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Salish Sea Sentinel | October 21, 2018

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New leadership voted at mid-island Nations

January 30, 2016 |

Snaw-naw-as First Nation has a new chief while the Snuneymuxw First Nation’s previous chief has been voted onto council.

Longtime Snaw-naw-as chief David Bob was voted out on Jan. 11 in favour of Brent Edwards, a former band administrator. There were … Read More

Malahat joins dirty soil fight

January 30, 2016 |

One of the first actions by the new chief and council at Malahat First Nation, in early December, was to ask BC’s environment minister Mary Polak “to take immediate action” on a permit for a contaminated soil dump near its neighbours … Read More

A Fresh Start for Malahat

December 1, 2015 |


No more secret agendas. No more major decisions without consultation or regard for the environment.

No, we are not talking about the promises of the recent federal election. These are the policies of the new Malahat Nation leaders elected on … Read More

Nations Leaders Gathered

December 1, 2015 |

“Ask who you are, dig for common humanity and then we can find that we belong here. We want more than just politics.” – Chief Robert Joseph


By Johnny Hanuse

The Joint Gathering 2015 in downtown Vancouver … Read More

Malahat members elect first female chief

November 5, 2015 |

Words and photo by Tricia Thomas

Caroline Harry was elected chief at Malahat First Nation on Monday, Nov. 2. The elected council includes Vince Harry (left), George Harry Jr. and Matt Harry.

Out of the 83 members who voted, 40 … Read More

Treaty Countdown for Tla’amin

October 28, 2015 |

Five months from just about now – on April 5, 2016 – the Tla’amin final treaty agreement will become effective. Chief treaty negotiator Roy Francis recently summarized the huge amount of work underway at the nation, whose English name is … Read More

Community and Neighbours See Malahat LNG Plans

September 29, 2015 |

Esther Harry and her grandson Keith saw details for an industrial project planned on their doorstep when they went to the Kwunew-Kwasun cultural centre on Sept. 16.

They were among many Malahat First Nation members who turned out – along with … Read More

Could it be they were listening?

September 29, 2015 |

If there was a chance for any continuation of optimism from last year’s BC Chiefs and Cabinet Gathering, it seemed too much to ask for from chiefs at this year’s event. But some hope remained among chiefs for some long-awaited success.

Most, if not … Read More

2015 Elections

September 29, 2015 |


People in BC normally hear the results of federal elections before voting booths close here. But the 2015 election on Oct. 19 looks to be a very close three-horse race among the Conservatives, Liberals and NDP with … Read More


August 31, 2015 |

by Mark Kiemele

The summer of 2015 may be long remembered at Malahat First Nation. The small nation on Saanich Inlet doesn’t make the news that often, but starting in mid-July, people around the Salish Sea began paying it attention. It began with the nation’s … Read More