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Salish Sea Sentinel | April 8, 2020

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TFN farm school sowing seeds

May 1, 2015 |

by Tricia Thomas

It was a groundbreaking venture in April when the greenhouse went up and seeds were planted for the unique Tsawwassen First Nation Farm School.

The collaboration between the nation and the Institute for Sustainable Food Systems at … Read More

Self-governance explored at workshop

April 5, 2015 |

by Tricia Thomas

“Think big!” and “Remember who you are”.

Those were two key messages to delegates from Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council nations who attended a three-day Exploring Self-Government workshop in Nanaimo in early March.

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Shore to Shore unveiling this month

April 5, 2015 |

Years of work by Stz’uminus carver Luke Marston will be revealed on April 25 when his bronze sculpture – Shore to Shore – is unveiled in Stanley Park.

The work celebrates the connections of Portuguese adventurer Joe Silvey and his … Read More

Creating an Economy for Malahat Nation

April 5, 2015 |

by Tricia Thomas

Malahat First Nation’s marine development plan took another step forward on March 18 when the Cowichan Valley Regional District held a public hearing on the proposal.

Chief Michael Harry talked about the waterfront complex and said the driving … Read More

Oyster harvest returns to T’Sou-ke

April 5, 2015 |

by Tricia Thomas

Oysters will soon be harvested again from Sooke Basin, the waters off the main T’Sou-ke First Nation reserve.

T’Sou-ke recently entered into a joint project agreement with the Chinese Canadian Aboriginal Development Enterprise. Instead of seeding oysters … Read More


April 5, 2015 |

Nanaimo Harbour ‘jewel’ has a new gleam

Everywhere you walk on Newcastle Island, there are the footsteps of our Snuneymuxw ancestors. The island was much used for the foods that it provided our people.

Those were the words from a … Read More

Buildings are rising in our Nations

April 5, 2015 |

Some major building projects are underway at First Nations. Buildings are taking shape, ground is broken and architect’s plans are studied.

In early March, there was a groundbreaking ceremony at Sliammon for the Tla’amin Governance House. Work starts this summer … Read More

Galligos is Slovenia bound with his totem

April 5, 2015 |

When Craig Galligos of Sliammon was working on the totem for Powell River’s Kathaumixw choral festival last summer, travel plans were in the back of his mind.

That’s because he was going to accompany the pole when it was delivered … Read More

Want wildlife? Head to Bute

April 5, 2015 |

Homalco Wildlife Tours is expanding from its popular ‘Bears of Bute’ excursions in late summer to a spring and summer program.

“We are expanding our very successful wildlife tours into the summer focusing on cultural tours” said Shawn O’Connor, the … Read More

Tsleil-Waututh Nation Election

March 27, 2015 |

by Tricia Thomas

With a record voter turnout, the 500-member Nation on Burrard Inlet in North Vancouver re-elected their current leadership for another term on March 24, 2015

The returning chief and council include Chief Maureen Thomas, and Councillors Charlene … Read More