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Students lead push to rename Joseph Trutch Hall

For the second time in seven years, UVic students are attempting to change the name of Joseph Trutch Hall. Lisa Schnitzler, a Trutch Hall resident, started a petition in December…

Site C Dam put on blast at community panel

Over 130 community members gathered in the David Turpin Building on the evening of Feb. 9 for “Save the Peace, Protect the Future,” a panel event on the possible outcomes…

Demonstrators give pipeline expansions the thumbs down

More than 1000 people braved the cold of downtown Victoria on Thursday, Dec. 1, to stand in solidarity with Standing Rock and voice their opposition to the federal gov- ernment’s…

Local author encourages Canadians to take part in reconciliation

One year ago, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) released its summary report outlining the steps needed for Canada to properly reconcile with First Nations peoples. But in…

Royal B.C. Museum’s commitment to returning First Nations artifacts is a good thing

On June 21st, National Aboriginal Day, Premier Christy Clark and Jack Lohman, Chief Executive Officer of the Royal B.C. Museum (RBCM), among others, gathered in the First Peoples’ Hall at…

UVic answers TRC’s call with Indigenous Academic Plan

On Dec. 15, 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Canada released its final report, outlining the ways in which Canadian society must redress the country’s legacy of residential…

Home away from home

Editor’s note: This article was originally published on the My UVic Life student blog on Feb. 4, 2015.  The First Peoples House is a beautiful space that holds a heart-warming…

Answering the TRC’s Calls to Action

Last year, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada released its Calls to Action to redress the legacy of Indian Residential Schools. The 11th Call to Action asks the federal…

About our cover: This is what an Indigenous Student looks like

The Native Student’s Union comprises Indigenous students that come from a wide variety of experiences and Nations. There is no one way to be Indigenous or to look Indigenous. We have many…

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