Indigenous peoples

The Tofino RCMP detachment on Nov. 23, 2022. (Nora O'Malley photo)

Police watchdog clears B.C. RCMP officer in shooting death of Indigenous man

Details of probe into Tofino death of Julian Jones won’t be released until related court case over

 

Kendal Campeau died in Pacific Institution in Abbotsford on Nov. 14, 2021.

More answers sought into death of Indigenous man in Abbotsford prison

Two organizations say Kendal Campeau was victim of ‘systemic issues’

 

Leah Gazan rises during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, June 21, 2021. The New Democrat member of Parliament says she will be holding the government accountable after her motion calling on the federal government to recognize Canada’s residential schools as genocide passed with unanimous consent.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

‘It was historic’: Motion to call residential schools genocide backed unanimously

Consultation with Indigenous people required to determine next steps, NDP member says

 

Protesters, including First Nations groups, gathered outside the Kelowna Court House during the sentencing of fraudulent social worker Robert Riley Saunders (Jacqueline Gelineau)

5 years prison time ‘not enough’ for fraudulent social worker: First Nations leaders

Robert Riley Saunders stole over $461,000 intended for vulnerable, primarily First Nations, youth

Protesters, including First Nations groups, gathered outside the Kelowna Court House during the sentencing of fraudulent social worker Robert Riley Saunders (Jacqueline Gelineau)
Protesters in front of the Kelowna court house (Jacqueline Gelineau)

Trust in social systems ‘destroyed’: Victim of fraudulent Kelowna social worker

Sentencing begins for fraudulent social worker Robert Riley Saunders

Protesters in front of the Kelowna court house (Jacqueline Gelineau)
Young dancers give it their all during the Similkameen Powwow of Champions. June is National Indigenous History Month and June 21 is designated as National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: Honouring National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada and June is National Indigenous History Month

Young dancers give it their all during the Similkameen Powwow of Champions. June is National Indigenous History Month and June 21 is designated as National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada. (Black Press file photo)
A bucket brigade on the Spokane River is releasing tagged salmon into the Columbia River system. (Lake Roosevelt Forum/Facebook

Spring salmon spotted for 1st time since 1930 in B.C.’s Columbia River

U.S. efforts to return salmon to Upper Columbia River gaining traction, some caught in BC waters

A bucket brigade on the Spokane River is releasing tagged salmon into the Columbia River system. (Lake Roosevelt Forum/Facebook
More than 250 people move along Belleville Street from Thunderbird Park to the legislature during the 11th annual Walk to End Violence Against Women and Children on May 12. The walk was started in 2011 by the Indigenous-led Moose Hide Campaign. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

Moose Hide Campaign event in Victoria draws hundreds, engages thousands online

People across country stream 11th Walk to End Violence Against Women and Children

More than 250 people move along Belleville Street from Thunderbird Park to the legislature during the 11th annual Walk to End Violence Against Women and Children on May 12. The walk was started in 2011 by the Indigenous-led Moose Hide Campaign. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
Dozens of people gathered at Vancouver City Hall Thursday (May 5) to mark Red Dress Day and call attention to the continued crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and two-spirit people. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

PHOTOS: ‘We deserve to be here’: Dozens mark Red Dress Day in Vancouver

May 5 is the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Dozens of people gathered at Vancouver City Hall Thursday (May 5) to mark Red Dress Day and call attention to the continued crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and two-spirit people. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Academics and members of racialized and Indigenous communities in B.C. say anti-racism data collection is a step in the right direction. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

B.C.’s anti-racism legislation could hold real power, if done right: advocates

Data collection must be intersectional and empowering, say academics and community members

Academics and members of racialized and Indigenous communities in B.C. say anti-racism data collection is a step in the right direction. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
UVic president Kevin Hall, left, Elder Skip Dick and Camosun College president Lane Trotter gather during the March 2 paddle gifting ceremony. (Courtesy of Camosun College)

Greater Victoria post-secondary schools mark 50 years with Indigenous paddle ceremony

UVic, Camosun celebrate relationship and shared goals for Indigenous education

UVic president Kevin Hall, left, Elder Skip Dick and Camosun College president Lane Trotter gather during the March 2 paddle gifting ceremony. (Courtesy of Camosun College)
A young Tina Savea, now of North Saanich, with her late father Elton Keshane in Saskatchewan. (Courtesy Tina Savea)

North Saanich resident finds healing even as graves found in schoolyard where she played

Indigenous woman Tina Savea gives voice to her late father, sharing childhood abuses he faced

