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Salish Sea Sentinel | November 23, 2017

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ENVIRONMENT

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

‘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