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For British Columbians feeling threatened by UNDRIP — don’t worry, there’s an escape clause!

Although B.C. has voted UNDRIP into law, Indigenous nations will still not have veto power over projects involving their lands The B.C. government stated its intention to write the UN…

Meet Autumn Peltier, the 15-year-old “Water Warrior”

A year before Thunberg’s emotional “#HowDareYou” speech made global headlines, then-13-year-old Autumn Peltier gave an impassioned address to the UN General Assembly on World Water Day while standing on a…

Hundreds of Victoria students join 20 000 protesters in global climate strike

Hundreds of UVic students joined protesters outside the B.C. Legislature on Sep. 27 for the final event of the “week of action” to advocate for climate change awareness.

Global climate strike coming to Vancouver Island next week

Environmental activists will gather across the Greater Victoria region later this month for a general strike and week-long rally to advocate for climate change awareness, standing in solidarity with other…

Federal government to provide UVic over nine million dollars for construction of National Centre of Indigenous Law

With nearly 100 students, faculty, and media members crammed into the MacLaurin Building lobby, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, announced this morning that the Federal government will…

Legal action continues against forced or coerced sterilization practices in Canada

In 2017, two First Nations women in Saskatoon launched a class-action lawsuit against the province of Saskatchewan, each seeking seven million dollars in damages after they had been sterilized without…

EDITORIAL: It’s the end of the world and we all know it

Or is it? A report was released on Oct. 8 by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change announcing we have just 12 years before our planet surpasses the…