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Reconciling with First Nations

In this special series funded by a Tyee Fellowship for Solutions Reporting, award winning writer Sandra Shields reports on how Aboriginals and non-natives are working out new relationships -- and grappling with old injustices -- in classrooms, timber forests, and negotiating rooms of the Fraser Valley. Tyee Fellowships for Investigative and Solutions-oriented Reporting are supported by donations from Tyee readers and are intended to support independent journalism to educate the public about critical issues facing British Columbia. If you are interested in making a tax-deductible donation, please go here.

In This Series


Hands on a map

At the Table

A 'new relationship' perhaps, but Stó:lō frustrations are mounting. Last in a series.

By Sandra Shields, 27 Apr 2007


Long Road to a Treaty

In 1867, the BC government reduced Stó:lō reserves by 92 per cent without Stó:lō consent. Justice today?

By Sandra Shields, 20 Apr 2007


Kids and a carver

Beyond 'Teepees and Igloos'

Reconciling with First Nations begins in the classroom.

By Sandra Shields, 6 Apr 2007


Ax and chainsaw

Sharing the Forests

In new timber deals, what are First Nations really getting? Third in a series.

By Sandra Shields, 13 Apr 2007


YVR Totem Pole

'We Weren't Supposed to Survive'

Seeking reconciliation with BC's First Nations. First in a series.

By Sandra Shields, 30 Mar 2007



Reconciling with First Nations: A Reader-funded Solutions Series

You made possible Sandra Shields' hopeful look at the 'New Relationship' in her community.

By David Beers, 30 Mar 2007