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Salish Sea Sentinel | November 16, 2018

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The Long Journey to Tla’amin Treaty

April 1, 2016 | 1

It has been a very long road to treaty for the Tla’amin people. Even before Sliammon Nation (the English name for Tla’amin) entered the British Columbia treaty process in 1994, there were leaders with the vision that someday there would … Read More

LNG no gas for some

April 1, 2016 |

The proposal for a floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility in Saanich Inlet continues to make the news and is proving to be ‘a gas’ for anyone interested in local politics, historical treaties or fossil fuel energy markets.

In early … Read More

Lawsuit targets E&N

April 1, 2016 |

by Cara McKenna

Snaw-naw-as First Nation is on a mission to get its land back after a railway was built cutting through its reserve north of Nanaimo decades ago.

The nation is suing the owners of the E&N (Esquimalt and Nanaimo) … Read More

MP visits our AGM

February 28, 2016 |

It’s not often an MP visits our nations. And even more rare when one comes to the annual general meeting of Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council.

So, history was made on Feb. 12 when MP Rachel Blaney, the newly elected member … Read More

‘Child’ ruling effects could be far-reaching

February 28, 2016 |

By Cara McKenna

Canada must make up for longstanding discrimination against First Nations children on reserve by urgently acting to make things right, say advocates working in Coast Salish communities.

The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ruled Jan. 26 that the … Read More

A trauma shared

February 28, 2016 |

Former Vancouver police detective Lori Shenher literally wrote the book on the infamous missing and murdered women investigation. That Lonely Section of Hell: The Botched Investigation of a Serial Killer Who Almost Got Away tells about the first assignment in … Read More

Fighting for sisters… Fay Blaney’s life

February 28, 2016 |

By Cara McKenna

On a typically grey winter day in Vancouver, Fay Blaney is walking through the heart of the Downtown Eastside with several other Indigenous women’s advocates.

The women enter the Aboriginal Front Door Society where they’re about to … Read More

Treaties could be LNG deal-breaker

February 28, 2016 |

A Snuneymuxw lawyer and scholar is questioning the Steelhead LNG’s project based on the Pre-Confederation Treaty rights of Saanich area First Nations including Malahat Nation itself.

Douglas S. White is interim director of the Centre for Pre-Confederation Treaties and Reconciliation … Read More

Malahat saga continues

February 28, 2016 |

By Mark Kiemele

Three top staff and trustees have been removed from the Malahat Investment Corporation (MICO).

Chief Caroline Harry and councillors George Harry Jr, Matt Harry and Vincent Harry also announced a restructuring of the business side of Malahat … Read More

$20,000 worth of prawns and halibut

February 28, 2016 | 1

By Mark Kiemele

Fred and Delores Elliott sit at the dining table in their comfortable house that looks over the waters of Stuart Channel and the entrance to Kulleet Bay. In the near distance, to the east, is Thetis Island.

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