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Just Who Are The Terrorists?

April 5, 2015 |

As if we hadn’t enough to worry about, Bill C-51 comes along to complicate things.

The fact that over 80 per cent of Canadians largely supports the government’s new anti-terrorist bill makes the legislation even more disturbing. And it makes … Read More

February 27, 2015 |

The marches and walks that were held across Canada in memory of missing and murdered Indigenous women in mid-February shone a light on a painful issue with some staggering statistics.

Indigenous women are four times as more likely to be … Read More

Snaw-naw-as takes another step towards sovereignty

February 5, 2015 |

by Tricia Thomas

More than three years after Snaw-naw-as members first voted in favour of a new community land code policy, the First Nation on Nanoose Bay north of Nanaimo is finally able to take control of their reserve’s resources … Read More

Malahat Voters Give Thumbs Up to Code

February 4, 2015 |

Voters overwhelmingly approved the Malahat First Nation land code in ballots cast on Jan. 12.

The vote was 78-10 in favour of the final version of the land code and the agreement between Malahat and the federal government.

“This is … Read More

Traditional Cleansing Customs

February 4, 2015 |

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Photos and story by Tricia Thomas

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Homalco Rocks For Its Youth

February 4, 2015 |

Things were rockin’ in the Homalco First Nation community centre when famed guitarist George Leach played for a concert/dance supported by two local musicians.

Leach, from Sťáťimc (Lillooet), won a Juno award for the Aboriginal album of the year in … Read More

Community Planning Update

December 13, 2014 |

Three NmTC nations have received comprehensive community planning (CCP) funding from Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada.

Two nations will be updating their current CCPs and another will be initiating its plan.

NmTC’s community planning advisor Bronwen Geddes assisted with … Read More

Changing the Face of Housing on Reserves

December 12, 2014 |

by Patricia McDougall

The Housing Policy Toolkit, launched earlier this year by Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council (NmTC), has been experiencing a stellar rollout across Canada.

There have been more than 40 requests for access to the Toolkit, from First Nations … Read More

Two Reporters Join the Sentinel

December 12, 2014 |

Patricia McDougall from Klahoose First Nation and Tricia Thomas from Halalt have joined the staff of The Salish Sea Sentinel.

“Both will be working as reporters and will use their other special skills to enhance the magazine,” said Gary Reith … Read More

Actions speak louder than words

October 4, 2014 |

There was a lot of power in the room when BC’s First Nation leaders met with Premier Christy Clark and her cabinet in Vancouver on Sept. 11. A power shift had occurred in the province a few weeks earlier with … Read More