Our Voices

The Our Voices section is a safe, inclusive and informative space to share ideas, opinions, and perspectives.

Qat’muk, the place where the grizzlies dance.  When I first heard of the Ktunaxa’s fight for their right to preserve a sacred/power site in their territory, I envisioned powerful and amazing grizzly bears dancing, gathering, in one place and it had wonderful imagery for me.  I felt the strength o

There are times when I feel disheartened as an Indigenous person. I think, doesn’t anyone listen to Indigenous people and uphold our values and knowledge? Doesn’t anyone care that our rights are being trampled on?

 I was asked the question the other day, “what is the Vision for renewable/clean energy in BC?

Yesterday I watched Christy Clark with real skepticism as she addressed the Chiefs and leaders at the BC Cabinet and First Nations Chiefs third annual meeting.  She was adorned with her usual First Nations shawl and being her usual vivacious self.  But the vivacity means nothing when there is no

WHEN IS CONSENT NOT CONSENT?-ONLY  WHEN IT APPLIES TO DEVELOPMENT ON FIRST NATIONS LANDS

O Canada, Your Home's on Native Land...

Sweet words, words that reflect the true situation of Canada and certainly words that I sing.

First Nations people have been celebrating who we are and our culture since time immemorial. When the Federal government banned the potlatch and ceremonies from 1884-1951, our culture had to go underground but was still practiced when possible.

After Johnathan Kay and Jean Chretien’s rather ignorant and demeaning comments about First Nations people needing to move from their communities in order to solve the youth suicide issue I thought I needed to respond. 

On May 1, 2016, Nelson Keitlah passed into the world of the ancestors at the age of 83. Nelson was a member of the Ahousaht First Nation, whose territory includes Flores island off Tofino on the West Coast of Vancouver Island where the Ahousaht now live.

Earth Day.  A Day to celebrate Mother Earth and her bounty and go out and enjoy her beauty and strength.

It is a day to remind ourselves that the Earth desperately needs our help to reverse the devastating impacts of climate change and development.

When things go wrong in First Nations communities, like the large number of youth suicides in Attapaskiwat, some people say “let’s abolish the Indian Act” as the solution.

Billions of dollars have been invested and thousands of jobs in BC have been created through the development, construction and operations of Clean Energy Projects(CEP).

Today the Supreme Court of Canada in the Daniels decision ruled that for the purposes of s.

Never before has a ballet been referred to as  “medicine wrapped in bacon”, but that’s how Joseph Boyden put it.

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