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Jo-Ina Young, Métis knowledge-keeper, is a force of nature

Jo-Ina Young is a Métis knowledge-keeper who spends her days serving on various boards of education and teaching students traditional sewing and beading. Her ancestry traces back to Maxime Lépine,…

Persistent to potlatch: The continuity of Nuu-Chah-Nulth potlatches through COVID-19

Since time immemorial, coastal nations have engaged in the potlatch ceremony. Serving a wide range of purposes, Nuu-Chah-Nulth peoples utilized the ceremony as a means of preserving their histories. Some…

W̱ЌEL, W̱,ЌELIWENS: Indigenous language revitalization through recording a SENĆOŦEN sleep meditation

In response to sleeplessness during COVID-19, our family has tried W̱ЌEL, W̱,ЌELIWENS — which means “sleep meditation.” Through recording a version of the meditation in SENĆOŦEN, it also acts as…
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Living with Water project explores coastal adaptation plans to address rising sea levels

The UVic based Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) launched the Living with Water project on Dec. 15th. This $1 million, four-year Theme Partnership Project connects teams of researchers who…
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Overturning a legacy: barriers to post-secondary education faced by a former youth in care

ʔukłaamaḥ Caroline Thompson. I reside on the c̓išaaʔatḥ (Tseshaht) territory. I am a single mother of two wonderful sons, Michael (15 years old) and Dean (10 years old). I am a registered…
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Indigenous homelessness is more complex than the colonialist definition of homelessness

Hostile architecture in this city further complicates the issue I went for a walk later one evening in December, after the encampment structures were torn down and removed from Centennial…
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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…