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Salish Sea Sentinel | August 19, 2017

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Halalt Elders Visit a Treaty in Action

March 28, 2017 |

By Edith Moore

Treaty or no treaty? This has been the important question for my nation for a long time. Halalt First Nation’s elders council recently made a trip to Tsawwassen First Nation to witness its legislature in session and … Read More

Voices from DTES front lines heard at live taping on MMIW

February 27, 2017 |

A live taping of CBC Radio’s The Current in Vancouver on Jan. 24 was an opportunity for a panel of journalists and artists to speak about their work around the missing and murdered Indigenous women (MMIW) crisis.

But the real … Read More

Women’s Memorial March

February 27, 2017 |

Hundreds of people took to the streets in Vancouver on Valentine’s Day to remember Indigenous women whose lives were lost on the Downtown Eastside.

The annual Women’s Memorial March, in its 27th year, aims to bring courage to the families … Read More

After elections comes training

February 27, 2017 |

By Edith Moore, NmTC Communications Liaison

On February 8-9, through the snowstorm, a brilliant workshop was delivered on post-election leadership training by the Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council team, along with Laara Mixon of Carden Consulting. Thank you to the Songhees … Read More

From reconciliation to canoes, Canada’s 150th is ‘celebrated’

February 27, 2017 |

The City of Victoria is calling 2017 ‘A year of reconciliation’ as its guide to celebrations for Canada’s 150th anniversary.

Meanwhile, the City of Vancouver has named its festivities ‘Canada 150+’ to acknowledge pre-colonial history and will include three First … Read More

Billows’ words make connections

February 27, 2017 |

By Cara McKenna

Dozens of people sat in attentive silence as Molly Billows read a spoken word poem written the day before last year’s U.S. election.

“We have always prepared our children to live in a world that is already … Read More

Harbour partnership draws a full house

February 27, 2017 |

It was standing room only when people from Stz’uminus First Nation and Ladysmith gathered to talk about the future of the town’s waterfront on Feb 1.

The partnership between the First Nation and the town was on display at the … Read More

Signs of the times

February 27, 2017 |

Those ‘Stops of Interest’ signs one sees while driving along BC’s highways have taken on new meanings. That’s thanks to Joanne Hammond. She runs Pacific Heritage, a research and consulting company specializing in anthropology and archeology. But let’s let her … Read More

Court actions loom for pipeline project

February 27, 2017 |

The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion proposal may have received the thumbs-up from Canada and BC, but opponents are still hoping a court decision might stop the $6.8 billion project in its tracks.

By an 8-2 vote on Feb. 22, Vancouver … Read More

‘How did we live together before?’

February 27, 2017 |

By Cara McKenna

The concept of reconciliation is often thought of as improving relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. But it also means fixing things between First Nations.

That was the message from Wendy Grant-John when she told the annual … Read More