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Salish Sea Sentinel | October 21, 2018

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CULTURE

Snuneymuxw leases former public school for programs

October 10, 2018 |

Snuneymuxw is leasing a former public elementary school site as a place to offer programs and services to its members.

The nation will be using the Woodbank Primary School site for youth and elder programming, support groups, culture camps, soccer … Read More

Gala goes beyond fashion to empower youth

October 10, 2018 |

Indigenous youth walked the runway during a successful fashion gala at Tsleil-Waututh Nation that will return to the community in years to come.

The first annual Tsleil-Waututh Nation Fashion Gala was hosted at the community’s gym in late July, with … Read More

Blanketing the city

October 10, 2018 |

By Cara McKenna

Musqueam artist Debra Sparrow (θəliχʷəlʷət) has been saying for two decades that she won’t stop until the City of Vancouver is blanketed in Coast Salish designs.

Mostly, Sparrow has meant the statement as a challenge to increase … Read More

Tsawout brothers carve totem pole to honour survivors

October 10, 2018 |

By Cara McKenna

Two brothers from Tsawout First Nation are carving a Coast Salish totem pole in memory of their late mother who survived residential school.

Tom and Perry LaFortune have been working on the seven-and-a-half-metre pole in a tent … Read More

Musqueam Legend

October 10, 2018 |

By Celestine Aleck (Sahiltiniye) of Snuneymuxw First Nation

I heard this story from Mel Good. He used to love to sit with the elders, and he would learn stories and names from all over.

Long ago in Musqueam two men … Read More

Healing together: Spirits of lost children, survivors called home

October 10, 2018 |

By Cara McKenna Photos by Cara McKenna and Todd Peacey

Tla’amin, Homalco and Klahoose called the spirits of their lost children home during a two-day ceremony that involved travelling to the site of a former residential school.

The Calling the … Read More

2018 Malahat Golf & Gala

October 10, 2018 |

By Edith Moore, NmTC Communication Liaison Photos by Barclay Martin

“Nourishing the Soul” was the theme for the Malahat Nation’s sixth annual Golf & Gala fundraiser held on Sept. 15.

The nation was able to raise an impressive $316,000 through … Read More

Klah ah men: Tla’amin site renamed on Indigenous Peoples Day

July 31, 2018 |

Story by Cara McKenna with files submitted by Hɛhɛwšɩn Photos by Phil Russell

Tla’amin has officially reclaimed the traditional name for part of its territory after a special event held on National Indigenous Peoples Day.

Lund, B.C., was given back … Read More

Snuneymuxw posts unveiled at important village site

July 31, 2018 |

A pair of house posts has been unveiled at Snuneymuxw’s original village site St’litlup.

The five-metre-tall red cedar poles give a prominent visual representation of the nation at the significant site that’s now widely known as Departure Bay Beach.

The … Read More

Pulling Together: Gift of ‘Equality Song’ unites canoe families

July 31, 2018 |

Participants in this year’s Pulling Together Canoe Journey wrapped up with the gift of a new song that will bring people together for years to come.

Pulling Together 2018 took place from July 3 to 11, and involved 15 canoe … Read More