Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image

Salish Sea Sentinel | November 22, 2017

Scroll to top


About Salish Sea Sentinel

Salish Sea Sentinel

Salish Sea Sentinel

Posts By Salish Sea Sentinel

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.

First Nations … Read More

Budding entrepreneurs get prepared at business ‘boot camp’

September 29, 2017 |

Up-and-coming Coast Salish entrepreneurs learned some tips about what it takes to start a business during a weekend training session in late August.

Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council’s event in Tsawwassen saw about a dozen people sit in on sessions with … Read More

Walk for reconciliation draws tens of thousands

September 29, 2017 |

Story and photos by Cara McKenna

Standing on a wooden platform, Tsleil-Waututh Elder Amy George spoke to an enormous crowd of people before the Walk for Reconciliation in Vancouver on Sept. 24.

George, a survivor, spoke about a decade she … Read More

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