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Salish Sea Sentinel | March 29, 2020

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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

Carleen runs for NDP

April 5, 2015 |

Politics goes Coast Salish

Bill Yoachim of Snuneymuxw was elected to Nanaimo city council last year. At the same time, Natasha Bob of Snaw-naw-as was elected to her area’s school board.

Now others with connections to Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council … Read More

Tsleil-Waututh Nation Election

March 27, 2015 |

by Tricia Thomas

With a record voter turnout, the 500-member Nation on Burrard Inlet in North Vancouver re-elected their current leadership for another term on March 24, 2015

The returning chief and council include Chief Maureen Thomas, and Councillors Charlene … Read More

Risk of Pipelines and Oil Tankers at T’Sou-ke Summit

March 20, 2015 |

What will happen if there is a major oil spill in the Salish Sea?

If the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion is approved. What will be the effect of a huge increase in tanker traffic along our coast?

Those are some … Read More

Snuneymuxw to vote on specific claim

February 27, 2015 |

Members of Snuneymuxw First Nation will be voting in the near future on a proposed settlement of a long-standing specific claim.

The nation’s council unanimously decided in early February to put an offer from the Government of Canada before community … Read More

Walking for stolen sisters

February 27, 2015 |

Walks in memory and honour of missing and murdered Indigenous women took place across Canada in mid-February. And on Valentine’s Day, people gathered in Nanaimo for a sobering and quiet demonstration for justice and awareness in a march from Vancouver … Read More

Snuneymuxw Raises Hands in Pride

February 27, 2015 |

by Tricia Thomas

A celebration was held at Snuneymuxw First Nation longhouse recently to honour one of the community’s leaders.

Tributes were paid to Sqwulutsutun Bill Yoachim in the blanketing ceremony not only for his election last November to the … Read More

Snaw-naw-as takes another step towards sovereignty

February 5, 2015 |

by Tricia Thomas

More than three years after Snaw-naw-as members first voted in favour of a new community land code policy, the First Nation on Nanoose Bay north of Nanaimo is finally able to take control of their reserve’s resources … Read More