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Salish Sea Sentinel | December 11, 2019

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Tla’amin member opens ‘tattoo spa’ in Powell River

May 28, 2019 |

When envisioning a stereotypical tattoo shop, many people would imagine things like skull decor, blaring rock music and bright neon lights.  But Tla’amin member Francis Jr Luaifoa wanted to open a shop that made the experience of getting a tattoo more like a relaxing trip … Read More

Musqueam activist honoured in Vancouver art exhibit

May 28, 2019 |

Musqueam activist Audrey Siegl and her late sister are being honoured in a new art exhibit that looks at the sacred relationships between Indigenous women and water.  

The multimedia exhibition qaʔ yəxw – water honours us: womxn and waterways opened at the Bill Reid Gallery in Vancouver on April 10.  

The show features the work of nine Indigenous woman … Read More

Elder profile: T’Sou-ke’s Germaine Sutherland

May 28, 2019 |

Photo: Germaine Sutherland, right, with her two daughters

By Edith Moore, NmTC communications liaison  

Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council is run with guidance from an Elders Council with representatives from its 11 member nations. The Salish Sea Sentinel is profiling a new elder from the council each … Read More

Culture improves healing for Indigenous women facing trauma: study

April 29, 2019 |

Photo: Cowichan and Snuneymuxw Elder Roberta Price. Courtesy of UBC.

When Roberta Price of Cowichan and Snuneymuxw began recovering from trauma in her life years ago, she found great healing in working with elders to learn her culture.  

Now that she is an elder herself, Price is … Read More

Snuneymuxw grizzly story inspires latest Ay Lelum collection

April 29, 2019 |

Photo: Ay Lelum designers Aunalee Boyd-Good, left, and Sophia Seward-Good. Courtesy of VFW

By Julie Chadwick

The Snuneymuxw-sister owned fashion house Ay Lelum has debuted its third collection to hit the runway at Vancouver Fashion Week, with clothing inspired by the power of … Read More

Elder profile: Tsleil-Waututh’s Deanna D. George

April 29, 2019 |

Photo: Jerald Wallister, VCC

By Edith Moore, NmTC communications liaison  

Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council is run with guidance from an Elders Council with representatives from its 11 member nations. The Salish Sea Sentinel is profiling a new elder from the council each month.

Tsleil-Waututh Elder Deanna D. … Read More

Halalt celebrates updated community plan

April 29, 2019 |

Photo: Aleka Norris and other dancers open the event

Halalt First Nation is moving forward with the first phase of an updated Comprehensive Community Plan after months of work to gather input from members.  

The nation held a celebration in its … Read More

Hɛhɛwšɩn documentary premieres in Powell River

April 1, 2019 |

Photo: Sherman Pallen, Cyndi Pallen and Phil Russell.

By Cara McKenna and Todd Peacey

A documentary following Tla’amin’s Hɛhɛwšɩn canoe project made its debut during the Powell River Film Festival in mid-February. 

Hɛhɛwšɩn – The Way Forward follows the process of carving an eight-metre dugout canoe on a Powell River … Read More

Salish Eye Productions opens studio at Halalt

April 1, 2019 |

Photo: Salish Eye owner Tricia Thomas.

A Coast Salish digital design company has opened the doors of a new studio space at Halalt First Nation. 

Salish Eye Productions is owned by Halalt member Tricia Thomas (Laxelewetstnaat) and offers photography, videography, website design and more. 

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TWN house posts unveiled at Maplewood Flats

April 1, 2019 |

Photo: Zachary George (Skokaylem) is pictured with one of the new house posts.

A pair of house posts has been unveiled at a wild bird sanctuary next to Tsleil-Waututh’s village as part of a wider push to decolonize the space. 

The posts … Read More