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Salish Sea Sentinel | November 12, 2019

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Ten years of living in a treaty nation

October 1, 2019 |

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

Snuneymuxw, Canada sign LOU to advance Douglas Treaty rights

October 1, 2019 |

Above: Snuneymuxw Chief Michael Wyse and Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett sign a LOU on Aug. 26. Photo courtesy of VIU.

Snuneymuxw has signed a Letter of Understanding with Canada that acknowledges the nation’s rights and title under the pre-confederation Douglas … Read More

K’ómoks moves forward in treaty process with new agreement

October 1, 2019 |

K’ómoks First Nation has made another step towards finalizing its treaty by signing a new agreement with B.C. and Canada. 

The recently-signed K’ómoks First Nation Treaty Revitalization Agreement was announced in a joint media release from B.C. and Canada on Sept. 4.  

The document represents an agreement by all three parties … Read More

Malahat’s annual gala raises more than $300K for new daycare

October 1, 2019 |

Above: The Khowutzun dancers performed at the event. Photo by Todd Peacey.

Malahat Nation has raised more than $300,000 that will go towards a new daycare facility after another successful gala.  

The seventh annual Malahat Golf & Gala was held … Read More

Taike-Sye’yə: Mural depicts Musqueam’s aid to Komagata Maru passengers amidst historic tragedy

August 9, 2019 |

Coast Salish and South Asian-Canadian artists have collaborated to memorialize a historic tragedy that brought the two communities together more than 100 years ago.

A 4,000-square foot mural called Taike-Sye’yə has been revealed on the side of the former Harry … Read More

Tla’amin hosts Pulling Together journey

July 30, 2019 |

Photo: Sherman Pallen of Homalco raises a paddle before arriving to Tla’amin shores.

Photos by Todd Peacey

Tla’amin Nation welcomed dozens of canoe pullers to its territory during this year’s Pulling Together Canoe Journey — an event focused on building relationships between Indigenous people and public … Read More

‘This feels like déjà vu’: Nations launch new TMX legal challenge

July 30, 2019 |

First Nations whose territories cover much of the Trans Mountain pipeline route in B.C. have launched appeals on the recent re-approval of the expansion project. 

Leaders from six communities announced on July 9 that they had filed documents at the Federal Court … Read More

BCCLA launches ‘Policing Indigenous Communities’ project

June 27, 2019 |

The B.C. Civil Liberties Foundation (BCCLA) has launched a multi-year initiative to address negative impacts of policing in Indigenous communities.  

The Policing Indigenous Communities project went live in April with funding from the Vancouver Foundation. 

The project builds on previous work that BCCLA has done on … Read More

RDN unveils last of five Coast Salish art pieces

June 27, 2019 |

Snuneymuxw Elder Lolly Good speaks in front of the spindle whorl by carver William Good. Photos courtesy of RDN.

The Regional District of Nanaimo has unveiled the last of five pieces of Coast Salish artwork that were commissioned for its boardroom … Read More

K’òmoks, Canada settle historic claim

June 27, 2019 |

K’òmoks First Nation has settled an outstanding historic claim with Canada involving stolen timber revenues from its reserve lands. 

The claim involved income from logging operations on K’òmoks land that was taken illegally by an Indian Agent between 1925 to 1929. 

The nation recently reached a settlement agreement with the federal government on … Read More