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UBC: Half of Canadian kids witness ethnic, racial bullying at school: study

Oct 19, 2021

Fifty-eight per cent of Canadian youth say they have seen kids insulted, bullied or excluded based on their race or ethnicity at school, according to new survey data from the Angus Reid Institute in partnership with the University of British Columbia.

Fourteen per cent say they’ve experienced it themselves, with visible minority children three times as likely, and Indigenous children twice as likely, as white children to say that they have faced personal abuse themselves, the study finds.

The study, which surveyed 872 Canadian youth aged 12 to 17, is the third in a series created in partnership between the Angus Reid Institute and UBC. The first study helped inform a three-day virtual event, the inaugural National Forum on Anti-Asian Racism, hosted by UBC in June. The latest study is being published in tandem with a report on the key takeaways from the National Forum event that aims to mobilize community and government stakeholders to take action against anti-Asian and other forms of racism in Canada. Ryerson University will host the next National Forum on Anti-Asian Racism: Building Solidarities event on Nov. 9 and 10.

“No child should ever experience bullying and exclusion because of their race or ethnicity, but sadly, this study finds that racism is a daily reality for many Canadian children,” says UBC President and Vice-Chancellor Santa J. Ono (he/him). “I am hopeful that this study, along with our report from UBC’s inaugural National Forum on Anti-Asian racism, will spur urgently needed national conversations in the fight against racism in Canada.”

Survey respondents were also asked about a number of issues and events related to racial discrimination throughout Canada’s history to gauge their self-reported level of awareness of these issues and events. One-quarter (26 per cent) of respondents say they learned a lot about racism in Canada throughout history at school, but nearly as many (21 per cent) say they haven’t learned anything at all about it. Furthermore, one-third of kids say they never learned anything about slavery in Canada, half say they didn’t learn of the internment of Japanese Canadians during the Second World War, three-in-five say schools didn’t teach them about the head tax on Chinese immigrants, and four-in-five say the Komagata Maru ship never came up in their classrooms.

“The findings on how many kids experience racial bullying and harassment is disturbing, but what it is more shocking is what our children are not learning in school,” says Dr. Henry Yu (he/him), associate professor in the UBC department of history and National Forum planning committee member. “These results bear out the summary findings from the National Forum on Anti-Asian Racism in June—that we have a national problem with ignoring or denying racism. If more than half of our children have never learned even the basics of Canada’s long history of racism, we will never solve this ongoing problem.”

Dr. Lindsay Gibson, assistant professor in the UBC department of curriculum and pedagogy who studies history and social studies curriculum, teaching and learning, says the findings suggest that far too many Canadian students are learning little to nothing about the long history of racial discrimination and enslavement in Canada.

“While it is encouraging that most students reported learning at least something about Indigenous treaties, land claims, and residential schools, the majority did not learn about specific examples of anti-Asian racism,” he says. “Providing students with a more comprehensive understanding of the history of racism in Canada demands more than adding a few racist events and topics to the curriculum. It must also include professional learning support for practicing teachers, the development of high-quality learning resources for all grades, and increased anti-racist education in teacher education programs.”

More key findings:

  • Children who have experienced or witnessed racism at their school say, most often, teachers try to discourage the behaviour and talk to the bullies about it. But one-quarter (23 per cent) say teachers ignore racist behaviour, or are unaware of it.
  • Among those who say that they have been the target of ill treatment, 43 per cent say it is something that they carry with them after it happens. More than half (57 per cent) say it doesn’t bother them, or they’re able to move past it.
  • Children in more diverse schools are significantly more likely to say that they have learned about racism in Canada’s history, Indigenous treaties, residential schools, and multiculturalism, than those who say their student body is made up of kids from mostly the same background.

The online survey was conducted by the Angus Reid Institute from Aug. 24-27 among a representative randomized sample of 872 Canadians aged 12 to 17, whose parents are members of Angus Reid Forum. For comparison purposes only, a probability sample of this size would carry a margin of error of +/- 3 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.

The full survey results are available here. The National Forum on Anti-Asian Racism report is available here.

