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Salish Sea Sentinel | July 14, 2020

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‘Culture compass’ features Coast Salish histories on North Shore

June 3, 2020 |

Above: A group of people involved in the North Shore Culture Compass, including representatives from Tsleil-Waututh and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, at an opening event in March. Photo by Mike Wakefield.

A new online resource means people can learn about the North Shore’s Coast Salish culture and history from home. 

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Indigenous planning students produce Halalt children’s book

June 3, 2020 |

Post-secondary planning students at Halalt First Nation have worked with the community to create a children’s book. 

The book titled A Story of Xeláltxw Mustimuxw was released to the nation after students Andrea Oakunsheyld and Phil Climie completed their practicum earlier this year. 

They were part of a cohort from the University of British … Read More

Moving forward with delicate balance as summer gatherings cancelled

June 3, 2020 |

Above: NmTC hosted a youth gathering at Tla’amin in 2017. File photo.

By Skayu Louis 

Summer is usually a time for our communities to gather and connect. However, this year, most of the annual events we have come to look forward to — canoe journeys, culture camps and … Read More

‘A difficult decision but the right one’: Tribal Journeys prep shifts from Snuneymuxw to Tla’amin in 2021

June 3, 2020 |

File photo from Paddle to Lummi 2019 by Todd Peacey.

By David P. Ball

“Every stroke we take is one less we have to make,” states Tribal Canoe Journeys’ Ten Rules of the Canoe, written in 1990 on the event’s … Read More

UBC Indigenous-led garden brings connection amid uncertainty

June 3, 2020 |

Photo: Led by mentor Kim Haxton, a small crew from IndigenEYEZ works to prep the beds for planting.

By Skayu Louis

The Tu’wusht Garden Project is an Indigenous-led food security initiative at the University of British Columbia. Named in the Tla’amin language, Tu’wusht means “we belong” and is a … Read More

Snuneymuxw artists design COVID-19 masks

June 3, 2020 |

Above: Nadia Seward-Good wears one of the mask designs. Photo by Ay Lelum.

By Julie Chadwick

Two Snuneymuxw artists have joined a number of other Indigenous artists in Canada who are putting their own spin on face-covering masks aimed at preventing the spread … Read More

Coast Salish health heroes fight at COVID-19 front line

June 3, 2020 |

Photo: Island Health’s Cowichan Valley medical health officer Dr. Shannon Waters, a member of Stz’uminus First Nation. Submitted photo.

By David P. Ball

As the province of B.C. prepared to allow a slight re-opening of some services and activities starting May … Read More

Malahat Nation adapts economic development plans amid COVID-19

June 3, 2020 |

Photo: Malahat Nation opened Indigenous Bloom Medicinal Help and Cannabis on April 22. Submitted photo.

By David P. Ball

The public health emergency hasn’t stopped Malahat Nation from safely moving ahead with planning for the community’s economic future. 

And with new measures and … Read More

Malahat Nation looks to sustainable future with solar installation

June 3, 2020 |

Photo: Malahat Nation.

A recently-installed solar system at Malahat Nation is a first step as the community looks to a more sustainable future. 

Solar energy is now being utilized in the nation’s new multipurpose centre and in the Kwunew Kwasun community building. 

The 50kW photovoltaic system consists of 222 individual … Read More

Coast Salish Stories: Remember Your Snu’uy’ulh Teachings

June 3, 2020 |

File photo.

By Celestine Aleck (Sahiltiniye)

Hello my dear friends and relatives, my apologies for not writing in sometime. I had been going through a hard time, and I let that break me. But I could hear my late grandfather Ronnie Aleck’s words in … Read More