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Salish Sea Sentinel | December 14, 2018

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Snaw-naw-as takes another step towards sovereignty

February 5, 2015 |

by Tricia Thomas

More than three years after Snaw-naw-as members first voted in favour of a new community land code policy, the First Nation on Nanoose Bay north of Nanaimo is finally able to take control of their reserve’s resources … Read More

Teachings (ʔəms tɑʔɑw)

February 5, 2015 |

Elsie Paul was born in 1931 to Gilbert Francis and Lily Timothy. Her grandparents, Jim and Molly Timothy, raised her in Sliammon. She married William Paul in 1948 and the couple had nine children.

In her early years, Elsie worked … Read More

Coast Salish art at VIU

February 4, 2015 | 1

Work by 14 leading contemporary Coast Salish artists is on display until April at the Vancouver Island University campus gallery in Nanaimo.

Record, (Re)create is the name of the exhibit. It opened on Jan. 9 and continues until April 12. … Read More

Galligos is Slovenia bound with his totem

February 4, 2015 |

When Craig Galligos of Sliammon was working on the totem for Powell River’s Kathaumixw choral festival last summer, travel plans were in the back of his mind.

That’s because he was going to accompany the pole when it was delivered … Read More

Homalco leaders envision BRIGHT future

February 4, 2015 |

by Patricia McDougall

The energy was dynamic and positive at Homalco (Xwemalhkwu) First Nation in early January when the new chief and councillors laid out plans for the next three years.

The visioning workshop focused on setting priorities for the … Read More

Malahat Voters Give Thumbs Up to Code

February 4, 2015 |

Voters overwhelmingly approved the Malahat First Nation land code in ballots cast on Jan. 12.

The vote was 78-10 in favour of the final version of the land code and the agreement between Malahat and the federal government.

“This is … Read More

Tsawwassen First Nation Grows up…and Down

February 4, 2015 |

Travellers on Hwy 17 going to or from BC Ferries have been watching the massive retail developments being built on Tsawwassen First Nation treaty lands.

But just north of the two new malls, scheduled to open in 2016, another sort … Read More

Tla’amin Treaty Date Draws Near

February 4, 2015 |

by Patricia McDougall

Sliammon First Nation is putting in place a new game plan in the run-up to the Tla’amin Treaty becoming effective in just over one year.

That’s the word from Roy Francis who is the nation’s chief treaty … Read More

Traditional Cleansing Customs

February 4, 2015 |

Photos and story by Tricia Thomas

Traditional cleansing customs have existed throughout time, in virtually all cultures around the world. Along with medicinal herbs and rituals, bathing practices often play a role in spiritual, emotional and physical healing. They may … Read More

Stz’uminus and Ladymith Are Acting Neighbourly

February 4, 2015 |

Some of our nations have little or no formal relationships with their neighbouring municipalities or regional districts. And sometimes relations can get downright ornery when it comes to service agreements and other matters. Not so with Stz’uminus First Nation and … Read More