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Salish Sea Sentinel | January 18, 2019

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‘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

T’Sou-ke chief recognized for ‘legendary’ community vision

October 31, 2018 |

T’Sou-ke Chief Gordon Planes (Hya-quatcha) has been honoured with an award for his community vision and achievements in sustainability and renewable energy.

Planes was presented with the prestigious Individual Achievement award at the annual B.C. Indigenous Business Awards gala in … Read More

Record-setting Snuneymuxw runner recognized

October 31, 2018 |

Above photo: Members of the Good family led guests into the new Indigenous Sports Gallery on Sept. 25.

In 1898, Snuneymuxw runner William Good (Skinahan) is said to have set a world record for the 440-yard dash. 

According to the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame, … Read More

Snuneymuxw leases former public school for programs

October 10, 2018 |

Snuneymuxw is leasing a former public elementary school site as a place to offer programs and services to its members.

The nation will be using the Woodbank Primary School site for youth and elder programming, support groups, culture camps, soccer … Read More

Gala goes beyond fashion to empower youth

October 10, 2018 |

Indigenous youth walked the runway during a successful fashion gala at Tsleil-Waututh Nation that will return to the community in years to come.

The first annual Tsleil-Waututh Nation Fashion Gala was hosted at the community’s gym in late July, with … Read More

Remembering Ellen White: Knowledge keeper, educator, activist

October 10, 2018 |

The public is being asked to carry on the work of a late Snuneymuxw elder who spent her life educating others and building bridges between communities.

The Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities continue to mourn the loss of Dr. Ellen White … Read More

Victory: Squamish Nation celebrates after court ruling halts pipeline

October 10, 2018 |

Coast Salish leaders are celebrating a Federal Court of Appeal ruling that quashed Canada’s approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline project.

The court’s ruling made on Aug 30 states that Canada failed to adequately consult with First Nations affected by … Read More

Salish plant nursery targets sustainability

October 10, 2018 |

A Tsawwassen First Nation member hopes to increase her community’s food security with a plant nursery that started up this spring.

Sarah Lang’s Salish Nursery aims to help people to grow their own produce, herbs and medicines by selling starter … Read More

Blanketing the city

October 10, 2018 |

By Cara McKenna

Musqueam artist Debra Sparrow (θəliχʷəlʷət) has been saying for two decades that she won’t stop until the City of Vancouver is blanketed in Coast Salish designs.

Mostly, Sparrow has meant the statement as a challenge to increase … Read More

Tsawout brothers carve totem pole to honour survivors

October 10, 2018 |

By Cara McKenna

Two brothers from Tsawout First Nation are carving a Coast Salish totem pole in memory of their late mother who survived residential school.

Tom and Perry LaFortune have been working on the seven-and-a-half-metre pole in a tent … Read More