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Longhouse, photo provided by Leandra Ndayifukamiye.

The longhouse

Why were there so many more sunny days when I was younger? It felt brighter, more joyous, and peaceful. Living in the Fraser Valley often feels miserable when the sun…

Métis in the city

I began to reconnect with my Métis culture on a Saturday in the final year of my undergrad. In my first years at university, I learned as much as I…
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…

45 cent minimum wage increase in B.C. not enough

On March 14, B.C. announced the province would be raising the minimum wage from $15.20 an hour to $15.65 beginning on June 1.
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…
Graphic by Sie Douglas-Fish.

The B.C. government is wrong to abolish the indoor mask mandate

Masks have been an integral part of our society since the start of the pandemic. However, as of March 11, they are no longer mandatory in indoor public settings. In…

The B.C. government is right to consider budget deficit secondary

On Feb. 22, the B.C. government announced the 2022-2023 budget plan — with the cheesy motto “Stronger Together.” As cliché as this statement sounds, it does somewhat reflect the budget…

Not all women in Canada are free to express themselves and fight for their beliefs

While many women in Canada are free to express themselves, International Women’s Day is a reminder of the work left to be done.
File graphic by Emily Thiessen.

The danger of misinformation in the era of social media news

When social media first spread its wings, there was a feeling of optimism that the people had finally found their voice. Now, with the war in Ukraine, we are seeing…