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Salish Sea Sentinel | May 22, 2018

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‘Warrior women’ honoured as MMIWG hearings close

April 27, 2018 |

Indigenous women who have worked for decades for their sisters on the Downtown Eastside were gifted coppers at the end of the national MMIWG hearings.

Nearly 100 people signed up to testify during five days of the inquiry’s final scheduled … Read More

‘A wave is coming’

April 27, 2018 |

By Edith Moore, NmTC communications liaison Photos by Todd Peacey in Homalco

“A wave is coming of First Nations controlling their own destinies and running the show.” –Dr. Manley Begay

Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council recently hosted Dr. Manley Begay … Read More

Coast Salish watch house built near Kinder Morgan pipeline

March 29, 2018 |

Photos and story by Cara McKenna

Before Tsleil-Waututh Elder Leonard George passed away in December, he had a vision for his people to build a Coast Salish watch house in their territory near Kinder Morgan’s pipeline route.

On March 10, … 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 chief, council sworn in at Snuneymuxw

February 27, 2018 |

Photos by Todd Peacey

Snuneymuxw’s new chief and council was sworn in during a ceremony at the nation on Feb. 1.

Chief Mike Wyse (Xumtilum) was elected to lead the nation with 311 votes on Dec. 2. He was running … Read More

Tsawwassen Legislature opens for Spring session

February 27, 2018 |

Photos and story by Cara McKenna

The Spring session of the Tsawwassen Legislature is now in session as leadership aims to build on the community’s successes in 2018.

While it is in session, the legislature—consisting of 13 members plus the … 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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Hɛhɛwšɩn, The Way Forward

January 29, 2018 |

By Alex Sutcliffe

This article originally appeared in Tla’amin’s Nehl Motl Newspaper and is reprinted here with permission.

The Hɛhɛwšɩn reconciliation canoe project wrapped up with a huge celebration in Tla’amin. I say ended, but really, it’s just the beginning.

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New year, new Elders Council

January 29, 2018 |

By Edith Moore, NmTC Communications Liason

This year the Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council hosted its Annual General Meeting at the River Rock in Richmond. As it fell during the Christmas season, we combined it with a wonderful Christmas banquet where … Read More