Find other stories about: Angus Reid Institute, Dr. Henry Yu, Dr. Lindsay Gibson, National Forum on Anti-Asian Racism, Prof. Santa J. Ono, racism

Contact

Thandi Fletcher
Senior Media Strategist, UBC Media Relations
Cell: 604-868-0896
Email: [email protected]

Shachi Kurl
President, Angus Reid Institute
Cell: 604-908-1693
Email: [email protected]

For more information, contact Thandi Fletcher

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Wildlife management area closure expands near Okanagan Falls

Oct. 19, 2021

PENTICTON – As of Oct. 15, 2021, areas within McTaggart-Cowan/nsək’łniw’t wildlife management area (WMA) damaged by this year’s Thomas Creek fire have been closed to all public use.

This will expand the area in the WMA that is closed due to the 2020 Christie Mountain fire.

The Thomas Creek fire that occurred over the summer has severely damaged a portion of the McTaggart-Cowan/nsək’łniw’t WMA. In response to this vulnerability, the burned area is closed to the public. The entire WMA is also closed to mushroom picking, camping and motor-vehicle use.

While wildfire is a natural part of the landscape and important in maintaining productive wildlife habitat, recently burned areas are highly sensitive and vulnerable to impacts from public use. This temporary closure will continue until the threat to wildlife and the habitat is lessened.

The closure does not apply to most uses where a legal permit or tenure has been obtained or to Indigenous uses for food, social, cultural or ceremonial activities. The Penticton Indian Band and the Province are collaborating to assess and monitor public use in the WMA following the wildfire.

Known as nsək’łniw’t in the Okanagan/Syilx language (in the English language, this Syilx placename refers to the gash on the side of the mountain and describes an important Syilx Nation trail), the area has been protected by the Syilx people since time immemorial and holds significant cultural value.

Quick Facts:

  • WMAs are established in B.C. for the benefit of regionally and internationally significant fish and wildlife species or their habitats.
  • The McTaggart-Cowan/nsək’łniw’t WMA, located between Penticton and Okanagan Falls, was established in 2013 to protect habitat for at-risk bighorn sheep.

Learn More:

McTaggart-Cowan/nsək’łniw’t WMA:
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/plants-animals-ecosystems/wildlife/wildlife-habitats/conservation-lands/wma/wmas-list/mctaggart-cowan-ns-k-niw-t

McTaggart-Cowan/nsək’łniw’t WMA post-wildfire assessment:
https://a100.gov.bc.ca/pub/acat/public/viewReport.do?reportId=59111

Mushroom picking on public land:
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/industry/crown-land-water/crown-land/crown-land-uses/mushroom-picking

Contacts:

Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
Media Relations
250 896-4320

Penticton Indian Band Natural Resources
250 492-0411

Connect with the Province of B.C. at: news.gov.bc.ca/connect

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First Nations artist featured in Okanagan Symphony’s Kelowna and Vernon performances – Vernon Morning Star

Fortier, of the Syilx Nation and Secwepmec peoples, a guest artist for in-person and online shows

Oct. 19, 2021

A return to in-theatre, live-audience performances, will see the Okanagan Symphoney Orchestra feature multi-talented First Nations artist Csetkwe Fortier.

“I have no words to describe how much I am looking forward to welcoming Csetkwe as our guest artist and to getting back on stage with our OSO musicians,” music director Rosemary Thomson said. “There is much that has transpired in the world and I hope that this concert will offer meaningful reflection and a sense of hope in a new dawn.”

Csetkwe’s name is pronounced chuh-set-quah; it means Lights Reflection on Water. Her new dawn performance with OSO takes place in Kelowna Saturday, Oct. 23 and in Vernon Sunday, Oct. 24. For patrons who are not yet ready to return to the theatre, livestream access to the Oct, 23 performance, through Unicorns.live, is available by donation.

Read More: https://www.vernonmorningstar.com/entertainment/first-nations-artist-featured-in-okanagan-symphonys-kelowna-and-vernon-performances/

James Harry Receives 2021 Fulmer Award in First Nations Art – Emily Carr U

The multidisciplinary artist and ECU alum roots his embrace of cutting-edge technologies in the tradition of wood-carving he learned from his father.

Artist James Nexw’Kalus-Xwalacktun Harry (BFA 2014) has earned a 2021 Fulmer Award in First Nations Art from the BC Achievement Foundation (BCAF).

James, who is of Squamish (Skwxwú7mesh) and European decent (Scottish, and German) and grew up as a member of the Squamish Nation, has worked with school districts, municipalities, non-profit agencies and community organizations across BC to produce a stunning array of works over the past decade.

