Indigenous peoples

Nuu-chah-nulth and Kwakwaka’wakw drummers sing the Grease Trail Song during a totem pole unveiling ceremony in Port Alberni. Canada’s Indigenous population is expected to grow faster than the country’s non-Indigenous population in the next 20 years, including in B.C. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. could be home to 500,000 Indigenous people by 2041

Canada’s Indigenous population growth projected to outpace non-Indigenous in next 20 years

 

Robert Riley Saunders. (File)

Syilx Nation wants MCFD overhaul after social worker steals thousands from foster kids

Nation says ministry needs to take responsibility for ‘complete failure’

 

Sawmill workers in Princeton, B.C., 2018. The B.C. government has committed to redistributing Crown forest resources to provide a greater share for Indigenous communities. (B.C. government photo)

‘Disrespectful’: B.C. First Nations blast NDP’s forest renewal effort

20 Indigenous communities call for more time, resources

 

(L-r) Former Chief of the Bonaparte Indian Band, Terry Porter (a Kamloops Indian Residential School survivor), Wanda Nystoruk, and Bonaparte Indian Band Chief Frank Antoine are shown at the May 28, 2021, sacred drumming ceremonies held at the former KIRS site on the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation. (Nystoruk photo)

Daughter of a Kamloops residential school survivor speaks from her heart

When the discovery of the remains of 215 Indigenous children at the…

(L-r) Former Chief of the Bonaparte Indian Band, Terry Porter (a Kamloops Indian Residential School survivor), Wanda Nystoruk, and Bonaparte Indian Band Chief Frank Antoine are shown at the May 28, 2021, sacred drumming ceremonies held at the former KIRS site on the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation. (Nystoruk photo)
Danielle Saddleman and Shane Miller OKIB business owners are reclaiming their family and hope to see more people choose the same path. (Kelsie Kilawna, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter)

Confronting their addictions to make way for healing — a B.C. love story

‘I think what’s helped us is that we had to understand our past and move forward’

Danielle Saddleman and Shane Miller OKIB business owners are reclaiming their family and hope to see more people choose the same path. (Kelsie Kilawna, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter)
An image from the Royal BC Museum’s digitized collection of historical photographs shows an Interior Salish woman and child weaving baskets. The image is one of thousands posted in an online database. (Courtesy of the Royal BC Museum)

B.C. museum releases more than 16,000 historical photos of Indigenous life

Digitized images preserved and shared with Indigenous communities

An image from the Royal BC Museum’s digitized collection of historical photographs shows an Interior Salish woman and child weaving baskets. The image is one of thousands posted in an online database. (Courtesy of the Royal BC Museum)
Lekwungen dancers and singers perform at Royal Roads as part of a previous National Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations. (Black Press Media file photo)
Lekwungen dancers and singers perform at Royal Roads as part of a previous National Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations. (Black Press Media file photo)
Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller speaks with the media in the Foyer of the House of Commons before Question Period Tuesday March 10, 2020 in Ottawa. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

Concerns raised over COVID-19 outbreak plans for Indigenous communities

Plans for possible outbreaks in remote, vulnerable Indigenous communities getting a failing grade

Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller speaks with the media in the Foyer of the House of Commons before Question Period Tuesday March 10, 2020 in Ottawa. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)
The third annual Moose Hide campaign is taking place Feb. 24 at the Dutch Lake Community Centre. Pictured, organizer Cindy Wilgosh shows off one of the moose hides people can wear to signify commitment in honouring, respecting, and protecting women and children, which is the purpose of the campaign. File photo

Moose Hide campaign goes into third year

Event will be held at the Dutch Lake Community Centre on Feb. 24

The third annual Moose Hide campaign is taking place Feb. 24 at the Dutch Lake Community Centre. Pictured, organizer Cindy Wilgosh shows off one of the moose hides people can wear to signify commitment in honouring, respecting, and protecting women and children, which is the purpose of the campaign. File photo
The Ricky’s All-Day Grill location in Nanaimo’s north end. (News Bulletin photo)

B.C. man who alleged racial profiling at restaurant wants end to dispute

First Nations man says customer service he received was different than other patrons

The Ricky’s All-Day Grill location in Nanaimo’s north end. (News Bulletin photo)
Retired hockey player Scott Niedermayer, Ktunaxa Nation Council chair Kathryn Teneese and former NDP leader Adrian Dix present a territorial claim to Jumbo Glacier at a news conference at the B.C. legislature, Nov. 15, 2011. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

B.C. VIEWS: The limits of Indigenous rights

Jumbo Glacier Resort decision a harsh lesson for John Horgan

Retired hockey player Scott Niedermayer, Ktunaxa Nation Council chair Kathryn Teneese and former NDP leader Adrian Dix present a territorial claim to Jumbo Glacier at a news conference at the B.C. legislature, Nov. 15, 2011. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)