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Salish Sea Sentinel | November 15, 2018

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Traditional wedding joins Tla’amin couple in culture

October 31, 2018 |

By Cyndi Pallen (čɩnɛ), Tla’amin Nation 

A beautiful Coast Salish wedding ceremony that took place on the shore of Tla’amin Nation’s territory will be remembered for generations to come. 

The sacred union of Mario Brandon Paul (Chegah gewmotl) and Tana Harry (Kiyah) took place at Willingdon Beach on Aug. 11. The ceremony reflected the culture and traditional teachings of Tla’amin and … Read More

‘Sing your songs loud and proud’: Kespahl aims to enrich Tla’amin culture for youth

October 31, 2018 |

Above: Drew Blaney (Kespahl), right, stands with Tla͛amin Hegus Clint Williams. File photo.

By Edith Moore, NmTC communications liaison

At 25 years old, Tla’amin member Drew Blaney (Kespahl) is a champion of his culture. Blaney grew up learning from … Read More

Snuneymuxw design duo honoured with business award

October 31, 2018 |

Above: Sophia Seward-Good, left, and Aunalee Boyd-Good accept their award on Oct. 15.

The Snuneymuxw design duo behind the fashion house Ay Lelum have been honoured with an award for their achievements in business. 

Sisters Aunalee Boyd-Good and Sophia Seward-Good were presented with a 2018 Business of the Year award at the B.C. … Read More

Homalco weaving workshop brings reconnection

October 31, 2018 |

Clockwise from top left: Malaya Malipitan, Glen Pallen, Marilyn Harry, Cheryl Francis, Rita Pimlott, Vera Peacey, Caroline Francis.

Photos by Todd Peacey

Homalco First Nation’s wellness group practiced twill cedar weaving during a three-day workshop at the community’s cultural centre that wrapped up in late … Read More

Bear tours connect Homalco members to territory

October 31, 2018 |

File photos by Todd Peacey

When Homalco member Ella Paul started out as a guide for her nation’s grizzly bear tours, it also gave her an opportunity to reconnect with her territory. The community’s former village sites are all remote … Read More

Nation revitalizes traditional fish weir to manage salmon

October 31, 2018 |

Above photo by Bryant DeRoy.

By Cara McKenna

Traditional fish weirs were once used by Indigenous communities all along the B.C. coast, but the technology was banned by the federal government during colonization. 

Now, the Heiltsuk Nation in Bella Bella … Read More

Wild Salmon Caravan calls sockeye home

October 31, 2018 |

Above: Wild Salmon Caravan organizer Dawn Morrison opens a salmon ceremony in Vancouver.

A week-long journey that follows wild salmon on their annual run to Adams River began with a day of ceremony and celebration in Coast Salish territory.

The Wild Salmon … Read More

Homalco ceremony welcomes survivors home

October 31, 2018 |

By Cara McKenna and Todd Peacey Photos by Todd Peacey

Residential school survivors were officially welcomed home to Homalco during a ceremony held by the community on Orange Shirt Day.

A group of about two dozen survivors were blanketed … Read More

Amazon expands to Tsawwassen First Nation

October 31, 2018 |

Tech giant Amazon has partnered with Tsawwassen First Nation to build a massive shipping warehouse on the community’s industrial lands.

Amazon announced plans in late September to build the 450,000-square-foot facility at the nation’s Delta iPort industrial business park. … Read More

‘Blanket exercise’ hosted at Tla’amin

October 31, 2018 |

By Devin Pielle (Koosen) Photo by Phil Russell

Tla’amin Nation facilitated a “blanket exercise” for approximately 15 people on Oct. 4, giving participants a chance to reflect on the hard truths of colonization.

The blanket exercise is an experimental workshop … Read More