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Indigenous Writers' Circle supports the next wave of emerging Indigenous writers
Indigenous Writers’ Circle supports next wave of emerging Indigenous writers
We need more people writing and sharing their stories from their own particular nation but also we need our communities to see ourselves represented accurately,’ says program mentor Chelsea Vowel
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Okanagan Indian Band asks public to be mindful of stressed wildlife, backcountry and people as they recover from White Rock Lake wildfire.
Okanagan Chief asks public to be mindful as community recovers from wildfire
Respect stressed wildlife, backcountry and people as they clean up, repair and replace lost homes and businesses, urges Chief Byron Louis.
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Steve Sxwithultxw
Canada is in ‘a time of reckoning’ says this Indigenous father
While many people are waking up to the truth of what Indigenous Peoples experienced in former residential “schools,” Steven Sxwithultxw says we need more action from the government on meaningful reconciliation and justice.
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Okanagan Indian Band (OKIB) Cultural Immersion School to reopen Sept. 22.
Okanagan Indian Band’s Cultural Immersion School to reopen Sept. 22
Due to wildfire, planned renovations were postponed and the grounds need a clean-up, says school official.
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Joan Alexis
Feasting after the fire — Okanagan couple welcomes evacuees home with tacos and ribs
“This is just a way of giving back. Some people haven’t had a home-cooked meal in over a month,” says Joan Alexis of Okanagan Indian Band.
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In 1987, hockey players from the Okanagan Indian Band spent a season fighting fires. Now many are evacuated due to White Rock Lake wildfire.
Swapping hockey sticks for hoses — A wildfire history lesson
‘I never seen any quit from our people,’ says Dan Wilson, former firefighter and current councillor with the Okanagan Indian Band.
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Indigenous youth Ally Reber, Sherwan Strong and Kaleb Gambler are producing the In Friendship podcast through Wachiay Friendship Centre
Indigenous youth launch podcast tackling COVID myths and exploring current events
In Friendship is produced by Ally Reeder, Sherwin Strong and Kaleb Gambler out of the Wachiay Friendship Centre.
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New class action filed in B.C.’s Supreme Court alleges birth alerts are ‘a product of the state’s colonialist and paternalistic attitude.’
Breaking: New class action alleges birth alerts are ‘a product of the state’s colonialist and paternalistic attitude’
Filed in B.C.’s Supreme Court, the proposed action marks the first step in a ‘national litigation effort’ representing parents subjected to birth alerts across Canada.
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Skaha Creek wildfire in syilx territory on Penticton Indian Band land
New wildfire in syilx territory on Penticton Indian Band land
The fire started Saturday and is listed as out of control. No evacuation orders yet.
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As B.C. wildfires rage, traditional burns help protect the land, sustain Indigenous cultural practices and unite worldviews, say experts.
B.C. wildfires a ‘wake-up call’ to return to Indigenous-led fire management
‘If you plan, as our people have done — where to burn, when to burn and what to burn — fire actually replenishes the land.’
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‘The child-welfare system is residential schools part two,’ says lawyer
How Black and Métis lawyer Roslyn Chambers is holding colonial courts to account
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Nuxalk Nation
Nuxalk Nation stands together to uphold the laws of the land and waters
‘We’re saying no to mining, but it’s a spark in the community to talk about these bigger issues, to bring people together and reimagine a future where we’re actually healthy, and safe, living within our ecosystem in a good way,’ says Nuskmata
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Youth celebrate their 19th birthday and call for systemic change at 4th annual party for youth from care organized by Fostering Change.
syilx children brought up in the culture put this loss in perspective, sharing that sqilxw life is naturally fire management
syilx family explains how wildfire impacts their ceremonies
Children brought up in the culture put this loss in perspective.
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B.C.’s Human Rights Commissioner will examine the rise of hate-related incidents during the COVID-19 pandemic, says Kasari Govender.
B.C.’s Human Rights Commissioner launches inquiry into ‘hate in all its forms’
Prompted by rise of hate-related incidents during the pandemic, this will be the commissioner's first public inquiry.
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