First Nations

A woman screams in frustration at Campbell River RCMP members during the procession. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror

VIDEO: Family of slain Indigenous man confront RCMP in Campbell River

‘I’ll never see my son’s face again’ — Lowndes’ mother

 

Police attended a Campbell River Tim Hortons for a reported shooting incident. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

Probe of fatal RCMP shooting of Wet’suwet’en man needs Indigenous oversight: First Nation leaders

Wet’suwet’en man shot by police in Campbell River last week

 

A ceremony was held at the Sumas First Nation longhouse to sign the Semá:th Declaration in September 2017. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Abbotsford council votes down motion related to truth and reconciliation

Majority say senior-government consultations with First Nations should be completed first

 

Photo of Kuper Island Residential School taken in the 1920s. (B.C. Archives photo)

B.C. First Nation confirms more than 160 unmarked graves found on grounds near former residential school

Penelakut Tribe offering healing sessions for those affected by the discovery

Photo of Kuper Island Residential School taken in the 1920s. (B.C. Archives photo)
St. Michael’s residential school before it was torn down in 2015. (File photo)

B.C. First Nation to search for unmarked residential school burial grounds in Alert Bay

On Vancouver Island, there are 202 children known to have died at 5 schools

St. Michael’s residential school before it was torn down in 2015. (File photo)
Songhees Nation Chief Ron Sam read the South Island First Nations’ public letter, calling for solidarity and respect and an end to vandalism in the Greater Victoria region. (Jane Skrypnek/Black Press Media)

Vancouver Island Indigenous leaders call for unity, end to violence, vandalism in Victoria area

A Malahat Nation totem was damaged in apparent retaliation of Capt. James Cook statue teardown

Songhees Nation Chief Ron Sam read the South Island First Nations’ public letter, calling for solidarity and respect and an end to vandalism in the Greater Victoria region. (Jane Skrypnek/Black Press Media)
The Site C Dam location is seen along the Peace River in Fort St. John, B.C., on April 18, 2017. The chief of a B.C. First Nation that won a landmark court case called on the provincial government to respect the decision ordering the province to stop authorizing industrial developments on the nation’s territory. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

First Nation calls on B.C. to respect, follow court ruling on industrial developments

‘We are not against industry, if this is done right there’s plenty of work for everyone’

The Site C Dam location is seen along the Peace River in Fort St. John, B.C., on April 18, 2017. The chief of a B.C. First Nation that won a landmark court case called on the provincial government to respect the decision ordering the province to stop authorizing industrial developments on the nation’s territory. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Sumas First Nation has launched its second Conservation, Guardianship and Harvest Plan, which includes rebuilding the salmon population at Cultus Lake. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Sumas First Nation in Abbotsford launches 2nd conservation and harvest plan

Intent is to rebuild salmon populations and enhance Indigenous fisheries management

Sumas First Nation has launched its second Conservation, Guardianship and Harvest Plan, which includes rebuilding the salmon population at Cultus Lake. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
An ‘every child matters’ commemorative mural now stretches a block-long in East Vancouver. (Facebook/Tamara Bell)

Block-long ‘every child matters’ mural in Vancouver to stay 2 years past Canada Day

Haida artist Tamara Bell is among dozens deciding to honor the lives of Indigenous children instead this July 1

An ‘every child matters’ commemorative mural now stretches a block-long in East Vancouver. (Facebook/Tamara Bell)
Dancers from the Sts’ailes First Nation perform the eagle dance at a welcome banner dedication ceremony on Thursday, June 10. “Ey Swayel” is a Halq̓eméylem term translated as ‘a good day.’ (Adam Louis/Observer)

VIDEO: ‘A good day’ for Agassiz school as Sts’ailes welcome banner is dedicated

Banner hangs above the school’s entrance, welcoming students, staff and visitors

Dancers from the Sts’ailes First Nation perform the eagle dance at a welcome banner dedication ceremony on Thursday, June 10. “Ey Swayel” is a Halq̓eméylem term translated as ‘a good day.’ (Adam Louis/Observer)
St. Joseph's Mission site is located about six kilometres from Williams Lake First Nation. (Photo submitted)

