First Nations

Premier John Horgan and Indigenous representatives for Orange Shirt Day.
Premier John Horgan and Indigenous representatives for Orange Shirt Day. jjhorgan/Twitter

B.C. politicians wear orange shirts to remember residential school experience

By The Canadian Press
September 21, 2017 - 4:22pm

VICTORIA — British Columbia politicians of all stripes wore orange shirts during a ceremony at the legislature to remember the thousands of Indigenous children who were forced to go to Canadian residential schools.

Nanaimo coun. Bill Yoachim, a former Snuneymuxw councillor, returned the First Nation's flag to their chief on Friday
Nanaimo coun. Bill Yoachim, a former Snuneymuxw councillor, returned the First Nation's flag to their chief on Friday Dominic Abassi/NanaimoNewsNOW

SFN flag taken back from Nanaimo City Hall over denial of 'violence' against CAO

By Dominic Abassi
September 15, 2017 - 6:16pm Updated: September 15, 2017 - 10:56pm

NANAIMO — Solemn faces lined the steps of Nanaimo City Hall as Snuneymuxw First Nation took back the flag they raised there barely two years ago.

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First Nations hopeful new B.C. government’s pledges are more than ‘hollow words’

By The Canadian Press
September 6, 2017 - 11:23am Updated: September 6, 2017 - 4:09pm

VANCOUVER — For Musqueam Indian Band Coun. Wendy Grant-John, talk of reconciliation by the new British Columbia government brings to mind the memory of her relatives being expelled from their traditional territory to make way for what is now Stanley Park in Vancouver.

A model of an Island Ferries ship on display at an open house in Nanaimo several years ago.
A model of an Island Ferries ship on display at an open house in Nanaimo several years ago. Island Ferry Services Ltd./Facebook

SFN claims role limited, diminished as progress towards foot ferry announced

By Dominic Abassi
August 23, 2017 - 5:46pm

NANAIMO — An announcement about potential progress in the long-standing effort to establish passenger-only ferry service to Vancouver is being challenged by one of the par

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