Photo: B.C. Minister of Environment and Climate Change George Heyman speaks at Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council’s Indigenous Green Economy Conference in Vancouver on March 13.
Homalco First Nation has received $140,000 in provincial funding to implement a community energy plan.
The plan promotes efficient energy consumption and savings, and is being supported …
A lawyer who has fought for Indigenous peoples’ rights throughout his 55-year career has been honoured for his notable contributions.
Marvin Storrow is known for working with B.C. First Nations on cases that have resulted in some of the most significant rulings in Canadian history, including the …
By Edith Moore, NmTC communications liaison
It is with great pleasure that Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council publicly announces the newest member of our family, K’ómoks First Nation.
K’ómoks welcomed our Elders and Directors to their territory on January 17, 2019, as they graciously hosted our board meeting.
A few months earlier, …
A council of Elders who guide Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council have been welcomed back for another year with a ceremony.
Members of the Elders Council were blanketed and honoured with a song during the tribal council’s Annual General Meeting in Richmond, B.C., in late January.
NmTC Communications Liaison Edith …
Photo: Selina Robinson, B.C.’s housing minister, announced the new funding at Katzie Nation in late November. Photo courtesy of B.C. government.
Tsawwassen Nation has received $7.2 million in provincial funding that will go towards a new multi-family rental housing project.
The grant will allow the …
Perry and Tom LaFortune. Photo: B.C. Ministry of Health.
By Cara McKenna
A Coast Salish totem pole that was carved by two brothers from Tsawout First Nation in honour of their late mother has been unveiled in Victoria.
The Crossing Cultures and Healing Pole now stands outside of the B.C. Ministry of Health’s headquarters …
By Julie Chadwick
Years ago, Doug White III (Kwul’a’sul’tun) asked his late grandmother Dr. Ellen White (Kwulasulwut) what would be lost when there was no longer a number of people who could fluently speak their language.
What she …
Photo: Kristen Grace, Florida Museum
A new museum exhibit in Florida shines a light on endangered killer whales and their cultural importance to Coast Salish people in the Pacific Northwest.
Whale People: Protectors of the Sea opened on Dec. 8 at the Florida Museum of Natural …
A group of U.S. Coast Salish leaders travelled to Victoria to testify at the National Energy Board’s oral evidence hearings on Nov. 28.
Representatives from Lummi, Swinomish, Tulalip and Suquamish travelled across the border to present their concerns to Canada’s energy regulator alongside their Canadian relatives.
By Cara McKenna
When Pearl Harris of Stz’uminus First Nation was a child, she learned to see the killer whales who would pass by her territory as family.
The elder said southern resident orcas would often come up to shore of Shell Beach, and she would watch and listen to them.
With guidance from her grandmother, Harris learned …