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Jun. 17/11

Snuneymuxw welcomed over 100 police officers and support staff to a morning workshop at the Long-house in Cedar two weeks ago.

The event was organized by Culture Coordinator Geraldine Manson and included distinguished guests like Nanaimo Mayor Ruttan and Snaw Naw As Chief David Bob.

Jun. 17/11

RCMP and SFN team up to enjoy the Snuneymuxw Estuary and maybe catch a few fish! Piloted by skippers Joe, Chris, Juan, Steve and Chris, the Nation’s kids are hosting RCMP First Nation Liaison officers. Contact SFN Fisheries for details at 250-740-2300.

Jun. 3/11

Fish Camp began its seasonal run last week as Snuneymuxw staff teamed up with Bayview school students and staff and the RCMP to showcase the vibrant life that abounds in the Snuneymuxw Estuary, including salmon fry, teeming masses of shrimp, pike fish, crabs and too many other species to list

Jun. 3/11

You may have noticed a new face in our community. Doug Muir started with SFN April 19 and is responsible for Capital projects as well as overseeing the Housing and Infrastructure departments.


Jun. 3/11

Cruise ships guests descend from the big ship and very quickly smile as they are welcomed to Snuneymuxw. The Nation's members are a a huge attraction for cruise ship guests many of whom seek an experience of traditional Coast Salish culture.

May. 6/11

Snuneymuxw’s Island Brave 6 man crew showed why they are National Champions at the Gorge Rowing Paddling Centre In Victoria, BC .OC6 Races on Saturday, April 30, 2011, winning yet again.

May. 5/11

"The Port Authority has stated they are completely committed to ensuring the transfer of the lands occurs in a timely way, and the economic opportunities begin flowing soon. The Cruise Ship Terminal has been, and remains, of fundamental concern to the Snuneymuxw Community. But the Port has indicated that they commit to being partners.

Apr. 21/11

Chief, Council and staff spent a few days in April travelling to Seattle and Vancouver to meet with Snuneymuxw members living in those areas to discuss ongoing events and developments with them.

Apr. 21/11

April’s Community Forum on Emergency Planning was well attended with 33 members (which included 2 elected Councilors and several Elders and even one teenager).

Feb. 25/11

When it comes to firearms, it’s definitely “safety first.” Eight more Snuneymuxw members are now certified safer because they passed the PAL Firearms Safety Course held last two weekends ago in Chambers.