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Salish Sea Sentinel | April 20, 2024

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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

Traditional Cleansing Customs

February 4, 2015 |

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Photos and story by Tricia Thomas

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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 |

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