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News Unsettled Native Students Union column

Questions for students to reflect on before taking part in activism

If you don't have answers to some of these questions, do you know who you can ask? Is it easy to ask these questions? How does it feel in your…
News Unsettled Native Students Union column

Pishshapmishko pi maarsii

This is my last News Unsettled and my way of saying farewell. I joined the Native Students Union (NSU) three years ago. It was at the fall Semi-Annual General Meeting…
News Unsettled Native Students Union column

Problems in the meetings with the Pope

On March 28, delegates from the Métis and Inuit people reached the Vatican City and met with Pope Francis in private meetings. The following week there were more audiences with…
News Unsettled Native Students Union column

The experience of an Indigenous student in a colonial institution

I cannot speak at length about other’s experiences, I can only speak to my own. I am in my final semester of a history-Indigenous studies degree. On several occasions, I…
News Unsettled Native Students Union column

The Western world’s reaction to war on Ukraine reveals deep hypocrisy

Before I write this, I want to clarify, I mean no disrespect to the Ukrainian people living in fear and who are suffering. What I hope to accomplish is to…
News Unsettled Native Students Union column

‘Freedom Convoy 2022’: a show of disrespect and hypocrisy

For several weeks, there have been gatherings across ‘Canada’ of those who believe they are members of a ‘Freedom Convoy.’
News Unsettled Native Students Union column

Take a moment of reflection before you speak

I have been in the Indigenous Studies (IS) program at UVic for over three and a half years. It is almost perfect. The faculty is amazing, the content is informative…
News Unsettled Native Students Union column

We need to keep our focus on Indigenous struggles

Although it is almost never in mainstream news anymore, the fight on Wet’suwet’en Yintah has never ended. It is still going. In early Jan. 2022, the Wet’suwet’en warned that the…
News Unsettled Native Students Union column

It is not our job to educate

Looking ahead to the new year, I think it is important for all Indigenous people to remember one thing: it is not our job to educate white people. As truth…