By Chehala Leonard, The Discourse, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Violence against Mi’kmaw lobster fishers sparked national and even international media attention over the past weeks. Images of angry mobs attacking Mi’kmaw Chiefs and fishermen, burning trucks and buildings sparked outrage.
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The Canada-info.ca website is a showcase of community journalism, from previously underserved communities across the nation, by journalists hired as part of the Local Journalism Initiative (LJI). This project was launched by the Community Radio Fund of Canada (CRFC) in early 2020 and will continue until March 31, 2021. Twenty-two community and student radio stations are participating. The radio programs below were posted to Canada-info.ca incorporated into the Cortes Currents broadcast, on Cortes Radio, CKTZ 89.5 FM, on Saturdays 1-2 PM and repeated Wednesdays 9-10 AM.
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By Tan Mei Xi, “the Pulse” @ Vancouver Co-Op Radio, CRFO 100.5 FM, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Police forces across the world and their relationships with the communities they serve are now being scrutinized, but the Indigenous community in Vancouver has spent years negotiating their relationship with the Vancouver Police Department (VPD).
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By Bayleigh Marelj, The Discourse, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
On the morning of Thursday, Aug. 27, Charity Williams woke up to an email from the City of Victoria. It told her that she needed to alter the mural she had organized by noon that day, or they would do it for her. The mural, which is in Victoria’s Bastion Square, was installed by 17 Black, Indigenous and people of colour (BIPOC) artists on Aug. 14. It was funded by a grant from the City Of Victoria. It reads “More Justice More Peace.”
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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.
Continue reading anti-Indigenous racism in BC’s healthcare system