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Salish Sea Sentinel | June 20, 2019

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CULTURE

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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TWN house posts unveiled at Maplewood Flats

April 1, 2019 |

Photo: Zachary George (Skokaylem) is pictured with one of the new house posts.

A pair of house posts has been unveiled at a wild bird sanctuary next to Tsleil-Waututh’s village as part of a wider push to decolonize the space. 

The posts … Read More

Squamish carvers build canoe at CapU

April 1, 2019 |

Photo: Ann Whonnack brushes the log with cedar during a ceremony at CapU on Feb. 25.

Photos and story by Cara McKenna 

A classical Salish-style canoe is being carved at Capilano University after a blessing ceremony that prepared the log for its transformation. 

The nine-metre canoe … Read More

Elder profile: Homalco’s Vera Peacey

April 1, 2019 |

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.

When I sat down with Homalco Elder Vera Peacey, she … Read More