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Salish Sea Sentinel | November 13, 2019

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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

‘This feels like déjà vu’: Nations launch new TMX legal challenge

July 30, 2019 |

First Nations whose territories cover much of the Trans Mountain pipeline route in B.C. have launched appeals on the recent re-approval of the expansion project. 

Leaders from six communities announced on July 9 that they had filed documents at the Federal Court … Read More

Tla’amin member opens ‘tattoo spa’ in Powell River

May 28, 2019 |

When envisioning a stereotypical tattoo shop, many people would imagine things like skull decor, blaring rock music and bright neon lights.  But Tla’amin member Francis Jr Luaifoa wanted to open a shop that made the experience of getting a tattoo more like a relaxing trip … Read More

T’Sou-ke moves forward on gas station project

May 28, 2019 |

T’Sou-ke First Nation is preparing to open a new gas station, convenience store and Tim Hortons on its land. 

The nation broke ground on the project in late 2017 and final touches on the development are now being made. The businesses are expected to open soon.  

During a … Read More

K’ómoks installs solar array at I-Hos Gallery

May 28, 2019 |

K’ómoks First Nation is one step closer to its goal of net zero energy consumption with a recently-installed solar array. 

The solar panels installed at the community’s I-Hos Gallery in Courtenay, B.C., will generate 75 per cent of the electricity used … Read More