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Salish Sea Sentinel | May 21, 2018

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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

What’s next for Snuneymuxw soccer legacy?

January 29, 2018 |

Submitted by Robert Janning

My heart was filled with hope and joy when I found myself gathered in the park, celebrating a very special historic moment, on a chilly December morning.

Not only did we honour the past by formally … Read More

Multimillion dollar pilot program ‘life changing’ for Indigenous students

January 29, 2018 |

By Tessa Vikander

Emmy Manson supports 15 Indigenous scholarship recipients at Vancouver Island University, a job that ties her to her phone as she constantly checks in with her students via text messages and social media.

Manson works about 70 … Read More

Remembering Leonard George: hundreds gather for beloved elder’s funeral

December 10, 2017 |

Hundreds of people gathered to remember Tsleil-Waututh Elder Leonard George on Saturday during a service at the nation’s cultural centre.

The renowned spiritual leader and former elected chief died on Dec. 6. He was 71 years old.

On Dec. 9, … Read More

Breaking the intergenerational cycle

November 29, 2017 |

Personal essay by lessLIE

Editor’s note: This essay contains personal stories involving addiction and abuse and might be triggering to some. Reader discretion is advised.

Being a great parent in any era of humanity has probably always been a challenging  … Read More

Carving out a life: Richard “Tomahawk” Thomas on his unique style

October 28, 2017 |

By Cara McKenna

While many artists learn traditional styles through years of mentorship, Snuneymuxw carver Richard Thomas never really had teachers.

His artwork is largely personal rather than traditional, and his striking pieces are informed by his life experiences and … Read More