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Salish Sea Sentinel | October 22, 2018

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CULTURE

A powerful journey on rough seas

December 14, 2014 |

Snuneymuxw elder Gary Manson – Xulsimalt – has had some rough times on the ocean as a regular participant of Tribal Journeys.

In eight years of taking part in the event, he has been in a canoe that flipped in … Read More

A tree that speaks the history of Klahoose Nation

December 14, 2014 | 1

The main reason for the trip to Squirrel Cove on Cortes Island during the week before Christmas was to see the Klahoose First Nation sawmill in operation and to talk about the nation’s large-scale forestry work on Cortes and in … Read More

Kw’umut Lelum Moves to Full Delegation

December 13, 2014 |

Kwumut Lelum Child and Family Services is now a ‘first call’ agency, providing child and family services to nine First Nations from Malahat to Qualicum.

After 18 years, the new provincial authority gives Kwumut Lelum the mandate to provide full … Read More

One Heart • One Mind • One Nation

December 12, 2014 |

by Patricia McDougall

Uniting the community was an underlying theme when the Tla’amin open house was held at the Salish Centre in Sliammon in mid-November.

The Salish Center was full of information booths for the nation’s members to see what … Read More

BEHOLD THE BEARS OF BUTE

December 10, 2014 |

Photos by Todd Peacey of Homalco First Nation

HOMALCO FIRST NATION ‘BEARS OF BUTE’ TOURS had a record year in 2014.

Tourists from around the world visited the viewing sites on the Orford River in Bute Inlet. Among notable recent … Read More

Seafood, especially salmon, on our menus

December 10, 2014 |

The Vancouver Island Traditional Foods Conference is being hosted in late October by the tukʷaaʔatḥ (Toquaht) First Nation in Ucluelet. In 2008, Snuneymuxw First Nation hosted the first of these gatherings. A notable report from that initial conference showed how … Read More

Decades-old knowledge combined with new technology at Klahoose

December 10, 2014 |

An expanded T’oq Kimuq language app and Salishan dictionary will be assets to the next generation.

In 1974, the late Joe Mitchell penned a message to Klahoose members in one of two booklets containing over 2000 words, place names and … Read More

Cross-border treaty challenges pipeline

October 4, 2014 |

A new international treaty effectively makes Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project illegal by Coast Salish law.

The International Treaty to Protect the Salish Sea was signed by 11 North American aboriginal leaders during a two-day gathering at Tsleil-Waututh First … Read More

Digital Mapping

October 4, 2014 |

A POWERFUL RIGHTS AND TITLE TOOL

During a four-day Indigenous mapping workshop at the University of Victoria, representatives from over 100 aboriginal organizations shared stories and ideas about using Google technology in their territories. Combining old and new knowledge, … Read More

Only time will tell if anyone was listening

October 3, 2014 | 1

Many Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council leaders were in the room with colleagues from 202 BC First Nations when they met with the BC premier and her cabinet at the Hotel Vancouver.

Chief James Delorme served as a ‘reporter’ on the … Read More