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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 […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 20218 Views

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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 […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 20216 Views

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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. […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 20219 Views

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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 […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 20217 Views

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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. […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 20217 Views

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Sober(er) for October: One Community’s Journey – FNHA

The Sober(er) for October campaign is inclusive of everyone on their self-determined recovery journey, including those who prefer a harm-reduction approach as well as those who prefer abstinence. In our culture(s), storytelling is an important aspect of overall health and wellness of our people. The Secwepemc community of Esk’etemc First Nations has a compelling story […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 20217 Views

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Trudeau visits Tk’emlúps First Nation, apologizes for ignoring invitations – Global News

After declining past invitations, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has now visited the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation in B.C., where he apologized for his vacation on Canada’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Robin Gill reports on the concrete action Indigenous people, tired of hollow apologies and empty promises, are demanding. Read More: https://globalnews.ca/video/8275772/trudeau-visits-tkemlups-first-nation-apologizes-for-ignoring-invitations

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 20217 Views

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City of Vernon transfers copyright to legendary Ogopogo to B.C. Indigenous nations – Penticton Herald

Oct 18, 2021 The legal rights to the legendary creature in a British Columbia lake have been transferred to an alliance of Indigenous nations who say the Ogopogo has always been part of their spiritual teachings. Council members in the Okanagan city of Vernon voted unanimously to transfer the Ogopogo copyright it has held for […]

by ahnationtalk on October 18, 202111 Views

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Missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls need more attention and media coverage – The Peak

October 18, 2021 In Canada, 1,200 Indigenous women have been estimated to be missing or murdered from 1980 to 2012. However, many Indigenous rights groups report that the number is much higher — nearer to 4,000 — because cases are underreported. Despite experiencing these disproportionately higher rates of violence, investigation efforts for missing Indigenous women […]

by ahnationtalk on October 18, 202110 Views

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First Peoples Law Report Oct 11-17, 2021 – First Peoples Law

Land defence, hunting and fishing were back in BC headlines Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs vow to stop Coastal Gaslink | APTN News McLeod Lake Indian Band calls for cow-calf moose hunt halt | Prince George Citizen Heiltsuk leader says community still waiting for environmental justice 5 years after ‘traumatizing’ oil spill | CBC News Protected areas were […]

by ahnationtalk on October 18, 202110 Views

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