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History of Black pioneers celebrated during Ross Bay Cemetery walkthrough

On Feb. 28, in celebration of Black History Month, a virtual walkthrough of the Ross Bay Cemetery was conducted by John Adams from the Old Cemeteries Society and Valin Marshall…
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UVic music student organizes benefit concert celebrating Black composer

“It’s my heritage, and I want to share it” When the Black Lives Matter movement shook the world last summer, conversations about injustice and inequality often turned to institutions in…
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Issamba Centre aims to support connection and culture in Victoria’s Black community

The centre is showcasing the work of African-born artists for Black History Month It can be easy to forget how important community is — especially in times of duress. But…
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New Indigenous-focussed CFUV podcast Dene Talk covers modern stories of resilience, resistance, and resurgence

Dene Talk is the beginning not the end of more Indigenous programming at CFUV, says series creator Cassidy Villebrun-Buracas A new Indigenous-focussed CFUV podcast that covers modern stories of resilience,…
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There’s no place like home, except Friends of Dorothy

“People say, ‘Do you really need a safe space?’ and my answer is 100%, yes.’ Not because I feel threatened, but because I just want to be comfortable.”
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Fine arts students: It’s getting harder for our work to stay up on Instagram

Sech says that Instagram’s selective censorship is hurting emerging artists, and is also limiting authentic expression. “In mainstream media and these music videos that you’re watching — it’s usually a…
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Poet jaye simpson on queering and reclaiming the world of poetry

The Martlet sat down with poet jaye simpson to talk about their newest poetry collection, it was never going to be okay. From growing up in foster care, working as…
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Five B.C. original films to check out at this years VFF

Victoria Film Festival launches with an array of BC Films. Here is a list of five BC originals to check out in this year’s collection.

Persistent to potlatch: The continuity of Nuu-Chah-Nulth potlatches through COVID-19

Since time immemorial, coastal nations have engaged in the potlatch ceremony. Serving a wide range of purposes, Nuu-Chah-Nulth peoples utilized the ceremony as a means of preserving their histories. Some…