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Salish Sea Sentinel | December 12, 2019

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ENVIRONMENT

Malahat grows community garden

October 1, 2019 |

Photo: Sandy Joe, who manages Malahat Nation’s two community gardens, shows off the newest space.

Walking through Malahat Nation’s spacious new community garden, Sandy Joe points out an impressive variety of plants are already growing in the space.  

The project only began earlier this summer, … Read More

Tla’amin promotes food security with community garden

July 30, 2019 |

By Doreen Hopkins, Tla’amin community garden coordinator 

Photos by Phil Russell 

Tla’amin Nation has a community garden that’s promoting food security and composting. 

The purpose of the garden is to encourage our community members to start a garden of their own — if an emergency were ever … Read More

‘This feels like déjà vu’: Nations launch new TMX legal challenge

July 30, 2019 |

First Nations whose territories cover much of the Trans Mountain pipeline route in B.C. have launched appeals on the recent re-approval of the expansion project. 

Leaders from six communities announced on July 9 that they had filed documents at the Federal Court … Read More

Canoe ceremony honours Indigenous women

June 27, 2019 |

Tla’amin member Ta’Kaiya Blaney was lifted inside of a canoe and walked along Vancouver’s waterfront during a women’s honouring ceremony that coincided with the end of Canada’s MMIWG inquiry. 

A group of men carried Blaney, who sang a song that she composed in honour of her late … Read More

Lummi Nation ramps up efforts to help endangered orcas

June 27, 2019 |

Photo: An orca totem carved by Lummi’s House of Tears carvers arrives in Bellingham, WA, after being journeyed across the United States.

After wrapping up a totem pole journey for an orca in captivity, Lummi Nation has launched a campaign to help dwindling southern resident … Read More

MoU commits to improve B.C. First Nations’ emergency management

May 28, 2019 |

Photo: Grand Chief Stewart Phillip of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs, centre front, signs the emergency management MoU alongside other political representatives.

In the face of worsening B.C. wildfires, Indigenous and government leaders have signed an agreement committing to improve emergency management for First … Read More

K’ómoks installs solar array at I-Hos Gallery

May 28, 2019 |

K’ómoks First Nation is one step closer to its goal of net zero energy consumption with a recently-installed solar array. 

The solar panels installed at the community’s I-Hos Gallery in Courtenay, B.C., will generate 75 per cent of the electricity used … Read More

Indigenous clam gardens 2,000 years older than previously thought: study

April 29, 2019 |

Ancient Indigenous clam gardens along the Northwest Coast are at least 2,000 years older than previously thought, new research has shown. 

A study involving Simon Fraser University and Hakai Institute proves that clam gardens date back at least 3,500 years. That means that at least 175 generations of Indigenous people have utilized the ancient food … Read More

TWN house posts unveiled at Maplewood Flats

April 1, 2019 |

Photo: Zachary George (Skokaylem) is pictured with one of the new house posts.

A pair of house posts has been unveiled at a wild bird sanctuary next to Tsleil-Waututh’s village as part of a wider push to decolonize the space. 

The posts … Read More

Homalco moves forward with clean energy plan

April 1, 2019 |

Photo: B.C. Minister of Environment and Climate Change George Heyman speaks at Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council’s Indigenous Green Economy Conference in Vancouver on March 13. 

Homalco First Nation has received $140,000 in provincial funding to implement a community energy plan. 

The plan promotes efficient energy consumption and savings, and is being supported … Read More