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Salish Sea Sentinel | October 18, 2017

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Sam Bob: Teaching from the stage

April 28, 2017 |

By Cara McKenna Vancouver-based actor Sam Bob has done a lot in the name of good entertainment.

During his career spanning more than two decades, there have been a lot of high points: he’s acted alongside Anthony Hopkins in the … Read More

Artist ‘fuses’ his roots in mediums and styles

March 28, 2017 |

By Cara McKenna

Two bright murals are plastered across the side of a new affordable housing building in Vancouver. They are eye-catching, but feature one detail that would likely only be recognized by a select few – Klahoose weavings.

“There’s … 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

Counseling with culture at the core

March 28, 2017 |

Noelle Hanuse is on a quest – to reach out to Indigenous students at Vancouver Island University (VIU) who may not be aware of the counselling services available at the university or might have previously hesitated to access services.

Hanuse, … Read More

New staff at NmTC

March 28, 2017 |

Two new employees have joined the team at Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council (NmTC).

Jaclyn Harris is the new administrative assistant with the NmTC Events company unit of the tribal council. And Andrea Jacobs is the administrative assistant in NmTC’s governance … Read More

Susan Point spindle whorls

March 28, 2017 |

A diverse display of Coast Salish spindle whorls by artist Susan Point is now being shown at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

The career-spanning exhibit features various depictions of the spindle whorl, a circular tool traditionally used to prepare wool for … Read More

A ‘star’ speaks about her hospital experience

March 28, 2017 |

The March edition of the Salish Sea Sentinel featured a new book ‘Medicine Unbundled: A Journey through the Minefields of Indigenous Health Care’. The article contained excerpts including memories of Songhees elder Joan Morris about the Nanaimo Indian Hospital, just … Read More

Nanaimo hospital stories ‘unbundled’ in new book

February 27, 2017 |

Over the years, the Sentinel has heard elders refer to the “Nanaimo TB Hospital” or the “Indian Hospital”. One elder from Snaw-naw-as (Nanoose) nation talked about her joy when a health centre was built overlooking Nanoose Bay because she had … Read More

Louise Harry: A weaver unlike any other

February 27, 2017 |

The legacy of an innovative and unique basket maker—Louise (Francis) Harry—was celebrated in an intimate ceremony at the Museum at Campbell River in early February.

People from Klahoose and Homalco (Xwemahlkwu) nations gathered with friends and neighbours to honour the … Read More

Desiree finds her desire at credit union

February 27, 2017 |

It didn’t take long for Desiree Samuel to decide where she wanted to work when she started hearing about the plans for Stz’uminus First Nation’s Oyster Bay development along the Trans Canada Highway just north of Ladysmith.

“When chief and … Read More