Indigenizing education: Hul’qumi’num gathering held on Vancouver IslandJune 27, 2018 | Salish Sea Sentinel
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 VIUJune 27, 2018 | Salish Sea Sentinel
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 resilienceMay 30, 2018 | Salish Sea Sentinel
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
Homalco soccer season wraps up with tournamentMay 30, 2018 | Salish Sea Sentinel
By Todd Peacey
Homalco’s indoor soccer season wrapped up with an annual tournament at the nation in early May.
The nation’s league is coached by Glen Pallen, a band member who has been playing soccer on Vancouver Island for more … Read More
‘Ignorance is no accident’: UBC apologizes to residential school survivorsApril 27, 2018 | Salish Sea Sentinel
By Cara McKenna
The education system has perpetuated ignorance around residential schools and therefore must bear part of the responsibility for the damage inflicted on survivors and their families.
That was the message that guests heard at the opening of … Read More
Our youth, our futureMarch 29, 2018 | Salish Sea Sentinel
By Edith Moore, NmTC communications liaison
Last August, Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council held its second annual Youth Leadership Gathering in the Tla’amin territory.
Three dozen youth came and learned about drum making, creating traditional art, ceremony and games from their … Read More
Strong children: Snuneymuxw breaks ground on new schoolMarch 29, 2018 | Salish Sea Sentinel
After two decades of planning, Snuneymuxw First Nation has broken ground on a new, larger school on its reserve lands in Cedar.
The site for the new Qwam Qwum Stuwixwulh School has been blessed and a groundbreaking ceremony took place … Read More
Thi Lelum Smuneem: A big house for future generationsMarch 29, 2018 | Salish Sea Sentinel
A new Indigenous-focused childcare centre on Snuneymuxw territory will aim to connect kids from all backgrounds with culture and teachings.
Thi Lelum Smuneem (big house for future generations) is the latest addition to Tillicum Lelum Aboriginal Friendship Centre’s growing complex … Read More