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Bringing Reconciliation to Tragic Attention

The uncovering of unmarked graves from former residential schools continues to shake the country. And the country needs to be shaken.

We know the harrowing scars of these institutions. How the deep disregard of Indigenous people through colonialism created a genocide. How the settlers that spoke up against the status quo were not heeded.

Indigenous communities continue to live the pain but still manage to find hope. Powerful art and books evoke the horror, and Elders’ Oral Histories carry the weight.

The path towards reconciliation and healing is long. Follow us into our dark history to see its reality in the present.

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One Year: A Reporter Reflects on Her Community Beat

A year ago, Jen St. Denis signed on to be our reporter for Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

Our aim was to cover issues important to the people who live there, bringing light to the challenges they face and showcasing the area’s oft-overlooked vitality.

St. Denis’s reporting has built trust and fostered change. It's helped stop evictions, highlighted unsafe living conditions and put pressure on city staff to treat residents humanely.

The Tyee believes in strengthening our relationship with communities, and we couldn’t have done that in the DTES without the support of our Tyee Builders. Join us today.

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Learning Beyond the Language We Know
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It’s telling that we have millions to spend to get people from elsewhere to learn the local colonists' language, but very little to teach Canadians the languages that belong to the land…

Many people seem capable of learning music notation, math symbols and multiple languages... we can manage to learn what an upside down "7" is supposed to sound like.

Chris Keam, in response to The Tyee article “What’s In a Place Name? One History or Another”

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BC’s Receding Rivers of Ice

There are more than 16,000 glaciers in British Columbia. Most of them will be gone in several decades, researchers predict.

What will it mean that so much ice is vanishing from the province’s peaks? Glaciologists are learning using a range of technologies. The loss will threaten ocean ecosystems far below, affecting plankton, salmon, bears, people.

A recent massive landslide and flood at Bute Inlet demonstrates the power unleashed when melting glaciers dislodge rock and ice.

A special Tyee series explores the Big Melt and geoengineering ideas for offsetting impacts.

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The Big Melt

In mere decades, many of BC’s 16,000 glaciers will be gone. That will change life on our coast, from plankton to people. First in a series.

10 May 2021

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