‘You’re pushing us forward’: Water ceremony held at Tsleil-WaututhJuly 15, 2018 | Cara McKenna
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 activismMay 30, 2018 | Salish Sea Sentinel
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 haulMay 30, 2018 | Salish Sea Sentinel
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 equipmentApril 27, 2018 | Salish Sea Sentinel
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 pipelineMarch 29, 2018 | Salish Sea Sentinel
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 MorganFebruary 27, 2018 | Salish Sea Sentinel
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 HalaltFebruary 27, 2018 | Salish Sea Sentinel
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 parklandsJanuary 29, 2018 | Salish Sea Sentinel
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 forestryJanuary 29, 2018 | Salish Sea Sentinel
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 InletNovember 29, 2017 | Salish Sea Sentinel
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