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Salish Sea Sentinel | June 20, 2019

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MoU commits to improve B.C. First Nations’ emergency management

May 28, 2019 |

Photo: Grand Chief Stewart Phillip of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs, centre front, signs the emergency management MoU alongside other political representatives.

In the face of worsening B.C. wildfires, Indigenous and government leaders have signed an agreement committing to improve emergency management for First … Read More

T’Sou-ke moves forward on gas station project

May 28, 2019 |

T’Sou-ke First Nation is preparing to open a new gas station, convenience store and Tim Hortons on its land. 

The nation broke ground on the project in late 2017 and final touches on the development are now being made. The businesses are expected to open soon.  

During a … Read More

TFN celebrates 10-year treaty anniversary

April 29, 2019 |

Photo: Tsawwassen unveiled five new posts on the corners of its treaty land base.

By Cara McKenna

Tsawwassen Nation celebrated the milestone 10-year anniversary of its treaty effective date with a day of ceremony and celebrations on April 3.  

The nation officially unveiled five new territorial marker poles at the … Read More

Feds to forgive, reimburse $1.4 billion in treaty loans

April 29, 2019 |

Photo: Bryce Williams of Tsawwassen Nation, left, and Tla’amin Hegus Clint Williams exchanged gifts during Tsawwassen’s 10-year treaty celebration on April 3.

B.C. First Nations that have gone into debt with Canada to negotiate modern treaties will soon no longer have … Read More

Homalco moves forward with clean energy plan

April 1, 2019 |

Photo: B.C. Minister of Environment and Climate Change George Heyman speaks at Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council’s Indigenous Green Economy Conference in Vancouver on March 13. 

Homalco First Nation has received $140,000 in provincial funding to implement a community energy plan. 

The plan promotes efficient energy consumption and savings, and is being supported … Read More

Lawyer honoured for contributions to Indigenous rights

February 27, 2019 |

A lawyer who has fought for Indigenous peoples’ rights throughout his 55-year career has been honoured for his notable contributions. 

Marvin Storrow is known for working with B.C. First Nations on cases that have resulted in some of the most significant rulings in Canadian history, including the … Read More

K’ómoks joins NmTC

February 27, 2019 |

By Edith Moore, NmTC communications liaison  

It is with great pleasure that Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council publicly announces the newest member of our family, K’ómoks First Nation. 

K’ómoks welcomed our Elders and Directors to their territory on January 17, 2019, as they graciously hosted our board meeting.   

A few months earlier, … Read More

NmTC Elders Council reinstated with ceremony

February 27, 2019 |

A council of Elders who guide Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council have been welcomed back for another year with a ceremony. 

Members of the Elders Council were blanketed and honoured with a song during the tribal council’s Annual General Meeting in Richmond, B.C., in late January. 

NmTC Communications Liaison Edith … Read More

TFN receives $7.2M for housing project

February 1, 2019 |

Photo: Selina Robinson, B.C.’s housing minister, announced the new funding at Katzie Nation in late November. Photo courtesy of B.C. government.

Tsawwassen Nation has received $7.2 million in provincial funding that will go towards a new multi-family rental housing project. 

The grant will allow the … Read More

Healing totem pole unveiled in Victoria

February 1, 2019 |

Perry and Tom LaFortune. Photo: B.C. Ministry of Health.

By Cara McKenna 

A Coast Salish totem pole that was carved by two brothers from Tsawout First Nation in honour of their late mother has been unveiled in Victoria. 

The Crossing Cultures and Healing Pole now stands outside of the B.C. Ministry of Health’s headquarters … Read More