Tla’amin healing walk held in memory of Chantel MooreJuly 29, 2020 | Salish Sea Sentinel
Photo by Alex Sutcliffe
A healing walk was held in Tla’amin territory to honour the memory of a Tla-o-qui-aht woman who was killed by police.
Chantel Moore, 26, was shot by an officer during a wellness check at her home in Edmundston, N.B., in early June.
After the … Read More
Kus-kus-sum estuary timelineJuly 29, 2020 | Salish Sea Sentinel
Circa 1,300 years ago and onwards — Estuary used to fish by local Indigenous people using traditional methods such as weirs.
Late 1940s — Site cleared of trees to make way for Field Sawmill.
1949 — Field Sawmill moves from former … Read More
Kus-kus-sum: K’ómoks estuary set to be restored after decades of industrial damageJuly 29, 2020 | Salish Sea Sentinel
Above: K’ómoks artist Andy Everson stands among ancient fishtraps at the nation’s village site at low tide.
By Cara McKenna and David P. Ball
Beside the Courtenay River in K’ómoks territory, an abandoned sawmill site interrupts what would otherwise be a picturesque … Read More
B.C. allocates $500K for Indigenous repatriation grantsJuly 29, 2020 | Salish Sea Sentinel
Above: Indigenous belongings at the Museum of Anthropology. File photo.
A range of new grants will soon be available to assist First Nations to repatriate ancestral remains and cultural objects.
The provincial government has announced it is providing $500,000 to the … Read More
‘Culture compass’ features Coast Salish histories on North ShoreJune 3, 2020 | Salish Sea Sentinel
Above: A group of people involved in the North Shore Culture Compass, including representatives from Tsleil-Waututh and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, at an opening event in March. Photo by Mike Wakefield.
A new online resource means people can learn about the North Shore’s Coast Salish culture and history from home.
Moving forward with delicate balance as summer gatherings cancelledJune 3, 2020 | Salish Sea Sentinel
Above: NmTC hosted a youth gathering at Tla’amin in 2017. File photo.
By Skayu Louis
Summer is usually a time for our communities to gather and connect. However, this year, most of the annual events we have come to look forward to — canoe journeys, culture camps and … Read More
‘A difficult decision but the right one’: Tribal Journeys prep shifts from Snuneymuxw to Tla’amin in 2021June 3, 2020 | Salish Sea Sentinel
File photo from Paddle to Lummi 2019 by Todd Peacey.
By David P. Ball
“Every stroke we take is one less we have to make,” states Tribal Canoe Journeys’ Ten Rules of the Canoe, written in 1990 on the event’s … Read More
UBC Indigenous-led garden brings connection amid uncertaintyJune 3, 2020 | Salish Sea Sentinel
Photo: Led by mentor Kim Haxton, a small crew from IndigenEYEZ works to prep the beds for planting.
By Skayu Louis
The Tu’wusht Garden Project is an Indigenous-led food security initiative at the University of British Columbia. Named in the Tla’amin language, Tu’wusht means “we belong” and is a … Read More
Snuneymuxw artists design COVID-19 masksJune 3, 2020 | Salish Sea Sentinel
Above: Nadia Seward-Good wears one of the mask designs. Photo by Ay Lelum.
By Julie Chadwick
Two Snuneymuxw artists have joined a number of other Indigenous artists in Canada who are putting their own spin on face-covering masks aimed at preventing the spread … Read More
Coast Salish health heroes fight at COVID-19 front lineJune 3, 2020 | Salish Sea Sentinel
Photo: Island Health’s Cowichan Valley medical health officer Dr. Shannon Waters, a member of Stz’uminus First Nation. Submitted photo.
By David P. Ball
As the province of B.C. prepared to allow a slight re-opening of some services and activities starting May … Read More