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Salish Sea Sentinel | August 14, 2018

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CULTURE

Klah ah men: Tla’amin site renamed on Indigenous Peoples Day

July 31, 2018 |

Story by Cara McKenna with files submitted by Hɛhɛwšɩn Photos by Phil Russell

Tla’amin has officially reclaimed the traditional name for part of its territory after a special event held on National Indigenous Peoples Day.

Lund, B.C., was given back … Read More

Snuneymuxw posts unveiled at important village site

July 31, 2018 |

A pair of house posts has been unveiled at Snuneymuxw’s original village site St’litlup.

The five-metre-tall red cedar poles give a prominent visual representation of the nation at the significant site that’s now widely known as Departure Bay Beach.

The … Read More

Pulling Together: Gift of ‘Equality Song’ unites canoe families

July 31, 2018 |

Participants in this year’s Pulling Together Canoe Journey wrapped up with the gift of a new song that will bring people together for years to come.

Pulling Together 2018 took place from July 3 to 11, and involved 15 canoe … Read More

Coast Salish names given to two Vancouver plazas

July 31, 2018 |

Photo courtesy of City of Vancouver

Two popular downtown Vancouver plazas have new Coast Salish names after a ceremony led by Stz’uminus Elder Ray Harris on June 18.

The former Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza is now called šxʷƛ̓exən Xwtl’a7shn and … Read More

Coast Salish Stories: Loon Story

July 31, 2018 |

By Celestine Aleck (Sahiltiniye) of Snuneymuxw First Nation

I had heard this story through Mel Good back in the day when I used to carve. I had learned that a carving would sell faster if you told a story, so … Read More

Elders Gathering 2018: Annual event held in Cowichan territory

July 20, 2018 |

Photos by Todd Peacey

Elders from across B.C. came together in Cowichan territory for a yearly event that celebrates their knowledge, teachings and resiliency.

The 42nd annual B.C. Elders Gathering took place from July 10 to 12 with the theme ‘I … Read More

‘You’re pushing us forward’: Water ceremony held at Tsleil-Waututh

July 15, 2018 |

Above: Tsleil-Waututh Elder Amy George, left, and Protect the Inlet leader Will George (Swaysən) sat in the lead canoe during a water ceremony on July 14.

By Cara McKenna

More than 100 people in four canoes and 70 kayaks joined … Read More

Awaken the Canoes: Pullers prepare for summer journeys at Klahoose

June 27, 2018 |

By Cara McKenna Photos by Cara McKenna and Kyle Charlie

Jodi Simkin was the director of Tribal Journeys last year when a U.S. canoe went down in Nanoose, ejecting pullers into the cold and tumultuous ocean water.

A dramatic video … Read More

Klahoose begins global search for missing ancestors

June 27, 2018 |

Klahoose is now in the process of searching for ancestral remains from around the world after receiving a 12-month grant to assist their repatriation efforts.

Work officially began this Spring after the nation received funding assistance from the federal Museum … Read More

Susan Point honoured with 2018 Audain Prize

June 27, 2018 |

Musqueam artist Susan Point has been honoured with a lifetime achievement award for her ongoing impact and influence on contemporary Coast Salish art.

Point was presented with the 2018 Audain Prize for Lifetime Achievement in the Visual Arts during an … Read More