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National Nursing Week
National Nursing Week: Taaʔisimqa Leona Smith teaches cultural safety to next generation of nurses
Guided by her grandfather, this Nuu-chah-nulth nurse is finding balance between her own Indigenous teachings and academia
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Advocates are asking Canadians to “bear witness” to ongoing discrimination against First Nations children, in memory of Jordan River Anderson
Bearing witness on Spirit Bear Day, in memory of Jordan River Anderson
Why child and family advocates are asking Canadians to #BearWitness on May 10.
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Indigenous technology
Initiatives seek to lift barriers for Indigenous Peoples in B.C.’s booming tech industry
Only 2.2 per cent of workers in the province’s tech workforce are Indigenous, but experts and programs are working to change that
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Indigenous Nurses Day
On B.C.’s Indigenous Nurses Day, healthcare workers celebrated for ‘answering the call to justice’
Indigenous nurses in B.C. know all too well the tenacity and activism it takes to navigate a colonial system and advocate for meaningful change
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Bringing salmon back to the upper Columbia River will be the focus of a free online festival taking place from May 10th to 16th.
Bringing the Salmon Home: Week-long festival celebrates Indigenous knowledge, restoration
‘It's going to be such a celebration to see that first salmon come back.’
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IndigiNews asks Canada's Indigenous services minister Marc Miller whether Canada's committed enough money for Bill C-92's implementation
Indigenous children, families and the 2021 federal budget
Is Canada committing enough money to Bill C-92’s implementation? We asked Minister Marc Miller.
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Indigenous cannabis industry coming together to create 'Red Market' on sovereign lands
Indigenous cannabis industry coming together to create ‘Red Market’ on sovereign lands
'We are starting to flourish here and it’s our time ... to step up and start providing for our own,’ says Snaw-naw-as dispensary owner.
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Beyond Red Dress Day: Seven calls to action for allies
Non-Indigenous people have a role to play in the fight for justice for missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and gender diverse people in this country.
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In photos: MMIWG+ honoured through red dress events, ceremonies
On the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and gender-diverse kin — also known as Red Dress Day — people in Coast Salish and Okanagan territories came together to remember, honour, and advocate for change.
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Indigenous language programs
All that we know grows from the words of our ancestors
First People’s Cultural Council funds a range of Indigenous language initiatives including digitization, preservation, teacher training and more.
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Indigenous woman to develop suicide prevention workshops for youth
Nalaga (Avis O’Brien) is working on a series of culturally-based workshops for Indigenous youth where they can develop self regulation tools rooted in ancestral knowledge and yoga-based practices
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Chinook salmon release
Chinook returned to their historical habitat for the first time in 70 years
The Okanagan Nation Alliance conducted a ceremonial Chinook release at sx̌ʷəx̌ʷnitkʷ (Okanagan Falls) on April 20.
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Moving beyond racist notions of neglect in Canada's child welfare system, experts discuss dismantling colonial system during Beyond Neglect series
‘Keep families together’: Moving beyond racist notions of neglect in child welfare
Experts discuss colonial failings and ways to support families during Beyond Neglect series.
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indigenous athletes
Meet six Indigenous youth on Vancouver Island honoured for excellence in sports
Recipients of the Premier’s Awards for Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sports this year include a soccer player, a war canoeist, a lacrosse player and more.
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Indigenous education Vancouver Island
IndigiNews is covering education for Indigenous students, teachers, and families: Here’s the latest
We’re following what’s happening in the education space across Vancouver Island, so you don’t have to.
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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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