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Salish Sea Sentinel | May 21, 2019

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CULTURE

Welcome figure unveiled on Salt Spring

April 29, 2019 |

Photos by John Cameron via SD64 

The unveiling of a Coast Salish welcome figure marks the beginning of an increased understanding of Indigenous culture on B.C.’s Southern Gulf Islands. 

The figure on Salt Spring Island represents hundreds of hours of combined work by students and local … Read More

Culture improves healing for Indigenous women facing trauma: study

April 29, 2019 |

Photo: Cowichan and Snuneymuxw Elder Roberta Price. Courtesy of UBC.

When Roberta Price of Cowichan and Snuneymuxw began recovering from trauma in her life years ago, she found great healing in working with elders to learn her culture.  

Now that she is an elder herself, Price is … Read More

Homalco hosts ʔayʔaǰuθəm language gathering

April 29, 2019 |

Photo by Todd Peacey

Representatives from Northern Coast Salish nations shared knowledge about the ʔayʔaǰuθəm language during a two-day workshop at Homalco. 

The event called “We Will Come Together” was held for nations to discuss knowledge, ideas and revitalization efforts for the language, which many families lost because of residential schools. 

The gathering on March … Read More

Snuneymuxw grizzly story inspires latest Ay Lelum collection

April 29, 2019 |

Photo: Ay Lelum designers Aunalee Boyd-Good, left, and Sophia Seward-Good. Courtesy of VFW

By Julie Chadwick

The Snuneymuxw-sister owned fashion house Ay Lelum has debuted its third collection to hit the runway at Vancouver Fashion Week, with clothing inspired by the power of … Read More

TFN celebrates 10-year treaty anniversary

April 29, 2019 |

Photo: Tsawwassen unveiled five new posts on the corners of its treaty land base.

By Cara McKenna

Tsawwassen Nation celebrated the milestone 10-year anniversary of its treaty effective date with a day of ceremony and celebrations on April 3.  

The nation officially unveiled five new territorial marker poles at the … Read More

Indigenous clam gardens 2,000 years older than previously thought: study

April 29, 2019 |

Ancient Indigenous clam gardens along the Northwest Coast are at least 2,000 years older than previously thought, new research has shown. 

A study involving Simon Fraser University and Hakai Institute proves that clam gardens date back at least 3,500 years. That means that at least 175 generations of Indigenous people have utilized the ancient food … Read More

Elder profile: Tsleil-Waututh’s Deanna D. George

April 29, 2019 |

Photo: Jerald Wallister, VCC

By Edith Moore, NmTC communications liaison  

Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council is run with guidance from an Elders Council with representatives from its 11 member nations. The Salish Sea Sentinel is profiling a new elder from the council each month.

Tsleil-Waututh Elder Deanna D. … Read More

Halalt celebrates updated community plan

April 29, 2019 |

Photo: Aleka Norris and other dancers open the event

Halalt First Nation is moving forward with the first phase of an updated Comprehensive Community Plan after months of work to gather input from members.  

The nation held a celebration in its … Read More

Hɛhɛwšɩn documentary premieres in Powell River

April 1, 2019 |

Photo: Sherman Pallen, Cyndi Pallen and Phil Russell.

By Cara McKenna and Todd Peacey

A documentary following Tla’amin’s Hɛhɛwšɩn canoe project made its debut during the Powell River Film Festival in mid-February. 

Hɛhɛwšɩn – The Way Forward follows the process of carving an eight-metre dugout canoe on a Powell River … Read More

Northern Coast Salish jam brings nations together

April 1, 2019 |

Photo: Sofia Blaney, centre, practices a traditional dance with Gail Blaney, right.

Photo by Todd Peacey

Members of at least five Northern Coast Salish communities came together for a group jam session in preparation for the summer canoe journeys. 

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