Tag Archives: Indiginews

COVID’s impact on an Indigenous family

the Discourse, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

COVID-19 has impacted everyone — Elders, parents, youth, and children — in different ways. For some families who divide their time between communities, closures and lockdowns have made connecting difficult. However many have inspiring resilience. The Atleo family is one of them.

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Update from the Klahoose village

the Discourse, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Community nurse in Klahoose First Nation, Heather Jansen says she wouldn’t offer vaccines to people unless she felt good about it. 

“I’m always reading and looking into the vaccines I give. That’s my responsibility as a vaccinator, working in First Nations Community Health,” Jansen says.

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Birth Alerts: more First Nations demanding control of their children

“the Pulse” @ Vancouver Co-Op Radio, CRFO 100.5 FM, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter 

A growing number of First Nations in British Columbia and beyond are ramping up their urgent demands for control over the welfare of their own children, particularly after numerous reports of “birth alerts” surfaced in the media this year.

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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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Mass arests at the 1921 Potlatch

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.

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