“With a unique capacity for developing thematically significant work that connects all people to the ecology of place while building a greater understanding between cultures, his process brings people together, changes ideas, and leaves a legacy to remind the community that transformations can occur,” reads the BCAF’s press release.

Read More: https://www.ecuad.ca/news/2021/james-harry-2021-fulmer-award

Carbon Streaming Provides Update on Share and Warrant Consolidation to Pursue a Potential U.S. Listing

TORONTO, ONTARIO, October 19, 2021 – Carbon Streaming Corporation (NEO: NETZ) (FSE: M2QA) (“Carbon Streaming” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that the Company will start trading on a post-consolidated basis on October 25, 2021. The Company had previously announced its proposed consolidation (the “Consolidation”) of its issued and outstanding common shares (“Common Shares”), common share purchase warrants (“Warrants”) and special warrants (the “Special Warrants”) on September 17, 2021.

“The share consolidation is the latest step in proceeding with our U.S. listing strategy,” said Carbon Streaming CEO, Justin Cochrane. “We believe the potential U.S. listing will provide the Company with increased flexibility, enhanced liquidity and greater potential to achieve our ambitious growth plans.”

Consolidation Highlights:

  • The Consolidation will commence at the opening of trading on October 25, 2021.
  • The Company’s name and trading symbols will remain unchanged.
  • The Common Shares and listed Warrants will continue to trade on a post-Consolidation basis on the NEO Exchange Inc. (the “NEO Exchange”).

The board of directors of the Company previously determined in accordance with the constating documents of the Company that the Consolidation (reverse stock split) will be implemented on the basis of one post-Consolidation Common Share for every five pre-Consolidation Common Shares (1-for-5). The Company will also consolidate all of its issued and outstanding Warrants and Special Warrants on the same basis in accordance with the terms of their governing indentures and certificates. The Company has determined that the Consolidation will take effect after the close of business on Friday, October 22, 2021.

The Company has received NEO Exchange acceptance of the Consolidation, and commencing at the opening of trading on October 25, 2021, the Common Shares and listed Warrants will trade on a post-Consolidation basis on the NEO Exchange. The Company’s name and trading symbols will remain unchanged.

In accordance with the provisions of the Business Corporations Act (British Columbia), if, as a result of the Consolidation, a shareholder would otherwise be entitled to a fraction of a Common Share in respect of the total aggregate number of pre-Consolidation Common Shares held by such shareholder, no such fractional Common Share will be awarded. The aggregate number of Common Shares that such shareholder is entitled to will, if the fraction is less than one half of one share, be rounded down to the next closest whole number of Common Shares, and if the fraction is at least one half of one share, be rounded up to one whole Common Share. By way of example, if a shareholder held 999 pre-Consolidation Common Shares, the shareholder would hold 200 Common Shares on a post-Consolidation basis.

Summary of Consolidation

The following table summarizes the structure of the Common Shares, Warrants and the Special Warrants following completion of the Consolidation:

Securities Pre-Consolidation Terms Post-Consolidation Terms (effective October 22, 2021)

Common Shares

(NEO: NETZ)

Common Shares in the capital of the Company.

Each holder of Common Shares shall receive one post-Consolidation Common Share for every five pre-Consolidation Common Shares held (1-for-5).

If a shareholder would otherwise be entitled to a fraction of a Common Share in respect of the total aggregate number of pre-Consolidation Common Shares held by such shareholder, no such fractional Common Share will be awarded. The aggregate number of Common Shares that such shareholder is entitled to will, if the fraction is less than one half of one share, be rounded down to the next closest whole number of Common Shares, and if the fraction is at least one half of one share, be rounded up to one whole Common Share.

Listed Warrants expiring on March 2, 2026

(NEO: NETZ.WT)

Each Listed Warrant exercisable to purchase one Common Share at an exercise price of Cdn$1.50 per share.

Each Listed Warrant exercisable to purchase one post-Consolidation Common Share at an exercise price of Cdn$7.50 per share.

All entitlements to fractional post-Consolidation Listed Warrants will be rounded down to the next whole number of post-Consolidation Listed Warrants in accordance with the provisions of the warrant indenture dated March 2, 2021 between the Company and Odyssey Trust Company and no consideration will be paid in lieu of fractional Listed Warrants.

Unlisted Special Warrants issued July 19, 2021 Each Special Warrant is exercisable (or will be deemed to be exercised) to acquire one Common Share and one Warrant.

Each Special Warrant exercisable to acquire one post-Consolidation Common Share and Warrant.

