First Nations

All Are Friends and Welcome Here

As is the customs of all First Nations people, “I bid you all welcome” to the first posting of the First Nations blog entitled Welcome. Firstly, I wish to thank founding editor-in-chief Linda...

International Women’s Day: “We Hold up Half the Sky”

Kat Norris, Coast Salish, Lyackson First Nation and Nez Perce, founder of Indigenous Action Movement, and survivor of Kuper Island Residential School

When worlds cooperate

On the last day of the Olympics, in the heart of downtown Vancouver, an honouring ceremony was held for Native elder and activist Harriet Nahanee, who died after serving jail time for her role in the...

VANOC Credited with Late Arrivals of Premier, Mayor and Four Host First Nations Leaders at Opening Ceremony

 A VANOC bus carrying the city and province's leading dignitaries arrived nearly a half an hour late to BC Place and the result was that the premier, the mayor and the leaders of the four host...

The Stein Valley

When we  left Vancouver that morning, it was rainy and cold, the first day of July. But in Lytton, it was acting exactly like summer. Everything should have been perfect.  The woman’s face...