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Phyllis Webstad, whose story inspired Orange Shirt Day, to speak at UFV event – UFV

September 17, 2020 UFV will be commemorating Orange Shirt Day a little early this year, and presenting a special guest to provide insight and education about the generational impacts of the Indian Residential School system in Canada. Phyllis Webstad, whose personal story inspired the Orange Shirt Day movement, will speak at UFV in a Zoom […]

by ahnationtalk on September 18, 202014 Views

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Province invests in mass timber project for new student housing at BCIT

Students attending the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) in the coming years will have access to hundreds of new, affordable, and environmentally friendly on-campus housing beds. “Students throughout the province have told our government the lack of affordable housing has stood in the way of their education and aspirations, and we committed to fixing […]

by ahnationtalk on September 18, 202018 Views

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Basket-weaving tradition inspires Indigenous housing design – Journal of Commerce

A Passive House social housing project for Indigenous people that will feature a one-of-a-kind wood design is being proposed in Vancouver by consulting firm M’akola Development Services. When complete, the envelope, architectural articulation and balconies of the building will give it the look of a big basket, testament to the basket-weaving tradition of the Coast […]

by ahnationtalk on September 18, 202013 Views

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Survey finds split on what should be done with Charlottetown’s John A. Macdonald statue – CBC

52% of respondents identifying as Indigenous said they want the statue removed Sep 17, 2020 A survey by the Native Council of P.E.I. has found a split of opinion among people identifying as Indigenous about what they feel should be done with a statue of Sir John A. Macdonald in downtown Charlottetown. The statue was placed to […]

by ahnationtalk on September 17, 20209 Views

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Tsleil-Waututh’s Apex Village complex gets federal funds – North Shore News

September 16, 2020 A Tsleil-Waututh Nation plan to build a new commercial plaza and road connecting Mount Seymour Parkway to Dollarton Highway is getting a $2.8-million boost from the federal government. Apex Village, a 4.3-hectare commercial development, has long been in the Tsleil-Waututh Nation’s plans for the Burrard IR 3 lands at the end of […]

by ahnationtalk on September 17, 202014 Views

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Supporters rally as sentencing begins for Burnaby TMX protesters – North Shore News

September 16, 2020 Sentencing is ongoing for three Indigenous land defenders who were convicted of contempt of court for singing and conducting a ceremony outside the Westridge Marine Terminal in Burnaby. A multi-day sentencing hearing began for Stacy Gallagher, Jim Leyden and Tawahum Bige on Tuesday morning. The trio was arrested in August 2018 after […]

by ahnationtalk on September 16, 202011 Views

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B.C. First Nations calling for more transparency in reporting COVID-19 cases – CHEK

September 15th, 2020 First Nations leaders in B.C. say they’re doing all they can do to protect their people from the COVID-19 virus, but with cases on the rise and a possible second wave coming this fall, 21 First Nations are now calling on the province to share more specific information on where confirmed and […]

by ahnationtalk on September 16, 202014 Views

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Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation says more resources needed to keep Tribal Parks open during pandemic – Westerly News

Tribal Park Allies program needs more buy-in from Tofino businesses. Sep. 16, 2020 With COVID-19 cases on the rise throughout B.C. and tourists continuing to arrive at a significantly higher clip than expected, the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation is ready to close its Tribal Parks unless more West Coast businesses step up to support the resources […]

by ahnationtalk on September 16, 202037 Views

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Orange Shirt Day 2020 at UVic – University of Victoria

September 15, 2020 Online events to include a conversation between UVic Chancellor Shelagh Rogers and Phyllis Webstad, whose story sparked the drive to recognize Orange Shirt Day. Hundreds of students, faculty and staff in orange T-shirts gathered on the UVic Quad on a brilliant September day in 2019 to commemorate and honour the healing journey […]

by ahnationtalk on September 16, 202021 Views

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Bob Rae and Steven Point to speak at UFV Peace and Reconciliation Centre launch – UFV Today

September 11, 2020 Bob Rae and Steven Point to speak at UFV Peace and Reconciliation Centre launch The University of the Fraser Valley is bringing two well known social justice advocates together on September 24 to celebrate the launch of its Peace and Reconciliation Centre (PARC). The virtual launch will be hosted by UFV’s Keith […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 202010 Views

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