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Salish Sea Sentinel | October 20, 2020

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Tla’amin healing walk held in memory of Chantel Moore

July 29, 2020 |

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 Caution

July 29, 2020 |

Coast Salish artist lessLIE reflects on precaution and survival in the times of a pandemic 

By lessLIE

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 management

July 29, 2020 |

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 vandalism

July 29, 2020 |

Photo: shíshálh 

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 chancellor

July 29, 2020 |

Photo: KPU

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 cancelled

June 3, 2020 |

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 line

June 3, 2020 |

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 Teachings

June 3, 2020 |

File photo.

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 award

June 3, 2020 |

Photo: Indspire

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 exhibit

March 30, 2020 |

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