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Salish Sea Sentinel | April 25, 2018

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Ay Lelum brings Coast Salish culture to Vancouver Fashion Week

March 29, 2018 |

By Cara McKenna

The Snuneymuxw family-run fashion house Ay Lelum showcased their work at Vancouver Fashion Week with a collection that was all about transformation and honouring matriarchs. Featuring original music and designs, Ay Lelum’s Fall/Winter 18 collection displayed the … Read More

Investing in culture: Homalco chief envisions bright future for youth

February 27, 2018 |

By Cara McKenna

Homalco Chief Darren Blaney has a vision to help the next generation to have a strong cultural understanding, thriving resources and big dreams.

The recently elected leader ran on a campaign of investing in youth and reconnecting … Read More

Second Hɛhɛwšɩn canoe unveiled at Tla’amin

February 27, 2018 |

Photos and story by Cara McKenna

The unveiling of a second Hɛhɛwšɩn canoe at Tla’amin marks the beginning of a greater understanding between the nation and wider community.

A small, 4.5-metre canoe for children and youth was revealed at a … Read More

Haunted on Saysutshun

February 27, 2018 |

Noelani Goodyear-Kaʻōpua is a Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) writer and educator. During a trip to Snuneymuxw territory, she was unsettled to find an apparently violent connection to her people on Saysutshun (Newcastle Island) when she came across Kanaka Bay and … Read More

New chief, council sworn in at Snuneymuxw

February 27, 2018 |

Photos by Todd Peacey

Snuneymuxw’s new chief and council was sworn in during a ceremony at the nation on Feb. 1.

Chief Mike Wyse (Xumtilum) was elected to lead the nation with 311 votes on Dec. 2. He was running … Read More

Clam Bed Rock on Saysutshun

February 27, 2018 |

Told by Celestine Aleck (Sahiltiniye) of Snuneymuxw First Nation

Snuneymuxw has always treasured Saysutshun (Newcastle Island).

It has been used for three things: to harvest traditional medicines, for training grounds for canoe pullers where they had run the trails, and … Read More

Tsawwassen Legislature opens for Spring session

February 27, 2018 |

Photos and story by Cara McKenna

The Spring session of the Tsawwassen Legislature is now in session as leadership aims to build on the community’s successes in 2018.

While it is in session, the legislature—consisting of 13 members plus the … Read More

Tsleil-Waututh plans mass mobilization against Kinder Morgan

February 27, 2018 |

Members of Tsleil-Waututh Nation and allied environmental organizations have set a date for mass mobilization against Texas oil giant Kinder Morgan, saying it’s just the beginning of its campaign against the company’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.

An initiative called “Kwekwecnewtxw—Protect … Read More

New B.C. Treaty Commissioner from Tsawwassen

February 27, 2018 |

Tsawwassen Nation Councillor and Legislator Tanya Corbet has been announced as B.C.’s new Treaty Commissioner.

Corbet was elected into the role by chiefs and delegates from the First Nations summit on Feb. 8.

The B.C. Treaty Commission is the organization … Read More

Interactive play šxʷʔam̓ət comes to Snuneymuxw

February 27, 2018 |

By Julie Chadwick

šxʷʔam̓ət (home) is a production with big aspirations.

Directed by David Diamond from Theatre for Living, šxʷʔam̓ət is broken down into two sections. The audience observes the first part part as a traditional play, and then in … Read More