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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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. …
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 …
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 …
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.