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Salish Sea Sentinel | May 21, 2019

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Ladysmith development by Stz’uminus could earn $40 million in a decade

October 28, 2016 |

Stz’uminus First Nation and its development partner are getting closer to building a new neighbourhood in the Town of Ladysmith.

The town has held a public hearing on the Holland Creek project and the town council has given its okay … Read More

Strong Nanaimo protest against fish farm impacts

October 1, 2016 |

Leaders and members from Snuneymuxw, Stz’uminus and Snaw-naw-as nations were joined in an anti-fish farm protest in Nanaimo on Aug. 31.

A group from Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw on the BC central coast stopped in cities and towns from Campbell River to … Read More

Neighbours unite again during Bute Inlet visit

October 1, 2016 |

The mid-September meeting of Homalco and Tsilhqot’in leaders in Bute Inlet was more than a ceremonial visit.

“Historic” was one word used for the visit, as leaders and other delegates met in Bute – the traditional home of the Homalco  … Read More

Quality of life key agenda item in top-level meetings

October 1, 2016 |

Early September was a busy time for First Nation leaders in BC.

First, there was the signing of a partnership agreement with the BC Business Council for economic development between First Nations and business leaders, focusing on a shared vision … Read More

First post-treaty election held for Tla’amin voters

October 1, 2016 |

Clint Williams was elected hegus (chief) on Sept. 10 in Tla’amin Nation’s first election after its treaty was implemented in April 2016. He is pictured here with Sliammon Development Corporation’s manager Kelly Rankin.

Eight Legislators were elected by Tla’amin voters. … Read More

Finally a place to play

October 1, 2016 |

When Doug White II was a kid growing up at Snuneymuxw First Nation, he had to get creative to find places to play.

“My gymnasium was just across the street here,” he said, gesturing to a road in the community’s … Read More

Pipeline hopes rise

July 28, 2016 |

Words and photos by Cara McKenna

Many are celebrating a recent Federal Court of Appeal decision that quashed Canada’s approval of the Northern Gateway pipeline project because of improper consultation with First Nations.

The June 23 decision is especially … Read More

Training Leaders

July 28, 2016 |

New leaders in Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council nations will be getting some high-level training, thanks to a new initiative.

News of funding for the leadership development project came in early July from the New Relationship Trust and Indigenous and Northern … Read More

New council looking after the Inlet

July 2, 2016 |

By Cara McKenna

Tsleil-Waututh Nation has formed a new council that is taking responsibility for the environmental protection of the Burrard Inlet.

The Burrard Inlet Stewardship Council will carry forward with work that was started in the nation’s recent scientific … Read More

Malahat on new tack as it weathers an LNG storm

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Words and photos by Mark Kiemele

There was standing-room only at a town hall meeting on the Malahat LNG project, hosted by the District of North Saanich on May 31.

But while the crowd was often raucous in their opposition … Read More