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The experience of an Indigenous student in a colonial institution

I cannot speak at length about other’s experiences, I can only speak to my own. I am in my final semester of a history-Indigenous studies degree. On several occasions, I…
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Take a moment of reflection before you speak

I have been in the Indigenous Studies (IS) program at UVic for over three and a half years. It is almost perfect. The faculty is amazing, the content is informative…
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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…
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A show or real reconciliation

In June 2021, in response to the uncovering of 215 unmarked graves at Kamloops residential school. Pope Francis offered a thread of tweets. Now, he has agreed to come to…
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Indigenous resistance is vital to climate action

In the last few years, climate change movements have grown increasingly popular, and many people are being exposed to these ideas through social media. Figures like Greta Thunberg and David…
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The importance of Indigenous history month

This Indigenous History Month, and all after, read a book by an Indigenous author, unlearn what you have and learn the true history of Canada.

The writing of Indigenous women, non-binary, and two-spirit folks as resistance and resilience

Throughout the history of Turtle Island, Indigenous nations have been forced into conforming to European standards around sex and gender. Colonialists have imposed many systems and standards onto Indigenous nations,…
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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,…
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Are you checking up on your Elders?

Many people are worried about jobs, money, and education through the pandemic; but, the gift of families, our Elders, and our communities is worth more than any material gain that…