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Residential school memorial pole will make stops on Vancouver Island before installation in Vancouver

Windspeaker, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

A blackened column carved with children’s faces, representing lives lost at Indian residential schools, has been created by acclaimed Kwakwuitl carver Stanley Hunt.

The pole will soon travel through Vancouver Island, beginning June 16, making its way to the installation place in Vancouver on Indigenous People’s Day, June 21.

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Province contributes new funding towards First Nations language and culture revitalization

By Melissa Renwick, Ha-Shilth-Sa, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

In lead up to National Indigenous Peoples Day, the province is supporting First Nations language and culture revitalization through nearly $35 million in new funding towards the First Peoples’ Cultural Council (FPCC) and the First Peoples Cultural Foundation (FPCF).

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National Indigenous People’s Day June 21 – A more thoughtful day for a more complex time

qathet Living, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

From the Red River Jig to drumming and bannock: National Indigenous People’s Day is celebrated June 21 all over Canada as a day to recognize Indigenous peoples. 

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