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Salish Sea Sentinel | July 9, 2020

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Halalt community comes together after devastating flood

March 2, 2020 |

By Edith Moore, NmTC communications liaison 

We are supporting each other in a time of crisis at Halalt First Nation after the community faced a devastating flood in the middle of the night on January 31. 

As the water dangerously rose at 2 a.m., the North Cowichan … Read More

Lil’wat language advocate appointed to Order of Canada

March 2, 2020 |

File photo.

Language advocate and educator Dr. Lorna Wanosts’a7 Williams has been appointed to the Order of Canada. 

Williams was one of 120 new appointments by the governor general that were announced in late 2019. 

The Order of Canada is one of the country’s highest honours, … Read More

Artist weaves Tsleil-Waututh governance model

January 30, 2020 |

Above: Tsleil-Waututh Coun. Deanna George, left, and Angela George (qʷənat) with the weaving.

A weaving created by artist Angela George (qʷənat) is also a complex governance document that will serve Tsleil-Waututh Nation for centuries to come. 

George shaped the piece titled “Weaving Governance” as part of a final project for an … Read More

Generations gather to speak Hul’q’umi’num’ at Duncan language house

January 30, 2020 |

From left: Sharon Seymour, Carol Louie and Bernadette Sam-Peter at the language house. Photo by Rae Anne Claxton Baker.

A Hul’q’umi’num’ house in Duncan, B.C., has created space for speakers of all ages to practice and preserve the Coast Salish language. 

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Snuneymuxw to guide ‘Te’tuxwtun Project’ development

January 30, 2020 |

Snuneymuxw First Nation has joined in on a partnership to develop three properties in Nanaimo’s Fifth Street Corridor. 

The nation announced in December that it has joined in on a deal with B.C. Housing, The City of Nanaimo and Nanaimo-Ladysmith Public Schools that was … Read More

Sḵwxwú7mesh territorial map showcases stories of land

January 30, 2020 |

Photo: Ian Campbell stands in front of his painting ‘Temixw’

A territorial map painting by a Sḵwxwú7mesh hereditary chief showcases hundreds of stories that are tied to the nation’s land. 

Ian Campbell’s largescale piece “Temixw” contains a total of 308 images that relate to his own connection to the territory, traditional legends … Read More

Reclaiming grandmothers: Woman reconnects with Coast Salish family after long search

January 30, 2020 |

Above: Rosemary Georgeson, left, and Fay Blaney. Submitted photo.

By Cara McKenna

A woman’s search for her Coast Salish family has led her to Homalco Nation, where she has connected with relatives that she previously didn’t know she had.   

For years, … Read More

Tla’amin members lead ‘Walk for Reconciliation’ in Powell River

December 2, 2019 |

Above: Cyndi Pallen , left, and Rose Henry of Tla’amin lead marchers in a Walk for Reconciliation on Nov. 10. Photo by Todd Peacey.

Children who were taken from Tla’amin and put into residential school were honoured during a Walk for Reconciliation in Powell … Read More

Homalco launches country radio station

December 2, 2019 |

Above: Homalco Chief Darren Blaney, right, leads a blanketing ceremony on Nov. 1. Photo by Todd Peacey.

Homalco has officially launched a new radio station that’s now broadcasting on Vancouver Island. 

The long-awaited station is broadcasting new country music as well … Read More

Penelakut artist honoured with Fulmer Award

December 2, 2019 |

Above: Maynard Johnny Jr. displays his piece ‘Thunder Matriarch’ while standing on the roof of Skwachàys Lodge in downtown Vancouver. Photo by Cara McKenna.

Colourful Coast Salish painter Maynard Johnny Jr. has received a prestigious award for his achievements in Indigenous art. 

The Penelakut and We Wai Kai artist received a Fulmer … Read More