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Salish Sea Sentinel | April 20, 2024

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Rose Henry: Educating through activism

May 30, 2018 |

By Cara McKenna

On a rainy day in April, dozens of people are risking arrest by rallying at Kinder Morgan’s facility in Burnaby. While the group waits at the terminal gate for police to arrive, Rose Henry stands by, drumming … Read More

Tsleil-Waututh watch house guardian ready for long haul

May 30, 2018 |

For 18 years, Will George (Swaysən) mostly worked in solitude, washing the windows of highrises for a living.

Now, he’s constantly surrounded by people, he’s in the news almost every day, and he speaks to groups of hundreds of people … Read More

Snuneymuxw artist honoured for saving traditional style

April 27, 2018 |

By Julie Chadwick

When Coast Salish artist and carver William Good first started out, there weren’t many other Snuneymuxw artists creating in their own traditional style.

“We did a lot of artwork but it wasn’t really our artwork, our own … Read More

‘Warrior women’ honoured as MMIWG hearings close

April 27, 2018 |

Indigenous women who have worked for decades for their sisters on the Downtown Eastside were gifted coppers at the end of the national MMIWG hearings.

Nearly 100 people signed up to testify during five days of the inquiry’s final scheduled … Read More

Maintaining our rivers

April 27, 2018 |

By Celestine Aleck (Sahiltiniye), Snuneymuxw First Nation

Before colonization, we as Coast Salish people always took care of our own territory. We did this to give back to Mother Earth, who has always taken care of us. In our village … Read More

Effervescent Agnes George, 1877-1979

April 27, 2018 |

By Elida Peers, Historian, Sooke Region Museum

I first got to know Agnes George in the 1960s, just about the time this photo with a smoked salmon was taken at the T’Sou-ke Reserve. An effervescent lady who always welcomed visitors … Read More

‘A wave is coming’

April 27, 2018 |

By Edith Moore, NmTC communications liaison Photos by Todd Peacey in Homalco

“A wave is coming of First Nations controlling their own destinies and running the show.” –Dr. Manley Begay

Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council recently hosted Dr. Manley Begay … Read More

Our youth, our future

March 29, 2018 |

By Edith Moore, NmTC communications liaison

Last August, Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council held its second annual Youth Leadership Gathering in the Tla’amin territory.

Three dozen youth came and learned about drum making, creating traditional art, ceremony and games from their … Read More

Unconditional love for my late stepfather

March 29, 2018 |

Editor’s note: This essay discusses domestic violence and addiction and might be triggering to some. Reader discretion is advised.

Personal essay by lessLIE

Step-parenting and blended families can be a challenge in the best of times. But for contemporary First … Read More

Snuneymuxw med student aims to improve mental healthcare in First Nations

March 29, 2018 |

Story by Cara McKenna Photo courtesy of UBC

At just 24 years old, Darcy Good has accomplished a lot.

Graduating high school early at 16 years old, the Snuneymuxw member has been in university since 2010, and medical school since … Read More