Ten years of living in a treaty nationOctober 1, 2019 | Salish Sea Sentinel
Above: Amy Lachance at TFN. Photo by Adrian MacNair.
By Amy Lachance, Tsawwassen First Nation
Tsawwassen First Nation celebrated our 10-year treaty anniversary earlier this year and it got me thinking.
Just 10 years have gone by since our treaty effective date on … Read More
Malahat grows community gardenOctober 1, 2019 | Salish Sea Sentinel
Photo: Sandy Joe, who manages Malahat Nation’s two community gardens, shows off the newest space.
Walking through Malahat Nation’s spacious new community garden, Sandy Joe points out an impressive variety of plants are already growing in the space.
The project only began earlier this summer, … Read More
Homalco man’s giving spirit lives on through scholarshipSeptember 26, 2019 | Salish Sea Sentinel
Photo: Dylan French with his son Rowan. Submitted by family.
The late Homalco member Dylan French always wanted to help others.
That usually meant hosting friends who were going through a hard time, or simply spreading kindness to those who needed it.
His mother Mary French … Read More
Recognizing Klahoose boat captain Hardy FrancisJuly 30, 2019 | Salish Sea Sentinel
By Edith Moore, NmTC communications liaison
As part of my work as Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council’s communications liaison, I often travel to our member communities to meet with leadership.
In early July, I was making a trip to Klahoose First … Read More
Canoe ceremony honours Indigenous womenJune 27, 2019 | Salish Sea Sentinel
Tla’amin member Ta’Kaiya Blaney was lifted inside of a canoe and walked along Vancouver’s waterfront during a women’s honouring ceremony that coincided with the end of Canada’s MMIWG inquiry.
A group of men carried Blaney, who sang a song that she composed in honour of her late … Read More
Matriarchs: Victoria gallery showcases prints by Indigenous womenJune 27, 2019 | Salish Sea Sentinel
Photo: Curator Margaret August and her piece ‘Elapsed Time.’
A new exhibit in Victoria is showcasing graphic prints by Indigenous women — all selected by an up-and-coming Coast Salish artist.
Matriarchs: Prints by First Nations Women at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria was guest curated by Margaret August, who comes from … Read More
DJ O Show: Mentor, activist, motivatorJune 27, 2019 | Salish Sea Sentinel
Seven years ago, when Orene Askew first started her DJ business, she woke up after a gig to realize that her townhouse at Squamish Nation was on fire.
The blaze started by accident in her neighbour’s adjoining house, and she woke up in a panic, surrounded by smoke and … Read More
Tla’amin trailblazer receives honorary degree for work in Indigenous sovereigntyJune 27, 2019 | Salish Sea Sentinel
Photos courtesy of UVic.
Joe Gallagher (k̓ʷunəmɛn) of Tla’amin Nation has been given an honorary degree for his trailblazing work around Indigenous self-determination and cultural safety.
Gallagher was awarded with an Honorary Doctor of Laws by the University of Victoria during a convocation ceremony on June 11. He was one of … Read More
‘Strength and courage to be true’: Two-spirit members lead Tsleil-Waututh in pride celebrationJune 27, 2019 | Salish Sea Sentinel
Photo: Tsleil-Waututh members Xwitenat Laura George (centre) and Meghan Ormandy wear a pride flag and transgender rights flag after paddling them ashore.
Tsleil-Waututh Nation raised rainbow and transgender-rights flags inside of their new administration building during a LGBTQ+ pride celebration … Read More
MOV displays artwork created by children in residential, day schoolsMay 28, 2019 | Salish Sea Sentinel
By Cara McKenna
An exhibit of artwork done by Indigenous children while in Canadian residential and day schools showcases an important record of culture and history.
The exhibition called There is Truth Here at the Museum of Vancouver displays rare surviving art pieces created by children from four … Read More