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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…
Pope Francis waving, photo by Annett Klingner via Pixabay.

The Pope’s trip to Canada wrongly leaves out Kamloops

In late March, for the first time ever, Indigenous delegates went to Rome to share the stories of residential school survivours. After days of songs and stories, Pope Francis sat…
Beadwork and event flyer, photos sourced from @indigenouspopupshopyyj on Instagram and by Jen Mucciolo.

Indigenous Pop-Up Markets set up for spring

The Indigenous Pop-Up Market is an event that started as a means of a mother helping her son, but quickly developed into a local attraction as a popular vendor fair.
Longhouse, photo provided by Leandra Ndayifukamiye.

The longhouse

Why were there so many more sunny days when I was younger? It felt brighter, more joyous, and peaceful. Living in the Fraser Valley often feels miserable when the sun…
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We need to keep our focus on Indigenous struggles

Although it is almost never in mainstream news anymore, the fight on Wet’suwet’en Yintah has never ended. It is still going. In early Jan. 2022, the Wet’suwet’en warned that the…
Screenshot of Lament for Confederation via CBC Archives.

Why Chief Dan George’s ‘Lament for Confederation’ is still relevant

55 years ago Chief Dan George gave the iconic ‘Lament for Confederation’ speech during Canada’s centennial. For Indigenous Canadians, this speech carries a great level of significance due to it…
Melina Laboucan-Massimo, photo by N8 Images, provided by Sacred Earth Solar.

Melina Laboucan-Massimo says institutions must make space for Indigenous knowledge

Five years after finishing her master’s degree, Melina Laboucan-Massimo was back at UVic, albeit virtually. The Indigenous governance program graduate gave a public lecture about Indigenous perspectives on climate action…
Carey Newman's design for UVic's 2021 Orange Shirt Day t-shirts. Credit: UVic Photo Services.

Honouring the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is just a start; true reconciliation must follow

Earlier this year, the federal government declared September 30th the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a federal statutory holiday, as a response to the 80th Call to Action in…
Royal BC Museum

Repatriation and racism at the Royal BC Museum

“To the community, via the museum, we’re appointed to caretake these treasures on behalf of o