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Salish Sea Sentinel | December 14, 2018

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CULTURE

Healing together: Spirits of lost children, survivors called home

October 10, 2018 |

By Cara McKenna Photos by Cara McKenna and Todd Peacey

Tla’amin, Homalco and Klahoose called the spirits of their lost children home during a two-day ceremony that involved travelling to the site of a former residential school.

The Calling the … Read More

2018 Malahat Golf & Gala

October 10, 2018 |

By Edith Moore, NmTC Communication Liaison Photos by Barclay Martin

“Nourishing the Soul” was the theme for the Malahat Nation’s sixth annual Golf & Gala fundraiser held on Sept. 15.

The nation was able to raise an impressive $316,000 through … Read More

Klah ah men: Tla’amin site renamed on Indigenous Peoples Day

July 31, 2018 |

Story by Cara McKenna with files submitted by Hɛhɛwšɩn Photos by Phil Russell

Tla’amin has officially reclaimed the traditional name for part of its territory after a special event held on National Indigenous Peoples Day.

Lund, B.C., was given back … Read More

Snuneymuxw posts unveiled at important village site

July 31, 2018 |

A pair of house posts has been unveiled at Snuneymuxw’s original village site St’litlup.

The five-metre-tall red cedar poles give a prominent visual representation of the nation at the significant site that’s now widely known as Departure Bay Beach.

The … Read More

Pulling Together: Gift of ‘Equality Song’ unites canoe families

July 31, 2018 |

Participants in this year’s Pulling Together Canoe Journey wrapped up with the gift of a new song that will bring people together for years to come.

Pulling Together 2018 took place from July 3 to 11, and involved 15 canoe … Read More

Coast Salish names given to two Vancouver plazas

July 31, 2018 |

Photo courtesy of City of Vancouver

Two popular downtown Vancouver plazas have new Coast Salish names after a ceremony led by Stz’uminus Elder Ray Harris on June 18.

The former Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza is now called šxʷƛ̓exən Xwtl’a7shn and … Read More

Coast Salish Stories: Loon Story

July 31, 2018 |

By Celestine Aleck (Sahiltiniye) of Snuneymuxw First Nation

I had heard this story through Mel Good back in the day when I used to carve. I had learned that a carving would sell faster if you told a story, so … Read More

Elders Gathering 2018: Annual event held in Cowichan territory

July 20, 2018 |

Photos by Todd Peacey

Elders from across B.C. came together in Cowichan territory for a yearly event that celebrates their knowledge, teachings and resiliency.

The 42nd annual B.C. Elders Gathering took place from July 10 to 12 with the theme ‘I … Read More

‘You’re pushing us forward’: Water ceremony held at Tsleil-Waututh

July 15, 2018 |

Above: Tsleil-Waututh Elder Amy George, left, and Protect the Inlet leader Will George (Swaysən) sat in the lead canoe during a water ceremony on July 14.

By Cara McKenna

More than 100 people in four canoes and 70 kayaks joined … Read More

Awaken the Canoes: Pullers prepare for summer journeys at Klahoose

June 27, 2018 |

By Cara McKenna Photos by Cara McKenna and Kyle Charlie

Jodi Simkin was the director of Tribal Journeys last year when a U.S. canoe went down in Nanoose, ejecting pullers into the cold and tumultuous ocean water.

A dramatic video … Read More