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Salish Sea Sentinel | November 12, 2019

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Blue cabin residency hosts Coast Salish weavers

October 1, 2019 |

Above: The Blue Cabin under construction. Photo by Henri Robideau.

Coast Salish weavers are making their temporary home in a floating seaside cabin as part of a yearlong art program in Vancouver. 

The Blue Cabin Floating Artist Residency involves five artists who will take turns working in a historic structure that was recently moved to the shores … Read More

VIU carpentry students help build homes at Malahat Nation

October 1, 2019 |

Photo: VIU

Carpentry students from Vancouver Island University are gaining real-world experience by building homes at Malahat Nation. 

The partnership between VIU and Malahat began in 2014 when Chief George Harry Jr. was a foundations carpentry student at the school’s Cowichan campus. 

Since the project’s inception, … Read More

Snuneymuxw language-keeper featured by Google Earth

October 1, 2019 |

Above: yutustanaat Mandy Jones at Hwsaaqw’um (Holland Creek) during the final stages of documenting for the Google Earth Voyager project. Photo by Brian Thom.

Yutustanaat (Mandy Jones) of Snuneymuxw First Nation is being featured by Google Earth as part of the UN’s International Year … Read More

Language, culture at focus of new Snuneymuxw school

October 1, 2019 |

By Julie Chadwick

An innovative new school that blends Snuneymuxw teachings with school district curriculum has opened its doors to K-7 students.

The Qwam Qwum Stuwixwulh School welcomed both Indigenous and non-Indigenous students in September with a focus on Hul’q’umi’num’ … Read More

Creating a Coast Salish Symphony with Rob the Viking

October 1, 2019 |

Above, from left: Rob the Viking, Sophia Seward-Good, William Good and Aunalee Boyd-Good in ‘the Chamber’ studio in Nanaimo. Photo by Raymond Knight.

By Aunalee Boyd-Good 

When my sister Sophia and I first embarked on a journey to create original music for our … Read More

Squamish choreographer brings Coast Salish stories to life

October 1, 2019 |

Photo: Sierra Tasi Basker (Gesuqwaluck) of Squamish Nation in a dress by Sans Soucie and earrings by Giggy’s Beads. Photo by Cara McKenna.

When Sierra Tasi Baker (Gesuqwaluck) was a child, she recalls going to a museum with her parents shortly after … Read More

Ten years of living in a treaty nation

October 1, 2019 |

Above: Amy Lachance at TFN. Photo by Adrian MacNair.

By Amy Lachance, Tsawwassen First Nation 

Tsawwassen First Nation celebrated our 10-year treaty anniversary earlier this year and it got me thinking.  

Just 10 years have gone by since our treaty effective date on … Read More

Snuneymuxw, Canada sign LOU to advance Douglas Treaty rights

October 1, 2019 |

Above: Snuneymuxw Chief Michael Wyse and Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett sign a LOU on Aug. 26. Photo courtesy of VIU.

Snuneymuxw has signed a Letter of Understanding with Canada that acknowledges the nation’s rights and title under the pre-confederation Douglas … Read More

K’ómoks moves forward in treaty process with new agreement

October 1, 2019 |

K’ómoks First Nation has made another step towards finalizing its treaty by signing a new agreement with B.C. and Canada. 

The recently-signed K’ómoks First Nation Treaty Revitalization Agreement was announced in a joint media release from B.C. and Canada on Sept. 4.  

The document represents an agreement by all three parties … Read More

Students gain skills with TFN summer career placements

October 1, 2019 |

Submitted by TFN Education and Skills Development 

The Tsawwassen First Nation’s Education and Skills Development Department was busy this summer running a career placement program for students ages 13 to 25. 

The program was designed for to bring awareness to all the possible jobs and careers that TFN has to offer, while offering work experience in … Read More