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News Items tag as: First Nations

  • Busy Kamloops moms walk for a month to raise awareness of the effects of residential schools

    Two Indigenous women are taking action to raise awareness of the trauma imparted on First Nation peoples in residential schools, in a lead up Canada’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
  • City of Kelowna needs to do more to reconcile with First Nations: city manager

    The tragic discovery of the remains of 215 children near the Kamloops Indian Residential School last month has triggered a call from Kelowna's city manager to do more to educate staff.
  • Annual Spirit of Syilx Unity Run run honours residential school survivors

    An annual event held by the Okanagan Nation Alliance has even more weight this year, as Indigenous communities across Canada grieve for the 215 children in unmarked graves at the former Kamloops Residential School.
  • Kamloops man uses TikTok to share Indigenous culture and amasses 4M views

    A Kamloops man who started a TikTok account to share his Indigenous culture has captured a global audience.
  • Kamloops Indigenous birth worker advocates for more access to traditional birth support

    Sage Thomas recalls the first birth she witnessed as a doula in training, using the traditional ways of her people. 
  • Burning of Wet’suwet’en cabin near site of pipeline protest called a 'hate crime'

    Months after the Wet’suwet’en ended their blockade of a forest service road near Houston, B.C. the burning down of a chief’s cabin is being called racist and linked to a long history of Canadians burning homes of first nations people in the area.
  • All illegal pot stores have been shut down in the Southern Interior, investigator says

    A special investigation unit based in Kelowna has managed to shut down most of the illegal pot shops in its Southern Interior territory.
  • Westbank First Nation's 29th annual síya? celebration

    WESTBANK FIRST NATION - The sncewips Heritage Museum and Westbank First Nation invite the public to attend the 29th annual síya? celebration June 7 at the Elders Hall & Ball Field in West Kelowna.
  • UBCO program for aboriginal students means no one is turned away

    KELOWNA - While aboriginal students may struggle to get their high school diplomas, failing to graduate won’t prevent them from getting a university education at UBC Okanagan.

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