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Indigenizing education: Hul’qumi’num gathering held on Vancouver Island

June 27, 2018 |

Photos and story by Cara McKenna

An annual Hul’qumi’num language event on Vancouver Island grew substantially this year as area schools aim to educate K-12 students about Coast Salish culture.

The t’uxusthumpsh Indigenous language symposium brought together students, teachers, elders … Read More

Dr. Lorna Williams gives keynote at VIU

June 27, 2018 |

Educators took advice on incorporating Indigenous languages into their classrooms during a keynote speech at Vancouver Island University on May 29.

Dr. Lorna Wanosts’a7 Williams of Lil’wat Nation talked about the importance of decolonizing schools during a special evening event … Read More

Snuneymuxw VIU instructor teaches about resilience

May 30, 2018 |

Many Canadian universities only began teaching students about the country’s true dark history with Indigenous people in recent years, but Collette Jones (Tlpuhtunaat) is already one step ahead of that narrative.

When the Snuneymuxw academic started at Vancouver Island University … Read More

Homalco soccer season wraps up with tournament

May 30, 2018 |

By Todd Peacey

Homalco’s indoor soccer season wrapped up with an annual tournament at the nation in early May.

The nation’s league is coached by Glen Pallen, a band member who has been playing soccer on Vancouver Island for more … Read More

‘Ignorance is no accident’: UBC apologizes to residential school survivors

April 27, 2018 |

By Cara McKenna

The education system has perpetuated ignorance around residential schools and therefore must bear part of the responsibility for the damage inflicted on survivors and their families.

That was the message that guests heard at the opening of … Read More

Our youth, our future

March 29, 2018 |

By Edith Moore, NmTC communications liaison

Last August, Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council held its second annual Youth Leadership Gathering in the Tla’amin territory.

Three dozen youth came and learned about drum making, creating traditional art, ceremony and games from their … Read More

Strong children: Snuneymuxw breaks ground on new school

March 29, 2018 |

After two decades of planning, Snuneymuxw First Nation has broken ground on a new, larger school on its reserve lands in Cedar.

The site for the new Qwam Qwum Stuwixwulh School has been blessed and a groundbreaking ceremony took place … Read More

Thi Lelum Smuneem: A big house for future generations

March 29, 2018 |

A new Indigenous-focused childcare centre on Snuneymuxw territory will aim to connect kids from all backgrounds with culture and teachings.

Thi Lelum Smuneem (big house for future generations) is the latest addition to Tillicum Lelum Aboriginal Friendship Centre’s growing complex … Read More