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Salish Sea Sentinel | October 21, 2018

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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

Stz’uminus celebration marks opening of new hotel

July 31, 2018 |

A celebration was held at Stz’uminus on June 20 to mark the ongoing success of the nation’s Oyster Bay development.

A few dozen people attended the event at the nation’s new Microtel Inn & Suites along the Trans-Canada Highway, which … 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

Tla’amin’s Sli City Grill goes mobile

May 30, 2018 |

The Sli City Grill restaurant at Tla’amin Nation is expanding into a food truck that will serve Indigenous-caught seafood to Powell River.

The mobile grill is now open, serving a seafood-heavy menu that includes halibut burgers, prawn po’boys and elk … Read More

Revitalizing sharing, gifting and trading

April 27, 2018 |

By Andrew Bak, Tsawwassen First Nation

Coast Salish people had always been wealthy.

From time out of mind, our ancestors lived in the big houses, which were strategically located within our territories; close to the waters which gave us sustenance, … Read More

Mr. Bannock: Chef Paul Natrall launches Vancouver’s first Indigenous food truck

March 29, 2018 |

By Michelle Gamage

Chef Paul Natrall of Squamish Nation is bringing fusion Indigenous cuisine to the Lower Mainland with his food truck, Mr. Bannock.

Specializing in bannock and using traditional ingredients like juniper berries and smoked salmon, the business launched … Read More

Ay Lelum brings Coast Salish culture to Vancouver Fashion Week

March 29, 2018 |

By Cara McKenna

The Snuneymuxw family-run fashion house Ay Lelum showcased their work at Vancouver Fashion Week with a collection that was all about transformation and honouring matriarchs. Featuring original music and designs, Ay Lelum’s Fall/Winter 18 collection displayed the … Read More

New $5.2 million development at T’Sou-ke

January 29, 2018 |

T’Sou-ke Nation is set to soon begin construction on a new $5.2 million development project.

Victoria News reported that T’Sou-ke began clearing a site in December for a new Tim Hortons, Petro-Canada gas station and convenience store.

Construction is planned … Read More

Young leaders teach businesspeople how to partner with First Nations

November 29, 2017 |

Businesspeople from across Vancouver Island learned about the basics of partnering with First Nations during a special event in Snuneymuxw territory on Oct. 25.

A panel discussion on Indigenous business and economic development took place during the 11th annual State … Read More

Budding entrepreneurs get prepared at business ‘boot camp’

September 29, 2017 |

Up-and-coming Coast Salish entrepreneurs learned some tips about what it takes to start a business during a weekend training session in late August.

Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council’s event in Tsawwassen saw about a dozen people sit in on sessions with … Read More