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Dig It: Some food for thought about past crops – Kamloops This Week

Indigenous people living in what is now Canada certainly were hunter-gatherers following a seasonal round throughout their respective territories. But the archaeological record, oral histories and traditional-use studies tell us heir resource-collection behaviour was a lot more complicated than that. June 24, 2020 When most people think of how Indigenous people lived prior to European […]

by ahnationtalk on June 24, 202068 Views

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Elder Carole Dawson, champion of Indigenous health, dies from COVID-19 in Vancouver – CBC

Dawson dedicated her life to advocating for culturally appropriate health care in B.C. Jun 23, 2020 Carole Dawson, a longtime champion of Indigenous health and rights in B.C., has died from COVID-19, according to the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs (UBCIC). Dawson, who was 75 and living in a long-term care centre in Vancouver, died June 21. A statement […]

by ahnationtalk on June 24, 202077 Views

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Treaty Commission celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21, 2020 VANCOUVER – On National Indigenous Peoples Day, the Treaty Commission is asking all British Columbians and Canadians to reflect on reconciliation, particularly in the current context of heightened awareness of the systemic racism that Indigenous peoples face in our country. Chief Commissioner Celeste Haldane states, “Today we celebrate the strength and resilience […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 202082 Views

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The Royal BC Museum opens up thousands of digitized photos of Indigenous communities across BC to the public

June 17, 2020 VICTORIA, BC–The Royal BC Museum has opened up to the public 16,103 historical photographs depicting Indigenous communities from across BC that were taken between the late 1800s and the 1970s. “At last, the majority of photographs of Indigenous communities from the Royal BC Museum collections are available to the public digitally, and […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 202073 Views

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BC Government: Helping First Nations bring ancestors, belongings home

June 20, 2020 VICTORIA – First Nations wanting their ancestral remains and cultural objects returned will soon have access to financial support through the BC Museums Association. “The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is clear: Indigenous peoples have a right to the repatriation of cultural objects and remains of their ancestors,” […]

by ahnationtalk on June 22, 202075 Views

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Camosun College: National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 19, 2020 In previous years, Camosun College has joined with local communities to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day with activities, including a canoe challenge, on the shore of Esquimalt Lagoon. However, like so many other events, we’ve had to postpone plans for a physical celebration this year due to COVID-19. We acknowledge the long […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 202078 Views

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New SFU First Peoples’ Gathering House is reconciliation from the ground up

June 19, 2020 BURNABY – Indigenous students will have a home away from home and the university community will have a ceremonial space in which to celebrate Indigenous knowledge and culture when a new First Peoples’ Gathering House opens on Simon Fraser University’s (SFU)  Burnaby campus in 2023. The project, funded jointly by the provincial […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 202073 Views

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Elders provide vital virtual cultural connection during pandemic

Normally, Elders drop by the Indigenous Student Centre (ISC) at SFU Burnaby twice a week and are available to chat with students. “It lifts up our spirits to share stories, laugh and share songs and prayers,” says Squamish Nation Elder Syexwaliya (Ann Whonnock). But those visits can’t happen due to the pandemic. One of the […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 202083 Views

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City of Nanaimo: Celebrating the 2020 Culture & Heritage Award recipients

Mayor brings greetings & congrats as honorees achievements are profiled online Each year, the City of Nanaimo recognizes outstanding contributions to the culture and vibrancy of our community with the Culture & Heritage Awards. The following individuals were nominated by their peers for the 2020 Culture & Heritage Awards and endorsed by City Council: PATRICK […]

by ahnationtalk on June 9, 202098 Views

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Indigenous festival cancelled – Castanet.net

Jun 8, 2020 Indigenous Music and Arts Festival cancelled due to COVID-19 The Okanagan Indigenous Music and Arts Festival has been cancelled due to COVID-19. “We are so happy and humbled by all of the support we have received and were very much looking forward to celebrating with everyone. The health and safety of artists […]

by ahnationtalk on June 9, 202081 Views

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