Tag Archives: Indigenous Nations

Booklet unveils Racist British Columbia: 150 years

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

Horgan’s criticism of federal decision ironic, says Chief Chris Roberts

Campbell River Mirror, Local Journalism Reporter

B.C. Premier John Horgan’s criticism of the federal government’s handling the Discovery Islands fish farm consultation is ironic, says Chris Roberts, chief of the Wei Wai Kum First Nation.

Continue reading Horgan’s criticism of federal decision ironic, says Chief Chris Roberts

Klahoose immunization program continuing to roll out

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The immunization program at a remote First Nations community on Cortes Island, B.C., is continuing to roll out despite the current shortages of COVID-19 vaccines.

Continue reading Klahoose immunization program continuing to roll out

MMIWG: Red dresses hang across Vancouver Island

Campbell River Mirror, Local Journalism Reporter

On Sunday, five women from Gold River hung a red dress by the side of the road that leads into town.

Supporting their cause was Evangeline James a member of the area’s Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nation (MMFN).

In 1979, James’ friend, 26-year-old Christine Thomas was murdered between Campbell River and Gold River on Highway 28 in 1979, along with her 16-year-old sister Helena Howard.

Continue reading MMIWG: Red dresses hang across Vancouver Island