Photo: Sherman Pallen, Cyndi Pallen and Phil Russell.
By Cara McKenna and Todd Peacey
A documentary following Tla’amin’s Hɛhɛwšɩn canoe project made its debut during the Powell River Film Festival in mid-February.
Hɛhɛwšɩn – The Way Forward follows the process of carving an eight-metre dugout canoe on a Powell River …
Photo: Salish Eye owner Tricia Thomas.
A Coast Salish digital design company has opened the doors of a new studio space at Halalt First Nation.
Salish Eye Productions is owned by Halalt member Tricia Thomas (Laxelewetstnaat) and offers photography, videography, website design and more.
Photo: Zachary George (Skokaylem) is pictured with one of the new house posts.
A pair of house posts has been unveiled at a wild bird sanctuary next to Tsleil-Waututh’s village as part of a wider push to decolonize the space.
The posts …
Photo: Ann Whonnack brushes the log with cedar during a ceremony at CapU on Feb. 25.
Photos and story by Cara McKenna
A classical Salish-style canoe is being carved at Capilano University after a blessing ceremony that prepared the log for its transformation.
The nine-metre canoe …
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 council each month.
When I sat down with Homalco Elder Vera Peacey, she …
By Cara McKenna
Joseph A. Dandurand of Kwantlen First Nation sits in a circle of chairs at an East Vancouver library, about to read a scene from one of his plays called Please Do Not Touch the Indians.
A lawyer who has fought for Indigenous peoples’ rights throughout his 55-year career has been honoured for his notable contributions.
Marvin Storrow is known for working with B.C. First Nations on cases that have resulted in some of the most significant rulings in Canadian history, including the …
Photo: William Good (Tseskinakhen) and his grandchildren, great-grandchildren perform a family frog song.
By Cara McKenna
A Snuneymuxw totem representing the beginning of humanity, healing and learning has been unveiled at Vancouver Island University.
The Te’tuxwtun Pole, carved by Elder William Good (Tseskinakhen), now stands in the main hall of VIU’s new Health and Sciences building on its main campus …
Photo and story by Julie Chadwick
For Snuneymuxw Elder Geraldine Manson (C-tasi:a), what’s now commonly known as Mount Benson is more than just a place to take the dog for a walk and enjoy the view. To her, Mount Benson …
This winter, Klahoose Elder Kenny Hanuse led a procession of band members from the nation’s main office to the community’s cemetary in Squirrel Cove for the burial of two ancestors returning home.
Klahoose youth Brandon Harry and Chief Kevin Peacey carried small cedar boxes containing the remains of the ancestors, recently repatriated from the Royal B.C. Museum.
As the …