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Community hangs red dresses back up after two people are filmed taking them down in Ladysmith, B.C.
Snuneymuxw Elder sees opportunity to re-educate people on the ‘love and meaning’ behind the dresses
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Dr. Bonnie Henry
B.C. schools will remain open due to low infection rates
B.C. provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said due to a ‘relatively low infection rate amongst school-age children,’ schools will remain open.
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MMIWG2S
When the people gather — a glimpse into the MMIWG2S movement
Those who consistently stand up to honour the lives of the missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and Two-Spirit people do so in ceremony, not protest, they say.
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Snuneymuxw Knowledge Keeper supports youth to connect to xpey’ (red cedar)
Through workshops with Indigenous youth, Dave Bodaly shares ‘the importance of cedar in our culture.’
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status cards
Wait times for status cards an example of systemic racism, says petition
Wait times for status card renewals should be the same as passports, as they are both government-issued identity documents, says Vivian Hermansen, who’s drafted a petition calling on the House of Commons to find solutions.
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Nsyilxcən Language
Syilx people can earn a degree in the Nsyilxcən language with new UBC program
It’s the first Indigenous language degree in Canada, says academic lead Jeanette Armstrong
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wellness kits
FNHA coordinator leads ‘wellness kit’ project for more than 200 Indigenous youth
Adam Gauthier, who's Coast Salish, Cree and Métis, says the packages of self-care items are a way to show love for Indigenous youth both on reserve and off
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MMIWG2S rally to bring awareness to Merritt B.C. on Saturday
Danielle Jack's most recent experience of near abduction will be on her mind and heart at the Saturday rally for MMIGW2S
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‘The spirit of the medicine will lead us back’
How Avis ‘Nalaga’ O’Brien is guiding Elders to weave their first cedar hats
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New video series uplifts wisdom of K’ómoks and Kwakwa̱ka̱ʼwakw cultures
Interview series hosted by Kumugwe Cultural Society looks at culture, environment and more through voices of Elders and other ‘wise ones’
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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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Community clean-up
Syilx woman turns class project into annual community clean-up: ‘Because we respect our land’
Cassidy Marchand's school project, inspired by her grandfather, has turned into an annual Community Clean-up — this year's set for April 17.
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Candice Loring
Gitxsan woman named one of 2021’s most inspiring women entrepreneurs and business leaders by B.C. magazine
Candice Loring’s being recognized by CanadianSME Business Magazine for her economic development work in Indigenous communities.
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RCMP officer and a social worker in Vernon, B.C. searched this Syilx single mother's home and didn't tell her for weeks.
Indigenous youth
Living in uncertain times highlights need for more Indigenous youth programming
'Create your own experience: Indigenous Youth Programming In the Time of COVID' webinar hosted by University of British Columbia Learning Circle
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