All entitlements to fractional post-Consolidation Special Warrants will be rounded down to the next whole number of post-Consolidation Special Warrants in accordance with the provisions of the special warrant indenture dated July 19, 2021 between the Company and Odyssey Trust Company and no consideration will be paid in lieu of fractional Special Warrants.

Unlisted Warrants expiring on September 19, 2026 *

* These Warrants are underlying the unexercised Special Warrants; the Company intends to list such Warrants on the NEO Exchange following deemed exercise of the Special Warrants

Each Warrant exercisable to purchase one Common Share at an exercise price of US$1.50 per share.

Each Warrant exercisable to purchase one post-Consolidation Common Share at an exercise price of US$7.50 per share.

All entitlements to fractional post-Consolidation Warrants will be rounded down to the next whole number of post-Consolidation Warrants in accordance with the provisions of the warrant indenture dated July 19, 2021 between the Company and Odyssey Trust Company and no consideration will be paid in lieu of fractional Warrants.

Unlisted Warrants represented by certificates (various expiry dates) Each Warrant exercisable to purchase one Common Share at an exercise price of Cdn$0.125 – Cdn$0.75 per share. Each Warrant exercisable to purchase one post-Consolidation Common Share at an exercise price of Cdn$0.625 – Cdn$3.75 per share.

Registered Shareholders – Action Required

Registered shareholders holding share certificates or direct registration statements will be mailed a letter of transmittal by the Company’s transfer agent, Odyssey Trust Company, advising of the Consolidation and instructing them to surrender their share certificates representing pre-Consolidation Common Shares for replacement certificates or a direct registration advice representing their post-Consolidation Common Shares. Until surrendered for exchange, following the effective date of the Consolidation, each share certificate or direct registration statement formerly representing pre-Consolidation Common Shares will be deemed to represent the number of whole post-Consolidation Common Shares to which the holder is entitled as a result of the Consolidation.

Beneficial Shareholders – No Action Required

Beneficial shareholders who hold uncertificated Common Shares (that is, Common Shares held in book-entry form and not represented by a physical share certificate or direct registration statement), either as registered holders or beneficial owners, will have their existing book-entry account(s) electronically adjusted by the Company’s transfer agent or, for beneficial shareholders, by their brokerage firms, banks, trusts or other nominees that hold in street name for their benefit. Such holders do not need to take any additional actions to exchange their pre-Consolidation Common Shares for post-Consolidation Common Shares. If you hold your shares with such a bank, broker or other nominee, and if you have questions in this regard, you are encouraged to contact your nominee.

Holders of Warrants and Special Warrants – No Action Required

In accordance with their respective governing indentures or warrant certificates, as applicable, following the effective date of the Consolidation, each warrant certificate or special warrant certificate, as applicable, formerly representing pre-Consolidation Warrants or Special Warrants will be deemed to represent the number of whole post-Consolidation Warrants or Special Warrants to which the holder is entitled as a result of the Consolidation.

Holders who hold uncertificated Warrants or Special Warrants (that is, Warrants or Special Warrants held in book-entry form and not represented by a warrant or special warrant certificate or direct registration statement), either as registered holders or beneficial owners, will have their existing book-entry account(s) electronically adjusted by the Company’s warrant agent or special warrant agent or, for beneficial shareholders, by their brokerage firms, banks, trusts or other nominees that hold in street name for their benefit. Such holders do not need to take any additional actions to exchange their pre-Consolidation Warrants or Special Warrants for post-Consolidation Warrants or Special Warrants. If you hold your Warrants or Special Warrants with such a bank, broker or other nominee, and if you have questions in this regard, you are encouraged to contact your nominee.

About Carbon Streaming Corporation

Carbon Streaming is a unique ESG principled investment vehicle offering investors exposure to carbon credits, a key instrument used by both governments and corporations to achieve their carbon neutral and net-zero climate goals. Our business model is focused on acquiring, managing and growing a high-quality and diversified portfolio of investments in projects and/or companies that generate or are actively involved, directly or indirectly, with voluntary and/or compliance carbon credits.

The Company invests capital through carbon credit streaming arrangements with project developers and owners to accelerate the creation of carbon offset projects by bringing capital to projects that might not otherwise be developed. Many of these projects will have significant social and economic co-benefits in addition to their carbon reduction or removal potential.

To receive corporate updates via e-mail as soon as they are published, please subscribe here.

