Tla’amin healing walk held in memory of Chantel MooreJuly 29, 2020 | Salish Sea Sentinel
Photo by Alex Sutcliffe
A healing walk was held in Tla’amin territory to honour the memory of a Tla-o-qui-aht woman who was killed by police.
Chantel Moore, 26, was shot by an officer during a wellness check at her home in Edmundston, N.B., in early June.
After the … Read More
COVID-19 CautionJuly 29, 2020 | Salish Sea Sentinel
Coast Salish artist lessLIE reflects on precaution and survival in the times of a pandemic
I began to practice precaution around COVID-19 when I first heard about cases of the virus apparently starting in Wuhan, China. This was in December of 2019. In January of … Read More
Three sisters lead in COVID-19 emergency managementJuly 29, 2020 | Salish Sea Sentinel
From right: Krista Perrault, Michelle Robinson, Tina Wesley. Submitted photo.
By Edith Moore, NmTC communications liaison
Three Coast Salish sisters are leading the way in their communities in protecting against the spread of COVID-19.
The women are all frontline workers in their … Read More
shíshálh receives flood of community support after racist vandalismJuly 29, 2020 | Salish Sea Sentinel
shíshálh Nation leaders are speaking out about racist vandalism left in their territory.
Members of chief and council say they are saddened but not surprised at the hateful messages left in the Sunshine Coast community.
However they are also grateful for an outpouring … Read More
Former Tsawwassen chief named new KPU chancellorJuly 29, 2020 | Salish Sea Sentinel
A former Tsawwassen chief who led the nation to implement B.C.’s first urban treaty has been named the new chancellor of Kwantlen Polytechnic University.
Kim Baird (Kwuntiltunaat) will serve a three-year term as KPU’s chancellor, starting on Oct. 5.
According to KPU, the chancellor is the ceremonial head of the … Read More
Moving forward with delicate balance as summer gatherings cancelledJune 3, 2020 | Salish Sea Sentinel
Above: NmTC hosted a youth gathering at Tla’amin in 2017. File photo.
By Skayu Louis
Summer is usually a time for our communities to gather and connect. However, this year, most of the annual events we have come to look forward to — canoe journeys, culture camps and … Read More
Coast Salish health heroes fight at COVID-19 front lineJune 3, 2020 | Salish Sea Sentinel
Photo: Island Health’s Cowichan Valley medical health officer Dr. Shannon Waters, a member of Stz’uminus First Nation. Submitted photo.
By David P. Ball
As the province of B.C. prepared to allow a slight re-opening of some services and activities starting May … Read More
Coast Salish Stories: Remember Your Snu’uy’ulh TeachingsJune 3, 2020 | Salish Sea Sentinel
By Celestine Aleck (Sahiltiniye)
Hello my dear friends and relatives, my apologies for not writing in sometime. I had been going through a hard time, and I let that break me. But I could hear my late grandfather Ronnie Aleck’s words in … Read More
Tla’amin activist honoured with Indspire awardJune 3, 2020 | Salish Sea Sentinel
Tla’amin youth activist Ta’Kaiya Blaney has been honoured with an Indspire award.
The actress and musician was honoured in the “Youth — First Nation” category for her advocacy work that began when she was just 10 years old.
Blaney was one of eleven recipients of the 2020 Indspire Awards, which were … Read More
Friendship between Sḵwxwú7mesh weaver, Emily Carr showcased in exhibitMarch 30, 2020 | Salish Sea Sentinel
Above: A portrait Emily Carr painted of Sophie Frank. Image courtesy of Vancouver Art Gallery.
A complex friendship between a famed Canadian artist and a Sḵwxwú7mesh basket weaver is being featured in a new exhibit at the Vancouver Art Gallery.
The paintings of Emily Carr and weavings of Sophie Frank (Sewinchelwet) are on display alongside each other as part of a wider … Read More