Williams Lake First Nation to search residential school site for unmarked graves

St. Joseph’s Mission Indian Residential School operated from 1886 to 1981

St. Joseph's Mission site is located about six kilometres from Williams Lake First Nation. (Photo submitted)
A memorial with 215 orange ribbons has been created at Matqui Community Hall in Abbotsford. (Submitted photo)

Heart-shaped memorial for residential school victims set up at Abbotsford hall

215 ribbons at Matsqui Community Hall honour deceased children in Kamloops

A memorial with 215 orange ribbons has been created at Matqui Community Hall in Abbotsford. (Submitted photo)
A pod of orcas joined the 7 Generation Steward Society at the Tyee Spit singing in memorial for the 215 children found in Kamloops. Photo courtesy Cory Cliffe

VIDEO: Whales appear during Indigenous ceremony for 215 children in Campbell River

‘Our ancestors wouldn’t appear if we weren’t doing things in a good way’ — Cory Cliffe

A pod of orcas joined the 7 Generation Steward Society at the Tyee Spit singing in memorial for the 215 children found in Kamloops. Photo courtesy Cory Cliffe
Jayden Ned (right), seen here with friend Clinton Hugh on MacKay Creek Trail on Saturday (June 5), is planning to run a total of 215 kilometres (at least 10 kilometres a day) in memory of the 215 children whose remains were found at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford man to run 215 km in memory of residential school victims

Jayden Ned raising money for Indian Residential School Survivors Society

Jayden Ned (right), seen here with friend Clinton Hugh on MacKay Creek Trail on Saturday (June 5), is planning to run a total of 215 kilometres (at least 10 kilometres a day) in memory of the 215 children whose remains were found at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School. (Submitted photo)
The University of the Fraser Valley Peace and Reconciliation Centre

UFV virtual talk looks at 18th-century kidnapping of Coast Salish children

Professor discusses period when Spanish officials took Indigenous kids from their homes

The University of the Fraser Valley Peace and Reconciliation Centre
Hundreds gathered at Abbotsford’s Jubilee Park on Tuesday to hold a vigil for victims of the residential school discovery in Kamloops. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

PHOTOS: Vigil for residential school victims held at Abbotsford park

Several hundred locals gather at Jubilee Park on Tuesday following horrific discovery in Kamloops

Hundreds gathered at Abbotsford’s Jubilee Park on Tuesday to hold a vigil for victims of the residential school discovery in Kamloops. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Save Fairy Creek supporters sport red to the May 29 Elders circle gathering to show solidarity with Indigenous People. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Solidarity builds for Indigenous claims over Fairy Creek watershed on Vancouver Island

More than 2,000 show up to join push to save old growth forests from harvesting

Save Fairy Creek supporters sport red to the May 29 Elders circle gathering to show solidarity with Indigenous People. (Nora O’Malley photo)
ASIA - North Poplar acknowledged the recent discovery of the remains of 215 children at a former residential school in Kamloops during a ceremony on Monday morning. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

PHOTOS: Abbotsford reflects on horrific findings at former residential school in Kamloops

Abbotsford School District, City of Abbotsford release statements honouring memory of lives lost

ASIA - North Poplar acknowledged the recent discovery of the remains of 215 children at a former residential school in Kamloops during a ceremony on Monday morning. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Splatsin Chief Wayne Christian responded to the discovery of the remains of more than 200 Indigenous children at the former site of a Kamloops residential school Friday, May 28, 2021. (Splatsin photo)

Survivor support needed in wake of ‘unimaginable’ mass burial discovery: Splatsin chief

“It really is about you — you survived that horror, and it’s important that you get what you need,” Splatsin Chief Wayne Christian said

Splatsin Chief Wayne Christian responded to the discovery of the remains of more than 200 Indigenous children at the former site of a Kamloops residential school Friday, May 28, 2021. (Splatsin photo)
The former Kamloops Indian Residential School is seen in this photo from the Kamloops Heritage Commission.

Remains of 215 children found at former B.C. residential school an ‘unthinkable loss’

Tk’emlups te Secwépemc First Nation is reaching out to communities who had children attend

  • May 28, 2021
The former Kamloops Indian Residential School is seen in this photo from the Kamloops Heritage Commission.