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Salish Sea Sentinel | October 18, 2017

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Working together to address climate change

April 28, 2017 |

An update from Christine Callihoo of Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council’s climate change ‘HUB’:

The Naut’sa mawt Climate Change Leadership Initiative (the ‘HUB’) is developing nicely. The federal government has allocated $24.70 million over five years to identify and address climate … Read More

Snuneymuxw calls for new harbour governance

April 28, 2017 |

Snuneymuxw’s chief and council have voted unanimously to replace the Nanaimo Port Authority and find a new way to run the city’s harbour and marine areas.

The First Nation is the latest to join a growing call to seek out … Read More

Youth speak at ‘Promising Practices’ event

April 28, 2017 |

Indigenous youth who have been in government care shared their experiences with workers in the system during a two-day conference organized by Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council in late March.

The ‘Promising Practices’ event in Vancouver was attended by frontline service … Read More

MMIW inquiry must contact families, says coalition

April 28, 2017 |

Canada’s inquiry on missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls has so far not reached out to nearly enough to family members and survivors, advocates say.

A group of frontline workers, family members and activists say the inquiry has only … Read More

Election time in 4 NmTC nations

April 28, 2017 |

By Tricia Thomas

Klahoose First Nation has a new chief, while three other communities have re-elected their leaders after recent elections in Naut’sa mawt communities.

Kevin Peacey, a previous council member at Klahoose, was voted in as the nation’s new … Read More

Hub introduced at Tulalip event

March 28, 2017 |

Gathering delegates heard about the climate change Hub created by leaders of Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council.

“There are a lot of people interested in working with the Coast Salish nations,” Christine Callihoo said, mentioning federal and municipal governments. “We’re trying … Read More

Four nations hold elections

March 28, 2017 |

Spring elections are scheduled for four of the 11 First Nation members of Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council.

Voters at Tsleil-Waututh went to the polls on March 30.

Ballots will be cast at Stz’uminus on April 6. Klahoose members will vote … Read More

Tulalip Gathering focuses on Salish Sea successes, challenges

March 28, 2017 |

The Coast Salish Gathering was held in late February on the reservation of the Tulalip Tribes.

The annual get-together of peoples from Western Washington Tribes and BC First Nations from around the Salish Sea is an opportunity for relations from … Read More

Stz’uminus people getting job-ready

March 28, 2017 |

As the signs go up for the new Tim Hortons and Esso gas station, members of Stz’uminus First Nation are gearing up for major job opportunities at the new Oyster Bay development on the Trans Canada Highway north of Ladysmith.

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Dialogue session for community leaders

March 28, 2017 |

Another Reconciliation Dialogue workshop is scheduled in Vancouver for business and community leaders on April 27.

Called a “professional learning experience” by Reconciliation Canada, the half-day workshop provides leaders with the opportunity to engage in dialogue and reflect on the … Read More