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Salish Sea Sentinel | July 18, 2018

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Homalco leaders envision BRIGHT future

February 4, 2015 |

by Patricia McDougall

The energy was dynamic and positive at Homalco (Xwemalhkwu) First Nation in early January when the new chief and councillors laid out plans for the next three years.

The visioning workshop focused on setting priorities for the … Read More

Malahat Voters Give Thumbs Up to Code

February 4, 2015 |

Voters overwhelmingly approved the Malahat First Nation land code in ballots cast on Jan. 12.

The vote was 78-10 in favour of the final version of the land code and the agreement between Malahat and the federal government.

“This is … Read More

Homalco Rocks For Its Youth

February 4, 2015 |

Things were rockin’ in the Homalco First Nation community centre when famed guitarist George Leach played for a concert/dance supported by two local musicians.

Leach, from Sťáťimc (Lillooet), won a Juno award for the Aboriginal album of the year in … Read More

A powerful journey on rough seas

December 14, 2014 |

Snuneymuxw elder Gary Manson – Xulsimalt – has had some rough times on the ocean as a regular participant of Tribal Journeys.

In eight years of taking part in the event, he has been in a canoe that flipped in … Read More

Heron Artist Honoured

December 13, 2014 |

Lawrence Mitchell of Snaw-naw-as blanketed Mark Gauti, of T’Sou-ke First Nation, during the NmTC directors’ meeting in Nanaimo in mid-November.

The ceremony took place in honour of Gauti’s creation of the Great Blue heron design that was adopted as the … Read More

One Heart • One Mind • One Nation

December 12, 2014 |

by Patricia McDougall

Uniting the community was an underlying theme when the Tla’amin open house was held at the Salish Centre in Sliammon in mid-November.

The Salish Center was full of information booths for the nation’s members to see what … Read More

Changing the Face of Housing on Reserves

December 12, 2014 |

by Patricia McDougall

The Housing Policy Toolkit, launched earlier this year by Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council (NmTC), has been experiencing a stellar rollout across Canada.

There have been more than 40 requests for access to the Toolkit, from First Nations … Read More

Election Wins Bridge Gap Between Communities

December 12, 2014 |

Three people from Naut’sa mast Tribal Council nations scored victories in recent elections in BC.

Bill Yoachim of Snuneymuxw gained the second highest number of votes for Nanaimo City council while Natasha Bob of Snaw-naw-as and Rhiannon Bennett who lives … Read More

New Job Feels Like “Coming Home”

December 12, 2014 |

The First Nations Health Authority has chosen Dr. Evan Adams as its chief medical officer following a Canada-wide recruitment effort.

Dr. Adams is the ‘favourite son’ of Sliammon, first gaining fame as one of the stars in the film Smoke … Read More

Two Reporters Join the Sentinel

December 12, 2014 |

Patricia McDougall from Klahoose First Nation and Tricia Thomas from Halalt have joined the staff of The Salish Sea Sentinel.

“Both will be working as reporters and will use their other special skills to enhance the magazine,” said Gary Reith … Read More