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Jody Wilson-Raybould awarded Order of B.C. for being ‘a force for change’

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Jody Wilson-Raybould is among 14 outstanding British Columbians awarded the province’s highest honour on Monday for exceptional contributions to society. 

The Order of British Columbia is often granted in the twilight of an illustrious career, but Wilson-Raybould, Canada’s first federal Indigenous justice minister and twice-elected regional chief of the BC Assembly of First Nations, is just hitting her stride as she continues to be a force for reconciliation in Canada. 

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National Advisory Committee Formed To Assist In Locating Unmarked Graves

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

(ANNews) – The federal government and National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) announced the formation of a National Advisory Committee on Residential Schools Missing Children and Unmarked Burials on July 20. 

The committee will bring together experts in a variety of fields, including Indigenous laws and cultural protocols, forensics, archeology, archival research, criminal investigations, communication and working with Survivors, to provide Indigenous communities with reliable information on how to identify, locate, and commemorate unmarked gravesites. 

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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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2021 as seen by Rachel Blaney, MP for North Island-Powell River

Rachel Blaney, Member of Parliament for North Island – Powell River, gave Cortes Currents an overview of the important political issues and her family life during this past year. 

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Food for the frontlines — honouring Indigenous ingenuity during a colonial holiday

By Kelsie Kilawna, The Discourse, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Canadians getting ready to cozy up with family over the Thanksgiving weekend should question exactly what they’re celebrating, says Secwépemc hereditary matriarch Miranda Dick.  

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