Indigenous peoples

Protesters shut down morning BC Ferries sailings in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en

Just before 6:00 a.m. on Jan. 20, protesters blockaded the BC Ferries terminal at Swartz Bay with banners, chants, and kayaks. Several sailings through Swartz Bay were significantly delayed or…

Indigenous stories from UVic featured in The Camp(us)

Throughout history, education has been used to further and institutionalize colonialism. A newly released film shot at UVic seeks to unpack those dynamics, connecting the experiences of students at UVic…

We expect better, UVic — especially on Orange Shirt Day

Although Orange Shirt Day is crucial to remembering and honouring, UVic as a community needs to create opportunities for truly reconciliatory relationships through this event. But that can only take…

For British Columbians feeling threatened by UNDRIP — don’t worry, there’s an escape clause!

Although B.C. has voted UNDRIP into law, Indigenous nations will still not have veto power over projects involving their lands The B.C. government stated its intention to write the UN…

A journey into university-Indigenous relations

"Indigenous worldviews and ways of knowing, doing, and being are significant and important contextual and methodological challenges to this Eurocentric worldview that have an influence far beyond the classroom."
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NEWS UNSETTLED | The word “genocide” is not up for debate

"I find myself extremely frustrated that the use of the word “genocide” to describe the violence and oppression that Indigenous Peoples in so-called North America have experienced and continue to…

Urban Regalia exhibition showcases Indigenous and Audrey Hepburn-inspired pieces by Gitxsan designer

Since Sept. 28, the Legacy Art Gallery has been showing the exhibition Urban Regalia, featuring the work of Sug-ii-t Lukxs (Yolonda Skelton). The pieces, which incorporate Indigenous designs and vintage…

PHOTO ESSAY | On the site of the Little Big House build

This fall, a group of over 115 volunteer students and community members came together at UVic to build a tiny home for Ma’amtagila matriarch Tsastilqualus. The project was the second…

It doesn’t take much to say thank you, Victoria

"I spent all afternoon thinking about what it means that the City of Victoria has not officially thanked the Songhees through a written plaque or maintained the welcome sign to…

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