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How B.C. ‘works with’ Indigenous Peoples

June 21st is National Indigenous Peoples Day (NIPD). On this day, Indigenous people celebrate our Indigeneity, our cultures, and our languages. Although it is a holiday instated by the Canadian…

UVic NDP students divided over Wet’suwet’en crisis

While students on the UVic NDP club’s executive committee remain confident in Horgan’s government, others have their doubts. NDP students are divided over which side to support, and some are…

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…

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…

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…
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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…

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