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Salish Sea Sentinel | July 17, 2018

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CULTURE

One Heart • One Mind • One Nation

December 12, 2014 |

by Patricia McDougall

Uniting the community was an underlying theme when the Tla’amin open house was held at the Salish Centre in Sliammon in mid-November.

The Salish Center was full of information booths for the nation’s members to see what … Read More

BEHOLD THE BEARS OF BUTE

December 10, 2014 |

Photos by Todd Peacey of Homalco First Nation

HOMALCO FIRST NATION ‘BEARS OF BUTE’ TOURS had a record year in 2014.

Tourists from around the world visited the viewing sites on the Orford River in Bute Inlet. Among notable recent … Read More

Seafood, especially salmon, on our menus

December 10, 2014 |

The Vancouver Island Traditional Foods Conference is being hosted in late October by the tukʷaaʔatḥ (Toquaht) First Nation in Ucluelet. In 2008, Snuneymuxw First Nation hosted the first of these gatherings. A notable report from that initial conference showed how … Read More

Decades-old knowledge combined with new technology at Klahoose

December 10, 2014 |

An expanded T’oq Kimuq language app and Salishan dictionary will be assets to the next generation.

In 1974, the late Joe Mitchell penned a message to Klahoose members in one of two booklets containing over 2000 words, place names and … Read More

Cross-border treaty challenges pipeline

October 4, 2014 |

A new international treaty effectively makes Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project illegal by Coast Salish law.

The International Treaty to Protect the Salish Sea was signed by 11 North American aboriginal leaders during a two-day gathering at Tsleil-Waututh First … Read More

Digital Mapping

October 4, 2014 |

A POWERFUL RIGHTS AND TITLE TOOL

During a four-day Indigenous mapping workshop at the University of Victoria, representatives from over 100 aboriginal organizations shared stories and ideas about using Google technology in their territories. Combining old and new knowledge, … Read More

Only time will tell if anyone was listening

October 3, 2014 | 1

Many Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council leaders were in the room with colleagues from 202 BC First Nations when they met with the BC premier and her cabinet at the Hotel Vancouver.

Chief James Delorme served as a ‘reporter’ on the … Read More

Malahat youth the focus of November FUNDRAISING gala

October 3, 2014 |

The ‘stars’ will be out again on November 1st as Malahat First Nation holds its second annual gala event at neighbouring Brentwood College in Mill Bay.

Last year’s sold-out event raised more than $100,000 to help build the Kwunew Kwasun … Read More

Preserve AND Protect

September 11, 2014 |

Leaders from both sides of the border signed on to protect the Salish Sea when the Coast Salish Gathering was held at Cowichan in January, 2007. They all put their signatures on a large painted deer hide.One year later, when … Read More

Protecting who we are

September 11, 2014 |

A Coast Salish treaty is being drafted in light of recent government decisions around fossil fuel development.

The agreement, sparked when the federal government conditionally approved the Enbridge pipeline expansion, will be put forward to protect the land and recognize cultural … Read More