First Nations

Jeneva Touchie points to a new bilingual Nuu-chah-nulth / English street sign across from the high school. The District of Ucluelet hosted a small gathering on July 29 to unveil the new bilingual sign, which will be one of many installed around town over the next few months. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Ucluelet unveils new bilingual Nuu-chah-nulth / English street signs

“Our bilingu̓al street sign project is a small way we can honour the Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ people”

 

A fireworks display will cap off a day of celebrations on Saturday, July 30, as the White Rock Sea Festival and Semiahmoo Days make a return to the waterfront, following a two-year hiatus. (File photo)

Fireworks, talent show among highlights as White Rock Sea Festival, Semiahmoo Days return

Following two years of cancellations, waterfront celebration begins Friday, July 29

 

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, president of the UBCIC, left, June North, widow of the man who died by suicide and Williams Lake First Nation Chief Willie Sellars all spoke during a press conference held Tuesday, July 19. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

‘In shock and mourning’: Indigenous leaders demand inquiry into fatal RCMP incident

Incident of man threatening self harm in Williams Lake ended tragically July 10

 

The University of Victoria’s First Peoples House, located in the heart of the campus. In 2023 UVic will be offering a master’s in business administration program for Indigenous Reconciliation for the first time. (Courtesy of UVic Photo Services)

B.C. university to offer groundbreaking MBA program in Indigenous Reconciliation

University of Victoria program’s first enrolment of business students set to begin in spring 2023

The University of Victoria’s First Peoples House, located in the heart of the campus. In 2023 UVic will be offering a master’s in business administration program for Indigenous Reconciliation for the first time. (Courtesy of UVic Photo Services)
Members of Semiahmoo First Nation participate in the Pulling Together Canoe Journey, which is being held this week in the Okanagan. (Kelly Sinoski photo)

Semiahmoo First Nation members take part in Pulling Together Canoe Journey

Paddlers in Okanagan as part of eight-day Indigenous-led event

Members of Semiahmoo First Nation participate in the Pulling Together Canoe Journey, which is being held this week in the Okanagan. (Kelly Sinoski photo)
Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation master carver Joe Martin orchestrates the raising of a new totem pole for Opitsaht on July 1, 2022. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Truth-speaking Vancouver Island totem pole unveiled on Canada Day

July 1 ceremony on the shores of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations village of Opitsaht near Tofino

Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation master carver Joe Martin orchestrates the raising of a new totem pole for Opitsaht on July 1, 2022. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Various First Nations groups including the Tsilhqot’in National Government are coming to the defense of AFN National Chief Roseanne Archibald who was suspended on June 17. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Tŝilhqot’in voices support for AFN National Chief RoseAnne Archibald amid complaint probe

TNG said it stands with Archibald’s call for a forensic audit, fundamental reform at AFN

Various First Nations groups including the Tsilhqot’in National Government are coming to the defense of AFN National Chief Roseanne Archibald who was suspended on June 17. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Semiahmoo First Nation councillor Joanne Charles and Chief Harley Chappell welcome visitors to the White Rock Museum and Archives exhibit Che’ Semiahmah-Sen, Che’ Shesh Whe Weleq-sen Si’am (I am Semiahmoo, I am Survivor of the Flood). Alex Browne photo

Indigenous exhibit opens on White Rock waterfront

Museum and Archives show honours Se mi ah ma heritage

Semiahmoo First Nation councillor Joanne Charles and Chief Harley Chappell welcome visitors to the White Rock Museum and Archives exhibit Che’ Semiahmah-Sen, Che’ Shesh Whe Weleq-sen Si’am (I am Semiahmoo, I am Survivor of the Flood). Alex Browne photo
Terry Felix started for the Vancouver Whitecaps after signing with them in 1981. (Contributed Photo/Debbie Felix)

Sts’ailes athlete, former Whitecap Terry Felix wins Indspire Award

Indspire Award among the top honours in Indigenous community

Terry Felix started for the Vancouver Whitecaps after signing with them in 1981. (Contributed Photo/Debbie Felix)
Fish fragments unearthed from the villages of Ts’ishaa and Huu7ii in Barkley Sound, B.C. (Dylan Hillis/University of Victoria)

Ancient Vancouver Island fish bones may hold lessons for adapting to climate change

5,000-year-old bones show how Indigenous people worked with warming oceans

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Fish fragments unearthed from the villages of Ts’ishaa and Huu7ii in Barkley Sound, B.C. (Dylan Hillis/University of Victoria)
Autumn Cooper, right, of the Stz’uminus First Nation speaks about her experiences learning her traditional language, at an event announcing provincial funding for Indigenous language, art, culture and heritage revitalization at the legislature June 14. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

B.C. commits $35M to continue revitalization of Indigenous languages, arts, culture

