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Salish Sea Sentinel | November 23, 2017

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NmTC awarded events contract for MMIWG inquiry

October 28, 2017 |

Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council has been awarded a $2.6 million contract by Canada to handle the logistics for the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

The tribal council’s events department will use the majority of that … Read More

Carving out a life: Richard “Tomahawk” Thomas on his unique style

October 28, 2017 |

By Cara McKenna

While many artists learn traditional styles through years of mentorship, Snuneymuxw carver Richard Thomas never really had teachers.

His artwork is largely personal rather than traditional, and his striking pieces are informed by his life experiences and … Read More

2017 Malahat Golf and Gala

October 28, 2017 |

Malahat Nation will soon have a new multipurpose centre after another successful fundraising gala on Sept. 29.

The community raised more than $247,000 through the event and hosted 240 guests, according to organizers.

The event was held at Bear Mountain … Read More

Court hears First Nations’ pipeline challenge

October 28, 2017 |

Photos and story by Cara McKenna

Tsleil-Waututh and other communities fighting the Kinder Morgan pipeline finally had their time in court in October as the Federal Court of Appeal heard their case.

Seven First Nations, two environmental groups and the … Read More

Sisters in Spirit: MMIWG remembered during annual vigil

October 28, 2017 |

An annual vigil to honour the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls this year came in the midst of Canada’s long-awaited national inquiry into the problem.

Several people who attended the Sisters in Spirit vigil on Vancouver’s … Read More

Slhexun’s tthu Xpey’: Kw’umut Lelum youth carving cedar canoe

October 28, 2017 |

Photos courtesy of Kw’umut Lelum

Indigenous youth in care are spending the next year transforming a cedar log into a traditional canoe under the guidance of Stz’uminus artist Luke Marston (Ts’uts’umutl).

Kw’umut Lelum Child and Family Services launched a new … Read More

Turning the Tides: Fundraising for Indigenous court cases

October 28, 2017 |

Dozens of people came together in North Vancouver in late September to raise legal money for Indigenous communities who are fighting the Kinder Morgan pipeline in court.

The event called “Turning the Tides” happened in the days before First Nations, … Read More

Meeting in Klahoose

October 28, 2017 |

By Edith Moore, NmTC Communications Liason

Our Board of Directors meet every couple of months and are dedicated to making sure that the staff of the Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council are on target.

On September 21,, the Klahoose Nation hosted … Read More

Coast Salish Stories: Swa’lam’thut Story

October 28, 2017 |

Told by Celestine Aleck (Sahiltiniye) of Snuneymuxw First Nation

My grandfather had told me this story he had learned from Swa’lam’thut. Swa’lam’thut was a great historian that my grandfather was fortunate to learn from.

Long ago in Malahat, there was … Read More

$13.5 million for Indigenous students at VIU

October 28, 2017 |

Vancouver Island University has announced $13.5 million in funding that will support Indigenous students both financially and through new programs.

The university has partnered with the Rideau Hall Foundation and Mastercard Foundation to create new opportunities for Indigenous learners after … Read More