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Salish Sea Sentinel | November 23, 2017

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NmTC awarded events contract for MMIWG inquiry

October 28, 2017 |

Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council has been awarded a $2.6 million contract by Canada to handle the logistics for the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

The tribal council’s events department will use the majority of that … Read More

Court hears First Nations’ pipeline challenge

October 28, 2017 |

Photos and story by Cara McKenna

Tsleil-Waututh and other communities fighting the Kinder Morgan pipeline finally had their time in court in October as the Federal Court of Appeal heard their case.

Seven First Nations, two environmental groups and the … Read More

Sisters in Spirit: MMIWG remembered during annual vigil

October 28, 2017 |

An annual vigil to honour the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls this year came in the midst of Canada’s long-awaited national inquiry into the problem.

Several people who attended the Sisters in Spirit vigil on Vancouver’s … Read More

Turning the Tides: Fundraising for Indigenous court cases

October 28, 2017 |

Dozens of people came together in North Vancouver in late September to raise legal money for Indigenous communities who are fighting the Kinder Morgan pipeline in court.

The event called “Turning the Tides” happened in the days before First Nations, … Read More

Meeting in Klahoose

October 28, 2017 |

By Edith Moore, NmTC Communications Liason

Our Board of Directors meet every couple of months and are dedicated to making sure that the staff of the Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council are on target.

On September 21,, the Klahoose Nation hosted … Read More

Snuneymuxw, Canada reach agreement on 79 Acre Reserve claim

October 28, 2017 |

Snuneymuxw and Canada have signed a $49 million agreement that could help the nation to expand its crowded reserve lands and house more of its members.

After many years of work, the community has settled a specific claim for the … Read More

New chief for Homalco

October 28, 2017 |

Homalco First Nation has a new chief after the band held elections on Oct. 23.

Darren Blaney was running against incumbent chief Mary Ann Enevoldsen.

Blaney was running on a platform of financial accountability as well as supporting youth, elders, … Read More

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.

First 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