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Ha-Shilth-Sa Newspaper:

Ha-shilth-sa Newspaper Mission Statement:

To be the communication source for all Nuu chah nulth First Nations; Ha-Shilth-Sa covers the events and issues happening throughout Nuu chah nulth aht, and
reports in a fair, accurate, balanced and culturally sensitive manner. Covering the West Coast of Vancouver Island from a distinctly Nuu chah nulth perspective, Ha-Shilth-Sa publishes articles monthly on the events and issues that affect all Nuu-chah-nulth.

Ha-Shilth-Sa Launches New Website

Ha-Shilth-Sa, Canada’s Oldest First Nations Newspaper, has launched its new Website. Since 1974, the newspaper, published by the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council, has been serving up stories about the activities and initiatives of the people of the West Coast of Vancouver Island, and now we are able to share those great stories with the world.

“Ha-Shilth-Sa means Interesting News in the Nuu-chah-nulth language, and now our reach, and, as a consequence, the influence of the Nuu-chah-nulth people, has taken a giant new step with the launch of ” said editor Debora Steel.

Visit for news reported from the Nuu-chah-nulth territory about the Nuu-chah-nulth people, or for a First Nations’ perspective on the news being made on Vancouver Island, around the Province and across Canada.

Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council President Cliff Atleo Sr. congratulated Ha-Shilth-Sa staff on the hard work done to create “This set up provides an avenue for our people to have a voice,” said Atleo. “Ha-Shilth-Sa’s commitment to provide avenues for communication and sharing must be commended. Congratulations!” features:

  • Lots of photographs. Click on the strip across the top of the home page for Editor’s Picks, or, under the Photo Tab, search the archives for pictures from the past 39 years of Ha-Shilth-Sa’s long publishing history.

  • News from the territories of the Nuu-chah-nulth Nations; news from our relatives on Vancouver Island.

“There is also a link to BC First Nations News and National First Nations News, so will be a useful tool for a large and diverse audience,” said Steel.

  • Events, Birthdays and Congratulations, Careers and Training, Healthy Living, and more!

We look forward to you visiting us at the site: And check us out on facebook too. Search Hashilthsa Ntc and join the facebook fun.

For information about the site contact Debora Steel at 250-724-5757.

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Ha-Shilth-Sa Distribution Schedule


Debora Steel

Mike Watts
Audio-Video Technician

Denise Titian
Reporter, Central Region

Nazaneen Dizai
Communications and Community Relations

Email Debora Steel at for subscription requests.


Ha-Shilth-Sa works to ensure our subscription data base is updated regularly. If you have a subscription with us and have moved, please let us know so we can update your address in our system. If you are a member of a Nuu-chah-nulth Nation that is a contributing member of Ha-Shilth-Sa and would like to receive Ha-Shilth-Sa at home for free, please send us your name (including your middle name or initials), Apartment Number, full mailing address, postal code and phone number. You must also include the name of your Nuu-chah-nulth First Nation. Send this information to Ha-Shilth-Sa, P.O. Box 1383, Port Alberni, B.C., V9Y 7M2 or email

If a subscriber’s newspaper is returned to us we delete the subscription from the mailing list. It's up to you to keep us informed of your address!

*In order to qualify for a free subscription you must provide your Nuu-chah-nulth First Nation, i.e. Ahousaht, Ditidaht, etc. and that nation must be a contributing member of Ha-Shilth-Sa Newspaper.

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