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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…
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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…
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NEWS UNSETTLED | Don’t (just) vote

"With the election safely behind us and the populist pressure to "do your civic duty" now relaxed until the next election cycle, I'd like to challenge a bit of the…
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NEWS UNSETTLED | Gotta knock a little harder

It is not a matter of individual interests — it is a matter of ensuring our future as humanity. We need to recognize and support the efforts of those who…
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NEWS UNSETTLED | Wildfire

"A recent genetic study of Skeena Sockeye salmon scales revealed that in the past 100 years, their population has decreased by over 75 per cent. This is no surprise to…
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NEWS UNSETTLED | What next?

What does it take to turn colonial apathy into human empathy? We share the same planet, the same air, the same water, the same moon, and the same sun. We…
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NEWS UNSETTLED| You should’ve treaty-ed me better

This July, I did not celebrate Canada 152. Canada remains a false country, because this is unceded Indigenous land, and because we are unceded Indigenous peoples. What I would like…
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NEWS UNSETTLED | No more excuses

It seems that Canadians feel it’s an “exaggeration” to use the word genocide when referring to the mass murder of Indigenous peoples. As the beneficiaries of resource extraction and land…
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NEWS UNSETTLED | Starbucks: Colonizing Campus One Cup at a Time

Earlier this year, the encroachment of Starbucks onto the stolen lands currently occupied by UVic sparked anger into the hearts of students. Not only were these students upset that an…