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Salish Sea Sentinel | July 17, 2019

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Langara College rebrands to include Musqueam name

May 28, 2019 |

Photo: A welcome figure was unveiled on campus in September. Courtesy of Langara.

Langara College has officially incorporated a Musqueam name that was gifted to the school in 2016 into its title and branding. 

The school in South Vancouver officially switched to the dual name “snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ Langara College” during a ceremony in mid-April.  

The name snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ was … Read More

MOV displays artwork created by children in residential, day schools

May 28, 2019 |

By Cara McKenna 

An exhibit of artwork done by Indigenous children while in Canadian residential and day schools showcases an important record of culture and history.   

The exhibition called There is Truth Here at the Museum of Vancouver displays rare surviving art pieces created by children from four … Read More

Father-son artists from Snuneymuxw inspire new exhibit

May 28, 2019 |

Photo: Talking stick carvings by William and Joel Good.

By Julie Chadwick 

Photos by Julie Chadwick and Ruby Chadwick-Booker 

For curator Jesse Birch, inspiration for Nanaimo Art Gallery’s latest exhibit came to him as he watched father and son artists Joel … Read More

Artist Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun receives honorary degree

May 28, 2019 |

Vancouver-based artist Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun Lets’lo:tseltun made a call to abolish the Indian Act while he was receiving an honorary degree on May 4.  

The contemporary Okanagan and Coast Salish painter received an Honorary Doctor of Letters from Emily Carr University during its convocation ceremony, being lauded as a “unique and persistent voice for change.” 

Yuxweluptun graduated … Read More

Tla’amin member opens ‘tattoo spa’ in Powell River

May 28, 2019 |

When envisioning a stereotypical tattoo shop, many people would imagine things like skull decor, blaring rock music and bright neon lights.  But Tla’amin member Francis Jr Luaifoa wanted to open a shop that made the experience of getting a tattoo more like a relaxing trip … Read More

Musqueam activist honoured in Vancouver art exhibit

May 28, 2019 |

Musqueam activist Audrey Siegl and her late sister are being honoured in a new art exhibit that looks at the sacred relationships between Indigenous women and water.  

The multimedia exhibition qaʔ yəxw – water honours us: womxn and waterways opened at the Bill Reid Gallery in Vancouver on April 10.  

The show features the work of nine Indigenous woman … Read More

MoU commits to improve B.C. First Nations’ emergency management

May 28, 2019 |

Photo: Grand Chief Stewart Phillip of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs, centre front, signs the emergency management MoU alongside other political representatives.

In the face of worsening B.C. wildfires, Indigenous and government leaders have signed an agreement committing to improve emergency management for First … Read More

T’Sou-ke hosts traditional seafood gathering

May 28, 2019 |

Photos by Todd Peacey 

Several dozen people gathered at T’Sou-ke First Nation on May 7 to celebrate traditional seafood. 

The nation hosted the day of ceremony, feasting and gathering as a way to kick-off the spring season with surrounding communities. 

A group gathered on T’Sou-ke’s #2 … Read More

T’Sou-ke moves forward on gas station project

May 28, 2019 |

T’Sou-ke First Nation is preparing to open a new gas station, convenience store and Tim Hortons on its land. 

The nation broke ground on the project in late 2017 and final touches on the development are now being made. The businesses are expected to open soon.  

During a … Read More

K’ómoks installs solar array at I-Hos Gallery

May 28, 2019 |

K’ómoks First Nation is one step closer to its goal of net zero energy consumption with a recently-installed solar array. 

The solar panels installed at the community’s I-Hos Gallery in Courtenay, B.C., will generate 75 per cent of the electricity used … Read More