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Salish Sea Sentinel | August 19, 2017

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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

Artwork revealed for Salish class ferries

February 27, 2017 |

The artwork for the last of three Salish Class vessels commissioned by BC Ferries has been revealed.

Musqueam artist Thomas Cannell’s work for the Salish Raven was revealed at the nation’s cultural centre on Feb. 9. All three new ferries … Read More

Aboriginal ice tourney on the Island this spring

January 27, 2017 |

About 450 players, coaches and team staff will be coming to Cowichan for the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships from May 1-6.

The tourney features elite midget-age male and female Aboriginal hockey players from across Canada to compete and celebrate cultural … 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

Health at the heart of renewed accord

January 27, 2017 |

A renewed Vancouver Island partnership accord – focused on better health services and outcomes for First Nations families – was signed in December.

Chiefs, elders and community members from nations joined representatives from First Nations Health Authority (FNHA), Island Health … Read More