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Salish Sea Sentinel | December 14, 2018

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New NEB process for pipeline ‘flawed,’ leaders say

December 3, 2018 |

Photo: Coldwater Indian Band Chief Lee Spahan shares his concerns about the new NEB assessment.

Canada’s energy regulator is repeating the same mistakes when it comes to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, say leaders who are opposed to the project.

The … Read More

B.C. funds transition house beds in Snuneymuxw

December 3, 2018 |

Photo courtesy of Government of B.C.

The Snuneymuxw Youth and Family Society has been funded to operate 10 transition house beds as part of a larger B.C. government initiative to help women and children fleeing violence.

The province announced … Read More

Indigenous veterans honoured with ceremony

December 3, 2018 |

Indigenous veterans past and present were honoured in Coast Salish territory during a ceremony at a Vancouver cenotaph on Nov. 8.

Dozens of people marched on National Aboriginal Veterans Day from Main and Hastings to the Victory Square war memorial, … Read More

New B.C. Treaty Commissioner from Homalco

July 31, 2018 |

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 hearings

July 31, 2018 |

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

Coast Salish names given to two Vancouver plazas

July 31, 2018 |

Photo courtesy of City of Vancouver

Two popular downtown Vancouver plazas have new Coast Salish names after a ceremony led by Stz’uminus Elder Ray Harris on June 18.

The former Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza is now called šxʷƛ̓exən Xwtl’a7shn and … Read More

Homalco takes steps to address housing

June 27, 2018 |

Homalco’s leadership is making strides in improving housing in their community.

Recently, a Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council team was invited to work with Homalco administration to host a community meeting about housing. During the meeting, we looked at the nation’s … Read More

Coast Salish leaders seek Vancouver mayor, council spots

June 27, 2018 |

Two Coast Salish leaders are throwing their hats into municipal politics as the City of Vancouver is set to elect a new mayor and council later this year.

Hereditary Squamish Chief Ian Campbell has been announced as Vision Vancouver’s mayoral … Read More

Ten-year anniversary of PM’s residential school apology marked with book release

June 27, 2018 |

On June 11, 2008, then-prime minister Stephen Harper gave an apology in the House of Commons for the government-funded residential school system and its lasting harmful legacy.

On June 11 of this year, about two dozen people gathered at the … Read More

‘Warrior women’ honoured as MMIWG hearings close

April 27, 2018 |

Indigenous women who have worked for decades for their sisters on the Downtown Eastside were gifted coppers at the end of the national MMIWG hearings.

Nearly 100 people signed up to testify during five days of the inquiry’s final scheduled … Read More