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Salish Sea Sentinel | September 24, 2020

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Tla’amin healing walk held in memory of Chantel Moore

July 29, 2020 |

Photo by Alex Sutcliffe 

A healing walk was held in Tla’amin territory to honour the memory of a Tla-o-qui-aht woman who was killed by police. 

Chantel Moore, 26, was shot by an officer during a wellness check at her home in Edmundston, N.B., in early June. 

After the … Read More

Kus-kus-sum estuary timeline

July 29, 2020 |

Circa 1,300 years ago and onwards — Estuary used to fish by local Indigenous people using traditional methods such as weirs. 

Late 1940s — Site cleared of trees to make way for Field Sawmill. 

1949 — Field Sawmill moves from former … Read More

What is an estuary?

July 29, 2020 |

An estuary is found at the mouths of rivers flowing into the sea, in which freshwater mixes with saltwater and creates a unique, plentiful ecosystem for numerous species. 

As University of Victoria fisheries biologist Dr. Francis Juanes explained, many salmon and other … Read More

Kus-kus-sum: K’ómoks estuary set to be restored after decades of industrial damage

July 29, 2020 |

Above: K’ómoks artist Andy Everson stands among ancient fishtraps at the nation’s village site at low tide.

By Cara McKenna and David P. Ball

Beside the Courtenay River in K’ómoks territory, an abandoned sawmill site interrupts what would otherwise be a picturesque … Read More

B.C. allocates $500K for Indigenous repatriation grants

July 29, 2020 |

Above: Indigenous belongings at the Museum of Anthropology. File photo.

A range of new grants will soon be available to assist First Nations to repatriate ancestral remains and cultural objects. 

The provincial government has announced it is providing $500,000 to the … Read More

COVID-19 Caution

July 29, 2020 |

Coast Salish artist lessLIE reflects on precaution and survival in the times of a pandemic 

By lessLIE

I began to practice precaution around COVID-19 when I first heard about cases of the virus apparently starting in Wuhan, China. This was in December of 2019. In January of … Read More

Three sisters lead in COVID-19 emergency management

July 29, 2020 |

From right: Krista Perrault, Michelle Robinson, Tina Wesley. Submitted photo. 

By Edith Moore, NmTC communications liaison

Three Coast Salish sisters are leading the way in their communities in protecting against the spread of COVID-19. 

The women are all frontline workers in their … Read More

shíshálh receives flood of community support after racist vandalism

July 29, 2020 |

Photo: shíshálh 

shíshálh Nation leaders are speaking out about racist vandalism left in their territory. 

Members of chief and council say they are saddened but not surprised at the hateful messages left in the Sunshine Coast community. 

However they are also grateful for an outpouring … Read More

Former Tsawwassen chief named new KPU chancellor

July 29, 2020 |

Photo: KPU

A former Tsawwassen chief who led the nation to implement B.C.’s first urban treaty has been named the new chancellor of Kwantlen Polytechnic University. 

Kim Baird (Kwuntiltunaat) will serve a three-year term as KPU’s chancellor, starting on Oct. 5. 

According to KPU, the chancellor is the ceremonial head of the … Read More

A smallpox story from Elder William Good (Tseskinakhen)

June 1, 2020 |

Above: Elder William Good (Tseskinakhen) and his son Joel Good stand with Snuneymuxw house posts they carved at St’litlup in 2018.

By Aunalee Boyd-Good 

As we find ourselves living during a global pandemic and adjusting to the new normal of COVID-19, I have … Read More