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Salish Sea Sentinel | August 14, 2018

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Dr. Lorna Williams gives keynote at VIU

June 27, 2018 |

Educators took advice on incorporating Indigenous languages into their classrooms during a keynote speech at Vancouver Island University on May 29.

Dr. Lorna Wanosts’a7 Williams of Lil’wat Nation talked about the importance of decolonizing schools during a special evening event … Read More

Ten-year anniversary of PM’s residential school apology marked with book release

June 27, 2018 |

On June 11, 2008, then-prime minister Stephen Harper gave an apology in the House of Commons for the government-funded residential school system and its lasting harmful legacy.

On June 11 of this year, about two dozen people gathered at the … Read More

Coast Salish Stories: The first stage of life

June 27, 2018 |

By Celestine Aleck (Sahiltiniye) of Snuneymuxw First Nation

Lately, the topic of “the first stage of life” has come up while I have been talking to other Indigenous mothers. In Coast Salish teachings, the first stage of life refers to … Read More

Tla’amin welcomes 15 new babies

May 30, 2018 |

Tla’amin Nation welcomed 15 of their newest members on April 6 with a baby welcoming ceremony at the community’s Salish Centre.

The ceremony was for all of the babies born into the community in 2017.

During the event, the babies … Read More

Nations collaborate for ‘Culture at the Centre’ exhibit

May 30, 2018 |

An exhibit on display at the Museum of Anthropology until October aims to educate on the work of five B.C. Indigenous cultural centres.

The Culture at the Centre exhibit brings the work of the distinct nations together, showcasing their unique … Read More

Snuneymuxw VIU instructor teaches about resilience

May 30, 2018 |

Many Canadian universities only began teaching students about the country’s true dark history with Indigenous people in recent years, but Collette Jones (Tlpuhtunaat) is already one step ahead of that narrative.

When the Snuneymuxw academic started at Vancouver Island University … Read More

Snuneymuxw River Story

May 30, 2018 |

Told by Celestine Aleck (Sahiltiniye) of Snuneymuxw First Nation

Long ago, there was a time when we never had any sockeye in Nanaimo River, so the Thunderbird, Eagle, Otter, Mink and Beaver all got together to decide how we would … Read More

Homalco soccer season wraps up with tournament

May 30, 2018 |

By Todd Peacey

Homalco’s indoor soccer season wrapped up with an annual tournament at the nation in early May.

The nation’s league is coached by Glen Pallen, a band member who has been playing soccer on Vancouver Island for more … Read More

Cans for a cause

May 30, 2018 |

By Todd Peacey

On any given lunch hour, Homalco Chief Darren Blaney can be seen combing the side of the highways in the Campbell River area collecting empty cans and bottles.

But he’s not just cleaning up people’s litter. Darren … Read More

Tla’amin’s Sli City Grill goes mobile

May 30, 2018 |

The Sli City Grill restaurant at Tla’amin Nation is expanding into a food truck that will serve Indigenous-caught seafood to Powell River.

The mobile grill is now open, serving a seafood-heavy menu that includes halibut burgers, prawn po’boys and elk … Read More