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First case of COVID-19 reaches remote Klahoose First Nation
The first COVID-19 case reaches the community of Klahoose First Nation, on Cortes Island, B.C. as families settle in for lock down.
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A toolkit ‘Knowing your rights’ works to combat forced sterilization of Indigenous women and systemic racism in healthcare
The Native Women’s Association of Canada’s educational toolkit, made by and for Indigenous, Métis and Inuit women and gender diverse people helps educate on informed consent in Canadian hospitals.
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Syilx woman has made more than 3,000 masks to keep her community safe
Joan Alexis, from Okanagan Indian Band has been working tirelessly to make masks and support women through the pandemic.
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Land-based teachings to classrooms
Innovative high school program brings land-based Coast Salish teachings into classroom
The Land and Language Based Learning Program — led by yutustanaat of Snuneymuxw First Nation — incorporates local Indigenous ways of knowing to Ladysmith Secondary School.
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Cultural teachings and birth
‘Spirit saved my life:’ Estelle Carmona opens up about pregnancy, birth and systemic racism
When enduring two complicated births, Carmona says her strong teachings pulled her through.
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Support Okanagan Indigenous artists
Support local Indigenous creators this holiday season
From cannabis to salmon, books and beading, check out this curated list of local Okanagan creators to support this holiday season.
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Elder Stella Erasmus-Johnson and Ivy Richardson pose together at the promoting resiliency through physical activity taping
Promoting resiliency through physical activity
Ivy Richardson and Elder Stella Erasmus Johnson want Indigenous people to care for themselves through physical activity.
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number of indigenous nurses
Total number of Indigenous nurses in B.C. unknown as registry says data is “incomplete”
The TRC’s 23rd call to action was for an increase in Indigenous health care practitioners. Without clear numbers, how can this call be met?
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Doula Roberta Williams, of the Gwa’sala-’nakwaxda’xw Nations, with the first baby born on Kwagu'ł territory in 30 years. Photo Credit: Debbie Hunt.
Army of Kwakwaka’wakw doulas bringing birth back home
A group of newly trained Indigenous doulas reclaim their future bringing back birthing traditions
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Syilx name giving
How her name came to be: A Syilx naming ceremony
Sarah Alexis and Brian Muselle on why they chose to follow traditional practices in their journey of becoming parents
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Doula grant program helps Indigenous families fight racism
Fighting discrimination during birth through the support of doulas
‘We’re putting the power back in their hands,’ says Nanaimo-based doula Andrea Howard
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‘More concerned about gender-based violence than the virus’
Elaine Alec aims to create an online website to provide resources for victims of sexual assault.
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Ashley Simpson
New information sparks interest in search efforts for missing woman Ashley Simpson
A group of people are planning to search the area where mail with Ashley Simpson's name on it was found.
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Indigenous nurse and birth worker advocate for more access to traditional birth support.
'Birth should be sacred,' Lucy Barney says. 'But right now it's medical and we need more traditional midwives.'
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