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Salish Sea Sentinel | October 18, 2017

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ENVIRONMENT

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

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

Tsleil-Waututh targets potential Kinder Morgan investors with new campaign

May 29, 2017 |

Above: Canoeists paddle near the Kinder Morgan terminal for a water ceremony on May 14.

By Cara McKenna

Tsleil-Waututh Nation is warning potential investors about legal and political risks associated with Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion before shares … Read More

Standing Rock leader to B.C.: ‘now is the time to change the world’

April 28, 2017 |

When LaDonna Brave Bull Allard founded the first resistance camp against the Dakota Access pipeline last year, she never imagined it would grow into the massive movement that it did.

She was only trying to protect her son’s grave from … Read More

Working together to address climate change

April 28, 2017 |

An update from Christine Callihoo of Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council’s climate change ‘HUB’:

The Naut’sa mawt Climate Change Leadership Initiative (the ‘HUB’) is developing nicely. The federal government has allocated $24.70 million over five years to identify and address climate … Read More

Spring cleaning at Homalco

April 28, 2017 |

Students from Seycove Secondary School in North Vancouver visited Homalco during the first weekend in April. The youth learned about Homalco culture and community, and worked together to clean up the community. The hard-working group power-washed buildings, picked up garbage, … Read More

‘It’s a scandal:’ activists highlight Kinder Morgan tank farm risks

April 28, 2017 |

By Cara McKenna

Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion has drawn attention for its potential impacts around the environment, climate change and Indigenous rights.

But Andrew Larigakis of the climate action group 350Vancouver says one important risk has gone under … Read More

Hub introduced at Tulalip event

March 28, 2017 |

Gathering delegates heard about the climate change Hub created by leaders of Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council.

“There are a lot of people interested in working with the Coast Salish nations,” Christine Callihoo said, mentioning federal and municipal governments. “We’re trying … Read More

Power to the people continues at T’Sou-ke

March 28, 2017 |

T’Sou-ke Nation’s special projects manager Andrew Moore highlighted the success of the community’s solar program at an annual Energy Connections conference in Vancouver on March 4.

Moore sat on a panel with several other experts who shared their solar and … Read More