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Salish Sea Sentinel | July 17, 2018

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Snuneymuxw to vote on specific claim

February 27, 2015 |

Members of Snuneymuxw First Nation will be voting in the near future on a proposed settlement of a long-standing specific claim.

The nation’s council unanimously decided in early February to put an offer from the Government of Canada before community … Read More

Walking for stolen sisters

February 27, 2015 |

Walks in memory and honour of missing and murdered Indigenous women took place across Canada in mid-February. And on Valentine’s Day, people gathered in Nanaimo for a sobering and quiet demonstration for justice and awareness in a march from Vancouver … Read More

Snuneymuxw Raises Hands in Pride

February 27, 2015 |

by Tricia Thomas

A celebration was held at Snuneymuxw First Nation longhouse recently to honour one of the community’s leaders.

Tributes were paid to Sqwulutsutun Bill Yoachim in the blanketing ceremony not only for his election last November to the … Read More

Snaw-naw-as takes another step towards sovereignty

February 5, 2015 |

by Tricia Thomas

More than three years after Snaw-naw-as members first voted in favour of a new community land code policy, the First Nation on Nanoose Bay north of Nanaimo is finally able to take control of their reserve’s resources … Read More

Homalco leaders envision BRIGHT future

February 4, 2015 |

by Patricia McDougall

The energy was dynamic and positive at Homalco (Xwemalhkwu) First Nation in early January when the new chief and councillors laid out plans for the next three years.

The visioning workshop focused on setting priorities for the … Read More

Malahat Voters Give Thumbs Up to Code

February 4, 2015 |

Voters overwhelmingly approved the Malahat First Nation land code in ballots cast on Jan. 12.

The vote was 78-10 in favour of the final version of the land code and the agreement between Malahat and the federal government.

“This is … Read More

Tla’amin Treaty Date Draws Near

February 4, 2015 |

by Patricia McDougall

Sliammon First Nation is putting in place a new game plan in the run-up to the Tla’amin Treaty becoming effective in just over one year.

That’s the word from Roy Francis who is the nation’s chief treaty … Read More

Stz’uminus and Ladymith Are Acting Neighbourly

February 4, 2015 |

Some of our nations have little or no formal relationships with their neighbouring municipalities or regional districts. And sometimes relations can get downright ornery when it comes to service agreements and other matters. Not so with Stz’uminus First Nation and … Read More

Explore Self-Governance

December 13, 2014 |

Exploring self-government is the theme of a Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council workshop series that starts in March.

The first of the two-part series – A Vision for Self-Governance – starts March 3rd and 4th at the Coast Bastion Hotel in Nanaimo.

Best practices and … Read More

Election Wins Bridge Gap Between Communities

December 12, 2014 |

Three people from Naut’sa mast Tribal Council nations scored victories in recent elections in BC.

Bill Yoachim of Snuneymuxw gained the second highest number of votes for Nanaimo City council while Natasha Bob of Snaw-naw-as and Rhiannon Bennett who lives … Read More