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Salish Sea Sentinel | April 21, 2019

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Nation revitalizes traditional fish weir to manage salmon

October 31, 2018 |

Above photo by Bryant DeRoy.

By Cara McKenna

Traditional fish weirs were once used by Indigenous communities all along the B.C. coast, but the technology was banned by the federal government during colonization. 

Now, the Heiltsuk Nation in Bella Bella … Read More

Homalco ceremony welcomes survivors home

October 31, 2018 |

By Cara McKenna and Todd Peacey Photos by Todd Peacey

Residential school survivors were officially welcomed home to Homalco during a ceremony held by the community on Orange Shirt Day.

A group of about two dozen survivors were blanketed … Read More

‘Ask Auntie’ program supports girls at Tla’amin

July 31, 2018 |

By Cyndi Pallen, Tla’amin Nation Photos by Phil Russell

A mentor program for girls ages 11 to 15 called “Ask Auntie” was successfully brought to Tla’amin this summer, bringing back a coming of age ceremony that was previously lost during … Read More

Saysutshun: Newcastle Island’s Hidden Treasure

January 27, 2017 |

Long ago before we had cars, planes, trains and ferries, our Snuneymuxw war canoes were used as taxis to bring trading goods across to Vancouver and back.

Two Snuneymuxw’s were hired out for a trip to Vancouver. They had rested … Read More

Coast Salish Country!

July 28, 2016 |

Something for everyone in Coast Salish country

Homalco and Klahoose First Nations operate popular wildlife tours in Bute and Toba Inlets on the Mainland in their traditional territories, which lay across the waters from their homes on the islands on … Read More

Readers like their Sentinel

April 1, 2016 |

People in the eleven Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council (NmTC) communities like reading this magazine and have some good ideas on how to make it better.

Those were some of the findings in a survey of leaders in a wide-ranging ‘needs assessment’ … Read More

Snaw-naw-as health services increase

April 1, 2016 |

A long-held dream of David Bob for a full suite of health services for the Snawnaw- as First Nation community is becoming a reality.

Dr. Randal Mason is visiting the nation’s four-year-old health centre two days a week. A dental hygienist … Read More

Indigenous centre plan in Nanaimo

April 1, 2016 |

A cultural centre is being proposed on Vancouver Island that would give urban Indigenous people a place to gather together for everything from coffee to ceremonies.

The plan has diverse support including elders from the Snuneymuxw, Metis and Kwakwaka’wakw nations, Indigenous … Read More

Schools Plan Signed

December 1, 2015 |

An innovative local education agreement (LEA) was recently signed between Cowichan Valley School District 79 and Malahat Nation.

It demonstrates a commitment to enhanced learning objectives by focusing on Malahat students’ individual needs and cultural experiences.

Board representatives believe the … Read More