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Salish Sea Sentinel | November 16, 2018

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A Voice for Our People

August 31, 2015 |

How often do you show up to vote?

Since 1960, the Canadian Government has allowed First Nations people to vote in federal elections. But how many of us feel like it wouldn’t make any difference?

In this upcoming election on … Read More

Salmon Starve In Low, Warm Waters

May 27, 2015 |

Words and photos by Tricia Thomas

The worst fears are coming true for Halalt First Nation. Unusually low water levels are threatening salmon-bearing streams on the reserve.

Halalt has been fighting to protect the Chemainus River since 2003 when North … Read More

Adopting an Indigenous World View

May 27, 2015 |

By Tricia Thomas

The days of secret adoptions are over as is the practice of ‘kill the Indian to save the child’.

Those are two important things I learned in April when I attended the Forum for Change in Snuneymuxw … Read More


May 27, 2015 |

Vote June 25

Leaders from the 203 nations in the province will vote for a new regional chief when the British Columbia Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) holds its elections in Vancouver on June 25.

Among the early candidates (nominations … Read More

Tla’amin members voted ‘yes’

May 15, 2015 |

By Tricia Thomas

Sliammon First Nation members voted ‘yes’ on the proposed changes to their Tla’amin Constitution at the end of May. Early voting took place in Vancouver on Saturday, May 23 with an all-day vote at the Salish Centre in Sliammon … Read More

Te’mexw Treaty

May 1, 2015 |

Agreement-In-Principle Celebrated at Songhees The Spirit of Wilson Bob Once Again Filled the Room

When the five Te’mexw treaty nations signed an agreement-in-principle (AIP) with Canada and BC on April 9, many speakers talked about the Snaw-naw-as chief and negotiator … Read More

Halalt First Nation Election

April 17, 2015 |

By Tricia Thomas

James (Bert) Thomas has retained his position as Chief at Halalt First Nation after members voted on April 16, 2015. Thomas was first elected chief in 2001 and has been re-elected for six consecutive terms.

Also re-elected … Read More

Delorme re-elected as Klahoose chief

April 13, 2015 |

James Delorme won a big vote of confidence from Klahoose First Nation members with his re-election as chief on April 11.Also re-elected were councillors Kathy Francis and Kevin Peacey along with new councillor Billy Barnes.According to the unofficial count, Delorme received 122 … Read More

Our Great Mother Earth

April 11, 2015 |

As the oil cleanup continues in the waters of the Salish Sea around Vancouver’s harbour, we think back just two weeks ago when First Nations people gathered at T’Sou-ke to learn and talk about what would happen if…

The Marine … Read More

Leah called to the bar

April 5, 2015 |

A posting on Twitter said it all. “Leah, official call to the bar! #Represent #XwelmexwSleney”

That was Leah George-Wilson’s way of announcing that she is now, officially, a practicing lawyer in BC. The call to the bar was a final … Read More