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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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Strength to Share Residential School Trauma
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Seeking help, getting it all out and choosing to find some happiness in what remains... that is my idea of strength.

Sharing this story with the rest of Canada is a gift, our invitation to heal ourselves... Canada has a terrible sickness. It can be better.

puppyg, in response to The Tyee article “‘I Cried So Hard I Almost Got Rid of the Pain’”

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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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