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Salish Sea Sentinel | August 14, 2018

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Posts By Cara McKenna

Elders Gathering 2018: Annual event held in Cowichan territory

July 20, 2018 |

Photos by Todd Peacey

Elders from across B.C. came together in Cowichan territory for a yearly event that celebrates their knowledge, teachings and resiliency.

The 42nd annual B.C. Elders Gathering took place from July 10 to 12 with the theme ‘I … Read More

‘You’re pushing us forward’: Water ceremony held at Tsleil-Waututh

July 15, 2018 |

Above: Tsleil-Waututh Elder Amy George, left, and Protect the Inlet leader Will George (Swaysən) sat in the lead canoe during a water ceremony on July 14.

By Cara McKenna

More than 100 people in four canoes and 70 kayaks joined … Read More

Standing together after ‘grave injustice’ of Colten Bushie case

February 13, 2018 |

People across the country are calling for justice and reform after an unsettling not-guilty verdict in the shooting death of a young Cree man that has laid bare the racism that exists both in and outside of Canada’s court system.

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Remembering Leonard George: hundreds gather for beloved elder’s funeral

December 10, 2017 |

Hundreds of people gathered to remember Tsleil-Waututh Elder Leonard George on Saturday during a service at the nation’s cultural centre.

The renowned spiritual leader and former elected chief died on Dec. 6. He was 71 years old.

On Dec. 9, … Read More

Tsleil-Waututh targets potential Kinder Morgan investors with new campaign

May 29, 2017 |

Above: Canoeists paddle near the Kinder Morgan terminal for a water ceremony on May 14.

By Cara McKenna

Tsleil-Waututh Nation is warning potential investors about legal and political risks associated with Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion before shares … Read More

Welcoming pole arrives at Ladysmith Secondary School

April 20, 2017 |

Above: A rough cut red cedar is delivered to Ladysmith Secondary on Wednesday, April 19. Photo by Tricia Thomas. 

Students at Ladysmith Secondary School will continue an education about Coast Salish culture with a newly delivered welcoming pole. The red cedar being … Read More