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Salish Sea Sentinel | February 18, 2020

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One Heart • One Mind • One Nation

December 12, 2014 |

by Patricia McDougall

Uniting the community was an underlying theme when the Tla’amin open house was held at the Salish Centre in Sliammon in mid-November.

The Salish Center was full of information booths for the nation’s members to see what … Read More

Changing the Face of Housing on Reserves

December 12, 2014 |

by Patricia McDougall

The Housing Policy Toolkit, launched earlier this year by Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council (NmTC), has been experiencing a stellar rollout across Canada.

There have been more than 40 requests for access to the Toolkit, from First Nations … Read More

Financial Stability

December 12, 2014 |

Steve Hunter, chief financial officer, had many stories of success to share.

Tla’amin was recently a medium-to-high risk nation with Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, being over $1 million in the red. But in 2014, the nation caught up … Read More

New Job Feels Like “Coming Home”

December 12, 2014 |

The First Nations Health Authority has chosen Dr. Evan Adams as its chief medical officer following a Canada-wide recruitment effort.

Dr. Adams is the ‘favourite son’ of Sliammon, first gaining fame as one of the stars in the film Smoke … Read More

Salish Eye stays in focus despite pain

December 10, 2014 |

A traumatic injury laid Tricia Thomas low, but hasn’t stopped her from looking at the big picture.

It happened in an instant. Last January, two days before the first big job for her new company, a car accident changed the … Read More

Malahat waterfront development moves forward

December 10, 2014 |

The project will be first-ever economic development for the nation and could eventually create up to 30 full-time jobs

Malahat Nation is preparing the final plans for an oceanfront development in Mill Bay that will also serve as a new … Read More

TRANSITION TO THE CORPORATE SECTOR

December 10, 2014 |

Former chief Baird lands two private consulting jobs

Kim Baird is using skills acquired over six terms as chief of Tsawwassen First Nation – including guiding her nation to BC’s first urban treaty – in the corporate sector.

She has … Read More

A heron’s-eye view of cando for this Nester

December 10, 2014 |

Patricia McDougall is one of the people in the Herons Nest, Naut’sa mast Tribal Council’s grassroots economic development project. As a graphic recorder and facilitator, she participated in the recent CANDO event in Nanaimo and helped out at the NmTC … Read More

Log dump in Sliammon land deal

October 4, 2014 |

Sliammon First Nation and the City of Powell River have purchased Catalyst Paper’s share of the pulp and paper company’s surplus lands.

In the Sept. 19 deal, Tees’kwat Land Holdings and the city’s development arm paid $3 million for eleven … Read More

Digital Mapping

October 4, 2014 |

A POWERFUL RIGHTS AND TITLE TOOL

During a four-day Indigenous mapping workshop at the University of Victoria, representatives from over 100 aboriginal organizations shared stories and ideas about using Google technology in their territories. Combining old and new knowledge, … Read More