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Salish Sea Sentinel | November 13, 2018

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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

Elders Gathering 2018: Annual event held in Cowichan territory

July 20, 2018 |

Photos by Todd Peacey

Elders from across B.C. came together in Cowichan territory for a yearly event that celebrates their knowledge, teachings and resiliency.

The 42nd annual B.C. Elders Gathering took place from July 10 to 12 with the theme ‘I … Read More

Susan Point honoured with 2018 Audain Prize

June 27, 2018 |

Musqueam artist Susan Point has been honoured with a lifetime achievement award for her ongoing impact and influence on contemporary Coast Salish art.

Point was presented with the 2018 Audain Prize for Lifetime Achievement in the Visual Arts during an … Read More

Moment in history: When Chief Dan George visited T’Sou-ke

June 27, 2018 |

By Elida Peers, historian, Sooke Region Museum

Back in 1971, the Sooke Community Association hosted the Academy Award-nominated actor, Chief Dan George, the celebrated Chief of Tsleil-Waututh, who had become a public figure. He is shown here with Eric Michelsen, … Read More

The Elder Project: Agnes Padilla

June 27, 2018 |

By Beatrix Taylor, Ladysmith Secondary School Students in the Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district recently interviewed Vancouver Island elders and wrote poems about their lives for two recently released poetry books. The initiative was part of The Elder Project, an effort started … Read More

Dr. Lorna Williams gives keynote at VIU

June 27, 2018 |

Educators took advice on incorporating Indigenous languages into their classrooms during a keynote speech at Vancouver Island University on May 29.

Dr. Lorna Wanosts’a7 Williams of Lil’wat Nation talked about the importance of decolonizing schools during a special evening event … Read More

Tla’amin welcomes 15 new babies

May 30, 2018 |

Tla’amin Nation welcomed 15 of their newest members on April 6 with a baby welcoming ceremony at the community’s Salish Centre.

The ceremony was for all of the babies born into the community in 2017.

During the event, the babies … Read More

Snuneymuxw River Story

May 30, 2018 |

Told by Celestine Aleck (Sahiltiniye) of Snuneymuxw First Nation

Long ago, there was a time when we never had any sockeye in Nanaimo River, so the Thunderbird, Eagle, Otter, Mink and Beaver all got together to decide how we would … Read More