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Salish Sea Sentinel | September 19, 2017

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‘I will die for this land’: Kinder Morgan opposition ramps up

June 29, 2017 |

Photos and story by Cara McKenna

When it comes to the Kinder Morgan pipeline, “There’s one thing that the government and all its representatives forgot,” said Musqueam activist Audrey Siegl, speaking to a crowd of hundreds. “That we come from … Read More

Indigenous Peoples Day celebrated

June 29, 2017 |

On June 21, events were held in Coast Salish communities and across Canada in celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day (formerly Aboriginal Day).

Stz’uminus, Snuneymuxw and Cowichan members were part of one event at Transfer Beach Park in Ladysmith, with … Read More

New Halalt garden will promote health

June 29, 2017 |

By Edith Moore, NmTC Communications Liason

H’ulh’etun Health Society along with the Heart and Stroke Foundation have devised a plan to integrate a new garden into the Halalt community.

The garden will promote communal activities of harvesting, distribution and preparing … Read More

Plant medicine

June 29, 2017 |

Story and photos by Tricia Thomas

Traditional medicine is being sought after by more people who are choosing not to use pharmaceuticals for maintaining good health. Many of us have developed a reliance on Western medicine; however, we are learning … Read More

New cultural tour begins at Homalco

June 29, 2017 |

Cascading waterfalls, glacier-fed teal ocean water and mountain ranges for miles. This is the home of the Homalco people, known to some as Orford Bay, located about two hours by boat from Campbell River.

This year Homalco has partnered with … Read More

Elders’ therapy work inspiration for healing garden

June 29, 2017 |

Outside of the Snaw-naw-as Health Centre on a sunny day, community elders Bonnie Jones and Debbie Bob are busy transferring plants into bigger pots.

“That was my exercise for today,” said Bob after she finished up the day’s replanting.

She … Read More

A new way forward for Klahoose

May 30, 2017 |

By Chief Kevin Peacey

Kevin Peacey was elected as the new chief of Klahoose First Nation in April after serving four years on council. His priorities for the nation include job creation, connecting the community and accountability.

I would like … Read More

‘We are thinking about our kids’: UVic symposium visits T’Sou-ke

May 30, 2017 |

Guests visited T’Sou-ke Nation on May 5 to learn about the community’s forward- thinking ways as part of an ethnoecology symposium at the University of Victoria.

The four-day event was led by Indigenous plant and land use expert Nancy Turner.

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Tsleil-Waututh holds water blessing ceremony on Mother’s Day

May 30, 2017 |

Photos and story by Cara McKenna

Tsleil-Waututh Nation and allies celebrated Mother’s Day by honouring the one who has nourished, protected and housed all of us for millennia – Mother Earth.

The community held a water blessing ceremony at Whey-ah-Wichen … Read More

Vancouver firm working to give Indigenous law traction

May 30, 2017 |

By Cara McKenna

The Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion is illegal under Tsleil-Waututh—and other nations’—unextinguished traditional laws.

But the project has gone forward regardless because First Nations’ pre-colonial laws often don’t get recognized by governments and courts in broader society.

Now, … Read More