A young Tina Savea, now of North Saanich, with her late father Elton Keshane in Saskatchewan. (Courtesy Tina Savea)
The Malahat Nation’s environment department is in the process of surveying areas of the Salish Sea to find what is known as ghost gear – abandoned fishing and trapping equipment that has sunk. It’s part of the nation’s ocean cleanup and awareness program. (Photo courtesy of Malahat Nation)

Malahat Nation working to remove ‘ghost gear’ from Salish Sea

Surveying is underway via a remote operated vehicle

The Malahat Nation’s environment department is in the process of surveying areas of the Salish Sea to find what is known as ghost gear – abandoned fishing and trapping equipment that has sunk. It’s part of the nation’s ocean cleanup and awareness program. (Photo courtesy of Malahat Nation)
Vancouver’s temporary Barge Chilling Beach sign has twice been tagged with the Indigenous place name Í7iy̓el̓shn, pronounced ee-ay-ul-shun, which means “good underfoot” in hən̓q̓əmin̓əm. (Cole Schisler/Black Press)

Vancouver’s ‘Barge Chilling Beach’ sparks conversation over Indigenous place names

Quick installation of the sign raised questions about why restoring Indigenous names takes so long

Vancouver’s temporary Barge Chilling Beach sign has twice been tagged with the Indigenous place name Í7iy̓el̓shn, pronounced ee-ay-ul-shun, which means “good underfoot” in hən̓q̓əmin̓əm. (Cole Schisler/Black Press)
The Songhees Wellness Centre, meeting place for the First Nation’s administrative and governing bodies. The Songhees recently appointed Katherine Lagrange as their new executive director. (Courtesy of Songhees First Nation)

Songhees First Nation opens new year with new executive director

Chief Ron Sam sees Songhees First Nation well positioned for ongoing success in 2022

The Songhees Wellness Centre, meeting place for the First Nation’s administrative and governing bodies. The Songhees recently appointed Katherine Lagrange as their new executive director. (Courtesy of Songhees First Nation)
University of Victoria radio station CFUV is hiring two Indigenous podcasters as part of its second year of the Documenting Decolonization project, with the help of a $49,000 grant. (Pixabay)

UVic radio continues Indigenous media development with help of $49,000 grant

Funding will help CFUV hire Indigenous podcasters to do story, issue and language-based shows

University of Victoria radio station CFUV is hiring two Indigenous podcasters as part of its second year of the Documenting Decolonization project, with the help of a $49,000 grant. (Pixabay)
The Greater Victoria School District and Esquimalt Nation have signed a Local Education Agreement designed to better define success and improve educational outcomes for students. (Black Press Media file photo)

Education agreement aims to best meet needs of Esquimalt Nation students

Deal defines roles for SD61, First Nation in improving educational outcomes

The Greater Victoria School District and Esquimalt Nation have signed a Local Education Agreement designed to better define success and improve educational outcomes for students. (Black Press Media file photo)
Workers make final adjustments to the placement of Richard Hunt’s restored pole in its new location in Thunderbird Park, neighbouring those carved by his father, Henry Hunt, and the renowned Mungo Martin. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Refurbished totem joins those of the masters at Thunderbird Park in Victoria

Relocation of Richard Hunt’s first pole completed Monday morning on museum grounds

Workers make final adjustments to the placement of Richard Hunt’s restored pole in its new location in Thunderbird Park, neighbouring those carved by his father, Henry Hunt, and the renowned Mungo Martin. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Saanich Mayor Fred Haynes (from left), Tsartlip First Nation Chief Don Tom, and Tsawout First Nation Chief Harvey Underwood signed a memorandum of understanding between the nations and the municipality on Friday (Dec. 3). (Photo courtesy of the District of Saanich)

WSANEC Leadership Council, District of Saanich look to improve relations

MOU intended to encourage reconciliation, create more meaningful interactions

Saanich Mayor Fred Haynes (from left), Tsartlip First Nation Chief Don Tom, and Tsawout First Nation Chief Harvey Underwood signed a memorandum of understanding between the nations and the municipality on Friday (Dec. 3). (Photo courtesy of the District of Saanich)
Wet’suwet’en solidarity demonstrators stand outside of RCMP headquarters in Victoria. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Wet’suwet’en solidarity protest hits the streets in Victoria

Demonstrators throw support behind Indigenous land defenders in northern B.C.

Wet’suwet’en solidarity demonstrators stand outside of RCMP headquarters in Victoria. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)