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Salish Sea Sentinel | December 12, 2019

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Homalco launches country radio station

December 2, 2019 |

Above: Homalco Chief Darren Blaney, right, leads a blanketing ceremony on Nov. 1. Photo by Todd Peacey.

Homalco has officially launched a new radio station that’s now broadcasting on Vancouver Island. 

The long-awaited station is broadcasting new country music as well … Read More

Annual awards honour Indigenous businesses from across province

December 2, 2019 |

Above: Stz’uminus Coun. Roxanne Harris speaks at the BC Achievement Gala

Vancouver’s first Indigenous food truck and Stz’uminus First Nation’s development company were among the honorees at the 2019 B.C. Indigenous Business Awards. 

A total of sixteen businesses, entrepreneurs, partnership entities and community-owned enterprises were … Read More

Snuneymuxw fashion house debuts new collection, music

December 2, 2019 |

Photos courtesy VFW.

The Snuneymuxw fashion house Ay Lelum has released a new collection as their clothes hit the runways at two Vancouver fashion weeks. 

Ay Lelum-The Good House of Design’s Spring/Summer 2020 line is titled Nan ch’ uw’ nu stli~I Love You/ I Hold You Dear and is inspired by love, … Read More

TWN looks to expand reserve, move ahead on development

December 2, 2019 |

Above: TWN Chief Leah George-Wilson. File photo.

Tsleil-Waututh Nation is looking to expand its reserve by asking for the return 45 acres of its ancestral lands. 

The nation has filed an Addition to Reserve request with Canada, hoping to gain back official ownership … Read More

Snuneymuxw, Canada sign LOU to advance Douglas Treaty rights

October 1, 2019 |

Above: Snuneymuxw Chief Michael Wyse and Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett sign a LOU on Aug. 26. Photo courtesy of VIU.

Snuneymuxw has signed a Letter of Understanding with Canada that acknowledges the nation’s rights and title under the pre-confederation Douglas … Read More

K’ómoks moves forward in treaty process with new agreement

October 1, 2019 |

K’ómoks First Nation has made another step towards finalizing its treaty by signing a new agreement with B.C. and Canada. 

The recently-signed K’ómoks First Nation Treaty Revitalization Agreement was announced in a joint media release from B.C. and Canada on Sept. 4.  

The document represents an agreement by all three parties … Read More

Malahat’s annual gala raises more than $300K for new daycare

October 1, 2019 |

Above: The Khowutzun dancers performed at the event. Photo by Todd Peacey.

Malahat Nation has raised more than $300,000 that will go towards a new daycare facility after another successful gala.  

The seventh annual Malahat Golf & Gala was held … Read More

TFN plans to increase green space, opens Osprey Park

July 30, 2019 |

Tsawwassen First Nation has opened a new public park as part of a wider plan to increase green spaces in its territory.  

Osprey Park was designed and built by Aquilini Development Group as part of their ongoing Tsawwassen Shores development project.  

The multi-use park — which includes a basketball, playground, picnic area and … Read More

T’Sou-ke cuts ribbon on new businesses

July 30, 2019 |

Photo from left: T’Sou-ke Coun. Allan Planes, Coun. Rose Dumont, Natassia Davies, Shelley Davies and Chief Gordon Planes.

T’Sou-ke First Nation has officially opened a gas station, coffee shop and Indigenous retail store on its land — something leaders say will be the first of … Read More

TFN moves ahead on industrial park with CBSA, Amazon

July 30, 2019 |

Photo: Tsawwassen Chief Ken Baird, front, exchanged gifts with Vancouver Fraser Port Authority CEO Robin Silvester during the opening of a new CBSA facility on TFN lands on June 17.

By Cara McKenna

Tsawwassen First Nation is moving forward on developing its industrial lands … Read More