Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image

Salish Sea Sentinel | March 20, 2018

Scroll to top



A tree that speaks the history of Klahoose Nation

December 14, 2014 | 1

The main reason for the trip to Squirrel Cove on Cortes Island during the week before Christmas was to see the Klahoose First Nation sawmill in operation and to talk about the nation’s large-scale forestry work on Cortes and in … Read More


December 10, 2014 |

Photos by Todd Peacey of Homalco First Nation

HOMALCO FIRST NATION ‘BEARS OF BUTE’ TOURS had a record year in 2014.

Tourists from around the world visited the viewing sites on the Orford River in Bute Inlet. Among notable recent … Read More

Cross-border treaty challenges pipeline

October 4, 2014 |

A new international treaty effectively makes Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project illegal by Coast Salish law.

The International Treaty to Protect the Salish Sea was signed by 11 North American aboriginal leaders during a two-day gathering at Tsleil-Waututh First … Read More

Digital Mapping

October 4, 2014 |


During a four-day Indigenous mapping workshop at the University of Victoria, representatives from over 100 aboriginal organizations shared stories and ideas about using Google technology in their territories. Combining old and new knowledge, … Read More

Geoduck battle moves to court for Stz’uminus

September 11, 2014 |

The Underwater Harvesters Association has thrown down the gauntlet amidst the Stz’uminus First Nation’s ongoing struggle for rights to a valuable geoduck fishery adjacent to its reserve land.

The UHA has taken legal action, claiming its commercial fishing boats were … Read More

Preserve AND Protect

September 11, 2014 |

Leaders from both sides of the border signed on to protect the Salish Sea when the Coast Salish Gathering was held at Cowichan in January, 2007. They all put their signatures on a large painted deer hide.One year later, when … Read More

Protecting who we are

September 11, 2014 |

A Coast Salish treaty is being drafted in light of recent government decisions around fossil fuel development.

The agreement, sparked when the federal government conditionally approved the Enbridge pipeline expansion, will be put forward to protect the land and recognize cultural … Read More

‘You’re next!’ Mount Polley chiefs warn

September 11, 2014 |

Caution given at Tsleil-Waututh Salish Sea Summer Gathering

Leaders from First Nations near the Mount Polley tailings dam breach took to the stage at the third annual Salish Sea Summer Gathering to give a somber warning: You’re next. The third … Read More

Spring arrives early at T’Sou-ke

January 29, 2014 |

The first day of spring may be weeks away for most of us, but at Ladybug Garden & Greenhouse at T’Sou-ke First Nation, there are definite signs of a new season.

Christine George, who is the nation’s administration receptionist, also … Read More

Ancient discoveries

January 29, 2014 |

The following article is from the March 2005 edition of Klahowya.

When construction began on Stz’uminus First Nation’s sewage works in 2003, no one realized that history would be in the making.

As excavation began around the site of a … Read More