ON BEHALF OF THE COMPANY:

Justin Cochrane, Chief Executive Officer
Tel: 647.846.7765
[email protected]
www.carbonstreaming.com

INVESTOR INQUIRIES:
[email protected]

Odyssey Trust Company
Tel: 587.885.0960
1-888-290-1175

Contact Form


www.odysseytrust.com

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COVID-19 Notice to all Lax Kw’alaams Residents – Effective October 16th, 2021

This notice is an amendment from October 10th, 2021

Update
There are currently no more confirmed COVID cases in community. The three previous confirmed cases of COVID, end their isolation as of midnight tonight, all three are doing well. EMC has decided to reopen the School, Brighter Futures and Headstart.

  • The Band office will remain open for service, please have your vaccine card available, if you need service at the band office.
  • Maintenance and the Health Center will continue all duties.
  • The Rec Center is reopening for all residents

Travel:

  • Residents may continue to travel in and out of community
  • Please be sure to carry your vaccine card with you if you travel.
  • Please try to be diligent about sanitizing and wearing your mask.
  • All non community members coming into community must have both vaccines

There is no need to isolate if you are double vaccinated and have not been called as a direct contact. We are continuing to follow the BC Guidelines.

Essential Workers

  • Essential workers and specific contractors may come into community if they have been double vaccinated with proof of vaccine card

Committee Overview
The Lax Kw’aaams EMC continues to monitor the current situation in both the Northern Region, as well as throughout the Province of BC.

Even though you have been vaccinated it is imperative to wear your mask at all times and sanitize your hands at every opportunity. Masks are still to be worn in all public buildings through out BC as per BC Guidelines.

If you have 2 of any of the symptoms listed below contact the clinic immediately to be assessed. The Delta variant is susceptible to vaccinated people however, signs and symptoms may be minimal, and keeping in mind you may pass it on to someone more vulnerable. Getting tested is the safest way to keep everyone around you safe. If your symptoms are minor please stay home and self monitor your symptoms.

Cough / Fever / Runny nose / Loss of Taste and Smell / Nausea /Vomiting or Diarrhea

Important Reminders

  • For all residents that are not vaccinated, we do not know what additional restrictions will be placed in the future, but, many facilities and services in and outside of the community will be requiring a vaccine verification. If you do not have yours and wish to get it, please contact the health center and we will assist you in receiving your vaccine.
  • As of October 9th Children ages 5-11 can be registered to get their vaccine please look on the link: https://www.getvaccinated.gov.bc.ca/s/ to register your child. It is not yet available but will be very soon.
  • The Vax Van will be back in community in the next couple of weeks we are waiting for date confirmation. We will inform the community as to when that will be.

Please stay safe, wash your hands and wear your mask,

Garry Reece, Mayor

Read More: https://laxkwalaams.ca/covid-19-notice-to-all-lax-kwalaams-residents-effective-october-16th-2021/

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All Souls at Mountain View Cemetery honours old and new traditions

October 18 2021 –

The annual All Souls, a unique artist-led event which offers people in Vancouver the opportunity to memorialize loved ones who have passed, returns to Mountain View Cemetery for its 17th year.

Starting October 27, people are invited to create personal memorials for their passed loved ones and place them on a public shrine at Mountain View Cemetery until November 1.

With the twin crises of the COVID-19 pandemic and opioid epidemic separating us from our loved ones, All Souls offers a respectful opportunity to grieve and reflect among community during this critical time.

All Souls will once again feature familiar shrines, including a special tribute to the plum tree that has held the memorial cradles in the infant burial area. Socially distanced mourners can also reflect and leave offerings at the ‘reDress’ memorial for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls where red dresses line the distinctive Crimson King maple tree.

Due to COVID-19 and public health measures, the 2021 activities for All Souls will be held largely online. The City and organizers of All Souls will adhere to public health orders for any on-site programming and ensure a respectful and safe environment for all participants to mourn and remember their loved ones.

