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Salish Sea Sentinel | April 5, 2020

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Coast Salish in Paris

January 30, 2016 |

While the massive COP21 UN climate change conference was happening in Paris, France, last month, Indigenous people from around the world were having their own gathering in a chateau north of the city.

Reuben George of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation’s anti-pipeline … Read More

Climate CHANGES…can we?

January 30, 2016 |

In this feature, we are talking about the challenges and opportunities that lay before us all in 2016. Some of our nations are leading the way in finding non-fossil fuel energy sources. Some have said ‘No’ to LNG, others … Read More

Governance powers T’Sou-ke future

January 30, 2016 |

“Good governance is key,”says Chief Gordon Planes when he talks about his nation’s never-ending journey for sustainability… and survival. “We all must have light footprint on Mother Earth.”

It is a message that T’Sou-ke First Nation has been spreading … Read More

Mega-Malls = Mega Opportunities

January 30, 2016 |

Stores at the Tsawwassen First Nation’s rapidly developing megamalls are expected to start opening as soon as May, with a full opening of the massive shopping complex scheduled for this fall. Numbers are staggering for the development along Highway 17 near … Read More

We’ve got to speak of these things…

January 30, 2016 |

Coast Salish Protocol was the topic when Geraldine Manson and her brother-in-law Gary Manson of Snuneymuxw talked to students, staff and others at Shq’apthut – A Gathering Place – at Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo.

The January gathering was part of … Read More

Island Brave to paddle in Hawaiian canoe races

January 30, 2016 |

The Island Brave canoe club from Snuneymuxw First Nation is not only looking ahead to its regular racing season at other Coast Salish communities around the Salish Sea, it is looking internationally.

Since late last year, the club has started fundraising … Read More

Thanks, Elsie!

January 30, 2016 |

Powell River residents will turn out to the historic Dwight Hall on March 4 to honour and thank Dr. Elsie Paul of Tla’amin First Nation for her many contributions to the community.

Sponsored by the municipality and the regional district, … Read More

Chief Says ‘NO’ to Expansion

December 1, 2015 |

Snaw-naw-as chief David Bob gave strong opposition to expansion plans for a marina near Parksville.

He voiced his concerns about Beachcomber Marina’s plans in a letter to the Regional District of Nanaimo. “This entire area is a sacred site to the … Read More

Our Vets Remembered

December 1, 2015 |

Reconciliation is about all Canadians making efforts to better understand the role Indigenous Veterans have played in Canada and expressing their heartfelt gratitude. It is our hope that Canadians across the country join us in honouring them today.

-Statement by Canada’s … Read More

Nations Leaders Gathered

December 1, 2015 |

“Ask who you are, dig for common humanity and then we can find that we belong here. We want more than just politics.” – Chief Robert Joseph


By Johnny Hanuse

The Joint Gathering 2015 in downtown Vancouver … Read More