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Salish Sea Sentinel | July 14, 2020

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‘Culture compass’ features Coast Salish histories on North Shore

June 3, 2020 |

Above: A group of people involved in the North Shore Culture Compass, including representatives from Tsleil-Waututh and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, at an opening event in March. Photo by Mike Wakefield.

A new online resource means people can learn about the North Shore’s Coast Salish culture and history from home. 

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Indigenous planning students produce Halalt children’s book

June 3, 2020 |

Post-secondary planning students at Halalt First Nation have worked with the community to create a children’s book. 

The book titled A Story of Xeláltxw Mustimuxw was released to the nation after students Andrea Oakunsheyld and Phil Climie completed their practicum earlier this year. 

They were part of a cohort from the University of British … Read More

Malahat Nation adapts economic development plans amid COVID-19

June 3, 2020 |

Photo: Malahat Nation opened Indigenous Bloom Medicinal Help and Cannabis on April 22. Submitted photo.

By David P. Ball

The public health emergency hasn’t stopped Malahat Nation from safely moving ahead with planning for the community’s economic future. 

And with new measures and … Read More

Malahat Nation looks to sustainable future with solar installation

June 3, 2020 |

Photo: Malahat Nation.

A recently-installed solar system at Malahat Nation is a first step as the community looks to a more sustainable future. 

Solar energy is now being utilized in the nation’s new multipurpose centre and in the Kwunew Kwasun community building. 

The 50kW photovoltaic system consists of 222 individual … Read More

B.C. repatriation gathering will guide UN process

March 30, 2020 |

Above: Musqueam Elder Larry Grant opened the event.

Hearings held in B.C. will guide the United Nations when it comes to assisting Indigenous communities to repatriate cultural belongings and ancestral remains. 

During a two-day seminar at the University of British Columbia, the UN heard from experts and community members in B.C. and as far away as … Read More

Minister Miller, Chief Thomas meet at Halalt

March 30, 2020 |

By Edith Moore, Halalt First Nation 

Halalt Chief James Thomas brought up several issues beyond flooding during a meeting with federal Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller on March 3. 

The visit was prompted by the recent flood that happened in our community in the middle of the night … Read More

‘This is not going to stop us,’ say nations after pipeline lawsuit ruling

March 2, 2020 |

Photo: TWN Chief Leah George-Wilson speaks about the ruling during a press conference Feb. 4.

By David P. Ball

The First Nations who sued to stop the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion say they’re “disappointed but not surprised” by a major … Read More

Lil’wat language advocate appointed to Order of Canada

March 2, 2020 |

File photo.

Language advocate and educator Dr. Lorna Wanosts’a7 Williams has been appointed to the Order of Canada. 

Williams was one of 120 new appointments by the governor general that were announced in late 2019. 

The Order of Canada is one of the country’s highest honours, … Read More

Tsleil-Waututh’s innovative government HQ is ‘focal point for community’

January 30, 2020 |

Submitted photo.

By David P. Ball

Tsleil-Waututh’s new administration and health building has become a source of pride in the nation, capturing attention with its intricate cultural designs and use of recycled materials.  

The long-awaited centre reflects the nation’s wider environmental values and goals … Read More

Sen̓áḵw development set to generate billions for Sḵwxwú7mesh

January 30, 2020 |

Photo: Sḵwxwú7mesh Coun. Khelsilem stands at the site of the future development.

By David P. Ball

Sen̓áḵw, one of the Sḵwxwú7mesh Nation’s ancestral village sites, was a seasonal fishing community that was shrunk onto a reserve in the 19th century before … Read More