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Salish Sea Sentinel | July 18, 2018

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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

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