indigenous rights

NEWS UNSETTLED | Reconciliation is dead

"No matter the form each action has taken, there has been a common declaration among them: Reconciliation is dead. This is in response to the actions, or lack thereof, by…

PHOTO ESSAY | Struggle for Indigenous sovereignty sparks direct action

The last two weeks have seen an outpouring of direct action demonstrations across the country against the B.C. provincial and Canadian federal governments in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en people and…

Indigenous youth and allies stay overnight on B.C. Legislature steps, block intersections in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en

After spending the night at the B.C. Legislature in solidarity with the Wet'suwet'en after RCMP raids and arrests, more people showed their support by joining in a march at 8…

Over 200 Indigenous youth and allies gather for “lockdown” at the B.C. Legislature

Locked arm-to-arm in front of the ceremonial entrance of the B.C. Parliament Buildings in downtown Victoria, dozens of Indigenous people and over 200 allies gathered around noon on Feb. 6…

Panel discussion on B.C.’s DRIPA reveals the long journey from UNDRIP to Bill 41

A panel discussion at UVic’s First Peoples House on Jan. 16 brought together Indigenous speakers to discuss B.C.’s Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (DRIPA). The conversation emphasized…

Why Kolin Sutherland-Wilson can’t stay quiet

UVic student’s week-long protest draws attention to movement against pipeline project in northwestern B.C. It’s 1997, and Art Wilson has work to do. Art usually finds himself in the background,…

NEWS UNSETTLED | We do not negotiate with Indians: B.C.’s Approach to Wet’suwet’en Relations

If we look at history, the “rule of law” is not always just. In the weeks following B.C.’s implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples…

“Preparing ourselves to stand strong”: How the Jan. 21 Ministry sit-in began

Young Indigenous activists began occupying the downtown Victoria offices of the B.C. Ministry of Energy, Mines, and Petroleum in solidarity with the Wet'suwet'en peoples against the Coastal GasLink pipeline on…

Indigenous youth-led overnight occupation of B.C. Ministry offices ends in 12 arrests

An Indigenous youth-led Wet’suwet’en solidarity action occupied the offices of the Ministry of Energy, Mines, and Petroleum Resources for over 18 hours, from 11:00 a.m. Tuesday into the early hours…

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