Category Archives: Indigenous Nations

Prince Rupert SD 52 trustees at odds over selected Indigenous seat

By Norman Galimski,  Prince Rupert Northern View, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

School District 52 board members were at odds on implementing a permanent indigenous board member seat, when discussions arose on Jan. 18.

During the first SD 52 meeting of the new year, board members discussed a BC School Trustee Association (BCSTA) letter to the Ministry of Education regarding designated trustee seats for Indigenous persons.

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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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Klahoose Wilderness Resort decreases carbon footprint with the power of water

Windspeaker, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

​In the midst of a pandemic, climate emergency and uncertain economic future, Klahoose First Nation is looking at ways to shift from fossil dependence to alternative sources of green energy.

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What Vancouver Island University is doing to decolonise BC’s classrooms

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

Education student Hayden Taylor says Vancouver Island University (VIU) is “definitely a safe space for Indigenous future educators.” 

Taylor is a member of the Haisla Nation, and as a fifth year in VIU’s Bachelor of Education program, he regularly participates in Indigenous practices on campus.

Taylor is an active participant at Shq’apthut (A Gathering Place), the campus’s hub for Indigenous supports, and is part of VIU’s community cousins program. “[Community Cousin’s] is a mentorship program that is made up of Indigenous students at VIU, that provides support for Indigenous students.”

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Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations sign memorandums of understanding with the Museum of North Vancouver

By Charlie Carey, North Shore News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

A first for any museum in Coast Salish territories, MONOVA: the Museum of North Vancouver, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) and Səlílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nation have signed respective memorandums of understanding, in an effort to strengthen the relationship between the two host Nations and the museum.̓

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