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Salish Sea Sentinel | November 16, 2018

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Snaw-naw-as health services increase

April 1, 2016 |

A long-held dream of David Bob for a full suite of health services for the Snawnaw- as First Nation community is becoming a reality.

Dr. Randal Mason is visiting the nation’s four-year-old health centre two days a week. A dental hygienist … Read More

A few days at Klahoose

April 1, 2016 |

Peacefulness settles in on arrival at the Klahoose First Nation offices overlooking Squirrel Cove on Cortes Island.

It may have something to do with the place, looking east over West Redonda Island to Desolation Sound and the mountains on the Mainland, … Read More

Welcome to the world

April 1, 2016 |

About 20 babies and other young children were ‘blanketed’ in a unique welcoming ceremony at Snaw-naw-as First Nation on March 19.

One of the children (main photo) was Cadence Sam, who is in the main photo with her parents Amanda Bob … Read More

Homalco radio station tunes in

April 1, 2016 |

An Aboriginal radio station, a decade in the making, could soon become a reality. And a Coast Salish name for the station is already being discussed, said Darren Blaney who is a councillor for the Homalco First Nation. “Some of the … Read More

Lawsuit targets E&N

April 1, 2016 |

by Cara McKenna

Snaw-naw-as First Nation is on a mission to get its land back after a railway was built cutting through its reserve north of Nanaimo decades ago.

The nation is suing the owners of the E&N (Esquimalt and Nanaimo) … Read More

Jessie champions a sober life

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Jessie Louie says she has a whole new feeling about herself. Sitting in her office overlooking Squirrel Cove, the Klahoose First Nation alcohol and drug counselor is quietly celebrating. She is just back from a month-long stay at the Tsow-Tun Le … Read More

Hands Raised to Tla’amin People and Their Treaty

April 1, 2016 |

It is difficult to sum up all the work, the joys and the heartbreak that led up to April 5 for the Tla’amin people and their treaty. The many stories from decades past could fill a book, not just this magazine.

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Stz’uminus looks at land use

February 28, 2016 |

Almost 100 members of Stz’uminus First Nation gathered in their community centre on Feb. 10 to discuss ideas for future land use on IR 13, the large swath of reserve lands that stretch from Shell Beach to Kulleet Bay.

As … Read More

Tsleil-Waututh pipeline challenge on hold

February 28, 2016 |

The Tsleil-Waututh Nation legal challenge around the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion has been put on hold, for now.

Tsleil-Waututh had its second day in the Federal Court of Appeal on Jan. 22 in its challenge against the National Energy … Read More

‘Child’ ruling effects could be far-reaching

February 28, 2016 |

By Cara McKenna

Canada must make up for longstanding discrimination against First Nations children on reserve by urgently acting to make things right, say advocates working in Coast Salish communities.

The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ruled Jan. 26 that the … Read More