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Salish Sea Sentinel | May 18, 2024

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Summer on the Salish Sea

Summer on the Salish Sea

We continue our Amazing Place feature this month that’s all about some of the special places and events in Coast Salish Country. For those of us who live here, and those fortunate enough to visit, there is much to be discovered and appreciated.

August is tum’qwe’unhw  in the Hul’qumi’num language, which means ‘month of mosquitos’. It is also the month of salmon and harvesting the other great bounty offered to us. Filet knives, canners and vacuum sealers have already been operating for a few weeks now as our freezers and cupboards are filled.

There’s nothing quite as satisfying as a shelf filled with jars of sockeye. Meanwhile, there’s harvest and growth of other kinds happening in our nations, as you’ll find out when you turn this page. T’Sou-ke is reaping the rewards of its first wasabi harvest. Malahat triples its land base. Stz’uminus launches its Oyster Bay project. The Tsawwassen malls near completion.

In the August 2015 issue of The Sentinel you will also read about things like project management, strategic planning and other ‘meaty’ topics that are signposts for our emerging nations. The foundation for all this good news is the strong Coast Salish culture and our elders who pass along the teachings. To them, we raise our hands.