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Salish Sea Sentinel | July 8, 2020

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CULTURE

Galligos is Slovenia bound with his totem

April 5, 2015 |

When Craig Galligos of Sliammon was working on the totem for Powell River’s Kathaumixw choral festival last summer, travel plans were in the back of his mind.

That’s because he was going to accompany the pole when it was delivered … Read More

Want wildlife? Head to Bute

April 5, 2015 |

Homalco Wildlife Tours is expanding from its popular ‘Bears of Bute’ excursions in late summer to a spring and summer program.

“We are expanding our very successful wildlife tours into the summer focusing on cultural tours” said Shawn O’Connor, the … Read More

Youth take on traditional foods challenge

April 5, 2015 |

Words and photos by Tricia Thomas

Snaw-naw-as and Homalco communities challenged their youth to learn about the traditional foods of their ancestors. And youth responded when the first part of the challenge took place on the shores of Nanoose Bay … Read More

Walking for stolen sisters

February 27, 2015 |

Walks in memory and honour of missing and murdered Indigenous women took place across Canada in mid-February. And on Valentine’s Day, people gathered in Nanaimo for a sobering and quiet demonstration for justice and awareness in a march from Vancouver … Read More

The Indian in the Child

February 27, 2015 |

By Patricia McDougall

Powerful carvings by Darren Blaney of Homalco will soon be installed at a Campbell River school as a lasting lesson about residential schools and their effect on the children in all of us.

The smell of fresh-cut … Read More

Spring brings a bounty from our plants

February 27, 2015 |

by Tricia Thomas

Historically, winters were times of hunger so new spring plants were very important nutrition boosters in the traditional coastal diet. Nettles, salmonberry shoots and other delicacies begin to appear.

Many tree buds and plant shoots contain Vitamin … Read More

Snuneymuxw Raises Hands in Pride

February 27, 2015 |

by Tricia Thomas

A celebration was held at Snuneymuxw First Nation longhouse recently to honour one of the community’s leaders.

Tributes were paid to Sqwulutsutun Bill Yoachim in the blanketing ceremony not only for his election last November to the … Read More

Teachings (ʔəms tɑʔɑw)

February 5, 2015 |

Elsie Paul was born in 1931 to Gilbert Francis and Lily Timothy. Her grandparents, Jim and Molly Timothy, raised her in Sliammon. She married William Paul in 1948 and the couple had nine children.

In her early years, Elsie worked … Read More

Coast Salish art at VIU

February 4, 2015 |

Work by 14 leading contemporary Coast Salish artists is on display until April at the Vancouver Island University campus gallery in Nanaimo.

Record, (Re)create is the name of the exhibit. It opened on Jan. 9 and continues until April 12. … Read More

Galligos is Slovenia bound with his totem

February 4, 2015 |

When Craig Galligos of Sliammon was working on the totem for Powell River’s Kathaumixw choral festival last summer, travel plans were in the back of his mind.

That’s because he was going to accompany the pole when it was delivered … Read More