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Salish Sea Sentinel | December 17, 2017

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Saysutshun: Newcastle Island’s Hidden Treasure

January 27, 2017 |

Long ago before we had cars, planes, trains and ferries, our Snuneymuxw war canoes were used as taxis to bring trading goods across to Vancouver and back.

Two Snuneymuxw’s were hired out for a trip to Vancouver. They had rested … Read More

Coast Salish Country!

July 28, 2016 |

Something for everyone in Coast Salish country

Homalco and Klahoose First Nations operate popular wildlife tours in Bute and Toba Inlets on the Mainland in their traditional territories, which lay across the waters from their homes on the islands on … Read More

Readers like their Sentinel

April 1, 2016 |

People in the eleven Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council (NmTC) communities like reading this magazine and have some good ideas on how to make it better.

Those were some of the findings in a survey of leaders in a wide-ranging ‘needs assessment’ … Read More

Snaw-naw-as health services increase

April 1, 2016 |

A long-held dream of David Bob for a full suite of health services for the Snawnaw- as First Nation community is becoming a reality.

Dr. Randal Mason is visiting the nation’s four-year-old health centre two days a week. A dental hygienist … Read More

Indigenous centre plan in Nanaimo

April 1, 2016 |

A cultural centre is being proposed on Vancouver Island that would give urban Indigenous people a place to gather together for everything from coffee to ceremonies.

The plan has diverse support including elders from the Snuneymuxw, Metis and Kwakwaka’wakw nations, Indigenous … Read More

Schools Plan Signed

December 1, 2015 |

An innovative local education agreement (LEA) was recently signed between Cowichan Valley School District 79 and Malahat Nation.

It demonstrates a commitment to enhanced learning objectives by focusing on Malahat students’ individual needs and cultural experiences.

Board representatives believe the … Read More

Alisha a Perfect ‘Match’ for Business

December 1, 2015 |

A Young woman from Sliammon First Nation – Alisha Point – thinks she made the perfect match when she started working for Raven Events this summer.

She has been focusing on Raven’s highly successful trademarked Aboriginal Business Match [ABM] events, … Read More

Tsleil-Waututh Leader and Indspire-ation!

September 29, 2015 |

Leonard George was praised as an economic development visionary when the 2016 Indspire award winners were announced in Toronto in mid-September and a former Sentinel journalist was on the scene. In 1989, the unemployment rate on the Tsleil-Waututh First Nation’s reserve … Read More

Pow-wow on the Coast

August 31, 2015 |

Words and photos by Tricia Thomas

Summer is the time to pow-wow across Canada.

The pow-wow circuit includes different nations where celebrations feature beautiful regalia, dancing, singing, the beating of huge drums, traditional foods, crafts and opportunities for socializing and … Read More