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Indigenous crisis line sees rise in COVID-19 related calls

the Discourse, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

From Jan. 1 to Aug. 31, 2020 the KUU-US Crisis Line Society received an increase of 142% in calls relating to loneliness and an increase of 198% for calls about addictions.

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anti-Indigenous racism in BC’s healthcare system

the Discourse, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Friends, family and allies are calling for significant reform to B.C.’s healthcare system. Connor Sutton, a 23-year-old Indigenous man from T’Sou-ke Nation, received what they say was racist treatment and inappropriate care at two Vancouver Island hospitals.

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IndigiNews: Let’s talk sovereignty

By Chehala Leonard, The Discourse, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

In this weekly roundup, we share the latest news from across the Okanagan and Turtle Island. This week, let’s talk about sovereignty. In Kelsie Kilawna’s latest article, she explores what the concept actually means in response to common misconceptions and questions raised by readers. As well, we take a look at water rights and land disputes at Sx̌ʷəx̌ʷnitkʷ (Little Falls), also known as Okanagan Falls. 

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Indigenous SoverEignty & Rights On Unceded Territory

By Kelsie Kilawna, The Discourse, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Despite being raided twice last month by the Province of B.C.’s cannabis enforcement agency for operating without a provincial license, Vernon-based Indigenous cannabis dispensary Tupa’s Joint has been seeing a rise in customers.

Cory Brewer, shop owner and Okanagan Nation member, is taking a stance and exercising his rights as a sovereign member of his traditional territory. He and his employees say they will continue to stand behind Tupa’s Joint and the movement it’s creating in order to achieve respect for Indigenous sovereignty.

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