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Construction on the Site C dam will continue

The Peace River Site C dam was first conceptualized in the 1970s but was not given permission to undergo construction until 2014. The dam is a $16 billion project that…

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…
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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…
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UVic law professor John Borrows appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada

John Borrows, a UVic professor and the Canada Research Chair of Indigenous Law, has been appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada. Borrows is well known for his…
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My hopes for Indigenous rights and allyship in the year 2021

The years of 2019/2020 felt like a regression in Indigenous rights and sovereignty. That is not to say that As we move into the year 2021 of the Gregorian calendar,…
Mi'kmaq solidarity blockade

W̱SÁNEĆ nations hold solidarity blockade for Mi’kmaw fishers

At a blockade of the Patricia Bay Highway on Oct. 23, a crowd of over 100 supporters joined members of W̱SÁNEĆ nations and Mi'kmaw guests to stand in solidarity with…
News Unsettled Native Students Union column

Mi’kmaq fishers are facing violence for practicing treaty rights

The hostilities faced by the Mi’kmaq have reached levels far beyond a gathering of concerned fishers.One of the ways Nova Scotian fishers have foun
News Unsettled Native Students Union column

To stop the spread in Indigenous communities, Canada needs to respect Indigenous sovereignty over the land

the Canadian government has sat by and allowed for industry, the police, tourists and white supremacist protestors to run rampant on Indigenous territories.
Tiny house build for Wet'suwet'en land defenders, finished house

Latest tiny house build strives to keep attention on ongoing Wet’suwet’en struggles

From August 8 to 14, community members gathered downtown to work on an annual tiny house build to support Indigenous sovereignty and resurgence.