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Salish Sea Sentinel | April 20, 2024

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Welcome to our Home!

July 2, 2015 |

The Salish Sea is an amazing place. Of course, Coast Salish people have known that for a few millennia. But we are pleased to share it. This edition of The Sentinel is about some of the attractions for visitors to … Read More

Leaders Demand Action to Protect Salish Sea

July 2, 2015 |

Coast Salish leaders said an emphatic “No” to energy development and oil transport through Salish Sea when they gathered at Swinomish, Washington, in early June. Coast Salish Gathering delegates unanimously agreed to work together to address the transport of crude oil shipments by rail and sea through their … Read More

Cleaner Energy Alternatives

May 1, 2015 |

The Option for our Nations

Many of our nations are walking the walk when it comes to long-term sustainability by making use of the sun, wind and water to produce energy.

Projects of all sizes—from tens of thousands of dollars … Read More

Heroes in the Nick of Time

May 1, 2015 |

Two men living at Shell Beach on Stz’uminus First Nation—Dale Wells and Leonard Aleck—were recently honoured for their bravery by the Lifesaving Society of BC.

While going for a walk along Silverstrand Road, the pair heard a cry for help. … Read More

Delorme re-elected as Klahoose chief

April 13, 2015 |

James Delorme won a big vote of confidence from Klahoose First Nation members with his re-election as chief on April 11.Also re-elected were councillors Kathy Francis and Kevin Peacey along with new councillor Billy Barnes.According to the unofficial count, Delorme received 122 … Read More

Creating an Economy for Malahat Nation

April 5, 2015 |

by Tricia Thomas

Malahat First Nation’s marine development plan took another step forward on March 18 when the Cowichan Valley Regional District held a public hearing on the proposal.

Chief Michael Harry talked about the waterfront complex and said the driving … Read More

In praise of the blue camas

April 5, 2015 |

The blue camas lily – camassia – grows from a bulb that flowers from late April to mid-May. This native plant often escapes notice because its main habitat around the Salish Sea is the Garry oak ecosystem, an environment that … Read More

Buildings are rising in our Nations

April 5, 2015 |

Some major building projects are underway at First Nations. Buildings are taking shape, ground is broken and architect’s plans are studied.

In early March, there was a groundbreaking ceremony at Sliammon for the Tla’amin Governance House. Work starts this summer … Read More

Carleen runs for NDP

April 5, 2015 |

Politics goes Coast Salish

Bill Yoachim of Snuneymuxw was elected to Nanaimo city council last year. At the same time, Natasha Bob of Snaw-naw-as was elected to her area’s school board.

Now others with connections to Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council … Read More

Winners reading Elsie’s book

April 5, 2015 |

Eleven readers of the Salish Sea Sentinel are reading the words of Elsie Paul this month.

They were winners in a contest in the February issue. Their prize was a copy of Elsie’s book Written As I Remember It: Teachings … Read More