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Two people stand outside the Kelowna Provincial Court holding signs protesting fraudulent social worker Riley Saunders
Community condemns Robert Saunders outside of ‘Kelowna’ courthouse
The fraudulent ‘social worker’ misappropriated funds from youth under his care, many of whom were Indigenous
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A dancer adorned in regalia consisting of a fringed v-stole made of stroud and tanned hide, and a cloth headband with woolen design on front and feathers sticking from it dances like a salmon with three out of focus children dancing behind him as he teaches them.
‘We’re going to paddle together’: Stz’uminus welcomed community for a day of culture and learning
Hundreds present on Stz’uminus homelands to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day
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An old nehiyaw man from Sweetgrass First Nation and an old nehiyaw woman stand in a field.
The History of Peter Bear
A story from nehiyaw historian Alphonse Little Poplar’s memoirs
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‘Surrey’ creating two Indigenous cultural hubs
A carving centre is being constructed in South ‘Surrey’ for 2023, as another is being planned in North ‘Surrey’ to serve area’s large Indigenous population
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The Westbank First Nation's government office in Westbank, in syilx territory. Photo by Aaron Hemens
Chief of vibrant Westbank First Nation announces immediate resignation
In the aftermath of an unauthorized land sale, Chief y̓lmixʷm Christopher Derickson said he’s now seeing further evidence of corruption.
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A crowd of people standing in line in front of a few large buildings, one of which has a bright Indigenous design on it.
Indigenous Peoples Day Events around ‘Metro Vancouver’
IndigiNews has compiled a list of "Metro Vancouver" events for for National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21.
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Community members gather in the middle of the Okanagan Indian Band’s Cultural Arbor during its grand reopening event on May 28. Photo by Aaron Hemens
Indigenous Peoples Day Events within syilx homelands
The syilx Nation is hosting a number of celebrations in honour of sqilx'w day
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Indigenous Peoples Day Events on ‘Vancouver Island’
IndigiNews has compiled a list of "Vancouver Island" events for you to join in celebrating and learning about the culture and peoples of the homelands you’re living in, for National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21.
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‘Every day, we honour our sisters’: Red Dress art pieces unveiled outside ‘Vancouver Island’ schools
The message and medicine of the permanent installation offers a daily reminder to inspire change
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Philip McLachlan’s storytelling intentions for 2022
I hope that in my storytelling I can act quietly, and in a way that honours people
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Black and white photograph showing a group of young Indigenous men are shown standing in front of a wooden shack in a group.
Paul Spyglass
A story from nehiyaw historian Alphonse Little Poplar’s memoirs
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Rez Daddy, also known as Madeline Terbasket, performs a drag act at Penticton’s Dream Cafe on syilx territory on June 4 during the kick off of the South Okanagan Similkameen Pride Society’s month-long Pride celebrations. Photo by Aaron Hemens
South Okanagan Similkameen Pride Society kicks off month-long celebrations
The crowd at the Dream Cafe was treated to a night of poetry, mixes of Fusion and Raqs Sharqi dancing, and drag acts full of outlandish song and dance.
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A grassy field is shown, with people walking around and across it. In the background, a large green hill sits against a blue sky with white clouds.
Aaron Hemens shares his 2022 intentions as Okanagan Storyteller
‘To tell the community’s story, I need to be part of the community, I need to be there.’
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c̓ʔak̕ʷm Jennifer Lewis, the wellness manager of Okanagan Nation Alliance, participates in a drum song prior to the start of the 14th annual Spirit of syilx Youth Unity Run outside of the Kamloops Indian Residential “School” in Secwepemc territory on June 3. Photo by Aaron Hemens
Annual Spirit of syilx Youth Unity Run begins with honouring of residential ‘school’ survivors
More than 100 syilx youth gathered at the site of the former residential “school” to kick off this year's run
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Our reporters are currently covering the Okanagan Valley and Vancouver Island.

IndigiNews was created through a partnership between Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) and The Discourse. The goal of this partnership is two-fold: first, to provide journalism that serves and is driven by what local communities say they want. Second, to experiment with new business models for digital local news that contribute to the long-term sustainability of independent Indigenous news in Canada.

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