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Salish Sea Sentinel | October 18, 2017

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Yakima Territory

September 29, 2017 |

Told by Celestine Aleck (Sahiltiniye) of Snuneymuxw First Nation

My grandfather Ronald Aleck told me this story at the age of four, and he said this is the reason Yakima is so rich with land. He also showed me a … Read More

The revival of Coast Salish weaving

September 29, 2017 |

Story and photos by Tessa Vikander

The art of weaving Coast Salish blankets is a skill that’s thriving today, thanks to dedicated teachers like one husband-and-wife team from Squamish Nation who recently launched a book about their craft.

Hereditary Chief … Read More

NmTC helps Team B.C. bring home soccer gold

September 29, 2017 |

By Penny Baird, Tsawwassen First Nation

A huge thank you to Naut’sa mawt Trial Council and their partners!

Team B.C. U16 Girls soccer team competed at the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) in July with funding support from Naut’sa mawt … Read More

2017 Tribal Canoe Journeys

September 29, 2017 |

Photos by Todd Peacey

Tribal Journeys is still resonating with thousands of people who attended the annual events in Campbell River this summer.

An estimated 100 canoe families were welcomed onto shore on Aug. 5 before guests spent several days engaging in … Read More

Remembering the Snaw-naw-as community hall

September 29, 2017 |

Snaw-naw-as First Nation’s beloved community hall was left in ashes after an early morning fire on Aug. 19.

No people were harmed and firefighters managed to save important cultural items that were stored in the basement. But losing the gathering … Read More

Artists embrace ‘intangible’ Coast Salish identity

September 29, 2017 |

Photos and story by Cara McKenna

Creating Coast Salish artwork in 2017 can be complicated: just ask multimedia artist Ostwelve (Ronnie Dean Harris).

“What I’ve been told is Coast Salish changes every year,” he said. “We’ve had a hard time … Read More

Preparing for climate change

September 29, 2017 |

By Edith Moore, NmTC Communications Liaison

On the tip of everyone’s tongue these days is the term “climate change” and I have to be honest: I was the person with my head in the sand on this issue. But now … Read More

Musqueam welcoming figure ‘Si’em’ unveiled at SFU

September 29, 2017 |

A Coast Salish welcoming figure carved by Musqueam artist Brent Sparrow has been unveiled at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver.

The piece, adorning the entrance of the university’s downtown campus, was revealed during a celebration on Sept 6.

It’s part … Read More

Developing future leaders: Coast Salish youth gather in Tla’amin

September 29, 2017 |

Photos and story by Cara McKenna

Several years ago, Lawrence Mitchell of Snaw-naw-as First Nation had a vision to give Coast Salish youth an opportunity to come together and learn about their culture.

This summer, he saw his idea realized … Read More

Kinder Morgan fight reaches crucial moment

September 29, 2017 |

Story and photos by Cara McKenna

Hundreds of people opposed Kinder Morgan with renewed vigour on Sept. 9 as B.C.’s new NDP government has promised to do “whatever it takes” to stop the pipeline and support Indigenous rights.

irst Nations … Read More