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Salish Sea Sentinel | June 24, 2018

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Tsawwassen First Nation Grows up…and Down

February 4, 2015 |

Travellers on Hwy 17 going to or from BC Ferries have been watching the massive retail developments being built on Tsawwassen First Nation treaty lands.

But just north of the two new malls, scheduled to open in 2016, another sort … Read More

Tla’amin Treaty Date Draws Near

February 4, 2015 |

by Patricia McDougall

Sliammon First Nation is putting in place a new game plan in the run-up to the Tla’amin Treaty becoming effective in just over one year.

That’s the word from Roy Francis who is the nation’s chief treaty … Read More

Traditional Cleansing Customs

February 4, 2015 |

Photos and story by Tricia Thomas

Traditional cleansing customs have existed throughout time, in virtually all cultures around the world. Along with medicinal herbs and rituals, bathing practices often play a role in spiritual, emotional and physical healing. They may … Read More

Stz’uminus and Ladymith Are Acting Neighbourly

February 4, 2015 |

Some of our nations have little or no formal relationships with their neighbouring municipalities or regional districts. And sometimes relations can get downright ornery when it comes to service agreements and other matters. Not so with Stz’uminus First Nation and … Read More

Homalco Rocks For Its Youth

February 4, 2015 |

Things were rockin’ in the Homalco First Nation community centre when famed guitarist George Leach played for a concert/dance supported by two local musicians.

Leach, from Sťáťimc (Lillooet), won a Juno award for the Aboriginal album of the year in … Read More

A powerful journey on rough seas

December 14, 2014 |

Snuneymuxw elder Gary Manson – Xulsimalt – has had some rough times on the ocean as a regular participant of Tribal Journeys.

In eight years of taking part in the event, he has been in a canoe that flipped in … Read More

A tree that speaks the history of Klahoose Nation

December 14, 2014 | 1

The main reason for the trip to Squirrel Cove on Cortes Island during the week before Christmas was to see the Klahoose First Nation sawmill in operation and to talk about the nation’s large-scale forestry work on Cortes and in … Read More

Kw’umut Lelum Moves to Full Delegation

December 13, 2014 |

Kwumut Lelum Child and Family Services is now a ‘first call’ agency, providing child and family services to nine First Nations from Malahat to Qualicum.

After 18 years, the new provincial authority gives Kwumut Lelum the mandate to provide full … Read More

Community Planning Update

December 13, 2014 |

Three NmTC nations have received comprehensive community planning (CCP) funding from Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada.

Two nations will be updating their current CCPs and another will be initiating its plan.

NmTC’s community planning advisor Bronwen Geddes assisted with … Read More

Heron Artist Honoured

December 13, 2014 |

Lawrence Mitchell of Snaw-naw-as blanketed Mark Gauti, of T’Sou-ke First Nation, during the NmTC directors’ meeting in Nanaimo in mid-November.

The ceremony took place in honour of Gauti’s creation of the Great Blue heron design that was adopted as the … Read More