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Salish Sea Sentinel | December 14, 2018

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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

Snuneymuxw VIU instructor teaches about resilience

May 30, 2018 |

Many Canadian universities only began teaching students about the country’s true dark history with Indigenous people in recent years, but Collette Jones (Tlpuhtunaat) is already one step ahead of that narrative.

When the Snuneymuxw academic started at Vancouver Island University … Read More

Homalco soccer season wraps up with tournament

May 30, 2018 |

By Todd Peacey

Homalco’s indoor soccer season wrapped up with an annual tournament at the nation in early May.

The nation’s league is coached by Glen Pallen, a band member who has been playing soccer on Vancouver Island for more … Read More

Cans for a cause

May 30, 2018 |

By Todd Peacey

On any given lunch hour, Homalco Chief Darren Blaney can be seen combing the side of the highways in the Campbell River area collecting empty cans and bottles.

But he’s not just cleaning up people’s litter. Darren … Read More