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Salish Sea Sentinel | August 11, 2020

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TFN breaks ground on new youth centre

March 2, 2020 |

Above: TFN Chief Ken Baird, right, stands with a group of youth who were witnesses for the event on Jan. 24. Photo by Adrian MacNair.

Tsawwassen First Nation has broken ground on a new youth centre that will provide a space … Read More

Lil’wat language advocate appointed to Order of Canada

March 2, 2020 |

File photo.

Language advocate and educator Dr. Lorna Wanosts’a7 Williams has been appointed to the Order of Canada. 

Williams was one of 120 new appointments by the governor general that were announced in late 2019. 

The Order of Canada is one of the country’s highest honours, … Read More

Fish traps and petroforms in Tla’amin territory

January 30, 2020 |

Above, from left: Alex Sutcliffe, Jordan Enns, Betty Wilson and Alana Washington, with fish traps and petroforms visible in the background. Photo by Phil Russell.

By Alex Sutcliffe 

“Tla’amin is not just like any other neighbourhood. We belong to a … Read More

Artist weaves Tsleil-Waututh governance model

January 30, 2020 |

Above: Tsleil-Waututh Coun. Deanna George, left, and Angela George (qʷənat) with the weaving.

A weaving created by artist Angela George (qʷənat) is also a complex governance document that will serve Tsleil-Waututh Nation for centuries to come. 

George shaped the piece titled “Weaving Governance” as part of a final project for an … Read More

Generations gather to speak Hul’q’umi’num’ at Duncan language house

January 30, 2020 |

From left: Sharon Seymour, Carol Louie and Bernadette Sam-Peter at the language house. Photo by Rae Anne Claxton Baker.

A Hul’q’umi’num’ house in Duncan, B.C., has created space for speakers of all ages to practice and preserve the Coast Salish language. 

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Snuneymuxw to guide ‘Te’tuxwtun Project’ development

January 30, 2020 |

Snuneymuxw First Nation has joined in on a partnership to develop three properties in Nanaimo’s Fifth Street Corridor. 

The nation announced in December that it has joined in on a deal with B.C. Housing, The City of Nanaimo and Nanaimo-Ladysmith Public Schools that was … Read More

Sḵwxwú7mesh territorial map showcases stories of land

January 30, 2020 |

Photo: Ian Campbell stands in front of his painting ‘Temixw’

A territorial map painting by a Sḵwxwú7mesh hereditary chief showcases hundreds of stories that are tied to the nation’s land. 

Ian Campbell’s largescale piece “Temixw” contains a total of 308 images that relate to his own connection to the territory, traditional legends … Read More

Reclaiming grandmothers: Woman reconnects with Coast Salish family after long search

January 30, 2020 |

Above: Rosemary Georgeson, left, and Fay Blaney. Submitted photo.

By Cara McKenna

A woman’s search for her Coast Salish family has led her to Homalco Nation, where she has connected with relatives that she previously didn’t know she had.   

For years, … Read More

Historic longhouse ceremony installs VIU president

January 30, 2020 |

Above: Snuneymuxw Elder Gary Manson, left, and VIU president Deb Saucier. Photo courtesy VIU.

A historic Snuneymuxw longhouse ceremony has been held for the installation of a new president and vice-chancellor of Vancouver Island University. 

Dr. Deb Saucier has been in the role since July, … Read More

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