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Salish Sea Sentinel | December 14, 2018

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Panel highlights Coast Salish tourism growth

December 3, 2018 |

Above: Homalco Councillor Kelsie Robinson speaks at the 2018 Vancouver Island Economic Summit on Oct. 25.

By Cara McKenna and Todd Peacey Photos by Todd Peacey

Representatives from Homalco and Snuneymuxw spoke about their nations’ successes in the tourism … Read More

Musqueam reclaims new piece of c̓əsnaʔəm

December 3, 2018 |

Photo: Musqueam drummers perform. File photo.

Musqueam Indian Band has officially reclaimed another piece of its important village site c̓əsnaʔəm.

The City of Vancouver announced that it has returned a portion of the site to its original caretakers, Musqueam. The property at … Read More

Snuneymuxw design duo honoured with business award

October 31, 2018 |

Above: Sophia Seward-Good, left, and Aunalee Boyd-Good accept their award on Oct. 15.

The Snuneymuxw design duo behind the fashion house Ay Lelum have been honoured with an award for their achievements in business. 

Sisters Aunalee Boyd-Good and Sophia Seward-Good were presented with a 2018 Business of the Year award at the B.C. … Read More

Amazon expands to Tsawwassen First Nation

October 31, 2018 |

Tech giant Amazon has partnered with Tsawwassen First Nation to build a massive shipping warehouse on the community’s industrial lands.

Amazon announced plans in late September to build the 450,000-square-foot facility at the nation’s Delta iPort industrial business park. … Read More

T’Sou-ke chief recognized for ‘legendary’ community vision

October 31, 2018 |

T’Sou-ke Chief Gordon Planes (Hya-quatcha) has been honoured with an award for his community vision and achievements in sustainability and renewable energy.

Planes was presented with the prestigious Individual Achievement award at the annual B.C. Indigenous Business Awards gala in … Read More

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