Salish

Indigenous Educator to Lead First Ever Coast Salish-Owned Charitable Foundation

Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 6:00pm

"I am excited to be part of this new Foundation that is breaking new ground in self-determination," said Dr. Hobenshield.

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  • "I am excited to be part of this new Foundation that is breaking new ground in self-determination," said Dr. Hobenshield.
  • Ms. Hobenshield has worked with the Coast Salish communities on Vancouver Island for more than 25 years, most recently as Director of Indigenous Education and Engagement at Vancouver Island University.
  • The Kw'umut Lelum Foundation is a response to the call for Indigenous self-determination and independence from government funding.
  • "Sharon's history of collaboration and partnership with our Coast Salish Nations, and her dedication to Indigenous education and success made her a clear choice to guide the Foundation."

Canada and the United States release new action plan for Salish Sea Ecosystem

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 - 5:00pm

Canada and the United States are committed to strong, ongoing collaboration with their partners to protect and manage the health of the Salish Sea ecosystem.

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  • Canada and the United States are committed to strong, ongoing collaboration with their partners to protect and manage the health of the Salish Sea ecosystem.
  • Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) also updated their joint "Health of the Salish Sea Ecosystem Report" analyzing ten indicators of the health of the Salish Sea.
  • The renewed joint action plan reinforces the commitment by Canada and the United States to address ongoing and new challenges to the health of the Salish Sea together.
  • The 20212024 Action Plan prioritizes the following:
    supporting the Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference;
    maintaining and further developing the Transboundary Salish Sea Ecosystem Health Indicators and the Health of the Salish Sea Ecosystem Report;
    information sharing activities on environmental impact assessments and notification processes for projects in the Salish Sea ecosystem;
    supporting local, state/provincial, and TribalFirst Nation transboundary coordination and information-sharing mechanisms; and
    coordination and information sharing on federal Salish Sea initiatives and identifying opportunities where U.S. and Canadian interests and mechanisms intersect.

Mark Carney, Chief Terry Paul, and Minister Seamus O’Regan to Address Indigenous Sustainable Investment Conference

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 2:00pm

COAST SALISH TERRITORY, British Columbia, March 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mark Carney, UN Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance, Chief Terry Paul of Membertou First Nation, and the Honourable Seamus ORegan, Minister of Natural Resources Canada will address the Indigenous Sustainable Investment Conference hosted by the First Nations Major Projects Coalition.

Key Points: 
  • COAST SALISH TERRITORY, British Columbia, March 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mark Carney, UN Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance, Chief Terry Paul of Membertou First Nation, and the Honourable Seamus ORegan, Minister of Natural Resources Canada will address the Indigenous Sustainable Investment Conference hosted by the First Nations Major Projects Coalition.
  • Canada Infrastructure Bank will also provide an update on Indigenous infrastructure.
  • Over 1200 delegates have registered for the conference including Indigenous communities, government and project finance sector representatives.
  • To receive media accreditation, please contact Allie Meeres at (778) 918-1250 or by email allie@sedgewickstrategies.ca

Government of Canada supports Economic Development in Leq'á:mel First Nation

Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 5:30pm

LEQ':MEL FIRST NATION, BC, COAST SALISH TERRITORY, Aug. 22, 2019 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada is working in partnership with First Nations to support community-driven economic development projects that will help build healthier, more sustainable communities.

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  • LEQ':MEL FIRST NATION, BC, COAST SALISH TERRITORY, Aug. 22, 2019 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada is working in partnership with First Nations to support community-driven economic development projects that will help build healthier, more sustainable communities.
  • Today, the Honourable Seamus O'Regan, Minister of Indigenous Services, congratulated Leq':mel First Nation on the recent grand opening (August 2) of its mixed-use development project.
  • "This investment is contributing to the growth and well-being of the Leq':melFirst Nation by creating jobs and helping the community capitalize on economic opportunities.
  • Our Government is pleased to support First Nations by investing in projects that foster economic opportunity and community development, because a truly prosperous Canada needs a strong Indigenous-built and Indigenous-led economy."

U.S. and Canadian Marine Transportation Interests Urge Governments to Respect Binational Collaboration to Protect the Salish Sea

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 1:00pm

The Salish Sea is a sensitive ecosystem and, while it plays a crucial role in our economies, ensuring its ecological sustainment and protecting species at risk is a shared responsibility.

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  • The Salish Sea is a sensitive ecosystem and, while it plays a crucial role in our economies, ensuring its ecological sustainment and protecting species at risk is a shared responsibility.
  • The marine transportation industry is committed to doing its part, including supporting the recovery of the endangered Southern Resident Killer Whale.
  • "It's encouraging to see the commitment of numerous people, organizations, and governments to protecting the Salish Sea and we share this commitment," stated Robert Lewis-Manning, President of the Chamber of Shipping.
  • "Our comprehensive and interconnected marine safety systemis producing remarkable results" said Captain Mike Moore, Vice President of the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association.

Marine Shipping Industry Remains a Committed Partner in the Protection of B.C. Southern Resident Killer Whales

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 7:58pm

VANCOUVER, Sept. 5, 2018 /CNW/ - Commercial marine shipping is delivering tangible protective measures for Southern Resident Killer Whales on Canada's West Coast now and is committed to progressing innovative and practical solutions into the future.

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  • VANCOUVER, Sept. 5, 2018 /CNW/ - Commercial marine shipping is delivering tangible protective measures for Southern Resident Killer Whales on Canada's West Coast now and is committed to progressing innovative and practical solutions into the future.
  • Southern Resident Killer Whales face at least three anthropogenic threats including prey availability, acoustic and physical disturbance, and contaminants from the environment.
  • coast and a large part of the Salish Sea is designated as critical habitat and protected by law.
  • Approximately 50 per cent of the vessel-generated noise in the Salish Sea is attributable to international shipping.