By Anna McKenzie, The Discourse, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Canada delivered its Speech from the Throne to signal a new session of parliament on Wednesday. The speech was largely focused on the COVID-19 pandemic and the middle class. After a tumultuous 10months following the previous throne speech, including a global pandemic, the Wet’suwet’en crisis, and several high profile police brutality cases upon BIPOC in Canada (and in the United States), the federal government has said that they will be moving towards expediting several of its commitments to Indigenous Peoples. But for Kukip7 Judy Wilson, Secretary-Treasurer of theUnion of British Columbia Indian Chiefs (UBCIC), reconciliation has been put on the back burner.
Continue reading Reconciliation on the back burner
Campbell River Mirror, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
A record demand and reduced supplies have pushed the price of 2x4s to historic highs but the B.C. forest industry is only just beginning to fully take advantage.
Continue reading Lumber prices hit historic high because supply is low
National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
B.C. Premier John Horgan called a snap fall election on Monday, a move widely determined to be taking a bet he can gain a majority government despite the risk it could alienate voters by taking them to the polls during the pandemic.
Continue reading Stability? Or politics at its worst?
IndigiNews, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
The pandemic highlights the need to be self-reliant for Jess Housty (‘Cúagilákv).
Continue reading Gardening & Self reliance among the Haíɫzaqv Nation
By Tan Mei Xi, “the Pulse” @ Vancouver Co-Op Radio, CRFO 100.5 FM, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Police forces across the world and their relationships with the communities they serve are now being scrutinized, but the Indigenous community in Vancouver has spent years negotiating their relationship with the Vancouver Police Department (VPD).
Continue reading Vancouver’s Indigenous community and the police