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Salish Sea Sentinel | April 4, 2020

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Langara College rebrands to include Musqueam name

May 28, 2019 |

Photo: A welcome figure was unveiled on campus in September. Courtesy of Langara.

Langara College has officially incorporated a Musqueam name that was gifted to the school in 2016 into its title and branding. 

The school in South Vancouver officially switched to the dual name “snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ Langara College” during a ceremony in mid-April.  

The name snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ was … Read More

MOV displays artwork created by children in residential, day schools

May 28, 2019 |

By Cara McKenna 

An exhibit of artwork done by Indigenous children while in Canadian residential and day schools showcases an important record of culture and history.   

The exhibition called There is Truth Here at the Museum of Vancouver displays rare surviving art pieces created by children from four … Read More

Father-son artists from Snuneymuxw inspire new exhibit

May 28, 2019 |

Photo: Talking stick carvings by William and Joel Good.

By Julie Chadwick 

Photos by Julie Chadwick and Ruby Chadwick-Booker 

For curator Jesse Birch, inspiration for Nanaimo Art Gallery’s latest exhibit came to him as he watched father and son artists Joel … Read More

Artist Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun receives honorary degree

May 28, 2019 |

Vancouver-based artist Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun Lets’lo:tseltun made a call to abolish the Indian Act while he was receiving an honorary degree on May 4.  

The contemporary Okanagan and Coast Salish painter received an Honorary Doctor of Letters from Emily Carr University during its convocation ceremony, being lauded as a “unique and persistent voice for change.” 

Yuxweluptun graduated … Read More

Musqueam activist honoured in Vancouver art exhibit

May 28, 2019 |

Musqueam activist Audrey Siegl and her late sister are being honoured in a new art exhibit that looks at the sacred relationships between Indigenous women and water.  

The multimedia exhibition qaʔ yəxw – water honours us: womxn and waterways opened at the Bill Reid Gallery in Vancouver on April 10.  

The show features the work of nine Indigenous woman … Read More

T’Sou-ke hosts traditional seafood gathering

May 28, 2019 |

Photos by Todd Peacey 

Several dozen people gathered at T’Sou-ke First Nation on May 7 to celebrate traditional seafood. 

The nation hosted the day of ceremony, feasting and gathering as a way to kick-off the spring season with surrounding communities. 

A group gathered on T’Sou-ke’s #2 … Read More

Elder profile: T’Sou-ke’s Germaine Sutherland

May 28, 2019 |

Photo: Germaine Sutherland, right, with her two daughters

By Edith Moore, NmTC communications liaison  

Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council is run with guidance from an Elders Council with representatives from its 11 member nations. The Salish Sea Sentinel is profiling a new elder from the council each … Read More

Welcome figure unveiled on Salt Spring

April 29, 2019 |

Photos by John Cameron via SD64 

The unveiling of a Coast Salish welcome figure marks the beginning of an increased understanding of Indigenous culture on B.C.’s Southern Gulf Islands. 

The figure on Salt Spring Island represents hundreds of hours of combined work by students and local … Read More

Culture improves healing for Indigenous women facing trauma: study

April 29, 2019 |

Photo: Cowichan and Snuneymuxw Elder Roberta Price. Courtesy of UBC.

When Roberta Price of Cowichan and Snuneymuxw began recovering from trauma in her life years ago, she found great healing in working with elders to learn her culture.  

Now that she is an elder herself, Price is … Read More

Homalco hosts ʔayʔaǰuθəm language gathering

April 29, 2019 |

Photo by Todd Peacey

Representatives from Northern Coast Salish nations shared knowledge about the ʔayʔaǰuθəm language during a two-day workshop at Homalco. 

The event called “We Will Come Together” was held for nations to discuss knowledge, ideas and revitalization efforts for the language, which many families lost because of residential schools. 

The gathering on March … Read More