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Salish Sea Sentinel | April 5, 2020

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Tsum’ush means ‘delicious’

April 5, 2015 |

by Tricia Thomas

For the Coast Salish people, the traditional season of the herring roe harvest begins late February and early March. The Hul’qumi’num word for the herring eggs is tsum’ush.

In specific areas around the Salish Sea, cedar or … Read More


April 5, 2015 |

Nanaimo Harbour ‘jewel’ has a new gleam

Everywhere you walk on Newcastle Island, there are the footsteps of our Snuneymuxw ancestors. The island was much used for the foods that it provided our people.

Those were the words from a … Read More

Buildings are rising in our Nations

April 5, 2015 |

Some major building projects are underway at First Nations. Buildings are taking shape, ground is broken and architect’s plans are studied.

In early March, there was a groundbreaking ceremony at Sliammon for the Tla’amin Governance House. Work starts this summer … Read More

The Culture of the Canoe

April 5, 2015 |

By Tricia Thomas

Canoe racing season is approaching. Pullers, or paddlers, have begun to focus on their vigorous training regimes. They can be seen daily, often in early mornings or at the end of the longer days of Spring, training … Read More

Leah called to the bar

April 5, 2015 |

A posting on Twitter said it all. “Leah, official call to the bar! #Represent #XwelmexwSleney”

That was Leah George-Wilson’s way of announcing that she is now, officially, a practicing lawyer in BC. The call to the bar was a final … Read More

Galligos is Slovenia bound with his totem

April 5, 2015 |

When Craig Galligos of Sliammon was working on the totem for Powell River’s Kathaumixw choral festival last summer, travel plans were in the back of his mind.

That’s because he was going to accompany the pole when it was delivered … Read More

Winners reading Elsie’s book

April 5, 2015 |

Eleven readers of the Salish Sea Sentinel are reading the words of Elsie Paul this month.

They were winners in a contest in the February issue. Their prize was a copy of Elsie’s book Written As I Remember It: Teachings … Read More

Youth take on traditional foods challenge

April 5, 2015 |

Words and photos by Tricia Thomas

Snaw-naw-as and Homalco communities challenged their youth to learn about the traditional foods of their ancestors. And youth responded when the first part of the challenge took place on the shores of Nanoose Bay … Read More

Tsleil-Waututh Nation Election

March 27, 2015 |

by Tricia Thomas

With a record voter turnout, the 500-member Nation on Burrard Inlet in North Vancouver re-elected their current leadership for another term on March 24, 2015

The returning chief and council include Chief Maureen Thomas, and Councillors Charlene … Read More

Risk of Pipelines and Oil Tankers at T’Sou-ke Summit

March 20, 2015 |

What will happen if there is a major oil spill in the Salish Sea?

If the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion is approved. What will be the effect of a huge increase in tanker traffic along our coast?

Those are some … Read More