Indiginews, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
For the Tla’amin Nation, the loss of their village site tiskʷat has been like “a missing limb” for the community, according to Dillon Johnson.
Their home and salmon fishing site was stolen and sold by “British Columbia” 151 years ago at a time when the community’s population was decimated by disease.
For the next seven generations, Tla’amin people were separated from tiskʷat. People were moved onto reserves, salmon runs were all but wiped out by construction of a new dam, and a paper mill began operating on the site.
Continue reading Tla’amin Nation set to reclaim village of tiskʷat 151 years after it was taken: ‘It’s like a long lost relative’
It has been more than two months since the Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission tabled their report for British Columbia in the House of Commons. Their mandate ‘was to propose new boundaries for federal electoral districts in the province to maximize voter parity while taking into consideration social and geographic factors, including respect for communities of interest or identity.’ Yet the commission has not yet responded to First Nations suggestions that they drop the name ‘Powell’ from North Island – Powell River.”
In response to a request from the Tla’amin First Nation, Rachel Blaney is asking the Electoral Boundary Commission to change the name of our riding to ‘North Island qathet.’
Continue reading Blaney asks the name of our riding be changed to ‘North Island – qathet’
qathet Living, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Who’s leading the process to consider a name change for the City of Powell River?
Tla’amin Executive Council members Erik Blaney and Brandon Peters, City of Powell River councillors Cindy Elliot and Maggie Hathaway, Mayor Dave Formosa, Hegus John Hackett, plus Stewart Alsgard (former City Mayor), Harmony Johnson (vice-president, Indigenous Wellness and Reconciliation for Providence Health Care), Davis Mckenzie (principal of Toxw oxw Communications), and Lyn Adamson (previous executive director for LIFT Powell River) – these are the locals who in 2021, came together to form the City of Powell River’s name change committee, known as the Joint Working Group.
Continue reading Chippy west coast town starts its process to change a name
CKTZ News, through an LJI grant from Canada-info.ca
The City of Powell River has established a working group with members of the Tla’amin First Nation to dig into how to best honour the Tla’amin request for the municipality to change its name. But there is no great rush to the finish line.
Continue reading Discussions continue on name change for City of Powell River
CKTZ News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Powell River City Council is discussing changing the city’s name, following an official request from the new administration of the Tla’amin First Nation.
Continue reading City of Powell River may be renamed