By Cara McKenna, the Discourse, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
A new educational resource looks at British Columbia’s long history of racist policies and the resiliency of the many Indigenous, Black and racialized people who have been affected.
The open-source booklet Challenging Racist British Columbia: 150 Years and Counting was released today by co-publishers the University of Victoria (UVic) and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA).
Continue reading Booklet unveils Racist British Columbia: 150 years
North Island Gazette, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
A marine archaeologist at SFU is launching an ambitious study to find evidence of how people first migrated to North America over 15,000 years ago.
Continue reading How people migrated to North America
National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
A massive canvas canoe adorned with sweeping bold lines of red, black and royal blue swallows up the space around it.
Artist KC Hall has little room to step back and get perspective on his latest work housed in a temporary workshop on Quadra Island a week before Christmas.
Hall, renowned for his synthesis of graffiti, manga and Northwest Coast art, is finishing up a central piece for the Sacred Journey travelling exhibition, slated to launch in Campbell River on Vancouver Island this spring.
Continue reading An Artistic Sacred Journey: The Pacific Northwest’s canoe culture
By Catherine Lafferty, the Discourse, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Almost 100 years ago, while many gathered with family members to exchange Christmas presents, several dozen Kwakwa̱ka̱ʼwakw people were arrested for holding a winter gifting Potlatch of their own.
Continue reading Mass arests at the 1921 Potlatch
By Bayleigh Marelj, The Discourse, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Jesse Wente says that there is power in truth-telling moments. And the truth he spoke about on Nov. 25, was the truth of Indigenous sovereignty.
Continue reading After almost 170 years: the truth of Indigenous sovereignty.