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Salish Sea Sentinel | August 14, 2018

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New B.C. Treaty Commissioner from Homalco

July 31, 2018 |

A former Homalco chief has been chosen as Canada’s new B.C. Treaty Commissioner.

MaryAnn Enevoldsen was appointed to serve a two-year term on May 3.

Enevoldsen has been a member of Homalco’s treaty team since 2007, and was the lead … Read More

Homalco woman expert witness in MMIWG hearings

July 31, 2018 |

Homalco member Fay Blaney has been travelling across Canada to give expert testimony in ongoing hearings for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

The inquiry held four multi-day hearings in May and June that focused … Read More

Coast Salish names given to two Vancouver plazas

July 31, 2018 |

Photo courtesy of City of Vancouver

Two popular downtown Vancouver plazas have new Coast Salish names after a ceremony led by Stz’uminus Elder Ray Harris on June 18.

The former Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza is now called šxʷƛ̓exən Xwtl’a7shn and … Read More

Homalco takes steps to address housing

June 27, 2018 |

Homalco’s leadership is making strides in improving housing in their community.

Recently, a Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council team was invited to work with Homalco administration to host a community meeting about housing. During the meeting, we looked at the nation’s … Read More

Coast Salish leaders seek Vancouver mayor, council spots

June 27, 2018 |

Two Coast Salish leaders are throwing their hats into municipal politics as the City of Vancouver is set to elect a new mayor and council later this year.

Hereditary Squamish Chief Ian Campbell has been announced as Vision Vancouver’s mayoral … Read More

Ten-year anniversary of PM’s residential school apology marked with book release

June 27, 2018 |

On June 11, 2008, then-prime minister Stephen Harper gave an apology in the House of Commons for the government-funded residential school system and its lasting harmful legacy.

On June 11 of this year, about two dozen people gathered at the … Read More

‘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