Indigenous

Pope Francis salutes bishops as he arrives for his weekly general audience in the Paul VI Hall, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Alessandra Tarantino

Indigenous delegates to have private meeting with Pope Francis during Vatican visit

Pontiff will hear personal stories of the legacy of residential schools

Pope Francis salutes bishops as he arrives for his weekly general audience in the Paul VI Hall, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Alessandra Tarantino
The Indian River estuary, which connects the ocean inlet around North Vancouver, B.C., to the freshwater river, is shown in this undated aerial photo. A new study on salmon bones dating back thousands of years shows the Tsleil-Waututh Indigenous nation around North Vancouver targeted male salmon for their meat and to sustain the fishery. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Tsleil-Waututh Nation

B.C. study shows sustainable management of salmon fishery before colonization

Archeological evidence shows First Nations effort to focus harvest on males led to stable fishery

The Indian River estuary, which connects the ocean inlet around North Vancouver, B.C., to the freshwater river, is shown in this undated aerial photo. A new study on salmon bones dating back thousands of years shows the Tsleil-Waututh Indigenous nation around North Vancouver targeted male salmon for their meat and to sustain the fishery. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Tsleil-Waututh Nation
Joe Greaves (standing left) and George McLean with Isaac McQueen (sitting) and Jimmy Ingram. (Courtesy of KMA photograph collection No. 930)

Premier remembers Indigenous Okanagan veteran who served two wars

From Head of the Lake, now Okanagan Indian Band, George McLean earned a distinguished honour

Joe Greaves (standing left) and George McLean with Isaac McQueen (sitting) and Jimmy Ingram. (Courtesy of KMA photograph collection No. 930)
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh speaks during a news conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Federal leaders remember sacrifices, injustices endured by Indigenous veterans

Flags on federal government buildings lowered to acknowledge the service of Indigenous veterans

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh speaks during a news conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
A Canadian flag in Kelowna flying at half mast. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News file)

Kelowna lowers flags to mark Indigenous Veterans Day

Flags will be raised tomorrow, then lowered again on Remembrance Day

A Canadian flag in Kelowna flying at half mast. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News file)
A rock with the message “Every Child Matters” painted on it sits at a memorial outside the former Kamloops Indian Residential School, in Kamloops, B.C., on Thursday, July 15, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canadian flag to be raised Sunday on federal buildings, in time for Remembrance Day

Flag will be hoisted at sunset on Sunday, lowered Monday for Indigenous Veterans Day, then raised

A rock with the message “Every Child Matters” painted on it sits at a memorial outside the former Kamloops Indian Residential School, in Kamloops, B.C., on Thursday, July 15, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A ceremonial flagged is raised as people attend the Xe xe Smun’ eem-Victoria Orange Shirt Day Every Child Matters ceremony to honour victims of the Canadian Indian residential school system while at Centennial Square in Victoria, Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021. The Assembly of First Nations says it has found a solution to raising the Canadian flag on Remembrance day, while continuing to grieve for Indigenous children who died at residential schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Assembly of First Nations says raise Canada flag alongside ‘every child matters’ flag

‘Until all children are recovered, named and returned to their homelands’

A ceremonial flagged is raised as people attend the Xe xe Smun’ eem-Victoria Orange Shirt Day Every Child Matters ceremony to honour victims of the Canadian Indian residential school system while at Centennial Square in Victoria, Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021. The Assembly of First Nations says it has found a solution to raising the Canadian flag on Remembrance day, while continuing to grieve for Indigenous children who died at residential schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
The clouds move among the old growth forest in the Fairy Creek logging area near Port Renfrew, B.C. on October 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Indigenous leaders concerned over B.C.’s process for old-growth logging deferrals

A 30-day time frame for such complex analysis called ‘totally unreasonable’

The clouds move among the old growth forest in the Fairy Creek logging area near Port Renfrew, B.C. on October 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A ballot and ballot box are seen on a bench in the law courts during a judicial recount of the results of the Vuntut Gwitchin riding’s results from the Yukon election, in Whitehorse, Monday, April 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Kelly

Elections Canada probes extent of mistakes on polling day in Indigenous communities

Were First Nations in Kenora, Ont., were the only ones denied the ability to vote?

A ballot and ballot box are seen on a bench in the law courts during a judicial recount of the results of the Vuntut Gwitchin riding’s results from the Yukon election, in Whitehorse, Monday, April 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Kelly
The Four Food Chiefs sculpture seen from the third floor of Okanagan College’s Health Sciences Centre in Kelowna. (Contributed)

Indigenous sculpture stands 3-storeys high in Okanagan College’s newest Kelowna addition

The Health Sciences Centre is home to a 9-metre tall metal sculpture built by an Indigenous artist

The Four Food Chiefs sculpture seen from the third floor of Okanagan College’s Health Sciences Centre in Kelowna. (Contributed)
The Canadian flag flies at half mast over the Peace tower and parliament buildings in Ottawa on October 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

