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Salish Sea Sentinel | September 25, 2018

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Entrepreneurs attend training at Tla’amin

July 31, 2018 |

By Edith Moore, NmTC communications liaison

For one month, six entrepreneurs from Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council member nations attended a workshop to help take their ideas to the next level.

The Sharing Circle Mentorship Entrepreneurship Program was held on weekends … Read More

‘Ask Auntie’ program supports girls at Tla’amin

July 31, 2018 |

By Cyndi Pallen, Tla’amin Nation Photos by Phil Russell

A mentor program for girls ages 11 to 15 called “Ask Auntie” was successfully brought to Tla’amin this summer, bringing back a coming of age ceremony that was previously lost during … Read More

Klah ah men: Tla’amin site renamed on Indigenous Peoples Day

July 31, 2018 |

Story by Cara McKenna with files submitted by Hɛhɛwšɩn Photos by Phil Russell

Tla’amin has officially reclaimed the traditional name for part of its territory after a special event held on National Indigenous Peoples Day.

Lund, B.C., was given back … Read More

Snuneymuxw posts unveiled at important village site

July 31, 2018 |

A pair of house posts has been unveiled at Snuneymuxw’s original village site St’litlup.

The five-metre-tall red cedar poles give a prominent visual representation of the nation at the significant site that’s now widely known as Departure Bay Beach.

The … Read More

New B.C. Treaty Commissioner from Homalco

July 31, 2018 |

A former Homalco chief has been chosen as Canada’s new B.C. Treaty Commissioner.

MaryAnn Enevoldsen was appointed to serve a two-year term on May 3.

Enevoldsen has been a member of Homalco’s treaty team since 2007, and was the lead … Read More

Homalco woman expert witness in MMIWG hearings

July 31, 2018 |

Homalco member Fay Blaney has been travelling across Canada to give expert testimony in ongoing hearings for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

The inquiry held four multi-day hearings in May and June that focused … Read More

Running the world: Klahoose athlete finishes 10 marathons

July 31, 2018 |

Klahoose member and athlete Jolene Giles was the only female runner to enter the world’s highest altitude marathon in Tibet this year.

Giles, who is 36, ran the Roof of the World Marathon along the Himalayan Mountains in May, easily … Read More

Pulling Together: Gift of ‘Equality Song’ unites canoe families

July 31, 2018 |

Participants in this year’s Pulling Together Canoe Journey wrapped up with the gift of a new song that will bring people together for years to come.

Pulling Together 2018 took place from July 3 to 11, and involved 15 canoe … Read More

Coast Salish names given to two Vancouver plazas

July 31, 2018 |

Photo courtesy of City of Vancouver

Two popular downtown Vancouver plazas have new Coast Salish names after a ceremony led by Stz’uminus Elder Ray Harris on June 18.

The former Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza is now called šxʷƛ̓exən Xwtl’a7shn and … Read More

Stz’uminus celebration marks opening of new hotel

July 31, 2018 |

A celebration was held at Stz’uminus on June 20 to mark the ongoing success of the nation’s Oyster Bay development.

A few dozen people attended the event at the nation’s new Microtel Inn & Suites along the Trans-Canada Highway, which … Read More