Press Coverage

Snuneymuxw in the News

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

Thu. Nov. 28/13

Samantha John and Julian Moreno help shape a totem pole. Read about the AbOut program, which takes students out of the traditional classroom.

Mon. Oct. 28/13

A United Nations human rights official will take the Snuneymuxw First Nation's fight for treaty acknowledgement into consideration when he drafts a report evaluating the situation of Indigenous people in Canada.

Wed. Oct. 2/13
Eli Wyse turned his world around with mixed martial arts - See more at:
Mon. Sep. 30/13

The Snuneymuxw First Nation's Geraldine Manson has been appointed as the first full-time Elder-in-Residence at Vancouver Island University.

The Elder-in-Residence position at VIU provides guidance and support to aboriginal and nonaboriginal students, and will now share traditional knowledge and practices in the faculty of health and human services.

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Fri. Aug. 2/13

Discussions between city and Snuneymuxw may mean waiting until next year for work get going

Fri. Aug. 2/13

Dams society watching, waiting to make next step

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.