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Salish Sea Sentinel | October 16, 2019

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Malahat Nation partners on proposed ‘skywalk’ in territory

April 29, 2019 |

Malahat Nation has partnered in plans for a new elevated “skywalk” that would give tourists a stunning view of their territory on Vancouver Island.  

The proposed wooden Malahat Skywalk is a 650-metre forest pathway leading to a tower with a climbing spiral ramp, inspired by elevated forest walks in Europe. 

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Salish Eye Productions opens studio at Halalt

April 1, 2019 |

Photo: Salish Eye owner Tricia Thomas.

A Coast Salish digital design company has opened the doors of a new studio space at Halalt First Nation. 

Salish Eye Productions is owned by Halalt member Tricia Thomas (Laxelewetstnaat) and offers photography, videography, website design and more. 

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Malahat artwork added to Mill Bay ferry terminal

April 1, 2019 |

Photos: BC Ferries

Artwork created by two Malahat First Nation members is now on display at the BC Ferries terminal in Mill Bay. Jeremy and Jordan Harry painted two panels on the terminal’s wooden enclosure. One features two killer whales breaching … Read More

TFN receives $7.2M for housing project

February 1, 2019 |

Photo: Selina Robinson, B.C.’s housing minister, announced the new funding at Katzie Nation in late November. Photo courtesy of B.C. government.

Tsawwassen Nation has received $7.2 million in provincial funding that will go towards a new multi-family rental housing project. 

The grant will allow the … Read More

U.S. Coast Salish leaders travel to Canada for NEB hearings

February 1, 2019 |

A group of U.S. Coast Salish leaders travelled to Victoria to testify at the National Energy Board’s oral evidence hearings on Nov. 28. 

Representatives from Lummi, Swinomish, Tulalip and Suquamish travelled across the border to present their concerns to Canada’s energy regulator alongside their Canadian relatives. 

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Stz’uminus elders describe orcas as ‘family’ at NEB hearings

February 1, 2019 |

By Cara McKenna 

When Pearl Harris of Stz’uminus First Nation was a child, she learned to see the killer whales who would pass by her territory as family. 

The elder said southern resident orcas would often come up to shore of Shell Beach, and she would watch and listen to them.  

With guidance from her grandmother, Harris learned … Read More

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