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Salish Sea Sentinel | February 22, 2019

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CULTURE

Redress in the arts: Supporting Coast Salish creators

December 3, 2018 |

From left: Christie Lee Charles, Cease Wyss and Irwin Oostindie present at SFU’s downtown campus on Oct. 26.

People from Vancouver’s arts community discussed how to better work with and support Coast Salish creators during an event at the annual … Read More

Elder profile: Halalt’s Janet Moore (Hwum’mi’ya)

December 3, 2018 |

Above: Janet Moore, right, with her husband Les. File photo.

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 … Read More

Cedar basket collection gifted to Tla’amin

December 3, 2018 |

Above: Rita Pimlott shows off her late aunt’s weavings.

By Doreen Hopkins, Tla’amin elders coordinator Photos by Phil Russell

A decades-old collection of cedar baskets and cultural items has been gifted to Tla’amin Nation by Homalco Elder Rita … Read More

Musqueam reclaims new piece of c̓əsnaʔəm

December 3, 2018 |

Photo: Musqueam drummers perform. File photo.

Musqueam Indian Band has officially reclaimed another piece of its important village site c̓əsnaʔəm.

The City of Vancouver announced that it has returned a portion of the site to its original caretakers, Musqueam. The property at … Read More

Traditional wedding joins Tla’amin couple in culture

October 31, 2018 |

By Cyndi Pallen (čɩnɛ), Tla’amin Nation 

A beautiful Coast Salish wedding ceremony that took place on the shore of Tla’amin Nation’s territory will be remembered for generations to come. 

The sacred union of Mario Brandon Paul (Chegah gewmotl) and Tana Harry (Kiyah) took place at Willingdon Beach on Aug. 11. The ceremony reflected the culture and traditional teachings of Tla’amin and … Read More

‘Sing your songs loud and proud’: Kespahl aims to enrich Tla’amin culture for youth

October 31, 2018 |

Above: Drew Blaney (Kespahl), right, stands with Tla͛amin Hegus Clint Williams. File photo.

By Edith Moore, NmTC communications liaison

At 25 years old, Tla’amin member Drew Blaney (Kespahl) is a champion of his culture. Blaney grew up learning from … Read More

Snuneymuxw design duo honoured with business award

October 31, 2018 |

Above: Sophia Seward-Good, left, and Aunalee Boyd-Good accept their award on Oct. 15.

The Snuneymuxw design duo behind the fashion house Ay Lelum have been honoured with an award for their achievements in business. 

Sisters Aunalee Boyd-Good and Sophia Seward-Good were presented with a 2018 Business of the Year award at the B.C. … Read More

Homalco weaving workshop brings reconnection

October 31, 2018 |

Clockwise from top left: Malaya Malipitan, Glen Pallen, Marilyn Harry, Cheryl Francis, Rita Pimlott, Vera Peacey, Caroline Francis.

Photos by Todd Peacey

Homalco First Nation’s wellness group practiced twill cedar weaving during a three-day workshop at the community’s cultural centre that wrapped up in late … Read More

Bear tours connect Homalco members to territory

October 31, 2018 |

File photos by Todd Peacey

When Homalco member Ella Paul started out as a guide for her nation’s grizzly bear tours, it also gave her an opportunity to reconnect with her territory. The community’s former village sites are all remote … Read More

Nation revitalizes traditional fish weir to manage salmon

October 31, 2018 |

Above photo by Bryant DeRoy.

By Cara McKenna

Traditional fish weirs were once used by Indigenous communities all along the B.C. coast, but the technology was banned by the federal government during colonization. 

Now, the Heiltsuk Nation in Bella Bella … Read More