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Showcasing talent: NmTC artist directory seeks submissions

November 29, 2017 |

By Edith Moore, NmTC communications liaison

If you haven’t heard, Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council has a new Coast Salish Artists website that can be found at

The website is designed to be a celebration of our artists in the … Read More

‘Yos’ pole welcomes guests to Malahat territory

November 29, 2017 |

Story by Cara McKenna with files from Barclay Martin Photos by Barclay Martin

Trail-walkers who are taking in the beauty of Malahat Nation’s territory will now be greeted by a detailed pole that tells stories of the nation.

The “Yos” … Read More

Breaking the intergenerational cycle

November 29, 2017 |

Personal essay by lessLIE

Editor’s note: This essay contains personal stories involving addiction and abuse and might be triggering to some. Reader discretion is advised.

Being a great parent in any era of humanity has probably always been a challenging  … Read More

Communities work with NmTC on housing policy

November 29, 2017 |

A “toolkit” document intended to help solve dilemmas with on-reserve housing has already been distributed to more than 250 First Nations across Canada.

Now those behind the report are working with communities to put the Housing Policy Toolkit 2.0 document … Read More

Renewable energy advocates speak at Tsleil-Waututh’s ‘Yes Agenda Summit’

November 29, 2017 |

Photos and story by Trevor Nault

Tsleil-Waututh Nation may be saying “no” to Kinder Morgan, but officials from the community are turning that narrative on its head to highlight what they’re saying “yes” to: renewable energy.

The community’s anti-pipeline initiative, … Read More

Snake Island Story

November 29, 2017 |

Told by Celestine Aleck (Sahiltiniye) of Snuneymuxw First Nation

There are many versions of this story I have come across and this is the one I could grasp. This is Spencer Point’s version of Snake Island:

Long ago, and still … Read More

Snuneymuxw-carved house post for children and family unveiled

November 29, 2017 |

Photos and story by Cara McKenna

A newly revealed Snuneymuxw house post will serve as a permanent reminder of relationship building and respect between two organizations that share it.

The carving by Noel Brown now graces the entrance of the … Read More

NmTC awarded events contract for MMIWG inquiry

October 28, 2017 |

Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council has been awarded a $2.6 million contract by Canada to handle the logistics for the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

The tribal council’s events department will use the majority of that … Read More

Carving out a life: Richard “Tomahawk” Thomas on his unique style

October 28, 2017 |

By Cara McKenna

While many artists learn traditional styles through years of mentorship, Snuneymuxw carver Richard Thomas never really had teachers.

His artwork is largely personal rather than traditional, and his striking pieces are informed by his life experiences and … Read More

2017 Malahat Golf and Gala

October 28, 2017 |

Malahat Nation will soon have a new multipurpose centre after another successful fundraising gala on Sept. 29.

The community raised more than $247,000 through the event and hosted 240 guests, according to organizers.

The event was held at Bear Mountain … Read More