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Salish Sea Sentinel | October 22, 2018

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Coast Salish Stories: Loon Story

July 31, 2018 |

By Celestine Aleck (Sahiltiniye) of Snuneymuxw First Nation

I had heard this story through Mel Good back in the day when I used to carve. I had learned that a carving would sell faster if you told a story, so … Read More

Awaken the Canoes: Pullers prepare for summer journeys at Klahoose

June 27, 2018 |

By Cara McKenna Photos by Cara McKenna and Kyle Charlie

Jodi Simkin was the director of Tribal Journeys last year when a U.S. canoe went down in Nanoose, ejecting pullers into the cold and tumultuous ocean water.

A dramatic video … Read More

Stz’uminus opens new hotel in Oyster Bay

June 27, 2018 |

A new hotel is now open at Stz’uminus First Nation as the community continues to expand its development alongside the Trans-Canada Highway.

The growing Oyster Bay project has been operating for about a year and half now with offices, a … Read More

Klahoose begins global search for missing ancestors

June 27, 2018 |

Klahoose is now in the process of searching for ancestral remains from around the world after receiving a 12-month grant to assist their repatriation efforts.

Work officially began this Spring after the nation received funding assistance from the federal Museum … Read More

Susan Point honoured with 2018 Audain Prize

June 27, 2018 |

Musqueam artist Susan Point has been honoured with a lifetime achievement award for her ongoing impact and influence on contemporary Coast Salish art.

Point was presented with the 2018 Audain Prize for Lifetime Achievement in the Visual Arts during an … Read More

Homalco takes steps to address housing

June 27, 2018 |

Homalco’s leadership is making strides in improving housing in their community.

Recently, a Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council team was invited to work with Homalco administration to host a community meeting about housing. During the meeting, we looked at the nation’s … Read More

Moment in history: When Chief Dan George visited T’Sou-ke

June 27, 2018 |

By Elida Peers, historian, Sooke Region Museum

Back in 1971, the Sooke Community Association hosted the Academy Award-nominated actor, Chief Dan George, the celebrated Chief of Tsleil-Waututh, who had become a public figure. He is shown here with Eric Michelsen, … Read More

Indigenizing education: Hul’qumi’num gathering held on Vancouver Island

June 27, 2018 |

Photos and story by Cara McKenna

An annual Hul’qumi’num language event on Vancouver Island grew substantially this year as area schools aim to educate K-12 students about Coast Salish culture.

The t’uxusthumpsh Indigenous language symposium brought together students, teachers, elders … Read More

Coast Salish leaders seek Vancouver mayor, council spots

June 27, 2018 |

Two Coast Salish leaders are throwing their hats into municipal politics as the City of Vancouver is set to elect a new mayor and council later this year.

Hereditary Squamish Chief Ian Campbell has been announced as Vision Vancouver’s mayoral … Read More

The Elder Project: Agnes Padilla

June 27, 2018 |

By Beatrix Taylor, Ladysmith Secondary School Students in the Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district recently interviewed Vancouver Island elders and wrote poems about their lives for two recently released poetry books. The initiative was part of The Elder Project, an effort started … Read More