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Salish Sea Sentinel | April 8, 2020

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Coast Salish in Paris

January 30, 2016 |

While the massive COP21 UN climate change conference was happening in Paris, France, last month, Indigenous people from around the world were having their own gathering in a chateau north of the city.

Reuben George of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation’s anti-pipeline … Read More

The federal election was easy, but now the hard work begins

January 30, 2016 |

More than 100 days after Canada’s election and the honeymoon period for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau still seems to be continuing.

That is probably because expectations are so high in First Nation communities as well as the rest of the … Read More

Climate CHANGES…can we?

January 30, 2016 |

In this feature, we are talking about the challenges and opportunities that lay before us all in 2016. Some of our nations are leading the way in finding non-fossil fuel energy sources. Some have said ‘No’ to LNG, others … Read More

No, Yes, Maybe to LNG

January 30, 2016 |

by Mark Kiemele

Why Caroline Harry was elected as Malahat Nation’s first female chief in November, she expected to live up to her campaign promise of open and transparent leadership and restoring connections with other First Nations on the Saanich Pennisula.

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Homalco woman involved in missing women’s talks

January 30, 2016 |

By Cara McKenna

The federal government has heard from Homalco member and women’s advocate Fay Blaney as it designs its inquiry into Canada’s crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett met … Read More

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