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R is for Reconciliation, R is for Ruling

Supreme Court ruling on consultation with Indigenous peoples does not dramatically change current state of affairs On Oct. 11, the Supreme Court ruled that the federal government is not obligated to consult with First Nations when drafting legislation that may affect their treaty rights. According to the Mikisew Cree, who first took the federal government… Read more »

A “deeper rooted history”

Members of Songhees Nation, with support from Parks Canada, hold first traditional pit cook at Fort Rodd Hill since the site’s designation as a fort for European settlers Saturday, Oct. 13 was a historical day for Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations, Parks Canada, and Vancouver Islanders, as these communities came together to celebrate a traditional… Read more »

Electoral reform 101

The voting systems, explained   The upcoming B.C. referendum on electoral reform presents itself as a potentially major crossroads for politics in the province. Between Oct. 22 and Nov. 30, registered voters will be able to choose whether or not to stick with our current First Past the Post (FPTP) voting system or transfer to… Read more »

Two UVic students make bids for local office

Candidates Isabella Lee and Nathan Daisley hope to bring fresh perspectives to municipal politics This fall, a pair of UVic students are hoping to make the leap from the classroom to city council. Political Science major Nathan Daisley and Sociology major Isabella Lee are two candidates running in the Oct. 22 municipal race for the… Read more »

“Going big by going small”

The Tiny House Warrior movement comes to UVic Beginning Monday, Oct. 15, the lawn by Felicita’s Pub outside the Student Union Building (SUB) at UVic will become a temporary construction site for a tiny house on wheels. Led by a group known as the Tiny House Warriors (THWs), the home will go to helping Secwepemc… Read more »