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Salish Sea Sentinel | October 18, 2017

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Plant medicine

June 29, 2017 |

Story and photos by Tricia Thomas

Traditional medicine is being sought after by more people who are choosing not to use pharmaceuticals for maintaining good health. Many of us have developed a reliance on Western medicine; however, we are learning … Read More

New cultural tour begins at Homalco

June 29, 2017 |

Cascading waterfalls, glacier-fed teal ocean water and mountain ranges for miles. This is the home of the Homalco people, known to some as Orford Bay, located about two hours by boat from Campbell River.

This year Homalco has partnered with … Read More

‘We are thinking about our kids’: UVic symposium visits T’Sou-ke

May 30, 2017 |

Guests visited T’Sou-ke Nation on May 5 to learn about the community’s forward- thinking ways as part of an ethnoecology symposium at the University of Victoria.

The four-day event was led by Indigenous plant and land use expert Nancy Turner.

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Tsleil-Waututh holds water blessing ceremony on Mother’s Day

May 30, 2017 |

Photos and story by Cara McKenna

Tsleil-Waututh Nation and allies celebrated Mother’s Day by honouring the one who has nourished, protected and housed all of us for millennia – Mother Earth.

The community held a water blessing ceremony at Whey-ah-Wichen … Read More

‘Salish Class’ ferries will soon sail B.C. waters

May 30, 2017 |

All three of BC Ferries’ new Coast Salish-adorned vessels will soon begin service for all to see, but Stz’uminus artist John Marston got to take a sneak peek of his work.

Marston created a design for the Salish Eagle, and … Read More

Talking trees: Coast Salish cultural tours begin in Squamish

May 30, 2017 |

Standing in front of a picturesque view of the Stawamus Chief Mountain high on the alpine, Iris Lewis (Chichitelwet) tells the story of a two-headed sea serpent that left its mark on the cliff face.

A young man from the … Read More

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