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Salish Sea Sentinel | April 20, 2024

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We Raise Our Hands to Our Elders

September 29, 2015 |

By Tricia Thomas

“It feels like I am walking alone…”

Those words from Pearl Harris, principal at Stz’uminus Secondary School, perfectly describe how many of us feel in times of great loss. With the recent passing of many respected Elders … Read More

Learning for our future leaders

August 31, 2015 |

By Tricia Thomas

In the past, a Coast Salish child learned by watching and experiencing day-to-day life within the family. His or her unique talents became apparent to the community as the child took part in hunting, fishing, gathering, preserving … Read More

Summer on the Salish Sea

July 30, 2015 |

We continue our Amazing Place feature this month that’s all about some of the special places and events in Coast Salish Country. For those of us who live here, and those fortunate enough to visit, there is much to be discovered and appreciated.

August is tum’qwe’unhw  in the Hul’qumi’num … Read More

Welcome to our Home!

July 2, 2015 |

The Salish Sea is an amazing place. Of course, Coast Salish people have known that for a few millennia. But we are pleased to share it. This edition of The Sentinel is about some of the attractions for visitors to … Read More

Taking Care of Our Own

June 1, 2015 |

One of the most striking comments made by Tricia Thomas in her article Adopting an Indigenous World View on Pages 4-5 was: “There are more of our children in care now than at the height of the residential school system.” Think about that for a minute and then … Read More

We Are All in this Together

May 1, 2015 |

It’s funny how life works sometimes. In late March, people from First Nations around the Salish Sea met at T’Sou-ke with representatives of the Coast Guard, Transport Canada and others at a marine risk summit about what might happen if … Read More

Just Who Are The Terrorists?

April 5, 2015 |

As if we hadn’t enough to worry about, Bill C-51 comes along to complicate things.

The fact that over 80 per cent of Canadians largely supports the government’s new anti-terrorist bill makes the legislation even more disturbing. And it makes … Read More

February 27, 2015 |

The marches and walks that were held across Canada in memory of missing and murdered Indigenous women in mid-February shone a light on a painful issue with some staggering statistics.

Indigenous women are four times as more likely to be … Read More

Actions speak louder than words

October 4, 2014 |

There was a lot of power in the room when BC’s First Nation leaders met with Premier Christy Clark and her cabinet in Vancouver on Sept. 11. A power shift had occurred in the province a few weeks earlier with … Read More

Only time will tell if anyone was listening

October 3, 2014 |

Many Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council leaders were in the room with colleagues from 202 BC First Nations when they met with the BC premier and her cabinet at the Hotel Vancouver.

Chief James Delorme served as a ‘reporter’ on the … Read More