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Salish Sea Sentinel | February 22, 2019

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EDUCATION

Confronting reconciliation myths: Kwul’a’sul’tun speaks at VIU

February 1, 2019 |

Photo: VIU

By Julie Chadwick

Years ago, Doug White III (Kwul’a’sul’tun) asked his late grandmother Dr. Ellen White (Kwulasulwut) what would be lost when there was no longer a number of people who could fluently speak their language.

What she … Read More

Artist brings ‘feminine Coast Salish’ style to Stanley Park studio

February 1, 2019 |

Photo and story by Cara McKenna 

It’s a shadowy, black night near Second Beach in Vancouver’s Stanley Park, but a warm light emanates from the window of Chrystal Sparrow’s art studio. 

Inside, the Musqueam artist’s temporary workshop is cozy, scattered with her flowy Coast Salish pieces and carvings by her … Read More

Digital weaving: Online tool teaches math using Tla’amin basket designs

February 1, 2019 |

SFU math professors Veselin Jungic, left, and Cedric Chauve at Tla’amin Nation. Submitted photo.

By Cara McKenna 

A new interactive online tool uses basket weaving patterns from Tla’amin Nation to teach mathematics. 

The application will allow students of all ages to digitally … Read More

Tribal X plays hard rock with Indigenous edge

December 3, 2018 |

Above: Andrew Campbell of Homalco and Musqueam belts it out during a Tribal X practice in Maple Ridge.

By Cara McKenna 

On an Autumn night at their jam space in Maple Ridge, Indigenous hard rock band Tribal X are playing a … Read More

Snuneymuxw leases former public school for programs

October 10, 2018 |

Snuneymuxw is leasing a former public elementary school site as a place to offer programs and services to its members.

The nation will be using the Woodbank Primary School site for youth and elder programming, support groups, culture camps, soccer … Read More

Blanketing the city

October 10, 2018 |

By Cara McKenna

Musqueam artist Debra Sparrow (θəliχʷəlʷət) has been saying for two decades that she won’t stop until the City of Vancouver is blanketed in Coast Salish designs.

Mostly, Sparrow has meant the statement as a challenge to increase … Read More

Entrepreneurs attend training at Tla’amin

July 31, 2018 |

By Edith Moore, NmTC communications liaison

For one month, six entrepreneurs from Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council member nations attended a workshop to help take their ideas to the next level.

The Sharing Circle Mentorship Entrepreneurship Program was held on weekends … Read More

Indigenizing education: Hul’qumi’num gathering held on Vancouver Island

June 27, 2018 |

Photos and story by Cara McKenna

An annual Hul’qumi’num language event on Vancouver Island grew substantially this year as area schools aim to educate K-12 students about Coast Salish culture.

The t’uxusthumpsh Indigenous language symposium brought together students, teachers, elders … Read More

Dr. Lorna Williams gives keynote at VIU

June 27, 2018 |

Educators took advice on incorporating Indigenous languages into their classrooms during a keynote speech at Vancouver Island University on May 29.

Dr. Lorna Wanosts’a7 Williams of Lil’wat Nation talked about the importance of decolonizing schools during a special evening event … Read More

Snuneymuxw VIU instructor teaches about resilience

May 30, 2018 |

Many Canadian universities only began teaching students about the country’s true dark history with Indigenous people in recent years, but Collette Jones (Tlpuhtunaat) is already one step ahead of that narrative.

When the Snuneymuxw academic started at Vancouver Island University … Read More