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Salish Sea Sentinel | April 4, 2020

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Snuneymuxw to vote on specific claim

February 27, 2015 |

Members of Snuneymuxw First Nation will be voting in the near future on a proposed settlement of a long-standing specific claim.

The nation’s council unanimously decided in early February to put an offer from the Government of Canada before community … Read More

The Indian in the Child

February 27, 2015 |

By Patricia McDougall

Powerful carvings by Darren Blaney of Homalco will soon be installed at a Campbell River school as a lasting lesson about residential schools and their effect on the children in all of us.

The smell of fresh-cut … Read More

Of Salmon Eggs, Brood stock and Floods

February 27, 2015 |

by Tricia Thomas

Many First Nations are working together to support a healthy salmon population.

Salmon enhancement includes counting and brood stock collection. In January, Halalt, Penelakut, Stz’uminus and Lyackson nations took part in a salmon egg transplant into the … Read More

Self-Government Workshop – Developing Tools & Best Practices

February 5, 2015 |

AN IMPRESSIVE LINEUP OF EXPERTS will be on hand when Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council hosts a work- shop entitled ‘Exploring Self-Government’ for leaders from its 11 member nations on March 2-4.

Regional Chief Jody-Wilson Raybould from BC’s Assembly of First … Read More

NmTC Board met at Halalt

February 5, 2015 |

Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council’s board of directors heard about plans for the coming financial year when they met for a quarterly meeting at Halalt First Nation in mid-January.

Strategic planning and a program of work for 2015/16 were on the … Read More

Snaw-naw-as takes another step towards sovereignty

February 5, 2015 |

by Tricia Thomas

More than three years after Snaw-naw-as members first voted in favour of a new community land code policy, the First Nation on Nanoose Bay north of Nanaimo is finally able to take control of their reserve’s resources … Read More

Teachings (ʔəms tɑʔɑw)

February 5, 2015 |

Elsie Paul was born in 1931 to Gilbert Francis and Lily Timothy. Her grandparents, Jim and Molly Timothy, raised her in Sliammon. She married William Paul in 1948 and the couple had nine children.

In her early years, Elsie worked … Read More

Coast Salish art at VIU

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Work by 14 leading contemporary Coast Salish artists is on display until April at the Vancouver Island University campus gallery in Nanaimo.

Record, (Re)create is the name of the exhibit. It opened on Jan. 9 and continues until April 12. … Read More

Galligos is Slovenia bound with his totem

February 4, 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

Homalco leaders envision BRIGHT future

February 4, 2015 |

by Patricia McDougall

The energy was dynamic and positive at Homalco (Xwemalhkwu) First Nation in early January when the new chief and councillors laid out plans for the next three years.

The visioning workshop focused on setting priorities for the … Read More