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Salish Sea Sentinel | December 7, 2019

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EDUCATION

Journal highlights scientific knowledge in Indigenous songs

December 2, 2019 |

Above: Oqwilowgwa (Kim Recalma-Clutesi), left, and the late Kwaxsistalla Wathl’thla Chief Adam Dick in Deep Harbour. Photo courtesy of SFU.

The breadth of knowledge preserved in traditional songs around the world is being showcased in a recently-published scientific journal.  

An issue of the Journal of … Read More

Hɛhɛwšɩn signs unveiled at Willingdon Beach

December 2, 2019 |

Above, from left: John Louie (yaχwum), Phil Russell (kʷʊnanəm) and Cyndi Pallen (čɩnɛ). 

New signs have been unveiled in Tla’amin territory as a way to commemorate the Hɛhɛwšɩn carving project. 

The six-panel sign on Willingdon Beach now sits on the spot where carvers worked with the public … Read More

Witness Blanket transferred to museum after ceremony at K’ómoks

December 2, 2019 |

Photo: Media One

By Cara McKenna

The Witness Blanket has settled into its final home in Winnipeg after a ceremony in the K’ómoks First Nation bighouse.  

Now, a book and film are being released about the process of creating the art installation, which … Read More

VIU carpentry students help build homes at Malahat Nation

October 1, 2019 |

Photo: VIU

Carpentry students from Vancouver Island University are gaining real-world experience by building homes at Malahat Nation. 

The partnership between VIU and Malahat began in 2014 when Chief George Harry Jr. was a foundations carpentry student at the school’s Cowichan campus. 

Since the project’s inception, … Read More

Snuneymuxw language-keeper featured by Google Earth

October 1, 2019 |

Above: yutustanaat Mandy Jones at Hwsaaqw’um (Holland Creek) during the final stages of documenting for the Google Earth Voyager project. Photo by Brian Thom.

Yutustanaat (Mandy Jones) of Snuneymuxw First Nation is being featured by Google Earth as part of the UN’s International Year … Read More

Language, culture at focus of new Snuneymuxw school

October 1, 2019 |

By Julie Chadwick

An innovative new school that blends Snuneymuxw teachings with school district curriculum has opened its doors to K-7 students.

The Qwam Qwum Stuwixwulh School welcomed both Indigenous and non-Indigenous students in September with a focus on Hul’q’umi’num’ … Read More

Creating a Coast Salish Symphony with Rob the Viking

October 1, 2019 |

Above, from left: Rob the Viking, Sophia Seward-Good, William Good and Aunalee Boyd-Good in ‘the Chamber’ studio in Nanaimo. Photo by Raymond Knight.

By Aunalee Boyd-Good 

When my sister Sophia and I first embarked on a journey to create original music for our … Read More

Students gain skills with TFN summer career placements

October 1, 2019 |

Submitted by TFN Education and Skills Development 

The Tsawwassen First Nation’s Education and Skills Development Department was busy this summer running a career placement program for students ages 13 to 25. 

The program was designed for to bring awareness to all the possible jobs and careers that TFN has to offer, while offering work experience in … Read More

Homalco man’s giving spirit lives on through scholarship

September 26, 2019 |

Photo: Dylan French with his son Rowan. Submitted by family.

The late Homalco member Dylan French always wanted to help others. 

That usually meant hosting friends who were going through a hard time, or simply spreading kindness to those who needed it. 

His mother Mary French … Read More

Indigenous language exhibit to travel across B.C.

July 30, 2019 |

The Royal BC Museum is taking its permanent Indigenous language exhibition on tour across the province. 

The museum has created travelling versions of its Our Living Languages showcase that are being sent to a series of regional museums and community centres. 

The three-year initiative is part of a wider … Read More