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Salish Sea Sentinel | April 8, 2020

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Logging trucks open doors for Halalt revenue, jobs

January 27, 2017 |

Two shiny, new logging trucks appeared in the driveway leading to the Halalt First Nation offices just days after New Year’s.

Raven August, the nation’s referral officer, was quick to introduce a visitor to both the trucks and the Halalt … Read More

Tsawwassen’s projects are put in perspective

January 27, 2017 |

“For 200 years the Tsawwassen First Nation was a welfare state, but no longer.”

Those were the words of Chris Hartman, head of the nation’s economic development corporation, who spoke to the South Delta Probus Club late last year.

Hartman … Read More

‘BC Bud’ trademarked says Homalco chief

January 27, 2017 |

Chief MaryAnn Enevoldsen talked about the potential of the medical marijuana industry in her end-of-the-year message to the Homalco First Nation community.

“The most recent projections for the recreational marijuana industry are $22.6 billion a year. I intend to continue … Read More

Water and hydro development eyed by Tla’amin

January 27, 2017 |

A proposed hydroelectric development that could increase Tla’amin Nation’s water supply, among other benefits, is one step closer to being built.

The nation is moving forward with a full feasibility study for the project that will involve researching fish habitats … Read More

Run like the wind… shine like the sun

December 1, 2016 |

Several members of Tsleil-Waututh were among more than one thousand people who participated in the second Great Climate Race in Vancouver as they ran or walked support renewable energy in their own backyards.

On a sunny morning in Stanley Park … Read More

Strong Nation’s dream realized

December 1, 2016 |

Terri Mack – Kay Kwee Kway Kwa – is a member of the Da’naxda’xw Awaetlala Nation from the Knight Inlet area of BC’s central coast.

She and husband Ken have been running a small business from the basement of their … Read More

Back to the Island

December 1, 2016 |

The Tla’amin-based Aboriginal Business Match is returning to Vancouver Island early in 2017 following a year-long tour of holding events across Canada.

ABM Vancouver Island will be hosted on March 27-29 by Quatsino First Nation, Gwa’sala ‘Nakwaxda’xw First Nation, Kwakiutl … Read More

Tla’amin store ‘outstanding’

December 1, 2016 |

Gail Blaney, left, son Erik and BC Aboriginal Relations Minister John Rustad show off the outstanding achievement award at the BC Aboriginal Business Awards gala on Oct. 19 in Vancouver. The Tla’amin convenience store won in a business-of-the-year category. Photo … Read More

License awarded for Homalco radio station

November 9, 2016 |

After almost ten years of waiting, a Homalco First Nation-based radio station has been awarded a license by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission.

“We got our radio license today,” said Darren Blaney in mid-October. “We will be 100.7 on … Read More

We are part of the process

October 28, 2016 |

The chief of Klahoose First Nation says responsible partnerships between Indigenous communities and businesses are crucial as Canada moves towards reconciliation.

James Delorme, who also sits on the BCAFN board of directors, was one of numerous chiefs who signed a … Read More