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Making Coast Salish Territorial Acknowledgements Matter

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The 13th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival has over 100 events, starting October 26

Announcing the 13th annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival and twelve days of music, stories, songs, poetry, cultural celebrations, films, theatre, dance, processions, spoken word, forums, workshops, discussions, gallery exhibitions, public art, mixed media, art talks, history talks and history walks. 304 more words

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A Cultural Resurgence

Nisqually Canoe Journey, held near Olympia last week, represented 27 years of the revitalized Coast Salish practice of traveling the “saltwater highway” to sing, dance, feast and renew friendships between tribes in Washington and British Columbia. 31 more words

Action Week

I returned to Vancouver and had a couple of action days. First, participated as an ally at an Imperial Metals Protest. This action was led by the Secwepemc Warrior Sisters– four women defending their unceded territory and their source of livelihood, salmon, from the dangers of mining. 391 more words

Immigration

Harvesting Red Cedar Bark

Robert pulling a strip of cedar bark.

Every year come February and the pretty little crocus flowers bloom anticipation flows through me. For the crocus signal that spring is on it’s way. 359 more words

Art

Coast Salish Art

Musqueam uses a style of art called Salish. Salish has ancient figures, textile, basketry, and totem poles. It is a style developed from a pan-coastal style of carving in the Pacific Northwest dating back to at least 5,ooo years. 312 more words