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Salish Sea Sentinel | April 6, 2020

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PEOPLE

February 27, 2015 |

The marches and walks that were held across Canada in memory of missing and murdered Indigenous women in mid-February shone a light on a painful issue with some staggering statistics.

Indigenous women are four times as more likely to be … Read More

Walking for stolen sisters

February 27, 2015 |

Walks in memory and honour of missing and murdered Indigenous women took place across Canada in mid-February. And on Valentine’s Day, people gathered in Nanaimo for a sobering and quiet demonstration for justice and awareness in a march from Vancouver … Read More

Native Sons host basketball tourney March 23-27th

February 27, 2015 |

by Tricia Thomas

For the first time in over 30 years, the Native Sons junior basketball team will be hosting the All-Native basketball tournament in Snuneymuxw territory from March 23–27.

When the tourney was last hosted in Nanaimo, only the … Read More

The rugby journey of Kyle Joe

February 27, 2015 |

by Tricia Thomas

Sixteen-year-old Kyle Joe is a hard-working student living at Stz’uminus First Nation. He has been a dedicated rugby league player for several years and now has his sights set on becoming a great player and traveling the … Read More

The Indian in the Child

February 27, 2015 |

By Patricia McDougall

Powerful carvings by Darren Blaney of Homalco will soon be installed at a Campbell River school as a lasting lesson about residential schools and their effect on the children in all of us.

The smell of fresh-cut … Read More

Spring brings a bounty from our plants

February 27, 2015 |

by Tricia Thomas

Historically, winters were times of hunger so new spring plants were very important nutrition boosters in the traditional coastal diet. Nettles, salmonberry shoots and other delicacies begin to appear.

Many tree buds and plant shoots contain Vitamin … Read More

Snuneymuxw Raises Hands in Pride

February 27, 2015 |

by Tricia Thomas

A celebration was held at Snuneymuxw First Nation longhouse recently to honour one of the community’s leaders.

Tributes were paid to Sqwulutsutun Bill Yoachim in the blanketing ceremony not only for his election last November to the … Read More

Self-Government Workshop – Developing Tools & Best Practices

February 5, 2015 |

AN IMPRESSIVE LINEUP OF EXPERTS will be on hand when Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council hosts a work- shop entitled ‘Exploring Self-Government’ for leaders from its 11 member nations on March 2-4.

Regional Chief Jody-Wilson Raybould from BC’s Assembly of First … Read More

Snaw-naw-as takes another step towards sovereignty

February 5, 2015 |

by Tricia Thomas

More than three years after Snaw-naw-as members first voted in favour of a new community land code policy, the First Nation on Nanoose Bay north of Nanaimo is finally able to take control of their reserve’s resources … Read More

Teachings (ʔəms tɑʔɑw)

February 5, 2015 |

Elsie Paul was born in 1931 to Gilbert Francis and Lily Timothy. Her grandparents, Jim and Molly Timothy, raised her in Sliammon. She married William Paul in 1948 and the couple had nine children.

In her early years, Elsie worked … Read More