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Salish Sea Sentinel | June 19, 2024

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Youth invited to first summer NmTC gathering

Youth invited to first summer NmTC gathering

Young people from every one of the eleven Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council nations are invited to apply to attend the first Youth Leadership Gathering.

The two-day gathering will be held in the Shell Beach area of Stz’uminus First Nation on August 16-17. There will be 30-40 youth ages 14-19 coming together to connect on culture, governance and leadership with other future Coast Salish leaders.

“It looks very exciting,” said Marcy Seymour who is helping coordinate the event. “The gathering will feature an evening feast, several workshops and activities as well as traditional ceremonies.”

She said that there will be a strong emphasis on bringing the knowledge of elders to the participants while giving youth a chance to try their hands at traditional crafts and canoe paddling.

Marcy is a longtime puller for the Rainbow canoe club – Thuq’ul’shunum – from Kulleet Bay and works in the tribal council’s administration office at Halalt First Nation.

Also on the agenda in mid-August is an engagement session, so that participants can plan to keep the connections they make at the gathering alive.

Youth interested in attending can register online by going to”