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Ashamed to be Métis

Born as a reaction to the climate of fear that many Métis families lived under, the Proud to be Métis movement aims to bring Métis people out of the woodwork…

NEWS UNSETTLED | Addressing the bigger picture

As the Firekeeper of the Native Students Union, I started writing in this column for the sole purpose of pressuring the University of Victoria to address the injustices against the…

NEWS UNSETTLED | Understanding Unist’ot’en

And B.C.’s legacy of undermining Indigenous governance What is happening on Unist’ot’en territory is not just about pipelines and fossil fuels. It is about how Canada continues to infringe upon…

Traditional tattoos of northwest coast First Nations celebrated at Vancouver gallery

The Bill Reid Gallery collaborated with First Nations tattoo artists from the northwest coast to celebrate the history of cultural tattooing ‘Body Language’ is an exhibition at the Bill Reid…

Native Students Union call on UVic to take stance in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en First Nation

NSU among hundreds in demonstration at B.C. Legislature Hundreds gathered on Tuesday, Jan. 8 in front of the British Columbia Parliament buildings to protest RCMP officers forcing members of the…

Legal action continues against forced or coerced sterilization practices in Canada

In 2017, two First Nations women in Saskatoon launched a class-action lawsuit against the province of Saskatchewan, each seeking seven million dollars in damages after they had been sterilized without…
Alisha Gauvreau and Larissa Dixon prepare to take measurements of a worked wood artifact from the Triquet Island village site. The measurements will be used in Dixon’s independent class paper which Gauvreau will later reference for her PhD thesis.

Archaeologists and Heiltsuk community brace for next public release

The quiet concentration inside UVic’s archaeology research lab gives no indication of the media commotion that arrived alongside the discovery of 14 000-year-old artifacts on Triquet Island in Heiltsuk Territory last…

Who is the whitest of them all? We should have a prize for that!

The ‘cultural appropriation prize’, proposed by then-editor Hal Niedzviecki in an issue of Write magazine dedicated to Indigenous writers and the following bandwagon of high-profile white Canadians who publicly jumped…

IdeaFest panel challenges current conceptions of reconciliation

How do we reconcile the past to create a better future? What does reconciliation mean at a local or national level? What does it mean in relation to Canada’s 150th?…