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NASS Valley News editor Noah Guno with a copy of the paper’s second issue. - ANNA KILLEN
NASS Valley News editor Noah Guno with a copy of the paper’s second issue.
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WITH ITS second edition just published, The Nass Valley News is on its way to becoming an information source for the Nisga’a Nation and others interested in events in and around the Nass Valley.

At 16 tab-sized pages, the goal of the newspaper is quite simple, says editor Noah Guno.

“If we have an agenda it’s this – we’re pro-Nisga’a,” said Guno, 34, a self-taught videographer  from New Aiyansh in the Nass Valley who now finds himself working on the print end of the communications industry.

The idea for a Nass Valley newspaper came from senior managers at the Nisga’a school district who have provided the core financing.

“Philippe Brulot the [district] superintendent kickstarted the idea,” said Guno. Day to day activities come under the eye of Kelly Rambeau, a principal in the school district.

Despite what looks like tremendous growth in digital communications and in social media, Guno believes print still has a place as a method of distributing information.

And it’s within this context that Guno sees the Nass Valley News doing its most important work on a monthly publication schedule.

“This gives us a chance to showcase our youth, to hold them up to a positive light. We see the newspaper as an essential tool for our youth who are our next generation of leaders.”

That means generating and soliciting material for the publication about youth activities. Contributors to date include the school district and the Lisims/Nass Valley RCMP detachment.

There’s also an emphasis on the Nisga’a language.

“Eventually we’d like to have every article in Nisga’a and in English,” Guno states. “That way we can really promote the Nisga’a language.”

But that’s not to say the paper won’t be asking questions of activities within the Nisga’a Nation or looking for a wide variety of opinions.

“We want to be a voice, a platform to discuss issues and problems, a place for dialogue,” Guno said.


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