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Salish Sea Sentinel | September 19, 2019

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Taike-Sye’yə: Mural depicts Musqueam’s aid to Komagata Maru passengers amidst historic tragedy

August 9, 2019 |

Coast Salish and South Asian-Canadian artists have collaborated to memorialize a historic tragedy that brought the two communities together more than 100 years ago.

A 4,000-square foot mural called Taike-Sye’yə has been revealed on the side of the former Harry … Read More

Tla’amin hosts Pulling Together journey

July 30, 2019 |

Photo: Sherman Pallen of Homalco raises a paddle before arriving to Tla’amin shores.

Photos by Todd Peacey

Tla’amin Nation welcomed dozens of canoe pullers to its territory during this year’s Pulling Together Canoe Journey — an event focused on building relationships between Indigenous people and public … Read More

Orca relatives bless annual TWN canoe festival

July 30, 2019 |

Photo: Dozens of families, including some grandparents and their grandkids, took part in the inter-generational pairs race, which brought 40-and-older paddlers together with under-sevens to compete.

As hundreds of paddlers from all shores of the Salish Sea pushed themselves during three … Read More

Indigenous language exhibit to travel across B.C.

July 30, 2019 |

The Royal BC Museum is taking its permanent Indigenous language exhibition on tour across the province. 

The museum has created travelling versions of its Our Living Languages showcase that are being sent to a series of regional museums and community centres. 

The three-year initiative is part of a wider … Read More

TFN plans to increase green space, opens Osprey Park

July 30, 2019 |

Tsawwassen First Nation has opened a new public park as part of a wider plan to increase green spaces in its territory.  

Osprey Park was designed and built by Aquilini Development Group as part of their ongoing Tsawwassen Shores development project.  

The multi-use park — which includes a basketball, playground, picnic area and … Read More

VIU raises Snuneymuxw flag on campus

July 30, 2019 |

Photo: Joyce White and Doug White II of Snuneymuxw with their son Coun. Doug White III, Coun. Emmy Manson and VIU president Ralph Nilson.

Snuneymuxw First Nation’s flag has been permanently raised at the Vancouver Island University campus in Nanaimo. 

The Snuneymuxw flag was raised on National … Read More

Legacy Carving Project: VSB unveils totem, welcome figures

July 30, 2019 |

Photo: Squamish carver Rick (Xwa-lack-tun) Harry and his son James (Nexw’Kalus-Xwalacktun).

By Cara McKenna

Two Coast Salish welcome figures and a totem pole now stand outside of the Vancouver School Board’s office after a carving process that involved about 1,500 students. 

The three new carvings were done by artists from … Read More

HELISET TŦE SḰÁL: Hundreds gather in Victoria to promote Indigenous language resurgence worldwide

July 30, 2019 |

Photo: Songhees Coun. Garry Sam, surrounded by other Songhees leaders, opens the conference.

Songhees Nation’s Indigenous Lekwungen language has been in a precarious state in the community, says Coun. Garry Sam, with just one fluent speaker who is in his 80s. 

But now, the language has started to come full circle … Read More

T’Sou-ke cuts ribbon on new businesses

July 30, 2019 |

Photo from left: T’Sou-ke Coun. Allan Planes, Coun. Rose Dumont, Natassia Davies, Shelley Davies and Chief Gordon Planes.

T’Sou-ke First Nation has officially opened a gas station, coffee shop and Indigenous retail store on its land — something leaders say will be the first of … Read More

TFN moves ahead on industrial park with CBSA, Amazon

July 30, 2019 |

Photo: Tsawwassen Chief Ken Baird, front, exchanged gifts with Vancouver Fraser Port Authority CEO Robin Silvester during the opening of a new CBSA facility on TFN lands on June 17.

By Cara McKenna

Tsawwassen First Nation is moving forward on developing its industrial lands … Read More