Hɛhɛwšɩn signs unveiled at Willingdon BeachDecember 2, 2019 | Salish Sea Sentinel
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’ómoksDecember 2, 2019 | Salish Sea Sentinel
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 NationOctober 1, 2019 | Salish Sea Sentinel
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 EarthOctober 1, 2019 | Salish Sea Sentinel
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 schoolOctober 1, 2019 | Salish Sea Sentinel
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 VikingOctober 1, 2019 | Salish Sea Sentinel
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 placementsOctober 1, 2019 | Salish Sea Sentinel
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 scholarshipSeptember 26, 2019 | Salish Sea Sentinel
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 | Salish Sea Sentinel
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
VIU raises Snuneymuxw flag on campusJuly 30, 2019 | Salish Sea Sentinel
Photo: Joyce White and Doug White II of Snuneymuxw with their son Coun. Doug White III, Coun. Emmy Manson and VIU president Ralph Nilson.
Snuneymuxw First Nation’s flag has been permanently raised at the Vancouver Island University campus in Nanaimo.
The Snuneymuxw flag was raised on National … Read More