Bear tours connect Homalco members to territoryOctober 31, 2018 | Salish Sea Sentinel
File photos by Todd Peacey
When Homalco member Ella Paul started out as a guide for her nation’s grizzly bear tours, it also gave her an opportunity to reconnect with her territory. The community’s former village sites are all remote … Read More
Record-setting Snuneymuxw runner recognizedOctober 31, 2018 | Salish Sea Sentinel
Above photo: Members of the Good family led guests into the new Indigenous Sports Gallery on Sept. 25.
In 1898, Snuneymuxw runner William Good (Skinahan) is said to have set a world record for the 440-yard dash.
According to the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame, … Read More
Remembering Ellen White: Knowledge keeper, educator, activistOctober 10, 2018 | Salish Sea Sentinel
The public is being asked to carry on the work of a late Snuneymuxw elder who spent her life educating others and building bridges between communities.
The Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities continue to mourn the loss of Dr. Ellen White … Read More
Salish plant nursery targets sustainabilityOctober 10, 2018 | Salish Sea Sentinel
A Tsawwassen First Nation member hopes to increase her community’s food security with a plant nursery that started up this spring.
Sarah Lang’s Salish Nursery aims to help people to grow their own produce, herbs and medicines by selling starter … Read More
Tsawout brothers carve totem pole to honour survivorsOctober 10, 2018 | Salish Sea Sentinel
By Cara McKenna
Two brothers from Tsawout First Nation are carving a Coast Salish totem pole in memory of their late mother who survived residential school.
Tom and Perry LaFortune have been working on the seven-and-a-half-metre pole in a tent … Read More
2018 Malahat Golf & GalaOctober 10, 2018 | Salish Sea Sentinel
By Edith Moore, NmTC Communication Liaison Photos by Barclay Martin
“Nourishing the Soul” was the theme for the Malahat Nation’s sixth annual Golf & Gala fundraiser held on Sept. 15.
The nation was able to raise an impressive $316,000 through … Read More
Snuneymuxw posts unveiled at important village siteJuly 31, 2018 | Salish Sea Sentinel
A pair of house posts has been unveiled at Snuneymuxw’s original village site St’litlup.
The five-metre-tall red cedar poles give a prominent visual representation of the nation at the significant site that’s now widely known as Departure Bay Beach.
The … Read More
New B.C. Treaty Commissioner from HomalcoJuly 31, 2018 | Salish Sea Sentinel
A former Homalco chief has been chosen as Canada’s new B.C. Treaty Commissioner.
MaryAnn Enevoldsen was appointed to serve a two-year term on May 3.
Enevoldsen has been a member of Homalco’s treaty team since 2007, and was the lead … Read More
Homalco woman expert witness in MMIWG hearingsJuly 31, 2018 | Salish Sea Sentinel
Homalco member Fay Blaney has been travelling across Canada to give expert testimony in ongoing hearings for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
The inquiry held four multi-day hearings in May and June that focused … Read More
Running the world: Klahoose athlete finishes 10 marathonsJuly 31, 2018 | Salish Sea Sentinel
Klahoose member and athlete Jolene Giles was the only female runner to enter the world’s highest altitude marathon in Tibet this year.
Giles, who is 36, ran the Roof of the World Marathon along the Himalayan Mountains in May, easily … Read More