PM says Indigenous talks may offer “solution” so Canada can honour war dead

The flag has been flying at half-mast at federal buildings since late May

The Canadian flag flies at half mast over the Peace tower and parliament buildings in Ottawa on October 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Assembly of First Nations National Chief RoseAnne Archibald speaks during a news conference in Kamloops, BC., Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021. Archibald says any federal compensation paid to Indigenous children removed from their homes would be a recognition of the harms that were caused, but does not represent justice. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Compensation for Indigenous children removed from homes not justice, says AFN chief

But compensation settlement could signal government is on the path towards ending discrimination

Assembly of First Nations National Chief RoseAnne Archibald speaks during a news conference in Kamloops, BC., Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021. Archibald says any federal compensation paid to Indigenous children removed from their homes would be a recognition of the harms that were caused, but does not represent justice. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Williams Lake First Nation Chief Willie Sellars, left, and Williams Lake Mayor Walt Cobb officiated naming the Nekw7usem Bridge linking the RC Cotton Trail to Scout Island together earlier this year in Williams Lake. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake mayor under fire for Facebook post about ‘other side of residential schools’

Council to respond after First Nation slams William Lake mayor’s post on residential schools

Williams Lake First Nation Chief Willie Sellars, left, and Williams Lake Mayor Walt Cobb officiated naming the Nekw7usem Bridge linking the RC Cotton Trail to Scout Island together earlier this year in Williams Lake. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The Canadian flag flies at half mast over the Peace tower and parliament buildings Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. The national chief of the Assembly of First Nations says if Canada wants to raise its flag there needs to be another symbolic gesture made to recognize the genocide of Indigenous children. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

‘You cannot just raise the flags and replace it with nothing’: AFN national chief

Archibald said ‘a symbolic gesture must be found if the flags are going to be raised’

The Canadian flag flies at half mast over the Peace tower and parliament buildings Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. The national chief of the Assembly of First Nations says if Canada wants to raise its flag there needs to be another symbolic gesture made to recognize the genocide of Indigenous children. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Splatsin Kukpi7 (Chief) Wayne Christian was among the speakers during Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s visit to Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc Nation in Kamloops Monday, Oct. 18, 2021. (Contributed)

‘Actions speak louder than words’: Splatsin Chief to PM Trudeau

Kukpi7 Wayne Christian had strong words for the prime minister upon his visit to Kamloops Oct. 18

Splatsin Kukpi7 (Chief) Wayne Christian was among the speakers during Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s visit to Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc Nation in Kamloops Monday, Oct. 18, 2021. (Contributed)
Westbank First Nation has hired a new chief financial officer. (Contributed)

Westbank First Nation welcomes new chief financial officer from Penticton

Jim Bauer is the former Chief Financial Officer for the City of Penticton

Westbank First Nation has hired a new chief financial officer. (Contributed)
Tk’emlups te Secwepemc Kukpi7 (Chief) Rosanne Casimir speaks during a news conference ahead of a ceremony to honour residential school survivors and mark the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, in Kamloops, B.C., on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021. Leaders of the First Nation say it would be “deeply meaningful” to welcome Pope Francis to their territory during an expected visit to Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. First Nation seeks ‘real action,’ urges conditions for papal visit to Canada

Tk’emlups te Secwepemc Nation in Kamloops says the visit would have to be more than symbolic

Tk’emlups te Secwepemc Kukpi7 (Chief) Rosanne Casimir speaks during a news conference ahead of a ceremony to honour residential school survivors and mark the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, in Kamloops, B.C., on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021. Leaders of the First Nation say it would be “deeply meaningful” to welcome Pope Francis to their territory during an expected visit to Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right, congratulates David Lametti, minister of justice and attorney general of Canada, during a cabinet swearing-in ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on October 26, 2021. Canada's attorney general says that with only days to go until the court deadline, the Liberal cabinet still has not decided whether or not to appeal a decision that would see the government pay out billions of dollars in compensation to Indigenous families. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Government still undecided on whether to fight Indigenous child-welfare rulings

With only two days until the court deadline, the Liberal cabinet still…

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right, congratulates David Lametti, minister of justice and attorney general of Canada, during a cabinet swearing-in ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on October 26, 2021. Canada's attorney general says that with only days to go until the court deadline, the Liberal cabinet still has not decided whether or not to appeal a decision that would see the government pay out billions of dollars in compensation to Indigenous families. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Pope Francis blesses faithful during the Angelus noon prayer he delivers from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican, Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Tk’emlups may ask Pope Francis to visit when he comes to Canada

Kamloops area band has previously requested an apology for the church’s role in residential schools

Pope Francis blesses faithful during the Angelus noon prayer he delivers from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican, Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Chief Commissioner, Marion Buller pauses during an interview with The Canadian Press, in Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday August 31, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

‘Redefining Community’: Indigenous rights advocate to speak at UBCO webinar

Marion Buller is being hosted as part of UBCO’s Distinguished Speaker Series

National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Chief Commissioner, Marion Buller pauses during an interview with The Canadian Press, in Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday August 31, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck