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Salish Sea Sentinel | February 22, 2019

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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

Musqueam Legend

October 10, 2018 |

By Celestine Aleck (Sahiltiniye) of Snuneymuxw First Nation

I heard this story from Mel Good. He used to love to sit with the elders, and he would learn stories and names from all over.

Long ago in Musqueam two men … Read More

Healing together: Spirits of lost children, survivors called home

October 10, 2018 |

By Cara McKenna Photos by Cara McKenna and Todd Peacey

Tla’amin, Homalco and Klahoose called the spirits of their lost children home during a two-day ceremony that involved travelling to the site of a former residential school.

The Calling the … Read More

2018 Malahat Golf & Gala

October 10, 2018 |

By Edith Moore, NmTC Communication Liaison Photos by Barclay Martin

“Nourishing the Soul” was the theme for the Malahat Nation’s sixth annual Golf & Gala fundraiser held on Sept. 15.

The nation was able to raise an impressive $316,000 through … Read More

Entrepreneurs attend training at Tla’amin

July 31, 2018 |

By Edith Moore, NmTC communications liaison

For one month, six entrepreneurs from Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council member nations attended a workshop to help take their ideas to the next level.

The Sharing Circle Mentorship Entrepreneurship Program was held on weekends … Read More

‘Ask Auntie’ program supports girls at Tla’amin

July 31, 2018 |

By Cyndi Pallen, Tla’amin Nation Photos by Phil Russell

A mentor program for girls ages 11 to 15 called “Ask Auntie” was successfully brought to Tla’amin this summer, bringing back a coming of age ceremony that was previously lost during … Read More

Klah ah men: Tla’amin site renamed on Indigenous Peoples Day

July 31, 2018 |

Story by Cara McKenna with files submitted by Hɛhɛwšɩn Photos by Phil Russell

Tla’amin has officially reclaimed the traditional name for part of its territory after a special event held on National Indigenous Peoples Day.

Lund, B.C., was given back … Read More

Snuneymuxw posts unveiled at important village site

July 31, 2018 |

A pair of house posts has been unveiled at Snuneymuxw’s original village site St’litlup.

The five-metre-tall red cedar poles give a prominent visual representation of the nation at the significant site that’s now widely known as Departure Bay Beach.

The … Read More

New B.C. Treaty Commissioner from Homalco

July 31, 2018 |

A former Homalco chief has been chosen as Canada’s new B.C. Treaty Commissioner.

MaryAnn Enevoldsen was appointed to serve a two-year term on May 3.

Enevoldsen has been a member of Homalco’s treaty team since 2007, and was the lead … Read More

Homalco woman expert witness in MMIWG hearings

July 31, 2018 |

Homalco member Fay Blaney has been travelling across Canada to give expert testimony in ongoing hearings for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

The inquiry held four multi-day hearings in May and June that focused … Read More