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Salish Sea Sentinel | July 18, 2018

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CULTURE

‘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

The Elder Project: Agnes Padilla

June 27, 2018 |

By Beatrix Taylor, Ladysmith Secondary School Students in the Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district recently interviewed Vancouver Island elders and wrote poems about their lives for two recently released poetry books. The initiative was part of The Elder Project, an effort started … 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 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

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