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Salish Sea Sentinel | October 18, 2017

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Kinder Morgan fight reaches crucial moment

September 29, 2017 |

Story and photos by Cara McKenna

Hundreds of people opposed Kinder Morgan with renewed vigour on Sept. 9 as B.C.’s new NDP government has promised to do “whatever it takes” to stop the pipeline and support Indigenous rights.

irst Nations … Read More

Walk for reconciliation draws tens of thousands

September 29, 2017 |

Story and photos by Cara McKenna

Standing on a wooden platform, Tsleil-Waututh Elder Amy George spoke to an enormous crowd of people before the Walk for Reconciliation in Vancouver on Sept. 24.

George, a survivor, spoke about a decade she … Read More

Thousands attend B.C. Elders Gathering

July 29, 2017 |

Photos by Todd Peacey

About 5,000 elders from all corners of British Columbia travelled to Campbell River to attend this year’s B.C. Elders Gathering.

The 41st annual gathering took place from June 11 to 13 at the Strathcona Gardens Recreation … Read More

Work begins on Canada’s Indigenous Languages Act

July 29, 2017 |

By Cara McKenna

On June 15, Canada announced it will work on a law to preserve, protect and revitalize Indigenous languages, with goals to complete it by 2018.

Federal ministers say the Indigenous Languages Act will be created collaboratively with … Read More

TRC calls to action cover walls of new exhibit

June 29, 2017 |

By Tessa Vikander

The recently opened WE CALL exhibit is loud, and not just because its text murals span two large walls from floor to ceiling.

Behind the scenes of the display at Simon Fraser University’s Teck Gallery, a community … Read More

A new way forward for Klahoose

May 30, 2017 |

By Chief Kevin Peacey

Kevin Peacey was elected as the new chief of Klahoose First Nation in April after serving four years on council. His priorities for the nation include job creation, connecting the community and accountability.

I would like … Read More

Vancouver firm working to give Indigenous law traction

May 30, 2017 |

By Cara McKenna

The Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion is illegal under Tsleil-Waututh—and other nations’—unextinguished traditional laws.

But the project has gone forward regardless because First Nations’ pre-colonial laws often don’t get recognized by governments and courts in broader society.

Now, … Read More

Tsleil-Waututh targets potential Kinder Morgan investors with new campaign

May 29, 2017 |

Above: Canoeists paddle near the Kinder Morgan terminal for a water ceremony on May 14.

By Cara McKenna

Tsleil-Waututh Nation is warning potential investors about legal and political risks associated with Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion before shares … Read More

Standing Rock leader to B.C.: ‘now is the time to change the world’

April 28, 2017 |

When LaDonna Brave Bull Allard founded the first resistance camp against the Dakota Access pipeline last year, she never imagined it would grow into the massive movement that it did.

She was only trying to protect her son’s grave from … Read More

A milestone for Tla’amin’s treaty

April 28, 2017 |

Tla’amin celebrated the one-year anniversary of its treaty, which came into effect one year ago, with a community event that included a feast, drummers and presentations from leaders. Last April 5, the community ceremonially burned copies of the Indian Act … Read More