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Salish Sea Sentinel | September 20, 2017

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Halalt kids learn about sea life

June 29, 2017 |

Children learned about the ocean by looking at artifacts and live animals that were brought to the community by the Vancouver Aquarium on May 28.

– Photos by Tricia Thomas

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‘We have so much to lose’: working together on oil spill response

June 29, 2017 |

Coast Salish leaders from Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council member nations see an opportunity to form an oil spill response task force in light of increasing risks to the coast.

And according to retired Canadian Coast Guard superintendent Don Rodden – … Read More

‘I will die for this land’: Kinder Morgan opposition ramps up

June 29, 2017 |

Photos and story by Cara McKenna

When it comes to the Kinder Morgan pipeline, “There’s one thing that the government and all its representatives forgot,” said Musqueam activist Audrey Siegl, speaking to a crowd of hundreds. “That we come from … Read More

New Halalt garden will promote health

June 29, 2017 |

By Edith Moore, NmTC Communications Liason

H’ulh’etun Health Society along with the Heart and Stroke Foundation have devised a plan to integrate a new garden into the Halalt community.

The garden will promote communal activities of harvesting, distribution and preparing … Read More

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

‘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

Vancouver firm working to give Indigenous law traction

May 30, 2017 |

By Cara McKenna

The Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion is illegal under Tsleil-Waututh—and other nations’—unextinguished traditional laws.

But the project has gone forward regardless because First Nations’ pre-colonial laws often don’t get recognized by governments and courts in broader society.

Now, … Read More

Wave energy has huge potential for B.C. says report

May 30, 2017 |

By Cara McKenna

New groundwork has been laid and now is the time for coastal First Nations to harness wave energy from B.C. waters, says a recent report.

Researchers from the University of Victoria have spent years building a database … 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