Virtual events for 2021

  • October 23 (noon-1:30pm)
    • A ‘Memorial Box Lantern Demonstration’ with artist Marina Szijarto, who will share instructions on crafting a personal memorial for the All Souls shrine, or personal at home shrines. RSVP to [email protected] for the Zoom link.
  • October 29 (7:30-8:30pm)
    • Introduction to Ancestral Lineage Healing, an online circle hosted by artist Marina Szijarto.
  • October 30 (noon-1:30pm)
    • Mourner’s Tea, an online community dialogue about death and grieving through personal experiences. For details and to register, visit the All Souls website External website, opens in new tab or e-mail [email protected]

Key dates for All Souls 2021

  • Starting October 20
    • Memorial box lanterns will be available outside Mountain View Cemetery’s office to take home and personalize. Memorials may be brought back to the cemetery to be placed on one of the outdoor shrines starting October 27, or post a picture of your home shrine on the All Souls at Mountain View Cemetery Facebook page.
    • All Souls organizers also invite people to visit the popular triptych, located outside, and write the names of their ancestors, family and friends. Those unable to attend may send the names by e-mail, to be added by the artists.
  • October 27
    • ​​​​​​​Videos and photos of the lighting of the central fire, the personalized shrines, and candle-lit spaces will be posted on Facebook External website, opens in new tab and Instagram External website, opens in new tab from October 27 through November 1.

All Souls history

All Souls at Mountain View emerged out of a collaboration between artists Paula Jardine and Marina Szijarto, who came together in 2005 to find artistic ways to honour the dead and provide opportunities for people to share their traditions in a gentle and tranquil atmosphere.

Mountain View’s historic role in Vancouver

Mountain View Cemetery, located at Fraser Street and East 39th Avenue, opened in 1886 and is the only cemetery within Vancouver. Owned and operated by the City of Vancouver, the cemetery is an important civic space and provides interment options and event space.

The cemetery is an embodiment of Vancouver’s history, serving as the final resting place of almost 150,000 people, including several past mayors; veterans from World Wars; notable citizens such as Vancouver’s first lifeguard Joe Fortes and businessman and activist Yip Sang; and people of varied faiths, ethnicities, ages, and contributions to Vancouver’s past, present and future.

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Indigenous development on Vancouver’s west side to include three 38-storey towers – The Globe and Mail

Another precedent-setting Indigenous development is set to transform Vancouver’s far west side, with plans for three towers up to 38 storeys high, as many as 10,000 new homes altogether, and new swaths of park space on what was a no-go piece of land for years.

“This process will unlock the potential of that unbelievable site. We want to make this an amazing community,” said Elisa Campbell, who is leading planning and development at the federal Canada Lands Co., working with the corporation formed by Vancouver’s three primary Indigenous nations, the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh.

The city and the partnered developers announced preliminary concepts for the 36-hectare former Department of National Defence base ­­on Monday, spelling out some general ideas about density and the elements of the proposed new community in two options.

Read More: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/british-columbia/article-indigenous-development-on-vancouvers-west-side-to-include-three-38/

COVID-19 cases disproportionately impacting Indigenous communities in B.C. – CTV News

Oct. 18, 2021

Vancouver –

The fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact on Indigenous communities, even though members were among the first to be vaccinated in B.C.

According to the First Nations Health Authority, 14 per cent of hospitalized patients are Indigenous, even though First Nations people make up just over three per cent of B.C.’s population.

“We are definitely seeing a differential impact right now,” Shannon McDonald, acting chief medical officer of FNHA, told CTV News Vancouver.

McDonald says of the more than 5,000 active COVID-19 cases in B.C., 478 are in First Nations communities, which is about nine per cent. About a third of those people have been double vaccinated. Additionally, about 20 per cent of those receiving treatment in hospital are also double vaccinated.

Read More: https://bc.ctvnews.ca/covid-19-cases-disproportionately-impacting-indigenous-communities-in-b-c-1.5627453

B.C. could be home to 500,000 Indigenous people by 2041 – Chilliwack Progress

Oct. 18, 2021

Canada’s Indigenous population growth projected to outpace non-Indigenous in next 20 years

New figures from Statistics Canada project that Canada’s Indigenous population will continue to grow more quickly than the country’s non-Indigenous population.

Estimates peg Canada’s Indigenous population in Canada, which includes First Nations, Métis and Inuit, at 1.8 million in 2016. That number could increase to 2.495 million by 2041 under a low-growth scenario or as much as 3.182 million under researchers’ high-growth scenario.

“As a result, the share of the Indigenous population in the overall Canadian population could range from 5.4 per cent to 6.8 per cent in 2041, compared with (five) per cent in 2016,” reads a new report on the topic.

Read More: https://www.theprogress.com/news/b-c-could-be-home-to-500000-indigenous-people-by-2041/

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