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Salish Sea Sentinel | March 21, 2018

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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

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