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Salish Sea Sentinel | June 8, 2023

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‘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

Coast Salish watch house built near Kinder Morgan pipeline

March 29, 2018 |

Photos and story by Cara McKenna

Before Tsleil-Waututh Elder Leonard George passed away in December, he had a vision for his people to build a Coast Salish watch house in their territory near Kinder Morgan’s pipeline route.

On March 10, … Read More

Tsleil-Waututh plans mass mobilization against Kinder Morgan

February 27, 2018 |

Members of Tsleil-Waututh Nation and allied environmental organizations have set a date for mass mobilization against Texas oil giant Kinder Morgan, saying it’s just the beginning of its campaign against the company’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.

An initiative called “Kwekwecnewtxw—Protect … Read More

A fish hatchery for Halalt

February 27, 2018 |

By Edith Moore

Chief James Thomas of the Halalt First Nation has a dream for his children and grandchildren; a dream to be able to fish in our river the same way he and his brothers did when they were … Read More

T’Sou-ke regains access to important parklands

January 29, 2018 |

T’Sou-ke has approved an agreement with local government that acknowledges the nation’s relationship with park lands in its territory.

The nation and Capital Regional District ratified an agreement in December on traditional use and access in the Sea to Sea … Read More

Malahat, TimberWest commit to sustainable forestry

January 29, 2018 |

Malahat Nation has renewed an ongoing agreement with TimberWest Forest Corp. as part of the community’s larger goal of keeping its business efforts sustainable.

Malahat renewed its Memorandum of Understanding with the company that commits to partnering on cultural, environmental … Read More

Tsleil-Waututh science symposium looks at health of Burrard Inlet

November 29, 2017 |

A gathering focusing on a health and restoration of the Burrard Inlet took place for a second time this year as the area faces increased risks from big oil.

Tsleil-Waututh Nation started the Burrard Inlet Science Symposium to compliment work … Read More