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Salish Sea Sentinel | March 29, 2020

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‘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

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