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Salish Sea Sentinel | September 24, 2018

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Snuneymuxw artist honoured for saving traditional style

April 27, 2018 |

By Julie Chadwick

When Coast Salish artist and carver William Good first started out, there weren’t many other Snuneymuxw artists creating in their own traditional style.

“We did a lot of artwork but it wasn’t really our artwork, our own … Read More

Weekly program empowers girls at Malahat Nation

April 27, 2018 |

By Cara McKenna

A weekly group at Malahat Nation is empowering girls ages eight to 14 through culture, critical thinking, food and feminism.

The program called Circles of Care-Circles of Courage has been running each Thursday at Malahat for nearly … Read More

Maintaining our rivers

April 27, 2018 |

By Celestine Aleck (Sahiltiniye), Snuneymuxw First Nation

Before colonization, we as Coast Salish people always took care of our own territory. We did this to give back to Mother Earth, who has always taken care of us. In our village … Read More

Revitalizing sharing, gifting and trading

April 27, 2018 |

By Andrew Bak, Tsawwassen First Nation

Coast Salish people had always been wealthy.

From time out of mind, our ancestors lived in the big houses, which were strategically located within our territories; close to the waters which gave us sustenance, … Read More

Homalco members visit historic masks

April 27, 2018 |

Photos and story by Todd Peacey, Homalco First Nation

In 2010, I discovered some Homalco First Nation-carved masks—said to be the oldest known existing masks from our community—were being housed at the Royal B.C. Museum in Victoria. The masks are … Read More

‘Deep Roots’ radio gives platform to Klahoose voices

March 29, 2018 |

By Cara McKenna

The second season of a community radio show and podcast from Klahoose territory gives a platform to Indigenous voices as it digs deeper into stories from the nation.

Cortes Radio’s Deep Roots program launched its first season … Read More

Kwantlen guides teach through Salish stories

March 29, 2018 |

Standing in front of a blazing fire, Kwantlen Nation storyteller Fern Gabriel (Sesmelot) shared the story of how salmon came to her people with about two dozen guests at what’s now known as the Fort Langley Historical Site.

The story … Read More

Stz’uminus-carved ‘Salish Wind’ canoe acknowledges shared history

March 29, 2018 |

The Stz’uminus-carved Salish Wind canoe was dedicated during an event for Heritage Week where members of the nation came together with representatives from the Town of Ladysmith to recognize their shared history.

The red cedar canoe was built by Stz’uminus … 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

Investing in culture: Homalco chief envisions bright future for youth

February 27, 2018 |

By Cara McKenna

Homalco Chief Darren Blaney has a vision to help the next generation to have a strong cultural understanding, thriving resources and big dreams.

The recently elected leader ran on a campaign of investing in youth and reconnecting … Read More