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Salish Sea Sentinel | January 18, 2018

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ENVIRONMENT

Tsleil-Waututh science symposium looks at health of Burrard Inlet

November 29, 2017 |

A gathering focusing on a health and restoration of the Burrard Inlet took place for a second time this year as the area faces increased risks from big oil.

Tsleil-Waututh Nation started the Burrard Inlet Science Symposium to compliment work … Read More

Activists ‘not going to be intimidated’ after arrests at Kinder Morgan terminal

November 29, 2017 |

Five activists who are facing charges after disrupting construction at Kinder Morgan’s terminal in Burnaby, B.C., are set to appear in court on Feb. 27.

The group was arrested during a flotilla event on Oct. 28, when hundreds of people … Read More

Renewable energy advocates speak at Tsleil-Waututh’s ‘Yes Agenda Summit’

November 29, 2017 |

Photos and story by Trevor Nault

Tsleil-Waututh Nation may be saying “no” to Kinder Morgan, but officials from the community are turning that narrative on its head to highlight what they’re saying “yes” to: renewable energy.

The community’s anti-pipeline initiative, … Read More

Court hears First Nations’ pipeline challenge

October 28, 2017 |

Photos and story by Cara McKenna

Tsleil-Waututh and other communities fighting the Kinder Morgan pipeline finally had their time in court in October as the Federal Court of Appeal heard their case.

Seven First Nations, two environmental groups and the … Read More

Turning the Tides: Fundraising for Indigenous court cases

October 28, 2017 |

Dozens of people came together in North Vancouver in late September to raise legal money for Indigenous communities who are fighting the Kinder Morgan pipeline in court.

The event called “Turning the Tides” happened in the days before First Nations, … Read More

Six-day journey celebrates wild salmon

October 28, 2017 |

Photos by Murray Bush

Wild salmon have been of immense importance to Indigenous people in B.C. since time immemorial.

But in recent years, many communities have noticed wild salmon stocks declining, prompting new concerns about what’s causing the low numbers … Read More

Preparing for climate change

September 29, 2017 |

By Edith Moore, NmTC Communications Liaison

On the tip of everyone’s tongue these days is the term “climate change” and I have to be honest: I was the person with my head in the sand on this issue. But now … Read More

Kinder Morgan fight reaches crucial moment

September 29, 2017 |

Story and photos by Cara McKenna

Hundreds of people opposed Kinder Morgan with renewed vigour on Sept. 9 as B.C.’s new NDP government has promised to do “whatever it takes” to stop the pipeline and support Indigenous rights.

First Nations … Read More

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