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Snuneymuxw artists design COVID-19 masks

June 3, 2020 |

Above: Nadia Seward-Good wears one of the mask designs. Photo by Ay Lelum.

By Julie Chadwick

Two Snuneymuxw artists have joined a number of other Indigenous artists in Canada who are putting their own spin on face-covering masks aimed at preventing the spread … Read More

Malahat Nation adapts economic development plans amid COVID-19

June 3, 2020 |

Photo: Malahat Nation opened Indigenous Bloom Medicinal Help and Cannabis on April 22. Submitted photo.

By David P. Ball

The public health emergency hasn’t stopped Malahat Nation from safely moving ahead with planning for the community’s economic future. 

And with new measures and … Read More

Malahat Nation looks to sustainable future with solar installation

June 3, 2020 |

Photo: Malahat Nation.

A recently-installed solar system at Malahat Nation is a first step as the community looks to a more sustainable future. 

Solar energy is now being utilized in the nation’s new multipurpose centre and in the Kwunew Kwasun community building. 

The 50kW photovoltaic system consists of 222 individual … Read More

Snuneymuxw apparel raising funds for Tribal Journeys welcome figure

March 30, 2020 |

Eliot White-Hill wears the designs. Photos by Rachel Therriault.

By Julie Chadwick

It was a chance meeting at the night market in downtown Nanaimo that sparked an idea for a new clothing line aimed at encouraging a sense of local … Read More

TFN house posts unveiled at industrial site

March 30, 2020 |

Photos by Adrian MacNair 

Two new house posts have been unveiled on Tsawwassen Nation’s industrial lands outside of the Euro Asia Transload facility. 

The carvings by artist Bryce Williams were brushed with cedar during a blessing ceremony in late February. 

The posts were installed outside of the facility on 27B Avenue, with one near the road and other at … Read More

‘This is not going to stop us,’ say nations after pipeline lawsuit ruling

March 2, 2020 |

Photo: TWN Chief Leah George-Wilson speaks about the ruling during a press conference Feb. 4.

By David P. Ball

The First Nations who sued to stop the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion say they’re “disappointed but not surprised” by a major … Read More

Klahoose looks to revamp tourism after Netherlands trip

March 2, 2020 |

Above: Klahoose Chief Kevin Peacey stands with employees Paul Muskee and Aleata Vanstone, who all travelled to the Netherlands for a tourism conference in January. Submitted photo.

After attending a major tourism conference in the Netherlands, Klahoose leaders are inspired to utilize … Read More

Artist weaves Tsleil-Waututh governance model

January 30, 2020 |

Above: Tsleil-Waututh Coun. Deanna George, left, and Angela George (qʷənat) with the weaving.

A weaving created by artist Angela George (qʷənat) is also a complex governance document that will serve Tsleil-Waututh Nation for centuries to come. 

George shaped the piece titled “Weaving Governance” as part of a final project for an … Read More

Snuneymuxw to guide ‘Te’tuxwtun Project’ development

January 30, 2020 |

Snuneymuxw First Nation has joined in on a partnership to develop three properties in Nanaimo’s Fifth Street Corridor. 

The nation announced in December that it has joined in on a deal with B.C. Housing, The City of Nanaimo and Nanaimo-Ladysmith Public Schools that was … Read More

Sen̓áḵw development set to generate billions for Sḵwxwú7mesh

January 30, 2020 |

Photo: Sḵwxwú7mesh Coun. Khelsilem stands at the site of the future development.

By David P. Ball

Sen̓áḵw, one of the Sḵwxwú7mesh Nation’s ancestral village sites, was a seasonal fishing community that was shrunk onto a reserve in the 19th century before … Read More