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Salish Sea Sentinel | November 13, 2018

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ENVIRONMENT

Bear tours connect Homalco members to territory

October 31, 2018 |

File photos by Todd Peacey

When Homalco member Ella Paul started out as a guide for her nation’s grizzly bear tours, it also gave her an opportunity to reconnect with her territory. The community’s former village sites are all remote … Read More

Nation revitalizes traditional fish weir to manage salmon

October 31, 2018 |

Above photo by Bryant DeRoy.

By Cara McKenna

Traditional fish weirs were once used by Indigenous communities all along the B.C. coast, but the technology was banned by the federal government during colonization. 

Now, the Heiltsuk Nation in Bella Bella … Read More

Wild Salmon Caravan calls sockeye home

October 31, 2018 |

Above: Wild Salmon Caravan organizer Dawn Morrison opens a salmon ceremony in Vancouver.

A week-long journey that follows wild salmon on their annual run to Adams River began with a day of ceremony and celebration in Coast Salish territory.

The Wild Salmon … Read More

T’Sou-ke chief recognized for ‘legendary’ community vision

October 31, 2018 |

T’Sou-ke Chief Gordon Planes (Hya-quatcha) has been honoured with an award for his community vision and achievements in sustainability and renewable energy.

Planes was presented with the prestigious Individual Achievement award at the annual B.C. Indigenous Business Awards gala in … Read More

Victory: Squamish Nation celebrates after court ruling halts pipeline

October 10, 2018 |

Coast Salish leaders are celebrating a Federal Court of Appeal ruling that quashed Canada’s approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline project.

The court’s ruling made on Aug 30 states that Canada failed to adequately consult with First Nations affected by … Read More

Salish plant nursery targets sustainability

October 10, 2018 |

A Tsawwassen First Nation member hopes to increase her community’s food security with a plant nursery that started up this spring.

Sarah Lang’s Salish Nursery aims to help people to grow their own produce, herbs and medicines by selling starter … Read More

‘You’re pushing us forward’: Water ceremony held at Tsleil-Waututh

July 15, 2018 |

Above: Tsleil-Waututh Elder Amy George, left, and Protect the Inlet leader Will George (Swaysən) sat in the lead canoe during a water ceremony on July 14.

By Cara McKenna

More than 100 people in four canoes and 70 kayaks joined … Read More

Rose Henry: Educating through activism

May 30, 2018 |

By Cara McKenna

On a rainy day in April, dozens of people are risking arrest by rallying at Kinder Morgan’s facility in Burnaby. While the group waits at the terminal gate for police to arrive, Rose Henry stands by, drumming … Read More

Tsleil-Waututh watch house guardian ready for long haul

May 30, 2018 |

For 18 years, Will George (Swaysən) mostly worked in solitude, washing the windows of highrises for a living.

Now, he’s constantly surrounded by people, he’s in the news almost every day, and he speaks to groups of hundreds of people … Read More

Coast Salish company develops oil spill cleanup equipment

April 27, 2018 |

By Cara McKenna

Bob Elliott’s grandmother always told him that when the tide is out, the dinner table is set.

Elliott grew up eating from the ocean, which is part of the reason he was a commercial fisherman for most … Read More