indigenous resurgence

Photo by Judith Lyn Arney.

Local organization PEPÁḴEṈ HÁUTW̱ uses “land-based learning” to restore native ecosystems, teach food sovereignty

What began as a native plant nursery has blossomed into a local non-profit organization that aims to revitalize native ecosystems in W̱SÁNEĆ homelands. Through ecological restoration and participatory education programs…
Kwetlal (camas), photo by Mabel Amber via Pixabay.

Indigenous-led Campus as Living Lands Project aims to make space for resurgence

The Campus as Living Lands Project supports a series of land-based learning opportunities and is being championed by Jeff Corntassel, an associate professor with the Department of Indigenous Studies at…

Victoria PD reports spending $100k more so far on protests this year compared to all of 2019

In the first few months of 2020, VicPD has spent $183 000 on officers’ overtime wages during public rallies, marches, demonstrations, and protests. Despite only 34 protests taking place in…

Local choir singing for more than music

Although choir has always been a huge part of her life, Rama DeLaRosa never saw herself becoming a choir director — let alone someone who has helped people find their…

Why does Indigenous-international solidarity feel so unreachable?

"To my international pals: have you ever wondered about your relationship to Indigneous land struggles? We must remember that one does not automatically occupy a decolonial perspective with sufficient humility…
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NEWS UNSETTLED| You should’ve treaty-ed me better

This July, I did not celebrate Canada 152. Canada remains a false country, because this is unceded Indigenous land, and because we are unceded Indigenous peoples. What I would like…

NEWS UNSETTLED | Changing the name

UVic has decided to decline taking a stance of support Unist’ot’en. For me, this is a testament to the limits of reconciliation. For universities and many Canadian institutions, even the…

LETTER | To the UVic Board of Governors on denying support for the Unist’ot’en

As an institution supposedly committed to supporting the process of reconciliation, UVic must first reconcile its own complicity in silencing the voices of Indigenous matriarchs, and reconsider the decision to…

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…