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Salish Sea Sentinel | April 5, 2020

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TFN celebrates 10-year treaty anniversary

April 29, 2019 |

Photo: Tsawwassen unveiled five new posts on the corners of its treaty land base.

By Cara McKenna

Tsawwassen Nation celebrated the milestone 10-year anniversary of its treaty effective date with a day of ceremony and celebrations on April 3.  

The nation officially unveiled five new territorial marker poles at the … Read More

Feds to forgive, reimburse $1.4 billion in treaty loans

April 29, 2019 |

Photo: Bryce Williams of Tsawwassen Nation, left, and Tla’amin Hegus Clint Williams exchanged gifts during Tsawwassen’s 10-year treaty celebration on April 3.

B.C. First Nations that have gone into debt with Canada to negotiate modern treaties will soon no longer have … Read More

Homalco moves forward with clean energy plan

April 1, 2019 |

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 … Read More

Lawyer honoured for contributions to Indigenous rights

February 27, 2019 |

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 … Read More

K’ómoks joins NmTC

February 27, 2019 |

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, … Read More

NmTC Elders Council reinstated with ceremony

February 27, 2019 |

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 … Read More

TFN receives $7.2M for housing project

February 1, 2019 |

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 … Read More

Healing totem pole unveiled in Victoria

February 1, 2019 |

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 … Read More

Confronting reconciliation myths: Kwul’a’sul’tun speaks at VIU

February 1, 2019 |

Photo: VIU

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 … Read More

Lummi highlights orca preservation in Florida museum exhibit

February 1, 2019 |

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 … Read More