First Peoples’ Cultural Council learning initiatives to be funded

Autumn Cooper, right, of the Stz’uminus First Nation speaks about her experiences learning her traditional language, at an event announcing provincial funding for Indigenous language, art, culture and heritage revitalization at the legislature June 14. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
Curated by the SFN, Che’ Semiahmah-Sen, Che’ Shesh Whe Weleq-sen Si’am (I am Semiahmoo, I am Survivor of the Flood) features two large dioramas created by archaeologist Don Welsh, showing the sophisticated technology of reef-net fishing and a summer fishing village. (Contributed photo)

Indigenous exhibit shares insights into Se mi ah ma culture

Current White Rock Museum and Archives show curated by SFN

Curated by the SFN, Che’ Semiahmah-Sen, Che’ Shesh Whe Weleq-sen Si’am (I am Semiahmoo, I am Survivor of the Flood) features two large dioramas created by archaeologist Don Welsh, showing the sophisticated technology of reef-net fishing and a summer fishing village. (Contributed photo)
Semiahmoo Ravens Hockey has updated its name, logo and uniforms – including a jersey designed by Semiahmoo First Nation artist Roxanne Charles (top right). (Contributed images)

Semiahmoo minor hockey announces rebrand, partnership with SFN

New logos, jerseys to be ready for next hockey season

Semiahmoo Ravens Hockey has updated its name, logo and uniforms – including a jersey designed by Semiahmoo First Nation artist Roxanne Charles (top right). (Contributed images)
Dr. Barney Williams. Submitted photo/ Coast Mental Health

Renowned B.C. First Nations therapist recognized for resilience

Dr. Barney Williams receives 2022 Courage To Come Back Award in the Addictions category

Dr. Barney Williams. Submitted photo/ Coast Mental Health
Horses from the community of Esk’etemc race down the slope in a traditional annual roundup which brings the horses back from winter range to the reserve. (Georgina Chipman photo)

PHOTOS: Indigenous Cariboo horse roundup a time-honoured tradition

Horses returned from winter range in Esk’etemc thanks to leadership of Bill Chelsea

Horses from the community of Esk’etemc race down the slope in a traditional annual roundup which brings the horses back from winter range to the reserve. (Georgina Chipman photo)
Semiahmoo First Nation members, including Chief Harley Chappell and City members, including Darryl Walker, Mayor of White Rock in front of the new sign, displaying the name of the area as officially Chief Bernard Robert Charles Memorial Plaza on Wednesday, May 11 (Photo: Sobia Moman)

VIDEO: Chief Bernard Robert Charles Memorial Plaza in White Rock officially named

The ceremony was on Wednesday, May 11, with Semiahmoo First Nation members gathering with the city

Semiahmoo First Nation members, including Chief Harley Chappell and City members, including Darryl Walker, Mayor of White Rock in front of the new sign, displaying the name of the area as officially Chief Bernard Robert Charles Memorial Plaza on Wednesday, May 11 (Photo: Sobia Moman)
Williams Lake First Nation councillor Chris Wycotte, left, Chief Willie Sellars and councillor Shae Chelsea outside WLFN’s new farm-to-gate cannabis facility during its grand opening Friday, May 6. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo- Williams Lake Tribune)

B.C. First Nation opens province’s first farm-to-gate cannabis operation

Sugar Cane Cannabis in Williams Lake also first such operation on First Nations land in Canada

Williams Lake First Nation councillor Chris Wycotte, left, Chief Willie Sellars and councillor Shae Chelsea outside WLFN’s new farm-to-gate cannabis facility during its grand opening Friday, May 6. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo- Williams Lake Tribune)
A young museum-goer takes part in a textile demonstration at the Museum of Surrey. Starting May 10, the Textile Studio will take over the museum’s feature gallery offering onsite demos and the opportunity to view textile samples and tools. (Photo Submitted: Neil Mouellic/Museum of Surrey).

New exhibits open at Museum of Surrey

‘Untangling Textiles’ and ‘Body Language’ open in May

A young museum-goer takes part in a textile demonstration at the Museum of Surrey. Starting May 10, the Textile Studio will take over the museum’s feature gallery offering onsite demos and the opportunity to view textile samples and tools. (Photo Submitted: Neil Mouellic/Museum of Surrey).
Grand Chief Bernard Robert Charles Plaza will be officially recognized by the City of White Rock during the naming event on Wednesday, May 11. (File photo)

White Rock’s Grand Chief Bernard Robert Charles Memorial Plaza will be officially named

Naming ceremony will be open to the public to attend, on Wednesday, May 11

Grand Chief Bernard Robert Charles Plaza will be officially recognized by the City of White Rock during the naming event on Wednesday, May 11. (File photo)
B.C. Parliamentary Secretary for Emergency Preparedness Jennifer Rice. (Norman Galimski/Black Press)

B.C. rolls out emergency preparedness funds for First Nations and municipalities

Funding will go toward capacity building for emergency support in those communities

B.C. Parliamentary Secretary for Emergency Preparedness Jennifer Rice. (Norman Galimski/Black Press)