.

Fri. Mar. 4/11

Upgrades are nearly complete on Snuneymuxw homes thanks to more than $119,000 in funding from the federal government.

Sat. Jan. 1/11

The past year was a very eventful one for all of the 11 member nations of Naut'sa Tribal council.

Thu. May. 13/10

“Salmon are sacred and I am honoured that you recognize that,” White said as he gave a mini-history lesson to the 200 people gathered in a waterside park overlooking Nanaimo’s harbour.

Wed. May. 12/10

The third annual Traditional Foods of Vancouver Island First Nations conference was learning with a difference.

Thu. Apr. 1/10

John Wesley likes to keep busy. And he is doing just that these days, if his calendar in mid-March is any example.

Wed. Mar. 3/10

The grandfather was Doug White I – Tiqwup – chief of Snuneymuxw in the 1960s. The boy was Doug White III – Kwul’a’sul’tun – who, in December, was elected chief of Snuneymuxw First Nation.

Wed. Mar. 3/10

Martie Wyse of Snuneymuxw had the honour of being one of the 11 First Nation keepers of the flame as its spent more than 100 days traveling across Canada.