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Museum takes big step – Castanet.net

Vernon museum to become more inclusive to Indigenous history Oct 22, 2020 The Greater Vernon Museum and Archives will be getting restructured into a more inclusive and proportional representation of history in the region. Starting with their Cultural Safety Program, the museum will be working with Sylix Elders to create new exhibits and showcase artifacts […]

by ahnationtalk on October 22, 20205 Views

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Monkman’s Shame and Prejudice gives us a chance to re-learn history through an Indigenous perspective – Ubyssey Online

In the wake of an ongoing movement against police brutality, we in Canada have had to reevaluate the damage done in our community against all people of colour. When I was growing up, I used to be proud of the fact that I was a fourteenth generation Canadian. When I learned about the incoming settlers, […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 202015 Views

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New youth outreach unit rolls out in Nanaimo – Nanaimo News NOW

NANAIMO — The Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre is hitting Nanaimo’s streets with a new youth outreach program. The program, known as Ts’its’uw’atul’ in the Hul’q’umín’um’ Coast Salish Language, recently rolled out with a 24-foot RV. It allows staff to reach youth in need on the street, rather than asking them to travel. Joel Harry, director of […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 202014 Views

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Who are the ‘Aboriginal peoples’ of Canada? – First Peoples Law

Earlier this month my colleague Kate Gunn and I had the honour of representing the Indigenous Bar Association on their intervention in the Desautel appeal at the Supreme Court of Canada. As we explained in earlier posts Decolonizing the International Border and Righting the Wrongs of Colonization, Desautel raises the question of whether Indigenous people […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 202010 Views

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UVic to build new National Centre for Indigenous Laws – University Affairs

A new addition to the law school at the University of Victoria will become the permanent home to the institution’s JID/JD program. The joint degree in Indigenous law and Canadian common law, which launched in 2018, is the first of its kind in the world. With funding from both the federal and provincial governments, the […]

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Sc’ianew First Nation signs deal on spill response base – Times Colonist

October 20, 2020 The organization tasked with cleaning up oil spills around Vancouver Island, the Strait of Georgia and Metro Vancouver’s coastline has signed a deal with the Sc’ianew First Nation to build a response base in its East Sooke territory. Western Canada Marine Response, which has undertaken a $150 million spill-response ­program to establish […]

by ahnationtalk on October 20, 202016 Views

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Translations 4 Our Nations: creating accessible COVID-19 information for Indigenous communities

The initiative’s founders discuss necessity, scarcity of adequate guidelines During the months that the COVID-19 pandemic has taken grip over the entire world, many flaws within our institutions have been exposed — be they structural, medical, or judicial. One key issue is that information about the virus is largely inaccessible to many marginalized communities. Due […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 202010 Views

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Squamish actor wins award of a ‘King’ – Squamish Chief

Lorne Cardinal to receive August Schellenberg Award of Excellence named after his mentor who played King Lear in all-Aboriginal production of the play October 17, 2020 Squamish actor Lorne Cardinal says he felt quite “stunned” and “overwhelmed” at the news of his latest award. On Oct. 25, the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival will […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 202017 Views

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Skeena sockeye returns jump 50 per cent in three years thanks to Indigenous leadership – The Narwhal

B.C. First Nations voluntarily closed their food fishery or limited the catch for two decades to help rebuild salmon populations. This year, those sacrifices are paying off After nearly two decades of closing the Skeena watershed sockeye food fishery or limiting the catch, the Wet’suwet’en First Nation is finally seeing promising returns. “Almost everybody that […]

by ahnationtalk on October 16, 202042 Views

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BC First Nations Rock the Vote seeks to educate and motivate Indigenous voters – Prince George Citizen

Mikelle Sasakamoose wants more Indigenous people to vote. She volunteers her time to help run BC First Nations Rock the Vote, a Facebook page dedicated to Indigenous voting. “I just hope that everybody gets out there and votes,” she says. “I want everyone to know that their voice is important, whatever they think or feel […]

by ahnationtalk on October 16, 202017 Views

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