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Salish Sea Sentinel | June 24, 2018

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In praise of the blue camas

April 5, 2015 |

The blue camas lily – camassia – grows from a bulb that flowers from late April to mid-May. This native plant often escapes notice because its main habitat around the Salish Sea is the Garry oak ecosystem, an environment that … Read More


April 5, 2015 |

Nanaimo Harbour ‘jewel’ has a new gleam

Everywhere you walk on Newcastle Island, there are the footsteps of our Snuneymuxw ancestors. The island was much used for the foods that it provided our people.

Those were the words from a … Read More

Buildings are rising in our Nations

April 5, 2015 |

Some major building projects are underway at First Nations. Buildings are taking shape, ground is broken and architect’s plans are studied.

In early March, there was a groundbreaking ceremony at Sliammon for the Tla’amin Governance House. Work starts this summer … Read More

The Culture of the Canoe

April 5, 2015 |

By Tricia Thomas

Canoe racing season is approaching. Pullers, or paddlers, have begun to focus on their vigorous training regimes. They can be seen daily, often in early mornings or at the end of the longer days of Spring, training … Read More

Leah called to the bar

April 5, 2015 |

A posting on Twitter said it all. “Leah, official call to the bar! #Represent #XwelmexwSleney”

That was Leah George-Wilson’s way of announcing that she is now, officially, a practicing lawyer in BC. The call to the bar was a final … Read More

Galligos is Slovenia bound with his totem

April 5, 2015 |

When Craig Galligos of Sliammon was working on the totem for Powell River’s Kathaumixw choral festival last summer, travel plans were in the back of his mind.

That’s because he was going to accompany the pole when it was delivered … Read More

Carleen runs for NDP

April 5, 2015 |

Politics goes Coast Salish

Bill Yoachim of Snuneymuxw was elected to Nanaimo city council last year. At the same time, Natasha Bob of Snaw-naw-as was elected to her area’s school board.

Now others with connections to Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council … Read More

Want wildlife? Head to Bute

April 5, 2015 |

Homalco Wildlife Tours is expanding from its popular ‘Bears of Bute’ excursions in late summer to a spring and summer program.

“We are expanding our very successful wildlife tours into the summer focusing on cultural tours” said Shawn O’Connor, the … Read More

Winners reading Elsie’s book

April 5, 2015 |

Eleven readers of the Salish Sea Sentinel are reading the words of Elsie Paul this month.

They were winners in a contest in the February issue. Their prize was a copy of Elsie’s book Written As I Remember It: Teachings … Read More

Just Who Are The Terrorists?

April 5, 2015 |

As if we hadn’t enough to worry about, Bill C-51 comes along to complicate things.

The fact that over 80 per cent of Canadians largely supports the government’s new anti-terrorist bill makes the legislation even more disturbing. And it makes … Read More