BCCLA launches ‘Policing Indigenous Communities’ projectJune 27, 2019 | Salish Sea Sentinel
The B.C. Civil Liberties Foundation (BCCLA) has launched a multi-year initiative to address negative impacts of policing in Indigenous communities.
The Policing Indigenous Communities project went live in April with funding from the Vancouver Foundation.
The project builds on previous work that BCCLA has done on … Read More
RDN unveils last of five Coast Salish art piecesJune 27, 2019 | Salish Sea Sentinel
Snuneymuxw Elder Lolly Good speaks in front of the spindle whorl by carver William Good. Photos courtesy of RDN.
The Regional District of Nanaimo has unveiled the last of five pieces of Coast Salish artwork that were commissioned for its boardroom … Read More
K’òmoks, Canada settle historic claimJune 27, 2019 | Salish Sea Sentinel
K’òmoks First Nation has settled an outstanding historic claim with Canada involving stolen timber revenues from its reserve lands.
The claim involved income from logging operations on K’òmoks land that was taken illegally by an Indian Agent between 1925 to 1929.
The nation recently reached a settlement agreement with the federal government on … Read More
MoU commits to improve B.C. First Nations’ emergency managementMay 28, 2019 | Salish Sea Sentinel
Photo: Grand Chief Stewart Phillip of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs, centre front, signs the emergency management MoU alongside other political representatives.
In the face of worsening B.C. wildfires, Indigenous and government leaders have signed an agreement committing to improve emergency management for First … Read More
T’Sou-ke moves forward on gas station projectMay 28, 2019 | Salish Sea Sentinel
T’Sou-ke First Nation is preparing to open a new gas station, convenience store and Tim Hortons on its land.
The nation broke ground on the project in late 2017 and final touches on the development are now being made. The businesses are expected to open soon.
During a … Read More
TFN celebrates 10-year treaty anniversaryApril 29, 2019 | Salish Sea Sentinel
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 loansApril 29, 2019 | Salish Sea Sentinel
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 planApril 1, 2019 | Salish Sea Sentinel
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.
Lawyer honoured for contributions to Indigenous rightsFebruary 27, 2019 | Salish Sea Sentinel
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 NmTCFebruary 27, 2019 | Salish Sea Sentinel
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