Tag Archives: Residential Schools

‘Recovery can happen’, says lifelong advocate for addictions support

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

Campbell River, BC – Barney Williams is the recipient of the 2022 Courage To Come Back Awards’ addictions category.

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Reconciliation for businesses, non-profit organizations and all interested individuals

The Our Heart Learning project is offering four learning opportunities to explore reconciliation, anti-racism and building a healthy community in Campbell River. 

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Decolonizing your teen’s bookshelf

By Jenessa Joy Klukas, The Discourse, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The project of decolonization requires readers, young and old, to diversify the stories they consume. 

Earlier this month IndigiNews explored a list of kids books written and illustrated by Indigenous creators, and we highlighted the need for children’s books that embrace diversity and Indigenous identity. 

To encourage our readers to keep reading, IndigiNews Education and Child Welfare Storyteller Jenessa Joy Klukas has compiled a list of young adult fiction books that can capture the hearts and minds of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Youth alike (and maybe even adults too).

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Indigenous delegation will be meeting the Pope in March

By Jeremy Appel,  Alberta Native News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

(ANNews) – An Indigenous delegation will travel to the Vatican to meet Pope Francis in late-March, after the initial meeting scheduled for December 2021 was postponed due to Omicron concerns. 

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Feds agree to hand over residential school docs to National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

By Jeremy Appel,  Alberta Native News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

(ANNEws) – The federal government has entered into an agreement with the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) to hand over 750,000 residential school documents, Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Marc Miller announced on Jan. 20. 

“Canada has a moral obligation to survivors to pursue the truth and to ensure access to documents, school narratives and records, so important to healing, to closure, to education and preservation,” Miller said. 

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