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Salish Sea Sentinel | August 19, 2019

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Homalco leaders envision BRIGHT future

February 4, 2015 |

by Patricia McDougall

The energy was dynamic and positive at Homalco (Xwemalhkwu) First Nation in early January when the new chief and councillors laid out plans for the next three years.

The visioning workshop focused on setting priorities for the … Read More

Malahat Voters Give Thumbs Up to Code

February 4, 2015 |

Voters overwhelmingly approved the Malahat First Nation land code in ballots cast on Jan. 12.

The vote was 78-10 in favour of the final version of the land code and the agreement between Malahat and the federal government.

“This is … Read More

Tla’amin Treaty Date Draws Near

February 4, 2015 |

by Patricia McDougall

Sliammon First Nation is putting in place a new game plan in the run-up to the Tla’amin Treaty becoming effective in just over one year.

That’s the word from Roy Francis who is the nation’s chief treaty … Read More

Stz’uminus and Ladymith Are Acting Neighbourly

February 4, 2015 |

Some of our nations have little or no formal relationships with their neighbouring municipalities or regional districts. And sometimes relations can get downright ornery when it comes to service agreements and other matters. Not so with Stz’uminus First Nation and … Read More

Explore Self-Governance

December 13, 2014 |

Exploring self-government is the theme of a Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council workshop series that starts in March.

The first of the two-part series – A Vision for Self-Governance – starts March 3rd and 4th at the Coast Bastion Hotel in Nanaimo.

Best practices and … Read More

Election Wins Bridge Gap Between Communities

December 12, 2014 |

Three people from Naut’sa mast Tribal Council nations scored victories in recent elections in BC.

Bill Yoachim of Snuneymuxw gained the second highest number of votes for Nanaimo City council while Natasha Bob of Snaw-naw-as and Rhiannon Bennett who lives … Read More

A new team and a New Year at Homalco

December 9, 2014 |

Laughter filled Homalco First Nation council chambers when The Sentinel visited in early November.

Gathered around the council table, it was just twelve days after Maryann Enevoldsen was elected the new chief. Alongside her were councillors including incumbent Darren Blaney … Read More

Cross-border treaty challenges pipeline

October 4, 2014 |

A new international treaty effectively makes Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project illegal by Coast Salish law.

The International Treaty to Protect the Salish Sea was signed by 11 North American aboriginal leaders during a two-day gathering at Tsleil-Waututh First … Read More

Chief Williams looks ahead after final Indian Act election

September 29, 2014 |

Clint Williams was elected Sliammon chief for his fourth term on Sept. 13 by a narrow margin. With 199 votes, he defeated Gloria Francis who had 180 and Vern Pielle with 65.

Chief Williams spoke about his narrow victory as … Read More

Preserve AND Protect

September 11, 2014 |

Leaders from both sides of the border signed on to protect the Salish Sea when the Coast Salish Gathering was held at Cowichan in January, 2007. They all put their signatures on a large painted deer hide.One year later, when … Read More