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Salish Sea Sentinel | December 19, 2018

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B.C. funds transition house beds in Snuneymuxw

December 3, 2018 |

Photo courtesy of Government of B.C.

The Snuneymuxw Youth and Family Society has been funded to operate 10 transition house beds as part of a larger B.C. government initiative to help women and children fleeing violence.

The province announced … Read More

Indigenous veterans honoured with ceremony

December 3, 2018 |

Indigenous veterans past and present were honoured in Coast Salish territory during a ceremony at a Vancouver cenotaph on Nov. 8.

Dozens of people marched on National Aboriginal Veterans Day from Main and Hastings to the Victory Square war memorial, … Read More

Kwantlen artist educates about Coast Salish drumming

December 3, 2018 |

Brandon Gabriel (Kwelexwelsten) of Kwantlen First Nation is a Coast Salish artist and drum-maker who has worked with hundreds of people to build drums over the past decade.

Gabriel grew up in the Kwantlen community and his father is also … Read More

Tribal X plays hard rock with Indigenous edge

December 3, 2018 |

Above: Andrew Campbell of Homalco and Musqueam belts it out during a Tribal X practice in Maple Ridge.

By Cara McKenna 

On an Autumn night at their jam space in Maple Ridge, Indigenous hard rock band Tribal X are playing a … Read More

Ron Peacey: Homalco Elvis

December 3, 2018 |

By Cara McKenna Photos by Todd Peacey

When Ron Peacey attended his first Elvis tribute festival just a few years ago, he was watching an impersonator on stage thought to himself: “I could do this.”

Peacey had played with bands … Read More

Elder profile: Halalt’s Janet Moore (Hwum’mi’ya)

December 3, 2018 |

Above: Janet Moore, right, with her husband Les. File photo.

By Edith Moore, NmTC communications liaison

Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council is run with guidance from an Elders Council with representatives from its 11 member nations. The Salish Sea Sentinel is profiling a new elder from the … Read More

Cedar basket collection gifted to Tla’amin

December 3, 2018 |

Above: Rita Pimlott shows off her late aunt’s weavings.

By Doreen Hopkins, Tla’amin elders coordinator Photos by Phil Russell

A decades-old collection of cedar baskets and cultural items has been gifted to Tla’amin Nation by Homalco Elder Rita … Read More

Traditional wedding joins Tla’amin couple in culture

October 31, 2018 |

By Cyndi Pallen (čɩnɛ), Tla’amin Nation 

A beautiful Coast Salish wedding ceremony that took place on the shore of Tla’amin Nation’s territory will be remembered for generations to come. 

The sacred union of Mario Brandon Paul (Chegah gewmotl) and Tana Harry (Kiyah) took place at Willingdon Beach on Aug. 11. The ceremony reflected the culture and traditional teachings of Tla’amin and … Read More

‘Sing your songs loud and proud’: Kespahl aims to enrich Tla’amin culture for youth

October 31, 2018 |

Above: Drew Blaney (Kespahl), right, stands with Tla͛amin Hegus Clint Williams. File photo.

By Edith Moore, NmTC communications liaison

At 25 years old, Tla’amin member Drew Blaney (Kespahl) is a champion of his culture. Blaney grew up learning from … Read More

Homalco weaving workshop brings reconnection

October 31, 2018 |

Clockwise from top left: Malaya Malipitan, Glen Pallen, Marilyn Harry, Cheryl Francis, Rita Pimlott, Vera Peacey, Caroline Francis.

Photos by Todd Peacey

Homalco First Nation’s wellness group practiced twill cedar weaving during a three-day workshop at the community’s cultural centre that wrapped up in late … Read More