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Salish Sea Sentinel | October 17, 2017

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ENVIRONMENT

Communications is power at T’Sou-ke

March 28, 2017 |

Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council is committed to assist its members in preparing for the future while networking with leaders from other nations. That’s why more than 30 delegates attended two days of workshops about energy and food security that were … Read More

Those who stopped Enbridge stand with KM pipeline foes

March 28, 2017 |

By Cara McKenna

Indigenous people who successfully fought against Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline are sharing their advice and support with those trying to stop Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project to the Lower Mainland.

About 300 people gathered in … Read More

First Squirrel Cove geoduck harvest ‘groundbreaking’

February 27, 2017 |

The headlines in the newsletter that went out to the community in early January was set in bold type:

Klahoose Shellfish Limited Partnership (KSLP) is proud to announce that there will be a harvest on our geoduck tenure just outside … Read More

Court actions loom for pipeline project

February 27, 2017 |

The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion proposal may have received the thumbs-up from Canada and BC, but opponents are still hoping a court decision might stop the $6.8 billion project in its tracks.

By an 8-2 vote on Feb. 22, Vancouver … Read More

Shhh… the orcas are listening

February 27, 2017 |

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is aiming to reduce ship noise that’s harming endangered killer whales (orcas) by using sound-quieting machines, in an initiative it hopes to expand across the country.

Port researchers have been studying noise reduction for several … Read More

It may still be winter, but it’s time to think farming

January 27, 2017 |

Registration is open until Feb. 15 for students in a new season of growing at the Tsawwassen First Nation Farm School.

It is a unique collaboration between the First Nation and the Institute for Sustainable Food Systems at Kwantlen Polytechnic … Read More

Park plan rejected, but options exist

January 27, 2017 |

A request from Snaw-naw-as First Nation leaders to have part of their unceded territory turned into a national park has been rejected by the land’s legal owners.

The chief and council had requested to have a section of Nanoose Bay … Read More

VIU offers plant study from two viewpoints

January 27, 2017 |

A traditional knowledge keeper and a biology professor have joined forces to teach two different ways of learning and knowing science at Vancouver Island University’s Cowichan campus.

Exploring plants and the environment from both Indigenous and Western viewpoints will be … Read More

Pipeline or pipedream? Questions remain as BC election draws near

January 27, 2017 |

By Cara McKenna

The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, now approved by Canada and BC, has Indigenous leaders, local governments and environmentalists threatening to fight the project to the bitter end.

Kinder Morgan’s $6.8 billion expansion of the pipeline will nearly … Read More

Leaders at the ‘Hub’ of climate change preparation

January 27, 2017 |

Climate change is becoming a priority for all communities around the Salish Sea. The board of directors of Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council recently backed the creation of a climate change leadership Hub.

The initiative will investigate ways of reducing the … Read More