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Salish Sea Sentinel | December 14, 2018

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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

New B.C. Treaty Commissioner from Homalco

July 31, 2018 |

A former Homalco chief has been chosen as Canada’s new B.C. Treaty Commissioner.

MaryAnn Enevoldsen was appointed to serve a two-year term on May 3.

Enevoldsen has been a member of Homalco’s treaty team since 2007, and was the lead … Read More

Homalco woman expert witness in MMIWG hearings

July 31, 2018 |

Homalco member Fay Blaney has been travelling across Canada to give expert testimony in ongoing hearings for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

The inquiry held four multi-day hearings in May and June that focused … Read More

Running the world: Klahoose athlete finishes 10 marathons

July 31, 2018 |

Klahoose member and athlete Jolene Giles was the only female runner to enter the world’s highest altitude marathon in Tibet this year.

Giles, who is 36, ran the Roof of the World Marathon along the Himalayan Mountains in May, easily … Read More