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NSU advocates for cost-free ONECard name changes for Indigenous students

In November 2021, the University of Victoria began reimbursing students who wanted to update their ONECards to reflect a change in name for their gender identity. This news was a…
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The Western world’s reaction to war on Ukraine reveals deep hypocrisy

Before I write this, I want to clarify, I mean no disrespect to the Ukrainian people living in fear and who are suffering. What I hope to accomplish is to…
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A show or real reconciliation

In June 2021, in response to the uncovering of 215 unmarked graves at Kamloops residential school. Pope Francis offered a thread of tweets. Now, he has agreed to come to…
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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 | 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…

NEWS UNSETTLED | Changing the name

UVic has decided to decline taking a stance of support Unist’ot’en. For me, this is a testament to the limits of reconciliation. For universities and many Canadian institutions, even the…

NEWS UNSETTLED | Addressing the bigger picture

As the Firekeeper of the Native Students Union, I started writing in this column for the sole purpose of pressuring the University of Victoria to address the injustices against the…