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Indigenous Affairs

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At Kamloops School for Indigenous Youth, a ‘Focus on the Successes’

Strong bonds between students and adults make the difference, says teacher Jordan Smith. Part of a series.

By Katie Hyslop, Today


news

A Tyee Series

Young, Homeless, and at Risk in BC’s Interior

In Kamloops, a window on ‘hidden’ struggles of youths who have no place to call home. Part of a reader-funded series.

By Katie Hyslop, 17 Jan 2017


mediacheck

My Search to Understand Freedom of the Press in Indigenous Communities

One conclusion I reached: few folks want to talk about it.

By Wawmeesh G. Hamilton, 12 Jan 2017


culture

Meet the Indigenous Artist ‘Tagging’ Emily Carr Paintings

Sonny Assu on his exhibit ‘We Come to Witness,’ on now at Vancouver Art Gallery.

By Simon Cheung, 3 Jan 2017


culture

‘Now that You Know, You Can’t Turn a Blind Eye’

Author, activist Bev Sellars on her book ‘Price Paid: The Fight for First Nations Survival.’

By Heather Ramsay, 19 Dec 2016


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Why Land Use in Mining Is Key to Reconciliation

Fair Mining Collaborative helps First Nations ensure rights, interests protected at every stage of projects.

By Tyee Staff, 2 Dec 2016


news

New Tool Aims to Keep Low-cost Indigenous Housing Available

Association wants to see providers make best choices to stay open and debt free.

By Katie Hyslop, 1 Dec 2016


opinion

Trudeau Just Sacrificed BC for Big Oil

First Nations are owed so much more, and he will soon find that out.

By Judith Sayers, 29 Nov 2016


news

What Would a National Indigenous Housing Strategy Look Like?

Firstly, it would be Indigenous led and administered, according to those we asked.

By Katie Hyslop, 22 Nov 2016


tyeenews

Tyee Seeks Emerging Indigenous Reporter for Fellowship

We’re partnering with Journalists for Human Rights to offer this three-month paid position. Please spread the word.

By Robyn Smith, 7 Nov 2016


news

How to Bring First Peoples into BC Classrooms

If done right, ‘we can have a fundamentally changed society,’ says educator Jo Chrona.

By Katie Hyslop, 3 Nov 2016


news

BC Company Claims ‘Net Zero’ Answer to Reserve Housing Energy Woes

Structures aim to bring next-generation efficiency within the budget of First Nation communities.

By Katie Hyslop, 5 Oct 2016


opinion

Trudeau’s LNG Approval: What a Difference a Day Makes

Absent winning smiles and shirtless selfies, this doesn’t feel like ‘positive politics.’

By Heather Libby, 28 Sep 2016


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‘Water Will Drive Most Decision-making’ in BC’s Future, Says Land Champion

Deborah Curran, 2016 Real Estate Foundation award winner, on how land use and water flow together.

By Chris Wood, 26 Sep 2016


news

New BC Pipeline Spill Details Show Largest Involved 1,000 Litres of Oil

Oil and gas commission releases details on seven crude oil spills in 2015.

By Andrew MacLeod, 23 Sep 2016


news

First Nation Protestors Rally For Fish Farm Evictions

Campbell River meeting comes as Morton video of farmed fish goes viral.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 31 Aug 2016


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Highlights from BC’s First Ever ‘World Indigenous Basketball Challenge’

Sixteen teams recently gathered in Burnaby for a slam-dunk tournament.

By Christopher Cheung, 31 Aug 2016


news

RCMP Arrest Four Indigenous Protesters over Fish Farm Action

‘It is the right of any human to protect their land and water,’ says one protester.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 25 Aug 2016


news

First Nation Serves Evictions Notices to BC Fish Farms

Orders follow a number of developments, including federal decision to extend licences.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 22 Aug 2016


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Site C ‘Running Roughshod’ over Indigenous Rights, Wilson-Raybould Said in 2012

Comments raise questions about government’s recent approval of permits for dam project, says NDP critic.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 12 Aug 2016