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Salish Sea Sentinel | April 26, 2018

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BUSINESS

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

Ay Lelum brings Coast Salish culture to Vancouver Fashion Week

March 29, 2018 |

By Cara McKenna

The Snuneymuxw family-run fashion house Ay Lelum showcased their work at Vancouver Fashion Week with a collection that was all about transformation and honouring matriarchs. Featuring original music and designs, Ay Lelum’s Fall/Winter 18 collection displayed the … Read More

New $5.2 million development at T’Sou-ke

January 29, 2018 |

T’Sou-ke Nation is set to soon begin construction on a new $5.2 million development project.

Victoria News reported that T’Sou-ke began clearing a site in December for a new Tim Hortons, Petro-Canada gas station and convenience store.

Construction is planned … Read More

Young leaders teach businesspeople how to partner with First Nations

November 29, 2017 |

Businesspeople from across Vancouver Island learned about the basics of partnering with First Nations during a special event in Snuneymuxw territory on Oct. 25.

A panel discussion on Indigenous business and economic development took place during the 11th annual State … Read More

Budding entrepreneurs get prepared at business ‘boot camp’

September 29, 2017 |

Up-and-coming Coast Salish entrepreneurs learned some tips about what it takes to start a business during a weekend training session in late August.

Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council’s event in Tsawwassen saw about a dozen people sit in on sessions with … Read More

Touring Tsawwassen Mills

June 29, 2017 |

A group of people from various Coast Salish nations on Vancouver Island toured Tsawwassen nation’s newly opened mall on May 25.

The leaders toured Tsawwassen Mills after a Naut’sa mawt Board of Directors’ meeting nearby. The event was led by … Read More

Stz’uminus celebrates growth with new businesses at Oyster Bay

June 29, 2017 |

By Cara McKenna

A year after starting construction on the Oyster Bay community, Stz’uminus held a celebration to mark the opening of new businesses on the site.

On June 1, several dozen of the nation’s business partners, community members and … Read More

Wave energy has huge potential for B.C. says report

May 30, 2017 |

By Cara McKenna

New groundwork has been laid and now is the time for coastal First Nations to harness wave energy from B.C. waters, says a recent report.

Researchers from the University of Victoria have spent years building a database … Read More

‘Salish Class’ ferries will soon sail B.C. waters

May 30, 2017 |

All three of BC Ferries’ new Coast Salish-adorned vessels will soon begin service for all to see, but Stz’uminus artist John Marston got to take a sneak peek of his work.

Marston created a design for the Salish Eagle, and … Read More

Tsleil-Waututh targets potential Kinder Morgan investors with new campaign

May 29, 2017 |

Above: Canoeists paddle near the Kinder Morgan terminal for a water ceremony on May 14.

By Cara McKenna

Tsleil-Waututh Nation is warning potential investors about legal and political risks associated with Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion before shares … Read More