Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image

Salish Sea Sentinel | November 15, 2018

Scroll to top

Top

PEOPLE

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

Bear tours connect Homalco members to territory

October 31, 2018 |

File photos by Todd Peacey

When Homalco member Ella Paul started out as a guide for her nation’s grizzly bear tours, it also gave her an opportunity to reconnect with her territory. The community’s former village sites are all remote … Read More

Record-setting Snuneymuxw runner recognized

October 31, 2018 |

Above photo: Members of the Good family led guests into the new Indigenous Sports Gallery on Sept. 25.

In 1898, Snuneymuxw runner William Good (Skinahan) is said to have set a world record for the 440-yard dash. 

According to the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame, … Read More

Remembering Ellen White: Knowledge keeper, educator, activist

October 10, 2018 |

The public is being asked to carry on the work of a late Snuneymuxw elder who spent her life educating others and building bridges between communities.

The Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities continue to mourn the loss of Dr. Ellen White … Read More

Salish plant nursery targets sustainability

October 10, 2018 |

A Tsawwassen First Nation member hopes to increase her community’s food security with a plant nursery that started up this spring.

Sarah Lang’s Salish Nursery aims to help people to grow their own produce, herbs and medicines by selling starter … Read More

Tsawout brothers carve totem pole to honour survivors

October 10, 2018 |

By Cara McKenna

Two brothers from Tsawout First Nation are carving a Coast Salish totem pole in memory of their late mother who survived residential school.

Tom and Perry LaFortune have been working on the seven-and-a-half-metre pole in a tent … Read More

2018 Malahat Golf & Gala

October 10, 2018 |

By Edith Moore, NmTC Communication Liaison Photos by Barclay Martin

“Nourishing the Soul” was the theme for the Malahat Nation’s sixth annual Golf & Gala fundraiser held on Sept. 15.

The nation was able to raise an impressive $316,000 through … Read More

Snuneymuxw posts unveiled at important village site

July 31, 2018 |

A pair of house posts has been unveiled at Snuneymuxw’s original village site St’litlup.

The five-metre-tall red cedar poles give a prominent visual representation of the nation at the significant site that’s now widely known as Departure Bay Beach.

The … Read More