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Salish Sea Sentinel | August 19, 2017

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CULTURE

Young songwriters honoured at Stz’uminus

May 30, 2017 |

A group of Stz’uminus Grade 6 students have won a prestigious songwriting contest that meant performing for B.C.’s Lieutenant Governor.

Judith Guichon’s Sing Me A Song program invited amateur musical groups to write and sing an original song for Canada’s … Read More

Beloved former chief remembered through healing garden

May 30, 2017 |

Elder and longtime Snaw-naw-as chief David Bob always took care of his people, whether it was getting the nation’s health centre built or working to revitalize culture.

When he suddenly passed away in January, Bob was making progress on his … Read More

Tla’amin means ‘Our People’

May 30, 2017 |

Edith Moore, NmTC Communications Liason, provides an update after a recent visit to Tla’amin Nation.

Since signing its treaty and burning the Indian Act last spring, Tla’amin held its first General Assembly on May 5. Hegus Clint Williams promised big … Read More

Campbell River preps for Tribal Journeys

May 30, 2017 |

Preparations are underway around the Salish Sea for this summer’s Tribal Journeys, when dozens of paddlers from many nations take their annual weeks-long epic canoe voyage.

In in early May, a group of representatives from Tribal Journeys and participating nations … Read More

A milestone for Tla’amin’s treaty

April 28, 2017 |

Tla’amin celebrated the one-year anniversary of its treaty, which came into effect one year ago, with a community event that included a feast, drummers and presentations from leaders. Last April 5, the community ceremonially burned copies of the Indian Act … Read More

The table tells a tale

April 28, 2017 |

When Darren Blaney received an order for a boardroom table from International Forest Products, he wanted to make sure the piece of furniture was something special. The Homalco artist wanted to tell the story of the origins of the famous … Read More

Ronnie George: Laughing Bear… Smiling Man

April 28, 2017 |

By Mark Kiemele Ronnie was one of my favourite people and one of my favourite carvers.

While he lived at Kulleet Bay, he used to stop by my office at Stz’uminus First Nation to talk and sell his carvings. Lucky … Read More

Small artists, big exhibit

April 28, 2017 |

Most painters struggle for years to get their work shown in a gallery, but some of the youngest artists at Stz’uminus have already had their own art show.

The Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery showed the work of children from Kindergarten to … Read More

Sam Bob: Teaching from the stage

April 28, 2017 |

By Cara McKenna Vancouver-based actor Sam Bob has done a lot in the name of good entertainment.

During his career spanning more than two decades, there have been a lot of high points: he’s acted alongside Anthony Hopkins in the … Read More

Welcoming pole arrives at Ladysmith Secondary School

April 20, 2017 |

Above: A rough cut red cedar is delivered to Ladysmith Secondary on Wednesday, April 19. Photo by Tricia Thomas. 

Students at Ladysmith Secondary School will continue an education about Coast Salish culture with a newly delivered welcoming pole. The red cedar being … Read More