first nations

Carrying the torch: A chat with NSU Firekeeper Blake Desjarlais

“It gives me great pride and honour to be able to serve indigenous students, because they’re way more powerful than you’d imagine . . . They can stare down the barrel of a gun…

Bannock: consuming colonialism

The history and political significance of bannock has changed over the years. Bannock has meant many things to many Indigenous people throughout history, from pre-contact to the fur trade to…

Changing the conversation about Aboriginal health

Along with cold winds and crunchy leaves, September brings the apprehension of a new semester. Just over one year ago, that nervous feeling in the pit of my stomach was…

Reservation Road

Every day at UVic, I am reminded that I am a guest on this land. I’m made aware by the totem poles carved by Henry Hunt in the quad. I’m…

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