All posts by Odette Auger

Odette Auger moved to the traditional territories of the toq qaymɩxʷ (Klahoose) in 1999. She has worked with island youth as facilitator in local programming for 17 years, and works as Program support for Tides Canada Initiatives project Indigeneyez. She started working with Cortes Radio in 2013, fundraising and project management. Writing and producing for Deep Roots gave an outlet for Odette’s storytelling skills, and a lasting love of the listening, story gathering, and collaborative process. She is one of the Cortes Currents producers for the Cortes Radio 2020 Local Journalism Initiative Grant.

Fish farms phased out in Discovery Islands: Chief Darren Blaney & Alexandra Morton

the Discourse, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The night that Chief Darren Blaney of Homalco First Nation found out that fish farms would be phased out in his traditional territories, he celebrated over dinner with his wife

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COVID social groups, sports activities and freedom

the Discourse, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

COVID-19 closures have been hard for everyone, but what has it been like for kids who are missing out on their social groups, sports activities and freedom? And how are families meeting the need for connection and physical activity in this time?

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COrtes Island: need for Indigenous-led emergency management

the Discourse, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

As Klahoose First Nation comes out of lockdown after a quickly-contained COVID-19 scare, community members echo the need for Indigenous-led emergency management.

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How COVID impacted Teen afterschool programming on Cortes Island


This program was funded by a grant from the Community Radio Fund of Canada and the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative

During the last week of November, a health officer stopped Teen Szene as it was a hang out, not a sports program. We spoke about the need these programs fill, and Jodi’s thoughts on the process of adapting to COVID 19 reality. 

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