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Salish Sea Sentinel | September 20, 2017

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Thousands attend B.C. Elders Gathering

July 29, 2017 |

Photos by Todd Peacey

About 5,000 elders from all corners of British Columbia travelled to Campbell River to attend this year’s B.C. Elders Gathering.

The 41st annual gathering took place from June 11 to 13 at the Strathcona Gardens Recreation … Read More

Walking through ‘Unbelievable’ exhibit

July 29, 2017 |

By Cara McKenna

“Why do we assume some stories are true when they actually aren’t?” questions Sharon Fortney, a curator at the Museum of Vancouver.

Fortney, who is Klahoose and German, worked on the museum’s latest exhibit titled Unbelievable.

In … Read More

A tale of two Coast Salish blankets

July 29, 2017 |

By Cara McKenna

Rare woolly dog hair found in blanket at Burke Museum

A Coast Salish blanket being shown in Seattle is believed to be the only one in a Northwest museum that’s confirmed to be made with the hair … Read More

Pulling Together: canoe journey wraps on shores of Vancouver

July 29, 2017 |

Photos by Cara McKenna

A 10-day canoe journey finished up on the shores of Vancouver on July 14, as paddlers were granted permission to come ashore by Coast Salish leaders.

It was the first time in 16 years that the … Read More

Work begins on Canada’s Indigenous Languages Act

July 29, 2017 |

By Cara McKenna

On June 15, Canada announced it will work on a law to preserve, protect and revitalize Indigenous languages, with goals to complete it by 2018.

Federal ministers say the Indigenous Languages Act will be created collaboratively with … Read More

qaymɩxʷqɛnəm: the comeback of ʔayʔaǰuθəm at Tla’amin

July 29, 2017 |

By Cara McKenna

qaymɩxʷqɛnəm is a word in Tla’amin First Nation’s traditional language that means “to speak in the native language.”

And that’s exactly what people are doing more and more of at Tla’amin, as revitalization efforts – and excitement … Read More


July 29, 2017 |

By Edith Moore, NmTC communications liaison, Halalt First Nation

Summer (Tum’kw’e’lus) is here…what does it mean to you?

I think it’s safe to say that when you think of summer you think of family time. Some of my … Read More

Walking two roads

July 29, 2017 |

By Cara McKenna

Vancouver Island University seems nearly empty during a day in mid-June, shortly after classes wrapped up for the year.

When Troy Barnes arrives as the school’s Shq’apthut gathering place, he’s sharply dressed in a suit and tie, fresh … Read More

Learning Indigenous language positive for health, research shows

July 29, 2017 |

By Kristy Williams, Indigenous Family Doctor

Williams, a new doctor, attended a Hul’qumi’num language class at Snuneymuxw to learn from elders as part of a research project during her final year of studies at the University of British Columbia. … Read More

Stz’uminus students sing a song for B.C.’s Lieutenant Governor

July 29, 2017 |

A group of Stz’uminus Grade 6 students performed for B.C.’s Lieutenant Governor in Victoria on June 28 after winning a prestigious songwriting contest.

The class from Stz’uminus Community School was one of four winners for their original song “Chances.”

The … Read More