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Salish Sea Sentinel | April 26, 2018

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Our youth, our future

March 29, 2018 |

By Edith Moore, NmTC communications liaison

Last August, Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council held its second annual Youth Leadership Gathering in the Tla’amin territory.

Three dozen youth came and learned about drum making, creating traditional art, ceremony and games from their … Read More

Unconditional love for my late stepfather

March 29, 2018 |

Editor’s note: This essay discusses domestic violence and addiction and might be triggering to some. Reader discretion is advised.

Personal essay by lessLIE

Step-parenting and blended families can be a challenge in the best of times. But for contemporary First … Read More

Snuneymuxw med student aims to improve mental healthcare in First Nations

March 29, 2018 |

Story by Cara McKenna Photo courtesy of UBC

At just 24 years old, Darcy Good has accomplished a lot.

Graduating high school early at 16 years old, the Snuneymuxw member has been in university since 2010, and medical school since … Read More

Mr. Bannock: Chef Paul Natrall launches Vancouver’s first Indigenous food truck

March 29, 2018 |

By Michelle Gamage

Chef Paul Natrall of Squamish Nation is bringing fusion Indigenous cuisine to the Lower Mainland with his food truck, Mr. Bannock.

Specializing in bannock and using traditional ingredients like juniper berries and smoked salmon, the business launched … Read More

‘Deep Roots’ radio gives platform to Klahoose voices

March 29, 2018 |

By Cara McKenna

The second season of a community radio show and podcast from Klahoose territory gives a platform to Indigenous voices as it digs deeper into stories from the nation.

Cortes Radio’s Deep Roots program launched its first season … Read More

Haunted on Saysutshun

February 27, 2018 |

Noelani Goodyear-Kaʻōpua is a Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) writer and educator. During a trip to Snuneymuxw territory, she was unsettled to find an apparently violent connection to her people on Saysutshun (Newcastle Island) when she came across Kanaka Bay and … Read More

New B.C. Treaty Commissioner from Tsawwassen

February 27, 2018 |

Tsawwassen Nation Councillor and Legislator Tanya Corbet has been announced as B.C.’s new Treaty Commissioner.

Corbet was elected into the role by chiefs and delegates from the First Nations summit on Feb. 8.

The B.C. Treaty Commission is the organization … Read More

Standing together after ‘grave injustice’ of Colten Bushie case

February 13, 2018 |

People across the country are calling for justice and reform after an unsettling not-guilty verdict in the shooting death of a young Cree man that has laid bare the racism that exists both in and outside of Canada’s court system.

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Snuneymuxw soccer star honoured with ‘stop of interest’ sign

January 29, 2018 |

On Nov 12, 1892, a barrier-breaking Snuneymuxw athlete took part in B.C.’s first soccer game between Indigenous and non-Indigenous players.

One hundred and twenty-five years later, Harry Manson (Xulsimalt) was honoured with the unveiling of a special plaque the field … Read More

Homalco basketry resonates through generations

January 29, 2018 |

Photos and story by Todd Peacey, Homalco Nation

Growing up I never had the chance to meet my mother’s mother— my granny Irene Joseph. She had passed on at an early age in 1957, leaving my mum, myself and three … Read More