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Salish Sea Sentinel | June 24, 2018

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‘A wave is coming’

April 27, 2018 |

By Edith Moore, NmTC communications liaison Photos by Todd Peacey in Homalco

“A wave is coming of First Nations controlling their own destinies and running the show.” –Dr. Manley Begay

Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council recently hosted Dr. Manley Begay … Read More

Homalco members visit historic masks

April 27, 2018 |

Photos and story by Todd Peacey, Homalco First Nation

In 2010, I discovered some Homalco First Nation-carved masks—said to be the oldest known existing masks from our community—were being housed at the Royal B.C. Museum in Victoria. The masks are … Read More

Our youth, our future

March 29, 2018 |

By Edith Moore, NmTC communications liaison

Last August, Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council held its second annual Youth Leadership Gathering in the Tla’amin territory.

Three dozen youth came and learned about drum making, creating traditional art, ceremony and games from their … Read More

Coast Salish watch house built near Kinder Morgan pipeline

March 29, 2018 |

Photos and story by Cara McKenna

Before Tsleil-Waututh Elder Leonard George passed away in December, he had a vision for his people to build a Coast Salish watch house in their territory near Kinder Morgan’s pipeline route.

On March 10, … Read More

Strong children: Snuneymuxw breaks ground on new school

March 29, 2018 |

After two decades of planning, Snuneymuxw First Nation has broken ground on a new, larger school on its reserve lands in Cedar.

The site for the new Qwam Qwum Stuwixwulh School has been blessed and a groundbreaking ceremony took place … Read More

Thi Lelum Smuneem: A big house for future generations

March 29, 2018 |

A new Indigenous-focused childcare centre on Snuneymuxw territory will aim to connect kids from all backgrounds with culture and teachings.

Thi Lelum Smuneem (big house for future generations) is the latest addition to Tillicum Lelum Aboriginal Friendship Centre’s growing complex … Read More

Unconditional love for my late stepfather

March 29, 2018 |

Editor’s note: This essay discusses domestic violence and addiction and might be triggering to some. Reader discretion is advised.

Personal essay by lessLIE

Step-parenting and blended families can be a challenge in the best of times. But for contemporary First … Read More

Snuneymuxw med student aims to improve mental healthcare in First Nations

March 29, 2018 |

Story by Cara McKenna Photo courtesy of UBC

At just 24 years old, Darcy Good has accomplished a lot.

Graduating high school early at 16 years old, the Snuneymuxw member has been in university since 2010, and medical school since … Read More

Mr. Bannock: Chef Paul Natrall launches Vancouver’s first Indigenous food truck

March 29, 2018 |

By Michelle Gamage

Chef Paul Natrall of Squamish Nation is bringing fusion Indigenous cuisine to the Lower Mainland with his food truck, Mr. Bannock.

Specializing in bannock and using traditional ingredients like juniper berries and smoked salmon, the business launched … Read More

‘Deep Roots’ radio gives platform to Klahoose voices

March 29, 2018 |

By Cara McKenna

The second season of a community radio show and podcast from Klahoose territory gives a platform to Indigenous voices as it digs deeper into stories from the nation.

Cortes Radio’s Deep Roots program launched its first season … Read More